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21 | Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Pecan Cookie Day
BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
DINUBA
: Raisin Day Festival
FRESNO: Reel Pride Film Festival
KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival
LOS ANGELES: Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
SANTA ROSA: Wine Country International Film Festival
WALNUT CREEK: Walnut Festival


22 | Friday, Sept. 22, 2017

National Ice Cream Cone Day
ARROYO GRANDE: Ag Harvest Festival
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair Rodeo
BISHOP: Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade, Pow Wow
BUENA PARK: Knott's Scary Farm
CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow
CALISTOGA: 2017 Harvest Celebration STOMP
DINUBA: Raisin Day Festival
GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair
LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival
LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival
LOS ANGELES: Latin American Heritage Celebration
LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest
MENLO PARK: Menlo Movie Series: Beauty and the Beast
MIRAMAR: MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show
MONTAGUE: Montague Balloon Fair
MONTEREY: Bay Birding Festival
OAKLAND: Eat Real Festival
PALM SPRINGS: Palmquist Palm Springs Roundup
PASADENA: St. Anthony Greek Food Festival
PIONEERTOWN: Desert Stars Festival
PLEASANTON: Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair
POWAY: Poway PRCA Rodeo
REDDING: Paesano Days Sep.22-23
REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest
RIVERSIDE: Title: Till Death Do Us Part, murder mystery
SACRAMENTO
: California Native American Day
SAN DIEGO: Festival of Beer
SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By The Bay
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco, A Taste of Greece
SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Haunt
SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Festival
TULARE: Crush Party at COS Tulare College
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights
WALNUT CREEK: Walnut Festival


23 | Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

National Hunting and Fishing Day
CALIFORNIA: Smithsonian Museum Free Admission Day
ARROYO GRANDE: Ag Harvest Festival
AVILA BEACH: Apple Festival Apple Dinner
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair Rodeo
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair
BALBOA ISLAND: Taste of Balboa
BENICIA: Wine Walk
BENICIA: Arts Benicia Art Auction & Gala
BERKELEY: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
BISHOP: Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade, Pow Wow
BUENA PARK: Knott's Scary Farm
CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow
CENTRAL COAST: Figtoberfest
CHULA VISTA: Hoppy Beer, Hoppy Life
COULTERVILLE: Coulterville CoyoteFest
DINUBA: Raisin Day Festival & Parade
DUARTE: Route 66 Parade
FAIRFIELD: Candy Palooza
FELTON: Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival
FOLSOM: Folsom Live
FOLSOM: Folsom Renaissance Faire
GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire
HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Bowl Concert
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Surf City Surf Dog Competition
INDUSTRY HILLS: Industry Hills Charity Rodeo
IRVINE: Global Village Festival
JACKSON: Main Street Jackson Musical Organ Rally
JULIAN: Apple Days Festival
JULIAN: Fishin in the Pines Lake Cuyamaca
KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival
LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival
LAWNDALE: Lawndale Blues & Jazz Music Festival
LONG BEACH: Japanese Classic Car Show
LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Bloody Mary Festival
LOS ANGELES: Dino Fest!
LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk
LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch
LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest
MARTINEZ: Bay Area Blues Festival
McCLOUD: McCloud Bike-toberfest
MERCED: Thunder from Down Under
MIRAMAR: MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show
MONTAGUE: Montague Balloon Fair
MONTEREY: Bay Birding Festival
MONTEREY: Bikes & Brews
MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill
NEVADA CITY: Nevada City Soapbox Derby.
OAKLAND: Eat Real Festival
OJAI: Boccali Vineyard & Winery Tomato Festival
ORANGE COUNTY: Orange County Brew-Ha-Ha
OROVILLE: Oroville Salmon Festival
PACIFICA: Pacific Coast Fog Fest
PALM SPRINGS: Palmquist Palm Springs Roundup
PASADENA: St. Anthony Greek Food Festival
PASO ROBLES: Tomato Festival
PIONEERTOWN: Desert Stars Festival
PLEASANTON: Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival
POMONA: Los Angeles County Fair concert with Chicago
POWAY: Poway PRCA Rodeo
REDDING: Paesano Days Sep.22-23
REDDING: Redding Holistic, Psychic and Arts & Crafts Faire
REDDING: Redding LGBTQ + Pride Festival
REDONDO BEACH: Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
REDWOOD CITY: Oktoberfest
RIVERSIDE: Mariachi Festival
ROSEMEAD: Rosemead Moon
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Remember the Music Festival
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Zoo Food, Wine & Brew Celebration
SAN DIEGO: Pacific Island Festival
SAN FRANCISCO: Treasure Island Flea Market
SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By The Bay
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco, A Taste of Greece
SAN FRANCISCO: Annual Peak2Peak Walk
SAN LUIS OBISPO: La Guitarra
SAN MATEO: Bacon & Brew Festival
SANTA CLARA: California's Great America Haunt
SANTA CRUZ: Fashion Art Festival
SANTA ROSA: EarleFest
SAUSALITO: Sausalito Chili Cookoff
SILVERADO: Orange County Brew HaHa
SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Festival
SQUAW VALLEY: Oktoberfest
TEMECULA: Callaway Grape Stomp
TEMECULA: Western Days
TIBURON: Tiburon Taps Beer
TWENTYNINE PALMS: Desert Oasis Car Show
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights
VACAVILLE: Vacaville Oktoberfest
VALLEJO: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest
WALNUT CREEK: Walnut Creek Walnut Festival
WALNUT CREEK: Fishing Derby
WEAVERVILLE: The Great Salsa Challenge
WILLOW GLEN: BBQ in the Glen
WINTERS: Carnitas Cook-off


