California July Festivals

Week of July 11-14, 2014

WEED: Weed Carnevale July 9 - 13, 2014. A weekend of fun with a carnival, parade, bocci ball, horseshoe, run‑walk relay, continuous entertainment, rides, food, games, beer, wine, and vendor booths. Come early and stay late! Bel Air Park - Weed, CA
PASADENA: Celebration on the Colorado Street Bridge July 12, 2014. Colorado Street Bridge, one of the world's most beautiful bridges, hosts a festival with antique cars, kids activities, continuous live music, dancing, antique cars, children's activities, foods and beverages.
REDWOOD CITY: Jewelry on the Square July 11, 2014 Courthouse Square Downtown - Redwood City, CA Pasadena
PASADENA: International Gem and Jewelry Show July 11 - 13, 2014. Location: Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
COTATI: Kids Parade & Festival July 12, 2014 La Plaza Park - Cotati, CA.
FILLMORE: Fillmore & Western Railway Murder Mystery Dinner Train July 12, 2014 Fillmore & Western Railway - Fillmore, CA
CASTRO VALLEY: Castro Valley Pride Castro Valley Pride July 12, 2014 Castro Valley High School Stadium Plaza - Castro Valley, CA
HAYWARD" Bay Area Blues Society Hayward - Russell City Blues Festival July 12 - 13, 2014 Hayward City Hall Plaza - Hayward, CA
OCEANSIDE: Old Mission Montessori School Christmas in July July 12 - 13, 2014 San Luis Rey Mission - Oceanside, CA.
UNION CITY: Adobo Festival July 12 - 13, 2014 Kennedy Park - Union City, CA
OAKLAND: Temescal Street Fair July 13, 2014 Telegraph Avenue - Oakland, CA
SACRAMENTO: Antique Fair, July July 13, 2014. Front Street & Broadway - Sacramento, CA


SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara French Festival July 12-13, 2014, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Annual celebration of Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance, -- and, of course, the infamous Poodle Parade and Femme Fatales Drag Revue! Location: Oak Park Address: 300 West Alamar Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA.


LOS ALTOS: Arts & Wine Festival July 12-13, 2014. Los Altos Village Association The highly-rated Arts & Wine Festival showcases the distinctive works of artists and musicians

NORTH TAHOE: Annual North Tahoe ARTour July 11-20, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tahoe City, CA. Annual NORTH TAHOE ARTour. This year local artists will open their studios for two weekends in July.

OCEANSIDE: OMMS Christmas in July Artisan Fair & Carnival Mission San Luis Rey Jul 12 - 13, 2014 Price: Free Offering handmade arts and craft items (many with Christmas themes) by over 150 artisans, the event also includes a rummage sale, bake sale, food court raffle, kid's activity area and live entertainment.

PALO ALTO: Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival July 12-13, 2014, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 1313 Newell Rd Palo Alto, CA. Admission Free!

SQUAW VALLEY: ART, WINE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Experience the beauty of the arts in the Village at Squaw Valley. This festival showcases fine art, alongside musical performances and delectable wine tastings. Location: Squaw Valley Village 400 Squaw Creek Road Olymic Valley, CA.

VENTURA: Channel Islands Harbor Fine Arts Festival July 12-13, 2014 Image by Vigallon artThis 14th annual Channel Islands Harbor Art Festival

PETALUMA: Art & Garden Festival July 13, 2014. Over 100 booths with wonderful, unique items, local wine, beer and food. Live music all day. A showcase of Petaluma's artistic and horticultural splendor, the thirteenth annual Art & Garden Festival returns for another day long celebration of music, food, wine, art and garden. As its name implies, the Art & Garden Festival honors the arts and horticulture produced in the Petaluma area with an array of local art, garden accessories, fine crafts and handmade jewelry, in addition to food & wine tasting. Location: Historic Petaluma Downtown,

CAMBRIA: Cambria Summer Fair July 12 - 13, 2014, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vets' Hall parking lot On Saturday and Sunday, July 12th & 13th at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm many artists and craftspeople from all over California will be presenting their wares at the Cambria Veterans' Building parking lot. Admission is free and there will be a pancake breakfast available both days from 8:00 am until 11:00 am at the adjoining American Legion club house. Come join us for a wonderful and interesting day in downtown Cambria! Contact: Dave Siegle Phone: 805-296-9200

