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ALTADENA: Altadena Summer Concerts in Farnsworth Park

ANAHEIM: CHOC Adventure in the Park at Disneyland, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. You must raise $250 and secure a spot to attend the party in California Adventure theme park. See details: chocwalk.org

ARCADIA: 626 Night Market August 26-28, 2022, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive. Performances and a DJ dance floor. Shop from hundreds of vendors selling food, merchandise, and crafts. $5-6, 626nightmarket.com

ATASCADERO: Saturday in the Park Summer Concert Series featuring The JD Project band performing rock, blues, soul, and country, free

AUBURN: Auburn California Summer Concerts Free Event

BLUE JAY: Jazz Festival in San Bernardino Mountains August 25-27, 2022 $35-up, bluejayjazz.org Line up

BODEGA BAY: Seafood Festival Art & Wine Festival August 27-28, 2022 at Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA.  $20-25, bodegaseafoodfestival.com

CAMARILLO: Camarillo Community Band Summer Concerts in the Park

CARLSBAD: San Diego International Kids' Film Festival, August 26-28, 2022, 11-9 p.m. at Schulman Auditorium. Three full days of entertainment features 150+films from 30 + counties in multiple venues in the only film festival focusing on Children and Family cinemas. Celebrity guests, Maeya Angle Pageant, red carpet, a fashion presentation, networking and guest speakers and opportunities to get autographs and take photos with film stars! Location: 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011. $, sdkidsfilms.org (310) 940-2598

CARMICHAEL: Carmichael Summer Concerts

CHULA VISTA: South Bay Arts in the Park. Fantastic Live Bands, DJs and Dancing, Artisans galore with Great Food, Beverages and Cocktails throughout the event, Beach Activities, and much more! Chula Vista, CA   southbaypride.org

CLAYTON: Free Concerts in the Grove features the band, the Sunk Kings (Beatles music)

COBB: Blackberry COBBler Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Whispering Pines Resort, 16451 Golf Rd. Cobb, CA. COBBler festival old fashioned picnic under the pines, dance to live music, enter the COBBler contest, enjoy wood fired pizza. facebook.com/ CobbAreaCouncil

DOWNIEVILLE: Native Daughter's Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m. at Native Daughter's Hall. Annual fund-raising event featuring delicious homemade cookies and a competition for the best homemade ice cream. Location: 320 Commercial St., Downieville, CA. $, sierracountychamber.com

GROVER BEACH: Stone Soup Music Faire August 27-28, 2022 at Ramona Garden Park. Street Faire offers live music, vendor booths, and international foods. Free, clarkcenter.org Line up

HALF MOON BAY: Half Moon Bay Summer Concerts

LAGUNA BEACH: Wonderful World Soiree, 5:30 p.m. at Festival of the Arts grounds, where Priscilla Presley introduces an exclusive performance of the Pageant's popular production of Wonderful World. 10-time Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval performs an intimate concert on the Festival green while guests browse artwork of 120 talented artists featured at the Festival of Arts. Strolling international-themed performers, including traditional Chinese Lion Dancers and African Stilt Walkers, plus fun photo ops await! One-hour early entrance at 4:30pm includes private Wine Reception with gift bag. $65-290,  pageanttickets.com

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Free Summer Concerts

LOS ANGELES: InFocus International Animation and Made in California, 3-10:30 p.m., celebrates emerging filmmakers both near and far. A program of exciting animated work from all around the world and California-made short films (including work from the Youth Cinema Project,) are presented by New Filmmakers LA. Location: 1139 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA $10-30, newfilmmakersla.com 

LOS ANGELES: Monster Jam, August 26-28, 2022 at Crypto Arena.  30th anniversary Monster Jam features high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. The 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks go head-to-head for points in Freestyle, Skills, Donuts and Racing competitions.   Tyler Menninga with Grave Digger; Elvis Lainez - El Toro Loco; Bernard Lyght - Megalodon; and Kayla Blood in Soldier Fortune. Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 1 & 7 p.m. Location: 1111 S Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015. $25-90, monsterjam.com

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Rocks, A Taste of the Sierra August 26-27, 2022. Music includes classic rock tributes & food festival. Location: Village Events Plaza, 100 Canyon Blvd., Mammoth Lakes, CA. Free admission, mammothrocks.com

