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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

June 30, 2002|Laurie K. Schenden

Weaverville--An anvil firing at 6 a.m. will get July 4 off to an explosive start. Festivities continue through July 7 with a rodeo, demolition derby, parade (July 4) and dancing. Lowden Park. 6 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 5; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. July 6; 8 a.m.-

8 p.m. July 7. Arena events: $5-$8. (800) 487-4648 or (530) 623-3251, www.trinitycounty.com.

Selma--The Community Independence Day Celebration July 3 will include food booths and fireworks. Staley Stadium. 6:30-10 p.m. $4; $2 ages 6-12. (800) 80-SELMA (807-3562).

Big Bear Lake--Celebrate the Fourth with music, food, and fireworks over the lake at the Rotary Barbecue & Fireworks Show. The Arts & Crafts Fair July 4-7 begins at 10 a.m. each day at the convention center ($2; 12 and younger free). West of Marina Riviera motel, Lakeview Drive. Tri-tip, chicken $20; burgers, hot dogs $12. (909) 866-

4607, www.bigbearinfo.com.

Burney--A car show, queen contest and teen dance kick off the Fourth of July Celebration July 5-7. The festivities continue with a parade at 11 a.m. July 6 and fireworks at dark, and an amateur logging show July 7. Downtown. 4:30 p.m.-midnight July 5; 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 6-7. Fireworks $3; kids $2. (530) 335-2111, www.burneychamber.com.

Santa Barbara--The French Festival July 13-14 will mark Bastille Day with entertainment from cancan to cabaret, French food and a poodle parade. Oak Park. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. Free. (805) 564-PARIS (564-7274), www.frenchfestival.com.

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Schenden's e-mail address is Lkschenden@hotmail.com.

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