Celebrate The Fourth of July at Six Flags Magic Mountain on July 2, 3, and 4th, 2019!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Enjoy the 4th of July at Six Flags Magic Mountain on July 2, 3, and 4 for the Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest – the most exciting Independence Day celebration in town. This three-day party features your favorite all-American traditions and has everything you need to celebrate the country’s birthday in the best way possible. Here are six fun activities you’ll only experience at our patriotic celebration.

1. Get exclusive ride time with a can of Coke
Each day of the event will kick off with exclusive ride time on some of our most popular attractions. Bring a can of any Coca-Cola product, along with park admission or Season Pass, and you’ll get to enter the park one hour early to ride select rides. Ride schedule:

  • July 2, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. – X2, Tatsu, Viper, The New Revolution
  • July 3, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Twisted Colossus, Scream, GREEN LANTERN, BATMAN: The Ride
  • July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – The New Revolution, Full Throttle, Goliath, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom

2. Watch three nights of beautiful fireworks displays
No July 4th celebration is complete without fireworks. At the end of each day, a dazzling star-spangled spectacular will light up the night sky, choreographed to a classic patriotic soundtrack. Be sure to head to the Main Gate Plaza area and Full Throttle Zone for the best views.

3. Participate in interactive activities and win cool prizes
All weekend long, live bands of all musical styles will play in areas throughout the park. In between rides, stop by our Coca-Cola Zone to participate in fun festive activities. A live DJ will host an all-American dance party with the hottest summer hits and patriotic songs. Stay refreshed with ice cold Coca-Cola beverages and enjoy interactive games for your chance to win great prizes and cool giveaways.

4. Write a message to the Military
We’re partnering with the USO to honor our service men and women through the Campaign to Connect program. Stop by the Coca-Cola Zone to send a personal message to the Military personnel serving our country, and help us reach our goal of sending one million messages of appreciation and support to Military members and their families. Additionally, when you bring a can of Coke to the park, not only will you save on admission and enjoy exclusive ride time, but every ticket purchased with a can of Coke will provide $1 back to the USO.

5. Cool off with a big splash
Beat the summertime heat on some of the wettest rides in town. Float the river on Jet Stream and navigate raging water on Roaring Rapids. For even more fun in the sun, head next door to Hurricane Harbor to cool off with water slides and splashy pools.

6. Experience the thrill of freedom on world-class coasters
Enjoy the biggest thrills of the summer on our amazing collection of rides. Experience the tallest and fastest looping coaster in the good ‘ol USA – and in the entire world – Full Throttle. Get a bird’s eye view of the land of the free from the top of LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, and save the world from alien’s during an all-new virtual reality experience on the world’s first looping coaster with The New Revolution. The entire family can also get in on the fun on Sandblasters and the Grand American Carousel.

World Food Championships and Walmart to present Jodi Taffel, aka ‘The Bacon Babe.’ Actress and cooking expert to share cooking secrets and free samples in La Puente, California, beginning July 6, 2019.

Jodi Taffel shows the public how to create advanced culinary dishes in Walmart recipe series.

LA PUENTE, Calif., – The world’s largest Food Sport event, the World Food Championships (WFC), has partnered with the world’s largest retailer for a series of free food, fiery entertainment and at-home cooking tips at the La Puente Walmart on Hacienda Blvd., with the first appearance beginning on July 6, 2019.

The Bacon Babe, Jodi Taffel, actress and cooking expert to share cooking secrets and Free Samples in La Puente, California, July 6, 2019. Photo/Courtesy Bacon Babe

Jodi received her ticket into the Food Sport world by being crowned the champion of a Grilled Cheese contest. Little did she know, that grilled cheese changed her life … well, sort of. Since then, Jodi has been given the nickname “The Bacon Babe,” served on the Ambassador Council of the World Food Championships and competed for the 2018 Bacon World Champion title in November. When Jodi is not competing, she is traveling the nation sharing her Bacon Babe tips and tricks with Walmart shoppers! 

BLT CASSEROLE/ Photo/Courtesy Bacon Babe

Walmart Store at 1425 N HACIENDA BLVD., LA PUENTE, CA 91744

Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

                     Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This event is FREE to the public. No RSVP is required.

