CALIFORNIA: Smithsonian Museum's Free Admission Day - to 40+ California museums. Must get ticket online in advance smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021/
KNOTTS SCARY FARM: 13 mazes and scare zones, bands performing throughout the park, rides and some pretty cool shows in the oldest, largest and most dedicated Halloween scare experience thru Oct.31, 2021.
AUBURN: 7th Annual Ain't Necessarily Dead Concert pays tribute to Grateful Dead. 12-10 p.m. Regional Park FREE to Attend. auburnrec.com
AUBURN: Aloha Festival, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Anticipate a large crowd this year please bring your own chairs. Educational Exhibits Workshops Speakers and Presentations Health and Community Awareness Exhibits Cultural Village Keiki Korner Arts & Crafts and Educational Information Merchandise and Food Vendors Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Entertainment. Location: Gold Country Fairgrounds, 209 Fairgate, Auburn, CA sacalohafest.org
AVALON: Catalina Festival of Art September 17-19, 2021. Scenically located along the sand between Crescent Street and the beach, this free admission art festival is a treasure for its location and variety of art works to see and acquire. catalinaartassociation.org
BEAUMONT: Oktoberfest September 17-19, 2021 at Noble Creek Park is an all ages event with games, contests and the ever popular wiener dog race.
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. Tickets: bigbearevents.com
BOONVILLE: Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show September 17-19, 2021. Location: 14400 Highway 128, Boonville, California. mendocountyfair.com | Sept. Fairs
CHICO: Sons & Daughters of Italy - Chico FESTA ITALIANA 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This is a benefit for Butte County Office of Emergency Management-Evacuation Support to help purchase sirens and personal protective clothing. Free and open to the public at Chico City Plaza. sonsofitalychico.com
CHULA VISTA: Bonitafest, September 17, 2021 Friday Twilight Trail Parade, a people's parade, at dusk around the Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course for equestrians, bikes, strollers, golf carts and walkers. Participants are encouraged to dress festively and bring glow sticks and flashlights. Celebrating the 49th annual Bonitafest - "Back in the Saddle!" Car Parade on Saturday, September 18th, and Melodrama September 22-25 Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival Admission and parking are free, facebook.com/Bonitafest/
COLFAX: Colfax Railroad Days September 18-19, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Street Dance Sat. Sept.18, 5:30-9 p.m. Colfax CA celebrates its railroad history with Railroad Days, a family-oriented, kid-friendly weekend. Rolling stock from Union Pacific Railroad Display, Model Train Displays, Colfax's own restored caboose, Lego Train Display, music, a safety fair, Quilt Show, Craft Vendors, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Black Flag Gang 1840s Re-enactment Camp, Food, Refreshment, Sierra Vista Community Center Flea Market, American Legion - VFW Pancake Breakfast (8-10a, $7), There will be a Sunday car show on Main St. open to any age vehicle. Location: Main Street, Downtown Colfax,Free admission, colfaxrailroaddays.com
COLTON: Paws in the Park Sept.18, 2021, 10a-1p Hutton Center, ci.colton.ca.us
CRESTON: Creston, CA Classic Rodeo September 16-19, 2021 Location: 6180 Webster Road Creston, CA. crestonclassicrodeo.org | rodeos
DANA POINT: Soroptimist Capistrano Bay Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Dana Point Community Center. Shop and browse from over 40 vendors. danapoint.org
DANVILLE: Danville Concours d'Elegance September 18-19, 2021. Location: 400 Hartz Ave. Danville, CA 94526 danville-delegance.org
ENCINITAS: Wavecrest Woodie Meet Sept.18 at Moonlight Beach, 10a-3p, encinitasca.gov | Rotary Wine Festival Sept.18, 4-7p, Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
FAIR OAKS: Fair Oaks Chicken Festival, Join the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District for the 16th Annual "Re-Imagined" Fair Oaks Chicken Festival. This year’s event will span over the course of the day with pop-up events in the Village of Fair Oaks & at the Fair Oaks / Orangevale Grange. The main festival will take place at Fair Oaks Park. forpd.org
FALLBROOK: Sip & Stroll Soiree 6-11 p.m. Evening full of Viticulture, grape stomping & wine making tutorial, auction items, local wine, beer, and restaurant tastings and student performances! $75-100, fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org
FIDDLETOWN: Fiddler's Jam takes to the streets of Fiddletown for a one day extravaganza of fabulous fiddle music.
