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August 2008 California Events

  Friday, August 1, 2008


ALAMEDA - Legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra - Hop Onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet to listen to world-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, the most popular and sought-after big band in the world. Doors open at 7 p.m. with free dance lessons, concert begins at 8 p.m. Ticket: $45 up/person. Ample free parking is available across the street from the pier. The USS Hornet Museum is located at 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. Tickets can be ordered online at, or call (510) 521-8448 x 282 during the week.


CALIFORNIA - 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  9:50 - 11:50 p.m.


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) 708-1500. ocfair.


IRVINE - Rod Stewart & Brian Adams. Live in Concert at Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $29 - 250. Location: 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA. Box Office: (949) 855-8095.


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.


LAKEPORT - First Friday Fling. Live entertainment, Lake County wine sampling and local original art. Sponsored by the Lake County ARTS Council. Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, CA. Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM. Cost: Free.  Call: (707) 263-6658.


LONG BEACH - Kids Fishing Rodeo. Details available upcoming. Location: Belmont Pier, Long Beach, CA.