Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival 2018

Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival

June 23, 2018

Montclair Village Shopping District, 6201 La Salle Avenue Oakland, CA, Oakland, California

MARIACHI USA 2018

MARIACHI USA

June 23, 2018

Hollywood Bowl, 2301 Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, California

Monterey Comic Con 2018

Monterey Comic Con

June 29, 2018

Monterey Convention Center, 1 Portola Plaza Monterey, CA, Monterey, California

The Agenda Festival 2018

The Agenda Festival

June 30, 2018

Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California

Golden Triangle Art & Craft Beer Festival 2018

Golden Triangle Art & Craft Beer Festival

June, 2018

Nobel Recreation Center, San Diego, California

San Ysidro Independence Day Festival 2018

San Ysidro Independence Day Festival

June, 2018

Larson Athletic Field, San Diego, California

Monterey International Pop Festival 2018

Monterey International Pop Festival

June, 2018

Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Rd Monterey, Monterey, California

Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2018

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

June, 2018

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, California

Bump Music Festival 2018

Bump Music Festival

June, 2018

Weber Point Events Center, 221 North Center Street Stockton, CA, Stockton, California

Fairfax Festival 2018

Fairfax Festival

June, 2018

Fairfax Park , Fairfax, California

Summerfest 2018

Summerfest

June, 2018

Custom House Plaza at Fisherman's Wharf , Monterey, California

Triton Museum of Art Summer Art Fair 2018

Triton Museum of Art Summer Art Fair

June, 2018

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California

Springtyme Faire 2018

Springtyme Faire

June, 2018

Railroad Park at Tehachapi Blvd at Robinson Street, Tehachapi, California

The Festival of Love 2018

The Festival of Love

June, 2018

San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz, California

Live 105 BFD 2018

Live 105 BFD

June, 2018

Shoreline Amphitheater, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy Mountain View, CA, Mountain View, California

Redwood Empire Fair Spring Fest 2018

Redwood Empire Fair Spring Fest

June, 2018

Redwood Empire Fairgrounds , Ukiah, California

Butterfly & Bird Festival 2018

Butterfly & Bird Festival

June, 2018

Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont, California

St. Pius All Across America Festival 2018

St. Pius All Across America Festival

June, 2018

St. Pius Church, Redwood City, California

BOUNCE Music Festival 2018

BOUNCE Music Festival

June, 2018

Twain, Twain, California

The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival 2018

The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival

June, 2018

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA, Del Mar, California

Festive Father's Day Cards 2018

Festive Father's Day Cards

June, 2018

Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, California

Sacramento Summer Festival 2018

Sacramento Summer Festival

June, 2018

Gibson Ranch Regional Park, Elverta, California

California Student Media Festival 2018

California Student Media Festival

June, 2018

Harmony Gold Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Oakland Vegan Beer & Food Festival 2018

Oakland Vegan Beer & Food Festival

June, 2018

Classic Cars West, Oakland, California

Festive Farmyard Food & Fun 2018

Festive Farmyard Food & Fun

June, 2018

Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, 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.