Summer festivals in California to check out

Summer festivals in California to check out – Here’s the newest additions to our site, the top summer events by month, and some festivals that you should mark your calendars for this summer.

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June festivals in California

So here it is, the top events in California this June you can’t miss out on.  Our complete list of all the events, with the narrowed down top events listed in the menu.

Circus Vargas, June 12 – 16.  See MagiKaria, a fantastical magical experience.

San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds takes place from June 7, 2014 through July 5, 2014. Closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays. Guide to deals and discounts.

June 18th

Taste of Little Italy in San Diego. Enjoy live music while strolling and dining in San Diego’s hip and historic Little Italy. Appetizers, entrees, beverages and desserts will be served by the area’s finest restaurants.

Pismo Beach Classic Car Show (6/13 – 6/15) The 3 day event is held on and around the Pismo Beach Pie and throughout much downtown Pismo Beach. Hundreds of amazing cars.

Highland Springs Lavender Festival Guided tours, market place, hay rides and an assortment of lavender inspired food. June 14-15 & 21-22, 2014 10 am to 6 pm.

La Honda Faire and Music Festival
Date: June 15-16, 2013
Location: La Honda Gardens, 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda, Ca
La Honda Gardens, in the California redwoods of La Honda.
Email address: LaHondaFairMaiden@hotmail.com
Phone: (650) 747-0351
URL:
Description from their site: “Musicians, artists and craftspeople will join together in La Honda to entertain and exhibit at annual La Honda Faire and Music Festival . The Faire is held in La Honda Gardens, in the California redwoods of La Honda. It is a two-day festival of music, celebration, and community.Admission is free – No pets please! Proceeds benefit the La Honda Elementary School art and music program. Come soak up some sun, listen to great music, and meet some new friends, including Jami Cassady Ratto and her husband Randy Ratto at the Neal Cassady Booth!”
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Isleton Cajun Festival
Date: June 15 -16, 2013 ( Fathers’ Day weekend)
Time: 6/17 – 6 PM-9PM; 6/18 – 10 AM-10 PM; 6/19 – 10 AM-6PM
Location: Historic Main Street, Isleton CA (CA 160, 5 mi north of CA 12)
Email: isletonchamber@frontier.com
Phone: 916-777-4800
URL: http://isletonchamber.com
Description: Isleton is reviving its Fathers’ Day festival with a weekend of Cajun & Zydeco (and some good ol’ Southern blues), food from beignets to crawdads and etouffe, with clowns and carnival fun for families.
Vendor Contact: http://isletoncajunfestival.net/?page_id=298
Attendance: At its peak, 100,000 – but the last festival was 2008, so we are hoping for about a quarter of that or more as we kick off the new festival.

