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August 2008 California Events

  Saturday, August 9, 2008


BURLINGAME - Burlingame Jazz Festival. 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.

LAGUNA BEACH - Art-A-Fair festival.  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.

LODI - Tim Hanni, MW (Master of Wine) will be at the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10. 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 - Great Sand Sculpture Contest. Long Beach / Belmont Shore. Awards for teams and individuals. Location: Ocean at Granada beach area. Details on

LONG BEACH - Long Beach Jazz Festival. Location: Rainbow Lagoon Park, Shoreline Drive and Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA. Call: (562) 424-0013

MONTEREY - Winemakers’ Celebration. Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Location: Custom House Plaza, downtown Monterey, CA.  Call (831) 375-9400.

MURPHYS - Murphys Art Walk. 2nd Saturday of each month seven galleries open their doors with art, wine, food, and fun. Call: (209) 728-8640.

PASO ROBLES - Paso Robles Rotary 10th-Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff. Time: 6 to 9 p.m. Place: River Oaks Hot Springs Spa, 800 Clubhouse Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Cost: $75 (over 21 only). Tickets & info: 877 686-8564 (toll free).

SAN DIEGO - Tribo De Jah. Time: Doors open at 8:30. Cost: $15 Tickets on Sale at Ticket Web. Location: WorldBeat Center Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA. Contact: Jesse Graham (619) 230-1190.

SAN DIEGO -  Concert with Novamenco. Plaza del Pasado in Old Town hosts free concert with Latin Rhythms. 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. or call 866-378-2943.

SAN MATEO - San Mateo County Fair and Bay Meadows Thoroughbred Horse Racing.  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.  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.

SONORA - Sonora Blues Festival. Gates Open at 10 a.m. Music starts at 11 a.m. Parking $2. Ticket: $45 - 50 (approx.)

SONORA - Certified Farmer's Market. Includes Fog Valley Drifters 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.

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


Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Features exhibitors, sponsored by Pacific Crystal Guild.

Summer Gathering of Mountain Men
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
Felton, CA 95018
Travel back to that era as you visit Roaring Camp's summer gathering of mountain men.

Family Night
Aug 09, 2008
Irwindale, CA 91706
AC Delco super late models, super stocks, mini stocks, outlaws, bandoleros.


Shasta Raceway Park Racing
Anderson, CA 96007
Late models, modifieds, Pro 4 Mods, bombers, hornets.

Starlight Evenings
Felton, CA 95018
Starlight, starbright, see the forest lit at night. Trains depart from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 7:30pm. See the wonders of the redwood forest as…

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
Daly City, CA 94014
Features hundreds of tables to meet the needs of everyone, from the once a year hunter to the avid collector. Includes guns, rifles, pistols,…

Hunting Show
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Displays of hunting equipment, info, displays. Sponsored by Day Productions.

NCRA Auto Races
Lakeport, CA 95453
Featuring legends cars, plus modifieds, mini stocks and bombers. Presented by Northern California Racing Association.

Big Bear City Renaissance Faire
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008
Big Bear Lake, CA 92314
Travel back in time to this romantic period and enjoy live musical entertainment, costumed characters, animals, pumpkin games and activities, crafts,…

Stock Car Races
Eureka, CA 95503
Prize money awarded.

Street Festival
Hollister, CA 95023
Since 1987.A good old fashioned day of fun in the downtown area with activities for the whole family including a car show, music and street dancing…

International Teddy Bear, Doll and Antique Toy Show and Sale
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
San Diego, CA 92108
Collectors of dolls, teddy bears and toys will gather for this popular event to display and sell their items to antique and collector enthusiasts.

Placerville Jazz or Blues in the Plaza
Placerville, CA 95667
Come tap your toes to some great jazz or blues music featured every other Saturdays in July through October. the Fountain Plaza behind the Historic…

Golden State Cycle Motorcross
Bishop, CA 93515
Races with PeeWees, All 85's, cycles, 125-250 cc, vet's and seniors, adult pit bike.

Art Gala
American Canyon, CA 94503
This is sure to be a fun filled day involving local musicians, artists and chefs. This event will be taking place both in the barrel room and on the…

Truckee Championship Rodeo
Aug 09, 2008 - Aug 10, 2008
Truckee, CA 96161
Bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping and more.

HBHA Horse Show
Eureka, CA 95503
Held in the arena.

Angel Island 12K and 25K
Tiburon, CA 94920
Since 1989, 12K and 25K.

LA Angels of Anaheim vs. New York Yankees
Anaheim, CA 92806
Major League Baseball game.

San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco, CA 94107
Major League Baseball game.

NEC Motocross Fall Series
Red Bluff, CA 96080
The fastest riders on two wheels will return to Red Bluff Supercross track for another great doubleheader weekend of racing. Don't miss out on Round…