MAY 2023 - ORANGE COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY 2023 - ORANGE COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Star Wars Day May 4
This fun, free event will include Star Wars trivia, crafts, drawing contests and photo ops with Star Wars characters. You will also be able to check out Star Wars books from the library.
4-6pm / North Paseo, Mission Viejo 949-470-3061 / https://envisionmv.com 

La Habra Citrus Fair May 5-7
The Bubble Parade starts the Fair, and everyone is in it. Thrilling Rides, Kiddie Rides, Delicious Food, Great Entertainment - Free, Custom Car Show, Commercial Merchandise, Unique Crafters, Merchandise, Lots of Fun for the Family, Friendly People.
La Habra Blvd between Euclid St & Harbor Blvd 562-697-1704 / www.lahabrachamber.com 

The SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival May 5-7
Event weekend includes OC Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Kids Run the OC and the Celebrate OC 5K – not to mention activities from various sponsors and the celebration of OC festival!
See website for schedule. / OC Fair & Event Center www.ocmarathon.com 

Rancho Days Fiesta  May 6
Come explore the rich history of Orange County’s rancho era through hands-on activities, crafts, music, dance and more at the annual Rancho Days Fiesta at Heritage Hill Historical Park! Activities and performances include: Native American and Folklorico dancing, Early California ranching hands-on activities and exhibitors, Music, piñata breaking and crafts for children, Charro horse riding and roping demonstrations, Historic buildings open, courtesy of the Amigos de la Colina docents.
11am-3pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest www.ocparks.com/events/rancho-days-fiesta-0 

Orange May Parade May 6
"Peace, Love, & Orange" Originally, the parade marked the beginning of the Valencia orange packing season. It later evolved into a showcase of the many fine organizations that call the City of Orange home. Thousands of spectators lined the parade route to cheer on participants such as local schools, churches, businesses, and philanthropic organizations, instilling a sense of community and civic pride. 10am / Historic Old Towne Orange www.orangechamber.com 

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 6
Showcases live entertainment featuring traditional Mariachi’s and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game booths and a vendor area. Max Berg Plaza Park, San Clemente 949-361-8264 / www.san-clemente.org 

Soka Arts, Music & Food Festival May 6
This free, day-long event marks the anniversary of our university’s dedication and is open to everyone! Enjoy eclectic programming of musical performances from contemporary artists, delicious food and drink selections, and a variety of exciting activities for the whole family, including balloon animals, bubble artists, inflatable slides, and a bounce house.
11am-6pm / Soka University, Aliso Viejo 949-480-4081 / https://live.soka.edu 


OC
Marathon May 6-7
Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local children's charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK). 949-222-0456 / www.ocmarathon.com 

Gem Faire May 12-14
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop.
OC Fair & Event Center 503-252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com 


Open
Garden Day May 13
Experience the inviting community of West Floral Park and Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. Two gorgeous neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, vintage homes and friendly people. We invite you to tour through a variety of our gardens throughout the day. Tranquil spaces, unique planting ideas and inspiring yard designs are open for your viewing.
10am-4pm / North Santa Ana 714-836-9777 / www.opengardenday.com 

Classic Car Show & Art Exhibit  May 13
DJ Soluz will be spinning some sweet tunes while you enjoy craft beer and delicious grub from Kaya's Kitchen HB.
12-4pm / Four Sons Brewing, Huntington Beach 714-584-7501 / www.foursonsbrewing.com 

Beach Club Opening Day and Celebration  May 13
We invite you to join us to celebrate the opening of the Beach Club Lagoon with DJ, interactive games and prizes and fun activities in the Fiesta Room. 11am-3pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club 949-858-1390 / www.samlarc.org 

Emergency Preparedness Expo May 13
Learn about emergency preparedness from various public agencies and community partners, such as the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Preparedness Demonstrations, Emergency Response Vehicles – Touch a Truck, Interactive & Informational Displays, and Raffle Prizes & Giveaway’s.
9am-12pm / Laguna Niguel City Hall 949-362-4373 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org 

Wild & Crazy Taco Night May 18
On the 30th anniversary of this event, we will serve wild and delicious tacos from some of the best local chefs in Orange County. All proceeds from the event go towards providing critical social services, alleviating food insecurity and health care that is affordable and accessible to the underserved and underinsured in our community.
5:30-7:30pm / OC Fair & Event Center 949-270-2166 / www.shareourselves.org 
 

