California Travel Tips

10 Terrific Festivals

Published on: July 15, 2015


This weekend Californians are having fun in the water and in the sun. Enjoy festivals to help you celebrate summer…>

1. San Clemente Ocean Festival – in addition to sandcastles and concerts, the weekend event features beach sports competitions that test the skills of trained athletes in a variety of ocean challenges.

2. Santa Barbara French Festival – this annual event includes everything from a French poodle parade to can-can dancers.  It is tres magnifique!

3. Marysville Peach Festival – this stone fruit that grows abundantly in Marysville’s hot, summer climate is featured in tasty dishes, ice creams, and contests.

4. County Fairs – Sacramento, Costa Mesa, Santa Maria and Susanville are having county fairs.

5. Long Beach boasts four amazing festivals this weekend — Ski to Catalina; Love Long Beach; Dragon Boat Festival; and Gospel Festival

6. San Diego hosts 3 festivals — Pride Festival, Reptile Show and Festival of the Bells.

7. Ventura Pirate Days – ships ahoy at Ventura Harbor

8. Capay Tomato Festival – California’s great tomato-growing region has fresh crops to sample at this tasty event.

9. Fortuna’s annual rodeo is the buzz of the town.

10. Pomona Body Art Expo – showcases the latest tattoo trends.

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