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Sunday, May 28, 2017

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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.

AVILA BEACH: Avila Beach Blues Festival 12 Noon  Line up: Booker T. Jones | Robert Randolph & The Family Band | JJ Grey & Mofro | The Rides with Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg Avila Beach Resort $tickets:

BANNING: Kewet Celebration. BBQ Pit, Native foods, Indian tacos, Bird Singing & Dancing, and Native arts & crafts. Location: Malki Museum, 11795 Malki Rd., Banning, 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. | pow wow

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,

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

CORONADO: Coronado Summer Concerts

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

DUNSMUIR: Dunsmuir Dogwood Daze: Memorial Ceremony, city-wide garage sale.

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.

GRAEAGLE: Graeagle Shop-Hop May 28-29, 2017 More fun for Memorial Day Weekend. All shops open each day! Graeagle Downtown Graegle, California

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. Rides on the rails, model railroads exhibits, antique cars, trucks, and gas engines as well as vendors and other activities.   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.

LA CANADA - FLINTRIDE: La Canada - Flintridge Summer Concerts

LA JOLLA: Grunion Run 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Grunion Run
This true Southern California experience. Pre-purchase Required: Call 858-534-7336 or online. $16 | fish

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts

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.

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

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

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

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

 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  Exhibit spaces fill the park with some of the finest artists on the California coast and many from surrounding states as well.

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

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

PLEASANT HILL: Pleasant Hill Summer Concerts

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:

PUENTE HILLS: Puente Hills Concerts

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

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

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

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 JOSE: Bacon Festival of America, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Plaza De Cesar Chavez 170 South Market Street San Jose, CA Moveable Feast features bacon. A selection of food trucks, dessert trucks, craft breweries and music. No pets

SAN RAMON: Art and Wind Festival May 28-29, 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. San Ramon Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd San Ramon, CA | kites

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

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

VISTA: Strawberry Festival,

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

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