Welcome to June 2011 events in California. As Memorial Weekend in May signals the official launch of California beaches summer season, there's still some snow skiing in Mammoth Mountains where the ski slopes generally have snow till July 4! One of our favorite events to truly launch the June summer of fun attitude is the San Diego Fair in Del Mar. In 2011 it begins on June 10 and goes till July 4.
Among the fairs you can enjoy in June, Contra Costa County Fair in Antioch June 2 - 5, 2012; Santa Mateo County Fair June 11 - 19; Merced County Fair - June 15- 19; Anderson - Shasta District Fair June 15 - 19; Placerville - El Dorado County Fair June 16 - 19; Stockton - San Joaquin Fair June 15 -19; Petaluma - Sonoma-Marin Fair June 22 - 26 with the famous "World's Ugliest Dog" contest; Eureka - Redwood Acres Fair & Rodeo June 23 - 26; and Sherman Oaks -The Valley Fair June 23-27, are some of the favorite ways to launch summer in California.
The fairs include food, carnival rides, contests, live bands and entertainment, and usually a petting zoo, plus agriculture competitions.
Get ready to have a good time in June.
June 3, 2012
CALIFORNIA: California Coast Grunion Run - Time: 10:35 p.m. - 12:35 a.m. Location: Southern to Central California beaches. Must have fishing license to catch grunion.
ANTIOCH: Contra Costa County Fair June 2 - 5, 2012 ccfair
BEAUMONT: Cherry Festival June 2 - 5, 2012, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cherry Festival Parade Saturday, June 4, 2012 10:30 a.m. beaumontcherryfestival
MONTARA: Noches de Flameco en La Costa at La Costanera. La Costanera presents Noches de Flameco en La Costa with the dancers, singers and musicians of Caminos Flamencos. Time: 7 - 10 p.m. Location: La Costanera, 8150 N. Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037. 5 Cover. Phone: 728-1600. LacostaneraRestaurant
NAPA: Cheers! Train. Available 5 times a year - June through October on the very first Friday, Napa Valley Wine Train takes participants from Napa to St. Helena to celebrate the wonderful, evening street fair: Cheers! St. Helena. Enjoy UpValley wine, restaurants, entertainment, and shops. Limited seating. Round Trip 5 to 10 p.m., event is at 6 p.m. Per-person 5. 427-4124. Location: 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, California. winetrain
PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs Restaurant Week June 3 - , June 12, 2012. The exciting culinary event features restaurants from the entire Palm Springs desert area. Chefs prepare three-course meals at a fixed price. 4 or 6 per person. palmspringsrestaurantweek
SAN FRANCISCO: Dine About June 1 - 15, 2012. The semi-annual discount gourmet, see the list of participants.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Elks Rodeo June 2 - June 5, 2012. Stadium events at 7 p.m. Mutton bustin', wild horse race, six Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association events, including bull riding, bronco riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, bareback riding, local team roping and specialty acts. Location: Elks Unocal Event Center, 4040 Highway 101, Santa Maria, CA. , Box Seats 0. 922-6006.smelksrodeo
SAUSALITO: June 3 - August 26, 2012. Friday Nights from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Free to watch, sponsor tables- fee. Location: Gabrielson Park, Sausalito, CA. cityofsausalitospecialevents 289-4152
TEMECULA Balloon & Wine Festival June 3 - 5, 2011 The outdoor festival combines top bands, wine samples, balloon rides in the early morning (limited) and a festival atmosphere with vendors. Held at Lake Skinner near Temecula, CA tvbwf