California Events Calender

January Events

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show authentic travel experiences, win trips and giveaways.
Palm Springs Film Festival Start the new year off with a fabulous array of movies and movie stars.
Reptile Show Pomona Fairplex Thousands of lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs plus supplies and accessories.
Train Days Redlands San Bernardino County Museum .Train layouts, games for kids, displays & model trains.
Whale Watching View huge sea creatures as they head down the coast to Baja California
Asian American Expo Pomona Fairplex. Over 800 booths Asian and U.S. markets.
Goat Hill Junction Fairview Park free train rides. Open Saturday and Sunday year round, third weekend.
Roadster Show Pomona Hot rods compete for prizes. Live music all three days inside and outside.
Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival Riverside Parade, shows and food booths.

February Events

Riverside Fair and Date Festival camel races, beauty pageant, rides and attractions highlight this annual fair.
Los Angeles Times Travel Show discover hundreds of destinations. Demonstrations of entertaining activities.
California Lifestyle Expo Huntington Beach held in conjunction with the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon.
Palm Springs Tram See the snow without a long drive up to the mountains.
Whale Watching Season February is the Best time of the year to watch these huge sea creatures.
Golden Dragon Parade and Festival Chinatown Los Angeles Parade, food and entertainment
Southern California Tet Festival includes rides, talent show, fireworks, beauty contest & food booths.

March Events

California Poppy Reserve March through May.Best viewing months depend on how much rain the fields get.
Carlsbad Flower Fields blooming in the hills above the pacific ocean for nearly fifty years.
Dana Point Festival of Whales One of Southern California’s largest whale celebrations.
Railfest in Fillmore Celebration of trains is being presented by the Santa Clara River Valley Historical Society
Citrus Harvest Festival Highland filled with arts and crafts, delicious food, antique and classic cars.
Swallows Day Mission San Juan Capistrano ringing of the bells, parade, street fair and live music.
Festival of Kites Redondo Beach Prizes for the youngest kite flyer to the youngest at heart.
Sea Glass Festival Cayucos by the Sea. jewelry created from pieces of glass found on the beach.
Whale of a Day a festival celebrating the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale. Point Vicente.
Irvine Lake Mud Run annual event. Spring Break at the Lake have fun in the mud. All levels of runners.

April Events

Fallbrook Avocado Festival Contests for best guacamole, salsa dish, and the most creative avocado dish
Long Beach Grand Prix Three day of racing, events and concerts. Downtown Long Beach, California
Upland Lemon Festival Held in Historic Downtown Upland, the festival offers something for everyone.
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Three day event is typically held in April at Melody Ranch Movie Studio.
Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area.
Irvine Lake Mud Run Saturday Free to watch. Run and get wet and muddy at this annual event.
America’s Family Pet Expo Features thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices.
La Habra Spring Citrus Fair rides for all ages, live entertainment, fun exhibits, hands on activities
Santa Barbara Kite Festival fun-filled family-style affair featuring kites of all sizes, shapes and colors.
Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race Family-friendly Activities at the Balboa Fun Zone.
Seal Beach Classic Car Show View over 600 classic cars and street rods.
Circus Vargas Irvine Spectrum trapeze artists, motorcycle daredevils, clowns, juggling, music and singing

May Events

Keys Creek Lavender Farm north San Diego County is open to the public during the blooming season.
Mothers Day Events fun things to do with mom on here special day. Unique places to go on Mother’s Day.
OC Greek Festival Held at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church in Anaheim. Greek food and dancing.
Conejo Valley Days Old fashion fair with rides, shows and concerts. Over fifty years at same location.
Fullerton Railroad Days Kids activities, exhibits, model train displays and train tours. Free admission
Doheny Blues Festival Recognized as one of the top blues music festivals in the nation.
Planes of Fame Air Show Features historic aircraft performing and static displays.
Topanga Day Festival The music is great and this its a fun place to people watch. Memorial Day Weekend
Fiesta Hermosa Memorial Day. Southern California’s largest arts & crafts fair.
Annual Kare Youth League Circus at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Circus performance and a host of fun activities.
Topanga Folk Festival three stages plus a Dance Barn and Children’s area.
Top ten Memorial Day Weekend things to do Festivals, theme parks, kids activities and places to go.
Southern California Renaissance Faire Running weekends every May. Largest fair of its kind in So Cal.
California Strawberry Festival Oxnard. delicious berry delicacies including fresh picked and chocolate dipped.
Vista Strawberry Festival  pie eating, costumes, beauty, carnival rides, music, food and kids’ activities.
Worlds Smallest Air Show Ultra lite aircraft gather at the ranch to trade stories and show off their flying skills.
Palm Springs Air Museum Flower Drop Family and air activities are scheduled all day long Memorial day.
Irvine Lake Nud Run Spring Break. Getting dirty is all part of the fun. Beer tasting after the race.
Fiesta Hermosa is a three day festival held over Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