GLENDORA: 0.5K Walk - Run for Underachievers featuring Beer, Music and Food, 4:30 p.m. check in. Hosted by the Glendora Community Services Foundation. $, cityofglendora.org
GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair September 16-19, 2021. In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults - and admission is free! Don't miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies. Location: 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA. $16-23, nevadacountyfair.com
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 18-October 24, 2021 Weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Casa de Fruta 10031 Pacheco Pass Hwy Hollister, CA $, norcalrenfaire.com
KERMAN: Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade September 16-19, 2021. Festival includes cooking contests, parade on Saturday, food booths, crafts, cornhole tournament, carnival, car show, boxing and more. $ admission kermanchamber.org
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Oktoberfest September 18-October 30, 2021, Saturdays and Sundays only. Free admission.
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Annual Lake
Arrowhead Home Tour September 18, 2021, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
View beautiful homes in Lake Arrowhead. $75, lakearrowheadchamber.com
LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival September 17-19, 2021. In existence for more than 55 years, the AV (Antelope Valley) has enjoyed the tastes and sounds of the Greek Islands! Location: 43404 30th Street West Lancaster, CA, 93536 stsch.org/greekfestival.html | avgreekfest.com | Greek
LODI: Lodi Grape Festival September 16-19, 2021. Lodi Event Center Lodi, CA $, grapefestival.com Celebrate the grape harvest at the annual four day event filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival and of course, wine tasting.
LONG BEACH: Formula Drift Pro Championship September 17-18, 2021.ROUND 7: Autozone Streets of Long Beach presented by Type S. Location: 300 E Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA. $30-150, formulad.com
LONG BEACH: Indie Film Festival September 16-20, 2021. Cinemark at the Pike Theaters. International film and music festival, lbifest.com
LONG BEACH: Moompetam American Indian Festival September 18-19, 2021, 9a-5p features cultural crafts, storytelling, demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating the indigenous California maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay. $ Tickets included with general admission
LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Conscious Expo Sept.17-19, 2021. Features 50 exhibitors, musicians & live music and presentations on many topics from speakers such as Whitley Strieber, Dannion Brinkley and Stephen Bassett. Location: LAX Hilton, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. $20-595, consciouslifeexpo.com
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest September 16-18, 2021. Free admission, music, contests, food, and great beer.
MOUNTAIN VIEW: 3rd Annual Harvest History Festival 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Heritage Park includes a tour of the gardens, harvest bounty sampling, children's activities & art projects, live music, and bubble entertainment. This event is free and open to the public. Location: 771 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA. mountainview.gov
NEVADA CITY: Constitution Day Parade, September 18-19, 2021. The 2 p.m. Sunday parade features more than 100 entries and culminates other activities including Civil War battle reenactments in Pioneer Park, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek and a free outdoor big band concert in the downtown historic district. nevadacitychamber.com | duck race
OAKHURST: Mountain Heritage Days
September 18, 2021 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Parade
Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park
Oakhurst, CA fresnoflatsmuseum.org
OCEANSIDE: Harbor Days September 18-19, 2021 kennedyfaires.com
OCEANSIDE: Nissan Super Girl Pro, September 17-19, 2021 at Oceanside Pier. World’s largest female surfing event returns to Oceanside Pier, featuring more than 100 pros from all over the world in the only all-women’s WSL qualifying event in the U.S. Free admission, includes free concerts, festival village featuring e-sports gaming, female fitness challenges, skateboarding competition, female DJs, beer garden for 21+, and vendor giveaways. Free, supergirlpro.com
ONTARIO: Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion September 17-18, 2021 Euclid Avenue Ontario, CA Free admission, Route66CruisinReunion.com
ORANGE: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch September 18-Oct0ber 31, 2021. Free admission, parking fee charged and activities require tickets. Pumpkin patch, train ride, hay ride, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more!
PLACERVILLE: Hands on Harvest September 18-19, 2021, 12-4 p.m. Fenton Herriott Vineyards 120 Jacquier Ct. Placerville, CA 95667 $free with tasting flight., fentonherriott.com Pick grapes, then head for the crush pad to learn about the crusher/de-stemmer process, punch down, taste fermenting wine, pressing the wine, and finally barreling. Then experience a vertical tasting of Estate Sangiovese in the cellar.
