California Festivals


Pacific Fine Arts Festivals & Events

Fine Arts and Crafts festivals throughout California showcase works from award-winning artists across the nation

  • March 25-26, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Belmont, California -  Carlmont Village Shopping Center springs' to life when the Handcrafted Originals Art Fair arrives in this picturesque town. 
  • April 22-23, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.  Oakland, California -  Celebrating it's 46th year, the Montclair Village Art Walk, located in the hills of Oakland in the Montclair Village Shopping District (on Mountain Blvd. at La Salle), continues to be among the most popular community events showcasing 50 independent artists from all over the western United States sharing their inspired craftsmanship.
  • May 6-7, 2023  Saratoga, California -  The Rotary Club of Saratoga Fine Arts Show celebrates its 64th year. West Valley College is the event's beautiful setting for 125 fine arts and fine hand crafts booths set along the campus walkways creating a stunning open-air gallery for this Fine Arts show. Art lovers will shop while strolling to light music and enjoying specialty beers/wines or take a respite with tasty on-site food trucks and the fun kids activities corner.
  • May 20-21, 2023, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.  Oxnard, California -   The 37th annual California Strawberry Festival celebrates the region's rich agricultural heritage while raising funds for numerous charities. For the first time ever, the California Strawberry Festival  takes place at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, offering an easier parking experience. 125 arts and crafts booths, the ever-loved $5 build-your-own shortcake booth, foods & beverages, exhibitors, children's area, and live entertainment are just part of the fun.
  • July 8-9, 2023, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.  Los Altos, California -  The Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday with an opening night concert taking place Saturday from 5-7 p.m.One of the largest two-day events in the Bay Area showcases   handcrafted works  from more than a dozen states. The Festival also features select vintages from local wineries as well as a wide variety of foods.  Enjoy free concerts from performers each day.
  • July 28-30, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.   Mammoth Lakes, California -  The Open Air Arts & Crafts Fair is set in this beautiful mountain resort town at Kittredge Sports (Highway 203/Main Street) and plays host to the craftsmanship of 40 artisans showcasing their unique designs in paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, wearables and more. The event celebrates its 49th year
  • August 18-20, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tahoe City, California - The Tahoe City Boatworks Mall hosts the Tahoe City Art by the Lake. This 13th annual event  right off Highway 28 (N. Lake Blvd.) on the lawn area beside the indoor Boatworks Mall, adjacent to Tahoe City Marina and overlooks beautiful Lake Tahoe. The boutique event showcases 35 artists and crafters presenting their unique handcrafted works for sale.
  • August 26-27, 2023, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Palo Alto Festival of the Arts showcasing quality art, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an open-air gallery along tree-lined University Avenue. 250 artisans and includes diverse elements including sidewalk piano virtuosos, Italian Street Painting, hands-on kids' art activities, food & drinks.
  • October 7-8, 2023, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  San Carlos, California - Sponsored by the City of San Carlos, the San Carlos Art & Wine Faire attracts huge crowds who come to take in the sites, sounds and tastes of this 31st annual event featuring 150 arts and crafts booths, specialty pre-packaged food booths, wine and beer, food, live entertainment and a family fun zone Saturday and Sunday
  • October 14-15, 2023, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Half Moon Bay, California - The Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival celebrates the bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with this 51st annual event. 260 arts and crafts booths, a special display of giant pumpkins, three stages of live entertainment, the Great Pumpkin Parade, a haunted house, and tons of fun are not-to-be-missed on historic Main Street between Kelly Avenue and Spruce streets .

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