If you love food (most people do) this upcoming weekend is especially good. Here is a small sample of what's being served
SANTA CLARITA: Santa Clarita Valley VegFest, Saturday, May 16, 2020, 12-6 p.m. at Central Park. Santa Clarita Mayor Smyth kicks off festival celebrating sustainability, healthy living and compassion with vegan-inspired food, beer, wine & music festival With several local musical acts performing throughout the grounds, over 100 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks are expected, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of Santa Clarita craft beer and wine vendors. Best-of food contest, yoga in the park and children's play area are in the works. Location: Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA. $10, scvvegfest.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Taste of Portrero May 2, 2019, -10 p.m. $150-up. tasteofpotrero.com
WOODLAND: California Honey
Festival May 4, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Historic Downtown Main
Street, Barth Building, 426 First
St., Woodland, CA.
Free, visitwoodland.com | californiahoneyfestival.com
SANTA CLARITA: Santa Clarita Valley VegFest May 4, 2019, 12-9 p.m.
27150 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA
Over 50 participating restaurants, vendors and food trucks, including: Beyond Meat, Delighted by Hummus, and Amaro Pizzeria, as well as a variety of local craft beer and wine vendors. General admission includes unlimited pours of beer, wine and kombucha on the festival day (alcohol served from noon to 5:00 p.m.) and a sampling of various vegan foods. Amenities: 2 DJs spin all day, lounge and dance area, celebrity vegan speakers, yoga in the park, vegan-friendly merchandise, play area for kids.
LOS ANGELES: Vegfest Los Angeles May 5, 2019, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30
Woodley Park, Lake Balboa
6004 – 6076 Woodley Ave, Encino, Ca 91316
All Vegan Festival Free Admission!
Free admission, vegfestla.org
Over 150+ Vendors in Eco Marketplace
50+ Food Booths And Trucks
Oasis Beer And Wine Gardens
Package sales are a win-win! All revenue from these sales contributes directly to our nonprofit organization's festival production costs, and helps to keep the festival free. A win for you - a win for everyone. We have two great Supporter Packages to choose from! Both packages include use of the Supporter Fast Pass lane at food exhibitors and in the Oasis!
LOS ANGELES: LA Food Bowl May 1-31, 2019. lafoodbowl.com
CALISTOGA: Calistoga Food & Wine Grand Tasting May 9-11, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Grand Tasting is on May 11, 2019, 2-5:30 p.m. Outdoors at Solage featuring live music and samplings from 40 of Calistoga's premier wineries paired with tastings from the local restaurants. $75-up, calistogafoodandwine.com
ENCINITAS - Chocolate Festival May 11, 2019, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free with admission to botanic garden. | chocolate
LAFAYETTE: Taste of Lafayette May 14, 2019, 5:30-10:30 p.m. $50-55, lafayettechamber.org
ANAHEIM: Taste of Anaheim May 16, 2019
tasteofanaheim365.com. Located at Garden Walk
Orange County Greek Festival May 17-19, 2019
GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival May 24-27, 2019 strawberryfestival.org
Oakdale Chocolate Festival
May 18-19, 2019,
OAKLAND: Greek Festival May
oaklandgreekfestival.com | Greek
California Strawberry Festival
18-19, 2019, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
NORTHRIDGE: Valley Greek Festival Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27, 2019 | Greek
NOVATO: Marin Greek Festival May 24-26, 2019 | Greek
WASCO: Menudo Cook-off May 26, 2019, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Menudo Contest | Jalapeno Eating Contest | Live Entertainment. Location: Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 South P Street, Wasco, CA. $12-15. kchcc.org
McCLOUD: Mushroom Festival May 25-26, 2019
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.
ANDERSON: Happy Valley Strawberry Festival May May 25-26, 2019 | strawberries
BREA: Taste of Brea May 23, 2019, 5-9 p.m.
Downtown Brea, California
$30 approx. wrist band for tasting
Food, drinks and fun in Brea Downtown at The Taste of Brea: Chasing Delicious is the Brea Chamber of Commerce's annual festival.
