California August Festivals


Art Festivals in California in August

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LAGUNA BEACH: Art A-Fair Art Festival 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna, Beach, CA. | Region: Orange County

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna, Beach, CA. | Region: Orange County

SAND CITY: West End Celebration August 17-19, 2018 Ortiz & Hickory St. Sand City, CA Free admission Sat. & Sun.

PESCADERO: Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival August 18-19, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
IDES Grounds
Pescadero, CA
Free admission

TAHOE CITY: Tahoe City Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, August 17-19, 2018, and August 24-26, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Boatworks Mall
760 N. Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA
North Shore, Lake Tahoe hosts the annual Tahoe City Fine Arts and Crafts Festival featuring 45+ artisans. Browse for great gifts ranging from photography, oil paintings, glass and ceramics to wearable art and jewelry.

REDWOOD CITY: Art on the Square August 24, 2018, 5-8:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Music on the Square, Art on the Square features original jewelry, photography, painting, glass, metal, wood, fiber art and more, created by local artists with work at prices for every budget.

GUALALA: Art in the Redwoods Festival August 16-19, 2018, 10 a.m.
46501 Gualala Road
Gualala, CA,
Festival $fee, free age 17 years and under
Top Hat Dinner: Thursday
Champagne Preview: Friday
Festival: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Art in the Redwoods Festival returns to Gualala Arts Center. What began among the redwoods on Gualala ridge in 1961 has grown to a weekend attraction for thousands. This popular weekend event features art from near and far along with free entertainment and artists booths. The heart of the festival is the Exhibit of Fine Art throughout the building, including oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodworking, stained and fused glass, jewelry and fiber arts - most of them for sale. Award-winning artwork is selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges.

BURLINGAME: On the Avenue August 17-18, 2019

TEHACHAPI: Artisan Festival August 17-18, 2019, 10 a.m.
August 19, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
August 20, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun.
Railroad Park
Tehachapi, CA
Tehachapi Valley Arts Association,
Vendors new to the August show must reside in the Tehachapi area or be members of the TVAA

MARTINEZ: Art in the Park August 19, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Susana Park one block from City Hall
Martinez, CA

SCOTTS VALLEY: Art, Wine and Beer Festival August 18-19, 2018
Sky Park
Scotts Valley, CA
Sponsored by Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce

OXNARD: Art Walk at the Shores August 25, 2018, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All 35+ local artists participants are doing a fund drive for the children's programs at The Carnegie Museum. The event is Free.

BODEGA: Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival August 25-26, 2018. Location: Watts Ranch 16855 Bodega Highway Bodega CA

SAN JOSE: Italian Family Festa August 25-26, 2018
History Park San Jose - San Jose, CA.

PALO ALTO: Palo Alto Festival of the Arts August 25-26, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA

HOMEWOOD: Homewood Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, August 10-12, 2018, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and August 31-September 2, 2018
5145 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141

Past events

TEHACHAPI: Chalk on the Walk Saturday, August 11, 2018 Location: Downtown Tehachapi | chalk art

LOS GATOS: Fiesta de Artes August 11-12, 2018
Free admission, held on North Santa Cruz Avenue with street closure on Saturday and Sunday for this special arts festival now featuring around 200 artisans and vendors.

SAN DIEGO: ArtWalk @ Liberty Station August 11-12, 2018
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Liberty Station - Ingram Plaza
2645 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO: ArtWalk @ Liberty Station August 11-12, 2018, in the Arts District at Liberty Station. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Liberty Station's Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106. Free admission,
The picturesque Ingram Plaza rose garden setting is ideal to view and purchase paintings, sculptures, glass works, fine jewelry, photography and more. Live music, KidsWalk interactive art area, street food, wine and beer pavilion and more, all to benefit ArtReach, a nonprofit that has provided free art classes to over 20,000 students who wouldn't normally have access to art programs in San Diego County.

CHESTER: Almanor Art Show, August 4-5, 2018, 10 a.m. daily Collins Pine Lawn on Highway 36
Chester, CA
Free admission & parking,
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual Almanor Art Show, a premiere Northern California juried fine arts fair, features 80+ vendor booths with fine art paintings, sculpture, precious metal jewelry, knitted accessories, garden art, pottery, photography and more. Food and drink vendors offer enticements. Live music by Ken Cawley & Friends both days. Plumas Arts organizes and is beneficiary of proceeds to fund their countless community-minded projects. It's a great way to spend a day with friends, family, and the community.

FREMONT: Fremont Festival of the Arts August 4-5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- Art, Wine & Music Festival
Downtown Fremont
Fremont, CA
Free admission
The Fremont Festival of the Arts is California's Premiere Art, Wine & Music Festival. Celebrating 33 Years of Fun in the Sun! The largest street festival west of the Mississippi will feature entertainment and activities for all ages to enjoy, including more than 600 artisan booths, live music on two stages, street performers, an international array of gourmet cuisine, food trucks and tasty beverages, and a special kids area with rides and shows.

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts & Crafts Festival August 3-5, 2018, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Kittredge Sports
Highway 203 (Main Street) and Forest Trail
Mammoth Lakes, CA

MORRO BAY: Opening Reception, guest artist. Location: Gallery At Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, Suite 10, Morro Bay, Ca 93442 Contact: (805) 772-1068

MORRO BAY: Art Walk August 11, 2017, 5-8 p.m. Waterfront event features artists displaying their fine art, jewelry, and crafts with refreshments and music provided by participating galleries, restaurants and shops. Location: Marina Square Complex, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA. Cost: Free. Call: (805) 772-1068

LONG BEACH: Art Deco Festival not planned for 2018 as of 8/7/18

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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