OC Greek Food Festival May 19-21
Celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music; an outdoor marketplace and “Kidz Zone” with games and other children’s activities. 12-10pm / St. John Greek Orthodox Church, Anaheim 714-827-0181 / www.ocgreekfest.com 

Brea Bonanza Days May 19-21
Country Music Festival, beer & wine, Kids Zone: Panning for Gold, Petting Zoo & More!
Free general admission and parking. www.breadowntown.com 

Jurassic Trails & Tales May 19-21
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to visit the Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and T-Rex in their natural environment. Be sure to check out our prehistoric crafts and activities. Food will be available for purchase.
4-7pm / Crown Valley Park, Laguna Niguel 949-362-4300 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org 

StandUp for Kids Orange County Car Show May 20
Fundraiser benefitting homeless and at-risk youth in Orange County. Come check out beautiful vintage, classic, and sports cars while enjoying food, drinks, and live music. This year's car show will be held at Auto Addiction OC, a classic car sanctuary.
3-6pm / Auto Addiction OC, Lake Forest www.standupforkids.org 


Anaheim Children's Festival May 20
This event is a unique opportunity to celebrate the arts and to engage children, parents and everyone in the arts. The MUZEO and City of Anaheim are the major presenters of this arts festival.
11am-3pm / Pearson Park 714-815-3885 / www.muzeo.org  


Great Strides Orange County Fun Run/5K May 20
Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest national fundraising event, offers hope to those living with cystic fibrosis. Participants can enjoy music, team tents, lunch, an inspiring program, and a walk along the beautiful Huntington Beach coast!
8:30am-12pm / Huntington Beach Pier  www.cff.org  

 
Tustin LobsterFest May 20
Treat yourself to this outdoor indulgence jubilee. Featuring music from the '50s, '60s and '70s, Lobsterfest serves up unlimited whole lobster — as many as you can handle with pools of melted golden butter on the side. If Lobster is not your thing, we will also have pulled pork, salads and desserts. 4-7:30pm / Peppertree Park www.tustinlobsterfest.com 

San Clemente Summer Kickoff Music Festival May 20
A great way to get in the Summer mood with Lots of Great Live Bands, Dancing, Community Booths, Free Raffle Prizes and Great Shopping deals. 11am-3pm / Outlets at San Clemente 949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com 

Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival May 20-21
Hot Rods, Concours d' Elegance, music, 50/50, food, vendors, awards, beer & wine.
8am-2pm / Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton 714-738-6595 / www.muckcarshow.org 

Balboa Island ArtWalk May 21
Admission is free. This fine art show features 90 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on three stages along the walk.
9am-5pm / South Bayfront Promenade www.balboaislandartwalk.info 

Taste of Brea & Business Expo May 25
Enjoy a delicious mix of food, drinks, and fun in Brea Downtown. Come and enjoy dancing to live music with family and friends.
5-9pm / Downtown Birch St. promenade www.tasteofbr ea.com  

Strawberry Festival May 26-29
Dozens of fun and exciting rides. Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday. Great music is happening every day at the Showmobile. Enough strawberry shortcake cake for everyone! Local and regional vendors are invited to purchase a booth where a whole array of local products and food are sold. Lots of fun games and great food await festival goers that helps fund local charities. Contests, performances and more are held each day at the Strawberry Festival Amphitheater.
Village Green Park, Garden Grove 714-638-0981 / www.strawberryfestival.org 

Scottish Fest May 27-28
Come explore and enjoy two packed days of family fun with bagpipes, drums, highland dancing, Scottish clans and genealogy, Scottish athletics, shopping, food and so much more! 10am-6pm / OC Fair and Event Center www.scottishfest.com 

Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony May 29
Attendees can memorialize our troops’ sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance that will be posted on a memory board at the event. 10am / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park 949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org 

La Palma Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony May 29
Having existed for over 40 years, the Ceremony pays tribute to the dedication and sacrifices the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces have made. 9am / City Hall 714-690-3356 / www.cityoflapalma.org

 

Desert X Through May 7

Desert X is an exhibition conceptualized as a self-guided outdoor experience where you determine the start and end point of your journey. You can make a day of it to visit each site or visit as many sites as you choose – it’s all up to you.

