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California Events & Festivals

 

April 2014


23 | Wed. Apr. 23, 2014

 

SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Fair & Expo April 23-27, 2014.  Theme: 25 Years of Magic. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA. earlwarren.com


24 | Thu. Apr. 24, 2014

 

FULLERTON: Thursdays at the Downtown Plaza, Apr. 3-Oct. 30, 2014. Time: 4-8:30 p.m. Entertainment from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 121 E. Wilshire Avenue, between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue, adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center. (714) 738-6545, cityoffullerton.com
PARADISE:   Gold Nugget Days, April 24-27, 2014. goldnuggetmuseum.com
REDONDO BEACH
- Spring Fest, April 24-27, 2014  Spring Carnival & Community Festival Carnival Rides, Kids' Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Gourmet Food Trucks.  FREE Admission, FREE Parking.  Location:1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. Hours and info: nrbba.org
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Fair & Expo April 23-27, 2014.  Theme: 25 Years of Magic. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA. earlwarren.com


25 | Fri. Apr. 25, 2014

 

ARVIN: Arvin Wildflower Festival, April 25 - April 27, 2014. Celebrate Spring blooms. arvinchamberofcommerce.com
COSTA MESA: The World's Largest Pet  & Pet Products Expo, Apr. 25-27, 2014.  petexpooc.org.  Location: 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA. General admission: $13.
DANA POINT:  California Wine Festival, April 25-26, 2014.
californiawinefestival.com
INDIO - Stagecoach Music Festival April 25-27, 2014  Top Country Western Acts. Location: Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA. stagecoachfestival.com
LAKESIDE: Lakeside Rodeo, April 25-27, 2014. Nearly 50 year tradition in San Diego area. Tickets $15-20, 12584 Mapleview Street Lakeside, CA. (619) 561-4331,  lakesiderodeo.com
LOS ANGELES: Manicomio, play, April 4-May 23, 2014.  Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's all-new experimental theatrical labyrinth of interwoven lives, flashbacks, dreams and apparitions haunting a dark asylum is directed by Sebastian Muñoz and produced by Zombie Joe. Fridays at 8:30 p.m. at  ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.  Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120 Tickets: $15.  See: ZombieJoes.com
NAPA:
Vineyard to Vintner 2014,  April 25-27, 2014
stagsleapdistrict.com
NEWPORT BEACH: Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race. newporttoensenada.com
OAKLAND
: Branch Out with Fibers - A Fiber Artisans Conference, April 25-27, 2014. The Conference of Northern California Handweavers offers seminars for learning and a market place for shopping.  Location: Oakland Marriott Convention Center, Oakland, CA. cnch.org
PARADISE:
  Gold Nugget Days, April 24-27, 2014. goldnuggetmuseum.com
REDONDO BEACH
- Spring Fest, April 24-27, 2014  Spring Carnival & Community Festival Carnival Rides, Kids' Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Gourmet Food Trucks.  FREE Admission, FREE Parking.  Location:1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. Hours and info: nrbba.org
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Fair & Expo April 23-27, 2014.  Theme: 25 Years of Magic. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA. earlwarren.com
SANTA MARIA -
Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival  April 25-27, 2014. Cost: $9 adult. Location: 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, Calif. santamariafairpark.com
SPRINGVILLE: Springville Rodeo, April 25-27, 2014.  66th annual PRCA rodeo includes queens, cowboys, cattle and more. Barrels & Bulls, Motorcycle Barrel Race and Queen's Coronation Dance, Downtown Parade, Miss Rodeo California, Hide Race, Packing Contest, U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Springville Sierra Rodeo Stagecoach, Silver Dollar Dig, Cowboy Clowns, Seven Wild and Wooly Professional Rodeo Events, with top Cowboys and Cowgirls. Live music Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $15-20 general admission. springvillerodeo.com
STOCKTON Asparagus Festival  April 25-27, 2014   asparagusfest.com
UPLAND - Lemon Festival, April 25-27, 2014. Lemon Festival & Business Expo in Downtown Upland. Great food, carnival rides and games, lemon flavored items and artisans from all parts of California. Hours: Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-10pm. uplandlemonfestival.com


26 | Sat. Apr. 26, 2014

 

See list of festivals for April 26-27, 2014

AGUA DULCE:  Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival.
reyeswinery.com
ARVIN: Arvin Wildflower Festival, April 25 - April 27, 2014. Celebrate Spring blooms. arvinchamberofcommerce.com
BODEGA BAY -  Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival April 26-27, 2014.  Annual event celebrates with a boat parade, the blessing of the fleet, the wooden boat race, live performances, and more! Time: 10am - 5pm at Westside Park on Westshore Road in Bodega Bay. Admission is $12. Parking is free.  bbfishfest.org
CAMBRIA: Heart's Ease Fairie Festival.  Fanciful Face Painting, Yummy Fairy Snacks, Magical Music, Crafts, and Storybook Adventure. Presented by Spellbound Herbs,  call (805) 927-5224. Location: 4101 Burton Dr. Event date: April 26, 2014 Phone: (805) 927-5224,  spellboundherbs.com
CAMBRIA - Annual Cambria Wildflower Show, A display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Donation at the door $3,  Students of all ages free. Time:   12-5 p.m. Cambria Vets' Hall Sponsored by Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Phone: (805) 927-2856. See Flower Shows
COSTA MESA
: The World's Largest Pet  & Pet Products Expo, Apr. 25-27, 2014.  petexpooc.org.
COSTA MESA
: Community Run.  Held at TeWinkle Park, Costa Mesa, CA.  7 a.m.- Noon. Preregister: costamesacommunityrun.com
CUPERTINO
: Cherry Blossom Festival, April 26 & 27, 2014. Japanese food and beverages, entertainment, demonstrations, cultural exhibits, art, crafts and clothing for sale. All-day entertainment takes place in the Amphitheatre to honor sister city Toyokawa, Japan. Time:10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Memorial Park at Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Ave in Cupertino. Call: (408) 940-5287, cupertinotoyokawa.org 
DANA POINT:
  California Wine Festival, April 25-26, 2014.
californiawinefestival.com
ENCINITAS: Street Fair April 26-27, 2014. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GRASS VALLEY
: Grass Valley Car Show, Time: 10a- 3 pm. Downtown Grass Valley, California downtowngrassvalley.com 
HEMET:  Ramona, outdoor pageant. April 26, 27 and May 3 & 4 2014 Cost: $18-44 27400 Raomona Bowl Rd. Hemet, CA (951) 658-3111 ramonabowl.com
INDIO -
Stagecoach Music Festival April 25-27, 2014  Top Country Western Acts. Location: Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA. stagecoachfestival.com
IRWINDALE
- The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
LANCASTER: California Poppy Festival | April 26th & 27th 2014 poppyfestival.com The 2014 California Poppy Festival is scheduled for April 26-27, 2014. The Poppy Festival runs from 10am to 6pm on both days, and takes place rain or shine.
LAKESIDE:
Lakeside Rodeo, April 25-27, 2014. Nearly 50 year tradition in San Diego area. Tickets $15-20, 12584 Mapleview Street Lakeside, CA. (619) 561-4331,  lakesiderodeo.com
LA VERNE: Spring Wine Walk, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Age 21+,  $35-40 ticket at oldtownwinewalk.com  Merchants throughout Old Town offer wine tastings and local restaurant food offerings in beautiful Old Town La Verne, at Bonita Avenue and D Street. Live music will be part of the festivities. Call City of La Verne at (909) 596-8706 or the La Verne Chamber of Commerce at (909) 593-5265  ci.la-verne.ca.us
MORAGA
- Moraga Triathlon. The swim is a challenging 400 meter sprint, followed by a 22 K bike ride (about 13 miles) winding through a scenic redwood forest. The event culminates with a 5 K (3.1mile) run.  For more information visit moragatri.com or call (925) 888-7035.
MORRO BAY
: Kite FestivalApril 26-27, 2014, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, morrobaykitefestival.org
MOUNTAIN VIEW:
Spring Family Parade. 36th Annual Downtown Family Parade "Sail Into Summer!" begins at noon on Castro Street at Villa Street and continue all the way into Pioneer Park for crafts, games, music and fun. Time:  12 Noon - 3  p.m. mountainview.gov
NAPA: Vineyard to Vintner 2014,  April 25-27, 2014
stagsleapdistrict.com
NAPA -Kitchens in the Vineyards. Five hosts in the heart of Napa Valley's wine country open their doors. Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $65-100. Call: (707) 258-5559, musicinthevineyards.org
OAKLAND
: Branch Out with Fibers - A Fiber Artisans Conference, April 25-27, 2014. The Conference of Northern California Handweavers offers seminars for learning and a market place for shopping.  Location: Oakland Marriott Convention Center, Oakland, CA. cnch.org
PARADISE:
  Gold Nugget Days,  April 24-27, 2014. Gold Nugget Parade Saturday at N00n. goldnuggetmuseum.com
PETALUMA
: Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade & Celebration Saturday, April 26, 2014 10a-5p
PISMO BEACH
Taste of Pismo. pismochamber.com
PORTERVILLE
: Iris Festival. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Porterville Chamber of Commerce (559) 784-7502 irisfestival.porterville.com
REDONDO BEACH
- Spring Fest, April 24-27, 2014  Spring Carnival & Community Festival Carnival Rides, Kids' Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Gourmet Food Trucks.  FREE Admission, FREE Parking.  Location:1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. Hours and info: nrbba.org
ROSEVILLE:
Rocklin, Granite Bay and Roseville Art Studio Trek, Apr. 26-27, 2014.  Time: 10 am to 5 pm each day. Free open studio tour featuring "Art and Chocolate" theme.   ArtStudioTrek.com. 
SAN FRANCISCO
: DogFest, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Duboce Park, Noe Street at Duboce Avenue, San Francisco, CA.  mckinleyschool.org/dogfest/
SAN FRANCISCO:
San Francisco Decorator Showcase, April 26-May 26, 2014 . Showcase Location: 3660 Jackson Street.   Cost: $30 door, $25 senior. decoratorshowcase.org
SANTA MONICA :  Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase  features 96 drought-resistant, edible and ocean-friendly landscapes. Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com
SAN DIEGO:
Adams Avenue Unplugged, April 26-27, 2014.   25 Stages, 135 acts, 150 performances.  Unplugged, formerly the Roots Festival, is a musical walk-about. Acoustic performances are held inside businesses and on large outdoor stages. This is one of the best times to experience all that Adams Avenue has to offer. adamsavenuebusiness.com
SANTA ANA: Floral Park neighborhood of north Santa Ana hosts the annual home and garden tour, April 26-27, 2014. Includes a vintage car display. Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $25 -$30. Call: (714) 648-0904. floral-park.com
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Fair & Expo April 23-27, 2014.  Theme: 25 Years of Magic. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA. earlwarren.com
SANTA CRUZ
-Logjam! April 26-27, 2014.  The longest running "old boards, no cords" surfing competition is back at Pleasure Point for two days of amazing surfing action on vintage boards from the 1960's. Location: Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, CA. bigsticksurfing.org
SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society Show, April 26-27, 2014.  Hours: 10-5 daily. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Church Street & Center Street. Call: (408) 353-2675, scmgs. org
SANTA CRUZ: 
Ducky Derby.  Annual Ducky Derby & Carnival Rain or Shine. Rubber Duck Races, Games, Food Prizes, Entertainment,  Free Admission. Time: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Location: Friendship Gardens, Harvey West Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA.   duckyderbysantacruz.org 
SANTA MARIASanta Maria Valley Strawberry Festival  April 25-27, 2014. Cost: $9 adult. Location: 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, Calif. santamariafairpark.com
SANTA MONICAAnnenberg Community Beach House Anniversary Party. April 26-27, 2014. Admission to pool is free and open to all. Santa Monica. Historic 5-acre public beach facility. beachhouse.smgov.net
SEAL BEACH:  Seal Beach Classic Car Show. 600 vintage cars line Main Street and the entryway to Seal Beach Pier during this annual, free seaside show that attracts more than 30,000 people. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Location: Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Ave., Seal Beach, CA. sealbeachchamber.com
SOLVANG:
 Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic, April 25 – 26, 2014. Location:   Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA  solvangroadstershow.wordpress.com 
SPRINGVILLE:
Springville Rodeo, April 25-27, 2014.  66th annual PRCA rodeo includes queens, cowboys, cattle and more. Barrels & Bulls, Motorcycle Barrel Race and Queen's Coronation Dance, Downtown Parade, Miss Rodeo California, Hide Race, Packing Contest, U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Springville Sierra Rodeo Stagecoach, Silver Dollar Dig, Cowboy Clowns, Seven Wild and Wooly Professional Rodeo Events, with top Cowboys and Cowgirls. Live music Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $15-20 general admission. springvillerodeo.com
STOCKTON
Asparagus Festival  April 25-27, 2014   asparagusfest.com
UPLAND - Lemon Festival, April 25-27, 2014. Lemon Festival & Business Expo in Downtown Upland. Great food, carnival rides and games, lemon flavored items and artisans from all parts of California. Hours: Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-10pm. uplandlemonfestival.com
VENICE: Architectural Tour April 26, 2014  venicegardentour.org
WALNUT CREEK
: Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Festival April 26 & 27, 2014  pacificfinearts.com
WINTERS: Wine & Art in the Park. Location: Rotary Park, E. Main St., Winters, CA. Time: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. visitwinters.com
WOODLAND - Scottish Games & Festival, April 26-27, 2014.   Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA. saccallie.org
YORBA LINDA: Father & Son Fishing Derby. Fishing at the Huckleberry Pond at the Santa Ana River Lakes. Breakfast and a raffle, followed by  fishing--bring your own pole or use one of the ones provided. Time: 8-10 a.m.  Contact (714) 961-7160, yorba-linda.org.


