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Date Festival 2016- Riverside County Fair

Date Festival

Date Festival 2016 at the Riverside County Fair is February 12-21 at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio.   Presented by Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino is celebrating it’s 70th Anniversary.   The Date Festival is one of the biggest events in the Indio area, and the Fair attracts visitors from all over Southern California and beyond. Great concerts with top performers are scheduled, and there will be adult and kiddie rides, games galore, over 7,000 exhibits, lots of animals, tons of food and loads of  vendors selling everything imaginable.

date festivalThe price of fair admission includes the Headline entertainment on the weekends at the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion.  Slated to perform are Latino music superstar Ezequiel Peña, Country Superstar Trace Adkins, Disco sensation KC and the Sunshine Band, and Morris Day and the Time.

A list of the extra value days is below:

Opening Friday, February 12th 
Free Admission between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Canada Day – Tuesday, February 16th
Canadian residents will be admitted into the Fair for FREE with proof of residency (valid passport, license or identification card).

KMIR Day – Also on Tuesday, February 16th
KMIR viewers will get in to the Fair with up to a $4 discount with the mention of a key phrase to the ticket sellers. Tune in to KMIR for the money saving details.

Kids’ Days – Tuesday through Thursday 3pm to close
One child free per paid adult.

Waste Resources Wednesday – Feb 17th
Free admission when you bring in electronic waste items.

Bring in small used e-waste items such as:

  • Cellphones
  • Telephones
  • Tablets
  • Radios
  • DVD Players/recorders
  • Receivers
  • Computer peripherals
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Ink cartridges

*sponsored by Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
**Business Waste will not be accepted for this promotion**

O’Reilly Auto Parts Thursday – Thursday, February 18th
Visit any Cochella Valley O’Reilly Auto Parts store and grab a voucher for free admission into the Fair on Thursday, February 18th! While supplies last at participating stores:

Fantasy $5 Friday – Friday, February 19th
All day admission $5, sponsored by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

JFK Day – Saturday, February 20th
“Keeping You Healthy & Moving” – First 500 Fairgoers will receive a pedometer (limit one per family).

Veterans plus three guests are admitted free every day with proper identification.

Date Festival and Riverside County Fair 760-863-8247

Riverside County Fairgrounds
82-503 Hwy 111
Indio, CA 92201