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July 2008 Events California

  Friday, July 11, 2008


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.


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.


LODI - Fusion Friday at Borra Vineyards. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of complimentary appetizers from Yasoo Yani Restaurant and Catering, along with live entertainment from the local blues duo, Two for Blues, -and of course- lot's of wines! The Greek themed atmosphere will allow you to pretend that you are on the island of Santorini , drinking wine from huge goblets. We have a feeling our Fusion is a much better pairing than the wine of the ancients. Location: Borra Vineyards, 1301 E. Armstrong Road, Lodi, California 95242. Time: 5 - 7:30pm. Ticket: $10, includes wine tasting, appetizers and souvenir wine glass. Call: (209) 368.2446.


SANTA MARIA - Santa Barbara County Fair "Rock Around the Clock". 117th annual event includes food, live entertainment with top act, carnival and local competitions, plus livestock. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.