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May 2008 Events California

  Sunday, May 25, 2008


ARROYO GRANDE  - Strawberry Festival.  25th Annual Strawberry Festival features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake & T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince & Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cooking Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and Entertainment with lots of music including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock 'n Roll. Location: Village of Arroyo Grande. Cost: Free.


CORONA -  Koroneburg European Old World Festival. Southern California's Only Permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village enjoy jugglers, music, jousting, battles and entertainment for the entire family.  Runs weekends through June 15, 2008. Time: 11 to 9 p.m. Cost: $18 adult (coupons on website). Location: Crossroads, Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880


COSTA MESA - Scottish Festival. This event is a local favorite with its Highland Games, part of the US Nationals. Bagpipes, marching bands, Highland Dancers, Piping & Drumming, Scotch tasting and entertainment all day includes performers include: Alex Beaton, Celtic Spring, Alasdair Fraser, Bad Haggis, Highland Way and Wicked Tinker Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presale Admission: adult $15 (two-day pass $22); seniors, military & students $13 (two-day pass $19); and kids (5-12) $3 (two-day pass $4). Admission (at the gate): adults $18 (two-day pass $25); senior, military & students $16 (two-day pass $22); and kids (5-12) $3 (two-day pass $4). Children 4 and under admitted free.Location: 88 Fair Drive (Orange County Fairgrounds), Costa Mesa, CA.


GARDEN GROVE - Strawberry Festival. 50th anniversary Strawberry Festival celebrates with a Strawberry Festival Parade at 10 a.m. begins at Ninth & Chapman. Floats, marching bands, local dignitaries, clowns and equestrians, Miss Garden Grove and her court, the Senior King and Queen and the Tiny Tots King and Queen. For information call 714-638-0981. Festival runs through Monday, May 26. Hours: 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.


GRASS VALLEY - Grass Valley Llama Show. Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Over 200 llamas compete in halter, performance, carting, and youth classes. Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (530) 432-5246.


MCCLOUD - Mushroom, Music & Wine Faire - Wild mushroom festival and feast celebrates with cooking demonstrations, food samples, Mushroom Excursion Train, and the Mushroom Ball. Location: Main Street, McCloud, CA (Shasta region) Call: (530) 964-2431.


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.


SAN FRANCISCO - Herb Alpert & Lani Hall. Brazilian moods in this sizzling, sensual performance.  Time & price: 8pm $28-$32. Location: Yoshis, 1330 Fillmore at Eddy on the ground floor of the Fillmore Heritage Center, San Francisco, CA.  Call: (510) 464-6000.


VACAVILLE - Fiesta Days Parade begins at 10 a.m. Location: Merchant Street at Mason, to South Orchard Ave., Carnival opens at 11 a.m., closes at 10 p.m. Live entertainment and music all day. Annual Classic Car Show from 2 - 7 p.m. at Andrews Park, School Street. Vacaville, CA.


WATSONVILLE - Willy's Show and Shines and Flea Market. The Road Angels in conjunction with Watsonville High School presents a fun fund-raiser with affordable entry $5/car; $10/flea market booth. Recognition and Raffle will be included. Proceeds benefit WHS Athletic Program. Time:  8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Watsonville High School, Wildcatz Way in front of the new Sports Complex, 250 E. Beach St. Watsonville, Ca. Call: Brad Hubbard, Athletic Director (831) 728-6390 ext 1801 or  Tony Gonzalez (831) 359-7478