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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: 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

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.

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: 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. 

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

CARPINTERIA: Santa Barbara Polo Club's President's Cup Final 3-7 p.m.  SB Polo Club. Santa Barbara Polo Club 3300 Via Real  $30-up,


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.

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,

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 |

ENCINITAS: Oktoberfest September 24, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Mountain Vista Drive. Carnival & Artisan Faire. Free & festive with carnival rides, beer garden, food court & more.

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,

FOLSOM: Folsom Renaissance Faire September 23-24, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Folsom City Lions Park Stafford Street at Natoma Street Folsom, CA $,  | Renfaire

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.

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

LANCASTER: Antelope Valley Fair September 22-October 1, 2023. Calibre 50 with La Adictiva Banda appear at fair in separate ticketed concert. $, | fairs

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: 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:  Dino Fest, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Meet world-renowned paleontologists from the Museum as they discuss historic and ongoing fossil discoveries from around the world. Visit exhibitors for dinosaur-inspired merchandise, and catch a glimpse of rare specimens from the Museum's collections, dig into hands-on activities, explore our world renowned Dino Hall with the world’s only T. rex growth series, and so much more Location: 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 $18, NHM.ORG 

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

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, 

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,

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,

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: Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Free admission, parking fee charged and activities require tickets. Pumpkin patch, train ride, hay ride, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more!

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.

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. 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. $,

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: 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: 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 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 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

SANTA CRUZ: 39th Annual Santa Cruz Triathlon 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Roads to be closed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. are: Bay Street between Lighthouse Avenue and West Cliff Drive; West Cliff Drive from the Depot Park to Natural Bridges State Beach; Delaware Avenue between Natural Bridges Drive and Swanton Boulevard; Natural Bridges Drive between Delaware Avenue and Mission Street Extension; Mission Street Extension between Western Drive and Shaffer Road; Western Drive between Highway 1 and Mission Street Extension; Beach Street between Washington Street and West Cliff Drive.

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

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!

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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.

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,

WINDSOR: Tomato and Art Fest at Windsor Farmer's Market. Taste Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, local salsa sampling, art displays, chalk art, Kidz Dig it Painting and Kidz Cooking Class. Free, |

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


Past events

ESCALON: Escalon Wine and Brew Stroll, 5-8:30 p.m. in Downtown on Main Street. Evening of Wine, Beer, Games, Music & Local Vendors to enjoy! Location: Main Street, Escalon, CA 95320. $35,


KELSEYVILLE: Kelseyville Pear Festival September 24, 2022 Downtown Kelseyville



HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 17-October 23, 2022, weekends.  Casa de Fruta 

LA HABRA: Corn Festival September 23-25, 2022.

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Korean Festival September 22-25, 2022 at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street,  Los Angeles, CA. Free,

LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 24-25, 2022

OROVILLE: Oroville Salmon Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Oroville Street Fair, Car Show, Food Vendors, Salmon Festival River Trips, Feather River Fish Hatchery Viewing Window & Salmon Ladder and St. Thomas Smoked Salmon sale.

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: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM September 16-October 31, 2022 (select nights) night time scare attraction with 3 haunted house, 6 scare zones and 4 roaming haunts goes from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. 


SANTA ANA: Fascination of Orchids International Show & Sale September 23-25, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 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 plus discounted zoo admission,


SAN DIEGO: Pacific Island Festival September 24-25, 2022 Emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Ski Beach, Mission Bay. Free admission, | polynesian

SAUSALITO: Chili Cook-off, 12-4 p.m. in Dunphy Park, with music by renown Beaufunk, featuring Michael Jeffries of Tower of Power. Tasting starts at 12 p.m. $20 unlimited wristband, | food


TORRANCE: Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival September 23-25, 2022 Main Event: September 24, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503 $,

TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 23-October 31, 2022 at RAM Farms Free,


VAN NUYS: American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Greater Valley 12-10 p.m. at Los Angeles Valley College (5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Village, 91401). There will be a main stage, kid zone, food trucks, games, bands, community groups, music, contests, and special guests. There will also be a survivor lap, a caregiver lap, and special luminaria ceremony. Admission and parking are both free. All are welcome.

VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest, 11 a.m-6 p.m. Town Square Main & Merchant Streets Vacaville, CA Free admission!

WALNUT CREEK: The Walnut Festival September 22-25, 2022 at Heather Farm Park,

WESTCHESTER: Westchester Arts and Music (WAM) Block Party,  September 24, 2022, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission! 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.

WOODSIDE: Filoli Orchard Days Weekends, September 24-October 30, 2022 in Filoli Meadow, 86 Canada Road
$25 approx.,



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