The Bacon Babe has been seen on:

  • Guy’s Grocery Games: Big Bacon Battle
  • Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen–Winner
  • Cooking Channel’s Farmer’s Market Flip

Registration is now open for The Santa Clarita Marathon coming up November 2-3, 2019. This year theme is ‘Heroes Marathon Weekend!

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Calling all heroes – unleash your superpowers at the City of Santa Clarita’s Heroes Marathon Weekend, November 2 and 3, 2019!


The Santa Clarita Marathon, which is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon, will test the physical boundaries of the human body. The weekend will include a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K run, 5K run and Mayor’s Walk.

Registration is now open for The Santa Clarita Marathon coming up November 2-3, 2019. This year theme is ‘Heroes Marathon Weekend!

Want to test your endurance during Marathon weekend? Sign up for a challenge and complete multiple races! Run any two events for the Double Feature, or take it to the limit with three events in the Trilogy challenge. Completing either challenge will earn you a special reward, which will be announced at a later date. Just sign up for your preferred events during registration!

To enhance the running experience, Santa Clarita Marathon races will take place over two days, November 2 and 3. See the full schedule below.

Online Registration will close October 27, 2019, at 11:00 p.m.

The final opportunity to register will be at the Expo at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Mall. 5K and 10K runners need to register on Friday, November 1 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Marathon or Half Marathon runners can register on Friday or Saturday. Saturday expo hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no race day registration!


The Santa Clarita Marathon is a proud partner and medal race for the California Half & Full Marathon Series. If you have achieved your challenge, this event is where you will be collecting your series challenge medal. To see your results, click the link and type your name in to view your standings. 

To learn more about participating in the California Half & Full Marathon, click the series logo to see which races qualify for the challenge.



 Want more of a challenge? Sign up for two or more races on the Marathon weekend.  Runners who register for the 5 and 10K Double Feature should be able to finish the 5K in under 1 hour. Runners will receive a special medal for completing their challenge.5K RUN8:00 AMEarly Registration: $40After October 1: $50Expo Registration: $60

The 5K run is a looped 3.1 mile course that will start and end at Westfield Valencia Town Center. A great event for all ages and all paces! Strollers, Skateboards, and dogs are not permitted on the course. Walkers are encouraged to enter the Mayor’s Walk.LEARN MORE10K RUN9:00 AMEarly Registration: $55After October 1: $65Expo Registration: $75

The 10K run will start on Magic Mountain Parkway and cross over the Iron Horse Bridge before continuing on the City’s paved trails to the finish line. Join your fellow runners on this 6.2 mile course for a good challenge!LEARN MORE


MARATHON7:00 AMEarly Registration: $90After October 1: $100Expo Registration: $110

Starting at Westfield Valencia Town Center, the looped course follows 26.2 miles of roadways, paved City trails and paseos to its finish line. The Marathon is a Boston qualifier and is USATF certified.LEARN MOREHALF MARATHON7:00 AMEarly Registration: $70After October 1: $80Expo Registration: $90

The Half Marathon starts simultaneously with the Marathon, following the same course before breaking away after the 12.5 mile point for a finish at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. The course is relatively flat, but includes some switchbacks, short inclines and declines on paseo bridges, crossing over and under main City streets.LEARN MOREMAYOR’S WALK7:05 AMEarly Registration: $15After October 1: $20Expo Registration: $30

If you’ve been looking for a way to get involved with the Santa Clarita Marathon, but running just isn’t your pace, then the Mayor’s Walk is for you! This 3-mile community walk is safe, simple and doesn’t require much training.LEARN MORE


Friday, November 1, 2019

Registration and Bib Pick Up

4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Westfield Valencia Town Center

Visit over 30 health-related vendors and information booths. Here, runners may sign up for events and race participants pick-up race bibs and t-shirts.

