California Travel Tips

Magical, Musical, Local

Published on: October 18, 2018


Santa Cruz, Calif. GLOWS big time. Glow, A Festival of Fire and Light at Museum of Art & History on Oct.20, 2018 is quite magical — and enlightening! It is one of the many unique festivals and events that you could easily miss if you didn’t know about it like many locals do.


  • BAKERSFIELD: Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival Oct.20-21, Marketplace
  • BEVERLY HILLS: artSHOW Oct.20-21 at Beverly Gardens Park
  • BISHOP: Chocolate Art Walk Oct.20
  • CAMPBELL: Campbell Con Oct.20 West Valley College  | cons
  • CHICO: Art Center Open Studios Art Tour Oct. 20-21 & 27-28
  • HERMOSA BEACH: Art Walk Oct.20-21
  • HOLLYWOOD: Animation Is Film Oct.19-21
  • MODESTO: Dia de Los Muertos Celebration Oct.20
  • SOUTH PASADENA: Arts Crawl Oct. 20


  • AVALON: Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Oct.18-21
  • BERKELEY: Community Music Day Oct.21
  • CORONA: Chocolate, Wine and Jazz Festival Oct.20
  • KERNVILLE: Rockin’ River Beer & Music
  • LOS ANGELES: Taste of Soul Oct.20
  • ONTARIO: Chaffey Marching Band Field Tournament Oct.20


  • AUBURN: Sierra Native Alliance Big Time Pow Wow Oct.20, Fairgrounds
  • COSTA MESA: OC Japan Fair Oct.19-21, OC  Fairgrounds
  • HOLLISTER: Northern California Renaissance Faire Oct.20-21, Casa de Fruta

Local Focus

  • DANVILLE: Fall Craft Festival Oct.20-21
  • FOREST CITY: Apple Harvest Celebration Oct.21
  • HALF MOON BAY: Coastside Brewfest Oct.20
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH: The Great Pacific Air Show Oct.19-21, beaches
  • LOS MOLINOS: Dairyville Orchard Festival Oct.20
  • OJAI: Ojai Day Oct.20 Downtown Ojai
  • PISMO BEACH: Clam Festival and Pismo Beach Pier Grand Re-opening Oct.19-21
  • RIPON: Main Street Day Oct.20
  • SAN DIEGO: South Park Walkabout Oct.20
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Wharf Fest Oct.20, Fisherman’s Wharf
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Potrero Hill Festival Oct.20
  • SPRINGVILLE: Springville Apple Festival Oct.20-21


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