Top California festivals in 2017

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Here are some of the best festivals in California for 2017.  Be sure to mark these on your calendars, these are ones not to miss. The top California festivals 2017 is the complete list of all the California festivals and events that you do NOT WANT TO MISS!

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May California festivals and events

May, 2017

  • California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey, California
  • BottleRock Festival in Napa, California

May 02, 2017
Roseville Downtown Tuesday Nights in Roseville, CA today
May 02, 2017
Santa Clarita Swap Meet – May in Santa Clarita, CA today
May 03, 2017
Merced County Spring Fair in Los Banos, CA today
May 03, 2017
Selma Raisin Festival in Selma, CA today
May 03, 2017
Timeless Treasures Boutique – Lakewood in Lakewood, CA today
May 04, 2017
Auburn Ravine Craft Fair in Auburn, CA today
May 04, 2017
Bear Essentials Craft and Gift Show in Arcadia, CA today
May 04, 2017
Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Fest in Visalia, CA today
May 04, 2017
NOS Citrus Fair in San Bernardino, CA today
May 04, 2017
Thursdays on the Green in Fairfield, CA today
May 04, 2017
Villagefest – May in Palm Springs, CA today
May 05, 2017
Cinco de Mayo in Upland, CA today
May 05, 2017
Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Windsor, CA today
May 05, 2017
Dinuba Cinco de Mayo in Dinuba, CA today
May 05, 2017
La Habra Citrus Fair in La Habra, CA today
May 05, 2017
Monrovia Friday Night Family Street Fair – May in Monrovia, CA today
May 05, 2017
Nevada City Craft Fair – Spring in Nevada City, CA today
May 05, 2017
Wilmington Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles, CA today
May 06, 2017
Asian Cultural Festival in San Diego, CA today
May 06, 2017
Breakfast With the Gibbons in Santa Clarita, CA today
May 06, 2017
California Honey Festival in Woodland, CA today
May 06, 2017
Elk Grove Western Festival in Elk Grove, CA today
May 06, 2017
Endangered Species Faire in Chico, CA today
May 06, 2017
Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off Salsa and Beer Tasting in Petaluma, CA today
May 06, 2017
Holi Festival of Colors Oceanside in Oceanside, CA today
May 06, 2017
Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch in Pomona, CA today
May 06, 2017
Mountain View A la Carte and Art in Mountain View, CA today
May 06, 2017
San Clemente Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in San Clemente, CA today
May 06, 2017
San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival in San Francisco, CA today
May 06, 2017
Sierra Madre Art Fair in Sierra Madre, CA today
May 06, 2017
Silverado Chili Cook-Off and Cinco de Mayo Festival in Silverado, CA today
May 06, 2017
Soka University’s Sixteenth International Festival in Aliso Viejo, CA today
May 06, 2017
Spring Fling Community Craft Fair in Red Bluff, CA today
May 06, 2017
Templeton Wine Festival in Templeton, CA today
May 06, 2017
Vacaville Art and Wine Stroll in Vacaville, CA today
May 06, 2017
Wine Tasting in Tujunga, CA today

June California festivals and events

All the top June festivals in California that you can not miss!

July California festivals and events

July, 2017

  • Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California
  • Playboy Jazz Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival in Sunnyvale, California

August California festivals and events

August, 2017

  • Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, California

Top Events coming up in California

Fringe Festival dates in California – Fringe festival is one of the hottest California music festivals besides Coachella.

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September California festivals and events

