Things to do in the Inland Empire — Sept. 2017

There’s plenty of things to do in the Inland Empire — events, family activities and fun weekend happenings! Here are some great options for the month of September; there’s things to do in Redlands, Yucaipa and throughout the Inland Empire!

Inland Empire events and things to do

Sept. 15 – 17 | Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion

The 5th Annual Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion happens this Friday through Sunday! It’s free to the public and will showcase 22 city blocks of cars and hot rods parking and cruising in downtown Ontario.

When: Sept. 15-17, 2017 | Friday 11am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 8 – 11am
Where: 22 blocks up and down Euclid Ave near Ontario Town Square near Ontario City Hall | 303 East “B” Street, Ontario, CA 91764
Cost: Free
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Sept. 15 – 17 | 28th Annual King Ludwig’s Oktoberfest

Live entertainment, kid zone, games and contests, arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of food are all to be had at the annual King Ludwig’s Oktoberfest at Noble Creek Park!

When: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 15 – 17 | Friday 5 – 11pm, Saturday 12 – 11pm, Sunday 12 – 6pm
Where: Noble Creek Park | 650 W. Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA 92223
Cost: Free admission; $5 parking
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Sept. 16 – 17 | Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition

Come to Joshua Tree National Park’s fifth annual Art Exposition at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, CA this weekend. The highlight of the event is an international juried exhibition of artwork by artists who drew their inspiration from the national park. Enjoy an art market with artwork for sale, art demonstrations, food and beverages provided by the Inn, ranger talks, and live music.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 16 & 17 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Twentynine Palms; view events and locations here
Cost: Free
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Sept. 21 | 30th Annual Wine & Food Under the Stars

Enjoy an evening of fine cuisine, wine, and craft breweries.

When: Thursday, Sept. 21 | 6 – 10pm
Where: National Orange Show | 689 South “E” St, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Cost: $45 – $50
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Sept. 23 | Apple and Thistle Music Festival

The Scottish Society of the Inland Empire is putting on its 6th Apple and Thistle Music Festival! The event will feature pipers, singers and dancers, and there will be fresh apples, apple cider and apple doughnuts from the barn at Snow-Line Orchard. There will also be barbecued food available from a vendor. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own lunches.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Snow-Line Orchard | 39400 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA
Cost: Free
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Sept. 23 | 20th Annual Comedy Night

Join the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center as they host their 20th Annual Comedy Night celebration featuring comedian Paula Poundstone. The night of laughter to help benefit dogs, cats, puppies and kittens residing at the Pet Adoption Center.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 | show begins at 8:15pm
Where: Fox Performing Art’s Center | 3801 Mission Inn Ave. Riverside, CA
Cost: $35
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Sept. 23 | Mariachi Festival

This colorful festival celebrating Hispanic culture and genre of Mariachi music is returning to Riverside at Fairmount Park; featuring: fabulous music, mariachi and ballet folklórico acts from all over Southern California. Enjoy delicious cultural foods, shop among the many vendors and view the community art displays.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 | 9am – 8:30pm
Where: Fairmount Park | 2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA
Cost: $15 presale, $20 day-of; 12 and under are free
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Sept. 23 | “Taste for Life” Wine Event

The “Taste for Life” Wine Event is all about raising funds for programs provided by Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California. Take part in an evening of live entertainment, wine tasting, dinner, and auction to benefit this non-profit organization.

When: Saturday, Sept. 23 | 5 – 8pm
Where: Oak Hollow Farm | 38001 Potato Canyon Road, Oak Glen, CA
Cost: $50 | includes wine tasting, complimentary wine glass, and dinner
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Sept. 24 | Village Fall Wine Walk

This will be the 9th annual Fall Wine Walk in the Village. Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, walking and wine tasting with tons of participating local stores. Food and drinks courtesy of Big Bear Mountain Brewery, Bev Mo, Distinctive Wines by Lapis Luna Winery and more local eateries.

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 | 3:30 – 7pm
Where: Big Bear Lake Village shopping district – corner of Pine Knot Ave and Village Dr, Big Bear, CA
Cost: $20 for food only tickets, $45 for presale wine walk tickets
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Sept. 29 – 30 | Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival

Coming the last weekend of September, the Get Shamrocked Irish Music Festival is the #1 Celtic music festival on this side of the country. 15 bands will be featured, indulge in the great food trucks, and enjoy the music!

When: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 29 & 30
Where: Murrieta Town Square Park |  24701 Jefferson Ave, Murrieta, CA
Cost: $20 – $40
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Sept. 30 | Women with Voices The Word Book and Artist Fair

Women with Voices is celebrating its second annual book fair coming to SoCal’s Inland Region on Saturday, Sept. 30.  Women with Voices is celebrating its second annual book fair coming to SoCal’s Inland Region on Saturday, Sept. 30

When: Saturday, Sept. 30
Where: Rancho Cucamonga Community Center | 11200 Base Line Rd, Rancho Cucamonga
Cost: $5 | purchase through Eventbrite
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