California Events

Saturday, August 6, 2022

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ARCADIA:  Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale (intercityshow.com)  August 6-7, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Los Angeles County Arboretum. The largest cactus & succulent event in the United States from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Gabriel Cactus & Succulent club features over 1,400 plants on display. More than 20 vendors sell plants, handcrafted pottery, books, and more. Advance tickets required  $15, (Students with ID and age 62+ $11;  Ages 5-12 $5; age 4 and under free, arboretum.org

ARCATA: Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony with launching of the illuminated lanterns on the lake. Gather 7- 7:30 p.m. and the launch is at 8:40 p.m. Offers spiritual consolation for people they miss, departed loved ones, ancestors, cultures and all we hold dear. Float a lantern in remembrance of a loved one. 30 year tradition at Klopp Lake in the Arcata Marsh. Lantern-making station sometimes held at Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary's Klopp Lake. Free Admission, cityofarcata.org

ARNOLD: Cameo Plaza Concerts features Cool Beans band at this free summertime event.

ATASCADERO: Saturday in the Park Summer Concert Series featuring Soundhouse, a 70s, 80s, 90s band, free

ALTADENA: Altadena Summer Concerts 

AMADOR CITY: Amador City  Dancing in the Streets Concerts

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Free Summer Concerts

ANTELOPE VALLEY: Antelope Valley Summer Concerts

AUBURN: Auburn  Summer Concerts

AZUSA: Azusa  Summer Concerts in the Park

BEAR VALLEY: Bear Valley Music Festival July 22-August 7, 2022. bearvalleymusicfestival.org

BENICIA: Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare in the Park performed by Vallejo Shakespeare company. Free performance in Marina Pavilion.

BISHOP: Tribute Band Festival, 4-10 p.m. at TriCounty Fairgrounds featuring tributes to The Eagles, The Cars, Bad Company, The Steve Miller Band and Tom Petty. $25, tricountyfair.com

BURBANK:Burbank Starlight Bowl Concerts

CAMARILLO: Camarillo Community Band Summer Concerts

CARLSBAD: Heiva San Diego-Solo Ori Tahiti Dance Competition August 5-6, 2022 The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008  The dance competitions, workshops and other offerings are a must-see for those who love the Polynesian culture. $15-30, heivasandiego.com 

CARMICHAEL: Carmichael Summer Concerts

CHESTER: Grebe Festival, at Olsen Barn. Sponsored by Plumas Audubon Society, activities include Kayak Tours, Birding Tours, Grebe Symposium, Live Music and Vendor/info Tables. $20 registration, plumasaudubon.org 

COSTA MESA: Orange County Fair July 15-August 14, 2022. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. $12-up, ocfair.com

COVINA: Covina Summer Concerts

CRESCENT CITY: Del Norte County Fair - Neon Lights and Country Nights, August 4-7, 2022. Challenge of the Champions Bulls & Barrels and Rodeo + Rodeo Dance in the Beer Garden Aug.6; Tuff Trucks, Pit Bikes, and UTV + Hillbilly Wheelbarrow Race Aug.7, 2022. ccpra.com | dnfair.org

CRESTLINE: Corks & Hops Festival, 3-9 p.m. Wine and craft beer tasting festival in a charming mountain town includes samples from craft breweries & wineries from across California. A free shuttle takes you throughout town to all of the Pour Station stops, stages, and shopping. $35-80, corksnhops.com Additional dates: July 9, August 6, September 3 and October 1, 2022.

DANVILLE: Danville Music in the Park

FORT BRAGG: Art in the Garden August 6-7, 2022 with live music by New Nashville West, The Real Sarahs with Alex de Grassi, Moon Rabbit and Mama Grows Funk. Food vendors, wine tasting, beer garden, featured artist, raffle with great prize. Location: Mendocino Coast Botanic Garden $25, gardenbythesea.org

FREMONT: Fremont Festival of the Arts August 6-7, 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Art, Wine & Music Festival Downtown Fremont Fremont, CA Free admission fremontfestival.net 

GLENDALE: Dragonfest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The West Coast's largest martial arts exposition attracting more than 3,000 attendees. Featuring hundreds of vendors, celebrities, and special events. Location: Glendade Auditorium, Glendale, CA. $45-50,  dragonfest.com

HALF MOON BAY: Half Moon Bay Summer Concerts

HERMOSA BEACH: International Surf Festival August 3-7, 2022. This is an on-the-sand and in-the-ocean five day beach festival featuring the greatest talents in a variety of beach sports and athletic competitions. surffestival.org

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Van's US Open of Surfing July 30 - August 7, 2022  at Huntington Beach Pier.  Surfing, skateboarding and BMX competitions, family-friendly activities, community market, giveaways, sustainability panels and art installations. Location: Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA. Free, vansusopenofsurfing.com

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Surf City Old School Shave n' Beard Meetup, 12-4 p.m. at Absolutely Fabulous Unique Gifts & Decor. Come learn about traditional shaving and check out a PIF table - where folks share soaps and equipment info for a better shave. Free pizza, special guests, live music, a raffle and beer (age 21+ only.)  Location: 6026 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Free abfabhb.com 714-842-160

