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Riverside Dickens Festival

Riverside Dickens Festival-Heiting & IrwinAn author beloved by generations, Charles Dickens is considered one of the best Victorian writers. To this day, he is widely popular and read by millions. Dickens authored some of the most famous novels in the English language, including Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations.

In celebration of the literary genius of Charles Dickens and the era in which he lived, the city of Riverside holds the annual Riverside Dickens Festival. This February marks the 20th year of the festival, which will undoubtedly be better than ever. This festival is a great tradition in Riverside; it was voted “Best Festival” in 2012 by readers of the Press-Enterprise.

The festival will feature more than 150 characters in Victorian dress, tea times, plays, music, and other entertainment. Festival attendees can take part in Mr. Fezziwig’s Costume Ball or learn to waltz. Various vendors will also be present, selling everything from costumes to sheet music.

The Riverside Dickens Festival will begin on February 2nd at 10 a.m. and last until 6 p.m. on the 3rd. The festival will take place at the Municipal Auditorium (3485 Mission Inn Ave). Admission varies. To purchase tickets, visit the festival website.

To learn more about this and other events in Riverside, visit the city of Riverside website.

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