The City of Banning (formerly named as Moore City) is located in Riverside County, California, situated in the San Gorgonio Pass (also known as Banning Pass) and has always been a strong location for economic development dating back to the days of the gold rush. The City was named in honor of General Phineas T. Banning, stagecoach line owner and the “Father of the Port of Los Angeles.” As of the 2010 census, the City had a population of 29,603.
Incorporated on February 6, 1913, Banning’s small town charm is attractive to small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to tell their story. And with its close proximity to the I-10 freeway, it’s an ideal location. Within Downtown Banning people will find a variety of unique shops, the historical Fox movie theatre, and a bustling restaurant scene, which makes it an ideal location for a start-up storefront.
Banning Stagecoach Days has been held annually since 1957 in recognition of the city’s historic ties to the original stagecoach line that passed through the area in the late 1800s, and because the city’s namesake, Phineas Banning, was himself a stagecoach operator. Currently, each year the event is operated by the non-profit “Stagecoach Days Association”, and held at the AC Dysart Equestrian Park in Banning.