|:: Annual Events in Riverside
- FESTA ITALIANA
Held annually at White Park in downtown Riverside, the festival features food, entertainment and family fun. For more information, call (909) 826-2391.
- GHOSTWALK RIVERSIDE
What do you get when you combine historic landmarks with
spooky spine-tingling stories? Ghostwalk Riverside! This
haunting fund raiser will stalk downtown on Friday and Saturday before Halloween weekend.
A Halloween must for the whole family! Riverside Ballet
- PANHELLENIC HOME TOUR
Five select homes in the Riverside area are "on tour" in
this annual fund raiser to benefit local charities. For
more information (951)684-6308 or 686-9627. Address is P.O.
Box 2212, Riverside CA 92516.
- RIVERSIDE COUNTY PHILHARMONIC
Every year beginning in October the Philharmonic plans five
outstanding programs under the direction of the gifted
conductor and music director Patrick Flynn. Performances
are in October, November, January, March, and April. Don't
miss this fine orchestra performing in the historic Municipal
Auditorium. Riverside County Philharmonic (951)787-0251
- RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & SKATING RINK
To kick off the holiday season Riverside presents the Festival of Lights and Downtown Skating Rink on November 24. Bring the whole family and join the festivities!
- FESTIVAL OF TREES
Annual fund raiser by Riverside County Regional Medical Center
Foundation celebrates Riverside's claim to be the "City of
Trees" held the week of Thanksgiving at the Riverside Convention
Center. The RCRMC Foundation's main number is 951-486-4213.
- MISSION INN 5K/10K RUN
Runners and walkers from throughout Southern California
gather annually on the second Sunday of November for the
Mission Inn 5K/10K run. About 1,200 participants run, walk
and racewalk the 5K and 1OK scenic course through historic
downtown Riverside's Fairmount Park, around Lake Evans,
Bankers' Row, Mt. Rubidoux, and turn-of-the-century homes.
Mission Inn 5K/1OK Run (951)781-8241
- ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE BALL
This black tie event is attended by hundreds of Riversiders
-- a time to see and be seen. (951)683-0622
- CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Music and entertainment brighten Christmas spirits at historic
Heritage House. Refreshments, gifts & tours. Riverside
Municipal Museum (951)826-5273
- HOLIDAY HOME TOUR YWCA
sponsors this tour that visits five homes varying in style
and age, from elegant Victorian homes to spectacular modern
ones. Bus service for tours provided. Holiday Home Tour,
- "THE NUTCRACKER"
Ballet Theatre Company performs the classic
ballet "The Nutcracker." Matinee and evening performances.
Riverside Ballet Theatre (951)787-7850