September, 2017

  • Long Beach Lobster Festival in Long Beach, California
  1. Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair – The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is a great event held in Bishop on September 01, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  2. Strawberry Fall Music Festival – The Strawberry Fall Music Festival is a great event held in Tuolumne on September 01, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  3. Lake County Fair – The Lake County Fair is a great event held in Lakeport on September 01, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  4. Inter-Mountain Fair – The Inter-Mountain Fair is a great event held in Mcarthur on September 01, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  5. Norco Fair – The Norco Fair is a great event held in Norco on September 01, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  6. Villagefest – September – The Villagefest – September is a great event held in Palm Springs on September 01, 2017 to September 16, 2017.
  7. Kris Kringle Boutique- Northridge – The Kris Kringle Boutique- Northridge is a great event held in Northridge on September 02, 2017 to September 03, 2017.
  8. Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival – The Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is a great event held in Homewood on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  9. Tejano Conjunto Festival – The Tejano Conjunto Festival is a great event held in Sacramento on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  10. Pasadena International Gem and Jewelry Show – The Pasadena International Gem and Jewelry Show is a great event held in Pasadena on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  11. Labor Day Weekend Craft Sale – The Labor Day Weekend Craft Sale is a great event held in Mendocino on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  12. Joshua Fest – The Joshua Fest is a great event held in Quincy on September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  13. Mammoth Lakes Labor Day Festival of the Arts – The Mammoth Lakes Labor Day Festival of the Arts is a great event held in Mammoth Lakes on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  14. Bishop Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair – The Bishop Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair is a great event held in Bishop on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  15. Mariposa County Fair – The Mariposa County Fair is a great event held in Mariposa on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  16. Santa Ana Labor Day Festival – The Santa Ana Labor Day Festival is a great event held in Santa Ana on September 02, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  17. L.A. County Fair – The L.A. County Fair is a great event held in Pomona on September 02, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  18. Monrovia Friday Night Family Street Fair – September – The Monrovia Friday Night Family Street Fair – September is a great event held in Monrovia on September 02, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  19. Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival (Formerly Ceda – The Labor Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Festival (Formerly Ceda is a great event held in Arnold on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  20. Arts and Crafts Fair at the Newman Fall Festival – The Arts and Crafts Fair at the Newman Fall Festival is a great event held in Newman on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  21. Millbrae Art and Wine Festival – The Millbrae Art and Wine Festival is a great event held in Millbrae on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  22. Pleasanton Scottish Gathering and Games – The Pleasanton Scottish Gathering and Games is a great event held in Pleasanton on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  23. Paul Bunyon Craft Fair – The Paul Bunyon Craft Fair is a great event held in Fort Bragg on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  24. Aloha Beach Festival – The Aloha Beach Festival is a great event held in Ventura on September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017.
  25. Fiesta Hermosa Arts and Crafts Exhibit and Festival – The Fiesta Hermosa Arts and Crafts Exhibit and Festival is a great event held in Hermosa Beach on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  26. Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival Labor Day – The Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival Labor Day is a great event held in Kernville on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  27. Kings Mountain Art Fair – The Kings Mountain Art Fair is a great event held in Woodside on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  28. Sausalito Art Festival – The Sausalito Art Festival is a great event held in Sausalito on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  29. Long Beach Greek Festival by the Sea – The Long Beach Greek Festival by the Sea is a great event held in Long Beach on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  30. Festival of Sail – The Festival of Sail is a great event held in San Diego on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  31. Morro Bay Art in the Park – September – The Morro Bay Art in the Park – September is a great event held in Morro Bay on September 03, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  32. Santa Clarita Swap Meet – September – The Santa Clarita Swap Meet – September is a great event held in Santa Clarita on September 03, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  33. Livermore Wine Harvest Festival – The Livermore Wine Harvest Festival is a great event held in Livermore on September 04, 2017 to September 05, 2017.
  34. September Monthly Show – The September Monthly Show is a great event held in Pomona on September 04, 2017 to September 19, 2017.
  35. Seasons and Holidays – Upland – The Seasons and Holidays – Upland is a great event held in Upland on September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  36. Banning Stagecoach Days – The Banning Stagecoach Days is a great event held in Banning on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  37. Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair – The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is a great event held in Tulelake on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  38. Madera District Fair – The Madera District Fair is a great event held in Madera on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  39. Anaheim Fall Festival – The Anaheim Fall Festival is a great event held in Anaheim on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  40. Wilmington Fiestas Patrias Celebration – The Wilmington Fiestas Patrias Celebration is a great event held in Los Angeles on September 08, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  41. Cloverdale Car and Motorcycle Show – The Cloverdale Car and Motorcycle Show is a great event held in Cloverdale on September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017.
  42. Santa Rosalia Fisherman’s Festival – The Santa Rosalia Fisherman’s Festival is a great event held in Monterey on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  43. Long Beach Lobster Festival – The Long Beach Lobster Festival is a great event held in Long Beach on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  44. San Mateo International Gem and Jewelry Show – The San Mateo International Gem and Jewelry Show is a great event held in San Mateo on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  45. Roamin Angels Car Show – The Roamin Angels Car Show is a great event held in Grass Valley on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  46. Ventura Fall Home Garden and RV Show – The Ventura Fall Home Garden and RV Show is a great event held in Ventura on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  47. Tall Ships Festival – The Tall Ships Festival is a great event held in Dana Point on September 09, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  48. Honey Bee Festival – The Honey Bee Festival is a great event held in Palo Cedro on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  49. Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Faire – The Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Faire is a great event held in Seal Beach on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  50. Mountain View Art and Wine Festival – The Mountain View Art and Wine Festival is a great event held in Mountain View on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  51. Fire Knife Competition – The Fire Knife Competition is a great event held in Long Beach on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  52. Capitola Art and Wine Festival – The Capitola Art and Wine Festival is a great event held in Capitola on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  53. Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival – The Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival is a great event held in San Francisco on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  54. Castro Valley Fall Festival – The Castro Valley Fall Festival is a great event held in Castro Valley on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  55. Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival – The Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival is a great event held in Pittsburg on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  56. Natural Fiber Fair – The Natural Fiber Fair is a great event held in Arcata on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  57. Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival – The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts and Crafts Festival is a great event held in Truckee on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  58. Petaluma Art in the Park – The Petaluma Art in the Park is a great event held in Petaluma on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  59. Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival – The Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival is a great event held in Guerneville on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  60. Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival – The Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival is a great event held in San Francisco on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  61. Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival – The Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival is a great event held in Ventura on September 10, 2017 to September 11, 2017.
  62. Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest – The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest is a great event held in Big Bear Lake on September 10, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  63. Sacramento Antique Faire – September – The Sacramento Antique Faire – September is a great event held in Sacramento on September 11, 2017 to September 12, 2017.
  64. Oktoberfest – The Oktoberfest is a great event held in Huntington Beach on September 11, 2017 to September 26, 2017.
  65. Timeless Treasures Boutique – Lakewood – The Timeless Treasures Boutique – Lakewood is a great event held in Lakewood on September 14, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  66. Santa Cruz County Fair – The Santa Cruz County Fair is a great event held in Watsonville on September 14, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  67. Tulare County Fair – The Tulare County Fair is a great event held in Tulare on September 14, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  68. Lodi Grape Festival – The Lodi Grape Festival is a great event held in Lodi on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  69. Kerman Harvest Festival – The Kerman Harvest Festival is a great event held in Kerman on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  70. Simi Valley Days – The Simi Valley Days is a great event held in Simi Valley on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  71. Newark Days Celebration – The Newark Days Celebration is a great event held in Newark on September 15, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  72. Twentieth Anniversary Mountain Heritage Days – The Twentieth Anniversary Mountain Heritage Days is a great event held in Oakhurst on September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017.
