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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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ANDERSON: Happy Valley Strawberry Festival May 27, 2017 76th Happy Valley Strawberry Festival 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Famous Generous Servings of Sweet Fresh Strawberries, Ice Cream & Shortcake are only $7 approx.
Free admission and parking. | strawberries

ARCATA: Kinetic Sculpture Race Arcata - Ferndale, CA May 27 -29, 2017 . It has gone by various names during its 40+ year history but the Triathlon of the Art World-- the Great Arcata to Ferndale World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race-- is a 3-day race that travels 42 miles along land, sand, water and mud, to compete for nothing more than glory.

ARNOLD: Memorial Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival May 27-28, 2017 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Labor Day September 2-3, 2017 Bristol's Cafe Grounds 961 Highway 4 Arnold, CA 95223 Free admission

ARROYO GRANDE: Strawberry Festival, May 27-28, 2017. Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Prince & Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock 'n Roll music! 8 Entertainment Stages plus Rides and Games. Cost: Free admission. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA.

BIG BEAR: Big Bear Astronomy Expo May 25-29, 2017 RTMC Astronomy Expo Camp Oakes Big Bear Lake, CA $25-60 approx.,

BISHOP: Mule Days Celebration May 23-28, 2017 Memorial Day Weekend each year.

BISHOP: Taatsawano Traditional Gathering May 27-29, 2017.
Native Crafts & Food Booths, Live Music & Cultural Performances. Location: Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone: (760) 873-8844.

BRADLEY: Lightning in a Bottle May 24-29, 2017. Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: San Antonio Recreation Area 2091 New Pleyto Rd. Bradley, CA Tickets: $215-up,

CLAYTON: Clayton Free Summer Concerts

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 26-29, 2017

COSTA MESA: Scottish Fest, May 27-28, 2017. Held annually at Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA.

DUNSMUIR: Dunsmuir Dogwood Daze: Dogwood Daze and Pie Social. Free admission to many events, some charge a fee

FAIR OAKS: Fair Oaks Memorial Day and Avenue of Flags Ceremony at Fair Oaks Cemetery

GARDEN GROVE: Strawberry Festival & Parade May 26-29, 2017 "A Tradition Since 1958", enjoy four fun filled days of festivities with the largest community parade on the West Coast. Parade starts Saturday at 10 a.m. on Chapman at 9th Street, heads toward Euclid, where it turns and goes just past Lampson. Location: Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, CA.

GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-29, 2017. Location:Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa May 27-29, 2017. The largest arts & crafts fair in Southern California features 270 artists and crafters, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Info:

IONE: Rail Fair & Vintage Motor Fest May 27-28, 2017, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Annual Memorial Day weekend festival features rides on the rails, model railroads exhibits, antique cars, trucks, and gas engines as well as vendors and other activities. Ride on a motorcar from Ione to Sunny Brook and back through the beautiful Amador County hills Saturday until 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday morning until noon. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. with the first run scheduled to depart at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Ione Jr. High school in front of the auditorium. $20 round trip. NO open toed shoes or sandals, and riders must be a minimum of 5 years old. Location: Ione Jr. High School S. Mill Street, Ione, CA. Call: (209) 221-5418,

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival May 27-29, 2017, 9 a.m. Circle Park Kernville Rd. & Tobias St. Kernville, CA Free admission

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE: Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days May 26-29, 2017 Produced by La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Association. Includes parade, fun run, picnic, concerts and fireworks.

LAKEPORT: Lakeport Summer Concerts

LAKEPORT: Lakeport Memorial Day Parade. Honor Our Veterans is the theme in 2017.

McCLOUD: McCloud Mushroom Festival May 27-28, 2017.
Mushroom Festival Saturday 10 a.m. Sunday closes at 6 p.m. Held every Memorial Day weekend, event features music, mushroom vendors, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, and mushroom harvesting info.

MONROVIA: Memorial Day Ceremony at Arcadia County Park 405 S. Santa Anita Ave. Arcadia, CA. Free, includes KNBC-TV Weathercaster Fritz Coleman

MORGAN HILL: Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras May 27-28, 2017 Downtown Morgan Hill 305 Vineyard Town Center Morgan Hill, CA

NEWPORT BEACH: Rockstar Beer Festival. Over 100 craft beers, wines, and spirits, bands, DJs, food trucks. Time: 7-10 p.m. Newport Dunes 1131 Back Bay Dr. Newport Beach, CA

NEWPORT BEACH: John Wayne Birthday Brunch and Dinner Cruises. Prices start at $69.95.

