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GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival May 24-27, 2024. Always on Memorial Weekend, free admission event includes a Strawberry Festival Parade. strawberryfestival.org

 

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ANTIOCH: Antioch Water Park opens May 27-September 4, 2023. Location: 4701 Lone Tree Way Antioch, CA. Approx. admission $14, antiochca.gov/waterpark | water parks

ARCADIA: Arcadia Memorial Day Ceremony May 27, 2023, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Arcadia County Park, 405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006 Free, arcadiacachamber.org

ARCATA: Kinetic Sculpture Race May 27-29, 2023.  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, to compete for nothing more than glory. kineticgrandchampionship.com

ARNOLD: Sierra Nevada Arts & Crafts Festival May 27-28, 2023 Bristol's Café Grounds 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223 Free admission afterthegoldrushfestivals.com

ARROYO GRANDE: Mustang Waterpark Arroyo Grande May 27 - September 4, 2023. Location: Location: Lopez Lake Recreation Area, 6840 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA. Approx. admission $29, mustangwaterpark.com | water parks

BAKERSFIELD: Lightning in a Bottle May 24-29, 2023 at Buena Vista Lake. Lightning In A Bottle Is A Celebration Of Art, Music, Performance, Sustainability And Life. Location: Kern County, CA Tickets, libfestival.org

BAKERSFIELD: Basque Festival, May 27-28, 2023 at Kern County Basque Club. Main event with BBQ Lamb Lunch, Dancers, Entertainment and Games. Location: 2301 S. Union Ave., Bakersfield, CA. kcbasqueclub.com

BAKERSFIELD: Memorial Day Ceremony May 27, 2023, 9 a.m at Bakersfield National Cemetery 30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd. Arvin, CA 93203 (661) 867-2250 

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Grill & Chill May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Village. 40+ independent craft breweries serve up beer while 40 BBQ chefs compete in this KCBS sanctioned event. Bands include Twisted Gypsy. Location: 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA. $52.77-up, bigbear.com | beer

BISHOP: Mule Days May 23-28, 2023, Tri-County Fairgrounds Sierra St. & Fair Drive Bishop, CA Tickets muledays.org

BISHOP: Bishop Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Fair May 26-29, 2023, 9 a.m. 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

BUENA PARK: Knott's Soak City at Buena Park opened a week ago, May 20-September 10, 2023. Location: 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA. Approx. admission $49.99-up, knotts.com/soak-city | water parks

CAMERON PARK: Cardboard Boat Racing 1-4 p.m. at CSD Pool. cameronpark.org

CARLSBAD: Legoland California Water Park Carlsbad May 27- October 29, 2023. Location: One Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA.. Approx. admission $89-up, legoland.com/california  | water parks

CHICO: Butte County Silver Dollar Fair, May 25-29, 2023. Join Jack Spareribs, The Birdman, Juggler, Corny Crow, All Alaskan Racing Pigs, Hypnotist, Carnival/Midway, Concerts and more. Location: 2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA.  $15, silverdollarfair.org

CLAYTON: Free Concerts in the Grove features the band, Rod The Mod performing Rod Stewart favorites and latest hits.

CLOVIS: Wild Water Adventures Clovis May 27 - September 4, 2023. Location: 11413 E. Shaw Ave. Clovis, CA.  Approx. admission $37.99, wildwater.net | water parks

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 26-29, 2023. coalingachamber.com

CONCORD: Six Flags Waterworld California Concord May 27-September 24, 2023. Location: 1950 Waterworld Parkway, Concord, CA. Approx. admission $29.99 - up, sixflags.com/hurricaneharborconcord | water parks

CORONA:  Koroneburg Old World Festival May 27-29, 2023 and weekends in June at Crossroads Riverview Park. Food, fun, shopping, jousting, entertainment, come in costume. Location: 14600 Baron Rd, Corona, CA $30, $60 season pass, $120 VIP, renfestcorona.com | Renfairs

COSTA MESA: Symphony on the Go Free Concert at Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th St.

