Families have more options for fun this year as coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings are eased. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Inland Empire:
Free “Halloween weekends” include an escape room, family trick-or-treating, and movie nights. Community Treat Trail & Family Movie Night begins Saturday, October 16 at 5 p.m. at City Hall South Lawn, 400 S. Vicentia Ave. After a game and trick-or-treating, families can bring their lawn chairs and blankets and watch Disney’s “Frankenweenie” at 6:30 p.m., Corona and the OBC Theater at the Historic Civic Center Theater from Friday to Sunday, October 15-17 Presenting an escape room experience at 815 W. Sixth St. time tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at obctheater.com. Information: www.coronaca.gov/Halloweekend; [email protected]; 951-736-2241
The inaugural mariachi festivities begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, October 16. The celebration of the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (and the end of Hispanic Heritage Month) takes place at 500 Diamond Drive Lake Elsinore Storm Diamond Stadium. There will be food, vendors, family altars, a grand finale fireworks show and cultural performances by Mariachi Garibaldi di Jaime Cuellar, Jarabe Mexicano and the Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles. Tickets start at $25. The event will also include free coronavirus shots in the parking lot, and the first 100 people who are vaccinated can attend the concert for free. Info: lemariachifest.com
Los Angeles County
The La Verne Heritage Foundation hosts the Heritage Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, 5001 Via de Mansion. The free event will feature pumpkins, hay rides, animals, and more. Independent vendors will also be on hand for shopping and dining. Information: [email protected]
Check back for updates as information about additional events becomes available.