Escape for a day of family fun in the Sierra Nevada and celebrate the Fourth of July.
Known for its excellent trout fishing and cross-country skiing, the town of Bridgeport will hold its Fourth of July celebration during a three-day event, held from Friday, July 1, through July 4. The event will feature a rodeo, tri-tip dinners, horseshoe tournaments, mud volleyball, a rubber duck race, and more.
Fireworks will be available for purchase. There will also be a professional fireworks show on the Fourth.
The event is free. Rodeo tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for 10- to 16-year-olds; children get in for free.
For details, visit www.bridgeportcalifornia.com/fourth.php.
Fillmore Jazz Festival
What: Fillmore Street in San Francisco is hosting the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast. Musicians such as Kim Nalley and the group Soul Power will pay tribute to recently deceased music greats such as Prince and Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.
When: 10 a.m to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3
Where: On Fillmore Street, between Jackson and Eddy streets
What: Enjoy a three-hour train ride filled with margaritas and lively music through the beautiful Heritage Valley. Ages 21 and up.
When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2
Where: 351 Santa Clara St.
Cost: $55 per seat
Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit
What: Balboa Park will host an exhibition that brings the Italian master Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions, artworks and machines to life.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 27
Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum, 2001 Pan American Plaza
Cost: Ticket prices range from free for children under 3 to $19.50 for visitors 12 and over.
High Sierra Music Festival
What: Get captivated by top music acts such as Thievery Corporation and Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals. The festival offers camping, yoga, arts, crafts and food.
When: Times vary; Thursday, June 30, to July 4
Where: 204 Fairground Road
Cost: Day-pass prices range from $20 for kids to $95.50 for general admission. General admission two-, three-, and four-day passes range between $210.75 and $285.75. Late-night tickets are available for under $30.
Miss California Pageant
What: Visit the state finals competition for Miss America, showcasing talented young women from around California.
When: Hours vary, beginning Tuesday, June 28, through Saturday, July 2
Where: Saroyan Theatre, 730 M St.
Cost: Ticket prices range from $25 to $135.