California May Festivals


California May Festivals

What a fantastic month of May! Celebrate the arts, food, cars, beer, wine, music and stage entertainment. The Greek festival season gears up in May with approx. 4-6 events. There are pow wows, rodeos, and county fairs among the many events you're going to enjoy.

PINE MOUNTAIN: Pine Mountain Club Lilac Festival May 20-21, 2023. Pine Mountain Club Lilac Festival Pine Mountain Village Center - Pine Mountain Club, CA | Central Valley

BIG BEAR LAKE: Maifest May 20-28, 2023, 1 p.m. at Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd.
Big Bear Lake, CA
$14-27, 2023,
Maifest is Big Bear Lake's spring offering akin to their autumn Oktoberfest. It offers German bands performing, Polka Dancers, Beer, Food and the Chicken Dance. There's a kids zone with balloon artist, arts & crafts, and vendors selling all sorts of stuff. Contests include Pol Schmücken (Maypole decorating), Log Sawing and Stein Holding.
Lineup: Da Stube Buben, Die Sauerkrauts and  Die Gemütlichen Schühplattler Dancers

KINGSBURG: Kingsburg Swedish Festival May 18-20, 2023
Downtown Kingsburg
Kingsburg, CA
Includes lots of great eating, dancing, parade and Swedish traditions such as crowning the Queen.


Past events


WEST HOLLYWOOD: Russian Festival Weho Mishika May 21, 2023, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Plummer Park
West Hollywood, CA

OAKLAND: Greek Festival October 2-4, 2020
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave. Oakland hills, below Highway 13.  (510) 531-3400.  $6 adult | Free admission  Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and  Sunday 5 p.m. to closing

LONG BEACH: Pride Festival May 15-17, 2020
Includes a parade and festival with stage entertainment 

YORBA LINDA: Yorba Days May 2, 2020, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Yorba Linda Community Center, 4501 Casa Loma Ave.  Car Show, Artisan Vendor Alley, Music, Craft Beer and Food, Meet Fire and Police and see services exhibits.

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Heritage of Aloha Festival May 16-17, 2020, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park
12100 Mora Dr.
Santa Fe Springs, CA |
Free admission | Polynesian

SANTA MARGARITA: Best of the West Antique Equipment Show May 22-24, 2020
Historic Santa Margarita Ranch
9000 Yerba Buena
Santa Margarita, CA $, | farm

ATASCADERO: LakeFest May 16, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
LakeFest & Children's Day Cardboard Boat Regatta at Atascadero Lake Park.
Activities for all ages starting with Cardboard Boat Races, Atascadero Lake Park. Activities for all ages starting with Cardboard Boat Races, Stand-Up Paddleboard Races, 2-for-1 Zoo Coupons, Wine & Beer Garden, Live Music by the Long Shots, Kids Activities, food for purchase and vendors galore. 

ANDERSON: Happy Valley Strawberry Festival May 23-24, 2020 Famous Generous Servings of Sweet Fresh Strawberries, Ice Cream & Shortcake, plus Free admission and parking. | strawberries

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Art in the Park May 23-25, 2020
Morro Bay City Park
Morro Bay, CA
Additional dates: July 3-5, 2020 | September 5-7, 2020

BISHOP: Mule Days Celebration May 20-25, 2020 Memorial Day Weekend each year.

McCLOUD: McCloud Mushroom Festival May 23-24, 2020
Held every Memorial Day weekend, the mushroom festival celebrates the wild mushroom hunting that occurs every spring in and around McCloud. Event features live music, mushroom vendors, wine tasting, special mushroom delicacies, cooking demonstrations, seminars and educational booths on mushroom harvesting.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament May 1-3, 2020 next to Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway & Main Street, Huntington Beach, Calif. Free,

TOPANGA: Annual Topanga Days May 23-25, 2020
Topanga Community House Fair Grounds 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga 90290 | LA's largest, longest running and most anticipated bohemian festival and country fair returns this Memorial Day Weekend with live music.

BENICIA: Open Studios May 2-3, 2020, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

BODEGA BAY: Bodega Fishermans Festival, May 2-3, 2020, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Westside Regional Park 2400 Westshore Road Bodega Bay, CA 94923 $15-up,

Past Events

CALEXICO: Mariachi Festival Sin Fronteras May 15-18, 2019 Calexico Chamber of Commerce
Crummet Park

SUSANVILLE: Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow May 17-19, 2019
Lassen County Fairgrounds
195 Russell Ave
Susanville CA 96130 | pow wow

ARROYO GRANDE: Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival May 23-24, 2020. Always on Memorial Weekend,

GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival & Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Parade  Memorial Weekend Village Green, between Euclid and Main Street Streets Garden Grove, CA

MORGAN HILL: Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival  Outdoor Amphitheater & Surrounding Area - Morgan Hill, CA

