Mario Guerra book launch
Jul
27
6:00 pm18:00

Mario Guerra book launch

Former mayor Mario Guerra officially releases his autobiography, "Embracing Change: An Immigrant Saga." Location: Columbia Memorial Space Center.

National Night Out
Aug
1
5:30 pm17:30

National Night Out

Downey's fifth annual National Night Out returns to the Downey Civic Center. Food, jumper, children's activities, crime prevention workshop, bicycle safety booth, and more.

Hot Havana Nights
Aug
5
Aug 6

Hot Havana Nights

The Downey Rose Float Assoc. hosts its "Hot Havana Nights" fundraiser at the Downey Elks Lodge.

Rocket Fever
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Rocket Fever

Rocket Fever, Los Angeles' only urban rocket festival, returns to the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Free rockets for all in attendance (while supplies last). Plus live music, hands-on demonstrations, and food trucks.

International Food & Music Festival
Sep
16
4:00 pm16:00

International Food & Music Festival

Food from local restaurants, along with popular food trucks. Plus live music, festival attractions, face painters, and a beer and wine garden. Located on Downey Avenue, between 2nd and 4th streets.

Voyage to the Red Planet
Nov
1
9:00 am09:00

Voyage to the Red Planet

Join the Columbia Memorial Space Center on a two-hour virtual trip to Mars, complete with mission control and space craft. Interactive experience.


Miss West Coast Pageant
Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

Miss West Coast Pageant

Watch as women compete for the title of Miss West Coast at the Downey Theatre. More than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to be awarded.

Concerts in the Park: Suave
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Concerts in the Park: Suave

Suave is a 10-piece band that plays everything from jazz, rock, swing, R&B and Latin music, including merengue, salsa and more. Furman Park.

Downey Relay for Life
Jun
10
Jun 11

Downey Relay for Life

The 24-hour fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society returns to Downey Adult School. Details here: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17CA?pg=entry&fr_id=78800

562 Fest
Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

562 Fest

The second annual 562 Fest at Stay Gallery features artwork by 30 artsits, spoken word poetry, musical performances, and films.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
Jun
3
7:30 am07:30

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Former mob boss Michael Franzese will give the keynote address at Downey's Mayor Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Rio Hondo Event Center.

City Affairs meeting with Ben Dickow
May
31
12:00 pm12:00

City Affairs meeting with Ben Dickow

Ben Dickow, executive director of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, is guest speaker at the Downey Chamber of Commerce's City Affairs meeting. Hosted by Farmers & Merchant Bank.

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio live in concert
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio live in concert

GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio is comprised of tenors Brad Robins, Casey Elliot, and Bradley Quinn Lever , and their music has been described as "cinematic pop." They're performing live at the Downey Theatre.