Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS January 2014

So Cal Photo Opps - January 2014

Happy New Year!  This is my 4th year of publishing Photogenic Events for Southern California.  Sometimes it seems like a chore to keep it up to date but it has been a labor of love.

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Salton Sea can be great for birds as they migrate to warmer locations. Both Brown and White Pelicans come here. Check out the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge for large flocks for birds in their ponds. Best time is now through January. The refuge winters up to 30,000 snow, Ross's, and Canada geese, and 60,000 ducks from November through February. Marsh birds and shorebirds account for more than 6,000,000 use-days each year. Endangered species observed on the refuge include the southern bald eagle, peregrine falcon, California brown pelican, Yuma clapper rail, and desert pupfish. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=81631
Borrowing Owls can also be found in the area: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/page.aspx?pid=1771
More information: http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/capalmsprings/a/salton_sea.htm

La Jolla Pelicans are in full color on the cliffs at La Jolla near San Diego, check them out if you are in the area.  Also if you are into birds, check out Balsa Chica by Huntington Beach

January 2014

Through April 22  -   Santa Anita Race Track  -Arcadia
Early mornings before the races, go to Clockers Corner where you can see all the horses going to the track for practice.  Get great close-up shots and images.  Also on weekends free tram tour, board the Seabiscuit Tram at Clockers Corner and take the tour of the stable areas, receiving barn and Paddock Gardens.  See Seabiscuit's original stall and barn and the jockeys room.  Tours depart at 8:30 and 9:45 AM every Sat and Sun during season.  www.santaanita.com

Jan 1 - Cabrillo Beach Polar Swim - San Pedro
Swimmers celebrate 2012 with a plunge in the chilly waters of the pacific. Noon
www.cabrillobeachpolarbears.com

Jan 1-2 - Rose Parade-Post Parade Floats - Pasadena
After the Rose Parade concludes, the floats are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Blvds. for public viewing.  www.tournamentofroses.com  This info from Roger Evens of ACES:  The dates reportedly are Wednesday January 1 following the parade and the mornings of January 2 and 3. For January 2 and 3 the times  for seniors and handicapped individuals are 7:00 am to 9:00 am and that is the time you want to be there.  At 9:00 am the gates open to the general public  and then thousands pour in. B y 10:00 am I don’t even want to be there.
 For lens I always take two.  A 16-36 for longer floats like the one attached and up to 300MM for individual items on the floats. At 7:00 it is normally chilly and I like to have a sweater. Later the sun will be out and the sweater needs to come off. Bulk becomes an issue if you have worn a coat. There is no room for on street parking. Plan on $10 for parking and head for the closest lot when you arrive. This can be a fun day and you can capture some exciting stuff for competition or sharing.  I recommend this outing.

Jan 11-12 - Cable Airport Air Show - Upland
Aerobatics, parachute teams, car show, aircraft displays and food. Cable Airport is located at the North West corner of 13th and Benson in the very west end of San Bernardino County in the city of Upland, 1748 W 13th St. www.cableairport.com. Gates open at 8 AM-4:30PM show starts at 10AM, Free Parking, $10.00 admission.  This is a great little air show, I have photographed it twice.

 Jan 5 - Oshogatsu Family Festival - Los Angeles
Japanese New Years celebration includes pounding of the sweet rice, traditional foods. Japanese American National Museum, 369 E 1st St. www.janm.org  11AM-5PM Year of the Horse.

Jan 17-20 - Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival - Morro Bay
Photograph and learn about the area's native and transitory bird species. Experts lead more than 110 field trips during the festival including boat trips and kayak trips. www.morrobaybirdfestival.org. (866) 464-5105

Jan 18-19  - Asian American Expo - Pomona
At the Fairplex. Lunar New Year celebration with more than 800 exhibitors, live music, folk art and Asian food. www.asianamericanexpo.com. Hours 10AM-7PM in Halls 4,5,6,7 & 8. Admission $9.00, Seniors 7.00, $1.00 off coupon on website. They will have a photo contest.

Jan 25 - Lunar Fest - Riverside
Celebrate the year of the Horse. Parade, live performances, Asian Market, kid's village and cultural displays. Enjoy tea pavillons, food and sake. Downtown Riverside. www.lunarfestriverside.com

Jan 24-26 - Grand National Roadster Show - Pomona
Indoor car show with more than 500 vechicles, music and famous cars from TV and films. Fairplex Pomona. www.rodshows.com $25.00

Jan 25-26 - Yuma Quartermaster Depot Civil War Reeanactment - Yuma
There were no Civil War battles waged around Yuma – but the Quartermaster Depot was an active Union Army post during those years and a strategic point of defense because of the importance of the river crossing and trails to California. Re-enactment groups from around the West will converge for an old-school encampment and mock battles on the grassy grounds of the park. More info, www.yumaheritage.com, 928-373-5198. Open 8AM-5PM,

Jan 31-Feb2 - Lunar New Year Tet Festival - San Diego
Vietnamese New Year Festival with a cultural village, entertainment, food, dragon dance. Mira Mesa Cumunity Park, www.sdtet.com 11:00 AM Sat and Sun.

February 2014

Feb 1  -  CARe Show 2014  -  San Juan Capistrano
Car Show, exhibits, live music, food and vendors.  Over 400 cars on display.  8am-2PM.  At San Juan Capistrano Sport Park.  www.sjcrotary.org/carshow

Feb 6-9  -  NHRA Winternationals - Pomona
Drag Racing, car displays, daily cacklefests and exhibition runs by legendary tribute cars.  Auto Raceway,  www.nhratix.com

Feb 7,8,9  - Tet Festival - Garden Grove
The Tết Festival of Southern California is recognized as the world’s largest Tết Festival outside of Vietnam. Helping preserve culture, the festival boasts 100,000+ visitors and dozens of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are emersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the new year. Tết is the most observed holiday within Vietnamese culture. It celebrates the Lunar New Year, the beginning of Spring, and a way to start fresh. www.tetfestival.org Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave. Tet Festival guests may park for free at Bolsa Grande High School  9401 Westminster Ave.

Feb 7-8 - Tour de Palm Springs - Palm Springs
Various cyclists rides, bike expo, live entertainment and food court. Downtown.
www.tourdepalmsprings.com

Feb 8 - Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival  -  Alhambra
Chinese New Year street festival.  Valley Blvd. between Garfield Ave. and Almansor St.  www.alhambranewyearfestival.com

Feb. 8 - Dr. Goerge Memorial Car Show - Indian Wells
More than 1000 custom and classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 7800 Miles Ave. www.palmspringscruisinassociation.com 9AM-3PM

Feb 14-17 - Whiskey Flat Days - Kernville
Whiskey Flats now known as Kernville celebrates its Old West heritage with a parade and festival. Downtown Kernville, www.kernvillechamber.org

Feb 15-17 - Civil War Days - Calico Ghost Town
Relive the battle between North and South in this authentic Civil War Re-enactment. The weekend includes drills, music, living history displays, and much more! 9AM-5PM.
Reenacters take over the the old Ghost town with several battles during the day and you can visit the encampments between the action. Because Calico is in the hills, you get a whole different type of background for the battles than others in the area.  www.calicotown.com

Feb 14-23 - Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival - Indio
Usual Fair activities, Exhibits, livestock, carnival rides and date samples. RIverside County Fairgrounds. www.datefest.org 82-503 Hwy 111.

Feb 23  -  Desert Classic Concours d"Elegance  -  Rancho Mirage
More then 150 domestic and foreign classic cars, sports and racing vechicles.  Theme, 100 years of Maseratti History.  Desert Princess Country Club.  www.desertconcours.com

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

SO Cal Photo Opps December 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS - December 2013

Not much going on in  December except for the usual Holiday activities. If you know of some photogenic event that fellow photographers may like to attend and photograph, e-mail the information to cowtech@earthlink.net

Through-Jan 1 - Downtown on Ice - Los Angeles
Outdoor skating rink among LA's skyscrapers. Free events include concerts, Holiday Festival, skating exhibitions. Pershing Square.

