ARROYO GRANDE: Turkey Trot is a fun run for kids only! Registration at 1 p.m. - Races begin at 2 p.m. Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade Fee: $5 per participant Location: Arroyo Grande High School Track 495 Valley Road. arroyogrande.org | turkey trots
AUBURN: Mandarin Festival November 16-18, 2018 at Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. mandarinfestival.com
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 , colusafairgrounds.com
DANA POINT: Surfing Santa Competition and Stand Up Paddle Contest
November 17-18, 2018, 7:30 a.m.
Salt Creek Beach
Dana Point, CA surfingsantacontest.org
FELTON: Santa's Shelves Christmas Craft Faire, Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Felton Fire Station, 131 Kirby St., Felton, CA. Free admission, feltonfire.com
HUGHSON: Hughson Arts and Crafts Fair, November 17-18, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Hughson High School, 7th & Whitmore, Hughson, CA. facebook.com/ 20thCenturyArtsAndCraftsFairofHughson/
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony, 2-7 p.m. 200 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA Free, hbdowntown.com
LAFAYETTE: Pleasant Hill Turkey Trot Run at Briones Regional Park - Bear Creek Entrance 16 Bear Creek Rd. Lafayette, CA $20, pleasanthillrec.com | turkey trots
LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival Winter Fantasy November 17-December 16, 2018 on Saturdays & Sundays. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. $8, sawdustartfestival.org
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. surfclubs.org
LOMPOC: Turkey Trot 1 & 3 Mile Runs November 18, 2018, 9 a.m. $20 approx., cityoflompoc.com River Park run.... This event is geared for all ages and ability levels for people to experience a great 3-mile race. A T-shirt will be included with your registration and prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd place in each category. Ages: 5 " 7 years - 1 mile, 8 & up - 3 miles. Location: River Park, Fitness Trail | turkey trots
Autumn Festival November 17-18, 2018 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
LOS ANGELES: Mariachi Plaza Festival
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. IsraelFilmFestival.com.
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
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: email@example.com
PASADENA: Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, 11 a.m. Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, A Rose of a Different Color, parade route is between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards on E. Colorado. Come early, bring lawn chairs and stay for the fun.
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, jackalopeartfair.com
PETALUMA: Tree Lighting Ceremony, 4-6 p.m. Premium Outlets 2200 Petaluma Blvd. N Petaluma, CA Free, premiumoutlets.com
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 palosverdesperformingarts.com
SAN DIEGO: Star of India Spectator & Lunch Cruise, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 8 at Pier 1 Hornblower Landing: 970 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 11:30 am- 2:30 pm $40, $20 age 4-12 hornblower.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Chocolate Salon, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fall Chocolate Salon at Hotel Kabuki, $20-25. fallchocolatesalon.com
SAN JOSE: Great Bridal Expo, 12-4 p.m. Fairmont Hotel San Jose 170 South Market Street
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, gfafexpo.com
YOUNTVILLE: Yountville Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Community Center 6516 Washington St. Free, townofyountville.com | RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
YUCCA VALLEY: Gourd Festival November 17-18, 2018 at Yucca Valley Community Center 57090 29 Palms Highway. Free admission, yuccavalley.org
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