California Events

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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CALIFORNIA: Smithsonian Museum Free Admission Day September 23, 2017

ARROYO GRANDE: Ag Harvest Festival September 22-23, 2017 Grape Stomp

AVILA BEACH: Apple Festival Apple Dinner September 23, 2017, 5-9 p.m. Avila Beach, CA Tickets: Apple Themed Dinner

BAKERSFIELD: Rodeo September 22-23, 2017. Del Charro Rodeo September 24, 2017 tickets are required in addition to Kern County Fair admission.  Kern County Fair Rodeo Bakersfield. Time: 7:30 p.m. $15 approx. | rodeos

BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair September 20-October 1, 2017. Bird Show, Magic, Alaskan Pig Races, Chinese Acrobats, Stunt Dogs, Duck Race, Turkey Stampede, Concerts, Rodeo (Sept.29-30). Fiesta del Charro Oct.1.  Location: 1142 South P St., Bakersfield, CA.

BALBOA ISLAND: Taste of Balboa September 23, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Marine Ave.

BENICIA: Wine Walk. 1-5 p.m. $25 -$35 approx. 21 downtown businesses pour a different wine at their location. Benicia, CA. (707) 745-9791.

BENICIA: Arts Benicia Art Auction & Gala, 6:30-10:30 p.m.  Arts Benicia 991 Tyler Street #114 in the historic Benicia Arsenal Benicia, CA 94510 (707) 747-0131. | arts

BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 20-24, 2017 Berkeley CA

BISHOP: Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade and Pow Wow September 22-24, 2017 Indian Day Parade September 22, 2017, 10 a.m. at Casino Paiute Palace Casino Bishop Paiute Tribe | pow pow

BUENA PARK: Knott's Scary Farm  September 21 - October 31, 2017. Elvira goes out with a bang in her final year at Knott's. Location: 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA

CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow September 22-24, 2017 Held at Morongo Casino Resort 495000 Seminole Dr. Cabazon, CA | Free admission |  pow pow

CENTRAL COAST: Figtoberfest, 1-11:30 p.m.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Locations: Buellton | Los Olivos | Santa Barbara | Santa Maria |Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company

CHULA VISTA:  Hoppy Beer, Hoppy Life  September 23, 2017, 1-5 p.m. Sips from 25 craft brewers matched with good eats from some of the region's best restaurants! Local bands will keep you grooving. Location: Memorial Park, 373 Park Way, Chula Vista, CA.  Tickets start at $55-75, |

COULTERVILLE: Coulterville CoyoteFest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Parade at 10 a.m. Main Street & Park Coulterville, CA
Coulterville, CA
Admission: Free

DINUBA: Dinuba Annual Raisin Day Festival & Parade Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival September 21-24, 2017 Roseanne Vulch Park El Monte Way Dinuba, CA

DUARTE: Route 66 Parade - Huntington Drive. Time: 10 a.m. Also join the 60th annual Picnic at Royal Oaks Park. City event includes, food, games, vendor booths, live entertainment.

FAIRFIELD: Candy Palooza September 23-24, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield, CA Free admission, some rides and attractions require a fee

FELTON: Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival September 23-24, 2017, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Roaring Camp Railroads 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton, CA  $65-115,

FOLSOM: Folsom Live, 5 p.m. Street party Line up: Joy & Madness | The Stone Foxes | Tommy Castro & The Painkillers | Petty Theft | Jackson Michelson | Grooveline | Saved by the 90s | Arden Park Roots. Location: Sutter Street Folsom, CA $35-55

FOLSOM: Folsom Renaissance Faire September 23-24, 2017
Folsom City Lions Park Stafford Street at Natoma Street Folsom, CA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
$16,  | Renfaire

GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair September 21-24, 2017. In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free! Don't miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies. Location: 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA. $12-up,

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 16 - October 15, 2017 Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Approx. Cost: $25; Weekend pass: $35; Pass for full event $150.