Placer County Fair
6/19/2014 – 6/22/2014
Roseville, California, USA
2014 Mad River Festival
6/19/2014 – 8/3/2014
Blue Lake, California, USA
FEAR CAMP™ SACRAMENTO
6/20/2014 – 6/21/2014
Sacramento, California, USA
28th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival
6/21/2014 – 6/22/2014
Long Beach, California, USA
Long Beach Bayou Festival
6/21/2014 – 6/22/2014
Long Beach, California, USA
Family Fun Festival
6/22/2014
Salinas, California, USA
Gem Faire/San Diego
6/27/2014 – 6/29/2014
San Diego, California, USA
High Desert Music Festival and BBQ Showdown
6/28/2014 – 6/29/2014
Victorville, California, USA
4th Annual Peace, Love, & Family Ride
7/5/2014
Los Angeles, California, USA
This is the Reel Deal
7/10/2014 – 7/17/2014
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Huck Finn Jubilee
Date: June 13 – 15, 2014 (Father’s Day Weekend)
Address: 18000 Yates Rd., Victorville, CA 92392
Email: huckfinn@huckfinn.com
Phone: (951) 780-8810
URL: http://www.huckfinn.com/
Description: Award winning music festival with 3 stages relives life and times of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Food, crafts & Mountain Man Village on large lawn areas. A Father’s Day tradition for families with camping, fishing & river themed games, circus, CA State Arm Wrestling Championship, dancing and music workshops. Maps & schedules online. Admission is $20/day – 6 yrs. through 11 yrs. $5/day.. Camp prices, call (951) 780-8810.
Vendor info: Barbara at 951.780.8810
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DIA DE SAN JUAN FESTIVAL – PUERTORICAN FESTIVAL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: JUNE 16, 2013
Time: 10AM TILL 7PM
Location: QUEEN MARY EVENTS PARK 1126 QUEENS HIGHWAY
LONG BEACH, CA
Email: fiestalegre@aol.com
Phone: 714-357-3864
URL:www.fiestalegre.net
Description: SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013, FATHERS DAY – 18 ANNUAL DIA DE SAN JUAN – PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL AT THE QUEEN MARY EVENTS PARK WITH TITO NIEVES, ABO SOLANO, LUCKY 7 MAMBO, SON MAYOR AND SUPER DJ ROBBY. 9 hours of dancing, food, games, for the entire family – by the beautiful OCEAN. tickets can be bought on-line securely…vistit our website www.fiestalegre.net
Vendor Contact information: website: www.fiestalegre.net, 714-357-3864
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Danville Fine Arts Faire
Date: June 22-23, 2013
Times: 10 am – 5 pm
Address: Danville, CA
URL: www.mlaproductions.com
Description: Come enjoy the annual Danville Fine Arts Faire along beautiful tree-lined Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville. Highlights include 200 high quality fine art and crafts exhibitors with many one-of-a-kind works of art, Italian street painting, street entertainment, kid’s activities, and great food and beverages throughout. Free admission.
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Arcata Bay Oyster Festival
Date: June 15, 2013
Times: 10am to 6pm
Location: Arcata Plaza
Address: Arcata, CA
Email: Here
Phone: (707) 822-4500
URL:http://www.oysterfestival.net/
Description from their site: “The Arcata Bay Oyster Festival has become a tradition for local restaurateurs, executive chefs, and caterers to show off their culinary skills by preparing oysters in every imaginable way… More than 70% of the fresh oysters consumed in California are grown in 450 acres of Arcata Bay. June is a peak month for oyster harvests in Humboldt County. These oysters are are farmed in environmentally friendly bags tethered to posts in the Arcata Bay (no harmful dredging of the bay is necessary for their harvest).Try them roasted, barbecued, fried, on the half shell or on pizza, secret sauces and with wild abandon.With imagination and flair, one can eat away the entire day. The coals glow hot from early morning ’til the last oyster has been shucked.”
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Moorpark Military Salsa Festival
Date: June 15th & 16th, 2013
Time: June 15th 11am-8pm/ June 16th 11am-6pm
Location: Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
Email: info@moorparksalsafestival.com
Phone: 805.991.4126
URL: http://www.moorparksalsafestival.com
Vendors URL: http://moorparksalsafestival.com/vendors.html
Vendors Contact: vendor@moorparksalsafestival.com
Description:
Come Celebrate with a variety of food, music, dancing, singing, vendors, kids corner and fun as we Honor our Military personnel recently returning home! They will be saluted at the Moorpark Military Salsa Festival! Together with our communities, we will enjoy and share this weekend of honor, pride and respect with our major sponsor Pepsi! We want to bring our Military together, with our communities, to thank them for their service. They need to know they are supported 100% and can count on their communities and families for support. Get your tickets online to receive a discount. Children 5 and under, Veterans and Active Military with valid ID enter for FREE! Our goal is to raise funds to organize welcome home events throughout the year for our military. In addition, we will be donating to the Moorpark College Foundation for scholarships and organizations nearby who are organized to support our troops as they’re leaving, when they are deployed and when they have returned and need assistance. So don’t forget to bring an appetite, dancing shoes and lots of Pride and Joy because this is sure to be Moorpark’s hottest Military Welcome Home event of the year!
Attendance: 2,500 – 5,000 people
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North Beach Festival
Date: June 15-16, 2013
Times: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Address: Grant Ave. (between Columbus and Filbert)
and Washington Square Park
San Francisco, CA
Phone Number:(415) 989-2220
URL: http://www.sresproductions.com/north_beach_festival.html
Description from their site: “The 2012 event will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, three stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, children’s activities and the blessing of the animals.”
Vendor info: http://www.sresproductions.com/pdfs/2013_food_vendor_app.pdf
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NorCal Pirate Festival
Date: June 15-16, 2013 (Father’s Day Weekend)
Times: 10am to dusk on Saturday and 10am to 6 pm Sunday
Location: Ferry Terminal Address is Ferry Terminal
Address: 289 Mare Island Way Vallejo California
Email address: Shannon@matrixeventgroup.com
Phone (vendor info): 1-866-921-YARR
URL: http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/mainpage.htm
Description from their site: Yarr, there are pirates about and this is their festival. Looks like fun matey!
Vendor: http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/mainpage.htm#!vendors/c1fqg
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Annual Pet Fest and Doggy Dash
Date: June
Times: 8am to 1pm
Location: Memorial Park in Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Village
Address: Chula Vista, California
Email: vanessa@thirdavenuevillage.com
Phone (vendor info): (619) 422-1982
URL: http://www.thirdavenuevillage.com/
Download entry form: http://www.thirdavenuevillage.com
Description from their press release: “Run, don’t walk, to the Seventh Annual Pet Fest and Doggy Dash 2008! The event will take place at Memorial Park in Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Village on Saturday, June 21, from 8a.m. to 1p.m.
Pet Fest promises to be the premier pet event this year, featuring a 1.5 mile run/walk, blessing of the animals, pet adoptions, and pet related vendors and services. The Chula Vista Police Dogs and the Chula Vista Fire Department FEMA dog will showcase their talents in presentations.
The Doggy Dash will kick off at 9a.m. Fees are $12 per entry. Participants for the Dash will receive a free Pet Fest & Doggy Dash 2008 t-shirt. All pets must be leashed to participate.
If you are thinking about a furry friend for your home; what about adopting? The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility will be on-site with a list of adoptable dogs and cats that are waiting to find a loving home. Many dogs and cats from this event will be available for adoption. Shelter representatives will be available to answer your questions about pet adoption and pet care.
The Pet Fest will also feature licensing, an adorable pet fashion show, music, pet and human food, contests, and much more. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility.
Pet Fest is sponsored by Petsmart, the Third Avenue Village Association, Downtown Copy & Print, the City of Chula Vista, HEART of Chula Vista, Cox Communications, and People’s Chevrolet.”
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Irish Fair and Music Festival — Irvine
Date: June 15-16, 2013
Times: 10am to 7 pm
Location: Irvine Meadows Fairgrounds
Address: 8800 Irvine Center Dr.
Irvine, CA
Email address: terry@irishfair.org
Phone : 818-501-3781
URL: http://www.irishfair.org
Description from their site: “Celebrating its 30th year, The Irish Fair & Music Festival has become the largest festival of its kind in Southern California. With 16 entertainment area and many returning act/ events.”
Vendor: http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/mainpage.htm#!vendors/c1fqg
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Annual Dia De San Juan Festival (The Puerto Rican Festival)
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: The Queen Mary Events Park… 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach CA 90802
Email: fiestalegre@aol.com
Phone: (714) 522-6208 / (562) 437-8121
URL: www.fiestalegre.net
Description: We provide a variety of musical entertainment, both modern and traditional, which allows people from all parts of the Latin world to come together as one community. Performing live on stage, Direct from Puerto Rican NG2 and from New York Choco Orta. Also from LA, Tabaco Y Ron and La Bomba Mix. There will be food vendors selling Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine and selling Puerto Rican souvenirs. All ages are welcomed. For complete information please visit us at www.fiestalegre.net.
Vendor Contact information: Email us at fiestalegre@aol.com or call (714) 522-6208 / (562) 437-8121
Attendance: 2,000 – 2,500
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Annual Mothers Polish Classic at Pismo Beach Presented by GEICO
Date: June 20 – 22, 2014
Time: 9 AM – 9 PM
Address: 198 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Phone: 909-363-4682
Email: Pismoregconfirmation@gmail.com
URL: www.theclassicatpismobeach.com
Description: The Mothers Polish Classic at Pismo Beach Classic & Street Rod Show, presented by GEICO, June 20 – 22, 2014 is now approaching it’s 29th year. The Classic is Central California’s finest seaside classic & street rod show. The show is located in the beautiful downtown area of Pismo Beach and on the pier. This 3 day event features over 900 show cars, giant Budweiser Beer Garden by the beach, large name manufacturers like Ford, GM, Mothers Polish, Sta-Bil, GEICO and more, over 120 vendors, cruise night Friday & Saturday, local merchant shopping, opening night gala event, live music, celebrity appearances, giant robots, Steak & Lobster Dinner on Saturday, live charity auction, trophy presentation and approx. 175,000 people. This show is open to all years, makes, models of cars. Over 150 trophies are awarded each year to car show participants. 20 cars are chosen for the “Gold Class” each year. The Gold Class are hand picked and compete for the Platinum Award. This show benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation, for more info visit www.foldsofhonor.org. Cars & Vendors may REGISTER NOW at www.thepismobeachclassic.com or by phone at 909-363-4682 or fax your registration form in to 951-742-4624. Registration $65.00 thru Dec. 31, $80.00 Jan. 1 thru May 16, $100 May 17 thru June 9. Pre-Registration closes June 9, 2013. Weekend of show registration $115.00. All registrations include an event T-Shirt, Goodie Bag & Dash Plaque. Hours: Friday / Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm. We’ll see you in Pismo Beach!
Vendor Contact Info: 909-363-4682
Attendance: 150,000
Vendor information/ contacts: Kevin Hendry 909-363-4682
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Susanville Bluegrass Festival
Date: June 20-23, 2013
Address: 195 Russell Avenue Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 251-8900 Fax: (530) 251-2715
URL: www.lassencountyfair.org
Description: Bluegrass music festival located in scenic Lassen County. Constant entertainment on one stage, food, crafts, workshops, jam sessions, and an indoor quilting room with the music piped in so you don’t miss a beat! RV campers welcome for the entire week. Three day discounted admission passes available. Free for children under 12 yrs!
Food vendor: here
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Street Painting Festival
Date: June 21-23, 2013
Times: various times
Address: Temecula, CA
Email address: N/A
Phone/Fax Number: 951-694-6412
URL: Click here
Description: The Street Painting Festival will include murals, music from around the world, pan flutes, and the kids get free chalk to test the artistic skills in the kids zone.
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Lavender Festival
Date: June 15-16 and June 22-23, 2013
Address: Cherry Valley, California
Email: mailto:info@hsresort.com
Phone: (951) 845-1151
URL: http://www.123farm.com/events/events.htm
Vendor information: n/a
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Annual International Gourd Art Festival
Date: June 25-26, 2011 was the Last and Final Show : (
Times: Saturday 9am to 5 pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm
Location: Wellburn Gourd Farm
Address: Fallbrook, CA
Email address: laura@welburngourdfarm.com or phoebe@welburngourdfarm.com
Phone/Fax Number: (760) 728-4271/ Fax: (760) 728-3965
URL: http://www.gourdfestival.com/index.shtml
Description from their site: “Come join the fun! You’ll see some of the most spectacular gourd art ever created and learn how a raw gourd bought for just a few dollars can turn into an incredible work of art worth thousands of dollars. That’s right! Fine gourd art sells for anywhere from $500 to $25,000!If the fine gourd art is a little out of your price range, not to worry. Included in the 50+ exhibitors at this year’s Gourd Art Festival are beautiful gourd creations of every imaginable style and design, at prices that will fit any size pocket book!”

