So what'd you miss? This weekend we helped celebrateGay Days Anaheim
, both at their Friday night kick-off "Wonderland" and also at Disneyland Resort. We also checked out theNewport Beach Sandcastle Contest
,Seal Beach Japanese Kite Festival
... and the cutest of all, theInterfaith Blessing of the Animals and Chihuahua Beauty Contest
in Long Beach.
After the jump: More info and more images!
On Saturday morning,the Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
took place at Marine Stadium in Long Beach.
All sorts of animals turned up--dogs, cats, porcupines, horses, pigs, birds of prey, foxes... you know, the usual.
Later, the Chihuahua Beauty Contest happened, as chihuahuas and their owners strutted their stuff down the catwalk.
On Sunday,Newport Beach Chamber's 49th Annual Sandcastle Contest
took place at the Corona del Mar State Beach. All participants had three and a half hours to carefully construct their sand creations.See the images here
Also on Sunday: the Japan America Kite Festival in Seal Beach. Photographer Keith May reports that grey skies and a lack of wind failed to ground spirits.See the pics here
On Friday night, Day One ofGay Days Anaheim,Wonderland
took place at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. The night benefitted the Trevor Project and the lovelyRose McGowan
hosted the VIP Lounge. DJ Ray Rhodes entertained and Momma hosted. There was a costume contest (winners: Alice and the White Rabbit!).See all the images here
On Saturday, Gay Days Anaheim then made its way toDisneyland
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, where participants donned red shirts and enjoyed the day.Click here for the slideshow