All runners are required to pick up their race packet with ID at the Expo. If you are unable to pick up your race packet, someone else may pick up your race bib and T-shirt for you with your photo ID and race confirmation. Or you can sign up for race day packet service for an additional $25.LEARN MORE

The Triumph Foundation is hosting its 9th annual ‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser at the Universal Hilton on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Triumph Foundation celebrates milestones and looks to grow community support at annual fundraiser that supports its mission to serve those who have become paralyzed.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF. – The Triumph Foundation is hosting its 9th annual ‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser, returning to the Universal Hilton in Universal City, CA on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 5:00pm-11:30pm. All proceeds will benefit Triumph Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to minimize the obstacles for children, adults, and Veterans that suffer from spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis. Guests will be treated to a prime rib dinner, dancing and silent auction, as well as $500 in chips to play games. 

The Triumph Foundation to Host ‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser to Benefit Paralysis Community at the Universal Hilton on Saturday, July 13, 2019

“For the last ten years, Triumph Foundation has partnered with people who become paralyzed to assist them with triumphing over the new challenges they face to restore their lives,” says Andrew Skinner, Triumph Foundation’s Founder who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2004. “One of the highlights of our year, the Let’em Roll Fundraiser brings the entire community together for a night of fun and to celebrate our accomplishments. We are proud to make quality of life a reality for people.” 

This year, Triumph will be honoring Dr. Sarah Brindle, a licensed psychologist providing inpatient and outpatient psychological services to paralyzed veterans for 13 years. Dr. Brindle created the Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentor Program at the Long Beach VA. 

Last year, over 350 people attended the ‘Let’em Roll’ Fundraiser, which raised over $100,000. The fundraiser, is not a typical gala, but instead an inspirational, impactful, and powerful event that builds relationships, raises funds for an important cause, and changes lives. 

This year, the organization is doubling down on its commitment to the needs of the paralysis and disability community and expanding programs to change the world for many more needy recipients. Double down with Triumph by coming out to play on July 13th. 

The fundraiser is open to the public. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased at www.SupportTriumph.org. Checks can be made to Triumph Foundation and mailed to 17186 Hickory Ridge Ct., Santa Clarita CA 91387. 

About Triumph Foundation 

Triumph Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children, adults, and Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury or disorders (SCI) to triumph over their disability and to inspire them to keep moving forward with their lives by pushing themselves to get better every day. 

Triumph Foundation’s services include providing Care Baskets to people who are newly paralyzed that are filled with resources and educational materials; giving grants to support people with inadequate health insurance or financial hardship to obtain necessary equipment, supplies, and services; assisting with home modifications for wheelchair accessibility; re-purposing durable medical goods; leading more than a dozen support groups; and holding over 20 annual adaptive recreational events and sponsoring wheelchair sports teams to support athletes with disabilities. Outreach and peer support is provided throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties. 

Founded in 2008, the organization has touched the lives of over 5,000 individuals with disabilities, provided $500,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance and financial hardship, performed ten home and bathroom remodels, donated seven wheelchair accessible vehicles to people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own, delivered over 1,200 care caskets to people that suffered paralyzing injuries, and regularly visits 18 area hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout Southern California. 

More information can be found at www.Triumph-Foundation.org. 

Spice up your life with Wannabe! Spice Girls Tribute Band to Kick Off City of Santa Clarita’s Really Really Fun Free Concerts in the Park on July 6, 2019. La La La!

Series to Begin on July 6 at Central Park

Santa Clarita, Calif. Spice up your life and swing it, shake it, move it and make it all evening long at the first show in this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union! The show on Saturday, July 6, will feature WANNABE, A Spice Girls Tribute. Starting at 7:00 p.m., hits from the ultimate ‘90s girl band will get the crowd dancing at this free concert at Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road.

Wannabe, a Spice Girls Tribute Band to Kick Off City of Santa Clarita’s Really Really Fun Concerts in the Park on July 6, 2019. Spice up Your Life and plan to attend!

Residents and visitors alike can spice up their lives by jamming out to the tunes of Ginger, Scary, Posh, Sporty and Baby Spice. WANNABE, A Spice Girls Tribute celebrates the biggest girl band in the world and “recreates the era of Girl Power!” This Canadian girl group will be heading on a United Kingdom tour this summer, but will stop in the States to perform at the City’s Concerts in the Park! Do not miss your chance to see what has been called the world’s top Spice Girls tribute as they perform the Spice Girls’ greatest hits like “Wannabe” and “Who Do You Think You Are.”