June is the summer season in California, the time when people plan their concerts, food festivals, music and art events in public parts and places such as beaches, mountains, and the great outdoors. June annual event that have become California’s favorites include the Huck Finn Jubilee in Victorville, one of the greatest bluegrass music festivals in the U.S.  San Diego Fair is a time-honored tradition at beautiful Del Mar where the racetrack overlooks the ocean. A funkier, fun option is the Cement Ship Festival in Santa Cruz County. From Fortuna to Fairfield, get out and explore many free festivals sponsored by cities and community groups. While wine fests and music fests tend to charge a fee, the art festivals, street fairs and other such annual events held in June are often free!

Festival city  web / contact
Food Festivals California seecalifornia.com
Apricot Fiesta Patterson apricotfiesta.com
Art & Wine in the Park Fortuna artandwine
inthepark.com
Atascadero Wine Festival Atascadero atascaderowine
festival.org
Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar BMF-CdM.org
Carlsbad Beach Fest Carlsbad carlsbad
beachfest.com
Cement Ship Festival Seacliff parks.ca.gov
Beaumont Cherry Festival Beaumont beaumont
cherryfestival.org
Cotati Jazz Festival Cotati cotati.org
Del Mar Fair Del Mar sdfair.com
Elks Rodeo Santa Maria santamaria
elks.com
Father’s Day Invitational Auto Show Yountville vintage1870.com
Fiesta del Sol Solana Beach solanabeach
chamber.com
Fish Fry Seal Beach sealbeach
lions.com
Huck Finn Jubilee Victorville huckfinn.com
Irish Fair & Music Festival Irvine irishfair.org
International Surfing Day California
Kulture Shock Car Show Clear Lake kultureshock
carshow.com
Lompoc Valley Flower Festival Lompoc flowerfestival.org
Los Angeles Pride Los Angeles lapride.org
Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua Lee Vining bird
chautauqua.org
Montclair Village Fine Arts Festival Oakland pacificfine
arts.com
Monterey Wine Festival Monterey montereywine.com
Murrieta Fathers Day Car Show Murrieta murrieta.org
Ojai Wine Festival Lake Casitas ojaiwine
festival.com
Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival Rolling Hills Estates pvstreetfair.com
Pioneer Day Williams 1st Saturday, cityofwilliams.org
Placer County Fair Roseville placercounty
fair.org
Redwood Acres Fair Eureka redwoodacres.com
San Diego County Fair Del Mar sdfair.com
San Francisco Pride San Francisco sfpride.com
San Joaquin Fair Stockton sanjoaquin
fair.com
Santa Ynez Western Days Santa Ynez
Sonoma-Marin Fair Petaluma sonoma-
marinfair.org
Summerfest Brea summerfest
brea.org
Summer Festival Redondo Beach rvsummer
festival.com

 

Surf City Classic Woodies on the Wharf Santa Cruz ci.santa-cruz.ca.us
Shakespeare in the Park (June – Aug.) Chico

JUNE

  • Ink-N-Iron Festival Check out hot rods and tattoo artists to burlesque shows and more. When: June 6-8, 2014. Location: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach ink-n-iron.com
  • Playboy Jazz Festival Comedian/actor George Lopez is slated to host the 36th annual Playboy Jazz Festival, a Hugh Hefner tradition. When: June 14-15, 2014. Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles hollywoodbowl.com/playboyjazz
  • Hollywood Fringe Fest The Hollywood Fringe Festival celebrates the performing arts community for a “completely open and uncensored” experience. When: June 12-29, 2014. Location: Various locations throughout Los Angeles hollywoodfringe.org
  • Mariachi USA Festival mariachi and ballet folklorico. When: June 28, 2014. Location: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave., Hollywood Information: 323-848-7712, mariachiusa.com

June 21, 2013   Taste of Downtown
School Street, Ukiah, CA
ukiahmainstreetprogram.org

June 21-22, 2013   Malibu Wine & Food Festival
Sold Out 2013, private event not open to public
Mercedes-Benz of Calabasas, Calabasas, CA
malibufoodandwinefestival.com

