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AGOURA HILLS: Prince Again Prince tribute Agoura Hills Concerts in the Park Chumash Park 5550 Medea Valley Dr. Agoura Hills, CA. Free, but $2 donation requested

ALAMEDA: Alameda Point Antiques Faire, 6 a.m. VIP entry; 7:30 a.m. early entry; 9 a.m. general admission. The largest antiques show in Northern California boasts over 800 Dealer booths. All items are 20 years old or older. Located in a Wildlife Sanctuary, the event's spectacular outdoor setting overlooks the San Francisco Bay. $10-20,

ANAHEIM: Coffee Fest August 6-8, 2023 at Anaheim Convention Center. Meet face-to-face with suppliers, educators, experts and with the West Coast specialty coffee & restaurant community. Education, competitions and connections! $15-up,

APPLE HILL: Summer Harvest Days July 29-30, 2023 & August 5-6, 2023, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Participating ranches offer activities and fresh foods & produce such as berries, plums, peaches, vegetables, wine, hard cider, baked goods, jams, treats, wine and more!

ARCADIA: Inter-City Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale ( August 4-6, 2023, 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,

ARCADIA: Books & Brews 1-8 p.m. at Mt. Lowe Brewery Co. Pop Up Book Store, Art Show & Auction, Book Signing, Photo Booth, Food Vendors: El Mundo & Gordo Hibachi, Book Walk Game Book Swap, Book & Beer Pairings and Book Themed Beer Cocktails. Location: 150 E. St Joseph St., Arcadia CA. Free admission, (702) 439-7648 or RSVP on | beer

ARROYO GRANDE: The Vibesetters Soul, funk Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concerts Heritage Square Park Nelson Street and Short Street Arroyo Grande, CA.  Free,

AUBURN: Caltucky Auburn Summer Concerts Auburn Music Around Town Central Square Downtown Auburn, CA. Free, events/ music-around-town

BEAR VALLEY: Bear Valley Music Festival July 21-August 6, 2023.

BRISBANE: Local Brisbane Bands Brisbane Summer Concerts Brisbane Community Park Gazebo 11 Old County Rd. Brisbane, CA. Free

CALABASAS: Twisted Gypsy Fleetwood Mac tribute Calabasas Summer Music Concerts Calabasas Sun Sets Concerts Calabasas Lake Entrance at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center 23400 Park Sorrento Calabasas, CA.  Free,

CHESTER: Grebe Festival August 5-6, 2023 at Olsen Barn. Sponsored by Plumas Audubon Society, activities include Kayak Tours, Birding Tours, Grebe Symposium, Live Music and Vendor/info Tables. $Free activities to Fee $20-up, registration

COSTA MESA: Orange County Fair July 14-August 13, 2023. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. $13-15,

CRESCENT CITY: Del Norte County Fair - Stars, Stripes and Summer Nights, August 3-6, 2023. Challenge of the Champions Bulls & Barrels and Rodeo + Rodeo Dance in the Beer Garden Tuff Trucks, Pit Bikes, and UTV + Hillbilly Wheelbarrow Race |

DANA POINT: SouthBound and Company - Skynyrd & Frynds tribute, Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute, Dana Point Concerts in the Park Sea Terrace Park Pacific Coast Highway at Niguel Road Dana Point, CA. Free

EL SEGUNDO: Journey USA Journey tribute El Segundo Summer Concert Library Park 600 Block of Main Street El Segundo, CA. Free,

ENCINITAS BY THE SEA: Brawley, California Honky Tonk Encinitas Concerts by the Sea Moonlight Beach 400 B Street Encinitas, CA. Free,

FOLSOM: Peach Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Historic District. Join in the food and fun for this year's summer crop of juicy, sweet peaches at Folsom's annual Peach Festival. Location: Historic District Free parking Garage 905 Leidesdorff St, Folsom, CA. Free,

FORT BRAGG: Art in the Garden August 5-6, 2023 with live music, food vendors, wine tasting, beer garden, featured artist, raffle with great prize. Location: Mendocino Coast Botanic Garden $30-35,

