The annual California Strawberry Festival will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, in Oxnard, just south of Santa Barbara. The festival will offer more than 50 strawberry-centric dishes and treats, including pizza, crepes, beer and shortcake, all made with the fruit. Cooking demonstrations and educational presentations will be hosted throughout the weekend. There will also be a variety of strawberry-themed competitions, including a pie-eating contest and a strawberry recipe contest. Live entertainment and arts and crafts activities will take place throughout the weekend.
General admission is $12, senior tickets cost $8 and children’s cost $5. The event will be hosted at Strawberry Meadows of College Park at 3250 S. Rose Ave.
For more information, visit strawberry-fest.org.
Silent Film Benefit
What: The Catalina Island Museum will host its annual Silent Film Benefit, featuring “One Week” starring Buster Keaton and “The Kid Brother” starring Harold Lloyd. The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will perform a live musical accompaniment. Attendees are encouraged to dress to fit the era.
When: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21
Where: Avalon Casino Theatre, 1 Casino Way
Cost: $28 per person
What: Explore Lake County’s wine offerings Saturday and Sunday at this year’s Jame Bond-themed Wine Adventure Passport event. More than 25 wineries will take part in the event, offering great views, wine and activities such as food pairings.
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22
Where: Wineries throughout Lake County
Cost: $55 to $65 per person
What: Enjoy a truly Scandinavian celebration at the annual Kingsburg Swedish Festival. Swedish food and culture will be at the forefront during this weekend, with a variety of traditional meals, performances and activities.
When: Events begin 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19; 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 20; 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21
Where: Draper Street downtown
Amgen Tour of California
What: See the Amgen bicycle Tour of California as it passes through Northern California cities Wednesday, May 18, through Sunday, May 22. Thousands of cyclists will make their way through Monterey County on Wednesday; Lodi and South Lake Tahoe on Thursday; Folsom on Friday; Santa Rosa on Saturday; and finally, Sacramento on Sunday.
When: Wednesday, May 18 through Sunday, May 22
Where: Various locations throughout Northern California
Pow Wow Days
What: Orangevale’s Pow Wow Days, an annual four-day carnival event for the whole family, will take place this Thursday, May 19, through Sunday, May 22. Enjoy a parade, traditional county fair displays and activities, rides, live entertainment and plenty of food.
When: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 19; 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 20; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 21; 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22
Where: Orangevale Community Park, 7301 Filbert Ave.