Saturday, August 16, 2008
Grunion Run in
Southern California. Fishing license required for 16 and
older. Best beaches span from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
Approx. time for Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro. See link for other
guidelines and beach times 9:35 - 11:35 p.m. dfg.ca.gov
Days. Vintage Cars fill the streets of the new downtown
Copperopolis Town Square. A car show, Rock 'n Roll music, BBQ
and dancing in the streets all make for a day to celebrate the
beautiful centerpiece square. Time: 10 a.m. 8 p.m. Cost: Free
admission. Location: 100 Town Square, Copperopolis, CA. Call:
(209) 785-8553. copperopolistownsquare.com
FAIRFIELD - Tomato Festival and West Coast BBQ. Tomato
foods, live entertainment, farmer's market, children games, beer
events and arts and crafts, Family activities, beer and wine
garden and food court. Also hosting the Western Regional Bar-be-Que
Cook Off finals. Eating and costume contests and many vendors.
Location: Downtown, 1000 Texas Avenue, Jefferson Street to
Pennsylvania Street, Fairfield, CA. Time: Sat. 10 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Free. Call: (707)
FALBROOK - Wine & A Bite Art Walk - through
Downtown Fallbrook features food from popular Fallbrook
restaurants, wine from an award-winning winery and unique art
experiences at each stop. One more art walk is scheduled
on Sept. 20. Time: 5-7 p.m. Cost: $20 person. Call: (760)
FERNDALE - Humboldt
County Fair.112th Annual Humboldt County Fair. Horse races, mule
races, sheep dog trials, livestock, carnival rides, arts &
handicrafts, food, floriculture and much more! Founded in 1896,
this is the oldest uninterrupted county fair in California. Runs
through Aug. 17. Call: (707) 786-9511. humboldtcountyfair.org
LONG BEACH - Full Moon
Gondola Wine Tasting Party Cruise. Back By Popular Wine Party
Cruise Demand!...Journey on this full moon gondola wine cruise
like no other. Morry's brings back its ever-popular gondola wine
tasting cruise. Price includes: gondola cruise, wine tasting of
boutique wines, lite 'eats', good vibes, and a FULL MOON to
serenade you! Guests go directly to the Gondola Getaways Dock.
Only 25 spots left on the large Venetian Gondolas. Will sell
out! Time: 8:30 to 10 p.m. Cost: $49/person (plus tax &
gratuity). Location: 5437 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA.
MUST RSVP with Leanna: (562) 688-7109 or [email protected] (no
LONG BEACH - Capture
the Wind Festival. Kite Festival includes these events: Capture
the Wind - Blokart Festival - Kite Surfing Challenge. Location:
Beaches, Belmont Shore Ocean at Granada, Long Beach, CA.
LOS ANGELES -
Marketplace & Cultural Faire. Events include jazz, r&b and
top music concert acts, literary presentations, vendors selling
unique gifts and foods, and an entire fun zone for kids. The
event runs on August 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 and September 1.
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Rancho Cienega Recreation
Center, 5001 Rodeo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90016. Cost: $8.00 for
adults $5 for children over 12 & Seniors. Phone: (323) 293-1612.
MILPITAS - Celebrate
Milpitas! Entertainment, food, drink and over 100 artisans with
hand-made crafts, 18 different domestic wines from 5 local
wineries plus selected international wines, over 30 types of
food, activities and rides for the kids, FREE musical
entertainment on two stages and numerous community booths.
Location: South Milpitas Boulevard -one block south of Calaveras
Boulevard, SR 237, Milpitas, CA. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free. Call: (408) 262-2613. milpitaschamber.com
Monterey County Fair
at Monterey County Fairgrounds. Enjoy live entertainment,
carnival rides, games, contests, music, food vendors and a whole
lot of fun. Event runs through Aug. 17, 2008.
PISMO BEACH - Saint
Anthony's Celebration. Celebrate the cultural contribution of
the area's Portugal descendants. A parade begins at 11 a.m. with
Sopas being served on the grounds. Crafts, Food, Music and
vendor booths provide lots to look at, see and eat. Location:
Saint Anthony's Church, 390 Bello Street, Pismo Beach, CA. Call:
SAN DIEGO - Concert with Dirty Sweet. Plaza del Pasado in Old Town hosts
free concerts. Time: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Location: Park
located at Juan and Calhoun streets inside the Old Town San
Diego Historic State Park just outside of Jolly Boy Saloon &
Restaurant, San Diego, CA. plazadelpasado.com or call
SAN DIEGO - Summer
Home and Remodeling Show. Ideas for your home and garden, great
decorating ideas and more. Location: San Diego Convention
Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA. Hours: Fri.-Sat.
10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Runs through August 17. Admission:
Free. Phone Number: (800) 999-5450. showusa.net
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA -
Antique Fair along Mariposa Street in the downtown area is
sponsored by San Juan Bautista Antique Committee. Time: 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: San Juan Bautista, CA. Call: (831)
SAN MATEO - San
Mateo County Fair and Bay Meadows Thoroughbred Horse Racing.
