US Surfing Open Huntington Beach

US Open of Surfing

The US Open of Surfing® will kick off on July 26th in Huntington Beach for  the most anticipated surfing event of the year.

This event draws over three quarters of a million fans and onlookers along a 14-acre stretch of sand on the south side of Huntington Beach Pier, showcasing the best in surf, skate, music, and art.

Admission is free and open to the public. Fans will see all of their favorites battle it out again this year in surf and skate’s biggest stadium spaces on both water and sand.

This year’s surf stadium and skate arena will take the competition to another level! Anchored by the world’s largest professional surfing competition, the US Open.

“The US Open of Surfing is the epicenter for action sports culture. See the biggest stadium in surf and largest skate contest on the beach as the top action sports athletes, art and music talent hit the sand in Huntington Beach.

“There is no other event like the US Open of Surfing. Crowds are huge and parking is only available if you arrive early.

Best bet is to park north or south of the pier and cycle or walk to the surfing event

Event Dates: July 26 – August 3  2014
Festival Hours: All day
Admission:  Free

Location:   South side of Huntington Beach Pier, Main & Pacific Coast Highway

Ventura County Fair Deals Discount and Events

Ventura County Fair

The 139th Ventura County Fair, themed “Rides, Ribbons & Rodeos”   The fair runs for two weeks July 31 – August 11, 2013 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.

The Ventura County fair features  live entertainment, contests, lots of interesting fried  food, nostalgic and modern games and rides, horse shoes and everything else you would expect from a county fair.

Exhibits at the fair include  Agriculture, Amateur Art, Flowers, Gems & Minerals, Hobbies & Collections, Home Arts, Horse Shows, Large Livestock, Photography, Professional Art, Small Livestock, Uncle Leo’s Barn and Youth Expo.

Like every other fair there are discount days that save you money on admission and rides. See below for a list of deal days for the Ventura County Fair.

General Admission Prices
Adults 13 & older $12.00

Children 6-12 $9.00
Seniors 62 & older $9.00
Children 5 & under and Super Seniors (100 years & older) admitted Free.
Parking is ten bucks.

The Fair will open at 11:00 a.m. daily except Saturdays, Sundays and Seniors & Persons with Disabilities Day Tuesday when it will open at 10:00 a.m.

Discount Days

Dollar Day | Wednesday, July 30
Entry to the Fair is $1 until 3 PM

Seniors & Persons with Disabilities Day | Tuesday August 5
Seniors age 65 and older and persons with disabilities admitted free all day.

$3 Before 3 Day | Wednesday August 6th
Admission to the Fair is $3 before 3 pm.

Military Appreciation Day | Thursday, August 7
All military personnel holding a current, valid military ID will be admitted free.

Show Schedule

Wednesday, July 30, 6pm: Motorsports

Thursday, July 31, 7pm: The Beach Boys

Friday, August 1, 7:30pm: Little Big Town

Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm: The Spinners

Sunday, August 3, 3pm: Larry Hernandez, Carmen Jara, Mariachi Aguilas de Mexico

Monday, August 4, 7:30pm: Barenaked Ladies

Tuesday, August 5, 1pm: Tony Orlando; 7:30pm: Deep Purple

Wednesday, August 6, 7:30pm: Seether

Thursday, August 7, 7:30pm: Jake Owen

Friday, August 8, 7:30pm: Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Saturday, August 9, 2 & 7pm and Sunday, August 10, 2 & 7pm: P.R.C.A. Rodeo 

Grandstand Entertainment is included with the price of admission. See you at the fair.


Ecuadorian Food Festival Los Angeles

Ecuadorian Food Festival Los Angeles
16th Annual Los Angeles ECUADORIAN Food Festival & Parade. Sunday August 10th 2014 (10:00 am-6:00 pm)
Downtown Los Angeles Placita Olvera

Free entrance to the public. More than 10,000 Ecuadorians, 5,000 people from other nationalities will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian Cuisine dishes. Attendants will also enjoy Ecuadorian Crafts, Ecuadorian Musical groups, Ecuadorian Folklore customs, Commercial Products, free ruffle to win 2 airline tickets to Ecuador, Carnival Games, Marketing & Promotions, Services & Information provided by all type of exhibitor companies.

Placita Olvera is located right across the street from Union Station and one block from Chinatown.
Also known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles is a traditional Mexican style plaza with souvenirs shops.

There are several Ecuadorian dishes that are typical to the various regions in the country.
From the mountainous regions people prefer meat served with rice, corn and potatoes. HORNADO (potatoes served with roasted pig & hominy, LLAPINGACHOS (a pan seared potato ball). FRITADA, HUMITAS, TAMALES, LOMO SALTADO & CHURRASCO.

From the coast people prefer fish, beans, plantains and seafood. CEVICHE (fish, shrimp, etc.) marinated in lime juice, YUCA BREAD, ENCEBOLLADO (marinade chunks of fish, onions & spices), PATACONES (unripe plantains fried, mashed up & then refried), SECO DE CHIVO (a stew made from goat).
A variety of fresh fruit are available: Granadilla, Passion fruit, Naranjilla, Bananas, Tree Tomato, Etc.

