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The 21st Annual Taste of Claremont, hosted by the Rotary Club of Claremont, has been postponed until the coronavirus threat can be mitigated or we can develop a suitable alternative. We will update this space when we know more.

With over 850 guests in attendance at last year’s festive event, The Taste of Claremont 2019 was a huge success.  More than 40 local restaurants, wineries, and breweries proudly provided samples of their wares.  Guests were treated to live music, an art exhibition, and raffle prizes. Through the generous support of our guests and sponsors, we raised over $55,000.00 for the Claremont Rotary Foundation, which directly benefits charitable organizations in our community and internationally.

I invite you to dine, enjoy the live music, and spend an evening with your friends at the 20th Annual Taste of Claremont, knowing your participation will support local and global efforts to help those in need.  This year’s event will feature more delicious food, wine and craft beer from our local establishments.  Returning guests will be pleased to see many familiar vendors from prior events along with some new vendors and new treats.  Work by local renowned artists will be on display and for sale in the lobby.  A cornucopia of raffle prizes will also be available.

A set of live Jazz music will kick off the evening.  Later, The Amazing Tonebenders and their upbeat style of Rock & Country will beckon you to the dance floor.

All proceeds from this event go to the Claremont Rotary Foundation.  The following is a list of organizations and projects which are currently receiving support from the Foundation.

Ability First
Best B.E.T.T Teachers Grants
Bill’s Bikes for Kids
CHS Choral Program
CHS Comedy Sportz
College Scholarships
Corazon (building houses in Mexico)
Education for Girls (Africa)

Hope Partners
Interact Clubs @ CHS and El Roblee
Pipe Organ Scholarships
Polio Plus
Renaissance Scholars
Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rotary Peace Conference

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
Shelter Box
Shoes That Fit
Stover Music Awards
Together We Prepare/CPR
Uncommon Good/Clinic to College
Yellow Bus Program
Youth Teen Leadership Camp

On behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Claremont, and the 2020 Taste of Claremont Committee, I would like to express our gratitude to the numerous individuals and organizations that support this event. If you haven’t already done so, please join us as a sponsor of the 2020 Taste of Claremont.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support. With your help, we look forward to making this one of the most exciting and meaningful Claremont events of the year.


Mark Carson

2021 Taste of Claremont Committee