BENICIA - Steve Freund
Brings Blues Trio and Chicago History to Local Music Studio.
Guitarist Steve Freund will visit 851 Music Studio in Benicia to
perform a guided guitar tour of the evolution of modern blues
with roots in country blues and a touch of 40's jazz. Time: 2
pm. Location: 851 Music Studio 851 First Street Benicia, CA
94510. Cost: Free Admission –Open to the Public - Limited
Seating – Reservations required. Call (707) 747-0851 for
COSTA MESA - Orange
County Fair Say Cheese. Enjoy one of the most popular urban
fairs in the U.S. Pig races are an annual treat, carnival rides,
food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and
fun for the entire family. Runs through Aug. 3, 2008
(closed Mondays). Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5
free. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714)
DEL MAR - Professional Bull Riding. Professional Bull
Riders, Inc., was founded in 1992 by 20 accomplished bull riders
who wanted to make bull riding — rodeo's most popular event —
into a stand-alone sport. More than 700 bull riders from the U.
S., Canada, Brazil and Australia hold PBR memberships. Tickets
usually go on sale about three months prior to the event.
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858)
755-1161. sdfair.com or pbrnow.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
OPEN of Surfing and Beach Games. A festive, youthful
atmosphere greets vacationers to this annual outdoor
extravaganza of sports such as surfing, skateboard, bmx, fmx and
interactive village games for guests. Cost: Free admission.
Open: daily till about 5 p.m. usopenofsurfing.com.
HUNTINGTON BEACH -
Supergirl Jam. Held in Huntington Beach July 25-27, the
event features outdoor sports competitions for girls only.
Location: south of the Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach,
Cal. Times: Friday, July 25, 2008 – 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.;
Saturday, July 26, 2008 – 11:00a.m. -5:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 27,
2008 – 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cost: Free.
LAGUNA BEACH -
Art-A-Fair festival. 42nd annual art event located in a
beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live
entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This
year's theme is "Venetian Carnival." The event runs
through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach,
Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat.
until 10 p.m.Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7.00; under 12 free.
Call: (949) 494-451. art-a-fair.com
MENDOCINO - 2008 Mendocino Music Festival. Held at
Mendocino Headlands State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean,
Main Street between Lansing and Kasten, Mendocino. The event
runs through July 26, 2008. Shows are at 8:00 pm. Call (707)
Festival. The 15th Annual Salsa event is the HOTTEST summer
event with spicy foods and sizzling entertainment.
Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, this award-winning festival
features the region’s top salsa bands, non-stop salsa dancing,
vendor marketplace shopping, Kids Korner attractions, a Salsa
Tasting Tent, international foods, a salsa recipe contest, and
the “Salsa with our Local Stars” Dance Contest & Charity
Fundraiser. The Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days.
Location: Plaza Park, Fifth & B Streets in downtown Oxnard, CA.
Admission and parking are FREE. Pets and coolers are not
permitted. For Festival info call (805) 247-0197.
Farmer's Market. Includes Michael Severin 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
TWAIN HARTE - Twain
Harte Summer Arts & Wine Festival. The 31st Annual event in the
Central Sierra village of Twain Harte becomes the center of
creativity, music and fun. Twain Harte Summer Arts & Wine
Festival includes talented craft and graphic artists &
continuous live entertainment. Starting at the Twain Harte Arch
(Joaquin Gully Rd) and turning down Cedar Drive, nearly 100 high
caliber artists will display and sell their fine wares. Cool
Vintage Car Show in Twain Harte Center (La Morenita parking
lot). Time: 10am to 6pm Saturday; 10am to 5pm Sunday.
Co-sponsored by Twain Harte Chamber of Commerce: (209) 586-4482.
Free Admission. Event info, call (209) 533-3473.
WATSONVILLE - Willy's Rods and Hogs Car Show and
Swap Meet. Watsonville High School and The Road Angels 2nd
annual event is fun to watch. Vendor booths, beautiful cars, and
great swap meet deals make this a fun fund-raiser. Location:
Watsonville High School, 250 East Beach Street, Watsonville,
California Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: Car entries $25
entry before June 6; $30 at the gate.
All proceeds benefit the Watsonville High School
Athletic Program. Contactt: Brad Hubbard (831) 728-6390 ext 1801
or Tony Gonzalez (831) 359-7478.
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