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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

February 18, 2001|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

PISMO BEACH--Hear the sounds of Dixie Feb. 23-35 at the Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival. Musicians from around the country will perform at five venues. 6-11:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 24; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Three-day badge $50; one-day $20-$25, space permitting. (800) 443-7778.

SAN DIEGO--School bands, dance teams and community groups will march down 49th and Logan streets at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 during the Heritage Day Parade. A festival will follow at Euclid Medical Center, with ethnic foods and arts and crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. (619) 286-8887, Internet http://www.sandiego.org.

LAKEPORT--This lakeside town on Clear Lake will celebrates the eighth annual Winter Music Festival on Feb. 24. Lake County bands and solo musicians will perform at the Soper-Reese Community Theater. 1:30 and 7 p.m. $11; $9 students and seniors. (800) 525-3743, http://www.lakecounty.com.

NEVADA CITY--Mardi Gras festivities Jan. 24-25 will include a masquerade ball, street fair and the ninth annual Joe Cain Society of California Procession. The masquerade ball (8 p.m. Feb. 24; $15 in advance, $20 at the door, space permitting) will be followed by a street fair and procession Feb. 25. Broad Street, historic downtown. Noon-5 p.m. Free. (800) 655-6569, http://www.ncgold.com.

SAN FRANCISCO--Head to the Bay Area Feb. 24-March 4 for an eye-popping showcase of 39,000 tulips at the 21st annual Tulipmania Festival. Tours begin daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Pier 39. Free. (415) 705-5500, http://www.pier39.com.

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E-mail is lkschenden@msn.com.

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