California Festivals


February Food Festivals and Events

CATHEDRAL CITY: Taste of Jalisco February 9, 2019, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Downtown Festival Lawn, 68600 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA. Free admission,

SANTA BARBARA: Dine Like a Local During the Second Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week,  February 22-March 3, 2019, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. $25 two course lunch & $40 three course dinner.
Special prices on upscale food, wine and hotels during a 10-day event that benefits the next generation of foodservice leaders! Featured restaurants include:   Olio e Limone Ristorante | The Dining Room | Toma | Chuck's Waterfront Grill | Due Lune | Tre Lune | Lucky's Steakhouse | Wine Cask | Convivo | Bella Vista | The Monarch Montecito | Bluewater Grill | Los Arroyos | Cava   for more details, including a full list of participating restaurants, tasting rooms and hotels, helpful tools to plan your visit, and options for business owners interested in sponsoring or participating in the event.

CAPAY VALLEY: Capay Valley Almond Festival February 24, 2019, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Multiple events, car show, hayrides, live music, foods, in Esparto, Guinda, Rumsey, Brooks and Capay.

ENCINITAS: San Diego Fermentation Festival February 17, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: 800 Ecke Ranch Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024-7722,  $15-up,

ARCADIA: Winner's Circle Chili Cookoff February 23, 2019, at Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Dr. Arcadia, California $20-30,

CORONA: The Fire and Ice Chili Cook-off and Craft Beer Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Corona-Norco Family YMCA  1331 River Road  Corona, CA 92880 $20-up,

SANTA CRUZSanta Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival Saturday, February 23-24, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Best Clam Chowder culinary competition features 2 divisions: Individual and Professional. Great awards, plaques in each division for Best Clam Chowder in both Boston and Manhattan categories as well as the People's Choice and Most Original Team. $10 tasting kit. Saturday Amateur Contest | Sunday Professional Contest.  Free, $10 Tasting Kit for 5 different samples

Past events

CALIFORNIA: Crab Feed & Events
Popular in February are Crab Feeds, especially in Northern California. 

HAWTHORNE: Hawthorne Historical Society Pancake Breakfast February 24, 2018, 8-11 a.m.
Hawthorne Museum
Jim Thorpe Park
Hawthorne, CA

BENICIA: Jazz & Crab Feed February 28, 2018, 4-8 p.m.
Benicia Clock Tower
Hosting a delicious evening of Jazz and Crab! All you can eat, plus smooth jazz.

ISLETON: Spam Festival February 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Peter's Steakhouse
Isleton, Ca
Cooking contest, Spam Toss, Spam Eating, Music

  • SAN RAFAEL: Crab Feed Marin Builders Association Annual Crab Feed 
  • CONCORD: Crab Feed Diablo FC Annual Crab Feed & Auction
  • GILROY: Crab Feed Operation Freedom Paws Crab Feed 
  • ANDERSON: Crab Feed  Shasta District Fairgrounds 
  • SAN JOSE: Crab Feed Mardi Gras Crab Feed
  • SACRAMENTO: Ducks Unlimited Sacramento Chapter Annual Crab Feed 
  • SAN JOSE: Crab Feed Presentation High School Crab Feed 
  • VALLEJO: Crab Feed  
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Crab Feed Fisherman's Wharf Crab Feed 
  • ROSEVILLE: Firefighters Crab Feed Fundraiser 

CALIFORNIA: Chocolate Events, Fests

  • REDDING: Turtle Bay Exploration Park Chocolate After Dark: A Wine and Chocolate Experience February 2, 2018
  • MALIBU: Chocolate & Wine Pairings February 9-14, 2018
  • BELMONT SHORE: Chocolate Festival - Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • LODI- Wine and Chocolate February 10-11, 2018, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • ESCONDIDO - For the Love of Chocolate Festival February 10, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
  • MARTINEZ: Wine & Chocolate Stroll February 10, 2018,
  • CLARKSBURG: Port, Wine & Chocolate Lover's Weekend  February 10-11, 2018
  • FRESNO COUNTY: Wine and Chocolate Lovers Weekend February 10-11, 2018
  • MADERA: Wine Trail Wine & Chocolate Weekend February 10-11, 2018
  • PASO ROBLES: Chocolate Festival February 11, 2018
  • LOS ANGELES: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate February 11, 14, 17, 2018

BBQ Festivals

INDIO: Super Bowl Chili Cookoff February 4, 2018 Shadow Hills RV Resort, Indio, CA.  KCBS

DUNSMUIR: Coyote Chili Cook-Off February 3, 2018 Sponsored by the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and the Dunsmuir Rotary


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