Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Paso Robles California Summer Events

Paso Robles is located in Central California, Inland from Hearst Castle and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This beautiful area is home to numerous wineries and situated near many of the central coasts attraction make it the perfect base for a vacation or weekend getaway.

The city of Paso Robles has a full lineup of events for visitors and locals to enjoy this summer:


5/11: National Train Day - San Luis Obispo County
Events including National Train Day on May 11 in San Luis Obispo, a day to celebrate the 144th anniversary of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.

Downtown Paso Robles, Memorial Day Weekend
Celebrate summer with this magical event for families. New, this year, is a Plein Air Masters exhibition, two-day workshops (taking place the week prior to the main events), guest lectures and an Art Tour.The weekend kicks off with a party on Friday night, followed by a full day of activities on Saturday including a Plein Air Quick-Draw and auction, followed by a fine art show.

5/24 - 5/27: Great Western Bicycle Rally
Paso Robles Event Center, Memorial Day Weekend
Gather some friends, hop on your bikes and get ready for a thrilling weekend of bicycling through the rolling hills of stunning Paso Robles. A variety of routes are geared for all levels of riders so everyone can join.

6/1: Model A and Model T Car Show
Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the fun at this free event where local antique car clubs exhibit their unique old Model A and Model T automobiles on the original highway that runs in front of the Adobe.

6/2: Paso Pinot and Paella Festival
Templeton Community Park, 6th Street Templeton, CA 93465, 2 – 5 p.m.
Join the Pinot Noir producers of Paso Robles and 20 amazing local chefs for an afternoon of great wine and food.

8/23: Concerts in the Park 
Downtown City Park, Friday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of live jazz, blues, rock, fusion and more at this free summer concert series in downtown Paso Robles. Savor a glass of J. Lohr wine for sale at the concert.

6/22: Trading Day and Kids Flea Market
Downtown City Park, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Find that coveted antique table or discover the perfect piece of artwork at this popular outdoor yard sale filled with collectibles and curiosities

July 6: Forks & Corks Festival
Halter Ranch Winery
Another fabulous new festival in Paso Robles will bring people from all over California together in one setting to enjoy all beverages that have been "cork'd" such as whiskey, gin, wine, Port, beer and ciders.

7/13: Lavender Festival
Downtown City Park, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Relax and recharge your spirit at this fragrant festival. Indulge in lavender ice cream and unwind with

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

April Events in and Around Palm Springs

April 4-7: Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship at the Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage (formerly the Dinah Shore). For more information call 909-841-8854.
April 4-8: 2nd American Documentary Film Festival at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. Featuring over 100 documentary films from around the world. For more information: americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com

April 5-7 Indian Wells Arts Festival at the Tennis Gardens in Indian Wells. On-site demonstrations, live musical entertainment and a Gourmet Market Place add to the fun. For more information call 760-346-0042.

April 5: The Commodores Perform at The Show at The Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage. For more information call 800-585-3737.

April 6: John Legend in Concert at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio. For more information call: 760-342-5000.

April 11: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presented at The McCallum Theater in Palm Desert. For more information call 760-340-ARTS.

April 12: Morris Day and the Time Perform at The Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon. For more information call 800-252-4499.

April 12: Comedian Biran Regan Performs at Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella. For more information call 760-775-5566.

April 12-14; April 19-21: Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival at The Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. This year expanding to two weekends. Featured performers include Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Stone Roses, and Blur. For more information: www.coachella.com

April 19-28: Hair Presented at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). For more information call 760-323-5123.

April 26-28: Stagecoach Music Festival at The Empire Polo Grounds in Indio. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band headline this highly acclaimed country music fest. For more information: www.stagecoachfestival.com