Things to Do

Lancaster is a community proud of its aviation heritage, diverse open spaces and small town charm. Far from the maddening pace of the "Big City" Lancaster offers visitors a chance to reconnect with nature and themselves; a perfect base camp for exploring a wide range of desert flora and fauna or simply soaking in the solitude to let the stress of a work week fade away. The beauty of the high desert converges with an artfully crafted urban scene. Many of the entertainment options have a distinct family flavor, however when the sun goes down, excitement heads up a notch in Lancaster. The BLVD, our new arts and entertainment district, offers fun for every taste and fancy. Nearby, Front Row Center offers first-run IMAX movies, pro baseball and hospitality galore, while the Lancaster Performing Arts Center showcases marquee entertainers as well as top regional talent.

Looking to work up a sweat? Lancaster offers world-class sports facilities for team events and miles of trails and wide-open spaces for those who prefer a solitary workout. Whichever workout you prefer, we have an ample supply of fresh air and sunshine to ensure you get the most out of your stay. The Lancaster International Soccer Center and the Big 8 Softball Complex are host to major regional and national sporting events, and the Jethawks, our hometown minor league Class A Advanced affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, offers a great baseball outing for the whole family with bargain prices, up close stadium seating and frequent special events.

Like to party? Lancaster really knows how to throw one!! Whether it's one of the frequent street fairs held along the BLVD, our annual California Poppy Festival each spring or the action packed Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix in the fall, you'll always find something special to enjoy as this welcoming city invites the world over for a visit.

Lancaster Highlights