Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

California Corner

Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

January 25, 1998|AMY A. WEBER

WESTMINSTER--Little Saigon is the site of the Tet Festival, marking the Vietnamese new year Thursday through next Sunday. There will be ethnic food, arts and crafts, live music, and beauty and singing contests. Noon-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at New Saigon Mall, 9225 Bolsa Ave. $3; $2 for those under 18. (714) 903-1870.

SAN DIEGO--The year of the tiger will roar to life at the 15th annual Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Faire, a street festival Saturday and next Sunday. Activities include lion dancing, performances by Chinese acrobats, a Chinese folk dancing performance, and demonstrations of brush painting, cooking and martial arts. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 3rd Avenue and J Street. $3, $2 ages 3-12, under 3 free. (619) 234-4447.

BAKERSFIELD--The annual Kern County Arts, Crafts and Music Festival, Feb. 7-8, will have a Valentine theme to honor the impending holiday. An organizer said hearts will adorn many items, with vendors selling country folk art, stained-glass, dolls, woodworking, clothing and more. There also will be live music and food for sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. $2; 12 and under free. (209) 877-3474.

CAMARILLO--The International Food & Music Festival, Feb. 7, will sample various cultures. There will be food for sale, crafts ranging from handmade jewelry to bark painting, and entertainment such as Irish dance, swing dance and mariachis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E. Burnley St. Free. (805) 482-1996.

BORREGO SPRINGS--Baskets will be woven, pots made and acorns ground at Native American Days, Feb. 7-8, at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, 200 Palm Canyon Drive. The event, featuring demonstrations of traditional skills, celebrates the cultures of the Kumeyaay and Cahuilla tribes. There will also be traditional singing, nature walks and crafts for sale. A campfire program, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, will feature storytelling by Indian schoolchildren at Borrego Palm Canyon Campground, adjacent to the park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. (760) 767-4205.

Call listed phone numbers for directions.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|