Palm Desert and Surrounding Cities 760-862-9918 / www.desertx.org

 

First Wednesday Art Walk May 3

Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs. We have an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets – paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists.

5-8pm / 2652 Cherokee Way www.backstreetartdistrict.com

 

Rock the Park May 3

Featuring DSB - the music of Journey. The Chamber's free outdoor concert series is coming back for a sophomore stint.

7-8:30pm / Downtown Palm Springs Park 760-325-1577 / https://pschamber.org

 

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park May 4

Upstream has been spreading their message of love and positivity through their exhilarating Caribbean Music, namely, Reggae, Calypso, Soca and Steel Drum Music, for quite some time now.

7pm / Civic Center Park

760-568-1441 / www.discoverpalmdesert.com

 

First Friday Art Walk May 5

Visitors can meander down the street, visiting artists in their studios to not only see where the art is created but to also buy art directly from the artists. Visitors will see a wide range of artistic practices including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, photography, printmaking, and ceramics.

5-8pm / Perez Art District, Cathedral City www.facebook.com/ThePerezArtDistrict

 

Sunnylands Films in the Gardens May 5, 12 & 19

Film begins at 8 pm. Free parking and admission. Reservations are not required. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Please note, parking at the gate or along Bob Hope Drive will not be permitted. No food or seating provided. Filmgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and


small picnics. Large coolers, alcohol, smoking, and pets are not permitted. 7pm / Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage

760-202-2222 / www.sunnylands.org

 

La Quinta Concerts in the Park May 6

This event guarantees a fun, unforgettable musical performance you won’t want to miss! There will be food truck vendors on site, however attendees are welcome to bring low back chairs, blankets, food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

6:30-8:30pm / SilverRock Park

760-777-7093 / www.laquintaca.gov

 

Palm Springs Vintage Market May 7

Mid Century Modern, Vintage Americana, Retro Fun Finds, Food and Entertainment. Yes, we’re preparing for take-off as we head for a much deserved summer break after our last market of the season, taking place on Sunday May 7.

7am-2pm / Camelot Theater

760-534-7968 / https://palmspringsvintagemarket.com

 

Palm Springs Speaks May 9

The Friends of the Palm Springs Library announce that the next Palm Springs Speaks speaker for season four will feature an appearance by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, bestselling author, and humorist Dave Barry. The VIP cocktail reception will be catered by LULU California Bistro. The talk is expected to run for an hour and will be followed by a short Q&A session. His book will be for sale at the event courtesy of Follet Books, and Barry will sign copies following the talk.

7:30pm / Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs 760-325-6565 / www.palmspringsspeaks.org

 

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast May 11

This inspiring event brings together all who support equality and justice in celebration of this influential civil rights activist. Gather to honor Harvey Milk and celebrate his legacy as a political and community leader who stood for justice and equality across the intersections of oppression, self-identity, and self-determination. Proceeds from this event benefit Coachella Valley youth through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs and LGBTQ youth-related programs.

8:30-11am / Palm Springs Convention Center 760-416-8711 / www.pspride.org

 

Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival May 11-14

Founded in 2000 by the late mystery author and Palm Springs community leader Arthur Lyons, this unique festival features an eclectic mixture of landmark and obscure vintage movies from the classic film noir era. Each year, the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival showcases the best of film noir accentuated by an array of movie stars or their family members who appear on stage for post screening Q&A discussions.

Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs www.arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com

 

Palm Desert State of the City Address May 12

As one of the largest and most affluent cities in the Coachella Valley, what happens in Palm Desert not only impacts our local businesses but the county and the state. Each year the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the City in order for local businesses to know what is happening in our great city. Attendees of the State of the City will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Palm Desert leaders including elected officials, City management, and executives from some of Palm Desert's top businesses. Keynote Speaker: Mayor Kathleen Kelly 9:45am-12pm / CSUSB Palm Desert Campus

760-346-6111 / www.pdacc.org

 

Cathedral City State of the

City, Business Awards, & Business Expo  May 16

his annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community. The featured speaker will be Mayor Rita Lamb, with appearances by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Carnevale and Council Members Nancy Ross, Raymond Gregory, and Ernesto Gutierrez.

