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San Jacinto Camping

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Mt San Jacinto State Park & Idyllwild Campgrounds

San Jacinto State Park Headquarters
25905 Highway 243
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Rangers & Wilderness Permits
951-659-2607

Mount San Jacinto State Park is surrounded by Wilderness area, the village of Idyllwild & the Palm Springs Tram station. Tahquitz Peak close to Idyllwild, is a rock climbing favorite.

Stone Creek Campground is located in the forest, along Highway 243. Elevation 5900′ w/ 50 camp sites & max RV = 24′

Idyllwild Campground is walking distance from town. North end of Idyllwild, CA. 33 camp sites & max RV = 24′

San Jacinto State Park
takes campground reservations!

For more Idylwild Camping options see –

San Bernardino Campgrounds & Yellow Post Sites

Topo trail maps, wilderness hiking maps –

nearby towns:

Angeles Crest Hiking

Hiking Trails Los Angeles

another two bite the dust

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latrails.com – GONE

Millard Falls
2 mi RT; 1200′ elevation; oaks.
Arroyo Seco District –
of Angeles National Forest
818-790-1151
Altadena CA
From Interstate 210 in San Gabriel Valley, exit Lake Ave., go N & turn left/west onto Loma Alta Dr. & to Chaney Trail & follow signed dirt road

LA waterfalls

Sturtevant Falls
5 mi RT; 4600′ elevation; oaks, creek-crossings.
Santa Anita District –
of Angeles National Forest
818-899-1900
inside Big Santa Anita Canyon
From Interstate 210 in San Gabriel Valley, exit Santa Anita Ave.Go North/East, through neighborhood & up mountain to paved parking lot.

More hikes on Angeles Forest

  • Big Tujunga Wash
  • Circle X Ranch
  • Mendenhall Ridge
  • Mount Lukens
  • Newhall Pass
  • Strawberry Peak
  • Towsley Canyon
  • Verdugo Mountains

Hiking Los Angeles Area

Angeles Forest – Los Angeles California

nearby towns –

Angeles Maps – hiking, OHV & mountain biking –

7S02 – San Berdu NF

Fire Safe Trees

Toro Peak
Forest Road# 7S02

Santa Rosa Truck Trail
San Bernardino National Forest

South of Palm Desert, CA
Southeast of Idyllwild, CA
SE of Lake Hemet
Graded dirt road – southbound, off Palms to Pines Hwy 74

7S02 up hill

Road conditions on dirt roads change with the weather and the seasons. This route can be rocky and uneven in spots. One lane road, on a big hill w/ minimal pullouts. Snow is possible, during winter & springtime. This route often closed during winter months – or for rock slides. Trailers and RVs are not recommended on this dirt road, although small motorhome campers can try.

ROUTE CURRENTLY CLOSED? find out on USDA web site link

Elevation approx 6000′ @ HWY
w / route continuing up to Toro Peak @ 8740′NFS

NFS local camp sites: 

  • Santa Rosa Campground
  • Santa Rosa Springs Campground
  • Toro Campground

Bare bones, primitive camp sites. Tables, fire rings. Must have a campfire permit for this region. Vault toilets? None.

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Did I mention the wind yet? Tall trees do block a majority of the wind, but some areas get whipping – so choose your tent site wisely. And stake it down well, before that quick day hike. Since this is a mountain ridge line, expect thunderstorms, wind and possibly light snow.

The big, famous Palm Canyon in Palm Springs starts below. The impressive desert canyon trails lead up to highway 74. Continue on foot uphill, southbound, cross the pavement, and end up in this Toro Peak region. Small campgrounds, few people, great views over the desert. Pick a smog free weekend (with wind) for best Coachella Valley views.

San Berdu Idyllwild SoCal
San Berdu Idyllwild SoCal

Santa Rosa Wilderness

San Bernardino National Forest Map

Borrego Camping

Anza Borrego Park / Anza Borrego Campgrounds

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California Highway 78 cuts across Southern California and right thru the middle of the largest State Park in the lower 48. Anza Borrego Desert State Park is a place that must be visited more than once to really take in all the beauty it has to offer. Free camping in Southern California is abundant here, if you are willing to follow the primitive camp fire rules of the park and you are comfortable camping away from developed campgrounds.

