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July 2008 Events California

  Wednesday, July 16, 2008

 

BREA - Big Wednesday Car Show. Location: Bobby McGee's Restaurant, 200 S. State College Blvd., Brea, Ca. (714) 529-1998. Time: 4:30 to 7:30 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.

FORTUNA - Fortuna Rodeo. Events include rodeo stunts, barbecue and dance, a parade, games, street dancing and carnival. The community turns out all week to join in the festivities. fortunarodeo.com

IRVINE - Journey. Live in Concert at Irvine Meadows Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $19 - 84. Location: 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, CA. Box Office: (949) 855-8095. ticketmaster.com/venue/73757

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

MARINA DEL REY - Hornblower’s New Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises - The best happy hour in Marina del Rey, Hornblower celebrates summer with breathtaking views of the sunset from the deck of a Hornblower yacht and a front row seat to view the sailboat races. Hornblower’s two-hour Cocktail Cruise features complimentary appetizers, drink specials and amazing views. The appetizer menu varies but may include favorites such as, chips and salsa, fresh garden crudités with herbed ranch dressing, Jamaican seasoned beef skewers with mango-pineapple salsa, firecracker chicken with chili cream, and vegetable spring rolls with ginger plum sauce. Tickets are $28 per person plus tax. Boarding begins at 6:00pm and cruises from 6:30pm- 8:30pm. The cruise is open to the public and reservations are required. Location: 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA. Call: (949) 646-0155. hornblower.com

MENDOCINO - 2008 Mendocino Music Festival. Celebrating its 22nd year, the Festival includes the Festival Orchestra, Chorus, and Chamber Players, plus featured performers Jesse Winchester, Stephen Prutsman, the Hot Club of San Francisco, Degenerate Music, Marriage of Figaro, Quintango, Los Pinguos, and Julian Waterfall Pollack & Friends. 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) 937-4041. mendocinomusic.com

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