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Special Events

Throughout the year Southern California Railway Museum hosts many special events. Click the picture or link to find details, ticket pricing and times.

If you are a member and are interested in volunteering for anything of these events please use this link to sign up!

Ongoing
Weekend Train & Trolley Rides
Merit Badge Program
Operations Training

March
Spring Swap Meet
STEAM Fest Express

April
BBQ, Boots & Brew
Third Fridays Food & Makers’ Fair
Behind the Scenes

May
Antique Truck Show
Mother’s Day Tea
Third Fridays Food & Makers’ Fair

June
Third Fridays Food & Makers’ Fair
Groove Train

July
Third Fridays Food & Makers’ Fair
Taste of Perris Music Festival

August
Third Fridays Food & Makers’ Fair
Sizzling Summer Nights

September
Fall Swap Meet
Perris Appreciation Day
Mighty Machines

October
Rods & Rails

November
Day Out With Thomas

December
The Polar Express

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides

Saturdays & Sundays*

You can take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating Trolley or behind a Locomotive every Saturday and Sunday – ride as many times as you like during our operating hours.

*except during special ticketed events

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Third Fridays Food & Makers’ Fair

July 19th, August 16th, 2024

You’ve worked hard all week – what better way to unwind than by visiting SCRM on the Third Fridays for a variety of food and craft vendors, lawn games, and music!

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Taste of Perris Music Festival

July 20, 2024

YORN2TAINMENT presents A Taste of Perris Music Festival, Sponsored by the City of Perris and Southern California Railway Museum. Save the date!

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Merit Badge Program

Upcoming 2024 Dates: July 27, August 24, September 21, October 19

Program includes introduction to railroad history, tour of collection, and a ride on one of our historic trolleys.

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Sizzling Summer Nights

August 17, 2024

Amazing classic cars, good food and brew, lawn games, giveaways and unlimited mainline train rides!

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Night Photoshoot

August 17, 2024
Participate in a unique night photoshoot experience – whether you are a rail fan, photographer, or just love Southern California Railway Museum, this is something you won’t want to miss!
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Fall Railroadiana Swap Meet

September 14, 2024

Southern California Railway Museum’s annual Fall swap meet. Members can buy and sell railroad antiques, collectibles, scale models, and toy trains.

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Perris Appreciation Day

September 21, 2024

This is the day that we show our appreciation to our neighbors in the City of Perris. Enjoy the museum and ride the train and trolleys for free.

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Mighty Machines

September 28, 2024

Prepare to be amazed as you get up close and personal with these extraordinary machines.

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Rods & Rails

October 5, 2024

The City of Perris’ annual car and motorcycle show, featuring classic cars from the 20’s through the 70’s and motorcycle classics from 1939 to the present.

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Day Out With Thomas

November 2, 3, 9, 10 & 11 2024

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas and Percy! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum this FALL!

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The Polar Express

Select Dates November & December 2024

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to Southern California Railway Museum for the 2024 holiday season!

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Swap Meet & Pacific Electric Day

March 8, 2025

Southern California Railway Museum’s annual Spring Swap Meet. Buy and sell railroad antiques, collectibles, scale models, and toy trains. Pacific Electric Cars departing every 30 minutes.

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STEAM Fest Express

March 15th & 16th, 2025

Hop on Board for the S.T.E.A.M. Fest Express at Southern California Railway Museum, featuring “Buddy” from the PBS Show “Dinosaur Train.”

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Behind the Scenes

April 5 & 6, 2025

Go “Behind the Scenes” at the Museum and see what goes into maintaining the West’s largest collection of rail cars, with tours, and access to areas not normally open to the public (like Carhouse 7).

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BBQ, Boots & Brew

April 12, 2025
Join us for BBQ, Boots and Brew: a KCBS Sanctioned Master’s Series BBQ Competition, a day full of amazing BBQ, unique craft beer, and live music.
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Antique Truck Show

May 3, 2025

The past will roar to life at the Antique Truck Show. Presented in conjunction with the American Truck Historical Society Southern California Chapter.

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