California Festivals


July Festivals in California

WRIGHTWOOD: Mountaineer Days July 8-9, 2023 Annual Mountaineer Days! Cost: Free. Family oriented festival with Sunday Parade.

SAN DIEGO:  254th Mission San Diego de Alcala  parish anniversary Jubilee Festival of the Bells July 14-16, 2023
A weekend event celebrating the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California's 21 Missions, with the the blessing and ringing of all five Mission bells. The annual Festival of the Bells includes live entertainment, food and beverages, games, and much more. The Mission San Diego de Alcalá was founded by the Spanish friar Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769.  of our ! Please watch the bulletin for information on a reimagined 'Festival of the Bells' which will take place July 14-16, culminating in the Blessing of the Bells and a special anniversary Mass on Sun at 12 p.m. in the Mission Church. The Blessing of Animals will be on Sat morning, a family-friendly dinner with entertainment in the central courtyard on Fri or Sat evening, and more! To indicate a willingness to volunteer in one way or another, please send an email to Crystal Carr, Parish Council Chair, at

GREENVILLE: Gold Digger Days  Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce Gold Digger Days Celebration in Greenville, CA

VENTURA: Tequila & Taco Festival at Surfer's Point, Ventura County Fairgrounds. Tickets:

PICO RIVERA: Colombian Festival July 23, 2023, 12 p.m.  Biggest South American festival on the West Coast. Enjoy ethnic foods from many parts of Latin America. On the main stage enjoy live entertainment from many local tropical and Latin bands as well as International talent, plus electronic dance stage. Location: Pico Rivera Sports Arena, 11003 E. Rooks Rd., Pico Rivera, CA. Ticket: $75,

PLYMOUTH: Plymouth Rodeo  
Plymouth CA CCPRA Rodeo, California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association

ARCADIA: 626 Night Market night markets

HOLLISTER: Street Festival & Car Show July 15, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Street Festival, Car Show & Swap Meet Annual Street Festival, Car Show and Swap Meet. The Hollister Downtown Association. Live entertainment and music, free admission and parking, vendors, Automotive swap meet, Downtown restaurant and merchant sidewalk sales and specials! Food concessions, Beer & wine garden, Lots of raffle prizes, New car and specialty car displays, Kids Zone, 150+ fabulous vehicles on display!

CROCKETT: Sugartown Festival July 16, 2023
Music on two stages, great food, beer, margaritas, wine, kids zone, king & queen crowning. Location: Rolph at Pomona, Crockett, CA. Free admission.

NEVADA CITY: Storytelling Festival  July 7-8, 2023
For one magical weekend in July, settle back and hear stories unfold beneath the big trees and nighttime stars of California's Sierra foothills. Storytellers spin tales spanning the centuries and connecting generations.  Amphitheater 17894 Tyler Foote Rd. Nevada City, CA $10.50-106.50

SANTA BARBARA: California Wine Festival July 14-15, 2023
Santa Barbara Beachside Chase Palm Park Santa Barbara, CA,

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Central Coast Renaissance Festival July 15-16, 2023
Laguna Lake Park San Luis Obispo, CA. Step into the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was England's magnificent monarch. Location: Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA. $30 day, $45 weekend,

SAN CLEMENTE: San Clemente Ocean Festival July 21-22, 2024 No mistake or typo! This is postponed for one year. 
 Beach Events, Orange County Lifeguard Games, Sport of Kings SUP Race, Beach Run, Grom's Rule Surf Contest, Sand Sculpting Competition, Lifeguards' Pancake Breakfast, Fishing Derby, Youth Pavilion, Dolphin Dash, Kid's Beach Run, 22nd Annual Classic Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Family Beach Party & Free Concert and Great Rubber Duck Race. Free to attend.  Location: San Clemente Pier, San Clemente, CA.

SALINAS: California Rodeo  California Rodeo July 20-23, 2023 Kid Rock Concert is part of event

ELK GROVE: Strauss Festival July 27-30, 2023
Location: Elk Grove, CA

REDWOOD CITY: The Redwood City PAL Health & Harmony Festival  July 29, 2023
 The Pal Music Festival has now merged with the Sequoia Healthcare Districtís Health Fair to make its way to the main stage in Downtown Redwood City as the Health & Harmony Festival Square!  Location: Redwood City Square.

SAN FRANCISCO:   San Francisco Marathon July 22-23, 2023.
Ferry Building, The Embarcadero
Enjoy the amazing city of San Francisco by taking part in one of the world's great marathons. The USAT&F Certified course is a "best of San Francisco" tour and includes a loop over the Golden Gate Bridge. Choose from running the marathon, half marathon, progressive marathon, 5K run/walk races or really take on the challenge with the Worth the Hurt 52.4 double marathon.

