The Monte Rio Amphitheater is the Lower River's showcase for outdoor events. The stage area is surrounded by tall redwoods creating the perfect natural theater under the stars. Sloped lawn seating is bordered by an accessible path to the front for V.I.P. events. This path runs adjacent to the Tennis and Basketball Courts and the Parkside Community Garden. The Amphitheater is home to the Monte Rio Variety Show which has come to almost define the spot. For more than 100 years this annual musical variety show has generated funds that assist local schools, churches and Fire District.
The Amphitheater has also been the site for all types of events such as Picnic Under the Stars, Music in the Park, Women’s Weekend Festival, Autumn Fair and various other fundraisers and craft fairs.