Inland Empire Events| Weekend Fun Guide 6/27-6/29/14





Hello Friends and Neighbors –

Summer is going to fly by fast, especially with all of the fun events happening in the Inland Empire.

Beat the summer ‘brain drain’ with your kids and get creative building crazy contraptions out of common objects in Temecula, or watch classic cars speed down the track at the Antique Nationals drag racing in Fontana.  In the mood to move? Enter a triathlon in Big Bear or dance the night away in Redlands.

However, you choose to spend the weekend, we hope you have a blast with our Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide!

p.s. This week’s photo is from last week’s California Craft Beer Festival in Downtown Upland




6/26, Boyz II Men – Boyz II Men in concert Thursday, June 26 at the Fox Performing arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside at 7 p.m. Resale tickets available through LiveNation website.

6.27,  Natalie Cole – Natalie Cole live in concert Friday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Performing Arts Center

6/28, Summer Kick Off – Operation Chill Summer Kick- Off at the 7-11 store, 11887 Magnolia Ave. in Riverside from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Giveaways, KGGI radio music, giveaways, summer safely education  and free Slurpees for kids.

6/28, Food Tasting – Try healthy food and snacks at The Necessary Nutrition Academy from 12-1:30 p.m. Adults only, reservations please, contact Robin Allen, or 951-259-5198

6/29,  Ice Cream Social – Experience Victorian-era games, music, and history Sunday from 1-4 p.m. with the Independence Day ice cream social at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s Heritage House. Free scoops of ice cream. Park on the street or across at the YMCA parking lot.




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6/28, Dancing – Dance the Rumba at Luau Night at Fox Dance Studio. Dancing begins at 8 p.m., admission is $10 or free for first-time guests. No partners needed.

6/28 – Where’s Waldo – Kick-off for the Where’s Waldo Local event in Downtown Redlands. Pick up a passport at The Frugal Frigate  beginning at 10 a.m. and search for Waldo in 25 local businesses in the months of May and June. First to complete ten stamps win prizes, seekers with 20 or more stamps can enter July 21 drawing for grand prizes.



6/28, Car Show  – K.R.O.P.S. and Alpha Squad car show at Toyota of San Bernardino from 5-9 p.m. Bounce house, food music and prizes for show entries. $10 prepaid registration, $20 at the door. Event is free for spectators.

6/28, Miss Siagon  – Performances of Miss Siagon on Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts. Tickets are $38.50 with pre-paid parking.



6/28, Ham Radio  – National Field Day event for FCC Licensed Amateur Radio Operators at Jameson Park.  Broadcasting continually from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday.



6/26, Trolley Fest  – Evening trolley operation through the Orange Empire Railway Museum. 5:30 barbeque with hamburgers, hot dogs and s’mores at Holstrom Park, $12 for adults, $8 for kids. Museum membership required to attend, can be purchased day of event.

6/28, Health Fair – Juneteenth Health fair and Celebration on Saturday  from 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. at Foss Field Park. Free vision and health screenings, gospel music, food and entertainment,




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6/28-29, Driving School – B.R.A.K.E.S (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) at the Fairplex in Pomona in the Fairplex main lot. Teen proactive driving school teaches driving skills and accident avoidance. Registration required at Event is Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Enter Gate 15 off of Arrow Hwy.

6/28,  Craft Beer Walk – 5th annual Claremont Village Blues and Brews Saturday from 4-8 p.m.  Check-ins begin at 3 p.m. at Shelton Park at Bonita and Harvard;  Claremont Depot at 200 W. 1st St.; and First Street Parking Garage. Tickets in advance are $45, day of $50 if available. Ticketholders get map of participating businesses, beer pilsner, 18 tasting tickets and a wristband. Entertainment throughout area. Designated driver tickets available.

6/28 Garden Walking Club – Walking Club at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Participation is free, garden admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children over 3, $6 for seniors and students.

6/28, Senior Expo – Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at he Fairplex in Pomona’s Expo Hall 6. Free screenings, information and service. Free admission and parking at Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.

6/28, Relay For Life Pomona – American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pomona at the Fairplex in Pomona, at Birch St. and Plaza of the States. Relay begins at 10 a.m.



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6/26-29, Showcase – The Art! Valverde School of Performing Arts annual summer showcase is Tursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. , Saturday at 1 and 6 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6 p.m. Event at the Lewis Family Playhouse in the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. Check playhouse website for ticket details.

6/27-9, Bike School – Fast Track Riders Motorcycle School at the Auto Club Speedway. Learn how to speed up your motorcycle ride. Motorcycle gear is available for rental on a first come, first served basis. Preregistered prices are Friday is $199, Saturday and Sunday is & $249. Check website for registration and details.

