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May 2008 Events California

  Friday, May 23, 2008


GARDEN GROVE - Strawberry Festival. 50th anniversary Strawberry Festival Friday's launch includes Wrist Band Day - $20 entitles wearer to all rides, all day. Time: 1 to 10 p.m. Tiny Tots King & Queen Contest at 4 p.m. (subject to change) is open to 3 to 6 year olds and will be held in the Amphitheater. Welcome ceremony and Giant Strawberry Shortcake Cutting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Festival sponsors will be thanked for helping to underwrite parade and festival expenses, allowing greater Festival proceeds to be contributed to local charities. (Location: Showmobile at Main & Acacia) For information call 714-638-0981. Festival runs through Monday, May 26. Hours: Friday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: The Festival is held at the Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets in downtown Garden Grove, California.


IDYLLWILD - Wildflower Extravaganza. Idyllwild Nature Center 30th anniversary honors 30 years of wildflowers. Wildflower Extravaganza includes Wine, Cheese & Hors D'oeuvre Reception, and several award-winning films with a DVD signing with the filmmakers.  A portion of proceeds will benefit Friends of San Jacinto Mountains County Parks. Time: 6 p.m. Location: 25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild CA 92549

RSVP: (951) 659-3850 (seating is limited).


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, California 95815. Admission free, $7/parking. Carnival passes sold. Hours: Thursday, Friday. - Noon -10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call: (916) 263-2975.

SAN BERNARDINO - National Orange Show Festival. Runs Memorial Weekend through May 26. 93rd Annual National Orange Show celebrates Southern California's heritage as an orange growing region.  Time: 4 - 10 p.m. Location: Cost: $10 (approx.) - free for kids 5 and younger. Location: Arrowhead Avenue between Mill Street and Orange Show Road, Riverside, CA.


VACAVILLE - Fiesta Days Carnival Opens. Fiesta Garden, Jailhouse, Food and Beer. Vacaville, CA.




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