Welcome to Downtown Burbank.
Here’s a listing of currently scheduled Downtown Burbank events. Check back regularly for updates!
THE RINK, Friday, November 22 through January 5, 2014
The rink will be closed to the public for the lunch session (11:30a-1:30p) on Wednesday 12/4 for the Kristi Yamaguchi event, and will also be closed to the public on Thursday 12/5 from 4:00-5:30pm for a private rental.
Located in the heart of Downtown Burbank and just steps from San Fernando Boulevard, The Rink provides a festive getaway for customers, employees and families out for seasonal fun. Themed entertainment, twinkling lights and joyful music will add to the holiday spirit. Before or after a 90 minute session, skaters are invited to explore hundreds of shops and eateries decked out for the season. The Rink in Downtown Burbank is located next to Burbank City Hall at the corner of Third Street and Orange Grove Avenue.
While The Rink is in operation, Downtown Burbank’s weekly Farmer’s Market will move temporarily across the street to the parking lot behind the Community Services building.
General Admission $10
Skate Rental $3
Bobby the Seal Skating Aid $6
Grand Opening Celebration, Thursday, November 21
5:00pm -- Ribbon cutting ceremony and announcements followed by a short performance by the Los Angeles Ice Theater
8:00 to 9:30pm -- General admission
The Rink in Downtown Burbank Session Schedule
Note: Weekday Lunch Skate (11:30am-1:30pm) includes FREE skate rental (non-school holidays through 12/20)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on private rentals, birthday parties, field trips, group outings, and corporate events.
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|Christmas Day, 12/25||10:00-11:30am||12:00-1:30pm||2:00-3:30pm||4:00-5:30pm||6:00-7:30pm||8:00-9:30pm|
|New Year's Day, 1/1||10:00-11:30am||12:00-1:30pm||2:00-3:30pm||4:00-5:30pm||6:00-7:30pm||8:00-9:30pm|
The Rink in Downtown Burbank is managed by
CIRCUS VARGAS, Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 9
Circus Vargas presents an astonishing array of artists with its newest most exciting spectacular. Making its debut, “Magikaria,” casts its spell on Burbank in an amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, music, and more. Magikaria will entertain and amaze audiences with elaborate illusions, death-defying daredevilry and unbelievable feats of acrobatic and aerial artistry. Travel to a realm of fantasy as far as magic will allow, to a world where anything is possible, a world of magic …under the big top. Behold the extraordinary, the unexplainable. Unleash your imagination and discover the secret to Magikaria!
Meet and mingle with the cast of Magikaria by arriving 30 minutes early for an exciting, interactive preshow where children (of all ages) can create their own magic under the big top.
Tickets prices range from $20 to $70 and are available on-line at www.circusvargas.com, by phone at 877-GOTFUN-1 or at the Circus Box Office which opens one day prior to the first show.
Friday, November 29, 3:30 and 7:30pm
Saturday, November 30, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 1, 3:00 and 7:00pm
Monday, December 2, 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 4, 7:30pm
Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm
Friday, December 6, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 7, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 8, 12:00 noon
Monday, December 9, 7:00pm
The Downtown Burbank business community is pleased to welcome Circus Vargas ticketholders with special incentives. Simply present your ticket to receive discounts. Certain conditions apply, see stores for details.
304 N San Fernando Boulevard
Present your ticket on the day of the show to receive your first 3 oz. free!
The French Crepe Co.
108 E Palm Avenue
15% off of total purchase.
Chevys Fresh Mex
701 N San Fernando Boulevard
$10 off your purchase of $30 or more.
Martial Arts World
175 E Olive Avenue
Circus Vargas ticketholders will receive Friends and Family rate of $10.99 for five weeks of martial arts lessons (regular price $59.00.) Includes free uniform. Plus, when you redeem your ticket you will be automatically be included in a raffle for a Family Pass (a $100 value.)
TURKEY TROT 5K/10K RUN, Thursday, November 28
More than two thousand men, women and children will lace up their shoes at 8:00 am on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the fourth annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run. Benefiting the Burbank Community YMCA's financial assistance program, the event features cash prizes for top finishers, a fun expo and costume contest.
For more information and to register, please visit www.burbankturkeytrot.com or call the YMCA at (818) 845-8551.
