Take in a show at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center or the Riverside Municipal Auditorium where Live Nation books entertainment ranging from Broadway shows to the hottest new groups. Enjoy Broadway at the Fox with Kinky Boots in February, Evita in March, and Chicago in April. Be entertained at the Municipal Auditorium with unique shows such as Fant-A-Shes in February and May the 4th Fest in May.
Before the show, have a delicious meal at one of downtown’s restaurants. Choose from fast casual to eclectic and ethnic to fine dining – and try the newest additions to the menu – Riverside Food Lab and Retro Taco. After the show, visit one of downtown’s clubs for a nightcap with friends.
Downtown also features historic architecture including the National Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. The Mission Inn Museum and Foundation displays artifacts and offers tours of the hotel on a regular basis. The annual Doors Open Riverside event on May 11th provides free tours of various downtown heritage and architecturally significant buildings not normally open to the public.
Need a special gift for that special someone (or just yourself)? Visit one of the unique shops in downtown for clothing, collectibles, antiques and more. Or, pick up a gift certificate from one of the salons for a styling.
Looking for a fun time? Then come downtown for a special event - the 40th Annual Black History Parade and Expo takes place on February 9th. Visit Victorian England with the Dickens Festival on February 23rd and 24th.