27 | Sun. Apr. 27, 2014

 

ARVIN: Arvin Wildflower Festival, April 25 - April 27, 2014. Celebrate Spring blooms. arvinchamberofcommerce.com
ATWATER VILLAGE: Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival   eventbrite.com
BIG SUR: Big Sur Marathon. The Big Sur Marathon began in 1986 with 1,800 runners, and has grown continuously since first launched. Call 831.625.6226, bsim.org
BODEGA BAY
-  Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival April 26-27, 2014.  Annual event celebrates with a boat parade, the blessing of the fleet, the wooden boat race, live performances, and more! Time: 10am - 5pm at Westside Park on Westshore Road in Bodega Bay. Admission is $12. Parking is free.  bbfishfest.org
BUENA PARK Fabulous Fords Forever, car show. Free to see. fabulousfordsforever.com
CARMEL: 
 Pasquale Esposito, Italian Tenor. Concert: 7:30pm at Carmel Mission Basilica, Carmel. Tickets $25-35. Location: Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel. ticketriver.com
COSTA MESA
: The World's Largest Pet  & Pet Products Expo, Apr. 25-27, 2014.  petexpooc.org.
CUPERTINO
: Cherry Blossom Festival, April 26 & 27, 2014. Japanese food and beverages, entertainment, demonstrations, cultural exhibits, art, crafts and clothing for sale. All-day entertainment takes place in the Amphitheatre to honor sister city Toyokawa, Japan. Time:10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Memorial Park at Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Ave in Cupertino. Call: (408) 940-5287, cupertinotoyokawa.org 
ENCINITAS
: Street Fair April 26-27, 2014. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FULLERTON - Fullerton Beautiful Open Gardens Tour is a self-guided look at eight gardens. Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $10, subject to change. Call: (714) 871-4156. fullertonbeautiful.org
HALF MOON BAY
- Pacific Coast Dream Machines, Car & Airplane Show. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Location: Half Moon Bay Airport, Half Moon Bay, CA miramarevents.com
HEMET:  Ramona, outdoor pageant. April 26, 27 and May 3 & 4 2014 Cost: $18-44 27400 Raomona Bowl Rd. Hemet, CA (951) 658-3111 ramonabowl.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Taste of Huntington Beach.  tastehb.com
INDIO - Stagecoach Music Festival April 25-27, 2014  Top Country Western Acts. Location: Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA. stagecoachfestival.com
IRWINDALE
- The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
LAKESIDE: Lakeside Rodeo, April 25-27, 2014. Nearly 50 year tradition in San Diego area. Tickets $15-20, 12584 Mapleview Street Lakeside, CA. (619) 561-4331,  lakesiderodeo.com
KELSEYVILLE:  Kelseyville Olive Festival. Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill - Kelseyville, CA
LANCASTER: California Poppy Festival | April 26th & 27th 2014 poppyfestival.com The 2014 California Poppy Festival is scheduled for April 26-27, 2014. The Poppy Festival runs from 10am to 6pm on both days, and takes place rain or shine.
LOS ANGELES:
Heritage Day. Held at the Pico House at El Pueblo Historical Monument, home of the world famous Olvera Street!
MORRO BAY
: Kite Festival, April 26-27, 2014, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
NAPA: Vineyard to Vintner 2014,  April 25-27, 2014
stagsleapdistrict.com
OAKLAND: Branch Out with Fibers - A Fiber Artisans Conference, April 25-27, 2014. The Conference of Northern California Handweavers offers seminars for learning and a market place for shopping.  Location: Oakland Marriott Convention Center, Oakland, CA. cnch.org
PARADISE:
  Gold Nugget Days, April 24-27, 2014. goldnuggetmuseum.com
 PASADENA
- Garden Conservancy Open Day stour of private gardens in Pasadena runs Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $5 per garden. Call: (888) 842-2442. gardenconservancy.org/opendays
PISMO BEACH
: Go Coastal: The Taste and Terroir of SLO Wine Country. Winemaker Seminar.  11am-1pm at Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price St., Pismo Beach.  Tickets: $50 VIP Preferred Seating, $40 General Seating, includes commemorative stemware, tasting flight, and wine & edibles reception. slowine.com
RANCHO PALOS VERDES:  The South Coast chapter of California Native Plant Society presents its 19th annual spring garden tour of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Cost: $20 to Cost: $25. Reservations, 2013 Call: (310) 629-0500. sccnps.org
REDONDO BEACH
- Spring Fest, April 24-27, 2014  Spring Carnival & Community Festival Carnival Rides, Kids' Zone Arts & Crafts, Food Court, Gourmet Food Trucks.  FREE Admission, FREE Parking.  Location:1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. Hours and info: nrbba.org
ROSEVILLE: Rocklin, Granite Bay and Roseville Art Studio Trek, Apr. 26-27, 2014.  Time: 10 am to 5 pm each day. Free open studio tour featuring "Art and Chocolate" theme. ArtStudioTrek.com 
SAN JOSE
:  2014 Annual Spring Rose Show.  Viewing of roses for the public will be from 1-5 p.m. There is no charge. Hundreds of beautiful roses will be on display for the public to enjoy. Come and find examples of your old favorites, as well as new varieties you'll want to add to your garden! For those entering roses, entries are accepted from 7:00-10:00 AM on Sunday morning.  Free public viewing of roses. Location: Almaden Community Center, 6445 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA,  sccrose.org
SAN FRANCISCO:  Taste of the Nation.  Tickets: $125 -$250. Location:  The Metreon 135 4th St., San Francisco, CA. ce.strength.org
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Decorator Showcase, April 26-May 26, 2014 . Showcase Location: 3660 Jackson Street.   Cost: $30 door, $25 senior. decoratorshowcase.org
SANTA ANA: Floral Park neighborhood of north Santa Ana hosts the annual home and garden tour, April 26-27, 2014. Includes a vintage car display. Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost: $25 -$30. Call: (714) 648-0904. floral-park.com
SANTA BARBARA - Santa Barbara Fair & Expo April 23-27, 2014.  Theme: 25 Years of Magic. Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA. earlwarren.com
SANTA BARBARA
- Kirkin O'Tartans. Music at Trinity hosts the admission-free community concert series. Blessing of the tartans and wee beasties with bagpipes and drums, poetry and songs, co-hosted with the International Scottish Society, the Santa Barbara Chapter.  Time: 3 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church 1500 State and Micheltorena Streets, Santa Barbara, CA. Call: (805) 687-0189,  trinitysb.org
SANTA CRUZ -Logjam! April 26-27, 2014.  The longest running "old boards, no cords" surfing competition is back at Pleasure Point for two days of amazing surfing action on vintage boards from the 1960's. Location: Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, CA. bigsticksurfing.org
SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society Show, April 26-27, 2014.  Hours: 10-5 daily. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Church Street & Center Street. Call: (408) 353-2675, scmgs. org
SANTA MARIA -  Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival  April 25-27, 2014. Cost: $9 adult. Location: 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, Calif. santamariafairpark.com
SANTA MONICAAnnenberg Community Beach House Anniversary Party. April 26-27, 2014. Admission to pool is free and open to all. Santa Monica. Historic 5-acre public beach facility. beachhouse.smgov.net
SOLVANG:
 Solvang Datsun Roadster Classic, April 25 – 26, 2014. Location:   Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA  solvangroadstershow.wordpress.com 
SPRINGVILLE:
Springville Rodeo, April 25-27, 2014.  66th annual PRCA rodeo includes queens, cowboys, cattle and more. Barrels & Bulls, Motorcycle Barrel Race and Queen's Coronation Dance, Downtown Parade, Miss Rodeo California, Hide Race, Packing Contest, U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Springville Sierra Rodeo Stagecoach, Silver Dollar Dig, Cowboy Clowns, Seven Wild and Wooly Professional Rodeo Events, with top Cowboys and Cowgirls. Live music Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $15-20 general admission. springvillerodeo.com
STOCKTON
Asparagus Festival  April 25-27, 2014   asparagusfest.com
THOUSAND OAKS: Conejo Valley Chili Cookoff Regional Contest. Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $10 adult admission. Conejo Creek Park Janss Road & Highway 23 Thousand Oaks, CA chili-cook-off.com
THOUSAND OAKS: Conejo Gem & Mineral Club Show, April 26-27, 2014. Borchard Park Community Center 190 Reino Road. Hours: 10-5 daily Call: (805) 494-7734, cgamc.org 
UPLAND
- Lemon Festival, April 25-27, 2014. Lemon Festival & Business Expo in Downtown Upland. Great food, carnival rides and games, lemon flavored items and artisans from all parts of California. Hours: Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-10pm. uplandlemonfestival.com
WALNUT CREEK
: Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Festival April 26 & 27, 2014. 150 artists and crafters lining the sidewalk of Main Street and the closed street of Locust in downtown Walnut Creek. This event has been ranked as one of the top 100 outdoor fine arts shows in the country. pacificfinearts.com
WEST COVINA: Parents Health Fair & Festival.  Clowns, Face Painting, Balloons, Moon Bounces, Game Booths, Sensory Area, Prizes, Craft Booths, Live Performances & DJ. Parents & Caregivers visit and stop by Support Group Area, Network with Other Parents. For children and young adults with special needs from birth to 22, their families, and professionals who work with them. Hot Dogs & Chips Snow Cones Cotton Candy Popcorn Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Cortez Park,  2441 E Cortez Ave.,  West Covina, CA Office (626) 919-1091   parentsplacefrc.com 
WOODLAND - Scottish Games & Festival, April 26-27, 2014.   Location: Yolo County Fairgrounds, Woodland, CA. saccallie.org