June 21-23, 2013   Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Mendocino County Fair, Boonville, CA. Tickets $70-185
snwmf.com

June 21-23, 2013   Temecula Streetpainting & Plein Air Festival, Old Town Temecula, Temecula, CA. Free
temeculacalifornia.com

June 21-23, 2013   Big Bear Lake Jazztrax Summer Music Festival. Tickets: $80-300
Big Bear Lake, CA
jazztrax.com

June 21-23, 2013   Summer Solstice Parade & Festival. Parade route on State Street between E. Cota and Sola St.
Alameda Park, Santa Barbara, CA
solsticeparade.com

June 21-23, 2013   Art & Craft Show at the Middle School.
South Lake Tahoe Middle School 2940 Lake Tahoe Blvd (Hwy 50) South Lake Tahoe, CA. Call:  (209) 338-7868
tahoesouth.com

PASO ROBLES: June 22, 2013   Paso Robles Trading Days
9 am to 3 pm Downtown Paso Robles City Park, Paso Robles, CA  pasoroblesdowntown.org

SAN DIEGO: June 22, 2013   Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off. 4800-5000 Block of Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA Saturday, June 22, 2013 – 10 a.m. The 34th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-off Festival will offer attendees eclectic fun in the sun that’s great for all ages. Join more than 70,000 visitors throughout the day for tasty festival nosh, art, beachfront entertainment, shopping and more. The chili competition will feature more than two dozen tastings from amateur entrants competing for the titles of Hottest Chili, Judges’ Award and grand prize People’s Choice Award. Attendees of all ages can take part in creating the annual Street Fair mural or playing outdoor laser tag. oceanbeachsandiego.com

CITRUS HEIGHTS: June 22, 2013   Red, White, and Blue Parade. Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights, CA
14th Annual Saturday June 22, 2013 9:00 am, Sunrise Blvd. Parade Route: North of Madison at Uplands Way to northwest corner of Sunrise Mall parking lot at Greenback. citrusheights.net

SANTA CRUZ: June 22, 2013   Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival. 11th annual event goes from 1-6 p.m. Vigné Farms Equestrian Park, Santa Cruz, CA bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com

CAMARILLO: June 22, 2013   Rolling For Pink. Rolling for Pink is hosting its 5th Annual Bunko Tournament benefitting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Camarillo, CA. rollingforpink.org

SANTA CLARA: June 22, 2013   Mid Summer Art Show.   Come for a day of fine art, fabulous food, music, and fun at your local museum. Food Trucks – MoGo BBQ, Soulnese, Lublubu, Twisted Chill, Quick Dog & More. A portion of all proceeds goes to maintain and expand the Triton Museum’s exhibition and education programs.  Location: Triton Museum of Art 1505 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara, CA. Call (408) 247-3754 or email staff@tritonmuseum.org. tritonmuseum.org

LONG BEACH:   Long Beach Bayou Festival, June 22-23, 2013. Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach, CA. Tickets: $25-30/day. longbeachfestival.com

DANVILLE: Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 22-23, 2013. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Hartz Avenue, Danville The festival, co-sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Danville, is now in its twenty-second year and attracts over 50,000 people every year to beautiful Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville. Admission: Free. Call: (925) 837-4400. Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA. mlaproductions.com

LA JOLLA: La Jolla Festival of the Arts, June 22-23, 2013 . Nearly 200 artists to exhibit Entertainment: Benedetti & Sprague, Monsoon Jazz, Jazz 88 All Stars to perform. Ticket: $14.  University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA. lajollaartfestival.org

VISTA:   San Diego Scottish Highland Games and Gathering,  June 22-23, 2013. 2013 Games to be held June 22 & 23 – Brengle Terrace Park, Vista, CA. Tickets: $14. Location: 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA. sdhighlandgames.org

SAN ANSELMO:   San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, June 22-23, 2013 . Downtown, San Anselmo, CA

MONTEREY:  Summerfest, June 22-23, 2013.  Monterey Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA Arts and Crafts Fair featuring local entertainment and is a fundraiser For Pacific Repertory Theater. PACREP sponsors five Fairs per year all at the Custom House Plaza at the foot of Fisherman’s Wharf. Call: 831-622-0700 x110.  pacrep.org

BEAUMONT:  Ho’olaule’a,Hawaiian Festival, June 22-23, 2013. Noble Creek Community Park, Beaumont, CA. Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. bcvparks.com

SAN MATEO:   Downtown San Mateo Summerfest, June 22-23, 2013. 1st Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest.  this new free Festival is sure to draw a large Bay Area crowd of Festival enthusiasts. The Festival will feature Arts and Crafts, Cooking Demonstrations, Food Vendors, Entertainment, Kids Activities and much more. The Festival is presented by the Downtown San Mateo Association,  dsma.org Time:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Location: B Street between Baldwin & 6th Avenues in Downtown San Mateo, CA. sresproductions.com

SILVERADO: Summerfest, June 22-23, 2013. Nature, art and music. SummerFest 2013, at picturesque Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Modjeska Canyon, is an outdoor festival to showcase a diverse array of artists and crafters displaying original, handcrafted creations. The event will feature live music, BBQ, children’s activities, nature walks and more. Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: Free.  Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary,  29322 Modjeska Canyon Rd. Silverado, CA 92676, tuckerwildlife.org

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Fine Arts Festival, June 22-23, 2013.  This beautiful outdoor festival features accomplished artists from throughout the States presenting their original work in all medium of two and three dimensional fine art, including paintings, photography, etchings, and sculpture. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. Location: The Shops at Heavenly Village, 4080 Lake Tahoe Blvd, at the base of the Heavenly Village Gondola, South Lake Tahoe, CA. westcoastartists.com

SANTA CLARITA:   Santa Clarita Street Fair, June 22-23, 2013.  4th weekend of every month we offer a monthly marketplace that is fun, festive and entertaining for the entire family. Open from 9am to 5pm, Saturday and 8am-3pm, Sunday.Vendors offer arts, crafts, handmade items and new merchandise presented by some of Santa Clarita’s most innovative and creative entrepreneurs. Browse, shop and have lunch at the Gourmet Food trucks arriving Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., plus the very popular Certified Farmer’s Market on Sundays 8 a.m. – 12 Noon. Admission and parking are always Free. Location: College of the Canyons parking lot, Valencia, CA santaclaritastreetfair.com

June 23, 2013   Downtown Torrance Street Faire. Over 180 vendors and attracts thousands of shoppers to downtown each month. Future dates: Jul 28 – Aug 25 – Sep 22 – Oct 27 – Nov 24 – Dec 22.  Location: Downtown, Torrance, CA. torranceantiquefaire.com

