“Now in its 25th year, this festival presents live Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and Blues entertainment on multiple stages, crafts and food such as jambalaya, crawfish and BBQ sandwiches,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Paula Leszkiewicz. “We only have a few seats left, so I encourage anyone who would like to go to register as soon as possible.”
Tickets are $26 for Palmdale residents and $31 for non residents.
The bus will leave the Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza, at 9:45 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 24.
Registration is available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playpalmdale. The City requires a minimum of 20 registrants for an excursion to take place. Individuals who wish to purchase more than eight tickets for any one trip must contact the excursion supervisor. Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance of excursion. The name of each person attending, address, phone number, emergency contact, and each minor child’s birth date are required. An adult must accompany anyone under age 18.
Read more about the Cajun & Blues Music Festival here.
Upcoming summer excursions include:
The Music Man – June 7, 11 am – 7 pm, $24 residents/$29 non residents
A hit Broadway musical in 1957, The Music Man returns to the Glendale Centre Theatre. Enjoy Professor Harold Hill, a glib traveling salesman who descends upon the town of River City, Iowa in the weeks preceding the Fourth of July celebration of 1912.
Les Miserables – June 21, 11:15 am – 6:45 pm, $46R/$51NR
Les Miserables is now the world’s longest-running musical. Discover the production of a nation in the grip of revolution, where convict Jean Valjean is on the run. Hunted relentlessly by the policeman Javert for breaking his parole, he must leave his past behind and keep his vow to raise the young orphaned Cosette.
Sawdust Art Festival – July 12, 8:15 am – 7 pm, $13R/$18NR
Designed to both entertain and educate, the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach draws visitors worldwide. Visitors are invited to stroll along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship. The festival features demonstration booths, outdoor cafes and live musical entertainment.
Bye Bye Birdie – July 26, 10 am – 6 pm, $40R/$46NR
Before Beatle-Mania, there was the first, the original Conrad Birdie! Now Conrad is joining the Army and America is going Birdie-crazy, when Cabrillo Music Theatre brings back one of the most popular musicals to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Bye Bye Birdie combines humor, dance, nostalgia and satire with songs such as ‘Put On A Happy Face,’ ‘The Telephone Hour,’ ‘Kids’ and ‘A Lot Of Livin’ To Do.’
Ventura County Fair – August 2, 9:45 am – 7:30 pm, $16R/$21NR
Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of an old-fashion fair! Whether it’s the sweet smell of funnel cake or the memory of your first kiss at the top of a Ferris wheel, relive your experiences and create some new ones. The Ventura County Fair in Ventura features thousands of traditional exhibits and fabulous fair food.
Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular – August 16, 4:30 pm -12:15 am $31R/$36NR
Spend a delightful summer evening at a Southern California landmark. The Tchaikovsky Spectacular features the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra with an appearance by the USC Marching Band and spectacular fireworks. Take part in a long standing tradition by bringing a picnic to enjoy before the performance. Bon apetit, bravo and encore!
For more information, call 661-267-5611.