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June 2009 Events



  ARCATA - Beach Cleanup for International Surfing Day. Beach clean-up/paddle-out/party & Bands: The Bad Lilas, Rooster McClintock, the Absynth Quintet, Dragged by Horses, surf videos, giveaways, membership drive. Time: 8 a.m. to Noon and Evening event from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Location: Moonstone Beach (morning) & Arcata Theatre Lounge, Arcata, CA. Contact: Jennifer Savage @ [email protected]  SEE ALL CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY EVENTS

CHESTER - Mile High 100. Annual mile high 100 bike ride with three different routes to choose from: Century Ride-108 miles; Metric Century-56 miles; and Half Metric Century-33 miles. The day includes a day of food, fun and music with live music, spaghetti feed and massage therapy available. Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Chester Park on the Feather River, Main Street & Willow St., Chester, CA. Call: 530-258-2426.

CHICO - Green Baby Expo. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Location: BMU, Chico State, Chico, CA.

CHICO - The Cemetery Club, play. This production presented by Chico Theater Company is about a Jewish widows group that meets monthly to visit their husband's graves. Sweet tempered Ida is ready to begin a new life. Feisty Lucille just wants to have fun and Doris is uptight and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. A laugh out loud comedy! Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20; $12 children, 12 and under.  Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Rd., Chico, Ca. Phone: (530) 894-3282.

CLEAR LAKE - Kulture Shock Car Show 4th Annual event includes classic cars. $1 beers, food, raffles, music and fun. Live band, beer, food and vendors. Cars include 1964 & older, traditional 50s and 60s style hot-rods, customs, gassers and classics. Motorcycles include original, traditional 50s, 60s chopper and bobber styles. Cost to enter car: $20 -25, free admission for qualifying cars. Open to the public, general admission is $5/person; Free/under 5 years. Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St., Lakeport, CA.

CRESCENT CITY - Beach Cleanup for International Surfing Day. Time: 10 a.m. Cost: Free. Location: South Beach, Crescent City, CA. Contact: [email protected]

DEL MAR - San Diego County Fair. Music Mania is the theme of the best annual event in San Diego.  Location: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA. Call: (858) 755-1161.

DEL MAR - Enviro Fair 2009. Sunbelt Authors will appear at Enviro Fair’s environmental friendly products, eco fashion show, kids free reusable tote bag activity and booksignings. From 1 to 3:30 p.m., Eric Stromer host of HGTV Over Your Head, will talk about Green Design and Building Alternatives. Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: Free with San Diego County Fair admission. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Sunset Gondola Rides. Time: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Cost: $75 / 2 approx. Reservations.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - Chili at the Beach Chili Cookoff. Time: Noon. Cost: $15/ ticket samplings. Location: 200 Main St., Huntington Beach, CA.

IRVINE - Irish Fair & Music Festival. Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: $12 - 30. Location: Irvine Meadows Fairground, 8800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA.

ISLETON - Crawdad Festival - Thousands of people flock to this sleepy Delta town to sample Cajun delicacies, participate in crawdad-eating contests, kick up their heels to the sounds of more than a dozen Cajun/Creole and Zydeco bands, and peruse the arts and crafts booths. 24,000 pounds of crawdads will be served. Location: Main Street, Isleton, CA. Cost: $10; free under 12; Parking $10. Call: (916) 777-5880.

LA JOLLA -  La Jolla Festival of the Arts. 2009 La Jolla Festival of the Arts takes place for two days (6/21-22) on the University of California, San Diego’s East Campus in La Jolla, CA. The 23rd annual event includes the works of nearly 200 Fine Artists from the USA and Mexico, and its newest attraction: Calle Color. This is a live street chalking exhibition where nationally recognized Madonnari (street painters) will turn an asphalt canvas into a beautiful street of colors. There will be an interactive chalk area for youngsters, and Inaugural High School Street Chalking Competition. Main stage entertainment and throughout the Festival, great food, live music, and spectacular ART create a cultural, living canvas for the public to enjoy & celebrate! Location: UCSD Regents Road & Genessee Ave, La Jolla, CA Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: $10/person, children under 10 are free. Free parking. No pets; Service dogs welcome. Proceeds benefit San Diegians with disabilities and injured returning Veterans, Call: (848) 456-1268.

MAMMOTH LAKES - 2009 Ford Mammoth Motocross. Motocross riders from around the nation will take to the famed Mammoth Motocross track this summer. This event draws some of the best riders in the world and is the oldest continuously running motocross event in the United States. Time: Daily. Location: Sherwin Creek Road, about two miles from the intersection of Old Mammoth Road. Spectators must ride mandatory shuttle for entry to the track--look for parking signs and enjoy the ride! Call: (800)626-6684.

MIDDLETOWN - Middletown Days. Annual Western-themed event the third weekend of June featuring a ranch rodeo, live music, craft and food booths, children's activities, and more. Saturday begins with a parade and ends with a dance. Sunday will feature the gymkhana. Location: Middletown Central Park, Central Park Rd., Middletown, CA. Call: (707) 994-1954.
Oxnard Bill of Rights Tall Ship Cruises. Historic ship sets sail each weekend for a 3 hour cruise offered at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $45; age 55+ $40; $35 age 12 and under. Location: Marine Emporium Landing, Channel Islands Harbor, 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard, CA. Call: Island Packers Cruises (805) 642-1393.

PISMO BEACH - Pismo Beach Classic Car Show. This annual event raises money for charity, while celebrating community in a beach environment with beautiful collector automobiles.

PLACERVILLE - El Dorado County Fair. Destruction Derby, Fast Fridays motorcycle racing, carnival rides, a rodeo, animal races, cooking demonstrations,  home and garden displays and tons of great foods to buy. Location:  100 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA. Hours (subject to change): Thursday: 12-midnight; Friday, Saturday: 10 – midnight; Sunday 10-10. Cost: varied, $7 general admission. Contact; 530-621-5860.

REDWOOD VALLEY - A Taste of Redwood Valley.  18th Annual Taste of event is held every Father's Day weekend in beautiful Redwood Valley, CA, with two days of exquisite, award-winning wines, scrumptious food, art, talented musicians, and don't forget to sign up for drawings at each winery. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $25.  Call (707)485-0322, 485-5177. or email [email protected]

SAN FRANCISCO - Tuna Does Vegas, stage show. Adult humor as the dynamic duo from the third smallest town in Texas hit the Strip.  Time: 2 & 7:30 p.m. Cost:$25-75. Location: Curran Theatre, 445 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Call: (415) 512-7770.

SAN RAFAEL -  Marin Art Festival. Billed as a lawn party for the arts and considered one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation, the Marin Art Festival features art available for purchase from over 250 artists from California and beyond, including works from award-winning painters, sculptors, photographers, wood workers, jewelers and more. The festival runs through Sunday, June 21. Time: 10a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: $10/person; Free age 14 and under. Location: By the Lagoon at the Marin Civic Center Fairgrounds in San Rafael, CA. Call: (415) 388-0151.

SANTA ROSA - Sourdough Slim. Way Out West with cowpoke comedian Sourdough Slim. Time: 6 p.m. Location:  Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA.

VICTORVILLE - Huck Finn Jubilee. This annual Mark Twain celebration and cultural event includes live bluegrass and country music, fishing derby, games and an old-fashioned barn dance with line dancing and lots of entertainment such as hot air ballooning, antique cars and the world's largest bluegrass jam. Location: Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Rd., Victorville, CA. Call: (951) 341-8080.


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