Family Fun Night
Sep
30
5:00 pm17:00

Family Fun Night

Featuring games, food, music, dancing, raffles, and no-host bar, Family Game Night will take place at the Downey Elks Lodge and benefit the Downey Rose Float Association and Relay for Life. For tickets or more information call Sue at (562) 889-1828, Jennifer at (562) 714-5658, Andrew at (562) 688-4076 or Jeremy at (562) 879-0032.

Stardust Art and Film Festival
Oct
2
12:00 pm12:00

Stardust Art and Film Festival

Taking place at the Downey Theatre, the Stardust Art and Film Festival featuring movie screenings, a panel discussion on Downey's role in aerospace history, artist booths, live music, food trucks and curated art exhibit.

Sharing Stories Book Launch
Oct
6
11:00 am11:00

Sharing Stories Book Launch

Have lunch with the authors of the popular column "Sharing Stories," appearing weekly in The Downey Patriot. The luncheon celebrates the release of "Sharing Stories: Global Voices Coming Together," from Los Nietos Press, in association with The Downey Patriot.

City Council Debate
Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

City Council Debate

Listen to all nine City Council candidates as they participate in a debate at the Downey Civic Theatre presented by The Downey Patriot and moderated by Christian Brown. Sponsored by PIH Health, Downey Federal Credit Union and Downey Brewing Company.

Disability Pride Parade
Oct
9
11:00 am11:00

Disability Pride Parade

Southern California's first Disability Pride Parade takes place on Quill Drive behind Apollo Park. It features performers with disabilities, disability rights advocates, face-painters, and more.

Firefighters at Downey Library
Oct
11
10:30 am10:30

Firefighters at Downey Library

Downey firefighters will visit the Downey City Library to read some of their favorite books, demonstrate how to put on protective gear, and give a tour of the fire engine.

Firefighters at Downey Library
Oct
12
10:30 am10:30

Firefighters at Downey Library

Downey firefighters will visit the Downey City Library to read some of their favorite books, demonstrate how to put on protective gear, and give a tour of the fire engine.

Everything Downey
Oct
17
9:00 am09:00

Everything Downey

Networking group Downey's Finest hosts "Everything Downey," a conversation with Mayor Alex Saab. Learn about news, events and projects happening in Downey. Held at the Rio Hondo Event Center.

Time Capsule Burial
Oct
17
4:00 pm16:00

Time Capsule Burial

Watch as the city of Downey buries a time capsule at the Promenade, to be opened in 40 years on Downey's 100th anniversary.

Halloween pumpkin patch
Oct
31
5:00 pm17:00

Halloween pumpkin patch

Downey's free Halloween pumpkin patch returns to Apollo Park. Featuring carnival games, glow walk, photo booth, balloon animals, costume contests, and free hot dogs, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy. Co-sponsored by Optimist Club of Downey and Soroptimist International of Downey.

Town hall meeting
Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

Town hall meeting

Join Councilman Sean Ashton for a town hall meeting at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.

Tree lighting ceremony
Dec
5
6:00 pm18:00

Tree lighting ceremony

The city of Downey lights its (ostensibly Christmas) tree outside City Hall. Includes a snow play area, arts and crafts, photos with Santa Claus, and live entertainment.


Coffee with the Mayor
Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Coffee with the Mayor

Enjoy a cup of coffee with Mayor Alex Saab while discussing local issues and concerns. Location: the new Green Olive restaurant at the Promenade.

Paper Shredding
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Paper Shredding

Have your important documents shredded for free in the Stonewood Center parking lot. For details, call CalMet at (562) 259-1239, ext. 7

Discussion with author Paula Massadas Pereira
Sep
12
6:30 pm18:30

Discussion with author Paula Massadas Pereira

Paula Massadas Pereira stops by the Downey City Library to chat about her book, "How I Learned English," which describes the journey of Claudia Sanchez, a young woman who immigrates to the United States. Pereira has a strong personal immigrant experience she plans to share with the audience.

13th Annual Senior Follies Show
Sep
10
1:00 pm13:00

13th Annual Senior Follies Show

The 13th annual Senior Follies Show, a senior citizens talent show, will be performed at the Barbara J. Riley Center. Two performances at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Lunch with author Louise Mathews
Sep
10
11:30 am11:30

Lunch with author Louise Mathews

Louise Mathews is author of "Jailhouse Cuisine," which examines what it's like to cook and eat behind bars. Tickets available in the Friends Bookstore inside the Downey City Library.

Military Appreciation Night
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Military Appreciation Night

Warren High School will host a Military Appreciation Night at the varsity football game versus Buena Park. All military members and veterans are invited onto the field for recognition before the game. 

OLPH Blue Mass
Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

OLPH Blue Mass

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will hold its 12th annual "Blue Mass" honoring Downey police officers and firefighters. Local clergy from various denominations in Downey will join in a blessing. 

Let's Do Lunch
Sep
1
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Do Lunch

"Let's Do Lunch" is a networking event sponsored by the Downey Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by RE/Max Sky, 9040 Telegraph Rd. (second floor). 

Coffee with a Cop
Aug
31
6:00 pm18:00

Coffee with a Cop

Chat with Downey police officers over a cup of coffee. At the new Starbucks located at Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard.

Junior Explorers Academy
Aug
27
Aug 28

Junior Explorers Academy

Would you like to be an aerospace engineer or an astronaut? This class at the Columbia Memorial Space Center will discuss the many ways we can journey through space from rockets, to satellites, rovers, and probes. For children ages 6-8.

Bastards Music and Brewfest
Aug
20
5:00 pm17:00

Bastards Music and Brewfest

Bastards in downtown Downey is hosting its Music and Brewfest, a 21-and-older event featuring live bands, more than 20 craft beers, and unlimited beer samples. Tickets available online here.

Family Fun Day
Aug
20
12:00 pm12:00

Family Fun Day

Action Faith Ministries Church of Downey is hosting a "Family Fun Day" at Furman Park, with games, food, and family-friendly activities. Public is invited.

Rocket Fever
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Rocket Fever

L.A.'s first and only rocket festival returns to the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Build and fly your own rocket and learn about rockets with hands-on activities.  

We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered
Aug
13
8:00 pm20:00

We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered

This concert at the Downey Theatre is an intimate, behind the scenes portrait of the life and music of two of Downey’s most famous residents, Karen and Richard Carpenter; who became one of the most successful recording arts of all time. This concert kicks off the Theatre’s 2016-2017 season, has toured to rave reviews and sold out audiences.