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ANDERSON: Shasta Renaissance and Fantasy Faire May 27-28, 2023 daily (10a-6p Saturday & 10a-5p Sunday) at Shasta District Fairgrounds 1890 Briggs St. Anderson, CA $15, goldengoblinproductions.com  | Renfairs

ANDERSON: Happy Valley Strawberry Festival  May 27-28, 2023 at West Valley High School.  Famous Generous Servings of Sweet Fresh Strawberries, Ice Cream & Shortcake. Free admission and parking. happyvalleystrawberryfestival.com | strawberries

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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: ScotsFest Memorial Day Weekend May 27-28, 2023 at Orange County Fair & Event Center. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, Ca. Adult One Day - $20-up approx. scottishfest.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

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

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.

HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Bowl Summer Concerts features Shania Twain concert, plus Hailey Whitters, 7 p.m. hollywoodbowl.com

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

IRVINE: Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony May 28, 2023, 4 p.m. Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial at Northwood Community Park, 4531 Bryan Ave. Irvine, CA. Free, cityofirvine.org

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

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Memorial Day Ceremony May 28, 2023, 5:30-8 p.m. Long Beach Navy Memorial, Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802 Free, calvet.ca.gov/ Pages/ CalVet-Events.aspx

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

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

POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair "Spring Into Fair" May 5-29, 2023. Justin Moore 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, parade, kids scramble, BBQs, and bronc & bull riding, plus more! pottervalleyrodeo.com  | rodeo

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

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: Memorial Day Ceremony May 28, 2023 1 p.m. (Flag Pole Assembly Area) at Miramar National Cemetery. Location:  5795 Nobel Drive San Diego, CA. Free, cem.va.gov/Memorial-Day/

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

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

SAN RAMON: Art & Wind Festival Memorial Weekend May 28-29, 2023, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Park Amphitheater 12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon, CA sanramon.ca.gov, Free

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

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 MARGARITA: Best of the West Antique Equipment Show Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 25-28, 2023, Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Train rides, tractor parade, blacksmith demos and more. Location: 9000 Yerba Buena.  $10 day or $25 weekend,  bestofthewestshow.com | farm

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

SANTA MONICA: Santa Monica Sunday Flea Market, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  Location: Santa Monica Airport, 3050 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, CA $5, santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com

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

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

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair "A Place Where Everyone Comes Together" May 26-June 4, 2023. Free shows include Monster Mayhem and Pro Open Bull Riding,  $10, sbcfair.com  

VISTA: Vista Strawberry Festival 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Memorial Weekend vistastrawberryfest.com

WASCO: Latino Food Festival Menudo & Pozole Cook-off, May 28, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Menudo Contest | Jalapeno Eating Contest | Headline Entertainment Banda Los Sebastianes, The Mary Jane Girls, Lighter Shade of Brown, Ballet Folklorico Huaztecalli, La Sonora Dinamita, Mariachi San Marcos, DJ Danny P…and more! Location: Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P Street, Wasco, CA. $25 presale, $. kchcc.org  

YUBA CITY: Punjabi American Festival  May 28, 2023, 12-8 p.m. Location: Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, 442 Franklin, Yuba City, CA $20-30, facebook.com/PunjabiAmerican/

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

 

 

 

 

Past events

LAKE ARROWHEAD: Lake Arrowhead Summer Concerts in the Village features Fan Halen, Van Halen Tribute

RAMONA: Memorial Weekend concert at Ramona Bowl featuring Santana Ways, a Santana tribute band. $, ramonabowl.com

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Santa Fe Springs Concerts in the Park with a rockin' concert featuring The Curse, a tribute to The Cure.

SIMI VALLEY: Jukebox Rockers Band 5-8 p.m. in Spring Concerts at Simi Valley Town Center.

SONOMA: Sonoma Summer Concerts features Jimbo Trout Trio at the Cornerstone in a free event.

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