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

Inland Empire events and things to do


Sept. 7 – Nov. 2 | 49th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

The entertainment line-up this year will feature four bands direct from Germany; the Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest has become world renown for its own traditions and old-world ambiance, authentic German entertainment, food and beers.

When: weekends, Sept. 7 – Nov. 2
Where: Big Bear Lake Convention Center | 42900 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA
Cost: $12+
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Sept. 7 | Youth Hope’s 5th Annual Day in the Park Car Show and Family Fun Extravaganza

FREE Family Fun Day Car show, children’s games, inflatables, opportunity drawing, food Proceeds to help Youth Hope serve homeless and underprivileged youth in Redlands & surrounding communities.

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 8am – 3pm
Where: Sylvan Park | 601 N. University St, Redlands
Cost: Free
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Sept. 14 | UofR First Home Football Game

Turn out to support our UofR football team — goooo Bulldogs!

When: Sept. 14 | 5pm
Where: University of Redlands

Sept. 14 | A Taste of Mountain Grove

Family-friendly event. Restaurants serving signature items from their menus — enjoy $1, $2, and $3 samples.

When: Sept. 14 | 2-5pm
Where: Mountain Grove Food Court | 27511 San Bernardino Ave, Redlands
Cost: Free; $1-3 samples
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Sept. 14 | Ball 4 A Cause

Music Changing Lives presents Ball 4 A Cause — a charity basketball event to keep music and arts alive in our community.

When: Sept. 14
Where: 111 W. Lugonia Ave, Redlands, CA
Cost: $10 | children 12 and under are free
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Sept. 18 – 21 | Moo La La Boutique Children’s Consignment Event

A well-attended, twice-yearly discounted used clothing sale.

When: Sept. 18 – 21
Where: 839 Tri City Center Dr, Redlands
Cost: Free entry, except for Wednesday, Sept. 18
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Saturdays: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 | SB FoodFest

The Inland Empire’s 1st Weekly Food Festival located in historic downtown San Bernardino, CA. This is a FREE community event to eat+shop+mingle.

When: Saturdays at 6pm
Where: 349 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA
Cost: Free
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Sept. 20 – 22 | 30th Annual King Ludwig’s Oktoberfest

A free and fun Oktoberfest, with food, music, contests, kids zone and more.

When: Sept. 20 – 22 | Friday 5 – 11pm, Saturday 12 – 11pm, Sunday 12 – 6pm
Where: Noble Creek Park | 390 W. Oak Valley Pkwy, Beaumont, CA
Cost: Free
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Sept. 21 | Redlands Conservancy – Party #12 – Canyon Chorale

A hootenanny in Redlands with the Redlands Conservancy — at Bobcat Bowl in San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary. The party includes an alfresco musical celebration, a cowboy dinner, and dancing.

When: Sept 21 | 4 – 8pm
Where: Bobcat Bowl, San Timoteo Nature, Redlands, CA
Cost: $65
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Sept. 28 | Wonderland Tea Party

Follow the rabbit hole to a Wonderland Tea Party in the Kimberly Crest Gardens on September 28th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Join us for a Mad Hatter Tea Party for all followed by very merry activities and a show.  The fun and kid focused menu will be perfect for the merriest of unbirthdays!  Don’t forget to take pictures with the many photo opportunities and chat with your favorite Wonderland characters.  Dress up encouraged.

When: Sept. 28 | 11am – 1pm
Where: Kimberly Crest Carriage House | 1325 Prospect Dr, Redlands, CA
Cost: $35
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Sept. 27 & 28 | Huck Finn Jubilee Music Festival

An outdoor music festival for families to gather, connect, campout and enjoy the music.

When: Sept. 27 & 28
Where: Cucamonga Guasti Regional Park, Ontario, CA
Cost: $15 – $285
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Sept. 28 – Oct. 20 | Agatha Christie: Murder on the Nile play

A classic Christie thriller, put on by the Redlands Footlighters.

When: Sept. 28 – Oct. 20
Where: 1810 Barton Road, Redlands, CA 92373
Cost: $18
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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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