28 | Mon. Apr. 28, 2014

 


29 | Tue. Apr. 29, 2014

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Weekly Street Fair in Huntington Beach. Time: 5-9 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA


30 | Wed. Apr. 30, 2014

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO: : Central Coast Longboard Surf Classic, April 30-May 4, 2014.  Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of wine country and unique surf culture, enjoy 4 days of events evoking the magic of wine and waves. winewavesandbeyond.com
SAN PEDRO: Grunion Greet & Meet.  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro, CA 90731 310-548-7562 cabrillomarineaquarium.org
SELMA
: Raisin Festival April 30-May 23, 2014


May 2014


1 | Thu. May 1, 2014

 

APPLE VALLEY:  National Day of Prayer. Public is invited to join a consortium of church leaders at the flag pole outside Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, 12-1 p.m.   An evening service  at Apple Valley Faith Center at 19923 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley, 7 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Town Hall Flag Poles 14955 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, California
APPLE VALLEY: Concerts in the Courtyard with Time Bombs, band. Listen to Classic Rock. Cost: Free. Location: Apple Valley Commons Courtyard.
SELMA: Raisin Festival April 30-May 23, 2014


2 | Fri. May 2, 2014

 

ALPINE: Sage & Songbirds Festival on May 2-4, 2014, chirp.org
BAKERSFIELD: PRCA Stampede Days, May 2-4, 2014.  Biggest Little Rodeo in California offers the largest purses of any other comparably sized rodeo in the state. Gates open at 6pm and performances start at 7:30pm.  The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserves have provided over 50 years of law enforcement service to the County of Kern, California. The purpose of the rodeo is to raise funds for training and equipment for The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserve. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $16-30.stampededaysrodeo.com
BISHOP
:  Taste of the Sierra. Enjoy great food provided by area restaurants & caterers. $25 includes two beverages. Proceeds benefit the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Time: 6-9 p.m. Location: Charles Brown Auditorium, Bishop, CA. bishopvisitor.com
CORNING: May Madness Car Show, May 2-3, 2014 . May Madness Car Show in Downtown Corning. corningchamber.org
PALM SPRINGS Palm Springs Rodeo, May 2-4, 2014.   GSGRA - Hot Rodeo is billed as the Gay Rodeo.  AC Dysart Equestrian Park 2111 West Victory Avenue Banning, CA. palmspringsrodeo.org
MARIPOSA: Mariposa Butterfly Festival, May 2-4 2014. A Taste of Mariposa  ($5 admission) Friday night. The Art and Artisans show their handcrafted wares. There will be releases of butterflies through out Saturday and Sunday, with thousands of Painted Ladies being released. Free live entertainment will take place both days. Saturday there will be a Quilt show and bed turning at the History Center. Cost: Free except for Taste. Info: Mariposabutterflyfestival.net 
SALINAS:  Steinbeck Festival May 2-4, 2014. 34th annual event includes speakers, tours, authors,  musicians, artists & more to celebrate The Grapes of Wrath 75th anniversary. Tickets, call: (831) 775-4721,  Steinbeck.org  
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Apple Farm Backyard Winemaker. Enjoy a four course, farm to table meal paired expertly with wines from Sextant on  heated restaurant patio with live acoustic music. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $65 plus tax and gratuity per person. Seating is limited. Call 805-544-2040 Ext. 637 for reservations. Address: 2015 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA. Phone: (805) 544-2040 applefarm.com
SANTA CRUZ
: Music & Art at the Mission Adobe,  a First Friday event. Enjoy art by Summer Rhee-Pizano from 5-8 pm, with music by Michelle Kiba starting at 6 pm. This free event hosted by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, is located at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, 144 School St., Santa Cruz CA. Call 831-429-1840, thatsmypark.org
SELMA: Raisin Festival April 30-May 23, 2014
 

3 | Sat. May 3, 2014

 