Through-Jan 1 - Holiday of Lights - Del Mar
You can drive through a 1.5 mile route around Del Mar racetrack to see more than 400 lighted and animated holiday scenes. Del Mar fairgraounds. www.holidayoflights.com

Through-Jan 8 - Festival of Lights - Riverside
Millions of lights and animated characters on display. Ice Skating rink and vendors. Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, California 92501 (951) 784-0300

Through-Jan 20 - Ice at Santa Monica - Santa Monica
Large outdoor seasonal ice-skating rink plus smaller rink for kids.  Fifth Street and Arizona Ave.
www.downtownsm/ice.

Through-Dec 22 - Christmas Tree Holiday Train - Fillmore
Families can ride with Santa to a Christmas aTree farm to select and cut their tree. Weekends only. Fillmore & Western Railway.

Through Febuary  -  Salton Sea
Salton Sea can be great for birds as they migrate to warmer locations. Both Brown and White Pelicans come here. Check out the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge for large flocks for birds in their ponds. Best time is now through January. The refuge winters up to 30,000 snow, Ross's, and Canada geese, and 60,000 ducks from November through February. Marsh birds and shorebirds account for more than 6,000,000 use-days each year. Endangered species observed on the refuge include the southern bald eagle, peregrine falcon, California brown pelican, Yuma clapper rail, and desert pupfish. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=81631
Burrowing Owls can also be found in the area: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/page.aspx?pid=1771
More information: http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/capalmsprings/a/salton_sea.htm

Dec 7 - Christmas at Mission San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano
Local music performers, entertainment. www.missionsjc.com

Dec 14 - Holiday Boat Parade - Marina del Rey
Evening boat parade and fireworks. Main Channel 5:50 PM

Dec 8 - Irish Holiday Festival - Santa Ana
Family event with music, dance, storytelling and vendors. Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 www.bowers.org

Dec 13-14 - Christmas in the Village - La Mesa
The village is transformed into a Victorian wonderland with strolling minstrels, parade, carolers and street performers. Horse drawn carrages, bonfires and carnaval rides and Santa! La Mesa Village, 7830 La Mesa Blvd. www.lmvma.com 5pm-10pm

Dec 21 - Naples Islands Holiday Boat Parade - Long Beach
Gondolas and festively decorated small and lare boats cruise the canals of Napels Island and Alamitos Bay.
6:00PM, www.Naplesca.com

Dec 30 - Port of San Diego Balloon Parade - San Diego
Americas largest Balloon Parade includes giant charactor balloons, marching bands, drill teams and floats. Wiener National Finals (dog races) and a 5k run/walk. Downtown SD, www.holidaybowl.com

Sunday, November 3, 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS - November 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS - November 2013

Not much going on in November and December except for the usual Holiday activities.  If you know of some photogenic event that fellow photographers may like to attend and photograph, e-mail the information to cowtech@earthlink.net


Nov 1-Jan 20 - Ice at Santa Monica - Santa Monica
Large outdoor seasonal ice-skating rink plus smaller rink for kids.  Fifth Street and Arizona Ave.
www.downtownsm/ice.

Nov 9 - Veterans Day Celebration - Riverside
Parade, bands concerts, war birds and military vehicles, airplane rides, vintage cars and hot rods. Flabob Airport 4130 Mennes Ave., Riverside.  www.flabob.org  9AM-4PM

Nov 9 - Vettes for Veterans Car Show - Carlsbad
More than 100 Corvettes on display.  TGI Fridays, Palomar Airport Road www.northcoastvettes.org
To benefit San Diego area Veterans Groups.

Nov 9-10  The Blue and Gray - Civil War - Moorpark
More than 800 reenactors participate in the battle of Antietam 1862.  You can watch the battle unfold, visit the encampments and visit the period craft displays.  Tierra Rejada Ranch, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA  www.moorparkrotary.com

Nov 18-Jan 17  - Downtown on Ice - Los Angeles
Outdoor skating rink among LA's skyscrapers. Free events include concerts, Holiday Festival, skating exhibitions. Pershing Square.  $6.00 to skate

Nov 22-Jan 1 - Holiday of Lights - Del Mar
You can drive through a 1.5 mile route around Del Mar racetrack to see more than 400 lighted and animated holiday scenes. Del Mar fairgrounds. www.holidayoflights.com

Nov 29-Jan 8 - Festival of Lights - Riverside
Millions of lights and animated characters on display. Ice Skating rink and vendors. Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, California 92501 (951) 784-0300

Nov 30-Dec 22 - Christmas Tree Holiday Train - Fillmore
Families can ride with Santa to a Christmas a Tree farm to select and cut their tree. Weekends only. Fillmore & Western Railway.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS OCTOBER 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS  OCTOBER 2013

OCTOBER 2013 Oct 3 - Nov 3 - Horse Racing - Santa Anita
Horse racing fall season at Santa Anita, Closing Day Nov. 3rd. Great place to spend a morning photographing. Get there early at Clockers Corner to see all the horses going out to the track to warm up. You can get some really close images. They generally have tours of the barns and other areas of the race track which is free. First race is 1:00 PM.

Oct 5-6 San Dimas Rodeo - San Dimas
Will be held Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6th, The gates will open at 11:00. AM Events Begin At 1:00 PM at the Tex Shoemaker Rodeo Arena at Horsethief Canyon Park.
http://sandimasrodeo.com

October 4-5 - MCAS Miramar Air Show - San Diego
Blue Angels perform, parachute teams, wing walkers and other military and civilian flights. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. www.miramarairshow.com

Oct 6  -  Aquarium of the Pacific Photographers Night -  Long Beach
Now is your chance to take the photos you have always wanted. Back by popular demand, on this night, the Aquarium will be available to photographers for the sole purpose of getting their dream photos without having to worry about the general public either getting in their shots or being bothered by their equipment.
Take your time, set up your shots, and enjoy. In order to create the best environment for our photographers, we will be limiting ticket sales. We highly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a spot or you may be turned away at the door.
Normally, lights begin to dim as 9:00 p.m. approaches, but on this night, the lights will remain on in all the exhibits in order to provide the best opportunities for photography.*
Cost: $25.95 per person, $19.95 for Aquarium members. No other discounts or special offers will be accepted for this evening.

Oct 6  -  Spyders in the Garden  -  Arcadia
At the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden!  Pre-1970's classic and replica cars will be parked throughout the arboretum plus a meet and greet with the drivers.  www.arboretum.org.

Oct 6  -  Newport Beach Sand Castle Contest  -  Corona del Mar
Architecture Firms, Businesses, families create elaborate sand sculptures on Big Corona Beach.  Corona Del Mar State Beach.  www.newportbeach.com

 Oct 12  - Rendezvous in Poway - Poway
Historical encampments, gunfighting reenactments, mock train robberies, Gatling gun and cannon demos, blacksmiths, train rides and panning for Gold.  Old Poway Park.  www.poway.org 14134 Midland Rd.  Starts at 10 AM.

