Things to do in the Inland Empire — Jan. 2018

Kick off the new year with quality time with friends and family! 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 January — with things to do in Redlands, Yucaipa and throughout the Inland Empire!

Inland Empire events and things to do

Jan 2 – 15 | Palm Springs International Film Festival

One of the largest film festivals in North America, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has a great lineup of over 180 new and celebrated international features and documentaries.

When: Jan. 2 – 15, 2018
Where: Palm Springs and Cathedral City; refer to website for specifics
Cost: Refer to website
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Jan. 6 | Citrus Heritage Run

The Citrus Heritage Run is a full marathon, half marathon, 5K and 1 mile kids race on Saturday, January 6, 2018. This unique and “sweet-smelling” course winds through the historic orange groves of The California Citrus Historic State Park in Riverside, Ca.

As one of the most scenic course routes in Southern California, you will experience breathtaking views of surrounding mountain ranges and skyline as you inhale the smell of sweet citrus and orange blossoms beginning to bloom. This race is truly one-of-a-kind!

When: Saturday, Jan. 6
Where: The California Citrus Historic State Park | 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
Cost: $20 – $125
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Jan. 6 | LiveWell Festival

The 2nd annual LiveWell Festival is an all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations the whole family can enjoy.

When: Saturday, Jan. 6 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Palm Desert Civic Center Park | 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Cost: $14.99
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Jan. 6 – 21 | Sherlock Holmes: The Game’s Afoot! play

Based on the classic detective series of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this mystery adventure introduces some of literature’s most memorable characters on stage. This dramatic production weaves together suspense, intrigue and humor. Holmes joins his new friend Dr. Watson to begin their battle against crime together.

When: Jan. 6- 21
Where: LifeHouse Theater | 1135 N Church St, Redlands 92374
Cost: $9 – $25
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Jan. 13 | Winter Trails Day at Big Bear Discovery Center

Learn about and try different winter activities (like snowshoeing!) at the Winter Trails Day. There will be snowshoe demos, hot cocoa, a snowman-building contest, and more.

When: Saturday, Jan. 13 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Big Bear Discovery Center | 40971 N. Shore Dr./Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA
Cost: Free
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Jan. 19 | On the Dance Floor: African Dance

Explore African dance with a class led by Bre Dance Studio. All levels of dance experience are welcome. This a free event, but space is limited and reservations are required.

When: Friday, Jan. 19 | 6 – 7:30pm
Where: Ontario Museum of History & Art | 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario, CA
Cost: Free, but reservations are required
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Jan. 20 | A Midsummer Night’s Dream…In January

Journey to real and fantastical worlds through the mesmerizing music of Mendelssohn. Along the way, chance upon a rising star when the winner of the University of Redlands Concerto Competition takes the stage.

When: Saturday, Jan. 20 | 8pm
Where: Memorial Chapel | 1200 E. Colton Ave., RedlandsCA 92373
Cost: $15 +
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Jan. 28 | APCA Lunar Fest of SoCal

The Asian Pacific Cultural Association (APCA) will host the Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival (Lunar Fest) on Saturday, January 28, 2017 which will be held in beautiful Downtown Riverside.

The Lunar Fest, highlights some of the ways that Asian Pacific residents have helped to preserved and continue building our community. We invite you to join in all of the FREE festivities.  We will begin with a spectacular Parade of Nations accompanied by live firecrackers, then Opening Ceremonies, followed by a variety of traditional Asian music, dance performances, art displays and day long exhibitions of Karate, Kung Fu, Sumo and a range of thrilling Asian themed demonstrations conducted by local community and professional groups. Stroll through the Asian market place; experience the tantalizing cultural foods and shop for artistic treasures. Enjoy the range of entertainment on the four stages, learn about the journeys that brought these residents to our Region.  Kids, be sure to stop by the Children’s Village for origami, balloons, calligraphy and hands-on arts and crafts.  The entire event will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the start of the Asian Lunar New Year, welcoming the Year of the Rooster in 2017.

When: Saturday, Jan. 28 | All day, starting at 10am
Where: Downtown Riverside
Cost: Free
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