REDLANDS CAMERA CLUB

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, debbiedsd.dorothy@gmail.com.

 

Extensive Seasonal Ideas

Redlands Camera Club member Brian Spears maintains an extensive list of photo opportunities in Southern California:

https://www.bspnews.news/new-events

 

Seasonal Highlights

 

Sheep Shearing Festival

4/6-7
123 Farm, Cherry Valley

Website

Experience sheep having their wool sheared. Watch the sheep dog herding demonstrations, explore the art of wool crafts, and get hands-on at the natural wool dyeing booth.

 

Redlands Bicycle Classic

4/10-14

Website

Professional races, youth races, BMX show, and more exciting fun. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American bike racing. From humble beginnings on a Memorial Day weekend in 1985 hosting future stars for the Olympics, Tour de France, and world championships, the Redlands Bicycle Classic has earned its position in history “Where Legends Are Born”.

 

National Orange Show Fair

4/17-21
San Bernardino

Website

Pig races, agricultural exhibits, dog show, reptiles, butterflies, carnival rides and games. Neon lights and funnel cakes. For over 100 years, the National Orange Show Fairgrounds has hosted an annual Festival that celebrates the region’s citrus heritage. Today’s “New” Festival includes much of that original charm, plus a multicultural overlay to reflect today’s demographics. 

 

Apple Blossom Festival

4/20-21
Oak Glen

Website

The Apple Blossom Festival celebrates spring country style. This free two-day festival features live music, lawn games, vendors, carriage rides, and activities for kids.

 

 

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

4/20-21
Santa Clarita

Website

Western music, dancing and festivities including trick roping, hatchet throwing, and panning for gold in a western-town environment.

 

 

Photogenic Events in Redlands

Run Through Redlands

March

Website

Every year, runners, walkers and riders (wheelchair) take part in these 5K, 10K and Half-Marathon competitions. The courses wind through beautiful Redlands’ tree-lined streets, past historic homes with breathtaking views of the San Bernardino Mountains. Additional event activities typically include a Kid’s Dash, Runner’s Expo and refreshments.

 

Redlands Bicycle Classic

April

Website

The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American bike racing. From humble beginnings on a Memorial Day weekend in 1985 hosting future stars for the Olympics, Tour de France, and world championships, the Redlands Bicycle Classic has earned its position in history “Where Legends Are Born”.

 

Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival

Summer

Website

At 8:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday evening during the summer, the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival draws thousands to its world-class performances. Since its inception in 1924, the Bowl has been a special place in Redlands for families, friends, and music-lovers of all ages and backgrounds to gather and enjoy its superb programs.

 

Fourth of July Fireworks

July

Website

All-day activities at Sylvan Park set up this Independence Day celebration. Evening festivities tend to include displays from aircraft and skydivers followed by a ground firework displays and a long session of impressive aerials.

 

Redlands Firefighters Car Show

May

Website

The heart of historic downtown Redlands provides the perfect backdrop for snapshot of a gorgeous classic car … and the winning recipe for a nostalgia-filled stroll back in time.

 

Christmas Parade

December

Website

The annual Downtown Redlands Christmas Parade is a magical evening event in Downtown Redlands, with floats, musical performances and a visit from Santa Claus.

 

 

Photogenic Places in and near Redlands

 

Umbrella Alley

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

420 multicolored umbrellas covering the alley. 

 

Lincoln Shrine

Ongoing
Redlands

Webite

A memorial and research center dedicated to the memory of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America. 

 

A.K. Smiley Library

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

Established in 1894, A.K. Smiley Public Library has served generations of patrons. See this beautiful, historic building and attractive grounds.

 

Ed Hales Park

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

A small park with pavilion and stage, sister cities clock, and historic artwork in downtown Redlands.

 

Kimberly Crest

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

A national historic landmark, the home is a one-of-a-kind example of life during the Gilded Age in Southern California. 

 

University of Redlands

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

Established in 1907, the University of Redlands campus features a palm-lined main street, lush green lawns, and canopy of 100-year-old trees, where colonnaded buildings share space with modern structures. 

 

Murals of Downtown Redlands

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

Hummingbirds, Little Rascals, bandstands, and more. Take a walk around downtown Redlands to view and photograph some 40 works of art decorating the walls of Redlands’ downtown district.

 

Sculpture Art

Ongoing
Redlands

Website

Steel and glass, sails, clocks, dancing geometric figures, atomic structures. Redlands has a number of sculptures in public places. Aside from the general experience, these pieces provide an exceptional opportunity for capturing some abstract images.

 

Crystal Cove State Park

Ongoing 
Newport Beach

Website

On the beach: rolling surf, sandy beaches, tidepools. Landside: gently sloping hills, and deeply wooded canyons and ridges.  A great opportunity to capture the coastal sunset.

 

Tahquitz and Indian Canyons

Ongoing 
Palm Springs

Website

Tahquitz Canyon is one of the most beautiful and culturally sensitive areas of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation. Tahquitz Canyon is home to a spectacular seasonal 60-foot waterfall, rock art, ancient irrigation systems, native wildlife, and plants. Protect yourself with sunscreen and a good hat, and be sure to stay hydrated.

 

Weekend Farmer’s Markets

Ongoing
various locations

Check out one of the many Farmer’s Markets displaying local fruits, vegetables and more. Nearby options include Redlands, Yucaipa, Ontario and Claremont.

 

 

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