Some of the most interesting Southern California events only come around once a year. Every month you can find a fair, festival or event that makes a great day trip. This events calendar provides information on annual events in Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego. Fun things to do this weekend in SoCal.
February Southern California Events
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show (February 18 -19, 2017) find advice on local, national and international destinations. Show-only specials and giveaways. Los Angeles Convention Center.
Knott’s Berry Farm Save $29.00 January is a great time to visit Knotts. No crowds of tourists. Short lines for rides.With discount Knott’s is less than half the price of Disneyland.
This Weekend in Los Angeles Comedy Clubs, festivals, concerts, outdoor activities. Great ideas from date night to a fun family outing.
Free Things to Do In SoCal List of fun and free things to do in Southern California. All od these destinations are easy on your budget.
Riverside County Fair & Date (Festival February 17 -26) Exhibits and competitions related to dates. Highlights include a Date Festival Queen, monster trucks rodeo, camel races.
Scottish Games and Music at Queen Mary ScotsFestival (February 18-19, 2017 9:00am-6:00 pm) Authentic music, dancing, athletic competitions, food and drinks, and much more
This Weekend in Orange County. List of fun things to do in and around Orange County CA. Food tours, concerts, shows outdoor activities.
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach Aquarium if a fun and affordable place to spend a day. A wonderful place to spend a day in Southern California.
San Diego Events & Shows Fun attractions in and around San Diego. Everything from sporting events to comedy clubs. Bay cruises, kayaking adventures.
Whale Watching Gray Whale migration runs early April. Whale watching trips depart from Long Beach, Newport Beach, and San Diego.
Temecula Wine Tasting There are nearly 40 wineries in the Temecula Valley. A day trip to the Temecula valley is a perfect way to spend a romantic day in Southern California.
March Southern California Events
Weekend Activities Guide
Carlsbad Flower Fields (March 1 -May 14, 2017) An amazing display of flowers in the hills above the pacific ocean. Tip: where to see the flowers for free!
California Poppy Reserve March through May. This year the poppy fields should be amazing. With all the rain we have had in SoCal 2017 will be phenomenal.
Dana Point Festival of Whales (March 4-5, 11-12) Visitors come from all over Southern California to celebrate the annual migration of gray whales from Alaska to Mexico.
Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet (March 4, 2017) 180-plus tables of railroad antiques, collectibles, art, books, photos, as well as model and toy trains. Perris, California.
Cayucos Sea Glass Festival (March 11-12, 2017) Showcases jewelry and art made from glass found on the beach.
Iron Horse – Family Steampunk Carnivale (March 18, 2017) Steam locomotive and vintage trolley rides, steampunk artisans displaying jewelry, handiworks, steam powered contraptions.
Swallows Day Parade – Street Fair (March 25, 2017) Swallows Day Parade and Fiesta de las Golondrinas held in and around Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Citrus Harvest Highland (Saturday, March 25, 2017) Highland’s Historic District; the intersection of Palm Avenue and Pacific Street.
April Southern California Events
Long Beach Grand Prix (April 7-9, 2017) Three days of racing, events, and concerts. Downtown Long Beach, California.
Renaissance Faire Irwindale (Weekends April 8 thru May 21, 2017) Games, rides, arts, crafts, food, music, and dance, recreating the celebratory spring day in 1574
Railfest Fillmore (April 29 -30, 2017) Celebration of trains is being presented by the Santa Clara River Valley Historical Society. Train rides, booths, exhibits, BBQ.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival Sunday (April 23, 2017) Contests for best guacamole, salsa dish, and the most creative avocado dish. Free admission.
Seal Beach Classic Car Show (April 29, 2017) View over 600 classic cars and street rods. Festivities include live music throughout the day from bands on three stages.
Upland Lemon Festival (April 28 – 30, 2017)Held in Historic Downtown Upland, the festival offers something for everyone.
May Southern California Events
Fullerton Railroad Days (May 6 – 7, 2017) Kids activities, exhibits, model train displays and train tours. Free admission.
Planes of Fame Air Show (May 6 -7, 2017) Features historic aircraft performing and static displays.
Mothers Day Things To Do (Sunday, May 14) Unique places to go on Mother’s Day. Events are being offered by restaurants, wineries, attractions and destinations.
OC Greek Festival Anaheim Visitors can sample authentic Greek food while enjoying traditional Greek dancing and music.
Doheny Blues Festival (May 20 -21, 2017) Features non-stop music on three alternating stages, plus tasty food, microbrew sampling, eclectic vendors and family fun.
Memorial Day Weekend in Southern California Best things to do and see in Southern California for Memorial Day.
June Southern California Events
Honey Harvest Festival (June 10, 2017) Bennets Honey Farm is hosting the 6th annual honey festival. Train rides to the honey farm, tours of the honey factory.