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Whether you're a California local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across California. Enjoy your stay!

 

Los Angeles Metro Area Events

September 2014

September 20-21, 2014
Sunset Strip Music Festival The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood fills with people, laughter, food, and music for this energetic music festival. With indoor and outdoor performances ranging multiple different genres of music there is a little something for everyone. Venues and performance times vary.

October 2014

October 12, 2014
Oktoberfest The Muckenthaler Cultural Center fills with delicious food and brews for this fun annual event in Fullerton. The music strikes up at noon.

California's Shasta Cascade Region Events

October 2014

October 11 & 12, 2014
2014 Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon

The annual Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon features the Express Half Marathon, 10-km Half Marathon, and 50-km Marathon through the Lassen National Forest. The Bizz Johnson Trail starts in Mason Station, and ends in Susanville.

Orange County Events

August 2014

August 28, 2014
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Watch a classic film on the big screen while enjoying a cold beer or nice glass of wine at the Regency Theatres Director’s Cut Cinema in Laguna Niguel. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

September 2014

September 13, 2014
California Celtic Classic Join in the games or just meander through the Irish marketplace and enjoy live music. This free event at the Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point begins at 10 a.m.
September 3-14, 2014
Laguna Dance Festival Visit the Laguna Playhouse and be immersed into the world of dance as you watch performances by world-renowned dance companies. Times vary per performance.
September 25, 2014
Gatsby's Black and White Soiree All you dapper gents and ladies are welcome at the Muckenthaler in Fullerton for this fashionable black-tie soiree. There will be fine dining and live music for dancing. The evening’s events begin at 6 p.m.

October 2014

October 12, 2014
Oktoberfest The Muckenthaler Cultural Center fills with delicious food and brews for this fun annual event in Fullerton. The music strikes up at noon.
October 5, 2014
Yappy Howl-O-Ween The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point hosts this fun event for the dogs. There will be tricks and treats, a costume contest, and play time for the pups. Yappy Hour begins at 5 p.m.
October 4, 2014
Dana Point State BBQ Championship The smell of great BBQ takes over Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point as over 100 teams compete for cash and prizes and you get to reap the benefits of their hard work. Grills light at 10 a.m.

December 2014

December 7, 2014
German Christmas Holiday Market Old World Village in Huntington Beach hosts this market filled with German food, vintage gifts, and arts and crafts. There will also be a bouncy house for the kids, photos with Santa, and Dachshund Races to enjoy. The market opens at 10 a.m.

San Diego Metropolitan Area Events

August 2014

August 7-28, 2014
Flicks on Bricks Get your tickets for an open air showing of great movies such as North By Northwest, Singin’ in the Rain, The Thomas Crown Affair, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Watch the movie as you enjoy a summer wine pairing at the Athenaeum in La Jolla. The movies begin at 7:30 p.m.

September 2014

September 12-13, 2014
San Diego Music Thing Artists perform at venues throughout San Diego and host mentoring sessions and workshops for everyone to enjoy. Town & Country Resort hosts the festival this year. Times vary per event.
September 12-14, 2014
San Diego Bayfair Come on out to Mission Beach and Bay for the San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing. There will be fast boats, interactive exhibits, live entertainment, and fireworks Saturday night. Times vary per day.

October 2014

Saturdays
October 4-26, 2014

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Spend some extra time at LEGOLAND and end the night with a special display of fireworks. Come in costume and have a shot at some great prizes. Party Nights begin at 5 p.m.
October 24 - November 9, 2014
Peter Pan Pay a visit to Never Land and meet the Lost Boys, Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell. Peter and Wendy take the stage at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. Show times vary.
October 10 - November 16, 2014
Dinner with Marlene Pay a visit to the Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado for a look at an unforgettable dinner party one evening just prior to the start of WWII. Show times vary per day.

San Francisco Bay Area Events

May 2014

Tuesdays and Saturdays
May 3 - October 28, 2014

Napa Farmers Market

The south parking lot at 500 First Street in Napa hosts this market full of fresh produce, handmade crafts, and gourmet food. Vendors open at 12:30.

August 2014

August 29 - September 1, 2014
62nd Annual Begonia Festival Capitola fills with fun for this annual event. With events such as a sand sculpting contest, horseshoes tournament, fishing derby, and more, it is easy to find something for everyone to enjoy.
August 15-31, 2014
Dreamgirls Watch this story of three young Motown singers unfold on the stage at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Show times vary.

August 2014

August 27 - September 14, 2014
Wicked Elphaba and Glinda take the stage at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Show times vary.

September 2014

September 13-14, 2014
Capitola Art & Wine Festival Capitola Village fills with music, food, art, and wine during this family fun event. There will be a Children’s Art Area, local performances, street acts, and live music all weekend starting at 10 a.m.
September 27-28, 2014
Jelly Belly Candy Palooza Pay a visit to the Jelly Belly Factory and Visitor Center for a day of fun events and activities for the whole family. There will be rides and games for the kids and wine and chocolate paring for the adults. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

Desert Region Events

October 2014

October 10-12, 2014
American Heat Bike Weekend There will be stunt shows, live entertainment, and great food throughout Palm Springs over this weekend. It all begins at 10 a.m. on Friday.

November 2014

November 21-23, 2014
McCormick's Classic Car Show and Auction The Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs hosts over 500 exotic cars for this auction. The auction begins at noon on Friday.
November 8-9, 2014
Chalk Fest 29 Test your chalk skills during this new event in Twentynine Palms. This event is open to everyone from professional to amateur levels with a special area for the kiddos to work.

December 2014

December 6, 2014
Festival of Lights Parade This fun parade down Palm Canyon Drive has lighted floats, horses, and classic cars. It rolls out at 5:45 p.m.
December 11, 2014
Walk of the Inns Enjoy a self-guided tour through some of Palm Springs’ most unique hotels and inns. The tour can begin at any of the participating hotels or at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Hotels are open for tours starting at 4 p.m.

California's Inland Empire Events

September 2014

September 27, 2014
LeAnn Rimes

This country music star takes the stage at the Riverside’s Performing Arts Center for a 7 p.m. show.

September 27, 2014
Blues for the Zoo Concert This lakeside music festival at Meadow Park in Big Bear Lake supports the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. Gates open at 1 p.m.

October 2014

October 18, 2014
Inland Empire Wine Festival Morongo Casino & Resort hosts this 1st annual wine festival, which features local wineries and live entertainment. It all begins at noon.
October 10-11, 2014
Rendezvous Back to Route 66 The San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino fills with classic cars, games for the kids, vendors, and great food. It all begins at 2 p.m. on Friday.

November 2014

November 1-2, 2014
Great Outdoors Arts & Crafts Festival Come on out to the Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga for this juried fine arts show. Works are on display starting at 11 a.m.
November 27, 2014
Big Bear Turkey Trot Starting in Meadow Park in Big Bear Lake, this family fun event offers three different distances to choose from to walk, jog, or run. The winner gets a turkey to take home for their Thanksgiving feast. The fun begins at 9 a.m.

December 2014

December 20, 2014
San Bernardino Symphony: Home for the Holidays Come on out to the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino for a lovely concert full of music from the Nutcracker and other Christmas carols. The conductor takes the stand at 7:30 p.m.

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