Enjoy festive events, community-wide celebrations, cultural activities, happy hours and more at The Ranch. We’ll even plan them for you.
RanchLife, our approach to lifestyle programming, organizes events and partnerships that connect you to the natural habitat, trails, clubhouses, and each other.
RanchLife also includes health and wellness programs, resident-led clubs, and key community partnerships, so you become part of a robust social calendar and fun-loving neighbors.
Rancho Mission Viejo residents are never at a loss for things to do. From nature hikes, mixers, live music, and rodeos, The Ranch spirit is alive and well. Our annual Field Festival, now in its 3rd year, is the perfect example. Every April, neighbors and friends gather together to enjoy family-friendly activities, refreshments, music, arts and crafts, adventure parks, and more. There are always a few surprises in store, so you’ll just have to attend to see what we’re cooking up.
Fall is all about bringing the community together to share in the traditions that make this season special. This October marks the 4th year of our annual Harvest Fest at Esencia, It’s when we celebrate the cooler weather and family traditions with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving demonstrations, apple cider and appetizers, live music, games and activities, craft beer, trick-or-treating, and much more.
El Prado in Lights is a magical celebration of the holiday season. Every December, the winding pathways to El Prado (Sendero’s community core) are decorated with lights to create a dazzling luminescent ambiance. New and future residents gather together to be serenaded by carolers, sip on hot cocoa and eggnog, decorate ornaments, and donate toys for underserved children. This December will mark the 4th year of El Prado in Lights.
WestFest is a month-long celebration of Western-inspired activities held every August (ongoing for 4 years), culminating with one of the biggest events of the year—the RMV Rodeo. Swing by Sendero Field to enjoy bands, ranch-style BBQ and food trucks, craft beer, mechanical bulls, line dancing, and more.
The Reserve is a 21,000-acre nature preserve located next to Esencia. This spacious land is intended for recreational, ecological, scientific, and conservational use. The Reserve hosts public events like docent-led hikes, tours, astronomy nights, animal lectures, and bird-watching tours.