Say you’ll be there with your friends and family to enjoy the free show! Remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs so you can kick back on the grass. Attendees can also picnic at the park with snacks from the different food vendors that will be on site.                      

For more information about Concerts in the Park, and to view the rest of this summer’s lineup, please visit santa-clarita.com/concerts.

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The Rose Bowl Hosts 93 Annual AMERICAFEST 4th of July 2019 Celebration PRESENTED BY HONDA and Other colorful venues to see fireworks in Los Angeles this Thursday!

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Rose Bowl Stadium is looking forward to hosting the 93rd annual AmericaFest on Thursday, July 4, 2019. This year we will once again showcase a world-renown fireworks show and entertainment to remember. You won’t want to miss it!

The Rose Bowl Hosts AMERICAFEST 4th of July Celebration PRESENTED BY HONDA and more fun Los Angeles area Fireworks Shows to see and enjoy in 2019!

Special performances by TNT Freestyle Motocross, National Anthem performed by Maximo Marcuso and the PCDA NoteAbles Choir, Apollo 11: The Immersive Live Show Preview, SoCal VoCals Live Performance, Disney’s DCappella Live Lion King Performance followed by the Biggest Fireworks show in Southern California. 

A huge thank you to all of our donors who have made AmericaFest the Nations best Independence Day celebration.


12:00 PM – Parking Lots Open
2:00 PM – Family Fun Zone in Area H Opens

5:00 PM – VIP Field Experience Doors Open
5:30 PM – General Admission Doors Open
7:00 PM – Performances Begin

7:30 PM – SoCal Vocals Live Performance

8:00 PM – TNT Motocross “All American Thrill Show”

8:30 PM – Walt Disney Studio’s DCappella Live Performance 
9:00 PM – Biggest Fireworks Show in Southern California

Councilman Curren Price Hosts One of SoCal’s Hottest Fourth of July celebration in Expo Park features live musical entertainment, family-friendly activities, array of foods and All-American fireworks show.

In celebration of Independence Day, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price will host a FREE, all-day family festival, culminating with a 20-minute fireworks show in Expo Park. The picnic-style event, which gets underway at 11 a.m. on the South Lawn, features games and activities for the entire family, such as face painting, a rock climbing wall and inflatable jumpers.

Councilman Curren Price Hosts One of SoCal’s Hottest Fourth of July celebration in Expo Park features live musical entertainment, family-friendly activities, array of foods and All-American fireworks show.

The holiday celebration will include contests and prizes for attendees, as well as a wide variety of culinary specialties and plenty of tasty treats available for purchase.

Entertainment begins at noon with live performances kicking off at 2 p.m. with the sounds from one of Southern California’s most talented R&B singer-songwriters Candice Boyd, finalist from reality television competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom;” Selenamos, the hottest Selena Quintanilla Tribute Band in Los Angeles; and West Coast Hip Hop Pioneer Rodney O, plus other special guests!

The Fourth of July community festival in the NEW 9th concludes with one of the most impressive and patriotic fireworks display in front of the Natural History Museum around 9 p.m. Each year the event draws tens of thousands of people.

Below are some tips to help families make the most of this years’ experience:

1. Parking is LIMITED, skip traffic and GO METRO. Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station. Exposition Park is right across the street. Plan your trip here: www.metro.net/riding/trip-planner/
2. Don’t want to miss out on BBQ with the family? That’s OK! Small patio barbecue grills are allowed in the DESIGNATED GRILLING AREA ONLY. Rules will be strictly enforced.
3. Pack a blanket and sweater for the evening. The fireworks extravaganza will come to life at dusk so you’ll want to be cozy when the main attraction begins.

Classes, Theatre and Music coming to the MAIN in Santa Clarita’s Old Town Newhall for the Summer 2019 lineup.

Tickets on Sale Now for Performances in July

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Beat the heat this July and enjoy the air-conditioned comforts of theatre shows at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall! Two theatre classes are being offered this month: puppet making for students and adult acting classes. Additionally, tickets are now on sale for a variety of theatre, comedy and music shows. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase at select shows, in addition to concessions.