CALIFORNIA: Indie Bookstore Day

ALPINE: Sage & Songbirds Festival on May 2-4, 2014, chirp.org
BAKERSFIELD: PRCA Stampede Days, May 2-4, 2014.  Biggest Little Rodeo in California. The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserves have provided over 50 years of law enforcement service to the County of Kern, California. The purpose of the rodeo is to raise funds for training and equipment for The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserve. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $16-30.stampededaysrodeo.com
BAKERSFIELD 
St. George  Spring Greek Food Festival   stgeorgebakersfield.org
CARLSBAD
:   Roses Around the World 27th Annual Rose Show. The California Coastal Rose Society presents this event at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort,  850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Free - Open to the public 12:30 to 5:30 pm californiacoastalrose.com
COLFAXDoxie Races. Price: Free; $5.  Phone: 530.346.8474. colfaxarea.com
COARSEGOLD:  Rodeo, May 3-4, 2014,  Saturday, May 4 Kids Rodeo, Rodeo Royalty Kids Mutton Bustin' Dance.  Sunday, May 5 Cowboy Church, Pro Rodeo.  Always held the first weekend in May. All proceeds from the Coarsegold Rodeo   used to benefit youth organizations of Eastern Madera County. coarsegoldrodeo.com
CORNING: May Madness Car Show, May 2-3, 2014 . May Madness Car Show in Downtown Corning. corningchamber.org
CUPERTINO: Cupertino Day. Held at Blackberry Farm there's a BBQ Lunch (limited to first 500 people), free swimming and nature tours. Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., This annual event is held at Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Road, Cupertino, CA. cupertino.org
FOSTER CITY
Polynesian Festival. 10am-5pm  fostercity.org
HEMET:
 Ramona, outdoor pageant. April 26, 27 and May 3 & 4 2014 Cost: $18-44 27400 Raomona Bowl Rd. Hemet, CA (951) 658-3111 ramonabowl.com
IRWINDALE - The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
MARIPOSA: Mariposa Butterfly Festival, May 2-4 2014. A Taste of Mariposa  ($5 admission) Friday night showcases local restaurants and a Butterfly hat contest. Saturday kicks off with a parade through downtown. The Art and Artisans show their handcrafted wares. There will be releases of butterflies through out Saturday and Sunday, with thousands of Painted Ladies being released. Free live entertainment will take place both days. Saturday there will be a Quilt show and bed turning at the History Center. Cost: Free except for Taste. Info: Mariposabutterflyfestival.net 
MORGAN HILL
:  Cops & Robbers Ball. Community Law Enforcement Foundation of Morgan Hill event, public invited. Cost: $95.  Time: 6-11 p.m.   morganhillclef.org 
MOUNTAIN VIEW
: A la Carte & Art May 3 & 4, 2014   pacificfinearts.com
OROVILLE: Feather Fiesta Days, May 3-17, 2014 .    All events free Location: Historic Downtown District Oroville, California. This year starts with an event at Riverbend Park on Saturday, May 3rd and ends with the Grand Parade, Gold Rush Car Show and many other events on Saturday, May 17. cityoforoville.org
PALM SPRINGS Palm Springs Rodeo, May 2-4, 2014.   GSGRA - Hot Rodeo is billed as the Gay Rodeo.  AC Dysart Equestrian Park 2111 West Victory Avenue Banning, CA. palmspringsrodeo.org
RAMONA - Charity Cars & Crafts Show. To benefit the RHS Band & Guard Programs--event is still recruiting sponsors & vendors.   royalallianceband.org/carshow.html
RIVERDALE: Riverdale Rodeo, May 3-4, 2014. PRCA rodeo event.  riverdalerodeo.webs.com 
SALINAS
:  Steinbeck Festival May 2-4, 2014. 34th annual event includes speakers, tours, authors,  musicians, artists & more to celebrate The Grapes of Wrath 75th anniversary. Tickets, call: (831) 775-4721,  Steinbeck.org
SAN LEANDRO:
Celebrity impersonator John DeMers Singing Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Celebrate Older Americans Month by enjoying a stroll down nostalgia lane with a musical tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes. Free admission. Time: 2-3 p.m.  Location: Main Library, San Leandro, CA.  Call:  (510) 577-3971, sanleandro.org
SANTA YNEZ:  Rancheros Visitadores. Visiting Ranchers with more than 500 horses, riders, carriages, wagons and associates receive a traditional blessing in the early afternoon at Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. This is the annual gathering of the men’s social club, whose members camp for a week on ranch lands in the Santa Ynez Valley.
SELMA
: Raisin Festival April 30-May 23, 2014
STONYFORD:
Stonyford Rodeo, May 3-4, 2014,    71st Annual Stonyford PCRA Rodeo begins with breakfast, followed by a charming little parade through town, then the rodeo at 1 p.m. The second day's events begin at noon on Sunday. stonycreekhorsemen.org
TEMECULA: Temecula Wine & Music Festival temeculawineandmusicfestival.com
YUCCA VALLEY:  Spring Concert with High Desert Chorus. Time: 2:30 p.m. Cost: Donations. Location: Yucca Valley Community Center, Yucca Valley, CA
 


4 | Sun. May 4, 2014

 

ALPINE: Sage & Songbirds Festival on May 2-4, 2014, chirp.org
BAKERSFIELD: PRCA Stampede Days, May 2-4, 2014.  The purpose of the rodeo is to raise funds for training and equipment for The Kern County Sheriff’s Reserve. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds. Tickets: $16-30.stampededaysrodeo.com
BEVERLY HILLS Greystone Mansion Concours d'Elegance. Address: 905 Loma Vista Drive, Beverly Hills, California. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ticket: $120 pre, $145 gate. Parking will be available several blocks from event. Call: call (310) 285-6830 beverlyhills.org COARSEGOLD:  Rodeo, May 3-4, 2014,  Saturday, May 4 Kids Rodeo, Rodeo Royalty Kids Mutton Bustin' Dance.  Sunday, May 5 Cowboy Church, Pro Rodeo.  Always held the first weekend in May. All proceeds from the Coarsegold Rodeo   used to benefit youth organizations of Eastern Madera County. coarsegoldrodeo.com
HEMET:  Ramona, outdoor pageant. April 26, 27 and May 3 & 4 2014 Cost: $18-44 27400 Raomona Bowl Rd. Hemet, CA (951) 658-3111 ramonabowl.com
IRWINDALE - The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
LAKE FOREST: Rancho Days Fiesta OC Parks - Historic Sites - Heritage Hill Historical Park May 4, 2014, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
MARIPOSA
: Mariposa Butterfly Festival, May 2-4 2014. A Taste of Mariposa  ($5 admission) Friday night showcases local restaurants and a Butterfly hat contest. Saturday kicks off with a parade through downtown. The Art and Artisans show their handcrafted wares. There will be releases of butterflies through out Saturday and Sunday, with thousands of Painted Ladies being released. Free live entertainment will take place both days. Saturday there will be a Quilt show and bed turning at the History Center. Cost: Free except for Taste. Info: Mariposabutterflyfestival.net 
MOUNTAIN VIEW
: A la Carte & Art May 3 & 4, 2014   pacificfinearts.com
PALM SPRINGS Palm Springs Rodeo, May 2-4, 2014.   GSGRA - Hot Rodeo is billed as the Gay Rodeo.  AC Dysart Equestrian Park 2111 West Victory Avenue Banning, CA. palmspringsrodeo.org
RIVERDALE: Riverdale Rodeo, May 3-4, 2014. PRCA rodeo event.  riverdalerodeo.webs.com 
SAN FRANCISCO
:How Weird Festival May 4, 2014 howweird. org
SANTA CLARITA: Wings for Life World Run Time: 3am PST Description: The Wings for Life World Run takes place simultaneously in 37 locations worldwide including Sunrise, FL; Denver, CO; and Santa Clarita, CA. Runners around the world will start together at 10 a.m.  UTC, or 3 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. This global race utilizes a brand new race format where runners are pursued by the finish line. Once a runner is overtaken by the finish line attached to a “catcher car,” his/her race is complete and results will be shown by distance rather than time. This new format ensures that everyone from novice runners to professional ultrarunners is welcome to participate. 100% of entry fees go directly to spinal cord injury research Registrations and information: wingsforlifeworldrun.com
SALINAS:  Steinbeck Festival May 2-4, 2014. 34th annual event includes speakers, tours, authors,  musicians, artists & more to celebrate The Grapes of Wrath 75th anniversary. Tickets, call: (831) 775-4721,  Steinbeck.org
SELMA
: Raisin Festival April 30-May 23, 2014
STONYFORD:
Stonyford Rodeo, May 3-4, 2014,    71st Annual Stonyford PCRA Rodeo begins with breakfast, followed by a charming little parade through town, then the rodeo at 1 p.m. The second day's events begin at noon on Sunday. stonycreekhorsemen.org


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7 | Wed. May 7, 2014

 


8 | Thu. May 8, 2014

 

APPLE VALLEY: Concerts in the Courtyard with Mojave Yacht Club, band. Listen to Oldies & Variety. Cost: Free. Location: Apple Valley Commons Courtyard.
CARDIFF BY THE SEA:
 Taste of Cardiff.  tasteofcardiff.com
SAN DIEGO
: A Rose Family Holiday ARS National Convention, May 8-12, 2014. Location: Town and Country Resort Town and Country Resort The San Diego Rose Society, Southern California’s oldest and largest rose society, cordially invites you to take  A Rose Family Holiday  on Mother’s Day weekend, May 2014. arosefamilyholiday.com


9 | Fri. May 9, 2014

 

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Jazz Festival May 9-10, 2014  bakersfieldjazz.com
LOS ANGELES
: Manicomio, play, April 4-May 23, 2014.  Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's all-new experimental theatrical labyrinth of interwoven lives, flashbacks, dreams and apparitions haunting a dark asylum is directed by Sebastian Muñoz and produced by Zombie Joe. Fridays at 8:30 p.m. at  ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.  Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120 Tickets: $15.  See: ZombieJoes.com
SAN DIEGO
: A Rose Family Holiday ARS National Convention, May 8-12, 2014. Location: Town and Country Resort Town and Country Resort The San Diego Rose Society, Southern California’s oldest and largest rose society, cordially invites you to take  A Rose Family Holiday  on Mother’s Day weekend, May 2014. arosefamilyholiday.com


10 | Sat. May 10, 2014

 

