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SUSANVILLE--"Cowboys and Clowns" is the theme of the Lassen County Fair, Wednesday through next Sunday. Carnival rides, home arts exhibits, livestock shows and entertainment are featured. Fairgrounds on Main Street. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. $3; $2 seniors and ages 6-12; free next Sunday. (530) 252-1035.

GILROY--Pack some mints for a trip to the 21st annual Garlic Festival next weekend, July 23-25. Along with garlic foods, check out the wine, arts and crafts in Christmas Hill Park. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. $10; $5 seniors and ages 6-12. (408) 842-6436.

SAN DIEGO--A two-day festival and a mile-long parade are highlights of the 25th San Diego Gay Pride Weekend, July 24-25. The parade begins at noon Saturday at University Avenue and Normal Street. Entertainment includes Berlin at 9 p.m. Saturday and Joan Jett at 8 p.m. next Sunday. Balboa Park. 2-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. $10; $15 for two-day pass. (619) 297-7683.

DELANO--Celebrate with Filipinos and others who settled in this town, 30 miles from Bakersfield, at the Philippine Weekend, July 24-25. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a fiesta and entertainment. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. both days. Cecil Avenue Park. Free. (805) 725-7193.

SANTA ROSA--This North Coast town hosts the Sonoma County Fair July 27-Aug. 9. Horse racing; craft, flower and home arts exhibits; carnival rides and entertainment will fill the fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. $5; $2 ages 7-12. $4 parking. (707) 545-4200.

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