OJAI: Art in the Park 
Libbey Park, Downtown - Ojai, CA

  • FOOD FESTIVALS: Are you hungry? The month of May is an all-star month for food festivals in the berry theme-- strawberries, to be precise. Also this month California celebrates mushrooms, artichokes, nuts, chocolate and macaroni. It's an odd mix but nothing is ever boring when you combine food passion with creative action in outstanding festivals.
  • ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVALS: California must be the arts mecca. Honestly, there are so many festivals taking place that it is no easy task to find and list them all. Get ready to enjoy the shopping, the creative atmosphere and the talent that fills the street festivals and markets where you'll find original art, jewelry, glass works and more.
  • MUSIC FESTIVALS: May signals the music festival season with weekend campouts, sit-ins and every theme imaginable in the world of music. Jazz steals the show in Sacramento's music festival while Cinco de May (5/5) is the top day for mariachi music. Book early!
  • BEER FESTIVALS: This is a growing category of festivals in California and one that has enjoyed tremendous attendance. The events are often all inclusive tastings, though some of the chamber sponsored events tend toward tickets purchased for samples. It all just depends.

Over 50 Celebrations throughout California take place on the weekend of May 3-5, 2019

ANAHEIM: Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show, May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Location Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 West Crescent Ave. Anaheim, CA

ANAHEIM: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 4-5, 2019, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
La Palma Park | cinco

AUBURN: String Fling Acoustic Music Festival May 2-4, 2019 Registration:  Thursday Showcase 7 p.m.
Friday Concert 7 p.m. Saturday Workshops, 9 a.m.

AUBURN: Foothills Brewfest, 1-5 p.m. at Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Stree. $35-60,

BRAWLEY: Kickin' It Country, May 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Country Bands Location: Brawley Cattle Call Arena $7,

BUELLTON: Buellton Brew Fest May 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. River View Park $45-55, | beer

CALABASAS: Calabasas Fine Arts Festival May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Held at the Commons at Calabasas and the beautiful Calabasas Civic Center, the annual Fine Arts Festival features over 150 painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, photographers, glass artists, woodworkers and more. Location: Calabasas Park Centre, free parking area 23975 Park Sorrento Calabasas, CA Admission is free  

CALISTOGA: Fairgrounds County Fair & Fiesta May 3-5, 2019 

CAMERON PARK: Junk'n In The Junction Spring Market May 4, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. artisans, junkers, crafters, collectors, repurposed items, antique, vintage, bakers and more. Live music. Location:  Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane, Cameron Park, CA.

CERES: Ceres Street Faire May 4-5, 2019 with Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show on Saturday. Location: Downtown Ceres, Just off Highway 99, Ceres, CA. Free admission,

CHICO: Wildflower Music Festival, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. The End of Normal  2500 Estes Road  $45,

CHICO: Pioneer Day Parade and Craft Fair, BBQ and Music May 4, 2019. Parade 10 a.m. Arts & Crafts fair at the Plaza 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CLOVERDALE: Cloverdale Fiddle Festival May 4, 2019, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The festival is a presentation of California State Old Time Fiddle Association District 10, The Cloverdale Citrus Fair and the Sonoma County Folk Society. Location: Citrus Fairgrounds, Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale, CA.

CLOVIS: Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac & GMC Car Show at Bicentennial Park.

COARSEGOLD: Coarsegold Rodeo May 3-4, 2019

COPPEROPOLIS: Hot Copper Car Show May 4, 2019, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

DOWNEY: Downey Street Faire May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 150 vendors include food, drinks, beer garden and crafts all for sale! Music stage both days includes live entertainment with bands and dancing. Location: Brookshire Avenue, Downtown Downey, CA.  Free admission,

DUTCH FLAT: Spring Artisan Faire May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dutch Flat Community Center, 933 Stockton Street, Dutch Flat, CA 95714.

ELK GROVE: Western Festival May 3-5, 2019, Keep'n it Country. KCBS BBQ Championship, Carnaval (Fri-Sun), Western Festival Parade Saturday, 10 a.m. The Parade starts on City of Elk Grove and Auto Mall and ends at the Elk Grove Park. Fest at Elk Grove Regional Park with entertainment, great food, classic cars, art exhibition showing the talents of your local High School Students, the Kid's Zone, Crafter's and our fabulous carnival of fun.

 EL SEGUNDO: Home Town Fair May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Main Street at Library Park El Segundo, Ca Arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, community expo

ESCONDIDO Spring Renaissance Faire May 4-5, 2019, Felicita County Park , 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido, CA, $19-34, | Ren faires

FONTANA: Fontana Days Parade May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. Route: Sierra Ave. from Arrow to Veterans Park.

HALCYON: Halcyon Mother's Day Craft Faire May 4-5, 2019, 2-6 p.m. Artists and crafters, live music, BBQ, vegan food and fun. Location: Halycon Store, 936 S. Halcyon Road, Halcyon, CA, Free,

HEMET: Ramona April 13-May 5, 2019 Featuring Kayla Contreras and Eli Santana at Ramona Bowl, 27400 Ramona Bowl Rd. Tickets $20-47,

IRWINDALE: The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire April 6-May 19, 2019, Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA.

JULIAN: Julian Arts Guild Spring Fine Arts Show May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Town Hall 2129 Main St. Julian, CA Free,

JULIAN: Wildflower Festival May 3-5, 2019. Julian Town Hall 2129 Main St Julian, CA.