11am-2pm / DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

 

Chamber of Commerce Annual Joint Mixer May 17

Enjoy food, drinks, and valley-wide networking. Entry wristbands $20 per person.

5:30-7:30pm / Palm Springs Air Museum 760-347-0676 / www.gcvcc.org

 

Palm Springs Movies in the Park May 17

"The Girl Can't Help It" starring Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell, featuring Little Richard. Featuring classic comedies and musicals from the fifties and sixties, the free movies begin at sundown in the new Downtown Park, across from the Palm Springs Art Museum. Dine early Downtown or pick up takeout and picnic in the park. Wine and beer will be available to purchase at the event.

6:30-9pm / Downtown Park

760-325-6565 / www.psculturalcenter.org

 

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park  May 18

AMFM is one of the top bands in Los Angeles providing you the perfect live music experience, playing everything from your favorite jazz standards to the newest Top 40 song, and everything in between.

7pm / Civic Center Park

760-568-1441 / www.discoverpalmdesert.com

 

Joshua Tree Music Festival May 18-21

Supreme and diverse live music experiences to feed the body, mind and soul. Deep dive workshops to uplift and inspire. Random acts of mindfulness inviting you to interact and connect. Spontaneous eruptions of gratitude. That friendly familial spirit that we all know and love.

Joshua Tree Lake Campground

760-366-1213 / https://joshuatreemusicfestival.com

 

Palm Desert Concerts in the Park May 25

Since 2016, Yachty by Nature has brought you the very best in LIVE Yacht Rock, originating in Southern California but playing from sea to shining sea. This hot 6 piece band plays the finest groovy soft yacht rock tunes from the late 70’s and early 80’s. They are a Yachtical Tribute to your favorite artists like Michael McDonald, Hall and Oates, Boz Scaggs, Steely


Dan, Toto, Christopher Cross, & so much more. 7pm / Civic Center Park

760-568-1441 / www.discoverpalmdesert.com

 

Student Art Show  May 26-28

The Desert Art Center awards grants to Palm Springs High Schools programs and art departments and this event showcases the work of these students. Reception on Friday from 5-7pm.

10am-4pm / Desert Art Center, Palm Springs 760-323-7973 / www.desertartcenter.org

 

Indian Wells Memorial Day Ceremony  May 29

Join Us for Memorial Day at the Indian Wells Golf Resort upstairs in the Celebrity Ballroom.

9-10am / Indian Wells Golf Resort

760-346-2489 / www.cityofindianwells.org

 

Memorial Day Flower Drop May 29

This Palm Springs Memorial Day service is dedicated to all of our fallen comrades, who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. A fly-by and flower drop of over 3,000 red and white carnations from a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter is in their honor. This most impressive ceremony is a salute to our fallen comrades. Visitors are welcome to pick up a flower to take home. Flight exhibitions and activities scheduled all day long.

12-3pm / Palm Springs Air Museum

760-778-6262 / www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

 

Palm Springs Movies in the Park May 31

"Funny Face" starring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire. Featuring classic comedies and musicals from the fifties and sixties, the free movies begin at sundown in the new Downtown Park, across from the Palm Springs Art Museum. Dine early Downtown or pick up takeout and picnic in the park. Wine and beer will be available to purchase at the event.

6:30-9pm / Downtown Park

760-325-6565 / www.psculturalcenter.org

 

VillageFest Every Thursday

Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest!

6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive

760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org

 

The In-Flight Experience Every Saturday

Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. Meal choices: Beef Shortribs with mashed potatoes, salad, roll & dessert. Chicken with Marsala Sauce over mashed potatoes, salad, roll & dessert. Vegetarian Squash Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Mozzerella, salad, roll & dessert.

5-7:30pm / PS Air Bar, Palm Springs

760-327-7701 / www.psairbar.com/events

 

College of the

Desert Street Fair Every Saturday & Sunday

With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more.

8am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com


 

Renaissance Pleasure Faire Through May 21

Saturdays and Sundays. Good mistresses and masters, prepareth thy schedules and costumes for the return of the oldest Ren Faire in the country, a spectacle that cov’reth 20 Irwindale acres with Elizabethan libations and amusement.

