California Events


September 23, 2024

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  • National Parks Public Lands Day Free National Parks Admission includes parks in California - Yosemite NP, Sequoia Kings Canyon NP, Joshua Tree NP and more.
  • Coastal Cleanup Day September 23, 2023. See opportunities at

ANAHEIM: Mother Earth Market (MEM) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at  Farmers Park. Yogi Kumi Yogini, Eco Village 11a-3p features  products with purpose, Clothing Swap - bring up to 10 pieces of clothing to swap, Black Vintage Vinyl's record trading post,  Green Bird Anaheim neighborhood cleanups, Live Music with reggae singer Ms. B. Royal and resident DJ Crisanto Santa Ana. Location: 412 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA. motherearthmarket 

ANTIOCH: California Coastal Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Antioch Waterpark & Marina. Pitch in and help clean up Antioch's waterways.

AVILA BEACH: Alta Music Festival September 23-24, 2023, 2 p.m. at Avila Beach Golf Resort. Lineup includes Sublime with Rome, Tribal Seeds and more. Avila Beach, CA  $, | lineup

BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair September 20-October 1, 2023. Alaskan Pig Races,  Turkey Stampede, Concerts, Rodeo and more.  Location: 1142 South P St., Bakersfield, CA.

BAKERSFIELD: Tejon Indian Tribe Powwow Honoring Our Ancestors September 23-24, 2023, 12 p.m. Grand Entry both days Tejon Indian Tribe 4941 David Rd Bakersfield, CA 93307 Free admission & parking, | pow wow

BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 20-24, 2023 Main venue is Freight & Salvage with other sessions held at Ohlone Park, Ashkenaz and Civic Center Park, Berkeley CA. Free to fee, | lineup

BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest September 9-November 5, 2023 at Big Bear Lake Convention Center. 53rd Annual Oktoberfest. Nine consecutive weekends

BISHOP: Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade and Pow Wow September 22-24, 2023 Bishop Paiute Reservation, 390 N. Barlow Lane, Bishop, CA 93514  | pow wow

BOONVILLE: Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show September 22-24, 2023. Contests, agriculture competitions, magicians, musicians, carnival, food, apples, sheep, the rodeo and more! Location: 14400 Highway 128, Boonville, California. $10,  | apples

BUENA PARK: Vampirates Halloween Dinner Show at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Evil Captain Sebastian the Black and a band of vampires  have taken over in a battle of good versus evil aboard the 18th-century Spanish galleon as you, the audience, pitch in to save the day during your 3-course dinner experience. Location: 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA $,

BUENA PARK: Culture Fest 5-9 p.m. at Civic Center. Event includes entertainment, cultural booths and food. Good times for all ages! Location: 6650 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA. Free,

  BUENA PARK: KNOTTS SCARY FARM: mazes and scare zones, bands performing throughout the park, rides and some pretty cool shows in the oldest, largest and most dedicated Halloween scare experience celebrating 50 years in 2023. 

BUENA PARK: The 17th Door haunt September 22-October 31, 2023, 7-11 p.m. in Buena Park Downtown Mall.  Experience an earthly hell where prisoners in the cell blocks have no concept of confinement and are thirsty for the sweet-smelling blood of new victims. Location: 8420 On the Mall Buena Park, CA. $36-up,

BURBANK: Burbank International Film Festival September 21-24, 2023 at AMC 16 Theaters. BIFF begins with an Opening Night Ceremony, Featured films and Gala Reception. Location: 125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank, CA $20-up approx., | film

CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow September 22-24, 2023 at Morongo Casino Resort, 495000 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA.  Free admission, | pow wow

CAMINO: Handblown Glass Pumpkin Patch September 23-24, 2023, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  Delfino Farms 2nd annual Handblown Glass Pumpkin Patch

CARLSBAD: Brick or Treat at Legoland California through October 29, 2023. Monster Party (wear your costume), treat stations, Zombie Cheer Crew and character meet & greet. Legoland Tickets 

CHULA VISTA: Bonitafest, September 23, 2023. Saturday Twilight Trail Parade, a people's parade, at 6 p.m. dusk around the Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course for equestrians, bikes, strollers, golf carts and walkers. Participants are encouraged to dress festively and bring glow sticks and flashlights. Celebrating the 51st annual Bonitafest, afterwards there's a concert with the bands Music Machine, Sound Unlimited and a street party. Bonitafest Melodrama runs September 27-30, 2023 at the Sweetwater Community Church Theater.  Ms. Sweetwater Valley, a musical comedy based on a true story, is part of Bonitafest's traditions of presenting melodramas. The play is about a titleholder who contended with a controversial, yet inspiring end to her short reign.  Festival Admission and parking are free,


CHULA VISTA: The Count's Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place through October 29, 2023 includes costume parade, regular parade, costume contest, storytime, shows and character meet & greets.

