California Festivals


California Food Festivals in July

GILROY: Gilroy Garlic Festival July 26-28, 2019
 Over two tons of fresh garlic, three stages of musical entertainment, arts and crafts, garlic cook-off and celebrity chef demos, kids area. $18-20,

NAPA: Festival Napa Valley July 10-21, 2019

CAMINO: Apple Hill Growers Association Farm to Fork July 13, 2019, 6-10 p.m. at Delfino Farms. 50 farms come together for an authentic Farm to Fork experience featuring a paired meal where the Chefs feature produce from many Grower farms paired with wines from Apple Hill Vintners: Lava Cap Winery, Madrona Vineyards and Boeger Winery to name a few. Location: Delfino Farms, 3205 North Canyon Road, Camino, CA 95709. $131.50,

ATASCADERO: Ice Cream Zoofari July 13, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm Charles Paddock Zoo Enjoy an evening with exotic animals and exotic ice cream Includes all you can eat ice cream, sundaes, root beer floats, sugar-free treats and more. $12,

CHICO: Slice of Chico July 12-13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Chico's merchants invite the community downtown for a day filled with great shopping, hot prices and FREE slices of ice-cold watermelon. Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, Slice of Chico draws thousands into downtown for some refreshment and good, old-fashioned customer service!

COSTA MESA: Orange County Fair. July 13-August 12, 2018 Held daily except Monday & Tuesday. 

REDONDO BEACH - South Bay Greek Festival July 12-14, 2019
722 Knob Hill Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA
$2, |
Admission is affordable and there's lots of fun at this annual event in the South Bay. Presented by St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Regional Cookoff July 13, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ICS World Qualifier. 40+ chefs, craft brews and wine garden, tasting kits sold. Location: Big Bear Village Bartlett Parking, 630 Bartlett Rd., Big Bear Lake, California. Free admission,

SUNSET BEACH: Pancake Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Location: Community Center, 12th & N. Pacific. $5, $2 under age 12 years, sold at gate.

SANTA BARBARA: French Festival 
Oak Park
300 W. Alamar Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA
Free Admission

SARATOGA: Hakone Tea Ceremony 
21000 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA
Third Sunday, April to November, subject to change, fees charged

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: MissionFest Wine, Craft Beer, Food, and Music Festival July 13, 2019, 1-8 p.m.
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano
30753 Av. La Pata
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

SAN DIEGO: Pacific Islander Festival September 24-25, 2022. Dance, music, foods and fun are wrapped up in a beach experience at the event focused on  emphasis on the Indigenous People of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Location: Ski Beach, Mission Bay, San Diego, CA. $,

LOS ANGELES: Delicious Little Tokyo July 19-20, 2019
Little Tokyo - Downtown Los Angeles event kicks off with the Little Tokyo Service Center Annual Sake & Food Tasting Starry Night in Little Tokyo, featuring more than 50 Japanese sake with culinary pairings. On Saturday and Sunday select Little Tokyo restaurants offer special menu items such as food and drink specials, giveaways, cooking workshops, chef demos and more.

MARYSVILLE: Peach Festival July 19-20, 2019
Held in Historic Old Town Marysville Downtown Marysville, CA Amusement rides, kids area, arts & crafts, food vendors, entertainment and more.

SACRAMENTO: Sacratomato Festival Week July 22-28, 2019
Sacramento, CA The festival  includes a farmers market, a bloody mary bar, cooking demos, a children's "tomato patch" area, and more tomato fun.

SAINT HELENA: Festa Italiana July 27, 2019, 6-9:30 p.m.  $125 person for tickets

DIXON: Grillin and Chillin Chili Cookoff July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Band, ice cold beer, classic cars and trucks, art vendors. see chili

SEAL BEACH: Lions Club Fish Fry July 20-21, 2019. Location: Ocean & Main St. at Seal Beach Pier. Free admission.

CAPAY: Tomato Festival July 20, 2019, 3-11 p.m.
Farm Fresh To You / Capay Organic
23800 Hwy 16
Capay, CA 95607
Ticket $20 - $25, camping available for fee | tomatoes

IRVINE: Orange County Trex Annual Armenian American Picnic July 21, 2019, 12 p.m. Enjoy Shish Kebab lunch, Live Armenian Music, Kids Games and Raffle Prizes! Everyone is Welcome!  Location: William R. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612   Adults - $25 donation | Kids 12 & Under $12. Parking fee charged.

LONG BEACH:  Crawfish Festival July 26-28, 2019.
Rainbow Lagoon Park 400 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach, CA 90802 $5-up,  Musical line up: David Sousa and The Zydeco Mudbugs | Orleans 2nd Line Club Congo Line | A.J. Gibbs / Mr. 1 Man Show | Jukebox | Bear Brass | The Rhythm & Blues Revue | Dr. Zog Band | United Party Heroes | Orleans 2nd Line Club | Elias "Lefty" Caress Magic and Illusion Show | RemJ Michael Jackson tribute | Doc's Blues Band | T-Luke & The Tight Suits | RemiX | Orleans 2nd Line Club

YORBA LINDA: Taste of Yorba Linda July 26, 2019, 6 p.m. Yorba Linda Community Center. $40-100,

CYPRESS: Cypress Festival Chili Cookoff July 27, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oak Knoll Park
Cypress, Ca for registration info
Annual Cypress Community Festival Chili Cook Off is part of a day of great entertainment, kids zone, vendors, car show and lots more!

