Hi Friends & Neighbors -
We’ve got free summer movies happening in the Inland Empire and now more free (and discounted) things to do in the Inland Empire: MOVIES! Some movies are in great local theaters and others are under the stars. There are both free options and others with low fees. Wherever your location there’s definitely an affordable option for you, your family and friends.
Check out the guide and enjoy some Summer movie fun time in the Inland Empire!
Till next time…
INLAND EMPIRE SUMMER FAMILY MOVIES
ALL ACROSS THE EMPIRE
- Summer Movie Express – $1 movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. at select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres across the Inland Empire
- Corona Crossings Stadium 18, now through July 31
- Eastvale Gateway Stadium 14, now through July 31
- Indio Metro 8, June 11 through Aug. 7
- La Verne Stadium 12, June 11 through Aug. 7
- Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX, now through July 24
- Rancho Mirage Stadium 16, now through
- Temecula Stadium 15 & IMAX – now through July 31
- San Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX, now through July 24
- San Jacinto Metro 12 – June 11 through Aug. 7
- Kids Summer Series – UltraStar Star Cinemas in Cathedral City offering $5 for 10 summer movie series package (or $1 each at the door and kids 3 yo and under FREE). Starts at 9:30 a.m. (June 17-Aug. 23)
CHINO & CORONA SUMMER MOVIES
- Family Movie Series (Corona) – Every Thursday in June at The Shops at Dos Lagos the weekly movie events offer families a special summer evening near the signature lakes at the center, located on Temescal Canyon Road between Weirick Road and Cajalco Road, just off the I-15 in Riverside County.
EAST OF 215
- Beaumont “Movies Under the Stars” - Sponsored by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District. Every Monday, roast marshmallows, sit by the fire and bring a picnic dinner while enjoying a movie every week this summer through Aug. 5. Movies start at dusk.
TEMECULA SUMMER MOVIES
- Free Family Movie Night at Ponte Winery – Grab a blanket, lawn chair and enjoy a free family movie at 7 p.m. on July 18th only. Movie title TBA.
- Summer Family Film Series – $5 for 10 summer movies every week at the Digiplex Temecula Tower 10 (when purchased in advance). Tickets are $5 at the door for each screening. Movies start at 9:30 a.m. (June 10 through August 16)
Hi Friends & Neighbors -
It’s already the weekend again, and what a weekend it’s going to be! The weather is going to be fantastico, and there’s so much going on. Seriously, can you beat a weekend that involves gorgeous sunshine, a nice breeze, Father’s Day events and more? We think not. ;)
Keep reading to check out our list of Inland Empire weekend events and plan for some fun!
INLAND EMPIRE WEEKEND EVENTS
RIVERSIDE & MORENO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
6/15, Composting Workshop – The Riverside County Waste Management Department hosts a FREE backyard composting workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday .
6/15, Fishing Derby – The 11th Annual Family Fishing Derby begins at 6 a.m. Saturday at Fairmount Park. Held in conjunction with the Deep Creek Fly Fishers Club, this family event is FREE. Participants must bring their own bait and fishing poles. Fishing licenses are not needed for those 15 and younger. Cash prize and other giveaways. Participants must register by Friday.
6/15, Celebrate Abilities Day – The Cove Waterpark in Riverside holds a special day for people with all abilities from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. A Resource Fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Junior admission prices are in effect.
6/15, Riverside Urban Challenge – This 10K Scavenger Hunt Race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mi Tortilla Riverside on Mission Inn Avenue. Racers should sign in at 8:30 a.m. and should bring a smartphone, camera and pen/paper to document each location in the race.
SAN BERNARDINO & REDLANDS WEEKEND EVENTS
6/14-6/15, Library Days – Celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Redlands at a special, two-day Library Days event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Kids activities, book sale and more!
6/15, Moon Party – The San Bernardino County Museum hosts a special Moon Party from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday in Redlands. Members of the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers’ telescopes are on hand to view the first-quarter moon, as well as Saturn. This event is FREE.
6/16, Father’s Day Picnic – Pack a lunch and enjoy a Family Picnic Day at Kimberly Crest House & Gardens in Redlands. Picnic hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lawn games included. Admission is $5; children under 5 are FREE. Tours of the Kimberly Crest House on this day are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/students.
