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California is a paradise with a thousand miles of cool, sandy beaches, 500 miles of stunning forests (including the giant redwoods - the biggest trees on Earth,) and Death Valley, where temperatues typically top 120 degrees in the summer months. Be a part of this spectacular journey!


Catalina Island Flying Fi...

AVALON, CALIF.-- There's always something happening on Catalina Island, and you never know what to expect. This weekend there's an Easter Egg Hunt, Rubber Ducky Derby and many other events. But what's coming up is ...

Beyond Super Bowl

San Francisco loves its sports but it also enjoys fine cuisine, arts and entertainment. There's no city in California featuring such a concentration of fine things so easily accessible to visitors. In fact the city ...

California Kite Weather

Although National Kite Month doesn't begin till late March, California kite festivals in Redondo Beach and Huntington Beach are held early in the month. Winter and Spring are ideal times to fly kites when there are less crowds, especially ...

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Great Pacific Airshow Wows and Educate...

Published on: October 21, 2018
By Chris MacDonald “When thunder roars, go indoors!” is great weather advice but most in Huntington Beach just did the opposite the past three days—they headed outdoors-- to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and other planes do acrobatics at The Great Pacific Airshow, which returned October 19-21, 2018. Under blue skies, it was an amazing sight ...

California Pumpkin Races, Drops and Sm...

Published on: October 20, 2018
What can you do with a pumpkin on Halloween besides carving it into a jack-o-lantern or eating it in some bread, pie, souffle, soup or dessert? Well, you can drop it from a helicopter like they do at Hiller Aviation Museum's annual Haunted Hangar Pumpkin Drop in San Carlos (left photo). Or, you can drop it ...

Coarsegold, CA Tarantulas, They’...

Published on: October 19, 2018
Celebrate the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky Tarantulas of the Theraphosidae family. Each year Coarsegold, named for coarse nuggets discovered in a nearby creek during the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, enjoys a festival paying homage to the hairy critters the last weekend in October. If you happen to be driving along Highway ...

Magical, Musical, Local

Published on: October 18, 2018
Santa Cruz, Calif. GLOWS big time. Glow, A Festival of Fire and Light at Museum of Art & History on Oct.20, 2018 is quite magical -- and enlightening! It is one of the many unique festivals and events that you could easily miss if you didn't know about it like many locals do. Arts BAKERSFIELD: Via ...

October Out West Fests

Published on: October 17, 2018
Angels Camp, Calif. Mark Twain Wild West Fest Oct.20, 2018 offers an Autumn street fest in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, elevation 1378'. This is where Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" story was set. Watch it come to life! Californians tend to spend much time focused on costumes, parties and ...

Halloween Themed Weekend Events

Published on: October 16, 2018
Do you want to show off your family this weekend? Pictured is Long Beach's Zombie Festival Oct.19-21, 2018, make up artists on site! October 20 (unless otherwise noted) ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda Oct.5-31 ALAMEDA: USS Hornet Halloween Overnighter ALISO VIEJO: Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest ALTADENA: Wicked Lit Play APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic ...



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