California Festivals


August Beer Festivals and Events

DINUBA: BBQ & Brewfest August 4-5, 2023
Rose Ann Vuich Park
855 E. El Monte Street
Dinuba CA, 93618
Presented by the City of Dinuba, the BBQ competition awards prizes for the 1st-5th place winners in Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket categories. Details about the Brewfest will be firmed up as summer advances. As of this posting on 5/21/23, the details are not released in this first annual event which promises to quench the thirst and offer finger-licking-good tastes.

SAN DIEGO: Taste of Imperial Avenue August 4, 2023, 4-9 p.m.
Gilliam Space
2835 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA
$20  Food Tasting ticket
$30-35 Food & Beer Tasting ticket,
Beer garden and a stage with music from local artists. Participants of the taste event walk from restaurant to restaurant enjoying incredible tastings, as well as experience musicians and bands.  

DUNSMUIR: River & Rails Brewfest August 5, 2023, 3-8 p.m.
Dunsmuir City Park
Dunsmuir, CA
Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce
$5 approx. admission, $35 approx. tasting ticket, |
The Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce along with the Dunsmuir Rotary are proud to once again bring the seasons tastiest event to the Dunsmuir City Park. Beer Tasting Tickets include: Access to the festival. Custom 4oz tasting glass nearly unlimited tasting of over 200 different beers in the beer garden on Saturday, Peoples' Choice Award ballots to vote for Best Commercial Craft and Home Brewery. Live Music Access to dozens of quality, local,

ARCADIA: Books & Brews 1-8 p.m. at Mt. Lowe Brewery Co.  Pop Up Book Store, Art Show & Auction, Book Signing, Photo Booth, Food Vendors: El Mundo & Gordo Hibachi, Book Walk Game Book Swap, Book & Beer Pairings and Book Themed Beer Cocktails.  Location: 150 E. St Joseph St., Arcadia CA. Free admission,  (702) 439-7648 or RSVP on

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza August 3-6, 2023
The Woods at Mammoth Lakes
5701 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes, California 
$300-425 for 4 day pass; single day passes available later,
Beer tasting on Saturday & Sunday
Annual Mammoth Bluesapalooza and Festival of Beers Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza includes the Grand Tasting from more than 80 of the country's best craft-breweries and performances by top blues performers. Located in the beautiful community of Mammoth Lakes, CA. This is an outdoor venue-please bring blankets and LOW BACKED sand chairs, no pets or outside alcohol. Music lineup tba...see more

THOUSAND OAKS: Kiwanis Brew Fest August 3, 2023, 4- 8 p.m.
Conejo Park North
1379 E. Janss Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents the annual Brew Fest which will take place at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. The event will feature beer from over 1 dozen breweries. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "Best Beer in the Valleys." There will also be live music with Ignition band, food samples from local restaurants, and games.

OLYMPIC VALLEY:  Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest August 12, 2023, 3-8 p.m.
Palisades Tahoe
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA
$20-25 approx. music only, beers additional,
Breweries from throughout the western states showcase their best brews in The Village at Squaw Valley while fantastic bands bring the funk, making this fun-filled event one of the most popular in the Tahoe region. AND you can bring your canine companions to party down with you! Beers served individually for around $6/ea. Music lineup: ALO, Monophonics, Sal's Greenhouse

CARPINTERIA: Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival August 12, 2023, 12:30-4:30 p.m. (11:30 a.m. VIP entry)
Carpinteria State Beach's Linden Field
Bicycle valet, Amtrak at front gate
Carpinteria, CA
Over 75 craft breweries, ciders, wineries, make Surf 'n' Suds one of the biggest beer festivals around! Come check out the surfboard shapers, great array of food trucks and live entertainment by Carpinteria's own Cornerstone Reggae and The Moondawgs! 

SAN DIEGO: Craft Beer Festival Fridays - Sundays, August 18-September 10, 2023 & Labor Day Monday
SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 craft brews paired with food.

