California Events


Saturday, September 30, 2023


  • BANANAS: Port Hueneme Banana Festival
  • CANTALOUPE: Firebaugh Cantaloupe Roundup
  • GRAPES: Sonoma Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival with Grape Stomp
  • LEMONS: Goleta Lemon Festival
  • PEARS: Kelseyville Pear Festival | Moraga Pear & Wine Festival
  • PUMPKINS: Pomona Pumpkin Festival
  • SWEET POTATOES: Livingston Sweet Potato Festival
  • Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival

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ALAMEDA: Pirates of Emerson Alameda September 29-October 31, 2023. Held at Alameda County Fairgrounds select nights in October, this Halloween attraction includes great costumes and acting.

APPLE VALLEY: All Saints Lunatic Asylum Haunted Attraction set in the shuttered, REAL lunatic asylum! Select days through October 31, 2023. Location: 23275 Ramona Ave, Apple Valley $,

ARCADIA: Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day September 30-October 1, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Santa Anita Park.  LA Taiko Ichiza, a cosplay contest with famous cosplayers as judges, and foods such as  Sushi, Okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pancake), Yakisoba, Takoyaki, Onigiri Rice ball, Yakitori, Shaved ice, Japanese Beer, Sake and more. ambassadors, Emily Miko and Chelsea Misa will  wear a beautiful Kimono. Attendees can take photos/videos. Location: 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA. $10 admission online,

ARROYO GRANDE: Harvest Festival & Parade Sept.29-30, 2023. Entertainment, bands, food, scarecrow and baking contests, games for the kids. Free,

BAKERSFIELD: West Coast Taco & Beer Festival, 3-8 p.m. at Stramler Park. Bottomless craft beer, hard cider, seltzers & other beverage tastings from local and regional breweries & beverage companies. Taco vendors on site sell tasty foods. Live music and Lucha Libre wrestling.  Location: 4003 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. $45-89, 21+ only | beer

BELL GARDENS: Art Expo & 5K September 30, 2023, 8:30 a.m. Participants will start at Veterans park at then cover of Perry and Suva, then head east towards Scout Street, then back to complete the loop on Florence Place. Making a turn on Perry then onto lap 2. Water station will be available at the start of the second loop. The Kids half mile is out and back on Suva Street. Road will be completely closed for traffic. $,

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

  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,

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 $,

CALABASAS: Nights Of The Jack September 29-October 31, 2023. Advanced ticket purchase is required. King Gillette Ranch 26800 Mulholland Hwy Calabasas, CA 91302 $30-up, pre-purchase required,

CALABASAS: Calabasas Film Festival September 27-October 1, 2023 Annual festival showcases major film premieres, student films, documentaries and top quality film selections from all genres that are guaranteed to entertain. | film

CALIFORNIA CITY/EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend   September 27-October 1, 2023. Worlds largest Post-apocalyptic music festival takes place in the Mojave Desert with a Mad Max style car show, costume parties and contests, and some Burning Man style elements. $200 approx., | lineup

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 

CHICO: Oktoberfest September 29-30 & October 6-7, 2023    at Sierra Nevada brewery  festival field includes music by the band, Lucky Chops, and two Bavarian band each night. Location: 1075 East 20th Street Chico, CA. $60,


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.

CLAYTON: Clayton Oktoberfest & Carnival September 29-October 1, 2023 on Main Street, Downtown Clayton, CA Free admission, no ticket required and a full carnival with fantastic rides. Fees charged for carnival, food and purchases at this all ages event,

DANA POINT: Ohana September 29-October 1, 2023 at Doheny State Beach. Wet, wild concert on the sand includes 2023 headliners Eddie Vedder, The Chicks, Foo Fighters, Pretenders Dana Point, CA Tickets:  | see Lineup

EDWARDS: Wasteland Weekend September 27-October 1, 2023! Lots of bands at this Mad Max-style, post-apocalyptic themed event. | music

EL CAJON: Oktoberfest September 29-October 1 & October 6-8, 2023  is held for two weekends at German American Societies Of San Diego.  Bring your family and friends. Location: 1017 S. Molliison Ave., El Cajon, CA

