California Corner / Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

SAN FRANCISCO--The Mission District hosts an international celebration at Carnaval San Francisco, May 27-29. A free, all-day festival is Saturday-Sunday on Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd streets. The Carnaval Grand Parade is 11 a.m. Sunday. In honor of World Cup XV, festivities spotlight soccer, and include a Soccer Pavilion, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Las Americas School, 20th and Harrison streets, and "the World's Longest Dribble" event at 9 a.m. Sunday. (415) 824-8999.

GARDEN GROVE--Pay tribute to a favorite seasonal fruit at the 36th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival, May 27-30. Rides, arts and crafts and entertainment are offered 1-11:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-midnight Saturday; noon-11:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday at the Village Green, 12862 Euclid Ave. Free. A parade is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. (714) 638-0981.

MAMMOTH LAKES--The Monachi Gold Folklore Festival re-creates California's colorful history, May 27-30. The Gold Rush era, Native American culture and Old West traditions are celebrated 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Monday; an opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Performing arts and kids' activities are among the events at the Woods and Canyon sites, near Main Street and Minaret Road, and the Motocross Track off Sherwin Road. $3, general; $1, students; free for kids under 12. (619) 934-3342.

COSTA MESA--Bagpipes, border collies and British cars are among the highlights at the 62nd annual Scottish Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 28-29 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. General admission: $10, one day; $15, both days; seniors 65 and over and students $8, one day; $12 both; kids 5-14, $1 per day; free for kids under 5. (310) 370-9887.

SAN DIEGO--The eighth annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts and Food Faire, June 4-5, features more than 150 artists in a juried show. International foods also are showcased at the event, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at La Jolla Country Day School, Genesee Avenue and Regents Road. $5, general; free for kids 12 and under and for people with disabilities. (619) 456-1268.

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