At IEShineOn.com, we strive to bring you fun activities you can enjoy with your family within the borders of the vast Inland Empire. Whether you’re looking to enjoy some dinner theatre with your children, or if someone you know between the ages of six and 12 are just dying to learn how to ice skate, then keep reading. If not, there’s still plenty more fun to be had below!


MONDAY

5/4, Ice Skating – Ice Skating at Big Bear Funplex. Open daily, however hours may vary, so call (909) 866-FUNN for hours. The price is $10 for one hour and $8 for half an hour. The brand-new ice skating rink located within this already cool bowling alley and activity center really puts the FUN in Funplex. Enjoy some pizza, and ask about their ice skating lessons if you’re interested.

TUESDAY

5/5, Amusement Park – Rides, Golf and Arcade at Castle Park in Riverside from 1p.m. to 9p.m. Check online for ticket and package pricing. Thirty-five rides and attractions, a video arcade with the hottest games, four championship minature golf courses and more—there is so much happening at Castle Park in Riverside, you might have to come back for a second visit to ensure you get to try everything.

WEDNESDAY

5/6, Farmers Market – Downtown San Bernardino Harvest at American Sports University Parking Lot in San Bernardino from 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. You know you can’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy fresh produce and unique items from lots of vendors. Walk around and find something delicious or beautiful at this harvest!


THURSDAY

5/7, Butterfly Activity – Butterflies in May at Magnolia Recreation Center in Upland. Check-in is at 3:30p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This educational yet fun science project allows your child to watch the transition of a catepillar into a butterfly. Be sure to register and find out what materials your child needs to bring with them by visiting the website.

5/7, Gallery – “Chaffey Joint Union High School District Student Art Exhibition” at Pyramid Gallery at the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts in Rancho Cucamonga from 12p.m. to 4p.m. This is the third year that this program allows students from local high schools to create art responding to their visit of the museum.

FRIDAY

5/8, Exhibit – “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” at Riverside Metropolitan Museum from 12p.m. to 4p.m. Admission is free, however a $3 donation is suggested. Only on exhibit through the end of May, this collection shows more into the journey of Asain Pacific Americans over time. It will be interesting to see how they impacted this great country and in return how it impacted them.

5/8, Dinner & ShowSmoke on the Mountain at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre in Claremont. Dinner seating at 6p.m. Curtain at 8p.m. Tickets are $64-$73. Bring the little ones along to enjoy this story about a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a church in North Carolina. Based in 1938, this musical adventure faetures two dozen bluegrass songs.


Have you visited any of these places? Feel free to recommend your favorite IE-spot to hang with the little ones in the comments below!