  73. Monterey Jazz Festival – The Monterey Jazz Festival is a great event held in Monterey on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  74. Millpond Traditional Music Festival – The Millpond Traditional Music Festival is a great event held in Bishop on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  75. Gem Faire / San Rafael – The Gem Faire / San Rafael is a great event held in San Rafael on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  76. Sonoma County Fall Home Show – The Sonoma County Fall Home Show is a great event held in Santa Rosa on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  77. Brea Jazz Festival – The Brea Jazz Festival is a great event held in Brea on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  78. Catalina Festival of Art – The Catalina Festival of Art is a great event held in Avalon on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  79. Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show – The Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show is a great event held in Boonville on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  80. Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion® – The Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion® is a great event held in Ontario on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  81. California Beer Festival – Ventura – The California Beer Festival – Ventura is a great event held in Ventura on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  82. Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show – Pleasanton – The Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show – Pleasanton is a great event held in Pleasanton on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  83. Los Angeles Green Festival – The Los Angeles Green Festival is a great event held in Los Angeles on September 16, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  84. Oktoberfest – The Oktoberfest is a great event held in Anaheim on September 16, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  85. Apple Smorgy Days – The Apple Smorgy Days is a great event held in Camino on September 16, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  86. Bethel Island 50’s Bash – The Bethel Island 50’s Bash is a great event held in Bethel Island on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  87. Lafayette Art and Wine Festival – The Lafayette Art and Wine Festival is a great event held in Lafayette on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  88. Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival – The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is a great event held in Mill Valley on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  89. North Country Fair – The North Country Fair is a great event held in Arcata on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  90. Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival – The Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival is a great event held in Santa Clara on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  91. Fiestas Patrias California – The Fiestas Patrias California is a great event held in Los Angeles on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  92. Tehachapi Fall Harvest Faire – The Tehachapi Fall Harvest Faire is a great event held in Tehachapi on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  93. Inspired Home Fall Expo San Luis Obispo – The Inspired Home Fall Expo San Luis Obispo is a great event held in San Luis Obispo on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  94. San Diego Ultimate Women’s Expo – The San Diego Ultimate Women’s Expo is a great event held in San Diego on September 17, 2017 to September 18, 2017.
  95. Northern California Renaissance Faire – The Northern California Renaissance Faire is a great event held in Hollister on September 17, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  96. Oktoberfest – Lake Arrowhead – The Oktoberfest – Lake Arrowhead is a great event held in Lake Arrowhead on September 17, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  97. Boa Vista Orchards Arts and Crafts Show – The Boa Vista Orchards Arts and Crafts Show is a great event held in Placerville on September 17, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  98. Pastels USA Exhibition – The Pastels USA Exhibition is a great event held in Morro Bay on September 20, 2017 to October 05, 2017.
  99. Kern County Fair – The Kern County Fair is a great event held in Bakersfield on September 21, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  100. Celebrate Agriculture With the Arts – The Celebrate Agriculture With the Arts is a great event held in Madera on September 21, 2017 to October 06, 2017.
  101. Quilt Craft and Sewing Festival – The Quilt Craft and Sewing Festival is a great event held in Pleasanton on September 22, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  102. Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival – The Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival is a great event held in Dinuba on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  103. Walnut Festival – The Walnut Festival is a great event held in Walnut Creek on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  104. Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair – The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair is a great event held in Grass Valley on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  105. Tehama District Fair – The Tehama District Fair is a great event held in Red Bluff on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  106. Santa Clarita Fall Sale – The Santa Clarita Fall Sale is a great event held in Valencia on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  107. Timeless Treasures Boutique – Huntington Beach – The Timeless Treasures Boutique – Huntington Beach is a great event held in Huntington Beach on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  108. Art at the Classic – The Art at the Classic is a great event held in Grass Valley on September 22, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  109. Oroville Salmon Festival – The Oroville Salmon Festival is a great event held in Oroville on September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  110. Holiday Traditions Granada Hills – The Holiday Traditions Granada Hills is a great event held in Granada Hills on September 23, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
  111. Modesto Home Improvement Show – The Modesto Home Improvement Show is a great event held in Modesto on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  112. Visalia Home Expo – The Visalia Home Expo is a great event held in Visalia on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  113. King Ludwigs Oktoberfest – The King Ludwigs Oktoberfest is a great event held in Beaumont on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  114. Redondo Beach Lobster Festival – The Redondo Beach Lobster Festival is a great event held in Redondo Beach on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  115. Fall Home and Garden Show – The Fall Home and Garden Show is a great event held in Del Mar on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  116. Miramar Air Show – The Miramar Air Show is a great event held in San Diego on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  117. Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival – The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is a great event held in Sonoma on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  118. Monterey Bay Birding Festival – The Monterey Bay Birding Festival is a great event held in Watsonville on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  119. Pasadena Greek Fest – The Pasadena Greek Fest is a great event held in Pasadena on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  120. Palm Springs Body Mind Spirit Weekend – The Palm Springs Body Mind Spirit Weekend is a great event held in Palm Springs on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  121. San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival – The San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival is a great event held in San Juan Capistrano on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  122. Pius Family Days – The Pius Family Days is a great event held in Buena Park on September 23, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  123. California Lemon Festival in Goleta – The California Lemon Festival in Goleta is a great event held in Goleta on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  124. Oceanside Harbor Days – The Oceanside Harbor Days is a great event held in Oceanside on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  125. Montclair Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest – The Montclair Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest is a great event held in Oakland on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  126. Holistic Arts Fair – The Holistic Arts Fair is a great event held in San Jose on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  127. Artwalk Festival of Art – The Artwalk Festival of Art is a great event held in Santa Barbara on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  128. Taste of Morgan Hill – The Taste of Morgan Hill is a great event held in Morgan Hill on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  129. Julian Apple Days Festival – The Julian Apple Days Festival is a great event held in Julian on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  130. Adams Avenue Street Fair – The Adams Avenue Street Fair is a great event held in San Diego on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  131. Pacific Coast Fog Fest – The Pacific Coast Fog Fest is a great event held in Pacifica on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  132. Pacific Islander Festival – The Pacific Islander Festival is a great event held in San Diego on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  133. Fallfest – The Fallfest is a great event held in Monterey on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  134. Old Town Art and Craft Show – The Old Town Art and Craft Show is a great event held in San Diego on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  135. Mineral and Gem Show – The Mineral and Gem Show is a great event held in Santa Rosa on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  136. Jelly Belly Candy Palooza – The Jelly Belly Candy Palooza is a great event held in Fairfield on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  137. Santa Barbara Home and Garden Expo – The Santa Barbara Home and Garden Expo is a great event held in Santa Barbara on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  138. Bay Area Blues Festival – The Bay Area Blues Festival is a great event held in Martinez on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  139. Big Bear Lake Fine Art Festival – The Big Bear Lake Fine Art Festival is a great event held in Big Bear Lake on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  140. Sylmar Olive Festival – The Sylmar Olive Festival is a great event held in Sylmar on September 24, 2017 to September 25, 2017.
  141. San Diego Restaurant Week – The San Diego Restaurant Week is a great event held in San Diego on September 25, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  142. Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festivals – The Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festivals is a great event held in Costa Mesa on September 29, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  143. Orange County Quilt Craft and Sewing Festival – The Orange County Quilt Craft and Sewing Festival is a great event held in Costa Mesa on September 29, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  144. Cabrillo Festival – The Cabrillo Festival is a great event held in San Diego on September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  145. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon Expo – The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon Expo is a great event held in San Jose on September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017.
  146. Gem Faire / Del Mar – The Gem Faire / Del Mar is a great event held in Del Mar on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  147. Sabor de Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival – The Sabor de Mexico Lindo Downtown Festival is a great event held in Huntington Park on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  148. Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show – The Alameda County Fall Home and Garden Show is a great event held in Pleasanton on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  149. Sonoma County Harvest Fair – The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is a great event held in Santa Rosa on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  150. La Mesa Village Oktoberfest – The La Mesa Village Oktoberfest is a great event held in La Mesa on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  151. Tustin Tiller Days – The Tustin Tiller Days is a great event held in Tustin on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  152. Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest – The Menlo Park Sidewalk Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest is a great event held in Menlo Park on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  153. Auburn Fall Home Show – The Auburn Fall Home Show is a great event held in Auburn on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  154. OC Lebanese Festival – The OC Lebanese Festival is a great event held in Orange on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  155. Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show – Ventura – The Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show – Ventura is a great event held in Ventura on September 30, 2017 to October 02, 2017.
  156. Interrnational Harvest Festival – The Interrnational Harvest Festival is a great event held in San Diego on September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2017.
  157. Cruising For the Cause – The Cruising For the Cause is a great event held in Oceanside on September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2017.

