California Festivals


California Ukulele Festivals

TORRANCE: Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

September 23-25, 2022 Main Event: September 24, 2022, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Torrance-Based Kala Koa Entertainment  Presents  a Weekend Celebrating the Small Four-Stringed Wonder; Fun for the Whole Family 

Friday, September 23, 2022, 6p.m. Concert features Ukulele virtuosos Andrew Molina & Brittni Paiva, two of the hottest ukulele talents; George Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503; $35

Saturday, September 24, 2022,  9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Workshops, live performances, classes & presentations, Ukulele Marketplace, and Hawaiian food. Ukulele Artists and Workshop Instructors include Bakithi Kumalo, Bernadette Plazola, Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Brittni Paiva, Andrew Molina, Victoria Vox, Alissa Hunicutt, Neal Chin, John Atkins, Marlowe, Lise Lee, and Mitch Chang. Ohana Family Theatre (Nakano Theatre): $20, free for kids 12 & under; Beginner classes all day, including kids' activities, a children’s ukulele puppet show and demonstrations (access to performances not included). A limited number of loaner ukuleles will be available courtesy of Ohana Ukuleles.

SAN PEDRO: Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m., Ohana Sunday concert and play-along for the whole family. Ohana Sunday  features performances from Lise Lee, Bernadette Plazola, and Alissa Hunicutt, plus time to jam on the stage with friends, family, and other ukulele enthusiasts; The Grand Annex; 434 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731; $5 youth, $23 adult, $140 VIP table.

Sponsors of the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival include Mitch Chang Mortgage, Ohana Ukuleles, Kala Ukuleles, Anytime Hawaiian, Hawaiian Island Creations, Tyde Music, and Manea Ukuleles.

AUBURN: Sacramento Aloha Fest at Gold Country Fairgrounds September 17, 2022, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Anticipate a large crowd, bring your own chairs.
Educational Exhibits
Speakers and Presentations
Health and Community Awareness Exhibits
Cultural Village
Keiki Korner – Arts & Crafts and Educational Information
Merchandise and Food Vendors
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Entertainment

EAST BAY: The Delta Strummers May 22, 2022 at Sommerset Orchards Lodge

PACIFIC GROVE: West Coast Ukulele Retreat November 3-7, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Ukes at the Beach
Island Bazaar

ST. HELENA Wine Country Ukulele Festival

California Ukulele Clubs and Events

Beware: these links are old and have not been tested recently!

Berkeley Ukulele Club

Ukulele Society Of America

Central Coast
Ukulele Society Of The Central Coast Of California (SLO Strummers) Meets twice a month

Claremont Ukulele Club -
September 21
October 19 Ghouls gone wild
November 16 Strums of Thanksgiving and Christmas
December 21 Christmas songs

"Strum!" Ukulele Jam
by approval, only

Grass Valley
The Strum Bums of Grass Valley

Los Angeles
The Pluckin' Strummers
meets twice a month

Funstrummers Ukulele Band

Napa Valley
Napa Valley Flea Jumpers
Monthly Flea Fest

West Country Ukulele Club

Ukuleles Of Paradise

Ukulele University / River City Ukes


San Francisco
San Francisco Ukulele Rebellion

Santa Cruz
Ukulele Club Of Santa Cruz

Ukulele's Of Paradise -

Ukuleles of Tahoe -
Meets monthly


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

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