Tag Archives: Food

August goodies!! Let’s go to Pasadena’s Watermellon Festival!!

The 52nd Watermelon Festival comes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time! Formally held in Sunland, this unique festival will set up in Pasadena August 16-18th.

Check out the Watermelon Pavilion to eat your fill of FREE watermelon and to see the Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire.

This family fun event also features arcade games, a ton of vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and kids entertainment (including storytelling, balloon animals, and Ronald McDonald)!

You can’t leave without checking out the fun contests! Watermelon growing, eating, seed spitting, recipe contest and, even a watermelon wearable art contest!  Please check the website for more information!

The Watermelon Festival is located at the Rose Bowl at 1001 Rose Bowl drive in Pasadena, and takes place August 16-18th. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids. Check the website for online discounts.


Calling all salsa fans in Oxnard!!

No, not the dancing, I’m talking bring your favorite chip’s kind of salsa!!

The Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates its 20th year anniversary in 2013!  One of Oxnard’s signature events, the Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates salsa food, music and dance on July 27-28, 2013 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” Streets, in historic downtown Oxnard.

Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the annual event features spicy food and fiery, top entertainment, attracting an estimated 45,000 salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration.

The festival shows off everything salsa – the food, the music, the dance – is on the menu!  Event highlights include Main Stage entertainment with Salsa and Latin Jazz bands; the Salsa Tasting Tent, featuring over 75 different salsas; an eclectic vendor marketplace; international foods; Kids Korner attractions; chef demonstrations; a salsa recipe contest and more. Event admission and parking are FREE!

OSF_KidsArt1For more information, check out their great website!


Hangar 24 AirFest at Redlands Airport – May 18, 2013

Aerial acrobats, vintage warplanes, nighttime fireworks shot from aircraft, food trucks, musical acts and special archival beer releases will be the order of the day as Hangar 24 Craft Brewery celebrates its fifth year anniversary in an event billed as the Hangar 24 AirFest and 5th Anniversary Celebration. To be held at the Redlands Municipal Airport on May 18 from 9 AM to 10PM, tickets are $5 presale and available online at Brown Paper Tickets and at the brewery Tasting Room.  At the door, tickets will be $8. Ages 12 and under are free.

For more information please click the link below, this sounds like a great time and I am going to try and make this one!!

http://www.hangar24brewery.com/airfest.htm

 

Hangar 24 Airfest & 5th Anniversary Celebration - Vicky Benzing

It will be a thirteen-hour event where proceeds go to benefit the newly-formed Hangar 24 Charities, whose mission is “to help preserve our Southern California orange groves.” The event is part air show, part concert, and part food and beer festival. Other family entertainment will be available as well, including a climbing wall.