OXNARD: Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival
Plaza Park Fifth and B Streets Downtown Oxnard

COURTLAND: Pear Fair July 30, 2023 Celebrating Courtland as the "Bartlett Pear Capital of the World" with live music, Wines of the Delta Parade, fun run, children's area, classic car show, beer & wine garden and a variety of pear related foods. Courtland, Calif.

McCLOUD: McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta  July 28-30, 2023
Dance contest after the Lil Miss Fiesta and Lil Logger competition, Harold Benedict memorial horseshoe tournament & more. The parade starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

NAPA: Porchfest July 30, 2023
Music on porches at this free event.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: US Open of Surfing    at Huntington Beach Pier, Huntington Beach, Calif.  Surfing, skateboarding and BMX competitions, family-friendly activities, community market, giveaways, sustainability panels and art installations. The entire event is free and open to the public.

MOSS LANDING: Annual Street Festival July 30, 2023, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Antiques, Vintage and Artisan vendors. Over 200 booths, food for sale, Location: On Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA. $5 admission,

SAN FRANCISCO: Up Your Alley Fair July 30, 2023, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Dore Alley between Folsom and Howard and adjoining block of Folsom between Ninth and 10th streets / Similar to September's Folsom Street Fair, which is the climax of Leather Pride Week, this event has a more local appeal for leatherfolk and draws some 12,000+ attendees.

BENICIA: Benicia Waterfront Festival July 29-30, 2023 
$15, Music, Craft Beers & Wine, Tasty Foods, Vendor Village, Kids' Activity Alley.  Bands include House of Floyd, Tin Man, Tortilla Soup, Other People's Money, In Living Color and Wake the Neighbors.

TRINIDAD: Westhaven Blackberry Festival July 30, 2023 (last Sunday of July)  Join neighbors and friends at the Annual Westhaven Blackberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Westhaven Fire Hall on Sixth Avenue. Sales of fresh blackberry pies, jams, barbecued hamburgers and beverages benefit the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department. There will be music, booths and goodwill in abundance. No pets. Location: 446 6th Ave Westhaven Fire Dept. Trinidad, CA  Westhaven Wild Blackberry Festival features homemade pies, jams, and jellies by the Westhaven Ladies Club; live music, artisan/craft vendors, kids activities, BBQ, beer, wine and mimosas. This event is proudly sponsored by the Westhaven Ladies Club, all of the proceeds go to help our Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department.

LONG BEACH : Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival July 29, 2023, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Marine Stadium, 5225 East Paoli Way, Long Beach CA.

MAMMOTH LAKES: Villagefest July 28-29, 2023
Village Plaza
1 Canyon Blvd.
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Eastern Sierras annual Mammoth VillageFest, dubbed the "World's Highest Rib Cook-Off" is a free event at the Village at Mammoth, where you can check out delicious dishes from local restaurants that are vying for the title of Best Ribs, Chicken and Chili.

PINE VALLEY: Pine Valley Days  July 28-29, 2023

HERMOSA BEACH: AVP Beach Open July 7-9, 2023

ANTIOCH: Box Boat Derby Antioch Water Park 4701 Lone Tree Way between!  Prizes for fastest racers and best in show!

IMPERIAL BEACH Sun & Sea Festival No event in 2023

LOS ALTOS: Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival July 8-9, 2023 Downtown Los Altos Village on Main and State Streets between First and Edith Los Altos Village Association.

LOS ANGELES: Lotus Festival July 15-16, 2023 
Location: 751 Echo Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA

SANTA MARIA: Santa Barbara County Fair July 12-16, 2023.   Santa Maria, CA

SAN DIEGO: San Diego LGBT Pride Parade and Festival July 8-16, 2023

SANTA BARBARA: French Festival taking another year off in 2022 and taking another year off in 2023. Location: Santa Barbara, CA

VENTURA: Surf Rodeo No updates as of 6/21/23
Surf Rodeo Music and Surf Festival  Over 40 bands, Rodeo Style Surf Contest. Bikini Cowgirl Contest, Cornhole Tournament, Mechanical Bull Riding, Beach Activities, Beer Gardens on the Sand, Food Trucks, Vendors...$

WEED: Carnevale July 6-9, 2023  Theme: Fancy & Free in 23
Bel Air Park off of College Ave.
Weed, CA
Entertainment includes live music, dancing, carnival rides, games, food booths, beer, wine, and vendors. Contests include bocce, horseshoe, softball and Top of the State Run. 

PETALUMA: Petaluma Art & Garden Festival July 9, 2023 Downtown Petaluma Petaluma, CA

4th of July Parades & Fireworks Shows

BURNEY: Burney Basin Days  June 29-July 2, 2023
Location: Burney, CA Burney Basin Days includes an art festival, queen pageant, and more...

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