Wednesday 26th November 2014,

Things To Do in Riverside

Riverside things to do, including free places to go, events, attractions, family fun and weekend trips!


The rapidly expanding City of Riverside ranks as the 12th largest city in California, 6th in Southern California, and is the largest city in one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.

It is home to four internationally recognized colleges and universities that support an estimated 50,000+ students. The University of California, Riverside, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, and Riverside Community College, offer specialized education, research partnerships, and a high-technology environment to support emerging and innovative companies.

As the most populated city in the Inland Empire, Riverside is home to many things to do, events, leisure and other activities for kids and adults alike.

Inland Empire Brewing Co. 4th Anniversary Beer & Food Truck Festival

Inland Empire Brewing Co. 4th Anniversary Beer & Food Truck Festival

YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST (just like you did last year) Inland Empire Brewing Company (IEBC) in Riverside will host its 4th Anniversary Beer and Food Truck Festival on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The doors open at 1 p.m. for general admission, with tickets coming in at $40. Spend an extra $10 and you’ll be [...]

January 12, 2013 ThingsToDo

Free Gardening Workshops in Riverside

Free Gardening Workshops in Riverside

Western Municipal Water District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County Master Gardener Program have teamed up to hold three free gardening workshops in the coming months. The workshops will be presented on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. in Western’s water-efficient garden, Landscapes Southern California Style. Additionally, master gardeners will [...]

January 9, 2013 John D.

UC Riverside Basseball Schedule & Tickets

UC Riverside Basseball Schedule & Tickets

  The Highlanders 2013 regular season begins at the Palm Springs Baseball Tournament from February 15-18 (View the entire 2013 Baseball schedule). Season tickets are now available for purchase online and single game tickets are also on sale. Day one of the Palm Springs Tournament sees UCR square off against West Coast Conference member Gonzaga at [...]

January 9, 2013 UC Riverside Athletics

Women’s Basketball Hot Ticket

Women’s Basketball Hot Ticket

Join the Athletics Association and the Alumni Association on Saturday, January 26 for a great game-day experience. Meet at UCR Chancellor Residence at 12:30 p.m. for lunch and then head to the game as Women’s Basketball takes on UC Davis at 2 p.m. in the SRC Arena. Your order to the Highlander Hot Ticket event [...]

January 7, 2013 UC Riverside Athletics

Breweries in the Inland Empire

Breweries in the Inland Empire

So you're a beer head wondering where every brewery and brew-pub in the Inland Empire is? We've got the full list! [...]

December 16, 2012 ThingsToDo

Holiday Events in the Inland Empire 2012

Holiday Events in the Inland Empire 2012

The Inland Empire is full of Holiday events going on nearly every weekend from now until the end of December! Hopefully this list will help you and your family catch at least one event near you!   Chino “Chino’s Youth Christmas Parade & Fair”  12/812 @ 9AM. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Riverside Drive [...]

November 21, 2012 Ashley

President of Production for Sony Pictures Animation will speak at UC Riverside on Nov. 7

President of Production for Sony Pictures Animation will speak at UC Riverside on Nov. 7

Michelle Raimo Kouyate, president of production for Sony Pictures Animation, will speak at the University of California, Riverside on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. in Highlander Union Building 302N. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $5 for non-permit holders. RSVP online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SY9XNGN Kouyate will discuss her early foray [...]

October 25, 2012 Ross French

Galleria Gourmet Food Truck Festival- Saturday, 11/17/12

Galleria Gourmet Food Truck Festival- Saturday, 11/17/12

Coming to the Galleria at Tyler on Saturday, November 17th, it’s the Galleria Gourmet Food Truck Festival! The Galleria Gourmet Food Truck Festival will feature approximately 25 gourmet food trucks serving a variety of delicious dishes and tasty treats. Grab a cold microbrew from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and sample food, wine, and cocktails. The [...]

October 23, 2012 Keith Kahn

UC Riverside Botanic Garden Sale and Other Events in October/November

UC Riverside Botanic Garden Sale and Other Events in October/November

Have you been looking at your garden lately and been thinking that it could use some amazing new plants? Well then UCR’s botanical garden is where you want to be real soon! The UC Riverside Botanic Gardens (UCRBG) will host several events in the coming months, starting with the 30th annual Friends of the UCBRG Fall Plant Sale on [...]

October 13, 2012 John D.

