So the temperatures are blazing this Labor Day Weekend. It’s a great way to send off the Summer season, even though it’s not officially over. Whether you’re staying close to home or heading to the hills for some cooler temperatures you’ll find something fun in our Inland Empire Weekend Fun Guide.
Carpe diem, Inland Empire!
Thru 9/22, You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices – Check out groundbreaking exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum. It is an investigation of alternative artistic processes in contemporary art, highlighting artists from: Riverside; Los Angeles; San Jose; Chicago; Tijuana, Mexico; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. This is definitely on my list of things to check out this Summer!
8/31, College Colors Day - Help build a college culture by wearing college gear on Friday!
9/3, Labor Day Carnival – Say good-bye to summer at The Cove Waterpark with a special one-day only carnival. Festivities begin at noon with games, food, prizes and more! Some game tokens are included with park admission. Tickets start at $9.
SAN BERNARDINO AND REDLANDS
9/1, Saturday Night Dancing Downtown – Try something different and learn Nightclub Two-Step. First time dancers will get in free and returning students who bring a new student get in free. 14 E. State St. Downtown Redlands
9/3, San Bernardino County Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.
Thru 9/30, Celebrate Art! - The Chaffey Community Art Museum in Rancho Cucamonga opens a special exhibit Friday created by the works of 20 local artists.
8/31-9/2, Classic Film Weekend at Dos Lagos – Come see Orson Welles in the classic movie “Citizen Kane” on at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the Dos Lagos Stadium 15 in Corona. Tickets are only $3!
8/31-9/2, Brunswick Zone – DEAL ALERT! Head to any of their Inland Empire locations and take advantage of their Labor Day Weekend discount: two hours of bowling for only $9.99! Plus on Fridays and Saturdays a large cheese pizza is only $9.99.
9/2, Stanley Cup in Ontario - Hockey’s prominent Stanley Cup is being shared with the Ontario Reign at a special viewing at 1 p.m. Sundat at the Ayres Hotel & Suites Ontario Convention Center. The event is FREE, but arrive early as many spectators will be on hand to view this.
POMONA & CHINO VALLEY
8/31, Friday Nights Live! – There’s live music and dancing from 6-9 p.m. Friday in Claremont Village! Come hear The Dogs and the Rhythm Generators & Blues Casters at Village Square and Dos Caminos at the City Hall Plaza.
8/31, Moonlight Hike & BBQ – Get outdoors and do something different! Hike or tak ethe Sugar Pine Chair Lift up to the Desert View or Top of the Notch for a fanatastic view. Then fill your bellies with some BBQ. Start by purchasing tickets and heading to the Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts parking lot and show them your ticket. You can purchase tickets here. 6777 Mount Baldy Road, Mount Baldy, CA
Thru 9/30, L.A. County Fair – Come on down to the Fairplex in Pomona for the kick off of the fair’s 90th year! Food, rides, games, shopping and amazing music! Tickets are weekdays: $12 for adults 13 and older, $7 for children 6-12 years old, $9 for seniors 60 years and older and children 5 and younger are free. Add $5 per ticket for weekend admission (except children younger than 5). Parking is $12 on weekdays and $15 on weekends. Check out the fair’s website for a variety of promotions, discounts and information on the summer concerts.
Thru 9/30, “Miss Saigon” – This classic love story comes to the Candlelight Pavilion Theatre in Claremont starting Friday. Tickets start at $20 for the August 24, 2012, show only. Remaining performances start at $48.
BIG BEAR & LAKE ARROWHEAD
9/1, Music in the Mountains – Come hear Surreal Neil and Super Diamond on Saturday at the Big Bear Discovery Center Amphitheater. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $10 for teens and $25 for adults.
9/1, Fawnskin Fall Classic Car Show – Right next to Big Bear is a small city called Fawnskin and they’re having a classic car show. My favorite part about car shows up in the mountains is on the way there and back you see a ton of classic cars on the road. This is free to the public and at the Fawnskin Moose Lodge: 39211 North Shore Drive Fawnskin
9/1, Rolling Stones Tribute – Jumpin’ Jack Flash takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $22.
8/31, Hot Summer Nights – FINAL WEEKEND! This Summer-long event happens every Friday in Old Towne Temecula. Here’s the line up for this last weekend: Safety Orange at Town Square Park, Jolly Jump at Park Bayou Brothers at Rosa’s, Open Road at Baily’s, Valley Winds at Tesor and Dynamite Dave (balloon art) at Front & Main. All activities are free from 6-10 p.m.
8/31, Temecula Children’s Museum – Join Professor Pennypickle and Beaker at their workshop on Friday as they explore “The Sound of Music!” Tickets are $5 and an adult must accompany children. The Friday program runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
8/31 & 9/2, Salsa Party! - Be adventurous and salsa the night away at Lienzo Charro Mexican Bar & Grill (next to the Ramada Inn) plus there will be dance lessons for beginners and intermediate dancers. Beginner class starts at 8 p.m. and intermediate starts at 7:30 p.m. Come for the food and stay for the dancing. 29000 Old Town Front St.
9/1, SIP – September is California Wine Month and Temecula is celebrating all month long with their signature event SIP Temecula. Purchase a $50 SIP Passport and save! With your 5 winery passport, you choose when – and which – wineries you wish to visit, all for one discounted price. Includes your Passport and a souvenir TVWA stemless wine glass. The offer is valid any day of the week September 1 through September 30, 2012 only.
9/1, Lake Skinner Summer Event – RivCoParks is hosting a FREE event series that will take place out at Lake Skinner this summer. Come out on Saturday and enjoy the country band, Silverado!
9/1-9/2, “Once Upon a Tutu” – Tickets are on sale for the two-day, limited special engagement at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater performed by the Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre. Tickets start at $18.
8/31, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers – Did you know that Steve Martin (SNL, Father of the Bride, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) is a talented banjo player? Oh Yes! You can catch Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers on Friday at the McCallum Theatre. Tickets are still available and starting at $65.
8/31, Caliente Pool Party – Head over to the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa for the hottest ticket in the desert and it’s the last one this Summer. Join 92.7 KUU for the biggest pool party. Starts at 8 p.m. with $10 cover.
9/2, Open for Play! – Escape the heat with the kids and check out the Children’s Discover Museum of the Desert with over 60 hands-on exhibits geared for learning and fun. Open 10-5 p.m, 71701 Gerald Ford Drive Palm Springs
Thru 9/2, Knott’s Soak City – Beat the head and get into a bathing suit! Take the whole gang and make a splash!