Annual Events in Riverside

January

  • MAYOR'S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
    Each year the Mayor is hosted by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce at the State of the City luncheon. The Mayor reviews the past year's events and accomplishments, and sets forth the plans and objectives for the new year.
    (951) 683-7100
  • RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY PLAYERS
    Riverside's oldest arts organization performs throughout the year. Historic and contemporary plays with local and notable actors promise theater-goers an enchanting evening of entertainment. (951) 369-1200
  • VICTORIAN TWELFTH NIGHT
    The Old Riverside Foundation, a non-profit organization for historic preservation, holds an annual Victorian Twelfth Night Celebration which includes a four-course progressive dinner hosted in some of the city's most illustrious vintage homes

February

  • BLACK HISTORY PARADE & EXPO
    Held on the second Saturday in February. The Parade begins at 10:00am from Terracina & Magnolia (RCC), proceeds down Market St. and ends at 13th & Main in front of the Old Court House. The Expo also starts at 10:00am on the Main St. Mall next to City Hall. For more information call (951) 682-4782.
  • DICKENS FESTIVAL
    Main Days first weekend of February and other events throughout the year celebrating 19th century Victorian England and America and writers of the period, especially Charles Dickens, with plays, pageantry, Victorian ball, vendors, street entertainment, pub supper, teas, music, art and more.

April

May

  • CINCO DE MAYO
    Riverside celebrates the special day in grand style! Music. entertainment into the evening and food . . . Oh, the fantastic Mexican food is everywhere. Viva la Riverside! Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (951) 340 - 5906.
  • INDIAN POW WOW
    Sherman Indian High School hosts their annual pow wow featuring dancers in their native costumes, food and crafts. (951)276-6337
  • VINTAGE HOME TOUR
    Architecturally and historically significant homes are featured on the tour hosted by the Old Riverside Foundation. The Restoration Faire includes vendors selling items for use in restoration of structures. Old Riverside Foundation (951)683-2725

July

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
    The City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is proud to present the 4th of July Spectacular at the Riverside Sports Complex. Enjoy live music as we celebrate our country's independence. Gates open at 7pm and the fireworks show begins promptly at 9pm. Children under 5 are free, $4 per person. Tickets are on sale at the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (3936 Chestnut St.).

    You and your group are welcome to bring ice chests or picnic baskets no larger than 15" high by 15" wide by 20" long, sealed plastic containers with non-alcoholic beverages, and re-usable drinking containers (thermos, Igloo) containing non-alcoholic beverages. An aerial show is also available at Mt. Rubidoux.

September

  • WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT
    Sponsored by the YWCA, this luncheon attracts approximately 800 people, gathered to honor leading female achievers. YWCA (951)687-9922

October

  • GHOSTWALK RIVERSIDE
    What do you get when you combine historic landmarks with spooky spine-tingling stories? Ghostwalk Riverside! This haunting fund raiser will stalk downtown on Friday and Saturday before Halloween weekend. A Halloween must for the whole family! Riverside Ballet Theatre (951)787-7850.
  • PANHELLENIC HOME TOUR
    Five select homes in the Riverside area are "on tour" in this annual fund raiser to benefit local charities. For more information (951)684-6308 or 686-9627. Address is P.O. Box 2212, Riverside CA 92516.
  • RIVERSIDE COUNTY PHILHARMONIC
    Every year beginning in October the Philharmonic plans five outstanding programs under the direction of the gifted conductor and music director Patrick Flynn. Performances are in October, November, January, March, and April. Don't miss this fine orchestra performing in the historic Municipal Auditorium. Riverside County Philharmonic (951)787-0251

November

  • RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    To kick off the holiday season Riverside presents the Festival of Lights on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family and join the festivities!
  • FESTIVAL OF TREES
    Annual fund raiser by Riverside County Regional Medical Center Foundation celebrates Riverside's claim to be the "City of Trees" held the week of Thanksgiving at the Riverside Convention Center. The RCRMC Foundation's main number is 951-486-4213.
  • MISSION INN 5K/10K RUN
    Runners and walkers from throughout Southern California gather annually on the second Sunday of November for the Mission Inn 5K/10K run. About 1,200 participants run, walk and racewalk the 5K and 1OK scenic course through historic downtown Riverside's Fairmount Park, around Lake Evans, Bankers' Row, Mt. Rubidoux, and turn-of-the-century homes. Mission Inn 5K/1OK Run (951)781-8241

December

  • RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    To kick off the holiday season Riverside presents the Festival of Lights on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Bring the whole family and join the festivities!
  • ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE BALL
    This black tie event is attended by hundreds of Riversiders -- a time to see and be seen. (951)683-0622
  • CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
    Music and entertainment brighten Christmas spirits at historic Heritage House. Refreshments, gifts & tours. Riverside Municipal Museum (951)826-5273
  • "THE NUTCRACKER"
    The Riverside Ballet Theatre Company performs the classic ballet "The Nutcracker." Matinee and evening performances. Riverside Ballet Theatre (951)787-7850
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