COSTA MESA: ScotsFest Memorial Day Weekend May 27-28, 2023 at Orange County Fair & Event Center. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Ca. Adult One Day - $30/day, scottishfest.com

DUNSMUIR: City Wide Yard Sale May 27, 2023 A map of all yard sale locations will be available before the event. dunsmuir.com

DUTCH FLAT: Dutch Flat Community Center Spring Fling, 5 p.m. music by Malarkey band, tri-tip dinner, and silent auction. Bring your own alcohol!  Location: 933 Stockton St, Dutch Flat, CA. $25, facebook.com/ dutchflatcommunitycenter

FAIR OAKS: Fair Oaks Memorial Day May 27, 2023, 10 a.m. at  Fair Oaks Cemetery 7780 Olive Street Fair Oaks, CA fairoakscemetery.com

FELTON: Roaring Camp BBQ Cook0ff May 27-28, 2023.  Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton, CA. Includes train ride and BBQ, Tickets: roaringcamp.com

FREMONT: Aqua Adventure Waterpark May 27-September 4, 2023. Location: 40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy. Fremont, CA. Approx. admission $25.99, goaquaadventure.com | water parks

FRESNO: Island Waterpark Fresno May 27-September 10, 2023. Location: 6099 W Barstow Ave. Fresno, CA. Approx. admission $39.99-up, islandwaterpark.com | water parks

GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Memorial Weekend May 26-29, 2023.  Strawberry Festival Parade Saturday. Free festival takes place on the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets, Garden Grove, CA
strawberryfestival.org

GRASS VALLEY: Strawberry Music Festival May 25-29, 2023 at Nevada County Fairgrounds. Lineup: Yonder Mountain String Band, North Mississippi Allstars... Location: 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, California strawberrymusic.com

GUALALA: Gualala Fine Arts Fair May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bay area artists, music, food and fun.  gualalaarts.org

HEALDSBURG: Future Farmers Country Fair, May 25-27, 2023 at Recreation Park, University & Piper.  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. May 25, 6-10:30p.m.; May 26, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; May 27, , 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Enjoy games, food, animals, a circus, and more! Support local students exhibiting their agricultural projects that they have been working on in their FFA and 4-H clubs. The livestock auction is held on Saturday. Bring the whole family for this fun-filled weekend! Free admission, ci.healdsburg.ca.us

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa May 27-29, 2023 at Pier Plaza & Strand, Pier Avenue at Beach Drive. Free admission with vendors, art, entertainment and beach concerts.

IDYLLWILD: Wildflower Show May 27-28, 2023, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Idyllwild Nature Center. Location: 25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild California. (951) 659-3850 RivcoParks.org | flowers

IDYLLWILD: Art in the Park May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Are you looking for a fun place to visit? Idyllwild Art in the Park starts for summer with 25+ artists and live music. Location: off Hwy. 243. Free admission, idyllwildartinthepark.com

KERNVILLE: Art  & Craft Festival May 27-29, 2023, 9 a.m.  in Circle Park, Kernville, CA.  krvaa.org

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE:  Fiesta Days May 27-29, 2023 mostly in Memorial Park, but other locations, too. Picnics, movie in the park, rock concerts, parade, car show, farmers market and  Fireworks Show in Memorial Park. Location: 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011. Optional meals such as Family Dinner and LCHS Jazz Band Concert  with menu by Los Gringos Locos $20. Free admission, lacanadaflintridge.com

LAKEPORT: Lakeport Main Street Memorial Day Parade May 27, 2023, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Downtown Lakeport. "We Don't Know Them All, But We Owe Them All" is the theme. The parade includes bands, equestrian units, cars, patriotic and military displays and more. Free, lakeportmainstreet.com

LAKE ELSINORE:  Main Street Eats Concerts with the band,  Gino and the Lone Gunman, performing 5:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 184 S. Main Street Lake Elsinore, CA Free, madelocalmarket.org/events 

LONG BEACH: I Love RnB Music Festival May 27, 2023, 12 p.m. Queen Mary Festival Grounds 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA $160-329.99, ilovernb.com | music

MARIPOSA: 2023 Memorial Day Ceremony at Mariposa Community Cemetery Amphitheatre, 10-11 a.m. Hosted by the VFW Post 6042.​ Free, calvet.ca.gov 

McCLOUD: McCloud Mushroom, Music & Wine Festival May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Held Memorial Day weekend to  celebrate wild mushroom hunting in and around McCloud every spring.  100 artisan, craft, and food vendors, mushroom foraging with the king of mushrooms - Todd Spanier, and music from local and well-known bands. Free, mccloudchamber.com | lineup

MONTEREY: California Roots Festival May 25-28, 2023 at Monterey County Fairgrounds. Location: 2004 Fairground Road
Monterey, CA  $151-820, californiarootsfestival.com

MORRO BAY:  Morro Bay Spring Art in the Park May 27-29, 2023, 10 a.m. Location: Morro Bay Blvd. & Harbor Drive, Morro Bay, CA. The 64th annual Art in the Park includes 108 booths representing 125 independent artists and crafters. Free, morrobayartinthepark.com