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 19-29, 2017 Dedication Ceremony May 20, 2017, 12 p.m. Noon and May 28, 2017, 1 p.m. Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA

NORTHRIDGE: Valley Greek Festival Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29, 2017 St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival location: 9501 Balboa Blvd., Northridge, CA | greek

NOVATO: Marin Greek Festival May 26-28, 2017 Greek Orthodox Christian Church 1110 Highland Drive Novato, CA | greek

OAKLEY: Oakley Memorial Day Observance at Civic Center Park, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, CA

OJAI: Art in the Park, May 27-28, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Annual Art in the Park on Memorial Day Weekend is an annual juried, fine arts show with music, art, crafts, food, vendors.

OROVILLE: Oroville Pow Wow May 27-28, 2017. Contest dancing, Princess Coronations, Tiny Tots, Vendors. Free Admission and Parking |

PARADISE: Paradise Cruisin' Classics May 27, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Paradise Performing Arts Center Complex
777 Nunnely Rd. Paradise, CA

PASO ROBLES: Great Western Bicycle Rally May 26-29, 2017. The Great Western Bicycle Rally annual Memorial Day weekend event includes supported and unsupported Rides. The Rally offers heavenly roads to all levels of cyclists. Included in the event is Great Western 100 Century and Metric Century. Camping, social events, kids bicycle rodeo, vendor marketplace and other cycling activities take place over the weekend.

PINE GROVE: Chaw'se Day May 27-28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chaw'se Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, (209) 223-8102 Free admission Presented by the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians. Open to the Public. Welcome Spring with Native American games, cuisine, dancing, crafts and more! | pow wow

PIONEERTOWN: Rancho De La Luna Presents Shared Hallucinations Pt. 1 May 27, 2017, 8 p.m. Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, $30,

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo May 26-29, 2017 Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE; Saturday 11 a.m. Main Street Parade; Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street, Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Competitions, Junior Rodeo Performance, Team Roping, Starlight Dance. See Full Schedule:

REDLANDS: Art in the Park May 27-28, 2017, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Smiley Park Vine & Orange St. Redland, CA Free,

RIVERSIDE: UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow May 26-27, 2017. Location: Campus of UC Riverside, 900 University Ave. Riverside, CA | pow wow

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Music Festival, May 26-29, 2017. Bands, locations, times vary.

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 25-29, 2017. Bullriding May 28, 2017.

SACRAMENTO: Roswell Coverup, lecture with Jim Ledwith. Time: 4-6 p.m. Location: Coco's Restaurant 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights. Free admission, open to public.

SAN DIEGO: USS Midway Legacy Week May 27-29, 2017 Honoring Our Heroes - Memorial Day Weekend The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Festival of Beers - at Madonna Expo Center and Meadows. Memorial Day Weekend offers one of the largest and oldest regional beer festivals in California.

SAN PEDRO: Special Grunion Fish-tival Saturday, May 27, 2017 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Southern California's very own Grunion Fish-tival! Wear an aluminum hat to greet the grunion and shield yourself from the cosmic rays of the moon. All Foiled Hat Guests will receive a special gift. Admission: $5 adults ($1 seniors, students, children. Location: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA, 310-548-7562.

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Longboard Union Memorial Day Contest May 27-28, 2017. The Coalition of Surfing Clubs (CSC) is an international organization that represents the interests of surfing clubs throughout California and the world.

SANTA MARGARITA: Best of the West Antique Equipment Show Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 Historic Santa Margarita Ranch 9000 Yerba Buena
Santa Margarita, CA. | farm

SANTEE: Santee Craft Beer Festival. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Held in conjunction with Santee Street Fair.

SIMI VALLEY: Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival, May 27-28, 2017. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Avenue , Simi Valley, Calif.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: South Lake Tahoe Summer Concerts

TOPANGA: Annual Topanga Days May 27-29, 2017 Topanga Community House Fair Grounds 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga LA's largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music.

VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 25-29, 2017. Enjoy the Fiesta Days Parade on Saturday, beauty pageant, Carnival, concerts, vendor booths and a full week of entertainment.

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair May 20-29, 2017

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 26-29, 2017 Parade Saturday, May 27, 2017, Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce,

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