The Most Celebrated Event in the Inland Empire

The Riverside Dickens Festival

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The 2016 Riverside Dickens Festival is over, and was a huge success!
Thank You to all who participated!

Please visit this site often for information on the upcoming 2017 Dickens Festival
as well as other Dickens-related events throughout the 2016-2017 calendar year!

Dickens Festival News!

  • First Annual Perpetual Motion Steampunk Ball

        Strap on your cephalopod, fire up your dirigible, and steam your way to the Riverside Dickens Festival’s first annual Perpetual Motion Steampunk Ball. Come early for instruction in the minuet, the reel, the hornpipe, the cakewalk, and the tarantella. With free soda, crunchy snacks, and table games galore, you can while away the […]

  • “Trial of John Wilkes Booth”

    New for this year at the Festival: “The Trial of John Wilkes Booth” What if President Lincoln’s assassination wasn’t just the mad act of a Southern sympathizer? What if it had been financed by the fugitive government of the Confederacy? What if officials in the U. S. government had been tipped off about the plot […]

  • A Public Trial of Sinister Actors

    New at the Festival for this year: A Public Trial of Sinister Actors! Accused of murdering the English language, revolting against the proven hierarchical class structure, and other heinous crimes associated with Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas, four actors from the Redlands Opera Theatre were recently arrested.  They will stand public trial on February 27 and […]

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