Next weekend’s festivals celebrate art, wine, colors and kites.
When: 10 a.m. March 7-10
Cost, info: $17. Family friendly. No dogs except service animals. (760) 895-9858, bit.ly/laquintaartsfestival
Learn about lacto-fermentation through touch and taste at the March installment of the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens’ Handcrafting Series. Instructor Brie Wakeland, who completed a fermentation residency program in Tennessee, will show the class how to make fermented mushrooms and offer samples of dairy-free nut cheeses.
When: 10 a.m. March 9
Cost, info: $45 (includes arboretum admission). Family friendly. No dogs. (626) 821-4623, bit.ly/preserveferment
South El Monte
Wear comfortable shoes to the Festival of Colors at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area; you’ll be on your feet dancing and doing yoga alongside Bollywood dancers, mantra bands and other performers in celebration of the Hindu festival Holi. Stock up on colors — bags of dyed cornstarch for $3 — to toss in the air every hour. Bring your own yoga mat.
When: 11 a.m. March 9 and 10
Cost, info: $6.50 online, $8 day of. Family friendly. Dogs on leashes OK. (801) 787-1510, bit.ly/southelmontecolorfest
San Juan Capistrano
Sip more than 125 wines for three causes at the second OCWineFest at A Stone’s Throw Winery. Chat with sommeliers, attend wine seminars, listen to live music and buy bites from Cousins Maine Lobster, Slammin’ Sliders and more. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Kids Konnected and the Swanner House Restoration Foundation.
When: 1 p.m. March 9 and 10
Cost, info: $100. 21 and older only. No dogs. ocwinefest.com
When: noon March 10
Cost, info: Free. Family friendly. No dogs except service animals. (310) 591-9821, bit.ly/redondokitefest