California Festivals


June Food Festivals and Events

CASTROVILLE: Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival June 1-2, 2019.

WRIGHTWOOD: Wrightwood Taste of The Village June 1, 2019, 11 a.m. An event where a map guided tour of the village gives attendees a taste of the hidden treasures that are participating merchants offer, paired with tasty treats to try along the way. The warmer weather guarantees clear skies an an enjoyable day amongst the pines. ​

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Taco Festival June 1, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Boulevard (Del Paso)
1600 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
$8 admission,
Tacos, continuous entertainment, eating contests, professional wrestling and Northern California's Chihuahua Beauty Contest.

LOS ANGELES: Watermelon Festival June 29-30, 2019
Hansen Dam Soccer Park Complex 11480 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace, CA San Fernando Valley $12 admission; $7 ages 3-12; Free age 2 years & under Parking is free.

AVALON: Avalon Restaurant Week

BEAUMONT: Beaumont Cherry Festival

DOWNEY: St. George Greek Festival June 1-2, 2019
10830 Downey Ave.
Downey, Ca. 90241
Dancing, dining, and supporting a great cause! What more can you ask for than life's simple pleasures at St. George's Greek Festival? Opa!

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Elks Chili Cook-off

McKINLEYVILLE: Pony Express Days Chili Cook-off

MONTEREY: La Merienda Birthday Party

MURPHYS: Ironstone Throw Down in the Vineyards State BBQ Competition

NORCO: Horse Town Brew N’ Que Festival

ORANGEVALE: Orangevale Town Fair

PACIFICA: Taste of Pacifica

PALM SPRINGS: Greater Palm Springs CVB event Palm Springs Restaurant Week (Greater Palm Springs area)

PATTERSON: Patterson Apricot Fiesta

RIVERSIDE: Inland Empire Salsa Festival

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Taco Festival

SAN FRANCISCO: Molloy’s Chili Cook-off

SAN JOSE: San Jose Greek Festival May 31-June 2, 2019. Held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis St includes great food, dancing, music, entertainment, vendors and family fun. or | greek

SAN LEANDRO: San Leandro Cherry Festival

SAN LUIS OBISPO: San Luis Obispo Greek Festival June 1-2, 2019. The Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA comes to life with a Feast of homemade Greek dishes and pastries. Enjoy Greek dancing and Greek music, learn how to dance a Syrto and more! Parking at Palm Street Parking Garage, Marsh Street Parking Garage or off street parking. |

TUSTIN: Tustin Street Fair Chili Cook-off

CORONA: Lobsterfest June 8, 2019
City Hall, South Lawn 400 S. Vicentia Ave.
Rotary Club of Corona presents it's Annual Lobsterfest.

ARCATA: Oyster Festival June 15, 2019,  10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: Arcata Plaza. Don't miss the quirky, ritual Oyster Free admission, packages for food & beverages available,

UKIAH: Taste of Downtown June 21, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

SANTA YNEZ: Fiesta in the Vines June 14, 2019, 5 p.m. This Summer Benefit for the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum includes an expansive wine tasting event featuring over 20 Valley wineries, Mexican Buffet, and entertainment. Ticket approx. $125 Call: (805) 688-7889 or

SAN DIEGO: OB Street Fair Chili Cook-off Festival June 22, 2019, 10 a.m.
San Diego, CA
Free admission, $tasting tickets and tasting passes sold.
Five stages of continuous music, Artist Alley, Beachside Beer Garden, Wonderland Fun Zone. Tasting begins at 11 a.m.

SAN DIEGO: Taste of Adams Avenue June 30, 2019, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. $35-40 approx. adamsavenuebusiness.comROUGH AND READY: Secession Day Chili Cook-off June 2, 2019, 11 a.m.
$5 tasting kit,
Rough and Ready Secession Day, the 61st annual modern celebration commemorating the 1850 secession of Rough and Ready from the Union and the formation and the 3-month life of the Great Republic of Rough and Ready.
WHERE: Downtown Rough and Ready, located 5 miles west of Grass Valley on Rough and Ready Highway. Free parking areas at Grange, Rough and Ready Animal Clinic and along Rough and Ready Hwy. ADMISSION: Free ACTIVITIES: | 7 a.m.
Breakfast sponsored by the R&R Firefighter's Assoc. in the Fire Station $8 | Live Music by some of the Fruit Jar Pickers starts around 9 a.m. | Inflatable Play Area for the kids with Bounce House and Water Slide | Crafters and Peddlers Fair | Parade and antique car display  | Live Blacksmith Demonstrations | Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Firefighter's Assoc. in the Fire Station | Prize Raffles benefiting Grange and Firefighter's Association |    Rough and Ready Souvenir Sales. PROCEEDS: All proceeds benefit non-profit Rough and Ready organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Firefighter's Assoc., and Grange.

