What You Missed: Gay Days Anaheim, Sandcastles, Kite Festival, Blessing of the Animals, Chihuahua Beauty Contest

Mary Bell/OC Weekly

So what'd you miss? This weekend we helped celebrate

Gay Days Anaheim

, both at their Friday night kick-off "Wonderland" and also at Disneyland Resort. We also checked out the

Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest

,

Seal Beach Japanese Kite Festival

... and the cutest of all, the

Interfaith Blessing of the Animals and Chihuahua Beauty Contest

Upcoming Events

in Long Beach.

After the jump: More info and more images!

Jacob Kahn/OC Weekly
Shoeses.

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.

See all the images here.

What You Missed: Gay Days Anaheim, Sandcastles, Kite Festival, Blessing of the Animals, Chihuahua Beauty Contest
Keith May/OC Weekly

Keith May/OC Weekly

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

.

What You Missed: Gay Days Anaheim, Sandcastles, Kite Festival, Blessing of the Animals, Chihuahua Beauty Contest
Keith May/OC Weekly

Keith May/OC Weekly

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

.

What You Missed: Gay Days Anaheim, Sandcastles, Kite Festival, Blessing of the Animals, Chihuahua Beauty Contest
Mary Bell/OC Weekly

Mary Bell/OC Weekly

On Friday night, Day One of

Gay Days Anaheim,Wonderland

took place at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. The night benefitted the Trevor Project and the lovely

Rose 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

.

What You Missed: Gay Days Anaheim, Sandcastles, Kite Festival, Blessing of the Animals, Chihuahua Beauty Contest
Mary Bell/OC Weekly

Mary Bell/OC Weekly

On Saturday, Gay Days Anaheim then made its way to

Disneyland

, where participants donned red shirts and enjoyed the day.

Click here for the slideshow

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