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ARCATA: Kinetic Grand Championship May 28-30, 2022 Arcata - Ferndale, CA . It has gone by various names during its 40+ year history but the Triathlon of the Art World-- the Great Arcata to Ferndale World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race-- is a 3-day race that travels 42 miles along land, sand, water and mud. kineticgrandchampionship.com

AVALON: Lost at Sea 80s Beach Party May 27-28, 2022 at Descanso Beach Club with bands:  Get Shipwrecked on Catalina Island with our Lost at Sea 80's Beach Party Memorial Day Weekend Concert featuring: A Flock of Seagulls, The English Beat, Missing Persons, Dramarama, Wally Palmar of the Romantics, Tommy Tutone, Josie Cotton, Shannon, Annabella's Bow Wow Wow, The Untouchables, and Richard Blade Spinning all your favorite 80's artists, and just added Stacey Q. Tickets: $365 for 2-day pass. Standing room only, lost80slive.com

BAKERSFIELD: Lightning in a Bottle May 25-30, 2022 Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, CA Tickets, libfestival.org

BISHOP: Mule Days May 24-29, 2022, Tri-County Fairgrounds Sierra St. & Fair Drive Bishop, CA Tickets muledays.org

BISHOP: Bishop Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair May 27-30, 2022. Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show runs in conjunction with the Mule Days celebration, which brings an estimated 30,000 people to Bishop each year. The show features quality handcrafted items and fine arts from approx. 100 artists. Location: Bishop City Park, 690 N. Main Street Bishop. Free, inyo.org

CHERRY VALLEY: Highland Springs Lavender Festival May 6-July 31, 2022. Thursdays-Sundays Free-$15 approx., hsresort.com 

CHICO:  Free Summer Concert Series

CLOVERDALE: Cloverdale Summer Concerts

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 27-30, 2022. coalingachamber.com

EL CAJON: El Cajon Concerts Downtown

FALL RIVER MILLS: Pit River Pioneers 1830s Fur Trade Buck Skinners, Memorial Weekend May 27-30, 2022 at Dee Knoch Ranch. The 43rd annual gathering of mountain men & women includes 8 fun shooting trails, pioneer games, learn how to shoot black powder, cannon shoot, Central Campfire, Friday pot luck dinner, great prizes and all for a great cause, benefiting Fort Crook Museum. Location: at the Y in Fall River Mills. Registration (530) 238-7148. facebook.com/burney.chamber

FRESNO: Fresno Summer Concerts

GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival May 27-30, 2022 strawberryfestival.org

GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-30, 2022 Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California strawberrymusic.com

HEALDSBURG: Future Farmers Country Fair, May 26-28, 2022 at Recreation Park, University & Piper. Theme: Unity, Community, Ag. Food, games, shows and contests at this free admission event which includes a Livestock Auction, Horse Showmanship, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits and Poultry breeding, Dog Show Obedience and more. Free admission, ci.healdsburg.ca.us

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts

IRVINE: Dinos in the City at Pretend City, through September 5, 2022.  Explore animatronic dinosaurs as paleontologists unearth bones, go dig in a dinosaur pit or take home an etching of a dinosaur. $, pretendcity.org

LAGUNA BEACH: Laguna Beach Summer Concerts

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Summer Concerts in the Village

LA PUENTE: Concerts in the Park, La Puente

MONTEREY: California Roots Festival May 26-29, 2022 at Monterey County Fairgrounds. $85-up,  californiarootsfestival.com

MISSION VIEJO: Grapes & Grains, wine / beer tasting, 5:30-8 p.m. at Norman P. Murray Community Center. Eight tastings of local wine and craft beer like Pizza Port, Left Coast and Barley Forge,  appetizers and live music on the terrace of the Norman P. Murray Center. Location: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA. $30, age 21+, cityofmissionviejo.org

NAPA: Bottle Rock May 27-29, 2022. Napa Valley Expo
575 Third Street  $  bottlerocknapavalley.com usually SOLD OUT

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 20-31, 2022. Location: Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA Free, exchangeclubofnewportharbor.com

