ALPINE: Sage & Songbirds Festival on May 4-6, 2012 chirp
CARSLBAD: The Flower Fields through May 13, 2012. hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1 adult; Senior 60+; Age 3-10. Take Interstate 5 and exit at Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad (look for the Windmill). Go east approximately one block to the first intersection, which is Paseo Del Norte, and turn left. Make the next right into the parking lot. theflowerfields
CORNING: May Madness Show, Shine and Cruise Car Show May 4-5, 2012. 16th Annual Corning Car Show. Corning Chamber of Commerce 824-5550. corningchamber
FRESNO: Cinco de Mayo, May 4-6, 2012. Held on Fulton Mall, it is one of Downtown Fresno's biggest annual events. Mexican food, dancing, music, shopping, kids activities and more. downtownfresno .
LAGUNA BEACH: Gate and Garden Tour of Three Arch Bay. A self guided walking tour of secret gardens in the gated community of Three Arch Bay. The route on the ocean side of historic Three Arch Bay offers not only a unique opportunity to stroll through private gardens but also a views of heritage trees, quirky topiary and ends with a splendid view of the fabled Three Arches. Your 5 ticket includes admittance to the eight gardens described in your tour brochure, round trip shuttle bus transportation from the registration area to the tour route, refreshments and a raffle. Time: 11 a.m. Laguna Beach, CA lagunabeachgardenclub
LONG BEACH: SCUBA Show 2012, May 5th & 6th. The largest diving event of the year includes seminars ( 5 for one seminar, 5 for the entire day,) over 225 exhibitors offering dive gear deals and great travel bargains, 45 entertaining and educational seminars, California seafood cooking demos, a fun Saturday night party and special guests Stan Waterman and Rogest. Hours: Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm. Tickets are 2 at the door, cash only. Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA. scubashow
LOS ANGELES: Cinco de Mayo Olvera Street May 4-6, 2012 - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Popular and traditional music, dancing, and food. elpueblo.lacity
LOS BANOS: Merced County Spring Fair May 2-6, 2012. co.merced
MARIPOSA: Butterfly Festival, May 4-6, 2012. Annual Butterfly Festival always the First Weekend in May is located in the Historic Goldrush Town of Mariposa where State Highways 140 and 49 Meet. Mariposa celebrates its namesake at the town's Annual Butterfly Festival. Mariposa means Butterfly in Spanish. The Festival is a fun filled family weekend that includes Live Butterfly Releases, Parade, Art & Artisan Show and Live Entertainment. There are also many other family friendly events throughout the weekend. (209) 966-3232. mariposabutterflyfestival
OJAI: Ojai Storytelling Festival. 12th Annual Storytelling Festival May 3-6, 2012 - up. 414 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA. 646-8907o. ojaistoryfest
PALM SPRINGS May 4-6, 2012 GSGRA - Hot Rodeo 2012 AC Dysart Equestrian Park 2111 West Victory Avenue Banning, California palmspringsrodeo
SAN DIEGO: Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, May 4-6, 2012. The 29th Annual festival held in Old Town San Diego includes three days of dancing, mariachi music and special attractions such as the launch on Friday May 4 with a Freestyle Moto X Demo produced by Red Bull! Watch the riders go off jumps and execute gravity defying tricks. fiestaoldtown
SOUTH GATE: Cinco de Mayo Celebration Food booths, free games, crafts, mariachis at 7 p.m. live entertainment and music and boxing show. 579-2043, Community Services Department. Time: 5- 9 p.m. South El Monte Community Center, 1530 Central Ave., South El Monte, CA south-el-monte
SANTA YNEZ: May 4-11 Rancheros Visitdories Ride (Cotton Only) Santa Ynez, CA'