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PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: Astra Lumina, An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars in Los Angeles

Saturday, February 10, 2024

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ANAHEIM: Disneyland Lunar New Year Celebration runs a limited time through February 18, 2024, featuring festive costumes, colorful food markets and a parade of characters dressed in their Lunar New Year's best.

ARCADIA: San Gabriel Valley Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale February 9-11, 2024, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Arcadia Masonic Center. The 29th Annual Show features over 1000 plants on sale in a judged show, plus 25+ plant and pottery vendors. Location: 50 W. Duarte Rd., Arcadia, CA. Free, | (626) 445-5897

COSTA MESA: Tet Festival February 9-11, 2024 celebrates Year of the Dragon at Orange County Fairgrounds. Cultural Village, vendors, food booths, shows, contests, and festive costumes. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. $8 approx. + $12 parking,

EL CENTRO: Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street Festival February 10, 2024, 5-9 p.m.  Location: El Centro Civic Center Area.  Celebrating New Orleans tradition with a Light Parade & Street Festival creates an exciting and fun evening for the entire family with beads, concert, games, dancing & beer garden. 

ELK GROVE: Lunar New Year Festival February 10-11, 2024, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Elk Grove Regional Park. Free admission and $5 parking.

ESCONDIDO: For the Love of Chocolate Festival February 10, 2024, 12-5p in Downtown Escondido, West Grand Ave. along Grand Avenue in and out of participating tasting locations. Stroll some 20 designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolate paired with local fine wines & craft beers. Plus, 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture with Pop Up Artists and Esco Alley Art to enjoy. $50, | chocolate

ESCONDIDO: For the Love of Chocolate Festival  | chocolate

FOLSOM: Owl Be Your Valentine February 10-11, 2024, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. | zoo Valentines

FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Fountain Valley OC Tet Festival February 9-11, 2024 Mile Square Park 16801 Euclid Ave. Fountain Valley, CA Free,

HOLTVILLE: 77th annual Carrot Festival Street Fair,  Carrot Festival Parade 10 a.m.; Carnival Midway 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Student Art Show 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at City Hall; Drumline Competition 12:30 p.m.; and Mariachi Night. Themed 24 Carrot - We Struck Gold! takes place on February 2-11, 2024.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Marathon,  Half Marathon, 5K, The Heart Run 5K, The Half Crazy. February 10, 2024 Huntington Beach, CA $40-70, | runs

INDIAN WELLS: Dr. George Charity Car Show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Annual Car Show welcomes 1,100 stunning vehicles on the grass. Family fun featuring food, music, vendors, trophies, auction and raffle. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Desert Cancer Foundation. Rain or shine. No pets, alcohol or golf carts. Location: Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 78200 Miles Avenue (at Washington Street) Indian Wells, 92210.

LONG BEACH: Cupid Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon February 10, 2024 at E. Ocean Blvd.  It's time for the Cupid Dash fun run which is clock timed Beach at 54th Place & Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA $, | runs

LONG BEACH: Valentine's Celebration Cruise February 10, 2024, 7:30-11 p.m. at Harbor Breeze Cruises. Includes dancing, desserts, finger foods and champagne toast. Alcoholic beverages in full bar available for purchase. Location: Dock #2 in Rainbow Harbor Marina next to Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. $90,

LOS ALTOS: Downtown Los Altos Valentine's Choco-Stroll February 10, 2024, 2-5p. $45, | chocolate

LOS ANGELES: Conscious Life Expo February 9-12, 2024 at LAX Hilton Hotel. Features best-selling authors, transformational leaders, energy workers, and visionaries to explore advancements in science, UFO disclosures, spirituality and healthy lifestyles through 200 workshops, panels, organic food courts and more. Location: 5711 W. Century Blvd, Los Angeles 90045. $tickets: 

MARTINEZ: Wine & Chocolate Stroll February 10, 2024, 1-4 p.m. Downtown Martinez, Main Street Plaza. $40-50.18,  | chocolate

