Inland Empire Events | Weekend Fun Guide 9/11-9/13/2015


Hello Friends and Neighbors!

This weekend, be sure to take the time to celebrate life with the ones you love most. We’ve found a bunch of great Inland Empire weekend events to share with you to help you step into autumn.

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9/11, Fundraiser – “Reds, Whites and Blues” Blue Cross fundraiser featuring restaurants, wineries and breweries from 6-9p.m. at White Park. Admission is $50.

9/11, Breakfast – “Breakfast with our Heroes” at Riverside City Hall, Grier Pavilion. Tickets are $50.

9/11, Concert – Hair Banger’s Ball at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium at 7p.m. Tickets are $12.

9/11, Service – Riverside 9/11 Day of Service Ceremony at City Hall, Franklin Stage from 9-10a.m.

9/11-12, Fundraiser – Operation SafeHouse Thrift Store Sale from 10a.m.-6p.m.  Clothes are $2, other items are half off.

9/12, Memorial – Moms of Military 11th annual Remember Our Heroes event at California Avenue Christian Fellowship at 1p.m. Banner unveiling, kids activities, live music and more. Free admission.  

9/12, Workshops – Latino Health Awareness Month workshops and activities at Cesar Chavez Community Center from 9:30a.m.-1p.m. Includes MyPlate education, kids workshops and more.

9/12, Kids Event – STEM program at the eastside Library from 10a.m.-12p.m. for ages 6-18 focusing on making electricity from a lemon. Free to the public.

9/12, Workshop – “Healthy Eating for Busy People” at Necessary Nutrition Academy from 10-11a.m. Price is $17 for members.

9/12, Workshop – “Your Lawn: Keep It or Get Rid of It” workshop at the Western Municipal Water District from 11a.m.-12p.m. Learn about drought-friendly yard options, free to the public.

9/12, Safety Fair – Mayor’s Day Out Safety Fair at The Grove Community Church from 2:30-4:30p.m. Bicycle playground, safety instructions, raffles, food trucks and more.

9/13, Comedy – Lewis Black at the Fox Performing Arts Center at 7p.m. Tickets are $45-55.



9/10-13, Book Sale – A.K. Smiley Library used book sale from 10:30a.m.-4p.m. Prices are Thursday $4 per book, Friday $3, Saturday $2 and Sunday $1.

9/12, Car Show – A Day in the Park Car Show and Family Fun Extravaganza fundraiser for YouthHope at Sylvan Park from 8a.m.- 3p.m. $5 BBQ meal, kid zone, competitions, raffles and live entertainment. Free spectator admission, car show registration $30 at gate.

9/12, Fundraiser – “Soiree at the Gables” fundraiser for the Redlands Opera Theatre at Mission Gables Bowl House from 4-7p.m. Tickets are $45 per person or $80 per couple. Appetizers, silent auction and live performances.



9/12, Motocross – RED weekly motorcross practice races at Glen Helen Raceway beginning at 10a.m. $25 per bike through the gate, spectators free.

9/12, Concert – Project X concert at the National Orange Show. Doors open at 9p.m. Tickets are $10-75 for the 18 and over event, must provide valid ID.


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9/11, Concert – Y&T at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $20 for the all-ages show.

9/12, Breakfast – Corona Lion Club pancake breakfast from 7-11a.m. at the Corona Public Library.

9/12, Festival – 10th Annual Inspire Homecoming Festival beginning at 5:30p.m. at City Hall South Lawn. Tickets are $75 each, table of eight is $600.

9/12, Project – 9/11 Interfaith Peace Project at Corona Heritage Park and Museum. See website to sign up for volunteer shifts, includes yard work and ironing pillowcases.

9/12, Concert – Lakeside with Howard Johnson and BB Wolf at M15 Concert Bar and Grill. Doors open at 7p.m., tickets are $20 for the all-ages show.



9/12-13, Festival – California Beer Festival at Frank G. Bonelli Park. Over 80 beers to sample, food vendors on site. Saturday Craft Beer Heaven event from 12:30-5p.m, Hamburgers and Hops Music Festival on Sunday from 11a.m.-5:30p.m. Admission is $10-75, see website for details and to purchase tickets.



Now through 9-27, Fair –  The LA County Fair at the Fairplex Friday from 12p.m.-12a.m., Saturday 10a.m.-12a.m. and Sunday 10a.m.-10p.m. Weekend admission is $20 adults, $12 kids ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Season pass is $29.99.

9/11, Concert – Kool & The Gang, The Ohio Players and Rose Royce at the LA County Fair at 7:30p.m. Included with fair admission.

9/12, Concert – ZZ Top and Blackberry Smoke at the LA County Fair at 7:30p.m. Included with fair admission.

9/12, Workshop – Smart Gardening Workshop from 9a.m.-12p.m. at Ganesha Park Community Center. Free for Pomona residents.

9/13, Concert – Justin Moore with Kellie Pickler and Colt Ford at the LA County Fair at 7:30p.m. Included with fair admission.


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9/11, Concert – Hunter & The Dirty Jacks at Black Watch Pub beginning at 9p.m.

9/11-12, Comedy – Thomas Dale at Flappers Comedy Club Friday at 8p.m. and 10p.m. and Saturday at 7p.m. and 9p.m. Tickets are $20.

9 /12, Wine Festival – Wine Walk through Claremont Village from 4-8p.m. Advance tickets $45 per person, includes map of participating businesses, 10 tastings and wrist band. Designated driver tickets are $20; check website for sale sites.