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Concerts

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Petco Unleashed Surf City Surf Dog Competition September 23, 2017 | surf dogs

INDUSTRY HILLS: Industry Hills Charity Rodeo September 23-24, 2017 PRCA Rodeo City of Industry, CA or  | rodeos

IRVINE: Global Village Festival. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Bill Barber Park, Irvine.

JACKSON: Main Street Jackson Musical Organ Rally September 23-24, 2017. See these wonderful machines work and learn a little about America's past. Days of 49 & Musical Organ Rally. An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson, CA Free Main Street Jackson, CA

JULIAN: Apple Days Festival  September 23-24, 2017, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.   Menghini Winery 1150 Julian Orchards Dr. Julian, CA‎

JULIAN: Fishin in the Pines Lake Cuyamaca free kids derby open to kids up to age 15. Trout fishing starts at 6 a.m. and a free lunch is prepared by the San Diego Anglers club. The event is sponsored by the Lake Cuyamaca Recreation and Park District, 15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA | kids fishing

KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival September 21-24, 2017

LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival September 22-24, 2017 43404 30th Street West Lancaster, CA, 93536 | In existence for more than 54 years, the AV (Antelope Valley) has enjoyed the tastes and sounds of the Greek Islands!  |  Greek

LAWNDALE: Lawndale Blues & Jazz Music Festival September 23, 2017, 1 p.m. Jane Addams Park 15114 Firmona Avenue Lawndale, CA (310) 973-3270 free

LONG BEACH: Japanese Classic Car Show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Queen Mary 1126 Queens Way Long Beach, CA $10 pre, $12 day of approx. | cars

LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival September 22-24, 2017 Friday 6-9 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 9 .m.-5 p.m. 71st annual festival in Los Alamos Admission is FREE

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Bloody Mary Festival September 23, 2017, 12 or 2:30 p.m. session - 2 hours each LA Candela 831 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA $48.47, | tomato

LOS ANGELES: Dino Fest! September 23-24, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dino Fest included with Museum admission (excluding Spider Pavilion) 213.763.3499 | science

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk. 1:30-5:30 p.m. Los Gatos merchants open house  for you to sip tastings from area wineries.  Tickets:

LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 22-24, 2017 See | pumpkins

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tickets: Venues throughout Los Gatos... Stroll through Downtown Los Gatos to enjoy wine tasting and food samples at local shops

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest September 22-24, 2017

MARTINEZ: Bay Area Blues Festival September 23-24, 2017, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission, 
Line up:  Evan Thomas Blues Revue...

McCLOUD: McCloud Bike-toberfest: McCloud, CA. A variety of mountain bike and road bike rides, plus the ever-popular cyclo-cross races. Rides take place on both public and rural roadways, including the Great Shasta Rail Trail. Rides finish in downtown McCloud at the Bike-toberfest Festival. Riders and attendees will enjoy live music, brats, and beer while strolling through a variety of craft booths., (530)964-3113.

MERCED: Thunder from Down Under, show. 8 p.m. Location: Merced Theatre, 301 W. Main St., Merced, CA. Tickets: $33-53,

MIRAMAR: MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show September  22-24, 2017 | air shows

MONTAGUE: Montague Balloon Fair

MONTEREY: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Show September 23-24, 2017, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jewelry, rocks, gems, minerals, equipment, exhibits, dealers. Location: Monterey County Fairgrounds 2004 Fairgrounds Road Monterey, CA
$4,   | gems

MONTEREY: Bikes & Brews

MONTEREY: Bay Birding Festival September 21-24, 2017. Field trips, workshops and lectures take place in and around Watsonville and nearby birding areas | birds

MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill September 23-24, 2017 Downtown Morgan Hill, | tastes

NEVADA CITY: Nevada City Soapbox Derby. 12 Noon - 6 p.m. Nimrod Road. Near Clay Street intersection Nevada City, CA $200 entry, free to see event website is gone, see

OAKLAND: Eat Real Festival September 22-24, 2017  Jack London Square Oakland, Free admission, all street food at festival is $8 or less.