KERMAN: Kerman Almond Festival May 4, 2019, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Kerckhoff Park 15061 West G Street This a FREE family event, | nuts

LA HABRA: La Habra Citrus Fair May 3-5, 2019. Downtown Fair, multiple locations 321 E La Habra Blvd La Habra City Hall El Centro Lions Park Free admission

LAKE FOREST: Rancho Days Fiesta May 4, 2019, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Heritage Hill Historical Park. Location: 25151 Serrano Road $5, free under 3 years,

LA VERNE: Old Town La Verne Annual Wine Walk May 4, 2019 Sip of Old La Verne, 5-8:30 p.m. Includes 30 locations to sample wine, talk about a good time!  $40-50,

LODI: Lodi Spring Home Improvement Show May 3-5, 2019. Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, 413 E Lockeford St. Lodi, CA 95240 $5 general admission. Senior Citizens $3 on Friday.

LONG BEACH: Uptown Village Market May 3-4, 2019, Friday 5-10 p.m. | Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Live entertainment and 90+ artists and crafts vendors. Location: 4321 Atlantic Ave.

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Seafood Festival at Shoreline Aquatic Park 200 Aquarium Way  $,

LONG BEACH: Pacific Islander Festival May 4 -5, 2019
Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way $30 aquarium admission, | polynesian

LONG BEACH: Just Like Heaven Music Festival May 3-4, 2019 Queen Mary Events Park Long Beach, CA $99-up,

LOS ANGELES: Olvera Street Cinco Celebration May 4-5, 2019, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument  Olvera Street The festive weekend festival features popular and traditional music, exhibitor booths, cultural dancing and plenty of delicious Mexican food.

LOS ANGELES: Michelada Music Festival with Sonora Dinamita 3540 N Mission Rd. $25-up,

LOS BANOS: Merced County Spring Fair May 1-5, 2019. Parade is May 4, 2019, 9 a.m. from Downtown to Main Gate of Fairgrounds. Fair: Alaskan Racing Pigs, Tractor Pull, Ag Exhibits and Animals, Midway Carnival, Free Concerts, K9 Kings Flying Dog Show, Salsa Contest, Home Brew Contest and on May 5 see Jaripeo Bull Riding Rodeo /Baile del Cinco De Mayo. Location: Fairgrounds, Los Banos, CA

MARIN: Marin Open Studios May 4-5, 2019 & May 11-12, 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Marin County, California Over 270 artists open their doors one or both weekends. Free self-guided tour,

MARIPOSA: Mariposa Butterfly Festival May 3-5, 2019
Mariposa Butterfly Festival.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: A la Carte & Art May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Castro Street from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue in Downtown Mountain View, CA Free admission,

NORCO: Hillside Farm Annual Spring Craft Fair May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fine, hand-crafted gifts, with at least 50% of merch to be sold is merchant's own work. Location: 3475 Hillside Ave., Norco, CA. Free admission,

OCEANSIDE: Heritage Day Fundraiser Cowboy Jack Concert May 4, 2019, 12-1 p.m.  Heritage Village Park, 220 Peyri Dr.  $5 admission, |

PALM SPRINGS: Hot Rodeo May 2-5, 2019 GSGRA - Hot Rodeo is billed as the Gay Rodeo. AC Dysart Equestrian Park 2111 West Victory Avenue Banning, California | rodeo

PASO ROBLES: Paso Robles Olive Festival May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in
Downtown Paso Robles City Park, 12th and Park Streets. Tasting tickets $15, | olives

PLEASANTON:  Doll and Teddy Bear Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Building B, Pleasanton, CA  $,

REDWOOD CITY: Wild West Days May 3-5, 2019. Location: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 301 Grand St Redwood City, California 94062  Carnival rides, foods, festival game booths, raffles, live local entertainment, adult beverages and socializing.

SAN BERNARDINO: National Orange Show Citrus Fair Festival May 1-5, 2019. Typical  Entertainment:  The All Alaskan Pig Races | The All Alaskan Tractor Pull | Randy's Wild Turkey Races | Freckle Farm Petting Zoo | Freckle farm Pony Rides. Location: 689 South E Street San Bernardino, CA 92408. Free-

SAN DIEGO: Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 3-5, 2019 Friday 4-9 p.m. Cost: Free

SAN DIEGO: Cinco de Mayo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Balboa Park Plaza de Panama and Spreckels Organ Pavilion. Free,

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Ho'olaule'a May 4 -5, 2019, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. De Anza Cove, Mission Bay San Diego, CA | polynesian

SAN DIEGO: Tacos & Tequila Rock Star Beer Festival May 4, 2019, 1-5 p.m. NTC Park, Liberty Station $35-50,

SARATOGA: Saratoga Rotary Art Show May 4-5, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.   Location: West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070. Free admission and parking,

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: Great San Juan Bautista Rib Cook Off May 3-5, 2019. Event includes a Williams Ltd. Arts & Crafts Show. Location: Downtown San Juan Bautista, CA.

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA: California Indian Market May 4-5, 2019. 35th annual event takes place at San Juan Bautista School Soccer Parking Lot.

