Sacramento Greek Festival

http://www.annunciation.ca.goarch.org/?q=content/greek-festival

Admission: $5

The Sacramento Greek Festival, now in its 51st year, is put on by the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation to celebrate all things Greek, including food, art, and general culture.


I’m not sure what most of this is, but it looks really tasty.


It’s a SWARM of nesting dolls.

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Elk Grove Multicultural Festival

http://www.elkgrovecity.org/multicultural-festival/

Admission: Free

The Elk Grove Multicultural Festival is pretty much what it says on the tin, a free festival celebrating various different cultures with preformances, food and vendors.

I definitely think my favorite part was all of the performances, several of which could be going on at any time. and best of all, they had a schedule available on the website so I could time when I wanted to head over.


Highland Dance.


Danza Azteca de Sacramento

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Kennedy Mine

http://www.kennedygoldmine.com/

Admission: $10

Kennedy Mine originally opened in 1860 outside of Jackson, CA and changed hands numerous times before it was closed in 1942 as part of the war effort. At the time of it’s closure, it was the deepest mine in North America and was responsible for over 34.3 million in gold. The mine is currently maintained by the Kennedy Mine Foundation.


Inside the Museum.


Looking down the hill at some of the old buildings.

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Woodland Tomato Festival

http://www.woodlandtomatofestival.com/

Admission: Free

The Woodland Tomato Festival is a free festival held on Main Street in Historic Woodland. The festival has been held for the last 7 years and is sponsored by the Woodland Farmers Market.


I’m always impressed when a town is willing to shutdown a major road for a festival.


Oooh, Scooby!

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Columbia SHP

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Columbia SHP http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/ The city of Columbia, CA was established in 1850 after gold was found in the area. The town declined in the late 1800s after the gold rush ended and was turned into a State Historic Park in …

 

Gilroy Garlic Festival

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Gilroy Garlic Festival http://gilroygarlicfestival.com/ Admission: $20 Running for over 36 years, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the biggest, and probably best well known food festival in Northern California. Celebrating all things garlic, the festival has tons of garlic …

 

Historic Colfax

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Historic Colfax http://www.colfaxarea.com/ Colfax, an historic city in California’s Gold Country, is named after former US Vice President Schuyler Colfax, who visited the town during the construction of the transcontinental railroad. It’s still a pretty railroad heavy town, and has …

 

Micke Grove Park

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Micke Grove Park http://www.sjparks.com/parks/micke-grove-regional-park.aspx Micke Grove Park, was a 132 acre gift from former farmer William Micke to the city of Lodi, CA in 1938. The park consists of serval attractions including a lake, a Japanese Garden, a 3 acre …

 

Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe Cruise

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Zephyr Cove Lake Tahoe Cruise http://www.zephyrcove.com/ Price: $50 Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, is also one of the most well known features of Northern California (even though half of it is in Nevada). You can drive …

 

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

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San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/ Admission: $8 The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers opened in 1878 and is the oldest building in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The Conservatory currently houses 1,700 plant species divided into six sections: Lowland …