California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

SANTA BARBARA--Boat tours, marine exhibits and a "Creatures of the Sea" touch tank for kids are featured at the sixth annual Santa Barbara Harbor Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7. Food, music and tours of the U.S. Navy cruiser Cowpens also offered at the free event at the Santa Barbara yacht harbor on Cabrillo Boulevard. (805) 563-0003. OCEANSIDE--The North County Cinco de Mayo Fiesta features festivities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7 in the Oceanside Pier Plaza at the end of Mission. Entertainment, arts and crafts, a kids' area and ethnic food booths are among the highlights. Free. (619) 471-7149.

HOLLISTER--Take a Mother's Day road trip to the Casa de Fruta Arts, Crafts and Music Festival, May 7-8. Handmade works by more than 100 vendors and live music are planned for the free festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. At the Casa de Fruta Parkway exit off California 152. (408) 842-9316. SAN BERNARDINO--Juicy activities and tunes await at the 1994 Citrus Fruit Fair and Music Festival, May 12-22 at the National Orange Show Events Center, 689 South E St. Featured: An eclectic selection of continuous music; competitions in home arts, photography, wine and other categories; and a carnival. Headliner musicians include Kathy Mattea, May 12; Los Lobos, May 18; and Eddie Money, May 21. $5, general; $3, kids under 12; $2, seniors. 4-10 weekdays; noon-11 p.m. weekends. (909) 888-6788.

HEALDSBURG--Sip, sample and savor at the Russian River Wine Festival, noon-5 p.m. May 15 in the downtown Healdsburg Plaza. Wines from around 40 Russian River wineries are showcased, plus local food specialties, arts and crafts and live music. $12.50 in advance; $15 on the day of the festival. Special dinners offered May 14 at area wineries; reservations required. (707) 433-6935.

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