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The Rally recreational vehicle fest in New Mexico
When, where: April 17 to 20, Expo Center New Mexico.
Highlights: America's largest recreational vehicle rally is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Route 66 with live entertainment, including a concert by Neil Sedaka, RV camping, family-friendly activities, eco-focused initiatives, product exhibits, tours of Native American ruins, whitewater rafting trips, dog show and golf tournament.
Cost: $169 for two adults dry camping ($159 for one), $349 for two adults with electrical hookup ($329 for one). Prices include all activities. $75 per person for all activities without RV camping.
Info: (877) 749-7122, www.therally.com
When, where: April 18, UC Davis.
Highlights: Picnic Day, in its 95th year, attracts more than 50,000 attendees to more than 150 on-campus events, including a parade, entertainment, animal shows, educational exhibits and an array of international food.
Info: (530) 752-6320, picnicday.ucdavis.edu
South Coast Earth Day Festival
When, where: April 19, Alameda Park.
Highlights: The annual celebration includes children's activities, live music on a solar-powered stage, eco-educational displays and a green car show.
Info: (805) 963-0583, www.sbearthday.org
HALF MOON BAY, CALIF.
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show
When, where: April 26, Half Moon Bay Airport.
Highlights: More than 2,000 vintage, classic and custom automobiles and aircraft; plus art, exhibits about green vehicles, monster-truck demo, "unicycle drag racing," kids' activities, music and food.
Cost: $20 adults; $10 for seniors 65 and older and kids 11 to 17; free for kids 10 and younger.
Info: (650) 726-2328, www.miramarevents.com
Portland Indie Wine Festival
When, where: May 1 and 2, Portland Wine Project.
Highlights: The fifth annual event features tastings of hard-to-find wines, meet-and-greets with vintners and the cooking talents of top area chefs.
Cost: Producers Dinner, $150; VIP tickets $125; general tickets $75.
Info: (503) 595-0891, www.indiewinefestival.com