National Parks Public Lands Day Free National Parks Admission includes parks in California - Yosemite NP, Sequoia Kings Canyon NP, Joshua Tree NP and more.
ALAMEDA: 125 Years of Dracula featuring author Dacre Stoker and The Menagerie Oddities Market at Alameda Elks Lodge No. 1015. VIP: Friday 6-10 p.m. 125 Years of Dracula Dinner & Movie w/ Dacre Stoker. Saturday Vampire market 10a-5p All Ages, Full bar, Vampire Market, Taxidermy Classes, Readings from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Location: 2255 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 $5-75, themenagerieodditiesmarket.com
ARROYO GRANDE: Harvest Festival & Parade Sept.23-24, 2022. Entertainment, bands, food, scarecrow and baking contests, games for the kids, movie night and Saturday Night Costume Dance. Free, agharvestfestival.com
ANAHEIM: Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club September 16-October 23, 2022, weekends with Friday and Saturday for the 21+ crowd only and Family Sunday for all ages. Location Phoenix Club 1240 S. Sanderson Ave. Anaheim, CA Admission: $20, thephoenixclub.com |
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair September 21-October 2, 2022. Alaskan Pig Races, Turkey Stampede, Concerts, Rodeo and more. Location: 1142 South P St., Bakersfield, CA. kerncountyfair.com
BELLFLOWER: Lions Club Car Show 2-7 p.m. Live Music from Hollywood Blonde. Meet the Hooters Girls! FREE wings & coupons! Visit Local Businesses. Great food from local restaurants and food trucks. FREE gifts from many vendors. Location: Bellflower Boulevard is closed from Park St. to Flora Vista Ave. Free admission, bellflower-car-show.com
BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention September 21-25, 2022 at Freight & Salvage and Ashkenaz. Concerts, dances, string band contest, workshops, more! Alice Gerrard, Tatiana Hargreaves, Earl White, Piedmont Blūz, Corn Potato String Band, Evie Ladin, Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco, many more! Free- $75, berkeleyoldtimemusic.org
BETHEL ISLAND: Boats & Berries Music Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bethel Island Scout Hall. American Legion Colour Guard and National Anthem, King and Queen, and a hometown parade down Bethel Island Rd! (fire department golf carts, horses, dogs, dancers, musicians.) Featuring: Boat Show, Berry Pie Eating Contest, Rubber Duckie Races, LIVE Entertainment, Line Dancing and Lessons, Fun and Educational Kids Zone, Dog Show, Businesses and Vendors, Adult Refreshments/Goodies Garden, Food Trucks! Location: 3090 Ranch Lane, Bethel Island, CA 94511. Free, facebook.com/ events/1122799841783608
BIG BEAR LAKE: Oktoberfest September 10-November 5, 2022. Location: Big Bear Lake Convention Center, Big Bear Lake, CA. Tickets: bigbearevents.com
BONNY DOON: Bonny Doon Art, Wine & Brew Festival, 12-5 p.m. at Bonny Doon Equestrian Park. Party in the Santa Cruz Mountains with authentic local hospitality and fundraising by Bonny Doon Community School Foundation for the little community school Bonny Doon Elementary. Your ticket price includes choice of a wine glass or beer mug, an afternoon of wine and craft brew tastings from local wineries and breweries accompanied by live music by Cuarteto Leon. Location: 3675 Bonny Doon Road 95060-9775 Bonny Doon, CA 95060. $65-85, age 21+ only, bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com
BOONVILLE: Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show September 23-25, 2022. Location: 14400 Highway 128, Boonville, California. mendocountyfair.com | Sept. Fairs
BUENA PARK: KNOTTS SCARY FARM: 13 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 thru Oct.31, 2022.
CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow September 23-25, 2022. Event held off 1-10 in Cabazon. Follow signs to pow wow site. Morongo Casino Resort 495000 Seminole Dr. Cabazon, CA morongonation.org | morongopowwow.com Free admission | pow pow
CAMINO: Handblown Glass Pumpkin Patch September 24-25, 2022, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Delfino Farms 2nd annual Handblown Glass Pumpkin Patch handblownglasspumpkinpatch.com
CHULA VISTA: Bonitafest Melodrama September 21-24, 2022, Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival Admission and parking are free, facebook.com/Bonitafest/
CLOVIS: ClovisFest September 24-25, 2022, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fall Festival in Clovis, CA with Balloon Ascension to launch the day. clovischamber.com
COULTERVILLE: Coulterville CoyoteFest September 24-25, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Parade at 10 a.m. Main Street & Park, Coulterville, CA Admission: Free coultervillehistorycenter.org
CUPERTINO: Silicon Valley Day and Night Fun Fest, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Cupertino Memorial Park. Rotary Club of Cupertino brings serious family fun. Kids activities, Bike Rodeo, entertainment, games, food trucks, craft beer tasting & whiskey, musical and dance performances throughout. Location: 21121 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014. Free, svdnff.com
DINUBA: Dinuba Annual Raisin Day Festival & Parade Dinuba Raisin Harvest Festival September 22-25, 2022, Vulch Park El Monte Way Dinuba, CA dinubachamber.com
DUARTE: Duarte City Picnic celebrates 65th year of incorporation, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Royal Oaks Park. Food, vendor booths, Car Show, Beer & Wine Garden, Games, Bands. Location: 2627 Royal Oaks Drive, Duarte, CA Free admission, accessduarte.com
EAST PALO ALTO: EPA Community Music Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at The Landing. Full day of live music, performances, vendors, food, LIP Ride Out & Bike Competition, Lay M Low's Show & Shine, Community Archives, Candy House, kids activities, bouncy house and so much more! Free BBQ 12-2 p.m. Line up: Con Funk Shun, Aja Vu, Soucano, Rafa, Tebo, Isaiah, Deonte McCall, Muisi, Miguel, Adeshina, Aztec Dancers, Step it Up, EPA Youth Jazz Band. Location: 1175 Weeks Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. Free admission, facebook.com/openepafestival/
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, eventbrite.com
FAIRFIELD: Jelly Belly Candy Palooza September 24-25, 2022, 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, jellybelly.com
FALLBROOK: Galaxy of Glass, September 24, 2022 - October 23, 2022 Show Open Daily admission Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook CA. fallbrookartcenter.org
FOLSOM: Folsom Renaissance Faire September 24-25, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Folsom City Lions Park Stafford Street at Natoma Street Folsom, CA $16, folsomfaire.com | Renfaire
FULLERTON: Amtrak Track Safety, September 24-25, 2022, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fullerton Train Museum. Meet railroad workers, tour equipment and learn about the importance of rail safety at this free event. Location: 200 E. Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832. No contact info.
GOLETA: Goleta Lemon Festival September 24-25, 2022 Girsh Park 7050 Phelps Road Goleta, CA lemonfestival.com Free admission
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Oktoberfest September 18-November 6, 2022. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. Wed&Thurs free family nights, Fri-Sat $, adults only, Sunday $ kids/families. oldworldhb.com
KELSEYVILLE: Kelseyville Pear Festival September 24, 2022 Downtown Kelseyville
LA JOLLA: 13th San Diego Spirits Festival September 24-25, 2022 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Fueled by top spirits & magnificent works of art, the world-class cocktail and cultural event, is shaking things up with unlimited cocktails from over 65 brands (including High end Spirits, ready to drink cocktails and seltzers,) live music and entertainment, access to galleries and more. Hours: Sat 3-7 p.m. and Sun 1-5 p.m. Location: 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla CA 92037 Tickets: $65-95 eventbrite.com
LOS ANGELES: Sips & Stems, winetasting, flower designing workshop, 2-4 p.m. at Rita House. Your $125 Ticket Includes: A splash of sparkling wine upon arrival; Light refreshments (cheese & accouterments); A wine tasting experience featuring four Louis Jadot wines; A floral design experience, including a take home arrangement of your own design. Location: 5971 W. 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90036. $125, (714) 393-8045 or briannecohen.com/upcoming-events/
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 17-October 23, 2022, weekends. Casa de Fruta norcalrenfaire.com
IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Ren Faire September 23-25, 2022. Fabulous Music, Stories Dancing, Battles & Guilds from all corners of the World. Three stages and wandering buskers, food & drink, merchant shopping, games and more. Location: Location Boseker Scout Reservation, 53155 Idyllbrook Drive, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549. $30-50 (plus upgrade options), idyllwildrenfaire.com | Ren
LA HABRA: Corn Festival September 23-25, 2022. lahabracornfestival.com
LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival September 23-25, 2022. Annual festival in Los Alamos Admission is FREE lavmc.org/los-alamos-old-days
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Korean Festival September 22-25, 2022 at Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino Street, Los Angeles, CA. Free, lakoreanfestival.org
LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 24-25, 2022 magicalglasspumpkinpatch.com
MENDOCINO: Mendocino Open Paint Out September 19-25, 2022 mendocinoartcenter.org Mendocino Art Center The annual Mendocino Open Paint Out includes paint sales each day in the Art Center, daily demonstrations and presentations. All events are free and open to the public, including watching the artists paint.