PACIFIC GROVE: St. Mary's Antiques & Collectibles Show & Sale July 11-13, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Vintage collectibles and antiques from a select group of West Coast antiques dealers: fine silver, hollowware, flatware, jewelry, collectible books, fine art, glassware, vintage clothing, toys and small furniture. For the gardener, the Plant Booth features popular color spots and those hard-to-find drought-tolerant plants. Location: 146 12th Street at Central, Pacific Grove, CA


ARCATA: Humboldt Folklife Festival July 12-19, 2014. The Folklife Festival spans one week with all venues in Blue Lake, save for Friday's night gig in Arcata, and includes the free day-long finale on Saturday. The most musical week of the year is a showcase of local musicians. July 12 - Kick-Off July 13 - Annie And Mary Day July 14 - Songwriter Night July 15 - Jazz Night July 16 - Old Fashion Country Night July 17 - Outlaw Country Night July 18 - Barn Dance @ Arcata Vets Hall July 19 - All Day Free Fest In Blue Lake: Dell'Arte is at 1st & H streets; Perigot Park is at 312 South Railroad Ave.

SANTA CLARA: Island Reggae Festival July 12, 2014 Great America sold out

MENDOCINO: Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra concerts

GRASS VALLEY: WorldFest July 12 - 13, 2014 Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Held under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra Foothills featues 8 stages of music from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program. Price: Free

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Gay Men's Chorus - LUV Madonna 868 Fourth Ave San Diego, CA 92101 619.570.1100 Tickets $32 -up Date: July 12 - 13, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 PM. Sunday: 3:00 PM.

HAYWARD: Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival July 12 - 13, 2014, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Performers include Grady Champion, Billy Branch, Tail Dragger, Bird Legg, Alabama Mike. Location: Hayward City Hall Plaza Hayward, CA

GRASS VALLEY: California Worldfest, July 10-13, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.

MARIPOSA: Yosemite Music Festival, July 11-12, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa.

FOLSOM: Americana Music Festival, July 11-12, Nicholson Music Co, Folsom.

LEGGETT: TOP Festival, July 12, 2014. Tan Oak Park, Leggett. Poor Man's Whiskey, Rumpke, Mountain Boys, Dusty Green, Bones Band, Dirt Floor Band, Tempest. $35 ticket. 58974 North Highway 101 Leggett, California 95585 707-984-6206.

SAN FRANCISCO: Salsa Festival on the Fillmore July 11th & 12th 2014. The Salsa Festival on the Fillmore is a two-day extravaganza featuring salsa lessons, dance performances, live music, and outdoor dancing at the Fillmore Center Plaza. The collaboration between the city of San Francisco, Roy Bennett Productions and the Fillmore Entertainment Corridors business community has become one of California's largest Latin music dance parties drawing over 7,000 visitors.

SONOMA: Cline Wine & Dixieland Jazz Festival July 12, 2014, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Annual Cline Wine & Dixieland Jazz Festival features Black Diamond Blue Five, Devil Mountain Jazz Band, Golden Gate Rhythm Machine with Pat Yankee, Jambalaya Big Swing Band, Natural Gas Jazz Band, Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Ray Skjelbred, Bob Hirsch, Marty Eggers, Virginia Tichenor, Tom Barnebey Admission: $30 advance (before July 10), $35 at the gate. Wine, beer, food available. Or, bring your own picnic. Location: Cline Cellars, 24737 Hwy 121, Sonoma, CA. Call 707-940-4025.

SAN JOSE: San Jose Obon July 12, 2014, 4:30-5:15 p.m. San Jose Japantown - N. 5th Street between Taylor & Jackson San Jose, CA phone :: (408) 293-9344

SANTA BARBARA: Sound Healing with David Kennet July 13, 2014 11 a.m. - Noon. Location: Salt Caves Santa Barbara Address: 740 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: 805-963-7258 Soul Sounding is a sound voyage, a journey within. Using crystal singing bowls and his voice, David offers a vibrational transmission that helps us to reconnect with our Authentic Nature and melt away perceived limits and obstacles. Learn how to amplify Intention with sound. David will also share a simple and useful technique of toning that balances the main energy centers of the body. Plus, experience Sound-Reiki!

