Weekend Fun Guide | Inland Empire Weekend Events 7/26/13-7/28/13




Hi Friends & Neighbors –

The weekend cannot come soon enough, am I right?  If you haven’t made your plans for the weekend then you’ll definitely want to check out our list of local events and activities, happening all across the Inland Empire.  We’ve got a Wild West show, a Street Painting Festival and a bevy of free stuff, like concerts, movies, art walks and more.  Let’s take advantage of these longer daylight hours and make every weekend count!  Say no to boredom this weekend!

Till next time…

– IEShineOn.com


p.s. I just love the detail in this week’s WFG (Weekend Fun Guide – let’s start using this abbreviation now.  It’ll make all our lives easier haha).  I took this photo inside of Pad Vintage in Redlands, right next to the Fox Theater.  Very affordable, chic vintage pieces.





7/26, Hitchcock Fridays – Come see Ray Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings in “Dial M for Murder” at 7:30 p.m Friday at the Fox Performing Arts Center. The film festival will sport a different 1940s or 1950s Alfred Hitchcock movie each week through August 30, 2013. Tickets are $9. and $6 for seniors and students.

7/26, Concert in the Park – Get ready to do some boot scooting’ at his week’s final 2013 Concerts in the Park at California Citrus State Historic Park. The concert features Copper Canyon Country Band beginning at 6:30 p.m.

7/27, National Dance Day – The “Press Enterprise”‘s 2013 Riverside Block Party runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Plaza. FREE. Enjoy performances by local dance groups, win prizes in dance contests and join in on a national flash mob.

7/27, Movies in the Park – Enjoy a FREE screening of “Brave” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Park. Sponsored by the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Thru 7/28, “Triumph of Love” – The Riverside Community Players presents “Triumph of Love.” Performances vary, so check website for schedule. Tickets are $18.



7/26-7/28, Inland Empire 66ers Baseball – The IE 66ers take on the High Desert Mavericks in a three-game home series this weekend at San Manuel Stadium. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. Come see fireworks after Friday’s game.

7/26, Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival – Enjoy a symphony concert with violin soloist William Hagen beginning at 8:15 p.m. Friday. Admission is FREE.

Thru 8/3, “Pinocchio” – This children’s musical performed by the Junior University’s Musical Theatre runs through August 3 at the Roosevelt Bowl in Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino. Tickets are $5 for children (12 and younger), $10 for adults and $20 for families (2 adults plus children). Performance times for all shows is 8:15 p.m.

Thru 8/15, Splash Kingdom – The Redlands waterpark is having $20 Fun & Food Days! Play and eat all day for one low price!

Thru 8/18, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” – Like the movie? Then you’ll enjoy this funny tribute to musicals and marriages through August at LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Performance times vary. Tickets start at $7 for children and $14 for adults.

Thru 8/24, Redlands Theatre Festival – The 40th season of this amazing fest continues this weekend at Prospect Park and features many amazing productions such as “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Andrews Brothers” and “Dividing the Estate.” Single performance tickets start at $20; season tickets start at $80

Thru August 2013, Bridal Exhibit – The San Bernardino County Museum‘s exhibit, “Always a Bridesmaid,” 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



7/26-7/28 – Quakes Baseball – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes take on the Lancaster JetHawks in a three-game home series this weekend at LoanMart Stadium. Games are 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:05 p.m. Sunday. Friday night is $1 hotdogs, Pepsi drinks and ice cream sandwiches!

7/26, Movies in the Park – Bring the family and picnic dinner and enjoy a FREE screening of “Hotel Transylvania” at 7 p.m. Friday at De Anza Park in Ontario as part of the city’s summer movies.


Looking for free & discounted movies? Check out our list!

7/27, Nitty Gritty Fest – The Nitty Gritty in Rancho Cucamonga hosts Nitty Gritty Fest beginning at noon Saturday. Bands include Redlands-rooted Sleeping Giants, Riverside’s No Bragging Rights, Rotting Out, Betrayal and more! Tickets are $15.

Thru 7/28, “Forever Plaid” – Go on a musical journey with these amazing singers through the end of the this month at the TIBBIES Center Stage Fontana. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with additional 2 p.m. shows on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $18.



7/26-7/27, Storm Baseball – The Lake Elsinore Storm takes on the Bakersfield Blaze in a three-game home series beginning Friday at Diamond Stadium. Games are at 7:05 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 5:05 p.m. Sunday.

7/26, Rockin’ Memories Free Concert Series – This week, listen to Bella Donna, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shoppes at Chino Hills.

7/27, Day of the Cowboy – Take a walk on the Wild West side this weekend at the 5th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event. Hosted by Polly’s Pies, this family event includes demonstrations, flag presentation, cow-chip tossing and the Main Attraction equestrian drill team. Gates open 10 a.m. Admission is $5 per person; under 10 is FREE. Parking is $2.

7/27, Street Painting Festival – Cammino del Arte Street Painting Festival runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Crossings at Corona. FREE. Admire works of art created by local artists or create a piece yourself. Face painting, balloon artist clown and more.

7/27, Rockin’ at Dos Lagos – The annual summer free concert festival kicks off at 7 p.m. in the parking lot by T.G.I. Fridays with a Journey tribute by DSB. FREE. Spend $20 at Dos Lagos on the day of the show and receive two VIP tickets.

7/27, Shoppes at Chino Hills Performances – Hollywood Hillbillies perform a FREE concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the mall.



7/28, San Dimas Car Show – The 20th Annual San Dimas Shine It! Show It! Cruise It! Car Show begins at 9 a.m. Sunday on Bonita Avenue between Cataract Avenue and Iglesia Street. FREE. Sponsored by the San Dimas Sheriff’s Booster Club.



7/26-7/27 Flappers Comedy Club – Funny man Rene Garcia takes the stage for three show Friday and Saturday at Flappers Comedy Club in Claremont. Tickets are $20.

7/27, Pomona Art Walk – Visit the American Museum of Ceramic Art and other art venues from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Downtown Arts Colony. This event is FREE!


Check out more local Art Walks & Market Nights

Thru 7/28, Butterfly Pavilion – FINAL DAYS!! 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 8/4, “The King and I” – This classic musical runs through August at the CandleLight Pavilion in Claremont. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 6 p.m. (dinner); 8:15 p.m. curtain. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 11 a.m. (lunch) with curtain at 2:15 p.m. Sunday evening dinner seating starts at 5 p.m. with a 7:15 p.m. curtain. Tickets start $53 for matinee and $50 for evening performances.

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 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.



7/27, DooDah Parade – Old Miner’s DooDah Parade is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Fawnskin. Spectators are FREE; parade entry fee is $10.

Thru 8/3, Summer Festival – The Big Bear Summer Theater Festival presents, “Inherit the Wind” at 7 p.m. Friday at  the Bear Cave Entertainment Center. Tickets are $20/$30 for VIP. Times and dates vary.



7/26, Hot Summer Nights – This Summer-long event happens every Friday in Old Towne Temecula.  Here’s the line up for this weekend: R Buckle Road at Sam Hicks Park, Dr. Goodjohn’s Magic, Left Coast Willy at Harmony Lot, Michael Chain at Mad Madelines, Jimmy King Jamba at Baily’s, Jolly Jump at Sam Hicks Park, Dynamite Dave (balloon art) at Front & Main streets.  All activities are free from 6-10 p.m.

7/27-7/28, “OPENING NIGHT” – Studio 31 Dance Center presents “OPENING NIGHT” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. The show features students performing ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and more! Tickets are $18, reserved seating only.

7/26, Moonlight Movies in the Park – Come see “Wreck It Ralph” at dusk Friday at Harveston Community Park in Temecula. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner for a great evening under the stars.

7/27, Ska Tunes Concert – The OC’s Suburban Legends headlines The Vault in Temecula at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12.

Thru 8/18, Shakespeare in the Vines – Experience “The History of King Henry IV” at Europa Village in Temecula. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. Tickets start at $15.


Check out IEShineOn.com recommended spots in Temecula



7/26-7/27, Poolside Art and Music Workshops – “Summer School: Poolside Art Workshops & Music” runs this weekend at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Artist workshops, DJ, and bands will fill up the three days. check website for schedule of performances and ticket prices.

Thru 7/28, “Seussical” – Tony award-winner Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty bring Dr. Seuss’ famous characters to live in this amazing family musical production beginning Saturday at the Lewis Family Playhouse in Ranch Cucamonga. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with additional 2 p.m. showings on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $20.

Thru 8/23, Dive-In MoviesKnotts Soak City in Palm Springs offers the return of the Dive-In Movie. Grab a tube or take a swim every Friday, from 7 p.m. until the start of the movie. Regular admission is $14 and $10 for Jr/Sr. Parking is FREE; preferred parking is $5. This week, catch “WALL-E.”


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