May 25-31; Northern California Community Events and Festivals

Dixon –Thursday May 27, 2010 at 4:00pm-8:00pm – Farmer’s Market

Farmers Market

Celebrate the Bounty! The Downtown Dixon Business Association with the help of the City of Dixon brings the Pacific Coast Certified Organic Farmer’s Market to downtown every Thursday starting Thursday, May 20 through mid-September 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Women’s Improvement Club Park next to the Dixon Public Library on the corner of North First and East C Streets.

Vacaville – Thursday-Monday, May 27th-May31st, starts at 10am – Vacaville Fiesta Days

Parade, Kick Off BBQ, Car Show, Diaper Derby, Carnival, Kid’s area, Music,
23,000 attendees expected. Located at Andrews Park, Main St. x Davis St., Vacaville, CA. Bands; SkynnynLynnyrd, Matty T Band, Strut-A-Various, Sapo Guapo, Saddleback Ridge, The Blues Tones, and 48 Straight.

Clovis –Friday, May 28, 2010 at 5:30-9:00pm – Farmer’s Market

Friday Night Farmer’s Market is in full swing in the heart of Old Town Clovis. Sample fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables, grown here in the nation’s finest agricultural region, each in the peak of season! Floyd VanLaningham and Classic Chevy Car Show, Old Town Clovis, Pollasky Ave.

Stockton –Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:00pm – Summer Kick-Off with Colby O’Donis

Located at the Bob Hope Theatre, 242 E. Main Street, Stockton, CA. Tickets – $35 & $25, call (209)337-HOPE

Lodi – Friday, May 28, 2010 at 8pm – The Cash Tribute Band

The Cash Tribute Show featuring James Garner delivers the Man in Black’s music with conviction, accuracy, sincerity, and honesty. James Garner not only takes his audience through a musical journey of Johnny Cash’s biggest hits, but also on an expedition of the Man in Black’s legendary life. Located at the Hutchens Street Square, 125 S. Hutchens Street, Lodi, CA. Cost $20.00, call for info at (209)333-5550.

Chowchilla –Friday, May 28, 2010 at 1:00pm – 30th Annual Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

1pm Shotgun start at the Pheasant Run Golf Course. Enjoy 18-hose on a first class golf course, player contests, dinner, and raffle. $75.00/player, 4-person teams. For more information contact the Chowchilla District Chamber office (559)665-5603 , or Brad Banks at the Pizza Factory (209) 559-474-3586.

Merced – Friday, May 28, 2010 at 7:30pm-11:00pm – Karaoke at American Legion Park

You to can be a STAR! Come and join us every Friday of the month for KARAOKE!
The fun starts at 7:30pm and ends at 11:30pm. Also, food will be served from 6pm to 8 pm! Located at 939 W. Main Street, Merced, CA. Suitable for ages 21+, call for info at (209)722-0940.

Modesto – Friday, May 28, 2010 at 4pm-9pm – Central Valley Knights, 4th Annual Car Show

This event is open to all cars and motorcycles – all years. There will be live music, huge raffle, food booths and more. Helping the veterans counseling center on Carpenter Rd. Admission to the event is FREE. Located at the Regal Theatre, 3969 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA. For more info call Patric (209)526-6537.

Merced – Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 28th-June 13th at 8:00pm – Bye Bye Birdie

At the Merced Playhouse, 452 W. Main Street, Merced, CA, call (209)725-8587. For more information go to www.playhousemerced.com.

Fresno –Saturday May 29, 2010 at 4:00-9:00pm – Suds in the City

Sudz in the city is a music and micro brew festival celebrating its 16th year at Chukchansi Park in Downtown Fresno. This festival show cases premier brews from brew masters all over California. Live music and a wide selection of mouth watering foods will be available. Tickets can be bought in advance for $25 with the purchase of a ticket you will receive 8 drink tickets and a collectible mug. Located at 1800 Tulare St., Fresno, CA.

Vacaville –May 29 – 31st, 2010 – Jelly Belly Bean Art Show

Jelly Bean Art

Come and view our world famous Jelly Belly Bean Art! See how thousands of Jelly Belly jelly beans have been used to create artwork that looks good enough to eat! Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm. Located at: Jelly Belly at the Nut Tree Market Pavilion, 1681 E. Monte Vista, Vacaville, CA

Modesto – Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 7:30am to 12:20am – Gourmet Farmers Market

Enjoy farm fresh fruits & vegetables grown and brought to market by certified growers. Just picked strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other tree-ripened stone fruits; melons, grapes and citrus will be available at their peak during their annual seasons. Vine ripe tomatoes, eggplants, squash, peppers and spicy chilies, artichokes, sweet corn, gourds, and herbs are all coming fresh to you as they are ready to pick. Regional vendors will display farmstead goat cheese, locally produced variety olive oils, classic wine vinegars, fresh eggs, honey, sausages, fine meats & smoked salmon, and Pacific Ocean fresh-caught fish. Wholesome local dried fruits, fresh whole nuts, kettle corn, gourmet coffees & teas, donuts, breads, pastries, pies and more. Located at 10th Street between H & I, call for more info (209) 485-2323

Sacramento – Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 29-31, 2010, 10am-9:30pm – 37th Annual Sacramento Jazz Festival

Every Memorial Day Weekend since 1974, Old Sacramento, the Sacramento Convention Center and other downtown venues have drawn jazz fans to the Sacramento Jazz Festival & Jubilee, considered the top jazz festival in the West. Sponsored by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society, the event features a 2010 lineup that includes about 60 bands from all over the USA and Canada, and from all over the stylistic map: traditional jazz, Condon-style classic jazz and swing, rockin’ blues, jazzy blues, New Orleans funk (street beat), Western swing, ragtime, salsa, zydeco, gospel, barbershop, and other jazz-influenced music. Note:event tickets not available at Convention Center Box Office (1301 L St); please visit http://www.sacjazz.com for pre-registration information or purchase at J St. box office (1400 J St) day(s) of festival. Located at the Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, for more information call (916)372-5277 x 19.

Atwater – May 30, 2010 at 9am-5pm – Castle Air Museum Open Cockpit Day

Castle Air Museum

Helicopter Rides Available; 51 restored aircraft and other artifacts; many aircrafts open for viewing; see our Century Series Fighters; enjoy Bomber Burgers & Hot Dogs
Admission: Adults $12/Seniors, $8 Youth (ages 6-17) $5, Kids (5 & under) Free, Active Military Free with ID. Located at 5050 Santa Fe Dr., Atwater, CA, call for info (209)723-2178

Rio Vista – May 30, 2010 at 10am03pm – Farmers Market

Farmet’s Market @ Delta Club at Trilogy in Rio Vista. Open to the Public

Manteca – Monday 31, 2010 at 11:30am – Memorial Day Parade

Manteca Chamber Of Commerce presents the Memorial Day Parade, Free event, downtown Yosemite Ave. This years theme – “The Price of Freedom”, call for more information @ 209-823-6121

Stockton –Monday, May 31, 2010 at 7:00pm – Flatfoot 56

Rock, Celtic, Christian and Punk. Located at the Plea for Peace Center-630 East Weber Ave., Stockton, CA, call (408)395-0662.

Rio Vista – Monday, May 31, 2010 at 10:30am to 3:00pm – Parade, Memorial, BBQ

10:30 – Parade down Main St. to City Hall, 11-12 – Memorial Service, Memorial Day Addresses, and Recognition of Veterans, 12-3pm – Barbecue by Lira’s Supermarket with a portion of the proceeds being donated to RioVista VFW and American Legion.

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