Claremont, Calif. (April 4, 2011) — The winter storms that soaked Southern California will bring a colorful array of flora this spring, and no Los Angeles County city will bloom brighter than Claremont.
Home to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden, Claremont will welcome the world’s elite road cycling teams and avid amateurs to its streets, be the site of an international fair hosted by its seven world-class colleges, and much more.

Following are some highlights of Springtime in Claremont 2011:
April 9 – International Festival – Claremont McKenna College Quadrangle
The International Festival is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year at The Claremont Colleges. Held in the main quad of Claremont McKenna College, more than 3,000 people spend the day sampling authentic international cuisine from nearly 30 booths representing the regions and home countries of the international students and scholars at The Claremont Colleges. The main stage features performances of music from around the world by both student and professional artists. More information at
April 23-24 – Wildflower Show – Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
Experience the Garden at the height of wildflower season and an amazing display of Southern California’s wildflowers collected and brought indoors for display and exclusive up close enjoyment. The wildflower show is free with standard Garden admission. For more information please call (909) 625-8767 or visit
April 28 – Claremont 5 Second Film Festival
Claremont Community College presents the 3rd Annual Claremont 5 Second Film Festival. The festival spotlights films up to 15 minutes in length. Funds raised support the group’s annual Secret Santa Event helping needy families.
May 7 – L’Etape du California – Claremont to Mt. Baldy recreational ride
L’Etape du California provides serious recreational cyclists the opportunity to ride a complete stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Riders will cover the same route as the professionals on Stage 7, from Claremont to the Mt. Baldy Ski Area. By the time riders return to their cars or homes in Claremont, they will have climbed close to 10,000 vertical feet and ridden close to 100 miles. While extremely challenging and requiring a high level of fitness and mental toughness, there will be ample support to help athletes see if they have what it takes to ride the route of the Amgen Tour of California. For more information and to register please visit
May 21 – Amgen Tour of California – Claremont to Mt. Baldy stage
Join with more than 25,000 racing fans as America’s most popular cycling event, the Amgen Tour of California, kicks off its grueling mountain Stage 7 in Claremont. While the official course through the city has yet to be finalized, the route is expected to pass the city’s historic Claremont Train Depot and travel through the city’s Village streets before heading into the San Gabriel Mountains for a difficult winding climb to Mount Baldy. A complete schedule of pre- and post-race events and activities in Claremont will be updated at


Additionally, the Claremont Village becomes a true marketplace every Sunday morning with the Claremont’s weekly Farmer and Artisans Market at 2nd Street and Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont’s market features Fresh local and organic produce, plants, flowers and cheeses, gifts and jewelry made by local craftspeople, used books and more.
Claremont Accommodations
Visitors to Claremont will find a variety of hotel choices to fit most any traveler’s budget and needs. Three locally owned motor inns near Interstate 10, Hotel Claremont and Tennis ClubClaremont Lodge and Howard Johnson Express Inn Claremontshare Claremont’s can-do community spirit with its guests. The Doubletree Hotel Claremont is a full-service business hotel and conference center along historic Route 66, while the upscale boutique Hotel Casa 425 in downtown Claremont caters to couples and adventurers alike.
Visitors can find more information about Claremont and local activities at  and