FALLBROOK--The Welburn Farm Summer Gourd Fest next weekend, June 20-21, will feature gourd art and designs by members of the American Gourd Society, entertainment and a barbecue. 9 a.m.-dusk both days. 40487 De Luz Murrieta Road. Free. Parking $2. (760) 728-0269.
DUNCANS MILLS--This tiny town (population 150) hosts the 14th annual Festival of the Arts next weekend, June 20-21. The juried arts and crafts festival also includes wine and beer tastings, ethnic foods and music, kite-flying demonstrations, a puppet theater and clowns. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m Sunday. California 116 on the Russian River, four miles southeast of Jenner. $4, $3 seniors, free for children under 12. (707) 824-8404.
VICTORVILLE--Huck Finn's 22nd Birthday Jubilee is a turn-of-the-century river festival that offers a fishing derby (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, $3 to enter), raft building, a big-top circus, crafts, a barbecue and music by Ricky Skaggs and others next weekend, June 19-21. 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sunday. Mojave Narrows Regional Park. $8, $4 for children ages 6-11, free for children under 6. (909) 780-8810.
SANTA BARBARA--Ensembles of all shapes and sizes will step off at noon Saturday, June 20, for the 24th annual Summer Solstice Parade, celebrating the longest day of the year. The route begins at State and Cota streets and ends in Alameda Park with a party with live bands, face painting, food booths and more. Noon to midnight. Free. (805) 965-3396.
ARCATA--Fish for pearls at the Arcata Bay Oyster Festival on Saturday, June 20, when local restaurants serve up oyster delicacies. There will also be music, games and rides. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arcata Plaza, 9th and G streets. Free admission. (707) 826-9043.
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