Things to do in the Inland Empire – June 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 June — with things to do in Redlands, Yucaipa and throughout the Inland Empire!

Inland Empire events and things to do

May 30 – June 2 | The 101 Annual Cherry Festival

For more than 100 years, the Cherry Festival has been the biggest community event in Beaumont. Virtually the entire community participates in this four-day celebration, which features games, rides, booths, music, entertainment, and the best food and drink the Pass Area has to offer. Come out!

When: May 30 – June 2
Where: Stewart Park | 985 Orange Ave, Beaumont
Cost: Free – $7
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May 23 – June 30 | The 15th Annual Lavender Festival

Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. Visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, taste lavender-inspired dishes and enjoy live music.  The organic herbs grown at 123 Farm are featured prominently throughout the family-friendly festival through various refreshing lavender-inspired favorites such as lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.  The organic marketplace showcases specialty items many of them made with lavender as, for example, honey, balsamic vinegar, essential oils, fresh bouquets, plants and even lavender-stuffed toys.

When: May 23 – June 30 | Thursdays – Sundays
Where: 123 Farm & Highland Springs Ranch & Inn | 10600 Highland Springs Ave, Cherry Valley
Cost: $15
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June 4 | 54th Annual Strawberry Festival

It’s time for the 54th Annual Strawberry Festival at Plymouth Village. Join them for strawberry shortcake, lemonade, and hot dogs (small fee). Live entertainment and children’s games and crafts and vendor booths.

When: Tuesday, June 4 | 4 – 7pm
Where: Plymouth Village at the large pavilion & Priscilla Way | 900 Salem Dr. Redlands, CA
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June 5, 12, 19, 26 | Movies in the Park

Bring the family to the park on Wednesday nights, for free movies in Yucaipa!

When: Wednesdays during the summer | 7:30pm
Where: Yucaipa Community Park | 34900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa
Cost: Free
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June 8 | Spirit West Coast

Citizens Business Bank Arena will host Spirit West Coast Inland Empire on June 8th. Headliners include for KING & COUNTRY, Rend Collective, Zach Williams, and more! This single day, multi-artist Christian music festival mixes music with a carnival like, family vibe with vendors, food, and games for everyone.

When: June 8 | 4pm
Where: Citizens Business Bank Arena | 4000 Ontario Center, Ontario
Cost: $12+, $20 parking
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June 8 | Touch a Truck

Touch a Truck is a great family-friendly event in Redlands! Come learn about the dozens of vehicles- emergency vehicles, transport vehicles, tow trucks, public health and safety trucks, buses and more- that will line the stadium parking lot! You’ll even get a chance to climb inside, honk the horns, and flash the lights! Plus, you’ll get to talk to the men and women who drive these amazing trucks and learn all about their jobs.

When: June 8 | 9am – 2pm
Where: Ted Runner Stadium Parking Lot at the University of Redlands |
Cost: $5
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June 1 – 23 | Arsenic and Old Lace

Redlands Footlighters Theatre’s June performance is Arsenic and Old Lace. Here’s their synopsis of the play: Writer Mortimer Brewster and girl-next-door Elaine Harper are engaged. When they return home to deliver the news, Brewster finds a corpse hidden in a window seat at the home of his eccentric aunts, Abby and Martha. The spinsters have been “mercifully” poisoning lonely old gentlemen while his disturbed uncle, who believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt, buries them in the basement. With that, and an unexpected visit by his homicidal brother, he starts to realize that his family is even crazier than he thought.

When: June 1 – 23
Where: Redlands Footlighters Theatre | 1810 Barton Road, Redlands, CA
Cost: $10 – $15
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June 15 & 16 | Daniel Weston Virtuoso Guitar Concerts

Saturday, June 15, doors open at 4pm, Concert 5-6pm at the First Congregational Church, 2 W Olive Ave in Redlands. This is a free admission event with a freewill offering for the artist.

Sunday, June 16, 1pm drink service begins for the Event at Edwards Mansion, 2064 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. Concert is from 2-3pm on the fountain patio. Admission $20 general, Advanced Tickets $15, Students $10. Information and Advanced Tickets telephone line is 805.712.1741.

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June 21 | Redlands Bowl: Broadway and Beyond

An opening night spectacular celebrating all things Broadway! Redlands Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Frank Fetta will perform Broadway and Beyond, featuring Nicole Henry.

When: Friday, June 21 | 8pm
Where: Redlands Bowl | 25 Grant St, Redlands
Cost: Free
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June 25 | Redlands Bowl: Papa Doo Run Run

Experience the legendary, Grammy-nominated Papa Doo Run Run whose 1975 top 40 hit “Be True to Your School” made them surf music icons, and has been featured in many movie soundtracks since. Papa Doo Run Run spent the 80’s and 90’s touring with the Beach Boys, and still performs worldwide

When: Tuesday, June 25 | 8pm
Where: Redlands Bowl | 25 Grant St, Redlands
Cost: Free
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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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