Sunday, April 29, 2012
BIG SUR - Big Sur Marathon, A Sell Out Event bsim.org call 831.625.6226.
BODEGA BAY - Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival April 28 -29, 2012. 39th Annual event celebrates with a boat parade, the blessing of the fleet, the wooden boat race, live performances, and more! Time: 10am - 5pm at Westside Park on Westshore Road in Bodega Bay. Admission is $10, seniors $8, kids under 12 are free. Parking is free. bbfishfest.org
Annual Cambria Wildflower Show, April 28 - 29, 2012.
A display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Donation at the door $3, Students of all ages free. Time: Sat. 12-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cambria Vets' Hall Sponsored by Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Phone: (805) 927-2856
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.
CUPERTINO -Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival - April 28-29, 2012. Annual festival honors the anniversary of Cupertino's sister relationship with Toyokawa, Japan. Memorial Park, across from De Anza College, Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino. Call: (408) 940-5227. cupertinotoyokawa.org.
ENCINITAS - Encinitas Street Fair April 28-29, 2012. Annual Spring Street Fair held on Historic 101 includes four stages with live entertainment, a beer garden, kiddie rides, 400 vendor booths with arts, crafts, and treasures from around the world. Food is sold at the event, too! This is Encinitas hot ticket item to launch summer. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Highway 101 between D and J Streets in Downtown Encinitas, CA. encinitas101.com
FOLSOM - Springtime in the Garden April 28 - 29, 2012. The Folsom Garden Club 12th annual Springtime in the Garden tour is your opportunity to get plant and landscaping design ideas. A master gardener will be onsite. Cost: $12 per person. A map and directions will be included in the ticket.. This is annual fundraiser for college scholarships and community projects. Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HALF MOON BAY - Pacific Coast Dream Machines, April 28-29, 2012 Car Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA miramarevents.com
IRWINDALE - The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 7 - May 20, 2012 on Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
PARADISE - Gold Nugget Days, April 26-29, 2012. Town celebrates the discovery of a famous Magalia Gold Nugget.
PENN VALLEY -
Bridgeport Bridge Sesquicentennial Birthday, April 27-29, 2012.
South Yuba River State
Park at Bridgeport,
17660 Pleasant Valley
Rd., Penn Valley, CA
PETALUMA - Spring Antique Faire. 26th Annual Antique market in the streets of Historic Downtown Petaluma offers treasures for all, including 180 dealers. The show has a nice variety of estate jewelry, linens, furniture, art, kitchenware and more. Time: 8am – 4pm petaluamadowntown.com
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
SAN FRANCISCO - LOL! Laugh out loud with comedian Dan Nainan, at MATCHA which includes music, cocktails & art. DJs spinning tunes, cocktails and entertainment. You may have seen him in an Apple commercial, in the film The Last Airbender, in TedIndia, or possibly at a Democratic National Convention. Of Indian and Japanese decent, Dan brings his wit and humor to MATCHA in full force. Take a ride through the Maharaja exhibition and the museum's collections with docent conversations. Round out your night making art, having a cocktail, enjoying dinner at Café Asia, and hanging with friends and the DJ. Time: 5-9 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. San Francisco, Calif. (415) 581-3500. asianart.org
SANTA BARBARA - Kirkin' o' Tartans. Blessing of the tartans and wee beasties with bagpipes, drums, organ, stories, poetry, and songs. Co-hosted with the Scottish Society of Santa Barbara This annual international event welcomes the community. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 1500 State & Micheltorena Streets, Santa Barbara, California. Admission: free Call David A. Gell (805) 965-7419 or 687.0189. trinitysb.org
SANTA BARBARA - Fair & Expo April 25-29, 2012. Theme in 2012 - Fair-y Tails. earlwarren.com
SANTA CRUZ -Logjam! 2012, April 28-29. The longest running "old boards, no cords" surfing competition is back at Pleasure Point for two days of amazing surfing action on vintage boards from the 1960's. Location: Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, CA. bigsticksurfing.org
SANTA MARIA - Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival April 27-29, 2012. Cost: $7 adult. Location: 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, Calif. santamariafairpark.com
SARATOGA - Rivers
of Chocolate Festival.
Mountain Winery hosts
the 16th annual Rivers
of Chocolate Festival in
1 - 5 p.m. ehclifebuilders.org
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
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
WALNUT CREEK - Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, April 28 - 29, 2012. The 68th Semi-Annual event includes 150 artists and crafters lining the sidewalk of Main Street and the closed street of Locust in downtown Walnut Creek. This event has been ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor fine arts shows in the country. Call: (209) 267-4394. pacificfinearts.com
WOODLAND - Scottish Games & Festival, April 28-29, 2012. Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA. saccallie.com
WOODLAND HILLS - Heritage Days and Civil War Reenactment, April 28-29, 2012. Activities all day long at Pierce College Farm Center, Woodland Hills, CA. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. $12 general admission; $8 age 4-15 years ; $10 age 65 & older Location: 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA. Call: (818) 999-6300. piercefarmcenter.com