SELMA: Selma Raisin Festival May 1-5, 2019. Lincoln Park behind senior center - Selma, CA 

SIERRA MADRE: Sierra Madre Fine Art Fair May 4-5, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Park, at Sierra Madre Blvd. & Hermosa Avenue 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, California Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. From the Friends of the Library produces this annual festival of art which includes approx. 100 exhibitors. 

SIMI VALLEY: Simi Valley Street Fair May 4, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Simi Valley's largest one day community event bustles with more than 375 vendors made up of artists, crafters, business products, community organizations, commercial vendors, food booths, and plenty of product samples. Location:1555 Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA. Free,

TEMECULA / VAIL LAKE: Southern California Homebrew Festival May 3-4, 2019 Vail Lake KOA Campground 

TOPANGA: Topanga Blues Festival May 4, 2019

VISTA: Rhythm and Brews Music Festival May 4, 2019, 12-4 p.m.

YUCAIPA: Yucaipa's Music & Arts Festival May 3-5, 2019. Art displays, kid's activities, bands perform: Foghat | Wildee | James Wesley | Blues Traveler | Petty and The Heartshakers | The Long Run.  Location: New Yucaipa Arts Center, 12062 California Street, Yucaipa Ca 92399 Times: Friday 6-10 pm | Saturday 12-10 pm | Sunday 12-7 pm  Free,

YUCCA VALLEY: California Welcome Center Art Festival May 4-5, 2019, 9 a. m.-5 p.m.  State-wide art contest, food, art, and craft vendors. Fun to be had by all. Location: California Welcome Center, 56711 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA.


OROVILLE: Feather Fiesta Days, May 5-12, 2018 | Parade May 12, 2018, All events free, Location: Historic Downtown District Oroville, California.

LOS BANOS: Merced County Spring Fair Location: Fairgrounds, Los Banos, CA

VISALIA: The Great Western Southern Gospel Fan Fest Location: Visalia Convention Center, Visalia, CA.

SUSANVILLE: Soroptimist Margarita Festival Susanville Soroptimist Margarita festival. Veterans Memorial Bldg. Contact Kerri Cobb 530-257-4382 |

TORRANCE: Torrance Antique Street Faire, May Location: Downtown, Torrance, CA

PALO ALTO: May Fete Parade Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10 a.m. |Downtown Palo Alto, University Avenue | | The May Fete Parade starts at 10 a.m. down University Avenue, turning right onto Waverly, and ending at Heritage Park. Following the parade, stick around for the May Fete Fair, sponsored by Palo Alto Recreation Foundation and Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto until 1 p.m. and The Museum of American Heritage Vintage Car Show across the street from the park.

ALISO VIEJO: Soka University Soka University's International Festival, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Soka University of America - Aliso Viejo.

KERMAN: Kerman Almond Festival Kerckhoff Park Kerman,

COLUMBIA: Annual Firemen's Muster.

CHICO: Chico Pioneer Day Parade | Downtown Chico City Plaza Main Street & Fifth Street | Chico, CA | Enchanting World of Children as the theme of it's Centennial Year Celebration! The Parade starts at 11 a.m. but there are pre-parade festivities on Main Street and post parade activities in the Plaza.

SHASTA LAKE: Shasta Damboree | |Every fist Saturday in May the city hosts a Pancake Breakfast at the local fire hall followed by a Parade, followed by Day at The Park where you will find great food, craft vendors and plenty of entertainment. Bring your chairs and a blanket to lay down and have a picnic on and plan on spending the entire day enjoying our local weather, food, fair vendors and entertainment.

PLACERVILLE: Wakamatsu Farm Open Farm Day Location: Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville. Hosted by American River Conservancy at Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm, celebrate the diverse cultures that made their home on these historic 270 acres of rolling hills and rich agricultural lands.

FULLERTON: Railroad Days See trains - large and small, old and new. Food, fun and Free! | Southern California Railway Plaza Association. Location: Fullerton Train Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Avenue Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 278-0648.

ANAHEIM: Gem Mineral & Jewelry Show

ROCKLIN: Community Festival Festival May 10-13, 2018.
Johnson Springview Park 5460 5th Street Rocklin, CA. Hours: Thurs 4-9p | Fri 4-11p | Sat 11a-11p | Sun 11a-9p. Pancake Breakfast on Saturday | carnival | bands | food vendors | beer & wine garden | shopping & crafts.

ANDERSON: Redding Fire Festival May 11-13, 2018
May 11, 2018, 6-11 p.m. 21+ VIP Party
May 12, 2018, 12-11 p.m.
May 13, 2018, 12-5 p.m.
Shasta District Fair & Event Center
1890 Briggs Street
Anderson, CA 96007
$20 three days, $15 two days, $10 one day,
Cirque, Fire Dancing and Pyrotechnics entertainment for all-ages. Also arts and crafts vendors, food, beer and wine, interactive art, children's activities, demonstrations, flow and dance non-fire workshops, music and more.

