SO CAL PHOTO OPPS
Through June 20 Weekends. Koroneburg Old World Festival - Corona
Located at Riverview Park, off River Road. They have permanent buildings that make great backdrops, lots of shade, flat walking area. This is a smaller event than the one in Irwindale. I think this makes for great images. Lots of entertainment. Meet hundreds of family members living, working & playing in Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village are entertained, discover fine arts and crafts, and enjoy delectable food and beverages. The setting is the fictitious estate of the Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer, located along the Rhine river (aka Santa Ana River) between Mainz and Strasbourg. Each year the Baron invites the finest minds and most talented actors to celebrate the coming of spring at his Barony of Koroneburg. The festival celebrates the inventions and changes of the renaissance period. Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays & 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Location: Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 River Rd, Corona, CA 92880. Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Child 5-11 or Senior 62+; $12 Military with valid ID; Children under 5 Free.
June 1-3 - Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival - Temecula
FESTIVAL LOCATION: Lake Skinner Recreation Area 37701 Warren Rd. Winchester, CA 92596
GATES OPEN: 5:00 pm FRIDAY, 6:00 am SATURDAY AND SUNDAY HOURS: Friday - 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm., Saturday - 6:00 am to 11:00 pm., Sunday - 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Photographers revel in the visuals from dawn mass balloon ascensions to evening balloon glows. The Festival kicks off Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m. with a country music concert on the main stage, arts and craft fair, wine tasting and the luminescent extravaganza known as the "Balloon Glow." The Glow is created when balloon pilots synchronize igniting burners of the balloons. The burner is what creates the “hot” in the air. Whether done to a musical beat or the crowd’s demand to “Glow,” the balloons appear to dance as they flicker and shine against the hues of dusk and nightfall. Held both Friday and Saturday nights around 8 p.m. (after dusk), the Glow is one of the most popular entertainment options of the Festival. Saturday and Sunday mornings are spectacular at the Festival when colorful hot air balloons dot the pastel dawn skies of Temecula. The mass balloon ascension takes place between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. weather permitting. Guests are encouraged to arrive early as hot air balloons need the cool morning air to fly.
June 2 - Steve McQueen Car Show - Chino Hills
On June 2th, we will again gather for the 4th Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car Show. Once again, all Show proceeds will benefit the Boys Republic in Chino Hills.
Chad McQueen shows off his fathers cars alongside more than 200 Porsches, Ferraris, Cobras and Mustangs on the grounds of the Boys Republic. http://www.mcqueenonline.com/thefriendsofstevemcqueencarshow2011.htm
June 2 - Gilmore Heritage Auto Show - Los Angeles
To celebrate the rich history of Gilmore Gas and its extraordinary impact on the car culture of California, Farmers Market hosts one of the most entertaining casual car shows in the West. Typically featuring more than 100 vintage and classic American cars – old cars, modified hot rods, unique brands and models – the show is always held on the first Saturday in June. More than a decade old, the Gilmore Heritage Auto Show is a great celebration of cars and those who drive them.
11AM to 5pm 6333 West 3rd. St., 3rd and Fairfax. FREE
June 3 - Valley Mustang Club Car Show - Simi Valley
More than 115 classic and modified cars and Ford Mustangs. Sycamore Community Park. http://www.valleymustangclub.com/
June 2-3 - Concours d-Elegance - Huntington Beach
Vintage cars, motorcycles, and bicycles with live bands, kids activities, food and automotive memorabilia. Hours 9 AM - 5 PM .Huntington Beach Central Park 7111 Talbert Ave. - Huntington Beach, CA www.hbconcours.org $10.00.
June 2-3 - Wings Over Gillespie Air Show - El Cajon
Airplane enthusiasts and history buffs will want to see these famous aircraft of WWII coming to Gillespie Field Airport. B-17 Flying Fortress ’Sentimental Journey’ and B-25 Mitchell ‘Maid in the Shade’ from the Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum will be on display at Gillespie Field Airport offering rides and tours Tuesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 5. Both WWII Bombers will be the main attraction at the Wings Over Gillespie Airshow. http://ag1caf.org/ Charge for tours and flights. Other aricraft displays, live entertainment and food.
June 9-10 - Antique Wooden Boat Show - Lake Arrowhead
This magnificent boat show features sixty of the finest antique and classic wooden boats which are displayed on the dockside of Lake Arrowhead Village where visitors can view these wonderful boats. http://www.lakearrowhead.net/
June 9 - Rods and Rails Car Show - Perris
The 13th Annual Rods and Rails Extravaganza, always a huge hit with lovers of classic cars, trains and Perris history, promises something for everyone who drops by the Orange Empire Railway Museum to take in the show. The City of Perris once again is teaming up with the Railway Museum and the Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association on the Rods and Rails Festival. Event organizers expect 4,500 to 5,000-visitors for the June 11 event, another in series of festivals and celebrations highlighting Perris 100th birthday. 100 to 120-classic cars and 50 motorcycles to be on display. Rods and Rails 2011 also includes free admission and free parking. http://www.cityofperris.org/
June 11-12 - San Luis Rey Indian Powwow - Oceanside
At the San Luis Rey Mission Grounds. Arts and Crafts, food, dancers and drums.
Sat. 10AM-11PM, Sun. 10AM-6PM. No photography during the Grand Entrance. 4050 Mission Ave. http://www.slrmissionindians.org/Site/Events.html
June 16 - Lancaster Photo Assoc Photo Day - Lancaster
The Southern California Photography Conference will be held in Lancaster on June 16, 2012. This event is being sponsored by the Lancaster Photography Association. Our key note speaker will be Canon Explorer of Light, George Lepp. We are in the planning stages but have many guest speakers lined up to for a fabulous day of photography lectures and demonstrations including "Entering and Preparing Photos for the AV Fair" beginning at 6:00 pm. The conference is being held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in the Harley Davidson Building. This will be a fantastic opportunity for all of us to learn something new and meet other photographers. 8AM-5PM http://www.lpaphotography.org/ FREE also Moose Peterson presents.
