Inland Empire Weekend Events | Weekend Fun Guide 2/21-2/23/14





Hi Friends & Neighbors!

There’s plenty going on around the Inland Empire this weekend, so let’s get started! The amazing and legendary Dickens Festival is going on in Historic Downtown Riverside. If you love literature, than this is the place to be!

Looking to do more? There’s the Riverside County Fair in Indio and the Splash Dogs Competition in Rancho Cucamonga. Make the most of your weekend and your time spent with your loved ones.

As always, have a great weekend!


p.s. This week’s photo is from the 2013 California Beer Festival in Riverside




2/21, Pub Crawl – The Pub Crawl for the 3rd Annual Coaster Conundrum begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Division 9 Gallery in Riverside. RSVP required.

2/22, Health Fair – The Third Annual United Latin American Citizens of Riverside runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cesar Chavez Community Center in Riverside. FREE.

2/22, War Dog Remembrance Day – The 14th Annual War Dog Remembrance Day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at March Field Air Museum in Riverside. FREE.

2/22-2/23, Dickens Festival – The 21st Annual Riverside Dickens Festival runs Saturday and Sunday in Historic Downtown Riverside. Check out the website for schedule of events and ticket information.

2/23, Burlesque Classes – Learn the art of burlesque from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at Embody Pole Fitness in Corona. Introductory class is $12.

2/23, Citrus Sampling – Sample more than 20 varieties of citrus beginning at 2 p.m. at the Visitor Center at the California Citrus State Historic Park. Admission is FREE; parking is $5.

2/23, Forever Dreams Veterans Show – Honor Veterans with this special show with circus feel and touch of Broadway flare.  There will be a live 10 piece band, fire spinners, aerial acrobats, dance. All to celebrate our nation, our military and a special segment that depicts the life of a soldier.  Buy a dozen virtual roses that will be ushered in by the bikers and placed on the memorials in the Riverside National Cemetery


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Thru 2/23, Riverside County Fair – The 68th Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival runs through Sunday at the Fairgrounds in Indio. Check out the website for schedule of events and ticket prices.


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2/22, Saturday Night Dancing – Celebrate dance this weekend and  learn to salsa.  First time dancers will get in free and returning students who bring a new student get in FREE.  14 E. State St. Downtown Redlands.

2/23, Music Showcase – The Against All Odds Music Showcase with KED begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino. Tickets are $10.




2/22, Pete Seeger Tribute – “If I Had a Song: A Tribute to Pete Seeger” begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Folk Music Center in Claremont. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

2/22, Credit Seminar – A “How to Repair Your Credit Legally” seminar begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pomona Library. FREE.

2/23, Quinceanera Expo – The biggest expo of its kind takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Come see the runway show of your national favorite brands.



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2/21, Rhythmic Circus – The talented feats of Rhythmic Circus in its “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” show begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Rancho Cucamonga. Tickets start at $18.50.

2/21-2/23, Splash Dogs CompetitionBass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga hosts a dock jumping competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Great family event! Check out the website for information on registration.

2/22, Jazz ‘n Art Celebration – Come out and enjoy live jazz music, jazz and modern dancers, live art demonstrations, art projects and more from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lewis Library and Technology Center in Fontana. FREE.

2/22, “Frankenstein” – This brilliant classic play comes to the Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $47.50.

2/22-2/23, 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.

2/23, NASCAR Viewing Party – Kick off the 2014 NSCAR season at the Official Auto Club Speedway Daytona 500 Viewing Part at 9 a.m. Sunday at Dave & Buster’s in Ontario. Prizes, special ticket offers, authentic stock cars and more!

Thru 3/9, El Caballo ExhibitThe History of Museum & Art in Ontario’s exhibit “El Caballo: The Horse in Mexican Folk Art” runs through March. Admission is FREE and exhibits are open noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.






2/22, Big Bear Discovery Center – Guided nature walks are from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Big Bear Discovery Center – the place to start your Big Bear vacation. 40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38 Fawnskin, California.

2/21-2/22, Night Ski Sessions – Take in a little evening skiing from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through the beginning of March at Snow Summit Ski Resort in Big Bear. Check out website for conditions and fee schedule.

2/22, Snowshoe the Bear – Big Bear’s 7th Annual Snowshoe the Bear begins at 7 a.m. (registration). Races begin at 10 a.m. Registration information can be found online.




2/21 – Girls and Science – Learn how far girls can go in science from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Pennypickle’s Workshop at the Temecula Children’s Museum. $5 for children 2 and older.

2/22, Walking Tour – Take a historical guided tour of Old Town Temecula from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $2. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

2/22, Street Painting WorkshopPromenade Temecula hosts a street painting workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the center’s outdoor plaza. FREE for people of all ages!

Thru 2/23, “A Few Good Men” – Enjoy this Broadway hit through February at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Thursday through Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $20.




2/21-2/23, Car Auction – McCormick’s 56th Classic Car Auction runs this weekend at The Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs. Admission is FREE on Friday and $15 on Saturday and Sunday ($25 for both days). Check out the website for auction times.

Thru 2/23, Music Festival – The Mid Mod Music Festival runs through Sunday at the Purple Room Palm Springs. Times and ticket prices vary.

Thru 3/7, The Living Desert: Park After Dark! – Enjoy some of The Living Desert’s nocturnal friends in this special program, which runs on from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays to March 7. Members: $30 adults, $15 children non-members: $40 adults, $25 children. Registration recommended.

Thru 3/25, Traveling Exhibit – The traveling exhibit “Cold War Crisis: The U2 Incident” is at the Palm Springs Air Museum through March. Admission starts at $8.

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