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Let’s See What April Has in Store for California

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Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival

April 11-14

One of the states more prestigious food and wine events returns to the coast of Monterey. Over four days, 125 global chefs, 150 wineries, mixologists, sommeliers and beverage personalities will gather for a destination event at the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts. 

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Santa Barbara Kite Festival

April 14

This family-friendly event on the Great Meadow Lawn of Santa Barbara City College finds generations of flyers letting their colorful kites soar for all to enjoy.

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Lancaster Poppy Festival

April 19-21

For three days, Lancaster residents and people from across the state come together to enjoy live entertainment, a beer garden, food, live animal exhibits and more than 200 vendors and more amidst sunshine and colorful flowers.

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Life Time Sea Otter Classic

April 18-21

Presented by Continental in Monterey, this “celebration of cycling” festival is for anyone who enjoys or appreciates the bicycle and outdoor adventures. Whether a cyclist or a spectator, folks of all ages can share in the excitement and camaraderie. If you love the idea of being part of a cool scene with active people who all share a passion for bicycles and the outdoors—come!

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State of the Art

April 20

The annual fundraiser in support of Indivisible Arts in Hermosa Beach brings together artists and their supporters for an evening of creativity, performance and revelry. From the local foster care system to students who have no art in their schools, Indivisible Arts is on the front lines teaching creativity, consciousness and emotional resiliency tools while making sure all students haveaccess to art.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 20-21

Many stories. One weekend. Bibliophiles rejoice … the annual book festival will come to the USC campus featuring noted authors, celebrities and bookworms for a celebration of the printed word. Special guests include George Stephanopoulos, David Mamet, Nancy Silverton and RuPaul.

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National Park Week

April 20-28

Love national parks? There’s a holiday for that! This nine-day celebration is about more than 400 national parks nationwide of different shapes, sizes and types. Also discover what the National Park Service does through their programs and partners to preserve natural and cultural heritage and provide recreational opportunities in places across the country—and even the world.

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