The Running Springs Farmer’s Market and Artisan Faire is held each Saturday from May through September, offering fresh local produce, bread, jams, jellies, candy, nuts, and more. On the last Saturday of the month and each Saturday in September, when you spend $25 at the market, you get a free Snow Valley Mountain Resort lift ticket. The market is located at 2645 Whispering Pines Drive.
With over 25 local artists and vendors, the Running Springs Mountain Arts Festival, held in July each year, has many activities for the entire family. There is live music both days as well as karaoke for all ages on Saturday. Admission is free and there is a wide selection of food, drinks, and activities.
Beyond Wonderland, an electronic dance festival organized by Insomniac Events is held at the NOS Center in San Bernardino, just half an hour from Running Springs. The festival lasts two days and features multiple stages with live electronic dance music performances. There are a light maze, artistic displays, and characters dressed in costumes related to Alice in Wonderland. It is usually held in August and guests must be 18 or older.
The Hard Summer Music Festival provides two days of live music, carnival rides, a wading pool, and more. Performers have included Rezz, Maya Jane Coles, Snot, A-Trax, 2Chainz, Skream, and more. The event is held at the NOS Center at 689 south East Street in San Bernardino.
TE Good Vibes Festival, held in May at The Market @ Towns End, a live music festival featuring artists such as Chucky Chuck, Crazytown, and Afroman. There are food, drink, and craft vendors as well as education on various strains of cannabis in an effort to promote its medicinal use. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music.
Beaumont Cherry Festival, a 45-minute drive from Running Springs, is the largest community event in the county. It is held over four days and includes games, booths, live music, and rides as well as some of the best food and drink available. The festival is held in Stewart Park located at 9th and Orange in Beaumont. The festival is normally held the first weekend in June.
Redlands Festival of the Arts is dedicated to the preservation of fine arts in the community. The festival raises money for grants offered to students and emerging artists. There is a food, beer, and wine garden as well as multiple artist tents where visitors can purchase unique, original artwork. The festival is normally held the last weekend in May.
Pine Cone Festival, just a 12-minute drive from Running Springs in Lake Arrowhead, is held in October and offers hundreds of visitors the opportunity to learn more about the national forest. There is local entertainment, a craft contest, and the “World’s Largest Pine Cone” contest. You can participate in the pine cone Olympics, enjoy free games and fun fair food, purchase from local artisans and get fire prevention information directly from Smokey the Bear.
The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival offers a unique opportunity to purchase handmade items. There are also displays of needle art and craft supplies. Admission is free and the festival is held at 689 South E Street in Inland Empire, about half an hour away. You can also purchase sewing-related items like embroidery machines and patterns, lights, magnifiers, stencils, applique patterns, and more.
Nocturnal Wonderland is an art, camping, and music festival held at the NOS Center in September each year. The festival includes live music on several different stages as well as unique artwork displays. There are three-dimensional superstructures, many glowing in the dark, and all types of LED artwork on display. There are also performers dressed as nymphs, cats, and other “dancing dwellers of darkness.”