My Southern California Event Short-List

I have to begin this blog somehow, so I thought I’d start with a short list of the events I enjoy enough to have as “recurring” events in my calendar. This list is by no means all-inclusive and it won’t contain many details, but it’s a starting point and should serve as a preview of the kinds of things I’ll be blogging about in future posts. Please note that this list doesn’t include automotive or aviation events which can be found in their own sections of this website.

  • CICLAVIA: Held several times a year, CicLAvia offers participants an opportunity to visit different parts of Los Angeles on foot, skates, bicycles, and other human-powered methods of transportation without having to compete for space with motorized vehicles.  CLICK FOR WEBSITE • CLICK FOR PHOTOS
  • KITE PARTY – HUNTINGTON BEACH: Coming next on March 8-9, 2014, the Kite Connection’s Kite Party is one of the most colorful events to grace the sands around the Huntington Beach Pier. This isn’t an “open flying” event, but it’s a great spectator event and an excellent excuse to head for the beach. CLICK FOR WEBSITE
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH 4th OF JULY PARADE: This event is actually a day-long celebration which includes a pancake breakfast, the parade, live entertainment and other festivities, and a fireworks show.  CLICK FOR WEBSITE
  • ORANGE COUNTY FAIR: The fair is held from mid-July through mid-August and includes all the typical things associated with urban county fairs. In conjunction with the fair there’s a Pacific Amphitheater Concert Series featuring popular artists from the present and past and exciting nightly events in the Action Sports Arena. CLICK FOR WEBSITECLICK FOR PHOTOS
  • ORANGE INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR: Held every Labor Day weekend in the streets of Downtown Orange, this fair is all about ethnic foods, beverages, and entertainment. The food and beverages are good and the entertainment is excellent. CLICK FOR WEBSITE
  • TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE – PACIFIC COAST: This tour typically makes ports of call on the Pacific Coast every other year and it’s scheduled to arrive again in 2014. Southern Californians can see these ships at Tall Ships Los Angeles on Aug. 20-24, San Diego Festival of Sail on Aug. 29- Sept. 2, and the Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point on September 5 – 8, 2014. CLICK FOR WEBSITE
  • NEWPORT BEACH CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE: This colorful event is held on Wednesday through Sunday of the week before Christmas. The parade starts at 6:30 and ends at 9:30 PM and the route follows the entire shoreline of the bay south of Pacific Coast Hwy. CLICK FOR WEBSITE

I plan to be at all of these events and I’ll be blogging about them in more detail as we get closer to their scheduled dates.