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July 2008 Events California

  Friday, July 18, 2008


CLOVERDALE - Cloverdale Sculpture Exhibit. 6th annual event includes an outdoor juried sculpture exhibit in downtown Cloverdale through October 1. Downtown plaza is transformed into a sculpture garden featuring sculptors from across the nation. Location: Cloverdale Plaza, Cloverdale, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (707) 894-4410.


HUNTINGTON BEACH -  US Open of Surfing and Beach Games is back for another year of sand sports. World Qualifying 6 Star surfing, action sports super-stars of skate, bmx, and freestyle motocross, sand stationed vendor booths, surf camp, Drum Circle, Airbrush tattoo, and a week-long beach festival with action on the Pacific Ocean and in the Soul Bowl promises to be the hot ticket to youthful fun. Bring the kids and let them soak up the action. Location: Huntington City Beach near the Huntington Beach Pier, 315 Pacific Coast Highway (approx.), Huntington Beach, CA. Cost: Free admission. Call: (310) 473-0411.



Huntington Beach Map, HB Pier, hotels for US OPEN of Surfing



CALIFORNIA - Grunion Run in Southern California. Fishing license required for 16 and older. Best beaches span from San Diego to Santa Barbara. 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.

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.

GRASS VALLEY - World Fest. Ticket: $45/day (camping prices and 4 day passes also available). Location: Fairgrounds, Call: (530) 891-4098.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - US OPEN of Surfing and Beach Games. A festive, youthful atmosphere greets vacationers to this annual outdoor extravaganza of sports such as surfing, skateboard, bmx, fmx and interactive village games for guests. Cost: Free admission. Open: daily till about 5 p.m.

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.

MENDOCINO - 2008 Mendocino Music Festival.  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.


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