AMERICAN CANYON: Nerf Battle, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Partnering with the Northern Bay Area Coalition of Nerf (N.O.B.A.C.O.N) Same rules apply, bring your Nerf blasters but NO DARTS. Battle it out with friends, families and neighbors to see who will be named the ultimate champion! The battle zone will have tunnels, bunkers, and many different obstacles. Ages: 5 & up. Location: Community Center Gym 100 Benton Way, American Canyon, CA. Free. cityofamericancanyon.org
ANAHEIM: VidCon 2018 June 20-23. Location: Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92802. Online video and those who love it is featured at this event for both the creators and viewers. Cost: Ticket price ranges from $150 - $750, vidcon.com
ATASCADERO: Lakeside Wine Festival June 22-24, 2018.
Atascadero Lakeside, Lake Park
9100 Morro Rd.
Wines, Artisan Craft Beers & Foods, Live Music, Artist Showcase, Olive Oil Tasting and more $60-75 atascaderochamber.org/wine-festival/
AUBURN: Summerfest June 22-23, 2018
Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Each year, Downtown Auburn Hills hosts a two-day summer extravaganza celebrating all things summer! These two days are filled with fun, food, music and great activities the whole family can enjoy. Some activities include: Live music Games Arts & Craft Fair Ice Cream, food, BBQ, Contests, Karaoke, Dancing, Pet Parade, A car show And more. Bands to be announced.
AUBURN: The Pepper Festival and Hot Sauce Expo, 12-10 p.m. Bands, Incredible Food, Amazing Shopping, Celebrity Chef Throw Down Competitions, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, Hot Cars Show, Master Gardener Workshops, Adult Bounce House and bands: Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours | Kimberley Dahme | Earles of Newtown | J Ross Parrelli | Frequency | The Bleeping Bleeps | Acoustic Space Travelers | Fairweather Band | Hank Biggs & The Hardtops. Location: Gold Country Fairground, 1273 High St. $15-up, thepepperfestival.com
BOONVILLE: Sierra Nevada World Music Festival June 22-24, 2018 snwmf.com Mendocino County Fairgrounds Boonville, CA
CAMARILLO: Ventura County Greek Festival / St. Demetrios Greek Festival June 22-24, 2018 Please confirm: Festival Hours Friday 5-10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Location: Freedom Park Camarillo Ca. 93010 vcgreekfestival.org | Greek
CARSON: The Color Run June 23, 2018, 9 a.m.
18400 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90746
CHESTER: A Few Brews & A Banjo, 3-7 p.m. Chester Park Main Street Chester, CA 96020 $25 pre, $30 plumasarts.org/brews--banjo.html Enjoy microbrew tasting, live music, family fun and great food at Chester's annual A Few Brews & A Banjo! This year's musical lineup includes The Lost Sierra Ramblers and Brad Peterson. Food from Sierra Smokepit BBQ and dancing till you drop round off a great day of fun for the whole family.
CHICO: Wingstock Outdoor Music Festival June 23, 2018, 12-9 p.m. Location: 1705 Manzanita Place, Chico facebook.com/SummerfestChico
CORONA: Koroneburg Old World Festival May 26-June 24, 2018 Saturdays, Sundays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 Baron Rd. renfestcorona.com
CORONA DEL MAR Baroque Music Festival June 17-24, 2018 Held in three venues, the five concerts take place during a week's time. bmf-cdm.org
DANA POINT: Doheny Surf Festival June 23-24, 2018
Dana Point, CA
If you see a guy sitting in a lawn chair reading a newspaper, there's nothing too unusual about that--except that he's sitting on a surfboard riding a wave! Event includes Legends of the Longboard Era, Tandem Surf competition, Beer Garden, Concours d'Elegance, Movie at night, 60s Longboard Contest. dohenystatebeach.org
DANVILLE: Summerfest June 23-24, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Musical entertainment: Breedloves, Queen of Hearts Band, Stony Ridge Blue Grass Band. Arts, crafts, food vendors, classic car show. Wines! 3 new Wine and Food Booths. R & B Cellar's Ken and Barbara Brown return with tasting of their premium varietals, Scott Bigelow of Boisset Wines pouring prestigious Boisset terroirs, plus award winning brews from Danville Brewery. And don't miss local favorites, The Growler and McGahs. danvillesummerfest.com/
FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Summerfest, June 21-24, 2018. City sponsored event, Car Show, Large Carnival, Games, Midway, Food Court, Exhibits, Beer Garden, Live Entertainment. Cost: Free admission. Location: Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley, CA. fountainvalley.org
FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Fountain Valley Classic Car and Truck Show, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sponsored by The Fountain Valley Community Foundation Over 200 classic cars and trucks. Free entrance. Open to the public. Parking fee. Fountain Valley Sports Park 16400 Brookhurst Fountain Valley, CA fountainvalley.org
FRESNO: Othello, Woodward Shakespeare Festival play, June 14 - July 7, 2018, 8 p.m. Thursday - Saturday woodwardshakespeare.org
HOLLYWOOD: Mariachi USA June 23, 2018
Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, CA mariachiusa.com
Premier mariachi music festival returns to Hollywood Bowl for 29th consecutive year showcasing top Mariachi bands from the USA and Mexico, traditional folkloric dances and the legendary Fireworks display
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Beach Longboard Crew Surf Invitational Huntington Beach Pier hblongboardcrew.org | surf
IDYLLWILD: Lemon Lily Festival,
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Beautiful Lemon Lilies in the forest -- join Idyllwild Nature Center as they celebrate the Annual Lemon Lily Festival with a community wide event filled with children's arts and crafts, live music, native plant sales, food, and more!
Idyllwild Nature Center 25225 Highway 243 Idyllwild, CA
$5 admission approx., rivcoparks.org
LANCASTER: West Coast Romance Reader & Author Group book signing, 1-3 p.m. Location: L'il Book Bug, 742 W Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534. Free event and free public parking Book signing. lilbookbug.com
LONG BEACH: Bayou Festival June 23-24, 2018. Bayou Festival celebrates the musical roots of America ranging from zydeco to blues. Rainbow Lagoon Park Shoreline Drive & Linden Ave. Long Beach, CA longbeachbayou.com
LONG BEACH: The 2018 Scuba Show June 23-24, 2018, 10 a.m. Location: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. $12-62, scubashow.com
LOS ANGELES: BLOOM, Griffith Park's new Interactive Art Pop-up June
BloomArtShow.com, advanced ticket sales only
Large-scale installation art pieces, spread out over 100,000 square feet of lush grass include giant dandelions to wish under, a rolling field of pinwheel poppies and a Bed of Roses where visitors can play with rose petals
LOS ANGELES: LA Beer Week June 16-24, 2018
LOS ANGELES: Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Henry IV June 5-July 1, 2018. Location: Japanese Garden West VA Campus 229 Patton Ave Los Angeles, CA. $49-500, shakespearecenter.org
MOUNTAIN VIEW: Vans Warped Tour June 23, 2018, 11 a.m. Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy Mountain View, CA $45-55, vanswarpedtour.com
PASADENA: Arroyo Seco Music Festival June 23-24, 2018, 12 p.m. Noon opens daily Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA $125 -$399, VIP Parking $50, arroyosecoweekend.com
PETALUMA: World's Ugliest Dog Contest June 23, 2018, 6 p.m. at Sonoma Marin County Fair. Dog Lovers' Festival 2-8 p.m. Location: 175 Fairgrounds Drive Petaluma, CA sonoma-marinfair.org $10 approx., contest dog and admission to the fair
PLACERVILLE: Annual Lavender Festival June 23-24, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. Bluestone Meadow 2025 Carson Road
bluestonemeadow.com The FREE annual festival on the Bluestone Meadow lavender farm grounds includes crafters, train ride, live music, picnic areas, food
PLEASANTON: Red, White & Brew Fest, 2 p.m. Alameda County Fair 4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, California $40 presale, alamedacountyfair.com Craft beer lovers will unite once again at the happening infield at the Budweiser Grandstand track. The event offers unlimited sampling of dozens of craft beers, live horse racing & wagering, food, lawn games and more.
PLACERVILLE: Bell Tower Brewfest, 5-9 p.m. Historic Main St. 50 craft brews, street closure and entertainment Ticket $35-50, placerville-downtown.org
Riviera Village Summer Festival June 23-24, 2018
Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. |
Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
This fun street event features vendors galore and live music all day long. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean -- such a great setting for a summer festival!
SAN DIEGO: Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival June 23, 2018 oceanbeachsandiego.com | beach
SAN DIEGO: Gospel Music Festival, San Diego County Fairgrounds Del Mar, CA Free with fair admission, enhanced seating for fee, sdfair.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Pride June 23-24, 2018
Parade is June 24, 2018, 10: 30 a.m.
The Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Market & Beale and ends at Market & 8th Street in downtown San Francisco
Celebration at Civic Center Plaza
Saturday, June 23, 2018, 12-6 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Multiple stages offer varied entertainment from Hip Hop and DJ to Leather, Tantra & Dance or Women's Stage.
SAN FRANCISCO: Aloha Poly Fest. Location: The Marina. Cost: Free admission, alohapolyfest.org | Polynesian
SAN JOSE: Fountain Blues Festival, 12 p.m. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA $25-up, fountainblues.com
SAN JOSE: As You Like It, Shakespeare in the Park June 8 -24, 2018, 7 p.m. Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Cynthia Lagodzinski Willow Street Park 1320 Willow Street San Jose, CA Free , svshakespeare.org
SAN PEDRO: The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare by the Sea at Point Fermin Park 807 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA. Free, shakespearebythesea.org
SAN RAFAEL: Hamlet, Marin Shakespeare May 25-July 8, 2018. Dominican University of California Forest Meadows Amphitheatre 890 Belle Ave. San Rafael, CA $38 general admission marinshakespeare.org
SANTA ANA: OC Pride Festival & Parade June 23, 2018 Noon - prideoc.com OC Pride will return to the streets of Downtown Santa Ana
SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration June 22-24, 2018
SANTA CRUZ: Surf City Classic Woodies on the Wharf (WOW), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Surf City Classic Woodies on the Wharf is Northern California's largest woodie show that features more than 200 stylish wood-bodied cars. Admission is free! Music, woodie goodies and prize drawings will add to the fun. Plus, free bike valet is available. cityofsantacruz.com | santacruzwoodies.com
SANTA MONICA: Pier 360 Ocean Sports Beach Festival at the Santa Monica Pier June 23-24, 2018, 200 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401 santamonicapier.org The Races Paddleboard & SUP Long Course, Fun Paddle, and Elite Race Ocean Swims & Run-Swim-Run, Lifeguard Dory Races, Tommy Bahama PaddleCross, Juniors Swim Juniors Paddle / SUP Races Free Youth Beach Activities. Ocean Festival Events
SUSANVILLE: Bluegrass Festival June 22-24, 2018 Lassen County Fairgrounds 195 Russel Ave. Susanville, CA $50-60, lassencountyfair.org
SQUAW VALLEY to AUBURN: The Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run June
World's oldest 100-mile trail race begins in Squaw Valley near the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and ends 100.2 miles later in Auburn, California. Runners climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet before they reach the finish line.
VACAVILLE: Big Solano Brew-Haha June 23, 2018, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Al Porter Plaza 411 Davis St. Vacaville, CA $35-100, approx. eventbrite.com Dozens of local and regional breweries, live music and comedy, along with local food for purchase. The festival is a fund-raiser.
VALLEJO: San Francisco Bay Osprey Day June 22-24, 2018
Mare Island mareislandpreserve.org | sfbayospreydays.org
VISTA: San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans is June 23-24, 2018, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Entertainment with many Irish bands, a marketplace, food vendors and the famous games make this a wonderful gathering of the clans event you won't want to miss. Location: Brengle Terrace Park Vista, CA. Tickets $10-15, sdhighlandgames.org
WEAVERVILLE: Historic Weaverville Car Show June 22-23, 2018 Produced by Weaverville Chamber of Commerce, June 22 is Show & Shine at Tops Super Foods parking lot and June 23 is Car Show at the Trinity Alps Golf Course. weavervillecarshow.com
WEST SACRAMENTO: River City Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Burgieman Car Club 19th Annual River City Classic Car Show River Walk Park, West Sacramento. This event usually sales outRiver Walk Park 651 2nd. Street West Sacramento, CA $35 Pre 1975 vehicles, burgiemen.com Burgieman Car Club 19th Annual River City Classic Car Show River Walk Park, West Sacramento.
WILLITS: Frontier Days June 22-July 4, 2018. Horse Show, rodeo, carnival, pancake breakfast, parade, carnival and more.
Events are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed. Please confirm before going.