GUERNEVILLE: Stumptown Beer Revival & BBQ Cookoff August 19, 2023, 12-5 p.m.
Near the banks of the Russian River. Stumptown's Back Yard, 15045 River Road, Guerneville, 95446, Gate Opens at Noon Beer Tasting from 1 - 5 p.m. Entry fee includes your Beer, Cider, and BBQ tastings for the duration. Over 20 Breweries, 15 BBQ teams and bands. $125 pre-sale only, | beer

IDYLLWILD: Pints in the Pines Beer and Mural Festival August 19, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Behind Wild Idy
 54340 North Circle Drive
Idyllwild, CA
Artists create murals throughout the event, a wide selection of delicious beers, killer food trucks, a curated vendor market, family-friendly activities, and a dog-friendly environment in this free admission event raising funds for local non-profit organizations.

SCOTTS VALLEY: Art, Wine & Beer Festival August 19-20, 2023
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
361 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA
Admission: Free, Tasting $25-50 approx.
Past Musical lineup: 12:30-2:00 Paperback Ryders, The Shady Rest Band, Lyin' I's, SV Schools Talent show, Bobbie Wards Performance Vocal, The Joint Chiefs, The Lost Boys featuring James Durbin

FORTUNA: Hops in Humboldt August 26, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Rohner Park
Park Street
Fortuna, CA
Hops in Humboldt, Fortuna, CA

LONG BEACH: West Coast Taco & Beer Festival - Long Beach August 26, 2023, 3-8 p.m.
Rainbow Lagoon Park
400 E Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Bottomless craft beer, hard cider, seltzers & other beverage tastings from local and regional breweries & beverage companies, vendors selling  tacos + other street food,  Margarita Bar, live music, and vendors sell original art and food options. 

YUBA CITY : Blues Brews and BBQs August 26, 2023, 4-8 p.m.
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds
442 Franklin Ave.
Yuba City, CA
Held at Yuba Sutter Fairground, this annual event is produced by the Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Yuba City.

LEMOORE: Lions Brewfest August 26, 2023, 5-9 p.m.
Lemoore Lions Park
Fox St. & Fallen Leaf Dr.
Lemoore, CA
$45 approx.,
Donations (559) 816-1936
Musical guest  performs. 21+ event.
Tickets are limited quantities.
1000+ in attendance, Beer and Wine sampling, Food vendors, and a Live Band. Funds are used to improve the Lemoore Lions Park, provide eyeglasses to the needy, help during the Christmas season, High school, Boys and Girls club, Scholarships at the Lemoore High Schools and West Hill College.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Tahoe South Brew Fest August 26, 2023, 12-5 p.m.
Ski Run Blvd.
1101 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Food trucks and vendors, arts & crafts, shopping, lawn games, all the fun runs and live music! There will be plenty to do.

SIMI: Simi's Endless Summer Beer Fest, August 26, 2023, 5-9 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park. Unlimited beer tastings from approx. 25 craft breweries with over 50 beers, ciders, and seltzers, live music and food trucks. Location: 1765 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065. $25-60,

BODEGA: Seafood Art & Wine Festival  August 26-27, 2023 Well, we all know how popular beer is and if you don't offer it at a festival, you may be missing out. Such is the case at this event where the title of the festival leaves out the beer component. However, the tasting tent has wine, beers and ciders. (Don't judge a book by its cover.)

IONE: Preston Castle Vines & Steins August 26, 2023, 4-7 p.m.
Preston Castle
900 Palm Drive
Ione, CA
$40, - age 21+ only
Self-guided tours of historic Preston Castle in Amador County, sample pours of local wines and craft beers from commemorative glasses, crackers and cheese included and additional food can be purchased from local food vendors and music on the patio. Full pours of your favorite wine and beer sold. 2 breweries + 2 ciders + 13 wineries

Past events

RANCHO PALOS VERDES: Wine & Beer Festival August check back in 2023
Trump National Los Angeles Golf Club
1 Trump National Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Panoramic ocean views and world renowned wineries and breweries, L.A.'s best gourmet food trucks, live music entertainment, and exhibitors from all over the South Bay.

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