Traveling the California coast north of San Francisco, the signs of Russian culture are evident as you encounter a seemingly out of place Fort Ross State Historic Park, a thriving Russian-American Company settlement from 1812 to 1841. It was chartered by Russia's tsarist government as the southernmost Russian colonization in the North American continent. Russian River, Fort Bragg and other north coast areas are steeped in Russian history. California celebrates the exciting and colorful Russian influence in festivals throughout the state:
SAN FRANCISCO: Russian Festival February 21-23, 2020
Fri. 5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.
Russian Center of San Francisco
2450 Sutter St. (near Divisadero)
San Francisco, CA
The Annual Russian-American Celebration of Food, Dance, Music and Art
FORT ROSS: Fort Ross Festival July 25, 2020, 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Fort Ross Festival multicultural celebration of the Kashaya, Russian, and Ranch era cultures features costumed historical re-enactments, crafts, militia cannon firings, live music & dance, food court, marketplace, children's crafts and more,
Russian Festival May
11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
West Hollywood, CA
Celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the over 500,000 members of the Los Angeles region's Russian speaking community. Free entertainment, music, food vendors, Russian crafts and jewelry, and numerous local exhibitors.
Festival May 11, 2019
Twin Pine Park, hungarianheritagefestival.com
SARATOGA: Russian Festival, September 2019
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.