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The Great Pacific Airshow Returns to Huntington Beach

It’s finally here! The Great Pacific Airshow returns this weekend to Huntington Beach and will run 11:30am-4:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 – 21.

For anyone new to the area or to anyone visiting our City this weekend, the jet noise will be LOUD. Loud jet noise is anticipated toward the end of the show each day.

The Thunderbird team will participate in a practice flight taking place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1pm – 2pm.

Remember this is a NO DRONE ZONE. Temporary Flight Restrictions are in place beginning tomorrow and continue throughout the weekend.

The City welcomes you to come and enjoy this patriotic, family-friendly show. If you have any questions about where to go, what to bring, how to purchase tickets, or the schedule of events, visit www.pacificairshow.com.

Have a fun, safe weekend and See you there!

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ORANGE COUNTY CITY RESOURCES
Anaheim Angels
Bower’s Museum
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Disney’s CA Adventure
Huntington Beach Events Calendar
Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center
Irvine Museum
Laguna Arts Museum
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South Coast Repertory
UC Irvine Athletics
Arrowhead Pond
Camino Real Playhouse
Disney Land
Grove of Anaheim
Huntington Beach Live Camera
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Knotts Berry Farm
Laguna Playhouse
Natural History of Orange County
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Orange County Parks
Rockreation
The Coach House
Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School

ORANGE COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
California Demographics
Huntington Beach Visitors Bureau
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Orange County Register
Orange County Sheriff’s Office
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Official O.C. Government Website
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Orange County Public Library
Orange County Transportation Authority
So-Cal Chambers of Commerce

Cinco de Mayo May 5th 2018

MAY 2018
5/5 Cinco De Mayo
5/18-8/31 Farmer’s Market Begins every Fri 2-7pm
5/18-9/9 Summer Concert Series
5/19-20 Rotary Art & Wine Festival at Tavern Bay
5/26-27-28 New Boat Show
5/28 Memorial Day Remembrance (Concert 2-4pm)

JUNE 2018
6/9 Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show

 

JULY 2018
7/4 ALA Fireworks Spectacular on The Lake! Click here for details!
7/28 Cruisin’ the Village Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

AUGUST 2018
8/11 Lake Arrowhead Brewfest (in Blue Jay)

SEPTEMBER 2018
9/3 Labor Day Weekend! Concerts Friday, Saturday, Sunday evenings and Monday afternoon!
9/15 LACCC Annual Home Tour
9/15 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm)
9/16 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)
9/22 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm)
9/23 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)
9/29 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm) & Porsche Timeline
9/29 Blue Jay Quilt Walk (in Blue Jay)9/30 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)

OCTOBER 2018
10/6 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm)
10/7 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)
10/13 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm)
10/14 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)
10/20 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm)
10/21 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)
10/27 Oktoberfest (noon-8pm)
10/28 Oktoberfest (noon-6pm)
10/31 Halloween! 2:30-5pm Trick or Treating & Costume Contest

Lake Arrowhead Village Events

Come one, Come all to the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series 2018. There will be Food, Drinks and of course “The Music”.
Click on the link to learn more about – Summer Concert Series 2018

Please read the concert notes at the end of the Concert Schedule below
Schedule:
5/18 Jim Curry (Tribute to John Denver)
5/19 Superlark with Michelle Mangioni, Angela Riggio & Steve Soest (Classic Rock Hits)
5/25 High Tide (formerly Catch a Wave, (Tribute to Beach Boys)
5/26 Paperback Writer (Tribute to The Beatles)
5/27 80’s Daze (80’s to the max!)
5/28 Vickie G & The Dudes (Memorial Day – afternoon concert 2-4pm)
6/1 4NR (Tribute to Foreigner)
6/2 Lights (Tribute to Journey)
6/8 Cash, Killer, King (Tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis)
6/9 Ultimate Stones (Tribute to the Rolling Stones)
6/15 Fandango (Tribute to ZZ Top)
6/16 The Fenians (Irish Rock)
6/22 Forever Rod (Tribute to Rod Stewart)
6/23 Kenny Metcalf as Elton John
6/29 Gypsy (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac)
6/30 Walking Phoenixes (Tribute to Johnny Cash)
7/4 The Perfect Cut (Tribute to Neil Diamond) 6:30pm; Afternoon concert 1-3pm country rock with the Kaitlyn Marie band; ALA FIREWORKS 9pm
7/6 Kissed Alive (Tribute to Kiss)
7/7 Dead Man’s Party (Tribute to Oingo Boingo)
7/13 Bonfire (Tribute to AC/DC)
7/14 Colour My World (Tribute to Chicago)
7/20 Matchbox Twenty Two (Tribute to Matchbox 20)
7/21 Spazmatics
7/27 Motley2 (Tribute to Motley Crue)
7/28 Desperado (Tribute to the Eagles)
8/3 Petty and the Heartshakers (Tribute to Tom Petty)
8/4 Platinum Rock Stars featuring David Victor from Boston
8/10 Fan Halen (Tribute to Van Halen)
8/11 Led Zepagain (Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
8/17 Joshua Tree (Tribute to U2)
8/18 Venice are back!
8/24 Masters of Puppets (Tribute to Metallica)
8/25 Which One’s Pink (Tribute to Pink Floyd)
8/31 Styx Xperience (Tribute to Styx)
9/1 The Answer Classic Rock Show
9/2 Queen Nation (Tribute to Queen)
9/3 Reggae Day! Common Sense at 3-5pm; noon-2pm Dubious Distinction
9/7 Neal Deal (Tribute to Neal Young)
9/8 Uptown Funk (Tribute to Bruno Mars)