 Oct 12 - Apple Valley Airshow - Apple Valley
Flybys, aerobatics, warbirds, RC demos, antique and experimental military aircraft. Apple Valley Airport, www.sbcountywings.com.  21600 Corwin Rd. 9-4, $5.00

 Oct 13 - OctoberWood Car Show - Dana Point
Woodie Car Show, surf vendors, food and drink. Latern Bay Park. www.socalwoodies.com

Oct 12-13 - Pumpkin Train - Perris
Train Rides to a pumpkin patch, trolley rides, kiddy handcar, pumpkin decorating and haunted caboose. Orange Empire Railroad Museum. www.oerm.org

Oct 12-13  -  Seaside Highland Games  -  Ventura
Pipe and drum bands, Scottish entertainers, music, dancing, Highland Games, etc.  Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds.  www.seaside-games.com

Oct 19-20 - California City Renaissance Festival - California City
Knights, maids, peasants and nobles stroll the grounds, food and ale plus live entertainment. California City Central Park. www.calcityrenfair.org  10460 Heather Ave.  $5.00

 Oct 18-19-20 - Tournament of the Phoenix - Poway
On October 18, 19 & 20, 2013 the Poway Rodeo Grounds will be transformed into a scene from 'A Knight's Tale' as six armored knights from across the globe meet for an international competition. The Tournament of the Phoenix is a weekend long Jousting and Combat event sanctioned by England's Royal Armories Museum-Leeds.
Competitors will accumulate points as they battle it out in a series of grueling events. The tournament will test the combatants' prowess and stamina as they pit themselves against each other in foot combat with axes, mounted melee, and four sessions of jousting.
The event also showcases the "Festival of History", where over one hundred members of the Southwest's premier Living History associations will present a living time line of history spanning Rome through the European Renaissance. A medieval bagpipe band lends to the festive atmosphere as they perform throughout the day. 'Hands on History' activities for all ages, vendors offering a range of goods and delicious food assure a day full of fun for event goers. Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road. www.worldjoust.com

Oct 26-27 - Gunfight Behind The Jersey Lilly - Corona/Norco
Put on by The Cowboys, www.thecowboys.org. They are the oldest and largest Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the world. They meet monthly for matches, wear authenic western gear. This event is free and has a lot to offer for the photographer. Last year we went and got a lot of cowboy pics, Indian dancers and we were able to take pictures of the shooting competition. Bring some safety glasses if you want to take pictures of the shooters. Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Rd., Corona, CA 92880

Oct 27 - Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos
Car show, military and civilian aircraft displays, flyovers, helicopter flights, demonstrations, food and music. Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base. 9AM -4PM. 11200 Lexington Drive, Katella at Lexington Dr. At Lexington off Katella. www.wwrexpo.net


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SO CAL Photo Opps - September 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013
 
 Through Sept 4 - Horse Racing - Del Mar
Del Mar racing season is through Sept 4th closing day. Gates open at Noon and first race is usually 2 PM. Closed Mondays and Thursdays. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. I've never photographed at this racetrack so I can't give you any tips. http://www.dmtc.com/season/

Aug 30-Sept 2 - Festival of Sail - San Diego
The Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone. The event is held over Labor Day weekend each year and starts with a bang! Cannon fire will salute the entrance of the tall ships from all over the world as they parade around San Diego Bay passing by Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Seaport Village and the Coronado Bridge ending up at the Maritime Museum's docks.
The four day event includes live entertainment from a variety of genres including; Contemporary Rock, Sea Chanteys, Mariachi's, Steel Drum Bands, local community groups, etc. We will have a petting zoo where kids can get up close and pet a variety of animals. Cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, sailing on racing yachts, over 150 arts and craft vendors, multitude of food options, interaction with pirates, and more...Cannon Battle Sails: Sail a Tall Ship into battle! Fight the Enemy from a Tall Ship available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
Historic Bay Cruises on the 1914 Pilot Boat: Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of San Diego Bay on our historic Pilot Boat. Tickets are $5.00 per person (in addition to the passport purchase). America's Cup Boat Sails: Cruise the bay on America's Cup boats! Stars & Stripes and Abracadabra will be heading out for a sail to view the tall ship's cannon battles and Festival of Sail from an on-the-water perspective.  9-7 daily www.sdmaritime.org/festival-of-sail

Aug 30 - September 29 Los Angeles County Fair - Pomona
Runs through Sept 29. Includes carnival, entertainment, fairway, exhibitions, livestock, and horse racing. They have a large photography exhibit. http://www.lacountyfair.com/2011/

 Aug 31-Sept. 1 -  Civil War Re-Enactment - Huntington Beach
Where: Huntington Central Park on Talbert between Slater and Talbert. Visit and tour large scale Confederate and Union encampments as more than 200 re-enactors stage famous battles of the Civil War. The two-day event includes live canon and weapon demonstrations, actors in full costume, food vendors and a Civil War-era band. On Saturday the first battle will be at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 4 p.m. Sunday features a church service at 9 a.m. then a battle at 11 a.m. and another one at 2 p.m. FREE

Aug 31  -  Ventura Nationals Hot Rod Show - Ventura
Pre 1965 American cars and trucks and pre 1969 American and British motorcycles on display.  Ventura County Fairgrounds.  10 West Harbor Blvd,  www.venturanationals.com.     

Sept 7  -  La Habra Highlanders Car Show  -  La Habra
Hot rods, street rods, antique and custom cars on display.  Marching band, food and vendors.  La Habra High School.  801 Highlander Ave.

 Sept 8 - Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon - Del Mar
More than 80 Humans and dogs catch the waves to raise money for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Canine custume contests. North Beach http://surfdog.kintera.orgwww.surfdogsurfathon.org.

Sept 7-8  - Toshiba Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
This year, the Ocean Institute is celebrating its 29th year hosting the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival! Come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, sounds and sights of real working tall ships. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. www.tallshipsfestival.com.

Sept 8 - Belmont Shore Car Show - Long Beach
Pre 1975 hot rods and custom cars, food. The show is held on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore which is part of Long Beach. A large number of blocks of 2nd Street are closed off for the day and the show takes place on the city street.  The show draws about 700 vehicles and boasts a huge number of street vendors selling automotive related goods as well as many other things. Because the show draws a huge spectator crowd, it has a terrific amount of excitement and energy. This one is not to be missed whether you have a car or just come to look at cars. The level of quality of the cars at this show is second to none. If you want to see a huge number of the finest rods, muscle cars, and customs to be found in Southern California, you don't want to miss this show. www.baycityrodders.com.

Sept 8 - Coastline Car Classic - Corona del Mar
More than 200 vintage and dealer select automobiles, food and vendors. Big Corona del Mar State Beach. www.coastlinecarclassic.com 10AM-4PM.

Sept 6-8 - Stagecoach Days - Banning
Parade, carnival, ranch rodeo, historical encampments, Wild west gunfighter competition, blacksmithing contest, food and entertainment. A C Dysart Park, exit I-10 at 22nd St, turn South to end of road and follow the signs. www.banningstagecoachdays.com

Sept 13-15 - Creston Classic Rodeo - Creston--Near Paso Robles
County Roping, steer riding, horseback riding, barn dancing, and cowboy church. Sat events start at 12:30 PM, Sun Mutton Bustin at 12:30 PM, events start at 1:00 PM. http://www.crestonclassicrodeo.org
 6180 Webster Rd., Creston.

 Sept 15 - Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance - Palos Verdes
Join us for the 200 car Annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance September 15, 2013. This year’s theme is The Age of Elegance. The ever-popular Tour d’Epicure Road Rallye starts the weekend off on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Grand Marshal’s Reception. Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance returns again to the spectacular Trump National Golf Club on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. www.pvconcours.com.

 Sept 14-15 - Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Big Bear Lake
Weekends through October 26th.  Weekend Festival with German Bands, dancing, German food.  Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  www.bigbearevents.com

Sept 14-15  -  Mexican Independence Days Celebration  -  Los Angeles
Live Music, dancing, entertainment, carnival, historical displays,  El Pueblo de Los angeles, Olivera Street.  www.elpueblo.lacity.org

Sept 20-22 - Annual Danish Days - Solvang
77th annual festival in "Little Denmark" Solvang includes Danish food, folk dancers, parades and Old World artisan marketplace. There will be Viking encampments and cultural demonstrations. www.solvangusa.com

 Sept 21 - Old West Days - Randsburg
Each September the Rand Desert Museum hosts the RAND DISTRICT OLD WEST DAYS, which is a street fair held on the main street of Randsburg, It features Western and Bluegrass bands playing live, vendors of all sorts of items and other forms of entertainment including reenactments by the Old West Mounted Lawman. http://www.randdesertmuseum.com/

Sept 21 - Wavecrest Woodie Meet (car show) - Encinitas
More than 300 woodie Cars, live music and entertainment. This is the largest of the Woodie Shows. Events at several locations including Moonlight Beach. www.sandiegowoodies.com. Starts at 8AM.

