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

Inland Empire events and things to do

May 3-5 | Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival

A full experience of Historic Uptown! Enjoy four stages of live music and performances while you visit local vendors, farmers’ market booths, and the beer garden. Also a Gem & Mineral Show, Artists’ Row and Flower Show

When: May 3 – 5
Where: 35100 Yucaipa Blvd, Yucaipa
Cost: Free
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May 1-5 | NOS Citrus Fair

Come celebrate citrus fun at the 104th Fair! We will be delivering FIVE BIG DAYS of Family Fun this year with more attractions than ever! The Fair brings fun for all ages with local vendors, carnival rides, and an array of events.

When: May 1 – 5
Where: National Orange Show | 689 South “E” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Cost: $2 – $5
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May 11 | International Migratory Bird Day

The Big Bear Discovery Center will be holding several activities to celebrate our spring birds and educate visitors on conservation efforts to protect them.  Activities include birdhouse building, bird crafts, nature walks, bird walks, and StoryTime.

When: May 11 | 10am – 2pm
Where: 40971 Highway 38/North Shore Drive, Fawnskin, CA 92333
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May 18 | The Glorious Gift of Birds

Sara Andon joins the Symphony for an evening of graceful masterpieces, including Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Come for “the greatest classical ballet ever written” and stay for the astonishing Cantus Arcticus – written from Nordic birdsong.

When: May 18 | 8pm
Where: Memorial Chapel, University of Redlands, Redlands
Cost: $15+
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May 18-19 | Hangar 24 Airfest

Hanger 24 Airfest will feature a spectacular air show, live music, food vendors, kids’ zone and a wide selection of Hangar 24 craft beer.

When: May 18-19
Where: Redlands Municipal Airport | 1755 Sessums Dr, Redlands
Cost: $5 – $325 | kids under 5 free
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May 25 | Chili Cook-Off & Car/Cycle Show

Enjoy chili and other foods, live music, a beer garden, a kids’ zone, vendors and classic cars. New this year will be a new citrus-inspired BBQ class, paying tribute to Arlington’s rich citrus heritage.

When: May 25 | 9:30am – 5pm
Where: 9395 Magnolia Ave, Riverside
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May 27 | Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair

This Memorial Day celebrate with a flower drop ceremony: military planes will drop thousands of red and white carnations to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. There will also be flight exhibitions throughout the day, live music, children’s activities, food vendors, and a beer garden.

When: May 27
Where: Palm Springs Air Museum | 745 N. Gene Autry Trl, Palm Springs
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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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