North-South: San Diego County Road S2 skirts the western border with Laguna Mountain towering above. It starts at Ocotillo @ Interstate 8 and heads Northwest to Lake Henshaw at Warner Springs.

East-West: a major route S22, connects Ranchita /Montezuma Valley to the Borrego Valley, and continues East to the Salton Seawhataview. The center of the parks is pretty much the town of Borrego Springs, where the State Parks visitors center is located. San Diego County Road S3 leads from Hwy 78 down the the town of Borrego Springs Valley.

developed campgrounds:

free camping: While the camping facilities listed above provide picnic tables and toilets, or more luxury camping… Total Escape thinks the best part of camping in Anza Borrego Desert is the vast amount of free, open camping available on most back roads. Hundreds of dirt roads lead off in all directions, so you can find the peace and solitude that few inside busy campgrounds ever experience.

  • Anza Borrego Desert Map
  • San Diego Backcountry Map
  • Many Anza desert routes are sandy washes, dirt roads, some for high clearance vehicles only, or 4WD in several canyons. Often there is no signs telling you need 4×4 to proceed. May only find out when its too late and you’re stuck.

    Have a good dirt road map with you and know your vehicles limitations. Passenger cars should be very cautious off road. Cell phone coverage is spotty out here in the most remote wilderness areas. oystercamp

    Anza Borrego Wildflowers


    Desert Wildflowers / Anza Borrego SP

    Anza Borrego Flowers / Borrego Springs CA

    Wild Flowers of Box Canyon, Mecca
    East San Diego County, Borrego Springs CA

    San Diego Backcountry
    600,000 acres of SoCal desert

    BLOOM: February thru MaySan Diego desert maps
    Anza Park elevations range from low to high. Lowest near eastern border of park (next to the Salton Sea) to the upper reaches of the western slopes @ 4000′ of the Laguna mountains. Lower elevations sprout up first; Micro flowers, Easter-egg-color splendor in the dry washes. Higher elevations bloom later (along w/ areas on San Diego County Rd S-2, the Great Overland Stage Route)

    Drive from Temecula to Warner Springs, and then proceed east – out to the Salton Sea via Back Road Highway #S22 (Montezuma Grade). A great route to take thru the Borrego State Park – for the full gamut in vegetation & altitude. Grapevine Canyon is an alternate off road route down a scenic canyon. Culp Valley has a small campground, plus lots of boulders and decent views to the Borrego Valley. Off the highway, on dirt, one-lane side roads lead to many primitive spots. Perfect for private picnics, stargazing or overnight camping.

    anza wildflowers include – Arizona Lupine, Barrel cacti, Brittlebush, California Primrose, Cheesebush, Creosote, Desert Chicory, Desert Apricot, Desert Hibiscus, Desert Lavender, Desert Pincushion, Fiesta Flower, Fishhook Cactus, Gold-Poppy, Ghost Flowers, Ground Cherry, Fagonia, Prickly Pear, Monkey Flower, Ocotillo, Rigid Fiddleneck, Rock Daisy, Sahara Mustard, Sand Verbena, Short-Wing Deerweed, Spanish Needles, Spectacle Pod, Trailing Windmills, Turpentine Broom, Whispering Bells, Wishbone Bush

    Anza Borrego Camping: Palm Canyon and RV Resortscamp

     

    BORREGO MAPS

    Wilderness Anza Borrego Map
    Wilderness Press Anza Borrego Map

     

    Hot Springs of the Southwest
    Hot Springs of the Southwest

    Anza Borrego Flora

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    Annual California Wildflower Reports

     

    anza flower links:

    Anza-Borrego National History Association
    Anza Borrego Desert
    Anza Borrego Desert State Park
    Borrego Campfire Restrictions
    Desert USA Reports

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    nearby towns:

    Borrego Valley Flora

    Los Angeles Forest

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    Angeles Crest Mountains
    Los Angeles Forests Hiking Maps

    If you’re feeling trapped in the smoggy LA Basin & need a quick escape to nature this is your place to find a good nature trail, a hiking trailhead, a picnic spot or camp site. Whether or not you are looking for a mountain bike trail after work, or a weekend of camping under the stars surrounded by natural settings, we can get you to your preferred destination with all the local maps of this region.

