SPECIAL » EVENTS 2017
RIVERSIDE DICKENS FESTIVAL Costumed Dickens characters descend upon downtown Riverside. Festivities include a Steampunk fashion show, a Victorian tea room with music hall performances, parasol dueling and Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig’s Ball in full Victorian regalia. February 25-26 dickensfest.com
TEMECULA ROD RUN Roaring hot rods descend upon Old Town Temecula. March 3-4 rodruntemecula.com
RAMONA OUTDOOR PLAY Playing since 1926, this tragic romance about the Ponca Indians is America’s longest running drama and California’s Official Outdoor Play. April 22-23, 29-30, May 6-7 ramonabowl.com
TEMECULA VALLEY BALLOON & WINE FESTIVAL This festival features hot-air balloon rides, wine and craft beer tastings, gourmet food, live music and more on Lake Skinner. June 2-4 tvbwf.com
LAKE ARROWHEAD ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC WOODEN BOAT SHOW Rare antique and classic wooden boats gather in Lake Arrowhead Village. June 10-11 lakearrowhead.net
BIG BEAR LAKE & LAKE ARROWHEAD VILLAGE OKTOBERFESTS These events feature bands, beer and brats at a 7,000-foot elevation. Weekends, Sept. 9-Oct. 22 bigbear.com, lakearrowhead.net
JOURNEY GOLF COURSE’S 5th hole at Pechanga, previous page; Calico Ghost town, a former silver mining town, in San Bernardino County, below.