PALM SPRINGS: Tour de Palm Springs February 9-10, 2024, 6:15 a.m. with Honorary Guest Steve Garvey Downtown Palm Springs 134 E. Tahquitz (South Palm Canyon Drive between Tahquitz and Baristo) | runs

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: Lunar New Year Celebration weekends in February 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at South Coast Botanic Garden. Festive activities include Lion dancers, Fan dancing, Drummers, Martial Arts, Chinese zodiac scroll making, paper lantern decorating, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese game booths, a Chinese calligraphy artist demonstration and storytelling. Location:  26300 Crenshaw Boulevard Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. $15,

PALO ALTO: Lunar New Year Celebration February 10, 2024, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Gamble Garden. Chinese Lion Dance and try out a variety of hands-on activities and crafts in honor of the Year of the Dragon. Location: 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA. 

PALOS VERDES PENINSULA: South Coast Botanic Garden Astra Lumina, An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars in Los Angeles, select days through February 25, 2024. The limited engagement, multisensory immersive experience that holds a special connection to the stars above, brings special meaning to the holidays. $ tickets,

PASADENA: Lunar New Year Festival February 10, 2024, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 North Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, California Free,

PLACER COUNTY: Valentines on the Placer Wine Trail February 10-18, 2024. This is not a ticketed event but takes place at wineries along the Placer (County) Wine Trail on select days.

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Polar Plunge February 10, 2024 Sacramento State Aquatic Center 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA

SACRAMENTO: Valentine 4M, 1.8M Run/Walk Race for Justice Feb 10, 2024, 8 a.m. at Country Club Plaza Mall Back Parking Lot. Location: 2310 Watt Avenue Sacramento, CA $40-50, | runs

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Lunar New Year Festival February 9-11, 2024 at Henwood Memorial Park. Location: 4455 Wightman Street San Diego, CA Free admission,

SAN FRANCISCO: Choy Sun Doe February 10, 2024, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Chinatown SF.  100 Choy Suns pass out thousands of Lai Sees to eagerly waiting children. All the Lai Sees will contain a chocolate gold coin.

SAN FRANCISCO: Valentine Run February 10, 2024, 7:30 a.m. Palisades Park San Francisco, CA $, Scenic run with groups per wave for maximum enjoyment and encouragement. | runs

SAN FRANCISCO: Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits   Annual Powwow, February 10, 2024, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Native Markeplace and Food vendors, Gourd Dance Exhibition and more. Location: Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd. San Francisco, CA Cost: Free Everyone is welcome. | pow wows

SAN FRANCISCO: Antiquarian Book Fair February 9-11, 2024 at Pier 27.  Over 150 booksellers and quality exhibitors offer for sale a wide variety of Antiquarian, Rare and First Edition Books, Prints, Posters, Vintage. Location: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA. $10-25,

SAN PEDRO: Birds and Bees Under the Seas, 6-8:30 p.m. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 3720 Stephen M. White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731 $25,  | zoo

SANTA MONICA: Cupid's Undie Run February 10, 2024, 12-4 p.m. at Buffalo Club. Location: 1520 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA $45, | runs

SEBASTOPOL: Sweetheart Wine Pairing February 9-11, 2024, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment at Emeritus Vineyards. Explore the interaction of salty, sweet, and savory combined with the decadence of chocolate with special  Emeritus Pinot Noir bottles from the cellar. Location: 2500 Gravenstein Highway, North Sebastopol, CA 95472. RSVP by Feb.7: or (707) 823-9463 

WESTMINSTER: Little Saigon Tet Festival Parade Saturday, February 10, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Parade | Opening Ceremony 8:30 a.m. Route: Parade heads eastbound on Bolsa Avenue from Magnolia Street; right on Bushard Street southbound, ending at Bishop Place Bolsa Ave. between Magnolia & Bushard 9191 Bolsa Avenue Westminster, CA 92683 Free,

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