Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 5/31/13-6/2/13



Hi Friends & Neighbors –

Some of you may be wrapping up the school year while others are already throwing their Summer kick off parties.  I usually consider anything after Memorial Day weekend the beginning of the Summer season and it looks like the Inland Empire may agree with me.  After doing this Weekend Fun Guide for a couple years you can usually tell when the Summer mentality has hit the Inland Empire.  It’s the warmer nights and our list of weekend events gets longer and longer.

Check out this weekend’s list of Inland Empire events and activities and get ready to kick off your Summer in the Inland Empire!

Till next time…


p.s. Photo above is of musician Apryle Dalmacio at the Redlands Market Night




5/31, Pop-Up Exhibit – Riverside Art Museum‘s “Beyond Brookledge” w/Mike Caveney includes vintage and rare magic and variety art posters. The FREE exhibit is open from 7-9 p.m. Friday only.

5/31, Contemporary Music – Sit back and enjoy an amazing percussion, piano and electronics performance from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Culver Center for the Arts in Riverside. Admission is FREE.

6/1, Juneteenth Celebration – The 13th Annual Riverside Juneteenth Celebration is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday  at the Bordwell Park-Stratton Community Center. This FREE festival features entertainment, food, activities and health information.

6/1, Water Show – Come see some amazing water performers at 2 p.m. at Saturday’s 55th Annual Riverside Aquette Water Show at Riverside Community College‘s Riverside Aquatics Complex. Silent auction and raffle baskets. Admission is $7.

6/1, Artnival – Bring the kids to Division 9 Gallery’s annual Artnival celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at North Park in Riverside. Admission is FREE.

6/2, Car Show – The Honor Our Heroes Car Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Duke’s Bar and Grill in Riverside. Proceeds benefit Operation Silver Star, a non-profit group that aids combat-wounded veterans.

Thru 7/23, Art Museum Exhibit – The Riverside Art Museum‘s exhibit, “More Dreamers of the Golden Dream” continues through July 23.



Thru 6/2, San Bernardino County Fair – FINAL WEEKEND! Get a jump start on summer with the San Bernardino County Fair beginning Saturday and running for two weeks at the fairgrounds in  Victorville. Check out the website for schedule of events and admission prices. Ticket presale ends at midnight Friday.

Thru August 2013, “Always a Bridesmaid” – The San Bernardino County Museum‘s exhibit features artifacts and costumes about marriage ceremonies from the 1860s to the 1960s. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted FREE. Parking is FREE



5/31-6/1, Ontario Improv – Comedian Eddie Griffin takes the stage at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ontario Improv. Tickets are $30. 21 and older only; two-item minimum.

6/1, Pancake Breakfast and Car Show – The Kiwanis Club 55th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Rotary Club Car Show is from 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Euclid Avenue and “C” Street. Admission is $5.

6/1-6/2, Train Show – The Big Train Show rolls into the Ontario Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $9 presale or $12 at the door. 12 and younger are FREE.



Thru 6/16, Kronenburg Old World Festival – Experience the daily life during the Renaissance Era at Corona’s annual faire. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and Memorial Day. Open until 9:30 p.m. on May 25. Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for children/seniors; under 5 is FREE. Festival is held at Crossroads Riverview Park.



Thru 6/9, “Blue Eyes & His Buddies” – Take a trip back to the days of the RatPack: Sinatra, Davis and Martin in a tribute show running weekends through June at the Center Stage Fontana. Tickets for dinner/show start at $39.95; show-only tickets are $18.

Thru 7/28, Butterfly Pavilion – Walk among native butterflies at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden‘s Butterfly Pavilion this summer in Claremont. Admission is $2 per person aside from the standard general fee of $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students (w/ ID) and $4 for children 3-12. The Pavilion is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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.



6/1, Wine Walk – The Big Bear Village Spring Wine Walk is from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Village Drive and Pine Knot Boulevard. Tickets are $30 presale or $35 on Saturday.



5/31, Being Dr. Who – Your kids can learn a little more about Dr. Who and his TARDIS from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pennypickle’s Workshop at the Temecula Children’s Museum. Admission is $5 and adults must accompany children.

5/31-6/2, Balloon and Wine Time! – The 30th Annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival runs Friday through Sunday at  the Lake Skinner Recreational Area. Ticket prices vary, so check out the website for additional information. Family fun, concerts, hot air balloons, and of course, wine!

6/1, Take On the Night – Experience running a 5K in a different — and colorful — way. This black light festival begins at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula. Registration is $70; kids under 6 are FREE.

Thru 6/2, “Best of Broadway” – Watch and listen to selections from famous Broadways shows such as “A Chorus Line” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” through the beginning of June at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Tickets are $15 on Thursdays, $20 and $22 on Fridays and Saturdays and $23 and $25 on Sundays.



6/16, Palm Springs Restaurant Week – Taste all of what the desert resorts offer during annual Restaurant Week. Go back to your favorite restaurant or try something new. Most meals run from $26-$38.



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