Rancho Cucamonga is a great place to serve as home base during your California vacation. There is no shortage of things to do in Rancho Cucamonga, and because the city sits in the heart of Southern California, the doors are wide open to enjoy the region’s sporting events, live concerts, car shows, family festivals and cultural activities.
If you are in the city during baseball season, be sure to catch a Rancho Cucamonga Quakes baseball game at LoanMart Field. Or you could opt to hop on the freeway and see either of the local major league teams play: the Angels in Anaheim or the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Of course, you also have easy access to basketball and hockey games at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, where the Los Angeles Lakers and Ontario Reign play.
If you’re looking for live concerts in Rancho Cucamonga, be sure to check out the Huck Finn Jubilee on Father’s Day weekend. Now in its 38th year, the annual Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario is a three-day jam and bluegrass that attracts nationally known headliner acts as well as visitors from across the country. Los Angeles and Orange counties also are home to countless music venues, from small clubs to legendary theaters, and the nearby San Manuel Amphitheater is the largest outdoor theater in the nation that hosts top acts such as Toby Keith and Blake Shelton.
No one can talk about events in Rancho Cucamonga without talking about Route 66. Because historic Route 66 – known as the “Mother Road” – runs right through the heart of Rancho Cucamonga, it’s no surprise that classic car buffs flock to the area. During the annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion in the nearby city of Ontario, wide-eyed spectators can mingle with hot-rod racers, rat-rod builders and classic-car owners who all come together to celebrate and support American car culture.