Events in the Inland Empire | July 2017

Posted by First Team Real Estate on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 10:30am.

Still not sure how to spend your fourth of July holiday? Check out all the fireworks shows and festivals going on across Riverside and San Bernardino counties this year. Some cities are celebrating this Saturday, July 1st so be sure to check the dates on each and plan accordingly! Once you've got your 4th plans set, don't forget to check out more events all month long in the Inland Empire.

Fourth of July Fireworks & Events in Riverside County


Tuesday, July 4th 
Pool Hours: 12-8PM, Festival 4-9:30PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: Stewart Park, 9th and Orange streets, Beaumont, CA

The pool will be open all day (admission $1) and all other events are free. There will be live music from The Kraze and Cannibal & The Headhunters starting at 5PM at Stewart Park. There will also be a night market to peruse as you wait for the fireworks display at 9PM.


Tuesday, July 4th
Basketball shootout: 2PM, Swimming: 11AM-4:30, Family Fun Fest at 5PM

The day includes free swimming at Repplier Park Aquatic Center and a "basketball shootout" planned at the Banning Community Center, open to all ages. And don’t miss the Family Fun Fest at Nicolet Middle School, with BBQ, kids crafts, inflatables and more. It all ends with fireworks at 9PM.


Saturday, July 1st
Parade begins at 9AM, Family Festival at 4PM

The fun starts with the Main Street Parade at 9AM at the intersection of Main and Ontario, moving north to Olive Street. Purchase a fun zone wristband for unlimited rides at attractions from 4-7PM this Saturday for the Family Festival at Santa Park. Fun includes live music at the festival, local yard sale, and military tribute at 8:30PM followed by fireworks.


Saturday, July 1st
6PM-9:30PM at Bagdouma Park

The City of Coachella will also be celebrating Independence Day early. The festivities include fireworks, local food vendors, a beer garden, live music, and a kids' zone with games and prizes for the whole family. There will also be a pie eating contest and beanbag toss tournament!

Palm Desert

Tuesday, July 4th
National Anthem 7:15PM, Concert at 7:30PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: Civic Center Park, San Pablo Desert, Palm Desert, CA 92260

Fun, fireworks and festivities are all free for the Palm Desert Fourth of July Celebration. It all kicks off at 7:15PM with the national anthem immediately followed by a concert. You can purchase drinks and snacks to enjoy and the fireworks go off at 9PM with a 20-minute spectacular.


Tuesday, July 4th
Park opens at 8AM, Festivities begin at 2PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: Ronald Reagan Sports Park

Festivities start at 2PM including live entertainment on the main stage, food, pool and Kids Fun Zone. All other admission is free for the day with RV parking available along park side of Rancho Vista.

San Jacinto

Tuesday, July 4th
Parade begins at 9AM and the festival runs from 10AM-2PM
Where: Parade @ San Jacinto Unified School District Offices. Festival @ the Estudillo Mansion.

The Parade down San Jacinto Avenue will begin at 9am followed by a fun-filled Festival including live entertainment, vendors, food for purchase, and car show from 10AM-5PM at the Estudillo Mansion.

Lake Elsinore

Tuesday, July 4th
Fireworks show begins at 9PM
Where: The T-Peninsula at Lake Elsinore. Viewing locations include Lakepoint Park, Elm Grove Beach, Davis Fishing Beach, Whiskers Fishing Beach.

Passes to watch the fireworks display on Lake Elsinore from a boat are $10 per vessel, and admission from the peninsula is free. Don’t forget to sync the fireworks display with music by tuning into radio station KOLA 99.9!


Tuesday, July 4th
5PM-9:30PM, Fireworks at 9PM

The best place to catch the city fireworks going off at Mt. Rubicoux and La Sierra Park is at the Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery – the best seats in town! Festivities include music and food vendors, guided walking tour, free kids zone, and “Little Firecracker” pageant for kids 5-10 years old. General admission is $5 and kids 2 and under are free. Don’t’ forget to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.

Fourth of July Fireworks in San Bernardino County

Big Bear

Tuesday, July 4th
Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15PM

Come attend the biggest 4th of July fireworks display in Southern California on Tuesday July 4th.  The fireworks are shot off from a barge on the Lake directly off of Pine Knot Landing.  Fireworks begin between 8:45-9:15pm. Viewable from any of our public parks or the best spot, from a boat on the Lake. Make sure to bring a jacket or blanket because it can get cold.

Apple Valley

Tuesday, July 4th
Where: Lenny Brewster Sports Center at 21024 Otoe Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307

Music for the fireworks will be simulcast at KATJ100.7 starting at 8:55 p.m. Freedom festival festivities include food booths, live entertainment, bounce houses, and a beer garden. Guests are invited to bring chairs and canopies, but leave their alcohol, pets and barbecues at home.


Tuesday, July 4th
Begins 3PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, 14800 Seventh St. Victorville, CA 92395

Entrance is free for Victorville’s Fourth of July festivities with live music, kids activities, entertainment and food vendors. Again this year, music for the fireworks show will be simulcast on classic hits station KVFG-FM The Route 103.1.


Tuesday, July 4th
Parade begins 10:30AM, Live Entertainment 9:30AM, Night Performances 8PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: Daytime festivities will be at Sylvan Park at 601 N University St, Redlands, CA 92374. The night show and fireworks will be at the University of Redlands' Ted Runner Stadium at 1200 E Colton Ave., Redlands, CA 92373

University of Redlands's Fourth of July celebrations continue to be one of the largest in the state. Before the night performance there will be a USAF C-17 flyover, which will end with skydivers landing in the stadium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. Kids under 3 years old are free.