6/16, Classical Guitar Concert - Guitar virtuoso Daniel Weston presents a special Father’s Day show,”Performance in a Tea Garden,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Edwards Mansion in Redlands. Tickets are $20 at the door; $15 in advance and $10 for students.
Thru 6/30, “The Three Muskateers” – This “swashbuckling” musical adventure runs through the end of the month at the LifeHouse Theater in Redlands. Evening and matinee performances available. Tickets are $14-$18 for adults, and $7-$9 for children. Family friendly. This weekend only, children 3-11 who attend performance receive a FREE Muskateer sword (while supplies last).
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
CUCAMONGA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
6/15, Claremont Folk Festival – Annual folk fest runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Tickets are $25; children under 12 are FREE. Various folk performers, art vendors, food and fun!
6/14-6/16, Quakes Baseball – The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes host the Stockton Ports this weekend in a three-game series. Friday night is Mike Trout Bobblehead Giveaway; enjoy fireworks after the game Saturday night, and on Sunday, 1,500 fans receive a free set of Quakes team cards. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:05 p.m. Sunday.
Thru 6/16, “The Full Monty” - Enjoy this lively story of unemployed steelworkers turned dancers at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater in Claremont through mid-June. Evening and matinee performances available. Tickets start at $53.
6/14-6/16, Huck Finn Jubilee - Three days of live music, camping, classic cars, villages of mountain men, vittles, crafts and contests from the 1800’s form the backdrop to this vacation style escape weekend, known as Huck Finn’s Jubilee. This festival offers a great Father’s Day weekend get-a-way for families, camping enthusiasts, and vacation travelers. The festival is conveniently located in Ontario at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, 800 N. Archibald Avenue, Ontario, CA 91764 just a few blocks north of Interstate 10. Go to the website for a free ticket coupon for kids! I went last year and it was a lot of fun!
CHINO VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
6/15, Chili Cook-Off – The Glen Ivy RV Mini Park Chili Cook-Off is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Music, 50/50 raffle and BYOB. Check out the website for a complete list of cook-off rules.
Thru 6/16, Kronenburg Old World Festival – FINAL WEEKEND! 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.
POMONA VALLEY WEEKEND EVENTS
Thru 6/30, “Time Stands Still” - The New York Times says “crackles with bright wit and intelligence,” this Broadway-hit play from Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies is a witty, intelligent look at what happens when ordinary life is refracted through the lens of war. Now being performed by the Ophelia’s Jump theatre group at the Dailey Theater on the University of La Verne campus. Tickets start at $22.
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.
BIG BEAR WEEKEND EVENTS
6/14-6/16, Forest Fest – Big Bear Lake’s three-day Forest Fest kicks runs Friday through Sunday at the Snow Valley Resort. Scheduled trail runs, vendor show, raffle, BBQ and even a haunted night run that explores Big Bear’s haunted history.
6/15, Big Bear Heritage Parade - The Old Miners Association’s Heritage Parade kicks off at 4 p.m. at Big Bear and Summit boulevards.
PERRIS WEEKEND EVENTS
6/15-6/16, Pacific Electric Weekend - The Orange Empire Railway Museum‘s Pacific Electric Weekend and Model Train Show includes a full parade and display of the museum’s Pacific Electric collection. On Sunday, enjoy a Father’s Day BBQ lunch for $10 (reservations required). The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Admission to the Museum Grounds is FREE. All-day pass to ride the trains is $12 for those 12 and older; $8 for children 5-11; 4 and younger are FREE.
TEMECULA & MURRIETA WEEKEND EVENTS
6/16, Car Show – The 43rd Annual Father’s Day Car Show is from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the California Oaks Sports Park in Murrieta. About 300 pre-1980 and specialty cars will be on exhibit. Sponsored by the Temecula Valley Car Club.
6/16, Father’s Day Storm Baseball – Enjoy a great Father’s Day of BBQ and baseball as the Lake Elisnore Storm takes on the Lancaster Jethawks. Special father/child on-field catch is from 12:30-1 p.m.. BBQ runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., game starts at 2:05 p.m. $22 for adults and $15 for children 5-12; under 5 are FREE. Price includes one reserved ticket for that day’s game.