October California festivals and events

Here are the highest rated October events in California to check out

  • Anaheim Fall Festival in Anaheim, California
  • Beach Goth in Santa Ana, California
  • California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria, California
  • Cambria Scarecrow Festival in Cambria, California
  • Carmel International Film Festival in Carmel, California
  • Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival in Avalon, California
  • Clam Festival in Pismo Beach, California
  • Tetris Championships in Los Angeles, California
  • Culture Collide in Los Angeles, California
  • Cypress Hill Smokeout in San Bernardino, California
  • Desert Empire Fair in Ridgecrest, California
  • Desert Stars Festival in Pioneertown, California
  • Dia De Los Muertos in Oceanside, California
  • Eagle Rock Music Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Fairfield County Fair in Lancaster, California
  • Festival Supreme in Los Angeles, California
  • Fiesta Fridays in Los Angeles, California
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco, California
  • Harvest Festival in Anaheim, California
  • Harvest Moon Celebration in Walnut Grove, California
  • Hatsune Miku Expo in Los Angeles, California
  • Hoes Down Festival in Guinda, California
  • Hollywood Film Festival in Hollywood, California
  • Irvine Global Village Festival in Irvine, California
  • Joshua Tree Music Festival in Joshua Tree, California
  • Knotfest in San Bernardino, California
  • La Tocada Fest in Los Angeles, California
  • Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California
  • Morro Bay Harbor Festival in Morro Bay, California
  • Other Venice Film Festival in Venice, California
  • Paint the Town Pink in Grass Valley, California
  • Reel Recovery Film Festival in North Hollywood, California
  • Sacramento Horror Film Festival in San Francisco, California
  • Safe in Sound Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Sherman Oaks Street Fair in Sherman Oaks, California
  • Shocktoberfest in Los Alamitos, California
  • Shriekfest in Los Angeles, California
  • Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival in San Jose, California
  • Harvest Festival Ventura in San Francisco, California
  • The Twenty in Sierra Madre, California

