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AGOURA HILLS: St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Shamrock Shuffle 5K and Fun Run March 16, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free, public invited. Location: AHCCC, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas, CA. Live music, entertainment, food, activities, contests, games and drawings for a number of prizes.   ahccc.org | St. Patrick's

BLYTHE: Colorado River Fair March 14-17, 2019.
Location: 11995 Olive Lake Blvd. Blythe, CA coloradoriverfair.com

BREA: Brea Spring Craft Boutique March 15-16, 2019, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.  cityofbrea.net

CARMEL: GourmetFest March 14-17, 2019.
Carmel-by-the-Sea gourmetfestcarmel.com

CEDARVILLE: Surprise Valley Squirrel Roundup surprisevalleychamber.com

COSTA MESA: Class Auto Show - at OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, March 16-17, 2019, theclassicautoshow.com

DEL MAR: San Diego Cake Show March 16-17, 2019 delmarfairgrounds.com

DUBLIN: St. Patrick's Day Festival Parade.  St. Patrick's Day Celebration DublinStPats.com

ENCINITAS:  Encinitas Library Storytelling Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hourly performances, workshops, food truck. Brought to you by Storytellers of San Diego, San Diego County Library, Friends of the Encinitas Library and the City of Encinitas. Free, ci.encinitas.ca.us

FAIRFAX: Fairfax Brew Fest, 1-5 p.m. Sample beers from 20+ craft brewers and 70 brews. Location: Fairfax Pavilion $40-up, fairfaxbrewfest.com

FRESNO: Ani-Me Con March 16-17, 2019 Big Fresno Fairgrounds Fresno, CA ani-me.com | cons

GLENDALE: Amazon Treasure Truck and Pampers Pure March 15-16, 2019 at The Americana at Brand. Free activities such as a custom Pampers slide into a pit of soft cotton balls, samples and light-flashing, bubble-blowing truck. Location: 889 Americana Way in the grassy field in front of the movie theatre. Free, amazon.com/treasuretruck

HANFORD: Spring Kids Fest, 12-3 p.m. Hidden Valley Park  Event geared towards children 2-12 years. Bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, trackless train rides, rock wall, reptile show, food and performances. Wristbands in advance at the Parks & Recreation Office. Registration Fee: $4 per child before event or $5 day of, cityofhanfordca.com

HEALDSBURG: Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot March 15-16, 2019.  Hotel Healdsburg | Healdsburg, California | pigsandpinot.com

HERMOSA BEACH: St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2019, 11 a.m.

HESPERIA: High Desert Pirate Festival March 16-17, 2019, Hesperia Lake Park. The Pirate Faire celebrates the Golden Age of Pirates with Revelry & Merry Making. Location: 7500 Arrowhead Lake Rd., Hesperia, CA 92345, $, hdpiratefaire.com | Ren faires

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Cherry Blossom Festival Orange County March 15-17, 2019. Held in Central Park, 18000 Golden West St., Huntington Beach, CA. Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sun 10a.m.-4 p.m. Free, occbfest.com

INDIAN WELLS: Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Tennis March 4-17, 2019.  Indian Wells Tennis Garden 78-200 Miles Avenue Indian Wells, CA 92210 $20-up, bnpparibasopen.com

JACKSON: St. Patrick's Day Dandelion Days Celebration March 16-17, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Jackson, CA
jacksonlionsclub.org This annual St. Patrick's Day celebration features street entertainers, 5K run, pancake, ham and egg breakfast (at the Jackson Civic Center, 7 a.m. both days)

LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Celebration March 16, 2019

MAMMOTH LAKES: Gay Ski Week March 13-17, 2019 Elevation, the annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week, brings together people from across the country and the world, for a week of events that celebrate diversity, fun, and the best spring skiing and boarding in North America. Billed as third largest gay ski week in North America. Location: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546. mammothgayskiweek.com

MISSION VIEJO: Irish Fest on the Green, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Mission Viejo style. The festival features games and crafts, live music and a sheep herding demonstration for your entertainment. There will be food and beer for purchase. Location: Oso Viejo Park - Village Green, 24932 Veterans Way, Free, cityofmissionviejo.org

MODESTO: Camellia Society of Modesto Camellia Show March 16-17, 2019. Free, camelliasocietyofmodesto.org | camellias

MURPHYS: Irish Day March 16, 2019, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parade at 11 a.m.

PALM SPRINGS: Chalk Arts Festival March 16, 2019, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Downtown Palm Springs Museum Way
palmspringssunuprotary.org | chalk

PALO CEDRO: The Celebration of North State Wines March 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. | Holiday Inn Events Center | Palo Cedro, CA | $60, pcpark.org

PASO ROBLES: March 15-17, 2019. Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend | pasowine.com

PLYMOUTH: Challenge of Champions March 15-17, 2019 Amador County Fairgrounds 18621 Sherwood Plymouth, CA $10 approx. admission chsra.com | amadorcountyfair.com California High School Rodeo Association Bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, tie down roping, team roping, breakaway, pole bending, goat tying, barrel racing, bull riding, boys cutting, girls cutting | rodeo

POINT CABRILLO: Whale Festival Tours near Fort Bragg. March 16-17, 2019, pointcabrillo.org

SACRAMENTO: O'Sac St. Patrick's Parade March 16, 2019
Parade marches down the streets of Old Sacramento each year with bagpipes, dancers, horse and carriage, and more.