PARKFIELD: Parkfield Bluegrass Festival May 10-13, 2018
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival Parkfield Cafe & Community Center - Parkfield, CA

BAKERSFIELD: Cherry Fest May 5-6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Celebrate cherry season at the Big Red Barn. Pick tons of sweet red cherries, sample dozens of varieties, and enjoy age old farm fun! Every year one of the largest cherry blooms in the entire world happens right down the road from Bakersfield. While the Washington Cherry blossom festival will see hundreds of cherries bloom all at once, Murray Family Farms will bloom thousands. Cherry seed spitting contest Gourmet Cherry Bar featuring all our varieties! Win extra prizes and eat pie in Cherry Pie Contest! Special limited time menu in the Cal-Okie Kitchen
Location: The Big Red Barn @ Murray Family Farms, 6700 General Beale Rd, Bakersfield CA, 93307. (661) 330-0100, Cost: $3.99-10.99,

FULLERTON: Airport Day May 12, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission Fullerton Municipal Airport, 4011 W. Commonwealth Avenue The airport will feature static displays of vintage and modern aircraft, aircraft fly-by's, aviation-related exhibits and booths, and classic automobiles. The Orange County Fire Authority, Anaheim Police Departments and the California Highway Patrol will display their air operations based at Fullerton Airport. Airplane and helicopter rides will be available for a donation

EL SEGUNDO: The Gundo Comedy Festival May 15-20, 2018 Free and ticketed shows, standup comedy, improv, and shows for various age groups. |

KINGSBURG: Kingsburg Swedish Festival May 17-20, 2018 Downtown on Draper Street Chamber of Commerce (559) 897-1111 Free. Foods and some events charge fees.

ANAHEIM: Orange County Greek Festival May 18-20, 2018. Location: St. John Greek Orth. Church, 405 N. Dale Street Anaheim, CA.

ANGELS CAMP: Jumping Frog Jubilee & County Fair May 17-20, 2018. Address: 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, California

ANTIOCH: Contra Costa County Fair May 17-20, 2018,

FRESNO: Luau at Quigley Neighborhood Park May 18, 2018, 4-8 p.m.
Quigley Park 808 W. Dakota, Fresno, CA 93705
Free Admission,
Activities For All Ages! Information Booths Carnival Games Contests Crafts Entertainment Bounce Houses E-Sports Mobile Laser Tag Bike Rodeo, Music, Concession Stands & More! Wear your Luau Attire!

COLUMBIA: Columbia Diggins, Tent Town 1852. May 17-20, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

COSTA MESA: OC Night Market OC Night Market May 18-20, 2018 OC Fairgrounds - Costa Mesa, CA | $5 admission, $8 parking | | | Friday & Saturday 4 p.m.-midnight | Sunday 4-11 p.m.

LINDEN: Linden Cherry Festival & Parade May 19, 2018. Parade is at 10 a.m. | Linden Elementary School Grounds | 18100 E. Front Street | Linden, CA 95236 | Parade at 10 a.m. starting at Front & Market St. | Presented by the Linden Chamber of Commerce, fresh cherries are sold at this event! This sweet celebration of the local cherry harvest comes complete with food, live entertainment, vendors and children's activities.

FILLMORE: Fillmore May Festival, May 17-20, 2018. Parade on Central Avenue, May 19, 2018, 10 a.m. Carnival | Kiddie Area | Music – Two Stages | Unique Foods | Games | Arts & Crafts | Beer Garden. Music and Entertainment all day. Location: Fillmore Central Park, Fillmore, CA. $1-5, | Central Coast

MONROVIA: Monrovia Days May 18-20, 2018. Famous Pie Eating Contest, live musical entertainment, beer garden, carnival food, games, and carnival rides. Carnival, Carnival Games, Food, Dunk Tank, Beer Garden, Live Entertainment. |

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Field of Honor May 18-28, 2018. Dedication Ceremony May 19, 2018, 12 p.m. Noon Castaways Park 900 Dover Drive at 16th Street Newport Beach, CA

OXNARD: California Strawberry Festival May 19- 20, 2018, 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. | Strawberry Meadows of College Park | | The California Strawberry Festival kicks off summer fun at the picturesque Strawberry Meadows of College Park

POWAY: Band Festival and Arts & Crafts Market May 19-20, 2018, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Old Poway Park 14134 Midland Road Poway, CA

SANTA ROSA: Ranch Readiness Day May 17-19, 2018, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sonoma County Fairgrounds 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Free Horse and Livestock Team Emergency Response. A free community event dedicated to preparing rural families and the animals they love for emergencies.

PASO ROBLES: Paso Robles Olive Festival Annual
May 5, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm Downtown Paso Robles City Park 12th and Park Streets Paso Robles, CA

LAKE COUNTY: Heron Festival May 6-7, 2017

SIERRA MADRE: Sierra Madre Art Fair Sierra Madre Art Fair Memorial Park - Sierra Madre, CA | 85 artists, including 12 newly juried, will display and sell their works of art. Mediums include oil paintings, jewelry, watercolors, glass, wood, metal, wearable art, photography, pottery, ceramics, mixed media and weaving.