2018 CONCERT NOTES:
Since there is no shade cover, we recommend wearing a hat for daytime events!
This year, we have lowered the price of reserving the FRONT row of picnic tables due to possible sight obstruction by patrons on the dance floor. We hope this helps those who don’t mind the crowds in front but still wish to guarantee a place to sit for friends and family!
Free lawn chair seating is available on the grass and in standing areas/dance floor only.

Lake Arrowhead Events

 

Lake Arrowhead Easter Egg Hunt 2018

Easter is right around the corner and that means the Easter bunny is going to arrive at The Lake Arrowhead Village. Come one, come all on Saturday, March 31 for The Lake Arrowhead Village Easter egg hunt. The but begins at 12:30pm till 4pm & take selfie’s with the Easter bunny from 12pm-4pm. For more details go to The Lake Arrowhead Village web site. 

LAKE ARROWHEAD EASTER EGG HUNT

 

St. Patrick’s Day
Join us for St. Paddy’s Day in the Village!
GOLD HUNT & ENTERTAINMENT: 4-6pm Kids’ Leprechaun Gold Hunt (ages 10 and under)–search for gold in the Village and trade them in for Face Painting! Irish & Traditional Folk music by award-winning group, The Storywrens, on Center Stage.
PUB CRAWL: 6-9pm Pub Crawl in the Village! Purchase your presale tickets for $25 today! Or $30 the day of near Center Stage. Gets one free drink special at participating pubs throughout the Village! Pick up your Drink Tickets and St. Pat Hat (while supplies last) from 5:30pm on March 17th!
Participating Pubs:
Papagayos, Lakefront Taproom, The Grill at Lake Arrowhead, Lake Arrowhead Pizza Deli, The Grapevine, Tea & Coffee Exchange (non-alc), Bin189 (at the resort).
Call RIDE for a safe trip home! Get 10% off of your RIDE by showing your wristband or using promo code “1PubCrawl”. Reservations are recommended at least 2 hours in advance…call 909-338-3471 or use the RIDE CALI app on your smart phone!
Call 909-337-2533 M-F 9-5 and reserve your Pub Crawl package!

Lake Arrowhead Village St. Patrick’s Day Event

Lake Arrowhead Summers Concert Series 2018

Come one, Come all to the Lake Arrowhead Concert Series 2018. There will be Food, Drinks and of course “The Music”.

Click on the link to learn more about –  Summer Concert Series 2018

 

Please read the concert notes at the end of the Concert Schedule below

Schedule:

