California Festivals 2016, 2017

California Roots Music and Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Monterey County Fairgrounds - Monterey, CA 39340, Monterey, California

California Roots Music and Arts Festival is held for three days each year in Monterey, California. It has music and art from locally grown artists from the state. The festival is an event the whole family and community can enjoy together. Some of the profits from this festival go to help local nonprofit companies and charities... Read More
BottleRock Festival 2016

May, 2016

Napa Valley Expo, Napa, California

The Bottle Rock Festival in Napa Valley has entertainment, food, wine, beer, and art. The festival features a culinary stage that feature chefs and vinters perform demonstrations and entertain. Musical groups perform on stage and local artists display their work. Many local restaurants and cafes participate providing a wide variety of food. Bottle Rock Festival provides activities for children and adults... Read More
Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival 2016

June, 2016

Downtown Streets - Sunnyvale, CA 94010, Sunnyvale, California

The Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival is one of the biggest summer events in Silicon Valley for over 40 years. The family-friendly event offers more than 350 food, beverage and art vendors to over 150,000 guests. Attendees can purchase fine art from various artisans, taste the finest selection of wine and beers,.. Read More
Playboy Jazz Festival 2016

June, 2016

Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

The Playboy Jazz Festival, located in Los Angeles, has been bringing down the house with impressive music acts for 37 years and counting. It all goes down at the famous Hollywood Bowl where concert goers can bring their own coolers and revel in the floating melodies coming from the stage... Read More
Gilroy Garlic Festival 2016

July, 2016

Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

Since 1979 the Gilroy Garlic Festival has been held at Christmas Hill Park every July. About 100,000 people travel to Gilroy, California each year to enjoy music and live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests, arts & crafts, wine tasting, and of course, great tasting garlicky food. Gourmet Alley is a huge outdoor kitchen featuring the world renowned “Pyro Chefs”... Read More
Outside Lands Festival 2016

August, 2016

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

This three day festival holds hidden delights for young and old alike. Presenting a huge line-up of musicians, the festival is an experience to be remembered. Local San Francisco restaurants ply their wares and various booths offer services and goods to attendees. Come for music, stay for fun , and enjoy a one of a kind musical offering... Read More
Long Beach Lobster Festival 2016

September, 2016

Long Beach, California

For almost twenty consecutive years, the Original Long Beach Lobster Festival has been a family friendly event the whole community attends that you won’t want to miss. Held each year at the iconic Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach, CA, the three-day event includes live entertainment for all ages, arts and crafts booths, a giant food court, a children’s stage of fun and games,.. Read More
California Avocado Festival 2016

October, 2016

Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, California

The California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria is a three-day food and music event held every October. In honor of the avocado, the festival features lots of tasty avocado-based recipes to sample and is host to the world's largest guacamole vat. There are also fun contests for the best guacamole dip and the largest avocado. .. Read More
Noise Pop 2017

February, 2017

The Fox Theater, Oakland, California

Noise Pop is a well-established festival in the Bay Area of Northern California. It typically lasts a week, combining music, film, and art into a single, cohesive package. Also featured include a local designer fair called Pop-n-Shop; a workshop revolving around DIY culture called Culture Club; and art gallery shows. To top it off, Noise Pop also has its own Happy Hour... Read More
Self Help Festival 2017

March, 2017

NOS Event Center, San Bernardino, California

A Day To Remember is yet again hosting and curating the Self Help Festival in San Bernardino! This is a one-day festival with almost twenty popular hardcore and post-hardcore bands. Not only will you get the chance to see all your favorite bands perform at the same location but there are also meet and greet opportunities as well!.. Read More
Paid Dues Festival 2017

March, 2017

San Bernardino, CA, San Bernardino, California

The Paid Dues Festival is an annual one day Hip Hop music event. It is considered to be one of the 'must attend' Hip Hop events in the nation. Past festivals have drawn scores of performers ranging from established headliners to the introduction of exciting underground hip-hop acts. If you love hip-hop music, this is the place to be... Read More
Mariposa Butterfly Festival 2016

May 29, 2016

Multiple Locations in Downtown Mariposa, Mariposa, California

An Eclectic Music Festival 2016

May, 2016

Libbey Park Bowl, Ojai, California

Coyote Valley Family Farm Feast 2016

May, 2016

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Morgan Hill, California

Gem Faire and Santa Barbara 2016

May, 2016

Earl Warren Showgrounds - Santa Barbara, CA 93105, Santa Barbara, California

LOS ANGELES TIMES HERO COMPLEX FILM FESTIVAL 2016

May, 2016

Mann's Chinese Theater, Los Angeles, California

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego 2016

May, 2016

Mira Mesa Community Park, San Diego, California

Saint John Eudes Summer Carnival 2016

May, 2016

St. John Eudes Catholic Church - Chatsworth, CA 91311, Chatsworth, California

Asian Pacific Street Festival 2016

May, 2016

Town of Locke, Walnut Grove, California

Stanford Powwow 2016

May, 2016

Stanford Campus , Stanford, California

OC Greek Fest 2016

May, 2016

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Ch. , Anaheim, California

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival 2016

May, 2016

Union Square, San Francisco, California

Falcon Ridge Art Festival 2016

May, 2016

Falcon Ridge Town Center?15 & Summit - Fontana, CA 92336, Fontana, California

Harps Etc Harp Festival 2016

May, 2016

Cafe La Scala, Walnut Creek, California

UCLA Game Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

The Armand Hammer Art Museum (UCLA), Los Angeles, California

Mother's Day Artisan Fair 2016

May, 2016

Harbor Plaza: Suisun City Waterfront , Suisun City, California

Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival 2016

May, 2016

Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Joshua Tree, California

Bay to Breakers 2016

May, 2016

Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

Taste of Anaheim 2016

May, 2016

Anaheim Garden Walk, Anaheim, California

Kern County Basque Festival 2016

May, 2016

Kern County Basque Club, Bakersfield, California

About Festivals in California

Everybody loves a good party, and festivals in California are some of the best. Here's a few of the highlights. Napa Valley is well known for its wine and there's something happening in the area almost every week. Topping the list each year is the Napa Wine and Crafts Fair. This event takes place mid-September and is located in downtown Napa. Over 12,000 people come every year to enjoy the wine, food, and crafts. California music festivals are another great way to relax. Celebrate Memorial Day at the San Diego Jazz Festival. This festival has been drawing in crowds to hear some of the biggest names in jazz for the last 33 years.

In Huntington Beach there is the US Open of Surfing Festival. This is the home of the world's largest surfing competition. This festival also features competitions in skateboarding and BMX, fashion shows, movie premieres, and live music. In redwood country there's Willits Frontier Days, a week-long celebration of July 4th. This is one of the longest running California events, having been celebrated each year since 1927. During the week visitors can enjoy barbecues, rodeos, gunfights, and the annual parade. There's so much to enjoy in California.