CLEAR LAKE: Seaplane Splash In September 23, 2023 |  |  air shows

CLOVIS: ClovisFest September 23-24, 2023, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fall Festival in Clovis, CA with Balloon Ascension to launch the day.

COULTERVILLE: Coulterville CoyoteFest September 23-24, 2023 | Parade and Howl Competition on Saturday. Chili Cook Off on Sunday, Coulterville, CA Admission: Free admission,

COLUMBIA: Fiddle & Bango Contest September 23, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

DINUBA: Dinuba Annual Raisin Day Festival & Parade Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival September 21-24, 2023, 10 a.m., Vulch Park El Monte Way Dinuba, CA

DUARTE: Duarte's 66th Anniversary Picnic 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Encanto Park. Celebrate the 66th year of incorporation at the annual Duarte City Picnic! Live music, delicious food, a beer garden, free rides and games, inflatable attractions, boutique vendor booths, a car show, and more!  Kids, prepare to be drenched at the Splash Zone! Be sure to bring swimsuits, towels, and water shoes to partake in all of the water activities.  Location: 751 Encanto Parkway, Duarte, CA.

ENCINITAS: Wavecrest Woodie Meet Sept.21-24, 2023. Wavecrest is on September 23, 2023, at Moonlight Beach. Described as largest free wood bodied car show in the world. It is attended by people from all over the United States who bring their cars and put them on display Free, | woodies

FAIRFIELD: Jelly Belly Candy Palooza September 23-24, 2023, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jelly Belly Visitor Center in Fairfield plans to modify its tours in anticipation of large crowds attending Candy Palooza candy festival.  Jelly Belly Visitor Center, 1 Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield CA Free admission,

FALLBROOK: Galaxy of Glass, Sep. 23 - Oct. 22, 2023 Show Open Daily $6 admission; Free to Active Military & Under 18. Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook CA. Call: (760) 728-1414.

GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair September 21-24, 2023. In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults - and admission is free! Don't miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies. Location: 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA. $17-20-up,

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 16-October 22, 2023, weekends.  Casa de Fruta 

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Old World Village Oktoberfest  September 17-November 5, 2023. Held at the Biergarten, and indoor/outdoor venue.

INGLEWOOD: Hispanic Heritage Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Live entertainment. Location: Inglewood City Hall and Civic Center North Plaza, Regent Street from La Brea to Fir. Free,

KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival September 21-24, 2023

LAFAYETTE: Lafayette Art & Wine Festival September 23-24, 2023 Downtown Lafayette Art, handmade crafts, sample foods from top local restaurants and enjoy quality wines and microbrews, and enjoy continuous music

LAKEPORT: Seaplane Festival and The Taste in Lakeport September 23, 2023, 5:30 p.m. Main Street an evening of wine, food and music! Dance to the tunes of the LC Diamonds. $, | taste

LA MIRADA: Going Quackers Rubber Duck Race

LANCASTER: Antelope Valley Fair September 22-October 1, 2023. Kool & the Gang with Digital Underground appear at fair in separate ticketed concert. $, | fairs

LONG BEACH: Dreamers Market 3-8 p.m. at 2nd & PCH. Local artisans sell one-of-a-kind creations + kids entertainment including a play area, face painting, balloon twisting, live music and more. Location: 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA. Free admission,

LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days "Red, White & Country" Festival September 22-24, 2023. Annual festival in Los Alamos Admission is FREE


LOS ANGELES: The Masters of Musical Whistling International September 22-24, 2023 at Barnsdall Gallery Theater. The Masters of Musical Whistling includes competitive divisions spanning classical and popular songs.  In Live Band Division elite-level whistlers compete for the coveted title of World Champion Whistler. Festival events include a Master Class taught by a World Champion, Whistlers' Karaoke Party, and  Concert of the Masters - Champion Musical Whistlers. Open to the public, ticketed events range from free to fee,

LOS ANGELES: Central Avenue Jazz Festival on Central Ave. between King Blvd. & Vernon Ave. Free street jazz festival includes headliner Hubert Laws and great jazz acts all day.
Free, | lineup

LOS ANGELES: L.A. Time Food Bowl Night Market September 22-24, 2023 Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot 5555 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA $150-250,

LOS ANGELES: Taste of Italy September 23, 2023, at Pico House in Downtown LA. $90 includes: 6 Food tickets - 6 Beverage tickets 40+ of the region's best Italian Restaurants 100+ Wines, Live Entertainment, and  Chef Demonstrations. Location: Pico House, 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

LOS ANGELES: Walk the Walk September 22 & 23, 2023. Show is a choreography collaborative. Location: LA Dance Project, 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. $,

LOS ANGELES: NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival + The Academy, Infocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema September 23, 2023 at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences - Pickford Center Linwood Dunn Theater. Location: 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 | film

LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 22-24, 2023 at Los Gatos High School, 20 High School Court,
Los Gatos, CA 

MENDOCINO: Mendocino Open Paint Out (MOPO) September 18-23, 2023  Mendocino Art Center The annual Mendocino Open Paint Out includes paint sales each day in the Art Center, daily demonstrations and presentations. Find painters at beaches, bays, wineries, mountain landscapes, redwoods and more. All events are free and open to the public, including watching the artists paint.