Long Night of Arts and Innovation – Riverside – Oct 4, 2012

Long Night of Arts and Innovation – Riverside – Oct 4, 2012

Downtown Riverside will transform into an interactive stage to entertain, educate and amaze participants about the scientific and artistic accomplishments achieved in our region on October 4, 2012. [...]

September 26, 2012 ThingsToDo

Oktoberfest Inland Empire 2012

Oktoberfest Inland Empire 2012

Oktoberfest 2012 in the Inland Empire presents no shortage of opportunities to wash down your pretzels with beer, brats and dancing throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties! Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest Big Bear is hands down the most talked about Oktobfest in the I.E. As I.E. Weekly reports, you might as well be in Germany, [...]

September 19, 2012 ThingsToDo

Sunday Brunch at the Mission Inn

Sunday Brunch at the Mission Inn

One of the luxuries we have in the Inland Empire is the constant access to the many spoils of the Mission Inn. And one of those happens to be their Sunday Brunch. With a variety of various ethnic and traditional cuisines, it makes any brunch-goer’s experience a one of a kind treat. They have coupled [...]

September 18, 2012 John D.

Best Thai in Riverside

Best Thai in Riverside

One of the benefits of being a UCR student is how close you are to amazing food. That’s definitely not the only perk but it sure does make dorm life a lot more fun. There is a lot of different ethnic cuisines that have invaded the downtown and university areas of Riverside and it really [...]

September 9, 2012 John D.

Etiquette and Tea @ The Mission Inn Riverside

Etiquette and Tea @ The Mission Inn Riverside

Every so often there comes a time in someone’s life that requires us to know about some of the finer things in society. While those moments will rarely occur at a pie eating contest, you may find they pop up at at some unexpected times. Well, that’s where the Mission Inn steps in. Located in [...]

September 5, 2012 John D.

Flabob Flying Circus 2012

Flabob Flying Circus 2012

Flabob Airport is hosting a first annual Flabob Flying Circus aerial cavalcade show on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 8am to 4pm at Flabob Airport in Riverside, CA. The Flabob Antique Airplane Association chapter along with the full support of the Tom Wathen Center and Consolidated Aircraft Coatings, has created a new and exciting Southwest [...]

September 4, 2012 ThingsToDo

Free Gardening Workshops in Riverside

Free Gardening Workshops in Riverside

Attention all gardeners and weekend botanists! If you’ve been wanting to get some great gardening lessons for free then this is for you! Western Municipal Water District and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Riverside County, Master Gardener Program have teamed up to hold three free gardening workshops in the coming months. The workshops will [...]

September 4, 2012 John D.

Fashion’s Night Out Riverside 2012

Fashion’s Night Out Riverside 2012

Fashion’s Night Out Riverside 2012 will bring the second annual instlalment of this fashion-forward event in downtown Riverside on Thursday, September 8, 2012. Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is a fashion and shopping extravaganza event that was first launched in New York three years ago and has since expanded to include: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Milan, [...]

August 20, 2012 Adina

Craftin’ in the City – A Make and Take Marathon

Craftin’ in the City – A Make and Take Marathon

Have you heard all the hype about crafting lately?  Seems the City of Riverside is catching on to the craze as well with Craftin’ in the City – A Make and Take Marathon.  This chic and hip event is for crafters of all ages and skill sets and will be held on October 27, 2012 [...]

August 16, 2012 Rina G

Casey’s Cupcakes @ The Mission Inn Riverside

Casey’s Cupcakes @ The Mission Inn Riverside

Casey’s Cupcakes at the Mission Inn in Riverside is something that needs to be experienced. The moment you walk in you’re flooded with delightful pink packages and the warm inviting sight of fresh cupcakes. Don’t let the name fool you though, they are way more than just Cupcakes. From back to school merchandise to delicious [...]

August 15, 2012 John D.

Leann Rimes @ Fox Theater Riverside

Leann Rimes @ Fox Theater Riverside

Leann Rimes is going to be performing at the Fox Theater in Riverside on September 21st. Rimes is no stranger to the Inland empire and has played at the Riverside County Fair and Date festival in the past. The tickets for the show are currently on sale from her website and range from $47-$99. This is going [...]

August 14, 2012 John D.

Oasis Vegetarian Cafe in Riverside

Oasis Vegetarian Cafe in Riverside

Be honest. When you think of vegans or vegetarians, you might think of frail, sickly, animal lovers who eat nothing but tofu and dandelions. The idea of changing your entire diet can be an intimidating thing, that’s understandable, but you should know: shut up! You don’t have to worry about giving up great tasting food [...]

