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March 17, 2019 St. Patrick's Day

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

BUELLTON: Buellton Wine & Chili Festival  12-4:30 p.m. | Flying Flags RV Resort | Buellton, CA | $45, buelltonwineandchilifestival.com

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

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

DEATH VALLEY: Death Valley Cycling Tour March 17-22, 2019. Meet in Death Valley National Park then ride to Hells Gate & Daylight Pass, Badwater, Ubehebe Crater & Scotty's Castle, Death Valley Junction, Panamint Range, Artists Drive for 6 days of adventure. $2,850, cyclingescapes.com | cycling

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

DUBLIN: St. Patrick's Day Festival March 15-17, 2019.  St. Patrick's Day Celebration DublinStPats.com

ENCINITAS: The Heritage Ranch De Tierra Caliente Concert, 5-7 p.m. Latin party band who gets everybody up and dancing with catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics, fuses Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms. They're in town celebrating the release of a new collection of songs. $10 tickets, bring your own chair! ci.encinitas.ca.us

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

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

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)

LA JOLLA: Community Purim Carnival, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Purim, also known as the Feast of Lots, is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman.  The celebratory event features a festive Kosher meal, charitable giving and a chance to dress up in costumes. The family-friendly event will also have jump houses, bumper cars, a game truck, silent auction, entertainment, arts & crafts, face painting, camp fair and  Shabbat San Diego's Hamentashen Bake!  Where: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA. Free admission, optional games & rides $20 person, public invited! purimsandiego.org

LOS ANGELES: Great Bridal Expo at Bonaventure Hotel Downtown  404 S Figueroa St. $10, greatbridalexpo.com | bridal

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

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

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

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

SAN FRANCISCO: St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade   March 17, 2019, 12 p.m. Block Party uissf.org

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

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

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

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

SANTA YSABEL: St. Patrick's Lucky Adventure, 2 p.m. Activities Include: Irish Dance with Jug Band participation, Reptile Show, Slingshots, Petting Zoo, Scavenger Hunt with items to keep and take home. Location: 4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070. $20 per person, fortcross.com

SIERRA MADRE: Wistaria Festival Vine Viewing is on March 17, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. sierramadrechamber.com

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

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

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

Past Events

ALBANY: Albany FilmFest March 17-26, 2018 Albany Twin - Landmark Theatres albanyfilmfest.org | film

BREA: Brea Spring Craft Boutique March 16-17, 2018, cityofbrea.net

BUENA PARK Knott's Boysenberry Festival March 16-April 8, 2018 daily Buy tickets

COSTA MESA: Orange County Fairgrounds Events: MUSINK Tattoo Convention & Music Festival March 16-18, 2018. musinkfest.com | OC Market Place March 17-18 | Floral Design Workshop: Centerpieces, ocfair.com

COVINA: St Paddy's Day Rooftop Festival 6-10 p.m. Downtown Covina Parking Structure Party at Citrus & College across from City Hall is a three level party with music, beer, and food on each level! Selfie booth, airbrushed tattoos, Jenga, Connect 4 Games, traditional Irish Dance Group perform! $35 includes 2 Beers Or 10 Tastings 1 Food Ticket ($5 Value) 1 Souvenir Mug & 1 Gift Bag Free Live Music, Games, And Entertainment! $25 includes 1 Food Ticket ($10 Value) 1 Drink Ticket (Soda Or Water) 1 Gift Bag Free Live Music, Games, And Entertainment! Tickets: covina.com

FAIRFAX: Fairfax Brewfest & St. Patrick's Day Party, 1-5 p.m. Hometown Iron Springs Pub & Brewery is host. Enter the "Frocks-of-Eire" best costume contest. Over 24 local and regional brewers and 70 different brews. Benefiting the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce community grant programs. Location: Fairfax Pavilion, 142 Bolinas Rd., Fairfax, CA. $15-40, fairfaxchamberca.com

FILLMORE: Fillmore & Western Railway Train Ride to Piru and Bennetts Honey Farm March 17-18, 2018. Get off the train and wander about for a short time or watch the train crew do a "run around with the engine". Then off you go to Bennetts Honey Farm for honey tasting and you can purchase honey products. Lunch available for purchase in train dining car from the ala carte menu. Tickets: fwry.com

FORT BRAGG: Wine, Chowder and Craft Beer. Annual Beer Festival at Historic Eagles Hall 210 N. Corry St. $30. Taste some ales and watch the whales. No limit, no kids, no pets allowed. 21+ only. Beer Tasting Craft Brews from North Coast Brewing Company $5 and include a FREE 3 oz. pour of North Coast Brewing Company's new North Coast Steller IPA!

