Downey Tip-A-Cop
Jan
18
5:00 pm17:00

Downey Tip-A-Cop

Downey police officers will work as waiters and servers at Lazy Dog Cafe, collecting tips to benefit Special Olympics. 

Live Talk: Marcela Arrieta
Jan
19
6:30 pm18:30

Live Talk: Marcela Arrieta

Listen to Downey resident and entrepreneur Marcela Arrieta, founder of Majestic Bliss Soaps, share her personal story.

Location: First Christian Church of Whittier, 6355 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier.

Commemoration Day - Columbia Memorial Space Center
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Commemoration Day - Columbia Memorial Space Center

Downey pays tribute to the victims of the space shuttle Columbia and Challenger crews. Hear from members of the community who were affected by these events, and pay homage to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to extend our reach up into the cosmos.

Valentine's Mariachi Concert
Feb
11
8:00 pm20:00

Valentine's Mariachi Concert

Live performances at the Downey Theatre by  Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, Mariachi Los Reyes, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuellar and Chris Reza.

Cops & Kids Day
Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

Cops & Kids Day

Friendly athletic competition at Furman Park between Downey police officers and local youth, presented by Gangs Out of Downey and Kiwanis. 


"Giving Back: In Service to Others"
Jan
12
7:00 pm19:00

"Giving Back: In Service to Others"

Join volunteers as they pack 500-plus care packages for residents of Skid Row. Donations will also be accepted (canned food, pet food, sanitary pads, and hygiene products). 

Location: Majestic Bliss Soaps, 12155 Mora Dr., Santa Fe Springs.

Ribbon Cutting: Downey TLC Center
Jan
12
12:00 pm12:00

Ribbon Cutting: Downey TLC Center

A ribbon-cutting celebration for Downey's True Lasting Connection Family Resource Center, which recently joined the Downey Chamber of Commerce. TLC is located on the campus of Lewis Elementary.

Downey Master Chorale in concert
Jan
8
4:00 pm16:00

Downey Master Chorale in concert

The Downey Master Chorale presents its seasonal concert at Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, 9001 Paramount in Downey. Entitled “Epiphany,” it offers old and new music to mark that great event when all the world met the new-born King through the persons of the Magi.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at the door.

Winter formal dress giveaway
Jan
7
11:00 am11:00

Winter formal dress giveaway

Free winter formal dresses and accessories will be given away to students in need, courtesy of the Assistance League of Downey. Giveaway takes place at the Casa de Parley Johnson,
7749 Florence Ave. Downey. If you are unable to attend, an appointment can be made by calling or texting Stacy Brabant (310) 991-3757.

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.

Stay Gallery toy drive
Dec
3
7:00 pm19:00

Stay Gallery toy drive

Bring a new, unwrapped toy ($10 minimum value) and enjoy a night of local art and music. Toys will be distributed by Downey Unified School District's TLC Family Resource Center.

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.

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.

Multi-chamber networking mixer
Oct
27
5:00 pm17:00

Multi-chamber networking mixer

Join the chambers of commerce from Downey, Paramount, Santa Fe Springs and Vernon for a networking event at the Embassy Suites. Free for chamber members. Prizes for best costumes. RSVP to the Downey Chamber at (562) 923-2191 or mayra@downeychamber.com.