California Travel Tips

Put on the Clothes and Pretend Weekend

Published on: July 14, 2019


Pictured is Big Bear Renaissance Faire taking place July 20-21 with theme, Time Traveler  | July 27-28 Pirate Invasion | August 3-4 Game of Thrones | and August 10-11, 2019 Heroes & Villains

When I moved to California many years ago from the Midwest, I was amazed at how people liked to get dressed up and pretend they were someone else. My sister not only played the part of her character in all her Halloween costumes she selected, she also spent tons of money dressing a part for Renaissance faires.

Anyone who’s lived in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, etc., knows that summers can be sticky-hot and not really fun to wear more than the lightest clothing as you feel you’re going to pass out from the heat. But there are plenty of places in California where you’ll be fine putting on costumes and playing pretend in the summertime. Yep, California has some of the best weather in the world — and, thanks to that, you can wear costumes to festivals most any time!

California costume festival moments

July 20

AUBURN: Ain’t Necessarily Dead (Grateful Dead Band tribute) Festival July 20

BLAIRSDEN: Gold Discovery Days July 20-21

DEL MAR: Hat Day at Del Mar Thoroughbred Opening Race Day with hat contest July 17

DUNCANS MILLS: Civil War Days July 20-21

GLENDALE: Cruise Night July 20

HOLLISTER: Street Festival & Car Show July 20

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Reggae Festival July 19-21

MOORPARK: Children of Many Colors Powwow July 19-21, 2019

NEVADA CITY: Storytelling Festival July 19-21

NORTH LAKE TAHOE: Wanderlust July 18-21

PIERCY: Northern Nights July 19-21

POINT REYES: Point Reyes National Seashore Big Time Festival July 20

SAN DIEGO: Comic-Con International July 18-21

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Central Coast Renaissance Festival July 20-21


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