Events & Programs

EVENTS

Events at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Throughout the year, the Garden offers events that celebrate our connections to California native plants and the environment. These festivals, shows, concerts and other events provide new ways to experience the Garden. Some events are free with general admission; if events are ticketed, you may purchase your tickets online through the registration links below or at our Admissions Kiosk.

Butterflies & Brews

Friday

Jun

1

through

Friday

Jun

29

Every Friday in June | 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Native butterfly and beer species come together on these fabulous summer nights featuring local craft brews and our California Butterfly Pavilion. Each evening will feature a different craft brewery, including Claremont Crafts Ales, Last Name Brewing, and more! Unwind in the beautiful ambiance of the Garden with butterflies above and an excellent craft beer in hand! Each ticket comes with one drink. Additional beverages are available for purchase. 

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RSABG Mobile Tour App

Monday

Jun

4

through

Thursday

Aug

30

Get lost learning about native California plants without losing your way! We're excited to announce our partnership with Guru, an app development company that creates digital experiences for museums, zoos, aquariums, and now, botanic gardens! Our mobile touring app provides wayfinding features with GPS capabilities as well as self-guided tours, text and audio stops, augmented reality and so much more. See the Garden from a totally new perspective! Stay tuned for the launch date of the app here.

Beat the Heat

Wednesday

Jun

6

through

Wednesday

Aug

29

5 pm - 8 pm

Beat the Heat: Extended Evening Hours Wednesdays, June through August. Enjoy cool summer evenings and longer daylight hours at the garden. General admission fees apply.

Brew Wild Beer Festival

Saturday

Jun

23

through

Saturday

Jun

23

4 pm - 8 pm

Celebrate our California native plant and beer species at the inaugural Brew Wild Beer Festival! California is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and has one of the highest concentrations of craft breweries in the nation. It's time to combine the two! More than fifteen Southern California craft breweries have collaborated with Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden to create beer that incorporates California native plants, grown and harvested at our Garden. From luscious black sage to earthy juniper, zesty pine needles to delectable hummingbird sage, discover the incredible flavors of California in expertly crafted brews. Taste them all at the Brew Wild Beer Festival! Enjoy live music, food trucks and biergartens all in the beautiful outdoors of California's Native Garden. Tickets are $45 per person and include admission to the festival at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 4 pm- 8 pm on June 23, a 3 oz tasting glass and 15 pours. Premier parking is available for reservation at an additional $10. This parking will be closest to the Garden grounds. To reserve parking inside the Garden, please purchase a VIP ticket. Tickets are limited and this event will sell out.

Be a VIP at the Brew Wild Beer Festival! VIP tickets are $75 and include all the benefits of general admission as well as reserved parking in the Garden's parking lot, early admission at 3 pm, an exclusive VIP section and exclusive access to the Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies. This is an amazing way to support Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and get the most out of the Brew Wild Beer Festival. Only 200 VIP tickets available.

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Garden Groove: Summer Concert Series

Thursday

Jul

5

through

Thursday

Jul

26

6:15 pm - 9 pm | Thursday nights in July

Enjoy great live music in the beautiful outdoors of California's Native Garden. With a fantastic lineup of bands and musical styles, these summer nights are perfect for getting out and having fun! Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Lineup:

July 5 - The Blue Breeze Band: Performing Motown, R&B, Soul, Funk, Jazz & Blues. 

July 12 - Susie Hansen and the Latin Band: Electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles.

July 19 - Heartbeat Brazil: This incredible band follows the motto, “Community in Rhythm,” performing an uplifting Brazilian extravaganza with energetic lightshows and video presentations – bringing the streets and culture and rhythm of Brazil to America. 

July 26 - The Dogs: The Dogs, a Rock n Roll group started in 1997 by four seasoned and accomplished musicians looking for a better alternative to "Classic Rock". The careful selection and execution of deep cut vinyl tracks will take you back to where you were when these gems were released.

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terms

Tickets for events are available for purchase at the Admissions Kiosk or online in advance. Ticket price includes parking (unless otherwise noted) and admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email:advancement@rsabg.org or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 258 for more information.