Tuesday, May 27, 2014



Through Sept. 1 - 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.

Through June 15 Weekends. Koroneburg Old World Festival - Corona

This is my favorite renaissance fair located at Riverview Park, off River Road. They have permanent buildings that make great backdrops, lots of shade, flat walking area. This is a smaller event than the one in Irwindale. I think this makes for better images. Lots of entertainment. Meet hundreds of family members living, working & playing in Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village! Visitors to this 1450-1600 European Village are entertained, discover fine arts and crafts, and enjoy delectable food and beverages. The setting is the fictitious estate of the Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer, located along the Rhine river (aka Santa Ana River) between Mainz and Strasbourg. Each year the Baron invites the finest minds and most talented actors to celebrate the coming of spring at his Barony of Koroneburg. The festival celebrates the inventions and changes of the renaissance period. Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays & 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Location: Crossroads Riverview Park 14600 Baron Rd, Corona, CA 92880. Cost: $18 Adult; $15 Child 5-11 or Senior 62+; Children under 5 Free. Discounted tickets on-line,

May30-June 1  -  Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival  -  Temecula
Hot air balloon flights at dawn approx. 6:30AM, evening 8:00 PM, see the balloon glow.  Lake Skinner Recreation Area.  www.tvbwf.com  37701 Warren Rd., Winchester CA  92576.  Gates open at 6:00 AM Sat. and Sun.

June 1 - 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

 May 31-June 1 - 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 6-8  -  LA Pride  -  West Hollywood
LGBT celebration with vendor booths, entertainment, dance pavilions and a parade on June 8th along Santa Monica Blvd.  West Hollywood Park.  www.lapride.org.

June 7 - Steve McQueen Car Show - Chino Hills
Come join us for a car and motorcycle show in remembrance of Steve McQueen and in support of Boys Republic; a school dedicated to troubled teens. The event takes place June 01, 2013. This year’s event is themed from the movie The Great Escape and will feature special touches based on the classic film. 1907 Boys Republic Drive Chino Hills. http://stevemcqueencarshow.com 8AM-3PM parking is free, $10.00 donation to the event.

June 7  - Basset Hound Spring Games - Arcadia
Howling contest, synchoronized swim, tail painting, treat catching, games. Arcadia Park, 405 S Santa Anita Ave., www.bhrsc.com 10AM-3PM

June 7-8      - Air Group One Air Show - El Cajon

The sequester will have no effect on Air Group One's June 7 & 8, 2014 air show as it has on the Miramar Air Show and many others around the country. This year's "AirShow San Diego" (formerly known as "Wings Over Gillespie") will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of "D-Day," the invasion of Normandy. Our show headliner will be the "D-Day Doll," a C-53 that actually flew three missions in the invasion.
Back by popular demand will be John Collver's War Dog T6/SNJ aerobatics. Experience the Smoke-N-Thunder Jet Car as it races a WWII Warbird! Gates open 9AM-4PM,  www.agicaf.org Gillespie Field, 1960 Joe Crosson Dr. El Cajon.

 June  7-July 6  - San Diego County Fair - Del Mar
Entertainment, car shows, livestock shows, contests. Del Mar Fairgrounds. www.sdfair.com

June 7-8      - 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 14 - Rods and Rails Car Show - Perris
The 15th 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  14-15          - San Luis Rey Indian Powwow - Oceanside
At the San Luis Rey Mission Grounds. Arts and Crafts, food, dancers and drums.
Sat. 9AM-11PM, Sun. 9AM-6PM. No photography during the Grand Entrance which is at noon. 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 6:30 AM-2PM

June 15 - Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance - Beverly Hills
The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance will celebrate "100 years of horsepower" on June 15, 2014.  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_2014.html

June 14-15              - The Big Irish Fair -  Long Beach
 Celebrating its 39th 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. New location this year, El Dorado Park III, 7550 E Spring St., Long Beach. http://www.irishfair.org/html/irish_fair.html

June 14-15 - Pasadena Chalk Festival - Pasadena
The 22th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, recipient of the 2010 Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Art, will be held once again June 14 and 15, 2014 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/ 10AM-7PM

June 20-21  -  Run Whatcha Brung Car Show  -  Rialto
The Rialto Rotary Club hosts its annual charity car show and cruise featuring hot rods, food trucks and a June 20th cruise along Route 66.  Foothill Blvd. (Route 66) and Riverside Ave.  www.rialtorotary.org

June 20-22 - 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 20-22     - 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 22  - 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 9AM-2PM

June 28 - 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 - Rods & Roses - Carpinteria
More than 160 classic cars, race cars and hot rods.. Linden Ave, downtown. www.rodsandroses.com

 June 29  - Firefighters Car Show - Rancho Cucamonga
Join Rancho Cucamonga Firefighters for their 17th 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 28-29      - 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 28-29 - 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 2014

July 5-6  -  Mountaineer Days  -  Wrightwood
Live music, bed races, parage, cowboy quick-draw and pie eating contests.  Old West reenactments and more.  www.wrightwoodchamber.org.  10AM-4PM Free.

July 6   - 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 12  - 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, across from Sambo's Restaurant, east of Condar Express.  Santa Barbara. www.sbmm.org. 1PM-3PM

July 13   - San Diego Jaguar Club Concours d'Elegance - San Diego
More than 60 Jaguars old and new on display. Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay. www.sdjag.com.

July 11-13   -  Pechanga Pow Wow  -  Temecula
Celebrate American Indian culture at the Pechanga Pow Wow.  Participants from across the US perform flag songs and gourd dances.  Pechanga Reservation Festival Grounds.  www.pechanga.com

July  12-13 - Fort MacArthur Days - San Pedro
Location fort MacArthur Museum, Angel Gate Park, 3601 South Gaffey. Big Event with reeanactments from Civil War to WWII. Hours 10am-4pm. Flag raising at 10:05 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 11-Aug 10 - 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 3 - 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 18-20       - 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 19-20  -  Obon Festival  - Culver City
Traditional Japanese summer festival honoring one's ancestors.  Folk dancing.  Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.  www.vhbt.org  12371 Braddock Dr., Culver City                                                         

 July  19-20 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 19-20  - 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.  10-6 Sat, 10-5 Sun.

July 26  - Aug 3 - 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 25-26 - 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.  6:00PM-11PM Friday, 6:30AM-11:00PM Saturday.   www.citrusclassicballoons.com

July 26-27 - Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival - Long Beach
Dragon Boat competitions, acrobats, food and art exhibits. Traditional dance, music. Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way Long Beach. www.lbdragonboat.com

July 26-27  -  Obon Festival  -  Vista
Japanese folk dancing, taiko drumming, music, kid's games and more.  Buddhist Temple.  www.vbtemple.org 150 Cedar St.  Vista CA

July 27   - Main Street America People's Choice Car Show - San Diego
More than 350 cars in 24 classes.  Seaport Village, West Harbor Drive. www.cocsd.com

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