PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale has announced its schedule of fall bus excursions to various fun-filled locations and events throughout Southern California.
“We’ll do the driving while you enjoy some of the most fun and entertaining spots and events in Southern California,” said Palmdale’s Recreation Supervisor Paula Leszkiewicz.
The fall excursions include:
Global Village Festival – Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. $25 – Discounted to $20 for Palmdale residents. Travel the world in a day at this annual Irvine festival. The multicultural festival features international cuisine, live entertainment, a children’s village with crafts and activities, cultural exhibits and an international marketplace.
ArtWalk & Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns – Oct. 10, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. $38 – Discounted to $33 for Palmdale residents. The Pasadena ARTWalk highlights some of the best Southern California visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and printmaking. Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns is a unique, all-age, Halloween extravaganza featuring more than 5,000 professionally carved Jack O’Lanterns by artists and sculptors in a stunning night-time display at Descanso Gardens.
Big Bear Village & Alpine Zoo – Oct. 24, 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. $30 – Discounted to $25 for Palmdale residents. Explore The Village at Big Bear Lake where you’ll find a combination of alpine-style architecture and modern amenities. From there, you’ll travel to Big Bear Alpine Zoo, a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned and imprinted wild animals a safe haven. Some of the zoo’s inhabitants include black bears, eagles, foxes and mountain lions.
Football! The Exhibition – Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. $25 – Discounted to $20 for Palmdale residents. The Reagan Presidential Library presents Football! The Exhibition. This temporary exhibit features some of the most rare, historic and iconic football artifacts, including game-worn and signed jerseys, Lombardi and Heisman trophies, Super Bowl rings and special sections featuring the Los Angeles Rams and the rivalry between UCLA and USC.
Grand Central Market – Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $25 – Discounted to $20 for Palmdale residents. Celebrate cuisine and culture! Grand Central Market in Los Angeles opened in 1917 and has been in continuous operation since. Just in time for holiday planning, the market’s 30,000 square foot food emporium and retail marketplace showcases California’s best ingredients, chefs and specialty items.
Harvest Festival – Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. $25 – Discounted to $20 for Palmdale residents. Rated among the top craft shows in the country, the festival will feature more than 24,000 handmade original items from hundreds of vendors. Artisans and craft people specializing in jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, art, hand-turned wood, music, and ceramics as well as entertainers will be featured at the festival’s Pomona show.
How to register for Palmdale’s fall bus excursions
Registration is available at www.cityofpalmdale.org/playpalmdale, or at the city’s recreation and culture office, 38260 10th St. East, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All excursion buses will meet at Palmdale Transportation Center, 39000 Clock Tower Plaza. 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.
For more information, call 661-267-5611.
[Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.]