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Jazz Festival May 9-10, 2014  bakersfieldjazz.com
CALEXICO -
Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
CAMARILLO: Mud Crazy 5K. Mission Oaks Park, 5501 Mission Oaks, Camarillo, Ca Competitive Wave 8:45 a.m.
COTTONWOOD
: Cottonwood Rodeo, May 10-11, 2014,   Each year, during Mother's Day weekend, the residents of Cottonwood, Calif. get together and kick up their cowboy (and cowgirl) heels. A full slate of activities occurs, from the annual kick-off barbeque, Ladies Night Out, Kiddie Parade, regular rodeo parade and the rodeo. Come to Cottonwood, Calif. and see what a real hometown rodeo is like. Includes 50 Years of Ridin', Ropin' & Ranchin' parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. cottonwoodcofc.org
FULLERTON
: Airport Day. Displays, exhibits by agencies using the airport facilities, and airplane and helicopter rides for a fee. Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Fullerton Airport, 4011 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton, CA
IRWINDALE
- The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
REEDLEY: Airport Barbecue and Fly In. Activities include: A variety of static displays, delicious barbecued meal, raffle, airplane rides, guest speaker, and pilots with stories to share. Location: Reedley Municipal Airport 4557 S. Frankwood Ave, Reedley, CA. Call 559-637-4203, reedley.ca.gov
SAN DIEGO:
Ocean Beach Kite Festival and Craft Fair. Rescheduled from March due to rain.  Dusty Rhodes Park - Ocean Beach, CA
SAN DIEGO
: A Rose Family Holiday ARS National Convention, May 8-12, 2014. Location: Town and Country Resort Town and Country Resort The San Diego Rose Society, Southern California’s oldest and largest rose society, cordially invites you to take  A Rose Family Holiday  on Mother’s Day weekend, May 2014. arosefamilyholiday.com
SONORA  Mother Lode Round Up May 10-11, 2014.  Saturday Parade 10 a.m. Downtown Sonora Rodeo 2 p.m. Mother Lode Fairgrounds $18  Regular Admission $15 Presale motherloderoundup.com
SUNSET BEACH: Mother's Day Art Festival, May 10-11, 2014. Free event at the beach. Takes place along the Sunset Beach greenbelt. Includes music, food vendors and art galore. Shop till you drop! sunsetbeachartfestival.org
VILLA PARK
: Villa Park Annual Car & Bike Show.   Free to attend. Time:  8 a.m. - 2 p.m.  vphscarshow.com
WOODLAKE
: Lions Rodeo, May 10-11,2014 A Central Valley tradition for more than a half century, the Woodlake Lions Rodeo PRCA event is always held on Mother's Day Weekend. Bring the whole family for a fun day out at America's Most Beautiful Rodeo Grounds. woodlakelionsrodeo.org 


11 | Sun. May 11, 2014

 

CALEXICO - Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
CALIFORNIA: Amgen Tour of California, May 11-18, 2014
COTTONWOOD
: Cottonwood Rodeo, May 10-11, 2014. cottonwoodcofc.org 
IRWINDALE
- The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
SAN DIEGO: A Rose Family Holiday ARS National Convention, May 8-12, 2014. Location: Town and Country Resort Town and Country Resort
SONORA  Mother Lode Round Up May 10-11, 2014.  Saturday Parade 10 a.m.  motherloderoundup.com
SUNSET BEACH: Mother's Day Art Festival, May 10-11, 2014. Free event at the beach. Takes place along the Sunset Beach greenbelt. Includes music, food vendors and art galore. Shop till you drop! sunsetbeachartfestival.org
WOODLAKE: Lions Rodeo, May 10-11,2014 A Central Valley tradition... woodlakelionsrodeo.org 


12 | Mon. May 12, 2014

 

CALEXICO - Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
 


13 | Tue. May 13, 2014

 

CALEXICO - Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166


14 | Wed. May 14, 2014

 

CALEXICO - Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
LOS ANGELES: Black like me, May 14-15, 2014. Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, presents a portrayal of an African-American man who promotes tolerance and humanism. Time: 7:30pm. Location: 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA. Call: (310-286-0553). A no host bar will be available. Ticket: $25- $45   theatreraymondkabbaz.com  PORTERVILLE - Porterville Fair - May 14-18, 2014 portervillefair.com
REDDING:
Rodeo Week, May 14-17, 2014. The Redding Rodeo Association presents one of the Top Rodeos in the PRCA and Inaugural Champions Challenge. Also includes Chicks n Chaps, Mutton Bustin, Steak Feed, and PRCA events. reddingrodeo.com


15 | Thu. May 15, 2014

 

ANGELS CAMP Jumping Frog Jubilee & County Fair  May 15-18, 2014   Address: 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, California frogtown.org
APPLE VALLEY: Concerts in the Courtyard with Mojave Mojo, band. Listen to Acoustic Variety. Cost: Free. Location: Apple Valley Commons Courtyard.
CALEXICO - Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
CARMEL - Carmel Art Festival May 15-18, 2014. Location: Devendorf Park & adjacent Mission Street,  Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Admission is FREE.   carmelartfestival.org
CHOWCHILLA: Chowchilla-Madera County Fair, May 15-18, 2014.   ci.chowchilla.ca.us
JOSHUA TREE: Joshua Tree Music Festival, May 15-18, 2014. joshuatreemusicfestival.com.
KING CITY:
 Salinas Valley Fair May 15-18, 2014. Carnival Rides, Entertainment, Contest, Cattle, Livestock Shows, Great Food, Midway Games and more. salinasvalleyfair.com
LOS ANGELES:
Black like me, May 14-15, 2014. Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, presents a portrayal of an African-American man who promotes tolerance and humanism. Time: 7:30pm. Location: 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA. Call: (310-286-0553). A no host bar will be available. Ticket: $25- $45   theatreraymondkabbaz.com 
ORLAND
- Glenn County Fair May 15-18, 2014 . Celebrating nearly 100 years.  Admission: $8 adult. Orland's own Zuppan Dairy received worldwide attention when their 4-year-old cow had quadruplets on December 6, 2011.    glenncountyfair.org
PORTERVILLE - Porterville Fair - May 14-18, 2014 portervillefair.com
REDDING:
Rodeo Week, May 14-17, 2014. The Redding Rodeo Association presents one of the Top Rodeos in the PRCA and Inaugural Champions Challenge. Also includes Chicks n Chaps, Mutton Bustin, Steak Feed, and PRCA events. reddingrodeo.com
SANTA MONICA: Bring Back the Beach Gala. Heal the Bay's annual beach fundraising party at Jonathan's Beach Club includes a star-studded cast of Hollywoods' best. Ticket is $500 person. healthebay.org
ORANGEVALE: Pow Wow Days, May 15-18, 2014 . A parade (on May 17), concerts, carnival, and tons of family fun at this 51st annual festival. orangevalepowwowdays.com


16 | Fri. May 16, 2014

 

ANAHEIM: OC Greek Fest May 16-18, 2014. Location: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, 405 N. Dale Street, Anaheim, CA. Phone: (714) 827-0181 ocgreekfest.com
ANDERSON VALLEY: Pinot Noir Festival, May 16-17, 2014. Tickets to a variety of seminars and dinners sold online at avwines.com
ANGELS CAMP
Jumping Frog Jubilee & County Fair  May 15-18, 2014   Address: 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, California frogtown.org
CALEXICO -
Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
CARMEL - Carmel Art Festival May 15-18, 2014. Location: Devendorf Park & adjacent Mission Street,  Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Admission is FREE.   carmelartfestival.org
CHOWCHILLA: Chowchilla-Madera County Fair, May 15-18, 2014.   ci.chowchilla.ca.us
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Duck-a-thon Duck Festival  Wine Party. Cost: $40-60 door. Location: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA. duckathon.org
KING CITY:
 Salinas Valley Fair May 15-18, 2014. Carnival Rides, Entertainment, Contest, Cattle, Livestock Shows, Great Food, Midway Games and more. salinasvalleyfair.com
LOS ANGELES: Manicomio, play, April 4-May 23, 2014.  Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's all-new experimental theatrical labyrinth of interwoven lives, flashbacks, dreams and apparitions haunting a dark asylum is directed by Sebastian Muñoz and produced by Zombie Joe. Fridays at 8:30 p.m. at  ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.  Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120 Tickets: $15.  See: ZombieJoes.com
OAKLAND:
Greek Festival   May 16-18, 2014, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave. (510) 531-3400. Approx. cost: $6 adult admission. oaklandgreekfestival.com
ORLAND - Glenn County Fair May 15-18, 2014 . Celebrating nearly 100 years.  Admission: $8 adult. Orland's own Zuppan Dairy received worldwide attention when their 4-year-old cow had quadruplets on December 6, 2011.    glenncountyfair.org
PENN VALLEY: Penn Valley Rodeo, May 16-18, 2014. Dance to follow rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday Cowboy Church before event. Held at Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds, 10513 Spenceville Rd Penn Valley, CA. Tickets: $10-15.  pvrodeo.com
PORTERVILLE - Porterville Fair - May 14-18, 2014 portervillefair.com
SAN CARLOS
- San Carlos Hometown Days Festival and Parade,  May 16-18, 2014 sancarloshometowndays.com
SUSANVILLE: Susanville Indian Rancheria Memorial Pow Wow, May 16 -18, 2014. Time:  7pm Friday Grand Entry, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave. sir-powwow.com or call Amelia (530)249-7192


17 | Sat. May 17, 2014

 

