California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

FORT BRAGG--A colorful spectrum of cottage industries is showcased at the eighth annual Kaleidoscope Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16. Jewelry, clothing and other handcrafted items, specialty food products and live entertainment are among the offerings. Free. On Laurel and Franklin streets, just east of California 1/Main Street. (707) 961-0360.

SONOMA--Artists, winemakers, performers, authors and chefs gather to share their wares at the ninth annual Salute to the Arts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16-17 in downtown's scenic Sonoma Plaza. Tasting ticket packages: $10-$25. (Additional taste tickets: $1 each.) (707) 938-1133.

AVALON--Swingin', toe-tappin' melodies fill Avalon's Casino Ballroom at the 23rd annual Catalina Dixieland and Jazz Jamboree, noon-8 p.m. July 23. Igor's Jazz Cowboys, Polly Podewell, High Society and the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders are among the musicians. Boat/casino packages: $34-$51; casino only: $15-$30. (310) 578-5511.

SAN LUIS OBISPO--The 24th annual Mozart Festival celebrates Wolfgang Amadeus with concerts, lectures and more, July 25-Aug. 7. Clifton Swanson is the music director for the event, held at the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Church of the Nazarene, Cal Poly Theatre, local wineries and other venues. Tickets: $12-$32. Series packages available. (805) 781-3010.

GILROY--The 16th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival pays tribute to the pungent bulb, July 29-31 in Christmas Hill Park. Gourmet garlic foods, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and more are featured 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (408) 842-1625.

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