The 16th Annual Parade starts at 11:00am on Broadway & 7th St. going north on Broadway until 1st St. then Main St. ending at Placita Olvera (Festival area). The parade will have Car clubs, Dance Groups, Drill Teams, convertibles, Motorcycles, 24 Beauty Queens and various Businesses.

La Habra Corn Festival Deals & Events

La Habra Corn Festival

The 2014 La Habra Corn Festival Food, Rides, Games, Music and fun for the whole family.  Enjoy hot buttery Corn on the Cob,sweet warm Funnel Cakes and other tasty treats.

Lots of contests this year including:  Cutest Baby,  Corn Eating Contest, Top Dog Contest and best apple pie contest.

The La Habra Corn Festival is hosted by the La Habra Host Lions Club in La Habra California. The event began as little more than a dance and cookout. It has grown to be the largest fund raising and community event in La Habra each year

Event Highlights:

Friday, August 1
5:30pm Corn Festival opens with

The Anonymous Band
7pm The Gentleman’s Club
8:30 Handly Page

Saturday, August 2 
Noon- Parade Awards

1pm Apple Pie Baking Contest
1:15 Kids Open Corn Eating Contest
1:30 Adult Open Corn Eating Contest
2:30 Dog Contest
4pm La Nueva Mariachi Band – Sponsored by Unicorn Metals
5pm Corona Dance Studio Production
5:30 Sounds of Jake Hitt – sponsored by Lady Bugs Environmental Termite & Pest Control
6pm Unicorn Divas from Hart Academy Dance Performance
6:30 Furlough Fridays
7:30 Fushionbeat
9pm The Ravelers

Sunday, August 3
Noon- Baby Contest Awards
12:30pm Frazier Martial Arts Demo
1pm La Habra Cheer vs Sonora Football Corn Eating Contest
1:15 Sonora Cheer vs. La Habra Football Corn Eating Contest
1:50 Mariachi Victoria de Jesus
3pm Tim McGraw Tribute Show – spon. by Lady Bugs Environmental Termite & Pest
4:30 The Step Brothers
6pm Elvis Tribute Performance - sponsored by Collins Trim Shop
7:30 1979 VW Super Beetle Convertible Opportunity Draw


Festival Dates: August 1, 2, 3 2014
Festival Hours: Friday 5:30pm-11pm  - Saturday 11pm to 11pm  - Sunday 12pm to 8pm
Admission:  Free

Location:   El Centro Lions Park La Habra

Chula Vista Lemon Festival & Street Fair

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

The Chula Vista Lemon Festival is a family-friendly event with activities and attractions for children and adults.

The Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista’s heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” and offers a full schedule of live entertainment , beer garden, craft booths, food,  kids fun zone and fresh squeezed lemonade.

This  event attracts over 30,000 people to celebrate the wonderful, lovable Lemon and all things Lemony.pic_lemons

This one-day FUN, FREE Family-Oriented Festival of Lemons spans 6 blocks of Third Avenue between E and G Streets (Yes, in the streets!). The event features live entertainment, arts and crafts displays, children’s amusements, our world-famous Lemon Pie Eating Contest and so much more including…of course…MORE LEMONS!

The Lemon Festival is hosted by the merchants, boutique shops, restaurants and pubs that line Third Avenue in Chula Vista California.

Third Avenue Village business district will be filled with street vendors, attractions and music that will fill the streets. Come join us for a day of celebration and enjoy all that Third Avenue has to offer. More details will be posted here as the event unfolds so stop back here often to see what we have planned.

8th Annual Lemon Festival
8/3/2014 (Sunday)
Address: Third Avenue Village – Chula Vista, CA
Hours: 10:00 am until 5:00 p m
Free Admission


Crawfish Festival Long Beach Rainbow Harbor

Crawfish Festival Long Beach

Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
8/2/2014 – 8/3/2014
 Rainbow Lagoon, (400-403) Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Hours: 12pm to 11pm, 12pm to 10pm
Cost/Cover: Presale Admission $13, $30 includes crawfish feast and tax. Children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans sounds of music, tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stage and beach bars to create the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California.

Entertainment: Live bands both days on the main stage. Two Days Dancing, Drinking, Dining Festival, Features Louisianna style Foods, Culture, Music, and Ambient Life Style, Two Stages, Giant International Food Court, Crawfish prepared by Bristol Farms, Second Line Dancing Parade featuring the New Orleans High Steppers, Arts & Crafts

Live entertainment all weekend long including a kids stage with entertainers who specialize in juggling, magic, mime, origami, and unicycling.

All United States active military personnel  receive FREE General Admission to the Long Beach Crawfish Festival with valid military I.D.

Nation’s largest Crawfish Festival experience outside of Louisiana. Rainbow Lagoon

Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802