CAMARILLO: Ventura County Greek Festival / St. Demetrios Greek Festival June 21-23, 2019
Please confirm:
 Location: Freedom Park
Camarillo Ca. 93010

IRVINE: St. Paul's Greek Festival June 28-30, 2019
4949 Alton Parkway
Irvine, Ca.
(949) 733-2366
$, |
Fri. 5 - 10p.m. Sat. Noon - 10 p.m. Sunday Noon - 9 p.m.

HILMAR: Hilmar Dairy And Farm Festival and Fireworks June 22, 2019, 5-10 p.m. at HHS Football Field. Includes Little Milkman and Milkmaid Contests, Food, Vendors, Crafts and Fireworks Display. Free!

SAN FRANCISCO: Soy & Tofu Festival June 29, 2019, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
St. Mary's Cathedral
1111 Gough St.
San Francisco, CA
$10-15 admission

AVILA BEACH: Mac & Cheese Festival June 8, 2019, 2-6 p.m.
Avila Beach Golf Resort
6464 Ana Bay Road
Avila Beach, CA
$68.46 pre-80 day of, 21+ only
$10 approx. parking fee
Unwind, relax while watching live music, and taking in the breath taking scenery at the ocean! Serving plenty of Mac and Cheese! Plus, tastings of wine, beer and spirits and opportunities to buy full pours. This is a 21+ event. Fireworks at dark, vendors, food booths and activities for all.

Past Events

FAIR OAKS: A Taste of Fair Oaks June 8, 2018, 6-9:30 p.m. 55+ restaurants, wineries and microbreweries at Northridge Country Club. $50-60,

JULIAN: The Julian Dance and Backcountry BBQ June 9, 2018, 12-9 p.m.
Menghini Winery
1150 Julian Orchard Drive
$20-25 (kids less) at
Annual event features open flame, Santa Maria style BBQ, ranch beans, coleslaw and roll that rounds out a hearty plate. Live entertainment 2018 band line up: Tony Suraci as The Highwayman | Big Fat Steve Band

LOS OLIVOS: Los Olivos Jazz and Olive Festival June 9, 2018 1-4 p.m.
$65 approx.
Spend a Saturday afternoon in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, tasting wine from twenty five local wineries, listening to world- class, professional jazz musicians, and sampling thirty different olive themed dishes prepared by local chefs.

SACRAMENTO: Nichiren Buddhist Church Food Bazaar June 9-10, 2018, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Japanese food:  Barasushi, Combination dinner, Curry rice, ohagi, Spam musubi, Sushi age only, Sushi mixed, Sushi roll, Teriyaki chicken, Udon, Sekihan and a variety of tsukemono and jams.

LA MESA: Taste of La Mesa June 11, 2018, 5-8 p.m. La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive. $40-60,

SAN DIEGO: Taste of Little Italy June 13, 2018, 5-9 p.m.

SHASTA: Taste of History June 14, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Shasta State Historic Park. $45-50: (530) 243-3720.

SAN DIEGO: Taste of Gaslmap June 16, 2018, 1-4 p.m. Bites from 24 participating restaurants, $35-75, or call (619) 233-5008.

MARTINEZ: King Of The County BBQ Challenge Music Festival June 16-17, 2018
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday |
Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park, Martinez, California
Live Music, BBQ Food, & Vendor Booths and finger-lickin BBQ. Unique Father's Day experience!  Saturday  KCBS BBQ Competition | Sunday traditional hometown BBQ Challenge. Free Admission & Parking.  Music starts at 11am.

SAN JOSE: Summer Veg Fest June 16, 2018. Major vegan veg fest. The California Summer Veg Fest. Location: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, $10 approx.,

TRINIDAD: Trinidad Fish Festival June 17, 2018, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location (please confirm) Trinidad School 300 Trinity St. Trinidad, CA 95570 Trinidad School 300 Trinity St. Trinidad, CA.

AVALON: Avalon Taste Around Avalon May 31, 2018, 5-9 p.m. | Restaurant Week June 1-7, 2018.
Vote for your favorite tastes of food, drink and dessert as the Best Taste of the Year! for more information, please contact the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

BEAUMONT: Beaumont Cherry Festival May 31-June 3, 2018

ENCINITAS: Annual Encinitas Wine, Spirits & Food Festival June 2, 2018. Time: 5 -8 p.m. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course 1275 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas, CA Ticket $90-up

PATTERSON: Patterson Apricot Fiesta June 1-3, 2018.  Downtown Plaza Circle Patterson, CA Admission: Free

PACIFICA: Taste of Pacifica June 2, 2018, 12-3 p.m.
Taste of Pacifica
Pacifica Moose Lodge
776 Bradford Way
Pacifica, CA
$45 pre,
Pacifica Chamber of Commerce Taste of Pacifica features 20 Local Restaurants in one location. Live Music, Raffle - Silent Auction 21 & over please

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Taco Festival June 2, 2018. Tacos, continuous entertainment, eating contests, professional wrestling and Northern California's Chihuahua Beauty Contest. The Boulevard (Del Paso) 1600 Del Paso Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95815 $7-10, | tacos

SAN LUIS OBISPO: San Luis Obispo Greek Festival June 2-3, 2018 see Greek Festivals
Held at the Mission Plaza

SAN LEANDRO: Cherry Festival Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Parade at 10 a.m.