MILL VALLEY: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival September 23-24, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Mill Park 352 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley, CA $20 admission, 

MILL VALLEY: Oktoberfest  Saturday, September 23, 2023. Live music, dancing, games, food, amusements and beer in Oktoberfest produced by Tamalpais Community Services District. $ | Oktoberfest

MIRAMAR: MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show September 22-24, 2023 | air shows

MONTEREY: Monterey Jazz Festival September 22-24, 2023 at Monterey County Fairgrounds Lineup includes The Trio of Gerald Clayton, John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton; Herbie Hancock;  Snarky Puppy; Thundercat; Dianne Reeves and more. $60-up,

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Ludwig's Oktoberfest September 22-23 & 29-30, 2023, 4-10 p.m. at Ludwig's Mountain View.  Location: 383M Castro Street, Mountain View, CA. $140 for  admission and single table in the biergarten  max. 8 people,

NEWPORT BEACH: Surf Championship for Amateurs Only, September 23-24, 2023 at 54th Street or 56th Street, depending on the best conditions. Presented by Salty Crew and Parks & Rec. Department, the event is open to all ages with categories by age, plus Open Girls (all ages). $35-40,

NEWPORT BEACH: Art in the Park September 23, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Newport Beach Civic Center Green. More than 120 artists, art activities for kids and a day of great browsing and shopping. Location: 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA. Free admission,

NEWPORT BEACH: Coastal Cleanup Day 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Newport Bay. 800 volunteers are needed from to clean up trash from the uplands and marsh areas of the Bay and remove invasive plant species. A commemorative t-shirt will be given to everyone volunteering. Location: Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA. Registration:

OAKLEY: Heart of Oakley September 23, 2023, 11 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza. Beer & Wine, Food Trucks, Local Makers, Performers and family-friendly entertainment. Free,

OCEANSIDE: Nissan Super Girl Pro, September 22-24, 2023 World's largest female surfing event returns to Oceanside Pier, featuring more than 100 pros from all over the world in the only all-women's WSL qualifying event in the U.S. Free admission,  with the always-popular festival village featuring e-sports gaming, female fitness challenges, skateboarding competition, female DJs, beer garden for 21+, and vendor giveaways.  Free,

ORANGE: The Great Pumpkin Weigh-off at Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch  September 23, 2023, 9 a.m. Free admission, parking fee charged and activities require tickets. Pumpkin patch, train ride, hay ride, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more!

OXNARD:  Walk to End Alzheimer's 2 Mile Walk, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. ceremony in the Promise Garden and 9:30 a.m. Walk begins. Location: The Park at the Collection, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard, CA. $50 minimum fundraising,

PACIFICA: Fog Fest Sand Sculpture Contest September 23-24, 2023 at Rockaway Beach. Location: Palmetto at Highway 1, Pacifica, CA

PALM SPRINGS: The Dinah Largest Girl Party Music Festival in the World September 20-24, 2023 $, 21+, guys welcome | lineup

PALO CEDRO: Honey Bee Festival September 23-24, 2023 at Bishop Quinn Community Center. Over 90 vendors, information and food plus Live Bee Beard Demo, Bee Costume Parade and NorCal Antique Tractor & Engine Parade. Location: Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro. Time: Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

POWAY: Poway PRCA Rodeo September 22-23, 2023 Poway Valley Riders Association Grounds 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd. Poway, CA. 92064 $20-25, | rodeo

REDDING: Redding Roots Revival September 22-23, 2023
Chain Gang Bike Shop. Location: 1540 Division St. is on the right, Redding, CA. $59-86, | lineup

REDONDO BEACH: Beachlife Ranch Country & American Music Festival September 23-24, 2023, 11:30 a.m. Heavy hitter lineup of acts such as The Doobie Brothers and Wynonna Judd. Location: 239 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA.
Tickets $208 day-up, | lineup

REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest September 20-24, 2023 at Courthouse Square. $10-27,

SACRAMENTO: California Capitol Airshow September 23-24, 2023  at Mather Airport  |  air shows

SACRAMENTO:  Sacramento Film Challenge September 22-24, 2023 at Futures Explored. Live and virtual events  for Nerds and Geeks. Films, music videos, and new media that express the best of things Drama, Comedy, Geeky, Nerdy, Anime, Cosplay, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Comics, and Sports. $, | film

