City of Santa Clarita Press Release

State of the City 2023 – Event Extravaganza

State of the City 2023 – Event Extravaganza

By City Manager Ken Striplin

Santa Clarita is more than just a City; it’s an experience. It’s where families thrive, businesses prosper and community spirit is strong. You don’t need to look further than the City’s roster of top-tier events to see why. Be it the rhythmic tunes at Concerts in the Park, the ole’ west vibes of the Cowboy Festival or the glow of Light Up Main Street, Santa Clarita always promises a good time.

This culture of celebration and progress forms the theme for the much-anticipated State of the City annual event. Scheduled for Thursday, October 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the Canyon Country Community Center, the theme for this year is “Event Extravaganza.” Attendees will get to see and hear highlights of all the world-class events offered in our City throughout the year. In addition, this is a platform for residents to hear directly from their City Council. This year, attendees can anticipate insights into significant achievements from the past year and a sneak peek into exciting future initiatives.

From the intricacies of public safety and financial budgeting to the unveiling of new park projects, the City Council aims to provide a comprehensive overview of what exciting things are on the horizon for our community. They will also share updates on upcoming City amenities, such as the state-of-the-art roller rink, the new Valencia Community Center and the work toward adding William S. Hart Park to the City’s park system. If you are interested in learning more about the work the City of Santa Clarita does on behalf of our residents every day – this is an event not to be missed.

But the State of the City is not all business. In true Santa Clarita style, it ensures that attendees are both informed and entertained. Along with City updates, guests can look forward to the final video of the afternoon which will provide an amusing glimpse into our City Council enjoying Santa Clarita festivities. As a token of our appreciation for the community’s continued support and involvement, attendees will receive a special commemorative gift. Following the event, guests will get to join the City Council on the terrace for appetizers and happy hour, complete with live music.

There are still a handful of tickets left for this popular annual event. Tickets are $40 per person which includes the appetizers, drinks and memento. Details regarding ticket purchases can be found on the City’s new website,

State of the City is more than an event – it’s a celebration. A celebration of past achievements, future possibilities and the spirit of a community that makes Santa Clarita one of the best cities in the Nation to live, work and play. I look forward to seeing you at the 2023 State of the City Event Extravaganza!

Ken Striplin is the City Manager for the City of Santa Clarita and can be reached at

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