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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Ophelia’s Jump presents Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival : Twelfth Night

July 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This event is sponsored by Ophelia’s Jump Productions and Pomona College.
Ophelia’s Jump Productions presents the Annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival with TWELFTH NIGHT, a co-production with Pomona College.. The play will be presented at the College?s Sontag Greek Theatre. Twelfth Night, is directed by Caitlin Lopez and runs Thursdays through Sundays, July 15 through 25. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m.
Prior to the performance, the campus will be open early to accommodate picnickers, with booths featuring artists and artisanal vendors. There will also be a nightly Green Show (a pre- show entertainment) starting at 7pm. Concessions including craft beer, wine and snacks will be available.
For the uninitiated:
Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy. The play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Viola (who is disguised as Cesario) falls in love with Duke Orsino, who in turn is in love with Countess Olivia. Upon meeting Viola, Countess Olivia falls in love with her thinking she is a man.
Now a Claremont tradition, Ophelia’s Jump Midsummer Shakespeare Festival artfully presents a theatrical experience under the stars in a beautiful outdoor setting. Each performance opens nightly with a 30-minute Green Show – an entertaining prelude to the evening’s main performance. We invite you to bring your own picnic and don’t forget a small blanket or stadium seat for added comfort. Local restaurants and businesses will be offering special in-restaurant dining menus and selected take-out options to enjoy prior to all performances.
On Saturdays and Sundays, come early for special Festival days featuring artisans, vendors and community groups creating a special pre-show fair.
The Midsummer Shakespeare Festival is also presented with the support of producers Janell and Randall Lewis, Carol Sorgenfrei, Discover Claremont and with special support from Claremont Craft Ales and Last Name Brewery.

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