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CrossMt. Rubidoux Sunrise Service

The Mt. Rubidoux Sunrise Service was first held April 11, 1909, and is believed to be the oldest outdoor Sunrise Service in the nation. This nonsectarian annual pilgrimage encourages many families to awake well before dawn, grab lawn chairs, blankets, thermos and snacks and head up to the mountaintop on Sunday morning. But before that happens, there's much preparation and publicity. Finally, on the day before, Scouts from the Inland Empire groom the dirt trails in preparation for hundreds of guests who will hike to the top for Sunrise Service. On the eve before, the historic cross is illuminated. (This was first done in 1916.) At 2-3 a.m. on Sunday morning, Scouts arrive and spread out along the dirt trails turning on their flashlights and greeting hikers. Individuals, families and pets begin walking to the top in time to settle in for the 6 or 6:30 a.m. start of services.


Girl Scouts "Think Day"
An annual event sponsored by and for the Girl Scouts.

July 4th Fireworks Display
The annual Mt. Rubidoux Fireworks display is sponsored by the City of Riverside. Without a doubt, it is one of the most enjoyed displays because of the excellent visibility and the high quality fireworks.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession
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