July 2009 Events



  July 16, 2009


COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair. Orange County Fair is one of the most popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races, people contests, carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Runs through Aug. 9, 2009 (closed Mondays). Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5 free, subject to change. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 708-1500. ocfair.

GRASS VALLEY - World Festival. Four days of top notch music and camping (if you like) at Grass Valley Fairgrounds. Headliners this year feature acts such as the Indigo Girls and Los Lobos. Cost: $30/day pass - $140/ 4 day pass and camping included. Time: Daily. Location: Grass Valley Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA. californiafestival.com

MENDOCINO - Music of Refuge and Resistance. Masterpieces from Nazi Prison Camps --Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time & works from Terezin with Walter Green Memorial Concert, Susan Waterfall, piano & narrator
Jeremy Cohen, violin; Burke Schuchmann, cello, and Erin Neff, soprano at Mendocino Music Festival. Location: Mendocino Headlands State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean,  Main Street between Lansing and Kasten, Mendocino, CA. The event runs through July. Shows are at 8 p.m. Call (707) 937-4041. mendocinomusic.com

PLEASANTON - Alameda County Fair. Award-winning fair features top acts and wristband one fee for carnival rides. The theme in 2009 is "Come Out & Play", and you can play through July 19 (closed on Mondays). Ozomatli performs today. Fair time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $10; kids $6; parking: $8; Carnival wristband $20 approx. Location: Valley Ave. @ Bernal, Pleasanton, CA.  alamedacountyfair.com

REDONDO BEACH - Summer Concerts on the Pier. This free summer concert series at the Redondo Beach Pier features, rock bands, surf sounds, Irish bands, indie, and jazz. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 100 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA. redondopier.com.

SAN DIEGO - Fiddler on the Roof, musical.  Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $18 - 79. Location:  Location: San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd & B St., San Diego, CA 92101. Call: (619) 570-1100. broadwaysd.com

SANTA MARIA - Santa Barbara County Fair. 118th annual event is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The fair includes livestock, food booths, carnival rides, arts & crafts, live entertainment and contests.  Location: 937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria, CA. Call: (805) 925-8824. santamariafairpark.com


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