OJAI: Boccali Vineyard & Winery Tomato Festival & Wine Tasting. 4:30-8:30 p.m.  Boccali's Oak View 3277 Santa Paula Ojai Rd Ojai, CA $30 pre-sale, | tomato

ORANGE COUNTY: Orange County Brew-Ha-Ha September 23, 2017.   Details TBA

OROVILLE: Oroville Salmon Festival. Downtown, Oroville, CA | salmon

PACIFICA: Pacific Coast Fog Fest September 23-24, 2017 Parade September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. free admission

PALM SPRINGS: September 22-24, 2017
47th Annual Palmquist Palm Springs Roundup
Palm Springs Pavilion Palm Springs, CA | dance

PASADENA: St. Anthony  Greek Food Festival September 22-24, 2017 Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday 12-10 p.m. Sunday 12-9 p.m. 778 South Rosemead Boulevard Pasadena, California 91107-5613 (626) 449-6943 Cost: $4-5  12 and under free

PASO ROBLES: Tomato Festival. Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Festival - Paso Robles, CA Gates Open at 1:30pm Festival Hours: 2pm - 6pm Tickets: $25, | tomato

PIONEERTOWN: Desert Stars Festival September 22-24, 2017 Pappy and Harriets 53688 Pioneertown Road Pioneertown, CA $99 pass 3 days Line up: The Raveonettes | Psychic TV...

PLEASANTON: Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival  September 21-23, 2017

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair concert with Chicago

POWAY: Poway PRCA Rodeo September 22-23, 2017 $14-20 approx. Poway Valley Riders Association Grounds 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd.  Poway, CA | rodeos

REDDING: Paesano Days September 22-23, 2017,

REDDING: Redding LGBTQ + Pride Festival September 23, 2017, 12-5 p.m. Pride March 12 Noon from City Hall to Cypress Street Bridge & back The Sculpture Park 777 Cypress Ave Redding, CA  We Stand Strong Together for our LGBTQ+ community, loved ones, and allies. | pride

REDDING: Redding Holistic, Psychic and Arts & Crafts Faire September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Location: Win-River Resort & Casino 2100 Redding Rancheria Road Redding, California Mediums, psychics, astrologers, tarot, Dermatoglyphic and intuitive readers and Aura photography. There will also be holistic practitioners including Reiki, Chiropratic & Massage. For sale will be pendulums, crystals, jewelry, arts and crafts as well as skin and body products. Sound Therapy will be available for all, Cost: $5.00 at the door and adults receive $5 free play from Win-River Casino. You will also receive a ticket for a door prize. Contact Vicki Lawrence at 530-227-6605 or reiki1vicki@

REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Lobster Festival September 22-24, 2017 Line Up:  The Pine Mountain Logs | Marc Ford | The Rising...

REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest September 21-24, 2017. Courthouse Square $15-22 stein, drink ticket | $10-15 child,

RIVERSIDE: Mariachi Festival. Time: 9 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Fairmount Park Riverside, CA $fee

ROSEMEAD: Rosemead Moon Festival, 4-11 p.m. In front of Rosemead City Hall Valley Blvd (Between Walnut Grove Ave & Ivar Ave) Rosemead, CA Free,

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Remember the Music September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. open, music 1-7:30 p.m.
Ernie J Howlett Park, 25851 Hawthorne Blvd.
$15 all ages, VIP $45,

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration. Time:  6:30-11 p.m. Location: San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park $100-225,  | zoos

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Island Festival September 23-24, 2017. Emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Ski Beach, Mission Bay. Free admission, | polynesian

SAN FRANCISCO: Treasure Island Flea Market. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $3, free age 12 years & under. Location: Treasure Island, California Ave. & Ave N, San Francisco, CA.

SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By The Bay September 22-24, 2017. Bringing Munich's autumn beer festival to the Bay, Oktoberfest features non-stop singing, dancing, music, German food and beverages.  Pier 48 near AT&T Park

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco, A Taste of Greece September 22-24, 2017 Save the date for A Taste of Greece! Annunciation Cathedral 245 Valencia Street  |  Greek

SAN FRANCISCO: Annual Peak2Peak Walk. 12-mile urban trek weaves through hidden stairways and paths connecting neighborhoods, parks, and vistas as you crest 10 peaks along the way.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: La Guitarra September 22-24, 2017  Line up: Christopher Parkening...

SAN MATEO Bacon & Brew Festival at Central Park, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $10-15 admission, | bacon

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Haunt September 22-October 29, 2017 Also: Great America's The Great Pumpkin Fest September 30 - October 29, 2017. Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA. Cost: $27-up,

SANTA CRUZ: Fashion Art Festival in September 23, 2017 combines art with clothing to create impressionable stylings.

SANTA ROSA: EarleFest September 23, 2017, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Lineup: Los Lobos | California Honeydrops...

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Chili Cookoff, 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Annual Chili Cook Off features 20+ booths. Tasting at 12 Noon, Unlimited Tasting Wristbands go on sale at 11:30 am for $10. Hot dogs available for non-chili enthusiasts. $10 all you can eat chili. Dunphy Park Sausalito, Ca

SILVERADO: Orange County Brew HaHa, 1-4 p.m. Food Vendors and Food Trucks at beautiful Oak Canyon, centrally located in Silverado near Irvine Lake. Oak Canyon
5305 Santiago Canyon Rd Silverado, CA  $50-66,

SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Festival September 22-24, 2017

SQUAW VALLEY: Oktoberfest September 23, 2017, 12-6 p.m. $20, Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music

TEMECULA: Callaway Grape Stomp September 23, 2017, 6-9 p.m.   32720 Rancho California Road   Temecula, CA 92591
$61.20-68, | stomps

TEMECULA: Western Days September 23, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 41000 Main St., Free, Western Days  pony rides, street vendors, entertainers and the Old Town Temecula Gunfighters high noon shoot-out.  | cowboy

TIBURON: Tiburon Taps Beer Festival, 1-4 p.m. 70+ craft beers along with complimentary food tasting, Neon Velvet, the band. Shoreline Park $20-up,

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Desert Oasis Car Show 10 am - 4 pm When Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 Where Luckie Parkl, Luckie Avenue, Twentynine Palms, CA. | cars

UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights September 15-November 4, 2017 $65-up, Location: 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Town Square Vacaville, CA

VALLEJO: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest September 23-October 31, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 1001 Fairgrounds Drive Vallejo, CA. $45.95-up,

WALNUT CREEK: Walnut Creek Walnut Festival September 21-24, 2017.  Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept.23. Cost: $10, Free ages 5 and under, 65 or older, military / ID

WALNUT CREEK: Fishing Derby September 23-24, 2017, 8-11 a.m. Heather Farms Pond Walnut Creek | In conjunction with the Walnut Festival, rods available for loan. Fishing Derby at Heather Farms Pond, Walnut Creek.

WEAVERVILLE: The Great Salsa Challenge. Time: 12 p.m. Location: Highland Art Center, 691 Main St., Weaverville, CA. Cost: entry fee $25 for business, $15 for individual, $7.50 for kids under 15 The Great Salsa Challenge fundraiser judging begins at noon, tacos served at 1 p.m.

WILLOW GLEN: BBQ in the Glen. Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.   2nd Annual Willow Glen Summer BBQ Competition amateur and professional BBQ teams compete for pride and prizes. The community gets the opportunity to sample the finished product, while enjoying an afternoon of music, kids's court & crafts, beer and wine. Location: 1245 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA.

WINTERS: Carnitas Cook-off, 5-10 p.m. Festival de la Comunidad family friendly community festival features live music, dancing, and activities for kids along with the very popular carnitas cook-off. Location: Rotary Park - Main Street and Railroad Avenue,

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