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August 2008 California Events

  Sunday, August 10, 2008


BURLINGAME - Burlingame Jazz Festival. 16th annual Burlingame Art & Jazz Festival presented by Burlingame Chamber of Commerce features over 150 artists, fine art, sculptures, ceramics, crafts, jewelry, specialty clothing, delicious gourmet foods, a home and garden area, and a thoroughly entertaining children’s play area. The Festival showcases many forms of light jazz such as Dixieland, Swing and Latin. It’s a wonderful way to spend a summer day with the family. Location: Burlingame Avenue, located in the heart of the village-like downtown area of Burlingame, 15 minutes south of San Francisco in San Mateo County . Take CalTrain to the Burlingame Train Station, which is just steps away from the festival. Public parking is available. Or fly into San Francisco Airport (in Burlingame,) and take a taxi. Runs through August 10. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call: (650) 344-1735.

FALLBROOK - Glass Art Show. Fallbrook's annual event featuring a world of glass art is held at the Fallbrook Art Center. Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook California. 92028. Admission $5/person. Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: (760) 728-1414.

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.

HOLLISTER - Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. Since 1994 this quality showcase of bluegrass talent has showcased top artists along with crafts, vendors, foods and more. Runs through August 10. Time: Starts at 3 p.m. Location: Bolado Park, 6100 Airline Highway, Hollister, CA. Call: (408) 241-5920.

LODI - Tim Hanni, MW (Master of Wine) will be at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, demonstrating the art of balancing food and wine flavors. He will be introducing a new flavor balancing seasoning called Vignon. In the wine world, Tim is known as the advocate for helping the consumer discover their wine and food preferences. Only one of 264 Masters of Wine in the world, Tim was the first of two Americans to achieve what is regarded as the highest accolade in the international wine industry. Tim is credited with introducing the concept of the “umami” taste phenomenon to the wine and food world, the fifth taste sensation along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Tim will be offering foods known difficult to pair wines with and match them with a selection of wines from the Lodi appellation. Time: 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday. There is no charge for the presentation. Contact (209) 367-4727.

LONG BEACH - Long Beach Jazz Festival. 20 year old event features variety of top jazz musicians. Runs through Aug 10, 2008. Since 1988, featuring a wealth of contemporary and traditional performances by a host of internationally renown jazz artists. Between performances stroll the aisles of the international marketplace where 100 vendors present their multiethnic cuisines and arts. Location: Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Drive and Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA. Call: (562) 424-0013

MT. SHASTA - Mt. Shasta Music Festival Summer Concert Series Presents Albino. The 12 piece Afrobeat music and dance ensemble honors the fiery legacy of Nigerian icon Fela Kuti, a musical and political voice on par with Bob Marley.  Location: Mt. Shasta Resort, 1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA. Gates: 3:30 PM. Shows: 4:30 PM. All ages. General admission lawn seating. Chairs provided, or bring a blanket, or dance. No coolers please. Cost: $20/person.

POWAY - Upstream Caribbean Music. Target Summer Concert in the Park Series is sponsored by the City of Poway, Target Stores, and Marrokal Construction.  Bring a blanket or chair, and a picnic dinner, and head out to Lake Poway and Old Poway Park for some great summer fun. The FREE concerts are on Sundays, from June 22 through August 17 (except July 6), Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Location: 14644 Lake Poway Road, Poway, CA. Call (858) 668-4771.

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.

SCOTTS VALLEY - Scotts Valley Festival of Art and Wine. Over 100 artists featured, along with gourmet food, fine wine, music, children's activities and more. Location: Come and enjoy the works of over 100 local artists accompanied by fine food, wine, music, children's activities and more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: Free. Tel: (831) 438-1010. Location: Scotts Valley Community Center and Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Art and Craft Show. Art and Craft Event featuring painters, metal sculptors, jewelers, clothiers, potters and more.Event goes through Aug 10. Location: American Legion, Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Hours: Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call: (209) 293-1294.

SUNLAND - TUJUNGA - Watermelon Festival. Since 1962, an old time family festival with a truck load of watermelons, petting zoo, rides and games, entertainment and activities, plus vendors, crafts, entertainment kids activities and live music. Through Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. Location: Sunland Park Recreation Center, 8651 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, CA 91342. Time: Fri. 4  p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: (818) 352-1993

UKIAH - August Fair. Family fun with food, music, children's activities, games and food booths. Location: Redwood Empire Fairgrounds, 1055 North State Street, Ukiah, CA. Call: (707) 462-3247

KIFM Jazz at the Beach
Aug 10, 2008
Oceanside, CA 92054
KIFM 98.1 FM radio sponsors this summer concert series of smooth jazz on a Sunday afternoon. The concerts are held on selected Sunday's during July

Art in the Village-Artists and Artisans in Carlsbad
Aug 10, 2008
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Since 1998, features 150 juried fine arts and crafts people showcasing watercolors, oils, ceramics, wooden furnishings, photography and more.
20,000 Attendees

Chula Vista Downtown Lemon Festival
Aug 10, 2008
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Since 1996, annual festival featuring the lemon, with special lemon recipes. Food, arts, crafts and entertainment on three stages.