Inland Empire Spring Events Guide
Hello Friends and neighbors!
After all of the crazy winter weather, it will be nice to look forward to sunny skies, warm weekends and a blooming bouquet of Inland Empire spring events to pick from.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to tag #iegoodtimes so we can get in on the fun!
Defense Arts Center has been serving the Inland Empire for over 44 years teaching traditional martial arts for children and adults of all ages and skill levels. The variety of classes, taught by experienced professional instructors include karate-do, kendo, laido, kobudo, judo, aikido and more. With a new location in Upland, Defense Arts Center is a studio dedicated to the passing on the tradition, discipline and core values of martial arts to children, teens, adults and seniors. New location: 1811 W. Foothill Blvd Upland (next to In-N-Out Burger). Sign up now and get three months free karate-do classes. Visit Defense-Arts-Center.com for more details.
INLAND EMPIRE SPRING EVENTS
BIG BEAR SPRING EVENTS
6/4, Wine Walk - Big Bear Village Wine Walk through Big Bear Village from 3:30-7p.m. Tickets are $20-45, 21 and over only.
CHERRY VALLEY SPRING EVENTS
6/2-5, Festival - Cherry Blossom Festival at Stewart Park and other locations in Beaumont. Car show, concerts, food, vendors and more. See website for details.
6/10-12 and 17-19, Festival - The 12th Annual Lavender Festival at Highland Springs Resort. Check website in May for updated information.
CHINO SPRING EVENTS
4/9, Car Show - Corn Feed Run Car Show & Cruise at the Chino Civic Center from 8a.m.-3p.m., with open header competition from 1-2p.m. Free admission, see website for registration information.
4/29-5/1, Air Show - Planes of Fame Airshow at Chino Airport Friday from 12-8p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8a.m.-5p.m. Flying show, vendors and displays. Admission at the gate is $25, kids 11 and under admitted free.
CLAREMONT SPRING EVENTS
3/19, Festival - Claremont Pie Festival in Claremont Village from 11a.m.-4p.m. Car shows, cooking demonstrations, recipe hunt, vendors, pie competition and more. Pies from competition available to sample after competition.
4/9, Festival - 38th Annual International Festival at Claremont McKenna College from 12-4p.m. International food, entertainment and more.
4/30, Festival - 17th Annual Taste of Claremont at the Claremont University Consortium from 5-9p.m. Local food, beer and wine featured. Tickets are $65 presale, check website for details.
6/25, Beer Walk - Claremont Blues and Brews beer walk in Claremont Village from 4-8p.m. Tickets are $50 a person, $25 designated driver, must be 21 to attend event.
CORONA SPRING EVENTS
5/7-6/19, Festival - 19th Annual Koronenberg Festival at Crosswinds Park. See website for updated information.
DESERT AREAS SPRING EVENTS
3/19, Festival - Inland Empire Science Festival at the Western Science Center Museum from 10a.m.-4p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, seniors and students $6.50, kids 5-12 $6, 4 and under and active military admitted free.
4/1-3, Festival - The 14th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival at the Tennis Garden from 10a.m.-5p.m. Adults are $13, kids 12 and under admitted free.
4/2, Festival - Brew at the Zoo Beer Festival from 6:30-9:30p.m. Tickets are $65 presale, $75 at the door, designated driver $40.
4/8-10, Festival - Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival at Agua Caliente Resort Spa. Tastings, demonstrations and more. Tickets are $100-150, see site for schedule.
4/30, Fundraiser - The 23rd Annual Evening Under the Stars dance party featuring the Village People at O’ Donnell Golf Club. General tickets are $395 each.
4/18-5/3, weekends, Theater - The Ramona Pageant at the Ramona Bowl Ampitheatre at 3:30p.m. Tickets are $18-44.
5/12-15, Festival - Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival at Camelot Theatres. See site for screening schedule and ticket information.
