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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

March 22, 1998|BOOTH MOORE

SAN DIEGO--The spirit of the Southwest comes to Old Town during Santa Fe Market, April 3-5. Jewelry, pottery, blankets and more will be for sale by Native American artists. There will also be entertainment, dancing and food. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 4. Bazaar del Mundo courtyard, 2754 Calhoun St. Free. (619) 296-3161.

OAKDALE--Saddle up for the Oakdale Rodeo, April 10-12, featuring top-name cowboys, western dance and food. The festivities begin April 10 with the Cowboy Poetry and Music Show, 7-10 p.m., at the Magnolia School, 739 Magnolia St. $10. A parade through downtown begins at 9 a.m. April 11. Rodeo hours are 1-5 p.m. April 11-12 at the Oakdale Rodeo Grounds. $12, $5 children and seniors. (209) 847-2244.

HEMET--The Ramona Days Pageant, Parade and Cultural Festival on April 11 will feature a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m.; a parade down Florida Avenue at 1 p.m.; and a festival with food and craft vendors. Weston Park, Florida Avenue and Taylor Street. Free. (909) 654-9246. Performances of the 75th "Ramona" pageant are April 18-19, 25-26 and May 2-3 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets $8-$17. (800) 645-4465.

SAN FRANCISCO--The 31st annual Cherry Blossom Festival will feature performances; demonstrations of Japanese martial arts, origami and ikebana (flower arranging); and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 18-19 and 25-26. Parade, 1-4 p.m. April 26. Festival admission is free; some shows require ticket purchase. Japantown between Fillmore and Laguna streets. (415) 563-2313.

LINDSAY--The Orange Blossom Festival, April 18-19, will feature a parade, citrus exhibits, an art show, orange crate derby, arts and crafts, a cook-off and food. City Park, Tulare Road and Parkside St., and other venues. Free. (209) 562-4929.e

Call listed phone numbers for directions.

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