June Events

Ojai Music Festival Holds its concerts in the Libbey Bowl, marked sacred by the Chumash Indians.
KidsFest San Diego Fun for the whole family with loads of hands-on activities. Entrance free covers all.
Brea Summer Festival Free admission and concerts at this huge north Orange County event.
Temecula Balloon Festival featuring top-name entertainment, wine tasting and balloon launches.
San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds mid-June through the Fourth of July weekend each year.
Koroneburg Renaissance Festival actors and performers roam a European Village.
Kansas BBQ Competition Teams compete for the best ribs. Live music and beer garden. Anaheim.
Pirate Invasion Belmont Pier the largest Gathering of Pirates, scallywags and buccaneers.
Irish Festival And Fair Irvine Lake Irish food, drink and entertainment. Two day event at Oak Canyon Park.
Doheny Surf Festival is a celebration of surf culture in California. Contests & exhibits.
Highland Springs Lavender Festival Guided tours, market place, hay rides and  lavender inspired food.
Irish Festival And Fair Irvine Lake food, drink and entertainment highlight this two day event.
American Heroes Air Show Hansen Dam Free Admission. Helicopters on static display for your to inspect.
Color Burst 5K Irvine Lake unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color.
Pismo Beach Car Show Father’s Day weekend each year and is open to all makes, models and years of cars.

July Events

Orange County Fair  Costa Mesa, California. Rides, shows, speedway racing, animals and farm displays.
Dog Days of Summer Festival La Habra Bring along your whole family including your dog.
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 4th of July fireworks and concert. Annual Southern California event.
July 4th Events Fireworks, parades and Independence Day events in Southern California.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus touring Southern California from July through August.
Santa Barbara County Fair Held mid July at Santa Maria Fairgrounds. Rides, live entertainment and contests.
Sawdust Art Festival is part of the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, a colorful overview of the Laguna art world.
San Clemente Ocean Festival activities including sand sculpturing, a fishing derby and rubber ducky races.
Oxnard Salsa Festival a two-day celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance
Long Beach Crawfish Festival New Orleans sounds of music, tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style
Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Marine Stadium. One of the largest dragon boat competitions in California.
Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival in Thousand Oaks. Delicious tropical food and upbeat music
Los Alamos Chair Faire Hundreds of chairs, from the mundane to the fantastic. Sidewalks on  main street
Citrus Classic Balloon Festival Santa Paula Live music,wine tasting, evening balloon glow and kids area.
Ten fun free things to do 4th of July Weekend You don’t have to break the budget to have fun.
Lemon Lily Festival Idyllwild Blue Grass music, beer garden arts & crafts booths, food and much more.
Santa Paula Citrus Festival celebrates the fruit of California every year with the popular Festival.

August Events

Long Beach County BBQ Bonanza  top BBQ cookers including PorkyNBeans and Howling Coyotes.
Sawdust Art Festival Laguna Beach arts and craft from hundreds of local artists. Located in Laguna Canyon
Ventura County Fair Contests, food and carnival rides. Contests, arts and crafts and lots of fried foods.
La Habra Corn Festival Parade, rides and food booths. Lots of corn on the cob. First weekend in August.
Los Olivos Quick Draw & Artwalk Show Annual event where artists draw or paint in sixty minutes or less.
US Surfing Open Huntington Beach Top surfers from around the world compete for prizes.
Chula Vista Lemon Festival Fresh squeezed lemonade, food and crafts booths. Live entertainment.
Long Beach Sand Sculpture Contest  view some really amazing creations in the sand. Food and fun.
Watermelon Festival event featuring live music, food, beer, rides, games and FREE watermelon.
Camarillo Air Show popular aerobatic routines with over 80 aircraft including vintage planes,
Nisei Week Little Tokyo Los Angeles booths, musical performances, art exhibits free admission.
Starfest Julian Menghini Winery Julian. Held on new among the grape vines and apple orchards
World Body surfing Contest Oceanside Body surfers from around the world compete for trophies.
Supergirl Pro Oceanside Live music, seminars, yoga, fashion, autographs from the pros.
Long Beach Crawfish Festival New Orleans sounds of music, tons of fresh crawfish Louisiana style.

