Santa Clarita Guide, What To Do in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita Evening Entertainment

Catch an outdoor movie during the summer
Catch an outdoor movie during the summer

Dance in the streets at one of our summer concerts
Dance in the streets at one of our summer concerts

Veterans Historical Plaza, Newhall
Veterans Historical Plaza, Newhall

Enjoy our performing arts
Enjoy our performing arts
The fun doesn't stop in Santa Clarita when the clock strikes 5:00 pm! The Performing Arts showcases exceptional local talent. (Remember, professional performers may work in Los Angeles, but they enjoy living in the SCV!) Movie theatres, bowling lanes, and other venues provide great indoor escapes. Low humidity and (an almost) absence of flying insects combine with cool evening temperatures for great outdoor living, like summer concerts and outdoor movies--much of which are free!

Visit our Calendar of Events to find out what's happening tonight in the Santa Clarita Valley!

Movie Times and Locations

Edwards Theaters
Edwards Canyon Country - MAP IT!
Edwards Valencia - MAP IT!

Movie Reviews

Rotten Tomatoes
Find out the Rotten Tomatoes ratings on the latest movies.

Plugged In
This is a great site for parents who want to know the truth about the violent and sexual content in a movie prior to allowing their children to see the film.

Outdoors - Summer Months

Watch an Outdoor Movie under the Stars sundown. A G or PG movie is selected for viewing. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and some goodies. Many in SCV are free.

Follow the link above for a list of movies inside, and outside, SCV.

Sit in on an Outdoor Concert
Several summer concert series are offered throughout the summer in Santa Clarita Valley, running through August. Follow the link above for details.

Outdoors - Any time

Sip on Wine
Enjoy a glass or a flight with some appetizers at one of several wine bars in Santa Clarita. Special event wine dinners and tastings are also scheduled. Several restaurants offer outdoor seating areas.

Dine Alfresco
Many restaurants offer outdoor dining throughout the valley, as our evenings cool down up to 40 degrees from daytime temperatures. Too chilly, you're thinking? Most have outdoor heaters to keep their patrons cozy. Don't feel like going out? Then toss something on the grill, slip into something comfy, and relax on your patio at home.
Various locations

Attend a Star Party
The ones in the sky, that is. Periodic Saturday evenings the local astronomy club will have telescopes set up in Vasquez Rocks . Free. Check their web site for dates, details and for other star parties.
10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce
Jim Mahon, (661) 297-2612

Stroll Town Center Drive
Excellent restaurants, live jazz, movies, and retailers combine to provide an upbeat environment for an evening on the town.

Go Mini Golfing
Mountasia is open in the evening and provides an opportunity to challenge friends while enjoying the great outdoors.
21516 Golden Triangle Road, Santa Clarita

Stroll through Santa Clarita Veterans Historical Plaza with your friends. Park benches surround bubbling fountains, creating a serene and relaxing environment. Located at the corner of Market and Walnut Streets in Old Town Newhall.

Challenge One Another to Basketball
Summer evenings on the basketball court are great memories, and many of the parks throughout Santa Clarita provide lighted courts, including Begonias Lane Park, Bouquet Canyon Park, Central Park, Newhall Park, Old Orchard Park, and Santa Clarita Park.
Various Locations

Brush Up on Tennis
Bouquet Canyon Park, Valencia Glen Park and Valencia Heritage Park all provide lighted tennis courts.
Various Locations


Attend the Performing Arts
Quality plays and music presentations are performed by both amateur and professional actors here in Santa Clarita. Follow the link above for a list of theatre, film, and concert venues.

Have a Few Laughs
J.R.'s Comedy Club
Friday and Saturday evenings inside JJ's Bar and Grill. Choose just the show and a couple of drinks or a dinner show. Comedian Randy "J.R." Lubas has appeared 17 times on national television including Showtime and Comedy Central. Age restrictions apply. Reservations recommended.

Take in a Movie
Plan ahead if you're doing this on the weekend, as movies sell out quickly. Use a site such as Fandango to reserve your tickets. There are two locations, Edwards Valencia in Town Center, which includes an IMAX; and Edwards Canyon Country on Soledad Caynon Road.
Various Locations

Go Ice Skating
Is there a better way to cool down? Bring your winter jacket, because it is chilly!

Go Bowling
Reserve your lane before you go to avoid disappointments.

Santa Clarita Lanes
21615 Soledad Canyon Rd, Saugus

Valencia Lanes
23700 W. Lyons Ave, Santa Clarita

Browse the Bookstore
Barnes & Noble is at the corner of Magic Mountain Pkwy and Valencia Blvd. Both offer coffee shops.

Barnes & Noble
23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia

Updated January 27, 2017
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