Thru 6/29, Shakespeare in the Vines – Experience “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” starting Saturday at Europa Village in Temecula. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. Tickets start at $15.
HEMET WEEKEND EVENTS
6/14, Career Workshop – A FREE job and career search workshop, Career Vision 2013, is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Hemet Public Library. Registration is not required. Participants should bring a bag lunch for the six-hour workshop.
COACHELLA VALLEY & DESERT COMMUNITIES WEEKEND EVENTS
Thru 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.
6/14-6/15, Craft Beer Weekend – Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs hosts the 2nd Annual Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend on Friday and Saturday. Event includes beer tastings from more than 20 breweries, five-course dinner with beer pairings, pool party, BBQ, music and more! General admission is $10. Purchase a $20 pass that includes complimentary beer tasting cup and five tasting tickets.
6/14-6/16, Mavericks Baseball – The High Desert Mavericks host the Inland Empire 66ers in a three-game series this weekend. Game times are 7:50 p.m. Friday, 6:05 p.m. Saturday and 2:05 p.m. Sunday.
Hi Friends & Neighbors -
Music is in the air this summer in the Inland Empire. Grab your picnic blanket, a glass of wine (or juice boxes) and catch a free concert any day of the week. Click on the links to find out more information about the bands that will be performing. Some concerts have already started and others will be kicking off soon.
Check out our list of free Inland Empire Summer Concerts and get ready to have some fun!
Till next time…
INLAND EMPIRE FREE SUMMER CONCERTS
Chino - Chino Seniors at the Square Summer Concerts for senior citizens, 6-8 p.m. at Aqular Square, 6th Street between C and D streets. Advanced dinners may be purchased for $2 and served one hour before concert (July 8 thru August 26).
Claremont – Concerts in the Park, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Blvd. between 8th and 10th streets (July 8 thru September 2).
Ontario – Concerts performend by the Chaffey Community Show Band. Check the calendar for the two dates: 6/17 and 7/4.
Beaumont – 2013 Summer Concert Series, 7:40 p.m. at Stewart Park, at 8th and Orange avenues; concessions available or bring your own (July 4 thru August 7; Note: July 4 show is the only Thursday show and begins at 5:30 p.m.)
Ontario – Summer Concerts in the Park, 6:20-8:30 p.m. at the R. Jack Mercer Community Bandstand, on Euclid Avenue downtown between C and D streets. (June 12 thru July 31)
Riverside – Rhythm of Riverside Summer Concerts in the Park, 6-9 p.m. at Fairmount Park, 2601 Fairmount Blvd.; each show begins with performances by the “Riverside Sings!” vocal competition (June 19 thru August 14, excluding July 3)
Apple Valley – The Apple Valley Sunset Concert Series, 6-9 p.m. at Civic Center Park Amphitheater, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway. Food vendors and beer garden. No pets allowed. (June 20 thru August 8).
Chino - Chino Kiwanis Club Concerts on the Lawn, 7 p.m. at Chino City Hall Lawn, 13220 Central Ave. (July 11 thru August 15)
Temecula – 2013 Summer Sunsets Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Temecula Amphitheater of the Temecula Community Recreation Center, 30875 Rancho Vista Road. No pets or alcohol allowed. (thru August 15, excluding July 4)
Norco – Norco Rocks! Summer Concert Sereis and Movie Night, 6:30-8 p.m. at Pikes Peak Park, 97 Sixth St. (Select nights: June 7 and 21, July 5 and August 2 and 16; final night includes a movie night featuring “Invincible”)
Temecula - Hot Summer Nights, 6-10 p.m. throughout Old Town Temecula; variety of performances and family activities (July 5 thru August 30)
Rancho Cucamonga - Summer Concerts at Victoria Gardens, 6-8 p.m. in Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Main St.; Friday night concerts are acoustic performances, and Saturday’s shows are band performances. (June 8 thru June 29)
La Verne – Summer Concerts in the Park 2013, All concerts are held at Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion, east of Wheeler and north of Baseline; starts at 6:30 p.m. Check the website to see if there’s a scheduled concert that day. (selected dates June 23 thru August 18)