California Festivals


California Art Festivals

California is home to a leading list of artists and art festivals. Art Walks have become extremely popular and soon will be featured on our list. California art festivals rarely stand alone and often include themes that enhance the events through entertainment and attractions. Community festivals tie in art show elements, and in the wine regions of California you'll discover that wine & art do mix quite well (just don't eat the paint or spill it in your drink.) Can wine be used as a paint thinner? There are actually a few artists who do use wine in their watercolor paintings to add extra dimensions and rich, full-bodied colors.

City/Location Art Festival Name Web/ contact
Burbank Burbank ARTS Festival downtown-
Cambria Art & Wine Festival
Capitola Capitola Art & Wine Festival capitola
Carmel Carmel Art Festival carmelart
Dana Point Festival of Whales dpfestival
Fortuna Art & Wine in the Park artandwine
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Lafayette Lafayette Art & Wine Festival lafayette
Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival sawdustart
Laguna Beach Winter Fantasy sawdustart
La Quinta La Quinta Arts Festival
Indian Wells Indian Wells Arts Festival indianwells
Mariposa Art & Wine Festival mariposa
Menlo Park Connoisseurs' Marketplace miramar
Mountain View A La Carte & Art miramar
Murphys Spring Obsession Art Show ironstone
Napa Gifts N Tyme (707) 260-3810
Ojai Studio Arts Tour ojaistudio
Palo Alto Art Festival paloalto
Palo Alto Glass Pumpkin Patch


Pinole Art & Wine Festival

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire sancarlos
San Jose Art & Wine Festival
Sunset Beach Sunset Beach Art Festival sunsetbeach

VALLEY CENTER Gourdstock Festival. Hosted by San Diego County Gourd Patch. Time: 9a-5p, Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Rd. Valley Center, CA. Open to the public, Free parking, Free Entrance Groovy value, Far out Fun Arts and Crafts Vendors Classes . Demonstrations Make & Take Gourd Craft Arena (all ages) Opportunity Drawings ($1) Food Vendors on site Petting Zoo Gift Shops Picnic area.

WRIGHTWOOD Mountaineer Days, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MORRO BAY Art In The Park. Morro Bay Art Association Art in the Park Invitation: Morro Bay Art Association invites you to participate in the annual Art in the Park festival in the quaint fishing village of Morro Bay, located on the central coast of California. The festival features 120 arts and crafts booths. Publicity is wide spread, and large crowds attend. When: Memorial Day weekend, Happy Birthday America weekend, and Labor Day Weekend. Where: In Morro Bay City Park located on Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA.

BRIDGEPORT 4th of July Street Faire

CAYUCOS Summer Peddler's Fair. Peddler's Faire 7am-4pm Cayucos Creek Lot (between Hardie Park and Ocean Ave.) Take a stroll along the many vendors selling antiques, homemade products, flea market items, clothing, jewelry, and more. Bring an appetite too, whether you choose to satisfy it with delectable's from visiting vendors or some of Cayucos' great eateries.

SAN RAFAEL Marin County Fair

SAN CLEMENTE Village Art Fair The Village Art Fair is held on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month at 9AM (Except January).

HUNTINGTON BEACH Pier Festival with Exhibitors & Food Vendors

LAGUNA BEACH Festival of the Arts 79th

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Art & Craft Show @ The Horizon

MOUNT SHASTA 4th of July Celebration with arts & crafts vendors

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Tahoe Craft Village

MENDOCINO Mendocino Street Fair Art & Craft Show
APTOS 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show
CHESTER July 4th Arts & Craft Show
MISSION VIEJO July 4th Street Faire & Fireworks

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA July 8, 2012 Arts & Craft Show Tahoe Craft Village
SAN DIEGO Boardwalk Bazaar 6th
RANCHO PALOS VERDES 4th of July Country Fair
MAMMOTH LAKES Mammoth Celebrates the Arts

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE Art & Craft Show @ The Horizon

BIG BEAR LAKE Pine Knot Village Art Walk

OXNARD Channel Islands Harbor Fine Art Festival 12th 5.56

TEMECULA Arts & Crafts Festival

RANCHO CORDOVA 4th of July Celebration

COLFAX Independence Day Celebration

EXETER July 4th Celebration in the Park

KERMAN 4th of July Celebration

ACTON CA 4th of July Celebration
APPLE VALLEY CA Freedom Festival
BENICIA CA Picnic In The Park
BERKELEY CA 4th of July @ the Berkeley Marina 6th

BREA CA Country Fair

CORTE MADERA CA Corte Madera/Larkspur 4th of July Art Fair
CRESCENT CITY CA 4th of July Fest

EL CERRITO CA July 4th Fair
FULLERTON CA Annual July 4th Festival
LAKEPORT CA July 4th Celebration
NEVADA CITY CA 4th of July Celebration

