May 04, 2011


Derby Day

The Therapeutic Riding Center hosts its third annual Derby Day in the Red Horse Barn at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, 18381 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. The event is from 2 to 6 p.m. and includes riding demonstrations, stick pony races, a silent auction, children's entertainment, a hat contest and more. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for children (ages 3 and younger free). For more information, call (714) 313-0922 or (714) 848-0966.


Art Festival

The 44th Annual Sunset Beach Art Festival takes place at the Sunset Beach Community Center & Green Belt, 17222 S. Pacific Ave. The festival IS from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and features art vendors, entertainment, food, a raffle and a kids' talent show. Admission is free, with raffle tickets $1 for art and $5 for a handmade quilt. For more information, call (562) 592-1825.




The annual Duck-A-Thon takes place at the Huntington Beach Pier. The event begins with a wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door, with VIP tickets $50 and $60, respectively. The Duck Festival, in which individuals and companies race rubber ducks off the pier, takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit AltaMed's Huntington Beach community clinic. For more information and exact event times, call (714) 500-0382 or visit

MAY 15

DeLorean Car Show

Old World Village hosts "Back to the Village," a DeLorean car show, at 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach. More than a dozen classic DeLoreans will be on display from noon to 5 p.m. There will also be a marketplace sidewalk sale, with a dachshund race starting at 3 p.m. Admission is free to the car show and $1 to the race. For more information, call (714) 895-8020 or visit

Blood Drive

Community United Methodist Church hosts a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6652 Heil Ave., Huntington Beach. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (714) 842-4461 or visit


Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers free public tours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, leaving every 15 minutes at the pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica wetlands on Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. For more information, call (714) 840-1575 or visit http://www.amigosdebolsa

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