June 23, 2013   Summertime Bliss Vendor Fair. 50 vendors, wellness, beauty and more. Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free admission. Location: Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple, Santa Rosa, CA. facebook.com/socoboutiqueshoppersexpo

June 26-30, 2013   Lompoc Flower Festival
Ryon Park, Lompoc, CA

June 27-30, 2013   Fountain Valley Summer Fest
Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley, CA

June 28-30, 2013   Montclair Village Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival
Montclair Village/Oakland, Oakland, CA

June 28-30, 2013   Gem Faire / San Diego
Scottish Rite Center, San Diego, CA

June 28-30, 2013   Kate Wolf Music Festival
Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

June 28-30, 2013   Beth Weber Kings Beach Art and Craft Show, June
Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Kings Beach, CA

June 28, September 1, 2013   Art-A-Fair Summer Fine Arts Festival
Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA

June 29, 2013   Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
Libbey Park, Ojai, CA

June 29, 2013   Deltafusion
Victory Park, Stockton, CA

June 29-30, 2013   Lake Arrowhead Rotary Art and Wine Festival
Tavern Bay Beach Club, Lake Arrowhead, CA

June 29-30, 2013   Mountaineer Days
Downtown, Wrightwood, CA

June 29-30, 2013   Gourdstock Festival, 2013
Bates Nut Farm, Valley Center, CA

June 29-30, 2013   San Francisco LGBT Pride
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA

June 30, 2013   Secession Days
Downtown, Rough and Ready, CA

June 30, 2013   Ventura Arts and Crafts Shows
Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

June 30, 2013   Ventura Flea Market
Ventura Fairgrounds, Ventura, CA

June 30, 2013   Expo Quinceanera Magazine
Riverside Auditorium, Riverside, CA

June 30-31, 2013   The Festival of Arts
Canyon Park, Laguna Beach, CA

June 2012 California Festivals and Events

LINCOLN-Downtown Lincoln Classic Car Show
rodsnrelics.net

PLEASANTON-Goodguys Rod & Custom Show
good-guys.com/events/eventsList.aspx?year=2012

POMONA-Pomona Swap Meet
June 3
pomonaswapmeet.com

DOWNEY-Downey’s Greek Festival
stgeorgedowney.org

VISALIA-The 2012 Central Valley Egyptian Festival
FaceBook.com/EgyptianFestival

SAN DIEGO-Kidsfest,
kidsfestsandiego.com

WALNUT CREEK-Spring Semi, Annual Sidewalk Sale
walnutcreekdowntown.com

PT. ARENA-Pt. Arena Craft Fair and Bazaar
Located AT: Pt. Arena City Hall/Vets Hall, 24000 S. Highway One, Pt. Arena, CA 95468

LOMPOC-Lompoc Spring Arts Festival
flowerfestival.org

LOMPOC-Annual Flower Festival
flowerfestival.org

SAN FRANCISCO-Treasure Island Flea Market
TreasureIslandFlea.com

LOS ANGELES-American Heroes Air Show
heroes-airshow.com

California Fairs Events

Upcoming Fairs events in California include El Dorado County Fair in Placerville, Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Redwood Acres Fair in Eureka and Marin County Fair in San Rafael.

San Diego County Fair

Juneto July
Del Mar
If you’re looking for an entertaining experience, the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California is the place to go. Held from mid June to mid July, the fair is full of excitement, concerts, special events, attractions and much more to provide entertainment for anyone.
San Mateo County Fair
June
San Mateo
The San Mateo County Fair in San Mateo, California is a great fair experience with tons of fun for the entire family. It is in the month of June in the great town and county of San Mateo.
Some Western Cali events
June 1 Planetary Dance – Mt. Tamalpais, CA
June 7-8 Union Street Festival – San Francisco, CA
June 8 Haight Ashbury Street Fair – San Francisco, CA
June 11-22 NCDC Summer Dance Camp – near Fresno, CA
June 12-15 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival – Grass Valley, CA
June 13-15 Reggae in the Hills – Angels Camp, CA
June 13-15 Live Oak Festival – Santa Ynez, CA
June 14-15 Fairfax Festival – Fairfax, CA
June 20-22 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival – Boonville, CA
June 21-22 San Francisco Free Folk Festival – SF, CA
June 21-22 Berkeley World Music Festival- Berkeley, CA
June 26-27 West Coast Contact Improv Jam – Berkeley, CA
June 27-29 Kate Wolf Memorial Festival – Laytonville, CA
Postponed till 2015 The Bounce Festival – Belden, CA
Postponed till 2015 Mount Tam Jam – Marin County, CA

Merced County Fair
June
Merced
During the month of June, the town of Merced, in central California, hosts its annual county fair. Held at the Merced County Fairground, the fair has a rich and long-standing history.
Shasta District Fair
June
Anderson
The Fair draws over 105,000 people during the 5-day event, the largest event in Shasta County . The Fair features livestock exhibits, arts & crafts, carnival, entertainment, food and drink.
San Joaquin County Fair
June
Stockton
The San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton, California is one of the oldest fairs on the West Coast and can today be seen as reflecting the changing nature of the county. San Joaquin’s traditional farming roots have gradually been supplanted by a more affluent population of Bay Area commuters and the San Joaquin County Fair has changed along with its people.
El Dorado County Fair
Placerville
For many of us a fair is a chance to relax and enjoy the day with a family member, a friend or an acquaintance and it is no different when it comes to the El Dorado County Fair in Placerville CA. Taking place in sunny California the fair offers a variety of events, contests and demonstrations.
Alameda County Fair
Pleasanton
The Alameda County Fair, a much-anticipated Pleasanton event, celebrates the unique and vibrant heritage of this California county. The award-winning celebration has seen substantial growth in the first decade of this century, leading to multiple distinctions as the “fastest growing fair in America”.
Sonoma-Marin Fair
Petaluma
The Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma CA is an annual event organized by the 4th District Agricultural Association in California. The event takes place every year around June, lasting for about 5 days, at the Petaluma Fairgrounds in Petaluma California.
Redwood Acres Fair
Eureka
If you’re looking for a fun family day, visit the Redwood Acres Fair in Eureka, California! The largest Class III fair in California boasting over 50,000 attendees every year is held in the last full week of June with intermittent events scheduled throughout the year.
Marin County Fair
June and  July
San Rafael
The Marin County Fair, held in San Rafael, is one of the highlights of the California Bay area summer. This award-winning Fair has been a hit with area residents and visitors alike since it began in 1945, and each year brings new and exciting entertainment.