10am-7pm / Santa Fe Dam Rec. Area, Irwindale 626-969-4750 / www.renfair.com/socal

 

Cinco de Mayo Mercado May 3

Join us for artisan vendors, music, beer garden, crafts & more! 6-9pm / Mission District, San Gabriel

626-308-2875 / www.sangabrielcity.com

 

LA County Fair May 5-29

From petal to STEM, the Spring Into Fair theme will take root in every corner of the Fair – sprouting learning in agriculture, planting thrills in the carnival, filling bags from the shopping harvest and cultivating palates for the best in Fair foods!

11am-11pm / Pomona Fairplex

909-623-3111 / www.lacountyfair.com

 

High Desert Beer and Wine Festival May 6

Join us for a totally rad evening of beer and wine sampling, food truck fare, and music by ‘80s cover band The Spazmatics!

7-10pm / Palmdale Amphitheater

661-267-5100 / www.cityofpalmdaleca.gov

 

WeHo Movies in the Park May 6

Gear up to watch Top Gun: Maverick. Pack a picnic basket (no alcohol), a low-profile lawn chair and a blanket to join us for this action-packed movie. The movie will begin at dusk. Movie is rated PG-13.

5-9pm / West Hollywood Park & Dog Park 323-848-6400 / www.weho.org

 

Peddler’s Market: Community Rummage Sale May 6

Local residents have cleaned out their closets, garages and sheds. Come on down to shop for that special "treasure" you've been looking for. With over 30 vendors, you're sure to find something you'd like to call your own. 8am-1pm / Walnut Senior Center

909-598-6200 / www.cityofwalnut.org

 

Unique LA Market  May 6-7

One of the best made-in-America shopping events in the country, the annual Unique market features clothes, accessories and art pieces from


a number of quality handmade brands. Check out local products and rub elbows with the different designers and artists showcasing their work.

10am-4pm / California Market Center, LA www.uniquemarkets.com/losangeles

 

A Taste of Culver City May 7

This culinary tasting event celebrates Culver City's vibrant restaurant scene and features live chef demonstrations, entertainment, student performances, silent auction, and family activities throughout the day.

1-5pm / Culver Studios mansion lawn

310-842-4220 x4212 / www.ccef4schools.org

 

Lomita Health Fair May 7

This fun outdoor event offers access to learn more about the numerous resources available to keep our community healthy and well. Stop by for special give-aways, health and wellness information, health screenings, as well as scheduled on-stage fitness demonstrations and youth dance performances during the day.

10am-3pm / City Hall

424-378-7111 / www.LomitaChamber.org

 

Weaving and Fiber Festival May 7

A fiber enthusiast extravaganza! Mini-workshops, 3 vendor halls, boutique, raffle, silent auctions, fashion show, fiber demonstrations, books, tools, and much more! Free admission.

10am-4pm / Torrance Cultural Art Center www.schg.org/festival

 

Pan Am Fiesta May 11

Looking for a family-friendly mix of amusement rides, live music with dancing, crafts for sale, and food trucks?

5-9pm / Mayfair Park, Lakewood

562-866-9771 x2408 / www.lakewoodcity.org/fiesta

 

Fire Service and Public Safety Day May 13

This event will feature demonstrations, helicopter flyover, displays, free hot dogs and much more.

10am-2pm / Fire Station #89

818-597-7361 / www.agourahillsrec.org

 

Spring Fit 5K May 13

RACEWIRE is providing professional timing. Registration fee includes t-shirt, finisher's medal, and sack pack (while supplies last). All attendees will also be treated to some goodies, live music, entertainment, surprises and much, much more.

8-10am / South Gate Park

323-563-5445 / www.cityofsouthgate.org

 

Mother Daughter Luncheon May 13

An assortment of teas, finger sandwiches, fresh seasonal fruit, and pastries will be served. Guests will also enjoy crafts and games.

11am-1pm / La Mirada Activity Center 562-902-3160 / www.cityoflamirada.org

 

George Barris Culver City Car Show May 13

Live Music Featuring, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Food trucks, Free Admission, Onsite Parking $10.

9am-3pm / West Los Angeles College

310-499-4840 / www.culvercitycarshow.com

 

San Gabriel Play Day  May 20

Celebrating the La Laguna Playground with a day of play! In 1965, the Laguna de San Gabriel playground was built on the last undeveloped land of Vincent Lugo Park. Benjamin Dominguez, an artist known for his imaginative concrete structures, was the creator of the playground.