BerryFest Strawberry Festival May
Mother's Day Weekend
Strawberry Festival May 26,
2019, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Memorial Weekend vistastrawberryfest.com
MONTEBELLO: Armenian Food Fair May 19, 2019, 2-10 p.m. Beer Garden open till 12 a.m. Freshly prepared Armenian food, pastry, dancing, live music and dance performances! Kidszone, Shopping, Tournaments, world famou Pirashki and Meet Auntie Manig. Location:900 W. Lincoln Ave. armenianfoodfair.com
ARROYO GRANDE Strawberry Festival, May 25-26, 2019
Always on Memorial Weekend, Sunset magazine called this event one of the best festivals in California for the Memorial Weekend | strawberries
SANTA FE SPRINGS: Heritage of Aloha Festival May 18-19, 2019 at Heritage Park, Free admission | polynesian
FORT ROSS: Alaska Native Day May 18, 2019
Features Kashia tacos, Anchorage Unangax Dancers from the Aleutian Islands, Ekatherina Savvinova (Saina) of Sakha Republic performs songs and shares the Siberian Native history at the Fort. fortross.org
SAN DIEGO: SoCal Taco Fest May 18, 2019, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA
$25-up, age 21+ only, 91x.com | tacos
LINDEN: Linden Cherry Festival May 18, 2019
Fresh cherries sold. Parade at 10 a.m. Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission, fresh cherries available for purchase. lindenchamber.net/cherryfestival
AVALON: Catalina Island Chili Cook-off May 25, 2019, 1-5 p.m. South Beach, Avalon, CA catalinachamber.com | facebook.com/avalonrotary
LIVINGSTON: Pick & Gather Festival Memorial Weekend May
31-June 2, 2019,
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Riverdance Farms - Merced Co.
209-761-0081 12230 Livingston Cressey Road Livingston, CA 95334 $5-up admission & campsites available, riverdancefarms.com | farm
KINGSBURG: Kingsburg Swedish Festival May 16-18, 2019 includes plenty of Swedish Pancakes and tasty delights.
ALPINE: Wild in the Country – Rock n Roar
ANDERSON VALLEY: AVWA Pinot Noir Festival
BURBANK: California Winemasters
CASTRO VALLEY: Rowell Ranch Rodeo Chili Cook-Off | BBQ | Cowgirl Picnic rodeo
FILLMORE: Fillmore May Festival Unique Foods
FRESNO: Pirate Festival grub & grog
GUERNEVILLE: Russian River Women's Weekend
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Duck-a-thon Wine Tasting
LIVERMORE: Livermore Wine Country Street Fest
LODI: ZinFest Wine Festival
LOS ANGELES: Zoo Beastly Ball
OAKLAND: Jack London Square Wine Festival
PASO ROBLES: Wine Festival Grand Tasting
PETALUMA: Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa and Beer Tasting
REDLANDS: Hangar 24 AirFest International Beer Festival
RIVERBANK: Omelette Breakfast
PLEASANT HILL: Wine, Women & Shoes
SAN DIEGO: D6 Night Market spicy!
SANTA CLARA: Saint Clare Community Festival serves ethnic food all weekend
SARATOGA: Silicon Valley Grand Wine Tasting
TIBURON: Tiburon Wine Festival
TWAIN HARTE: Twain Harte a la Carte
VACAVILLE: Solano Wine & Food Jubilee
VENICE: Venice Spring Fling beach food
VENTURA: Surf ‘n' Suds Beer Festival
WEST HOLLYWOOD: West Hollywood Russian Festival May 20
WINDSOR: Wishes in Wine Country
CARDIFF BY THE SEA: Taste of Cardiff May 3, 2018 cardiff101.com | taste
BISHOP: International Feast May 4, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
Tri County Fairgrounds
LA JOLLA: Junior League of San Diego Food & Wine Festival May
5, 2018, 12-5 p.m.
Ellen Scripps Browning Park
La Jolla Cove
$85, $110 VIP, jlsdfoodandwine.com
Join the fun at La Jolla Cove, for the Annual Junior League of San Diego (JLSD)Food & Wine Festival. The festival is dedicated to the love of San Diego restaurants, great wines, craft beers, and cocktails. Featured attractions are the raffle and silent auction prizes, a photo area, and live music. This signature event raises crucial funds for the JLSD's mission-based programs that support transition-aged foster youth and train JLSD members to become strong community leaders.
SAN DIEGO: Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish
Festival May 10-13, 2018
3900 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA
Gator by the Bay - Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival returns to San Diego!
CASTRO VALLEY: Chili Cook-off at Rowell Ranch Rodeo May 11,
p.m. Chili Cook-Off
The Rotary Club of Castro Valley annually hosts the Chili Cook-off at
Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park.
9711 Dublin Canyon Blvd. Castro Valley, CA rowellranchrodeo.com
OAKLEY: A Taste of Oakley May 12, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
The Taste of Oakley at City Hall features Oakley restaurants & caterers serving a dish from their menu for guests to sample. Location: Oakley City Council Chambers, 3231 Main Street, Oakley, CA 94561.
PARADISE - Chocolate Fest May 11-12, 2018
ENCINITAS - Chocolate Festival May 12, 2018 | Chocolate Festivals
SANTA BARBARA Fork Fest nightout.com
Downtown San Rafael Farmers' Market
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.