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Raincross Weekend: June 11-12

This weekend you'll find boats racing on Lake Evans, a Juneteenth celebration from Riverside Community Players, and a fundraiser for a future Charles A. Bibbs African-American Museum and Cultural Center.

Sailboats on Lake Evans, Fairmount Park
Courtesy of Riverside Community Sailing Program

Saturday, June 11

2022 Riverside Regatta

Time: 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Evans, Fairmount Park
Cost: Free to attend

The Riverside Community Sailing Program will hold its annual Regatta on Lake Evans after a two-year hiatus. Two groups of 5-8 boats each will race each other, navigating a series of marks on the lake. Participating boats have been sponsored by the Downtown Area Neighborhood Alliance (DANA), Riverside East Rotary, the Optimists, and other groups. Come spread a blanket on the lakeshore to watch the fun! For more information, visit their website.

Riverside Doors Open

Time: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: See map.
Cost: Free

Take a docent-led tour of the interiors and exteriors of several historic public and private Riverside buildings, some of which are not normally open to the public. For more information and a list of participating locations, visit their website.

Juneteenth Celebration

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Riverside Community Players Theater
Cost: $10

Riverside Community Players’ will present an evening of song, poetry and drama featuring local performers celebrating the freedom of enslaved people after the Civil War. A show featuring local African-American artists will be on display in the courtyard. For tickets, visit their website.

Downtown Certified Farmers Market

Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: Main and Fifth Streets
Cost: Free to attend

Come shop a selection of fresh produce and specialty foods from local farmers and entrepreneurs.
Regulated for safety by the County and State Departments of Agriculture and Environmental Health.

Sunday, June 12

AfroNoon at White Park

Time: 12:00 noon–7:00 p.m.
Location: White Park
Cost: General admission is free; VIP tickets are $45-$50

AfroNoon is a Black arts festival showcasing local talent from across the Inland Empire, organized to raise funds for the Charles A. Bibbs African-American Museum and Cultural Center. Art will be available for purchase at the Artists’ Village, as well as work by Charles Bibbs, plus vendors selling books, jewelry, clothes and food. Tickets are available here.