MILL VALLEY: Oktoberfest Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3-8 p.m. Wear your dirndl and lederhosen to Tam Valley Community Center parking lot for live music, dancing, games, food, amusements and beer in Oktoberfest produced by Tamalpais Community Services District. Location: 203 Marin Ave., Mill Valley, CA. $20, $10 age 4-13 years, presale call (415) 388-6393. tamcsd.org Prices subject to change
MILPITAS: 626 Night Market at Great Mall Milpitas September 24-25, 2022, $5, 626nightmarket.com
MIRAMAR: MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show September 23-25, 2022 | air shows
MONTEREY: Monterey Jazz Festival September 23-25, 2022 at Monterey County Fairgrounds, montereyjazzfestival.org
MORAGA: Pear & Wine Festival September 24, 2022 at Moraga Commons. Free admission event includes Pear Pie Eating Contest and Pear Recipe Contest. Chalk art, face painting, petting zoo, inflatables, jumpies, prizes and entertainment with DJ RyanO, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies and more! moragarec.com
NEWPORT BEACH: War Heroes on Water Charitable Boat Parade, 5 p.m. at Newport Harbor (between Collins Island, Balboa Island and Newport Peninsula / Fun Zone, heading toward the Pacific Ocean at the end of the channel between West Jetty & Corona del Mar.) Event kicks off War Heroes on Water Charitable Sport Fishing Tournament September 23-27, 2022. Parade features 50 top yachts the public can watch and cheer on to honor veterans of the U.S. armed forces. Singing of the national anthem and presentation of colors by the Orange County Sheriff's Color Guard launch the parade and tournament which raises money for wounded troops and military families. Boat registration and information: warheroesonwater.com
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. visitoroville.com
PACIFICA: Pacific Coast Fog Fest September 24-25, 2022 pacificcoastfogfest.com free admission
PALO CEDRO: Honey Bee Festival September 24-25, 2022 at Bishop Quinn Community Center. Live Bee Beard, Antique Tractor Parade, Live Music, Food Court, Pancake Breakfast, Beer & Bee Stings. Location: 21893 Old 44 Drive, Palo Cedro, CA. Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission, palocedrohoneybeefestival.com
PORT HUENEME: Banana Festival September 24, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 pm. Cost: Free. Port of Hueneme Harbor District, 105 East Port Hueneme RoadPort Hueneme, CA
REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest September 21-25, 2022 at Courthouse Square. $, redwoodcity.org
SAN DIEGO: Pacific Islander Festival September 24-25, 2022. 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. $, pifasandiego.com
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.
SAN DIEGO: CRSSD Festival September 24-25, 2022 at Waterfront Park. Electronic music festival features techno, house and electronic music. Location: 1600 Pacific Coast Highway, San Diego, CA $175-235, 21+, crssdfest.com line up
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, ocorchidshow.com
SACRAMENTO: Pops in the Park Concert with Hip Service, playing Top 40 Dance Hits, Classic Rock, R&B and Motown in this free summer concerts series, returning after a two year hiatus.
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, pifasandiego.com | polynesian
SAN JOSE: NextStage Design + Build, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at a home in Willow Glen. There are no fees to attend this event and exact location will be sent out to people who register at nextstagedesign.com/seminars-events/
SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Tricks & Treats Tickets September 23 - October 30, 2022, 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, cagreatamerica.com 4701 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054 Tickets
SANTA MONICA: 626 Night Market Mini September 24-25, 2022, 1-10 p.m. at 1324 5th Street (near the Third Street Promenade.) Three dozen food, merch and craft vendors + an alcohol garden for attendees 21 years and older. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations, 626nightmarket.com/mini
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, sausalito.gov | food
TEMECULA: South Coast Winery Grape Stomp. Times: 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m. until sold out. Join the annual Grape Stomp on select Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from September 3-24, 2022, in Vintner's Garden! Grape Stomp location is weather permitting and is subject to change. Grape Stomp Admission will include the following: • 2 Wine Tasting Tickets • Grape Stomping for Two • Mix & Match Case of Wine. Location: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa $Case of wine prices start at $170, southcoastwinery.com | stomp
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 $, losangelesukulelefestival.com
TURLOCK: Turlock Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze September 23-October 31, 2022 at RAM Farms Free, ramfarms.com
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights September 8-October 31, 2022. Location: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, $72-329, halloweenhorrornights.com
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. relayforlife.org/ratgvca
VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest, 11 a.m-6 p.m. Town Square Main & Merchant Streets Vacaville, CA Free admission! downtownvacaville.com
WALNUT CREEK: The Walnut Festival September 22-25, 2022 at Heather Farm Park, thewalnutfestival.org
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. wamblockparty.org
WOODSIDE: Filoli Orchard Days Weekends, September 24-October 30,
2022 in Filoli Meadow,
86 Canada Road
$25 approx., filoli.org
WILLOW GLEN: BBQ in the Glen. Time: 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Willow Glen Summer BBQ Competition amateur and professional BBQ teams compete for pride and prizes. The community gets the opportunity to sample the finished product, while enjoying an afternoon of music, kids's court & crafts, beer and wine. Location: 1245 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA. bbqintheglen.com
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld HOWL-O-SCREAM 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 CLARA: HALLOWEEN HAUNT at California's Great America. Pumpkin Fest by day and Halloween Haunt by night through October 31, 2022.
VALENCIA: Fright Fest through October 31, 2022 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Annual event with mazes, scare zones and bands & DJs performing.
YERMO: Calico Days September 24-25, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Road. $, sbcountyparks.com
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