11am-2pm / Vincent Lugo Park, Prospect & Wells 626-308-2800 / www.sangabrielcity.com

 

5K For Freedom  May 20

There will be computerized bib timing, age division awards, free food and beverages, and exhibitor booths. The 1st place overall male & female will be invited to ride in the Torrance Armed Forces Day parade following the 5K!

8-11am / Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance www.torrance5k.com

 

Armed Forces Day Parade May 20

As one of few cities designated by the Department of Defense, the City of Torrance is proud to honor the men and women of our nation's Armed Forces. This year's honored branch, the United States Coast Guard, will be led by Grand Marshal, Rear Admiral Carola List, Assistant Commandant for Engineering and Logistics.

1:30-3:30pm / Torrance Boulevard 310-328-5310 / www.torranceca.gov

 

Touch A Truck May 20

Emergency rescue demos, public works trucks, police patrol vehicles, K-9 unit, fire engines, construction equipment, and more.

10am-1pm / Independence Park, Downey 562-869-7331 / www.downeyca.org

 

Aloha Festival May 20-21

Festival showcasing the heritage of Hawai'i & Polynesia with island cuisine, an outdoor marketplace, cultural workshops and continuous music and dance on a big stage.

Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Heritage Park, Santa Fe Springs 562-762-6099 / www.heritageofaloha.com

 

The Beverly Hills Art Show May 20-21

The arts and crafts on display are original, ranging from the traditional to the very contemporary in various mediums, including watercolor, paint, jewelry, sculpture, photography, mixed media and pottery. All featured artists staff their booths so they can provide details on and the inspiration behind the works they create. There will also be food trucks, as well as a wine and beer garden. Entry is complimentary.

10am-5pm / Beverly Gardens Park 310-285-6830 / www.beverlyhills.org


Annual Family Campout May 20-21

Campers will have access to outdoor activities, arts and crafts, BBQ dinner, movie under the stars, night time snacks and an early morning pancake breakfast. Tents will be set up on the field.

11am / Manhattan Heights Park Picnic Area 310-802-5448 / www.manhattanbeach.gov

 

Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival May 21

Five stages with live performances, exhibitions, food trucks, artisans, jamming, and a children’s instrument petting zoo area. FOOD: Bring your own picnic or buy from food trucks on site. Vegan options available.

9am / Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills

310-494-6657 / www.topangabanjofiddle.org

 

Walnut Memorial Day Celebration May 24

Let us remember the men and women who have passed while serving in the military.

6pm / City Hall

909-595-7543 / www.cityofwalnut.org

 

Hawthorne Movie Night At The Park  May 26

7-11pm / Hawthorne Memorial Center 310-349-2900 / www.cityofhawthorne.org

 

LA Fleet Week® May 26-29

2023’s public events included: Active-duty ship tours, Military displays and equipment demonstrations, Live entertainment, Aircraft flyovers, Galley Wars- culinary cook-off competition between Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Army teams, Military band performances across L.A., And much more!

10am-6pm / LA Waterfront, Port of Los Angeles 310-971-4461 / www.lafleetweek.com

 

Family Fun Day May 27

Free fitness & wellness games, arts & crafts, face painting, food, and live entertainment.

11am-3pm / La Pintoresca Park, Pasadena 626-345-0706 / www.cityofpasadena.net

 

Memorial Day Fiesta Hermosa May 27

For over 50 years, this unique blend of art and entertainment has been a staple in the South Bay community. Includes 250 vendors along Pier Avenue and Hermosa Avenue, a carnival, live music and more.

11am-7pm / Hermosa Beach www.fiestahermosa.net

 

Lawndale Memorial Day Event  May 29

9-10am / Veteran's Memorial Wall 310-973-3200 / www.lawndalecity.org

 

Claremont Memorial Day Services  May 29

11am / Oak Park Cemetery

909-399-5460 / www.ci.claremont.ca.us


LUNAFEST Film Festival May 5

In-person, LUNAFEST® will feature a program of 7 short films all by & about women with an Intermission awards ceremony for Valley scholarship award winners. Finger foods and no-host bar. The Virtual LUNAFEST films may be viewed anytime from May 5th 6pm during an initial 48 hour window & you will have 48 hours to complete the viewing.

