Inland Empire Events | Weeked Fun Guide 7/24 - 7/26/2015


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

By now, everyone should be dried out from last weekend’s unseasonal yet crazy storms. Unfortunately, many outdoor events in the Inland Empire were canceled because of the rain, such as the Rockin’ Summer Concerts at Dos Lagos and the Big Bear Paddle Fest, the latter of which was rescheduled until September. 

This weekend, however, we are supposed to be back to our normal summertime temps and mostly sunny skies, and there’s plenty of fun-filled activities to be had. Check out our list of Inland Empire weekend events and find something fun! For more weekend fun, remember to check out our Events Calendar.

Happy weekend,



Shout out to July's Weekend Fun Guide sponsor GLO Mini Golf in Riverside. GLO Mini Golf is elevating fun to another level. GLO is a brand new 27-hole glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course in the Galleria at Tyler in Riverside. The course is designed as a maze taking you to a different wonder of the world with each turn. Enjoy the classic arcade and the XBOX One gaming suite or host your own party in their party room. GLO and have fun!






7/24, Local & Live Music - Rock on at Lake Alice on Friday nights with a variety of local and live bands. $6 entry and starts at 9 p.m.

7/24, Pancake Breakfast - A Special Olympics pancake breakfast is from 8 to 10 a.m. at the California School for Deaf. Admission is $10.

7/24, Diving Championship - The 2015 AAU Diving National Championships is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Aquatics Complex. Admission prices vary.

7/24, Insect Rave - Fourth Fridays at the Ameal Moore Nature Center at Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park focuses on insects. The program runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

7/25, Family Resource Event - Community Resource Day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Community Health Center. Free snacks and refreshments, as well as free medical, dental and vision screenings. 

7/25, Art Program - It’s Free Summer Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Riverside Art Museum. Admission is free. 

7/25, Musical Revue - Members of the Riverside Lyric Opera and other musicians present a “Cotton Club Revue” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Riverside Woman’s Club. General admission is $25.



7/24, Concert in the Park - Splash Kingdom Waterpark is holding a live performance by Iration!, a world-famous reggae band, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and includes all-day admission to the park, the concert and a hot dog meal. Waterpark opens at 11 a.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.  

7/24, Ribbon Cutting - The Downtown Alley Project Ribbon Cutting runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at 5th and State streets in Downtown Redlands. Free admission. Shoes to Fill jazz band is performing.

7/24, Brewery Dinner - Escape is holding a special dinner at 6 p.m. at The Mitten Building to help celebrate it being the city’s newest brewery. Dinner and beer is $5. Music to follow the dinner. 

7/25, Launch Party - J. Riley Whiskey Distillery hosts its official launch party at 7 p.m. at The District. Live DJ, $2 shots and lots of fun.

Thru 9/1, Photo Contest - About Redlands Photography Contest is offering cash prizes. All photos must meet guidelines, including being shot within city limits. See website for details.

Thru 8/22, Theater Festival - Redlands Theater Festival begins with “Lucky Stiff, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and “Vanya at Prospect Park. Tickets are 21, group and season passes available, see website for details. Curtain at 8:30 p.m. 

Thru 8/9, Classic Disney Story - “Sleeping Beauty” at LifeHouse Theater Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:15 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:15 p.m. Tickets start at $14 for adults, $7 for children 3-11.

Thru 8/7, Summer Fun - Summer Camp and drop –in activities at the San Bernardino County Museum are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See website for additional information.

Thru 7/31, Where's Waldo Contest - Find Waldo at any or all 25 participating downtown businesses. Pick up passport in Frugal Frigate. The prize party is from noon to 5 p.m. on July 31.



7/25, Native American Event - A Native American Tribal Dance and Culture begins at 2 p.m. in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Normal F. Feldheym Central Library. Admission is free.



7/24, Rock Concert - Doors open at 7 p.m. for the Monsters of Rock concert at M15 Concert Bar & Grille. Tickets are $15. 18 and older.  

7/25, Street Painting Festival - The 7th Annual Cammino Dell’ Arte Street Painting Festival runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Crossings in Corona. Free admission.

7/25, Toy Drive - A special Christmas in July toy drive for Loma Linda Children’s Hospital begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at M15 Concert Bar & Grille. Line up includes As You Were, Age of Adolescence, Haster and more. Tickets are $10 presale and $15 at the door. 

7/26, Jazz Concert - SoulJazz of Fortune performs at M15 Concert Bar & Grille. Tickets are $15, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. 21 and older. 



7/25, Celebrating Cowboys - The 7th Annual National Day of the Cowboy fun-filled family event is from 3 to 9 p.m. at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center. Admission is $5 with children 10 and younger free. Parking is $2. Food and drinks available for purchase.



7/24, Concert - Dead Sarah, Lost In Society and Decades perform beginning at 8 p.m. at The Glass House. Tickets are $18. 