OXNARD: Oxnard Salsa Festival July 27-28, 2019
 Location: Plaza Park, Fifth and B Streets in Downtown Oxnard, CA.  Free admission, $5 optional concert seating

McCLOUD: Lumberjack Fiesta July 26-28, 2019
HooHoo Park McCloud, CA

FORT ROSS: Fort Ross Festival July 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fort Ross Festival multicultural celebration of the Kashaya, Russian, and Ranch era cultures features international food bazaar, the Fort Ross Beer Garden, costumed historical re-enactments, crafts, militia cannon firings, live music & dance, marketplace, children's crafts and more.  $20/car,

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Greek Festival July 27-28, 2019, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar Avenue, near the corner of Calle Real and W. Junipero Street

OAKLAND: Oakland Zoo Feast for the Beasts July 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: 9777 Golf Links Road $zoo admission. | zoos

COURTLAND: Courtland Pear Fair July 28, 2019 Courtland, CA Admission: Free

TRINIDAD: Blackberry Festival July 28, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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
The Annual Westhaven Wild Blackberry Festival features homemade pies, jams, and jellies by the Westhaven Ladies Club; live music, artisan/craft vendors, kids activiities, BBQ, beer, wine and mimosas.

PALO ALTO: Chili Cookoff July 4, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Mitchell Park
600 E. Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA |
Annual Chili Cookoff and Summer Festival includes $2000 in cash and prizes for Best Chili Division and Overall Chili Winners. No fee to compete, but $50 refundable deposit required -- see website registration for details. | chili

REDWOOD CITY: Hacking Food - Silicon Valley's Sustainable Food Festival July 24, 2019, 1-7 p.m.  
Interested in the hottest topics in the food industry?   Keynote, Panel discussion, Four workshop sessions and Closing reception. Hors d'oeuvres, food tasting stations, along with locally sourced beer and wine. Location: Spero Ventures, 1991 Broadway, Redwood City, CA

PLEASANT HILL: Blues & Brews Festival July  20, 2019, 3-9 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Park, Pleasant Hill, California. Free Live Blues Music, Craft Beer Tasting, Food. Pre-party on July 19, 2019

GREENVILLE: Greenville Gold Diggers Day July 20, 2019
Gold Diggers Day- Weekend Celebration in Greenville includes a parade, street fair, prospectors, and a chili cook off.

PINE VALLEY: Pine Valley Days July 26-27, 2019

VENTURA: Tequila & Taco Festival, July 20-21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Two days of food & beverages, plus live entertainment. Saturday: Tequila Day with Tequila and Mezcal Sampling, Live Music and Gourmet Street Tacos. Award Winning Margaritas and Craft Beer will also be available for purchase. $40 tequila sampling on Saturday only. | Sunday: No tequila sampling
Plaza Park. $10-60,

LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTY: Food & Wine Festival July 26-27, 2019
July 26, 2019, 7-10 p.m. East LA Meets Napa at L.A. Live, 800 Olympic Blvd. in Los Angeles
July 27, 2019, 7-10 p.m. OC Meets Napa at Mission San Juan Capistrano, 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA

MAMMOTH LAKES: Villagefest, July 26-28, 2019
Eastern Sierras annual Mammoth VillageFest, dubbed the "World's Highest Rib CookOff" is a free 3-day 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. July 26, 2019 Chili Cook-off | July 27, 2019 Rib & Chicken Cookoff | July 28, 2019 Mammoth Burger Battle Location: Village Plaza, 1 Canyon Blvd. Mammoth Lakes, CA

BENICIA: Waterfront Festival, July 27-28, 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. First Street Green First & B Streets Benicia, CA. Two days of live music, microbrew tastings, arts & crafts marketplace, gourmet  $10 admission, $15 pass for 2 days.

TAHOE CITY: Tahoeritaville Lobster Feed July 27, 2019
North Tahoe Events Center
Kings Beach State Park, CA
$80 + $ parking,
Includes full meal with Lobster, corn, salad and bread | lobster

CAMARILLO: Wine Auction & A Taste of Camarillo, July 27-28, 2019. Meadowlark Service League. Saturday is the gala with wine auction. On Sunday, A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival takes place at Camarillo Ranch House, $95-110

PASO ROBLES: California Mid-State Fair July 17-28, 2019
 Special ticketed Country Rodeo Finals.

PLYMOUTH: Amador County Fair July 25-28, 2019
18621 Sherwood St. Plymouth, CA. 95669

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

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