Labor Day Weekend Fun Guide

08.29.13

 

 

Hi Friends & Neighbors –

I’ve got mixed feelings.  On one hand – Woo hoo! It’s Labor Day Weekend!  On the other hand, *sad face* for what is considered the unofficial end of Summer.   Let’s not dwell on the negative and focus on the 3-DAY WEEKEND!  How are you celebrating?  Headed to the lake, to the mountains or sticking around locally?  If you’re commemorating this national holiday somewhere in the Inland Empire then we have a great list of local Labor Day weekend events for you!

Check it out and make the most of your 3-day weekend!  If we’ve left out an event you think should be included then please leave us a blog comment below or give us a shout on Facebook and Twitter.

Till next time…have a fun & safe Labor Day weekend!

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INLAND EMPIRE LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVENTS:

RIVERSIDE WEEKEND EVENTS

8/30, Hitchcock Fridays – Final weekend! Come see “Stage Fright” at 7:30 p.m Friday at the Fox Performing Arts Center.

8/30, National College Colors Day – The city of Riverside and Completion Counts are urging college and university alumni, students, parents and younger students to wear their college colors all day Friday.

9/2, Car & Bike Show – A Labor Day Car & Bike Show Bash is set for Monday at the Riverside Elks Lodge #643. Hamburgers, hotdogs, horseshoe tournament, human horse races, dunk tank and more.

9/2, Labor Day Carnival – Say good-bye to summer at The Cove Waterpark with a special one-day only carnival. Festivities begin at noon with games, food, prizes and more! Tickets start at $9.

 

SAN BERNARDINO AND REDLANDS WEEKEND EVENTS

8/30, Labor Day Jam – The first-ever hip-hop Labor Day Day Jam starring French Montana kicks off the holiday weekend at 6:30 p.m.  Friday at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino. Tickets start at $25.

8/30, Smoothie Social – The Redlands Senior Center is serving up special fruit and yogurt smoothies from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday. Guests are asked to bring $1 donation or a side dish to feed 8-10 people.

8/31, Saturday Night Dancing Downtown – Try something different and learn the Lindy Hop.  First time dancers will get in free and returning students who bring a new student get in free.  14 E. State St. Downtown Redlands.

9/3, San Bernardino County Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults.

 

Beat the Heat and stay cool this weekend!

 

CUCAMONGA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS

8/30, Farmer’s Market – Enjoy Victoria’s Farmers Market & Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday on South Mainstreet in Rancho Cucamonga.

8/30-9/1, Ontario Improv – Comedian Bobby Lee headlines five shows this weekend at the Ontario Improv. Show times are 8 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. at Sunday. Tickets are $22; 18 and older only. Two-item minimum per person.

9/1,  Food Truck Festival – Eastvale’s Flicks and Food Trucks kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Roosevelt High School. Enjoy cupcakes, lobster, live entertainments and a FREE family movie!

9/1, Labor Day Blues Bash – Margarita Rocks’ annual Labor Day Blues Bash with Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers starts at 2 p.m. Sunday in Upland. Casual dress code. 21 and older. Tickets are $15.

8/31-9/1, Hometown Festival – Free family activities at the Rancho Cucamonga Bass Pro Shop including shooting range, face painting, photo area and food.

 

CHINO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS

8/29-9/2, Norco Fair – “American Idol” runner-up Casey Abrams highlights the Norco Fair on Labor Day. weekend at George Ingall’s Equestrian Event Center. Carnival rides, rodeos, classic car show and more! Admission buttons are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate and are good for the entire five-day run. Fair hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 29, 4 p.m. to midnight Aug. 30, through Sept. 1, and noon to 5 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 2.

8/30-9/1, Weekly Film Series at Dos Lagos– Come see the original classic “Annie” at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday or Sunday and 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dos Lagos Stadium 15 in Corona. Tickets are only $4 and includes concession voucher and admission.

9/2, BBQ – Head to the Corona Municipal Airport for a Labor Day BBQ.  Open to the public 11-3p.m.  Bring friends and a dish to share

 

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BIG BEAR WEEKEND EVENTS

8/31-9/1, Fall Festival – Celebrate Labor Day weekend with family fun, arts and crafts, live music and great food from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Big Bear Convention Center! Handcrafted items are for sale such as hand-carved bears, gems, pottery, jewelry and more!

8/31, Ice Cream Safari – Who’s screaming for ice cream? Take a tour of Big Bear’s Alpine Zoo and enjoy ice cream at each of the five ice cream stations throughout the park. $5 for five scoops of ice cream.

 

POMONA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS

8/30-9/29, L.A. County Fair – “Unleash Your Inner Fair” at the L.A. County Fair, held through September at the Fairplex in Pomona. Check out the website for schedule of events, ticket prices, dates, times and discounts.

8/31, D.I.Y. Music and Fashion Fest – The 3rd annual festival begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at The Glass House in Pomona. Live performances by Speak, NOA James, Slay Squad, first Dirt and more! Tickets range between $10 and $15.

8/31, Blues Concert – Free live music at the Thomas Plaza in Downtown Pomona, starts at 6 p.m.

Thru 9/2, Blue Star Museum Days – The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers FREE admission for all active-duty military personnel, their immediate family members and Veterans. Does not apply to special events.

Thru 9/8, The Sound of Motown – Catch all of the best Motown classics in a special musical revue at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater in Claremont. Times and admission prices vary.

Thru 10/25, Claremont Friday Nights Live! – Free concerts are held at the Village Square Public Plaza (by Laemmle 5 Theatres), in front of the Claremont Chamber, 205 Yale Avenue and at City Hall Plaza, Second St west of Harvard Ave.

 

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TEMECULA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS

8/30, Hot Summer Nights – FINAL WEEKEND!  Here’s the line up for this weekend: Left Coast Willy at Harmony Lot, Valley Winds at Main Street Serendipity, Little Lies at Baily’s, Jolly Jump at 4th Street, GT Entertainment at 5th & Front Street and Dynamite Dave at Front and Main streets. All activities are FREE from 6-10 p.m.

8/30-9/2, End of Summer BashVail Lake in Temecula is holding its End of  Summer Bash on Labor Day weekend. Entertainment includes live music, DJs, tiki bar, $5 margaritas and more! Admission prices are $75 on Friday and Monday and $100 on Saturday and Sunday.

 

COACHELLA VALLEY AND DESERT AREAS WEEKEND EVENTS

8/30, Ted Nugent Concert – Enjoy the classic tunes of legendary rocker Ted Nugent at 9 p.m. Aug. 30 at Agua Caliente Casino and Resort. Tickets start at $25.

8/31, Farmival – Green Acres Sustainable Living Farm features its first ever Farmival Event Series featuring locally sourced produce and good at 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 1.

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