    Angeles forest map: Angeles Forest Highway & Angeles Crest Highway 2 both lead into the Angeles National Forest. Off roading routes, hiking & backpacking, equestrian trails, dirt back roads, mountain peaks, campgrounds or picnic grounds.

    Angeles National Forest Map

    Angeles Forest NatGeo Mapangeles map

    Angeles Front Country Map

    Angeles High Country Map

    Mount Baldy Trail Map

    Cucamonga Wilderness Map

    Malibu Creek Map

    Topanga Canyon Map

    Zuma Canyon Map

    Los Padres National Forest Maps

    Sespe Wilderness Map

    Dick Smith Wilderness MapOHV trails

    PCT Pacific Crest Trail Maps

    San Bernardino National Forest Map

    San Bernardino Mountains Maps

    Big Bear Trail Map

    San Gorgonio Hiking Map

    San Jacinto Hiking Map

    Los Padres HIkes

    SoCal Map

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    Southern California is a culture unto itself. The SoCal region spans from the coast of San Diego to the inland deserts of Imperial. Upward to included most of Mojave desert and over to the Santa Barbara coast, with he coastal mountains in Los Padres National Forest as the backdrop. If you seek a mountain bike trail in Big Bear, a picnic spot on the Malibu coast, a camp site in Anza Borrego Desert or an 4×4 route near Gorman, we will have you covered with our large selection of topos and trail maps.

    hike, bike, camp, off road and explore

    SoCal Map Set

    A handy map set that includes all 4 Southern California National Forests

    SoCal More Maps for 4×4 trails, ATV, dirt bikes, quads, rally, 4WD routes

    Hiking Maps of SoCal
    Wilderness and recreation maps of the Southern California region

    Agua Tibia Wilderness Map
    Channel Islands Map
    Cucamonga Wilderness Map
    Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
    Death Valley National Park Map
    Dick Smith Wilderness Map
    Joshua Tree National Park Map
    Malibu Creek Map
    Mojave Desert Map
    Mount Wilson Map
    Mount Baldy Map
    PCT Trail Maps
    Pine Creek / Hauser
    Point Mugu State Park
    Anza Borrego Desert Map
    San Diego Backcountry Map
    San Gorgonio Map
    San Jacinto Map
    Santa Monica Mountains Map
    Sespe Wilderness Map
    Topanga Canyon
    Verdugo Trail Map
    Zuma Canyon Map

    California Hikes

    San Jacinto Wilderness

    Jacinto Maps

    Southern California / San Jacinto Wilderness Area / San Jacinto Mountain / Palm Springs Mountain Hike

    The well-photographed snowy mountain backdrop behind the desert deluxe resort-land known as Palm Springs, Mount San Jacinto is the second tallest peak in Southern Cal.

    Mighty San Gorgonio peak, across to the east – on the other side of the valley, is the very highest mountain in this desert region. Granite Jacinto peak is located in between the mountains of Idyllwild and the low deserts of Palm Springs.

    32,248 acres

    Mount San Jacinto – 10,834′ elevation

    San Bernardino National Forest

    JACINTO PARK access –

    Palm Springs via Tram

    Book tickets online!

    Nearest towns:
    Idyllwild CA
    Pine Cove CA

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    Day hikes, picnic in the forest, backpacking, horseback rodes w/ SUPER easy access via the fantastic Palm Spring Tram ride, up to 8000′ elevation.

    The San Jacinto Wilderness is managed by 2 different agencies: The National Forest Service and California Department of Parks & Recreation.

    If you are camping overnight in the forest, you must get your wilderness permit from the agency that administers the area where you plan to spend the night. Day-use permits can be obtained on the day of your trip by visiting one of the ranger stations below. Day-use permits issued by either agency are honored by both, except during the busy summer months when permits to enter the Wilderness via Devil’s Slide Trail can be obtained only from the National Forest Service.

    Camping permits can be obtained in advance by mail, in person, or online w/ PDF. National Forest Service accepts requests up to 90 days in advance; Mount San Jacinto State Park accepts them up to 56 days in advance. You can also get them on the day of your trip, if any are available at that time.