5/12-15, Festival - The Joshua Tree Music Festival at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground. Single day passes for $60-90, camping, four-day and locals only tickets available.
FONTANA SPRING EVENTS
4/8-10, Car Show - 15th Annual Festival of Speed at the Auto Club Speedway from 9a.m.-5p.m. Time trials, car show, simulators, vendors and more. See site for updated information.
4/17, Car Show - Bugorama Car Show at the Auto Club Speedway from 9a.m.-5p.m. Volkswagen cars, vendors and more. Admission is $20 for adults, kids 6-12 are admitted for $5, see site for shoe and racing registration.
INDIO SPRING EVENTS
3/19, Festival - Coachella Valley Heritage Festival from 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Coachella Valley History Museum. Games, vendors, activities and more. Free admission.
4/15-27, Festival - Coachella Music Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds. See website for details.
4/29-5/1, Festival - Stagecoach Music Festival at Empire Polo Club. Passes are $299 general admission, VIP and camping available, see website for details.
NORCO SPRING EVENTS
6/11, Fundraiser - Founder’s Day Annual 5K Run/Walk and Equestrian Ride to benefit the Lake Norconian Club. See website for registration and details.
OAK GLEN SPRING EVENTS
4/16-17, Festival - Apple Blossom Festival throughout Oak Glen. Open houses, special events, entertainment, pageant and more. Baking contest Sunday, see site for details.
ONTARIO SPRING EVENTS
5/14-15, Gun Show - Crossroads Of The West Gun Show at the Ontario Convention Center Saturday from 9a.m.-5p.m., Sunday 9a.m.-4p.m. Tickets are $14, kids 12 and under admitted free.
6/10-12, Festival - Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. Tickets are $50 for one-day, $140 for three-days, camping and RV available. See website for lineup and details.
6/11-12, Car Show - The Ontario 4 Wheels Parts Trucks and Jeep Fest Saturday from 10a.m.-4pm. And Sunday 11a.m.-4p.m. Free admission, demonstrations and vendors.
POMONA SPRING EVENTS
5/7, Festival - LA On Tap Beer Festival at the Fairplex from 2-6p.m., general admission is $50, parking and designated driver admission $10.
6/4, Festival - Sancocho Festival at the Fairplex. See website for updated information.
6/18-19, Car Show - Los Angeles Roadsters Show & Swap at the Fairplex Saturday from 7a.m.-5p.m. and Sunday 7a.m.-4p.m. Admission is $20 for single day, $35 for weekend, children under 12 are amditted free.
6/25, Festival - LA’s Wine, Spirit, Beer and Food Festival at the Fairplex on 7-11p.m. Food, drinks and live entertainment. Tickets are $75 presale, $85 at the door. Parking is $10.
6/25, Fundraiser - Relay for Life Pomona at the Fairplex beginning at 10a.m. See website for registration info.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA SPRING EVENTS
June, Car Show - The Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters Annual Car Show from 9a.m.-2p.m. at Red Hill Community Park.
REDLANDS SPRING EVENTS
3/26, Ride - 7th Annual Redlands RUFF Ride fundraiser for the Redlands Unleashed Fidos and Friends at 8:30a.m. beginning at the Redlands Bowl. Registration is $10-65 depending on length of ride.
4/6-10, Race - Redlands Bicycle Classic through Redlands. Stage events and Saturday races for family, see website for schedule and registration.
5/14, Air Show - Hangar 24 Airshow and 8th Anniversary Celebration at the Redlands Airport from 12-8p.m. Tickets are $5 for kids 6-12, under 6 admitted free. Admission at the door is $20, VIP and fast-pass tickets available.
5/6-22, weekends, Circus - The All-American Youth Circus at the Redlands YMCA Fridays at 7p.m., Saturdays at 5p.m. and Sundays at 3p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 ages 3-12.
5/29, Car Show - Redlands Firefighter Car Show. Check website for updated information.
6/4, Car Show - Redlands Optomist Car Show & Cook Off at Sylvan Park in Redlands. See website for details.