EL CENTRO: Imperial Valley Entertainment Convention, 12-7 p.m. at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pavilion. Hundreds of vendors, Special celebrity guests,  cosplay contest, exciting panels, exclusives, and so much more! Jodie Houser, Francois Chau, WWE Honky Tonk Man, Reptile & Sub Zero Keith Cooke, Actress Amy O'Neill, a life size Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van and many surprises and guests. Location: 770 Park Ave., El Centro, CA. $40,

FELTON: Moonlight Dinner Party. Roaring Camp's Moonlight Dinner Steam Train begins with a BBQ. Then take a  ride on the steam train up to Bear Mountain at Roaring Camp Railroads. Live music, line dancing, and a campfire are included in the 4 hours of fun. $69.95

FERNDALE: Fall Back with Ferndale Fundraiser 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ferndale Community Center. Special guest - Guy Fieri Beef barbecue pit with all the fixings, No host bar, Blacksmith, shingle mill, and hay baling demonstrations Working cider press and Live & silent auctions.

FIREBAUGH: Cantaloupe Roundup September 28-October 1, 2023 at at Firebaugh  Dunkle Park.  Location: 1500 Q Street,
Firebaugh, CA Free admission,  

FRESNO: Reel Pride Film Festival September 29-October 1, 2023 Historic Tower District venues: The Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Avenue Vista Theater 1296 N. Wishon Avenue Fresno, CA | film

GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Boo Halloween September 30-October 31, 2023. Attractions include the Boo Show, a Trick or Treat trail and fun entertainment for youngsters and their adults.

GOLETA: Goleta Lemon Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road Free admission

GRASS VALLEY: Celtic Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Nevada County Fairgrounds. With a marketplace, foods, camping available and music throughout, this is California's premier Celtic Festival and Fair. Location: 11228 McCourtney,
Grass Valley, CA $80-85,

HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire September 16-October 22, 2023, weekends.  Themed Weekend  September 30 & October 1, 2023 Heroes & Villains. Enter the costume contest! Casa de Fruta 

HUNTINGTON BEACH: The Great Pacific Airshow September 29-October 1, 2023

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

JUNE LAKE: June Lake Autumn Beer Festival, 12-5 p.m. at Gull Lake Park. Craft brewers, food vendors, stein-holding competition, crafts people and music. Admission is free and open to the public. Location: 90 West Granite Ave, June Lake, CA 93529. Beer garden tickets sell out JuneLakeAutumnBeerFest

KELSEYVILLE: Kelseyville Pear Festival and Parade is today, September 30, 2023.

LA MESA: Oktoberfest in the Village September 29-October 1, 2023. Free admission, $15-up, Biergarten pass,

LANCASTER: Antelope Valley Fair September 22-October 1, 2023. Demolition Derby at fair in separate ticketed concert. $, | fairs

LA QUINTA: 2 rock bands, The Desert Crows + HighRoad Band perform at La Quinta Concerts in the Park SilverRock Park 51900 SilverRock Way La Quinta , CA 92253 Free Rock jams + Rock covers

LIVINGSTON: Livingston Sweet Potato Festival September 29-October 1, 2023 at Max Foster Sports Complex. Location: 2600 Walnut Ave. Livingston, CA (209) 394-8830 Free admission, $5 parking

LONG BEACH: Shaqtoberfest September 28-October 31, 2023 next to The Queen Mary. Includes mazes, scare zones, carnival, pop-up entertainment and themed bars. Location: 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802 $25 presale and up,

LOS ANGELES: Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park offers a lot more than a Halloween horror hayride, thankfully, for those who have asthma. Runs thru Oct.31, 2023

MALIBU: 2XU Malibu Triathlon  September 30-October 1, 2023. Iconic event in one of the most beautiful locations in the world brings athletes, celebrities, and Fortune 500 Corporations together to  provide funds for Pediatric Cancer Research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

MORAGA: Pear & Wine Festival September 30, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 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, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies and more!

