Category Archives: July

US Open of Surfing

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US Open

Surfing Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach host the annual surfing contest. Top surfers from around the world, a mix of action sports superstars of skate, BMX and freestyle motocross, as well as top musical talent – all combined in a festival atmosphere for a week-long youth cultural experience that will thrill and excite hundreds of thousands of spectators in beautiful Huntington Beach.

Annual event; July

HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

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US Surf Open '12

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Hurley US Open of Surfing

Old Miners’ Days

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Old Miners Days in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake hosts the Old Miners’ Days event every summer. Fawnskin promotes a Doo Dah Parade. Big Bear Chili Cookoff, Loggers’ Jubilee at Big Bear Mountain Resort, Square Dancing, Horseshoe Tournament, Old Miners’ Parade west down Big Bear Blvd.

Campgrounds, rental cabins and hotels should be reserved well in adavance for this particular weekend.

Annual event; July

BIG BEAR CA
FAWNSKIN CA

oldminers.org

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Oxnard Salsa Festival

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Salsa Festival of Oxnard

20 years of Salsa celebrations @ the annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, on the Ventura coastline. Spicy food, hot music & cool ocean breezes welcome you to the regions biggest Latin celebration. Salsa tasting & competition. Live music, dancing & great Mexican foods.

Annual event; July

OXNARD CA

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Oxnard Salsa Fesival 2009

Lassen County Fair

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Lassen County Fair

The NorCal event Lassen County Fair is held in Susanville California. Carnival rides, destruction derby, ranch rodeo, arts & craft vendors, food, & plenty local music too. This whole Northern California region is awesome for summer camping & fishing, so make a week of it & enjoy the natural scenery, outdoor recreation & this annual county fair.

Annual event; July
530-252-1035

SUSANVILLE CA

lassencountyfair.org

Lassen Fair

Demolition Derby

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California Rodeo

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California Rodeo Salinas

Salinas is home to the annual California Rodeo. Over 100 years on this event, a very popular family attraction in these parts. One of the top 20 professional rodeos in the United States and the largest rodeo show in California. Parade, concerts, horse show, motocross, carnival rides, games, food.

Annual event; July

SALINAS CA

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land of the brave

Sonoma County Fair

In the heart of Sonoma Wine Country


Come see why the Sonoma County Fair is the largest event in Sonoma County: Largest themed flower show in U.S. Wine Country Racing with top jockeys & horses on turf & dirt tracks. Non-stop family entertainment, including award-winning games & contests for all ages. Celebrate agriculture in this culinary mecca known for the finest produce, cheese, wine & meats. The region’s most extensive livestock exhibition & auction. Action-packed arena events. Top-rated carnival & midway plus kiddie carnival. Music in the Park daily plus headliner concerts.

Horse racing, wine tasting, concerts, games, rides, flowers & plenty RV camping in NorCal California wine country; The annual location is the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.

Annual event; July

Santa Rosa CA

sonomacountyfair.com
707-545-4200

Redwood AutoXpo

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This is the car show of the California North Coast. Fortuna hosts this auto event 20+ years now. This may also be known as the Fortuna Redwood Autorama from previous years. This popular event has grown from a small car show w/ swap meet to a phenomenon that fills the town & includes an antiques show, a display of antique tractors & engines, plus a craft show.

Annual event; July

707-725-3916

FORTUNA, CA

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Benicia Waterfront Festival

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3-day Waterfront Festival is held in Benicia California, on the Point Reyes peninsula. Live musical entertainment, micro brew beers, a wine garden, specialty foods, & open-air marketplace. Jet ski races & festival, all on Benicia’s downtown waterfront promenade on First Street.

Annual event; July
707-745-9791

BENICIA CA

beniciamainstreet.org/benicia-events/benicia-waterfront-festival/

Benicia, California

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

This annual meteor shower peaks in late July, close to the infamous summer show of the Perseids. Higher elevations w. clear skies are favored. Granite domes such as this one called “DomeRock” are common in the granite range of the Sierra Nevada. Dome Rock is near the infamous climbing spot, the Needles & near the small, cabin community of Ponderosa, CA in the Giant Sequoia region.

Look in the southern part of the nights sky for these shootings stars, up to 20 per hour. Pre-dawn viewing is always best for meteor showers.

Annual event; July

How to best view a Meteor Shower