Saturday, July 1st
Begins 3PM, Fireworks at 9PM
Where: Ruben S. Ayala Park, 14225 Central Avenue, Chino, CA, 91710

Chino is celebrating the Fourth of July early on Saturday, July 1st with festivities at Ruben S. Ayala Park. Festivities include food, live music, carnival rides and more family fun at the event. Admission is free

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Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

Now – August 
Shows begin 8PM at the Redlands Bowl

The Summer Music Festival is totally free and a cultural touchstone in the Inland area. Tuesday and Fridays throughout the summer you can catch free concerts at the Bowl.
Friday, July 7th – Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
Tuesday, July 11th – Grand Finals of the Young Artists Concerto Competition
July 14th – The Modern Gentlemen
Tuesday, July 18th – Villalobos Brothers
Friday, July 21st – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band
Tuesday July 25th – Thursday, July 27th – Tarzan, the stage musical based on the Disney film

Dive-in Movies at Wet’n’Wild

Friday Nights in July

Movies begin after dusk

Dive in Movies are free with park admission to Wet’n’Wild in Palm Springs. So come early, play during the day and stay late to enjoy your favorite film poolside. Dive-in Movies are Friday nights in July. Movies will start after dusk and the park will be open with limited access until 10PM, weather permitting. Here’s the movie lineup schedule:

July 7th: The Secret Life of Pets
July 14th: Zootopia
July 21st: Sing
July 28th: Moana

Downtown Riverside Movies on Main

Thursdays in July

Come early, grab dinner and claim your spot for free movies on Main Street, between University and Mission Inn Ave. Live entertainment from 7-7:45PM, movies begin at dusk, about 8PM.

July 11th – Men in Black 3
July 18th – Megamind
July 25th – Brave

Temecula Summer Sunset Concert Series

Thursday nights in July
Gates open 5PM, Concert at 7PM

Every Thursday night this summer a new band will be playing at the Temecula Amphitheater. Gates open at 5PM and concerts begin at 7PM so you can snag a good seat early. It’s free family fun all summer long!

July 6th: Southbound & Company
July 14th: Love is a Rose
July 21st: Creedance Relived
July 28th: City Beat

Moonlight Movies in the Park

Friday nights in July
Begins 6PM, Movie at 7PM

Free family movies will be shown on Friday nights in July at various park sites around Temecula. The fun begins at 6PM with music, arts and crafts, and games and the films are shown at dusk. Bring your blankets, low back chairs, and a picnic dinner.

July 14th: Zootopia @ Temeku Hills Park
July 21st: Toy Story @ Harveston Community Park
July 28th: Finding Dory @ Harveston Community Park

Big Bear Lake Summer Artwalk Festival in the Village

Saturday, July 1st – Sunday, July 2nd

Each year in July since 2004, the Artwalk Festival showcases exhibits by regional and local artists selling their works in oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and jewelry. Kick off the 4th of July Holiday at the Artwalk Festival, meet the Artists and enjoy the day supporting the arts. Admission and parking are free.

Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car & Motorcycle Show

Sunday, July 2nd

The 1st Annual Big Bear Valley Animal Rescue Car and Motorcycle Show will be held at Snow Play. This event's proceeds will go towards local Animal Rescue Programs. All cars and motorcycles are welcome to participate in the event, there are no year requirements. Enjoy live music, food, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, and see wins top 10 awards and best in show.

Joshua Tree International Improv/Comedy Festival

Friday, July 9th – Sunday, July 9th
Fri 6:30PM Gala, Sat 3-11PM, Sun 3:15-8PM

Opening night of the festival will kick off with a Gala featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar to accompany four hilarious sketch comedy groups. The weekend following is broken up into Improv Saturday, with new groups every 30 minutes, and Stand-up comedy Sunday with new comedians every 15 minutes. Both days there will be food trucks and drinks all day long to accompany the comedy. There will also be a handful of workshops that you can register for now on the site.

Shakespeare in the Vines

Thursday, July 13th – July 29th
Seating begins at 6:30PM, show begins at 7:30PM

Shakespeare in the Vines plays all summer long in Temecula and this July the players will put on a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. August will feature Macbeth and running in September will be The Importance of Being Earnest. There’s nothing more romantic than a Shakespeare play among the grapevines.

Big Bear Old Miners Chili Cook Off

Saturday, July 15th

Admission to the cook off is free and there’s just a $5 fee for a tasting kit. Going down at the Bartlett Street Parking Lot in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village. The day will include tons of vendors, live entertainment, more food, beer and of course contestants preparing red chili, chili verde and homemade salsa for judging. The afternoon ends with the big announcement of chili contest winners.

"Craft and Cranks" Brew Festival and Mountain Bike Racing

Saturday, July 22nd – Sunday, July 23rd

Part bike race, part beer festival, this family-friendly weekend will be filled with music, carnival rides and fun. Taking place at Snow summit, enjoy tastings from 40 craft beers and check out the competitive racers in Cross-Country, Downhill, Enduro, Pump Track, Slopestyle, High Air, Endurance And Ebike. Tasking tickets are $30 for one day and $50 for both days.

Spirits of the West Brewsfest

Saturday, July 22nd

There will be a full day of Western family fun to celebrate The National Day of the Cowboy. The 6th annual Spirits of the West Brewsfest will feature two live bands, arts and crafts vendors, gunfighters and the local Sheriff’s Posse. All of that fun happens while you can sample 50+ beers and spirits. It’s the cowboy way. Sample tickets are $1.00 each for beer and $3.00 for spirits.  The under 21 crowd will enjoy sampling a variety of sodas.  


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