5/18 Jim Curry (Tribute to John Denver)
5/19 Superlark with Michelle Mangioni, Angela Riggio & Steve Soest (Classic Rock Hits)
5/25 High Tide (formerly Catch a Wave, (Tribute to Beach Boys)
5/26 Paperback Writer (Tribute to The Beatles)
5/27 80’s Daze (80’s to the max!)
5/28 Vickie G & The Dudes (Memorial Day – afternoon concert 2-4pm)
6/1 4NR (Tribute to Foreigner)
6/2 Lights (Tribute to Journey)
6/8 Cash, Killer, King (Tribute to Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Elvis)
6/9 Ultimate Stones (Tribute to the Rolling Stones)
6/15 Fandango (Tribute to ZZ Top)
6/16 The Fenians (Irish Rock)
6/22 Forever Rod (Tribute to Rod Stewart)
6/23 Kenny Metcalf as Elton John
6/29 Gypsy (Tribute to Fleetwood Mac)
6/30 Walking Phoenixes (Tribute to Johnny Cash)
7/4 The Perfect Cut (Tribute to Neil Diamond) 6:30pm; Afternoon concert 1-3pm country rock with the Kaitlyn Marie band; ALA FIREWORKS 9pm
7/6 Kissed Alive (Tribute to Kiss)
7/7 Dead Man’s Party (Tribute to Oingo Boingo)
7/13 Bonfire (Tribute to AC/DC)
7/14 Colour My World (Tribute to Chicago)
7/20 Matchbox Twenty Two (Tribute to Matchbox 20)
7/21 Spazmatics
7/27 Motley2 (Tribute to Motley Crue)
7/28 Desperado (Tribute to the Eagles)
8/3 Petty and the Heartshakers (Tribute to Tom Petty)
8/4 Platinum Rock Stars featuring David Victor from Boston
8/10 Fan Halen (Tribute to Van Halen)
8/11 Led Zepagain (Tribute to Led Zeppelin)
8/17 Joshua Tree (Tribute to U2)
8/18 Venice are back!
8/24 Masters of Puppets (Tribute to Metallica)
8/25 Which One’s Pink (Tribute to Pink Floyd)
8/31 Styx Xperience (Tribute to Styx)
9/1 The Answer Classic Rock Show
9/2 Queen Nation (Tribute to Queen)
9/3 Reggae Day! Common Sense at 3-5pm; noon-2pm Dubious Distinction
9/7 Neal Deal (Tribute to Neal Young)
9/8 Uptown Funk (Tribute to Bruno Mars)

  • 2018 CONCERT NOTES:
    Since there is no shade cover, we recommend wearing a hat for daytime events!
    This year, we have lowered the price of reserving the FRONT row of picnic tables due to possible sight obstruction by patrons on the dance floor. We hope this helps those who don’t mind the crowds in front but still wish to guarantee a place to sit for friends and family!
    Free lawn chair seating is available on the grass and in standing areas/dance floor only.
  • PLEASE KEEP WALKWAYS CLEAR.
  • Cement Step seating can be reserved for $30/two persons per Letter as shown on our new seating chart. For your safety, no lawn chairs will be permitted on the Cement Steps…seat cushions only are permitted.
    Round Pub Table tops seat 4 people. You may reserve 2 seats for $30 or all 4 seats for $60. We’ve added 6 new Pub Tables this year (from 10 last year) since they were so popular!
    The footprint for the concert venue area will be larger and the beer line will go around the East side of the planter in front of the beer garden. We hope this gives everyone a little more elbow room!
    Table beer/wine service will be available for some concerts. Avoid the line and let us serve you!
    NO Leaving chairs in line overnight or before 6 a.m. DO NOT PLACE CHAIRS IN LINE PRIOR TO 6AM (even if you wait with them)! Any chairs placed in line prior to 6am WILL be removed. Please wait for Security to open the gates between 10-10:30 a.m. for you to place your chairs on the concert lawn in an organized fashion. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE ANYONE ELSE’S CHAIRS….and please be courteous to one another as well as our Staff. Thank you.
    Beer Garden opens at 5:30pm, concerts start at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.
    Click here for new CONCERT SEATING CHART
    RESERVED SEATING PRICING:
    Please call 909-337-2533 M-F 9-5 to make reservations! No online ticketing this year. We’ll take care of you personally!
    Front Row Picnic Tables (Table #’s 1-8 have the possibility of sight obstructed view by those on the dance floor, but still a guaranteed seat for you and your party!) FULL (seats 8-10) $100 + $5 ticketing fee; HALF (front or back half seats 4) $50 + $2.50 ticketing fee
    Full Picnic Table (Table #’s 9-16 & 18-24) $125 + $5 ticketing fee
    Half Picnic Table (Table #’s 9-16 & 18-24; front or back half) $62.50 + $2.50 ticketing fee
    Pub Tables (2 seats) $30 + $2.50 ticketing fee (each table seats 4, first come/first serve for which seats you choose)
    Cement Step Seating (2 persons per reservation) $30 + $2.50 ticketing fee (ONLY 2 people per Letter; no chairs allowed, only seat cushions permitted.
    Buy 10+ tables through March and get 10% off!
JoAnn M. Dickinson Children’s Author

I LOVE TO GO CAMPING – WRITTEN BY JOANN M. DICKINSON

Get your copy today at “The Lake House” in Cedar Glen or order your copy today at

               Dorrance Publishing & Amazon

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“I Love to Go Camping with My Family and Friends”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While sitting my the campfire, under a blanket of stars,

we talk about our day and the trails we traveled so far.

 

 

 

 

 

I like to go fishing, and my dad baits my hook,
Before you know it, I caught my first fish,
“Mom come take a look!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SkyPark at Santa’s Village

Looking for something to do this weekend? Come up to SkyPark for Ice Skating, Shopping, Lunch/Dinner

and much more!

