California  Festivals


September Art Festivals

CAPITOLA: Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 14-15, 2019. Free admission More than 20 wineries, gourmet food, fine art, entertainment, children's art area. Capitola Village, Monterey and Capitola avenues.

FALLBROOK Galaxy of Glass, September 7-October 20, 2019 Show Open Daily admission  Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook CA.

VISALIA: Musae Exhibition  September 4-27, 2019 and Opening Reception September 6, 6-8 p.m. at Arts Visalia  Gallery Hours: Noon-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays. Opening
Arts Visalia Visual Art Center
214 E. Oak Ave.
Visalia, CA 93292
Free Admission,
Artwork featuring the same model, but from multiple artists: Brianna Lee (Brianna Lee Fine Art), David Cain (DPCS), Blake Dieters, Brandon Rather (Rather B's Photo), Troy Newland, Marty McKee (MarVal Photography), Tony Avila (Avila Studios), Michael Alvarez (Alvarez Photography Studios), and Marcos Dorado.

MORRO BAY: Embarcadero Art Walk September 13, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Stoll Morro Bay's waterfront featuring artists showing fine art, jewelry, crafts and more. Refreshments and music provided by participating galleries, restaurants and shops. Location: Marina Square Complex, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442 Cost: Free, call: (805) 772-1068

MORRO BAY: A Tangle of Textures September 1-29, 2019
Location: Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442, call: (805) 772-1068
Group Show Guest Artists feature works of Debbie Gedayloo, Hope Myers, Atul Pande, Virginia Mack, Gay McNeal and Jane Siragusa.

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Craft & Vintage Fair September 21, 2019, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church
995 N. West St., Anaheim, CA 92801
Free admission,
Local crafters, vintage sellers and artists with no multi-level marketing vendors.  Food options include homemade Eastern European favorites, homemade jam & bake sale. Church talks, Convenient parking

Past Events

ALAMEDA: Alameda Point Antiques Faire. The largest antiques show in Northern California boasts over 800 Dealer booths. All items are 20 years old or older.  $5-15,

ARNOLD: Peddler's Fair September 1-2, 2018

ARCADIA: 626 Night Market August 31-September 2, 2018

BISHOP: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show August 31-September 3, 2018.  Bishop City Park, and runs in conjunction with the Tri-County Fair. Location: Bishop City Park.

COARSEGOLD: Labor Day Peddlers Market September 1-3, 2018. Includes acres of antiques, collectibles & treasures. Hours: Saturday and Sunday, the Peddlers Market runs from dawn to dusk, and on Labor Day, from dawn to 3 p.m.

CORONADO: Art in the Park, 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

FULLERTON: Savoir Faire Vintage Market 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at CalState Fullerton. Feature antiques, collectibles, jewelry, vintage goodies, vintage.

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa September 1-3, 2018

HOMEWOOD: Homewood Handcrafted Designs under the Pines (Labor Day weekend) August 31, September 1 & 2
10am to 5pm Homewood Mountain Resort/5145 West Lake Blvd, Homewood, CA,

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Art Afair September 1-3, 2018. Location: Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway at Main Street. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival September 1-3, 2018  in Circle Park.

MAMMOTH LAKES: Labor Day Festival of the Arts September 1-3, 2018, 10 a.m. 110+ exhibiting visual artists, sample international food, local craft beers and wine.

MILLBRAE: Millbrae Art & Wine Festival  September 1-2, 2018,

MORRO BAY: Art in the Park September 1-3, 2018,

ORANGE: Orange International Street Fair August 31 - September 2, 2018.

PASADENA: Pasadena Fall Flea Market,  Location: Pasadena City College. Antiques, collectibles, hand made or artisan crafted goods market. Admission is always free.

SACRAMENTO: Chalk it Up September 1-3, 2018
Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Park,

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

 SAN DIEGO: U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge August 31-September 3, 2018. Location: 1140 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Vintage Flea Market 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Location: The Observatory North Park Theater Lot,  2891 University Ave San Diego, CA

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Special Labor Day Weekend Show September 1-2, 2018. Location: East Cabrillo Blvd. on the beach, Santa Barbara, CA. Free admission,

SANTA MONICA: Fall Flea Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $4 admission, Location: Santa MonicaAirport

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Art Festival  Labor Day Weekend September 1-3, 2018 Marinship Park, Sausalito, CA  Sausalito Waterfront $25-up,

SHELL BEACH: Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Dinosaur Caves, Pismo Beach, CA.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Heavenly Village Midway Art & Music Festival August 31- September 2, 2018.

WOODSIDE: Kings Mountain Art Fair September 1-3, 2018,   Location: 13889 Skyline Boulevard Woodside, CA. Free admission,

SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival September 15-16, 2018  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.

BRENTWOOD: Art, Wine & Jazz Festival September 22-23, 2018
Art, Wine & Jazz Festival
Downtown Brentwood
Brentwood, CA

MENDOCINO: Paint Out September 17-23, 2018
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.