POMONA: LA County Bite Sized Fair Sept.10-26, 2021, Fridays & Saturdays at Fairplex. Consider Bite-Sized Fair a miniature version of the LA County Fair. Smothered Flamin' Hot Cheetos or dripping with fresh strawberries and cream. Enjoy a limited amount of games, rides and shopping and fair foods you've come to love. Fridays-Sundays, Sept. 10-26 3-9 p.m. Location: 1101 W. McKinley, Pomona, CA. $2 w/ $10 parking purchase, fairplex.com
REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest September 16-26, 2021 at Courthouse Square. $, redwoodcity.org
SACRAMENTO: California State Home and Garden Show September 17-19, 2021. Meet hundreds of vendors & exhibitors in one place. Location: Convention Center, 1400 J St. Sacramento, CA | $ admission, calstateshows.com
SAN BERNARDINO: Nocturnal Wonderland September 17-18, 2021 at Glen Helen Regional Park, 2555 Glen Helen Parkway. $80-149, nocturnalwonderland.com Line up: 12th Planet | 3lau | 4b | A-Trak | Ac Slater | Agents Of Time | Audien | Buku | Bunny (From Rabbit In The Moon) | Champagne Drip | Charles Feelgood B2b Dj Dan | Claptone | Crissy Criss + Mc Dino | Crystal Skies | Daví | Deadmau5 | Dion Timmer | Dj Adam Auburn | Dj Demigod | Dr. Apollo | Dr. Fresch | Eli & Fur | Fideles | Flosstradamus | Flux Pavilion | Gem & Tauri | Gene Farris | The Glitch Mob | Grlskout | Habstrakt | Highlnd | Hint Of Lavender | Hvdes | Jason Ross | Jeanie | Kill The Noise | Krafty Kuts | Last Heroes | Lp Giobbi | Lucii | Malaa | Matroda | Mikey Lion | Modestep B2b Downlink (Dnb Set) | Nghtmre | Nick Ledesma | Nitti Gritti | No Mana | Ophelia Records | Party Favor | Pixel Terror | Reaper | Regard | Rybo | Sacha Robotti | Sam Divine | Seven Lions | Sian (Techno Classics) | Sub Focus | Tinlicker | Wenzday | William Black | Wooli | Wuki | Xavi | Z-Trip
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM + HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR means fun for kids by day (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and big kids at night (7 p.m.-1 a.m.)
SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House All Hallows' Eve Lost in the House & Jack O' Lantern Trail Sept.10-Oct.31, 2021. $, winchestermysteryhouse.com
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Home & Health Fall Expo September 18-19, 2021, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet local experts to complete your projects, see Pop-up Rooms, discover new products and services and attend home improvement seminars. Location: Alex Madonna Expo Center 100 Madonna Road Free admission, inspiredexpos.com| home shows
SAN PEDRO: So-Cal Hoedown returns! Sept 18, 2021. Port of Los Angeles. Bands: Horrorpops | Face to Face | TSOL | Fishbone | Throw Rag | Supersuckers | Nashville Pussy | Jesse Dayton | The Untouchables | Punk Rock Karaoke (with special guests) | CH3 | Streetwalkin' Cheetahs | Love Canal | Cornfed Project | The Grim | The Heroes | The Side Eyes | Mugshot Mike | Sailors Songbook | Hamapple. Tickets: socalhoedown.com
SANTA MONICA: Self-Care Saturdays Free Workout, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. sessions on the Third Street Promenade Saturday mornings through September 25, 2021. Mix of workout styles including yoga, kickboxing, barre, cardio, hip hop and more. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, towel and water. Free, but must register: downtownsm.com/self-care-saturdays
SAUSALITO: Chili Cook-off, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Dunphy Park, with music by renown Zydeco band, Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Tasting starts at 12 p.m. $15 unlimited wristband, sausalito.gov
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Fall Ale Fest 1-5 p.m. Beer, spirits, tastings, corn hole, poker walk, live music. theshopsatheavenly.com
TRES PINOS: Tres Pinos Civil War Days September 17-19, 2021. Friday is School Day. Two skirmishes each on Saturday and Sunday. Military camps and civilian town open for public. San Benito County Historical Park, Tres Pinos, CA. ncwa1863.org
TULARE: Tulare County Fair September 15-19, 2021
Tulare, CA tcfair.org | Sept. Fairs
UNIVERSAL CITY: HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS: Universal Studios annual scare this year offers some favorites -- Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween 4, The Exorcist, The Bride of Frankenstein.... runs through Oct.31, 2021
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
WESTCHESTER: Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission! Art, music, food and fun! The Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club hosts a day-long celebration. Location: Emerson Avenue between 80th Street and 80th Place closed for event, garden tours, art activities for all ages, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors and food trucks.
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