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May 2009 Events


  May 23, 2009


ARROYO GRANDE - Strawberry Festival. Annual Memorial weekend Strawberry Festival includes the entertaining 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. Vendor booths, foods, rides, games and bands make for a lively weekend of fun on the Central Coast California. Location: Arroyo Grande Village, Arroyo Grande, CA

BISHOP - Mule Days! - Bishop's largest annual event held every Memorial Day weekend as back country mule and horse packers celebrate the opening of the summer packing season. World's largest non-motorized parade, events; rodeo-style packing competitions, concerts, crafts fair, and more.

CHESTER - Memorial Day Craft Fair. The annual two day arts & crafts fair features artwork, vendor booths, and foods. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free to attend. Location: Chester Park located off of Main Street, Chester, CA. Two days arts and crafts from various artist and vendors. Call: (530) 585-2430.
Details: Vendors that have interest in having a booth, please contact Roy White. Coming Soon!

CLOVERDALE - Cloverdale Heritage Day. 18th Annual Cloverdale Heritage Day celebrates "Trains in our Past, Trains in our Future". Trains singers, train rides, train whistles, model trains, arts and crafts, historic displays and demonstrations, food, beer and wine sales as well as entertainment for the whole family.
the city's diversity and history. Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Free admission.

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.  Time: 11 to 6 p.m. Cost: $12 -18. Location: Crossroads, Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880

HUNTINGTON BEACH - AVP Crocs Tour Huntington Beach Open: Men's and Women's Main Draw. World-class beach volleyball features defending gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. Women’s frontrunners and Beijing Olympians Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs will also hit the sand, competing against, Jen Kessy and April Ross, Holly McPeak and others to take the throne. Time: 10:30 am.-5:30 p.m. (approx.) Location: 285 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach , CA 92648. Cost: $20- up.

HUNTINGTON BEACH - National Marine Safety Week Open House. Visit the lifeguard headquarters to learn about safety. It's a great activity for the kids, but the parking could be a challenge, thanks to the AVP Pro Beach Volleball event happening nearby. Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: South side of Huntington Beach Pier, Main & Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA.
LAKEPORT - Memorial Day Celebration. Parade at 11:00 a.m., barbecue, live music and craft fair. Time: 11 a.m. Cost: Free, food for a fee. Location: Main Street, Lakeport, CA. Call:  (707) 263-5092.

LOS ANGELES - Memorial Day Street Fair. 9th annual community event features carnival games, food and beverage, arts and crafts, bands, and more than 30,000 Latinos from the surrounding MacArthur Park area will attend this event. You can come, too! The public is invited to attend today and tomorrow. Time: Noon to 10 p.m. Cost: Free admission.  Location: Wilshire Blvd. & Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA. Call: (818) 734-2744. e-mail: [email protected]

LOS ANGELES - La Sylphide Ballet. Los Angeles Ballet performs this classic set in a fantastical Scottish surrounding. Other performances by this ballet company include the annual Nutcracker Ballet. Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 - 95. Location: MacGowan Hall, UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095. Call: (310) 998-7782.

MARIPOSA -  Mariposa Pro Skate/BMX Demo. Demonstration Schedule includes Cara-Beth Burnside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Ryan Johnson from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Chad Degroot from 3 to 7 p.m. Location:  Mariposa County Skate Park
Country Park Road, HWY 140 into Mariposa California. Turn left on 6th Street. Turn Right on Stroming then next left on County Park Rd., Mariposa, CA. Call: (559) 474-1867.

RIVERSIDE - Inland Empire Chili Cook-off, Car Show and Craft Fair. Cook-off at Perris Hill Park, 1001 East Highland Ave., Riverside, CA. Contact: (951) 683-5987. [email protected]

SAN BERNARDINO - National Orange Show. Now in its 94th year, this is the top event of the year in San Bernardino. Activities include Petting Zoo and Farmyard Follies; Home Arts Pavilion with hand crafted exhibits, quilts, collectibles; Model Train Exhibit featuring the Inland Empire Module Railroad Group; Kid's Town USA with Showboat Marionettes; Shoppers Expo A commercial marketplace with exhibits, products, services, and the newest gadgets and gizmos; and Helm & Sons Carnival featuring the Pirate Ship ride & Giant Carousel.
Time: Daily.  Location: National Orange Show Grounds, San Bernardino, CA. Call: (909) 883-3596.

SAN DIEGO - KiFM Jazz Festival - Smooth Jazz Radio station KIFM will feature a 21+ jazz extravaganza in Gaslamp. In 2008 musical acts included  Mindi Abair, George Benson, Warren Hill, Dave Koz and many more. Line-up will be posted on web. It promises to be the hottest mature audience event this side of the border for the mature audience that loves smooth jazz. Stages are on 5th Avenue & G Street. In addition to the music on the streets, many Gaslamp clubs and restaurants feature Jazz bands. Ticketed event/21 and up only. Info: (619) 297–3698. Time: 12:00 noon–10:00 p.m.

SONOMA - Sonoma JAZZ FESTIVAL  - Joe Cocker, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley and Chris Isaak are featured. Time: Celebrate world class music, food and wine steeped in the relaxing ambiance of California wine country. Set against the backdrop and charm of historic Sonoma’s central plaza, this years musical offerings include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Lyle Lovett, Ziggy Marley, and Chris Isaak. Enjoy accommodations at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, centrally located to over 140 world class Sonoma County wineries including Kendall Jackson Winery and E&J Gallo Winery. Location: Field of Dreams, 151 1st West, Sonoma, CA.

WATSONVILLE - Watsonville Fly-In and Airshow. This annual event features vintage planes in aerial displays, warbirds, military and more. Food vendors, bands, classic car show and lots of entertainment throughout the weekend make this one of the top picks for Memorial Weekend. Location: Watsonville Airport, Watsonville, CA. Cost: $15 adult/day; $10 age 6-12 years; Free under 6 years. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GARDEN GROVE - Strawberry Festival. 50th anniversary Strawberry Festival. For information call 714-638-0981. Hours: 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.


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.


VACAVILLE - Fiesta Days Carnival, music and entertainment all day. Location: Creekwalk at Andrews Park, Vacaville.


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