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,

MURRIETA: ScareScape haunted attraction at Heritage Hill   September 29-October 29, 2023. Location: 28701 Los Alamos Heights Rd., Murrieta, CA $20-30 general admission $50 VIP,

NAPA: Annual Pow-wow September 30-October 1, 2023 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Skyline Wilderness Park Napa, California (North of Napa on Hwy 29) Free admission, Families welcome, | pow wow

NIPOMO: Dana Adobe Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Make tortillas, visit the leather shop, learn to dance, see the blacksmith at his forge, live music, reenactments, adobe tours, local vendors, crafts, Dancers, Musicians, Gold Miners, Mountain Men, Vaqueros, and so much more will be available to meet. Heritage Day rekindles the California Rancho era of 200 years ago at the Dana Adobe, the oldest home in San Luis Obispo County, a registered historical site. Location: 671 S. Oakglen Nipomo, California 93444. $10,  $3 age 6-17 years, free age 5 years and under,

NORTHRIDGE: September 30, 2023, 12-8 p.m.  Oktober Festival on the grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte. North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the biggest, free community event in Northridge. Kids Corner, Vendors and after hours 5-8 p.m. party continues. Location:  9015 Wilbur Avenue, Northridge, CA. Free admission,

OAKLAND: Oaktoberfest in Dimond September 30-October 1, 2023 along 7 blocks of streets - MacArthur Blvd. & Fruitvale Ave. Oakland, CA. Free admission, family friendly.

PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch at the History Park studio of BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute) September 30-October 1, 2023. Location: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd. Palo Alto, CA. Free admission,

PALM DESERT: Oktoberfest Carnival September 30, 2023, 6-9 p.m. at Spiritual Center of the Desert. Food, games, prizes, music, and psychic. Location: Spiritual Center of the Desert 45630 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA  | Oktoberfest

PERRIS: Same Same But Different September 28-October 1, 2023 at Lake Perris State Park Perris, CA $350-up, Camping available | lineup

POMONA: Pumpkin Festival September 30-October 29, 2023, Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cal Poly Pomona's AGRIscapes Center 4102 S. University Drive Pomona, CA 91768 $6-10 admission, 

PORTERVILLE: Tule River Powwow September 29-October 1, 2023 Eagle Mountain Casino Events Center 1850 West Street Porterville, CA | pow wow

PORT HUENEME: Banana Festival, 10 a.m. - 5 pm. Cost: Free. Port of Hueneme Harbor District, 105 East Port Hueneme RoadPort Hueneme, CA

ROSEMEAD: Rosemead Pumpkin Dive September 30, 2023, 12-4 p.m. (12-1:30 p.m. & 2-3:30 p.m.) at Aquatic Center,
9155 E. Mission Ave., Rosemead, CA $7, must pre-register,

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Oktoberfest Midtown September 30, 2023, 3-9 p.m. Block of 24th & K Street Midtown Sacramento, CA $20 per person Der Biergarten Oktoberfest Street Party: Midtown features Gruber Family Band, DJ Eddie Z will be in the mix along with our MC Tommy G.

SAN DIEGO: 626 Night Market Mini September 30-October 1, 2023, 1-10 p.m. at Mission Valley Center. Three dozen food, merch and craft vendors + an alcohol garden for attendees 21 years and older. Location: 1640 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego, CA. The market is open to all ages and free to attend with advanced ticket reservations,

SAN FRANCISCO: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass  September 29-October 1, 2023 held in Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadows) Free,

SAN FRANCISCO: Portola Festival September 30-October 1, 2023 at Pier 80.  Acts like 2manyDJs, Avalon Emerson, Azzecca, Barry Can't Swim, Basement Jaxx DJ Set, Bonobo  DJ and more. $250-up, | lineup

SAN FRANCISCO: Bay Area Chuseok Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Presidio Main Parade Lawn. Celebrating  with Korean food (both traditional and fusion), exciting live performances from local Korean cultural performance groups, traditional Korean games and activities, traditional & Kpop dance.  K-BBQ, Korean street food, Noodles, and more as well as beer, soju, makgeoli (Korean rice wine) and other non-alcoholic beverages. Vendors include: Kiss My Seoul, Mama Cho's, NoodleBelly, K-Pop Chicken, Seoul Bird, Korner Kitchen & Bar and Dokkaebier. Location: Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94129. Free admission,

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Latino Film Festival September 28-October 15, 2023 Roxie Theater Sept. 28-Oct. 1 & 7-8, 2023 3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA Roxie Theater - Landmark's Opera Plaza Oct. 2-Oct. 8, 2023 $, | film