FALLBROOK Galaxy of Glass, September 9-October 21, 2018
Show Open Daily $6 admission; Free to Active Military & Under 18. Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook CA. Call: (760) 728-1414.

SONOMA: Sonoma Vintage Fest September 28-30, 2018
Sonoma Square

BENICIA: Arts Benicia Art Auction & Gala Saturday, September 9, 2018
 Arts Benicia 991 Tyler Street #114 in the historic Benicia Arsenal Benicia, CA 94510
Mark your calendars & buy your tickets now: Arts Benicia Celebrates!

LOS GATOS: Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch September 21-23, 2018

PALO ALTO: Great Glass Pumpkin Patch September 29-30, 2018

MENLO PARK: Sidewalk Fine Arts & Crafts Fall Fest September 28-30, 2018
Santa Cruz Avenue at El Camino Real

SAN DIEGO: Old Town San Diego Art Festival September 15-16, 2018 (website lists dates and entries with n/a so it is not confirmed
San Diego Avenue, Old Town San Diego, CA
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Unique artwork and soulful inspirations by over 100 contemporary artists from around the world.

SONOMA: Sonoma Plein Air Festival Week September 10-15, 2018 Sonoma Plein Air Foundation 19229 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma CA, 95476

LAGUNA BEACH: Art A:Fair Art Festival  through September 2, 2018
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna, Beach, CA. | Region: Orange County

LAGUNA BEACH: Sawdust Festival through September 2, 2018
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna, Beach, CA. | Region: Orange County

SAUSALITO: Sausalito Art Festival September 1-3, 2018
$30 admission
Marinship Park
Sausalito, CA

MORRO BAY: Morro Bay Art in the Park Festival Labor Day September 1-3, 2018
City Park
Morro Bay, CA
Labor Day Weekend Art in the Park celebrates local art and artists. This free event is open to everyone. Attendees will have the opportunity to see art in action and purchase beautiful, local art. The event takes place at Morro Bay City Park 

COARSEGOLD: September 1-3, 2018 Labor Day Peddlers Market. Acres of antiques, collectibles & treasures, food, and entertainment.

KERNVILLE: Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival September 1-3, 2018  in Circle Park. Artists show & sell  unique  creations throughout the weekend. Please no dogs. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Monday. The Kern River Valley Art Association (KRVAA) proudly presents this event.
9am 5am Saturday & Sunday
9am to 1pm on Monday

SHELL BEACH: Art in the Park September 2, 2018, 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.

WOODSIDE: Kings Mountain Art Fair, Inc. Kings Mountain Art Fair September 1-3, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kings Mountain Community Center
13889 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA
Free admission
The Kings Mountain Art Fair is held every Labor Day weekend. Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists selected in juried show, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates over 50 years of art, winning many titles and accolades for its setting and quality presentations. The Art Fair benefits the Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade and other community activities and groups.

HERMOSA BEACH: Fiesta Hermosa September 1-3, 2018
The semi-annual festival is an outdoor street fair with tons of vendors, free concerts and events. For the past 40 years, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handcrafters. With the ocean as a backdrop, the festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach.

MAMMOTH LAKES: Labor Day Festival of the Arts September 1-3, 2018
Sam's Woodsite
Set high among the pines, this world-class Festival provides fairgoers a beautiful viewing and buying experience. Over the course of 3 days, visitors and residents of Mammoth Lakes will enjoy 110+ exhibiting visual artists, sample international food, local craft beers and wine, listen to live musical performances and entertain families with kid's art workshops.

SAN CLEMENTE: Village Art Faire September 2, 2018, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Downtown, San Clemente, CA
The Village Art Faire is a monthly event featuring arts and crafts, jewelry, ceramic, wood, metals, photography, fine art, hand blown & fused glass, handmade children's clothing, home and garden items, and more! This wonderful San Clemente tradition on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month is produced by Downtown Business Association. Stroll and shop Ave Del Mar where more than 60 vendors will have arts, crafts and other fabulous items.

ARNOLD: Labor Day Arts & Crafts Fair  September 1-2, 2018
Bristol's Cafe Grounds 961 Highway 4
Arnold, CA 95223
Free admission

SACRAMENTO: Chalk it Up September 1-3, 2018
Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Park, and throughout the year as Chalk It Up to Sacramento works to support the vibrant talent of young artists. The festival features over 200 sidewalk paintings created at the festival by local artists who donate their time, energy, and talent in support of youth art activities. The pieces are done with soft chalk pastel mixed with water.  | chalk art

MILLBRAE Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 1-2, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downtown Millbrae
Broadway (1 block west of El Camino Real) between Victoria and Meadow Glen
Millbrae, CA
Last Blast of Summer rocks with sensational live music, beautiful handcrafted work by 250 of America's top artists and craftmakers, fabulous food and drink, premium wine, seasonal craft beer, signature cocktails and margaritas, Hops Haven  microbrew tasting tent, the  Classically Cool Car Show. There's also an organic and green products showcase, artisan specialty foods, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, and fun for kids. 

