California Events


Saturday, May 26, 2018

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ANDERSON: Happy Valley Strawberry Festival May 26-27, 2018. Famous Generous Servings of Sweet Fresh Strawberries, Ice Cream & Shortcake. Free admission and parking. | strawberries

ARCATA: Kinetic Sculpture Race Arcata - Ferndale, CA May 26-28, 2018.  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 26-27, 2018.  is right around the bend from Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Talk about inspiration!

ARROYO GRANDE: Strawberry Festival May 26-27, 2018   Always on Memorial Weekend, experience strawberry stampede, tastes, vendor booths, small town hospitality and loads of entertainment. Free.

AVALON: Catalina Island Chili Cook-off and Salsa Contest. May 26, 2018, 1-6 p.m. South Beach, Avalon, CA $10-15 |

BAKERSFIELD: Basque Festival, May 26-28, 2018. Main event with BBQ Lamb Lunch, Dancers, Entertainment and Games is on May 27.

BEAUMONT: Cherry Fest Car & Motorcycle Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Stewart Park, E. 9th & Orange St. Present by Kiwanis. Spectators free,

BIG BEAR: Big Bear Astronomy Expo May 24-28, 2018 Keynote Speaker on Saturday night is David Levy David H. Levy is an astronomer, science writer and discoverer of comets and minor planets, who co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 in 1993, which collided with the planet Jupiter in 1994.Astronomy Expo Camp Oakes Big Bear Lake, CA $25-60 approx.,

BISHOP: Mule Days May 22-27, 2018

BRADLEY: Lightning in a Bottle May 23-28, 2018. 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,

CHESTER: Lake Almanor Memorial Weekend Craft Fair May 26 & 27, 2018,  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Chester Park, adjacent to the Feather River 192 Main St. Juried Craft Fair features all handcrafted items.

CLAYTON: Concerts in the Grove with Big Bang Beat, band, the ultimate party machineat The Grove Park. Time: 7 p.m. Free,

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 25-28, 2018

CONCORD: Bay Area KidFest, May 26-28, 2018. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri & Sat | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. Location: Mount Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord, CA. 671-3287, $6-7,

COSTA MESA: Scottish Fest, May 26-27-2018. Held annually at Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA.

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

FELTON: Civil War Battles and Encampment, May 26-28, 2018. Visit encampments of Union & Confederate soldiers. See battles at one of the West's longest-running Civil War reenactments. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA.  $32  includes train ride,

GARDEN GROVE: Strawberry Festival & Parade May 25-28, 2018. "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 24-28, 2018. Location:Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa May 26-28, 2018. Free beach weekend party with bands, foods, entertainment and vendors showing off their stuff for sale.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Jamie Kennedy Special Stand Up Comedy Show May 25-26, 2018. Stand-up comedian, actor, television producer, author, rapper and screenwriter seen in  Ghost Whisperer, Romeo + Juliet, Criminal Minds, Heartbeat and much more.   Shows 7:30 & 10 p.m. Location: the Rec Room, 7227 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.  $20, age 21+, 

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival May 26-28, 2018, 9 a.m. Circle Park, Kernville Rd. & Tobias St. Free,

KERNVILLE: Kernville Market is back --every Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: 11447 Kernville Rd., Kernville, CA.

LOS ANGELES: West LA Veterans Home Annual Memorial Day Golf Classic 9 a.m-6 p.m. Location: Heroes Golf Course, 11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90049. Contact ron.brand@

MORGAN HILL: Mushroom Mardi Gras, May 26-27, 2018

NAPA: Bottle Rock May 25-27, 2018. Napa Valley Expo
575 Third Street Tickets on sale 1/9/18, 10 a.m. $339 three day pass to $3900

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 18-28, 2018. Location: Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA

NOVATO: Marin Greek Festival May 25-27, 2018. Greek Orthodox Christian Church 1110 Highland Drive Novato, CA | greek

OJAI: Art in the Park May 26-27, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Libbey Park is free, featuring fine art, food and music.

PASO ROBLES: Great Western Bicycle Rally May 25-28, 2018. 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.

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend May 25-28, 2018  | rodeo

REDLANDS: Festival of the Arts May 26-27, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. includes 100+ renown artists in Smiley Park.

RIVERSIDE: UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow May 25-26, 2018. Location: Campus of UC Riverside, 900 University Ave. Riverside, CA | pow wow

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 24-28, 2018. Pig races, duck races, Jack Spareribs, bands, Corn Dog Eating Contest, Diaper Derby, bull riding, tractor pulls and more.

SAN DIEGO: All American Soap Box Derby Rally, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 22nd Street Between Market & Imperial. Race Fee: $30, | soap box

SAN FRANCISCO: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, 1 p.m. San Francisco, CA One of our favorite annual events, in beautiful downtown San Francisco! Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, 4th and Howard Streets, San Francisco. Free admission. Information:

SAN JOSE: The Color Run, 8 a.m. Arena Green East, Guadalupe River Park 340 West St. John Street $30-50, | color

SANTA MARGARITA: Best of the West Antique Equipment Show Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 25-27, 2018.  Historic Santa Margarita Ranch 9000 Yerba Buena
Santa Margarita, CA. | farm

SAN RAFAEL: Hamlet, Shakespeare in the Park at Forest Meadows Amphitheatre,  890 Belle Ave. $16-38,

TEMECULA: First annual Temecula Valley National Horse Show  May 23-27, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  and May 30-June 3, 2018. Some of the country's best Show Jumpers competing for prizes worth over $100,000. Location: Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Rd, Temecula, CA. Free for spectators,

TOPANGA: Annual Topanga Days May 26-28, 2018
 Topanga Community House Fair Grounds 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga 90290 | 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 24-28, 2018. Kick-Off BBQ Pancake Breakfast Diaper Derby Car Show Whiskerino Student Photo Contest Student Essay Contest Parade Entry Store Decorating Contest Jr. Pageant Little Miss Pageant Jr. Golf Fiesta Days Open Dart Tournament

VALLEY CENTER: Valley Center Stampede Rodeo May 25-26, 2018. 28246 Lilac Road. Valley Center, CA.   | rodeo

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair May 19-28, 2018. 

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 24-28, 2018.

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