DOWNTOWN BURBANK HOLIDAY CHEER, Sunday, December 1 through Wednesday, January 1
Downtown Burbank will kick off a month-long celebration with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Downtown Wonderland on December 7. Festivities will continue right up through New Year’s Day with dozens of events throughout the district. Stay tuned, because 2013 promises to top off the season with a stunning attraction guaranteed to bring a combination spin to your holiday fun.
DOWNTOWN BURBANK FARMER’S MARKET • Every Saturday
Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers every Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in the Downtown Burbank Farmer's Market located in the Community Services building parking lot between Olive Avenue and Orange Grove. For more information, please contact Catalina Campbell at 818-847-4774 email@example.com
CAVALIA'S ODYSSEO, Wednesday, February 27 through Sunday, April 14
The internationally acclaimed Cavalia pushes the limits of live entertainment with its newest production, Odysseo, making its L.A. premiere in Downtown Burbank on Wednesday, February 27 at 8:00 pm. Cavalia’s Odysseo is a theatrical experience, an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts, awe-inspiring acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects.
Under the luxurious 10-story White Big Top, a dream-like world will transport audiences as 61 horses and an international cast of 44 artists play and demonstrate their intimate bond. The 15,000 square-foot stage features a real carousel and a magically appearing 80,000-gallon lake in front of a stunning video backdrop the size of 3 IMAX screens.
Ticket prices range from $34.50 to $149.50. Additionally, the Rendez-Vous VIP package offers the best seats in the house, dinner prior to the show, an open bar, dessert at intermission, and a photo opportunity with the artists and a tour of the Cavalia’s Odysseo stables. The VIP experience is held in exclusive, luxury tent adjacent to the White Big Top where the performance is held. Packages range from $154.50 to $259.50.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111. The Cavalia’s Odysseo White Big Top will be located at 777 N. Front Street in Downtown Burbank.
The Downtown Burbank business community is pleased to welcome Cavalia ticketholders with special incentives.
Simply present your ticket to receive discounts. Certain conditions apply, see stores for details.
Burbank International Film Festival
$5 off tickets (festival dates are September 4 through 8, 2013)
California Pizza Kitchen
601 N San Fernando Boulevard
Receive one small plate with $15 purchase
110 N First Street
Free appetizer with purchase of two entrees OR Free happy hour appetizer with purchase of another happy hour appetizer
Golden Chicken Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine
164 E Palm Avenue
20% off purchase
Hokkaido Seafood Buffet
109 E Palm Avenue
Specialty dinner menu and free appetizer
Martial Arts World
175 E Olive Avenue
One free month of lessons for either adult kickboxing classes or adult / kids martial arts classes
Burbank Town Center
10% off purchase
132 E Palm Avenue
Free cookie with the purchase of an entrée (you pick two, soup, sandwich or salad)
PF Chang’s China Bistro
Burbank Town Center
10% off bill (Downtown Burbank location only)
The French Crepe Co.
108 E Palm Avenue
15% off purchase
Universal City Studios Credit Union
175 E Olive Avenue
Collect your gift bag, while supplies last!
304 N San Fernando Boulevard
Receive 3 oz. free (must show stub within 24 hours of show)
Jersey Mikes Subs
875 N San Fernando Boulevard
10% off your order, or Family Meal Deal -- 2 Giant Subs, 4 chips, 4 cookies, 4 drinks. $26.99 + tax
Another Broken Egg Café
250 E Olive Avenue
Enjoy a free order of Biscuit Beignets through April 15th, 2013.
DOWNTOWN BURBANK ARTS FESTIVAL, Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14
Downtown streets will be packed with digital artists, street painters, sculptors, photographers and more than 12,000 art lovers on four blocks of San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In a twist that pays homage to Burbank's reputation as Animation Capital of the World, Downtown Burbank Partnership is uniting with Creative Talent Network (CTN) to present an entire block devoted to animation and visual EFX artists from feature films, video games and television series, along with associated schools and studios. Visit more than 40 exhibiting artists whose contributions can be seen in some of the highest grossing films in the history of animation. Located on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive and Angeleno avenues, these artists will be demonstrating their talent, selling books and prints, giving portfolio reviews and critiques, and hosting a raffle.
