|:: Annual Events in Riverside
- 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.
- 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.
- PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
An annual event focusing on cinematic styles & accomplishments.
Five days of premieres and celebrities. (619) 322-2930
- 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
- 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.
- RIVERSIDE COUNTY NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL
Camel and ostrich races, Arabian Nights Pageant, arts
and crafts, gem and mineral show. commercial exhibits, home arts,
exotic foods and much more. Indio Chamber of Commerce, (619)
- 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.
- EVENING FOR THE ARTS
A fundraiser to benefit the arts in our community, and not
to be missed! Mystery locations for hors d'oeuvres, gourmet
dinner and fabulous desserts. Gifts Auction. Great Fun! Riverside
Arts Foundation, (951) 680-1345
- SPRING GALA PERFORMANCES
Mixed bill performances by the Repertoire Riverside Ballet
Theatre, (951) 787-7850