June 16 - Loews Coronado Surf Dog Competition - Imperial Beach
See Spot surf at the Loews Dog Surfing Competition – the nation’s original surfing competition for man’s best friend. Each year, dozens of canines from across the U.S. hang 10 (errr, 20) for a great cause. Dunes Park/Beach 700 Seacoast Drive. 10AM-2PM, http://www.loewssurfdog.blogspot.com/
June 15-17 - Pismo Beach Classic Car Show - Pismo Beach
The Classic at Pismo Beach is one of the largest classic car and street rod shows on the West Coast and "one of the finest." Pismo Beach, California, is the host city for this classic car show, now coming up on its 26th year. This show, held annually on the 3rd full weekend of June, pulls in 1000 classic cars and street rods and over 125,000 spectators over three days. www.the pismobeachclassic.com Location down by the pier.
June 17 - Civil War Battle - Ft Tejon
Watch volunteers present skirmishes and demonstrate the tactics used during the Civil War. Tour the camps and see how they lived. Sunday battles at 10:30AM and 1:00PM. Bring blanket or chair if you don't want to stand. Bring lunch as no food is available on site. Off Interstate 5 at the Grapevine, South of Frazier Park turn off. http://www.forttejon.org/civil_war.html
June 17 - Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance - Beverly Hills
The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance will celebrate "The Art of Italian Motoring" on June 17, 2012. The annual event will take place as the country of Italy marks an important milestone with the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. In celebration, Rodeo Drive will pay tribute to some of the most famous names in Italian design and lifestyle. "The annual Father's Day event will highlight a WORLD CLASS combination of automobiles, motorcycles and designers featuring Italian makes and models," says Bruce Meyer, Chairman of the annual event. "We hope to curate the best selection of Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia and Maseratis from Southern California and the Western United States for this year's tribute to Italy."
10AM-4PM in the 200-400 blocks of Rodeo Drive. http://www.rodeodrive-bh.com/CNC/CNC_2011.html
June 16-17 - Irish Fair and Festival - Irvine
Celebrating its 37th year, The Irish Fair & Music Festival has become the largest festival of its kind in Western America. With 16 entertainment areas featuring the best in Irish music and numerous events and display, the fair visitor will be hard pressed to take it all in. On the left is a list on the many attractions the fair has to offer and over the years the fair has brought the best Ireland. Entertainers such as Tommy Makem, the Clancy Brothers, Hal Roach, Andy Cooney, The Chieftans, the Irish Rovers, Carmel Quinn, Dennis Day and in recent years The Fenians and Young Dubliners just to name a few. We are proud of this tradition and promise to continue it. Irvine Meadows, 8808 Irvine Center Drive. http://www.irishfair.org/html/irish_fair.html
June 16-17 - Pasadena Chalk Festival - Pasadena
The 20th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, recipient of the 2010 Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Art, will be held once again Father’s Day Weekend June 18 and 19, 2011 at Paseo Colorado. Each year thousands of spectators enjoy the annual festival that is open to the public and free of charge. Paseo Colorado’s outdoor setting with fountains and garden promenades provides a venue for the Pasadena Chalk Festival to continue the legacy of the street painting art form by offering festival visitors an opportunity to shop, dine or see a movie as the works of art come to life. Paseo Colorado is located at 280 East Colorado Boulevard (between Marengo and Los Robles Avenues) http://www.pasadenachalkfestival.com/
June 22-24 - Street Painting Festival - Temecula
More than 100 artist create works of art on the asphalt canvas of Main Street. There will be space for amateurs to creat their own art work. Music and food.
June 23 - Juvenile Diabetis Charity Car Show - Ontario
Last years show had over 300 autos representing over 40 clubs and individuals and over 2,000 spectators in attendance. The car show takes place at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario , with a lake setting and parking on the grass. Music, live auction and vendors. http://www.jdrfinlandempire.com/
June 23-24 - San Diego Scottish Highland Games - Vista
Highland dancing, bagpipe and drumming competitions, sheepdog trials, athletic compeitions, food and drink. Brengle Terrace Park 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. 9AM-5PM.
June 24 - Firefighters Car Show - Rancho Cucamonga
Join Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters for their 15th Annual Car Show to benefit local burn survivors through the Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors and the Burn Institute - Inland Empire. Enjoy beautifully restored classic cars, opportunity drawings and Oldies music in this lakeside park setting. Public admission is free so bring the kids, family and pets to check out this event in support of local burn survivors. 9AM - 2 PM. http://www.cityofrc.us/cals/default.asp Redhill Community Park
June 26-July 3 - NSSA National Surf Championships - Huntington Beach
Young surfers compete at the National Scholastic Surfing Association event. South of Huntington Beach Pier. http://www.nssa.org/
June 30 - Obon Festival - West Covina
Demos and exhibitions of Japanese culture, martial arts, classic Japanese dance, taiko drumming, folk dancing. East San Gabriel Japanese Community Center. http://www.livingdharma.org/
June 30- July1 - Mountaineer Days - Wrightwood
Live music, parade, bed races, cowboy quick-draw and pie eating contest. Also old west reenactments and dance. Downtown. http://www.wrightwoodchamber.org/
June 30-July 1 - Pirate Invasion of Belmont Pier - Long Beach
Pirate battles, encampments, pirate ship rides, grog and food. Pirate costume contest. Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier. http://www.alfredosbeachclub.com/