Sunday, June 24, 2012

So Cal Photo Opps - July 2012

So Cal Photo Opps 2012
JULY 2012

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/
July 4 - Firecracker Train - Fillmore
Car show, festival, barbecue, chili cook-off, train ride through Heritage valley and fireworks display. Fillmore & Western Railway in downtown. www.fwry.com

July 7 - Kardboard Kayak Race - Santa Barbara
Novice and skilled boat builders test their skill and creativity as they try to build the most seaworthy kayaks from corrugated cardboard, tape and markers. West Beach, Santa Barbara. www.sbmm.org. 1PM-3PM

July 7-8 - Big Bear Lake Paddlefest - Fawnskin
Beginner through advanced clinics and races for kayaks and canoes, boat demos and an outdoor sports exhibit. Swim Beach at Meadow park. www.bigbearpaddlefest.com 4120 Park Ave.

July 7-8 - Fort MacArthur Days - San Pedro
Location fort MacArthur Museum, Angel State Park, 3601 South Gaffey. Big Event with reeanactments from Civil War to WWII. Hours 10am-4pm. http://fortmacarthur.tripod.com  or www.ftmac.org  This is a great event with many unusual photographic oppertunities with the wide range of eras covered.

July 13-Aug 12 - Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
Live entertainment, livestock exhibits, arts & crafts, Photography Exhibit, rides and food. OC Fair and Event Center, www.ocfair.com


July 20-21 - Children of Many Colors Powwow - Moorpark
Saturday July 21 11AM - 10PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow. Everyone Welcome
2PM Prayer for the Children by Margaret Morin, Chumash Nation All Children Welcome
Sunday July 22 11AM - 6PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow-Everyone Welcome
11AM Veterans Honoring - All Veterans Welcome
DIRECTIONS: Moorpark College is located in Ventura County in Southern California. It is within ¼ mile of the Collins Drive exit on the 118 freeway, where the 118 freeway and the 23 freeway converge. Exit Collins Drive and turn north (away from the wash, toward the hills) and drive 1/8 mile to Campus Road, turn right, proceed 1/8 mile to powwow on your left.
http://www.conejovalleyguide.com/local-events/redbirds-children-of-many-colors-native-american-powwow-in-m.html

July 21-22 Ocean Festival - San Clemente
Full weekend of family events Car Show, Surf and Ocean Art Show, Children's activities. Annual Beach Party and Concert included. At the San Clemente Pier. California Waterman and Waterwomman contests. Surfing Contest and Great rubber Duck Race. http://www.oceanfestival.org

July 21-22 - Central Coast Renaissance Festival - San Luis Obispo
Music,entertainment,food,drinks and games. Also the usual jousting, street performers and craftsmen. El Chorro Regional Park. www.ccrenfaire.com

July 21-22 - Long Beach Civil War Reeanactment - Long Beach
Live cannon fire, period costumes, historical figures, battles and encampments.
Location: El Dorado park, 7550 E Spring St., Hours 10am-5pm. $10.00 adults/$8.00 Seniors. www.goldcoastfestivals.com

July 27-28 - Citrus Classic Balloon Festival  - Santa Paula
Let your summer take flight. . . with hot air balloons flying over scenic citrus orchards and rolling hills towards views of the Pacific Ocean, the Fourth Annual Citrus Classic Balloon Festival is THE best backdrop for THE balloon event closest to Greater Los Angeles. Mingle with balloon pilots, enjoy outdoor dining, wine and beer garden, browse arts and craft vendors, get active with the Kids Activity Area, relax with live music. . . It's the perfect day trip, family summer weekend or romantic getaway - conveniently just 1.5 hours from Los Angeles! Opens Friday evening with entertainment and the glow of hot air ballons. Saturday arrive early for the sunrise ascension of more than two dozen balloons. Tethered balloon rides, music and vendors. Will also have a vintage car and Indian motorcycle rally. After sunset see the Glow of the Blue Moon. Blue lights illuminate balloons, glowing blue beach balls and a blues band. Located at the Soccer fields at 18249 E. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. 5:00PM-11PM Friday, 5:30AM-11:00PM Saturday, 5:30AM-4:30PM Sunday. www.citrusclassicballoons.com

July 28-29 - Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival - Long Beach
Dragon Boat competitions, acrobats, food and art exhibits. Traditional dance, mucic. Marine Stadium. www.lbdragonboat.com

July 28 - Aug 5 - Hurley US Open of Surfing - Huntington Beach
8am-5pm Worlds top surfers compete, a 14-acre Festival Village that allows attendees to sample products and services from the action sports industry, a BMX and skateboard competition and more. Admission to all events is free, so don’t miss out on this exciting, action-packed beach festival!