California  Festivals


September Art Festivals

ALAMEDA: Alameda Point Antiques Faire September 4, 2022.  The largest antiques show in Northern California boasts over 800 Dealer booths. All items are 20 years old or older.  $15,

ARCADIA: 626 Night Market at Santa Anita Park August 30-September 3-5, 2022, $5,

ARNOLD: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Fair August 31- September 3-4, 2022 
Bristol's Cafe Grounds
961 Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223
Free admission,
Beautiful redwoods setting for a Labor Day Weekend tradition serving California with arts & entertainment 

AVALON: Annual Catalina Festival of Art, September 16-18, 2022, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily
One of the longest running and most acclaimed art festivals in California! Artists from all over the country exhibit along Crescent Avenue and sell their works of fine art, sculpture, fine crafts & photography. Highlights include charity art auction and kids art show. Catalina Art Association.  Located on Crescent Avenue, along the waterfront, this three day art fair features local and mainland artists, crafts, musical entertainment, kids activities and more. Catalina Art Association.

BISHOP: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show September 2-5, 2022. Bishop City Park, and runs in conjunction with the Tri-County Fair. Location: Bishop City Park.

CAPITOLA: Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 10-11, 2022. Free admission More than 20 wineries, gourmet food, fine art, entertainment, children's art area. Capitola Village, Monterey and Capitola avenues.

CARMEL: Glass Pumpkin Patch of Carmel September 17-18, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
The Hilton Bialek Habitat
4380 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA
Free admission,
1,500+ Hand blown glass pumpkins for sale!
Sponsored by MEarth, an environmental education nonprofit with roots in Carmel Valley, California. It is an independent, 501(c)3 corporation separate from Carmel Unified School District.

COLUMBIA: Columbia Art Show September 18, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
More than 50 artists, painters, potters, sculptors and photographers display their artwork on the shady streets of the Columbia State Historic Park.

CORONADO: Art in the Park 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spreckels Park, 601 Orange Ave. Juried show with 50 top artists from San Diego County in every genre

FALLBROOK Galaxy of Glass, September 24, 2022 - October 23, 2022 Show Open Daily admission  Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook CA.

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa Art festival, live music and a beach setting beyond compare! September 3-5, 2022

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival September 3-5, 2022
Circle Park. Artists show & sell  unique  creations throughout the weekend.   The Kern River Valley Art Association (KRVAA) proudly presents this event.

LAFAYETTE: Lafayette Art & Wine Festival September 17-18, 2022
Downtown Lafayette
Lafayette, California
The Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, held the 3rd weekend in September, is the one of the largest outdoor festivals in Contra Costa County. Art, handmade crafts, sample foods from top local restaurants and enjoy quality wines and microbrews, and enjoy continuous music from our two main stages.
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

LAGUNA BEACH: Art A:Fair Art Festival  through September 4, 2022. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna, Beach, CA. $tickets, 

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Comic Con  September 3-4, 2022

LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 24-25, 2022

LOS GATOS: Art & Wine Festival September 17-18, 2022
City Hall Lawn
110 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA

MENDOCINO: Mendocino Open Paint Out September 19-25, 2022
Mendocino Art Center
The annual Mendocino Open Paint Out includes paint sales each day in the Art Center, daily demonstrations and presentations. All events are free and open to the public, including watching the artists paint.

MILL VALLEY: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival September 17-18, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Old Mill Park
352 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, California
$15-20 General Admission,

MILPITAS: 626 Night Market at Great Mall Milpitas September 24-25, 2022, $5,

MORRO BAY: Art in the Park September 3-5, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Morro Bay Park corner of Morro Bay Blvd and Harbor Drive. 1/2 mile off Hwy 1.Use Morro Bay Blvd offramp. Free.

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 10-11, 2022
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Free admission event features 600 artists and craftmakers displaying handcrafted wares; live music; the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with a giant-screen TV; festive food and drink; health and wellness displays; home and garden exhibits; and children's activities.

