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Palm Desert's Winefest, Feb.25-26, 2023, Civic Center Park

Saturday, February 25, 2023

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BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Home and Garden Show Feb 24-26, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts, crafts, and food vendors.  Location: Kern County Fairgrounds 1142 So. P Street, Bakersfield 93307 $10 Admission, $5 parking, bakersfieldhomeshows.com

CAMBRIA & SAN SIMEON:  BlendFest on the Coast, February 23-26, 2023. The only wine event dedicated to blends, experience a taste of Paso Robles Wine Country on the beautiful California coast, hosted by Paso Wine. $50-145, pasowine.com

COSTA MESA:  OC Home & Garden Show February 25-26, 2023. Location: OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive. $free admission, $10 parking approx, TheBestHomeShow.com

COSTA MESA: Gem Faire February 24-26, 2023 at OC Fairgrounds Fair & Event Center. Precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold, silver, minerals &  more at manufacturers' prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. $7, parking is $12, gemfaire.com 

ESPARTO: Capay Valley Almond Festival February 25-26, 2023,  8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Parade Feb.25, 2023. Multiple events in Esparto, Guinda, Rumsey, Brooks and Capay. espartoregionalchamber.com

FRESNO: Fresno Tattoo Expo February 25-26, 2023 at Fresno Fairgrounds. Fresno Tattoo Convention features 200+ tattooers. All ages welcome, bring the family! Get tattooed and enjoy live music, sideshow performers, vendors, food & drinks. Hosted by Central Valley Tattoo. Location: 1121 S. Chance Ave. $20-30, fresnotattooexpo.com 

FULLERTON: Misery, play, January 20-February 26, 2023 at Maverick Theater. Stage adaptation of Stephen King's thrilling novel. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m. Location: The Maverick Theater, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, CA 92832. Tickets: $30 general admission, and $15 for students with ID (not appropriate for ages 13 and under), mavericktheater.com or  (714) 526-7070 | entertainment

GLENDALE: Malibu Cat Club, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale, CA 91206. $, malibucatclub.com 

INDIO: Riverside County Fair & National Date Fest February 17-26, 2023 at Riverside County Fairgrounds. Includes queen and court, date contests and foods, carnival rides, vendor booths, food and Presidents Day Parade.  $15, datefest.org

KING CITY: King City Stampede February 24-25, 2023 at Rava Equestrian Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. for 21+ to enjoy the Wine & Beer Corral and boutique shopping, Mutton Busting begins at 6 p.m., and the PRCA Pro Rodeo at 7 p.m. Hand-picked food vendors and an after party Saturday night with 8 Second Ride band. This PRCA Rodeo includes Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, and Women's Breakaway. Location: 625 Division St., King City, CA.  $20 admission, $10 ages 6-11 years. salinasvalleyfair.com | prorodeo.com  | rodeos

LOS ANGELES: Walk for the Wild, L.A. Zoo's first-ever  fundraising walk, 7:30 a.m. at Los Angeles Zoo.  More Than Just a Walk, the event culminates with a fun early-morning trek through the Zoo with views of Masai giraffes, elephants, flamingos, and more. Location: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (in Griffith Park.) $55-75, lazoo.org

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN: Woolly's Dance Party, 3:45-4:30 p.m. starts at Ski & Snowboard School for music, a dance party through The Village Plaza. Join Woolly and friends from the must-attend kids event for all ages. Location: 6201 Minaret Road, CA 93546. Free, mammothmountain.com

MONTEREY: East of Eden Cat Fanciers Show February 25-26, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monterey Fairgrounds 2004 Fairground Road Monterey, CA 93940. $10, eoecf.org

OCEANSIDE: Oceanside International Film Festival, February 21-25, 2023 at Brooks Theatre. OIFF features independent filmmakers. Location: 219 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054. $, osidefilm.org or facebook.com/likeoiff

PALM DESERT: Inaugural Desert Winefest, February 25-26, 2023 at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. The event raises funds for both the Family YMCA of the Desert and Desert Cancer Foundation. Hours: Saturday 1-5 p.m.; Sunday 12-4 p.m. Location: 43900 San Pablo Ave., Palm Desert, CA. $80-120 ($25 designated driver), desertwinefest.com

POMONA: The Great Junk Hunt February 24-25, 2023 at Fairplex. Round up of curated vendors selling their best goods, plus no party is complete without cocktails, live music and aisles of junkin' treasure. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA $8-20, fairplex.com | thegreatjunkhunt.com

REDWOOD CITY: San Francisco Peninsula Camellia Society (SFPCS) Camellia Show February 25-26, 2023, at Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt, Redwood City, CA camelliasfpcs.org | camellias

RIPON: Almond Blossom Festival February 23-26, 2023. Always the last weekend of February, and the first festival of the season presented by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Events on Feb.25 include: Ripon Grange Pancake Breakfast, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 190 10th Annual Burrito Breakfast, Fun Run, Senior Center Craft & Bake Sale, Immanueal CRC Bake Sale, Festival Vendor Booths, Diaper Derby, ABF Carnival, Community Stage Live Music, ABF Parade, Quarterback Club Brats & Drinks and Swiss Club Dance.

RIVERSIDE: Dickens Festival February 25-26, 2023 at Main Street between University and 11th Streets. A Victorian parade, concerts, games, vendors, food booths and fun are included on one of Riverside's top cultural events all year long! Street Festival portion is free, dickensfest.com

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Bird Festival February 22-26, 2023. The festivities take place at Marina Village Conference Center. Our field trips reach every corner of the county. Location: 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109. Festival registration is $35 per person, which gains you access to many included social events. Field trips and programs are available at additional cost. Tour registration: sandiegoaudubon.org | birding

SAN FRANCISCO: Pacific Orchid Exposition February 24-26, 2023. A Legacy of Orchids San Francisco County Fair Building Hall of Flowers 1199 9th St. San Francisco, CA orchidsanfrancisco.org

SAN JOSE: San Jose Spring Show, February 25-26, 2023 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center - South Hall 435 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113. homeshowsanjose.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Comedy Fest February 23-26, 2023. Free on several shows, most are $10-up, slocomedyfestival.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Craft Music + Beer Fest February 24-25, 2023 at Alex Madonna Expo Center. Friday night session 5-9 p.m. with 80's night theme. 80's band Club DV8 performs - guests encouraged to dress in 80s style. Saturday: Bands playing out in the tent, maximum unlimited food and drink sample choices. Shuttles continuously from Campus Bottle and Novo. Location: 100 Madonna Road $55-75, slocraftbeer.com

VALLEJO: Vallejo Gem and Mineral Show, February 25-26, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Solano County Fairgrounds. Gems, geodes, fossils, beads and minerals from around the globe. Discover lapidary and stone crafts from vendors and live demonstrations. Something for everyone! Silent auction, geode cuttings, and games of chance and discovery for kids! Location: McCormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589. $6; Free under age 12 years, http://vjgems.co/

 

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