Mayor Max Idyllwild Events


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Come to Idyllwild for a visit! The summer months are filled with music and concerts, art galleries, extraordinary dining venues, visits with the Mayor of Idyllwild and his Deputy Mayors, Mitzi and Mikey, and much more. Here are a few of our favorite events and activities this summer—be sure to find out more about each event and attend as many as you can!


Eight concerts on Thursday evenings:

July 5, 12, 19, 26

August 2, 9, 16, 23

Idyllwild Brewpub

54423 Village Center Dr

(951) 659-016

Concerts start at 6:15 pm. Bring your chairs and/or blankets to sit outdoors at this beautiful outdoor venue. Also bring your picnic dinner and beverages. Enjoy the camaraderie of the community as musicians delight the audiences with their performances during these warm summer night concerts.


June 9–10

June 30–July 1

August 4–5

September 1–2

Idyllwild Community Center Park

Highway 243

Open 10 am–5 pm, Art in the Park is held outside in the beautiful forest of the ICC Park, for the perfect combination of art and nature. An eclectic mix of ceramics, paintings, glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography, fibers, live music and more will be on hand, all created by fabulous artists for your viewing, listening and shopping pleasure.

It’s so much fun to see all the artists and their creations. There are always new things to see!


4th of July

10:00 am, North Circle Drive

Idyllwild, CA 92549

We are very happy to announce the Rotary Club of Idyllwild will be producing the 53rd Annual Independence Day Parade.

Enjoy the fun as we celebrate America’s Independence. Travel back in time to an old-fashioned 4th of July like you have never seen before. You will experience the best of small-town Americana. It is a very enjoyable and happy occasion that touches the heart.

For more information, contact parade co-chairs Cathy Lopez & Barbara Larsh:

Parade Committee

Idyllwild Rotary Club

PO Box 580

Idyllwild, CA 92549

(714) 322-8541


June 23

10 am–3 pm

Idyllwild Nature Center

25225 Hwy 243

Idyllwild, CA 92549

(951) 659-3850

Come and find your place in the forest, among the beautiful lemon lilies. Join Idyllwild Nature Center as they celebrate with a community wide event filled with children’s arts and crafts, live music, native plant sales, food, and more.

The mission of the Lemon Lily Festival is to foster an appreciation for the threatened native lily, Lilium parryi, educate the public of its plight and relevance to Idyllwild, restore it to its historical range, and establish Idyllwild as a visitor destination for this important event. The Lemon Lily Committee is focused on restoring the lemon lily to the San Jacinto Mountains and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.


August 10–12

Idyllwild Arts

52500 Temecula Road

Idyllwild, CA 92549

(951) 468-7210

This magical musical experience features 27 artists, 4 stages, and 50 vendors in 3 days. All proceeds from the festival benefit Idyllwild Arts, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Idyllwild Arts is changing lives through the transformative power of art. What a marvelous job they do! Jazz in the Pines is not pet-friendly.


Daily Visits

On any day in Idyllwild, visit the many fabulous art galleries in town. There are so many to see, each with their own unique style to pull you in. You will find many of them walking through town and down North Circle Drive, but there are others as well. For a listing of many of these galleries, contact the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. You’ll also find several galleries listed at


Any Day in Idyllwild

The Office of Mayor Max

P.O. Box 1848

Idyllwild, CA 92549

Also located in the two Mayor mobiles Contact Chief of Staff, Phyllis Mueller, (949) 525-0100.

951.659.0283 Office of Mayor Max


When you come to visit, stay for the day or make it several days. Quick access to all types of lodging venues can be found at

Idyllwild is proud to have three very important 5-year old Golden Retrievers in mayoral office. They are Mayor Max, the Second (that’s me), and my two Deputy Mayors, Mitzi and Mikey.

As “the Mayors of Idyllwild,” we have many special duties. First and foremost of those duties is meeting with you whenever you visit Idyllwild. To arrange a visit with us, simply call my Chief of Staff, Phyllis Mueller, at 949.525.0100, and we will arrange the meet-up date and time so we can visit with you when you are in Idyllwild. We will meet you in downtown Idyllwild at the location of your choice. We bring the Mayors to you in our two Mayor Mobile transport vehicles.

To find out more information about the Mayors of Idyllwild, visit the Mayor’s website at or visit us on Facebook at Mayor Max Public Figure. The link to our Facebook page is also on the website.

We look forward to meeting you. We want you to know that we love you very much. We are Golden Retrievers, and our charter is to help make the world a better place by conveying unconditional love and doing as many good deeds for others as possible. So we promise to always love you. We can’t wait to meet you!

Mayor Max is the cousin to Deputy Mayors Mitzi and Mikey. Deputy Mayors Mitzi and Mikey are siblings. All three Mayors are the descendants of Mayor Max the First who passed away in office of old age in the middle of a two-year term as the first Mayor of Idyllwild. Mayor Max the Second stepped in at 11 weeks old and finished the term of Mayor Max the First and was then voted Mayor for Life in the third election. Mayor Max the Second is now Mayor for Life in Idyllwild.

Love always,

Mayor Max and Deputy Mayors Mitzi and Mikey

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