SAN BERNARDINO: General Tire SoCal Shootout, 4 p.m. gates. Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series closed course, dirt-slinging  battlegrounds where iconic names and promising talent converge, features two-ton, 900-horsepower trucks gliding across rough terrain and soaring through the air. Fierce bumping and banging is the name of the game in this nighttime showcase. Rob MacCachren, RJ Anderson, Brian Deegan, Kyle LeDuc, Scott Douglas, Bryce Menzies and Rodrigo Ampudia are among the big name competitors. Location: Glen Helen Raceway, 18585 Verdemont Ranch Road, San Bernardino, CA 92407 $30, $10 age 6-15 years, lucasoiloffroad.com

SAN DIEGO: St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. 10:30 a.m. stpatsparade.org | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. festival. Largest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi

SAN DIEGO: Latino Film Festival March 14-24, 2019
sdlatinofilm.com

SAN DIEGO: St. Paddy's Day Shamrocks & Shenanigans Hornblower Cruise, 5:30-8 p.m. Irish-themed Cocktail Cruise includes hors d'oeuvres and cocktail specials, plus DJ. Location: Pier 2, 970 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA.  $42, hornblower.com 

SAN DIEGO: South Park Spring Walkabout, 6-10 p.m. Free, southparksd.com

SAN FRANCISCO: St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade March 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m. | March 17, 2019, 12 p.m. Block Party
uissf.org The biggest, oldest St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade takes place near Civic Center.

SAN FRANCISCO: Crossroads of the West Gun Show March 16-17, 2019. Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $14, $10 parking. crossroadsgunshows.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Film Festival March 12-17, 2019
slofilmfest.org

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Show, Judging Event March 15-17, 2019 Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA | orchids

SANTA CRUZ: El Granada 200K, Sky Londa 300K or Monterey Bay 400K on March 16, 2019, 7 a.m. santacruzrandonneurs.org | cycling

SANTA MARIA: Central Coast Gun Shows March 16-17, 2019 at Santa Maria Fairpark, santamariafairpark.com

SANTA ROSA: 30th Annual Sonoma County Home & Garden Show March 15-17, 2019 at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. sonomacountyhomeshow.com | home shows

SOLVANG: Taste of Solvang, March 13-17, 2019. A weekend of beer, wine samples and food tastes includes Sip + Savor, Saturday's Tasting Trail, and the Solvang Wine & Beer Walk. Tickets: SolvangUSA.com

TRUCKEE: Truckee Banana Split, 12 p.m. Bring your appetite and a spoon to help devour a 200-foot banana split for free at Donner Downhill Ski Area in Truckee.

VENTURA: Ventura St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2019, 10 a.m.

VENTURA: Ventura County Spring Home and Garden Show March 15-17, 2019. Ventura County Fairgrounds - Seaside Park
10 W. Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA capitalshowcase.com

VINTON: Sierra Valley Grange Cowboy Poetry and Music Show March 15-16. 2019. Line Up:  Dave Stamey, Chris Isaacs and Richard Elloyan & Steve Wade. $25 sierravalleygrange.org

VISALIA:  St. Patrick's Day Parade March 16, 2019, 10-11 a.m. Route: Start on Main St. at Church,  west to Willis and north to Vintage Press.

VISALIA: Irish Fest at Rawhide Park Ballpark, 345 N. Jacob Street, Visalia CA 93291  Tickets are limited: $45-50 | $10 non-drinker, 21+ only ID required, VisaliaBreakfastlions.org
Irish Fest features over samples of 30+ brews from local craft breweries. The event is being hosted by the Visalia Breakfast Lions and the Rawhide Baseball Foundation for Kids. Money raised will benefit both foundations charity efforts. Food trucks, live music, T-shirts for sale 

WEAVERVILLE: 22nd Annual Weaverville Hammer-in March 15-16, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hands-on workshop, bring forge, anvil and tools, or use ours. Safety glasses and hearing protection required. Location: Jake Jackson Museum, Weaverville, CA. $70 includes Sat. night dinner & auction, Free to see Hammer-in, trinitymuseum.org

YOUNTVILLE: Yountville Live's Taste of Yountville, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Award-winning rock star chefs plus intimate performances from some of today's hottest recording artists and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley's most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits available. $155-200, yountvillelive.com

YOUNTVILLE: Yountville Live March 14-17, 2019
Award-winning rock star chefs plus intimate performances from some of today's hottest recording artists and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley's most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits available. yountvillelive.com

YUBA CITY: Yuba Sutter Brewfest at Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds 442 Franklin Ave. $45-100, approx. yubasutterbrewfest.com Yuba Sutter Brewfest

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