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CalFest Awards Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau with 3 First Place Honors 

Christmas on Euclid and Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion win!   

Ontario, California – (March 9, 2020) The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the recent awards bestowed from CalFest.  Since 1992, California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest) has been representing community festivals, historical celebrations, sporting events, visual and performing arts festivals, ethnic events, parades, fairs and so much more.   Membership includes fairs, festivals, chambers of commerce, parks and recreation districts, downtown, main street and merchants associations, arts organizations, service clubs, parades, convention & visitors bureaus, historical districts, museums and the businesses and vendors who supply them. The mission of Cal Fest is to help members to achieve the goals of their festivals and events by providing networking, education and leadership development opportunities in order to enhance the quality of life in our communities and promote a better understanding of special events.  Through their convention, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours, they offer education, training and networking opportunities to establish best practices and grow events.

The awards were presented at the annual CalFest Convention on February 7, 2020 in San Diego, California.

  • Promotional Piece – First Place – Christmas on Euclid 
  • Program or Schedule of Events – First Place – Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion 
  • Print Advertisement – First Place – Christmas on Euclid 

A complete list of the awards can be found at

“We take pride in the signature events we produce annually and appreciate the recognition by CalFest.” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO of Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Visitors enjoy our local culture and ideal location to explore all of Southern California.”


The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization to promote the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California to visitors nationally and internationally.  As destination experts we provide leisure, meeting groups and meeting professionals with an unbiased, comprehensive resource when booking a tour, convention, meeting or event within the cities of Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga, California.  Ideal for leisure and business travel, the region boasts scenic mountains, deserts, vineyards and metropolitan areas that are both historic and cosmopolitan in character. Under the umbrella of the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is the California Welcome Center and several Signature Events to support the overall mission to drive visitors to the region.  The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau provides the necessary destination support tools to execute a successful experience Visit

About Route ’66 Cruisin’ Reunion 


Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion®, a 501-(c3) organization, created by the Greater Ontario Visitors & Convention Bureau, is a Southern California ultimate weekend celebration of America’s love affair with the automobile and its world-famous highway, Route 66. Two days of cruisin’, contests, live entertainment, fabulous food and revelry make it one of the best events of its kind. Held annually each September along historic, tree-shaded Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California, Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion is where classic cruisers, convertibles, hot rods, and wicked Woodies fuel a jam-packed jamboree.  Visit for details.

About Christmas on Euclid Experience

The Christmas on Euclid Experience, a non-profit organization, produced by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been a tradition for thousands of visitors each year since 1922.    Free fun family events are planned at Ontario Town Square with live concerts, local dancers, and more that bring visitors and the community together to enjoy the holidays.  The twinkling exhibition of festive lights and decorations are on display throughout the holiday season.  Families are delighted each year when the start of the holiday season is kicked off on the first Friday of December with the annual tree lighting ceremony at Ontario Town Square including live music and dance, cookie decorating and a visit from Santa Claus. The second Saturday in December is the all-day magical festival of the 5K Reindeer Run, craft vendors, carolers, snow play, carnival rides plus live music and entertainment when historic Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California is transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland with block upon block of family activities.   The iconic Euclid Avenue Nativity Scenes are on display from Thanksgiving thru News Years Day in January.  The twelve scenes have been a part of the community since 1958 and are free to view as you stroll along beautiful tree-lined Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California from “B” Street to “G” Street. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit