California Events


Saturday, November 17, 2018

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ALTADENA: Altadena Elves' Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 209 E. Mariposa St. Altadena, CA 91001

ATASCADERO: Atascadero Holiday Boutique, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Atascadero, CA. Pavilion on the Lake | All booths feature local craft vendors that will display a variety of handmade items that make wonderful holiday gifts. Admission is Free,

ATASCADERO: Taco Day on Traffic Way, 1-4 p.m. Eat your way along Traffic Way. Tickets:

AUBURN: Mandarin Festival November 16-18, 2018 at Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St.

BAKERSFIELD: Olive Knolls Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Olive Knolls Church of the Nazarene, Family Life Center and Grassy Area | Shop handmade crafts with more than 50 crafters. Take your own pictures with Santa. Pancake breakfast and salad. Location: 6201 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA.

CAMERON PARK: Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Cameron Park Community Center 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA.  The Christmas Craft Faire  features hundreds of hand-made crafts.

CARLSBAD: Legoland California Holiday November 17-December 31, 2018 Legoland California Tickets

CARMEL: Homecrafter's Marketplace November 17, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Sunset Center parking lots, 8th Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Street.

CATHEDRAL CITY: Festival of Balloons November 16-18, 2018  Tethered Balloon Rides 100 feet into air $25 First come, first serve Hot Air Balloon Breakfast and Pilot Race Parade Balloon Launch Classic Car Show

COLUSA: Colusa Holiday Craft Faire and Gift Show November 17-18, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  Annual Colusa Holiday Craft Faire and Gift Show features over 100 vendors. Location: Colusa Fairgrounds, 1303 - 10th Street (Highway 20) Colusa, CA 95932 ,

DANA POINT: Surfing Santa Competition and Stand Up Paddle Contest November 17-18, 2018, 7:30 a.m.  Salt Creek Beach
Dana Point, CA

DAVIS: Davis Turkey Trot at Civic Center Field Davis, CA 95616 | turkey trots

FELTON: Santa's Shelves Christmas Craft Faire November 17-18, 2018, Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Felton Fire Station, 131 Kirby St., Felton, CA.  Free admission,

HUGHSON: Hughson Arts and Crafts Fair, November 17-18, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hughson High School, 7th & Whitmore, Hughson, CA. 20thCenturyArtsAndCraftsFairofHughson/

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Bella Terra Mall Tree Lighting, 6-7 p.m. Musical entertainment in the courtyard.

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy November 17-December 16, 2018 on Saturdays & Sundays. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. $8,

LA JOLLA: WindanSea Coalition Invitational November 17-18, 2018  Windansea Surf Club Coalition Invitational closes out this years Coalition of Surfing Clubs sanction event season at the Shores.

LONG BEACH: Autumn Festival November 17-18, 2018 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way

LOS ANGELES: Downtown on Ice Holiday ice rink is an annual event with free concerts and paid ice skating at Pershing Square, 532 South Olive Drive 

LOS ANGELES: Israel Film Festival November 6-20, 2018 Screenings of over 40 narrative films, documentaries, and television series, as well as short films, at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills and the Laemmle Town Center 5 Theatre in Encino.

MISSION VIEJO: Gifts and Goodies Holiday Boutique, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Norman P. Murray Community Center. Juried art show features 86  artisans. Location: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA. Free admission,

MONTEREY: Del Monte Shopping Center Tree Lighting, 5-7 p.m. Del Monte Shopping Center Highway 1 at Munras Ave. Monterey, CA

NAPA: Gifts 'n Tyme Holiday faire November 16-18, 2018. 85  artists of original crafts, artwork, holiday pieces, and gourmet foods.  Location: Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third Street, Napa, CA. Hours are: Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Kim: 

NEWPORT BEACH: Fashion Island Tree Lighting Ceremony November 16-17, 2018, 6 p.m. Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA Free,

PASADENA: Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair, November 17-18, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. OJackalope Indie Artisan Fair in Old Pasadena showcases 200+ selected artisans selling handmade, specialty, trendsetting Indie fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper products, home decor, housewares, art, photography, and more. Location: 275 S. Raymond Avenue, Central Park. Admission is free; artisan workshops may require pre-registration,

PERRIS: MVRRC Annual Turkey Trot 5k Fun Run/walk November 17, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Moreno Valley Road Runners Club Lake Perris State Recreation 17801 Lake Perris Perris, CA 92571 $5-20, $ parking | turkey trots

PETALUMA: Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petaluma United Methodist Church, 410 D Street, Petaluma CA 94952. Free,

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Forever Plaid, November 16-18, 2018.  Hit musical revue follows The Plaids, a quartet of young singers from the 50s who take a detour to heaven when their car crashes on the way to their first big concert. The aspiring harmony group is miraculously revived to fulfill their dream and perform the show that never was. Location: Norris Theatre 27570 Norris Center Drive Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 $30-70, 310-544-0403, ext. 221 or

SAN DIEGO: Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station November 17, 2018-January 6, 2019 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Location: Liberty Station 2629 Historic Decatur Rd. (approx.) San Diego, CA 92106  $,

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Grand Tasting November 17, 2018, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Embarcadero Marina Park North, San Diego, CA $145-250 approx.,

SAN DIEGO: SDAFF Asian Film Festival November 8-17, 2018. Pac Arts presents the, a week-long mini-festival featuring box office hits, independent gems, documentary portraits, and other special presentations.

SAN DIMAS: Turkey Trot November 17, 2018 Bonelli Park 120 Via Verde Park Road (South Shore) San Dimas, CA 91773 $, | turkey trots

SAN GABRIEL: City of San Gabriel Turkey Trot & Costume Contest at Vincent Lugo Park. 1K Youth, 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run. Best child costume and best group costume contest. Location: Wells & Ramona, San Gabriel, CA $,  | turkey trots

SAN MATEO: San Mateo GFAF Expo (Gluten Free and Allergy Free) November 17-18, 2018. One of the fastest growing special diet consumer events. Location: San Mateo County Event Center- Fiesta Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA. $15,

SANTA BARBARA: UCSB Turkey Trot at the UCSB Lagoon. The charity event is a 5k run/walk or 10k run open to the community. The courses feature scenic routes that start on campus, circles the lagoon, passes Campus Point and other breathtaking sights of Isla Vista. $, | turkey trots

SANTA CLARITA: Light Up Main Street, 6-9 p.m. Real reindeer & snow, food trucks, and more. Main Street, Old Town Newhall. Free,

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Turkey Trot at UC Santa Cruz Scenic ocean view, flat and fast out and back courses that begin and end on Delaware street by the back entrance to Natural Bridges State Park. Race takes place rain or shine. Awards for 10k, 5k & 1k! Location: 2300 Delaware Santa Cruz, CA $, | turkey trots

SANTA MARIA: Turkey Trot, 9 a.m. The one-mile fun run is open to ages 6-13. The 5K is an out-and-back course to the Santa Maria River Multipurpose Trail, while the one-mile fun run loops twice around Jim May Park. $, | turkey trots

SEAL BEACH: Seal Beach 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting, 4-8 p.m. Eisenhower Park Ocean Ave. & Main Street Seal Beach, CA Free,

TEHACHAPI: Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot at Brite LakeElectronic timing, great course, run beanies, finisher medals, hot chocolate and refreshments after the run. Location: 22902 Banducci Road Tehachapi, CA $30-35,  | turkey trots

TURLOCK: 39th Annual Turkey Trot Family Fun Run at Donnelly Park | turkey trots

WHITTIER: Chalktastic, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road, Whittier, CA. City of Whittier sponsors this event for ages 5 to 17 years with age categories for prizes. | chalk art

YUCCA VALLEY: Gourd Festival November 17-18, 2018 at Yucca Valley Community Center 57090 29 Palms Highway. Free admission,

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