RIVERSIDE: Salsa Festival June 2, 2018, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Dozens of salsas, Kids Fun Zone, Beer garden, amateur and professional Salsa Chefs and concerts with : Ashanti, Lil Rob, Messiah, Lil Xan, Saweetie and Grupo the Beat. Location: White Park, 3936 Chestnut, Riverside, CA $15-20,


FULLERTON: Taste of the Town June 2, 2018, 5 p.m. $65 -70. Location: Fullerton Museum Plaza, Downtown Fullerton (on Wilshire, east of Harbor Blvd) Over 20 restaurants serve  outdoors in the Downtown Plaza, live music by 50s band, The Swing Cats. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are included. Dancing, a silent auction, and opportunity drawings will provide added fun. Parking is free. For additional info, please call 714-526-5124 or visit

SAN FRANCISCO: Molloy's Chili Cook Off June 3, 2018 San Francisco, CA
Event includes raffles, music and fun. 39th annual Molloy's Chili Cook-Off benefiting the South San Francisco Community Learning Center.

MONTEREY: Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival June 2-3, 2018
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
2004 Fairground Rd.
Monterey, CA
Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm
Food, field tours, Farmer's Market and wine tasting are among the many attractions that include bands performing, contests and chef demos, all celebrating artichokes.

NORCO: Horse Town Brew N' Que Festival, June 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The George Ingall's Equestrian Event Center 3737 Crestview Drive Norco, CA 92860 $15-89, BBQ Competition, Live Music

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Elks Regional Chili Cookoff and Car Show June 2, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
HB Elks Lodge
7711 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Free admission

DOWNEY: St. George Greek Festival June 2-3, 2018
10846 Downey Ave.
Downey, Ca. 90241
(562) 862-6461

SAN FRANCISCO: Union Street Festival June 2-3, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Union Street from Gough to Fillmore
San Francisco, Calif
Free admission
$ tasting tickets
The five block festival features tasting pavilions on Union Street. Taste samples of some of the Bay Area's beers and wines. Sampling from Noon to 5 p.m. both days. Last pour is at 4:30. The Festival is free to attend. Fashion World, Culinary World, Tech World, Local World, Craft World and Health & Fitness World, Craft Beer and Wine Sampling Gardens, Arts and Craft Exhibitors and more.

MONTEREY: Bacon Fest August 11-12, 2018
Monterey Fairgrounds

NAPA: Auction Napa Valley
Auction Napa Valley Vintner Welcome Parties.
More than 250 auction lots, parties and activities over 3 days

LODI: Taco Truck Cook-off 
Hale Park
209 E. Elm
Lodi, CA
Free admission. You taste, you decide! Visitors can purchase tasty tacos and vote. Mariachi band, folklorico dancers, beer garden, kids art booth

SACRAMENTO: Kick off the summer season at Visit Sacramento's Taste of Summer, presented by Save Mart, The full weekend of festivities will celebrate the food and drinks that make our region so special. $52-95,

SAN DIEGO: Spyridon Greek Festival
3655 Park Blvd. San Diego, Ca. 92103 (619) 297-4165 Friday 5-10p.m. Sat. 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. St. Spyridon Greek Festival Cost: $3, Free on Friday and before 1 pm Sat-Sun Sat. and Sunday 11a.m.- 10p.m. | Greek

MONTEREY: Annual Monterey Wine Festival

SAN DIEGO: Oyster Fest at Embarcadero, It's a music festival with food.

SACRAMENTO: Nichiren Buddhist Church Food Bazaar
Japanese food and raffle prizes. The menu of authentic Japanese food includes: Barasushi, Combination dinner, Curry rice, ohagi, Spam musubi, Sushi age only, Sushi mixed, Sushi roll, Teriyaki chicken, Udon, Sekihan and a variety of tsukemono and jams.

SAN FRANCISCO:  Taste of Redwood Valley
Fort Mason

SAN FRANCISCO: Taste of Mendocino    Gallery 308, Fort Mason, $tba.

UPLAND:   EGGfest - Smokin' It So Cal Style

LA MESA: Taste of La Mesa  | Taste Events

SAN DIEGO: Taste of Little Italy

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