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Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire


Sorry for posting this one so late but this is great event and it’s there still time to get there. Located on the beautiful tree-lined streets of the Claremont Village, hundreds of booths filled with unique art, handmade crafts, international cuisine along with specific areas focusing on local businesses, this is Autumn’s Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in the Inland Empire!

Village Venture Arts & Crafts takes place on the Tree-lined streets in Claremont Village. Hundreds of booths filled with unique art, handmade crafts, international cuisine along with specific areas focusing on local businesses, this is Autumn’s Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in the Inland Empire! For over 30 years artists and craftspersons from near and far have participated — and over 20,000 visitors stroll the tree-lined streets enjoying the festivities.

The day begins with grins and laughter as children dressed in Halloween costumes parade in the streets beginning at 9:30am. Start with the parade and stay for the day.

Village business owners look forward to showcasing their unique shops and tempting visitors to taste the culinary delights prepared here.


Calendar of Events for 2014 Village Venture

Children’s Halloween Costume Contest
Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice & Dance
Assemble at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues at 9:15 a.m.
Parade led by the El Roble Marching Band

Great Pumpkin Carving Contest
Sponsored by the Claremont Sunrise Rotary
-Bring your PRE-CARVED pumpkins to Shelton Park (N/E corner of Bonita and Harvard Avenues) between 8:30-9:30 a.m.
-Prizes awarded at 2:00 p.m. Winners must be present to win.

Musical Entertainment
Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice and Dance 11:30-1:30 at Claremont Depot
Hank’s Cadillac 2-4:30 at the Claremont Depot
Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra (s/e corner of Harvard and Bonita Ave)
Folk Music Center in front of 220 Yale Avenue

Shuttle Service & Parking
Parking is available on streets surrounding the closed streets of Village Venture, however, you can eliminate the parking hassles by taking advantage of the free shuttle service offered by the Pomona Valley Transit Authority (PVTA).

FREE shuttle service is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Village drop off point will be the Metrolink Parking lot. Buses run every 10 -15 minutes from all three parking sites.

Parking for the shuttle pick-up will be located at:

Claremont University Facilities on First St. (at Mills Ave/east of College Ave)
Taylor Hall at Cahuilla Park on Scripps Ave at Indian Hill Blvd. (north of Claremont High School)
St. Ambrose Episcopal Church on Bonita Ave at Mountain Ave (west of Indian Hill Blvd.)


BOO! San Diego’s only Halloween Parade

Image from The-Boulevard-BOO-Parade facebook page
Image from The-Boulevard-BOO-Parade facebook page

The Boo Parade is San Diego’s only Halloween parade! On October 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., The Boulevard BOO! Parade is returning to the College Area. This free, family event is bigger and spookier than ever! More floats, more zombies, more music and more surprises. More of what makes the Boulevard BOO! Parade San Diego’s only Halloween Parade.

The fun doesn’t stop after the parade. There are many places to discover in the College Area. Stop over to the After BOO Community Carnival & Float Award’s Ceremony at the College Ave Baptist Church from 11 am to 5 pm, (4747 College Ave.). Enjoy live music, carnival rides, games, cold drinks and food trucks with friends.

The College Area Business District, a non-profit corporation that manages the College Area Business Improvement District, focuses their efforts on helping small business owners in the commercial corridors in the College Area of San Diego, including El Cajon Blvd., College Ave., and Montezuma Rd. The Boulevard BOO! Parade brings thousands to the commercial district to enjoy the local restaurants and specialty shops. Sit patio side and enjoy something tasty and cool to drink while being entertained by the BOO!

BOO! Parade is produced by the College Area Business District.