ANAHEIM: OC Greek Fest May 16-18, 2014. ocgreekfest.com
ANDERSON VALLEY: Pinot Noir Festival, May 16-17, 2014. Tickets to a variety of seminars and dinners sold online at avwines.com
ANGELS CAMP Jumping Frog Jubilee & County Fair  May 15-18, 2014   Address: 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, California frogtown.org
AVALON:
Silent Film Benefit.  Once a year moviegoers make a pilgrimage to Catalina Island and transport themselves back to the silent film era of the 1920s. Time: 1-3.30 pm. catalinamuseum.org 
CALEXICO -
Mariachi Festival,  May 10-17, 2014.   Weeklong festivities include a Mariachi Festival Sponsor Reception, Festival Mixer, Mariachi Idol Competition, Arts & Crafts Sale featuring artisans from Mexico.   Crummet Park, Calexico, CA. For Sponsorship Opportunities and Ticket Reservations call the Calexico Chamber of Commerce at (760) 357-1166
CARMEL - Carmel Art Festival May 15-18, 2014. Location: Devendorf Park & adjacent Mission Street,  Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Admission is FREE.   carmelartfestival.org
CHOWCHILLA: Chowchilla-Madera County Fair, May 15-18, 2014.   ci.chowchilla.ca.us
COARSEGOLD: Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show. oakhurstchamber.com
FOLSOM: Growl, Howl & Wine. The Friends of the Folsom Zoo host this evening of fun that includes wine tasting, delicious samples from local restaurants, and an auction of unique and wonderful items. Proceeds from the event benefit the amazing animals at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary. FolsomZooFriends.org
FULLERTON
: Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival May 17-18, 2014.   Hot Rods and Custom show. Stylish roadsters, rocking tunes by The PleasureTones, vendors, art galleries, and more! Hot Rod show on Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 a.m. and Concours sho on Sunday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Hot Rods show are $5 for adults and free to kids under the age of 12. Tickets for the Concours d’Elegance show are $10 for adults and free to kids under the age of 12. Location: 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton Calif., TheMuck.org
GROVER BEACH: Filipino Family Festival. Food, local crafts, games, face painting, bounces house and more! Time: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Address: Filipino Culture Center, 885 S. 13th St., Grover Beach, CA, Phone: (805) 242-3453, familyfestival.weekly.com
HAYWARD
: Rowell Ranch Rodeo, May 17-18, 2014.
HUNTINGTON BEACH
- Duck-a-thon Duck.  Location: Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA. duckathon.org
IRWINDALE
- The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
KING CITY:  Salinas Valley Fair May 15-18, 2014. Carnival Rides, Entertainment, Contest, Cattle, Livestock Shows, Great Food, Midway Games and more. salinasvalleyfair.com
LONG BEACH: Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade, May 17-18, 2014. Theme is Reflections of Pride
LOS ANGELES Bug Fair May 17-18, 2014. Nearly 70 Exhibitors, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.
OAKLAND: Greek Festival   May 16-18, 2014, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave. (510) 531-3400. Approx. cost: $6 adult admission. oaklandgreekfestival.com
ORANGEVALE: Pow Wow Days, May 15-18, 2014 . A parade (on May 17), concerts, carnival, and tons of family fun at this 51st annual festival. orangevalepowwowdays.com
ORLAND - Glenn County Fair May 15-18, 2014 . Celebrating nearly 100 years.  Admission: $8 adult. Orland's own Zuppan Dairy received worldwide attention when their 4-year-old cow had quadruplets on December 6, 2011.    glenncountyfair.org
OROVILLE: Feather Fiesta Days, May 3-17, 2014 .  Location: Historic  cityoforoville.org
PENN VALLEY: Penn Valley Rodeo, May 16-18, 2014.   pvrodeo.com
PORTERVILLE - Porterville Fair - May 14-18, 2014 portervillefair.com
REDDING:
Rodeo Week, May 14-17, 2014. reddingrodeo.com
SAN CARLOS - San Carlos Hometown Days Festival and Parade,  May 16-18, 2014 sancarloshometowndays.com
SAN LUIS OBISPO:
SLO (San Luis Obispo) Jazz Festival.  slojazzfest.org
SAN FRANCISCO
: Uncorked! The San Francisco Wine Festival at Ghirardelli Square,  sresproductions.com
SAN PEDRO: LA Wood. Celebrate Drive your Woodie Day at this event. L A Wood is at Ports O' Call Village, Berth, San Pedro, CA
STANTON: Spring Car Show. All Cars Welcome Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Stanton Park 7800 Katella Ave., Stanton, CA.  Car Entrants: Entry fee of $25 for advanced registration and $30 at the gate. Trophies will be awarded to each division’s Top 5 of Show entries. Great raffle prizes. Spectators invited, a beer garden and DJ music! For additional information please call (714) 890-4270.
SUSANVILLE
: Susanville Indian Rancheria Memorial Pow Wow, May 16 -18, 2014. Time:  7pm Friday Grand Entry, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave. sir-powwow.com or call Amelia (530)249-7192
TEMECULA
: Western Days, May 17 -18, 2014.   cityoftemecula.org
TEMECULA:
Thornton Jazz Series with Jazz Attack featuring Rick Braun, Euge Groove & Peter White. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $85-160. Location: Thornton Winery,  32575 Rancho California Rd Temecula, CA  Box Office: (951) 699-3021, thorntonwine.com
TIBURON
: Wine Festival.  Point Tiburon Plaza. tiburonwinefestival.org
WALNUT CREEK: Heritage Day at Borges Ranch. Event features Country Singer and American Idol finalist Matt Rogers. Local Blue Grass, Folk Groups, Petting Zoo, kids games and crafts, ranch tours, and more. Tickets: $5 child, $7.50-10 adult.  Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. walnutcreek100.com


18 | Sun. May 18, 2014

 

ANAHEIM: Orange County Greek Festival   May 16-18, 2014
ANGELS CAMP
Jumping Frog Jubilee & County Fair  May 15-18, 2014  
CARMEL - Carmel Art Festival May 15-18, 2014.  
CHOWCHILLA: Chowchilla-Madera County Fair, May 15-18, 2014.   FULLERTON: Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival May 17-18, 2014.
GLEN ELLEN
: Plow Day at Jack London Park. jacklondonpark.com
HAYWARD:
Rowell Ranch Rodeo, May 17-18, 2014. 
HUNTINGTON BEACH
: Duck-a-thon Duck.  
HUNTINGTON BEACH:
Wiener Dog Races. Come watch these short-legged but swift wieners. Admission $3, To race your Dachsi Must pre-register 714-898-5111. Time: 3 P.M. Location: 7561 Center Ave. Huntington Beach, CA Wienerdogstore.com
IRWINDALE
- The Original Pleasure Renaissance Faire, April 5 - May 18, 2014.  on Saturdays & Sundays.  Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area,  Irwindale, CA. Call: (626) 969-4750. renfair.com
KING CITY:  Salinas Valley Fair May 15-18, 2014.
LONG BEACH: Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade, May 17-18, 2014. Theme is Reflections of Pride longbeachpride.com
LOS ANGELES Bug Fair May 17-18, 2014.
OAKLAND:
Greek Festival   May 16-18, 2014, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave. (510) 531-3400. Approx. cost: $6 adult admission. oaklandgreekfestival.com
ORANGEVALE: Pow Wow Days, May 15-18, 2014 .
ORLAND - Glenn County Fair May 15-18, 2014 .
PENN VALLEY: Penn Valley Rodeo, May 16-18, 2014.
PINOLE: Pinole Spring Festival.
PORTERVILLE - Porterville Fair - May 14-18, 2014 portervillefair.com
SAN CARLOS
- San Carlos Hometown Days Festival and Parade,  May 16-18, 2014 sancarloshometowndays.com
STINSON BEACH
:  The Art of Eating, annual Mother's Day picnic fundraiser. 
SUSANVILLE: Susanville Indian Rancheria Memorial Pow Wow, May 16 -18, 2014. Time:  7pm Friday Grand Entry, Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave. sir-powwow.com or call Amelia (530)249-7192
TEMECULA
: Western Days, May 17 -18, 2014.  
TORRANCE - Armed Forces Day, May 16-18, 2014. 


19 | Mon. May 19, 2014

 


20 | Tue. May 20, 2014

 

BISHOP: Mule Days, May 20-25, 2014. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra St. & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA. Call: (760) 872-4263  Tickets: muledays.org


21 | Wed. May 21, 2014

 

BISHOP: Mule Days, May 20-25, 2014. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra St. & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA. Call: (760) 872-4263  Tickets: muledays.org


22 | Thu. May 22, 2014
 

APPLE VALLEY: Concerts in the Courtyard with Time Bombs, band. Listen to Classic Rock. Cost: Free. Location: Apple Valley Commons Courtyard.
BISHOP: Mule Days, May 20-25, 2014. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra St. & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA. Call: (760) 872-4263  Tickets: muledays.org
VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 22-26, 2014 fiestadays.org

 


23 | Fri. May 23, 2014

 

BISHOP: Mule Days, May 20-25, 2014. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra St. & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA. Call: (760) 872-4263  Tickets: muledays.org
LOS ANGELES: Manicomio, play, April 4-May 23, 2014.  Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group's all-new experimental theatrical labyrinth of interwoven lives, flashbacks, dreams and apparitions haunting a dark asylum is directed by Sebastian Muñoz and produced by Zombie Joe. Fridays at 8:30 p.m. at  ZJU Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA.  Reservations: (818) 202 - 4120 Tickets: $15.  See: ZombieJoes.com
NOVATO:
Marin Greek Festival  May 23-25, 2014
nativityofchrist.org
POTTER VALLEY: Rodeo May 23-26, 2014. Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend.  Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo includes Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE;  Saturday  11 a.m. Main Street Parade; 12 Noon Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street,  8:00 am Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Woodcutting & Axe Throw Competitions 1pm,  Junior Rodeo Performance 5pm, Team Roping 8pm, Starlight Dance. See  Location: Mendocino County pottervalleyrodeo.com   
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Music Festival  May 23-26, 2014  sacmusicfest.com
VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 22-26, 2014 fiestadays.org


24 | Sat. May 24, 2014

 

