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June 2009 Events


  June 28, 2009


DANA POINT - Steel Parade Concert. Steel drum band features a trio combines  Happy Southern California Funk, Rock, Reggae, Calypso, and the sounds of Island Party Dancing at a free outdoor concert in Pines Park. Last year Steel Parade had over 3000 people show up to dance and sing at this event. Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: 34951 Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, Ca.

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.

OXNARD - 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.

SANTA CRUZ - Rails and Tails. Rails & Tails… Roaring Camp Train is Going to the Dogs!  Roaring Camp Redwood Express will be going to the dogs on a rail trip for pooches and their people hosted by Woofers & Walkers. The three-hour round trip will be from The Boardwalk to Roaring Camp, a short hike at Henry Cowell State Park and then return to Santa Cruz. Tickets: $20. Make your check out to Roaring Camp Railroad and mail to: Woofers & Walkers, 121 First Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 or pay online via PayPal at Call: (831) 427-0350.

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

LONG BEACH - Pier Daze and Seafood Festival. Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: Free admission. Location:  Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, 15 39th Place, Long Beach, CA.

LONG BEACH - Long Beach Bayou Festival. Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $20 -35. Location: 400 Shoreline Drive, Song Beach, CA.

LOS ANGELES - Squeezefest Accordion Festival. Lively music with varied sounds electrifies the air at this outdoors concert venue. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $30-40, child: $12. Location: John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA.

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.

MANDALAY BEACH  (OXNARD) -  Acoustic Alchemy performs, Jazz at Mandalay Beach. Intimate and Elegant Jazz at Mandalay Beach at Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort. The show will be outdoors on the lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sponsors include Coca Cola, Herzog Winery, & KMGQ Radio. Time: Performance will be 3 to 7 p.m. Cost: $45 presale; $50/gate. Call for tickets: (805) 382-8141.

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 - 11pm. Cost: Under $10 or less. Call: (916) 786-2023. Location: 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville, CA.

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 FRANCISCO -  Gay Pride Festival and Parade. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. on Market Street in this 39th annual event. Festival Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Location: Civic Center, San Francisco, CA.

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.

SUNOL - Historic Train Rides. Depart from Sunol depot and travel part of the historic route of the first transcontinental railroad. Departure times: 10:30 a.m.; Noon; 1:30 and 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Location: Sunol Station, 6 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Call: (925) 862-9063.






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