Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 11/1-11/3/13



Hi Friends & Neighbors –

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween and you’re recovering from your candy coma nicely. :)  Did you stay local and check out one of the events from our Inland Empire Halloween Fun Guide?  The fun doesn’t have to end.  There are lots of events happening this weekend including more Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, a Robot Expo and more.

Check out our list of Inland Empire weekend events below to help plan your fun weekend.

Have fun!


p.s. The photo above was taken in Downtown Riverside by IEShineOn.com




11/1, Military Heroes Gala – A charity dinner for Operation Silver Star runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at D&D’s Dance Center. Costs vary.

11/1-11/2, Holiday MarketplaceThe Grove Community Church holds its 25th Annual Holiday Marketplace from 3:30-9 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday. Jewelry, custom clothing, pottery, baskets and more! Family portraits offered from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

11/2, Riverside Robot Expo – Welcome to the 2013 Riverside Robot Expo from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Woodcrest Community Library.

11/2, Day of the Dead – Día de los Muertos goes from 3-10 p.m. Saturday at White Park. Aztec dancing, traditional altars, music food and more!  Can’t wait to see all the great Instagram pics!

11/2, K-9 Trials – The 18th Annual Riverside County K-9 Trials runs all day Saturday at Valley View High School in Moreno Valley. A safety fair will also be held in conjunction with the trials.


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11/2, 125th Anniversary Extravaganza – Celebrate Redlands at a special anniversary celebration this weekend! The Extravaganza kicks off Saturday with a community meals at noon and 4 p.m. at Smiley Park, displays, tours, kids activities, film festival and so much more! Check out website for schedule of activities.

11/1, Dia de los Muertos – The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art and Cal State San Bernardino’s Association of Latino faculty, staff and students invites the public in celebrating Dia de los Muertos, presented in collaboration with the John M. Pfau Library, the College of Education, the College of Extended Learning and the CSUSB Department of Art. The event will be held on Friday, Nov.1, from 6 to 9 p.m. on campus in the visual arts building and its outdoor patio.

Thru 11/8, African Art and Artifacts Exhibit – The San Bernardino County Museum newest exhibit “Footsteps to You” runs through November. Sponsored by the Black Voice Foundation. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are free. Parking is free.



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Thru 11/2, The Haunt – Scandia’s Haunt 2013 has Halloween fun for the entire company. Two haunted mazes filled with some of the season’s scariest creatures. Tickets start at $12.95.

11/2, Book-Enders Meeting – A book discussion of “A Million Nightengales” by Susan Straight runs from 10 a.m. to noon at Upland Public Library. FREE.

Thru 11/3, Museum ExhibitOntario’s Museum of History & Art’s newest exhibit, “El Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Day Exhibition” runs through November 3.

11/3, Fight for Air Walk – Help the American Lung Association at its annual walk this Sunday at Mathis Brothers in Ontario. Check out the website for registration information.


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11/2, Living History EventThe Planes of Fame Museum will showcase the Vietnam War beginning at noon this Saturday in Chino.

11/2, Empty Bowls – Fight hunger and help those less fortunate by attending the Corona-Norco Settlement House’s Empty Bowls event beginning at noon Saturday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 5 years of age and younger.

Thru 11/2, The Haunting of Corona – Scare up some fun this Halloween season through this non-profit haunting that raises money for the fight against breast cancer. The spooktacular runs from 7 p.m. to midnight weekends through Nov. 2. Admission is $5.



11/1, Claremont Art Walk – First Friday Art Walk 5:30-7:30pm at various sites in the Claremont Village including The Packing House.

11/1, Art Mart – Claremont Art Mart happens every Friday night from 5:30-7:30pm

Thru 11/2, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare – A bone-chilling, haunted musical experience runs Thursdays through Sundays until Nov. 2. Hours are 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets start at $30.

11/3, Heritage Tour – The 29th Annual Pomona Home Heritage Tour begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pomona Ebell Museum. Tickes are $20 advance sale, $15 students, $25 the day of the tour. Children under 13 are FREE with paid adult.


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Thru Thanksgiving Weekend, Apple Picking – Bring the family to Oak Glen this weekend for some apple picking fun.



11/2, Halloween Fest – The Route 103.1 Hot Rod Halloween Fest is from 2 to  7p.m. Saturday at Hesperia Lake Park. Fireworks being at 6:15 p.m. Games, food and entertainment.

11/3, Big Bear Discovery Center – Guided nature walks, kayak & canoe tours, free crafts and storytime for kids all at Big Bear Discovery Center – the place to start your Big Bear vacation.  40971 North Shore Drive, Highway 38 Fawnskin, California



11/2, Benefit Concert – Gary Sinese adn the Lt. Dan Band holds a benefit concert at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center in Temecula. Tickets start at $35.

Thru 11/2, Field of Screams – It’s back and better than ever! Diamond Stadium‘s Field of Screams runs through this weekend. Now offering five haunted mazes, new spooky characters and new scary scenes! Single tickets are $15, group rate is $12 and VIP tickets are $25. Hours are Thursdays and Sundays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 11 p.m.

11/2-11/3, Harvest Celebration – Join 20 Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association winery members for this two-day food and wine experience. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and  Sunday at 34567 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Admission is $89 pre-sale and $99 regular admission.



11/1, First Friday Art Walk – Monthly artists showcase their wares at Crystal Fantasy from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. FREE.

Thru 11/3, Feartastic – Halloween continues through the weekend at Feartastic, a weekend horror fest comprised at Camelot Theater. The fest runs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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