     

    USDA National Forest Service
    San Jacinto Ranger District
    54270 Pine Crest Ave
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
    951-659-2117

    Mount San Jacinto State Wilderness
    25905 Highway 243
    Idyllwild, CA 92549
    951-659-2607

    regional trail maps –

    San Jacinto Hiking Maps

    Mount San Jacinto State Park is surrounded by San Jacinto Wilderness

    More San Jacinto Wilderness Info & Links –

    summitpost.org/jacinto-peak
    San Jacinto Peak Wiki
    USDA San Jacinto Wilderness
    Mount San Jacinto State Park

    San Gorgonio Wilderness

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    Old Greyback, San Gorgonio Mountain – as seen from forest road #2N93

    Southern California /San Gorgonio Wilderness Area / San Gorgonio Mountain Peak Hikes / Backpack Gorgonio

    The tallest mountain peak in Southern California towers over the often smoggy basin of the Inland Empire, Riverside & San Bernardino. Coachella Valley lies to the southeast. Joshua Tree National Park lies due east.

    Old Greyback is a fitting nickname for the peak. The massive, bald, decomposed granite gravel paves the whole top layer, above treeline (altitude nearing 12,000 feet above sea level) and this impressive peak can be seen from most of the Los Angeles basin and the Palm Springs desert. The expanding view of the Pacific Ocean can be seen 70 miles to the west, but only if the skies are clear. Windy, winter days are excellent conditions for viewing, but plan your hike accordingly as this peak could be covered in deep snow during winter or springtime.

    This is a very popular backpacking weekend trip to escape from the big urban populations. San Diegans and Angelinos can easily access this location in a few hours from home, via Interstate 10 and some mountain driving on a 2 lane highway.

    tallest peak

    94,702 acres

    San Gorgonio Peak – 11,503′ elevation

    San Bernardino National Forest

     

    Forest & Hiking Maps –

    San Gorgonio Topo Maps

    • San Gorgonio Wilderness Map (USDA)
    • San Gorgonio Trail Map (Tom Harrison)
    • San Bernardino National Forest (USDA)

    Gorgonio trailheads –peak hiking

    • Hwy 38 @ Angeles Oaks
    • Hwy 38 @ Barton Flats – Jenks Lake
    • Hwy 38 @ Heartbar – Fish Creek & Mission Springs
    • Hwy 38 @ Fossil Falls – Momyer & Big Falls
    • I-10 @ Millard Canyon – East Branch & Middle Branch
    • Interstate 10 @ Cottonwood Canyon – PCT access

    nearby campgrounds –

    Heartbar Campground (Hwy 38)

    Mission Springs Trailhead Camp

    Dry Lake Campground

    nearby communities & towns –

    ANGELES OAKS
    BIG BEAR CITY
    BIG BEAR LAKE
    FOREST FALLS

    surrounding wilderness and forest lands –

    San Bernardino National Forest
    Pipes Canyon Pioneertown Preserve
    San Jacinto Wilderness

    National Forest & Wilderness Permits –

    USDA San Bernardino NF

    more San Gorgonio info & links –

    summitpost.org/san-gorgonio-wilderness
    San Gorgonio Wilderness Wiki
    Trails of the San Gorgonio

    Gorgonio Trailhead

    Equestrian Trails
    MIssion Springs camp & corrals at trailhead. Dirt road above Heart Bar.

    Yellow Post Campsites

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    Yellow Post Camping


    Yellow Stake Camp Sites / Back Roads Camping NFS
    near Cajon Pass, Big Bear & Idyllwild CA

    YELLOW POST CAMPS are dispersed camping sites on the back roads in Southern California, where fire danger is greatest. Forest authorities have designated certain spots as ‘fire safe’ for remote, open camping options around Big Bear Lake, Fawnskin and the Idyllwild mountain area.

    If you prefer to stay out of the developed campgrounds, you will be the minority. But you must know how to read a map well to reach these beauties.

    Map Big Bear

    SoCal camping doesn’t have to mean crowded campgrounds. Seek your seclusion on the dirt back roads, where there are no fees, minimal noises & a private site waiting just for you. These are usually on a first come, first serve basis. A high clearance vehicle (SUV, truck or 4×4) may be needed to reach some of the premium camp spots, but there are also sites accessible by passenger cars. And, of course, a fire permit is required.

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    In the San Bernardino National Forest there are several back woods ‘fire safe’ camping spots, that are noted with a single yellow post & some may require reservations in busy summer months. You can find out more on reserving from the Big Bear Discovery Center, 909-382-2790

    campfires bannedExtra caution should be used when winds are high, camp fires are often banned due to wildfire danger. Check with local rangers for up to date conditions and always get your campfire permit.