ORANGE: Orange International Street Fair September 2-4, 2022

SACRAMENTO: Chalk it Up September 3-5, 2022 at 16th & Q Streets, Midtown. Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Park. The festival features over 200 sidewalk paintings. | chalk

SACRAMENTO: SacAnime September 2-4, 2022. Cosplay, contests, Cafe Hoshi, Art and Manga Contests and countless entertainment. Meet illustrators and creative artists, browse and buy their works, and participate in interactive games. Sacramento Convention Center Sacramento, CA $,

SAN CLEMENTE: The Village Arts Faire September 3, 2022, 9 a.m. Downtown.   Browse and shop more than 60 local vendors offering arts,

SAN JOSE: Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival September 17, 2022
Backesto Park
Free admission
Food trucks, art & craft vendors, live entertainment and more! Luna Park Chalk Art Festival attracts over 3,000 artists, students, vendors, and community members for a colorful day in Backesto Park. Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create pieces of diverse art, including original works, classical re­creations, traditional Italian madonarri street painting, 3D realistic works, cartoons, modern abstractions, and more.

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Special Labor Day Weekend Show September 3-4, 2022, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  Fine and Contemporary Art & Craft from 200 Artists and Artisans.  Location: East Cabrillo Blvd. on the beach from Stearns Wharf to Calle Cesar Chavez. Santa Barbara, CA. Free admission,

SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival September 17-18, 2022
Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
About 175 art and crafts vendors, food, children's activities, entertainment on three stages, wine and beer.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

SANTA MONICA: Fall Flea Market 1st & 4th Sunday every month, 5 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 admission, Location: Santa MonicaAirport

SEAL BEACH: Seal Beach Art Faire Festival September 10-11, 2022 next to Seal Beach Pier in Eisenhower Park.

SHELL BEACH: Art in the Park September 4, 2022, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dinosaur Caves Park
Shell Beach, CA
Over 100 local artists display and sell their creations at this monthly event in Dinosaur Caves Park.

SONOMA: Sonoma Plein Air Festival Week September 5-10, 2022
Sonoma Plein Air Foundation 19229 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma CA, 95476
 Over 30 juried, nationally-acclaimed artists converge on Sonoma for a week to paint throughout the region, then show and sell their work to benefit youth arts education in Sonoma Valley. The Art Show and Sale and a Gala Dinner event are the primary source of funding to provide arts and creativity education for public school students in the Sonoma Valley.

VISALIA: Arts Visalia Presents Art in The Valley, Community Exhibition Aug.31-Sept.30, 2022.
Wed-Sat Noon-5:30
First Friday Reception: September 2, 2022 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arts Visalia Visual Art Center
214 E. Oak Ave.
Visalia, CA 93292 Cost: Free Admission

VENTURA: Art & Street Painting Festival September 10-11, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ventura Harbor Village
Ventura, CA
Free admission, free parking |
Annual Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival at the waterfront promenade transforms into a working street art gallery and fine artisan marketplace. 40 chalk artists create vivid living murals overlooking the docks. 50 fine artisan vendors -- painters, photographers, jewelry makers, potters and craft designers -- sell their art.  | chalk art

WOODSIDE: Kings Mountain Art Fair September 3-5, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Located between the firehouse and Kiddie Hollow, this special part of the fair showcases local talent, ranging from professional fine artists to the hobby crafts person. No pets. Location: 13889 Skyline Boulevard Woodside, CA. Free admission,


Past events

 SAN DIEGO: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge  Location: 1140 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Art Festival  Labor Day Weekend. A homeless encampment took over Marinship Park in 2021 and the event does not have a venue to host its event.  Sausalito, CA  Sausalito Waterfront $tickets,

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Sea Glass + Ocean Arts Festival September cancelled in 2022
Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real

SAN JOSE: Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, September cancelled in 2022
Almaden Lake Park
San Jose, CA
Free admission and shuttle
The event will feature winery booths, beer garden, gourmet alley, live music, arts and crafts, and children's activities.

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

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