Labor Day Weekend is Coming Up!

Labor Day Weekend is coming up! It’s not only a time to take a break; it’s also a time to reflect on the social and economic achievements of the hard working Americans in the past and present. So relax, clear your mind, and have some fun!

Riverside, California offers plenty to do for the outdoor lovers, like heading out to the Hidden Valley Nature Center! There’s access to 25 miles of alluring hiking and equestrian trails. It’s great for those who want and need to get away from the lights and sounds of the city. There’s also the Riverside Art Museum, which is always something fun and educational for the family. There are interactive exhibits as well for the kiddos! Sometimes though, you just need to make a staycation out of your weekend and stay at home! Pull the grill out, invite some family and friends over, and enjoy a good meal together.

Regardless of what you choose to do with your holiday, have a very safe and fun weekend!

Riverside Bars: Drink at ProAbition This St. Paddy’s Day

Even if you aren’t Irish chances are you still celebrate the holiday (and why wouldn’t you because it’s amazing). St. Paddy’s Day is the perfect opportunity to hit a bar, make new friends and have a tasty of green beer. One of the best places in Riverside to enjoy the holiday will be the ProAbition Bar on Main St.

The location is typically a fun and friendly place to have a drink and the bar takes those sentiments even further during St. Patrick’s Day. Bar hoppers in the area love the ProAbition and claim “The service is friendly, attentive and reasonably fast. The menu is small but well thought out, and the dishes we have tried are always great”. But be sure to get there early on St. Paddy’s because the bar is expected to draw a crowd. Have fun and hopefully you find the luck of the Irish. 


3597 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone number (951) 222-2110


Take a Tour of the Mission Inn Historical Landmark

The Mission Inn is one of the oldest and most beautiful historical landmarks in the Riverside area. The Mission Inn is “comprised of four wings in a labyrinth of gardens, towers, arches, and winding stairways that encompass an entire city block.” The Mission inside features various pieces of art and artifacts bought by the Miller family from all across the world.

The Mission area dates back to the early 1870s and has since turned into a foundation with the goal of preserving and expanding culture and arts in the Riverside area. Hour long tours are offered multiple times a day, seven days a week and start at $13 per person, depending on the times and dates you show up. The tour is a great way to get a deeper understand of how the Riverside area developed during the industrial revolution and morphed into one of the most popular places to live in all of California. To learn more about this historic site, visit their website here.

Attend a Concert at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium

The Riverside Municipal Auditorium doesn’t have a huge name or following but the location is a really good location to watch a concert in your city. The auditorium runs concerts on a weekly basis and will snatch up a large band every once in awhile. However, the schedule is always packed with entertaining options for people wanting a bit of nightlife in the City of Riverside. During the month of February the schedule will be jam packed with awesome bands and shows.


Tickets to the event fall in the $20 range and provides a bang for your buck. If you are a fan of Juicy J or want to see a Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band, the Riverside Municipal auditorium is the place to be next month. Here is a quick look at the upcoming events.


Feb 2 7:00 PM Camila
Feb 3 7:00 PM Juicy J
Feb 10 8:00 PM Ramon Ayala
Feb 18 7:00 PM Red Not Chili Peppers


3485 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Songs To Use During Your NYE Playlist

Do you want to throw the perfect New Year’s Eve party this year? I mean don’t we all? Well then the biggest key is to achieving that goal is be setting the mood with the right playlist. Music can do a great deal for your party and turn a bad party into a good one and a great one into an unforgettable one.  If you aren’t necessarily a music buffet, you definitely need some Sinatra, a little Michael Buble, and some Ray Charles. Here is a quick list of a few great NYE songs to play during your party.

“Golden Years,” David Bowie
“Night Time Is the Right Time,” Ray Charles
“Put Your Records On,” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Rock Steady,” Aretha Franklin
“Save the Last Dance for Me,” Michael Buble
“The Best Is Yet to Come,” Tony Bennett
“Twiggy Twiggy,” Pizzicato 5
“It Had to Be You,” Harry Connick Jr.
“Mas Que Nada,” Sergio Mendes, featuring the Black Eyed Peas
Fly Me to the Moon,” Frank Sinatra

Enjoy The Nutcracker This Holiday Season

How often do you get a chance to watch a live performance? Nowadays we just binge watch everything from the couch. If you are looking to get out and do something fun this holiday season in Riverside the Brava Performing Arts organization will be hosting a live version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker.

The city of Riverside and Brava have hosted a performance of The Nutcracker for 26 consecutive years and 2016’s version of the play is expected to be the biggest and best yet. The performance will also feature guest arts from the National Ballet of Canada and Boston Ballet, and also feature dancers your very own Riverside Ballet Arts (which has been around since 1961).

For more info or to purchase tickets visit the Brava website below or use the contact info,

Brava Performing Arts

Celebrate the 24th Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside

There are a lot of awesome things to do during the month of December, and one of the best ones might be enjoying the holiday lights on display in and around your neighborhood. This year The Mission Inn Hotel and the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the City of Riverside will be hosting their 24th annual Festival of Lights that is set to feature over 4,5 million lights on display (how awesome is that?).

The festival is running every (once it gets dark) night until January and includes train rides, a century wheel, a vintage carousel, holiday music, food vendors and of course Santa Claus! For those Christmas lovers looking to get into the holiday spirit, the Riverside festival of lights in a must-see event. So grab the family and make a fun weekend night out of it. These events are the moments memories are made of! Happy Holidays.


Bake Hush Puppies as a Yummy Side This Thanksgiving

Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a huge production that requires hours of advance preparation. If you have the task of hosting the holiday feast this year, don’t worry because we have your back with a tasty hush puppies recipes your family will love. Here are the quick instructions.


2/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

The first step in any recipe is to preheat your oven–you’ll need 450 degrees for this one.  Next grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan and have it ready for the batter.

Next mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Then, in a separate bowl, add the onion, milk, eggs and butter. Now add in the egg mix with the flour mix and toss until flour mixture is moistened.


Now drop one tablespoon of  batter into the  mini muffin cups. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the hush puppies are golden brown. All you have to do now is serve and watch your guest go nuts.

Experience Morongo During Your Next Night Out

The late night scene in near Riverside begins and ends with Morongo Casino and Resort. The casino, located on the Morongo Native American reservation (and a short drive from Riverside), is more than just a gaming location but a full on entertainment area and acts more like Las Vegas lite than a regular California Casino. And even if you are not a gambler or a drinker, the resort continues to provide a host of amazing events and shows on a weekly basis.

Morongo hosts MMA fights, concerts, comedy shows, dancing nights and much more. The resort has a number of upscale restaurants, a tasty buffet and a vibrant night. Entertainment wise the events center will feature Kelly Pickler, Wayne Newton, and Gabriel Iglesias. If you are looking to have a little fun during November, check out the link below and get detailed information about all the awesome events taking place at Morongo.

Tips For Getting Active in Your Community Riverside

Being active in your community is a great way to make friends and have an impact on the way the city is run. There are a wide variety of ways be active in your neighborhood, so here are a few ideas on how to start.


Chamber of Commerce: get involved with your local chamber of commerce. The organization is usually made of of business owners, professionals and city workers from your area. This is an excellent way to network and get to know all the wonderful things happening in your community.


Recreation Commission: every city has a recreation commission that helps put on local city events for the parks and rec department. Most recreation commissions are under staffed and always looking for new members. Contact your city hall to find out more info.


Volunteer with the Elderly: your city probably has a senior center looking for volunteers in the community. Get more information from the city hall and volunteer with the elderly.