November California festivals and events

  • Carlsbad Village Street Faire in Carlsbad, California
  • Santa Clarita Swap Meet in Santa Clarita, California
  • Weaving and Fiber Festival in Torrance, California
  • Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival in Costa Mesa, California
  • Victorian Country Christmas in Chula Vista, California
  • San Francisco Green Festival in Daly City, California
  • Seasons Of The Heart Craft Fair in Eureka, California
  • CA Swan Festival in Marysville, California
  • San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show in San Mateo, California
  • Escondido Tamale Festival in Escondido, California
  • Murder Mystery Express Lunch Train in Fillmore, California
  • Kearney Park Renaissance Faire in Fresno, California
  • Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta in La Quinta, California
  • All American Craft Fair in Lincoln, California
  • Bowser Bash in San Dimas, California
  • San Francisco Green Festival in San Francisco, California
  • San Mateo Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in San Mateo, California
  • Christmas Craft Fair in Vallejo, California
  • Mosaic Craft Fair in Alhambra, California
  • Acorn Festival in Claremont, California
  • Taste of Menudo & Pozole Food Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival in San Diego, California
  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Berkeley, California
  • Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn, California
  • Full in Los Angeles, California
  • Gifts ‘n Tyme Holiday Faire in Napa, California
  • Sacramento Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show in Sacramento, California
  • Valhalla Holiday Faire in South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Knott’s Berry Farm Christmas Crafts Village in Buena Park, California
  • Colusa Holiday Craft Faire in Colusa, California
  • Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in Covina, California
  • Santa’s Shelves Craft Faire in Felton, California
  • Holiday Craft Faire Extravaganza in Granite Bay, California
  • Twentieth Century Arts and Crafts Fair in Hughson, California
  • Twentieth Century Arts and Crafts Fair of Hughson, CA in Hughson, California
  • Thirty in Orinda, California
  • Lindbergh Schweitzer PTA Craft Fair in San Diego, California
  • Lynbrook Holiday Craft Faire in San Jose, California
  • Jingle Fest in Santa Clara, California
  • Encinitas Fall Festival in Encinitas, California
  • Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento, California
  • Global Winter Wonderland Festival in Sacramento, California
  • Talmadge Art Show in San Diego, California
  • Ventura Arts and Crafts Shows in Ventura, California
  • San Diego Jazz Fest in San Diego, California
  • Cornish Christmas Celebration in Grass Valley, California
  • Grass Valley Country Christmas Faire in Grass Valley, California
  • Festival of Trees in Gualala, California
  • Mendocino Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair in Mendocino, California
  • Hillside Farm Arts and Crafts Show in Norco, California
  • Rohnert Park Holiday Arts and Crafts Faire in Rohnert Park, California
  • Celebration of Craftswomen in San Francisco, California
  • Cowgirl Christmas in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland in San Rafael, California
  • Sonora Christmas Festival in Sonora, California
  • Santa’s Coming Arts and Crafts Fair in Valley Center, California
  • Christmas Craft & Art Faire in Auburn, California
  • Christmas Craft & Art Farie in Auburn Ca, California
  • Carpinteria Holiday Faire in Carpinteria, California
  • Dicken’s Faire in Elk Grove, California
  • Village Artisan Faire in Fallbrook, California
  • Christmas Tree Train in Fillmore, California
  • North Pole Express in Fillmore, California
  • Country Christmas Celebration in Julian, California
  • Gem Faire in Monterey, California
  • San Francisco Crystal Fair in San Francisco, California
  • Temecula Winterfest/chilled in Temecula, California
  • Christkindlmarkt in Anaheim, California
  • Morro Bay Holiday Street Fair in Morro Bay, California
  • Art San Diego in San Diego, California
  • Irvine Holiday Faire in Irvine, California
  • Sacramento Arts Festival in Sacramento, California
  • Holiday Open House in Selma, California
  • Joshua Tree National Park Juried Art Exhibition in Twentynine Palms, California
  • Epic ACG Fest in Albany, California
  • Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo in Anaheim, California
  • Cambria Holiday Craft Fair in Cambria, California
  • Campbell Con in Campbell, California
  • Holiday Craft Faire in Carmichael, California
  • Grass Valley Whole Bead Show in Grass Valley, California
  • Johnston House Holiday Emporium in Half Moon Bay, California
  • Coachella Valley Italian Festival in Indian Wells, California
  • Jackalope Art & Craft Fair in Pasadena, California
  • Socal Makercon in Pomona, California
  • Great Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival in Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival in Ridgecrest, California
  • Curie Holiday Craft Fair in San Diego, California
  • Veterans Craft Faire Fundraiser in Santa Clara, California
  • Nottingham Village in Simi Valley, California
  • Country Folk Art Craft Show / Turlock in Turlock, California
  • Holly Days Gift Fair in Vacaville, California
  • Christmas on the Farm/Car Show in Valley Center, California
  • Craft Fest in Walnut Creek, California
  • Uptown Whittier Art & Antique Fall Street Faire in Whittier, California
  • Arts and Crafts Fair in Desert Hot Springs, California
  • La Jolla First Chili COOK OFF in La Jolla, California
  • So Fine on Kline in La Jolla, California
  • Americana Fest in Lake Arrowhead, California
  • Bridal Showplace in Pasadena, California
  • Fall Back Festival in San Diego, California
  • Snow Fest Arts & Craft Show in Simi Valley, California
  • LA Mom EXPO in Alameda, California
  • Apple Valley Holiday Craft Fair in Apple Valley, California
  • Bass Lake Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair in Bass Lake, California
  • Same Time Next Year in Carlsbad, California
  • Holiday Celebrations Bridal Show for Toys for Tots in Costa Mesa, California
  • Women’s Faith & Friendship Connection in Costa Mesa, California
  • 37th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade in Fontana, California
  • Falcon Ridge Arts Festival in Fontana, California
  • The Altar Show, Art of Renewal & Remembrance in Grass Valley, California
  • Festival Of Trees in Gualala, California
  • Juried Art Competition in Gualala, California
  • AFI Fest in Hollywood, California
  • Christmas Craft Show in La Habra, California
  • Holiday Celebrations: Bridal Show for “Toys for Tots” in La Habra, California
  • Coachella Valley Italian Festival in La Quinta, California
  • All American Arts and Craft Fair in Lincoln, California
  • Fiesta Fridays in Los Angeles, California
  • HARD Day of the Dead in Los Angeles, California
  • Los Angeles International Tamale Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Sawdust Art Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Silver Lake Art Craft & Vintage in Los Angeles, California
  • Veterans Craft Faire in Los Angeles, California
  • Crafters For A Cause in Modesto, California
  •  New Urbanism Film Festival in Napa, California
  • ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair in Napa, California
  • Napa Valley Film Festival in Napa, California
  • Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) in Napa, California
  • Torrance Craftsmens Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Faire in Napa, California
  • Art Show | Colorists, Donna Young & Andrea Razzauti in Newport Beach, California
  • IFS SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASES – Horror Film Showcase in North Hollywood, California
  • Sacramento Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in North Hollywood, California
  • Day of the Shred in Oakley, California
  • Choreography Festival in Palm Desert, California
  • Dead Garden Run in Palos Verdes, California
  • Chocolate Festival in Paso Robles, California
  • RVN ‘69 in Paso Robles, California
  • Festival of Lights in Placerville, California
  • Holiday Art Affair in Placerville, California
  • Great Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival in Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Mendocino Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Fair in Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Sacramento Arts Festival in Sacramento, California
  • American Art Festival in Sacramento, California
  • Crocker Art Museum Holiday Art & Craft Festival in Sacramento, California
  • Festival of New American Music (FeNAM) Features 10 Days of Music in Sacramento, California
  • Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Shows-Sacramento in Sacramento, California
  • La Palma Days in Sacramento, California
  • MENUDO and Pozole Food Festival in Sacramento, California
  • Reclaimed Legacies in Sacramento, California
  • Rosemont High Craft Festival and Talent Showcase in Sacramento, California
  • The San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland in Sacramento, California
  • The SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival in Sacramento, California
  • Point Music Film Festival in San Diego, California
  • Santa Clarita Fine Craft Show in San Diego, California
  • Talmadge Fall Art Show in San Diego, California
  • Family Matinee: International Body Music Festival’s Hambone Summit in San Francisco, California
  • Gaslamp Quarter Fall Back Festival in San Francisco, California
  • SF International Boogie Woogie Festival in San Francisco, California
  • The Arabian Shakespeare Festival Presents: OTHELLO in San Francisco, California
  • Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Shows-San Jose in San Jose, California
  • Jingle Fest in San Jose, California
  • San Jose Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in San Jose, California
  • Third Holiday Craft Fair in San Jose, California
  • Mistletoe Madness in San Leandro, California
  • Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Shows-San Mateo in San Mateo, California
  • Taste of MENUDO & Pozole Food Festival in San Rafael, California
  • San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland in San Rafael, California
  • Saint Francis Solano Scholarship Fund Arts & Craft Fair in Sonoma, California
  • Festival Do Turismo Gramado in Sunnyvale, California
  • San Francisco Christmas Cash & Carry Gift Show in Sunnyvale, California
  • Christmas Craft Faire in Torrance, California
  • Downtown Torrance Street Faire in Torrance, California
  • Downtown Torrance Street FaireNovember in Torrance, California
  • Choreography Festival in Valley Center, California
  • Christmas on the Farm and Car Show in Valley Center, California
  • Visalia Veterans Day Parade in Visalia, California
  • Glam Fest in Yorba Linda, California
  • Handel’s Messiah Sing Along in Yorba Linda, California

