Bay Area Craft Beer Festival 2018

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

April 21, 2018

Martinez Waterfront Park, N Court St & Joe DiMaggio Dr Martinez, CA, Martinez, California

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival 2018

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

April 21, 2018

Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara, California

Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival 2018

Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival

April 21, 2018

Roosevelt Park, 1615 9th Street Sacramento, CA, Sacramento, California

Sacramento Zoo Earth Fest 2018

Sacramento Zoo Earth Fest

April 21, 2018

Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W Land Park Dr Sacramento, CA, Sacramento, California

Festival Of The Flowers 2018

Festival Of The Flowers

April 21, 2018

Eden Gardens, 3900 Brennan Rd Moorpark, Moorpark, California

San Diego EarthWorks EarthFair 2018

San Diego EarthWorks EarthFair

April 22, 2018

Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado San Diego, CA, San Diego, California

IDRC InstaFame Car Show 2018

IDRC InstaFame Car Show

April 22, 2018

Auto Club Dragway, 9300 Cherry Ave Fontana, CA, Fontana, California

28th Spring Lancaster Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale 2018

28th Spring Lancaster Dollhouse Miniature Show & Sale

April 22, 2018

Lancaster Farm & Home Center, Lancaster, California

San Francisco Salsa Festival 2018

San Francisco Salsa Festival

April 23, 2018

San Francisco Airport Marriot Waterfront, 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, California

WonderCon 2018

WonderCon

April 23, 2018

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave Anaheim, CA, Anaheim, California

Santa Anita Winners' Circle BBQ Championship 2018

Santa Anita Winners' Circle BBQ Championship

April 24, 2018

Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr Arcadia, CA, Arcadia, California

Kern County Scottish Games & Gathering 2018

Kern County Scottish Games & Gathering

April 24, 2018

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

LAWEBFEST 2018

LAWEBFEST

April 27, 2018

Sony Pictures Entertainment, 10202 Washington Blvd Culver City, Culver City, California

Stagecoach 2018

Stagecoach

April 27, 2018

Indio, California

America's Family Pet Expo 2018

America's Family Pet Expo

April 27, 2018

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr Costa Mesa, CA, Costa Mesa, California

Porterville Iris Festival 2018

Porterville Iris Festival

April 28, 2018

Multiple Locations in Porterville, Porterville, CA, Porterville, California

International Children’s Festival 2018

International Children’s Festival

April 28, 2018

Discovery Meadow Park, 180 Woz Way San Jose, San Jose, California

International Mobile Film Festival 2018

International Mobile Film Festival

April 28, 2018

7310 Miramar Rd, San Diego, California

Mission Federal ArtWalk 2018

Mission Federal ArtWalk

April 28, 2018

Little Italy around India Street and Date Street, India St & Date St San Diego, CA, San Diego, California

Woodland Celtic Games & Festival 2018

Woodland Celtic Games & Festival

April 28, 2018

Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1125 East St Woodland, Woodland, California

Sierra Poetry Festival 2018

Sierra Poetry Festival

April 28, 2018

Sierra College Nevada County Campus, 250 Sierra College Dr Grass Valley, Grass Valley, California

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, The Coolest Show on Earth 2018

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, The Coolest Show on Earth

April 29, 2018

Half Moon Bay Airport (HAF), Half Moon Bay, California

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show 2018

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

April 29, 2018

Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, CA, Half Moon Bay, California

Ukulele Festival of Northern California 2018

Ukulele Festival of Northern California

April 29, 2018

Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward, CA, Hayward, California

Glen Park Festival 2018

Glen Park Festival

April 29, 2018

Diamond Street & Wilder Street, Diamond St & Wilder St San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, 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.