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, discovercathedralcity.com
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. SBRestaurantWeeks.com
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. espartoregionalchamber.com. 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, sandiegofermentationfestival.com
ARCADIA: Winner's Circle Chili Cookoff February 23, 2019, at Santa Anita Park 285 W Huntington Dr. Arcadia, California $20-30, fireitupevents.com
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, fireandicecorona.org
Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival Saturday, February
23-24, 2019 10 a.m. - 4
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 beachboardwalk.com
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.
Jim Thorpe Park
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.
Cooking contest, Spam Toss, Spam Eating, Music
CALIFORNIA: Chocolate Events, Fests
BBQ Festivals cbbqa.org
INDIO: Super Bowl Chili Cookoff February 4, 2018 Shadow Hills RV Resort, Indio, CA. arliequeevents.com KCBS
DUNSMUIR: Coyote Chili Cook-Off February 3, 2018
dunsmuir.com Sponsored by the Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce and the Dunsmuir Rotary
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.