OROVILLE: Oroville Concerts in the Park

PASO ROBLES: Golden State Classics Memorial Day Weekend Cruise & Car Show May 27-28, 2022 at Downtown City Park.  Friday Night Cruise, May 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  Saturday Car Show, May 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cruise is $20-35;  Car Show is $45-55 registration. Free for spectators. Fun cruise and car show with  400 cars & trucks, 60+ trophy and plaque awards! Manufacturer Row, Scavenger Hunt, raffle prizes, 50/50, food and auto-related vendors! Contact: Scotty Smith: goldenstateclassicscc@gmail.com | Free spectator admission, goldenstateclassics.org

PIONEERTOWN: Pioneertown International Film, May 27-29 2022. Presented by Fistful of Bourbon and The Autry Museum Of The American West, this acclaimed event features Western movies, independent cinema, and the High Desert at the original studios built by Roy Rogers & Gene Autry in the 1940's as an Old West movie set, repurposed for the occasion. Film screenings, masterclasses, live music, and screenings under the stars will transport you to the heart of the American frontier and include concerts by The Dandy Warhols, The Sons Of The Pioneers and much more. Opening night world premiere of The Last Manhunt,  tells the tragic true story of the last great American manhunt of the old west, based on the oral history of the Chemehuevi tribe – located in Joshua Tree, CA – present with the cast for the screening. Tickets: $259-$1750, pioneertownfilmfest.com

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair  May 5-30, 2022. Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. $20, lacountyfair.com | Region: Los Angeles County

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend May 27-30, 2022. pottervalleyrodeo.com  | rodeo

RIVERSIDE: UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow May 27-29, 2022. Friday 5-10 p.m. with Grand Entry at 7p. Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. with Grand Entry at 1 & 7p. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with Grand Entry at 1p.  Location: Campus of UC Riverside, 900 University Ave. Riverside, CA Free admission and parking, public invited, nasp.ucr.ed | pow wow

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 26-30, 2022. Pig races, duck races, Jack Spareribs, bands, Corn Dog Eating Contest, Diaper Derby, bull riding, tractor pulls and more.  sacfair.com

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Summer Concerts

SAN JOSE: Faneme May 27-30, 2022 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W. San Carlos Street $50-up, fanime.com | anime

SAN PEDRO: LA Fleet Week May 27-30, 2022 at Port of Los Angeles. lafleetweek.com

SANTA MARIA: West Coast Kustoms Car Show, May 27-29, 2022 at Santa Maria Fairpark  grounds. Location: 937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria, CA. $, santamariafairpark.com

SIMI VALLEY: Simi Valley California Music in the Park

TEHACHAPI: Western Swing Out Weekender May 27-30, 2022 in Downtown Tehachapi. Western Swing Bands offer a weekend of Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music! Add a vintage western film festival, western costume competition, swing dancing, classic car show, tequila tasting,  burlesque show. vintage vendors, an outdoor beer garden, and all the classic appeal of the vintage 1930s-1950s era.  $tickets: westernswingout.com

VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 27-30, 2022.  Andrews Park. vacavillefiestadays.org

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 27-30, 2022. Held over Memorial Day Weekend, this old west event was founded in 1951.  yuccavalley.org

WEST LAKE VILLAGE: Westlake Village, CA TGIF Concerts

 

 

Past events

ALAMEDA: Memorial Day Ceremony

ALHAMBRA: Memorial Day Ceremony

AMERICAN CANYON: Memorial Day Ceremony

ANAHEIM: Memorial Day Ceremony

BENICIA: Memorial Day Ceremony

BISHOP: Bishop Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair May 24-27, 2019. Location: Bishop City Park, 690 N. Main Street Bishop.    Free, inyo.org

CARMICHAEL: Veterans Memorial Day Event, 11 a.m. at   Koobs Nature Area, home to a Vietnam War Memorial. The Kiwanis Club of Carmichael hosts two annual ceremonies for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. The public open days at the Koobs Nature Area are free to attend. It is located at 5325 Engle Road, next to the La Sierra Community Center. This is a project of the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael. carmichaelpark.com

