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Whether you're a California local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across California. Enjoy your stay!
California's High Sierras Events
2015 Haunted Downtown
Merchants throughout downtown Mariposa celebrate Halloween with trick or treating and other "horrific" events fit for the whole family. Event start time is TBA.
2015 Desert Empire Fair
This Ridgecrest community staple has been entertaining families for over 65 years – and this year will be no different. Held at the Desert Empire Fair & RV Park, this event is set to feature a ton of rides, games, food, vendors, events, and so much more.
Los Angeles Metro Area Events
Playhouse District Block Party
Pasadena's Playhouse District transforms regular Thursday evenings into a charming night of food and music throughout the year.
2015 Belmont Shore Art Walk
The Belmont Shore Art walk and Sidewalk Chalk Art Content, as it's officially known, is set to feature over 45 artists putting their work on display along the Belmont Shore in Long Beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2015 Only in Hollywood Music & Arts Fest
A neighborhood-wide "walkable open house," this festival is set to feature live performances and art shows all along Hollywood, Sunset, and Cahuenga Boulvards, Vine Street, and Selma Avenue. Event times vary by day.
2015 Dia De Los Muertos Art Festival
Hosted at the Downey Theatre in downtown L.A., this festival is an indoor/outdoor get together, featuring theater productions, live music, art displays, ballet folklorico, and much more. The begins at 9 a.m.
2015 8th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival
Held at the Museum of Flying Santa Monica, this mini-fest features live jazz, food, fine wine tastings, and a silent auction. The fun begins at 5 p.m.
2015 Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run
Began in 1977, this annual SoCal tradition features more than 10,000 runners making the trek from Santa Monica to Venice and the Venice Beach Boardwalk with 5K and 10K races. Visitors are invited to join in the fun.
2015 Muckenthalers Holiday Festival
Los Angeles visitors are invited to experience this fun-filled festival held in Fullerton, featuring an arts and crafts fair, delicious foods, craft beer vendors, home and gallery tours, and more, at the Muckentahler Culture Center. Event begins at 4 p.m.
Orange County Events
2015 Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
Throughout the entire month of October, Irvine Park in Orange hosts its ninth annual pumpkin patch festival, featuring train rides, hay rides, haunted houses, face painting, and so much more. The festival begins at 10 a.m.
2015 Toshiba Classic
A week-long PGA tournament held at the Newport Beach Country Club. There will also be a host of special events, including the Classic Pro-am, Monday Pro-am, Military Appreciation Day, and more. Events begin at 8 a.m. each day.
2015 Tree Lighting
A marvelous tree lighting ceremony held at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, featuring two nights of celebrations, visits from Mickey and his Disney pals, Disney orchestra performances, and more. The 90-foot tree is lit at 6 p.m.
2015 The Color Run
Known as the "happiest 5K on the planet," the Color Run in Huntington Beach sees runners race through the city while getting painted in a slew of bright colors. The race ends with the Finish Festival, featuring music, dancing, and color throws. Race begins at 9 a.m.
25th Annual Art Festival Winter Fantasy
This annual festival brings holiday cheer to the community of Laguna Beach with over 175 art displays, art sales, demonstrations, live entertainment, holiday decorations, and more. The festival is held on weekends, beginning at 10 a.m. at Sawdust Art Studio.
2015 Art Crawl Experience
Also known as ACE, the Art Crawl Experience in Downtown Anaheim Arts District features a collection of eclectic art shows in public places, on the streets, art galleries, and pop-up galleries. Don't miss the gourmet food trucks and local entertainers as well.
San Diego Metropolitan Area Events
2015 SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular
The famous San Diego attraction gets in the Halloween spirit with over a month of costumed characters, spooky and not-so-spooky animals, special events, and plenty tasty treats.
2015 San Diego Beer Week
This 10-day sud-filled festival is presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild, offering samples and selections from over 100 local and regional breweries, as well as daily special events at various venues. Event times vary by day.
2015 San Diego Jazz Fest
Presented by America's Finest Dixieland Jazz Society, this event brings a slew of traditional jazz artists and genres to the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego. Time vary by day.
20th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival
Visit the California Center for the Arts in Escondido for this annual festival – featuring authentic Hispanic food, dance, and other cultural delights, alongside sugar skull decorating and special festivities. Festival begins at 6 p.m.
2015 Holiday Tree & Winter Wonderland Festival
A holiday event featuring cookie decorating, handcrafted gifts, carolers, themed entertainers, food and drink, an appearance from Santa Claus, and plenty of dazzling lights, all at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Event begins at 3 p.m.
2015 LEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights
Take the young ones to LEGOLAND in San Diego for a day of real snow activities, LEGO holiday village, a LEGO holiday tree, food trucks, and much more. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.
San Francisco Bay Area Events
San Jose Flea Market
Up to 1,500 vendors sell their goods at San Jose's famous flea market. The market is open all day on Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends.
2015 Friday Nights @ OMCA
An inviting event held weekly at the Oakland Museum of California featuring local food trucks, regional craft beer tastings, live music, and special weekly events. The fun begins at 5 p.m. every Friday.
2015 Bites at the Lake: Mobile Food & Family Fun
Foodies won't want to miss this weekly event, held at the Lakeview Library Parking Lot in Oakland, featuring rotating local food trucks alongside family-friendly games and activities. The event begins at noon.
2015 Oakland First Friday Festival
Just as the name would suggest, on the first Friday of each month, the KONO district in Oakland transforms into a cultural hub, teeming with galleries, street performers, food, live music, and much more. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sacramento & California Gold Country Events
2015 Harvest Festival
Celebrate the coming season with a festival's worth of arts and crafts, holiday shopping, specialty foods, and plenty of live entertainment. The fun begins at 10 a.m. at the Cal Expo.
2015 Parade of Lights
Get into the holiday spirit with Lodi residents during this festive parade and celebration, featuring over 80 floats, marching bands, dazzling lights, and more. The fun begins at 6 p.m. in downtown Lodi.
2015 SnowGlobe Music Festival
A fun-filled music festival held at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe. Festival times vary by day.
2015 5K Resolution
An annual 5K walk/run hosted by TRG International taking place throughout Sacramento. The run begins at 7 a.m. at Crocker Park.
California's Central Valley Events
2015 Brubeck Jazz Festival
Working in tandem with homecoming weekend at the University of the Pacific, the Brubeck Jazz Festival features three days of live performances at Knowles Lawn, Bob Hope Theatre, Valley Brewing Company, and other venues throughout Stockton.
2015 Civil War Revisited
A west coast Civil War reenactment taking place at Kerney Park in Fresno, featuring calvary and cannon demonstrations, battle reenactments, period art and dress, and more. The event begins at 10 a.m. each day.
2015 Sandhill Crane Festival
Visit Lodi to witness the annual return of the Sandhill Cranes as they make their way south for the winter. This tradition also features an art show, nature tours, artists workshops, and many more activities throughout Hutchins Street Square.
2015 Holiday lights at CALM
The California Living Museum, or CALM Zoo, in Bakersfield becomes a dazzling display of lights and holiday fun. Don't miss the musical tree show, animated displays, Candy Cane Express rides, concessions, and more. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. each night.
3rd Annual ModShop
Get some holiday shopping done early in Modesto, as the streets of downtown are lined with artisans and designers selling their top handcrafted gifts, goods, and wares. The art market begins at 5 p.m.
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