SANTA FE, N.M.
Santa Fe Studio Tour
When, where: June 18 and 19, throughout Santa Fe
Highlights: Delve into Santa Fe’s art scene by touring the studios of more than 40 artists. A preview party takes place June 17.
Info: (505) 983-6021, https://www.santafestudiotour.com
Johnny Cash Music Festival
When, where: June 18,Ventura County Fairgrounds
Highlights: Cover bands play Johnny Cash tunes, women compete in a pinup contest and more than 100 vendors sell crafts and memorabilia. There will also be a display of vintage cars and a kids’ corral.
Cost: $25; $20 in advance; $15 for military personnel; free for ages 12 and younger, if they’re dressed in black.
Summer Solstice Parade & Festival
When, where: June 24-26, State Street andAlameda Park
Highlights: A Carnaval-like parade (June 25) with bright, feathery costumes and extravagant floats, a crafts marketplace, a kids’ area, a drum circle and enough food, beer and wine to satisfy more than 100,000 attendees.
Info: (805) 965-3396, https://www.solsticeparade.com
Gourd Art Festival
When, where: June 25 and 26, Welburn Gourd Farm
Highlights: Fine-art gourds for sale from more than 50 craftspeople. Also: a wine garden, live music, Hawaiian dancers, art workshops and a hat contest.
Cost: $12, $10 advance; free for children age 12 and younger
Info: (760) 728-4271, https://www.gourdfestival.com
San Francisco Pride
When, where: June 25 and 26, Civic Center Plaza.
Highlights: The massive parade. The citywide party. The costumes. No place celebrates LGBT culture better.
Cost: Mostly free, though some related events charge admission.
Info: (415) 864-0831, https://www.sfpride.org.
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