As the rest of the country thaws out and welcomes Spring, the endless Summer here in Southern California reminds us how lucky we are. The almost perfect year round weather means there is lots to enjoy outside and why it really is California Dreaming all year long.
Here’s just a peak at some of the upcoming Summer attractions in and around Southern California;
The Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach is famous for having many Artisans as residents and probably the highlight of the year is the Pageant of the Masters Arts Festival. The Festival takes place between July 8th – August 31st.
What is it? At 8.30pm every night there is a 90 minute recreation of an art classic where real people pose to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. Orchestra, live narration and intricately designed sets create this unique spectacle.
Sawdust Art and Craft Festival
The Sawdust Art Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and
promoting the art created in Laguna Beach. Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered
paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. The Village is just a short walk from downtown Laguna Beach.
The Festival takes place between June 26th – August 30th.
Cochella Music and Arts Festival
An annual Music and Arts Festival held in Indio, CA. (close to Palm Springs and about 2 hours from Los Angeles). The inaugral ‘Coachella’ took place in 1999. The Festival now takes place over consecutive three-day weekends (April 10-12 and April 17-19).
AC/DC, Dr. Dre, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Madonna, Jay-Z and Red Hot Chili Peppers are just some of the top performers that have performed.
Roar and Pour Wine Festival
The first annual wine tasting event will be held at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The animals will stay out late so guests can sip and stroll. More than 20 local wineries will be present to showcase their wines. Live music and food trucks complete the scene.
May 9th from 5pm. All proceeds will benefit the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
Newport Beach Jazz Festival
Taking place at the Newport Beach Hyatt Regency between May 29th – May 31st.
The Chardonnay Run Los Angeles
A 5K run with the finish line at the Santa Monica Pier. There will be wine at the finish line (for the lucky ones who make it) along with food treats and live music. Event takes place on May 3rd.
Please contact me if you would like more information on any of these events or would like to discuss any wider lifestyle aspects relating to Southern California.