What to expect May 4th

Plan your day here

Eventbrite - Let's Explore Riverside Together

Before you register

Choose your destiny:

  • Exploration is best for families and those that wish to take their time at each location. Most locations will have an activity, tour, or program just for you.
  • Adventure is a little more fast-paced and may even be rigorous, so we recommend this for ages 13 and up. Adventurers will enjoy more destinations, but have no fear because you may choose to start, end, or continue wherever you like.
  • Historic will teach you about the rich history and culture of the City of Riverside. This route may highlight how citrus put Riverside on the map, the famous people laid to rest here, and a plethora of monuments and historical locations. This route is designed to engage all ages, and can serve as an educational tool!

Choose your speed:

  • Walk your route and enjoy everything Downtown Riverside has to offer. Expect to walk about 3 miles (or more for Adventure routes), with no time limit or rush.   
  • Bike your route, but expect to drive to your starting point. (which may be outside of Downtown)
  • Drive your route and explore Downtown and beyond!

Who will join you on your adventure- family members, classmates, friends, or all of the above?  Create a group on Eventbrite as you register, and tell your co-explorers to enter your group name to join you!  As a group, you will all receive the same route on May 4th.

Do you want to meander, try to see everything under the sun, or make unforgettable memories learning about the city’s past? Our Discovery Passport routes are designed to provide 3 to 5 hours of free and unique activities throughout Riverside such as our many museums, parks, and local attractions! As a group, decide which type of route best fits your needs. 

​​​Things you need to know before the event!

If you haven’t been Downtown on a Saturday in a while you will not recognize it!  We will share our special day with the Farmer’s Market, a Star Wars event at the Fox (May the 4th be with you), and much more.  Please plan to carpool to downtown because we expect a large crowd.  

Be AWARE, May 4th is very busy downtown and there are many streets closed. Orange Street is closed between Mission and 6th street.  When exiting the freeway, take turn Right on Lime, then Left on 3rd to get the The Riverside Convention Center.  

You, and your group, will select a 20 minute time slot between 9 am and noon to arrive at the Convention Center for check-in.  When you arrive, you will park in The Riverside Convention Center’s parking lot in designated temporary spots. From there you will find us on the front lawn, check-in, and receive your very own Discovery Passport. If your route sends you to downtown destinations, you will be responsible for finding parking while you explore. 


But good news! City parking is free on weekends and we will offer parking maps, or you can download one here. If you would like to remain in the Convention Center’s lot for the day, you will re-park in their lot and pay $10.

Would you prefer your Passport in Spanish?  We will offer a guided tour with Spanish materials leaving at 10:30am

Are you, or is someone in your group, hearing impaired?  We will offer a guided tour with and ASL docent at 11:15am.

When you visit each site an ERT volunteer/docent will be waiting to greet you!  Take lots of pictures because for each post that is tagged, #ERT, you will be entered to win prizes, such as restaurant certificates, a Sterling Silver Landmark Pendant, and more. 

P.S. There is no set time for each location arrival, it is a go as you please journey. Everyone will be on their own. Your Discovery Passport will direct you to a variety of locations.  There’s no timeframe, so relax and take in each new adventure

The toughest part of your day will be deciding whether you want to continue checking locations off in your passport, or wait until next weekend to finish your adventures.  Either way, you will now be savvy to the many hidden gems in Riverside, and you can create your own adventures using our extensive list of locations and events that will be available starting May 5th.  

The day will be filled with raffles, so stay tuned to our social media for the winners! 

Opt-in for exclusive content and contests text: LEARN to 40691

One last thing 

Don’t forget to submit your survey before the big day here to be entered for our survey raffle.

It’s only 5 questions and your entry will help us assess Riverside residents’ pride. You will be asked to complete the survey again, after your fun is complete. 

P.S. Creating your own group is totally optional! Your family, friends, sorority, office, or class can attend as a group, named by you to enhance your adventures and make them truly memorable.  If you choose to fly solo, you have been forewarned that this will result in making new friends!

Ready to register?  Let's do it!