In the early 1990s, Santa Clarita's city officials set out to establish a one-of-a-kind celebration of the area's cowboy roots in art, music, film, and beyond. The Cowboy Festival was unveiled in 1994 and every year since has showcased the city's rugged Old West heritage. These days, the annual weekend-long event draws more than 10,000 visitors through the doors at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio where Western fans young and old revel in the sights, sounds, and scenery of life decades ago, all without the risk of getting caught between two dueling horses.
Of course, for most of the year the City of Santa Clarita is as modern as any Los Angeles suburb. Civic leaders take advantage of the region's plentiful, free sunshine to stage a variety of outdoor gatherings for residents and visitors, including concerts and public art projects the whole community can get involved in.
See Spot Go Window Cleaning’s founders, Corey and Eddie Nathan, know how to keep windows spotless. They owned and operated their first window-cleaning business while in college, a venture that ran for eight years. They sold the business when Corey bid adieu to the shores of New Jersey to move across the country to California. Soon after, the duo created another washing service based on the same high standards of customer service as the first. Now, along with other family members and friends, they traverse the hills of Santa Clarita Valley, cleansing windows in one- and two-story buildings, saving homeowners and businesses the need to yell provoking insults to passing rainclouds.
The trained technicians at Aire Serv inspect commercial and residential heating and air-conditioning systems to prevent dangerous leaks, optimize energy efficiency, and lower utility bills. The staff's thorough safety inspections root out carbon monoxide, gas, and Freon leaks and replace the monotonous hum of air conditioners with melodic autotuned hooks. Air-duct cleanings and air-filter replacements for AC units improve homes' air quality and temperature-control capabilities.
With A.D.I. Electrical Services, customers are never in the dark. Because company wants every home to be warm and well lit, its services range from repairing broken breakers to installing complete lighting systems. The team can fix a variety of electrical appliances and systems, including bathroom fans, house wiring, and generators, and install majors appliances to keep kitchens humming more smoothly than an Ivy League barbershop quartet.
In the 1930s, using stone quarried from his nearby ranch, silent-movie actor Francis Lederer finally made noise building a horse stable for his wife, Marion. Over the years, the site became a historical and cultural monument that now houses the Hidden Chateau & Gardens, an event space rented out for weddings and parties. Outside the chateau's impressive façade, swatches of greenery trim stone paths, and sprays of water trickle down the tiers of garden fountains. Towering shade trees wrapped in twinkling lights and lush, verdant flora sprout throughout the 1.5-acre property.
Inside, under a Spanish-style roof, two private rooms ensure brides and grooms don't see each other before their blind date down the aisle. Aside from weddings and other private parties, the gardens also play host to public events such as wine pairings, art shows, and bridal expos. Additionally, an onsite boutique collects everything from furniture to work by local artists, with some items available for rent for events that take place on the property.