Calendar: Beer festival in Booneville
Boonville Beer Festival
When, where: May 8, Mendocino County Fairgrounds
Highlights: Live music and all the beer samples you can swallow. Pace yourself: There will be 50 vendors and more than 100 beers.
Cost: $40 advance; $50 at the gate; $5 for nondrinkers
Info: (800) 207-2337, https://www.avbc.com/events/beerfest
JOSHUA TREE, CALIF.
Joshua Tree Music Festival
When, where: May 14-16, Joshua Tree Lake Campground
Highlights: The eighth annual showcase features more than two dozen indie artists from around the world.
Cost: $50 for Friday and Sunday, $70 for Saturday; $100 for three-day pass
MORRO BAY, CALIF.
Mermaid & Pirate Parade
When, where: May 15, Harbor Walk
Highlights: Toddlers through 12-year-olds dress as mermaids and pirates, march in the parade and earn prizes during this second annual event.
Info: (805) 772-4467, https://www.morrobay.org
The Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl
When, where: May 22, throughout Davis
Highlights: The Davis Farm to School program presents a self-guided tour of the agriculture-loving town’s chicken coops, kicked off with a community celebration in Central Park, the farmers market and the Bicycle Hall of Fame. Also: the Fowl Food Fair, a chicken-themed art exhibit, silent auction and a bike parade.
Cost: $15; $10 for seniors and students; children 10 and younger are free
Info: (530) 219-5859, https://www.davisfarmtoschool.org
Madera Air Show
When, where: May 22 and 23, Madera Airport
Highlights: Some 20,000 spectators are expected for this Central Valley celebration of airborne machines plus aerobatic performers, an array of military aircraft, a kids’ zone, vendors and food.
Cost: $10 a day; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; free for kids younger than 6