DOWNEY: Downey Street Faire | Brookshire Avenue between Firestone and 5th) Downey, CA. Beer Garden, bands perform, vendor booths and more.

WALNUT CREEK: Fiesta de Jardin Latin-inspired afternoon garden party on grounds of The Gardens at Heather Farm. Sample from tapas of roasted pig, ceviche, paella and more, along with beverages and live music from Cuban cuisine sensation, Havana in Walnut Creek. Cuban music by VL Trio. Tickets $45-50: Location: The Gardens at Heather Farm 1540 Marchbanks Drive Walnut Creek, CA

CALABASAS: Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival May 18, 2018, 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. admission, 11 p.m. ends
The Commons at Calabasas 4799 Commons Way Calabasas, CA $200-256,
$10 event valet parking Includes all tastings & beverage. Age 21 & over only.

BURLINGAME: Streets Alive! Parks Alive! 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Downtown Burlingame

COSTA MESA: OC Running Marathon Festiva at Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA.

YUCAIPA: Yucaipa's Music & Arts Festival Time: Friday, Location: Use 35139 Yucaipa Blvd Yucaipa Ca 92399 The event takes several blocks on Yucaipa Blvd. Times: | Friday 6-10 pm | Saturday 12-10 pm | Sunday 12-7 pm |

OCEANSIDE: Festival Of Colors in Oceanside, CA . Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 200 North Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054

NEWPORT BEACH: ENC Spring Faire ENC Spring Faire 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Environmental Nature Center - Newport Beach, CA

JULIAN: Wildflower Festival Julian Town Hall 2129 Main St Julian, CA.

DIXON: Dixon May Fair Dixon CA

SAN DIEGO: Gator by the Bay Gator by the Bay May 11-14, 2017 | Spanish Landing Park - San Diego, CA |

THOUSAND OAKS: Conejo Valley Days

SACRAMENTO: Gem Faire $7 weekend pass. Location: Scottish Rite Center 6151 H St. Sacramento, CA

STANFORD: Stanford Powwow Stanford Campus - Stanford, CA

EL SEGUNDO: Elderfest May 13, 2017, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. |Celebrate Older Americans month Joslyn Center 339 Sheldon St. El Segundo, CA

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Western Barbecue May 13, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Twila Reid Park - Anaheim, CA | |Train rides, a cake walk, and a new set up in the park. Admission is free! Food available for purchase as well as lots of shopping opportunities with the various crafters and vendors!

VAN NUYS: Festival of Colors in San Fernando Valley May 13, 2017, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Woodley Park 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA.

ALAMEDA: Park St. Spring Festival May 13-14, 2017. Free. | Arts, Crafts, Food, Beer, Wine and Mimosas, Live Music Kids' Area, Bounce Houses and Entertainment. Mother's Day weekend. Secure valet bicycle parking is available at 1522 Park Street (Alameda Bicycle). The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is located on historic Park Street, between Encinal Ave and Lincoln Ave. Line up: Savannah Blu Bluegrass Long Train Running, Doobie Brothers Tribute | Ben Luis Group Smooth Jazz | Rag Tag Allstars | Humanistic Original, Jazz Funk | Zebop! Santana Tribute Band | Fu Man Chu, Fusion Jazz | Joyride, Tribute To The Cars

  • SUISUN CITY: Mothers' Day Artisan Fair Mothers' Day Artisan Fair May 14, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. |
  • EL DORADO HILLS: El Dorado Hills Art, Wine & Beer Festival May 13-14, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tasting 12Noon-4:30 p.m. |El Dorado Hills Town Center |
  • FORESTVILLE: Hoodoo Festival April 14-15, 2018 Hands-on training in folk magic traditions. Location: Missionary Independent Spiritual Church 6632 Covey Rd Forestville, CA. $,

JOSHUA TREE: Joshua Tree Music Festival May 18-21, 2017 | Time: 11am Location: 2601 Sunfair Rd. Joshua Tree, CA

ORLAND: Glenn County Fair May 18-21, 2017 at Glenn County Fairgrounds

KING CITY: Salinas Valley Fair May 18-21, 2017 | Fairgrounds - King City, CA |

COLUMBIA: Columbia Diggins, Tent Town 1852 May 18-21, 2017. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |

ANAHEIM: OC Spring Home & Garden Show May 19-21, 2017 | Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave Anaheim, CA

ANAHEIM: Orange County Greek Festival May May 19-21, 2017.

AUBURN: Auburn Spring Home Show May 19-21, 2017 Gold Country Fairgrounds - Auburn, CA

OAKLAND: Greek Festival May 19-21, 2017 | greek

SANTA ANA: West Coast Gem & Mineral Show Spring May 19-21, 2017, Fri & Sat, 10a-6p, Sun 10a-5p | Holiday Inn Orange County Airport | 2726 S. Grand Ave. | Santa Ana, CA | Free and open to the public,

SANTA BARBARA: Gem Faire May 19-21, 2017 Earl Warren Showgrounds - Santa Barbara, CA

SANTA CLARITA: Saint Clare Community Festival May 19-21, 2017 Saint Clare Parish, 725 Washington Ave., Santa Clara, CA. Ethnic Food all weekend, Carnival Rides & Games, Non-stop Stage Entertainment for the entire family Outdoor Mass Sunday morning Admission is free! Friday, May 19: 5-10p | Saturday, May 20: 12-10p | Sunday, May 21: 12-6p

SANTA CRUZ: Greek Festival May 19-21, 2017. Eat Like a Greek at this free admission event.

