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California Corner : Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

August 21, 1994|MARY FRANCES SMITH

SAN LUIS OBISPO--The 12th annual Central Coast Wine Festival pays tribute to the area's wines with tastings and a live auction in downtown's Mission Plaza, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 3. Between bids and sips, enjoy food prepared by local chefs, live entertainment and arts and crafts. $25. Proceeds benefit the Central Coast Region of the Arthritis Foundation. (800) 549-3153.

SANTA BARBARA--Spend Labor Day weekend at the sixth annual Santa Barbara International Jazz Festival, Sept. 3-5 on West Beach at Stearn's Wharf. Music starts at noon daily, concluding at 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and dusk on Monday. Artists include the Susie Hanson Band and saxophonist Sonya Jason. Also featured: "A Taste of Jazz" mini-food festival. $5 per day or $10 for all three. VIP seating: $20 per day; $40 for all three. (310) 452-5056.

HEALDSBURG--The scenic Healdsburg Plaza is the setting for the Healdsburg Antiques Fair on Sept. 4. About 100 vendors are expected. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (707) 433-4315.

SAN DIEGO--A large and lively potpourri of music awaits at the 11th annual San Diego Street Scene, Sept. 9-10. Seventy-five acts will perform on 13 stages in 21 blocks of the downtown Gaslamp Quarter. Wine tasting and international foods also featured. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; 4 p.m.-midnight Saturday. $22 in advance; $25 at the door; $39 for both nights (in advance only). (619) 268-9025.

SAN JOSE--Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Fiestas Patrias, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11. Highlights include entertainment, arts and crafts, and food, all along Almaden Boulevard, between San Carlos and Santa Clara streets, downtown. A parade starts at 10 a.m. on Santa Clara Street at 10th. Free. (408) 258-0663.

Call listed phone numbers for directions.

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