MAKE A DATE

From headliner concerts to camel and ostrich races to famous date shakes, the 71st Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the festival runs February 17–26 in Indio.

All concerts are included with the price of general admission. Entertainers will include Eli Young Band, Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Voz de Mando, Sunday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Cheap Trick, (above) Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.; WAR, Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.; and Super Fiesta, Sunday, Feb. 26, 3 p.m.

Also included with the price of general admission are camel and ostrich races, bull riding, Monster trucks, Demolition Derby, butterfly exhibit, and nightly Musical Pageant.

Visit the date exhibits in the Taj Majal building with dates and citrus grown locally. And who doesn’t love a good old fashioned date shake?

Riverside County Fairgrounds at are 82-503 Hwy. 111, Indio. Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. For admission prices and other information, call 1-800-811-FAIR or see datefest.org.