24 | Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

National Cherries Jubilee Day
ALAMEDA: Oktoberfest
ALBANY
: The Marin Monster 10K
BAKERSFIELD
: Tejon Indian Tribe Powwow
BERKELEY
: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
BISHOP: Paiute Pabanamanina Gathering, Parade, Pow Wow
CABAZON: Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow
CHICO
: Taste of Chico
DINUBA: Raisin Day Festival
FAIRFIELD: Jelly Belly Candy Palooza
FELTON: Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival
FOLSOM: Folsom Renaissance Faire
GRASS VALLEY: Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire
INDUSTRY HILLS: Industry Hills Charity Rodeo
JACKSON: Main Street Jackson Musical Organ Rally
JULIAN: Apple Days Festival
KERNVILLE: Kern River Rock N Blues Festival
LANCASTER: AV Greek Festival
LOS ALAMOS: Los Alamos Old Days Festival
LOS ANGELES: Dino Fest!
LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Sep.22-24
MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Oktoberfest
MARTINEZ: Bay Area Blues Festival
MIRAMAR: MCAS Miramar Blue Angels Air Show
MONTAGUE: Montague Balloon Fair
MONTEREY: Bay Birding Festival
MORGAN HILL: Taste of Morgan Hill
OAKLAND Dragon Boat Festival
OAKLAND: Eat Real Festival
PACIFICA: Pacific Coast Fog Fest Sep.23-24
PASADENA: St. Anthony Greek Festival
PASO ROBLES: Windrose Farm Heirloom Tomato Dinner
PIONEERTOWN: Desert Stars Festival
REDONDO BEACH: Lobster Festival
SAN ANSELMO: San Anselmo Country Fair Day
SAN FRANCISCO: Treasure Island Flea Market
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco, A Taste of Greece
SAN FRANCISCO: Oktoberfest By The Bay
SAN JOSE
: San Jose Garden Conservancy Open Days
SAN MIGUEL
: Old Mission San Miguel Fiesta
SAN LUIS OBISPO: La Guitarra
SANTA CRUZ: Paws in the Park
SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Festival
SONOMA: Sonoma Vintage Fest
TUSTIN: Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival
VALLEJO
: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest
WALNUT CREEK: Fishing Derby
WALNUT CREEK
: Walnut Festival
WELDON: Turkey Vulture Festival
WINDSOR: Windsor Tomato & Pepper Fest


25 | Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

National Lobster Day
ARCADIA: Taste of Arcadia
SAN DIEGO
: San Diego Restaurant Week


26 | Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

National Pancake Day | National Johnny Appleseed Day
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sep.26-Oct.1
SAN DIEGO
: San Diego Restaurant Week
SAN DIEGO: Flavors of San Diego


27 | Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017

National Chocolate Milk Day
CALIFORNIA CITY: Wasteland Weekend VIII
PALO ALTO
: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sep.26-Oct.1
SAN DIEGO
: San Diego Restaurant Week


28 | Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

National Beer Day | Good Neighbor Day
CALIFORNIA CITY: Wasteland Weekend VIII
ALTADENA
: Wicked Lit, cemetery play preview
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sep.26-Oct.1
SAN DIEGO
: San Diego Restaurant Week


29 | Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

National Coffee Day
ANDERSON: Stillwater Pow Wow Sep.29-Oct.1
CALIFORNIA CITY
: Wasteland Weekend VIII
HUNTINGTON BEACH
: Breitling Air Show
MURRIETA: Get Shamrocked
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sep.26-Oct.1
SAN DIEGO
: Cabrillo Festival
SAN DIEGO
: San Diego Restaurant Week
SAN JOSE
: Winchester Mystery House Candlelight Tour