IRVINE: Sizzlin' Summer Concerts, a free event featuring Pop Vinyl with Top 40 Variety

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival June 24-August 28, 2022. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA. $10, sawdustartfestival.org 

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Free Summer Concerts

LAKE TAHOE: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Much Ado About Nothing  at Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, NV. $25-100 approx.  laketahoeshakespeare.com

LA PALMA: La Palma  Summer  Concerts

LA PUENTE: Concerts in the Park, La Puente

LAYTONVILLE: The Days Between August 5-7, 2022 at Black Oak Ranch. Celebrate the music Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia (around what would have been his 80th birthday) at the Days Between. Dark Star Orchestra, Garcia's old bandmate Melvin Seals, Jackie Greene, and more will jam on the Dead at this three-day festival.

LODI: Taste of the Delta, 1-4 p.m. Come by boat or by car! 12 wineries & breweries, 19 restaurants/caterers, artisans & vendors, auction. Location: Village West Marina, 6649 Embarcadero. $45 pre, $50 gate, tasteofthedelta.com

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Free Summer Concerts 

LOS BANOS: Los Banos Tomato Festival August 6, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Los Banos Los Banos, CA facebook.com/ LOSBANOSTOMATOFESTIVAL/

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza August 4-7, 2022. Mammoth Lakes, CA mammothbluesbrewsfest.com

MISSION VIEJO: Do Good with Denim Drive August 5-6, 2022, 12-5 p.m. at The Shops at Mission Viejo.  Donate any type of denim apparel items to the denim drive; jeans, jackets, shirts, skirts, shorts, etc. - plus enjoy fun activities. All collected denim items will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Location: 555 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Level 1 near Nordstrom's, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. simon.com

MONTEREY: Monterey Outdoor Market August 6-7, 2022  Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm at Monterey Custom House Plaza includes artisan booths and specialty food. Admission is FREE! brotherspromotions.com

MORAGA: Moraga Pear Harvest invites the community and friends out to pick the pears in this annual tradition which comes before the beloved Pear Festival in September. Free, moragaparks.org

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Concerts in the Park 

NIPOMO: Dana Adobe Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Make tortillas, visit the leather shop, learn to dance, see the blacksmith at his forge, live music, reenactments, adobe tours, local vendors, crafts, and so much more! Heritage Day rekindles the California Rancho era of 200 years ago at the Dana Adobe, the oldest home in San Luis Obispo County, a registered historical site. Location: 671 S. Oakglen Nipomo, California 93444. $10, $3 ages 6-17. danaadobe.org 

OAK GLEN: Old West Days August 5-7, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Los Rios Rancho A Riley Family Operation. Step back in time to  19th century living on America's frontier with Pioneer Life Talk, Code of the West Performance, Blacksmithing Demo at Kimberland Forge, Fiddle Time, Cowboy Cigars, Draft Horse Demo, Kiddo Games on the Green and History of the Prarier Wagon. Location: 39611 Oak Glen Road. Free admission, losriosrancho.com

OAK GLEN: Old West Days Chuck Wagon Supper Show, 6-9 p.m. at Los Rios Rancho A Riley Family Operation, 39611 Oak Glen Road. $60, losriosrancho.com

OAKHURST: Oakhurst California Concerts

PACIFICA: World Dog Surfing Championship, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Pacifica State Beach. Presented by World Dog Surfing Championships, this event is a popular photo opportunity for the canine crowd. Activities include the surf competition, dog beach fashion contest, dog adoptions and partner tents. Location: Linda Mar, Highway 1 and Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica, CA 94044 Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM Free, surfdogchampionships.com

PASADENA: Palo Alto Twilight Concert Series Pasadena Summer Concerts 

PETALUMA: Petaluma Music Festival, 11:30 a.m. at Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. Folk and roots music reigns supreme at this 15th annual Petaluma gathering. Line up

REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Pier Free Summer Concerts

RIO DEL: Wildwood Days August 5-7, 2022 Admission to most events is free  riodellscotiachamber.org | wildwooddays.org

ROCKLIN: Rocklin Evening Concerts in the Park

RUNNING SPRINGS: Mountain Top Days August 5-6, 2022. Aug.5 Parade 6:15-7 p.m. Aug.6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Chili Cook-off, Bike Event, Egg Toss, Entertainment, Watermelon Event and Bucket Brigade. Location: Running Springs Farmers Market & Artisan Fair, 2645 Whispering Pines Dr, Running Springs, CA. Free admission, runningspringschamber.com

SALINAS: Salinas Valley Food & Wine Culture, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Main Street Oldtown Salinas Free admission to main festival; wine tasting $65-75, salinasvalleyfoodandwine.com Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival in Historic Downtown Salinas - 7 blocks in Oldtown South Main Street at Alisal Street Beer Cooking Demonstration Music Tasting (walk around) The Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival is dedicated to increasing awareness of locally grown wine and food. This year's festival partners include Oldtown Salinas Association merchants and the Oldtown Salinas Foundation.

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 DIEGO: Tiki Oasis Tiki Festival August 3-7, 2022 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North tikioasis.com

SAN DIEGO: Artwalk Liberty Station August 6-7, 2022 Ingram Plaza, NTC Liberty Station, 2751 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA artwalksandiego.org Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Family-fun festival featuring Arts & Crafts with special section for juried, handcrafted fine arts & crafts, Gourmet Food Booths and beer & wine pavilion.

SAN DIEGO: Dark Eyes, 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 FRANCISCO: Outside Lands August 5-7, 2022 in Golden Gate Park. $349-up tickets go very fast, sfoutsidelands.com Line up

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Free Summer Concerts 

SAN FRANCISCO: Nihonmachi Asian Street Fair August 6-7, 2022. Artisans, performers, food, a muscle-car show and a children's area. Location: Japantown. Cost: Free. nihonmachistreetfair.org

SAN JOSE: Silicon Valley Tennis Classic August 1-7, 2022 at San Jose State University Tennis Center. Location: 1251 S. 7th St. mubadalasvc.com

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Living History Day at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Docents bring the past to life in Victorian attire, and dressed as Mountain Men, and Pioneer women. Watch the skills and demonstrations of early craftsmen. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda in the family-friendly saloon. Location: 19 Franklin St., San Juan Bautista, CA.  $3, 17 and under  Free, parks.ca.gov

SAN PEDRO: Shakespeare by the Sea's Much Ado About Nothing June 23-August 6, 2022 at Point Fermin Park, overlooking the blue Pacific. Free performances throughout Southern California during the summer months. Donations and fund drive help keep it going, shakespearebythesea.org

SANTA ANA: The Wedding Singer, the Musical, August 5-7, 2022 at  August 5th and 6th Time of Event: 7:00pm Description of Event: The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, , collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer's sparkling new score does for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years. Address, location: 1401 Grand Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705 C $25, coastcityballet.com

SANTA BARBARA: Mariachi Festival, 5:30 p.m. at Santa Barbara Bowl. 25th annual music festival  SB Mariachi Festival Line up: Pedro Fernández, Natalia Jimenez, Mariachi Estrella de Mexico $, sbbowl.com

SANTA BARBARA: Old Spanish Days Fiesta August 3-7, 2022 sbfiesta.org

SANTA CLARITA: Concerts in the Park with Latin Ladies Live band performing a Tribute to JLo, Selena, Shakira, Gloria Estefan and Cruz, free

SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Free Summer Concerts

SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Fair August 4-14, 2022 (closed on Aug.8). Highlights: PRCA Rodeo Aug.6; Monster Trucks Aug.11; NorCal Brew Fest Aug.12; Prelim Rounds for Grape Stomp Aug.13&14; Hat Day at the Races Aug.13; Destruction Derby Aug.14; Rock-A-Hula, Midget Wrestling Warriors. Entertainment: Aloha Fest Faith Ako, Los Mismos With Banda Potrero, Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri, The Spinners, Illeagles Eagles Tribute, Tina Turner Tribute, Banda El Mexicano & Los Bondadosos. Location: 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Sonoma, CA. $14-18, sonomacountyfair.com

SIMI VALLEY: Justin Honsinger band is keepin it country  at Concerts in the Courtyard at Simi Civic Center Plaza.

SONOMA: Sonoma  Summer Concerts

SOUTH LOS ANGELES: South Los Angeles Concerts

STUDIO CITY: Fitness and Wellness 'Sunset Sessions' 4:30-8 p.m. at The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge. Yoga, Best Butt Ever, Best Stretch Ever, Sound Bath Healing, pop-up stations, discounts and giveaways.  Location: 12833 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA. $10 per class + RSVP for one (1) free guest, eventbrite.com/e/ sunset-sessions-tickets -381788759457

THOUSAND OAKS: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare in the Park outdoor performances of Macbeth, July 23-August 7, 2022 at Kingsmen Park,  California Lutheran University. $, kingsmenshakespeare.org

TWAIN HARTE: Hired Gunn  band performs Rock & Roll at Concerts in the Pines summer series in Eproson Park. Free

VENTURA: Ventura Free Summer Concerts 

WATSONVILLE: Watsonville Strawberry Festival August 5-7, 2022. Free, cityofwatsonville.org

WINDSOR: Russian River Valley Winegrowers Paulée Dinner, 5-9 p.m. La Crema at Estate at Saralee's Vineyard. Winemakers, growers, and wine lovers, inspired by the great tradition of Paulée gatherings in France, gather to sample exquisite selections from more than 25 Russian River Valley wineries.  isby some of the region's Lauded chefs Tracey Shepos Cenami, Crista Luedtke and Mark Stark, created the locally-inspired menu to complement selected wines. Location: 3575 Slusser Rd., Windsor, CA 95492.  $275, russianrivervalley.org includes welcome reception, family-style dinner, and desserts    

WRIGHTWOOD: Wrightwood Summer concerts

YUCCA VALLEY: Yucca Valley Free Summer Concert Series

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