Sawdust Festival : Friday-Monday
Carnival, entertainment, hot-air balloon races, country dancing, vendor booths. Friday (military and families get in free), 5-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5; military, $4; seniors 55 and older, $3; children 12 and younger, free. Balloon races 6:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday. Lake Perris Fairgrounds, exit Interstate 215 in Lake Perris, follow signs. (714) 695-6866.
Indoor arts and crafts festival, strolling entertainers, food in a 19th-Century village fair setting. Exhibitors in costume, selling handmade works. Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $6; seniors, $5; children 6-12, $3; 5 and younger, free. Exhibition halls 1-3 at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. (213) 436-3636.
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