FREMONT: Alameda Lodge St. Patrick's Day Feast, 3-8 p.m. Traditional corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes and carrots. Proceeds benefit Jr. High School Library Fund. Location: 37419 Fremont Blvd. $15, alamedalodge.org

FRESNO: Ani-Me Con March 17-18, 2018 Big Fresno Fairgrounds Fresno, CA ani-me.com | cons

FRESNO: Easter Bunny Festival at the Marketplace at El Paseo shopmarketplaceatelpaseo.com

HANFORD: Spring Kids Fest at Hidden Valley Park, ci.hanford.ca.us

HEALDSBURG: Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot March 16-17, 2018 | Hotel Healdsburg | Healdsburg, California | pigsandpinot.com

HERMOSA BEACH: St. Patrick's Day Parade

HOLLYWOOD: Westflix March 16-17, 2018. Celebrate the best short films produced by high school students hw.com/westflix | film

INDIAN WELLS: Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Tennis March 5-18, 2018 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 17-18, 2018, 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)

JUNE LAKE: June Lake Winter Festival March 17, 2018. Celebrate all things winter: snow sculptures, snowmobile poker rally, pet parade, snow games, BBQ, live music, and more! facebook.com/ JuneLakeWInterFestival

KENWOOD: Savor Sonoma Valley March 17-18, 2018 | 20 Wineries in Glen Ellen and Kenwood | ;Kenwood | 20 Sonoma Valley Wineries, Local Chefs & Barrel Tasting Savor Sonoma Valley | Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days | 20 Wineries in Glen Ellen and Kenwood | 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood, 95452 | $40-65, heartofsonomavalley.com

LOS ANGELES: LA Marathon Expo March 16-17, 2018 at LA Convention Center lacclink.com | Race day is March 18.

LOS ANGELES: St. Patrick's Day Cahuenga Block Party, 12-10 p.m. Beer garden, food trucks and bands all day. Location: Station1640, 1640 Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. $20, station1640.com

LOS ANGELES: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate March 17, 2018, winela.com | chocolate

MAMMOTH LAKES: Gay Ski Week March 14-18, 2018. 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. mammothgayski.com

MARYSVILLE: Bok Kai Festival March 17-18, 2018
bokkaiparade.com

McCLOUD: 1st Annual Pub Crawl Saturday, March 17, 2018 3-10 p.m. Join many local businesses in celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Shasta View Lodge, Siskiyou Brew Works, Kyody Coffee (Quincy), American Legion Post 92, McCloud Meat Market & Tavern, and Sage Restaurant! $5 per person for passport (3 or more stamps from participating locations for raffle eligibility). mccloudchamber.com

PALM SPRINGS: Shamrock 'n' Roll at The Club at Hard Rock Hotel, 5-10 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Benefit Concert for Music Heals for special needs children. Bands include House of Broken Promises, The After Lashes, Sacred Valley, Power Balls and more. $10-25, age 21+, hrhpalmsprings.com

PASADENA: Family Winemakers Pasadena Tasting March 17, 2018 | Pasadena Convention Center | Pasadena, CA | $75-95, familywinemakers.org

PASO ROBLES: March 16-18, 2018 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend | pasowine.com

PENN VALLEY: Wildflower Walks Every Saturday & Sunday March 10-May 13, 2018. Rain may cancel. When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park. Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. through May 14. Rain may cancel. Call 530 432-2546 for information. Location: South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley, CA. southyubariverstatepark.org

PERRIS: Iron Horse Family Steampunk Festival March 17-18, 2018. Location: Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 S. A St., Perris, CA $Fee, oerm.org

PLEASANT HILL: Knights of Columbus #5811 St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 5:30-10 p.m. Location: Christ the King Catholic Church 199 Brandon Road Gym Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. $30 dinner seating, kofchp.org

PLYMOUTH: Challenge of Champions March 16-18, 2018 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 17 -18, 2018, pointcabrillo.org

POMONA: 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition March 15-17, 2018
For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology. Location: Fairplex, fairplex.com

REDDING: Bonnie Raitt in concert. Redding Civic Auditorium reddingcivic.com

SACRAMENTO: O'Sac St. Patrick's Parade March 17, 2018 Parade marches down the streets of Old Sacramento each year with bagpipes, dancers, horse and carriage, and more.

