ClaremontVID_Wallop-2015_C22Looking for something entertaining to do near the Inland Empire this weekend? From the Claremont Folk Festival and the Butterfly Pavilion in the Spring to Friday Nights Live and the Midsummer Shakespeare Festival in the Summer, our calendar is chock full of rousing events and annual festivals.

There’s something fun to do for everyone. The weekly Claremont Artisans and Farmers 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 Rancho Santa Ana 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 events at the botanic garden in Claremont.

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

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James Strombotne: Imagine

September 7 - December 1

The Claremont Museum of Art’s exhibition James Strombotne: Imagine will open on Saturday, September 7 with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Walk and remain on view through December 1, 2019. The exhibition will feature sculptures, paintings, and drawings by Pomona College and CGU alumni James Strombotne, one of the few remaining active artists from Claremont’s “golden age.” His work has been shown nationwide. Imagine takes its title from Strombotne’s recently published book of the same name, and reveals the intense curiosity and creative energy of a long-dedicated artist who continues to question, to push himself, and to produce an extraordinary range of work.

The Claremont Museum of Art, located in the historic Claremont Depot at 200 W. First Street, is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information visit The exhibition is generously sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC.

Learn more about James Strombotne on his website:


Claremont Museum of Art 200 W. First Street Claremont, CA 91711
2901 Claremont Heights Dr United States