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June 2009 Events


  June 27, 2009


CAMERON PARK - Summer Spectacular. 10th annual event at Cameron Park Lake is a fun-filled afternoon with a craft fair, carnival, games, great food, refreshments and live entertainment. The evening that concludes with fireworks over the lake. Time: 3 p.m., fireworks after dusk. Location: Cameron Park Lake , Cameraon Park, CA. Cost: Free to attend.

CHESTER - A Few Beers and a Banjo.  A relaxing afternoon listening to music and sampling a variety of micro brewed beers for the 21 yrs of age and above crowd. Free to the public.  Time: 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $20 sampling fee, event attendance free. Location: Chester Park, 190 Main Street, Chester, CA. Call: (530) 259-3757.

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.

GLENDALE - The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles presents Summer StarShine. Time: 3 & 8 p.m. Cost: $25 up (approx.) Location: 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA. Call Box Office: 818-243-ALEX (2539).

LAKEPORT - VW Show and Shine. Annual Vintage Volkswagen car show with children's activities, raffles, vendors, games, awards, and a caravan to the drive-in at sunset. Entry fee to show. Swappers free, but space is limited.  Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Library Park, Lakeport, CA. Call:  (408) 368-6529.

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.

OXNARD - Oxnard Salsa Festival. Two days of spicy foods and sizzling entertainment in downtown Oxnard. The 16th Annual  Festival is presented by the Oxnard Downtowners and features top salsa bands, non-stop salsa dancing, vendor marketplace shopping, Kids Korner, Salsa Tasting Tent, international foods, a salsa recipe contest, and more. This award-winning Festival is held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Location: Plaza Park, Fifth & B Streets, Oxnard, CA.  Admission and parking are Free. Pets and coolers are not permitted. Call: (805) 247-0197.

PETALUMA - 2009 Sonoma-Marin Fair. World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, wine gardens, musical acts and Destruction Derby are part of the fun at the fair, which runs through June 28. Cost: $15 (approx.) one price admission includes carnival rides. - Free under 3 years of age. Location: 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA. Time: Noon to midnight daily.

REDONDO BEACH - Riviera Summer Festival. Now in its 31st year, this event features beautiful fine arts, crafts, and live music, vendor booths, international food court, kiddie area, and two full days of entertainment. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Free to attend. Location: Catalina Avenue between Avenue I and Palos Verdes Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA. Call: (310) 265-3356.

ROSEVILLE - Placer County Fair. Midway & carnival rides, food, livestock, arts & crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Time: Noon - Midnight. Cost: Under $10. Call: (916) 786-2023. Location: 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA.

SAN FRANCISCO -  Gay Pride Festival. 39th annual event. Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Location: Civic Center, San Francisco, CA.

SANTA CRUZ - Woodies on the Wharf. This annual woodie car show celebrates a classic California icon, the wood car.  Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA. Call (831) 420-5273.

STOCKTON - San Joaquin Fair.  Live entertainment with bands and concert performances, livestock, produce, contests, food vendors, and new rides in the carnival zone. 2009 cost may vary but last year's (2008) cost was: $8/adult; $5/age 6-12; Free under 6 years. $25/carnival ride wrist band. Location: San Joaquin Fairgrounds, 1658 South Airport Way, Stockton, California 95206. Phone: (209) 466-5041.

VALLEJO - Gospel By the Bay. Free Annual Listeners Appreciation Gospel Concert. Delicious food, informative vendors, children's activities and great singing. Time: Noon. Cost: Free admission. Location: Service Club Park, 295 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, Ca. Call: (510) 222-4242


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