SACRAMENTO: Quilt, Craft, Sew Festival March 15-17, 2018 at Cal Expo, General Admission $10 for 3 days. quiltcraftsew.com

SACRAMENTO: Jurassic Quest March 16-18, 2018 at Cal Expo. $20 admission, calexpo.com

SAN DIEGO: South Park Walk About, 6-10 p.m. southparksd.com

SAN DIEGO: Sabor Latino Food Beer and Wine Festival March 17, 2018, 1-5 p.m. | AMC Fashion Valley | 7037 Friars Road | San Diego, 92108 | $20-50, sdlatinofilm.com

SAN DIEGO: shamRock in Gaslamp Quarter is a ticket event in which the streets are closed to 21+ participants who have blocks filled with bands and entertainment to enjoy.

SAN DIEGO: Latino Film Festival March 15-25, 2018
sdlatinofilm.com

SAN DIEGO: Santa Clara Community Park Spring Egg Hunt March 17, 2018, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., sandiego.gov

SAN DIEGO: Silverwing Recreation Center Spring Egg Hunt March 17, 2018, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., sandiego.gov

SAN FRANCISCO: St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade March 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m. | March 18, 2018 Block Party uissf.org

SAN FRANCISCO: St. Patrick's Day Dog Parade 2-4 p.m. at Patrick's Park. Free, register at eventbrite.com Closing down the sidewalks to strut with furry friends and hosting a costume contest, as well as celebrating the birthday of Patrick and the Irish Setters, Irish Terriers, and Irish Spaniels. This is the largest annual event at Patrick's Park. Location: Patrick's Park 43 Fort Mason 11 San Francisco, CA 94123

SAN JOSE: SCV Gem and Mineral Show at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, thefairgrounds.org

SAN JOSE: Motorsport Lab Experience Supercars March 17-18, 2018 at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, thefairgrounds.org

SAN LUIS OBISPO: SLO Film Festival March 13-18, 2018
slofilmfest.org

SAN MATEO: International Gem & Jewelry Show March 16-18, 2018 | Just Between Friends Kids and Maternity Consignment Sale March 16-18, 2018. Location: San Mateo County Event, Center smcec.co

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Shamrock at the Swap, 6-11 p.m. Rock bands at this special 21+ event, $10-15 admission. Location: Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet 13963 Alondra Blvd Santa Fe Springs, CA. sfsswapmeet.com

SANTA ROSA: Sonoma County Home & Garden Show March 16-18, 2018, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA
sonomacountyhomeshows.com

SANTEE: Barks & Brews 4-7 p.m. Join the Greyhound Adoption Center - and all dogs are welcome to attend with their humans. Location: BNS Brewing and Distilling Co 10960 Wheatlands Avenue Santee, CA 92071 Admission is FREE! $16-20 for pint glass with 2 tastes included, 21+, houndsavers.org

SIERRA MADRE: Wistaria Festival March 17-18, 2018. Festival Downtown -- No vine viewing on March 17. Vine Viewing is on March 18, 2018, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. sierramadrechamber.com

SOLVANG: Taste of Solvang, March 14-18, 2018. A weekend of beer, wine samples and food tastes includes t Sip + Savor, Saturday's Tasting Trail, and the Solvang Wine & Beer Walk. Tickets: SolvangUSA.com

TRUCKEE: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort is serving its annual 200 foot long banana split on March 17, 2018, 12 p.m. Bring a spoon and dig in!

VENTURA: Ventura St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17, 2018, 10 a.m.

VENTURA: Ventura County Spring Home and Garden Show March 16-18, 2018. Ventura County Fairgrounds - Seaside Park
10 W. Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA capitalshowcase.com

VICTORVILLE: Monster Truck Expo | Women's Expo at San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, sbcfair.com

VINTON: Sierra Valley Grange Cowboy Poetry and Music Show March 16-17, 2018 sierravalleygrange.org Sierra Valley Grange Hall 92202 Highway 70 Vinton, CA $12-23 approx. Line Up: Belinda Gail, Sourdough Slim and Herrington | cowboys

VISALIA: 2018 Irish Fest and St. Patrick's Day Parade (10-11 a.m. downtown) March 17, 2018 Rawhide Park Ballpark, 345 N. Jacob Street, Visalia CA 93291. Doors open at 1pm Last pour will be at 4:30 Tickets are limited: $35 pre and $45 door includes miniature beer glass | $10 non-drinker, 21+ only ID required, VisaliaBreakfastlions.org

YOUNTVILLE: Yountville Live March 15-18, 2018
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

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