 Sept 21-22  - Do'ynki Harvest Festival - Yorba Linda
Polish harvest festival eith Polish food, folk dancing, reenactments by Polish winged hussar knights and military.  At Pope John Paul II Polish Center.  www.polishcenter.org.  3999 Rose Drive.

 Sept 18-29 - Kern County Fair - Bakersfield
Usual Fair activities including a rodeo and livestock exhibits.  Has a photography exhibit.  Kern County Fairgrounds.  www.kerncountyfair.com.

 Sept 21 Cruise Aboard the Lane Victory, WWII Ship - San Pedro
The Lane Victory is a WWII Merchant Marine Ship built in 1945 and docked at San Pedro. Normally a museum, it sails out to Catalina Island and back several times a year. I did this cruise several years ago and had a blast. Lunch is served along with drinks. WWII entertainment and re-enactors on board, German spy is captured and the ship will be attacked by WWII German aircraft on the way back and saved by the US planes. Lots to photograph and a fun day. Located at Berth 49 in San Pedro. LA Fire Boats greet the ship on the way into port--blowing water. http://www.lanevictory.com Start boarding 7:30 fir 8:30 departure.

 Sept 28 - Poway Rodeo - Poway
PRCA events, Bareback Riding, Tie Down roping, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding and more. Sat gates open at 11:30, rodeo at 1PM, Sunday gates open at 6 PM, rodeo starts at 7:30 PM. Poway Valley Riders Association Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd. http://www.powayrodeo.com.

Sept 28  -  Japanese Classic Car Show  -  Long Beach
More than 400 pre 1985 Japanese cars and motorcycles on display.  Includes toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda etc plus some rare racing cars.  At Queen Mary.

Sept 28-29 - Viking Festival - Vista
Helmeted re-enactors show off their fighting skills on the battlefield at this celebration of Norse and Scandinavian culture. Ax Throw, log toss, sword demonstrations, fish fling, food and live music. Norway Hall, 2006 East Vista Way Vista, CA. Sat 10-8 and Sun 10-6. www.vikingfestivalvista.com.

Sept. 28-29 Calico Days - Yermo
A Western parade, burro run, gunfighters, barbecue, miner's triathlon, 1880's era contests. Calico Ghost Town, www.calicotown.com 9AM-5PM

OCTOBER 2013

 Oct 3 - Nov 3 - Horse Racing - Santa Anita
Horse racing fall season at Santa Anita, Closing Day Nov. 3rd. Great place to spend a morning photographing. Get there early at Clockers Corner to see all the horses going out to the track to warm up. You can get some really close images. They generally have tours of the barns and other areas of the race track which is free. First race is 1:00 PM.

Oct 5-6 San Dimas Rodeo - San Dimas
Will be held Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7th, 2011. The gates will open at 11:00. AM Events Begin At 1:00 PM at the Tex Shoemaker Rodeo Arena at Horsethief Canyon Park.
http://sandimasrodeo.com

October 4-5 - MCAS Miramar Air Show - San Diego
Blue Angels perform, parachute teams, wing walkers and other military and civilian flights. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. www.miramarairshow.com

Oct 6  -  Aquarium of the Pacific Photographers Night -  Long Beach
Now is your chance to take the photos you have always wanted. Back by popular demand, on this night, the Aquarium will be available to photographers for the sole purpose of getting their dream photos without having to worry about the general public either getting in their shots or being bothered by their equipment.
Take your time, set up your shots, and enjoy. In order to create the best environment for our photographers, we will be limiting ticket sales. We highly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a spot or you may be turned away at the door.
Normally, lights begin to dim as 9:00 p.m. approaches, but on this night, the lights will remain on in all the exhibits in order to provide the best opportunities for photography.*
Cost: $25.95 per person, $19.95 for Aquarium members. No other discounts or special offers will be accepted for this evening.

 Oct 12  - Rendezvous in Poway - Poway
Historical encampments, gunfighting reenactments, mock train robberies, Gatling gun and cannon demos, blacksmiths, train rides and panning for Gold.  Old Poway Park.  www.poway.org 14134 Midland Rd.  Starts at 10 AM.

 Oct 12 - Apple Valley Airshow - Apple Valley
Flybys, aerobatics, warbirds, RC demos, antique and experimental military aircraft. Apple Valley Airport, www.cms,sbcounty.gov.airports.  21600 Corwin Rd. 9-4, $5.00

 Oct 13 - OctoberWood Car Show - Dana Point
Woodie Car Show, surf vendors, food and drink. Latern Bay Park. www.socalwoodies.com

Oct 12-13 - Pumpkin Train - Perris
Train Rides to a pumpkin patch, trolley rides, kiddy handcar, pumpkin decorating and haunted caboose. Orange Empire Railroad Museum. www.oerm.org

Oct 19-20 - California City Renaissance Festival - California City
Knights, maids, peasants and nobles stroll the grounds, food and ale plus live entertainment. California City Central Park. www.calcityrenfair.org  10460 Heather Ave.  $5.00

 Oct 18-19-20 - Tournament of the Phoenix - Poway
On October 18, 19 & 20, 2013 the Poway Rodeo Grounds will be transformed into a scene from 'A Knight's Tale' as six armored knights from across the globe meet for an international competition. The Tournament of the Phoenix is a weekend long Jousting and Combat event sanctioned by England's Royal Armories Museum-Leeds.
Competitors will accumulate points as they battle it out in a series of grueling events. The tournament will test the combatants' prowess and stamina as they pit themselves against each other in foot combat with axes, mounted melee, and four sessions of jousting.
The event also showcases the "Festival of History", where over one hundred members of the Southwest's premier Living History associations will present a living time line of history spanning Rome through the European Renaissance. A medieval bagpipe band lends to the festive atmosphere as they perform throughout the day. 'Hands on History' activities for all ages, vendors offering a range of goods and delicious food assure a day full of fun for event goers. Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road. www.worldjoust.com

Oct 26-27 - Gunfight Behind The Jersey Lilly - Corona/Norco
Put on by The Cowboys, www.thecowboys.org. They are the oldest and largest Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the world. They meet monthly for matches, wear authenic western gear. This event is free and has a lot to offer for the photographer. Last year we went and got a lot of cowboy pics, Indian dancers and we were able to take pictures of the shooting competition. Bring some safety glasses if you want to take pictures of the shooters. Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Rd., Corona, CA 92880

Oct 27 - Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos
Car show, military and civilian aircraft displays, flyovers, helicopter flights, demonstrations, food and music. Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base. 9AM -4PM. 11200 Lexington Drive, Katella at Lexington Dr. At Lexington off Katella. www.wwrexpo.net




Sunday, July 28, 2013

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS August 2013

August 2013

Through- Sept 5 - Horse Racing - Del Mar
Del Mar racing season is through Sept 7th closing day. Gates open at Noon and first race is usually 2 PM. Closed Mondays and Thursdays. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. I've never photographed at this racetrack so I can't give you any tips. http://www.dmtc.com/season/

Aug 4 - Lowrider Nationals - Bakersfield
Urban car culture and lifestyle show with more than 500 custom-designed cars. Hop contest, car audio sound off and live music. Kern County Fairgrounds. http://www.lowridernationals.com/ 11AM-5PM $20.00 at gate 1142 South P St.

