California Festivals

Sunday, March 3, 2024

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ALAMEDA: Alameda Point Winter Antiques Fair held the 1st Sunday of the Month! The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California. Location: 2900 Navy Way (at Main Street) Alameda, CA 94501. alamedapointantiquesfaire.com

CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields March 1-May 12, 2024. Location: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA. $26, theflowerfields

DANA POINT: Festival of Whales March 1-3, 2024. Event includes car shows, parade, Grunion 10K Run, Rubber Ducky Derby, Outrigger Race, Family Hikes, Boat and Ship Rides, Sandcastle Contest and more! festivalofwhales.com

FRESNO: The Fresno Home and Garden Show March 1-3, 2024 at  Fresno Fairgrounds. Learn from the Master Gardeners. Location: 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA. $6-12, fresnoshows.com | home shows

IMPERIAL: California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta March 1-10, 2024  Helm Brothers Carnival, wrist bands available. Heritage Racing Series and Bands. Location: 200 East Second Street ​Imperial, CA 92251. $10 admission approx, $5 parking, ivfairgrounds.com

INDIAN WELLS: Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open Tennis March 3-17, 2024. Indian Wells Tennis Garden 78-200 Miles Avenue Indian Wells, CA 92210 $Free-up, bnpparibasopen.com

LA QUINTA: La Quinta Art Celebration February 29-March 3, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at La Quinta Civic Center Park. Experience the #1 Art Show in the Nation. This juried show includes mixed media, photography, Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass, Fiber, Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Drawing, Pastel & Printmaking. Location: 78495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA.$25-30, laquintaartcelebration.org

NEWARK: Castro Valley 75th annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show and Sale March 1-3, 2024 at Newark Pavilion. Presented by  Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, meet 40+ dealers selling minerals, fossils, crystals, rocks, gemstones and jewelry. There are exhibits, demonstrations, kids activities, door prizes, geode splitting, and a live auction on Saturday. Hours are Fri 11-5, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. Location: 6430 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA. $6 day pass or $10 three days, mgscv.org

Past events

CATHEDRAL CITY: Cathedral City LGBT Days March 3-5, 2023. LGBT Days' Bed Race is March 5. Downtown Cathedral City, 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero. Prizes for winners. Cathedral City Fire Department & Cathedral City Police Department. cathedralcitylgbtdays.com | pride

CONCORD: Walnut Creek Artisan Bead & Design Show March 3-5, 2023, 10 a.m. daily. Handcraft and jewelry design, artistic beads, gemstones, one-of-a-kind jewelry, designer clothing, jewelry-making supplies, and vintage items. Open to the public. Location: Crowne Plaza, 2355 North Main St, Walnut Creek Hotel, 45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, CA 94520. $8-10, beadanddesign.com

COSTA MESA: Pacific Coast Sportfishing Tackle, Boat, Travel Show March 2-5, 2023 at OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. $, sportfishingfestival.com

DEL MAR: Gem Faire March 3-5, 2023 at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA $7 admission, gemfaire.com

FONTANA: Fontana Car Show 5- 9 p.m. at the Civic Center parking lot. Held the first Friday of the month from March through September (no car show in June) Enjoy the amazing vehicle line-up along with delicious food and live musical entertainment! Please note that this is a No Cruising Event. Location: 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA.  CarShow.Fontana.org. (909) 349-6900

FRESNO: Rogue Festival March 3-11, 2023. Rogue Festival Performances in Fresno's Tower District, Fresno, CA
fresnoroguefestival.com

GRASS VALLEY: Sustainable Farm and Food Conference March 3-4, 2023 at Sierra College. Keynote speakers: Javier Zamora JSM Organics The Essentials of a Successful Farm Business; Amelie Gaudin UC Davis Agroecology Creating Ecologically Resilient Farms; and Marney Blair & Lisa Bjorn Fulcrum Farm On-site Farm Composting. Farm tours and 20 outstanding on-location learning. $125 approx.  foodandfarmconference.com

JULIAN: Julian Daffodil Show March 3-5, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Julian Town Hall.  Free, visitjulian.com or facebook.com/ Julian-Daffodils- 1553863608197877/ | daffodils

MONTEREY: The Jazz Bash by the Bay March 3-5, 2023.  Jazz Bash mix of music and dancing are some special features  sprinkled throughout the weekend. Entertainers include Tom Rigney & Flambeau, Ivory & Gold, and Clint Baker. Location: Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa, 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940. Tickets: jazzbashmonterey.com | music

SANTA BARBARA: World of Pinot Noir March 2-4, 2023. In-depth Tasting Seminars, Grand Tastings, Gala Dinners featuring prominent guest chefs and more. Mostly held at Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, CA. $100-up, worldofpinotnoir.com 

SANTA MARIA: Paranormal Cirque March 2-6, 2023 at Fairpark. Under this Clown Castle, the black and red big top tent, Acrobats of the Air, Illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make one think of a "normal" Circus but that of normal has very little! A truly Paranormal experience!  Location: 937 S. Thornburg, Santa Maria, CA. $20-60, santamariafairpark.com

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