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Oktoberfest at Madonna Inn & Event Center September 30, 2023, 1-5 p.m. Location: 120 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA. $55,

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

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 CLARITA: Hart of the West Pow Wow September 30-October 1, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Location: 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA. | pow wow

SANTA CRUZ: T-Birds on the Wharf, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by Santa Clara Valley T-Bird Club, the much anticipated car festival celebrates Thunderbird automobiles for its 23rd year. Location: Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, California 95060. Free to see,

SANTA MONICA: Worldwide Day of Play at Cayton Children’s Museum at Santa Monica Place. Hands-on exploration through chalk drawings and craft puppets. Children can also celebrate the day by engaging in game play or marveling and dancing in a sea of giant bubbles by Bubblemania! Location: 395 Santa Monica Place, #374, Santa Monica, CA. $15,

SANTA YNEZ: Inter-Tribal Pow Wow September 30-October 1, 2023, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. at Live Oak Campground, Santa Ynez, CA. $5 parking, Free admission, $35 optional camping | pow wow

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY: Taste of Santa Ynez Valley September 28-October 1, 2023 at multiple locations. Events include: Los Olivos Dinner, Breakfast Ride Horseback at Alisal Ranch, 3 Ziplines with Highline Adventures, Buellton Beer Focused Tasting, Stolpman Hike with Wine Tasting, Los Alamos Wine Tasting Reception, Solvang Food and Wine Tasting. Tickets:

SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Sonoma Plaza. Includes Grape Stomp competition, Blessing of the Grapes, concerts, a fun run and the streets filled with entertainment downtown. Location: 2 W Spain St‎ Sonoma, CA. Free admission,

SQUAW VALLEY: Palisades Tahoe Oktoberfest in The Village September 30, 2023, 12-6 p.m. The largest Bavarian playground in North Lake Tahoe. $10-15 donation,

TIBURON: Tiburon Wine Festival, 1-4 p.m. at Point Tiburon Plaza. Location: 1701 Tiburon Blvd. Tiburon, CA $85-up, advance sales only, 21+ event | wine

TORRANCE: South Bay Invitational Marching Band Tournament 2-8:30 p.m. at West High School, Fred Peterson Football Stadium.  37th annual marching band competition is fundraiser featuring 15 Southern California high school bands. Location: 20401 Victor St Torrance, CA. $15, $5 kids & seniors, | music

TRES PINOS: San Benito County Fair September 29-October 1, 2023. Motocross, Truck Pulls, Carnival, Ranch Rodeo, Concerts. Location: Bolado Park, $10 + $ parking, 

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.

WALNUT GROVE: Shadelands Ranch Walnut Creek Oktoberfest  September 30, 2023, 5-9 p.m. Shadelands Ranch Museum 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 $60, age 21+,

WATTS: Simon Rodia Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival September 30, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & 43rd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival October 1, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Watts Towers Campus 1727 E. 107th St. Watts, CA Free | music

WEST SACRAMENTO: River Fox Train Pumpkin Patch Express Train September 30-October 29, 2023 weekends. Stop at a pumpkin patch and pick your pumpkin, then re-board the train in this 1 hour experience.$59, $11 age 2 years and under, | trains

WILLOW GLEN: BBQ in the Glen. Time: 12-5 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.

WINDSOR: Windsor Day Parade, theme: Royalty: It's In Windsor's Genes" 10 a.m. The parade route will start at Windsor High School and end at the Windsor Town Green. |

WINTERS: Festival de la Comunidad Carnitas Cook-Off  4:30-10:30 p.m. at Rotary Park. Carnitas sold & served 5-7 p.m. or until they run out, which often happens. However food trucks offer other options as well as vendors selling merchandise. Food and Drinks, Carnitas Cook-off, Live Music, Folklorico, Vendors and Children's Area. 

YORBA LINDA: September 29-October 1, 2023  Oktoberfest & Carnival: St. Martin de Porres. With full scale carnival rides for adults & kids, dozens of kids games, bingo, music, food, beer garden ... there's something for everyone. Music lineup: Fri - The Trip; Sat - Filmed by Rey & Family Style; Sun - Tricia Freeman Band. Hours: Fri.5-11p, Sat.2-11p, Sun.1-8p. Location: 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA. Free admission, | Oktoberfest


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