December California festivals and events

  • SNAP TO GRID in Los Angeles, California
  • Country Christmas in Auburn, California
  • Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair in Berkeley, California
  • Head 2 Toe Women Extravaganza & Toy Drive in Claremont, California
  • Santa’s Last Stand (gift Fair) in Fairfield, California
  • Coastal Arts League Juried Art Show in Half Moon Bay, California
  • Santa’s Helpers Holiday Faire in Napa, California
  • Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire in San Francisco, California
  • Silver Bells Arts & Crafts and Food Faire in San Francisco, California
  • Artisan Craft Faire & Holiday Festival in Santa Rosa, California
  • Taste OF Tamales Food Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade in San Diego, California
  • International Film Festival Summit in San Diego, California
  • International Music Festival Conference in San Diego, California
  • London Film Awards in London, California
  • Country Christmas #2 in Auburn, California
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Carmichael, California
  • Paseo Arts & Holly Fest in Pasadena, California
  • KPFA Winter Crafts Fair in Richmond, California
  • Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival in Buena Park, California
  • Santa Clarita Swap Meet in Santa Clarita, California
  • Dinner With Santa in Fillmore, California
  • California Film Awards in San Diego, California
  • Cherry Valley Winterfest in Cherry Valley, California
  • The Christmas Faire in Chico, California
  • Humboldt Artisans Crafts and Music Festival in Eureka, California
  • Cornish Christmas Celebration in Grass Valley, California
  • Los Banos Chamber of Commerce Downtown Christmas Parade in Los Banos, California
  • Holiday Frolic & Snow Park in Martinez, California
  • Pomona Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show in Pomona, California
  • Selma Holiday Street Faire & Santa Arrival in Selma, California
  • Lassen County Fair’s Holiday Craft Fair in Susanville, California
  • Chula Vista Starlight Parade in Chula Vista, California
  • Piecemakers Christmas Fair in Costa Mesa, California
  • Candy Cane Craft Fair in Diamond Bar, California
  • Christmas in the Village in Fair Oaks, California
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Train in Fillmore, California
  • Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in Folsom, California
  • Santa’s Workshop Fine Art & Craft Faire in Grover Beach, California
  • Indio International Tamale Festival in Indio, California
  • Santa Lucia Festival/ Christmas Village Celebration in Kingsburg, California
  • Festival Navideno CalleOcho LA 2017 in los angeles, California
  • Festival Navideno Calleocho, LA in Los Angeles, California
  • Mill Valley Holiday Craft Fair in Mill Valley, California
  • Hillside Farms Arts and Crafts Show in Norco, California
  • Santas’ Art Shop in Ridgecrest, California
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Roseville, California
  • North Park Toyland Parade & Festival in San Diego, California
  • Downtown Holiday Extravaganza in San Dimas, California
  • It’s a Handmade Cole Valley Christmas! in San Francisco, California
  • Union Street Fantasy of Lights in San Francisco, California
  • Holiday in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair in Santa Rosa, California
  • Christmas at the Waterfront in Suisun City, California
  • Yucca Valley Holiday Craft Fair in Yucca Valley, California
  • Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, California
  • Victorian Christmas in Nevada City, California
  • Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show in Pomona, California
  • December Monthly Show in Pomona, California
  • Christmas Concert, Parade & Movie in Arroyo Grande, California
  • Holiday Craft Fair in Diamond Bar, California
  • Elk Grove Nativity and Musical Festival in Elk Grove, California
  • Santa’s Last Stand (Gift Fair) in Fairfield, California
  • Fallbrook Christmas Parade in Fallbrook, California
  • KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in Inglewood, California
  • La Jolla Christmas Parade & Holiday Festival in La Jolla, California
  • Holiday Parade!! in Los Angeles, California
  • Christmas Boat Parade in Los Angeles, California
  • eVita Parties New Year Eve in Los Angeles, California
  • Fiesta Fridays in Los Angeles, California
  • For the People in Los Angeles, California
  • Lighted Boat Parade in Morro Bay, California
  • Merchants Christmas Street Faire in Morro Bay, California
  • Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in Napa, California
  • Not So Silent Night (Night 1) in Oakland, California
  • Not So Silent Night (Night 2) in Oakland, California
  • X103.9 Merry Meltdown in Ontario, California
  • Oxnard Tamale Festival in Oxnard, California
  • Paseo Arts and Holly Fest in Pasadena, California
  • Paso Robles Christmas Light Parade in Paso Robles, California
  • Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Shows-Pomona in Pomona, California
  • Pomona Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in Pomona, California
  • Santa’s Art Shop in Ridgecrest, California
  • Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade in San Diego, California
  • 91x Wrex The Halls in San Diego, California
  • Handmade in San Diego Craft Fair in San Diego, California
  • OMFG! NYE SD in San Diego, California
  • San Diego Bay Parade of Lights ~ Come Sail with Sail San Diego ~ 12/15 in San Diego, California
  • International Music Festival – San Francisco in San Francisco, California
  • Sea of Dreams NYE in San Francisco, California
  • Silver Bells in San Francisco, California
  • Holiday Parade in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Santa Clarita Swap MeetDecember in Santa Clarita, California
  • A Dickens of a Holiday Craft Fair in Santa Rosa, California
  • The Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa, California
  • Selma Holiday Street Faire and Santa Arrival in Selma, California
  • SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, California
  • SnowGlobe Music Festival 3 Day Pass in South Lake Tahoe, California
  • NUTCRACKER presented by – Pacific Festival Ballet Company in Thousand Oaks, California
  • Pacific Festival Ballet Company: THE NUTCRACKER in Thousand Oaks, California
  • Downtown Torrance Street Faire in Torrance, California
  • Downtown Torrance Street FaireDecember in Torrance, California
  • Ozark Christmas Parade in Union City, California
  • Christmas Stroll in Yuba City, California

