California Events Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

ANAHEIM Oktoberfest Sept. 16 - Oct. 31. cover. Phoenix Club, 1240 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim, CA, thephoenixclub | Region: Orange County

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APPLE VALLEY: Apple Valley Fall Festival. Event includes carriage rides, concerts, food, Little Apples on Parade, a hay maze, bounce houses, Pie Baking Contest, Car Show, contests and more. Location: Civic Center Park, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. 240-7000 X 7071 Time: 10 am-4 pm More Apple Valley events

ARCATA: Excalibur Medieval TournamentSept. 24 - 25, 2011. Mad River Community Hospital, 3800 Janes Rd. Arcata, CA. excaliburfaire | Region: North Coast

AUBURN: 47th Annual Fall Food Bazaar aka Chicken Teriyaki Festival. Great Japanese food, cultural displays of Ikebana, Japanese dolls, Taiko drum demonstrations, Hiro Matsuda bonsai demonstrations and fun for the entire family. The event will be from11 a.m. -4 p.m. both days. Free parking. Held at the Placer County Buddhist Church in Penryn on Boyington Road. -652-6139 placerbuddhistchurch | Region: Gold Country

AUBURN: Fall Home Show, Sept. 22- 25, 2011. There are two home shows in Auburn, one in the spring and one in the fall. Location: Gold Country Fairgrounds, Auburn, CA. Hours: Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission: General: ;; Age 5-12 ; Under 5 auburnhomeshows

BONITA: Bonitafest. Wild West Bonitafest 39th annual event features Community Parade from 10 to 11:30 a.m. vendor booths, food, crafters, an entertainment stage, Free Style Motocross, and a Kid's Fun Zone in the shopping center. The Parade features horse groups that Bonita is well known for. High School bands, antique cars, youth groups, service clubs, military and more! The Parade will head west from the Sunnyside Bridge west on Bonita Road and end at Central Avenue. Parking will be available at the Bonita Valley Community Church (Bonita Road just east of Otay Lakes Road). FreestyleMX show with X-Game Riders is new. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Bonnie Brae Shopping Center, Bonita Road, approx. 4 miles east of 805 in South Bay, Bonita, Ca. bonitacalifornia

BUENA PARK: Knott's Berry Farm Scary Farm Haunt. Time: 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. 4-51 presale, walk up day of. Location: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA. 220-5200.knotts . Dates for this special event include: Sept. 23-25; 29-Oct. 2; Oct. 5-9; Oct. 12-16; Oct.19-23; Oct.26-31. Open 7p-2am Friday & Saturday only. All other days 7p-1 am

CASTAIC: Castaic Days - Entertainment features Lisa and the Zydecats. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Castaic Lake, 32132 Castaic Lake Dr , Castaic , CA 91384 257-4050 - castaicdays

CLAYTON: September 24-25, 2011 Clayton Oktoberfest includes a traditional biergarten, with German food and beer. Time: Saturday 11 to 8; Sunday 11 to 6. claytonoktoberfest

COSTA MESA: Cruisin' for a Cure - 12th Annual Fundraiser at Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, Ca. Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. cruisinforacure | Region: Orange County

DINUBA: Raisin Day Festival, Sept. 23 - 24, 2011. The two day festival includes a 10 a.m. parade on Saturday, and carnival, entertainment and vendors booths with food and crafts. dinubachamber

DUARTE: Route 66 Parade Celebration. City of Duarte's 54th Anniversary of Incorporation offers food, game and display booths, entertainment, special activities, a golf tournament, plus much more. 357-7931. accessduarte | Region: Los Angeles County

EL SEGUNDO: Richmond Street Fair. 35th annual event includes five big blocks of fun with great food, art & crafts, rides, and attractions, live entertainment, beer garden, music, dancing, and more. time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Richmond, Grand & Franklin Ave., El Segundo, CA. 449-9299. richmondstreetfair

FAIRFIELD: California Candy Festival. Over 10,000 candy lovers converge to sample candy, listen to candy-themed music & entertainment, candy making competition, parade, wine & chocolate pairing pavilion, and candy art contest. Takes place at the 15-acre Jelly Belly Visitors Center, Fairfield, CA. californiacandyfestival | Region: Central Valley

GARDEN GROVE: Arab American Festival, September 23 - 25, 2011. Each September, the Arab American community gathers for a weekend of cultural experiences and celebration. Attendees can enjoy authentic Middle Eastern food, entertainment, and merchandise for sale. Game booths and rides are also featured. Location: Village Green Park, Garden Grove, CA. Free admission. 758-3507. aafestival

GUERNEVILLE: Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival September 24 & 25, 2011. Held at Johnson's Beach, Guerneville, CA for over 35 years. Music lovers have enjoyed a stellar history of acts, including the Doobie Brothers, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Etta James and many more. | Region: North Coast

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 17 - October 16, 2011 Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celtic Rock Series starts at 6 p.m. and is free with admission on Saturdays. 5; Free age 12 & under. Weekend pass: 5; Pass for full event 50 (good for 5 weekends). Location: Casa de Fruta, 10031 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister, CA. 847-FAIR. norcalrenfaire Region: Central Valley

LODI: Taste of Lodi. Annual culinary event is held 1-5 p.m. Lodi is home to over 70 wineries best known for its full-bodied Zinfandel wines. The Lodi region grows 60 varieties of wine grapes and is the top producer of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Location: Hutchins Street Square, 125 S. Hutchins Street, Lodi, California. tasteoflodi | Region: Central Valley

LONG BEACH: Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, September 23 - 25, 2011. More than 200 exhibitors, live entertainment and strolling performers, a kids zone, specialty foods, and more. adult. Hours: 10 a.m. daily. Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Hall C 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA. harvestfestival

