Calling all those hardy souls looking for an extreme scare. The Great Horror Campout is a 12-hour interactive frightfest in the heart of Los Angeles.
The overnight event, which begins Friday night, June 10, offers different levels of scare. Campers at Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium can choose their own adventure and area to camp, whether it’s a laid-back horror movie and ghost story experience, or an intense run-in with cannibals and the Mexican goat-sucker, the chupacabra.
General admission is $99 per person in a four-person tent and $119 per person in a two-person tent. Attendees must arrive and check in before 9 p.m. Friday.
For details, visit greathorrorcampout.com.
Wonderland in San Diego
What: The San Diego County Fair’s theme this year is “Alice in Wonderland,” complete with a large-scale tea party, cosplay, steampunk and wacky machinery. The usual fair rides, animals, attractions and refreshments are available, as well as car shows and the Toyota Summer Concert series.
When: Through July 4
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Cost: $9 to $26 per person
Beer for a cause
What: Enjoy a day trip to Sonoma County for the 25th Annual “Beerfest” hosted by more than 60 Northern California brewers and 120 brewed in the Sonoma area. VIP guests can enjoy food and specialty beer pairings. Net proceeds go toward ending HIV/AIDS in Sonoma through testing, education and prevention.
When: Noon to 5 p.m, Saturday, June 11
Where: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road
Cost: $50 general, $60 VIP
What: Explore fruit and vegetable artwork, live musical acts and cooking demos at the Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival. Nestled in the “Artichoke Capital of the World,” guests can try the vegetables sauteed, grilled, pickled … you name it!
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5
Where: Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairgrounds Road
Cost: $12 general; seniors and active military members, $7; children ages 3 and younger, free
Alpenglow Mountain Festival
What: A nine-day festival celebrating human-powered events, geared toward beginners and intermediate enthusiasts of such activities as paddleboarding, backpacking and wildlife identification.
When: Saturday, June 18, through Sunday, June 26
Where: Various around Lake Tahoe; check schedule
Cost: The majority of events are free; some equipment rental fees. 7 general, $5 ages 6-12; $5 parking
Free day at California Academy of Sciences
What: The California Academy of Sciences is open for free once every quarter. Enjoy the aquarium, planetarium and living roof (87 percent of the roof is covered by hills and grass!)
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday, June 5
Where: Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive