Summer Events

Free Summer Movies in the Parks

Hosted by Community Participation and Recreation & Parks Commissions

Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch these family-favorites on our giant screen and enjoy some free popcorn.

Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at sunset (approximately 8 p.m.).

  • Friday, June 21, 2019: Sequoia Park, "Spiderman - Into the Spiderverse."
  • Friday, July 12, 2019: George Elder Park, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." Please use the park's east entrance on Lupine Avenue near the tennis courts.
  • Friday, August 2, 2019: Barnes Park Amphitheater, "Captain Marvel."

Free Concerts in the Park

Hosted by the Recreation and Community Services Department

Join us for the sweet sounds of summer in the City of Monterey Park at the Barnes Park Amphitheater. Concerts will begin at 6 p.m.

  • Sunday, June 9, 2019: Cold Duck (grooving rhythms) 
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019: Bulletproof Soul (R&B, funk and top 40). Free Independence Day live entertainment and fireworks show (live entertainment begins at 5 p.m.).
  • Sunday, August 11, 2019: Adelaide (Latin and Top 40). This concert is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor, Hilda Solis.

The Barnes Park Amphitheater is located at the corner of Ramona and Harding Avenues. 

USDA Summer Food Service Program at Barnes Park

The San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide free meals to children during summer 2019 in Monterey Park. 

Each year, the USDA partners with local organizations like the SGUSD to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. This summer, meals will be served at Barnes Park, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until August 9, 2019. Lunches will be served at the picnic shelters to any child under age 18. There are no income requirements or registration procedures. 

Barnes Park is located at 350 S. McPherrin Avenue, with the picnic shelter located near the southwest corner of the park at Harding and McPherrin Aves.  Find other summer meals locations (external site).