Things to do in the Inland Empire – August 2019

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 2 – 4 | Old West Days

Step back in time to the great American west and experience the simple life. Join Los Rios Rancho for this Family-friendly 3 day festival and learn about 19th century living on America’s frontier. Pioneer encampments, Victorian tea tent, historical demonstrations, Civil War band, tomahawk throwing, and much more.

When: Friday – Sunday  | Friday – 11:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday – 11am – 3pm (Chuck Wagon Supper Show 6 – 9:30pm), Sunday – 11am – 3pm
Where: Los Rios Rancho | 39611 S. Oak Glen Rd., Yucaipa CA. 92399
Cost: Daytime admission is free | Chuck Wagon Supper Show – $40 – $52
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June 21 – August 16 | Redlands Bowl

Join them for the 96th season of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival! A yearly tradition in Redlands, the Redlands Bowl free and exceptional performances are not to be missed!

When: Tuesdays and Fridays, June 21 – August 16
Where: Redlands Bowl | 25 Grant St. Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free
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August 4 & August 11 | Concerts in the Park

The City of Yucaipa hosts 6 Concerts in the Park from July 7- August 11 at the Yucaipa Community Park.  Awesome Music, delicious food and unique vendors are just some of the exciting things offered at these events

When: Sundays, July 7 – August 11
Where: Yucaipa Community Park | 34900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Cost: Free
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August 10 | 2019 Redlands Car Club Lowrider MeatUp

LOWRIDER will be stopping by Redlands Car Club’s 2nd annual car show at Sylvan Park for a MeatUp. Show off your rides, your signature dishes, and your cooking skills. The LOWRIDER staff and rig will be on site along with plenty of prizes and giveaways.

When: August 10 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Sylvan Park | 601 N. University St, Redlands
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August 10 | The Pirates Shipwreck Adventure

A.K. Smiley Library is hosting a free program with the Stars Of Tomorrow Children’s Theater: ☠️”The Pirates Shipwreck Adventure!”☠️ This event has two sessions: 1 – 1:45 pm and 2 – 2:45 pm. Participating pirates must read Treasure Island before August 10, 2019, to participate, and also register — sign up at the Young Readers’ Room, A.K. Smiley Public Library or call (909) 798-7674.

When: Saturday, August 10 | 1 – 2:45
Where: The Contemporary Club (Behind The Lincoln Memorial Shrine) | 173 S. Eureka Street, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: Free
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August 19 | Swing for Kids

Building A Generation is hosting its 14th Annual Golf Tournament at Redlands Country Club on August 19. 2019. Proceeds from Tournament will benefit our BOOST afterschool program which provides academic support and character-building activities for at-risk children within the Redlands Unified School District.

Golfers & sponsors may sign up online at or email

When: August 19 | 10:30am – 7pm
Where: Redlands Country Club | 1749 Garden St., Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: $150
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August | Summer 2019 with Stars of Tomorrow Children’s Theater

Summer with Stars of Tomorrow includes FUN for a variety of ages ALL summer long! Ages 5+  for the camp; tickets for the performance are $10. For more information, for FREE events or to register for summer, visit

When: August
Where: Packinghouse Academy | 9700 Alabama St, Redlands, CA 92374
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August 3 – Sept 1 | Les Miserablès: A New Drama – An Inspirational Original Drama

Victor Hugo’s classic masterpiece storms the stage in this original dramatic presentation of his stirring story.  Witness the astounding journey of Jean Valjean as he falls from grace and rises to redemption amidst the amazing events of nineteenth century France.

When: August 3 – September 1, 2019
Where: LifeHouse Theatre | 1135 N. Church St. Redlands, CA 92374
Cost: $11-27
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August 17 | National Aviation Day Fly-In

Redlands Airport on Saturday August 17th. EAA Chapter 845 will be flying Young Eagles in the morning. Young Eagles flights start at 9 am. Kids between 8-17 with an adult must register to participate between 9-10. The Redlands Airport Association will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and serving them with all the fix-in’s and cold drinks between 11 am and 2 pm. Lunch is $7. Local pilots will be competing in a spot landing contest in the afternoon. Come out and watch the fun!

When: Saturday, August 17 | 9am – 2pm
Where: Redlands Municipal Airport | 1755 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374
Cost: $7
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August 25 | The Ultimate Outdoor Expo

Ultimate Outdoor Expo. Over 25 FREE Activities & Workshops w/ General Admission

When: August 24 & 25 | 10am – 6pm
Where: San Bernardino County Fairgrounds – Buildings 1, 2 and 6 | 14800 “7th” Street, Victorville, CA 92395
Cost: $10 general; $5 kids; $8 senior/military
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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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