Inland Empire Events | 2014 Memorial Day Guide

05.21.14

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Hi Friends and Neighbors!

Welcome to the first unofficial weekend of summer! With Memorial Day on Monday, most people are looking forward to a fun-filled, three-day weekend taking in some of the Inland Empire’s best attractions and events.  Check out our Guide and make plans for a fantastic Memorial Day.

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RIVERSIDE & MORENO VALLEY MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/23-5/25, Saturation Fest – DIY art and music festival in Downtown Riverside at Back to the Grind.  A mostly all-ages and relatively cost free festival, Saturation pushes for the de-commodification of culture, concentrating instead on the value of the experience.

5/24, Weekend Barbecue – Drive@UCR hosts a special Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bourns Inc. in Riverside. Music and raffle! One FREE meal for each attendee.

5/24, Animals for Armed Forces – Animals for Armed Services and the Pet Adoption Center have teamed up to honor and thank  Armed Forces Service Personnel by offering FREE adoptions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside.

5/24, Chili Cook-off & Car/Cycle Show – Join the 12th Annual chili cook-off & car/cycle show on Magnolia from Van Buren to Jackson in Arlington Village from 9:30-5pm filled with food, entertainment, craft fair and beer gardens.

5/24-5/26, Memorial Day Events – Riverside National Cemetery holds a variety of Memorial Day ceremonies including the American Flag Placement at 9 a.m. Saturday, its annual roll call of veterans at 9 a.m. Sunday at the flagpole, and a special “Salute to Fallen Heroes” ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday.

5/26, Memorial Day Bike Run and Parade – The city of Moreno Valley’s annual West Coast Thunder (WCT) Memorial Day Bike Run and Parade begin with bikers lining up on Indiana Avenue at 6 a.m. Details and schedule of events is available online.

5/26, Memorial Day Car Show & BBQ – Head to Mynda’s Kitchen at Winchester Farms for a car show and bbq from 3-6 pm. There will be prizes, games, music, food and more.

 

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CORONA & NORCO MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/26, Tribute Cruise – The 4th Annual Memorial Day Tribute Cruise is from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at Bobs Big Boy in Norco. Admission is FREE.

5/23-5/26 – Koroneburg Renaissance Festival – Get your Renaissance Fair on locally here in Corona. On Monday, military gets in free with military ID 11-12 p.m. There’s also a special Memorial Day Service at noon. Thanks to our Facebook friend Cee Duckett for the heads up!

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REDLANDS & SAN BERNARDINO MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/24-5/25, Festival of Arts – The Redlands Festival of Arts begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Smiley Park.

5/25, Car Show – The Redlands Professional Firefighters 18th Annual Car Show begins at 7 a.m. Sunday in Downtown Redlands

5/22-5/26, National Orange Show Fair – Join in on the family fun, circus shows, live entertainment, games and carnival rides at this year’s fair. Tickets all less than $10 and kids under 5 FREE. Kids 6-12 $2 and military free with ID. On Saturday, first 1,000 guests receive a free 66ers hat

POMONA, CLAREMONT, MONTCLAIR & UPLAND MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

Thru 5/26, Dog Show – The Mission Circuit Dog, presented by Purina Pro Plan, returns for its annual Memorial Day weekend event with four days of competition culminating Monday with top dogs honors celebrated. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

5/24, Garden Walking Club – Relieve stress, boost energy levels, improve health, track progress and enjoy the beautiful scenery of California’s native garden on your own or with the group from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens.

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, FONTANA & ONTARIO MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/23-5/24, Fastrack Riders – Find out what your motorbike can do this weekend at Auto Club Speedway’s Fastrack Riders motorcycle racing school. Registration and admission prices vary. Check the website for schedule and additional information.

5/24, Writer’s Club – The Inland Empire California Writer’s Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ovitt Family Community Library in Ontario. FREE.

5/24, Exotics Racing – Drive your choice of exotic cars on a race track including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Nissan GTR, Porsche and Audi at this weekend’s Exotics Racing School at the Auto Club Speedway.

5/24-5/25, Kids Adventure Activities – Enjoy some FREE kids activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga.

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PERRIS MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/24, Drop Zone Water Park Grand Opening – Cool off this Memorial Day weekend at Perris’ first water park opens at noon Saturday. Admission starts at $9.

BIG BEAR MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/23, Meteor Shower Cruise – Witness the birth of the newest meteor shower in style on a cruise aboard the Miss Liberty on Big Bear Lake from 11 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $35 per person, and seating is limited. For reservations, call (909) 866-8129.

5/23-5/24, Meteor Watching – Join the Southern California Mountains Foundation for an evening under the stars at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission $5 Children under 5 FREE. Campers staying at Serrano Campground FREE as well.

5/25, Half Marathon and Fun Run – The Big Bear Lake Memorial 5K and Half Marathon kicks off at 8 a.m. Sunday. Portion of the day’s proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration information available online.

IDYLLWILD MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/24-5/25, Wildflower & Art Show – Head up to Idyllwild  for the hills to enjoy a weekend full of activities; enjoy guest speakers, naturalist led walks, native plant sales, vendors, children’s crafts, wildflowers, art and more at the Idyllwild Nature Center

TEMECULA, MURRIETA & LAKE ELSINORE MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/24-5/26, Memorial Day Classic – This first-ever horse show and silent auction runs all weekend at Murrieta Equestrian Park. A silent auction and raffle benefits Blue Pearl Project Horse Rescue. FREE. Check out website for entry fee information and schedule of events.

5/26, Memorial Day Procession – The city of Temecula plays host to a procession in Old Town beginning at 8:15 a.m. Monday. The procession starts at Pennypickle’s Workshop at the Temecula Children’s Museum.

DESERT COMMUNITIES MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

5/26, Flower Drop – The Palm Springs Air Museum Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop at 1 p.m. Monday. The brief memorial service honors fallen comrades with a fly-by and flower drop of more than 3,000 red and white carnations from a B-25 Mitchell bomber.

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