FREEPORT: Walk on the Wildside! Outdoor Festival May 20, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Beach Lake Preserve Freeport, CA.

REDWOOD CITY: Festival and Flower Extravaganza May 20, 2017, 12-9 p.m. | Courthouse Square 2200 Broadway | Redwood City, California 94063 | Free | Chicken Wing Competition & Tasting from 12:00-5:00pm* Magic Lantern 3D Light Show at 8:30pm. Three stages, Flower Extravaganza & Flower sale; Live Music; History Fashion Show; 1850s Pioneer Camp; Kids Love Trucks Area; Art on the Square; Amateur and professional Barbeque Chefs; Adult Tasting area; Children's Play Area, complete with bounce houses, and much, much more! Redwood City once was home to a thriving flower industry.

FRESNO Pirate Festival May 20-21, 2017 |Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Kearny Park | 6170 W. Kearney Blvd. | Fresno, Ca |$15 admission approx. |

LOCKE: Asian Pacific Spring Festival May 20, 2017, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Main Street | Locke, CA | |Celebrate more than 100 years of Locke with this festival which includes Lion Dance, martial arts, Taiko drums, Mah-Jong demo, poker tournament, Asian entertainment and exhibitions. Free admission, free parking.

REDLANDS: Hangar 24 AirFest. May 20, 2017, Time: 12-10 p.m. Redlands Municipal Airport Presale $20-up,

GALT: Galt Strawberry Festival May 20-21, 2017. Veterans Field & Galt Market Grounds Chabolla & Caroline Ave. Galt, CA |

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Pride Festival May 20-21, 2017 Reflections of Pride Parade Route - Ocean Blvd.; from Lindero to Alamitos Blvd. Parade Step off Begins at 10:30 a.m. Festival - Marina Green Park, & Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach, California

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Aloha Festival May 20-21, 2017 |Heritage Park 12100 Mora Drive Santa Fe Springs, Ca 90670 Enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hawaii at the Aloha Festival at Heritage Park. This is a Free Event! Bring your family and friends and enjoy good music, great food, and experience traditional entertainment from the Islands. Vendors will be on site selling your favorite Hawaiian goods. Heritage Park at (562) 946-6476.

SANTA ROSA: Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival May 20, 2017 10 a.m. - Noon Parade, Downtown Santa Rosa |

BERKELEY: Himalayan Fair May 20-21, 2017 |

SAN RAFAEL: The Marin Home Show The Marin Home Show May 20-21, 2017 Marin Center Fairgrounds & Exhibit Hall - San Rafael, CA

WALNUT CREEK: Art on the Main Art on the Main May 20-21, 2017. Location: Downtown between Civic & Mt. Diabl0 |Downtown - Walnut Creek, CA |Saturday 10a-6p | Sunday 10a-5p |

CAMPBELL: Campbell Boogie on the Avenue May 20-21, 2017, 10 a.m.. Boogie on the Avenue features: 200 arts, crafts, and business booths; live entertainment; international cuisine; beer, wine, and soda; Kiddie Korner; free admission. | music

AVALON: Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1 p.m. | Avalon Casino Theatre, 1 Casino Way, Casino Building, Avalon, CA 90704. Visit Catalina Island for the exciting, annual benefit featuring silent films with a location to match the period in which they were produced. Event includes live orchestration of "Peter Pan". |

FORT ROSS: Alaska Native Day May 20, 2017 - at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

PHILO: Ancient Redwood Running Festival May 20, 2017, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 5 Mile Fun Run, Relays, Timed Events | $15 - up | | The Ancient Redwood Running Festival's race central is Wildcat Campground where runners, friends, and families have the opportunity to reserve a campsite and participate in a feast. After your run, enjoy more food and drink while meeting fun folks, soaking in the nearby river, listening to music, and sipping on local wine. We have many other surprise treats in store for this festive event. The race course consists of a 5-mile loop following nearly every trail in the park. Runners go through Big and Little Hendy Groves of old growth redwoods and past the historic Hermit Huts before checking in at the Start/Finish aid station.

VENICE: Venice Spring Fling May 20, 2017, from 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Windward Plaza Park | between the boardwalk and the bike trail | Venice, CA | | Celebrate the beach in Venice with a free, full day of art and music, belly dance, food, and more. The festival is free and open to the public

CAMPBELL: Boogie on the Bayou May 20-21, 2017 | Presented by Campbell Chamber of Commerce in Historic Downtown Campbell Inspired event brings all to enjoy authentic Cajun food, live entertainment, unique arts and crafts and the enormous Crawdaddy Kids Corner. Admission and parking are free.