5:30-9pm / The American Legion Post 53, Hemet https://sisj.clubexpress.com

 

Wine Country Classic May 5

Players will be able to experience 18-holes of Championship Golf surrounded by over 300 acres of rustic beauty, dramatic elevation changes, sweeping mountain views, and year-round sunny weather. Each golfer receives: WCC Souvenir, Goodie bag provided by Title Sponsor, Law Office of Rosenstein & Associates, filled with donated items from several member businesses. Boxed Breakfast provided by Guiltless Food Co., Golf with a cart (one cart per 2 players) Lunch at the Cinco de Mayo style Awards Reception to conclude the tournament.

8am-4pm / Temecula Creek Golf Club 951-676-5090 / www.temecula.org

 

Temecula Rod Run May 5-6

Over 600 cars are on display and thousands of people flood the old town for the festivities. And the fun covers all ages with food, entertainment, and vendors keeping everyone engaged and entertained. While admission to the Temecula Rod Run is free, registration fees apply to cruise, park, and display your ride.

Fri 5-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Old Town Front Street 951-694-6480 / https://temeculaca.gov

 

Family Fun Color Run/Walk May 6

Color splashing stations. We encourage yu to wear your most colorful attire. Swag bags available on the day of the event.

10am / Gilman Ranch Museum, Banning 951-922-3242 / http://bit.ly/banningrec

 

Beaumont Cinco De Mayo Festival  May 6

Noble Creek Regional Park

951-845-9555 / www.bcvparks.com

 

Move Through Motivation’s Scholarship 5k Walk/Run May 6 Move Through Motivation isn't a group of individuals, it's a movement aimed at spreading Compassion, Positivity, and Resiliency in our everyday lives. So let’s start moving! As a 501C3 Non-Profit, we are here to build


stronger communities and stronger personal bonds to overcome anything. 7:30am / Eastvale Community Park

714-625-7562 / www.movethroughmotivation.com

 

Perris Cinco De Mayo Festival  May 6

In queso, you didn’t know the City of Perris is hosting Cinco De Mayo! Are you a legendary salsa maker? Register for our salsa competition on CivicRec at bit.ly/perriscivicrec.

10am-3pm / City Hall

951-943-6603 / www.cityofperris.org

 

Family 5K *TOP RUN* May 6

Come run or walk with us dressed in your Top Gun gear and feel the need for speed. There will be prizes for best dressed. All ages are welcome! You are welcome to take your time and walk or compete to cross the finish line! We invite you to participate and run or walk to benefit Club members at our Boys & Girls Clubs in both Perris and Menifee. All registrants will receive a t-shirt.

8-11am / March Field Air Museum 951-246-8845 / www.runsignup.com

 

Boots & Butterflies Ball May 7

Michelle’s Place is a 501C3 non-profit organization. In 2001, Michelle’s Place was founded by Michelle Watson’s friends and family to ensure no one faces cancer alone.

6-10pm / Peltzer Winery, Temecula

951-699-5455 / www.michellesplace.org

 

Foundation Classic Golf Tournament May 12 Fundraising tournament includes dinner and auction. 8:30am / Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon

951-845-9555 / www.bcvparks.com

 

Lambs Fellowship Car and Motorcycle Show May 13

Don't miss out on a day full of hot rods, live music, great food, jumpers, local vendors, and so much more! This event is free to the public.

10am-3pm / Lambs Fellowship Church, Lake Elsinore 951-544-3339 / www.lambscarshow.com

 

Valor Con  May 13

Val Verde USD is hosting a comic book & literacy festival called Valor Con! Come meet some famous artists/creatives from diverse backgrounds working in comics and children's books, sit in on panel discussions, buy comic books, and participate in cosplay or gaming! While our event is like a comic convention, we hope to increase the awareness of BIPOC creatives and their work.

10am-6pm / Val Verde High School, Perris 951-657-3555 / www.perrischamber.net

 

River Cleanup May 13

Join us on our journey to cleanup the Santa Ana River! Every third Saturday of the month we will be at Martha McLean Park. A great opportunity for students to receive community service hours!

9am / Martha McLean Park, Riverside

951-530-8823 / www.iewaterkeeper.org/cleanups

 

Mental Health Awareness Fair May 18

Join us for a free, family-friendly event filled with local mental health & wellness organizations and advocates. Learn more about local resources and services for mental & behavioral health, substance use, and overall wellness!

