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Saturday, August 17, 2019

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ATASCADERO: Atascadero Lake Car Show August 16-17, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in  Downtown Atascadero Atascadero Lake Park 9315 Pismo Ave. midstatecruizers.org

BRIDGEVILLE: Bridgefest & Flying Saucer Contest August 17, 2019,  UFOs, Aliens Welcome

BRISBANE: Star City Music Festival, 11 a.m. - Dusk. Location: Brisbane Community Park, Old County Rd. at San Francisco Street $25-up, starcityfestival.com | brisbaneca.gov

BURBANK: Dragonfest August 17-18, 2019. The West Coast's largest martial arts exposition attracting more than 3,000 attendees. Featuring hundreds of vendors, celebrities, and special events over two days. Location: Pickwick Gardens Convention Center, 1001 Riverside Dr., Burbank, Ca.   dragonfest.com

BURBANK: Burbank Comedy Festival August 11-17, 2019 Downtown Burbank, CA burbankcomedyfestival.com $15 - up approx.

BURLINGAME: Burlingame on the Avenue August 17-18, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Burlingame Ave. 1294 Burlingame Ave., Free, burlingamechamber.org

CALIFORNIA: California Coast Grunion Run.  Location: Southern to Central California beaches. Must have fishing license to catch grunion.

CAMARILLO: Wings Over Camarillo August 17-18, 2019 Location: 555 Airport Way Camarillo, California $25-up, wingsovercamarillo.com 

CHULA VISTA: Chula Vista HarborFest

COTATI: Accordion Festival August 17-18, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 60 W Cotati Ave. Cotati, California Nonstop accordion music in this annual event held at La Plaza Park. Cost: $17-29 approx. cotatifest.com

COVELO: Round Valley Blackberry Festival August 17-18, 2019

DOWNEY: Rocket Fever, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at  The Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA  $3-5 admission, downeyspacecenter.org

ESCONDIDO: Stone 23rd Anniversary Rare Beer Festival, 6-10 p.m. at Stone Brewing  $25-99, stonebrewing.com

FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Tomato Festival August 17-18, 2019

FOUNTAIN VALLEY: BBQ Festival, August 16-18, 2019
Mile Square Park Sports Complext
$5-up, bbqmusicfest.com

FREMONT: Festival of India Mela & Parade August 17-18, 2019. India Day Parade August 18, 2019, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  More than 50 colorful floats and 100 cars with dignitaries celebrate the largest India Independence Day in U.S. Music, dance and food, health fair, 250 booths and exhibits, Fashion. Over 150,000 people expected to attend. Location: 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA Free, fogsv.com

FULLERTON: Taco Festival, 5 p.m. Free admission for this Downtown Museum Plaza event. The Fullerton Museum is producing this annual food and music festival to benefit the Museum and Sister City program. | cityoffullerton.com

FULLERTON: Brews, Blues, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Best local and regional breweries for a celebration of their world class brews. There will be rockin'  at Fullerton Arboretum. $55-75, fullertonarboretum.org

GILROY: Garlic City Car Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More than 150 classic cars, muscle cars, and other vehicles will be on display along Monterey Street in downtown Gilroy. Car registration: gilroy.org

GUALALA: Art in the Redwoods Festival August 17-18, 2019. Largest North Coast art show in California.  Gualala Arts Center Gualala, CA $6, gualalaarts.org 

HAYWARD: Zucchini Festival August 17-18, 2019

IRVINE: Heather McDonald, comedy act at The Irvine Improv August 16-18, 2019. Location: 527 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. Tickets: $22-29, (949) 854-5455  or online: improv.com/irvine/

KLAMMATH: Salmon Festival August 17, 2019. Yurok Tribe's annual Klamath Salmon Festival 

LAKESIDE: Lakeside Car, Bike, Boat & RV Show. Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Library Park, 225 Park St Lakeport, CA. Cars and boats from all over the Western United States. The show is free for the public to attend. Music in the gazebo. lakecounty.com

