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 January — with things to do in Redlands, Yucaipa and throughout the Inland Empire!
Now – Jan. 6 | Festival of Lights
It’s still going! The 26th Annual Festival of Lights features Attraction rides – Timeless Train, the Century Wheel, Colorful Vintage Carousel and additional returning Favorites – Horse-Drawn Carriages, Seasonal Music and Entertainment, and tasty food vendors.
When: Now – Jan. 6
Where: Riverside near Mission Inn Ave.
Cost: Free; some activities have fees
Jan. 5 – 27 | Prodigal Son – A New Jazz-Age Musical
Experience a fresh new take on the biblical parable as the story of the Prodigal Son unfolds against the backdrop of a 1930’s jazz club. This timeless lesson of love and forgiveness shines with a relevance that breaks through modern despair with inspirational joy.
When: January 5 – 27, 2019
Where: LifeHouse Theater | 1135 North Church St., Redlands CA 92374
Cost: $27, children $14
Jan. 12 | Canyon Environment Education Program #1 Let’s Make Petroglyphs
Redlands has ancient geoglyphs and petroglyphs made thousands of years ago scattered
around the area. Many were made by the Serrano people that lived and traveled the area over
the centuries. Petroglyphs have been used by many people to record life at the time of their
creation. Kathy Havert, a former science teacher, has taught about and helped many students
create their own petroglyphs to share with future people. Participation in this class will teacher
you about the importance of petroglyphs, the strategies used by ancient people to create them,
and how to make your own chisel and picture. Come prepared to get a bit dirty and have lots of
fun being creative! Bring your own hammer and chisel, if you like.
Snacks and water are provided.
Contact Kathy Havert for additional information at 909-815-6368 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online.
When: January 12 | 9am – 12pm
Where: Gateway Ranch | 31313 Live Oak Canyon Road
Jan. 19-20 | Old West Days
The kids (and you!) can learn more about the Old West Days at the San Bernardino County Museum this January weekend. Celebrate the rich and diverse history of the old west in San Bernardino County! Learn how to churn butter, create your own quilt squares, and make different toys from the 1800s. Enjoy demonstrations, live animals, and even pan for gold!
When: January 19-20, 2019 | 12 – 4pm
Where: San Bernardino County Museum | 2024 Orange Tree Ln, Redlands, California
Jan. 21 | 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Walk
On January 21st Riverside will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! This year their theme is ‘Walking for Peace and Justice’. Our 5K walk will start at Stratton Center and end at the RCC Digital Library with a stop at the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on Main Street.
After the walk join us for a short program (honoring local honorees), booths, entertainment, performances and a contest for the organization with the most number of walkers.
When: January 21, 2019
Where: Stratton Center at Bordwell Park | 2008 Martin Luther King Blvd. Riverside, CA
Jan. 26 – Feb | “Our Town” – Redlands Footlighters Theatre
This timeless drama of life takes place in the quintessential village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. It follows the relationship between two young neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. The circle of life is portrayed with heartwarming vignettes in each of the three acts of Our Town—growing up, adulthood, and death.
8:00 PM — JAN. 26 AND FEB. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16
2:00 PM — JAN. 27 AND FEB. 3, 10, & 17
When: January 26 – February 17 | 2pm and 8pm showings
Where: 1810 Barton Road, Redlands, CA, 92373
Cost: $12 – $15
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