30 | Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

National Public Lands Day
ANDERSON: Stillwater Pow Wow Sep.29-Oct.1
BAKERSFIELD: Kern County Fair Sept.20-Oct. 1
BUENA PARK: Knott's Scary Farm
CALIFORNIA CITY: Wasteland Weekend VIII
CARLSBAD: Legoland California Brick or Treat
COLUMBIA: Chili Cook-off
COLUMBIA
: Fiddle & Bango Contest
GILROY: Gilroy Gardens Halloween @ Night
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Breitling Air Show Sept.29-Oct.1
KELSEYVILLE: Kelseyville Pear Festival
LONG BEACH: Women's Journey Conference
MORAGA: Pear Festival
MURRIETA: Get Shamrocked Music Festival Sept.29-30
NEWHALL: Hart of the West Pow Wow
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sept.26-Oct.1
PASADENA: Rockit Beer & Food Festival
PERRIS: Southern California Fair Sept.30-Oct. 8
PORT HUENEME: Banana Festival
REDWAY: Humboldt Hoedown
REDWOOD CITY: Salsa Festival
SACRAMENTO: Festival of Colors
SAN DIEGO: Cabrillo Festival Sept.29-30
SAN DIEGO: SeaWorld Spooktacular Sept.23-Oct. 29
SAN DIEGO: Adams Avenue Street Fair
SAN FRANCISCO: Festa della Madonna del Lume
SAN FRANCISCO: Autumn Moon Festival Sep.30-Oct.1
SAN PEDRO: Southern California In-Water Boat Show
SANTA MONICA
: Abracadabra! Magic & Comedy Show
SANTA YNEZ: Inter-Tribal Pow Wow, Live Oak Campground
SAUSALITO: Sausalito Floating Homes Tour
SONORA: Unruly Country Brew N' Que Festival
TRES PINOS: San Benito County Fair Sept.28-Oct.1
UNIVERSAL CITY: Halloween Horror Nights
VALLEJO: Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest
WATTS
: Simon Rodia Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival


1 | Sunday, October 1, 2017

ANDERSON: Stillwater Pow Wow Sep.29-Oct.1
CALIFORNIA CITY
: Wasteland Weekend VIII
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Breitling Air Show
HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire
LOS ANGELES
: Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique
MILLBRAE: Japanese Cultural Festival
NEWHALL: Hart of the West Pow Wow
ORINDA: Orinda Jazz Festival Oktoberfest, Grammy artists
PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch Sep.26-Oct.1
PERRIS
: Southern California Fair Sep.30-Oct.8
SAN DIEGO: Adams Avenue Street Fair
SAN FRANCISCO: Castro Street Fair
SAN FRANCISCO: Autumn Moon Festival
SANTA MONICA: Abracadabra! Magic & Comedy Show
WATTS: Simon Rodia Watts Tower Day of the Drum Festival


2 | Monday, October 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 2-9


3 | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 2-9


4 | Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 2-9


5 | Thursday, October 5, 2017

BROWNS VALLEY: 20th Annual Indigenous Peoples Days
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 2-9


6 | Friday, October 6, 2017

BARSTOW: Barstow Rodeo Stampede Oct.6-7
BISHOP: Fall Color Car Show October 6-8
BRENTWOOD: The Warehouse, rtlhaunt.com
BROWNS VALLEY
: 20th Annual Indigenous Peoples Days
CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival Oct. 6-8
CORNING: Olive Festival Oct.6-7
HEMET: The Tent Of Terror Halloween Walkthrough
IRVINE: Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch tanakafarms.com
LONE PINE
: Lone Pine Film Festival Oct.6-8
LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair Oct.6-8
SACRAMENTO
: Bastiao Farms Goblin Gardens
SAN FRANCISCO
: Fleet Week fleetweeksf.org
SAN JOSE: Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch
SAN JOSE
: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch Santana Row Oct.6-8
SANTA PAULA
: Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch
TEMPLETON: Chesebrough Farm chesebroughfarm.com
TURLOCK
: Deathworkz Haunt deathworkz.com
TURLOCK: Ranch of Horror ranchofhorror.com
VENTURA: Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts Oct.6-8


