California Festivals


May Festivals in California

May Festivals help get the party rolling for summer fun with special events some look forward to, and many are just learning about for the first time. Fantastic foods ranging from strawberries (at least 3 strawberry festivals throughout the state) to artichokes and beer are the favorites among the monthly flavors and tastes. Beers & Brews festivals are popular annual events held in Avila Beach, Boonville, and other spots.

Some family-favorite events kids love include the Marina Festival of the Winds event with kites, and the Caledonia Street Faire in Sausalito sponsored by a nursery school and the city of Sausalito. Races, concerts, fiestas and ever-popular Cinco de Mayo all provide reasons for May to herald the early launch of the summer season! And lest we forget, Memorial Day Weekend is a three day vacation signaling the start of summer vacations!

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All Food Festivals -May California
Artichoke Festival Castroville artichoke-
Avila Beach Blues Festival Avila Beach otterproduction

Big Sur Marathon

Big Sur
Bluegrass in the Spring Yermo
Boonville Beer Festival Boonville

Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee

Angels Camp
Caledonia Street Fair Sausalito cityofsausalito
California Strawberry Festival Oxnard strawberry
Chino Planes of Fame Air Show Chino
Cinco de Mayo Los Angeles
Cinco de Mayo San Diego
California Chili Cook-Off San Bernardino
Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival San Jose
Cinco de Mayo Visalia
Cinco de Mayo Porterville

Doheny Blues Festival


Duck-a-thon Huntington Beach

Festival of Arts

Paso Robles
Fiesta Hermosa Hermosa Beach fiesta
Fishing Derby Manhattan Beach ci.manhattan-

Great Chili Cookoff


Grubstake Days Yucca Valley
Heron Festival

Hog & Lamb BBQ Point Arena
Hometown Days San Carlos sancarloshome

Iris Festival


Kinetic Sculpture Race



Lodi Street Faire

Long Beach Pride Festival Long Beach longbeach
Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival Santa Rosa roseparade

May Madness Show, Shine & Cruise


Monrovia Days Monrovia
Mountain View A La Carte & Art Mountain View pacific
Mule Days Celebration Bishop

National Orange Show

San Bernardino


OC Greek Fest


Ojai Storytelling Festival Ojai

Peddler's Fair


Redding Rodeo


Rodeo - Woodlake Lions Woodlake woodlakelions

Sacramento Jazz Jubilee

Sicilian Festival San Diego
Simi Cajun Music Festival Simi Valley
Spring Festival Yermo
Strawberry Festival Arroyo Grande arroyogrande
Strawberry Festival Garden Grove strawberry
Sunset Beach Art Festival Sunset Beach Mother's Day
Swedish Festival Kingsburg kingsburgchamber

Tea & Fashion Show


Topanga Days Topanga

Vacaville Fiesta Days


Walk on the Wild Side Festival


  • The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 Arrow Highway, Irwindale Information:
  • United We Stand Fest The politically-themed music festival kicks off in L.A. and continues on a 10-city tour. Speakers expected to participate in the event include three time Emmy Award-winning journalist Amber Lyon as well as 2012 presidential candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.
  • WorldFest L.A.'s largest Earth Day festival, WorldFest focuses on environmental, humanitarian and other issues.
  • JazzReggae Festival This festival Memorial Day weekend tradition.

VENTURA-Ventura Music Festival

BUENA PARK-Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival

CALABASAS-Calabasas Fine Arts Festival

CHICO-Pioneer Day Parade

SAN FRANCISCO-San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Celebration

GRASS VALLEY-Springtime in the Pines Quilt Show

HUNTINGTON PARK-Huntington Park Art Festival

ALAMEDA-Alameda Antiques Faire

OAKDALE-Oakdale Chocolate Festival

CONCORD-Bay Area KidFest

MORGAN HILL-Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras


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

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