Summer in Redlands: Something for Everyone!

By Maura, Strategic Marketing Intern

Summer has now officially begun, and Redlands and the surrounding areas are kicking their seasonal activities into full swing. Although within driving proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego, Redlands and nearby cities offer a wide variety of events closer to home.

Celebrate 4th of July in Redlands with a picnic in the park, family-friendly parade, and one of the largest fireworks shows in California. The opening ceremonies include a four jet flyover, a USAF C-17 flyover, and skydivers landing in the center of the stadium. Fun for all ages!

The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival offers free, live music on Tuesday and Friday nights. This year’s offerings include a Chinese dance company, Frank Sinatra and John Denver tributes, symphony concerts, a ballet, and The Sound of Music. All are invited to join in a community sing beforehand.

The Redlands Theatre Festival is a long-standing tradition in the area since the 1970’s. This summer their group of skilled actors will be performing Hairspray; The Importance of Being Earnest; Dividing the Estate; Love Loss, and What I Wore; and The Andrews Brothers. You might even see an Esri employee as one of the cast members.

The Palm Springs Art Museum will be featuring free film screenings from the 2013 Global Lens foreign film series and classic comedies chosen by the Palm Springs International Film Society. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of the many unique restaurants downtown.

Although open year-round, summer is a great time to take in the festive atmosphere at Market Night in downtown Redlands. Residents of all ages come together each week to enjoy merchant booths, a variety of food booths, and entertainment.

Our local mountain communities are just a short drive from Redlands. Enjoy music from a variety of genres at free weekend concerts in Lake Arrowhead. No matter what your style of music is, you’ll probably find it here.

Snow Summit, a nearby ski resort, is opening its doors as an outdoor adventure park this summer! Activities include the mile-long scenic sky chair, hiking, outdoor dining, cross-country and downhill mountain biking, zip lining, and more.

This is just a small sampling of events taking place over the next few months. Have a fun and safe summer … wherever where you are!

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