Looking for summer plans? The next few months are full of events, festivals, fairs, and more in Palmdale, Lancaster, Mojave, and California City. Check out some of our favorites:


Celebrate America with Thunder in Lancaster is a resounding, patriotic tribute to our military, featuring live music, an open header cruise, and fireworks. (Friday, June 8th)


Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss Bombshell Betty’s Car Show in Lancaster, complete with a pinup contest, live music, vendors, food, and of course, classic cars. (Sunday, June 24th)


Celebrate Independence Day in Lancaster—the city’s Fireworks Extravaganza at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds includes entertainment, food, bull riding, and of course, an incredible fireworks show. (Wednesday, July 4th)


Sip on unlimited samples of over 120 craft beers and wines at the annual Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest, while enjoying live music and dinner from local restaurants. (Saturday, July 21st)


The Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival has everything you could ask for: headline performers, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, fried food, and the Rural Olympics—a local tradition! (Friday, August 17th – Sunday, August 26th)

All Summer

Lancaster’s Summer Concert Series on Thursdays has a rocking lineup this year, featuring tributes to Johnny Cash, The Doors, Elvis, and Queen. (Thursdays, June 21st, July 12th, August 9th, September 6th)


Buy some peanuts and cracker jack and root, root, root for the Lancaster Jethawks, the single-A minor league team for the Colorado Rockies. Watch budding stars at The Hangar through August and be sure to check their full promotions schedule—kids eat free on Tuesdays, Wednesday have “wild card” promotions and family four-packs, and special themed nights include Princesses in the Park and Jurassic Park Night.


Too hot to cook? Spice up your Monday dinners at Monday Bitez at Lancaster City Park, where a group of food trucks gather along with live music and games. (Every Monday)


Watch classic, family-friendly movies outdoors at the Palmdale Amphitheater throughout the summer—the lineup typically includes at least a couple Disney favorites. (Fridays, July 6th, July 13th, August 3rd, August 10th)


What are you looking forward to this summer?



Fireworks” by Adam Carter licensed under Creative Commons