9/12, Workshop – Water Landscape Workshop at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District focusing on landscape preparation and design at 9a.m. Free to the public.



9/11-13, Art Show – Associated Artists of the Inland Empire 51st Annual Juried Art Show at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center Friday from 10a.m.-10p.m., Saturday 10a.m.- 9p.m. and Sunday 11a.m.-4p.m.

9/11, Memorial – September 11 Remembrance ceremony at 8:46a.m. at Freedom Courtyard.

9/12, Food Truck – The Hello Kitty Café Truck at Victoria Gardens from 10a.m.-8p.m.

9/12, Kids Event – Kidz Club event at Victoria Gardens Chaffey Town Square from 11a.m.-1p.m. Kids ages 3-10 can make windcatcher, Kidz Club members get free gift.

9/12, Market – INSPIREDinland Market in front of Coffee Klatch and The Wine Taylor beginning at 10a.m. Art and antiques for sale.

9/12, Concert – The Commodores at the Lewis Family Playhouse at 8p.m. Tickets are $63-70.



9/10-13, Comedy – Aries Spears at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club Friday at 7:30p.m. and 9:45p.m., Saturday at 7p.m. and 9:15p.m. and Sunday at 7p.m. Tickets are $25 to the 21 and over show.    

9/12-13, Dog Event – Doggie Pool-ooza at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park from 9a.m.-4p.m. Pool party, dog races and events, discount dog services and more. $5 per person, $1 per dog.

9/12,  Concert – Summer CoolDown Concert at Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7:30p.m. Tickets are $35-75, parking is $10 cash.

9/12, Soccer – Red Bull Fiesta de Futbol at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Pros and amateurs 18+ welcome, registration at 10a.m., games start at 11a.m. See site for details.

9/12, Comedy – LaughFest family comedy with Justin Rivera at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club at 2p.m. Tickets are $20 for the 13 and over show.

9/13, Car Show – Carros Y Corridos Carshow & Concierto at Citizens Business Bank Arena from 12-5p.m. Car show setup begins at 5a.m. Spectator tickets $30 presale, $50 at the door, $100 VIP.

9/12, Barbecue – 6th Annual Best Backyard BBQ Contest from 10a.m.-3p.m. at the Dorothy A. Quesada Community Center. Registration is $25, pre-registration encouraged.

9/12, Reading – Paws to Read for ages 5-12. Read with a therapy dog at Ovitt Family Community Center from 10a.m.-12p.m., signups required.



9/11, Memorial – 9/11 Remembrance Event at Steelworker’s Auditorium at 10a.m. Activities and refreshments, free admission.

9/12, Racing – Drive or ride-along in an exotic car at the Auto Club Speedway. Ride-alongs are $199 and drives start at $249. Pre-registration required.

9/12-13, Racing – SoCal Drag Racing and SoCal Super Street at the Auto Club Dragway. Races start at 8a.m. Saturday and 8:30a.m. Sunday. Spectators are $15 a day, see site for racer registration details.


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9/11, Memorial – 9/11 Remembrance program at 9a.m. between the police and fire stations at Rialto Avenue and Willow Avenue.



9/11-13, Festival – Banning Stagecoach Days at A.C. Dysart Park. Includes entertainment, vendors, battle of the bands, rodeo, gunfighter competition and more. See website for more information.

9/12, Parade – Banning Stagecoach Days parade down Ramsey St. in Banning at 10a.m. See site for route.



Now through 9/-13, Rendevous – Big Horn Mountain Men Rendezvous at Holcomb Valley Scout Ranch. $5 admission fee for visitors, $30 for participating visitors. Period dress not required for visitors. See website for more information.

9/12, Wine Walk – Big Bear Lake Village Wine Walk from 3:30-7p.m. Ticks are $45 available online or the UPS Store.

9/12, Motorcycle Run – 20th Annual Run for the Grizzlies motorcycle poker run at Bartletts Events Area in the Village from 9:30a.m.-4p.m. $30 for riders, $25 for passengers.

9/12, Planes – Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program concludes with sessions from 9a.m.-11a.m. Kids ages 8-17 can ride in a plane for free from Big Bear Airport.



Now through 9/14, Yoga – Bhakti Fest Yoga and Music Festival at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Single and multi-day festival passes available, see website for more information.    

9/11-13, Concert – Susan Anton at The Purple Room Friday and Saturday at 5p.m. and Sunday at 11:30p.m. Tickets are $40, does not include food or refreshments.

9/13, Museum – Free Second Sundays admission to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Events from 10a.m.-5p.m. including family crafts from 11:45-1:45p.m., film screenings and exhibits.



9/12, Workshop – Backyard Composting Workshop at Riverside County Waste Management Department at 10a.m.

9/12, Festival – MoVal YouthFest at Community Park from 10a.m.-2p.m. Vendors, entertainment, information boots, organizations and more. Free admission.

9/12, Trains – Fall Railroadiana Swap Meet at the Orange Empire Railway Museum from 9a.m.-2p.m. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 5-11, with all-day ride pass $12 and $8.



9/11-12, Expo – Art Cosplay Festival in Old Town Temecula Civic Center. Includes Cosplay masquerade ball, contest, Japanese Festival and more. one-day tickets $20 general, $12 for ages 12 and under, two-day tickets $35.

9/11, Memorial – September 11 Memorial at Temecula Duck Pond at 6p.m. Candle lighting ceremony, refreshments and more.

9/12-13, Art Contest - Kids for Komen Art Contest at the Promenade Temecula from 10a.m.-3p.m. Art supplies will be provided.



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