Contests, carnival, livestock, crafts, home arts and animal
competitions, top musical acts, petting zoo and pig racing are
but a few of the attractions and events at this popular bay area
fair. Cost: $10 (approx.) to free for kids 5 and under. Time:
Noon to 11 p.m. most days. Check web site for details. Location:
San Mateo County Fair, 2495 S. Delaware Street, San Mateo, CA
94403. Call: 650-574-3247. sanmateocountyfair.com
SAN RAFAEL - San
Rafael Food and Wine Festival. Wine tasting from regional
wineries, beer tastings from local breweries and local
restaurants will be featuring some of the best cuisine in Marin
County. The festival will also showcase local artists and
musicians displaying their talents on Mission Street East to D
Street. Vendors, Entertainment Free, Food and Music. Location:
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA.
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call: (800) 310-6563.
SANTA BARBARA -
Woodies at the Beach, Santa Barbara Woodie Club. The 2008
Woodies at the Beach show held by the Santa Barbara Woodie Club
will be held at Santa Barbara City College beginning at 9 AM and
concluding at 3 PM. Location: Santa Barbara City College, 721
Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA. The entrance to the display area is
at the corner of Shoreline Drive and Loma Alta Drive, Santa
Barbara, CA. There is no entry fee nor any parking fee. Contact
President Ron Dugger, (805) 343-4025 or
SANTA CRUZ - Aloha
Night Campfire with Michelle Kiba and the Tiki Tones will
perform at the New Brighton State Beach Campfire Amphitheater.
Enjoy live Hawaiian music, story telling and hula lessons beside
the campfire. Fun for the entire family. Admission is free with
paid park entrance fee $6. Location: New Brighton State Beach,
Capitola, CA Call: (831) 464-6330
- Open House for Academy of Art. Meet Successful Alumni &
Get Portfolio Feedback (optional), see online art & design class
demos and find out about housing, financial aid, plus complete
your application for Fall 2008. Admission is FREE! Time: 10 AM -
5 PM (Ongoing). Location: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700
Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Call 800-544-2787
SANTA ROSA - Wings
Over Wine Country Air Show. Aircraft on display and aeronautics
in the air. Vendors, Family-friendly entertainment Free, Food,
midway rides, music and more. Location: Charles M. Schulz
Airport, 2200 Airport Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA. Call: (707)
Farmer's Market. Includes John Watson as featured
entertainment. Fresh produce, crafts and live entertainment.
Location: Theall and Stewart St., Sonora, CA. Time: 7:30 - 11:30
a.m. Call: (209) 532-7735. sonoraca.com
TEMPLETON - Gourd Birdhouse Natural Finish Workshop at
Jack Creek Farms. Learn how to choose,
and create a delightful natural gourd birdhouse for your
feathered friends. $18 fee includes a gourd and all the tools
and materials to make a finished birdhouse. Space is limited.
Please call 238-3799 to make reservations. Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA. jackcreekfarms.com
TOMALES - Holstein 100
Bicycle Ride. 15th Annual Tomales Holstein 100 Mile bike ride
passes through Holstein country just north of the Bay Area.
Location: Tomales High School, Irvin Road, Tomales, CA. Start
time: 100 miles..6:30 - 8:30 am; 67 miles..7:30 - 9:00 am; 34
miles..8:30 - 10:00 am. Course closes at 5 p.m. Cost: $55 - 65.
Call: (415) 663-8148. wmss.org
Chili Challenge - held in Town Square, the International
Chili Society is partnering with the Downtown merchants for an
officially sanctioned event. The judging categories include
Salsa, Chili Verdi, and Home Style (can include beans) and the
big pepper itself Texas Style Red Chili. The winner of the Texas
Style Red Chili has the opportunity to move one step closer to
the ICS World Championship being held in October. Adding spice
to the day’s activities there will also be the fire house and
restaurant challenges to determine the best Firehouse and
Restaurant Chili’s in Vacaville and beyond. Time: 10 am to 6 pm.
There will be a great variety of musical entertainment all day
long with Loren Davidson, Yard Sale, Southern Comfort & “Kim Rea
& the Dream Dogs”. For cook-off entry details please call the
Bruce at (707) 404-6441; or (707) 451-2100. chilicookoff.com.
WHITTIER - Uptown
Whittier Car Show. Enjoy the cars at the beautiful uptown
district. Location: Whittwood Town Center, 15608 Whittwood Lane,
Whittier, CA. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call: (562) 698-7645.
Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival. Taste over 30 local wines.
Outrageous boar sausages & savory lamb bbq. Wild & Wacky Games,
Live Music, Silent Auction and Grape Stomp are just part of the
fun at Meyer Family Cellars.Proceeds will benefit the Yorkville
Volunteer Fire Department and the non-profit Yorkville Highlands
Growers & Vintners Association. Location: Meyer Family Cellars,
19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville, CA 95494,(between Cloverdale &
Boonville, mile marker 34.2 on Hwy 128. As of posting, there
hotel rooms in Cloverdale). Time:2pm - 7pm. Tickets $50.
Call: (707) 894-9177. yorkvillehighlands.org/festival.html