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Annual Events & Festivals

From twinkling holiday wonderlands to thrilling horse shows and vibrant cultural celebrations, Western Riverside County offers a year-round calendar bursting with exciting events and festivals. Whether you're seeking family-friendly fun, thrilling shows, or a taste of local traditions, there's something for everyone.

Must-See Shows & Celebrations

From Riverside to Norco, there’s fun to be had across our region any time of year! 

If you’re in Riverside during the holidays, you won’t want to miss the dazzling Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. The annual celebration features thousands of lights, food vendors, live music, and more! Other must-attend Riverside events include the Lunar Festival in January, February’s Riverside Dickens Festival, and the Riverside Citrus Festival in April, among others.

Saddle up for family fun at Norco's renowned horse shows! September's Norco Fair boasts live music, carnival rides, and thrilling rodeo action. May's Horseweek offers exciting bull riding and even more rodeo thrills. Witness pro-level competition at the PRCA Rodeo–it's Western tradition for all ages!

The Perris Auto Speedway is a bustling hub for motorsports events, drawing adrenaline junkies and racing enthusiasts from all over. From stock car races to demolition derbies, the Perris speedway offers a variety of pulse-pounding excitement. 

Those are just a few of the many events held across our cities throughout the year. 

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Browse the annual events and festivals below to see all the fun that awaits you on your trip to Western Riverside County.