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April 2019 Riverside Events

March 27, 2019


There’s so much happening in Riverside this month. We’ve compiled a list of local events and activities for the young and the old!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Veterans Health Symposium

You are invited to join us for a student-led symposium on veteran health on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 1pm-5pm. This symposium is open to the public and will be held at The Bear Cave at UC Riverside.

Cost: FREE
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ask a Master Gardener

Bring your gardening questions and “Ask a Master Gardener”. Also learn about irrigating small space gardens with ollas (unglazed terra-cotta pots buried in the ground and filled with water for slow release into the soil.) Make your own olla and save water in your garden 

Cost: FREE
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Riverside Art Market

Purchase the work of 100 artists and artisans set up inside and outside the Riverside Art Museum and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. Enjoy music, food trucks, beer and wine, participatory art projects, and make’n’take workshops for adults and children. Free parking in downtown Riverside.

Cost: FREE
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring Events in Reid Park

The Reid Spring Festival, hosted in collaboration
with the Reid Park Advisory Board, features: Photos with Peter Rabbit, Entertainment, Youth fun zone activities (arts and crafts and game booths)

Cost: Varies
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Spring Events at Villegas Park

The Spring Egg Hunt, hosted in collaboration with the Villegas Park Advisory Committee, features: Egg hunts (staggered from Noon-2pm.), Photos with Peter Rabbit, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts.

Cost: Free for ages 12 and under
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Sunday, April 7, 2019

2019 Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk

Please join us for the 2019 IE Heart and Stroke Walk to raise funds and community awareness of heart disease and stroke. Let’s save lives with knowledge!

Cost: FREE
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Walk to End Homelesness

The 6th Annual Walk to End Homelessness event will take place on Saturday, April 13th, 2019. Registration begins at 7AM. Register at: RiversideCA.gov/Walk 

Cost: FREE
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Riverside Tamale Festival

Enjoy great food (Tamales, Tacos, Hot Dogs, etc), great entertainment (Latin, Rock and Mariachi music) and great shopping (t-shirts, curios, clothing, bags) while supporting the preservation efforts for the Trujillo Adobe.

Cost: Varies
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

“Sync Up, Sync Off” Lip Sync Battle

This event is the perfect opportunity for YOU to show your support for our local 50 and Better population while enjoying a wonderful evening out on the town with friends, family, business associates, and other community supporters. All proceeds benefit local older adult programs and services provided by Janet Goeske Foundation, seven days a week, at two Inland Empire Locations (Riverside and Mead Valley/Perris)!

Cost: Varies
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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Riverside Flower Show

The “Bees and Blooms” Flower Show will feature displays of hundreds of prize winning plants, flowers, floral arrangements, garden art, and homegrown produce. Included are seminars, shopping at the Garden Fair, and a self-guided tour of 6 beautiful blooming local gardens.

Cost: Varies
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Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27

Inland Empire’s Ultimate Doundounba Fest

This is an exciting weekend of film screenings, seminars and workshops on West African Drum and Dance, as well as a showcase, and invitational competition. The festival also includes children’s art activities, access to an African Marketplace and more! Check the Facebook page for class times and festival updates. RSVP Eventbrite.

Cost: FREE
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