Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market & Craft Fair 2017

Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market & Craft Fair

February 21, 2017

Center Street Promenade between Clementine Street and Anaheim Boulevard, S Lemon St & W Center Stree, Anaheim, California

FSMA Top2Top Conference 2017

FSMA Top2Top Conference

February 21, 2017

Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr San Diego, CA, San Diego, California

Startup Grind 2017

Startup Grind

February 21, 2017

Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway Redwood City, CA, Redwood City, California

Bakersfield Home & Garden Show 2017

Bakersfield Home & Garden Show

February 21, 2017

Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S P St Bakersfield, CA, Bakersfield, California

Zinfandel Experience 2017

Zinfandel Experience

February 23, 2017

San Francisco, California

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival 2017

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

February 24, 2017

Mistlin Sports Park, 1201 W River Rd Ripon, CA, Ripon, California

Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition 2017

Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition

February 24, 2017

San Francisco County Fair Building, 1199 9th Ave San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, California

Sacramento Brazilian Carnaval 2017

Sacramento Brazilian Carnaval

February 25, 2017

E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, 2420 N St Sacramento, CA, Sacramento, California

Riverside Dickens Festival 2017

Riverside Dickens Festival

February 25, 2017

Main Street between University Avenue and 11th Street, Main St & University Ave Riverside, CA, Riverside, California

El Cerrito Crab Feed 2017

El Cerrito Crab Feed

February 25, 2017

El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Ln El Cerrito, CA, El Cerrito, California

Fresno Tattoo Convention 2017

Fresno Tattoo Convention

February 25, 2017

Fresno Convention Center, 700 M St Fresno, CA, Fresno, California

Bacon and Beer Classic 2017

Bacon and Beer Classic

February 25, 2017

Levi's Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way Santa Clara, CA, Santa Clara, California

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 2017

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942

February 25, 2017

Fort MacArthur Museum, 3601 S Gaffey St San Pedro, CA, San Pedro, California

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival 2017

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival

February 25, 2017

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, 400 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz, California

Fresno Tower District Grand Mardi Gras Parade 2017

Fresno Tower District Grand Mardi Gras Parade

February 26, 2017

Tower District, E Olive Ave & N Wishon Ave Fresno, CA, Fresno, California

Capay Valley Almond Festival 2017

Capay Valley Almond Festival

February 26, 2017

Multiple Locations in Esparto, Esparto, CA, Esparto, California

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration 2017

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration

February 28, 2017

Gaslamp Quarter, Fourth Avenue & E Street San Diego, CA, San Diego, California

Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival 2017

Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival

February, 2017

The Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, California

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2017

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

February, 2017

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

San Jose Winter Jazz Festival 2017

San Jose Winter Jazz Festival

February, 2017

4 North 2nd Street Suite 576, San Jose, CA 95113, San Francisco, California

Shorts Showcase Film Festival 2017

Shorts Showcase Film Festival

February, 2017

Palm Springs, California, United States, Palm Springs, California

Selma Chamber Crab Feed 2017

Selma Chamber Crab Feed

February, 2017

Msgr. Daniel Lopez Hall , Selma, California

San Francisco International Gift Fair 2017

San Francisco International Gift Fair

February, 2017

Moscone Center -South Hall & Esplanade, San Francisco, California

Black History Month Parade and Expo 2017

Black History Month Parade and Expo

February, 2017

Downtown Riverside Pedestrian Mall , Riverside, California

Queen Mary Scottish Festival 2017

Queen Mary Scottish Festival

February, 2017

The Queen Mary , Long Beach, California

About Festivals in California

California is an iconic land of snowy peaks, glistening beaches, road trips, soaring cliffs and hip, happening people. But that’s not all – it’s also the home of a whole range of exciting, innovative and unique festivals. Whether you fancy slurping on some wine, spotting some celebs, boogying away to some booming tunes, admiring some art or something else entirely, California has a fun and frenetic festival to tempt your taste buds. Californian festivals are ripe with variety, with events dedicated to food, wine, art, jazz, pop, rock, sports, fashion, craft beer, cinema, arts, award shows and plenty more.

Perhaps the most famous Californian festival is Coachella, a quintessential and historic music and arts event hosted annually in the heart of the golden desert since 1999. Previous performers have included massive names like Kanye West, Daft Punk, Madonna and Prince, with performances each year across the genres of pop, rock, electronica, hip hop, indie and more. Each festival also plays host to many amazing arts installations and events, so it’s not all about raving and misbehaving.

Among those who prefer a tipple or two, Festival Napa Valley is massively popular. The event holds a diverse range of arts and performances, but the main focus is wine, wine and… wine. The festival typically stretches over many days and features up to 100 wineries. So if you fancy slurping yourself silly with other wine buffs, food fans and art aficionados, this is the place to do it. Napa Valley, a hugely famous and important wine region in itself, also has plenty of other delectable and delicious events throughout the year.

For movers and groovers, there’s Monterey Jazz Fest, the longest-running jazz festival on the planet. More than 500 top jazz artists play each year and previous attendees have included legendary names like Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. The event also features lots of jazz-based conversations, panels, exhibitions and workshops.

Other festivals, like Pageant of the Masters, are particularly unique. In this quirky event, actors pose in an amphitheatre to recreate images from famous paintings. With the additional use of movement, narration, intricate sets and professional orchestras, these images are then brought to life in order to create unusual theatrical mirages of moving, living pictures.