BY K.P. SANDER
Eastvale – A wonderful summer of fun is in the works for the City of Eastvale and its neighbors. If you are looking for something to entertain your family and friends in the upcoming months, check out these special events taking place.
Picnic in the Park: A regular staple in Eastvale, JCSD’s (Jurupa Community Services District) three-day celebration boasts fun for everyone. From the water slides and the carnival rides, to the food and merchandise vendors, there is plenty of entertainment. And if that weren’t enough, the opening night concert (Friday at 7 p.m.) and the breathtaking fireworks show (Saturday at 9 p.m.) is sure to dazzle. This year’s event has a new venue. The new Eastvale Community Park at 12750 Citrus Street will host on Fri., June 27, 5 to 10 p.m.; Sat., June 28, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sun., June 29, 2 to 10 p.m.
Concerts in the Park: Eastvale’s parks are amazing, and the fun continues at Harada Heritage Park for JCSD’s 6th Annual Concerts in the Park. On Friday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m., “Dancin’ thru the Decades” will rock you and your family and friends in style – and all concerts are FREE! Bring some lawn chairs and a picnic, or purchase food from one of the vendors.
- July 11: Paperback Writers (Beatles Tribute)
- July 18: Red Not Chili Peppers (RHCP Tribute)
- July 25: Neon Nation (80s Experience)
- August 1: Stepping Feet (Dave Mathews Band Tribute)
- August 8: Queen National (Queen Tribute)
- August 15: Led Zepplica (got this one?)
- August 22: DSB (Journey Tribute)
- August 29: Joshua Tree (U2 Tribute)
Our neighbors in Corona are celebrating Independence Day beginning with the Main Street Parade on Fri., July 4, at 10 a.m. Watch and cheer local groups as they make their way down Main Street from Ontario to Olive Avenue during this hometown event. Later in the day you can head over to Santana Park (598 Santana Way) to enjoy the much-anticipated Festival and Fireworks Show at 4 p.m. Activities include food vendors, children’s Fun Zone, and live entertainment. The formal program starts at 8:30 p.m., with the fireworks show at 9 p.m. Admission is FREE.
Right over the Norco River on Hamner Avenue, you can enjoy a 4th of July Horsetown Extravaganza in Norco. A Rotary Club All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast starts the day at Nellie Weaver Hall, 7:30 to 10 a.m. Just $5 per person and the proceeds benefit the George A. Ingalls Veteran’s Memorial. Ride off some of those calories at the Mayor’s Patriotic Scenic Ride at 10 a.m. Dress in Red, White and Blue as you leave Ingalls Park Parking Lot 2, since prizes will be awarded to the most patriotic horse and rider at this free event. The fun continues at the Picnic in the Park at Pike Peak Park (say that fast three times), with BBQ, refreshments, family games, music, waterslide and crafts. Still have some energy left? Go back over to the Moreno Arena at the George Ingalls Equestrian Event Center for the Concert, Laser Show and Movie Night! The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and for just $5 per person (12 and under free), you can enjoy a country concert featuring Sterling Sylver at 6:30 p.m.; followed by a little boot-scootin’ at Norco’s Longest Line Dance at 7:30 p.m. The amazing Laser Show will begin around 8:45 p.m., and the movie screening of Independence Day (how appropriate) at about 9:30 p.m. Now THAT is a 4th of July celebration!
Norco will continue to entertain you all summer with their “Norco Rocks! Summer Concerts in the Park and Movie Series,” on Fridays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Pikes Peak Park. Admission is free and food and refreshments are available for purchase. Bring your family and friends, chairs and blankets and enjoy!
- June 20: Give Up The Junk (60s to Now Dance Music)
- July 4: Sterling Sylver (Country)
- July 18: Suspect (Classic Rock)
- August 1: Yesterday and Today (Beatles Tribute)
- August 15: RockStars of Tomorrow (Variety); with ‘Friday Night Lights’ movie to follow
Please remember that Fireworks are prohibited in Riverside County, per Ordinance 858. Enjoy one of these local celebrations – they do all the work for you – and have a safe and fun summer!