BISHOP: Mule Days, May 20-25, 2014. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra St. & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA. Call: (760) 872-4263  Tickets: muledays.org
DUNSMUIR: Dogwood Daze. For a good old-fashioned country fair, there’s  in May, with its Pie Social until pies sold out, Growers Market, and Doggie Parade.  Daze Pie Social. Time: 10 a.m.
MARYSVILLE:
Stampede, May 24-25, 2014, prorodeo.com
NORTHRIDGE:
Valley Greek Festival, May 24-26, 2014  valleygreekfestival.com
NOVATO:
Marin Greek Festival  May 23-25, 2014
nativityofchrist.org
POTTER VALLEY: Rodeo May 23-26, 2014. Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend.  Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo includes Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE;  Saturday  11 a.m. Main Street Parade; 12 Noon Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street,  8:00 am Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Woodcutting & Axe Throw Competitions 1pm,  Junior Rodeo Performance 5pm, Team Roping 8pm, Starlight Dance. See  Location: Mendocino County pottervalleyrodeo.com   
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Music Festival  May 23-26, 2014  sacmusicfest.com
SAN JOSE: Sense 5K "The Blue Dawn Tour" . Sense 5K is an inspiring run celebrating the 5 human senses. Ascend into the Sense world and journey beyond imagination. The Sense 5K "Blue Dawn Tour" is rising over the San Francisco Bay Area on May 24th. Please join in to feel, hear, smell, see, and taste in a celebration of the five human senses. Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Noon.  Address: 344 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111  See: sense5k.com for registration
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Chris Isaak. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $95-170. Location: Thornton Winery,  32575 Rancho California Rd Temecula, CA  Box Office: (951) 699-3021, thorntonwine.com
YUCCA VALLEY: Yucca Valley Grubstake Days. Time: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.  yucca-valley.org
VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 22-26, 2014 fiestadays.org


25 | Sun. May 25, 2014

 

BIG BEAR LAKE:  StarLight Festival  May 24-25, 2014, 1o a.m. - 5 p.m. free, starlightfestival.com
BISHOP:
Mule Days, May 20-25, 2014. Tri-County Fairgrounds, Sierra St. & Fair Drive, Bishop, CA. Call: (760) 872-4263  Tickets: muledays.orgMARYSVILLE: Stampede, May 24-25, 2014, prorodeo.com
NORTHRIDGE:
Valley Greek Festival, May 24-26, 2014  valleygreekfestival.com
NOVATO:
Marin Greek Festival  May 23-25, 2014
nativityofchrist.org
POTTER VALLEY: Rodeo May 23-26, 2014. Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend.  Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo includes Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE;  Saturday  11 a.m. Main Street Parade; 12 Noon Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street,  8:00 am Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Woodcutting & Axe Throw Competitions 1pm,  Junior Rodeo Performance 5pm, Team Roping 8pm, Starlight Dance. See  Location: Mendocino County pottervalleyrodeo.com   
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Music Festival  May 23-26, 2014  sacmusicfest.com
SAN RAMON: Art & Wind Festival May 25 & 26, 2014 pacificfinearts.com
SAUSALITOCaledonia Street Spring Faire May 25, 2014, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sausalito, Ca. cityofsausalitospecialevents.com Tel: (415) 289-4152
VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 22-26, 2014 fiestadays.org
VISTA: Strawberry Festival. Time: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.


26 | Mon. May 26, 2014

 

BIG BEAR LAKE:  StarLight Festival  May 24-25, 2014, 1o a.m. - 5 p.m. free, starlightfestival.com
NORTHRIDGE: Valley Greek Festival, May 24-26, 2014  valleygreekfestival.com
POTTER VALLEY:
Rodeo May 23-26, 2014. Potter Valley Rodeo is held on Memorial Weekend.  Potter Valley Spring Festival & Rodeo includes Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds FREE;  Saturday  11 a.m. Main Street Parade; 12 Noon Potter Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ Main Street,  8:00 am Potter Valley Junior Rodeo Slack Rodeo Grounds. Woodcutting & Axe Throw Competitions 1pm,  Junior Rodeo Performance 5pm, Team Roping 8pm, Starlight Dance. See  Location: Mendocino County pottervalleyrodeo.com   
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Music Festival  May 23-26, 2014  sacmusicfest.com
SAN RAMON: Art & Wind Festival May 25 & 26, 2014 pacificfinearts.com
VACAVILLE: Fiesta Days May 22-26, 2014 fiestadays.org


27 | Tue. May 27, 2014

 


28 | Wed. May 28, 2014

 


29 | Thur. May 29, 2014

 

APPLE VALLEY: Concerts in the Courtyard with Mojave Mojo, band. Listen to Acoustic Variety. Cost: Free. Location: Apple Valley Commons Courtyard.

 


30 | Fri. May 30, 2014

 

May 30 Diamond Mountain Speedway “Stock, Mini Stock & Modified Car Races” 6pm gates open, 7pm races start. For more info, call (530)251-8900.


 

31 | Sat. May 31, 2014

 

 BERKELEY: Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival  Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10a-5p (Rain Date, Saturday, June 7) Gourmet Ghetto North Shattuck Ave.

June 2014

 


1 | Sun. June 1, 2014


SANTA CRUZ: 40th Annual Santa Cruz Pride Parade & Festival.
diversitycenter.org
TUSTIN:  Tustin Street and Chili Cook-Off . 30th Annual event time: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Old Town Tustin. tustinca.org


2 | Mon. June 2, 2014

 

 


3 | Tue. June 3, 2014

 


4 | Wed. June 4, 2014

 

 


5 | Thu. June 5, 2014

 

FULLERTON: Thursdays at the Downtown Plaza, Apr. 3-Oct. 30, 2014. Time: 4-8:30 p.m. Entertainment from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Location: 121 E. Wilshire Avenue, between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue, adjacent to the Fullerton Museum Center. (714) 738-6545, cityoffullerton.com

 


6 | Fri. June 6, 2014

 

BEAUMONT: Beaumont Cherry Festival, June 5-8, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beaumontcherryfestival.org
WEST HOLLYWOOD
:
West Hollywood L.A. Pride June 6-8, 2014 lapride.org


7 | Sat. June 7, 2014

 

APPLE VALLEY: Water Festival. Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Cost: $3 pre-registration; $4 at the door Location: Civic Center Park Aquatic Center 14999 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley, CA. applevalley.org
BEAUMONT: Beaumont Cherry Festival & Cherry Festival Parade at 10:30 a.m. today.  June 5-8, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beaumontcherryfestival.org
GREENVILLE: Century Rides from Greenville to Genesee and Antelope Lake and back. Sponsored by Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Sign up and register with Lillian at the office: 530.284.6633
LOS OLIVOS: Jazz & Olive Festival. Outstanding jazz artists In addition, there will be food and wine tastings, vendor booths, cooking demonstrations, and an amateur chef cook-off. Location: Downtown Los Olivos. Ticket: $60. Times: 1- 4.30 p.m. Call: (805) 325-2345. losolivosrotary.org/olivefest.html
PASADENA:  Make Music Pasadena 2014. Make Music Pasadena is the largest FREE music festival in California. Presented by: Old Pasadena Management & Playhouse District it is part of an event with more than 300 cities throughout the world celebrating the spirit of music. Make Music Pasadena is a free, all-day, all-ages music celebration that takes place throughout downtown Pasadena.  The event spans more than 20 city blocks and includes over 150 free concerts. Time: 11:00am - 11:00pm makemusicpasadena.org


8 | Sun. June 8, 2014

 

BEAUMONT: Beaumont Cherry Festival, June 5-8, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beaumontcherryfestival.org
WEST HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood L.A. Pride June 6-8, 2014 lapride.org


9 | Mon. June 9, 2014

 


10 | Tues. June 10, 2014

 

 


13 | Fri. June 13, 2014


DUNSMUIR: Dunsmuir Railroad Days June 13-15, 2014
ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee 37th Annual Event  Father's Day Weekend - June 13-15 2014   huckfinn.com
SANTA YNEZ: Live Oak Music Festival, June 13-15, 2014. Three-day concert and camping festival held in the Live Oak Campground in the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara each Father’s Day weekend. Guests enjoy a wide range of musical genres like folk-rock, blues, and bluegrass from some of the most talented musicians in the world. A family-friendly event, the festival also hosts a variety of activities for children. All festival proceeds benefit KCBX Public Radio, which serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Southern Monterey Counties. Tickets:  liveoakfest.org,  (805) 781-3030.


14 | Sat. June 14, 2014

 

DUNSMUIR: Dunsmuir Railroad Days June 13-15, 2014
LAKE ALMANOR: Mile High 100 Bike Ride.
LANCASTER
: Antelope Valley Jazz Festival at Fairgrounds, avfair.com
 MARTINEZ: King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival June 14 & 15, 2014  countybbq.com
ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee 37th Annual Event  Father's Day Weekend - June 13-15 2014   huckfinn.com
PINOLE: Celebration of Wine Tasting.   Call for details:  (510) 724-9062, ci.pinole.ca.us
SACRAMENTO Sacramento Pride. Event consists of a parade and festival. sacramentopride.org
SANTA YNEZ:  Old Santa Ynez Day. Old West comes to life as the frontier town of Santa Ynez celebrates its birthday. Classic Parade, food and entertainment. All along Sagunto Street, downtown Santa Ynez. Street vendors including Arts & Crafts, Antiques & Collectibles, Local Products, Foods. Fun for the whole family. Info: Santa Ynez Elks Lodge (805) 688-3448 
SANTA YNEZ
: Live Oak Music Festival, June 13-15, 2014. Tickets:  liveoakfest.org,  (805) 781-3030.
TEMECULA:
Thornton Jazz Series with George Benson. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $95-170. Location: Thornton Winery,  32575 Rancho California Rd Temecula, CA  Box Office: (951) 699-3021, thorntonwine.com
TAYLORSVILLE:  Pioneer Days, Taylorsville, CA. Pancake Breakfast, All day event, Call: 530.284.7622
YREKA
:  Gold Rush Days | Miner & Broadway


15 | Sun. June 15, 2014

 

DUNSMUIR: Dunsmuir Railroad Days June 13-15, 2014
MARTINEZ: King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival June 14 & 15, 2014  countybbq.com
ONTARIO: Huck Finn Jubilee 37th Annual Event  Father's Day Weekend - June 13-15 2014   huckfinn.com
SANTA YNEZ: Live Oak Music Festival, June 13-15, 2014. Tickets:  liveoakfest.org,  (805) 781-3030.