Aug 9-11 - Oceanside Longboard Surfing Board Contest and Festival - Oceanside
Longboard surfing contest, vendors and live music. Pier Amphitheater and South Pier Beach. http://www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org/


Aug.10 - Dog Days of Summer -Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Canine event with fore than 250 vendors, dog contests, music and food. Aberdeen Drive and Newcastle Ave. www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com

Aug 10-11 - Great Sand Sculpture Contest - Long Beach
Sand castle contest, music, food, arts & crafts. 1 Granada Avenue Beach. http://www.lbsandcastle.com/
Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2 FREE

Aug 16-25 - Antelope Valley Fair - Lancaster
Usual fair activity but they have a very nice judged photographic print display that is worth seeing. Antelope Vally Fairgrounds. www.avfair.com

Aug 16-17 - Mountain Man Days at La Purisma Mission - Lompoc
It's 1822 at the mission as costumed docents and staff portray life of the mission during that era. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Highway 246 near Lompoc. http://www.lapurisimamission.org/

Aug 17-18 - World Bodysurfing Championships - Oceanside
Bodysurfers from around the world compete in different divisions for trophies and prizes. Oceanside Pier. http://www.worldbodysurfing.org/

Aug 17-18 - Wings Over Camarillo - Camarillo
An expanded Air Show flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines with nearly 90 aircraft; including vintage planes, experimental, and WWII fighter, bombers and transports. The Air Show features public access to the planes, pilots, and crews. Come for the day to watch and walk among the planes; take photos and ask questions of the pilots and air show volunteers.Be part of the classics of aviation! See restored aircraft from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's flying while you can. You may not get another chance! These airplanes are what inspired young people decades ago to get into aviation and aerospace in Southern California. What you'll see at our air show contributed to the evolution of propeller aviation into the jet age.
Kids under 12 are free. Kids - Bring your parents!
9AM-5PM Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way. $15 at Gate admission free parking. http://www.wingsovercamarillo.com/

Aug 17 - Woodies At The Beach - Santa Barbara
The President of the Santa Barbara Woodie Club, Bill Sampson, invites you to join us at the 13th Annual - Woodies at the Beach! It’s a great show located at one of the most beautiful venues on the California coast, with Woodies displayed on a large grassy knoll overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. The views just don’t get any better than this! Special parking area on the lawn for all other cars of interest, no moderns please. phone 805-683-5141 Event at Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr. 9AM-3PM

Aug 17 - Uptown Whittier Car Show - Whittier
The Whittier Uptown Association will present a Car Show Extravaganza. More Cars, More Vendors and More Fun! The 13th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show will exhibit over 600 cars from muscle cars, hot rods, customs, antiques, and restored classics. 1976 and older. Trophies will be awarded to each 1st place category. The Car Show will be held Saturday, August 18th, 2010, in Historic Uptown Whittier, along Greenleaf Ave. and Philadelphia St., beginning from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Bring the whole family for a full day of fun in the picturesque Uptown Whittier. http://www.whittieruptown.com/

Aug 17-18 - Tehachapi Mountain Festival and Rodeo - Tehachapi
Tehachapi Mountain Festival® has been providing quality family entertainment for the community for 48 years. Traditionally held on the third weekend in August, it is the largest family event within the community and includes fun for the entire family. The Festival includes an arts and crafts show, food, entertainment, carnival, 5K & 10K run, Mountain Festival Parade, car show, PRCA rodeo, pet parade, Gem & Mineral show, Quilt Show, VFW dinner and dance, pancake breakfast and much more. An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 attend, with the attendance growing each year. Get out of the heat and join us for some good family fun. Rodeo 7PM Friday, 5PM Sat. Car and Truck Show downtown 9am-3pm Sunday. Philip Marx Central Park, http://www.tehachapimountainfestival.com/

Aug 21-23 - Big Bear Cowboy Gathering - Big Bear Lake
Wild West weekend of cowboy music, poetry, reenactors, storytellers, merchants and barbecue. Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (909)866-4970. http://www.bigbearcowboygathering.net/

Aug 24-25 - Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
The rodeo will take place at the Oaks Blenheim Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, located at the intersection of Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway/La Pata on the western border of the Rancho Mission Viejo in South Orange County.
The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good old entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano for this chance of a lifetime. Gates open at 2PM Sat, rodeo starts at 4PM and gates open at 11:30 AM on Sunday, rodeo starts at 1:30 PM. While I have not photographed at this rodeo, I have heard it is a good one. http://www.rmvrodeo.com/

Aug 24 - Cruise Aboard the Lane Victory, WWII Ship - San Pedro
The Lane Victory is a WWII Merchant Marine Ship built in 1945 and docked at San Pedro. Normally a museum, it sails out to Catalina Island and back several times a year. I did this cruise 2 years and had a blast. Lunch is served along with drinks. WWII entertainment and reeanactors on board, German spy is captured and the ship will be attacked by WWII German aircraft on the way back and saved by the US planes. Lots to photograph and a fun day. Located at Pier 94 in San Pedro. LA Fire Boats greet the ship on the way into port--blowing water. http://www.lanevictory.com/


SEPTEMBER 2013
 

 Through Sept 4 - Horse Racing - Del Mar
Del Mar racing season is through Sept 4th closing day. Gates open at Noon and first race is usually 2 PM. Closed Mondays and Thursdays. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. I've never photographed at this racetrack so I can't give you any tips. http://www.dmtc.com/season/

Aug 30-Sept 2 - Festival of Sail - San Diego
The Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone. The event is held over Labor Day weekend each year and starts with a bang! Cannon fire will salute the entrance of the tall ships from all over the world as they parade around San Diego Bay passing by Harbor Island, Shelter Island, Seaport Village and the Coronado Bridge ending up at the Maritime Museum's docks.
The four day event includes live entertainment from a variety of genres including; Contemporary Rock, Sea Chanteys, Mariachi's, Steel Drum Bands, local community groups, etc. We will have a petting zoo where kids can get up close and pet a variety of animals. Cruises on San Diego Bay, cannon battles, sailing on racing yachts, over 150 arts and craft vendors, multitude of food options, interaction with pirates, and more...Cannon Battle Sails: Sail a Tall Ship into battle! Fight the Enemy from a Tall Ship available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
Historic Bay Cruises on the 1914 Pilot Boat: Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of San Diego Bay on our historic Pilot Boat. Tickets are $5.00 per person (in addition to the passport purchase). America's Cup Boat Sails: Cruise the bay on America's Cup boats! Stars & Stripes and Abracadabra will be heading out for a sail to view the tall ship's cannon battles and Festival of Sail from an on-the-water perspective.  9-7 daily www.sdmaritime.org/festival-of-sail

Aug 30 - September 29 Los Angeles County Fair - Pomona
Runs through Sept 29. Includes carnival, entertainment, fairway, exhibitions, livestock, and horse racing. They have a large photography exhibit. http://www.lacountyfair.com/2011/

 Aug 31-Sept. 1 -  Civil War Re-Enactment - Huntington Beach
Where: Huntington Central Park on Talbert between Slater and Talbert. Visit and tour large scale Confederate and Union encampments as more than 200 re-enactors stage famous battles of the Civil War. The two-day event includes live canon and weapon demonstrations, actors in full costume, food vendors and a Civil War-era band. On Saturday the first battle will be at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 4 p.m. Sunday features a church service at 9 a.m. then a battle at 11 a.m. and another one at 2 p.m. FREE

Aug 31  -  Ventura Nationals Hot Rod Show - Ventura
Pre 1965 American cars and trucks and pre 1969 American and British motorcycles on display.  Ventura County Fairgrounds.  10 West Harbor Blvd,  www.venturanationals.com

 Sept 8 - Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon - Del Mar
More than 80 Humans and dogs catch the waves to raise money for the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Canine custume contests. North Beach http://surfdog.kintera.org.

Sept 7-8  - Toshiba Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
This year, the Ocean Institute is celebrating its 29th year hosting the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival! Come and explore the majesty and wonder of tall ships through the smells, sounds and sights of real working tall ships. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. www.tallshipsfestival.com.

Sept 8 - Belmont Shore Car Show - Long Beach
Pre 1975 hot rods and custom cars, food. The show is held on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore which is part of Long Beach. A large number of blocks of 2nd Street are closed off for the day and the show takes place on the city street.  The show draws about 700 vehicles and boasts a huge number of street vendors selling automotive related goods as well as many other things. Because the show draws a huge spectator crowd, it has a terrific amount of excitement and energy. This one is not to be missed whether you have a car or just come to look at cars. The level of quality of the cars at this show is second to none. If you want to see a huge number of the finest rods, muscle cars, and customs to be found in Southern California, you don't want to miss this show. www.baycityrodders.com.

