Festivals, Feasts & Fairs


SAN DIEGO--Uniformed troops will march and guns will blast at the Cinco de Mayo celebration next weekend in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, 4002 Wallace St. Cinco de Mayo marks the May 5, 1862, Battle of Puebla, in which a small band of Mexican soldiers and villagers triumphed over a much larger group of French forces. The celebration includes a battle reenactment with costumed actors, music and food. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. May 4. Free. (619) 296-3161.

HEALDSBURG--Art will be found in surprising spots at Art on the Move. The May 4 event shuttles visitors to four sites, including a machine shop and a fire station, to view works in the juried show of fine arts and crafts. Starting points are Center Street Gallery, at Matheson and Center streets; and the Healdsburg Fire Station, at Healdsburg Avenue and Grant Street. Refreshments will be available. $10 includes shuttle service. Noon-5 p.m. (800) 648-9922.

CARMEL--Blooms by the bunch will be on display and for sale at the Carmel Orchid Society’s annual Orchid Mayfaire. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and May 4 at Crossroads Shopping Center, Pacific Coast Highway and Rio Road. Free. (408) 624-9003.


TRUCKEE--Starting Saturday, Windows on History will provide a view of Truckee’s picturesque past. During May, businesses along Commercial Row will feature mural-size photographs of scenes from the past century and a half. Downtown walking tours will be conducted each weekend, beginning at the train depot on Commercial Row.. Free. (916) 587-2757.

LINCOLN--Potters, ceramists and sculptors will demonstrate their skills May 17 at the Clayfest festival on Beermann Plaza, at 5th and F streets. Vendors will sell food, live bands will entertain, and children can get a lesson in pottery making at Camp Clay. $3 to tour the exhibit; festival admission is free. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (916) 645-6000.

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