NAPA: Bottle Rock May 26-28, 2023 at Napa Valley Expo
Location: 575 Third Street, Napa, CA. $  bottlerocknapavalley.com 

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 19-29, 2023. Location: Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA Free, exchangeclubofnewportharbor.com

NORTHRIDGE: St. Nicholas Valley Greek Festival May 27-29, 2023. FREE annual event celebrates Greek life with food, music, beverage and laughter. valleygreekfestival.com | Greek

NOVATO: Marin Greek Festival May 27-29, 2023 on Memorial Weekend produced by Greek Orthodox Christian Church, nativityofchrist.org | Greek

OAKLEY: Oakley Memorial Day Observance Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10-11 a.m. Civic Center Park 3231 Main Street Oakley, CA ci.oakley.ca.us

OJAI: Art in the Park May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Ojai in Libby Park, 100 exhibitors. Location: 205 E Ojai Avenue Ojai, California Free, ojaiartcenter.org

OLYMPIC VALLEY: Made in Tahoe May 27-28, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Village at Palisades Tahoe. Celebrates all things Local - local artisans, businesses, chefs, entertainers, food and beer. Proceeds benefit Tahoe Food Hub. Free admission, palisadestahoe.com

PALMDALE: Dry Town Water Park Palmdale May 27-September 2, 2023. Location: 3850 E Ave S Palmdale, CA. Approx. admission $28-up, drytownwaterpark.com | water parks

PASADENA: Family Fun Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park. Kick off summer with the opening of the new Water Pad, skate park and basketball court. Enjoy games, face painting, laser tag, video games and food. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor concert in the park. Location: 45 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA. Free, cityofpasadena.net

PASO ROBLES: Ravine Waterpark Paso Robles May 27-September 4, 2023. Location: 2301 Airport Rd Paso Robles, CA. Approx. admission $36.99, ravinewaterpark.com | water parks

PASO ROBLES: Golden State Classics Memorial Day Weekend Cruise & Car Show May 26-27, 2023 at Downtown City Park.  Friday Night Cruise, May 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m. with pre-show party $25.  Saturday Car Show, May 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  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!  Free spectator admission, goldenstateclassics.org

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair "Spring Into Fair" May 5-29, 2023. I Love the 90s Tour concert is special ticketed event.  Location: Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA. Tickets start at $5-up, lacountyfair.com

POTTER VALLEY: Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend May 26-29, 2023. Includes CCPRA rodeo, starlite dance, Saturday parade, kids scramble, BBQs, and bronc & bull riding, plus more! pottervalleyrodeo.com  | rodeo

REDDING: WaterWorks Park Redding May 27-September 4, 2023. Location: 151 N. Boulder Dr. Redding, CA. Approx. admission $29.95, waterworkspark.com | water parks

REDLANDS: Art in the Park May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Smiley Park Vine & Orange St. Redland, CA. 100 Artists in multiple media show their fine arts works and sell them to the public. There's entertainment, food for sale and fun for all ages. Free, redlandsfestivalarts.com | music

RIVERSIDE: UC Riverside Annual Tribal Powwow May 26-28, 2023. 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. Arts, crafts, food vendors, and tribal drums and fancy dance. Location: Campus of UC Riverside, Riverside Riverside Sports Complex, 1000 W. Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507 Riverside, CA Free admission and parking, public invited, nasp.ucr.ed | pow wow

ROSEVILLE: Sunsplash Roseville May 27 - August 27, 2023. Location: 1893 Taylor Road Roseville, CA. Approx. admission $43.99-up, golfland.com/roseville | water parks

SACRAMENTO: Memorial Day Ceremony May 27, 2023 9 a.m. (Flag Pole Assembly Area) at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. Location:  5810 Midway Road Dixon, CA 95620. Free, cem.va.gov/Memorial-Day/

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento County Fair May 25-29, 2023. Alaskan Pig races, Great American duck races, Jack Spareribs, bands, Corn Dog Eating Contest, Diaper Derby, bull riding, tractor pulls and more. Add ons $20-25/ea: Monster Truck Mayhem May 25; 4X4 Truck Pull May 26; Stars & Stripes Memorial Rodeo May 27; Mayhem Destruction Derby May 29, 2023. $10, sacfair.com

SAN DIEGO: North Park Music Fest May 27-28, 2023, $45 day, northparkmainstreet.com

SAN DIMAS: Raging Waters San Dimas officially opened a week ago, May 20 - September 24, 2023. Location: 111 Raging Waters Drive San Dimas, CA. Approx. admission $39.99-up, ragingwaters.com | water parks

