ClaremontVID_Wallop-2015_C22Looking for something entertaining to do near the Inland Empire this weekend? Claremont welcomes out-of-town visitors and Southern California locals to enjoy our arts, music and outdoor events. From Friday Nights Live to the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival, our calendar is chock full of rousing events and annual festivals.

There’s something fun to do for everyone. The weekly Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market every Sunday is the largest of its kind in the region. For arts and crafts lovers, there’s the monthly First Saturday Art Walk and the Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire in October.

Families flock to events such as Things That Go Bump in the Night at California Botanic Garden in October and Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker in December. And nature enthusiasts can celebrate and discover the beauty of various native plants at the Annual Wild Flower Show and Festival in April and other botanic garden events.

Discover all the not-to-be-missed events taking place in Claremont in our continually updated events calendar below.

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Freeze Wild: Custom Native Plant Inspired Ice Creams – July 2023

August 6, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

California Botanic Garden (CalBG) has partnered with Bert & Rocky’s Cream Company in Claremont to create three unique frozen desserts that incorporate the flavors of California native plants grown and harvested at CalBG. Freeze Wild programming will feature an in-person tasting debut during CalBG’s Flower Hour: Freeze Wild event (sold out), plus a take-home selection of pints available for order and pick-up in early August.

Freeze Wild will feature three delicious, custom frozen dessert flavors:
● Chocolate Orange Bay Ice Cream: Rich chocolate and tangy orange infused with a hint of
earthy, spicy, and a little provocative California Bay Laurel.
● Bluecurls ‘n Cream: Light, creamy honey with soothing notes of pine and lavender from the
flowers of an iconic and fragrant California shrub, the Woolly Bluecurls.
● Elderflower Lemon Sorbet: Floral notes from the delicate blooms of the Blue Elderberry pair
delightfully with bright lemon to create this refreshing dairy-free dessert.

Freeze Wild: Take Home Boxes will include one pint of each frozen dessert flavor, recipe cards, and an invitation to an online panel discussion about the featured plants. Take-home kit participants will choose a pick-up time on August 5th or 6th upon ordering. At the virtual event on August 6th from 3 – 4 pm, experts will share the ecological importance of each featured plant species, its medicinal and culinary uses, and how you can include these plants in your home garden. Pricing: $65 General Public or $55 CalBG Member. Purchase/info:

About California Botanic Garden: California Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, promoting botany, conservation, and horticulture to inspire, inform, and educate the public and scientific community about California’s native flora. The Garden is a living museum with curated collections of more than 22,000 California native plants, some rare or endangered. Spread across 86 acres in Claremont, California, the Garden is approximately 35 miles east of Los Angeles—more info:


August 6, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


California Botanic Garden
1500 N College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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(909) 625-8767
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