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Festivals Fairs Events in California - California Annual Events
California Festivals and Events Some of California most interesting events only come around once a year. Californians celebrate special events every month of the year. You can find a festival or event in just about any county of California and at any time of the year. Festivals range from ethnic-heritage festivals, holiday celebrations, street fairs, music festivals, food fairs, county fairs and more. Whales, flowers, clams, avocados, strawberry's, music and mules all have a festivals in California. Quite a few of these festivals are free or low cost and all of them are perfect for a family outing. These annual fairs, festivals and events are a fun place to spend the day in California.   By
San Francisoc Events - Search through hundreds of events, shows, sports and entertainment for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Angeles Events - Find festivals, special events, sports and upcoming theatre show in and around Los Angeles.
San Diego Events - Browse through lisitngs of events and happenings including live entertainment and sports events.
Blythe Bluegrass Festival - This is one of California's first festival of the season and one of the biggest Bluegrass events in the U.S.A.
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show discover authentic travel experiences, win trips and giveaways, and be entertained and delighted.
Riverside Fair and Date Festival - Camel races, beauty pageant, rides and attractions highlight this annual fair held at the Riverside Fairgrounds.
Napa Valley Mustard Festival - The Mustard Season offers a full palette of food, wine, art, entertainment, and cultural activities.
Vietnamese Tet Festival - A long standing tradition for asian communities worldwide. Westminster California has the Tet Festival in California.
Dana Point Festival of Whales - One of Southern California's largest whale celebrations. Celebrate the annual migration of gray whales
Lodi Spring Wine Show - More than 3,000 people attend this wonderful event featuring wine tasting from over 50 wineries.
Railfest in Fillmore - Celebration of trains is being presented by the Santa Clara River Valley Historical Society and the Fillmore & Western Railway.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival - Contests for best guacamole, best salsa, Best citrus dish, and the most creative avocado dish.
Stockton Asparagus Festival - Voted one of the best food festivals in the West. Food and entertainment festival celebrating asparagus.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Major stars perform each year at the festival in Indo, Calif., about 130 miles east of Los Angeles.
Long Beach Grand Prix - Three day of racing, events and concerts. Held mid April in downtown Long Beach, California.
California Strawberry Festival - This annual California Strawberry Festival is held at Strawberry Meadows in Oxnard, California.
Mule Days Celebration - Every year during the Memorial Day Weekend, over 700 Mules compete in 181 events at the Bishop Mule Days Celebration.
Conejo Valley Days - Old fashion fair with rides, shows and concerts. Over fifty years at same location at Conejo Creek Park, Thousand Oaks, CA
Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival -.Top-name concerts, wine tasting in the Wine Gardens, Kids Faire, Arts & Crafts and exhibits.
Pismo Beach Classic - The Pismo Beach Classic is one of the largest classic car and street rod shows on the West Coast.
Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival - Rides & activities, as well as over 100 arts & craft vendors, microbreweries & wineries.
Annual Lavender Garden Festival - Live Music, Self-Guided Lavender Farm tour of over 200 different varieties of Lavender. Whitmore, CA
San Diego County Fair - The fiar is held in Del Mar just minutes from the Pacific Ocean. Lots of great entertainment, food, rides and exhibits.
Gilroy Garlic Festival - Whether you are a first-time visitor or a "seasoned" veteran, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is always a fun and fragrant experience.
California Peach Festival - Marysville. Peach pies, peach drinks, peach cakes, and many more peachy offerings.
Orange County Fair - This huge county fair is held in Costa Mesa, California each year. Rides, shows, speedway racing, animals and farm displays.
Orange County BBQ Bonanza - Features top BBQ cookers in the country including PorkyNBeans America's Best Ribs and Howling Coyotes.
Carmel TomatoFest - The largest tomato-tasting event in the nation features 350 varieties of tomatoes, tomato dishes created by 50 chefs.
Ventura County Fair - The Ventura County Fair has been held for over 100 years. Carnival rides, events, horse racing, entertainment and exhibits.
Long Beach Crawfish Festival - The Crawfish Festival combines the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans sounds of music, tons of fresh
Little Tokyo Los Angeles Nisei Week Festival - Parade, shows, events, food booths. Fun for the whole family. Admission free to all events.
Kelseyville - Pear Festival - Includes a parade along Main Street, music and cooking demonstrations in addition to arts and crafts and fine-art shows.
Santa Cruz County Fair - The fair has been around since the late 1880s and is one of California's oldest.
Oakley Almond Festival - Food and Arts and Crafts vendors. Parade rides and entertainment.
Monterey Jazz Festival - the world's longest running jazz festival, held annually in Monterey, California.
Orange County Auto Show - Features hundreds of the hottest new cars and trucks and exotics autos. Hooter girls and live entertainment.
Hayward Zucchini Festival - Bands, cooking demonstrations, kids' activities and carving contests
LA County Fair - One of the largest county fairs in the country. Over one million people attend this fair each year.
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival - The event includes pumpkin patches, expert pumpkin carvers, entertainment and Great Pumpkin Parade.
Avocado Festival in Carpinteria - The largest free festival with 3 days dedicated to avocados
Borrego Days Desert Festival - Live music, food, arts & craft, car show & parade
Clam Festival in Pismo - Clam Chowder cook-off, arts & craft vendors, clamming digging contest for kids.
Lodi Street Fair - Over 600 vendors with 45,000 attendees line the Streets of Downtown Lodi.
Knott's Halloween Haunt - Seven live shows and hundreds of monsters roaming the ghost. Premier Southern California Halloween event.
Miramar Air Show - One of San Diego's biggest and best known public events and its free. Miramar air show features the Blue Angels.
Six Flags Fright Fest - Spend a day enjoying the rides and when darkness falls the monsters come out to play.
Mountain Mandarin Festival. - Hand-crafted items are also for sale just in time for holiday giving and home trimming with more than 150 booths.
Apple Butter Festival - This festival is a decades-old Oak Glen California
Los Angeles Auto Show - The show highlights automobile innovations in design, luxury and performance.

Christmas Light Boat Parade Newport Beach - The biggest and best Christmas boat parade in California.
Knott's Merry Farm - Peanuts holiday parade, Snoopy's Cool Christmas ice spectacular, Knott's Christmas Crafts Village and Santa's Toy Barn.
Fairplex Pomona Harvest Festival - This is the largest arts & crafts festival on the west coast. Shop for holiday gifts and handmade items.
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