Crazy California Festivals


California Wacky, Wild, Unique, Unusual, Crazy Festivals

So much craziness surrounds us. How do you spend your time celebrating?

 CALIFORNIA: Rubber Ducky Derbies are really a quack up.

CALIFORNIA: Bed Races at a few festivals around the state

SAN FRANCISCO: How Weird festival usually takes place in May.

PACIFICA: Pacific Coast Fog Fest usually in September, and often in fog.


SAN DIEGO: Busker Fest at Seaport Village

WINTERS: Winters Earthquake Festival August
This is a family event commemorating the rise of the City of Winters from a devastating local earthquake in 1892.  Festival is usually held the third Friday in August On Main Street between Railroad Avenue and First Street

COLUMBIA: Poison Oak Show
Aren't you just itchin' to participate? This event is like a traditional flower show, except all entries must include poison oak! Some of the categories are: best arrangement of poison oak, most original poison oak dish (with recipe), best photograph of poison oak, best photograph of poison oak rash (or in person). 

PALM DESERT: Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade is incredibly creative. In a California region that rivals Florida's retirement communities, golf carts are King and you never know just what you'll see when you decorate a cart to look like Elvis, Bob Hope, or anything your imagination can concoct--maybe even a Porterville outhouse. The Golf Cart Parade is held Last Sunday in October.


PETALUMA: World's Ugliest Dog

JOSHUA TREE: Peg Leg Smith Liar's Contest to see who can tell the biggest fib or story-- not to be believed. Costumes are encouraged in the event in April near Pegleg Road in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

YUCCA VALLEY: Grubstake Days

COARSEGOLD: Tarantula Festival each October celebrates with tarantula  races.

OAKDALE: Testicle Festival. It's tasty, chewy and it's there's a festival dedicated to eating the bovine testicle.

PASADENADoo Dah Parade

ARCATA: Kinetic Sculpture Race between Ferndale and Arcata is held on Memorial Weekend.

FELLOWS: Tumbleweed Festival Where Tumbleweed Cafe, California 33, Fellows, CA  Tumbleweed Festival in Derby Acres

PORTERVILLE: Held a Saturday in August Porterville Outhouse Races & Outhouse Queen Pageant, past event
Wanna get crazy? Enjoy a "Krazy" day in downtown Porterville! This event is FREE and open to all! Outhouse Races, Outhouse Queen Pageant, Dog Patch Costume Contest, Music, Food, Dunk Tank, Bounce House and more.

CLOVIS: Big Hat Days. The bigger the better.

WILLOW CREEK: Big Foot Days Parade

There's much excitement on the horizon and never a dull moment! California's crazy festivals, mostly free to the public, invite you to come out and enjoy the insanity.

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

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