Hermosa Beach Street Fair
This long running beach block party event is held 2 times in the summer months. Once on Memorial Day weekend in May & the other is Labor Day in late summer. 3 days of live music, art, food & fun.
Bi-annual event; May & September
HERMOSA BEACH CA
An annual celebration of the West Coast heritage of the microbrew revolution, featuring tokenless (unlimited) Microbrew Tasting of over 140 different beers from over 70 breweries, along with live music and great food and awesome people! WCBF holds a BCJP-sanctioned Commercial Craft Competition two weeks prior to the event and winning breweries will be displaying their award-winning brews at the festival. A complete list of breweries attending will be available online two weeks prior to the event.
Miller Park, 2790 Marina View Drive, Sacramento, CA 95818
Unlimited Microbrew Tasting!
Annual event; May
Memorial Day Trips
Late May is a fine time to be in California. Spring is warming up, rains are fading and school is finally out. This 3 day holiday weekend known as Memorial Day weekend, unofficially kicks off the start to the summer season and launches us into warmer weather. Most folks wanna be outside and having fun on their days off. BBQs, family picnics and street fair traditions are quite common. The Sierra snows are melting fast, rivers are raging, wildflowers blooming and all the lakes are full. The coastal areas may have some clouds and fog as the June Gloom announces its presence.
Memorial Day Weekend
Camping in California is one of the most popular things to do over the busy holiday weekend, making any well-known outdoor destination congested and unpleasant. Campgrounds are usually full up and reservations are required. The first come, first serve camp spots are best secured on the Thursday night, before the weekend.
You should try to have a secondary Plan B ready, if your favorite campsite (A) is already taken. Free camp fire permits and primitive camping can often mean more responsibility, but the rewards of peace and tranquility as neighbors are well worth it. Drive a bit further down the road for more secluded spots. This year, a 4×4 might be recommended on snowy dirt back roads in the backcountry. A good snow pack in the High Country means that all rivers, creeks and lakes are maxed out. Use extreme caution around all waterways, wear life vests and make your weekend a pleasant and safe one.
CA BACK ROADS
day trips for the weekend
Over 25 years of local mountain fun and flora. Mountain lilac bushes bloom annually! Festivities begin on Saturday morning w/ a Lilac Festival Parade down Mil Potrero Hwy. Helicopter rides, arts & crafts booths, food vendors, golf tournament, horseshoe tournament, live music and entertainment. Located in the Pine Mountain Club Village Center.
Annual event; mid May
Pine Mountain CA
50 years running, the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest is one of L.A.’s most unique folk fairs & music festivals.
Annual event: May