(909) 744-9373
Location: 28949 CA-18, Skyforest, CA 92385

 

Silver Bells Arena Glide along on our charming, outdoor skating pond.

 

 

 

 

 

Bike Park A collection of professionally designed bike trails, bike schools, rentals and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adventure Zipline Soar through the dense Northwoods, high above the Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Frozen Falls Climbing Tower A simulated Ice Climbing experience you’ll want to hang on to.

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Tree Bouldering Room Learn how to climb from the pros.

 

 

 

 

 

Serrano Archery Range Learn about the history of local tribes and their use of Native American weaponry.

 

 

 

 

Blitzen’s Bungee A highly addictive bungee-trampoline hybrid that bounces you high into the Northwoods trees.

 

 

 

Arrow’s Adventure is a wild ride for the whole family and a Park favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Playscape Where imagination, nature and you – get together.

 

 

 

 

 

Strider Balance Bike Trail Learning to ride couldn’t be any easier.

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Forest Take a guided tour into the Northwoods and learn the magic of our forest ecosystem.

 

 

 

 

Santa’s Village Mining Co. Try your hand at panning for your own rock candy.

 

 

 

 

 

Hiking, Fishing and Camping Trails to explore, fish to catch and a campsite view you will never forget.

 

 

 

 

Santa’s House & North Pole is where it all begins at Santa’s Village.

 

 

 

 

 

Northwoods Characters include Arrow, Celwyn Claus, Wilbur Weatherforce and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

North Pole Express Train Ride All aboard this playful train ride around the Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Come up to Lake Arrowhead for Snow Play, Hiking, Ice Skating, Wall Climbing, Mt. Biking at SkyPark and much more.

There is Snow Valley that is now open for Snow Skiing and Snow Boarding. Call or visit their web site at: Snow Valley Mountain Resort

Snow Valley Live Web Cam

Lake Arrowhead Activities All Year Long
SUMMER:

Art and Wine Festival
Beach Clubs
Boating/Boat Show
Boogie Boarding
Bowling
Camping
Cinema
Dock Parties/Cookouts
Fishing
Free Concerts
Golf
Hang Gliding/Paragliding
Helicopter Tours
Hiking/Trails
Home Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
Off Roading
Road Cycling
Rock Climbing
Sailing
SkyPark Santa’s Village
Ski Races
Sun Bathing
Swimming
The Arrowhead Queen Lake Tour
Water Skiing

WINTER:

Bowling
Camping
Cinema
Fishing
Hang Gliding/Paragliding
Hiking/Trails

Ice Skating
Snow Skiing
Snow Boarding
Sledding
Snow Mobiling

The Arrowhead Queen Lake Tour
Lake Arrowhead Village, Dockside
PO Box 50 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 909-336-6992

Blue Jay Cinema
Show Times
Located at the intersection of Hwy 189 & North Bay Road
27315 North Bay Road, Blue Jay CA
Phone: 909-337-8404

Children’s Forest/SBNFA
Located in the San Bernardino National Forest, Hwy. 18 Near Running Springs
PO Box 350 Skyforest, CA 92385
Phone: 909-867-5996 Fax: 909-337-1104

Lake Gregory – San Bernardino County Parks
Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Waterslides
24171 Lake Drive (PO Box 656), Crestline, CA 92325
Phone: (909) 338-2233 Fax: (909) 338-4590

McKenzie Water Ski School
Located in Lake Arrowhead Village
28200 Hwy 189
Phone: 909-337-3814

Mountain Skies Astronomical Society/Astronomy Village
Star watches, Science Center, Workshops
2001 Observatory Way – Hwy. 18, West of Rim High School, 92352
PO Box 1169 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 909-336-1699 Fax: 909-336-4497

Bowling
Bowling and more!
23991 Lake Drive
Crestline, CA 92325
Phone: 909-338-5550

Rim of the World Historical Society Museum
Open Weekends during the summer season
27176 Penninsula Drive in Lake Arrowhead
Phone: 909-336-6666

Rim Nordic/Green Valley Nordic Ski Area
Cross Country Skiing
PO Box 2990 Running Springs, CA 92382
Phone: 909-867-2600 Fax: 909-337-9702

SkyPark at Santa’s Village

SkyPark at Santa’s Village is an outdoor adventure park located at the iconic California theme park, Santa’s Village,… more
Hours: Closed. Open today at 12 pm (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Website: skyparksantasvillage.com
Address: 28949 CA-18, Skyforest, CA 92385

Phone: (909) 744-9373

Wildhaven Ranch
Wildlife sanctuary, education and visitor center for endangered and indigenous wild animals
PO Box 1782 Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
Phone: 909-337-1391