LA Cuban Festival July 13, 2014, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Featuring Issac Delgado and Timbalive from Miami. With performances by Charanga Cubana, M.C. Paloma Morales, SuperDj Robby and DJ Warapo. Location: Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA. Ticket: $30-45,

SALINAS: Cowboy Poetry July 13, 2014, 1-6 p.m. Cowboys telling cowboy stories while attendees sip wine and eat barbecue. The California Rodeo's 2014 Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering at Sherwood Hall features Dave Stamey headlining in 2014. Summer Barn Dance at Tera Firma Farms - 6 pm Fun and lively dancing with caller Mavis McGaugh. Grab your friends and come on down to the farm for some delicious grub and lively dancing! Come early and tour the farm. Saturday, July 12. Eats at 6:00 pm, Dancing starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets :$15.00 Members (use promo code) / $20.00 Non-Members Buy your tickets at: Tickets: 800-549-4989. ,

The iPalpiti Festival returns to Encinitas July 10-13, 2014!

July 12, 2014 Island Reggae Festival at California's Great America The Island Reggae Festival is an all-day celebration showcasing some of the best Polynesian artists and bands around. 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.(408) 988-1776. More Information: California's Great America

OXNARD: Obon Festival Festival Fair July 12, 2014, 1-9 p.m. Exhibits and displays include Bonsai, Karate, Judo, Crafts and Craft Workshop in addition to authentic entertainment such as classical Japanese and Okinawa dance, Taiko Drumming, and children's games. Also, oriental foods such as teriyaki chicken and beef, Japanese rice sushi, udon hot noodles, Japanese pastries, and farmers market. Oxnard Buddhist Temple Admission: FREE


CHICO Slice of Chico July 12, 2014 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Downtown Chico, between 1st & 9th Streets Free Downtown Chico's merchants invite the community downtown for a day filled with great shopping, hot prices and FREE slices of ice-cold watermelon. Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, Slice of Chico draws thousands into downtown for some refreshment and good, old-fashioned customer service! Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, Slice of Chico draws thousands into downtown for some refreshment and good, old-fashioned customer service! Early Birds shop Friday too!

JULY 12, 2014 CHICO Summerfest

LOS ANGELES: Garagiste Festival: Urban Exposure July 12, 2014, 2-5 p.m. 40 Artisan Winemakers converge at Union Station

NAPA: A Taste of Napa A Taste of Napa July 12, 2014 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gourmet food and wine is served by close to 70 restaurants, food artisans, breweries and wineries. 10 Days. 100 Wineries. Over 60 Events. Stars of Music, Dance and Theater. Napa Valley's Fine Wine and Cuisine. Enriching Art, Wellness and Community Programs. Every July, Napa Valley is on stage. Music, dance and theater are artfully blended with Napa's incomparable wines and culinary delights. Location: 500 First Street, Napa, CA. $45 ticket.

SAN LUIS OBISPO July 11, 2014 : Seven Sisters Fest July 11- July 13, 2014 Location: EL Chorro Park, San Luis Obispo, California. Event benefits Woods Humane Association and the Infinite Music Foundation. There will be over 40 breweries and wineries that will attend.

SAN BERNARDINO July 12, 2014: National Orange Show 1st Annual Brew Fest Over 20 breweries will be present with at least 50 different brews available. This is a charitable event were all proceeds go to benefit the NOS foundation, a non-profit company. 12-7 p.m. 909-888-6788 x466 National Orange Show 1st Annual Brew Fest! Rain or shine, Location: The National Orange Show Events Center located at 690 South Arrowhead Ave, Gate 9, San Bernardino, Ca 92408. Tickets are $25 for general addition, $30 for VIP, $10 for designated drivers, $10 for attendees under 21 and kids under 12 enter for free! Prices increase by $5 at the door.

SAN DIEGO Beer Fest July 12, 2014 Annual San Diego Brew Fest Liberty Station NTC Plaza 2640 Cushing Road San Diego, is a fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers. $40 - 3-6 p.m. and $50 VIP 2-6 p.m. beer tastings included. Proceeds benefit Noah's Bark Pet Rescue.