September Events

LA County Fair One of the largest county fairs in the country. Over one million people attend each year.
Oceanside Harbor Days A two day event that features arts and craft exhibits, food booths & fun activities
Port Of Los Angeles Lobster Festival Home of the Guinness World Record for the Most Seafood Served.
Orange Street Fair Labor Day Weekend 15 different food areas around the historic Plaza in Orange.
Festival of Sail San Diego tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world.
US Sand Sculpting Challenge San Diego Competition between world masters carving sculptures.
Danish Days Solvang Experience Authentic Foods, Music, Folk Dancing & Three Parades.
Doheny Days Music Festival legendary rock groups, food booths and arts and crafts.
Old West Days Ransburg Head out to the desert for county music and old west events
Port Of Hueneme Banana Festival highlights include live entertainment,  port tours, vendor marketplace
Tall Ships Festival Dana Point three day event. Ship tours, arts & crafts, food booths and mock cannon battles
Morro Bay Avocado Festival Music, margaritas and a selection tasty avocado dishes with guacamole.
Stagecoach Days Banning Rodeo, Parade, contests, western gunfighters, best beard award. food booths.

October Events

Ojai Day annual downtown street fair with art, food and and games.
Orange County Auto Show Features hundreds of the hottest new cars.
Julian Apple Days Celebrate the fall season with U-Pick apples.
Oak Glen U-Pick apples and pumpkins only 90 minutes from Los Angeles.
Knott’s Halloween Haunt Seven live shows and hundreds of monsters.
Queen Mary DarK Harbor one of the most frightening Halloween events.
Miramar Air Show One of San Diego’s biggest and best known public events and its free
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade Features decorated  golf cars & marching bands.
Scary Places from Los Angeles to San Diego. Family friendly to age restricted.
Calico Days at the Ghost Town activities include a burro race, music and more.
San Clemente Sea Fest Arts & Craft Show, Surf Contest and famous clam Chowder
San Diego Kids Expo & Fair thousands of products and services from manufacturers.
Gem-O-Rama Trona processing plant tours and mineral collection on Searles Dry Lake.
Southern California Fair carnival rides, exhilarating motor sports & fabulous exhibits.
West Hollywood Halloween Festival  One of the largest Halloween events in the world.
Lake Arrowhead Pine Cone Festival Participants of all ages compete for prizes.

November Events

Los Angeles Auto Show The show highlights automobile innovations in design, luxury and performance.
Thanksgiving Weekend Day Trips Popular day trips and things to do for the Thanksgiving holiday
Carlsbad Village Street Fair Hundreds of vendors selling arts & crafts, clothing, food and much more.
Fall Back Festival San Diego Children’s street fair. Pan for gold, pie-eating contest,wild west show.
Encinitas Fall Festival Booths featuring a little of everything: items from around the world.
Ontario Mills 24 Hour Thanksgiving Sale 24 hours of non-stop shopping at the largest outlet mall in CA
Chill Queen Mary Long Beach Chill is a totally unique experience with ice slides & Fairytale Castle.

December Events

Christmas Light Boat Parade Newport Beach biggest and best Christmas boat parade in California.
Garden of Light Encinitas 100,000 lights decorate the San Diego Botanic Gardens.
Hollywood Christmas Parade Over eighty years in the running kicks off the holiday season.
Knott’s Merry Farm Peanuts holiday parade, Snoopy’s Cool Christmas ice spectacular.
Sawdust Winter Art Festival Laguna Beach features hundreds of exhibitors over four weekends
Fairplex Pomona Harvest Festival This is the largest arts & crafts festival on the west coast.
Bates Nut Farm Christmas Festival take a hay ride with Santa and hop for holiday gifts.
Knotts Christmas Village free admission Monday through Thursday. Get in the holiday spirit at Knott’s.
San Diego Auto Show check out all the new cars and drive many of them at the show.
Dana Point Harbor Christmas Light Parade view from anywhere in the Harbor for free.
Christmas Train Irvine Park Train drops passengers off at Santa’s Village for a visit with Saint Nick.

New Years Eve Events

Medieval Times Extravaganza. New Year’s Eve Party that includes dinner, entertainment and breakfast.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure New Year’s Eve Show a unique family friendly New Year’s Eve Party.