Things to do in the Inland Empire — August 2018

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 August — with things to do in Redlands, Yucaipa and throughout the Inland Empire!

Inland Empire events and things to do

August | Redlands Bowl

2018’s Redlands Bowl season has begun! View the entire season lineup here:

There is no admission charge to attend the performances at the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival! In order to present fine music and dance programs for the enjoyment of everyone, a freewill offering is collected at the break prior to intermission, and audience members are asked to donate according to their ability.

When: August, 2018
Where: Redlands Bowl | 25 Grant St, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free; freewill offering collected
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Aug. 1 | Movies in the Park – Coco

Summer “Movies in the Park” is the perfect time to gather your kids enjoy a night out. The movies are free to the public! We hope Yucaipian’s will take this opportunity to come out and enjoy a fun-filled evening. Although the movie begins at dusk, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to picnic, play, and find a good viewing spot.  Picnic blankets and beach chairs are recommended and there will be vendors selling snacks and drinks. Movie re-runs will be played at the 7th Street Pool on Thursday nights.

When: Wednesday, August 1 | 7:30pm
Where: Yucaipa Community Park | 34900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa
Cost: Free
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Aug. 3 – 5 | Old West Days

Step back in time to the great American west and experience the simple life. Join us for this Family-friendly 3 day festival and learn about 19th century living on America’s frontier. There will be pioneer encampments, a Victorian tea tent, historical demonstrations, Civil War band, competitions, old timey music, and all sorts of other activities and entertainment (check out all of the activities online!). Tickets required for the supper.

When: August 3 – 5 | Hours: Lawn activity 10:00-4:00; BBQ and Bakery 9:00-5:00
Where: Los Rios Rancho |
Cost: Free daytime admission
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Aug. 5 | 3rd Annual Baby Conference

New or expecting mothers are invited by Loma Linda University for an afternoon of fun, food and education. Special presentations from experts on breastfeeding and postpartum depression.

When: Sunday, August 5 | 12:30 – 2:30pm
Where: Loma Linda University – Centennial Conference | 24760 Stewart St., Loma Linda, CA 92354
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Aug. 4-5 and 11-12 | Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Go back in time and make an adventure of your day! Enjoy crafts from local artisans, medieval reenactments, games and great food. Have tea with the Queen, watch our jousters compete and Pirates cause mischief within the magical forest of Big Bear, CA.

When: Aug. 4-5 and Aug. 11-12
Where: Big Bear Renaissance Faire | 39115 Rim of the World Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Cost: $15 – $18
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Aug. 5 and Aug 12 | Summer Concerts

The best part of summer is that the Community Services Department rolls out the annual Summer Concert Series. Not only do you get to enjoy all the fun in the sun, you also get to spend Sunday afternoons at the Yucaipa Community Park while listening to great music with friends and family! Visitors come from far and wide to see the bands perform during the Concert Series. It is a time for a peaceful community gathering and fabulous tunes.

When: Sundays; August 5 and 12 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Yucaipa Community Park | 34900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa
Cost: Free
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Aug. 10 – 12 | Home & Backyard Show 2018

Educational and informative demonstrations, displays and seminars on the newest ideas in Home including Interior Home Decorating, Home Furnishings, Carpeting, Appliances, Exterior Painting, Room Additions, Kitchen Cabinetry, Landscaping, Swimming Pools, Spas, Decks, Patios, Gazebos, plus ‘Do-It Yourself’ Building Materials, Supplies and Services for 2018!

When: Friday – Sunday, Aug. 10 – 12
Where: Riverside Convention Center | 3637 Fifth Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Cost: Free
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July – August 18 | Redlands Theatre Festival – 46th Season

The Redlands Theatre Festival for 2018 begins July 7 and runs through August 18. View the plays here:

When: July 6 – August 18
Where: Prospect Park, Redlands
Cost: $16 – $95
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Aug. 18 | Scottish Music Festival

Beautiful environment, apples, cider, and great music!

When: Saturday, August 18 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Snowline Orchard and Winery | 39400 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen, California 92399
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Every Thursday | Redlands Market Night

Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

When: Ongoing Thursday nights, 6 – 9pm
Where: 1 East State Street, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free entrance
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