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41st Annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival 2024

41st Annual Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival

May, 2024

Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater, Morgan Hill, California

Almond Blossom Festival 2024

Almond Blossom Festival

February, 2024

Quartz Hill, California

Lenaea High School Theatre Festival 2024

Lenaea High School Theatre Festival

February, 2024

Folsom, California

Mammoth Film Festival 2024

Mammoth Film Festival

February, 2024

Mammoth Lakes, California

Kite Festival 2024

Kite Festival

February, 2024

Long Beach, California

Orange Blossom Festival 2024

Orange Blossom Festival

February, 2024

Riverside, California

Pan African Film Festival 2024

Pan African Film Festival

February, 2024

Los Angeles, California

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival 2024

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

February, 2024

Ripon, California

Bock Fest 2024

Bock Fest

February, 2024

The Olympic Collection Banquet & Conference Center, Los Angeles, California

Fred Bock Festival of Worship 2024

Fred Bock Festival of Worship

February, 2024

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W Temple St Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, California

Salsa Rueda Festival 2024

Salsa Rueda Festival

February, 2024

San Francisco, California

Lenaea High School Theatre Festival 2024

Lenaea High School Theatre Festival

February, 2024

Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Pkwy Folsom, CA, Folsom, California

Laguna Beach Music Festival 2024

Laguna Beach Music Festival

February, 2024

Laguna Playhouse , Laguna Beach, California

Nevada City Mardi Gras Celebration 2024

Nevada City Mardi Gras Celebration

February, 2024

Downtown , Nevada City, California

San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair 2024

San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair

February, 2024

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

Active Music Festival 2024

Active Music Festival

February, 2024

Oakland, California

Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival 2024

Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival

February, 2024

University of Redlands, 1200 E Colton Ave Redlands, CA, Redlands, California

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942 2024

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942

February, 2024

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

Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival 2024

Charlotte S. Huck Children's Literature Festival

February, 2024

Pinon Hills, California

The Swoon Event 2024

The Swoon Event

February, 2024

Broadway Pier, 1000 N Harbor Dr San Diego, CA, San Diego, California

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival 2024

Ripon Almond Blossom Festival

February, 2024

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

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention 2024

Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention

February, 2024

The REEF, 1933 South Broadway St Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, California

Anime Expo 2024

Anime Expo

February, 2024

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

About Festivals, Craft Shows and Fairs 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.