FREMONT: Fremont Festival of the Arts August 5-6, 2023, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Art, Wine & Music Festival Downtown Fremont Fremont, CA Free admission

GLENDORA: Creedence Relived Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute Glendora Summer Concerts Finkbiner Park 160 N Wabash Ave Glendora, CA. Free,

GROVER BEACH: Laurie Morvan Band Rockin' blues Grover Beach Summer Concerts Ramona Garden Park Center 993 Ramona Avenue Grover Beach, CA. Free,

HAYWARD: The Collective, Gravity +4, Karen Soo Hoo Rock Hayward Summer Concerts Hayward Memorial Park 24176 Mission Blvd. (behind Hayward Plunge) Hayward, CA. Free, Benefit for the H.A.R.D. foundation

HERMOSA BEACH: International Surf Festival August 2-6, 2023. 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.

HOLLYWOOD: Portugal. The Man Chicano Batman | Say She She | KCRW Festival Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts Hollywood Bowl 2301 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA. Tickets:

HUNTINGTON BEACH: US Open of Surfing July 29 - August 6, 2023 at Huntington Beach Pier. Surfing, skateboarding and BMX competitions, family-friendly activities, community market, giveaways, sustainability panels and art installations. Wallex US Open of Surfing Presented by Pacifico is Stop No. 4 on the 2023 Challenger Series where surfers showcase their talents for the chance to qualify for the elite Championship Tour. Huntington Beach Longboard Classic also returns to HB Pier. Activations, beach games, food trucks, live music, surfboard shaping, WSL Rising Tides, athlete signings, and Nitro Circus.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Bones West Swinging trombone jazz choir Huntington Beach Summer Concerts Central Park 7111 Talbert Huntington Beach, CA. Free,

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival June 30-September 3, 2023. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Location: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA. $10, $7 age 65+, $5 age 6-12 yrs.


LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE: Kayln & the New Frontier Country Pop La Canada Flintridge Summer Concerts Memorial Park 1301 Foothill Boulevard La Canada Flintridge, CA. Free,

LA PUENTE: Banda Impacto JALISCIENSE La Puente Concerts Sundays Live on Central Avenue

LA VERNE: TLR - The Long Run Eagles tribute La Verne Summer Concerts s. What a way to end the concert series, listening to the music of The Eagles. This is the last concert. La Verne Heritage Park 5001 Via De Mansion La Verne, CA. Free,

LOS ANGELES: Boogie Nights - Sugar Hill Gang, Rose Royce Los Angeles Pershing Square Concerts PERSHING SQUARE 532 S. Olive St. Los Angeles, CA. Free,

LOS ANGELES: 22nd Annual Taste of EcuadorFood Festival Sunday, August 6, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Placita Olvera. FREE entrance to the public. Family event for all ages. More than 15,000 people will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian Cuisine and some other well-known food dishes, Crafts, Musical groups, Folklore customs, Commercial Products, free gifts, Carnival Games, Marketing & Promotions, Services & Information provided by all types of exhibitors companies.Location: 425 N Los Angeles St. Downtown Los Angeles, CA. Free, EcuadorianFestivalLosAngeles/

LOS GATOS: Aardvark Los Gatos Summer Concerts Los Gatos Civic Center Lawn 110 East Main Street Los Gatos, CA. Free,

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluespalooza August 3-6, 2023. Mammoth Lakes, CA

MANHATTAN BEACH: Psychedelic Summer 60s and 70s Manhattan Beach Summer Concerts Polliwog Park 1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA. Free,

MENLO PARK: Menlo Park Music with Soul 4Kidz Menlo Park Library 800 Alma St. Menlo Park, CA. Free, 10:15-11 a.m. Summer Puppetry Festival: Cello Joe and Toni Tone Live music and giant puppets make for a spectacularly original, educational performance

MONROVIA: Stone Soul Classic Soul Monrovia Summer Concerts Library Park 1601 South Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA.

MT. SHASTA: Brit Taylor Yreka Summer Concerts Shastice Park 800 Rockfellow Dr. Mt Shasta, CA.   Free,

OAK GLEN: Old West Days August 4-6, 2023, 10 a.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. Friday admission is free; Sat.&Sun. $10 admission, Chuck Wagon Supper Show Aug.5, 2023, 6 p.m. $65,

ORINDA: Paper Moon Presents ALO, Two Runner + Jay Lane & The Mayhem August 5-6, 2023 at Bruns Amphitheater. Location: 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA $45-75, |

OCEANSIDE: Heiva San Diego-Solo Ori Tahiti Dance Competition August 5-6, 2023 at Jr. Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. The dance competitions, workshops and other offerings are a must-see for those who love the Polynesian culture. Location: 301 The Strand N, Oceanside, CA. $10-30,

PLACERVILLE: Wine & Sangrial August 5-6, 2023, 12-4 p.m. Fenton Herriott Vineyards 120 Jacquier Ct. Placerville, CA 95667 $, | wine

PLEASANT HILL: The Groove Doctors Pleasant Hill Summer Concerts City Hall 100 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA.  Free,

POWAY: Britain's Finest The Beatles tribute Poway Concerts Lake Poway 14644 Lake Poway Road Poway, CA. Free

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Yachty by Nature Soft rock, yacht rocks Rancho Santa Margarita Summer Concerts Central Park Civic Center Plaza 30842 La Miranda St. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.  Free,

RIO DEL: Wildwood Days August 3-6, 2023 Admission to most events is free |

SAN DIEGO: Tiki Oasis Tiki Festival August 2-6, 2023 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North

SAN DIEGO: Artwalk Liberty Station August 4-6, 2023 at Ingram PlazaFamily-fun festival featuring Arts & Crafts with special section for juried, handcrafted fine arts & crafts, Gourmet Food Booths and beer & wine pavilion. Preview Party on Friday is new this year. Location: NTC Liberty Station, 2751 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO: Cassie B Project Pacific Beach Mission Bay Concerts Pacific Beach Concerts on the Green Kate Sessions Park 5115 Soledad Rd San Diego, CA.  Free,

SAN FERNANDO: Fuil Wines Pop-Up Tasting Room 12-3 p.m. at Bodevi Wine & Espresso Bar, an award winning local winery. $,

SAN FRANCISCO: Nihonmachi Asian Street Fair August5-6, 2023. Artisans, performers, food, a muscle-car show and a children's area. Location: Japantown. Cost: Free.

SAN FRANCISCO: Buddy Guy, Eric Gales Stern Grove Summer Concerts 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd. San Francisco, CA. Free General Admission Reservations are required for entry, Reserve tickets 1 month prior to show date with Limit of 4 tickets per reservation, online only!

SAN JOSE: Knee Deep Rock, 60s, 70s, 80s San Jose Music in the Glen Willow Street Park Frank Bramhall Park 1320 Willow St. San Jose, CA. Free

SAN JOSE: Santa Clara County Fair July 26-August 6, 2023. Canine Stars, Strolling Pianos, Zaney Zoe, Animal Crackers, Bubble Fun, games, contests, animals, carnival, food and music. Location: 344 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA. $13-15 approx.

SAN JOSE: San Jose Italian Family Festa August 5-6, 2023, 11 a.m. at History Park. Street Dance, Grape Stomp, arts & crafts, kids entertainment, wine tasting, Cooking Stage, live musical entertainment and more. Location: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA Free admission, |

SAN RAMON: Fast Times 80s tribute San Ramon Summer Concerts special 40th anniversary Blast from the Past concert Central Park Amphitheater 12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon, CA. Free,

SANTA BARBARA: Old Spanish Days Fiesta August 2-6, 2023

SANTA MARIA: Soul Kool Acquistapace Park Santa Maria Concerts in the Park Acquistapace Park 190 Biscayne St. (closest address) Sonya Land & Western Ave. Santa Maria, CA. Free,

SANTA ROSA: Burrows and Dilbeck R&B, Pop, Funk Santa Rosa Live at Julliard Summer Concerts Juilliard Park 227 Santa Rosa Ave. Santa Rosa, CA. Free,

SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Fair "Jurassic Jubilee" August 3-13, 2023 (closed on Aug.8). Highlights: PRCA Rodeo Aug.6; Monster Trucks Aug.11; NorCal Brew Fest Aug.12; Prelim Rounds for Grape Stomp Aug.12&13; 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,

SAUSALITO: Songs performed by singers from the San Francisco Opera Sausalito Arias in the Afternoon Gabrielson Park Anchor St. & Humboldt Ave Sausalito, CA. Free lawn seating,

SIERRA MADRE: The Skinny Ties 80s hits, Rock & Roll Sierra Madre Summer Concerts Memorial Park Bandshell 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA. Free,

SOLVANG: Christian Lopez Lost Chord Guitar Concerts ost Chord Guitars 1576 Copenhagen, Ste. 101 Solvang, CA. $31 age 21+ only,

STOCKTON: California Garlic Festival August 5-6, 2023, 12-7 p.m. at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. Cooking Demos, Monster Truck Rides, Classic Car Show, Photography Contest, Inflatables Splash & Fun Zone, Pageant & Princess competition, and eating tons of garlic-laced foods such as Garlic Fries, Garlic Mushrooms and Garlic Ice Cream. Location: 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton, CA 95206. $15,

SUISUN CITY: Alive Music Orchestra Suisun City Waterfront Concerts Waterfront Plaza 800 Kellog Street Suisun City, CA. Free,

UKIAH: Redwood Empire Fair Jungle of Fun August 3-6, 2023. Nightly Concerts, Racing Pigs, Mickey O'Connor Tricks & Stunts, Brad's World Reptiles, Flo the Clown, Hypnotist, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Contests - Corn Dog Eating, Diaper Derby, Ag, Baking and Arts contests and competitions. Motorsports Action: Thurs. Side by Side, Quads, Motorcycles and Monster Trucks; Fri. Mudd Boggs and Monster Trucks; Sat. Truck & Tractor Pulls; Sun. Jalopies, Boat Races, Junior Mud Boggs. Location: 1055 N. State Street, Ukiah, CA. $9,

VENICE: Festival of ChariotsParade to Venice Beach: The Festival of the Chariots starts at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and proceeds south on Main Street, with three fully decorated four-story tall chariots leading a colorful parade toward the Ocean Front Walk Plaza at Venice Beach. Free admission

VENTURA: Ventura County Fair "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" August 2-13, 2023 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. 8 free concerts, Oh Wow Cycles Carnival, and more. Free concerts: Aug.2 Midland; Aug.3 Patti LaBelle; Aug.4 Collective Soul; Aug.5 Ashanti; Aug.6 Dia de la Familia; Aug.7 Trace Adkins; Aug.8 38 Special; Aug.9 Tesla. PRCA Rodeo Aug.11-13, 2023 is a special ticketed event within the fair. Location: 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA $15,

WATSONVILLE: Watsonville Strawberry Festival August 4-6, 2023. The highly anticipated Strawberry Festival is back in full force in Historic Downtown Watsonville! Friday, August 4, 2023, 4-9 p.m. Kick-off Live Music & Carnival Rides only; Saturday, August 5, 2023, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Carnival, Entertainment, Food, Arts & Crafts, Strawberries & More; Sunday, August 6, 2023, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Carnival, Entertainment, Food, Arts & Crafts, Strawberries & more. Free,

WOODLAND HILLS: Funk Fest Funk Fest featuring Cliff Beach, Mestizo Beat and Alex Nester Woodland Hills Concerts on the Green Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA. Free,

YORBA LINDA: 4 Alarm Band Top 40, dance, covers Yorba Linda Concerts in the Park Hurless Barton Park 4601 Casa Loma Yorba Linda, CA. Free,


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