ORINDA CA July 4th Celebration

OXNARD CA Fireworks by the Sea

PICO RIVERA CA 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

POLLOCK PINES CA Independence Day Festival
REDWOOD CITY CA 4th Of July Celebration
SIMI VALLEY CA 4th of July Festival
TRACY CA July 4th Day in the Park

WATSONVILLE CA Spirit of Watsonville Fest

BIG BEAR LAKE CA Independence Day Fest

LAKEWOOD CA Concert in The Park

HANFORD CA The Kings Fair
QUINCY CA High Sierra Music Festival 22nd

CRESTLINE CA Jamboree Days Parade

SOUTH GATE CA South Gate Azalea Festival

BIG BEAR LAKE CA Peddlers Market Antique & Collectible

SAN MATEO CA International Gem & Jewelry Show
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CA Lake Tahoe Festival of Fine Arts

HARTFORD CT Riverfest 32nd
HOLLYWOOD CA Hester Street Fair Goes Hollywood

SAN DIMAS CA The Bowzer Bash
SANTA BARBARA CA Pacific Pride Festival
CLEAR CREEK CA Clear Creek Mtn. Jamboree
HAYWARD CA Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival
SALINAS CA Highland Games & Celtic Fest
SAN FRANCISCO CA Fillmore Jazz Festival
SAN JOSE CA Train Expo

LAGUNA BEACH Sawdust Art Festival

935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-3030

LAKE TAHOE-SQUAW VALLEY 4th of July Arts & Crafts Festival
The Village at Squaw Valley USA, Olympic Valley
LAKE TAHOE-KINGS BEACH Fine Arts & Crafts on the Shore
Kings Beach State Park - North Lake Tahoe
LOS ALTOS Arts & Wine Festival
Fine Arts & Crafts
Main & State Streets - Downtown Los Altos
MENLO PARK Connoisseurs' Marketplace
Fine Arts & Crafts, Specialty pre-packaged food
Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real
TRUCKEE Arts & Crafts Festival
Bridge Street at Donner Pass Road
Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
Kittredge Sports, Hwy 203 - Main Street
TRUCKEE Arts & Crafts Festival
Bridge Street at Donner Pass Road
LAKE TAHOE-TAHOE CITY Boatworks Mall Arts & Crafts Festivals
A two-weekend spectacular!
760 N. Lake Boulevard (Hwy 28)
TRUCKEE Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival
Bridge Street at Donner Pass Rd.
WALNUT CREEK Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fair
North Main Street (between Civic Drive & Mt. Diablo)
SAN CARLOS Art & Wine Faire
Fine Arts & Crafts
Laurel Street & San Carlos Avenue
OAKLAND-MONTCLAIR VILLAGE Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest
Mountain Boulevard at La Salle
Montclair Business District
MENLO PARK Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest
Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real

Miramar Events

Connoisseurs' Marketplace
Menlo Park, CA

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
Millbrae, CA

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Mountain View, CA

NEVADA CITY The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, in this colorful Northern Sierra foothills town. During Summer Nights, Nevada City's landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Half Moon Bay, CA

LAFAYETTE Art & Wine Festival
Join us for the second day of our Annual Art & Wine Festival in downtown Lafayette.

OAKLAND - Temescal Street Fair

PALO ALTO Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
Rinconada Park
777 Embarcadero Rd.
Palo Alto, California 9430
Exhibition Dates (no pumpkins sold):
PALO ALTO Palo Alto Festival of Arts August 25-26, 2012
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
call: 650-324-3121.
Art & Wine Festival, Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, sponsored by Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

PINOLE Art & Wine in the Park

Fernandez Park
Tennent Ave.@ Park St.
Pinole, Ca. 94564

PETALUMA Art & Garden Street Festival
The Petaluma Art Center and Petaluma Downtown Association have teamed up for the first ever Chalk Art Competition, to take place from 11am to 4pm during the Art & Garden Festival. All ages are welcome to participate and the winner will be determined by the public's popular vote. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. You must register no later than June 22nd, please complete the registration form (see link below) and return with $10

CAPITOLA Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
Where: Capitola Village
Capitola Beach
Cost: FREE! Wine Tasting: Festival Glass: $7. Wine tasting tokens: $1 each.
Admission FREE! Over 150 fine artists, 21 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries, gourmet food, children's art area, entertainment all day both days and so much more! All in the beautiful, beach-side setting of Capitola Village-by-the-Sea.

BURBANK Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival Cost: Free. San Fernando Blvd. between Magnolia & Olive, Burbank, CA
Fall Show

SAN CLEMENTE Arts & Crafts Fair Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville) In partnership with the City of San Clemente, the San Clemente Art Association presents this annual event with over 100 exhibit booths of fine art paintings and hand crafts. Free to the public.

SAN JOSE Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival


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