Get out there!

Grab your camera and a friend and head out to one of these great opportunities to practice your photography craft. 

If you know an event that should be added to this list, please email the RCC website coordinator,


Bogart Trout Fishing Derby


Bogart Regional Park
9600 International Park Rd, Cherry Valley


An opportunity to capture the faces of those who catch the big one or watch the big one get away. Children compete on Saturday, and adults compete Sunday.


123 Farm: Sheep Shearing Festival

123 Farm, Highland Springs Resort, 10600 Highland Springs Avenue, Cherry Valley



Sheep Shearing Festival – Get a close-up view of how our sheep are shorn and how we process our wool. Guests can learn about natural dyes, how to wash wool, and visit our farm to feed our organic sheep. Activities include live sheep shearing (10:30 – 2:30) wool processing demo, festive food and local vendors. March 25-April 2, 2023 (Saturdays & Sundays only, 10 – 4PM). $12

Established in 1884 as a stagecoach stop, Highland Springs Ranch & Inn (formerly known as Highland Springs Resort) is Riverside County’s first historical landmark. The property encompasses 2400 acres and includes an organic farm, restaurant, inn, and camp.


Redlands Bicycle Classic



The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running invitational, professional stage race in American bike racing. Each year, the City of Redlands and surrounding communities open their homes, their hearts and their streets to world-class athletes. From humble beginnings on a Memorial Day weekend in 1985, the event, featuring 350 elite racers, has hosted future stars of the Olympics, Tour de France, and World Championships.


Desert X



The first Desert X took place in 2017 and included 16 artists who created works for locations from Whitewater Preserve to Coachella.  The guiding purposes and principles of Desert X include presenting public exhibitions of art that respond meaningfully to the conditions of desert locations, the environment and indigenous communities; promoting cultural exchange and education programs that foster dialogue and understanding among cultures and communities about shared artistic, historical, and societal issues; and providing an accessible platform for artists from around the world to address ecological, cultural, spiritual, and other existential themes.


Wildflower Superbloom

Some years, starting in mid-February or so, Southern California poppies and dozens of other wildflower varieties show up for a few weeks, bloom out and entertain the masses. This year some of the region’s better wildflower venues could reach the rare, self-explanatory status known as “super bloom.” 

Foundation’s wildflower hotline offers free weekly updates every Friday from March through May, on the best locations for viewing wildflowers in Southern and Central California. New reports are released every Friday, March through May. Use the link, or call 818 768-1802 ext 7. Launches March 3rd.


Riley’s Los Rios Rancho

Los Rios Rancho, 39611 Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen


The Rileys first moved to Oak Glen in 1978, and after a couple of years they opened the orchard to the public and let folks experience orchard life first hand.