Join the frivolity at the Inland Empire Beer and Music Festival on May 13th at Guasti Park, Ontario. This special event will showcase 20+ breweries, live music including Alien Ant Farm, vendors, and one-of-a-kind brews. The official charity of this year’s event is Dive Warriors, a non-profit charity to help disabled veterans. Tickets are $20 -$40 and 21+ only will be admitted. Festival hours are noon to 5 p.m.
It’s going to be a weekend of thrilling aeronautics when the Planes of Fame Air Show celebrates its 60th anniversary on May 6th and 7th at the Chino Airport. If you love historical aircraft and flight, this event will have it all! Scheduled performers include USAF F-35 Lightning II Heritage Flight, Jelly Belly Airplane, Gregory Colyer – T-33 Ace Maker Airshows, Sea Fury Aerobatics by Sanders Aeronautics, N9MB Flying Wing and more! There will also be veteran’s panel discussions, military aircraft displays and a vendor marketplace, so mark your calendar and don’t miss out!
Disney On Ice is skating into Ontario, and now is the time to purchase your tickets for this enchanting performance. The show is a limited engagement from April 27th to 30th at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, and will feature a journey of beloved Disney tales live on ice with favorite princesses, the wintry world of Disney’s Frozen and more! High-flying jumps, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney characters make Disney On Ice an unforgettable family experience.
Get ready for a delightful evening of music, art, food, wine, sprits and beer tasting. This year’s 3rd Annual Art Uncorked event is Thursday, April 27th from 5:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. at Brinderson Hall in the Chino Fairgrounds. Enjoy crafts beer, delectable fare from local restaurants, along with jewelry and pottery by community artists. Musical performances include jazz by Los Aka Tombros and the Chino Community Theater. Proceeds from this special event benefit the Youth Scholarship Program and The Cultural Arts Center.
If your teen is looking for something free and fun to do after school, this is a great way to spend a Tuesday afternoon. On March 21st at 3:30 p.m., the city of Ontario is hosting its monthly teen-only movie night at the Ovitt Family Community Library. This event is exclusively for kids ages 13 -18 and a fun opportunity to spend time with friends watching the newest releases and best cult classics. Plus, there’s free pizza! For more information, call (909) 395-2228.
New Haven is going to the dogs! Don’t miss this special event on Saturday, March 18th, when the community hosts its Paws in the Park. Bring your four-legged best friend and join the festivities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Dogzilla Food Truck will be serving its “Not your Typical Wiener” hot dogs, plus adopt the newest member of your family through Angels for Animals Rescue. There will also be a face painter for the kids! A professional performance group will entertain with a fantastic dog show. Strut your mutt and we’ll see you there!
Calling all runners! Sign up now to support the Alvord Education Foundation’s second annual Spirit Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 27th in Riverside. Enjoy games, music, performances, giveaways, plus a free Health and Wellness Fair. The 5K is $25 for adults, $8 for students and when you register before February 4th, a t-shirt is included. The foundation provides scholarships to students and grants to teachers and school sites. Rain or shine, be there at 7:30 a.m. when the event kicks off!
Aviation enthusiasts, mark your calendar! On Saturday, February 4th, the Planes of Fame Air Museum presents its monthly Living History Flying Day, featuring the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. This special event that honors aviation pioneers and educates the public, features a distinguished panel of experts and historians. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning will be on display and perform a flight demonstration. The event is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and the museum opens at 9 a.m. See you there!
There is exciting news for Costco fans! Eastvale will be the site of a brand new 158,000-square-foot retail warehouse. This new Costco will be conveniently located at the Goodman Commerce Center and will feature a gas station, tire center and state-of-the-art self-service car wash. It will also offer the customary array of fresh produce and meats, alcoholic beverages, household goods, electronics and more!
The recent holiday season was a joyous reminder that homebuyers are indeed finding their happy place at New Haven in Ontario Ranch. Residents had a fantastic time gathering to socialize, decorate the tree and take photos with Santa. And there’s more fun planned for January! This month’s calendar of events features a Wine Tasting Social and Super Bowl Tailgate Party, two more activities for homeowners to have a great time together!
This holiday season you can help brighten the life of a child in need. One in four children in our region lives in poverty, and many families are struggling to meet their most basic needs like food and shelter. Please make a difference this year by donating a new toy during the “Holiday Smiles Toy Drive” in association with Inland Empire United Way’s Community Programs. Holiday Smiles are being collected from November 4th through December 10th at various locations from Ontario to Upland.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so bring the family out for an evening of holiday cheer! The Christmas on Euclid Tree Lighting Ceremony is December 2nd from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the perfect event to kick off the holiday season. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy screenings of A Muppets Christmas – Letters to Santa and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There will also be food, vendors, fun and an appearance by Santa!
Local residents who frequently travel to Asia to visit family or conduct business can now fly directly from Ontario International Airport to Asia. These new flights offer a tremendous convenience to travelers and an exciting alternative to LAX. In other important economic news for the Inland Empire, Chinese businesses are showing interest in bringing manufacturing to the area due to the strong labor force and deep cultural ties to the Asian community.