Top Cities for festivals in California

Los Angeles festivals and events West Covina Simi Valley
CA State Fair Torrance Visalia
California top events Thousand Oaks Victorville
San Buenaventura Temecula Vallejo
Sacramento Roseville Rancho Cucamonga
Ventura Riverside Salinas
Sunnyvale Richmond Norwalk
Long Beach Orange Rialto
Oakland Oceanside Palmdale
San Francisco  Ontario Pomona
San Diego  Murrieta Moreno Valley
San Jose Lancaster Modesto
Stockton Garden Grove Irvine
Anaheim Burbank Hayward
Fresno Fullerton Huntington Beach
Santa Rosa  Fremont Glendale
San Bernardino  Bakersfield Fontana
Santa Clarita  Berkeley Antioch
Santa Ana  Corona Downey
Santa Maria  Concord El Monte
Inglewood Chula Vista Escondido
Pasadena Carlsbad Elk Grove
Oxnard Costa Mesa Daly City
Santa Clara  El Cajon Fairfield

January California festivals and events

  • Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California
  • Rolando Biel in Los Angeles, California
  • Rose Parade in Los Angeles, California
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California
  • Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta in La Quinta, California
  • Desert Arts Festival in Palm Springs, California
  • Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show in Pomona, California
  • Bridalshowcase in Sacramento, California
  • MIGUEL TRISTAN – LIVE MUSIC AT COLLEGE OF THE DESERT STREET FAIR in Palm Desert, California
  • Awakenings & Beginnings Dance Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Lunar New Year tet Festival @ Qualcomm in San Diego, California
  • The Village Art Faire in San Clemente, California
  • Holtville Carrot Festival in Holtville, California
  • Asian Pacific Lunarfest in Riverside, California
  • Chocolate Infusion in Nevada City, California
  • Yuba Sutter Bridal Show in Yuba City, California
  • Town Square Art Affaire in Cathedral City, California
  • CalFest Convention and Expo in Anaheim, California
  • CHA Conference and Trade Show in Anaheim, California
  • DawahFest Southern California in Anaheim, California
  • Train Expo / Anaheim in Anaheim, California
  • DeSoto County Fair and Livestock Show in Arcadia, California
  • Big Sur Forager’s Festival in Big Sur, California
  • Blythe Bluegrass Music Festival in Blythe, California
  • Battle for the Ring VI in Chino Hills, California
  • Battle for the Ring VII in Chino Hills, California
  • Alumni Festival of Gold in Costa Mesa, California
  • Cat Show Del Mar in Del Mar, California
  • Food and Water Bowl Cat Show in Del Mar, California
  • Weekend Scenic Train Ride in Fillmore, California
  • Granada Hills Grubfest in Granada Hills, California
  • American Fancy Rat and Mouse Show in Hacienda Heights, California
  • Holtville California Rib Cookoff Extravaganza in Holtville, California
  • Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in Idyllwild, California
  • Southwest Arts Festival in Indio, California
  • Art Under the Umbrellas in La Quinta, California
  • Hot Rod & Custom Car Show in La Quinta, California
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Parade & Celebration in Long Beach, California
  • California Gift Show in Los Angeles, California
  • DANNY KAYE FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, California
  • Downtown LA Artwalk @ ART Square! in Los Angeles, California
  • Electronic Fantasy Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • GALLA in Los Angeles, California
  • Guitar Geek Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • INDIE NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles, California
  • LA International New Music Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Los Angeles A Cappella Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood in Los Angeles, California
  • Mockfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Orange County CUE Technology Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Scenic and Wild Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • SCV Street Fair in Los Angeles, California
  • Slamdance Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Southern California Slack Key Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • The LA Art Show in Los Angeles, California
  • Thirty Two Thirty Five in Los Angeles, California
  • Tu B’shvat Nature Fest in Los Angeles, California
  • UCLA HKN’s Emerge Fair in Los Angeles, California
  • Venice Beach Summer Fest in Los Angeles, California
  • Whitehead International Film Festival in Los Angeles, California
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, California
  • Grand National Pigeon Show in Ontario, California
  • Palm Springs Arts FestivalJanuary in Palm Springs, California
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California
  • VillagefestJanuary in Palm Springs, California
  • Bimmerfest in Pasadena, California
  • Los Angeles Baby And Kidz Expo in Pasadena, California
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California
  • Rose Bowl Arts and Crafts Outdoor Festival in Pasadena, California
  • Winter Festival in Poway, California
  • Juried National Show in Redding, California
  • Thirtieth Juried National Show in Redding, California
  • Maeya Art Festival in Rolling Hills Estate, California
  • Uplift presents “Winter Sessions” in San Bernardino, California
  • Village Art Faire in San Clemente, California
  • San Diego Black Film Festival in San Diego, California
  • San Diego’s Black Film Festival in San Diego, California
  • SDRW in San Diego, California
  • Sheila R. Hardin Multicultural Festival in San Diego, California
  • Bay Area Brew Fest in San Francisco, California
  • Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival in San Francisco, California
  • LUNAFEST in San Francisco, California
  • Napa Truffle Festival in San Francisco, California
  • NorCalPCA’s Festival of Cultures in San Francisco, California
  • San Francisco Pride in San Francisco, California
  • SF Sketchfest in San Francisco, California
  • The Brewing Network Winter Brews Festival in San Francisco, California
  • Fenestra Soup and Wine Weekend in San Jose, California
  • NorCalPCA’s Festival of Cultures in San Jose, California
  • San Juan Capistrano Car Show in San Juan Capistrano, California
  • Winter Wine Classic in Santa Barbara, California
  • Santa Clarita Street FairJanuary in Santa Clarita, California
  • Santa Clarita Swap MeetJanuary in Santa Clarita, California
  • Maurice Car’rie Winery Arts and Craft Fair in Temecula, California
  • Taste of Tahiti Festival in Temecula, California
  • Topanga Canyon Gallery Juried Open in Topanga, California
  • Couples Pamper Night Expo in Ventura, California

