Things to do in the Inland Empire — Oct. 2017

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

Inland Empire events and things to do


Oct. 13 & 14 | Yucaipa Autumnfest

Celebrate autumn at Yucaipa’s Autumnfest; with: classic car show, beer garden, historic displays, kids’ zone, haunted house, and much more!

When: Friday, Oct. 13, 6 – 10pm | Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 – 9pm
Where: Historic Uptown, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Cost: Free
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Oct. 13 – 15 | Art, For Heaven’s Sake

Art, for Heaven’s Sake! is a three day annual art festival held on the grounds and gardens of the Redlands United Church of Christ. This premiere art festival of the Inland Empire features over 60 artists representing a wide variety of media, including acrylics, photography, watercolor, oils, stained glass, jewelry, pottery, and metal sculpture. The Redlands United Church of Christ holds this event to support the arts and the community.

When: October 13 – 15, 2017 | View times and schedule
Where: Redlands United Church of Christ | 168 Bellevue Ave Redlands, Ca 92373
Cost: Free
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Oct. 14 & 15 | Riverside West Coast Blues Festival

The Riverside West Coast Blues Festival features two days of blues with multiple performers each day, each of whom is worth the price of admission alone! West Coast Blues and cold brews while the kids blow good-time boogie on their harps!

First 50 kids (8-16 yrs.) each day gets a free harmonica & lesson from renowned instructor David Berntson. He’ll teach them the train boogie woogie & a couple of blues riffs which they can then play like the cats on stage. Free grab bag for the kids under 8 years.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2 – 10pm | Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 – 7pm
Where: White Park in historic downtown Riverside | 3936 Chestnut St, Riverside, CA 92501
Cost: Free
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Oct. 14 | Riverside Citrus Classic

With 4 course options there is something for everyone! New for 2017 – New routes for the 28 Mile, Half-Century and Century. New for the Half-Century and Century – timing to add an element of fun and challenge – riders will have the opportunity to get timed results for a Time Trial Segment & a KOM/QOM Segment.

Check-in and registration: Starting Friday, October 13th, 5-7:30pm next to El Torito in the Riverside Plaza or Saturday before the ride in front of the Regal Theaters between 6-8:45am.

When: Oct. 14, check-in Oct 13 and 14
Where: Riverside
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October weekends | Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

Travel up the mountain for Big Bear Lake’s Oktoberfest. Each weekend features special events and activities, but every weekend will also hold:

  • Log Sawing & Stein Holding Contests  Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Safe Slam Beer Drinking & Beer Pong contests  Saturdays 8 p.m.
  • Children’s contests Sundays 3 p.m. Outside’
  • Budenstrasse  Game Booths, Exhibitors, Vendors

When: Open Saturdays, 12pm – 12am | Sundays, 12 – 5:30pm (Saturdays after 6pm only age 21+ admitted)
Cost: $10 approx. Sunday; $15-20 approx. Saturday
Where: Big Bear Lake Village
Cost: $10- $20
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Oct. 21 | Monster Mash

Calling all ghosts and ghouls! On Saturday, October 21, 2017, the City of Beaumont and the Beaumont Library District will host the annual Monster Mash Halloween Party! The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center, located at 1310 Oak Valley Parkway. Eerie entertainment will include free games and in-door trick or treating with bouncers and food available for purchase. The highlight of the evening will be a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. This event is fun for the entire family!

When: Saturday, Oct. 21 | 4 – 8pm
Where: Community Recreation Center  | 1310 Oak Valley Pkwy, Beaumont, CA 92223
Cost: Free to attend
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Oct. 21 | Hillside Cemetery Walking Tour

On Saturday, October 21 the Redlands Area Historical Society will conduct a walking tour of Hillside Memorial Park. The tour will start at 4:00 p.m. beginning near the Egyptian Mausoleum and finishing before sundown.  Tom Atchley, vice-president of the Historical Society will lead the tour.

When: Saturday, Oct. 21 | 4pm until sundown
Where: Hillside Memorial Park | 1540 Alessandro Road, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: $10 donation
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October weekends | “Beyond the Black Veil”

The Victorians took life and death seriously – especially death! The Riverside Heritage House is proud to introduce the Victorian tradition of the Day of Mourning at “Beyond the Black Veil” for three weekends in October.

The Heritage House, built in the Victorian style, will display in all its somber glory the elements of Victorian death. A séance in the parlor, an antique crystal ball, and the magic of tarot cards are just part of the experience. When her beloved consort Albert died, England’s Queen Victoria mourned for the rest of her life. She became known for traditionally wearing black and was imbued with a sense of sorrow. Her loyal subjects followed her lead and Victorian England became a place of dark and dramatic elements. The Heritage House will be draped in traditional mourning and the House volunteers will offer guests a glimpse of clothing, stationery, and unusual relics.

When: October weekends; see website for dates and times
Where: Heritage House | 8193 Magnolia, Riverside, CA
Cost: Free
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Oct. 23 | Meeting – Launch of new Redlands Explore app

The Redlands Area Historical Society has a special program planned for the October 23 meeting.  Ron Running, the current President of the Historical Society, and Ben Parker, a historical society member, have collaborated with two University of Redlands students and Professor Trisha Cornez to develop an app for Android and iPhones. They will demonstrate the app, that allows users to view all of the 350 Heritage Homes awarded since 1975 on their phones.

When: Monday, Oct. 23 | 7pm
Where: Smiley Library – Assembly Room | 125 West Vine St, Redlands, CA 92373
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Oct. 28 | Boo in the Zoo

Bring your children (and yourself) to the Big Bear Alpine Zoo’s “Boo in the Zoo!” dressed in costumes to this special afternoon of Tricks ‘n Treats.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28 | 11am – 3pm
Where: Big Bear Alpine Zoo | 43285 Goldmine Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
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Oct. 27 & 28 | Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk Riverside is an event unlike any other! The event offers four distinctive story-telling walking tours throughout downtown Riverside. The tours range from the perfect youngster spook-fest to more daring tours for the adventurous tour-goer.Live entertainment from the festival stage including Senryu Taiko and others. Kids’ activities and games at the Kids’ Halloween Carnival with PRIZES! Kiddie Halloween Costume Contest – ages 10 and under. Fun, food, vendors, boo-tiques and more!

When: Saturday, Oct. 28 | 6 – 11pm
Where: Downtown Riverside (University & Main)
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Oct. 29 | DTR Art Walk

Art walk, with many artists, venues, bands, and food vendors.

ASCQ’s IE Zine Fest/Pin Demo – 5th Street
RAA’s Art on State Street – State & 6th
State Street Gallery – State & 5th
Generation Now – Orange & State
Artists at Civic Plaza – City Hall

Augie’s Coffee House – 113 N. 5th St
Parliament Chocolate – 16 E. Redlands Blvd
Ozel Jewelers – 2 E. State St
Seed – 10 E. State St
Skool Boiz – State St
Brown Bag Books – State St
Sterling and Co. – 28 E. State St
Fleur de Lis – 104 E. St
Jax Toys – 109 E. State St
Citrograph Printing – 113 E. State St
JD Myer’s – 122 E. State St
Daryl’s Pet Shop – 208 E. State St
State Street Dental – 211 E. State St
Redlands Art Association – 215 E. State St
Cheesewalla – Orange Street Alley
Sugar Bee – 5 E. Citrus Ave
Kith – 5 E. Citrus Ave
Kissui – 5 E. Citrus Ave
Stone Wheel – 7 N. 5th St
a la minute – 19 E. Citrus Ave
Mane Salon – 19 E. Citrus Ave
The Orange Space – 19 E. Citrus Ave
A Shop Called Quest – 5 E. Citrus Ave
STB Art Studio – 15 S. 5th St
Threshold Gallery – 18 E. Vine St

Johnny Crimes
Tea Green
Darcie and Washboard Clay
Small Spaces
Maria Sweet

Food & Drink:
Vegana Casera – Fire Pizza – local breweries

When: Oct. 29, 12 – 6pm
Where: Downtown Redlands
Cost: Free
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Oct. 31 | “Trick or Treat” in Downtown Redlands

The City of Redlands will again provide safe trick-or-treating and storytelling in Historic Downtown Redlands this Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m.

City volunteers and Downtown storefronts will be distributing candy while supplies last. Come join in on the fun festivities then walk to one of our delicious Downtown eateries for dinner.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 3 – 4pm
Where: Historic Downtown Redlands
Cost: Free
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Oct. 31 | Halloween in the Village

Bring your kids to the safest place to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween! With 50+ places to stop for candy you are sure to fulfill your sweet tooth. Take a walk through the village seeing all the horrors that it has to offer! Don’t forget your costume or you’ll miss out on the trick or treating!

When: Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 5 – 7:30pm
Where: Big Bear Lake Village | 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear, CA
Cost: Free
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