FELTON: Civil War Battles and Encampment, May 25-27, 2019. Visit encampments of Union & Confederate soldiers. See battles at one of the West's longest-running Civil War reenactments. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA. Includes train ride and BBQ, Tickets: roaringcamp.com

PALM SPRINGS:  Memorial Day Flower Drop and Air Fair 10 a.m. activities begin | Ceremony 1 p.m. at Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail palmspringsairmuseum.org

PASADENA: Memorial Day Celebration Pasadena Senior Center  12-2 P.M. cityofpasadena.net

PASO ROBLES: Great Western Bicycle Rally May 24-27, 2019. The Great Western Bicycle Rally annual Memorial Day weekend event includes supported and unsupported Rides.  greatwesternbicyclerally.com

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend May 24-27, 2019. pottervalleyrodeo.com  | rodeo

RANCHO CORDOVA: Memorial Day Ceremony

SACRAMENTO: Memorial Day Car Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring Vettes and Vets at Cal Auto Museum 2200 Front St. $2 spectator, calautomuseum.org

SACRAMENTO: Concerts in the Park with slenderbodies, Life In 24 Frames, Helladusty, Winsome and DJ Lady Char at Cesar Chavez Plaza. Free, GoDowntownSac.com

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 23-27, 2019. Pig races, duck races, Jack Spareribs, bands, Corn Dog Eating Contest, Diaper Derby, bull riding, tractor pulls and more.  sacfair.com

SAN MATEO: BayCon May 24-27, 2019 Scifi convention. San Mateo Marriott Hotel, $100 approx., baycon.org

SAN PEDRO: Battleship IOWA Museum's Free Memorial Day Tribute, Monday May 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A special Pierside Memorial Day with patriotic dance performance by San Pedro City Ballet, arts and crafts activities in the Kids' Zone, live music with patriotic songs by local rock band U.S. 99, military vehicles on display, and much more. Free, while optional Ship Admission   $17.95 | pacificbattleship.com/ event/memorial-day-remembrance-event/

SAN RAMON: Art & Wind Festival May 26-27, 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. artandwind.com San Ramon Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon

SANTA BARBARA: I Madonnari Street Painting Festival May 25-27, 2019 Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Free to see
imadonnarifestival.com

SANTA MARGARITA: Best of the West Antique Equipment Show Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 27-29, 2022, Historic Santa Margarita Ranch 9000 Yerba Buena.  $10 day or $25 weekend,  bestofthewestshow.com | farm

SANTA MARIA: West Coast Kustoms Car Show Cruisin' Nationals May 27-29, 2022 at Santa Maria Fairpark. $15 admission approx., santamariafairpark.com

SILVERADO: OC Musicfest May 24-27, 2019 at Oak Canyon Park, 5305 East Santiago Canyon Road $89-up, oc-musicfest.com

SIMI VALLEY: Dave Zaremba & Kevin Band 5-8 p.m. in Spring Concerts at Simi Valley Town Center.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Big Blue Music and Brews Festival May 27-29, 2022 on the South Shore. Line up: Pablo Cruise... tahoesouth.com/bigblue

 TEHACHAPI: Western Swing Out Weekender in Downtown Tehachapi May 27-30, 2022 Western Swing Bands offer a weekend of Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music! Line up. $tickets: westernswingout.com

UPLAND: Upland Veterans' Plaza Memorial Day Ceremony 10 a.m. honoring those who have served or are currently serving in the United State Military, as well as providing education to enhance and increase the public's knowledge of the unsung Heroes of America. Location: Upland Veterans' Plaza, 460 N. Euclid Avenue. ci.upland.ca.us

VALLEY CENTER: Valley Center Stampede Rodeo May 27-28, 2022. Location: 28246 Lilac Road, Valley Center, CA vcstampede.com | rodeo

VENICE: Muscle Beach International Classic with Body Building, Bikini, Figure, Men & Women's Physique, Classic, Couples categories of competition. Location: 1800 Ocean Front Walk. $100 all amateur athletes registration open 7-9:30 a.m. Finals 1 p.m. laparks.org

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 28-30, 2022 (May 26 Kick-off Mixer and May 27 Golf Tournament) yuccavalley.org

 

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