11am-6pm / Fairmont Park, Riverside 951-955-1000 / www.rivco.org

 

RCHF's Annual Celebration

"A Mystery in the French Quarter" May 18

Join Riverside Community Health Foundation. Funds raised at this event will support improving the health and well-being of our community through programs that address equity, social, economic, and environmental factors such as our cancer resource center, health education seminars, maternal wellness programs, senior programs, nutrition workshops for parents, chronic disease education, food scarcity programs, youth programs and many more services throughout our community.

5:30-10pm / Crestmore Manor, Jurupa Valley 951-788-3471 x183 / www.rchf.org/celebration

 

HSJVC Golf Tournament  May 19

The fun this year will include: Registration, driving range, and putting open at 7.30am, Putting Contest 8:00am onward, Shotgun Start 9am Sharp, Challenge the Pro on at least 1 hole, Hole in One prize on at least 1 hole, Banquet and Awards to culminate tournament including prize money.

7:30am-3pm / 7 Hills Golf Course, Hemet 951-658-3211 / www.hsjvc.com

 

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival May 19-21

This fun-filled three day event offers early morning Hot Air Balloon Flights, an evening Balloon Glow, Wine Tastings, Craft Beer as well as a Commercial Court with over 100 vendors and a Food Court filled with your favorite Festival foods! All concerts included with festival admission.

Lake Skinner Recreational Area, Winchester 951-234-5559 / www.tvbwf.com

 

Temecula CultureFest May 20

This free, community-wide, special event will include live music, dancing, special performances, and fun activities for the entire family. The large vendor area will showcase many different cultures and traditions encouraging everyone to explore the diversity within our own community. Experience different cultures through a variety of booths exhibiting foods, crafts, and education, including non-profits, school clubs, religious organizations, local businesses, and delicious food vendors.

10am-3pm / Temecula Civic Center https://temeculaca.gov/CultureFest


Wildomar Health Fair May 20

7-11am / Marna O'Brien Park

951-677-7751 / www.cityofwildomar.org

 

The Spirit of Art: Celebrating Community Artists May 20 Silent and live art auctions. Featuring local artists and a variety of art forms and styles. Make room on your walls! You’ll definitely want to take something home with you. Heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Chef Kim of It’s Bliss Catering.

5-8pm / Riverside Center for Spiritual Living 951-683-2343 / www.riversidecsl.org

 

Border Avenue Community Cleanup  May 20

Join the City of Corona for the last Spring cleanup event! This is a volunteer opportunity for all ages in which we will be removing trash and graffiti from the areas surrounding Border Avenue. Volunteers must wear closed toed, comfortable shoes, clothing they do not mind getting dirty, jeans are highly recommended. Work gloves and safety vests will be provided. 9-11am / Border Avenue, Corona

951-736-2241 / www.coronaca.gov

 

Corona Job Fair May 20

9am-12pm / Circle City Center

951-737-3350 / www.mychamber.org

 

Cherry Festival Car & Bike Show May 27

Cars n trucks. Free to the public. Music, vendors, raffles, and food. Proceeds will be donated to Carol's Kitchen.

9:30am-3pm / Stuart Park, Beaumont

760-835-6530 / www.beaumontcherryfestival.org

 

Memorial Mile March May 27

Starts at the Corona Chamber. Ends at the Historic Civic Center. 8-10:30am / Corona

951-737-3350 / www.mychamber.org

 

Murrieta Memorial Day Observance Ceremony  May 29

Please join the City of Murrieta to honor the fallen. 8am / Veterans Memorial, Town Square Park

951-304-7275 / www.murrietaca.gov

 

Moreno Valley Memorial Day Address May 29

Join new Mayor Ulises Cabrera as he honors the sacrifices made by the heroes who gave their lives in service to the nation. The City of Moreno Valley's 2023 Memorial Day Address will be available for online streaming via Facebook and YouTube and will be broadcast live on local cable television on Channel MV3.

951-413-3280 / www.moval.org


Registration will begin April 3rd. All potential buyers will need to submit some documents, along with a CalHFA pre-approval letter from a lender as part of CalHFA's registration requirements.

Registration will close on April 29th. Shortly after, they will begin issuing vouchers in a lottery style to the winners. Each voucher lasts for 90 days so buyers who receive one will need to move quickly on their purchases.

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