SAN DIEGO July 13, 2014: Ballast Point 18th Anniversary Beer Festival 1-5 p.m. Beer Festival Maritime Museum Of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, California. Walk aboard the Star of India, the Berkeley ferry, and all of the museum's historic vessels and sample beers at 9 different locations throughout the ships and museum. 50 Ballast Point beers include some rare and limited options, plus, this year you will also have an opportunity to sample from our spirits and mixers as well. Live Music on several stages Food for purchase from local vendors Tickets are $40 with free admission to the Maritime Museum of San Diego 15 3-oz beer tasters Souvenir taster glass Up to three 1/4 oz spirits samples (each will count as one beer sample)

PISMO BEACH: Central Coast Wine Classic Experience July 10-13, 2014. The beauty and diversity of California's Central Coast! Participate in the 29th Annual Central Coast Wine Classic, one of the largest and most renowned wine events in California.

SAN FRANCISCO: The BreastFest Beer Festival July 12, 2014 time: 2-6 p.m. Event benefits low income women with breast cancer. 70-80 Breweries from around the Bay Area. Daze on the Green band performs. Festival Pavilion Fort Mason Center, San Francisco advance tickets $55 $65 @ door.

ROHNERT PARK - Annual Wine Country Big Q July 11-12, 2014 1-5 p.m. Public Tasting 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sonoma Mountain Village 1400 Valley House Drive Rohnert Park, California 94928

SLOUGHHOUSE: July 12-13, 2014 Davis Ranch Corn Festival


REDONDO BEACH - South Bay Greek Festival July 11-13, 2014 722 Knob Hill Ave. Redondo Beach, CA


CALIFORNIA Grunion Run July 12 Sa 9:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. Su July 13 10:35 p.m. - 12:35 a.m. Mo July 14 11:25 p.m. - 1:25 a.m. Tu July 15 12:15 a.m. - 2:15 a.m.

SANTA CLARA: California Extreme July 12-13, 2014 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". It's an annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades. All games on display are set for free play, so leave your quarters in the ash tray in your car. You won't need 'em. Location: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.

Women's Volleyball July 12, 2014 Women A Long Beach Women's A July 12, 2014 Women Open Mission Beach Women's Open July 13, 2014 Women AA Long Beach Women's

CARLSBAD: Carlsbad Triathlon July 13, 2014, 7:30 a.m. Tamarack State Beach Register at The Carlsbad Triathlon course begins at Tamarack Surf Beach, and follows the coastline of Carlsbad, past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve. The triathlon boasts a calm ocean swim, a rolling bike course and a smooth run for the finish. This race is for everybody: from first-timers to the elites, and their friends and family! The race begins with an open-water ocean swim, which is well-marked with buoys. The swim is followed by a bike course, and the race finishes with a run along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. The roads are wide and completely closed to traffic-very safe! The course is mostly flat with a couple of rolling areas.

DEL MAR: 77th Del Mar Races Kickoff Party 5300 Grand Del Mar Way San Diego, CA 92130 619.944.8900 Del-Mar-Races-Kickoff-Party Region: North County Coastal Buy Tickets Date: July 11, 2014 Time: 4:00 PM to 11:45 PM Party goes until 2:00 AM! Price: Admission is complimentary with RSVP Venue: Club M at The Grand Del Mar Contact: Join race enthusiasts, celebrity jockeys, equestrians and socialites in kicking off the 77th Del Mar Track Season, the most celebrated summer sensation of San Diego, California!

IMPERIAL BEACH: AA Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition (Formally Loews Coronado Bay Resort's Surf Dog Competition) July 13th, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Imperial Beach, California Get stoked! It's time for the most adorable surf event of the year. At the 2014 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition, the most fearless dogs will jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20! This event must be seen to be believed. Bring the whole family for a day of rad competitions, goodies and fun

MORRO BAY: Rock to Pier Run July 12, 2014 This 6 mile event or half-marathon is held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Proceeds from this event will used for Morro Bay Recreation and Parks' Youth Sports programs. The registration fee ($25-60) will include a performance t-shirt, finisher's medal, aid stations at miles 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10.5 and 13.1, and breakfast back at the Rock.

