12 Cheap & free things to do in Claremont
(compiled by the IVRT summer interns – Jessica, Chris and Laurel)

1. Visit Friday Nights Live (May 5 - Oct. 27) 
From May 5 to October 27, Claremont has free, live music in four locations throughout the Claremont Village. Rock, jazz, oldies, you name it--there’s a band for you! 
Locations: Public Plaza, Claremont Chamber, City Hall, and Shelton Park (*subject to change)

2. Hike the Claremont Hills Wilderness Trail 
Affectionately called the Claremont Loop by locals, the Wilderness trail is a five mile around the hills of Claremont. Whether you want to casually walk with your friends or run the entire trail, you’ll get a good workout. 
4031 N Mills Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Parking: $3 during the weekday, $5 on the weekend (takes credit) 
Or park on the side of the street on Mills Ave, right before you enter the parking lot. 

3. Hike to the top of Potato Mountain 
Another one of the popular hikes in Claremont. Drive up Mt. Baldy Road, when you see a split U on the map, make a left, you're there. Small lot with yellow gates on the left. 
Bring a potato to leave at the top! 

4. Visit Claremont Museum of Art 
Claremont is a catalyst for artistic expression. Come see what artists right in your own backyard are creating! 
200 W. First Street in the Claremont Depot
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Admission: $5 

5. Watch a movie at Laemmle’s Claremont 5 Movie Theater - 5 screens 
The Laemmle’s theaters show popular releases, but they’re known for showing independent, art house, and foreign movies. 
$9 (matinee)/$12 (night) per ticket

6. Meander through Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens 
Admission: $6 with student ID 
8am-5pm daily
1500 N. College Ave. 

7. Visit the Folk Music Center 
220 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Open mic night every last Sunday of the month 
($2 entrance fee) 

8. Visit Rhino Records in the Claremont Village 
235 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
May not be entirely cheap, but they do sell a variety of music albums/vinyls and extremely unique trinkets on the far left wall of the store. 
Open from 10 am - 9 pm, Monday through Sunday 

9. Watch Free Concerts at Pomona College
Visit CONCERT CALENDAR  for their quarterly concert calender. They provide detailed information about who’s performing, where they’re performing, and what days/times. 
Admission is free for all events! 
They also provide a free map for free parking. 

10. Come see a show at Inland Valley Repertory Theater Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Candlelight Pavilion
455 W Foothill Blvd (at the corner of Indian Hill, behind Trader Joe’s)
Local theatre company performs in the converted 106-year old gymnasium of Claremont High School
$20 student rush tickets OR
Usher beforehand and get to see the show for free! 

11. Visit PianoPiano!
Admission: $5 
Live shows, Monday through Sunday
$1 tacos on Tuesdays! 
Food and drinks half off on Mondays

12.    Visit Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
Showcases fossils and other ancient findings from billions of years ago. 
Open Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4 pm, Closed on the Weekend
Admission: $6, cash or check only