February California festivals and events

  • Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California
  • Laguna Beach Music Festival in Laguna Beach, California
  • Fresno Marti Gras Dance Festival in Fresno, California
  • Riverside County Fair And National Date Festival in Indio, California
  • San Diego Tet Festival in San Diego, California
  • On the Edge 6, Erotic Photography & Sculpture Exhibit in San Francisco, California
  • Desert Arts Festival in Palm Springs, California
  • Nevada City Mardi Gras Celebration in Nevada City, California
  • Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp in San Diego, California
  • 1st Fridays Art Walk in Salinas, California
  • Art Under the Umbrellas at Old Town La Quinta in La Quinta, California
  • MIGUEL TRISTAN – LIVE MUSIC AT COLLEGE OF THE DESERT STREET FAIR in Palm Desert, California
  • Noise Pop in Oakland, California
  • Russian Festival – San Francisco, CA
  • La Quinta Art Festival – La Quinta CA
  • Migration Festival – Santa Cruz
  • San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival – San Francisco CA
  • Cloverdale Citrus Fair – Cloverdale, CA
  • Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival – Indio, CA
  • Spam Festival – Isleton, CA
  • California Duck Days festival – Davis California
  • Almond Blossom Festival – Ripon, CA
  • Spirit of the Flame Challenge Gymnastics Tourney – San Jose CA
  • Snow Festival – Lake Tahoe, CA

Contra Costa Camp FAir – Lafayette CA
CHOCOLATE FESTIVALS – Belmont Shore, Escondido, Lodi
Holtville Carrot Festival
Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
Indio, California

Olive Festival Finale Weekend at Vin Olivo in Sonoma, California
LONG BEACH Scottish Festival Whiskey Tasting Festival

SOLVANG Wine & Beer Walk

RIPON Almond Blossom Festival & Parade

Palm Desert Greek Festival in Santa Cruz, California

SAN FRANCISCO BAY FLYWAY FESTIVAL in Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
GALT WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL in Galt, CA
WINTER WINGS FESTIVAL in Klamath Falls, Oregon
President’s Day Weekend
BIRDSOURCE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
President’s Day Weekend
CALIFORNIA DUCK DAYS in Davis, CA

Los Angeles Bacon Festival at Paramount Studios, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

African-American Festival

Chocolate Decadence and Pechanga Wine Festival

Top rated California festivals in 2017

Here are our highest rated events from 2016 that are sure to be stellar in 2017.

  1. California State Fair
  2. Lobster fest
  3. Renaissance festival
  4. Coachella
  5. Lavender festival
  6. Indio Music Festival
  7. Poppy Festival
  8. California Bluegrass festival
  9. Avocado Fest
  10. Brewers Festival
  11. San Francisco music festival
  12. California Roots festival
  13. Mushroom Festival
  14. California artisan cheese festival
  15. Reggae festival
  16. Cherry festival
  17. BBQ Festival
  18. San Diego Jazz festival
  19. Shakespeare festival
  20. Tulip Festival
Top California festivals and events rated by desirability and interest.
California events and festivities review
Date Published: 01/22/2017
Highest rated available for 2014 events and festivals in California. Great job in this great state.
5 / 5 stars

March California festivals and events

March, 2017

  • Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino, California
  • Self Help Festival in San Bernardino, California

April California festivals and events

Here are the top April festivals in California

Summer festivals in California to check out

Top California festivals and events

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.

summer festivals in California
Top summer festivals in California festivals and events like Coachella

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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