VICTORVILLE: San Bernardino County Fair May 20-29, 2017 San Bernardino County Fair Victorville CA

BAKERSFIELD: Medieval California Festival Time: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Kern County Fairgrounds |

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Jewish Festival May 21, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Public invited, | Plaza del Mar, 23 W. Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA | Celebrate Israel Independence Day, Yom Ha'Atzmaut, with music and Israeli dancing, arts and crafts vendors and food! | Entertainment: Ventura Klezmer Band | Santa Barbara Youth Opera | Congregation B'nai B'rith choirs | Israeli folk dancing with live music from Kalinka | Izzi Tooisnsky juggler, clown | Inflatable Battle Balls | Sababa It's All Good Catering | Kosher treats from Chabad of S. Barbara's Jerusalem Café | McConnell's Fine Ice Cream | beer and wine

EL CERRITO: 36th Annual Celebration of Old Roses May 21, 2017, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | El Cerrito Community Center | 7007 Moeser Ln. | El Cerrito, CA 94530 | Take Hwy 80 or 580 to El Cerrito, Central Av exit go east, then left Ashbury to Moeser. | Free admission | (510) 542-7149 | | Heritage Roses Group Bay Area presents the annual heritage roses display and rose-themed products fair. Light refreshments available. This free event features a 100-foot display of rare and heritage roses, free rose plants for kids and other activities, guest display tables (bring your own roses!), garden tool sharpening and a vendor area with rare roses and rose-themed products for sale often include china, books, cards, jam, jewelry, perennials and more. |

YOUNTVILLE: Annual Cocktail Festival May 21, 2107, 2- 4:30 p.m. Napa Valley Museum 55 Presidents Cir $25 in advance $35 at the door. | Signature Charbay Pomegranate Vodka cocktails created by Napa and Sonoma's best mixologists at the Annual Top Drink Competition, a fundraiser for Napa Valley Museum. Featuring more bartenders than ever from your favorite local restaurants, attendees will get to true original cocktails and delicious bites from some of the top restaurants in the area. Location: Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Cir., Yountville CA.

ATASCADERO: Atascadero Lakefest May 20, 2017, 12-5 p.m. | Atascadero Lake Park | 9100 Morro Road, | Atascadero, CA | | Activities for all ages starting in the morning with a 5k Family Fun Run and Walk at 8 am and then the Festival begins at noon! Enjoy cardboard & duct tape boat races, games, food, demonstrations and activities for the entire family! Performance by SLO County Band! All proceeds benefit special projects for the Lake. Presented by Friends of Atascadero Lake.

SANTA ANA: Patchwork Show, Santa Ana May 28, 2017 . Location: Downtown, Santa Ana, CA

SIMI VALLEY: Cajun and Blues Music Festival May 27-28, 2017. Location: Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, Simi Valley, CA

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Carnaval May 27-28, 2017. Location: Harrison Street, 16th to 23rd, San Francisco, CA

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts and Crafts Festival May 27-29, 2017. Location: Circle Park, Kernville, CA

BISHOP: Taatsawano Traditional Gathering May 27-29, 2017. | Native Crafts & Food Booths, Live Music & Cultural Performances. Location: Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center, 2300 West Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514. Phone: (760) 873-8844.

| VACAVILLE: Vacaville Fiesta Days May 25-29, 2017 Andrews Park - Vacaville, CA

LA CANADA/FLINTRIDGE: Fiesta Days May 26-29, 2017 | Annual Memorial Day celebration hosted by the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce & Community Association. It was founded in 1973. Fiesta Days Parade and more!

COALINGA: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby Coalinga Horned Toad Derby May 26-29, 2017 Olsen Park - Coalinga, CA

MONTEREY: California Roots Festival Music and Arts May 26-28, 2017 Monterey County Fairgrounds - Monterey, CA

SANTA MARGARITA: Best of the West Antique Equipment Show Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 26-28, 2017. | Historic Santa Margarita Ranch | Central Coast CA | | Get an up-close and hands-on look at antique equipment, including: tractors, engines, cars, steam trains, airplanes and much more. Hosted at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, this unique event is fun for the whole family! Learn about manufacturing and operations of farm equipment; from modern-day tractors to 1800's steam engines. There is a tractor parade twice a day, and at 12 noon a salute to our armed forces with an airplane fly over. The Farm Bureau will be serving tasty BBQ lunches and Firestone Walker Brewing will be pouring a few of their signature labels. Don't forget to take a tour of the ranch aboard the authentic steam engine train, complete with passenger cars originally from Disneyland.

MARIPOSA: Mariposa Art & Wine Festival May 27, 2017 |

COSTA MESA: Scottish Fest USA May 27-28, 2017 | OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Dr. Costa Mesa, CA.

CORONA: Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival May 27-June 25, 2017 | Address: Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 River Road, Corona 92880 Feast, drink, and merriment at the only permanent Renaissance village in California! Baron Heinrich Von Lauffer invites you to enjoy his lush garden estate nestled in the hills of Corona along with reenactment encampments and world class entertainment including fire shows, sword juggling, comedy, voluptuous wenches and mugs of German beer.

ARNOLD: Spring Peddler's Fair May 27-28, 2017 | Highway 4 (Ebbett's Pass). Among the redwoods at the 4000 feet elevation

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