    No restrooms, no water, no facilities. Just a dirt road, a fire ring & a single picnic table. Hopefully your table will not be shot up, by the local rednecks who ‘get off’ doing stupid stuff like this. Pick up any litter & leave the place better than your found it.

    Yellow Post Camps

    These backroad camps are perfect for the 4×4 group, stressed out social club, church group w/ rugged van, or the city SUVer who wants to get away from the crowds. The most sought after camp spots are nearest to the lake or a site accessible by RVs and horse trailers, but there are many more excellent camp sites to be discovered. USDA Forest Service Map is highly advised to reach these remote areas. There are rugged dirt roads that lead to some of these spots. A passenger car is sometimes not suitable for all dirt roads. Wet weather changes everything on dirt roads. Often routes close for winter w/ locked gates.

    Big Bear Back Roads Camping

    download PDF maps
    on Big Bear Yellow Post Sites

    Campsite7

    Big Lots

    Cajon Pass Camping near I-15

    Idyllwild Dispersed Camping

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    Topo maps, Wilderness hiking maps, Equestrian trails, OHV maps –

    2N93 – San Berdu NF

    Big Bear Dirt Roads

    2N93 – Wildhorse Meadows


    Heart Bar to Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino National Forest

    Big Bear Back Roads
    Highway 38, East of Heart Bar @ 1N02
    Southern California

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    This 8 mile long forested, dirt road begins right off Hwy 38, just east of Heart Bar Campground and is an easy turn to miss. The unimproved route heads north through the National Forest, up and over and around SugarLoaf Mountain (elev 9952′), then down to the Big Bear Lake region. Several primitive sites – yellow post camp sites – can be found way back in here, but you might NOT be able to have a campfire (depending on fire restrictions). Check w/ local rangers before you head out.

    snow Forest roads are often closed (gated) during the winter, when snow and rain make a muddy mess of the terrain. Rock slides are also common in wetter months. Call the local rangers to inquire on road conditions or if this route is open.

    Road 2N93

    The whole Big Bear Mountain area is a SoCal favorite forest destination, for weekenders and travelers alike. Mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, camping and 4-wheeling. Plus the recreational lake is full of more water recreation w/ tourist shops and restaurants. Stay away from the crowds and take the back roads for adventure and recreation.

    CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS

    On the south side –

    Big Bear Highway 38
    Heart Bar Campground
    Heart Bar Equestrian Camp
    San Gorgonio Wilderness

    On the north side –

    Green Spot Equestrian Campground
    Green Canyon Group Campground

    SugarLoaf Mountain has a National Recreation Trail, overlooking much of the Moonridge golf & ski area.

    San Bernardino National Forest

    Big Bear Rangers:

    San Gorgonio District
    Mentone CA
    909-382-2881

    Barton Flats District
    Barton Flats CA
    909-794-4861

    Big Bear Discovery Center
    909-382-2790

    Big Bear Maps
    San Bernardino National Forest Map

    nearby towns:
    Angeles Oaks
    Big Bear City
    Big Bear Lake
    Forest Falls
    Mentone, CA

    Big Bear OffRoad Areas

    Views to Big Bear Lake

    Lobster Festival Redondo

    Redondo Pier

    Redondo Beach Lobster Festival

    20 years running, this Redondo Beach event is a hot hit, especially for beach-goers (near LA)

    3 day event held at the Seaside Lagoon next to King Harbor, just north of the Redondo Beach Pier. Live music, entertainment, lobster recipes, celebrity chefs, craft beer, kids activities and vendor booths.

    “Rat Ride” – annual beach bike ride sponsored by the Rotary Club; starts in Redondo and runs on the same weekend.