Simultaneously, there will be three additional blocks featuring 90 regional artists and thousands of paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry, ceramics and woodwork, with everything made by hand. Plus, Southern California's most talented chalk artists will be creating animation-inspired masterpieces on asphalt and concrete.
TOUR FOR LIFE PET ADOPTION EVENT – Friday, April 26
North Shore Animal League America’s 2013 Tour For Life – a national cooperative life-saving adoption event – will arrive in Burbank to partner with the Burbank Animal Shelter and the VBAS for a special mobile adoption event. Find your forever friend on April 26th at the AMC Walkway located between San Fernando Blvd & Palm Ave, from 1 PM - 6 PM. At this special event, dogs and cats from the Burbank Animal Shelter will be available for adoption. Don’t miss this fun filled event with children activities, giveaways, and a dog trainer available to help answer your questions. To view available pets from the Burbank Animal Shelter visit: http://thevbas.org/our-animals. For additional information call the Burbank Animal Shelter at 818-238-3340.
FIRE SERVICE DAY, Saturday, May 11
Every child with a dream of becoming a firefighter has the chance to see what it's like at the Burbank Fire Department's National Fire Service Day from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Celebrated in front of the Burbank Police-Fire Headquarters on Orange Grove Ave & Third Street, there will be vehicle displays, demonstrations, firefighting activities for kids, behind-the-scenes fire station tours, continuous live entertainment, food and special appearances by Officer McGruff and the Department’s popular mascot, Lil' Squirt.
It’s a rare inside look at day-to-day firehouse operations and a great way to understand what’s involved in "Jaws of Life" extrication, airport crash units and hazmat operations. Learn rappelling skills and meet the men and women of the Burbank Fire Department, dedicated to providing a safe environment for all of us to live and work in.
For further more information, please call 818.238.5180.
DOWNTOWN BURBANK CAR CLASSIC, Saturday, July 27
The world’s most spectacular celebrity vehicles will cruise into Downtown Burbank for the 2nd annual Car Classic on Saturday, July 27 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. The Downtown Burbank Car Classic is free and open to the public.
The show will feature an entire city block devoted to famous film, TV and celebrity cars, and 200 other pre-1974 exotics and hot rods spread over four Downtown blocks. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to George Barris, the original King of Kustomizers and legendary creator of the most famous custom cars ever made. Rounding off the entertainment will be KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez spinning music, and automotive-related vendor booths.
The Red Carpet area will focus exclusively on Hollywood and celebrity vehicles including the 1971 De Tomaso Pantera owned by Elvis Presley, the “Greased Lighting” 1946 Ford from the movie musical Grease (1978), and the 2001 Honda S2000 driven in 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), all courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Warner Bros. Studios will display the Batman Tumbler from the Christopher Nolan trilogy Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, the General Lee as seen in the original The Dukes of Hazzard TV series and 2005 movie of the same name, and the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo (2002) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). The original 1966 TV Batmobile designed by George Barris will be there along with the 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible seen on HBO’s Entourage, a 1974 Ford Gran Torino Starsky & Hutch car, and much more.
The Car Classic will be held on four city blocks packed with retail, restaurants and eateries, and will integrate top automotive design with the upbeat vibe of Burbank’s legendary downtown shopping district along San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue.
For further information please visit www.downtownburbankcarclassic.org
BURBANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Wednesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 8
The Burbank International Film Festival returns for the fifth year packed with film screenings, red carpet events, honorees, awards, parties and seminars throughout Downtown Burbank. Enjoy film screenings at AMC 16 Theatres, seminars, special appearances and more. Shining a light on the unknown artist of today, the BIFF helps emerging talent become the celebrated actors of tomorrow. For more information, please call 818-601-2082 or visit: www.BurbankFilmFest.org
DOWNTOWN BURBANK OCTOBERFEST, Thursday, October 10
Downtown Burbank turns on the taps for the premiere of Oktoberfest with ample helpings of beer and good times. A Biergarten will be set up on San Fernando Boulevard between Olive Avenue and Angeleno Avenue, where beer enthusiasts can sample a variety of brews, pick up a swag bag filled with special offers, obtain a souvenir glass, and enjoy music and entertainment. Food and appetizers will be available for takeout from area restaurants and eateries. Tickets are $25 and are available here