Festivals and events...
BURLINGAME - Artzfest, August 10-11, 2013. Bands on several states, arts, vendors, and food to enjoy. over 150 artists, a Home, Garden & Green section, fantastic gourmet foods and a thoroughly entertaining children's area. Location: Burlingame Avenue, downtown Burlingame, CA. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. burlingamechamber.org
COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair July 12 - August 11, 2013 ocfair.com
LAKE TAHOE - Lake Tahoe Concours, Classic Boat Show. August 9-10, 2013. Classic laketahoeconcours.com
LONG BEACH - The Great Sand Sculpture Contest, August 10-11, 2013 . You can build your own sculpture or just see the ones built by professionals. Arts and crafts, live music, and food on both days, plus kids zone, where kids can build their own sandcastles under the supervision of adults! Register for free! Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Granada Beach, 1 Granada Ave., Long Beach, CA. alfredosbeachclub.com | Region: Los Angeles County
LOS ANGELES: Nisei Week Japanese Festival, August 10-18, 2013. niseiweek.org
OCEANSIDE- Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest and Beach Festival August 9-11, 2013. oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org
PASO ROBLES - Rotary Winemakers' Cookoff. Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Location: Paso Robles Event Center 2198 Riverside Ave. Paso Robles, CA 93446 Cost: $75 per person, age 21+ only. winemakerscookoff.com
SANTA ANA - Summer Carnival August 9-11, 2013. Latino neighborhood and community festival is a family event with carnival rides, live music and international food booths. Free admission. This is a city wide event. A Giant Midway with Carnival Rides-- bring the whole family for a day in the park. Location Jerome Park, Between Center St. and Raitt St on McFadden, Santa Ana, CA. oentertainment.net | Region: Orange County
SANTA ROSA - Sonoma County Fair July 25 - Aug 11, 2013 (closed Mondays). The 2013 Fair theme is "Home Spun Fun"! sonomacountyfair.com
SCOTTS VALLEY - Art & Wine Festival, August 10-11, 2013.
SEBASTOPOL -Gravenstein Apple Fair August 10- 11, 2013. Apple foods, vendor sales and musical entertainment, plus a carnival for all to enjoy. gravensteinapplefair.com
TEMECULA: Shakespeare in the Vines, Taming of the Shrew, Aug. 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22 & 24, 2013. Location: Europa Village Winery, shakespeareinthevines.org
VENTURA County Fair July 31- August 11, 2013. Boots, Barns & Banjos. Admission: $11 ($8 seniors). venturacountyfair.org
WOODLAND Woodland Tomato Festival. Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. woodlandtomatofestival.com
YREKA - Siskiyou Golden Fair Aug 7-11, 2013 sisqfair.com | Region: Shasta Cascade