RIVERSIDE SPRING EVENTS
4/1-2, Film Festival - Cesar Chavez Film Festival at UCR ARTSBlock. Tickets are free for each film screening, see site for details and reservations.
4/2, Fundraiser - Walk To End Homelessness at Fairmount Park at 8a.m. Registration is $5 for minors, $20 for students and $30-35 general.
4/2, Air Show - Open House and Air Show at the Riverside Airport from 9a.m.-4p.m. Aircraft displays, activities, aerial performances and more. Free admission.
4/16, Air Show - March Air Reserve Base Air Show. See site for updated details.
4/16, Festival - 4th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival from 11a.m.-6p.m. at White Park. Tamales, vendors and entertainment. $5 entry per individual or family of 4, under 12 admitted free.
4/16-17, Garden Show - Riverside Community Flower Show and Garden Tour at the Elks Lodge Saturday from 1-6p.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-4p.m. Tickets are $10 each, garden tour both days from 10a.m.-4p.m.
4/22-23, Car Show - Show and Go Car Show in Downtown Riverside from 6-10p.m. Friday and all day Saturday. Vendors, competitions, entertainment and more.
5/6-15, Festival - Riverside International Film Festival at The Box Riverside. See website for schedule and ticket information
5/14, Festival - Inland Empire Salsa Festival at White Park from 11a.m.-7p.m. Salsa tasting, vendors, entertainment and more.
5/21, Festival - Taste of Brews Inland Empire at White Park from 12-4p.m. Tasting tickets are $30-40, all attendees must be 21 or over.
5/27-29, Festival - SaturationFest in Downtown Riverside. Artists, entertainment, bike rides and more. Check website for more information.
5/28, Car Show and Chili Cook-Off - 14th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Car/Cycle Show at Arlington Village from 9:30a.m.-5p.m. Free admission, family activities, beer garden and more.
5/30, Parade - West Coast Thunder Memoria Day event with biker parade with Frankie Ballard concert afterwards at Soboba Casino. Concert tickets are $30, see website for details and registration.
6/3-6, Show - The Riverside Home & Garden Show at the Riverside Convention Center Friday from 12-7p.m., Saturday from 10a.m.-7p.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-6p.m. Free admission.
6/19-28, Festival - Dine Riverside at participating restaurants throughout Riverside. See website for details.
SAN BERNARDINO SPRING EVENTS
6/4, Festival - Blaze N’ Glory at San Manuel Ampitheater Festival Grounds. Early bird day pass is $9, VIP packages start at $149 early bird.
6/11-12, Festival - Inland Empire Greek Fest On The Hill at Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church Saturday from 12-10p.m. and Sunday 12-9p.m. Food, vendors, live entertainment. $2 admission, free for children under 10 and other options, see website for details.
TEMECULA SPRING EVENTS
5/20-22, Festival - Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival at the Lake Skinner Recreation Area. Hot air balloon rides, entertainment, vendors and more. Admission is $23-33 for daily passes, $60 for a weekend pass and kids 6-12 are $5. See website for specials and more information.
6/10-12, Festival - Temecula Art & Street Painting Festival in Old Town Temecula with live demonstrations, kids activities, vendors and more.
UPLAND SPRING EVENTS
4/29-5/1, Festival - Upland Lemon Festival Friday from 3-11p.m., Saturday 10a.m.-11p.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-10p.m. Vendors, contest, live entertainment and more. Ticket special for six rides and 2-for-1 games ends April 28, see website for details.
5/21, Car Show - Marines Toys for Tots Classic Car Show and Toy Drive in Historic Downtown Upland from 8a.m.-2p.m. See website for details and registration.
YUCAIPA SPRING EVENTS
5/13-15, Festival - Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival in the Historic Uptown District Friday from 6-10p.m., Saturday from 12-10p.m. and Sunday from 12-7p.m. See website for details.
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