Special Events

The City of San Gabriel hosts a variety of special events every year for residents and visitors alike. Whether you live, work, or play in San Gabriel, here's a list of notable events within our community:

Dumpling and Beer Fest - October 4, 2018

Dumpling and Beer

Dumpling and Beer Fest returns on October 4, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Mission District. Featuring dumpling and beer, this outdoor festival celebrates San Gabriel's dumpling culture in a festive Oktoberfest style event.

  • Date: October 4, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: San Gabriel Mission District at 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA
  • Facebook event listing


Fall Fun Festival - October 26, 2018

Fall Fun Festival
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the Mission District for a spooktacular good time at our Fall Fun Festival! Featuring games, a costume contest, Halloween flicks, free food, free family photos and more, the Fall Fun Festival is open to all ages.

  • Date: October 26, 2018
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: San Gabriel Mission District at 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA
  • Facebook event listing


Turkey Trot - November 18, 2018

Turkey Trot

Support youth programs in San Gabriel, and sign up for the 43rd annual Turkey Trot beginning at 6:00 a.m. at Vincent Lugo Park! The Turkey Trot features a 10K and 5K run, 5K walk and a 1K kids’ run. Sign up today and take part in San Gabriel's healthiest event!

  • Date: November 18, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 a.m.
  • Location: Vincent Lugo Park at 1305 Prospect Avenue, San Gabriel, CA
  • Facebook event listing


Holiday Tree Lighting - December 4, 2018

Holiday Tree Lighting

Join your neighbors as we ring in the holidays at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 4 at Plaza Park! Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with local schools performing some of your favorite holiday tunes. Enjoy a cup of cocoa, meet new friends, renew acquaintances and bring an unwrapped gift for the "Spark of Love" toy drive.

  • Date: December 4, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Plaza Park at 425 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA


San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival - February 16, 2019

Lunar New Year

Combining tradition with modern celebrations, the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival features a festive entertainment, street food fair, a marketplace, carnival games, chalk art and a kids zone! Come join us in the Mission District on February 16, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a festive celebration for the most celebrated holiday in Asia!

  • Date: February 16, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: 320 South Mission Drive