LOMPOC: Lompoc Wine and Fire August 16-18, 2019
Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance $75-290, staritahills.com

LOS ANGELES: Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

LOS ANGELES:  K-Con Concerts August 17-18, 2019 at Staples Center $30-up kconusa.com

LOS ANGELES: Echo Park Rising August 15-18, 2019
free admission festival of music, food and fun
Sunset Blvd. (between Sutherland & Rosemont)
Los Angeles, CA Free, epr.la

LOS ANGELES: Faith & Community Empowerment (FACE) Homeownership Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at New Designs Charter School, 2303 Figueroa Way, Los Angeles, CA 90007. facela.org

LOS ANGELES: Taco Festival, 12-8 p.m. in Grand Park. LA's Taco Festival features live music performances, interactive activities and vendor booths Location: Grand Park,  in front of City Hall between Spring St and Broadway. $5 suggested donation to support Jovenes, Inc., a non-profit with housing and supportive services to homeless youth between the ages of 18-25,  latacofestival.com 

McCLOUD: Motor the Mountain Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hoo Hoo Park mccloudchamber.com

NAPA: Main Street Reunion August 16-17, 2019 in Downtown Napa. Friday 5-8:30 p.m. is a show & shine while Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. features the Classic Car Show.  Registration: donapa.com | spectators free

OAKLEY:  Kids Fishing Derby, 9-11 a.m. East Bay Regional Park - Antioch Oakley Shoreline 6400 Bridgehead Rd. Oakley, Ca ci.oakley.ca.us

ONTARIO: Donnell Rawlings, comedy at Ontario Improv August 16-18, 2019.  Showtimes: Fri. 7:30 & 9:45 p.m. | Sat. 7 & 9:30 p.m. | Sun. 7 p.m. Location: 4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764. Tickets: $25 Call: (909) 484-5411 improv.com/ontario/

OROVILLE: The Farmin' with Farmalls, 10 a.m. at Bolt Tool Museum. Vintage Tractors -- Several red tractor collectors from Northern California have been invited to show their restored gems along with a presentation by Rod Hisken. Location: Bolt Antique Tool Museum, 1650 Broderick Street, Oroville, CA, boltsantiquetools.com

PESCADERO: Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival August 17-18, 2019. Location: 6 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA. Free admission, pescaderoartsandfunfestival.org

PERRIS: Michelada Rumble, 3-8 p.m. at Lake Perris Fairgrounds 18700 Lake Perris Drive $20-45, micheladarumble.com

PISMO BEACH: Taste of Pismo 2 Suds in the Sun at Dinosaur Caves Park, 12-4 p.m. at Dinosaur Caves. $, pismochamber.com

RIALTO: Bike Rodeo, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rialto Bike Trail. Free, yourrialto.com

RUSSIAN RIVER: Beer Revival & BBQ Cookoff, 12-5 p.m. Monte Rio Beach on the bank of the Russian River. Gate Opens at Noon Beer Tasting from 1 - 5 p.m. Over 30 Breweries, 30 BBQ teams

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Zoo Ice Cream Safari, 5-8 p.m. Location: 3930 West Land Park Drive $21-25, saczoo.org | zoos

SACRAMENTO: California State Home and Garden Show August 16-18, 2019. Meet hundreds of vendors & exhibitors in one place. Location: McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., McClellan, CA |  $6 admission, calstateshows.com

SAN DIEGO:  Latin Food Fest!  August 16-17, 2019 at Embarcadero Park North, San Diego Bay. California's largest annual Latin culinary extravaganza includes Spirits of the Americas,  a cocktail party+, Modern Mexico chef's dinner, and  Gran Tasting San Diego, the festival's signature event featuring food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits stations, cooking and wine demonstrations, chef awards, VIP Tent, and a four-hour music performance by La Junta Sound System. Location: Embarcadero Park North 500 Kettner Blvd, San Diego 92101  latinfoodfest.com

