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There's a Japanese festival, a Salsa festival, a Halloween festival in July ( Yes, a Halloween festival in the Summer! ), there are several art and craft festivals ( Get your holiday shopping done EARLY! ) and more on the Sunday "Gayle on the Go!" list.
Higashi Honganji Obon Festival
505 East 3rd Street
We can visit the Japanese festival of OBON, a traditional event honoring the spirit of the ancestors with traditional dance, food, games, tea ceremonies and entertainment.
Delicious Little Tokyo
Downtown Los Angeles
Sample a variety of Japanese treats at local specialty stores and cafes and learn about the history of the neighborhood of Little Tokyo with members at the Japanese American National Museum providing walking tours, part of Sunday’s DELICIOUS LITTLE TOKYO event.
Oxnard Salsa Festival 2016
Let’s party! The 23rd Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates everything salsa: the music, the food, and the dance!
Admission and parking are free! $5 concert venue open seating is available.
MidSummer Scream Halloween Festival
Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Wait a minute! Halloween in July ? It’s true and it’s happening at the MIDSUMMER SCREAM HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL at the Long Beach Convention Center. The festival organizers say this traditional fall extravaganza is Halloween complete with themed presentations, theatrical productions, workshops, and a paranormal history museum.
For this year’s event representatives from theme parks Knotts, Universal, and Six Flags will be on hand to discuss how they put together Halloween nights and what’s in store this year while Disney representatives will give a presentation on the art of special effects.
And, there will be a presentation by the Queen Mary including info on this year’s Dark Harbor event plus a Hall of Shadow walk-through experience, a Museum of Paranormal History.
Summer Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
We can find many beautiful and creative items in Laguna Beach at the 50th Sawdust Art and Craft Festival. More than 200 Laguna Beach artists use every medium you can image to create something special.
In addition to art, enjoy live entertainment, art demonstrations, and outdoor cafes.
Pasadena Bead & Design Show @ 10am
168 South Los Robles Avenue
The 18th Pasadena Bead & Design Show is an opportunity to shop for handmade items and buy them directly from the artisans and tradespeople who make them at excellent prices.
Also, more than 150 workshops artisan taught and offer step-by-step instruction for all skill levels. Workshop topics and projects for this show will include jewelry design, metal work, wirework, crystal setting, bead making, art clay silver, hand knotting, mixed media, chainmaille, and enameling.
45th Annual Malibu Arts Festival
Pacific Coast Highway & Civic Center Way
This is described by art lovers as “ one of the most beautiful outdoor art festivals in the nation. It’s the annual Malibu Arts Festival featuring more than 200 award winning painters, sculptors, photographers, and jewelers.
Battleship Iowa Barbershop
250 South Harbor Boulevard
877 446 9261
Sunday only, the Battleship Iowa Museum is opening its barbershop, from 10am to 4pm, providing $20.00 haircuts. The battleship’s historic barbershop serviced generations of sailors. There are special $11.00 tour tickets are available to anyone getting haircuts.
Also, for an additional donation, guests can sit and take photos in the same chair the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush, had his hair cut!
Mummies of the World
2002 North Main Street
714 567 3600
This is a collection of real mummies and artifacts from Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt, showing both natural and intentional mummification.
This collection includes ancient mummies more than 4,000 years old teaching us the science how people have lived, survived and thrived for centuries.
Annenberg Space for Photography
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Time is running out to see the FREE photographic exhibit REFUGEE at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
The images explore the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world.
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