    Annual event; September
    310-376-6911

    REDONDO BEACH California

    lobsterfestival.com

    Cracking lobster

    San Diego Picnic

    Picnics San Diego – Picnic Area San Diego

    IBbeach

     

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    CITY & BAYS & BEACHES:

    • Balboa Park, San Diego – 5 square miles of beautiful city park with lots of gardens
    • Bayview Park, Coronado Island – Small city neighborhood park with great view of downtown skyline
    • Silver Strand State Beach near IB or Imperial Beach, S of Coronado
    • Harbor Island Park, near San Diego airport – facing SD Bay with views of downtown skyline
    • Shelter Island, near San Diego airport – facing SD Bay with views of downtown skyline
    • Mission Bay Park, San Diego, CA – maze of bay front parks & trails; picnic areas, bonfire pits, bike trails & playgrounds
    • Soledad Park, La Jolla, CA – small neighborhood park atop a Mount Soledad, great views of county & ocean
    • Presidio Park, San Diego Mission – park like setting surrounding mission w/ gardens & trees
    • Tidelands Park, Coronado Island – large park with great view of bay, bridge & downtown skyline
    • Mission Trails Park – Mission Gorge – SD river & historic dam, hiking, biking trails
    • Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma – sit on cliff edge or take stairway to beach
    • Torrey Pines Cliffs, Del Mar, CA

    San Diego picnic parks

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    View east from Laguna Mountain PIcnicgrounds

    BACK COUNTRY MOUNTAINS & DESERTS:

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    Maps Mountains / San Diego Maps

    Little Italy Festa

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    Little Italy, San Diego
    Italian Street Festival

    San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood holds a street fair or festa. One of the largest 1-day Italian American festivals in the West.

    The event welcomes over 100,000+ w/ wonderful foods, culture, music & art. Street paintings with chalk pastels. Stickball Exhibition Game. Cooking demonstrations and contests.

    Annual event; October

    San Diego California

    littleitalysd.com/events/little-italy-festa/

    Little Italy Festa

    Little Italy Festa

    Corso degli Artisti

    LA Greek Festival

    Greek Fest in LA

    St. Sophia's Greek Festival

    Los Angeles Greek Festival

    Saint Sophia Cathedral @ Pico & Normandie

    The largest, most celebrated, and iconic representation of Greek food and culture in Los Angeles. Voted as the must-attend event of September by Los Angeles Magazine, the LA Greek Fest is your passport to Greece right here in your own backyard. LA Greek Fest attracts thousands of guests for each day of festivities for an unforgettable celebration of food, wine, dance, games and performances and one-of-a-kind cultural experience. Authentic Greek Food and Pastries. Greek Wines and Beers. Live Greek Music and Folk Dancing. Arts and Crafts. Raffle.

    Annual event: September
    323-737-2424

    Los Angeles, CA

    lagreekfest2014.com

    2008 LA Greek Fest

    Los Angeles Greek Festival

    Saint Sophia Cathedral

    Long Beach Lobster Festival

    Long Beach Brothers

    LB Lobster Fest

    The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival

    This event has been running for almost 20 years now.

    The Original Lobster Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. The event combines local popular artists, Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown, Decades 70s/80s Dance Bands. Plus tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker prepared and served by a Master Chef for that mouth watering taste, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Lobster Festival outside of Maine.

    North side of Shoreline Drive (Between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue). The City Park next to the Hilton Hotel, nearest cross street is Pine Avenue.

    Rainbow Lagoon @ Shoreline Village Drive
    562-495-5959

    Annual event: September
    Long Beach, CA

    originallobsterfestival.com

    LB Lobster Fest

    Off-Road Expo

    L.A. off road expo
    L.A. off road expo

    Off-Road Expo, Pomona

    L.A. Off Road Expo

    This one is a huge deal in the Los Angeles area. 4×4 extremes – in every direction. Tons of offroad industry vendors, displays, demos, and custom rigs and hot chicks in skimpy shirts for your viewing pleasure. Drool over every suspension, roll cage and locker. Lucas Oils is the big sponsor and this event is held annually, Family Events off road expo, summertime, air conditioning, in gorgeous Pomona, CA

    Annual event: October

    Pomona, near Los Angeles, California

    offroadexpo.com

    Big Bear Renaissance Faire

    Big Bear Ren Faire

    Fawnskin California hosts the Big Bear City Renaissance Faire on the north shore of the lake. Three weekends of fun, music and merriment. An authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire. Visit an exciting, vibrant village Faire where you can experience a joust, strolling entertainers, stage performances, beautiful handcrafts, delicious food and drink, children’s area and the spirit of the days of William Shakespeare and the Renaissance!

    Annual event; August
    909-237-0448

    FAWNSKIN CA

    bbvrsinc.org

    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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