Classes, Theatre and Music are coming to the MAIN in Santa Clarita’s Old Town Newhall for the summer of 2019.

Due to the Independence Day holiday falling on the first Thursday of July, the 10 by 10 Variety Night is canceled this month. Don’t miss the next show on August 1, featuring music, film, storytelling, magic, comedy and more!

Comedy Mashup returns to The MAIN on Friday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m. This monthly show is half stand-up comedy and half improv featuring comedians and improvisers from all over Los Angeles. Headlining this month is Jason Cheny, who won The World Series of Comedy main event in Las Vegas, participated in the prestigious Boston Comedy Festival, appeared on “Laughs” on Fox and Hulu and was on “Laff Tracks” on TruTV. Also performing are Michael Evans, Willie Simon and show host Nolan Culver. Rounding out the show is hilarious improv from “Your Favorite Cast.” Tickets are $10 presale and $15 on the day of the show. 

The Society Comedy Troupe is bringing a hilarious and energetic team improv show to The MAIN on Saturday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m. Similar to the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” the performers ask for audience participation while creating improvised music, comedy and scenes. Grab your friends for an evening of laughs at this show that’s appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $15.  

 Returning to The MAIN this July is the Acting Scene Study and Technique class, offered by acting teacher Stephen Whelan. Geared for individuals 16 and older, the class gives students the opportunity to read, analyze, memorize and perform a scene and monologue. Additionally, students will learn relaxation and warm-up techniques for the body, voice and mind. Classes occur on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., with the six-week session beginning July 8 and ending August 12. Session enrollment is $120 per student.

Beginning July 9, The MAIN will be home to a children’s workshop with Puppet Master Steve Troop. This wonderful and creative class combines the craft of puppet making with the skills of performing and none of the stage fright! Students will design and build their own puppet and learn to bring them to life. Children will design, cut and glue to create their puppet while learning acting and improv techniques to make a performance at the end of the course. Class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July 9 through August 1, and is ideal for students ages 9 through 16. Session enrollment is $200 per student.

Get excited for our theatrical production of the month! The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will bring a more modern envisioning of Moliere’s “Tartuffe” to The MAIN stage. Set against the backdrop of 1980s excess in Beverly Hills, this updated Tartuffe examines the evil that men can commit under the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary. This comedy is part of the Summer Theatre Festival and will happen at The MAIN on July 19 at 8:00 p.m., July 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and July 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Note by Note is a free music night delighting audiences with a variety of genres. Bands, duos and soloists will perform a wide range of styles, including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, blues, jazz, country, experimental, western and more! This month, look out for soulful singer-songwriter, Rachel Mazer. The show is on Thursday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m., and is free to attend. 

The Sidecar Music Series is back and better than ever as The Fahr West Sessions visits the MAIN stage for some classic rock and Americana music. Based in Santa Clarita, these long-time friends love playing together and it shows in the energy of their live performances. The show is Friday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go directly to the theater.

Learn more about these classes and purchase tickets to shows by visiting AtTheMain.org/tickets.

Universal CityWalk Joins DineLA Restaurant Week from July 12-26.

Universal CityWalk Joins DineLA Restaurant Week from July 12-26Serving Up Exclusive Dining Options at Its Premier Eateries: Vivo Italian Kitchen, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Voodoo Doughnut.

Universal City, Calif. – For the first time, Universal CityWalk joins in dineL.A. Restaurant Week offering guests the opportunity to experience some of CityWalk’s premier eateries, including Vivo Italian KitchenJimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and Voodoo Doughnut.

Exclusive menus will be served at these three dining locations as part of the dineL.A. program

·         Vivo Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will offer a two course lunch and a three course dinner menu. The special menus can be viewed here:  Vivo Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

Doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk

·         Voodoo Doughnut will offer a Baker’s ½ Dozen and Full Dozen specials in addition to a dineL.A. special bread pudding doughnut only offered at the CityWalk location. The special menu can be viewed here: Voodoo Doughnut

                        Diners can also take advantage of special valet parking rates during dineL.A. More information is available at Universal CityWalk

dineL.A. is a 15-day event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles’s premier dining destinations along with special menu options.

Universal Studios Hollywood 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 90068