SAN DIEGO: 2014 Annual Over The Line Tourney Jul 12 - 20, 2014 Price: Free Venue: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park. San Diego's original beach softball event played by men and women into their 80's and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions left untouched by commercialism.

SAN DIEGO: Open Cockpit Days Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Foundation Jul 12 - 13, 2014 Price: Free If you come out to see us during the summer months, you can sit in the cockpit and feel like a real pilot! Take your little kids - and big kids - to enjoy a free day out in the sun. MCAS Miramar San Diego, CA.

SAN DIEGO: 2014 CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES July 10-13, 2014 CSG EVENTS Athlete Check-in Town & Country Hotel Grand Exhibit Hall July 10 5:00pm-9:00pm July 11 9:00am-4:00pm Opening Ceremonies Qualcomm Stadium Fri. July 11 6:30pm Torch Runner Application SPORT EVENTS Archery Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, BMX, Bowling, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Jr. Lifeguards, Judo, Martial Arts, Powerlifting, Rugby, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Surfing, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling

SAN DIEGO: Yoga Journal LIVE! July 10 -14, 2014. Classes, workshops, and activities lead by some of the most highly regarded luminaries around including keynote Deepak Chopra. Grow and diversify your lifestyle with Ayurveda, Mantra, SUP, and more! Enter Promo Code YN14 to receive $50 off your main weekend pass OR full event pass,

SANTA BARBARA: Semana Nautica: Santa Barbara's Annual Summer Sports Festival July 12-13, 2014. Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival includes activities such as ocean swimming, fishing, water polo, volleyball, beach biathlon, 15k road race, sailing, gymnastics, softball, semipro baseball, tug-of-war and the perennial favorite, the Krazy Kardboard Kayak Race plus many others!

MONTEREY: FIM Superbike World Championship July 11-13, 2014. 1021 Monterey-Salinas Hwy. Venue: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Type: Special Events Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Monterey for its only U.S. appearance. Returning to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the FIM Superbike World Championship features riders, teams and manufacturers

SAN JOSE: Hot San Jose Nights Silicon Valley S.T.E.A.M. Festival July 12, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Reid Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA. Calling all pilots, aviation fanatics, aircraft owners, aviators, anything involved in any way with aviation.... In fact, also calling all Science Enthusiasts, Car Fanatics, Music Lovers, everybody in the Bay Area, and beyond..... Hot San Jose Nights presents Silicon Valley S.T.E.A.M. Festival!! S.T.E.A.M. a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Aviation & Math extravaganza.

TRUCKEE: Truckee Tahoe Air Show and Family Festival Jul 12-13, 2014 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The FREE Air Show highlights Women in Aviation, the U.S. Air Force Parachute Team "Wings". Free flights for kids on July 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Truckee Tahoe Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road off Highway 267, Truckee, CA.

VENTURA: Surf Rodeo is Saturday and Sunday July 12th and 13th 2014. Located at Pierpont Beach Ventura CA along Seaward Avenue & on the sand. HOURS Surf Rodeo ... Music Festival and Beer Gardens open at 11AM on the


SANTA BARBARA: LotusFest! July 12, 2014, 2-5 p.m. Call to make a reservation: 805-969-9990 Venue: Lotusland LotusFest is a celebration of the spectacular flower that is Lotusland's namesake. Enjoy wine tasting from Santa Barbara County's premier vintners, hors d'oeuvres, live music, lotus viewing and more!

SANTA BARBARA: Pacific Pride Festival July 12, 2014, 12 Noon-7 p.m. The Pacific Pride Festival is the largest annual LGBT celebration on the central coast, providing a safe, open space for this multifaceted community and its allies to come together. The Festival features a full day line up of live entertainment and activities. Address: Shoreline Dr. and Loma Alta Dr., Santa Barbara, CA. Phone: 805-963-3636 Venue: Leadbetter Beach,