Sept 8 - Coastline Car Classic - Corona del Mar
More than 200 vintage and dealer select automobiles, food and vendors. Big Corona del Mar State Beach. www.coastlinecarclassic.com 10AM-4PM.

Sept 6-8 - Stagecoach Days - Banning
Parade, carnival, ranch rodeo, historical encampments, Wild west gunfighter competition, blacksmithing contest, food and entertainment. A C Dysart Park, exit I-10 at 22nd St, turn South to end of road and follow the signs. www.banningstagecoachdays.com

Sept 13-15 - Creston Classic Rodeo - Creston--Near Paso Robles
County Roping, steer riding, horseback riding, barn dancing, and cowboy church. Sat events start at 12:30 PM, Sun Mutton Bustin at 12:30 PM, events start at 1:00 PM. http://www.crestonclassicrodeo.org
 6180 Webster Rd., Creston.

 Sept 15 - Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance - Palos Verdes
Join us for the 200 car Annual Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance September 15, 2013. This year’s theme is The Age of Elegance. The ever-popular Tour d’Epicure Road Rallye starts the weekend off on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Grand Marshal’s Reception. Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance returns again to the spectacular Trump National Golf Club on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. www.pvconcours.com.

 Sept 14-15 - Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Big Bear Lake
Weekends through October 26th.  Weekend Festival with German Bands, dancing, German food.  Big Bear Lake Convention Center.  www.bigbearevents.com

Sept 20-22 - Annual Danish Days - Solvang
77th annual festival in "Little Denmark" Solvang includes Danish food, folk dancers, parades and Old World artisan marketplace. There will be Viking encampments and cultural demonstrations. www.solvangusa.com

 Sept 21 - Old West Days - Randsburg
Each September the Rand Desert Museum hosts the RAND DISTRICT OLD WEST DAYS, which is a street fair held on the main street of Randsburg, It features Western and Bluegrass bands playing live, vendors of all sorts of items and other forms of entertainment including reenactments by the Old West Mounted Lawman. http://www.randdesertmuseum.com/

Sept 21 - Wavecrest Woodie Meet (car show) - Encinitas
More than 300 woodie Cars, live music and entertainment. This is the largest of the Woodie Shows. Events at several locations including Moonlight Beach. www.sandiegowoodies.com. Starts at 8AM.

 Sept 21-22  - Do'ynki Harvest Festival - Yorba Linda
Polish harvest festival eith Polish food, folk dancing, reenactments by Polish winged hussar knights and military.  At Pope John Paul II Polish Center.  www.polishcenter.org.  3999 Rose Drive.

 Sept 18-29 - Kern County Fair - Bakersfield
Usual Fair activities including a rodeo and livestock exhibits.  Has a photography exhibit.  Kern County Fairgrounds.  www.kerncountyfair.com.

 Sept 21 Cruise Aboard the Lane Victory, WWII Ship - San Pedro
The Lane Victory is a WWII Merchant Marine Ship built in 1945 and docked at San Pedro. Normally a museum, it sails out to Catalina Island and back several times a year. I did this cruise several years ago and had a blast. Lunch is served along with drinks. WWII entertainment and re-enactors on board, German spy is captured and the ship will be attacked by WWII German aircraft on the way back and saved by the US planes. Lots to photograph and a fun day. Located at Berth 49 in San Pedro. LA Fire Boats greet the ship on the way into port--blowing water. http://www.lanevictory.com Start boarding 7:30 fir 8:30 departure.

 Sept 28 - Poway Rodeo - Poway
PRCA events, Bareback Riding, Tie Down roping, Bronc Riding, Bull Riding and more. Sat gates open at 11:30, rodeo at 1PM, Sunday gates open at 6 PM, rodeo starts at 7:30 PM. Poway Valley Riders Association Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd. http://www.powayrodeo.com.

Sept 28-29 - Viking Festival - Vista
Helmeted re-enactors show off their fighting skills on the battlefield at this celebration of Norse and Scandinavian culture. Ax Throw, log toss, sword demonstrations, fish fling, food and live music. Norway Hall, 2006 East Vista Way Vista, CA. Sat 10-8 and Sun 10-6. www.vikingfestivalvista.com.

Sept. 28-29 Calico Days - Yermo
A Western parade, burro run, gunfighters, barbecue, miner's triathlon, 1880's era contests. Calico Ghost Town, www.calicotown.com 9AM-5PM

OCTOBER 2013

 Oct 3 - Nov 3 - Horse Racing - Santa Anita
Horse racing fall season at Santa Anita, Closing Day Nov. 3rd. Great place to spend a morning photographing. Get there early at Clockers Corner to see all the horses going out to the track to warm up. You can get some really close images. They generally have tours of the barns and other areas of the race track which is free. First race is 1:00 PM.

Oct 5-6 San Dimas Rodeo - San Dimas
Will be held Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7th, 2011. The gates will open at 11:00. AM Events Begin At 1:00 PM at the Tex Shoemaker Rodeo Arena at Horsethief Canyon Park.
http://sandimasrodeo.com

October 4-5 - MCAS Miramar Air Show - San Diego
Blue Angels perform, parachute teams, wing walkers and other military and civilian flights. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. www.miramarairshow.com

Oct 6  -  Aquarium of the Pacific Photographers Night -  Long Beach
Now is your chance to take the photos you have always wanted. Back by popular demand, on this night, the Aquarium will be available to photographers for the sole purpose of getting their dream photos without having to worry about the general public either getting in their shots or being bothered by their equipment.
Take your time, set up your shots, and enjoy. In order to create the best environment for our photographers, we will be limiting ticket sales. We highly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time to guarantee a spot or you may be turned away at the door.
Normally, lights begin to dim as 9:00 p.m. approaches, but on this night, the lights will remain on in all the exhibits in order to provide the best opportunities for photography.*
Cost: $25.95 per person, $19.95 for Aquarium members. No other discounts or special offers will be accepted for this evening.

 Oct 12  - Rendezvous in Poway - Poway
Historical encampments, gunfighting reenactments, mock train robberies, Gatling gun and cannon demos, blacksmiths, train rides and panning for Gold.  Old Poway Park.  www.poway.org 14134 Midland Rd.  Starts at 10 AM.

 Oct 12 - Apple Valley Airshow - Apple Valley
Flybys, aerobatics, warbirds, RC demos, antique and experimental military aircraft. Apple Valley Airport, www.cms,sbcounty.gov.airports.  21600 Corwin Rd. 9-4, $5.00

 Oct 13 - OctoberWood Car Show - Dana Point
Woodie Car Show, surf vendors, food and drink. Latern Bay Park. www.socalwoodies.com

Oct 12-13 - Pumpkin Train - Perris
Train Rides to a pumpkin patch, trolley rides, kiddy handcar, pumpkin decorating and haunted caboose. Orange Empire Railroad Museum. www.oerm.org

Oct 19-20 - California City Renaissance Festival - California City
Knights, maids, peasants and nobles stroll the grounds, food and ale plus live entertainment. California City Central Park. www.calcityrenfair.org  10460 Heather Ave.  $5.00

 Oct 18-19-20 - Tournament of the Phoenix - Poway
On October 18, 19 & 20, 2013 the Poway Rodeo Grounds will be transformed into a scene from 'A Knight's Tale' as six armored knights from across the globe meet for an international competition. The Tournament of the Phoenix is a weekend long Jousting and Combat event sanctioned by England's Royal Armories Museum-Leeds.
Competitors will accumulate points as they battle it out in a series of grueling events. The tournament will test the combatants' prowess and stamina as they pit themselves against each other in foot combat with axes, mounted melee, and four sessions of jousting.
The event also showcases the "Festival of History", where over one hundred members of the Southwest's premier Living History associations will present a living time line of history spanning Rome through the European Renaissance. A medieval bagpipe band lends to the festive atmosphere as they perform throughout the day. 'Hands on History' activities for all ages, vendors offering a range of goods and delicious food assure a day full of fun for event goers. Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road. www.worldjoust.com

