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Dickens Festival

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Title

Dickens Festival

Location

Main and 9th st.

Start Date/Time

2/22/2014 10:00 AM

End Date/Time

2/22/2014 10:00 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture

Contact

(951) 781-3168 http://www.dickensfest.com/

Description

 
Over 150 costumed performers portraying eminent Victorians and characters from Dickens' novels!  Musical acts including harmony singers, bawdy belles, and sea shanties!  Waltz to live music - lessons available!
 
A marketplace with vendors to meet your every need, from costumes, housewares, and sheet music to Victorian scientific equipment!
 
Watch the pageantry of a military parade, see a gatling gun in action, and meet Her Majesty, Queen Victoria!  Enjoy a pint at our pub, traditional foods at our dining house too and much more.

Pickwick's Pub Night - Friday, February 21, 2014 - 6:00pm - Life Arts Center
Saturday - February 22, 2014 - Riverside Dickens Festival - between University Avenue and 10th Street on the Main

Street Pedestrian Mall - 10:00am to 5:00 pm
10:00am Opening Ceremony - Queen Victoria and Mr. Dickens - steps of Riverside's Historic Courthouse
Oliver's Alley - Free children's area featuring crafts, dress-up photos, storytelling, Victorian games and tea parties opens,

11:00am - Trial of Jack the Ripper - Historic Riverside County Courthouse, Department 1
2:00pm - Trial of Jack the Ripper
3:00pm - Victorian Fashion Show  - The Women of Dickens
4:00pm - Queen's Tea - First Congregational Church
4:00pm - Trial of Jack the Ripper
5:30 - Evensong - Riverside Chorale - First Congregational Church
5:30 - Victorian Reception prior to Mr. Fezziwig's Ball - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
7:30pm - Doors open for Mr. Fezziwig's Ball - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
7:45pm - Queen Victoria knights 3 very deserving supporters of the Riverside Dickens Festival - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
8:00pm - Dancing begins Mr. Fezziwig's Ball
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - Riverside Dickens Festival - Main Street mall
10:00am - Queen Victoria and Mr. Dickens welcome everyone to the 2nd day of the 21st Riverside Dickens Festival
Oliver's Alley opens
11:00am - Trial of Jack the Ripper
2:00pm - Trial of Jack the Ripper
2:30 - Queen's Tea - First Congregational Church
3:00 - Victorian Fashion Show - The Women of Dickens
4:00pm - Trial of Jack the Ripper
5:00pm - Closing of 21st Riverside Dickens Festival - Queen Victoria & Mr. Dickens

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