SAN BERNARDINO: San Bernardino County Sheriff's PRCA Rodeo September 23-24, 2023 11755 Glen Helen Pkwy San Bernardino, CA 92407 $20-30 approx., $10 parking,  | rodeo

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Islander Festival September 23-24, 2023  is the longest running, largest Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander festival in the United States.  Dance, music, foods and fun are wrapped up in a beach experience at the event focused on  emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Location: Ski Beach, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. Free admission,

SAN DIEGO:  MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show September 23-24, 2023 Blue Angels as well as several fighter jet demos and military fly-bys and a simulated battle with tanks, Harriers, Horners, C-130s, Howitzers, dozens of Marines, and several helicopters (Cobras, Hueys, Sea Knights, and H-53s and more. Free,

SAN DIEGO: Adams Avenue Street Fair September 23-24, 2023 on Adams Avenue. Multiple stages of Music, Carnival, Beer Gardens, Food Tastings, Street Entertainment, Over 300 Vendors and more!  10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

SAN DIEGO: CRSSD Festival September 23-24, 2023 at Waterfront Park. Electronic music festival features techno, house and electronic music artists. Location: 1600 Pacific Coast Highway, San Diego, CA  $175-235, 21+, | lineup

SAN FRANCISCO: Autumn Moon Festival September 23-24, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This event features multicultural entertainment, traditional lion and dragon dances, arts and crafts, lantern village, moon cakes and children's activities. Grant Ave. between California and Pacific Streets.

SAN JOSE: Winchester Mystery House Unhinged: Housewarming Sept.22-Oct.31, 2023. $69.99-99.99,

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival September 23-24, 2023 at San Juan Capistrano Community Center. Greek Pastries, and Greek food and great entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds to benefit the Greek Orthodox Mission of South Orange County (GOMSOC). Location: 25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano, CA. $3, | Greek

SANTA ANA: Fascination of Orchids International Show & Sale September 22-24, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See thousands of Exotic Orchids on display and for sale by growers from California, South America and Asia. Location: Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut, Santa Ana, CA. $6.50  admission with coupon on

SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Tricks & Treats Sept.22-Oct. 28, 2023, Fridays 4-10 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays 12-10 p.m. California's Great America Tricks & Treats, a Family Fun Halloween Adventure $34 online-up, 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054   Tickets

SONOMA: Sonoma County VegFest 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building. Indoor/outdoor program featuring dozens of local and bay area vendors with delicious food, drinks, wellness and nutrition information, sustainable and eco products, lots of samples and so much more. Speakers, vegan cooking and food prep demonstrations, and music all day. This event is a fundraiser for the non-profit Compassionate Living. Location: 1351 Maple Ave., Santa Rosa, CA. $,     

TORRANCE: Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival September 22-24, 2023 at Torrance Cultural Arts Center. Location: 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA. $47,

TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 22-October 31, 2023  at RAM Farms Free,

UNIVERSAL CITY:  HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023 offers new thrills such as the Terror Tram where the bug-heads that run it want to exterminate us humans!

Universal Studios Hollywood Tickets

Chucky's back, then there's The Exorcist, Stranger Things 4, Holidayz In Hell, Scare Zones, rides like Revenge of the Mummy and a total of 20 attractions unleashed at night. Opens at 7 p.m.

imgs  VALENCIA:  Fright Fest September 8-October 31, 2023  at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.

VISALIA: Oktoberfest, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Vossler Farm 26773 S. Mooney Blvd.  $60.56 admission, This is an age 21+ event!

 WESTCHESTER: Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party 12-7 p.m. Free admission event includes art, music, food and fun! The Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club hosts a day-long celebration. Location: Emerson Avenue between 80th Street and 80th Place closed for event, garden  tours, art activities for all ages, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors and food trucks.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Hansel & Gretel September 9-24, 2023 in Kings Road Park.  Pacific Opera Project does an operatic take on the Brothers Grimm fairytale with  a magical score by Englebert Humperdinck. Running time is 75 minutes, and it is sung in English. The fantastical story of two siblings lost in an enchanted forest  is great for all ages. This is an outdoor event with seating provided. Free,

WOODSIDE: Hispanic Heritage Weekend September 23-24, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at  Filoli. Hispanic Heritage weekend honors contributions of the local Hispanic community to agriculture and the arts. Both Days: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cochinita food truck, Fruit Cellar, Scarecrow Parade at various times throughout the day! Saturday: Univision table with music & giveaway, Spanish Storytime and more. Location: 86 Caņada Road Woodside, CA 94062 $36,

YERMO: Calico Days  September 23-24, 2023, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Road. $,


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