6/27, Freestyle – Super Freestyle Explosion featuring Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Lisa Lisa and more at the Citizens Bank Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $37.50-$75 plus fees, $10 parking fee.

6/28, Concert – Espinoza Paz at the Citizens Bank arena,. Doors open at 7 p.m., concert begins at 8 p.m.  Tickets are $19.50-$79.50, parking included.

6/28, Drag Racing – Street legal drag racing with NHRA Drags at the Auto Club Dragway. Races begin at 9 a.m. Spectator ticket is $10, participant is $20.

6/28, Exotics Racing – Drive your choice of exotic car on a race car with one on one coaching at the Auto Club Speedway. Ride alongs available for $99, driving costs depends on vehicle choice.. Check website for availabilities and times.

6/29, Motorcycle Racing – Pirelli/WERA motorcycle sportsman series at AutClub Speedway in Fontana. Racing begins at 11;30 a.m., registration and practice time prior. See website for more information.

6/29, Drag Racing – Antiques Nationals drag racing beginning at 8 a.m. featuring pre-1954 vehicles at the Auto Club Speedway.  Car show open to 1974 and earlier vehicles. Adults are $15, kids under 15 are free with adult, race registration is $45.



6/27-29, Picnic in the Park – Water fun and carnival rides, games, contests, booths and vendors at Eastvale Community Park.  Friday 5-10 p.m. concert at 7 p.m.; Saturday 12-11 p.m. including fireworks at 9 p.m.; Sunday 2-10 p.m.



6/27-9, Car Show – Corvette West’s Big Bear Bash at the Robinhood Resort. Car show11-1 p.m. Friday, Low speed autocross  and Corvette caravan around the lake Saturday, poker run Sunday, other events. Check website for details.

6/28 – Triathalon – Big Bear Triathalon at Pine Knot Landing. Olympic triathalon begins at 7:30 a.m., Sprint triathalon at 8 a.m. Registration pickup and athelete checkin begins Friday at 1 p.m.

6/28, Home Tour  – 35h annual Soropomist Home Tour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at various locations in Big Bear. Tickets and tour map to be picked up at at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $25, adults only please.

6/28, Snow Leopard Celebration– Welcome celebration for new snow leopard residents at The Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Celebration is at 11 a.m and free with zoo admission fees. $12 for ages 10 and up, Seniors and children 3-9 are $6, under 3 free.

6/29, Film Screening – Palm Springs International Film Festival screening of “One World” at The Wine Room at Wolf Creek Resort. Event is free, movie about global cultures is recommended for ages 16 and up. Discussion of film following.




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6/28, Murietta Birthday – Celebrate the city’s 23rd birthday with rides, music and fireworks, featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Mick Jagger tribute band Rock Fantasy. Admission is free, wristbands for kid zone is $10. Fireman hose down at 4 p.m. Event is Saturday from 2-9 p.m. at the California Oaks Sports Park.



6/27, Peter Pan – Performance of Disney- style Peter Pan musical at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre. Admission is $9.

6/28, Beer Festival – Pechanga Resort and Casino’s annual microbrew and craft beer festival is Saturday from 1-5 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the casino. General admission is $45, designated drivers are $25. Includes souvenir glass, unlimited tastings, chili cook off and live music. Must be 21.

6/28, Concert – Pops Under The Stars performance by the Inland Valley Symphony on the steps of the Civic Center in Old Town Temecula Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m. Bring blanket, chairs and dinner if desired.

6/28, Kids Workshop – The Building-Crazy-Contraptions Family Workshop is in the parking lot of Pennypickle’s Workshop, at the Temecula Children’s Museum, from 12-4 p.m.Build bubble wands, paper clothing, and other things out of objects. Event is free to the public.

6/28, Car Race – The Lucas Oil Off-Road Regional Race is Saturday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. Main events begin at 1 p.m., $10 admission, kids under 5 free.

6/29, Cabaret – Cabaret at The Mer, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre. $20 for reserved seating.  Broadways show tunes performed.



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6/28-29, Music Festival –  Barbeque and music at the Victorville Fairgrounds. Variety of music, including blues, country and rock,  Barbeque tasting and competition and a “kidz zone” featuring performers, check website for schedule. Car and bike show. At the door day pass is $25, including two tasting tickets. Weekend pass is $45 and includes four tasting tickets. Children under 11 free.

6/29-ongoing Pool Party– Hard Rock Hotel hosts FUSION pool party with music, drinks and more from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.. Continuing every Sunday now until September 1 at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. $20 cover at door for non-guests, must be at least 21 to enter.

6/29, Theatre – Afternoon performance of “Jane Kinsey: The Doctor is In” at the Arthur Newman Theatre. Play spoofs “The Kinsey Report” , adult subject matter. Tickets are $11, cash only.


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