Oct 26-27 - Gunfight Behind The Jersey Lilly - Corona/Norco
Put on by The Cowboys, www.thecowboys.org. They are the oldest and largest Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the world. They meet monthly for matches, wear authenic western gear. This event is free and has a lot to offer for the photographer. Last year we went and got a lot of cowboy pics, Indian dancers and we were able to take pictures of the shooting competition. Bring some safety glasses if you want to take pictures of the shooters. Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Rd., Corona, CA 92880

Oct 27 - Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos
Car show, military and civilian aircraft displays, flyovers, helicopter flights, demonstrations, food and music. Los Alamitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base. 9AM -4PM. 11200 Lexington Drive, Katella at Lexington Dr. At Lexington off Katella. www.wwrexpo.net







Saturday, June 29, 2013

SoCal Photo Opps July 2013

SoCal Photo Opps


July 2013

July 6 - Cops and Rodders Car Show - San Diego
Cars of all makes and models including police and fire service vehicles, live music and vendors. Mission Valley Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S. www.sdpolicemuseum.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, racing on a 200 foot ocean course. West Beach, Santa Barbara. www.sbmm.org. 1PM-3PM

July 14 - San Diego Jaguar Club Concours d'Elegance - San Diego
More than 60 Jaguars old and new on display. Spanish Landing Park across from Lindbergh Field. www.sdjag.com.

July 13-14 - 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. Flag raising at 10:10 AM. 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 12-Aug 11 - 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 17- Sept 4 - Horse Racing - Del Mar
Del Mar racing season is through Sept 7th closing day. Gates open at Noon and first race is usually 2 PM. Closed Mondays and Thursdays. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. I've never photographed at this racetrack so I can't give you any tips. http://www.dmtc.com/season/

July 19-21 - Children of Many Colors Powwow - Moorpark
Saturday July 20 11AM - 10PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow. Everyone Welcome
2PM Prayer for the Children by Margaret Morin, Chumash Nation All Children Welcome
Sunday July 21 11AM - 6PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow-Everyone 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.
www.redvirdvision.org/manycolors.htm.

July 20-21 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. Surfing Contest and Great rubber Duck Race. http://www.oceanfestival.org

July 20-21 - Central Coast Renaissance Festival - San Luis Obispo
Music,entertainment,food,drinks and games. Also the usual jousting, street performers and craftsmen. Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd. www.ccrenfaire.com Over 500 costumed participants.

July 20-21 - 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. $14.00 adults/$12.00 Seniors. Parking $7.00 www.goldcoastfestivals.com

July 20 - July 28 - Vans 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!

July 21 - Ventura Motorsports Gathering - Ventura
More than 100 classic cars, motorcycles and wooden boats. Saticoy Country Club, 4450 Clubhouse Dr., Somis CA., www.venturamotorsportsgathering.com

July 26-28 - 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 27-28 - Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival - Long Beach
Dragon Boat competitions, acrobats, food and art exhibits. Traditional dance, music. Marine Stadium. www.lbdragonboat.com

July 28 - Main Street America People's Choice Car Show - San Diego
More than 350 cars in 24 classes. Embarcadero Park North. www.cocsd.com

August 2013

 Through- Sept 5 - Horse Racing - Del Mar
Del Mar racing season is through Sept 7th closing day. Gates open at Noon and first race is usually 2 PM. Closed Mondays and Thursdays. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. I've never photographed at this racetrack so I can't give you any tips. http://www.dmtc.com/season/

Aug 4 - Lowrider Nationals - Bakersfield
Urban car culture and lifestyle show with more than 500 custom-designed cars. Hop contest, car audio sound off and live music. Kern County Fairgrounds. http://www.lowridernationals.com/  11AM-5PM  $20.00 at gate 1142 South P St.

Aug 9-11 - Oceanside Longboard Surfing Board Contest and Festival - Oceanside
Longboard surfing contest, vendors and live music. Pier Amphitheater and South Pier Beach. http://www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org/

Aug.10 - Dog Days of Summer  -Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Canine event with fore than 250 vendors, dog contests, music and food.  Aberdeen Drive and Newcastle Ave.  www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com

 Aug 10-11   - Great Sand Sculpture Contest - Long Beach
Sand castle contest, music, food, arts & crafts. 1 Granada Avenue Beach. http://www.lbsandcastle.com/
Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2  FREE

 Aug 16-25  - Antelope Valley Fair - Lancaster
Usual fair activity but they have a very nice judged photographic print display that is worth seeing. Antelope Vally Fairgrounds.  www.avfair.com

Aug 16-17 - Mountain Man Days at La Purisma Mission - Lompoc
It's 1822 at the mission as costumed docents and staff portray life of the mission during that era. Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Highway 246 near Lompoc. http://www.lapurisimamission.org/

Aug 17-18 - World Bodysurfing Championships - Oceanside
Bodysurfers from around the world compete in different divisions for trophies and prizes. Oceanside Pier. http://www.worldbodysurfing.org/

Aug 17-18 - Wings Over Camarillo - Camarillo
 An expanded Air Show flight demonstration features many popular aerobatic routines with nearly 90 aircraft; including vintage planes, experimental, and WWII fighter, bombers and transports. The Air Show features public access to the planes, pilots, and crews. Come for the day to watch and walk among the planes; take photos and ask questions of the pilots and air show volunteers.Be part of the classics of aviation! See restored aircraft from the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's flying while you can. You may not get another chance! These airplanes are what inspired young people decades ago to get into aviation and aerospace in Southern California. What you'll see at our air show contributed to the evolution of propeller aviation into the jet age.
Kids under 12 are free. Kids - Bring your parents!
9AM-5PM Camarillo Airport, 555 Airport Way. $15 at Gate admission free parking.  http://www.wingsovercamarillo.com/

 Aug 17 - Woodies At The Beach - Santa Barbara
The President of the Santa Barbara Woodie Club, Bill Sampson, invites you to join us at the 13th Annual - Woodies at the Beach! It’s a great show located at one of the most beautiful venues on the California coast, with Woodies displayed on a large grassy knoll overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. The views just don’t get any better than this! Special parking area on the lawn for all other cars of interest, no moderns please. phone 805-683-5141 Event at Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr. 9AM-3PM

Aug 17 - Uptown Whittier Car Show - Whittier
The Whittier Uptown Association will present a Car Show Extravaganza. More Cars, More Vendors and More Fun! The 13th Annual Uptown Whittier Car Show will exhibit over 600 cars from muscle cars, hot rods, customs, antiques, and restored classics. 1976 and older. Trophies will be awarded to each 1st place category. The Car Show will be held Saturday, August 18th, 2010, in Historic Uptown Whittier, along Greenleaf Ave. and Philadelphia St., beginning from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Bring the whole family for a full day of fun in the picturesque Uptown Whittier. http://www.whittieruptown.com/

 Aug 17-18 - Tehachapi Mountain Festival and Rodeo - Tehachapi
Tehachapi Mountain Festival® has been providing quality family entertainment for the community for 48 years. Traditionally held on the third weekend in August, it is the largest family event within the community and includes fun for the entire family. The Festival includes an arts and crafts show, food, entertainment, carnival, 5K & 10K run, Mountain Festival Parade, car show, PRCA rodeo, pet parade, Gem & Mineral show, Quilt Show, VFW dinner and dance, pancake breakfast and much more. An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 attend, with the attendance growing each year. Get out of the heat and join us for some good family fun. Rodeo 7PM Friday, 5PM Sat. Car and Truck Show downtown 9am-3pm Sunday. Philip Marx Central Park, http://www.tehachapimountainfestival.com/

Aug 21-23 - Big Bear Cowboy Gathering - Big Bear Lake
Wild West weekend of cowboy music, poetry, reenactors, storytellers, merchants and barbecue. Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (909)866-4970. http://www.bigbearcowboygathering.net/

