How to Celebrate Summer in La Verne

Summer is here, and there is so much to do in La Verne! Kick off the season with a farmer’s market that has much more than just produce (although this one boasts a fabulous selection of that as well) and enjoy an amazing 4th of July filled with festivities and fireworks that are all sponsored, with joy, by McLay Services!

Grab all your family and friends and hit the fair! The LA County Fair only comes around once per year and is a great way to spend a fun and festive day outdoors. Are you a music lover? McLay Services proudly sponsors music in the park, so set up your own lawn chairs, enjoy some tasty food, and appreciate live music at Heritage Park. There is plenty to look forward to in La Verne this summer, and you won’t want to miss any of these exciting events. Read on for more details.

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Celebrate Summer in La Verne

We have proudly been serving La Verne, California and the surrounding areas since 1978. Our old fashioned values are the cornerstone for our service here at McLay. To keep up with all the latest HVAC and home related news in La Verne, be sure to follow us on facebook and check our blog frequently. If you have any questions about cooling your La Verne home this summer, give us a call at 909-326-6106.

All the Things You Wanted to Know About La Verne (But Never Thought to Ask!)

If you live in or near La Verne, CA, you know that there is a rich history to the La Verne area that creates a unique culture built on honoring the past while striving forward as a progressive city, just 30 minutes from Los Angeles. Here are a few things you may not know about this small city.

Famous people from La Verne

For you dreamers out there wondering if any La Verne locals have made it big, you won’t be disappointed. La Verne has both current and past residents that have achieved much acclaim in the fields of athletics, entertainment and literature, with many of them walking through the halls of La Verne’s very own Bonita High School, just as the next generation of bright minds and superstars are doing today.

Erin Gruwell – Author of, Freedom Writers – Grew up in La Verne

Paula Jean Myers-Pope – Olympic diver and four-time medalist – Grew up in La Verne

Sugar Shane Mosley – Former world champion boxer and current boxing hall-of-fame member – Current resident of La Verne

Glenn Davis – Member of the college football hall-of-fame, heisman trophy winner, former NFL player – Grew up in La Verne

Jeffrey Garcia – Comedic actor, radio DJ, Voice actor – Current resident of La Verne

Noah Clarke – Professional hockey player – Grew up in La Verne

Freddie Brown – Professional football player – Grew up in La Verne

Ewell Blackwell – MLB pitcher in WWII era – Grew up in La Verne

Evan Ellingson – Actor – Grew up in La Verne

Jason David Frank – MMA fighter – Grew up in La Verne

What to do in La Verne

Situated 45 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica and 45 minutes from the peak of Mt. San Antonio, La Verne is in no shortage of outdoor activities. You can also stop by one of La Verne’s 21 community parks. If you are wondering what kind of events are held in La Verne, there are some great spring events in La Verne for both visitors and locals to enjoy the rich heritage of La Verne.

Summer Concerts in the Park

Nothing’s better in the summer than live music and being outdoors. McLay Services and other local businesses help sponsor these great gatherings that are fun for the whole family!

La Verne Fresh Farmers Market

Why stop at oranges when you get all the best produce that the Pomona Valley has to offer with a weekly farmers market on Saturdays? The vendors come together to sponsor this local gathering of fresh food and free entertainment with live music and great artisan gifts.

Pomona Raceway

As the hotter weather picks up, so does the heat on the race track. Local Auto Club Raceway (In the backyard of La Verne and next door to McLay Services) at Pomona comes alive in the spring with weekly events that last through November!

The Sip of La Verne Wine Walk

Taking place in the spring, La Verne locals get to sample some of the finest local wines. In an area known for its rich soil, you can be certain that this is an event you won’t want to miss. McLay Services and other local businesses help to sponsor this event.

Taste of La Verne

McLay Services and other local businesses of La Verne and its surrounding areas have helped sponsor this tasty event. This is where the best local vendors and restaurants come together to show off their culinary talents and please your tastebuds.

