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Summer’s Not Over Yet—Check Out these Fun Events in Riverside

image2-3The days are only getting hotter, and the kids are once again gearing up for another school year. But before you dust off the backpacks and lunch boxes, there’s still plenty of summer fun left in Riverside, California. Here at Heiting & Irwin, we like to relax with our families at Riverside’s Fairmount Park. Whether you’re looking to spend the day cooling off at the pool or basking the August heat with a picnic, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Fairmount Summer Concert Series

Location: Fairmount Park

Date: Wednesday, August 5

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Don’t miss the last concert in the summer series featuring the Original Sacrifice Band. Bring your chairs, blankets, and snacks for this free event at the park.

Free Movie Night at the CAF Hangar

Location: CAF Hangar, Riverside Municipal Airport

Date: Friday, August 14

Time: 6:00-9:00 P.M. (movie starts at 7:00 P.M.)

Hosted by the Inland Empire Wing Commemorative Air Force, this month’s free movie showing is “Planes: Fire and Rescue” starring Dane Cook as Dusty Crophopper. The movie and popcorn are free. Additional snacks including hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, chips, candy, ice cream soda, water, and coffee are available for a donation.

Bark For Life of Riverside

Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church

Date: Saturday, August 22

Time: 5:00-9:00 P.M.

Finish the summer strong by fighting back against cancer. Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walking event for dogs and their owners to raise money and awareness for fighting cancer. The $15 cost for the first dog and $10 cost for additional dogs helps the American Cancer Society save lives. A Bark for Life bandana and goodie bag are included in registration. This event will have food, music, activities, and games for the whole family.

August Concerts

Check out some of these musical acts coming near Riverside this month.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

35th Anniversary/Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx in Costa Mesa

Location: Pacific Amphitheatre

Date: Thursday, August 6

Time: 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Montgomery Gentry

Location: Fox Performing Arts Center

Date: Friday, August 7

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Summerland feat. Everclear, Fuel, and The Toadies

Location: Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Date: Sunday, August 16

Time: 8:00 P.M.

Los Lonely Boys

Location: The Cave

Date: Friday, August 21

Time: 6:30 P.M.

Hall and Oates

Location: Irvine Meadows

Date: Sunday, August 30

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Beat the Heat—Indoor Fun

If the heat has got you down, head over to one of Riverside’s museums for an afternoon cultural exploration (without the sunburn).

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Home to over 100,000 artifacts, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s permanent and special exhibitions are on display for the public free of charge. Here, you can explore the cultural history of our region, bring your child to a Discovery Day on the third Wednesday of the month, or browse the gift shop.

Riverside Art Museum

On Saturdays through August 22, the Riverside Art Museum is opening its doors for free this summer from noon to 3:00 P.M. in conjunction with the Riverside Art Make. See the schedule for different maker workshops. The work of sculptor Lois Sloan is also on display through August 21.

UC Riverside California Museum of Photography

The UCR/CMP collection is the largest and most comprehensive center of photography in the west. The museum has hosted the work of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and other famous photographers.

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