August 14, 2012 Richard Bowie

Corona Gourmet Food Truck Fest-Saturday, 8/25

Corona Gourmet Food Truck Fest-Saturday, 8/25

You’ve seen them on TV, you’ve heard about them from your friends, and now they’re coming to The Shops at Dos Lagos in Corona on Saturday, August 25th! The Corona Gourmet Food Truck Festival will feature 36 gourmet food trucks serving a variety of delicious dishes and tasty treats. Grab a cold microbrew from Hangar [...]

August 13, 2012 Keith Kahn

UC Riverside Women’s Basketball Schedule

UC Riverside Women’s Basketball Schedule

  UC Riverside Head Women’s Basketball Coach John Margaritis announced the Highlanders 2012-13 schedule which features 15 games against schools that reached postseason play a year ago. Season tickets are on sale. UCR plays six of its first eight games at home, welcoming 2012 NCAA Sweet 16 participant Gonzaga to the SRC Arena on Friday, [...]

August 7, 2012 UC Riverside Athletics

UC Riverside Men’s Basketball Schedule

UC Riverside Men’s Basketball Schedule

UC Riverside Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Wooldridge announced the Highlanders tip off their 2012-13 schedule on the road at DePaul on Friday, November 9. Season tickets are on sale and available for purchase. (View The Entire Schedule). It is the first meeting between UC Riverside and the Blue Demons, and just the second game [...]

August 7, 2012 UC Riverside Athletics

Hangar 18 Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms

Hangar 18 Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms

Indoor rock climbing is one of the best ways to get into shape while having a great time and there is no better place to try out rock climbing than Hangar 18. While there are many reasons to love Hangar 18, the real reason they are such a great gym is because of how affordable [...]

July 16, 2012 Matthew B

Steve Aoki @ Silk the Club in Pechanga Casino, Friday July 13th

Steve Aoki @ Silk the Club in Pechanga Casino, Friday July 13th

DJ/Producer Steve Aoki is scheduled to perform at Silk the Club in the Pechanga Resort & Casino this Friday, July 13th. Aoki has been traveling all around the world this month, performing in countries such as Greece and Austria. Aoki is one of the biggest DJs on the electronic dance music scene today. He just [...]

July 9, 2012 Andrea C

UC Riverside Volleyball Season is Coming Up

UC Riverside Volleyball Season is Coming Up

UC Riverside Head Volleyball Coach Ron Larsen announced the Highlanders 2012 schedule, showcasing five matches against teams that reached the 2011 NCAA Tournament. (View the complete 2012 schedule). The Highlanders take part in four consecutive tournaments to open the seaon, beginning in Hempstead, NY for the Hofstra Asics Invitational on August 24-25. UCR will face [...]

July 5, 2012 UC Riverside Athletics

UC Riverside Men’s And Women’s Cross Country Release 2012 Schedules

UC Riverside Men’s And Women’s Cross Country Release 2012 Schedules

UC Riverside Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Irv Ray announced the Highlanders men’s and women’s 2012 cross country schedules. (Complete Men’s Schedule / Complete Women’s Schedule). The Highlanders open the season as they’ve done for the past few years at the Nevada Twilight Invitational. The 7:00 pm race is set for August 31 in Reno, NV. [...]

July 5, 2012 UC Riverside Athletics

UC Riverside Men’s Soccer Schedule Information

UC Riverside Men’s Soccer Schedule Information

UC Riverside Head Men’s Soccer Coach Junior Gonzalez released the team’s fall schedule, and the 2012 regular season consists of four matches against 2011 NCAA College Cup participants as well as a trip east to New York to begin the season (View The 2012 Men’s Soccer Schedule). The Highlanders pack their bags for Poughkeepsie and [...]

July 5, 2012 UC Riverside Athletics

UC Riverside Women’s Soccer Season Information

UC Riverside Women’s Soccer Season Information

UC Riverside Head Women’s Soccer Coach Nat Gonzalez released the team’s 2012 schedule, and it includes four matches against 2011 NCAA College Cup participants as well as the Highlanders first trip to newest conference member Hawai’i. (View The 2012 Schedule) The season begins on Friday, August 17 as UCR hosts CSU Bakersfield at 7 pm [...]

July 5, 2012 UC Riverside Athletics