California Events & Festivals Calendar

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As summer comes to a close the county fairs continue on with gusto. There are thousands of festivals and events such as free concerts, rodeos, art festivals, and the popular wine, beer and food fests. Look forward to seasonal holidays such as Halloween, a chill-pleaser! Got events in California for the public to enjoy?

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Send your events! Name of event, date, time, location/address, cost, description, contact info, website and photos, if any.


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29 | Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

AVALON: Catalina Film Festival, Sept.28-Oct.2
COSTA MESA
: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival
COSTA MESA: Orange County Quilt, Craft and Sew Festival
LONG BEACH
: Dark Harbor Halloween Haunt, Queen Mary
PALO ALTO
: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch 


30 | Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

AVALON: Catalina Film Festival
COSTA MESA: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival
COSTA MESA
: Orange County Quilt, Craft and Sew Festival
DEL MAR
: Gem Faire Sept.30-Oct.2. gemfaire.com
HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fall Home Garden Show
SAN DIEGO: Cabrillo Festival Sept.30-Oct.1
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Zoo Fur Ball


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1 | Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

ARCATA: Petals on the Plaza. Artists create pastel works
AVALON
: Catalina Film Festival
CARSON: L.A. Printers Fair
CORCORAN: Cotton Festival
COSTA MESA: Orange County Quilt, Craft and Sew Festival
COSTA MESA: Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival
CUPERTINO
: Ohlone Day
DEL MAR: Gem Faire Sept.30-Oct.2. gemfaire.com
DIXON: Sheep and Lamb Festival Oct.1-2
ESCONDIDO: Grape Day Discovery Festival 
FELTON: Big Trees Scottish Gathering and Highland Games
FREMONT: Old Mission San Jose Museum Olive Festival
HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo
LIVERMORE: Livermore Airport Open House and Air Show
LOOMIS: Eggplant Festival, free
LOS BANOS: Los Banos Tomato Festival
MANTON: Manton Apple Festival
MORRO BAY: Harbor Festival. Free, 11a-8p
OAKLAND
: Black Cowboy Parade & Festival Parade
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fall Home Garden Show
PLYMOUTH: Fall Festival Oct.1-2, Amador Flower Farm
REDDING: Sacramento River Community Creek Clean-Up
ROCKLIN: Rocklin Mini Maker Faire
ROHNERT PARK: Founder's Day Parade Rock-A-Versary
SACRAMENTO: California Capitol Airshow
SAN DIEGO: 18th Annual Trolley Dances
SAN DIEGO: Cabrillo Festival Sept.30-Oct.1
SANTA CLARITA: Santa Clarita Valley Comic Con
SANTA CRUZ: City of Santa Cruz Beach Party
SUISUN CITY: Waterfront Festival
TWAIN HARTE: Pints in the Pines
VICTORVILLE: High Desert Book Festival
WEST POINT: Lumberjack Day
WHEATLAND: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
WILLOW CREEK: Taste of Willow Creek


2 | Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

AVALON: Catalina Film Festival
DEL MAR: Gem Faire Sept.30-Oct.2. gemfaire.com
DIXON: Sheep and Lamb Festival Oct.1-2
FREMONT: Old Mission San Jose Museum Olive Festival
GUERNEVILLE: Blessing of the Animals
HUNTINGTON PARK: Sabor De Mexico Lindo
LODI: Lodi Steet Faire lodichamber.com
ORINDA: Olive Festival
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
PLEASANTON: Alameda County Fall Home Garden Show
PLYMOUTH: Fall Festival Oct.1-2, Amador Flower Farm
SACRAMENTO
: California Capitol Airshow
SAN DIEGO: 18th Annual Trolley Dances
SAN FRANCISCO: Castro Street Fair
TWAIN HARTE: Pints in the Pines


3 | Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 3-8
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-10


4 | Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 3-8
NEWBURY PARK
: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
SAN FRANCISCO
: Fleet Week October 3-10


5 | Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 3-8
FRESNO
: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK
: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-10


6 | Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 3-8
FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-10


7 | Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 3-8
FRESNO
: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
LANCASTER
: California Circuit Finals Rodeo Oct.7-8
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-10


8 | Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

CORNING: Corning Olive Festival October 3-8
FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
LANCASTER: California Circuit Finals Rodeo Oct.7-8
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Ballet, losangelesballet.org
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 3-10


9 | Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
NEWHALL
: Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair
SAN FRANCISCO
: Fleet Week October 3-10


10 | Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
LOS ANGELES: Homelessness is No Laughing Matter NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique
SAN FRANCISCO
: Fleet Week October 3-10


11 | Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique


12 | Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique


13 | Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique


14 | Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
NEWBURY PARK: Art from Cloth Exhibit & Boutique


15 | Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

ANGELS CAMP: Mark Twain Festival
BELMONT SHORE: Art Walk Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CAMPBELL: Campbell Oktoberfest Oct.15-16
COSTA MESA: Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival Oct.15-16
CUPERTINO: Annual Bay Area Diwali Festival of Lights
FAIRFAX: The American Economy + Deep Blue Jam
FELTON: Day Out with Thomas
FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
LONG BEACH: Zombie Fest Oct.14-16
LOS ANGELES: Full Moon Horseback Ride
ORANGEVALE: Spook-Fest & Carnival
NEWPORT BEACH: Art in the Park Artisans Fair
SACRAMENTO: Sinister Creature Con Oct.15-16
SILVERADO: Silverado Tucker Wildlife Bat Night
VENTURA: Kinetic Sculpture Race


16 | Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

CAMPBELL: Oktoberfest October 15-16 
CAYUCOS: Antique Street Fair. cayuscoschamber.com
COSTA MESA: Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival Oct.15-16 
FELTON: Day Out with Thomas October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
FRESNO: Big Fresno Fair Oct.5-16, fresnofair.com
LONG BEACH: Zombie Fest October 14-16
SACRAMENTO: Sinister Creature Con October 15-16 
SEAL BEACH: Japan America Kite Festival. jas-socal.org 


17 | Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

 


18 | Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

 


19 | Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

 


20 | Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

 


21 | Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

AUBURN Oktoberfest, 5-10 p.m.
CYPRESS
: Haunted High School. Holy Cross Lutheran
PERRIS
: Harvest Festival, Cesar Chavez Library
PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival October 21-23
WILMINGTON
: Drum Barracks Candlelight Tours


22 | Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016

 


23 | Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

 


24 | Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

 


25 | Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

 


26 | Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

 


27 | Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016

 


28 | Friday, Oct. 28, 2016


29 | Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

CLOVIS: Clovisfest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Oct.29-30

 


30 | Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

CLOVIS: Clovisfest & Hot Air Balloon Fun Oct.29-30


31 | Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

 


California Events Calendar includes festivals, fairs, concerts, parades, car shows, film festivals, cultural celebrations and food fests and fairs, to name a few. We accept event submissions, but cannot guarantee inclusion.

Information is deemed to be reliable but is not guaranteed. Please confirm before going--events are subject to change. For corrections, please include page link.

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