BISHOP: Labor Day Arts and Crafts Fair August 31-September 3, 2018
Main Street
Bishop, CA
9 a.m. daily
of handcrafted arts and crafts is held annually at the Bishop City Park. This show runs in conjunction with the annual Tri-County Fair, and draws an estimated 5,000 people to the area. The lovely creek-side park setting attracts many visitors and keeps shoppers lingering at our shows.

MORRO BAY: Embarcadero Art Walk September 14, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
Marina Square Complex, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442
(805) 772-1068
Spend an enjoyable evening strolling along Morro Bay's beautiful waterfront! Converse with many talented local artists about their fine art, jewelry, crafts and more! Enjoy refreshments and music provided by participating galleries and shops.

CAPITOLA: Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 8-9, 2018
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free admission
More than 20 wineries, gourmet food, fine art, entertainment, children's art area. Capitola Village, Monterey and Capitola avenues.

SILVER LAKE: Silverlake Flea Night Market Every Saturday 5-10 p.m. Dates: September 1, 2018 | September 8, 2018 | September 15, 2018 | September 22, 2018 | September 29, 2018
Micheltorena Elementary School, 1511 Micheltorena
Los Angeles, CA |

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 8-9, 2018
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; an organic and green products showcase; health and wellness displays; home and garden exhibits; and children's activities.

VENTURA: Art & Street Painting Festival September 8-9, 2018, 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

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Sea Glass + Ocean Arts Festival September 8-9, 2018

REDONDO BEACH: Annual Chalk Art Festival September 8, 2018, Noon-4 p.m.
The Redondo Pier Association 
 Redondo Pier
100 Fisherman's Wharf Redondo Beach 90277
Artists of all ages and levels are invited to take part in this popular annual event on The Pier. Transform The Pier into an amazing canvas over the water. Art, music and fun for the entire family! Prizes are awarded in multiple categories. | chalk art

SEAL BEACH: Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Faire September 8-9, 2018
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
Eisenhower Park
Produced this year by Seal Beach Lions, the event overlooks the beach and Seal Beach Pier. Great location, free to see!

PETALUMA: Petaluma Art in the Park, September 8-9, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Walnut Park
D Street and Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA
50 local artists showcase their works in this annual event produced by the Petaluma Arts Association.

MONTEREY: The Old Monterey Fine Art Festival
This outdoor festival features renown artists

SAN JOSE: Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival, September 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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.

SAN JOSE: Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival Sept. 15, 2018 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Backesto Park
Free admission

TRUCKEE: Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine September 7-9, 2018. Annual festival of food, wine, seminars, celebrity chefs, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and the Sunday Grand Tasting & Culinary Competition in The Village at Northstar. Wine, Beer, Spirit tastings all paired with small bites. Each ticket holder receives a souvenir wine glass. Must be 21 and older to participate in this event. Northstar Village, 5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA.

AVALON: Annual Catalina Festival of Art, September 14-16, 2018, 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.

MILL VALLEY: Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival September 15-16, 2018, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Old Mill Park
17 Cascade Way
Mill Valley, California
$12 General Admission, $8 Students and Seniors, Free for kids under 12 years
Festival Created by Community Center of Marin

LAFAYETTE: Lafayette Art & Wine September 15-16, 2018
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.

CARMEL: Glass Pumpkin Patch September 15-16, 2018

LIVE OAK: Harvest the Arts September 22, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Historic J.Heier Farms
4800 East Butte Road
Live Oak, CA
Live Oak Harvest The Arts at Historic J. Heier Farms, which was established in 1886, features: Artists and Craftsmen, Live Entertainment, Wine Tastings, Sweets and Savories and Fresh Local Produce. Proceeds benefit Yuba Sutter Arts

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK: Art Exposition September 15, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, CA, features a Juried Art Exhibition for the month of September at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery, and Art Expo weekend festivities include an Art Market with artist booths, live music, food, wine and beverages on the lawn at 29 Palms Inn; art exhibition and free art classes at 29 Palms Art Gallery; art demonstrations at 29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery; exhibits at the Old Schoolhouse Museum; patio talks at the Joshua Tree NP Oasis Visitor Center and more. All events are open to the public and admission free. 

COLUMBIA: Columbia Art Show September 16, 2018, 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.

TEHACHAPI: Artisan Festival September 15-16, 2018
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |
Railroad & Depot Parks in Tehachapi, Tehachapi, CA, 93561
Sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, this event is one of the few handcraft only venues left in the state. Unique handcrafted gifts, fine works of art, fantastic food and more! Located at Railroad Park & Tehachapi Depot Park

Past events

NAPA: American Folk Art Festival
American Folk Art Festival at Madonna Estate winery in the colorful Napa Valley features original folk art and folk antiques combining primitive American folk antiques with the original one-of-a-kind creations of contemporary folk artists. All antique dealers and artists have been included in the Festival by invitation only. Food will be available for purchase, or guests may bring their own basket and enjoy the two picnic areas at the winery. In addition, there will be a few surprises upon admission and pumpkins will abound.


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