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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

October 2016

October 7-9, 2016
2016 Lone Pine Film Festival

Film buffs, head over to the Film History Museum in Lone Pine for three days of screenings and film festivities. 

September 10 - October 22, 2016
2016 Eastern Sierra Fall Colors Festival

For nearly two months, the Eastern Sierra Mountains region near Mammoth Lakes hosts events and festivals, like the Mammoth Gran Fondo, Oktoberfest, and the Eastern Sierra Arts Festival. Check festival schedules and times for more info.

December 2016

December 17, 2016
2016 Night of Lights

Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes is set to host a night of vibrant holiday lights, fun night rides on the Village Gondola, and a firework show to cap it all off. It all gets underway at midnight.

December 2, 2016
2016 Winter Wonderland

A holiday celebration in Ridgecrest featuring crafts, ice skating, games, holiday lights, and plenty treats and goodies. It gets started at 5 p.m. at teh Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake.

Los Angeles Metro Area Events

June 2016

June 18, 2016
2016 LA Vegan Beer & Food Fest

Come grab some tasty grub and sudsy beverages at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Grab your tickets today – VIP admission is at 11 a.m., general admission is at noon.

San Francisco Bay Area Events

August 2016

Reoccurring Monthy
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.

October 2016

October 7 – 10, 2016
San Francisco Fleet Week

Don't miss this year's Fleet Week Celebration in San Francisco. Celebrate and honor those men and women who served in US Armed Forces. There's an air show, parade of ships, and a variety live entertainment options.

Sacramento & California Gold Country Events

October 2016

October 22 & 23, 2016
2016 Aftershock Festival

Hard rockers, don't miss this concert of epic proportions, featuring Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Korn, and more. It's all taking place at Discovery Park in Sacramento. Get your tickets today.

October 1 & 2, 2016
2016 Big Crush Harvest Festival

Celebrate the grape harvest at Amador Wine Country with a weekend of festivities, including live music, food and wine pairings, and more. It all gets underway at 11 a.m.

November 2016

November 18-20, 2016
2016 Sacramento Harvest Festival

This is one of the largest indoor arts and crafts show on the entire west coast. Head over to the Cal Expo Center for tons of vendors and activities, alongside live music and more fun.

December 2016

December 7, 2016
2016 Stand Up Sacramento

Have a laugh at Crest Theatre in Sacramento this winter, as comedians will tell their best jokes for a great cause alongside food, entertainment, and an auction. It all starts at 7 p.m.

Central California Coast Events

October 2016

October 7 – 10, 2016
Celebration of Harvest Weekend

Hosted by the Santa Barbara Vintners, the Celebration of Harvest Weekend is one of the area's premier annual events. You'll find select locations throughout the Santa Ynez Valley hosting dinners and tastings – enjoy the hard work of local vintners as they pour a fine selection of reds and whites.

October 2016

October 8, 2016
Pioneer Day Parade

Make the most of your summer visit to Paso Robles. Be sure to check out the Pioneer Day Parade on October 8th. Head for the Paso Robles City Park near downtown for this annual event. Day-long activities include classic car showcases, the actual parade, and a free bean feed.

Desert Region Events

June 2016

Every Thursday
2016 Palm Springs VillageFest

Every Thursday night, head over to downtown Palm Springs, where a collection of the city's best artists, entertainers, chefs, and other vendors set up shop from 7 to 10 p.m.

California's Inland Empire Events

September 2016

September 10 - October, 2016
2016 Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

A fun-filled fall festival held at the Big Bear Convention Center eight consecutive weekends. There will be tons of German fun, games, food and drink, and more. The fun begins Saturdays at noon.

California's Central Valley Events

October 2016

October 6-9, 2016
2016 Joshua Tree Fall Music Festival

Just outside Yucca Valley, the Joshua Tree Campground hosts a three-day music festival that is great for all families. It all begins at 10 a.m. each day. Grab some passes and plan your trip today.

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