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Concerts in the Park

NOVATO: Novato Concerts on the Green 

OAKHURST: Oakhurst  Concerts

PALO ALTO: Festival of the Arts August 27-28, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. University Avenue, between High and Webster. Over 300 fine art & contemporary craft displays, over 60 Italian Street Painters, Kids' Art Studio, specialty areas, stage & street entertainment, gourmet food, fine wines & micro-brews.nbsp; Free admission, paloaltochamber.com/ festival-of-the-arts/

PLEASANTON: Goodguys 35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals August 26-28, 2022 at Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Ave. $25, tickets  spectator, good-guys.com

POMONA: Pinners Conference & Expo August 26-27, 2022 at Fairplex. Connect with those who love to craft, cook, and create.  Pinners marketplace includes 300 businesses in the worlds of DIY, crafts, cooking, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and fashion and more! Macrame or chalk painting 101, Wood Floral Arrangements, Japanese Kokedama String Garden Workshop, Handlettering, styling, sewing and quilting classes, hair braiding - and dozens of other unique classes available! $, ca.pinnersconference.com

PORT HUENEME: Hueneme Beach Festival August 27-28, 2022 at Hueneme Beach Park. Free admission, huenemebeachfestival.org

REDONDO BEACH: Free Summer Concerts on Redondo Beach Pier

RANCHO PALOS VERDES: Rancho Palos Verdes Free Concerts in the Park 

SACRAMENTO: A Taste of Soul August 27-28, 2022 at Southside Park. 4th Annual Taste of Soul Sacramento is a two day event. Enjoytop notch Soul food, shop vendors, and listen to soul music. Saturday Doors open 12 p.m. Bands: Tank and Morris Day & The Time. Location: Location Southside Park 2115 6th St Sacramento, CA 95818. $35-250, facebook.com/rdaent/ or eventbrite

SAMOA: Salmon, Oysters, Ales, & Rails, 11:30 a.m.4 p.m. at BBQ Speeder Rides:  A salmon and oyster barbeque fundraiser for the Timber Heritage Association includes BBQ salmon and oysters, music, Hit n Miss Engine displays, and tours of the Samoa Shops! Speeder rides 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the foot of the Samoa Cookhouse and travels North along the scenic Humboldt Bay.  Location: 930 Vance Avenue, Samoa, CA. $8-up, timberheritage.org

SAND CITY: West End Celebration August 27-28, 2022 Location: Ortiz & Hickory St. Sand City, CA westendcelebration.com

SAN DIEGO: A Fistful of Dollars, movie, Little Italy Summer Film Festival July 2-September 3, 2022, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Amazing Italian films (many with English subtitles) under the stars, presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy. The movies are screened at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets). Feel free to bring your own picnic and blanket to enjoy the show. $10 donation, littleitalysd.com | film

SAN DIEGO: Shakespeare Festival's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the most joyful and popular comedy play written by William Shakespeare and directed by Patricia McGregor, takes place July 31-September 4, 2022 at the outdoor Old Globe Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. $ tickets, theoldglobe.org

SAN FRANCISCO: Autumn Moon Festival August 27-28, 2022, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This event features multicultural entertainment, traditional lion and dragon dances, arts and crafts, lantern village, moon cakes and children's activities. Grant Ave. between California and Pacific Streets. moonfestival.org

SANTA CLARITA: Concerts in the Park with Boogie Knights band performing Disco, free

SAUSALITO: Lexus Culinary Classic, taking place Fri., Aug. 26 through Sun., Aug. 28, 2022 at Cavallo Point in Sausalito, Calif.

SONOMA: Sonoma  Summer Concerts

STATELINE, NV: Harvey's Outdoor Summer Concerts

TWAIN HARTE: Twain Harte Summer Concerts

VENTURA: Ventura Free Summer Concerts at Ventura Harbor Village

VENTURA: Spencer Makenzie's Throw Down Corn Hole Tournament August 26-28, 2022 Corn hole tournament and freeplay, accompanied by a DJ with food and drink available for purchase. Lawn chairs OK. Location: Spencer Makenzie's Fish Co., located at 806 East Thompson Blvd, Ventura CA, spencermakenzies.com

WATSONVILLE: Testicle Festival, 3-7 p.m. Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Annual Testicle Festival Fundraiser  All you can eat Barbeque. Do they really taste like chicken?  Estrada Deer Camp 194 Hazel Dell Rd. Watsonville, CA $65, agri-culture.us $33.46 ages 5-12 years 

WRIGHTWOOD: Wrightwood Concerts

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