7/24-7/25 - Public Auction - An auction of cars, trucks, vans and more is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Admission is free.



7/26, Plant Class - A California Native Plant Propagation: Summer class is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Member price is $36, and $45 for the general public. Online registration required.   



7/26, Battle of the Brews - Head to Top of the Notch restaurant for Battle of the Brews. This weekend Rok House goes up against Sanctum Brewing. Enjoy the mountain scenery, live music and other activities. Tickets start at $25



7/24, Landscape Workshop - Attendees will learn how to, and the benefits of, backyard composting and worm composting. Several example of composting bins will be demonstrated, in addition to workshop on water wise gardening. Starts at 9 a.m.. Free to the public.



7/25, Puppet Musical - Head to the Carnegie Cultural Center for "Jack and the Beanstalk" puppet musical. Starts at 10 a.m. and free to the public.



7/25, Martial Arts Championship - The Kids World Jiu-Jitsu Championships begins at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. Doors open at 8 a.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids, and 3 and younger are free. Parking is $5 cash only. 

7/25, Murder Mystery Show - The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show begins at 6:15  p.m. at the Ontario Convention Center. Tickets start at $64.95. Reservations are required.

7/25, Car Show - The 6th Annual Rods & Riders Rockability Carshow is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Citizens Business Bank Area. General admission is $18 for 12 and older. Car/bike registration is $25.

7/25, Regional Tournament - The 3rd Annual OC Martial Arts Regional Tournament begins at 10 a.m. at the Ontario Convention Center. 

Thru 7/26, Ontario Improv - Comedian Jay Mohr takes the stage this weekend at Ontario Improv. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30.




Thru 7/26, Family Workshops - Bass Pro Shops offers a variety of free 20-minute workshops on nature and outdoor sports and activities from noon to 4 p.m.. This weekend’s classes include archery, water safety, travel safety, shooting and hunting, and camping. Admission is free.

Thru 7/26, Peter Pan - Bring the family to the endearing performance of “Peter Pan” through Sunday at the Lewis Family Playhouse. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 adults, $18 for seniors and $16 for children 3-12 years old.

Thru 8/2, Shooting Event - Bass Pro Shops holds its NRA Freedom Days for the next two weeks. This weekend, three free seminars are held beginning at 11 a.m.  Event includes a free kids shooting range and workshop.



Thru 8/2, Mel Brooks Musical – “The Producers” at Sandra R. Courtney Community Theatre Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is $15, students are $12 with ID. 



7/25, Arts Festival - The Fontana Arts Festival is from 5 to 10 p.m. at Fontana Park. The event features a live action painting state, performance art stage, and more than 50 artists, art vendors, food trucks and more. Admission is free. 

7/25, Exotics Racing - Take a drive in an exotic super car at the Auto Club Speedway. Packages start at $99 for a drive-along or $199 to $399 depending on vehicle choice. See website for details and registration.

7/26, Street Legal Drags - NHRA street-legal drag racing at the Auto Club Dragway. Gates open at 8 a.m. and racing at 9 a.m. Car/driver is $20 registration, spectators are $10. Competitors must ring license and proof of registration.

Thru 8/2, The Songs of Neil Sedaka - Performances for “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” at Tibbies Center Stage are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 7 p.m. Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets start at $37.65.



Thru 7/31, Exhibit - “Taking Shape: Modern Works From The Permanent Collection at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Open10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. See website for admission.



7/25, Mountain Bike Event - The 2nd Annual Big Bear Mountain Bike Gran Fondo and Grizzly 100 begins at 7 a.m.. The event starts and finishes in the Village at Pine Knot Boulevard and Village Drive. Visit the website for additional details.  

7/25, Bass Tournament - A qualifying tournament for Aaron’s Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series is this weekend. Check out the website for additional information. 

7/25, History Program - The 16th Annual History Alive! Chautauqua presents Gen. George S. Patton beginning at 7 p.m. at Summit Fellowship Church. Admission is free.

7/25, Brewfest - The 4th Annual Spirits of the West Briefest celebrates the National Day of the Cowboy from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Big Bear Convention Center. Admission is free, but there is a cost for samples and spirits.



7/25, Trolley Fest - A Summer Evening Trolley Fest and Members BBQ begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. You must be a museum member or a guest of one to attend. Check website for additional information.



7/24, Park Dedication - The Serenity Skate Park Dedication is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the park off Palomar Road in Lake Elsinore. Free admission.



7/25, Family Musical - “Chronicles of Narnia” musical is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Broadway Starz Theater. Tickets are $15. 

7/25, Shakespeare Festival – Shakespeare in the Vines performances of  “Romeo and Juliet” at Baily Vineyard & Winery at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Tickets are $22, $17 for students seniors and military, royal table $30.

7/26, Cooking Class - A Williams-Sonoma Technique Class on nonstick sautéing is from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at its store at Promenade Temecula. Admission is free.


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