Inland Empire Events| Weekend Fun Guide 9/19-9/21/14





Hi Friends and Neighbors -

This weekend is going to be a welcome break from the crazy heatwave we’ve been suffering through! Take advantage of the break in the heat and checkout some skate and BMX action in Perris. Or, slip on your walking shoes and check out some great cars in Ontario, and slip off your heels and stomp some grapes in Temecula.

Whatever you do to enjoy the beautiful change of weather, don’t forget your camera and tag @IEShineOn in your pics!




9/19-20, Mariachi Festival – Mariachi Festival at Fairmount Park Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Vendors and nationally recognized mariachis performing. Presale tickets for $12.50 available at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services department office and community centers. On site tickets are $20. 21 and under free.

9/20, Comedy – Comedy Night benefiting the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium beginning at 7:45 p.m. General ticket prices $30-40, VIP packages for $75 include no-host cocktail reception, appetizers and silent auction beginning at  6 p.m.

9/21, Picnic – Kickoff for Deaf Awareness Week picnic at Hunter Hobby Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free kid’s activities, fire truck, helicopter landing and more. City officials in dunk tank. Free admission.

9/21, Culture – Resplador de Mexico Folklorico Dance Company performs for the Mission Inn Foundation’s One World, One Community: Riverside’s Evolving Legacy series at Zacatecas Restaurant ‘s banquet hall. $20 admission for food and performance, short presentation about local history beforehand.



9/20, Oktoberfest - Redlands Optimist Club presents Oktoberfest at Sylvan Park from 11-5 p.m. Admission is $5, 12 and under free. Oompah band , kid’ activities, contests, several breweries including beer from Munich and bratwurst.

9/20, Kids Day - Boys & Girls Club annual kids day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Redlands Boy & Girls Clubhouse. Games, food, activities and more at the free event.

9/20, Pep Rally - Rah Rah Redlands before first football game for University of Redlands at Ted Runner Stadium.  Open swim from 3-5 p.m. at Thompson Aquatic Center, 4 p.m. food trucks and family fun. Meet team mascot, cheerleaders and more. Hanger 24 for those with ID. Admission is $10 for adults, under 12 and U of R students free. Family pass $35. ID required.

9/20, Fundraiser  - Redlands Opera Theatre’s fundraising gala beginning at  5 p.m. Performances include pieces from La Traviata, H.M.S. Pinafore and more. Visit website for details, tickets are $50 general, $35 for senior or student.



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9/19, Concert - Poolside performs at The Flyaway at The Fox Theater beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the all-ages event.

9/19, Concert  - The Aquabats on their 20  year anniversary tour performs with Emily’s Army at The Glass House beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22-25 for the all ages show.

9/19, Pirate Day - Celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day at Dale Bros. Brewery from 12-9 p.m. Pirate menu by Mangia Benny at 5 p.m., tribal bellydance beginning at  7 p.m. Discounts with Dale Bros. mugs.

9/20-21, Fundraiser  – Upland Animal Services is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. both days at 105 N. 1st Street. Donations welcomed.

9/20, Bird Walk  - Free family bird walk at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 8-10 a.m. Free admission, RSVP requested. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars.

9/21, Tram Tour - Guided tram tour of coastal and desert plants at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden from 10-111 a.m. Tickets are $8 in addition to garden’s admission fees, available day of tour.



9/19, Magic Show – Dinner and magic show featuring “The Phil Factor” at the Citizens Bank Arena.  Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $50 for the 21 and over show. Parking is free.

9/19-21, Car Show - Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion down Euclid Avenue and surrounding streets around City Hall.  vendors, cars, contests, live bands. Ribbon cutting to honor new Town Square at 5 p.m. Friday. Show is 5-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

9/19, Job Fair -  “Thank a Hero — Hire a Veteran” Job and Resource Fair from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Jessie Turner Center. Employers, resource organizations and more. A ceremony honoring National POW-MIA Recognition Day will begin at 9:30 a.m.

9/19, Family Fun Night - Free family Fun Night at the RC Family Resource Center from 6-8 p.m. events take place every third Friday of the month.  Preregistration required.

9/19, Cultural Night - Hispanic Heritage Cultural Arts Night at the Biane Library from 709 p.m. Music, storytelling, crafts and more. Free tickets available at Biane Library and Archibald Library.

9/20, Craft  - Make a fall tree craft with the VG Kids club from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Victoria Garden’s Chaffey Town Square. Free for ages 3-12. Event limited to first 175 children.

9/20, Subiefest - All-Subaru motorsports event at the Auto Club Speedway. Car show, racing, exhaust competition, vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Gates open at 9 a.m., tickets are $15-35.

9/20, Exotics Racing  – Drive an exotic car or ride alongside an experienced driver at Auto Club Speedway. Packages from $99 for ride-alongs or taking a turn in a Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche and more. See website for details and registration.



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9/20, Kid’s Night Out  - Kids ages 4-10 invited to a kid’s night out at the Chino Youth Museum from 6-9 p.m. Making dinner, art projects and activities centered around a book. Pre-registration is required.