4th of July Parade

Join McLay Services as is helps to sponsor La Verne’s annual 4th of July parade. Bring the family and stake your spot on the side of road as the community comes together to spread cheer and celebrate our nation’s independence.

What’s the deal with the oranges?

Oranges are a sweet and sour part of La Verne’s history. Though in its current landscape, as a small city of over 30,000 residents, locals would not draw a direct correlation with La Verne and oranges, La Verne got its name (La Verne translating to, “The Green” in French) for its once rich soil and ability to grow groves of citrus trees. Unfortunately a mysterious event occurred after WWII that affected the trees’ abilities to grow large, fresh oranges. Thus, the majority of the land was cleared and quickly turned into housing for eager homebuyers.

If you love La Verne as much as we do here at McLay Services, we know that you’ll do anything to preserve its rich history and wholesome culture. To keep the city of La Verne “Green” and its residents comfortable, we provide elite energy efficiency and heating & cooling services in La Verne. Contact us today to keep your home green and happy this spring.


La Verne, California: A Brief History

How much do you know about La Verne, California? Whether you’re a brand new resident or you’ve lived here for years, it’s worthwhile to learn more about the interesting history of this thriving city in Southern California. Below, we’ve put together a fun infographic to share a little history about this beautiful city.

La Verne, California: Get to Know Us

Curious about how it all began? La Verne wasn’t always La Verne, and it’s grown a lot since it’s start in the 1880s. Learn more about this beautiful city in our infographic below:


We love La Verne! And we are proud to be able to serve residents in the area with quality air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services year-round. Contact us today for more information about how the McLay team can help you make your La Verne home just a bit more comfortable.

4th of July Events Around Town

McClay A/C Heating & Plumbing has put together a short list of events around town. This list doesn’t cover everything, but it should help you find something to do this 4th of July if you’re struggling.

Apple Valley Freedom Festival

Celebrate the 4th of July this year with live entertainment, games, food booths, a beer garden, and of course, fireworks! Plenty of stuff for the kids to do with bounce houses and fun and games. Fireworks start at 8:55.

Parking and admission are free

Apple Valley Freedom Festival

Big Bear Lake Fireworks

Spend this 4th of July at beautiful Big Bear Lake enjoying live music, fun activities for the kids, and more activities. Then when the sun sets, watch the fireworks launched from a barge in the lake.

Big Bear Lake Fireworks

La Verne 4th of July

The City of La Verne is putting on quite the celebration this year with a multitude of events planned.  Start the day off with a terrific pancake breakfast put on by Boy Scout Troop 411 and then make your way to watch over 200 motorcycles ride patriotically down the parade route, followed by the Celebrate Freedom Parade. From there enjoy a country-style fair and free watermelon, a BBQ and end the night with a terrific fireworks show.

Prices for events vary.

La Verne 4th of July

Lake Arrowhead Fireworks Spectacular

The annual Lake Arrowhead Fireworks Display hosted by the Arrowhead Lake Association is sure to be a hit this year. Held on July 3rd, the show begins at 4 pm and fireworks begin at 9 pm. Make sure to take in the air show!

Lake Arrowhead Fireworks Spectacular

San Bernardino Independence Day Celebration & Baseball Game

The Inland Empire 66ers have a game that starts at 7 pm and afterwards stick around for the fireworks show.

Tickets are $5-$15

Independence Day Celebration & Baseball Game

City of Upland Fireworks and Celebration

The City of Upland is celebrating this Independence day by hosting an event at Upland High School. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to spend the evening listening to live music and then take in the fireworks show.

Tickets are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the gate.

City of Upland Fireworks and Celebration

San Bernardino Freedom Fest

Watch the police and fire department rodeo, MMA fights, and experience the live music, bounce houses for the kids, and much more. Fireworks after dark.

Entry is free.

San Bernardino Freedom Fest

We want to remind you to be safe this 4th of July and enjoy yourselves. Hopefully now you have a better idea of what to do if you were struggling before. Happy 4th of July, California!