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California Corner

Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

KINGSBURG--Kingsburg celebrates its Scandinavian heritage at the 29th annual Swedish Festival, May 19-22. A pea soup and pancake supper is on Thursday, and a smorgasbord dinner is on Friday, both at 6 p.m. in the downtown park. A festival with arts and crafts, food and Swedish entertainment is 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday in Memorial Park. The Swedish Festival Parade is 10:30 a.m. Saturday on Draper Street. (209) 897-2925.

TEHACHAPI--Discover alternative energy through hands-on fun and education at the Tehachapi Wind Fair, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-22. The free event features exhibits, kids’ activities and hikes among the wind turbines. At the Mountain Valley Airport, off California 58. (805) 822-4180.

SAN DIEGO--A culinary excursion around the world is in store at the annual Ethnic Food Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 22. Sample cuisine from more than 30 nations and enjoy global music and dance, in and around the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park. (619) 292-8592.

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SAN JOSE--Traditional arts and crafts are showcased at the American Folk Arts Festival, May 28-30 in Exhibit Halls A and B at the San Jose Convention Center at Park and Market. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. $5, general; $2, kids 6-12; free for kids under 6. (707) 778-6300 or (408) 277- 5277.

OJAI--Classical music under the sun and stars awaits at the Ojai Festival, June 3-5. Music director Michael Tilson Thomas brings the New World Symphony Orchestra to Libbey Bowl for music by Mahler, Bach, Copland, Stravinsky, Varese and others. Concerts: 8:15 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday (family concert with the South Beat Percussion Ensemble); 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday, and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Single tickets: $5-$35. Tickets are limited. (805) 646-2094.


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