9/20, Garden Workshop – Edible Landscaping workshop with Green Chino and UCCE Master Gardener Program from 1-0-11 a.m. at the Public Works Services Center. Free mulch giveaway from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. in front lot.



9/19, Fashion and Talent Show -  Talent and fashion show as part of Crossings Onstage at the Crossings at Corona shopping center from 5-8 p.m. Middle School and high school participants must pre-register. Event takes place by large fountain.

9/20, Open House - Corona City Hall open house from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Information, resources, scavenger hunt and fun for the kids.

9/20, Car Show  - Car Show and open house at Saleen from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Car registration $30, admission is free to the event. Steve Saleen signing autographs, entertainment and factory tours.

9/20, Art Festival  – Art and Soul show to introduce children to the arts at the Corona Civic Center from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. free event includes performance by Ochoa Boyz.



9/17-21, Film Festival  - The Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival continues through the weekend.Tickets for MusicFest at Town Square Park are $15-50, festival run Friday and Saturday 4-10 p.m. Film festival and workshop at the Digiplex Tower Cinemas at in the Tower Plaza Shopping Center tickets are $8-25. See website for details.

9/20-10/4, Quilt Walk – Quilt walk in conjunction with the Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show on Oct. 4. The walk features quilts in 16 businesses in Old Town Temecula. Quilt Walk brochures are available at or the Temecula Visitors Center.

9/20, Skate Tournament - Perris Grind Skate Tournament at Paragon Skate Park from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Free entry and admission. Free skate clinics at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., BMX performances and raffles.

9/20, College Fair - Over 190 universities, vocational schools and military branches sharing information about their programs and financial aid from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the upper level of the Promenade Temecula.

9/20 – Wine Stomp – Lorimar Winery’s Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival from 4-8 p.m. Stomping costume contest, hay rides, live music and more. General admission tickets are $65 plus tax and includes dinner, two glasses of wine and commemorative wine glass. Wine club is $55 and under 21 is $35.

9/20, Wine Stomp – Wine Stomp at Leoness Cellars from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Dinner in the vineyard, love music, dancing and stomping. Admission is $95 general, $85 wine club. Call or email for reservations.

9/20, Anniversary -  Granny’s Attic Antique Mall celebrates 25 years of business with fre grilled cheese donuts from Granny’s Waffle Sandwiches from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hourly raffles during 10 a.m.-5 p.m. business hours and discounted merchandise.



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Now through 10/25 weekends, Oktoberfest –  Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest at The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake. Beer and food, music, dancing, contests and more. Admission from $14, more information on the website.

9/19-21, Film Festival  – Big Bear Lake International Film Festival featuring 115 films shown around Big Bear. One day passes from $17, weekend is $70, all access is $135. More information on website.

9/20, Wine Walk  - Wine Walk in The Village  from 3:30-7 p.m. Food and wine in businesses throughout the shopping district. Tickets are $40 for the event and include wristband, commemorative glass and tasting tickets. Part of the proceeds benefit Big Bear Valley Education Trust.



9/18-21, Film Festival - Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at Camelot Theatres. Festival continues Friday from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. -8:30 p.m.  All access pass is $149, tickets for screenings $13-69. Schedule on website.

9/20-21, Hesperia Days  - Parade, 5K and fireworks on Saturday,  Wranglers Championship Gymkhana, music and duck race Sunday. Vendors, American music festival and kid’s activities both days. Most Hesperia Days event stake place at Hesperia Lake Park, see website for more information.

9/20, Day of Play - Celebrate Worldwide Day of Play with Punt, Pass & Kick with the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs. Registration starts at 9:30 for ages 6-15, event is 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Inland Empire Oktoberfest Guide 2014





Soon the festive sounds of oompah bands will be filling the Inland Empire.  Munich may be half a world away, but here in the Inland Empire beer gartens will be popping up all over to celebrate the German harvest festival.

Warm up those stein-holding arms and celebrate the return of Fall (and have some great beer) right here with an Inland Empire Oktoberfest celebration!






9/27, Beer Fest – Celebrate the premiere Inland Southern California Brewers Guild Beer Fest – the first of many we hope.  Dozens of local breweries will be celebrating Oktoberfest 3-7pm at the Riverside Municipal Airport hangar facilities. Tickets $35.  Proceeds benefit United Way.



9/20, Oktoberfest -  Redlands Optimist Club presents Oktoberfest at Sylvan Park from 11-5 p.m. Admission is $5, 12 and under free. Oompah band ,kid’ activities,  contests, several breweries including beer from Munich and bratwurst.



10/10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Oktoberfest at the Fairplex . 21 and over only from 6 p.m. – midnight Fridays and Saturdays. All ages from 12 -6 p.m. on Sundays. Under 21 must be accompanied by paying adult, 12 and under free. General admission is $5. Oompah band, contests, chicken dance and sports on the TV.

10/24-26, Lion’s Oktoberfest  - Oktoberfest at the historic downtown Upland. Friday 3-11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Live music and entertainment, vendors, drawings, carnival rides and more. Free admission, tickets for rides available to purchase.  Bring a Toys for Tots donation and receive free non-alcoholic beverage.

10/11, Oktober Fiesta –  Oktoberfest celebration at Dale Bros. Brewery from 12-10 p.m. $10 cover for ages 21 and over includes stein and first fill. Live music, food, entertainment and more.



10/4, Taste of Brews Oktoberfest  - Oktoberfest at Crossroads Riverview Park from 12-4 p.m. Two dozen beers to sample, live entertainment and Oktoberfest-themed contests. VIP admission  is $45, includes 5 oz. and 14 oz. souvenir mug and beer sample tickets. Premium admission is $35 and includes 5 oz. mug, ten samples and two full size beers. Parking is $5.



9/26-28, King Ludwig’s Oktoberfest – Oktoberfest at Noble Creek Community Park. Friday 5 p.m.- 12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.  Live entertainment, dancing, contests, food and beer garten. Radio Disney 12-2 p.m. on Saturday. Free admission, $5 parking fee.



9/13-10/25, weekends, Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest – Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebration over seven weekends at The Convention Center at Big Bear Lake. Free admission opening weekend for past and current military, law enforcement and fire fighters. Admission starting at $7. Beer sampling tickets, food and drink packages available, see website for details. Three beer gartens, live music and entertainment, children’s activities, food and contests. Two bands from Germany performing. Check website for more information.

9/27- 10/26, weekends, Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest – Oktoberfest at Lake Arrowhead Village 12-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays. Free admission, food and drink vendors. Commemorative stein, beans and beer ticket for $20, or $8 for pints of beer in cup. Chicken dance, German bands, contests and more. Dogs allowed.



10/24, Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest at Spotlight 29 Casino from 12-9:30 p.m. BBQ competition, beer garten, entertainment and more. Admission is free, barbecue and beer tastings available for purchase. Beer tasting tickets $20 for 21 and over.



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Inland Empire Nightlife | Flyway at Fox


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Everyone wants to be part of the “in crowd.” After all, what is better than being a part of the most exclusive events and parties, decked out with gourmet eats, signature drinks and absolutely breathtaking entertainment? Standing out like a monument in the middle of downtown Pomona, Flyway at Fox is the nightclub that makes everyone who walks through the door feel as if they’ve stepped into a bustling VIP room. Sitting atop the rooftop of the historic Fox Theater, Flyway at Fox is a swanky chic place that promises a provocative good time. was privileged enough to attend the Private Launch Party of Flyway at Fox, last Thursday night, for complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and some jaw-dropping entertainment. Dressed sharp and ready to mingle, we showed up right on time to the venue. After waiting in a short line, the anticipation and excitement built with each step, as we climbed to the rooftop.


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We step out into the warm summer air of the rooftop, and we were greeted with a blanket of twinkling lights. The rooftop is already buzzing with enough electricity to power the city streets below, which are still busy with cars and people making their way. I look down and notice the lush grass below my feet while a blanket of stars greet me from above. We make our way past the comfortable outdoor seating, and into the dark, inviting space of the club that is reminiscent of an avant-garde Moulin Rouge. 

After snacking on some amazing treats like chocolate-covered strawberries and sliders, we approached the indoor bar for something satisfying. Flyway at Fox has an assortment of leading-edge cocktails that will have you reminiscing about the unique taste days later. The Magnolia Viper Tea comes highly recommended. This drink takes the classic sweetness of iced tea & lemonade, mixed with Ole’ Smoky Peach Moonshine and Ole’ Smoky White Lightnin’ to send shivers down your spine. Another fun concoction was the Cakewalk. This champagne cocktail screams classy with Combier Pamplemousse Rose and Wycleff Champagne. Not only is it an amazing drink, it also makes for a cute accessory to carry around for the time being. Other fun drinks on the menu are the Donkey Kick, Gypsy Wild and Jezeh Bell Sazerac. 


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On top of being completely full and a little tipsy, we were wowed by the live entertainment. As the big, open dance floor began to fill up with more and more excited guests, an announcer came on the microphone to introduce the first act. Everyone’s attention was focused to what was suspended to the ceiling in the middle of the room—a metal rocket that I had assumed was modern art until the music started. One at a time, three silver-studded Flying Foxxes climbed onto the metal art piece and performed  a choreographed number of acrobatic acts. These strong and flexible aerialist performers channeled something of a risque cabaret. Following the tantalizing Flying Foxxes, the absolutely beautiful music of Moonchild graced the stage. Famous freestyler and rapper, MC Supernatural, also brought his sick lyrics and unparalleled style to the venue. 


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You’re in luck, as the future holds many chances to see great live sets by popular bands and guest DJs at Flyway at Fox. There is also table and bottle service, as well as a chance to dance until 3a.m. Upcoming shows will include Poolside DJ Set with SNBRN, as well as a chance to see Gold Link with Joe Kay. Fri., Sept. 19, Poolside DJ Set with SNBRN. Doors open at 9p.m. All ages. General admission is $15. On Wed., Sept. 24, Gold Link with Joe Kay. Doors at 8p.m. All ages. General admission is $10. 

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