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Raincross Weekend: January 5-8

Let’s find a “New year, new you” in the same great city! As 2023 gets rolling, there are great options in Riverside, whether sharpening your inner writer at the “How to Build Your Own Writer’s Life” presentation or getting that fitness resolution started with the annual Citrus Heritage Run!

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Riverside ArtsWalk

Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Downtown Riverside

Cost: Free


The Riverside Artswalk is a monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire. Visit over 22 downtown locations, including museums, galleries and studios, presenting an eclectic mix of visual and performing arts. 

How to Build Your Own Writer’s Life

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location:  Riverside Main Library Community Room, 3900 Mission Inn Ave.

Cost: Free


Join Inlandia’s Cati Porter and Janine Pourroy Gamblin, along with writers from the Inland Empire for a lively presentation on how to dream, build, and live your life as a writer. Hear how these writers have done it – and learn new ideas for your writing life.

Friday, January 6, 2023

Tours of Heritage House with Victorian Christmas

Time: January 6 – 8, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Riverside Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Avenue

Cost: Free


Guided tours of Heritage House are available to book online! Come join us every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Paint & Sip: Bonsai Bay

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:  El Patron Restaurant, 3204 Mission Inn Ave.

Cost: Varies


Join an in-person painting class and create your own version of A Bonsai Bay with The Paint Sesh. The Paint Sesh instructor/entertainer will guide you through approx. 1.5 – 2 hours of lively creativity and laughs, with no experience needed to have a good time. Ages 21+.

Adelante! The Trujillo Adobe and La Placita de los Trujillos

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Main Library, Com. Rm., 3900 Mission Inn Ave.

Cost: Free


A special presentation by Nancy Melendez from the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation. Built in 1862, the Trujillo Adobe precedes the founding of the City of Riverside, but has always been the cultural anchor for Latinx culture in Riverside. Learn the history, and coming plans to renovate this historic landmark.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Citrus Heritage Run 2023

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Location: Arlington Heights Sports, 9401 Cleveland Ave.

Cost: Varies


The Citrus Heritage Run is a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1-mile kids race. This unique and “sweet-smelling” course winds through the historic orange groves of the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, CA. As one of the most scenic course routes in Southern California, you will experience breathtaking views of surrounding mountain ranges and skyline as you inhale the smell of sweet citrus and orange blossoms beginning to bloom. This race is truly one-of-a-kind!

Upcoming Events

January 16 – 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Walk-A-Thon

January 26 – State of the City 2023

January 28-29 – 2023 Riverside Lunar Festival

February 11 – Black History Expo and Parade