Countdown to Yucaipa’s Music and Arts Festival, May 3 to 5

By on April 26, 2019

As the month of April winds down, the final plans for Yucaipa’s Music and Arts Festival are ramping up. Make your plans now to attend Yucaipa’s signature event from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5.

As always, Yucaipa’s Music and Arts Festival is an opportunity for fun for the whole family. The new attraction for the 2019 festival is the outdoor stage at the new Yucaipa Performing Arts Center (YPAC). The Main Stage for the festival will be at YPAC and features a full slate of top-notch performers including:

  • Friday, May 3, 6:00 p.m. The Dreamboats
  • Friday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. Foghat
  • Saturday, May 4, 5:00 p.m. Wildee
  • Saturday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. James Wesley
  • Saturday, May 4, 8:30 p.m. Blues Traveler
  • Sunday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. San Bernardino Teen Workshop
  • Sunday, May 5, 4:30 p.m. Petty and The Heartshakers
  • Sunday, May 5, 5:30 p.m. The Long Run

Musical performers will also be featured on the Bryant Street Stage will be located on Yucaipa Boulevard at Bryant Street including:

  • Friday, 6:00 p.m. San Bernardino Teen Workshop
  • Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Red Letter
  • Saturday, 4:00 p.m. The Academixx
  • Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Jazzercise
  • Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Highland Music Co.
  • Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Retroblast

But, Yucaipa’s annual Music and Arts Festival has more to offer than just music. The nonprofit VisionQuest Art Gallery and Studio will be managing the vending artists along Yucaipa Boulevard. Upwards of 30 top-rate artists will be displaying and selling their two-and-three-dimensional work including paintings in oil, acrylics and water color, beautifully framed and unframed photography, and unique hand thrown pottery.

The kids will have a great time at the Music and Arts Festival when the carnival gets underway at their new location at First Street between Yucaipa Boulevard and Avenue B. The kids can shake, rattle and roll (or is it spin, shake and rumble) on perennial favorites including the Century Wheel, Sizzler, Tilt-a-Whirl, Gravitron, Super Slide, and more. Ride tickets will be sold at the carnival and individual and sheets of ride tickets will be available all three days. Each ride will require three or four tickets. Ride wristbands will be sold on Saturday and Sunday only.  Unlimited one-day ride wristbands are $35 and only good on the day purchased.

The festival also features two kid dedicated areas: The Kids Zone and the Y District. Kids Zone features all manner of kid-oriented music, art projects and entertainment. The Y District is for teens and will include music and entertainment dedicated to this lively group of festival goers.

Be sure to also take in the Gem & Mineral Show, the Flower Show and the displays by the Yucaipa Valley Historical Society featuring Yucaipa’s Native Americans, the tools and artifacts on display from the prehistoric village site in Dunlap. The historical society’s displays will be located in the California Street roundabout and will have a special opportunity for children to actually use manos and metates from the historical Yucaipa village to grind acorns as the first residents did.

The Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral Society will be hosting the society’s 59th annual show while at the Yucaipa festival. Located on Yucaipa Boulevard at Adams Street, the society will be featuring dealers with plenty of gems and minerals providing a wide range of jewelry and artistic creations as well as the popular geode cracker machine.