CAMARILLO: Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair July 10-13, 2014. Thursday Night Carnival Special Dollar Day 5pm-10pm All rides are one dollar each tonight only. July 11 Friday Night Car Cruise 5pm Ventura Blvd, Old Town Camarillo Dizdar Park Stage Entertainment 6pm-10pm Beer & Wine Garden 6pm-10pm Candyland Carnival 6pm-10pm July 12 Saturday Opening of Camarillo Street Fair, 10am to 8pm Free Shuttle 10am-7pm Entertainment at Dizdar Park Stage and Fir Street Stage 11am to 10pm Candyland Carnival, 10am to 10pm Hay Ride to Tractor Show provided by the Topa Topa Flywheelers 10am-6pm Radio Disney Display 10am-6pm Kids Fun Zone, Pony & Camel Rides, Petting Zoo. Sunday Noon to 6pm Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair, Free Shuttle 12Noon-7pm Entertainment at Dizdar Park Stage 12noon 7pm Entertainment Fir Street Stage 12noon 6pm Car Show 1pm Candyland Carnival 12noon-7pm Hay Ride to Tractor Show provided by the Topa Topa Flywheelers 12Noon-6pm Kids Fun Zone, Pony & Camel Rides, Petting Zoo

SAN DIEGO: Doggie Street Festival July 12, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: NTC Park at Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA,

PASO ROBLES: Central Coast Lavender Festival Jul 12, 2014. Central Coast Lavender Festival This free event celebrates the lavender industry - an emerging local product - and features lavender producers from throughout the county, who will serve tastes of lavender cuisine, sampling of lavender oils, dipping sauces, lavender ice cream, and education on lavender, lavender growing and sustainable farming practices. There will be free seminars on distilling lavender, benefits of lavender, and demonstrations throughout the day in the gazebo. Location: 11th and Spring Streets, City Park, Paso Robles CA Cost: Free

IDYLLWILD: Lemon Lily Festival, July 12-13, 2014. One of America's Top 100 Art Towns showcases the Lemon Lily (Lilium parryi) which is native to the San Jacinto Mountains. The festival includes art, vendors, educational displays and entertainment among the shaded pines.

ENCINITAS: Insect Festival July 12-13, 2014, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. pm This one-of-a-kind event features thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies including live insects, lizards, snakes, and the famous Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Children can practice bug collecting, hands-on insect arts and crafts, and even taste cooked mealworm larva (in various flavors such as mesquite, teriyaki, and barbeque!). Entomologists and other bug experts will be available for questions and more than 20 informational booths will teach and entertain children and adults alike. San Diego Botanic Garden.

THOUSAND OAKS: The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company Shakespeare Festival Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night, Time: $20 - up. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. July 11, 12, 13, 2014 Directed by Kevin P. Kern. Location: Cal Lutheran Campus, 60 W. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA.

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Pride She-Fest 3620 30th St San Diego, CA 92104 Date: July 12, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Price: Free Come out and partake in the ONLY all-women event hosted by San Diego Pride! This is the first year ever and its going to be awesome! She-Fest is a woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of all women while fostering meaningful connections within the LGBT and larger San Diego community.

Costa Mesa - Orange County Fair July 11-August 10, 2014 Sacramento - California State Fair July 11-27, 2014

Santa Maria - Santa Barbara County Fair July 9-13, 2014 Sonora - The Mother Lode Fair July 10-13, 2014 Turlock - Stanislaus County Fair July 11-20, 2014

FAIRFIELD July 11-13, 2014 Solano County annual Pow Wow at the Solano Community College on July 11-13, 2014, with the college co-hosting the event. The college is a beautiful place to have the event, and we can guarantee you will enjoy the Pow Wow as much, or even better than in the past.

PARADISE July 12-13, 2014 Paradise Pow Wow traditional inter-tribal non-competition Pow Wow. Held on the grounds of the Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Pow Wow committee works hard to educate the community on Native culture and tradition through Drum, Song and Dance. The Pow Wow consists of Native American vendors, food booths, and activities. During this two day gathering Native American artifacts and various handmade items and collections are on special display at the museum and open to the public to view and enjoy. The Paradise Pow Wow is held every July following the 4th of July weekend, Gold Nugget Museum 502 Pearson Rd Paradise, CA 95969.

CENTRAL COAST Pride July 11-13, 2014 Admission is affordable and there's lots of fun at this annual event in the South Bay. For questions, call (310) 540-2434.

Presented by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church.

NUDESTOCK 2014 July 11-13 (hosted by one of the nation's largest nudist resorts (

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