Aug 24-25 -  Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
The rodeo will take place at the Oaks Blenheim Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, located at the intersection of Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway/La Pata on the western border of the Rancho Mission Viejo in South Orange County.
The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good old entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano for this chance of a lifetime. Gates open at 2PM Sat, rodeo starts at 4PM and gates open at 11:30 AM on Sunday, rodeo starts at 1:30 PM. While I have not photographed at this rodeo, I have heard it is a good one. http://www.rmvrodeo.com/

Aug 24 -  Cruise Aboard the Lane Victory, WWII Ship - San Pedro
The Lane Victory is a WWII Merchant Marine Ship built in 1945 and docked at San Pedro. Normally a museum, it sails out to Catalina Island and back several times a year. I did this cruise 2 years and had a blast. Lunch is served along with drinks. WWII entertainment and reeanactors on board, German spy is captured and the ship will be attacked by WWII German aircraft on the way back and saved by the US planes. Lots to photograph and a fun day. Located at Pier 94 in San Pedro. LA Fire Boats greet the ship on the way into port--blowing water. http://www.lanevictory.com/


Thursday, May 30, 2013

SOCAL PHOTO OPPS - June 2013

SOCAL PHOTO OPPS -


JUNE 2013

Through Sept. 2 - Butterfly Pavilion - Los Angeles
More than 50 species of butterflies in a landscaped enclosure on the museum's South Lawn. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. http://www.nhm.org/ 900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007 10AM-5PM, they give you a timed ticket that limits the amount of time you can spend in the enclosure.

June 1-2 - 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 - 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm., Saturday - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm., Sunday - 6:00 am to 5:00 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 1 - Gilmore Heritage Auto Show - Simi Valley
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.
http://www.farmersmarketla.com/special_events/events/autoshow/index.asp
11AM to 5pm 6333 West 3rd. St., 3rd and Fairfax. FREE

June 1 - R C CLassic Antique Car Show and Chili Cook-Off - Huntington Beach
Classic Cars, chili, crafts, entertainment. Huntington Beach Elks Lodge, 7711 Talbert Ave.

June 2 - Valley Mustang Club Car Show - Simi Valley
More than 115 classic and modified cars and Ford Mustangs. Sycamore Community Park. http://www.valleymustangclub.com/ 1692 Sycamore Drive. 10AM-3PM

June 1-2 - 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 1-2 - Wings Over Gillespie Air Show - El Cajon
The sequester will have little to no effect on our June 1 & 2, 2013 air show as it has on the Miramar Air Show and many others around the country. This year's “Wings Over Gillespie” new features are a representative collection of San Diego designed and built aircraft: PBY Catalina, PB4Y-2 Privateer, Ryan STM, Ryan PT-22, Ryan L-17 Navion, Vultee BT-13. Also new this year will be performances by Silver Wings Wingwalking. Back by popular demand, John Collver's War Dog T6/SNJ aerial display plus the only Northrop N9M Flying Wing will return. Other WWII aircraft include: C-53 "D-Day Doll", F4U Corsair, F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, F4F Wildcat, P-51D "Lady Alice," NA-50, P-63 King Cobra, and many more “Flying Museums.” Numerous aircraft, Navy SEALs will be on ground display in addition to military re-enactors, paratroopers, and a mock battle with "Pyro." Flying and mock battle performance days will be weekend of June, 1 & 2. Gates open 9 am to 4 pm, at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. http://ag1caf.org/ Charge for tours and flights. Other aricraft displays, live entertainment and food.

June 6-July4 - San Diego County Fair - Del Mar
Entertainment, car shows, livestock shows, contests. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.sdfair.com

June 8-9 - 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 8 - Rods and Rails Car Show - Perris
The 14th 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. 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 8-9 - San Luis Rey Indian Powwow - Oceanside
At the San Luis Rey Mission Grounds. Arts and Crafts, food, dancers and drums.
Sat. 9AM-10PM, Sun. 9AM-6PM. No photography during the Grand Entrance. 4050 Mission Ave. http://www.slrmissionindians.org/Site/Events.html

June 15 - Fathers Day Car Show - Murrieta
Up to 400 classic and speciality vehicles on view in a park setting. California Oaks Sports Park. www.murrieta.org

June 15 - Basset Hound Spring Games - Arcadia
Howling contest, synchoronized swim, tail painting, treat catching, games. Arcadia Park, 405 S Santa Anita Ave., www.bhrsc.com

June 15-16 - 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 16 - Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance - Beverly Hills
The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance will celebrate "The Art of Italian Motoring" on June 16, 2013. 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 15-16 - Irish Fair and Festival - Irvine
Celebrating its 38th 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 15-16 - 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 June 15 and 16, 2013 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 21-23 - 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. Fri 6PM-9PM, Sat. 7AM-9PM, Sun 8AM-4PM http://www.temeculacalifornia.com/

June 21-23 - Dana Point Concours d'Elegance - Dana Point
More than 400 elegant classic automobiles on display. St Regis Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, www.danapointconcours.org

June 22 - 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 22 - Juvenile Diabetis Charity Car Show - Ontario
Last years show had over 400 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. 8AM-3PM http://www.jdrfinlandempire.com/

June 22-23 - 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.
http://www.sdhighlandgames.com/

June 23 - Old Town Newhall Car Show - Newhall
Model T's, street rods, and pre 1975 classics, food, vendors. Main Street, Old Town, Newhall. www.otna.org

June 29 - Rods & Roses - Carpinteria
More than 160 classic cars, race cars and hot rods, featuring Grand Marshall, Andy Granatelli. Linden Ave, downtown. www.rodsandroses.com

June 30 - Firefighters Car Show - Rancho Cucamonga
Join Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters for their 16th 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 29 - 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. 1203 West Puente, 2PM-9PM http://www.livingdharma.org/

June 29-30 - Mountaineer Days - Wrightwood
Live music, parade, bed races, cowboy quick-draw and pie eating contest. Also old west reenactments and dance. Downtown. 10AM http://www.wrightwoodchamber.org/

June 29-30 - 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/ Sat 10AM-9PM, Sun 10AM-6PM.

July 2013

July 6  -  Cops and Rodders Car Show   -   San Diego
Cars of all makes and models including police and fire service vehicles, live music and vendors.  Mission Valley Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S.  www.sdpolicemuseum.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, racing on a 200 foot ocean course. West Beach, Santa Barbara. www.sbmm.org. 1PM-3PM

July 14   -  San Diego Jaguar Club Concours d'Elegance - San Diego
More than 60 Jaguars old and new on display.  Spanish Landing Park across from Lindbergh Field.  www.sdjag.com.

July  13-14 - 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.  Flag raising at 10:10 AM.  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 12-Aug 11 - 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 19-21       - Children of Many Colors Powwow - Moorpark
Saturday July 20 11AM - 10PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow. Everyone Welcome
2PM Prayer for the Children by Margaret Morin, Chumash Nation All Children Welcome
Sunday July 21 11AM - 6PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow-Everyone 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.
www.redvirdvision.org/manycolors.htm.

 July 20-21 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. Surfing Contest and Great rubber Duck Race. http://www.oceanfestival.org

July 20-21 - Central Coast Renaissance Festival - San Luis Obispo
Music,entertainment,food,drinks and games. Also the usual jousting, street performers and craftsmen. Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd. www.ccrenfaire.com  Over 500 costumed participants.

July 20-21 - 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. $14.00 adults/$12.00 Seniors. Parking $7.00  www.goldcoastfestivals.com

July 20 - July 28 - Vans 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!

July 21   -    Ventura Motorsports Gathering   -    Ventura
More than 100 classic cars, motorcycles and wooden boats.  Saticoy Country Club, 4450 Clubhouse Dr., Somis CA., www.venturamotorsportsgathering.com

 July 26-28 - 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 27-28 - Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival - Long Beach
Dragon Boat competitions, acrobats, food and art exhibits. Traditional dance, music. Marine Stadium. www.lbdragonboat.com

July 28  -  Main Street America People's Choice Car Show  -  San Diego
More than 350 cars in 24 classes.  Embarcadero Park North.  www.cocsd.com

August 2013