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
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
CARPINTERIA: Santa Barbara Polo Club's President's Cup 4-6 p.m. SB Polo Club. Santa Barbara Polo Club 3300 Via Real $20-up, sbpolo.com
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
CORONADO: Art in the Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spreckels Park. Juried show 1st & 3rd Sundays features 50 artists from San Diego County in every genre including oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, etching, photography, wood and metal working, stained glass, ceramics and more. Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA coronadoartassn.com
CRESTON: Creston, CA Classic Rodeo September 16-19, 2021 Location: 6180 Webster Road Creston, CA. crestonclassicrodeo.org | rodeos
DANVILLE: Danville Concours d'Elegance September 18-19, 2021. Location: 400 Hartz Ave. Danville, CA 94526 danville-delegance.org
FOLSOM: Peddler's Fair annual Fall fair is a mix of antiques, collectibles and all things of interest in this unique street shopping and buying experience with a fair-like atmosphere.
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
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Oktoberfest September 19-October 31, 2021. oldworld.ws
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.
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: 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 17-19, 2021. villageatmammoth.com
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
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
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.
REDONDO BEACH: Kite Festival 12-5 p.m. Redondo Beach Pier, Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA Music by School of Rock and 1969 bands. Prizes for highest flying kite, youngest flyer, Craig's Hot Dog on a Stick eating contest and there's a Dance 1 Student demo. Free community event, redondopier.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
SANTA ANA: Autumn Moon Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Key Courtyard of Bowers Museum. Music performed on traditional instruments, Changing Faces and Kung-Fu performances, create art, and taste moon cakes at the first live on-site family festival in over a year. Location: 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706. $15, bowers.org, (714) 567-3600
SANTA CRUZ: 29th Annual Aloha Outrigger Races 8 a.m.-12 p.m. These short-course outrigger races are designed especially for the new or novice paddlers. You provide four people and we provide a canoe plus steer-person and stroker from the Pu Pu O'Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Club. Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz, CA. cityofsantacruz.com
SANTA MONICA: Masanga Marimba Ensemble at free outdoor concert, Americana in the Park at Gandara Park, 3-6 p.m.
TEMECULA: South Coast Winery Grape Stomp September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 2021 Live music, wine country buffet, and Grape Stomping! Location: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa $tickets, southcoastwinery.com | stomp
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 Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, halloweenhorrornights.com
VALENCIA: Fright Fest September 11-October 31, 2021 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
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