SAN JOSE: Raging Waters San Jose officially opened a week ago, May 20-September 4, 2023. Location: 2333 South White Road San Jose, CA. Approx. admission $39.99-up, ragingwaters.com | water parks

SAN JOSE: FanimeCon May 26-29 at San Jose Convention Center's The Hub. Northern California’s largest anime convention, is proud to be  By Fans, For Fans. Video programming, extraordinary costumes, music, games, tournaments, panels, and renowned international guests. Masquerade, Maid Cafe, J-Fashion, Swap Meet, Dance, Karaoke, MusicFest, Speed Dating, Music Video Competition, Gaming, Artist Alley, Celebrity Meet & Greets, more. Location: 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113. $60-95, fanime.com

SAN PEDRO: LA Fleet Week May 24-29, 2023 includes free military ship tours, free concerts, neighborhood activations throughout greater Los Angeles area, demonstrations, information, entertainment, education and all to honor those who are serving and have served the US military. lafleetweek.com

SANTA BARBARA: I Madonnari Street Painting Festival May 27-29, 2023. Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Free to see
imadonnarifestival.com

SANTA BARBARA: The Adderley School: Celebrating 30 Years, 7 p.m. at Lobero Theatre. Join Master of Ceremonies James Corden - Tony, BAFTA, and Emmy Award-winning entertainment legend  and Kenny Loggins, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter musician in Celebrating 30 Years with a glorious musical revue which includes an encore from Kenny Loggins with Adderley students performing "Footloose."   This   celebration  benefits the new Adderley School Foundation to fund  musical theater education. Location: 33 E Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. $$25-1000, lobero.org   theadderleyschool.org

SANTA CLARA: South Bay Shores at California's Great America May 27-September 4, 2023. Location: 4701 Great America Pkwy. Santa Clara, CA. Approx. admission $44.99-up, cagreatamerica.com | water parks

SANTA CLARA: Special Memorial Day Military Offer to thank U.S. military members and veterans this Memorial Day Weekend! All active and retired members, including National Guard, reserves, and veterans, will receive a free ticket to California's Great America valid for a single day Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, 2023. Link: https://bit.ly/3VJNg2d

SANTA MARIA: West Coast Kustoms Car Show Cruisin' Nationals May 26-28, 2023 at Santa Maria Fairpark. Fri. Car Cruise 7-9 p.m. On Sat. & Sun meet Meet Erik Estrada from "CHIPs". Sat. also features 2 bands performing and free admission to roller rink. $20 admission approx., santamariafairpark.com | westcoastkustoms.com

SANTEE: Santee Beer Festival & Street Fair May 27, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Location:  Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway, Santee CA. Free, $15-25 beer tastes,  santeechamber.com | beer

 SIMI VALLEY: Happy Face Music Fest May 27, 2023, 1-8 p.m. Rancho Santa Susana Community Park 5005 Los Angeles Ave. Simi Valley, California $50-100, happyfacemusicfest.com Lineup: The Spazmatics, The Fabba Show, The Yacht Groove, Kelly's Lot, Barry Keenan, The Invisible Poet Kings

SIMI VALLEY: Jon Ranger, Soft country rock, 7 p.m. in Spring Concerts at Simi Valley Town Center.

SOUTH GATE: Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m. at  Veterans Memorial Fountain. The community is invited to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony  to honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation's freedom. Free, cityofsouthgate.org

TEHACHAPI: Western Swing Out Weekender in Downtown Tehachapi  May 26-29, 2023. Concerts feature band performing Western Swing, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, & Country Music! 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 in one festival.  $75-159, westernswingout.com |  lineup

TEMECULA: Tribute to Heroes: Memorial Day Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Civic Center.  Enjoy a themed concert performed by the Temecula Valley Symphony paying tribute to our nation's heroes in honor of Memorial Day.  Location: 41000 Main St., Temecula, CA 92590. Free, temeculaca.gov

TOPANGA: Topanga Days May 27-29, 2023
Topanga Days Fair  at 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA. topangadays.topangacommunitycenter.org

VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 25-29, 2023 in Andrews Park. vacavillefiestadays.org

VALENCIA: Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Valencia May 27-September 17, 2023. Location: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia, CA. Approx. admission $54.99-up, sixflags.com/hurricaneharborla/ | water parks

VISTA: Wave Waterpark Vista May 27- September 10, 2023. Location: 101 Wave Drive Vista, CA. Approx. admission $24, thewavewaterpark.com | water parks

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days May 27-29, 2023 (May 25 Kick-off Mixer and May 26 Golf Tournament) yuccavalley.org

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