LOS ALAMOS: Old Days Celebration Sept. 23 - 25, 2011. Includes a parade, car show and antiques fair. losalamosvalley | Region: Central Coast

LOS ANGELES: Strut Your Mutt, walk. 1 mile walk to raise money for homeless pets. Best Friends Animal Society's 2nd Annual Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles at Pan Pacific Park ultimate doggie festival begins after 1-mile group dog walk. Doggie yoga and massage, photo ops, free consultations with trainers and pet specialists, complimentary treats for your dogs, fun activities and contests, refreshments and more. Where: Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Time: 8:30 a.m. opens, walk begins at 10 a.m. Festival ends at 1 p.m. Registration: 0, 5 day-of. strutyourmutt

LOS ANGELES: Boyle Heights Metro Tour. The new Metro Gold Line has reawakened Boyle Heights, L.A.'s Neighborhood of Promise. This immigrant area was home to the ethnic diversity of the city from the Jewish to the Japanese of the past and to the Latinos of today. This tour involves approximately two miles of walking. Please wear suitable footwear. . Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles California. for reservations: (213) 625-0414 janm

MAMMOTH LAKES: Annual Oktoberfest September 23 -24, 2011. 7th Annual Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest Friday Night ROKtoberfest and Saturday traditional Bavarian celebration. villageatmammoth | Region: Sierra

MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill - September 24 - 25, 2011. Arts & Crafts Festival featuring fine arts & quality crafts; variety of food with local restaurants; wine & microbrew garden; two stages of live music; Kids Zone with rides, crafts and children's entertainment; Business Expo & community non-profit group displays; Custom & Classic Car Show; Quilt Show. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Morgan Hill and Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA. 779-9444. morganhill | Region: Central Coast

NAPA: Mount Veeder Appellation Wine Tasting. Wines from nearly two dozen wineries and live music in the gardens.Napa, CA. mtveederwines | Region: Bay Area

PACIFICA: Pacific Coast Fog Fest September 24-25, 2011. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Location: Palmetto, Pacifica, CA. pacificcoastfogfest | Region: Bay Area

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair. Sept. 3 - Oct. 2, 2011. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Parking: . Open Noon Wed -Fri; 10 a.m. Sat & Sunday. lacountyfair | Region: Los Angeles County

REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Lobster Festival Sept. 23- 25, 2011. Location: Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, CA redondochamber | Region: Los Angeles County

REDWOOD CITY: Redwood City Salsa Festival. Festival of salsa music and salsa tasting with latin jazz stage. Local restaurants, salsa vendors, art cars, family hands-on activities, beer and wine over 8 city blocks in downtown Redwood City, Courthouse Square, redwoodcity

SACRAMENTO: Seafarer's Marketplace and Pirates Festival, September 24- 25, 2011. Rio Ramaza Marina, 10000 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA. louisianasue Region: Gold Country

SALINAS: Salinas Air Show September 23 - 25, 2011. salinasairshow | Region: Central Coast

SAN DIEGO: 13th Annual Trolley Dances, Sept. 24 - 25. Presented by Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, guests riding the San Diego Trolley are treated to site-specific choreographed dance performances on and off the trolley at unexpected locations. Dances are performed on the fly, taking inspiration from the surroundings and energy at each stop.

SAN DIEGO: Chrysler Classic Speed Festival September 24-25. Enjoy free U.S. Navy Ship Tours along with fast-paced fun during the 14th Annual races held at the Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado in conjunction with San Diego Fleet Week. Vintage auto race features over 200 classic cars racing a 1.6 miles course along North Island's runways. Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5 - 45. fleetweeksandiego | Region: San Diego County

SAN DIEGO: September 24, 2011 San Diego County Beer Fair features craft-brewed beer to sample, food from local restaurants, live music, street performers, non-traditional fair entertainment, and interactive games. Time: 1 - 4 p.m. 5. Location: Ingram Plaza, 2756 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA. sdbeerfair

SAN FRANCISCO: A Taste of Greece September 23 - 25. annunciation /festival | Category: Greek

SANTA CRUZ: Thunderbirds on the Santa Cruz Wharf. Monterey T-birds club event includes classic and vintage Thunderbird cars displayed by owners from central and northern California. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine. Free to see. montereytbirds

SANTA MONICA: Septemberfest. 2nd annual Septemberfest, features more than 150 beers, musical performances, food trucks, and everything that is great about American culture. Time: 3 - 7 p.m. Location: Santa Monica Pier, 1550 Pacific Coast Highway Santa Monica, CA drinkeatplay

TUSTIN: OC Beer Week Kick-Off. 4 - 7 p.m. 0 person, OCRestaurantAssociation .

VACAVILLE Vacaville Oktoberfest The event runs from 10 am to 6 pm in Downtown Town Square.Vacaville, CA| Region: Central Valley

WALNUT CREEK: The Walnut Festival September 22 - 25, 2011 Includes four days of walnut fun. thewalnutfestival | Region: Bay Area

WATSONVILLE: Monterey Bay Birding Festival, September 22 - 25, 2011. Bird watching trips, lectures and more. Watsonville Civic Plaza, Watsonville, CA. montereybaybirding

WINDSOR: Sonoma County Farm Trails, September 24-25. Join local farmers for a weekend of tours, artisan foods, wine tasting, hands-on activities, cooking, pick-your-own, agricultural demonstrations, music and harvest. From hay rides to cheese-making, Weekend Along the Farm Trails offers a chance to experience Sonoma County's agricultural heritage. Windsor, Calif. farmtrails | Region: North Coast

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