CERRITOS - Cerritos Birthday Festival, April 27-29, 2012. Live entertainment, Large carnival, two stages, Giant Fireworks Show, Taste of Cerritos, Food Court, plus other exhibits. Cost: Free admission. Location: Bloomfield & 195th St., Cerritos Regional Park, Cerritos, CA. oentertainment.net
COSTA MESA - Southern California Spring Garden Show, April 26-29, 2012. South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel / Macy's Home Store Wing. Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 9 p.m., Saturday 10am - 8 p.m., Sunday 11am - 6:30 p.m. Free Admission and Parking.
INDIO - Stagecoach Music Festival April 27-29, 2012. SOLD OUT! Top Country Western Acts. Location: Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA. stagecoachfestival.com
PARADISE - Gold Nugget Days, April 26-29, 2012. Town celebrates the discovery of a famous Magalia Gold Nugget.
Bridgeport Bridge Sesquicentennial Birthday, April 27-29, 2012.
REDONDO BEACH - Spring Fest, April 26- 29, 2012. Spring Carnival & Community Festival Carnival Rides, Kids' Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Gourmet Food Trucks. FREE Admission, FREE Parking. Christiansen Amusements rides offered $25 day, $50 pass for 3 days. Location:1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. Hours and info: nrbba.org
SACRAMENTO - Cal State Flower, Food & Garden Show April 27-29, 2012. Includes floral design competition with professional and amateur. Hours: Fri, Apr. 27: 12 noon - 7 p.m. Sat, Apr. 28: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun, Apr. 29: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center, CA. calstategardenshow.com
SANTA BARBARA - Fair & Expo April 25-29, 2012. Theme in 2012 - Fair-y Tails. earlwarren.com
SANTA MARIA - Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival April 27-29, 2012. Cost: $7 adult. Location: 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, Calif. santamariafairpark.com
STOCKTON - Asparagus Festival April 27-29, 2012. 27th Anniversary Stockton Asparagus Festival, April 27, 28, 29, 2012. The festival is open each day, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Cost: $12 admission; $7 teens, college students, seniors; Free age 12 & under. asparagusfest.com
Location: Weber Point Events Center (and surrounding areas on Center Street between Weber and Oak Streets, Stockton, CA
UPLAND - Lemon Festival and Business Expo, April 27-29, 2012. Lemon Festival & Business Expo in Downtown Upland. Great food, carnival rides and games, lemon flavored items and artisans from all parts of California. Friday, April 27 - 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 28 - 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, April 29 - 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For vendor information, contact the Upland Recreation Division at (909) 931-4399. For Business Expo information, contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at (909) 204-4465. For entertainment information, contact Carly Moultrie at (909) 241-7480. uplandpl.lib.ca.us