Coming soon to fairgrounds: Hula dancers and reptiles

Alameda County Fairgrounds hosting exciting weekend events

The Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton will be busy the next two weekends with events for family fun and experiences.

This weekend is the Hawaiian May Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, featuring dancers, musicians and other entertainment, as well as ethnic food vendors and arts and crafts from Hawaii, Tahiti and all over California.

On Saturday, from 3-9 p.m., there will be a special Memorial Reggae concert in honor of Tennyson Lum at the Amphitheater. The show will feature Maoli, Ekolu, Native Elements, Mango Kingz and Hawaiian Royalty. Admission is $45, which includes entry to the May Day event.

Admission to the May Day event only is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; free for children 5 and under. On Sunday, Mother's Day, festival admission for mothers is $5. For more information, visit

Then next weekend, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., next Saturday and Sunday (May 18-19), is the NorCal Reptile Expo, a chance to meet exotic animals up close and personal.

The expo will have unique vendors, specialized breeders, wholesale supplies, animal displays, and activities for the youngsters.

Tickets are available at the door only. Adults are $12; children, $7; seniors and military, $10; free for children 5 and under.

Parking at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is $10 per vehicle.

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