High Desert Music Festival and BBQ Showdown
Date: June 28-29, 2014
Address: 14800 7th Street, Victorville,CA 92395
Description: Join us again for another year of award winning music and entertainment. Featuring two stages of live entertainment headlined by the legendary LAKESIDE, old school giant, TIERRA, toe stopping ROD PIAZZA AND MIGHTY FLYERS, BIG PAPA and the TCB and WUMBLOOZO playing blues the way it oughta be; the Caravan of All Stars high energy blues, rhythm and soul show and a special tribute to Motown and the Temptations, featuring the renown 5 Tempting Men. Our International Showcase stage highlights rock, pop, country, rock n Española, old school and more.
In addition to the music and entertainment, the HDMF host the HIGH DESERT BBQ SHOWDOWN. Gather your taste buds and experience the very best in BBQ as the nation’s top pit masters compete in the High Desert BBQ Showdown. BBQ top grillers compete in this jaw droppin’, smoke out that will crown the SHOWDOWN king. The prestigious Kansas City Barbecue Society has sanctioned this event which features competitions in four mouth-watering categories: Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs, Chicken and Pork. One team also will be named champion of the event and as a festival goer, you can cast your vote toward the People’s Choice award.
Tickets can be purchased at retail outlets in the Inland Empire, the High Desert Event Center and on line.
Discounts for military and seniors and groups are available. Contact the office for details.
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Sawdust Arts Festival 2014
Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA. 92651
Description from their site: “200 Laguna Beach artists invite visitors to stroll along sawdust-covered paths through a village of fine arts and superb crafts. Since 1966 this event has drawn visitors from around the world who are looking for one-of-a-kind artwork, including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, photographs, sculptures, hand-blown glass and more. Meet and purchase directly from the artists! Varied art demonstrations including glass blowing, complimentary art workshops, children’s art activities, refreshments and live entertainment make this a memorable event.”
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Napa County Fair & Fireworks
July
Location: 1435 N Oak Street, Calistoga, CA 94515
URL: http://www.napacountyfair.org/index.html
Description: Celebrating the arts, wine, food, and culture of Napa Valley! Always over the 4th of July weekend, visitors will experience unique events, demonstrations, contests, and concerts.
Vendor Contact information: Heather Belford
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San Diego Spirits Festival 2014
Address: Port Pavilion Broadway Pier
Description: San Diego Spirits Festival is a nationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, seminars, competitions and culture, held annually at the start of summer on the Beautiful San Diego Bay with ancillary events held in the Historic Gaslamp District.
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Festival of Arts 2014
Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Description: Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts returns for its 81st year in 2013! Explore this juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstrations, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. There are even daily art classes for kids! Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all.

Circus Vargas Woodland Hills All Southern California Shows on sale. See trapeze artists, motorcycle daredevils, clowns, juggling, music and singing. 50% off adult and kids tickets.
This Weekend in Los Angeles. Check out our detail list of over 100 shows and activities. Ever thing from food tours to harbor cruises. Kids and adult activities for the Los Angles area.

This Weekend in Orange County still looking for something to do then check out these fun activities. Comedy Clubs, Guided Tours and sporting events in the OC
Knott’s Berry Farm special offer tickets $28.00 off Best Orange County theme park deal. 165 rides, shows and attractions. Our tickets are cheaper than Knott’s online price.
Pacific Electric Weekend at the Railway 6/14/2014 -6/15/2014 and Rods & Rails featuring classic cars from the 1920s to 1970s.. 06/14/2014 9:00am – 5:00pm. Perris California.
Ojai Music Festival Holds its concerts in the Libbey Bowl, marked sacred by the Chumash Indians. June 12 -15, 2014. The Ojai Valley is located about 12 miles inland from Ventura.
San Diego OysterFest June 15, 2014. San Diego’s favorite bands, including Matt & Kim, Who & Paulo, Boombox and several DJs. Save $7.00 on ticket. 21 and older event.
Mulholland Highway Drive through the Santa Monica Mountains. Check out all the exotic cars and you visit the many points of interest along this legendary Los Angeles highway.
Koroneburg Renaissance Festival actors and performers roam a European Village. Event runs through June 15, 2014. Saturdays, Sundays only. Riverview Park, Corona, California
Gumby Fest Glendora June 14, 2014 with film screenings, demonstrations, memorabilia, workshops, historical displays and plenty of games, contests and activities for the kids

Irish Festival And Fair Long beach Irish food, drink and entertainment highlight this two day event at Eldorado Park. June 14 -15, 2014. Import shops and arts and crafts vendors.
Weekend Scenic Train Rides. The train travels through century old citrus and avocado groves in the beautiful Heritage Valley. Take a leisurely trip back in time to California 1950.
American Heroes Air Show Hansen Dam Free Admission. Helicopters on static display for your to inspect. June 21, 2014. Profiles the dynamic role of rotary-wing aviation in law enforcement
USS IOWA San Pedro Take a tour of this huge battleship. This naval museum that honors the contributions of the USS Iowa and its crew at important moments in American history
Doheny Surf Festival is a celebration of surf culture and t role Doheny has played in the development of surfing in California. June 28 -29, 2014. Free admission this year.
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you from the desert floor to the cool San Jacinto mountains. tram climbs 8,563 feet in about 15 minutes rotating 360 degrees.
Aquarium of the Pacific afternoon tickets Kids $7.00- Adults $14.00 Afternoons are much less crowded, enjoy a more relaxed visit plus the savings are huge.
San Diego Events Search through over 100 shows, concerts, family events and outdoor activities. Most shows discounted some are even free. Chek out all the events.
Paranormal Spirit Walk Aboard the Queen Mary Guided tour through areas from the decks to the pool and then on to the boiler rooms. Informative and fun tour. Save 50% off tickets.
53rd Annual Fiesta of Gems show on Saturday, June 28 and 29, 2014. Featured gem stones are Rubies and Emeralds. jewelry making classes. Admission and parking are free.
2014 Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival June 24 Through August 2. 2014. an intimate setting for local artists and artisans to showcase their wares alongside some more mass produced pieces.

Top July festivals in California this summer

4th of July festivities and events in California, July festivals you can’t miss, and some other great events this summer in California.  Check out the list and add your own favorites if we missed one.  Free submissions for festivals!

San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds takes place from June 7, 2014 through July 5, 2014. Closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays. Guide to deals and discounts.

July 3-6 High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA
July 10-13 California Worldfest – Grass Valley, CA
July 17-20 Wanderlust Festival – CA

7/13/2014 LA Cuban Festival in Long Beach, California, USA

7/17/2014 Summer Sessions with Slightly Stoopid, NOFX, Steph
Tahoe Vista, California, USA

July 3, 2014

TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Boz Scaggs.

