SOCAL PHOTO OPPS -
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.
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.
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 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.
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