COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Parks and Recreation Division

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Special Events

Welcome to the City of El Centro's Special Events webpage! The City is excited to be able to host a variety of Special Events for our entire community to enjoy. 
 
El Grito de Independencia
Will not be offered this year.
 
 
 
 
Christmas Tree Lighting
 
 
  
What a great opportunity for our community to come together to participate in traditional celebrations of the season! Our City Mayor will lead the countdown to reveal a giant Christmas Tree covered in lights and decorations. While enjoying cookies and hot chocolate everyone can listen to the delightful music of local choirs and performances. Santa Claus will make a dramatic appearance atop the El Centro Fire Engine and will bear gifts for hundreds of children at the event.
 
Forms and Information
 
 
 
 
 

Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street Festival

The City of El Centro's Signature Event is the Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street Festival! The City of El Centro recreates the world famous Mardi Gras with a Lighted Parade and Street Fair. The traditional themed colors of purple, green, and gold encompass the entire Downtown area. Our whole community eagerly anticipates the parade, street festival, glittery costumes, lights, masks and beads. Come and enjoy Jazz music and New Orleans style cuisine. Celebrating New Orleans tradition with a Light Parade & Street Festival creates an exciting and fun evening for the entire family.

 
Forms and Information
Performer Information
Parade Entry Form