San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair 2018

San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair

February 24, 2018

Downtown San Diego around 3rd Ave & J St, 3rd Ave & J St San Diego, CA, San Diego, California

Wobbleland 2018

Wobbleland

February 24, 2018

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, California

Bacon and Beer Classic 2018

Bacon and Beer Classic

February 24, 2018

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

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival 2018

Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off & Festival

February 24, 2018

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

Brazilian Carnaval with Neguinho da Beija Flor 2018

Brazilian Carnaval with Neguinho da Beija Flor

February 24, 2018

Cafe Club Fais Do-Do, Los Angeles, California

Capay Valley Almond Festival 2018

Capay Valley Almond Festival

February 25, 2018

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

El Cerrito Crab Feed 2018

El Cerrito Crab Feed

February 27, 2018

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

Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival 2018

Los Angeles St. David's Day Festival

February, 2018

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

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2018

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

February, 2018

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

San Jose Winter Jazz Festival 2018

San Jose Winter Jazz Festival

February, 2018

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

Shorts Showcase Film Festival 2018

Shorts Showcase Film Festival

February, 2018

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

Sacramento Brazilian Carnaval 2018

Sacramento Brazilian Carnaval

February, 2018

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

Selma Chamber Crab Feed 2018

Selma Chamber Crab Feed

February, 2018

Msgr. Daniel Lopez Hall , Selma, California

San Francisco International Gift Fair 2018

San Francisco International Gift Fair

February, 2018

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

Rancho Santa Ana Family Bird Festival 2018

Rancho Santa Ana Family Bird Festival

February, 2018

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N College Ave Claremont, CA, Claremont, California

Black History Month Parade and Expo 2018

Black History Month Parade and Expo

February, 2018

Downtown Riverside Pedestrian Mall , Riverside, California

Queen Mary Scottish Festival 2018

Queen Mary Scottish Festival

February, 2018

The Queen Mary , Long Beach, California

The Annual Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference 2018

The Annual Digital Author and Indie Publishing Conference

February, 2018

Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys, California

Anime Expo 2018

Anime Expo

February, 2018

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, California

Leucadia Farmers MarketFebruary 2018

Leucadia Farmers MarketFebruary

February, 2018

Paul Ecke Elementary School - Leucadia, CA 92024, Leucadia, California

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival 2018

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

February, 2018

Riverside County Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia St Indio, CA, Indio, California

Riverside Dickens Festival 2018

Riverside Dickens Festival

February, 2018

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

GRETSCH GUITARS PRESENTS I.E. Psycho Punk Festival 2018

GRETSCH GUITARS PRESENTS I.E. Psycho Punk Festival

February, 2018

The Grizzly Den, Upland, California

San Diego Tet Festival 2018

San Diego Tet Festival

February, 2018

Mira Mesa Community Park , San Diego, California

The Rogue Performance Festival 2018

The Rogue Performance Festival

February, 2018

Various Venues , Fresno, 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.