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

Inland Empire events and things to do

Nov 3 | Family Discovery Day: Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate this sacred Mexican holiday through art workshops, live performances, and more. Dia de los Muertos attre is encouraged.

Where: Saturday, Nov. 3 | 12  – 4pm
Where: Ontario Museum of History & Art | 225 S. Euclid Ave., Ontario
Cost: Free
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Nov 11 | Redlands Veteran’s Day Parade

Redlands’ Veteran’s Day Parade begins at 9am at Redlands Blvd and Citrus Ave. and ends at Jennie Davis Park, (Redlands Blvd and New York St.). A ceremony by American Legion will began at 10:30am, with a celebration in the park following. In addition, there will be aircraft flyovers, a live band, beer garden, Lindy Sisters performing, a kid zone, and military vehicle display. Come and honor our veterans and enjoy the day. View parade route here.

When: Sunday, Nov. 11
Where: Redlands (Redlands Blvd and Citrus Ave, ending at Redlands Blvd and New York St.)
Cost: Free admission and parking (at ESRI off of Park Ave.)
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Nov 16 – 18 | Desert Living Home Show

Whatever your next house or garden project… you’ll find the experts at the Desert Living Home Show. Do your research as you get new ideas and inspiration from the experts who have created vignettes and display gardens just for the show. Most of them will be available to answer your questions.

When: Nov. 16 – 18
Where: Palm Springs Convention Center | 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA
Cost: $5 – $8 (buy discounted tickets online)
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Nov 17 | Downtown Holiday Kickoff

The City of Redlands is putting on a free holiday kickoff; enjoy musical entertainment, complimentary carriage rides, bounce houses, face painting, and more!

When: Saturday, Nov. 17 | 4 – 7pm
Where: Ed Hales Park | corner of Fifth St and State St, Redlands
Cost: Free
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Nov 17 | Red Dirt Art Festival

Just in time for the holidays, find unique, high-quality, hand-crafted gifts at this community art festival — more than 50 artists will be sharing and selling their art

When: Nov. 17 | 10am – 4pm
Where: Smiley Park | Cajon St and Vine St, Redlands
Cost: Free admission
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Nov 22 | Redlands Turkey Trot

It’s the 5th annual Redlands Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and Kids 1K Fun Run in beautiful Redlands, California! All participants receive a t-shirt and awards are given to the top male and female in each division.  Proceeds benefit great local and international charities. It’s the perfect start to your Thanksgiving morning!

When: Thursday, Nov. 22 | 8am
Where: Sylvan Park | 601 N University St, Redlands
Cost: $15 – $30
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Nov 30, and Dec  1, 2, and 3 | 71st Feast of Lights

The University of Redlands will present the 71st Feast of Lights, a service of worship celebrating ― in spoken word, tableaux, song and instrumental offering ― the birth of Jesus. Although, presentations have differed slightly from year to year, the basic theme has remained constant: the story of the birth of Christ and the symbolic message of the star of Bethlehem as it led the Wise Men to the stable. At the service’s conclusion, the traditional Ceremony of Candles, adapted from an ancient rite, symbolizes the spreading of the light of Christ’s message by the twelve apostles throughout the world. Under the direction of Dr. Nicholle Andrews, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Redlands, the 71st Feast of Lights will be a Feast in the true sense of the word. The public is asked to bring non-perishable food items to the Feast of Lights. The food will be collected by the Family Service Association of Redlands and distributed to low-income and homeless families in the community.

When: Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, and 3
Where: University of Redlands
Cost: $25 general public; more ticket information
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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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