16 Monday
17 Tuesday
18 Wednesday


19 | Thu. June 19, 2014
 

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Barrels in the Mission Plaza. Grown here, made here  Perfect Pairings in which local wineries partner with local chefs side-by-side for blissful sampling of specialty cuisine and fine wines.  Mighty Croon Dogs band performs.  Time: 4:30-7:30pm 4:30 VIP Early Entry, 5:30 General Admission.  Tickets are $60 for VIP Early Entry and $40 for General Admission. slowine.com
 


20 | Fri. June 20, 2014

 

MAMMOTH: Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com


21 | Sat. June 21, 2014


CORONA: Mach 1 Mud Run. Held at Corona Municipal Airport, 1901 Aviation Dr. machonemudrun.com
LOS ANGELES: BrideWorld Expo, June 21-22, 2014 . Save time. Shop and compare 180  wedding products and services. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $12 admission. L.A. Convention Center, 1200 L.A. Live Way, Los Angeles, CA. brideworld.com
MAMMOTH: Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com
SAN ANSELMO: San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, June 21-22, 2014.   200+ Artists, outstanding food and drinks and great music.   Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Downtown San Anselmo, CA. Cost: Free. townofsananselmo.org
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Wine Passport Weekend, June 21-22, 2014. $55. slowine.com
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Lee Ritenour & Spyro Gyra. Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: $70-145. Location: Thornton Winery,  32575 Rancho California Rd Temecula, CA  Box Office: (951) 699-3021, thorntonwine.com
WATSONVILLE
 Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Open House. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission, public invited. montereybayfarmtours.org
WINTERS: Winters Quilt Show. wintersoutdoorquiltshow.com


22 | Sun. June 22, 2014


LOS ANGELES: BrideWorld Expo, June 21-22, 2014 . Save time. Shop and compare 180  wedding products and services. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  $12 admission. L.A. Convention Center, 1200 L.A. Live Way, Los Angeles, CA. brideworld.com
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Wine Passport Weekend, June 21-22, 2014. $55. slowine.com


23 | Mon. June 23, 2014

 

MAMMOTH: Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com


24 | Tue. June 24, 2014

 

MAMMOTH: Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com

 


25 | Wed. June 25, 2014

 

MAMMOTH: Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com


26 | Thu. June 26, 2014

 

BURBANK: Downtown Burbank Car Classic. Time:  3-9 pm.
MAMMOTH:
Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com


27 | Fri. June 27, 2014

 

MAMMOTH: Mammoth Motocross  June 20-29, 2014 mammothmotocross.com


28 | Sat. June 28, 2014


LOS OLIVOS:  St. Mark's Cellar Classis: An Auction of Rare & Fine Wines. Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: St. Mark’s-In-The-Valley Episcopal Church Address: 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos, CA 
SAN DIEGO
: Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off . Time: 10 a.m. oceanbeachsandiego.com
SAN FRANCISCO:
San Francisco Pride June 28-29, 2014
SONOMA
: Sonoma Lavender Festival, June 28-29, 2014. Time: 10am to 5pm 8537 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood CA 95452 Lavender Marketplace: lavender plants, bath and body, diffusers, candles, gifts, pillows, sachets, hot/cold therapy wraps. Demos, Workshops, Spa treatments, Massage, Face painting, Crafts For Separate Purchase: Lavender cuisine by Worth our Weight, culinary apprentice program. Wine by Chateau St. Jean, Breathless Sparkling. Beer by Lagunitas $15 presale, $20 door. sonomalavender.com/festival
SUSANVILLE:  Main Street Cruise Classic Car & Motorcycle Show N’ Shine. Sponsored by Lassen County Chamber of Commerce  in Historic Uptown Susanville. For more information, call (530)257-4323, lassencountychamber.com


29 | Sun. June 29, 2014
 

SAN DIEGO FARE Food Allergy Walk
SONOMA: Sonoma Lavender Festival, June 28-29, 2014.  sonomalavender.com/festival



 

July 2014

July 3, 2014  TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Boz Scaggs. 
July 4, 2014 SOLVANG: Parade & Fireworks Show at Santa Ines Mission. solvangusa.com
July 5, 2014  TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Kenny G.
July 11-13, 2014  BRENTWOOD: Brentwood CornFest.
July 12, 2014 POINT REYES: Night of Nights
July 12, 2014  SAN DIEGO: The Ultimate Dog Lovers 
July 12 & 13, 2014  IDYLLWILD:   Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival,
July 13, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Chris Botti. 
July 14, 2014  MOUNTAIN VIEW: Bastille Day Sing-along
July 19 & 20, 2014 GREENVILLE: Gold Digger Days 
July 19, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Pat Metheny
July 20, 2014  LOS ANGELES: The Ultimate Dog Lovers
July 20, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Jesse Cook.
July 23, 2014 SANTA ROSA: Move Live on Tour! Superstar 
July 25-27, 2014  McCLOUD: Lumberjack Fiesta July 25-27, 2014
July 26, 2014 BIG BEAR LAKE: Spirits of The West  Brews Fest. Celebrating Big Bear Valley’s National Day of The Cowboy.  Time: 1
July 26, 2014 CYPRESS: Cypress Community Festival. 
July 26, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Love & Soul featuring Norman Brown, plus Jonathan Butler.

August 2014

August 2, 2014 CUPERTINO: Lions Club Chicken Feed
August 2, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Bobby Caldwell & Keiko Matsui
August 5, 2014 CALIFORNIA: First Night Out.
AUBURN
: 59th Annual Western Trail Ride Tevis Cup 
PASO ROBLES: Rotary Winemakers' Cookoff  
BIG BEAR LAKE: Art on the Lake Fine Art Festival 
WINTERS: Earthquake Festival
PALO ALTO: Festival of Arts August 23-24, 2014
SOLVANG: Aug. 23, 2014 Wheels and Windmills Car Show.  Over 300 cars and 5 vintage boats on display on Copenhagen and First Street in downtown Solvang. Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. wheelsnwindmills.com
August 23, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Trombone Shorty
August 24, 2014 TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Al Jarreau  WATSONVILLE: Labor Day Weekend Fly In
August 30, 2014  WILLOW CREEK: Big Foot Days 

September 2014

WASCO: Festival of Roses & Parade 
Sept. 11-14, 2014  MORAGA - California Independent Film Festival.  CUPERTINO: Silicon Valley Fall Festival.  
ROSEVILLE: Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale
VENTURA  & ALBANY - Solano Avenue Stroll  
September 19-21, 2014 SOLVANG: Danish Days  
September 20, 2014 OAKHURST: Mountain Heritage Day Parade, 10 a.m. Location:   Fresno Flats School Road Oakhurst, CA Phone: 559-683-6570. fresnoflatsmuseum.org
September 26, 2014 SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Festival.
September 27, 2014 CUPERTINO: Diwali Festival.
September 27, 2014  PORT HUENEME: Port Hueneme Banana Festival,

October 2014

October 3, 2014 POWAY: Barn Dance. Bringing history to life at the annual Rendezvous in Poway Barn Dance. Bring your dancing shoes, participate in free traditional dance lessons, and dance the evening away! Time: 7-9 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Old Poway Park 14134 Midland Road Poway, Calif. Call: (858) 668-4576, poway.org

October 4, 2014 CHICO:  National YoYo Championship
October 4, 2014 POWAY: Hobo Campfire Sing-A-Long. Come to the   Banks of Rattlesnake Creek  and join in the Poway Folk Circle with renowned storyteller, Charles Johnson. Join pioneers and cowboys around the campfire while you roast S'mores, and sing traditional campfire songs the entire family can enjoy!  Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Cost: Free Location: Old Poway Park 14134 Midland Road Poway, Calif.  Call (858) 668-4576, poway.org

October 10-12, 2014 BISHOP: Lone Pine Film Festival. lonepinefilmfestival.org

October 10-12, 2014  SAN PEDRO: San Pedro International Film Festival,   SPIFFest.org 

October 17-19, 2014  BUENA PARK: Silverado Days. Location: Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr., Buena Park, CA  silveradodays.com

 November 2014

BIG SUR: Big Sur Food & Wine Festival November 6-9, 2014, various locations throughout Carmel and Big Sur

NEWHALL:  Rose Show.  This year's Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society "Wild West" rose show will be held at William S. Hart Park in Newhall, CA. Hundreds of rose bloom will be on display in vases. There is no charge to enter roses in this rose society rose show or to view the exhibits. The public is welcome to attend  free of charge. scvrs.homestead.com

December 2014

JANUARY 2015

FEBRUARY 2015

ADELANTO - Adelanto Grand Prix Feb 28-March 1, 2014. adelantogp.com

 

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