Riverside, CA is home to a large number of higher institutions of learning, including the University of California, Riverside, Riverside City College, and California Baptists University.
But when you’re a student at one of these institutions, there may come a time when you need to plan an event, whether it’s a graduation party, wedding, or a goodbye party. You could plan something right in Riverside, but perhaps you’re thinking about other locations to make it seem like you’re really away from campus.
Don’t bother with the drive to Los Angeles or Palm Springs to find an event venue; you’ll spend too much time in the car and too much money in the process. Instead, you can look right in Riverside’s backyard at Norco, CA, only about 30 minutes away by car and a world apart in feeling.
Norco is known as “Horse town, USA” given the rural environment and architecture, a far cry from nearby coastal cities. But Norco is also home to SilverLakes Complex, which opens up a world of event opportunities perfect for you and your friends and family.
You can take in local equestrian-based events if you’re a horse lover, or watch a game on one of many sports fields. If you’re athletic yourself, consider hosting a day of games at the facility where you and friends can play different sports in a mini-tournament.
But SilverLakes offers more than just outdoor activities – there are also concerts, food festivals, and other events that you can enjoy as part of your celebration. You can choose to host an outdoor cocktail area in one of many open spaces or have drinks and food at The FieldHouse at SilverLakes, a space perfect for groups of any size. Chow down on a menu designed to make every guest happy, with views and an atmosphere that will ensure everyone has a good time.
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A visit to The Arts Colony (TAC), one of many attractions located in Corona Heritage Park, is a chance to expand your appreciation for the arts while immersing yourself in a wash of local culture. At TAC you can enjoy viewing the work of artists from southern California and beyond in a casual atmosphere. You may even have the pleasure of watching artists in residence create their next masterpiece.
TAC and the entire Corona Heritage Park is a testament to the people of the community as it is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. Arriving at the park feels like you’re arriving to a special location—and you are! The site of Corona Heritage Park is a historical lemon ranch. TAC and the other park attractions are spread out across five-acres where lemons once grew. The gallery itself is situated in a charming turn-of-the-century home, one of several preserved buildings that house the park’s educational and visitor centers.
You never know what type of art you’ll see at TAC. Themed shows rotate throughout the year and may focus on a variety of media. Several members are award-winning artists, respected in more than one art society and nationally recognized, so sometimes the work displayed can be of a very high caliber. Some shows feature the work of less experienced artists or grade-school students. But no matter what show happens to be running when you visit, the experience of seeing a working art colony is fun and educational.
TAC is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is only a 20-minute drive from Field House Restaurant. After checking out all the great art and doing some shopping—many of the artworks are for sale—you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy dinner and spend some time discussing your favorite pieces of the day.