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March Riverside County Events

February 26, 2020

March is here and that means spring is around the corner! From the annual Citrus Tasting and Family Festival to the Holi Colors Festival, there’s plenty to do for all ages this spring! Here’s what’s happening around Riverside this March.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

California Citrus State Historic Park’s Annual Citrus Tasting and Family Festival

Join us for our annual Citrus Tasting and Family Festival! You’ll have the opportunity to sample 20 varieties of fruit picked fresh from our groves! There will also be lots to explore, from historical and cultural displays and local community groups to information on important issues facing the citrus industry today. Last but certainly not least, there will be crate-loads of fun activities, plus games like smudge pot ring toss, pummelo bowling, and more! While we will not be offering guided grove tours the day of the event, we’re sure you’ll find plenty to keep you busy while you’re here. We’re looking forward to celebrating with you!

Cost: Free + $5 Parking

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Dessert Workshop: Kanafeh at El Patron

Join us at El Patron in Downtown Riverside for a fun Dessert Workshop. This tasty dessert has been around for thousands of years and can be intimidating to make. No worries! Tuesday, Eva will be instructing everyone how to make the ultimate Kanafeh. You will receive an apron, all the supplies to make a couple kanafeh pies, and a full recipe to make them again later at home!

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Grab your friends and enjoy a fun night and delicious desserts with InstaFun!

Cost: $25 – 30

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

An Evening With Bill Dedman

The Estate Planning Council of Riverside County presents a special dinner and presentation with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Bill Dedman. Mr. Dedman is joining dinner to discuss His New York Times #1 Best-Seller “Empty Mansions” at The Victoria Club. Mr. Dedman will offer a short presentation about “Empty Mansions” and the reporting required to chase down this story, before being joined by local New York Times #1 best-selling author and member of the Estate Planning Council of Riverside County Teresa Rhyne for an illuminating conversation and Q & A about the book.

Cost: $75 – 125

Saturday, March 7, 2020

14th Annual The State of Women Event

Join the City of Rialto in a day of recognizing and celebrating dynamic women who represent our community. “Valiant Women Of The Vote” is A National Women’s History Month event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Cost: $10

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Eastside Glow Up Celebration

The Eastside Glow Up Celebration provides a complete cultural experience unifying the Eastside neighborhood through creative and inclusive activities and entertainment. In 2019, more than 500 participants came together to celebrate and promote the Eastside community’s accomplishments over the last six years. Join for music, art, food and games at this year’s Glow Up celebration!

Cost: Free

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Spy Pilot Chronicles

The Board of Directors of the non-profit Norton AFB Museum is pleased to announce the museum will host another of its very popular Evening at the Museum events on March 7, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entitled The Return of “Spy Pilot Chronicles” featuring Brian Shul, Major, USAF (Ret), a former pilot of the super-secret Lockheed SR-71 spy plane. Shul will share with guests what it was like to fly higher and faster than any other airplane while gathering classified information on our adversarial countries around the world.

Cost: $25

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Donut Bash Inland Empire

Love Donuts? Who doesn’t! Enjoy beer? Us, too — so join us for Inland Empire’s sweetest bash at Thompson Brewing. Donut Bash curates donuts and guests can simply enjoy a Sunday Funday while sampling donuts, enjoying beer, coffee and more with a fun-filled tasty event! We need your help to name Inland Empire’s Favorite Donut too.

Cost: $15 – 50

Friday, March 13, 2020

Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Luncheon

Join Congressman Mark Takano for a Vietnam Veterans Commemoration at Camp Anza. The Vietnam Commemoration will thank and honor our veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States. Space is limited, RSVP required. Lunch will be provided.

Cost: Free

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Holi Festival of Colors

Join us for the world’s happiest transformational event! There will be nonstop live music from amazing performers, food provided by numerous food vendors, yoga, mantras, dance, cuisine and the throwing of colors! Fun for the whole family, every Color Festival is a rain or shine event.

Cost: $19 – 50; Children under 12: Free

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cardboard Pickers Present Inland Empire Spring Card Expo 2020

Cardboard Pickers is proud to present Inland Empire’s Spring Card Expo 2020. We have partnered with The Riverside Hyatt to bring the first Downtown Riverside Card Expo to the Inland Empire in years! With Dodgers World Series Champ, Lee Lacy and World Series MVP Ron “Penguin” Cey signing autographs, this event is a card lover’s dream! All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Cost: Free

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Strada Rossa 7

This year BikeBBQ is proud to team up with Redlands Conservancy and host Strada Rossa and the Emerald Necklace Grand Tour on the same day! Strada Rossa is a charity mixed-surfaced bike ride on a marked course and an afterparty with local food and beer. This event is a rain or shine event and fun for the whole family. All entries are a donation benefitting BikeBBQ and the conservancies that manage all the incredible open space surrounding Redlands.

Cost: $0 – $60

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Japanese Spring Festival

Join us for a Spring Celebration honoring the beautiful Japanese culture and music on the Green. Enjoy a Japaneses Tiako Drum Performance, Harp & Koto Performance, Japanese Dancers, Ikebana (Flower) Arrangement Demonstration, Kimono Dressing Demonstration, Japanese vendors, face painting and kids’ crafts for children.

Cost: Free

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