7 | Saturday, October 7, 2017

ARCADIA: Cats in the Garden Car Show
BARSTOW
: Barstow Rodeo Stampede Oct.6-7
BISHOP: Fall Color Car Show, Oct.6-8
BROWNS VALLEY: 20th Annual Indigenous Peoples Days
CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival, Oct. 6-8
COALINGA: Coalingafest Fest Street Fair & Car Show
CONCORD: Diablo View Orchid Society Show
CORCORAN: Cotton Festival
CORNING: Corning Olive Festival & Car Show
DIXON: Lambtown Festival Oct.7-8
FREMONT: Harvest Festival ebparks.org.
LONE PINE: Lone Pine Film Festival, Oct.6-8,
LOS BANOS: Los Banos Tomato Festival.
LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair Oct.6-8
PLEASANT HILL: Art, Jazz & Wine Festival Oct.7-8
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Emma Zen Foundation Pet Fair
REDLANDS
: Oktoberfest, redlandsoktoberfest.com
SAN DIEGO: Pacific Beachfest
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week
SAN JOSE: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch Santana Row Oct.6-8
TURLOCK: Holistic Expo
VENTURA: Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts Oct.6-8
WALNUT CREEK: Contra Costa Crystal Faire Oct.7-8
WEST SACRAMENTO: Annual Soggy Doggy Swim Day


8 | Sunday, October 8, 2017

BROWNS VALLEY: 20th Annual Indigenous Peoples Days
BISHOP: Fall Color Car Show
CARPINTERIA: California Avocado Festival
DIXON: Lambtown Festival
FREMONT: Harvest Festival
LONE PINE: Lone Pine Film Festival
LONG BEACH: Dark Harbor at Queen Mary
LOS ANGELES: CicLAvia - in the Heart of L.A.
LOS GATOS: St. Mary's Annual Country Fair
PLEASANT HILL: Art, Jazz & Wine Festival
PLEASANTON: Pirates of Emerson
SAN CARLOS: San Carlos Art & Wine Faire
SAN FRANCISCO: Fleet Week October 2-9
SAN JOSE: BAGI Glass Pumpkin Patch Santana Row
SAN RAFAEL: Mill Valley Film Festival
SANTA CLARITA: Bow-Wows & Meows Pet Fair
VENTURA: Harvest Festival Arts & Crafts
WALNUT CREEK: Contra Costa Crystal Faire


9 | Monday, October 9, 2017

BROWNS VALLEY: Indigenous Peoples Days
SAN FRANCISCO: Alcatraz Indigenous People's Sunrise

10 | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Surf City Nights Street Fair


11 | Wednesday, October 11, 2017


12 | Thursday, October 12, 2017

AZUSA: Golden Days, Oct. 8-15
BUENA PARK
: Knott's Berry Farm Scary Farm Haunt
MOORPARK: Rendezvous at the Zoo


13 | Friday, October 13, 2017

SAN JOSE: Friday the 13th Tours Winchester Mystery House

14 | Saturday, October 14, 2017

BELMONT SHORE: Art Walk Festival
CARLSBAD
: Legoland California Brick or Treat
FOLSOM
: Johnny Cash Trail Grand Opening Celebration
HALF MOON BAY
: Art & Pumpkin Festival
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Moto Beach Classic, Bolsa Chica SB
MONTEREY PARK: Geranium Festival & ArtWalk
OXNARD: Oxnard Steampunk Fest
PLEASANTON
: Crossroads Doll and Teddy Bear Show
REEDLEY: Reedley Fiesta and Parade
REDONDO BEACH: Yoga on the Pier
RIVERBANK
: Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition
TRES PINOS: San Benito Olive Festival
WOODSIDE: CuriOdyssey Gala, The Nature of Patterns


15 | Sunday, October 15, 2017

16 | Monday, October 16, 2017

17 | Tuesday, October 17, 2017

18 | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

19 | Thursday, October 19, 2017

20 | Friday, October 20, 2017

21 | Saturday, October 21, 2017

ALISO VIEJO: Fall Harvest Festival
BAKERSFIELD
: Old Time Peddler's Faire
BURBANK: Burbank Beer Festival
CALABASAS: Pumpkin Festival
CARLSBAD: Legoland California Brick or Treat
DANVILLE: Danville Fall Crafts Festival, Oct.21-22
LONG BEACH
: Long Beach Zombie Walk
MADERA: Grape Stomp
SANTA ANA: Boo at the Zoo
SANTA CRUZ: Glow, A Festival of Fire and Light
SPRINGVILLE
: Springville Apple Festival Oct.21-22
SUNOL: Cowboy Hootenanny

22 | Sunday, October 22, 2017

BAKERSFIELD: Old Time Peddler's Faire
DANVILLE: Danville Fall Crafts Festival
CALABASAS: Pumpkin Festival
LONG BEACH: Long Beach Zombie Walk
SANTA ANA: Boo at the Zoo
SPRINGVILLE: Springville Apple Festival

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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