SAN JOSE: Assyrian Food Festival August 17-18, 2019. Pastries, live music, dancing, arts and crafts, and children's activities. Location: Assyrian Church of the East, 680 Minnesota Ave. Free admission, assyrianfestival.com

SCOTTS VALLEY: Wine & Art Festival August 17-18, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Approx. 100 artists, wine & beer tasting, great food, and live entertainment. The juried art show includes painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, glass art, sculpture, etching, digital works, textile art and more. Dog Day Sunday look-alike, costume & tricks Contest. Location: SkyPark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA. $Free, svartfestival.com

SEASIDE: Concours d'Lemon, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. registration
Seaside City Hall 440 Harcourt  concoursdlemons.com

SEBASTOPOL: Gravenstein Apple Fair August 17-18, 2019. $15, gravensteinapplefair.com

TEHACHAPI: Tehachapi Mountain Festival August 16-18, 2019. Location: Tehachapi, California tehachapimountainfestival.com 

TUOLUMNE: River Ranch Music Festival August 16-17, 2019 at River Ranch Campground 20900 Fish Hatchery Road $tickets, facebook.com/ RiverRanchMusicFestival

VALLEY CENTER: Summer Food Truck Festival & Campout. Time: 4-9 p.m. Spend an evening on the farm with family and friends at the annual Summer Food Truck Festival & Campout. 9 of San Diego's favorite food trucks, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Enjoy live music from Calico Ridge on the Bates Stage. Snow's Pony rides, petting corral, face painting and a scavenger hunt make this a fun event for the entire family. Spend the night on the farm! Bring your RV or tent for just for the night. Location: 5954 Woods Valley Road Valley Center, CA.  batesnutfarm.biz

VENTURA COUNTY: PRIDE Festival August 16-18, 2019
diversitycollectivevc.org

VISTA: Summergass Bluegrass Music Festival August 16-18, 2019 at Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum 2040 N. Santa Fe Avenue $20-up, summergrass.net

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SIMI VALLEY: Simi Valley Music in the Park

VENTURA: Summer Concerts

SANTA CLARITA: Summer Concerts

STATELINE: Summer Concerts

SANTA ROSA: Summer Concerts

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Summer Concerts

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Concerts in the Plaza

AVALON: Summer Concerts, Catalina Island

LAKE FOREST: Concerts in the Park

ROSEVILLE: Roseville Summer Concerts

CLAYTON: Free Summer Concerts

NOVATO: Concerts on the Green

ALTADENA: Summer Concerts in Farnsworth Park

MARINA DEL REY: Summer Concerts

ANTIOCH: Summer Concerts

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Summer Concerts

CORONA: Corona Free Summer Concerts in the Park

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Free Summer Concerts in the Park

REDONDO BEACH: Concerts on Redondo Beach Pier

LOS ANGELES: Pershing Square Concerts

CONCORD: Summer Concerts

LOS ANGELES: Summer Concerts in L.A.

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts

SAN DIEGO: Summer Concerts

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Concerts in the Village

MARIPOSA: Art Park Free Summer Concerts

 

Past Events

MONTEREY: Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-off with Cars on Alvarado Street where historic race cars drive from the race track to Downtown Monterey via California Highway Patrol escort and are parked for display from 5- Free reception at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado St. weathertechraceway.com

TEMECULA: Temecula Boat Regatta, 6:30-9 p.m. Teams build a 2-man vessel made out of only cardboard and duct tape, then  two team members ride it in the CRC pool. | derbies

TUOLUMNE: River Ranch Music Festival August Aug 17-18, Past Event! Location: River Ranch Campground, 20900 Fish Hatchery Road, facebook.com/RiverRanchMusicFestival

VENTURA COUNTY: PRIDE Festival August 17-19, Past Event!
 vcpride.org

 

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