Take Control. Of the remote controlled events, that is. California’s Pio Pico is hosting its 1st Annual RC Zoom Fest on August 25 which will feature remote control car races around their new dirt track. Come see what this is all about.
Experience Oktoberfest (in August). California’s Idyllwild Preserve hosts their 1st Annual Oktoberfest August 24-26 complete with German games, contests, music, food and dance. Oom Pah Pah!
If an outdoor music concert is on your list, check out the 19th Annual Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines scheduled for August 25-26. A music lover’s event to be sure, this is two days of jazz, fun and food. Idyllwild is offering a deal for guests who attend the event. For more information, call the preserve at (951) 659-4097. For information on the event, call (951) 500-4090.
Ponderosa is great in August. I love the excitement on the faces of the kids watching the whitewater rafters. It’s awesome. ~ Bud Cooper, guest at Ponderosa.
Looking Ahead to September
September 7-9: Hydroplanes/Grandparents Day/Lake Minden
Bring your grandparents along and catch the excitement of the Hydroplane Boat Races. Take a break with Candy Bar Bingo and the Ice Cream Social and then back to the race. Bring a few of your favorite photos and make a pocket-sized brag book. These are so cute you’ll want to make one as a gift.
September 29: 3rd Annual Calling Back the Salmon Celebration
If you are interested in learning how you can positively impact the environment, then you will want to attend this event. Festivities bring our community, tribes and families together, offering a time and place on the Auburn Ravine for everyone to make a spiritual “call” to the salmon. Throughout the day there will be live music, information and science booths, artisan crafts for children, fly tying and casting activities, and food and merchandise for sale Held at McBean Park Pavilion, 65 McBean Park Dr, in Lincoln, just 18 miles from the preserve.
September 14-16: 6th Annual American River Music Festival/Ponderosa
Held throughout the friendly river community of Coloma, and named by the Sacramento Bee as a BEST choice for “Fun things to do for 2012”, the festival features over 25 performances in 10 locations of live music, great food, beverages, art vendors, kid’s activities and much more. Event is held in Coloma-Lotus, less than 2 miles from the preserve. For information visit www.americanrivermusic.org or call (530) 622-6204.