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

Inland Empire events and things to do

Oct 6 | Redlands Oktoberfest

Join the Optimist Club’s Redlands Oktoberfest — it is a kid-friendly event, with a play area containing various games and a bounce house. There is plenty of fun available for the adults as well, with contests for best costume, Yodeling, Stein Holding, and Hammerschlagen.

A live German band will perform your favorite polkas, multiple vendors will have authentic German food to whet the appetite and of course, beer!

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 | 11am – 6pm
Where: Sylvan Park | 601 N University St, Redlands, CA 92374
Cost: Free – $15
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Oct 6 | Cemetery Tour

For the fifth year, author and historian Nicholas Cataldo, on behalf of the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society and Mt. View Cemetery, will present “Where the Past Meets the Present: Historic Tour of Mt. View Cemetery.” This colorful tour honors many notable residents who helped develop our homeland and were laid to rest here.

Old-time ambiance will be part of the fun. Bob Fraley will play the banjo, descendants of the historical figures will discuss their loved ones and there will be re-enactors and surprises along the way, as well as refreshments and snacks from the era. It’s not mandatory, but everyone is encouraged to dress in ‘1880’s through 1940’s attire.

When: Oct 6 | 2:30 – 6pm
Where: Mt. View Mortuary and Cemetery | 570 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino
Cost: $5 – $15
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Oct 6 | Riverside Citrus Classic Bike Ride

If you’re into biking, check out Riverside’s Citrus Classic Bike Ride happening Oct 6. Each course option has something for everyone! The Family Fun Ride is a great way to start your cycling adventure. Ready for more miles? Try the 28-mile route. For the more serious cyclist…ride the Half-Century or Century and get your results for the Time Trial & KOM segments!

When: Oct. 6
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Oct 12 & 13 | Yucaipa’s Autumn Fest

Yucaipa’s Autumn Fest is a lively street fair in the Historic Uptown District of Yucaipa to celebrate the coming off the fall season. The Uptown will be bustling with lively competitions, a host of street vendors, a car show, as well as live music.

When: Friday, Oct 12, 6 – 10pm | Saturday, Oct 13, 3 – 9pm
Where: Historic Uptown in Yucaipa
Cost: Free | Tickets and wristbands will be sold for the Kids Zone and Haunted House.
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Oct 20 | A Spoonful of Magic Tea Party

Come make memories at Martha Green’s Magical Tea Party! Guests will enjoy Martha’s well known Rustic Tea
with an assortment of treats! Fun storybook characters will be the servers.

When: Oct 20 | 4 – 6pm
Where: Martha Green’s Eating Room | 107 E Citrus Ave, Redlands
Cost: $40
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Oct 20 | RHIS Fall Plant Sale

Don’t miss this year’s Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s Fall Uncommon Plant Sale. You will find a great selection of regular and drought tolerant plants, shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs, trees, succulents, cacti, and a variety of pots and planters all at bargain prices.

When: Saturday, Oct 20 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Prospect Park across from the Carriage House | 1352 Prospect Park Dr, Redlands
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Oct 26 | Suveg Cellars’ All Hallows Eve

Suveg Cellars will be celebrating it’s first All Hallows Eve at the California Street Location with a Halloween Bash on Friday, October 26th from 4pm-11:59pm. Bites will be available throughout the night, and we’re encouraging everyone to come in their best costume. We’ll also be hosting a costume contest where the award will go to the attendee who’s costume best resembles their take on one of our wines. As you may know, Suveg Cellars wine’s have colorful names (Problem Child, Table Dancer, Identity Crisis, Attitude Adjustment). Whoever best riffs off of the name of a Suveg Cellars wine will win a prize! The event is open to wine club members and the public alike. No tickets required. The event is also kid-friendly. Bring the whole family, and see you on October 26th!

When: October 26 | 4 – 12pm
Where: Suveg Cellars | California Street Tasting Room, 12132 California Street, Yucaipa CA. 92399
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Oct 31 | Downtown Redlands – Safe Trick-or-Treat

The City of Redlands will again provide safe trick-or-treating in Historic Downtown Redlands this Halloween, 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: Oct 31 | 3 – 4pm
Where: Historic Downtown Redlands
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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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