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July 2008 Events California

  Wednesday, July 23, 2008

 

 

 

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. usopenofsurfing.com.  Host hotels have not been designated as of posting, but for the best views of the beach where the event is held, the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort  is the top choice.  You can walk to US Open only two to three blocks away.

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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. usopenofsurfing.com.

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.  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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