Good Times Ahead for Weekend Warriors in California

If you live for the weekend, there's plenty going on, including some wild & woolly times straight ahead for all the guys and girls who like to live life large in California. From Whiskey Flat Western Days, Civil War Battles and Scottish Highland Games to Desert Camel and Ostrich Races at the Indio Date Festival, this weekend should provide enough entertainment to keep you busy and engaged. Get out and have some California fun-sunshine or not!

See the full calendar of events with links to the items below for more details. Pictured is the mega-Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco, said to be the largest such event in the United States.

BAKERSFIELD - Bakersfield Home and Garden Show Feb 18 - 20, 2011
Entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts, crafts, and food vendors.

CLOVERDALE - Cloverdale Citrus Fair Feb. 18 - 21, 2011. Traditional fair in Sonoma County.

EL CENTRO - Mardi Gras Light Parade & Street Fair Location: Main Street between 5th & 7th. The traditional themed colors of purple, green and gold, encompass the entire Downtown area. Parade, street festival, glittery costumes, lights, masks and beads. Celebrating New Orleans tradition with a Light Parade & Street Festival creates an exciting and fun evening for the entire family.

INDIO - Riverside County Fair & Date Festival Feb 18 - 27

KERNVILLE - Whiskey Flat Western Days Feb. 18 - 21, 2011. Parade, rodeo and encampment.

LAKEPORT - Wine & Chocolate Festival. 30 Wineries, car show, silent auction and the seductive chocolate are featured. Time: Noon - 4 p.m. Address: Mt. Konocti Growers, 2550 Big Valley Road, Lakeport. Admission is $35 per person in advance; $40 at the door. Call (707) 279-0563 or (888) 775-8336.

LONG BEACH - Scottish Festival Feb. 19 -20, 2011. Marching units with bagpipes, festive costumes and traditional Scottish games and events throughout the weekend on the lawns and on the ship. Time: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: $18 / day; $24 / 2 day pass. Men of Worth Concert: $15; Malt Whiskey Tasting $25; Tasting & Dinner $65.

MAMMOTH LAKES - President's Holiday Feb 19 - 21, 2011
President's Holiday will be held on (Saturday, Sunday and Monday).... entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts, crafts and vendors.

PALM SPRINGS - Modernism Week Feb 17 - 27, 2011. Modernism Week is a week-long event focusing on design and architecture

PASADENA - Pasadena Fly-Fishing Show Feb 19-20, 2011
February 19, 2011 Pasadena, CA Show will be held on from Sat 9 - 5:30; Sun 9 - 4:30.... entertainment, activities and attractions.

PLEASANTON - Alameda County Spring Home and Garden Show Feb 18- 21, 2011. 25th Annual Spring Show. The event planners can tell you why their event is so great...entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts, crafts and vendors.

SAN DIEGO - Healing Arts and Psychic Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, 5820 Oberlin Dr. #108, San Diego, CA 92121 (Sorrento Valley) Call: (858) 320-0090 Cost: $5 -10

SAN FRANCISCO - Chinese New Year Parade.

SAN FRANCISCO - Tulipmania at Pier 39 Feb. 19 - 27, 2011

SAN JOSE - San Jose Whole Bead Show Feb 18-20, 2011 Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday Noon to 5pm. This show...entertainment, activities and attractions include: arts and crafts
YERMO - President's Weekend Celebration. Civil War Enactments & Camps at Calico Ghost Town Feb. 19 -21, 2011.

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