July 4, 2014

PARADES
HOLLISTER: Hollister Rally Motorcyle Festival, July 4-6, 2014. Annual event is gathering of some 150,000 motorcycle riders with camping available at a nearby campground.
HUNTINGTON BEACH: 4th of July Parade & Firesworks Show. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main & PCH. Fireworks and 9 p.m. next to Huntington Beach Pier. Both are free.
LONG BEACH: Queen Mary Fireworks Display. queenmary.com
OCEANSIDE: Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade in Oceanside Harbor. Time: 1-2:30 p.m. Contact: (760) 722-5751
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco 4th of July Waterfront Celebration. Music starting at Noon. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm Pier 39, Beach Street and the Embarcadero. Free admission.
SAN PEDRO: Port of Los Angeles Fireworks Show.
SOLVANG: Parade & Fireworks Show at Santa Ines Mission. solvangusa.com

July 5, 2014

HOLLISTER: Hollister Rally Motorcyle Festival, July 4-6, 2014. Annual event is gathering of some 150,000 motorcycle riders with camping available at a nearby campground.
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Kenny G.

July 6, 2014

HOLLISTER: Hollister Rally Motorcyle Festival, July 4-6, 2014. Annual event is gathering of some 150,000 motorcycle riders with camping available at a nearby campground.

BRENTWOOD: Brentwood CornFest, July 11-13, 2014

July 12, 2014

BRENTWOOD: Brentwood CornFest, July 11-13, 2014
CHICO: Summerfest. Event includes food samples and food from local restaurants, caterers, food trucks, bakeries, and beverage vendors with beer/wine & live music. Ticket: Age 3-12 $5. ($6.17 w/service fee) Includes 5 Food Sampling Tickets & Admission Adult $21.69 w/service fee includes 10 Food Sampling Tickets & Admission. Location: Manazanita Place, 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico, CA. summerfestchico.com
IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival, July 12 & 13, 2014
LOS ANGELES Garagiste Festival
PASO ROBLES: Lavender Festival. Free. Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Downtown City Park. pasoroblesdowntown.org
POINT REYES: Night of Nights
REDWOOD CITY: Kiwanis Farmers Market, Saturdays April – November. Time: 8 a.m. – Noon. Location: 500 Block of Arguello, near the Sequoia Train Station. This market is the oldest and largest farmers market on the Peninsula, started in 1979.
SAN DIEGO: The Ultimate Dog Lovers
SAN JOSE: Buddhist Obon Festival, July 12-13. Game booths, food, cultural exhibits, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko, plus more than 1,200 dancers. Noon . 640 N. Fifth St. San Jose, CA. sjbetsuin.com/obon.

July 13, 2014

BRENTWOOD: Brentwood CornFest, July 11-13, 2014
IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival, July 12 & 13, 2014
SAN JOSE: Buddhist Obon Festival, July 12-13. Game booths, food, cultural exhibits, the Chidori Band, San Jose Taiko, plus more than 1,200 dancers. Noon . 640 N. Fifth St. San Jose, CA. sjbetsuin.com/obon.
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Chris Botti.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Bastille Day Sing-along

SAN DIEGO: Festival of Bells, July 18-20, 2014

July 19, 2014

GREENVILLE: Gold Digger Days, July 19 & 20, 2014
LONG BEACH: SUP Love Long Beach Festival with Run, Swim, Paddle and on Sunday the 20th there will be a 4.5 mile prone and standup race. lovelongbeachfestival.com
POINT REYES SEASHORE: Big Time Festival
REDWOOD CITY: Kiwanis Farmers Market, Saturdays April – November. Time: 8 a.m. – Noon. Location: 500 Block of Arguello, near the Sequoia Train Station. This market is the oldest and largest farmers market on the Peninsula, started in 1979.
SAN DIEGO: Festival of Bells, July 18-20, 2014
TEHACHAPI: Tehachapi Brewfest. Food and craft brew meals served by the area’s great restaurants. 21+, $45. tehachapibrew.com
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Pat Metheny

July 20, 2014

GREENVILLE: Gold Digger Days, July 19 & 20, 2014
LOS ANGELES: The Ultimate Dog Lovers
SAN DIEGO: Festival of Bells, July 18-20, 2014
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Jesse Cook.

July 23, 2014

SANTA ROSA: Move Live on Tour! Superstar

July 24, 2014

PASO ROBLES: Free Pancake Breakfast. Eat free pancakes with all of the fixins’ in Downtown City Park for this free community tradition. Family-friendly and relaxed, stop by the park for a stack of pancakes, catch up on old times and enjoy this free breakfast! Tickets can be found in any of the downtown merchants. Time: 7:30- 10:30 a.m. Location: Paso Robles Downtown City Park, pasoroblesdowntown.org

July 25, 2014

McCLOUD: Lumberjack Fiesta July 25-27, 2014

July 26, 2014

McCLOUD: Lumberjack Fiesta July 25-27, 2014
BIG BEAR LAKE: Spirits of The West Brews Fest. Celebrating Big Bear Valley’s National Day of The Cowboy. Time: 1
CYPRESS: Cypress Community Festival.
REDWOOD CITY: PAL Blues Festival
OXNARD: Oxnard Salsa Festival July 26-27, 2014 Free Admission! Award-winning Salsa Festival is held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. oxnardsalsafestival.com.
PLEASANTON: The Great Bull Run – at Alameda County Fairgrounds. Dodge (18) 1,500-pound bulls as they run a quarter-mile course and the insanely fun tomato food fight, Tomato Royale! Music, tasty food, cold beer, mechanical bulls, foam dance pits and more! Cost: $10 – 55. thegreatbullrun.com
TEMECULA: Thornton Jazz Series with Love & Soul featuring Norman Brown, plus Jonathan Butler.

July 27, 2014

McCLOUD: Lumberjack Fiesta July 25-27, 2014
OXNARD: Oxnard Salsa Festival July 26-27, 2014 Free Admission! Award-winning Salsa Festival is held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. oxnardsalsafestival.com.

August California festivals

The complete listings of all the California celebrations in August and county fairs in CA that are well-regarded all over the country!  The long list of all the top things to do in California this year!

Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival
Address: Rainbow Lagoon, (400-403) Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Description: The Long Beach Crawfish Festival, now in its 19th year, serves delicious Cajun Crawfish dinners, prepared Louisiana-style and spiced to perfection in the world’s largest crawfish steamers. The feast includes succulent red baby potatoes, buttery corn on the cob with creamy, delectable dipping sauce. Dance to rousing Cajun and Zydeco bands and join the Second Line Dancing Parade featuring New Orleans High Steppers. Enjoy the food, beach bars, culture and ambient lifestyle, including a children’s area, at the nation’s largest Crawfish Festival experience outside of Louisiana.
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Bodega Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival
Address: Watts Ranch on Bodega Highway right next to the town of Bodega
Description from the event organizer : ” This exciting festival showcases the best of California’s wineries and breweries, artists and craftspeople, as well as featuring outstanding entertainment, and of course a delicious selection of seafood vendors. The new location this year at the Watts Ranch in the picturesque town of Bodega on scenic Bodega Highway. This annual fundraiser, benefiting both the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Dept, also has wonderful activities for kids, and environmental exhibits. Enjoy mouth watering barbequed oysters, crab cakes, cedar plank salmon, Maine lobster rolls, albacore wrapped in bacon, or seafood jambalaya, just a few of the entrees served up at the festival. A juried art and craft marketplace of a 100 top quality artisans from throughout California. The wine and micro brewed beer tasting, will feature 25 wineries and a dozen microbreweries. There will be lots of entertainment on 3 stages, including an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, swing, cajun, and latin, as well as jugglers, puppets, and dance.”

Modoc County Fair August Cedarville
Summer adventurers, prepare to add a new stop to your list of destinations to wander! Make the Modoc County Fair, at the District Fairgrounds in Cedarville, California, your annual August focal point for an authentic window into western American life, then and now.

Solano County Fair August Vallejo
If you’re looking for some family fun, go check out the Solano County Fair in Vallejo, California. This event is held over several days in August, and has something for everybody in the family.

Ventura County Fair August Ventura
As the summer comes to a close in August, Southern California residents begin to prepare for the opening of the Ventura County Fair. It is a wonderful event for the entire family to enjoy and features attractions and events for people of all ages.

Yuba-Sutter Fair August Yuba City
Don’t miss out on the Yuba-Sutter Fair, an outstanding event in Yuba City, California that has a long and rich history. The first time this fair was held was in August 1858, when it was the California State Fair.

Redwood Empire Fair August Ukiah
The Redwood Empire Fair is a yearly event in Ukiah, California, deep in the heart of Mendocino county, or Mendonesia, as the locals like to call it. This is beautiful country where redwood trees abound, and that’s enough of a reason to go right there, but if you go to the Redwood Empire Fair in Ukiah they’ll show you a classic town fair carnival and a good time.

Del Norte County Fair August Crescent City
There is nothing quite as classically American and as indicative of the arrival of fall as a county fair! For the residents of the Crescent City California area, fall is rung in by the Del Norte county fair held each August at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.

Santa Clara County Fair August San Jose
The Santa Clara County Fair is coming to town! Annually in San Jose’s Santa Clara County Fairground, a grand event takes place, and that event is the Santa Clary County Fair.

Napa Town and Country Fair August Napa
The Napa Town and Country Fair is an annual event organized by the 25th District Agricultural Association, State of California. The event takes place every year, around August, lasting for about 5 days, at the Napa Valley expo in downtown Napa.

Siskiyou Golden Fair August Yreka
A vibrant experience as long as those idiot relatives of Jodi Arias don’t show up.  Angela pigvomit Arias will probably go as she will be looking for her 5th husband; look out boys! Be part of an amazingly eventful fair! The Siskiyou Golden Fair in Yreka, California is a famous yearly festival organized by the California Fairs Alliance, a branch of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and benefits from local and national sponsorship and partnerships.

Sierra County Fair in Quincy
California fairs are held throughout the year with over 70 annual events to enjoy; the Plumas-Sierra county fair in Quincy is undoubtedly one of the most popular among the rest. Their mission is to develop educational exhibits and to promote agricultural resources in the community.

Nevada County Fair August Grass Valley
The Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley is one of the most popular of California’s many fairs. Think it’s too hot in California in August?

Humboldt County Fair August Ferndale
The Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, California is a celebration of the region’s rich agricultural heritage. This Humboldt tradition that began in 1896 has the distinction of being the longest continuously running Fair in the State.

Gravenstein Apple Fair August Sebastopol
The Gravenstein Apple Fair held in Sebastopol, California highlights one of Sonoma County’s unsung wonders, the best pie apple that ever fell from a tree! Every year, come apple picking time, when the gravensteins are perfect for gathering, the community of Sebastopol celebrates the rich tradition of American apple pie.

Yolo County Fair August Woodland
The Yolo County Fair is a week full of fun for everyone! Held at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, California, this annual event has been voted “Best Yolo County Event” in years past.

Annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival August Lancaster
The Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival is an annual ten-day celebration that takes place in Lancaster, California. The fair is held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, a beautiful and enormous venue.

Butte County Fair August Gridley
The Butte County Fair in Gridley CA is an entertaining and adventurous way to have family fun in Gridley, California. The fair comes to town every year in August.

Trinity County Fair August Hayfork
Offering something for everyone, the Trinity County Fair is the largest fair in the Trinity County region. One of the biggest and most exciting events at the fair is the junior livestock auction, where young people from all around the Trinity County area sell and buy livestock.

Monterey County Fair August
to September Monterey
The Monterey County Fair in Monterey, California is a six day extravaganza of fun for the entire family. The fair, also known as MCF, is located on the 22 acre fairgrounds of this gorgeous city.
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mammoth blues fest Annual Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza & Festival of Beers
Date: August
Time: varies
Address: Mammoth Lakes, California 93546
URL: www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com
Description from the organizer: “ Successfully celebrating its 14th year, Mammoth’s Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza promises an energetic lineup of blues talent and a grand tasting of microbrews from around the country. It all takes place outdoors among the pines at Sam’s Wood Site, located on Minaret Road between Main Street and Meridian Blvd., with California’s Eastern High Sierra as the backdrop. Mammoth’s Festival of Beers features more than 70 of the country’s best microbreweries. Along with the beer and blues, a “Blues-style” BBQ and plenty of other food-stuff will satisfy the heartiest of appetites and keep the party going and the Sunday Morning Hangover Party. ”
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California Beer Festival – Santa Cruz
Location: Aptos Village Park, Santa Cruz, CA
Email: info@californiabeerfestival.com
Phone: (805) 323-5691
URL: http://californiabeerfestival.com/
Description: The California Beer Festival (CBF) is back! CBF is proud to educate the public on the Craft Beer movement, celebrate great beer and raise money for local charities! Live music, great local food, and sampling of over 60 craft beers! This is the event of the year for any beer enthusiast! Tickets available online at www.californiabeerfestival.com. Event is 21 years of age or older with Valid ID.
Vendor Contact information: info@californiabeerfestival.com
Attendance: 3,000

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