Special Events

The Community Services Department organizes and hosts a variety of special events throughout the year for all ages and varying interests including parades, summer concerts, nature hikes, and other family-friendly events. For a current list of events and other recreation programming classes and activities, view the Leisure Times.

Breakfast and Brunch with Santa

Santa invites you and your family to join him for a delicious home-style cooked breakfast and brunch complete with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and milk.  There will be holiday melodies, cookie decorating, and storytime with Santa.  This event will sell out fast!  Day of registration will not be accepted, so be sure to register early! 

Fee: $8 per person (children ages 3 and older must be registered)
Location: Lake Forest Recreation Center  (28000 Rancho Parkway) 
Seating 1: Saturday, December 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Seating 2: Saturday, December 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, call the Recreation Center at (949) 273-6960

SnowFest 2016

Be a part of this annual winter event and hit the snow laden slopes at Pittsford Park! Grab the kids, the
camera, and your friends and come play in the snow where sleds and saucers will be available to slide
down Mount Pittsford. Each participant must have a signed waiver form on file with the City. There will also be a free snow play area for kids 5 and under open during the entire event. Check out additional attractions at the event and bring your camera for guest appearances from a galaxy far away. For more information, call the Sports Park and Forest Recreation Center at (949) 273-6960. 

Ticket and Registration Information:
Pre-registration is mandatory. Register and purchase tickets at the Sports Park and Recreation Center (28000 Rancho Parkway). Online registration is not accepted for this program. The fee is $7 per sledder. Cash only pre-saleTickets are sold out by the time of the event. Everyone who sleds down the hill must have a pre-purchased wristband.Children under five are required to ride with an adult. Food and drinks are available for a nominal fee.

Pittsford Park (21701 Pittsford Drive)

Registration Dates
Lake Forest Resident must provide proof of residency (e.g. Driver’s License or Utility Bill)
Lake Forest Residents Only: Wednesday, January 11 from 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Lake Forest Residents Only: Thursday, January 12 from 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Open Registration (based upon ticket availability)
Non-Lake Forest Residents: Friday, January 13 from 12 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

SnowFest Sessions
Session 1 Families: Saturday, January 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Session 2 Families: Saturday, January 28 from 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Session 3 Families: Saturday, January 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
* For wristband session availability and other information, log on to facebook.com/LakeForestEvents

 **Rain date for this event is February 4. Call the event hotline number at (949) 461-3459 for rain date date information. 

Dog-a-Palooza Pet Expo

Dog-a-Palooza is a unique and family oriented event centered around family pets.  Please feel free to bring your well socialized people-friendly dog.  This one day event offers a variety of informative groups, retailers, groomers, veterinarians and pet organizations – everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet! There will be a Pack Walk around the Sports Park, informative booths, kids’ activities and a K-9 demonstration. *Please note: no flexible leashes are allowed for safety reasons.  If your dog is not friendly, you may be
asked to leave the event. 

Fee: FREE 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Forest Sports Park Commons Area (28000 Rancho Parkway) 
For more information, call (949) 461-3450.