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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 North Coast Events

March 2015

March 25-29, 2015
2015 Sonoma International Film Festival

Movie buffs flock to Sonoma's wine country for five days of special film screenings and celebrity appearences at various venues found near Sonoma's historic plaza.

April 2015

April 18, 2015
2015 Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Mother Earty with Santa Rosa residents when the Downtown Courthouse Square fills with great food, live entertainment, family-friendly activites, and so much more. The fun begins at 12 p.m.

Los Angeles Metro Area Events

March 2015

March 15, 2015
Los Angeles Marathon

Step up to the challenge in this world-famous race, which starts from Dodger Stadium and ends at the oceanfront in Santa Monica.

April 2015

April 16 - 19, 2015
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

Inspired by its cowboy history, Santa Clarita throws this weekend-long celebration featuring one-of-a-kind Western entertainment and food.

California's Shasta Cascade Region Events

March 2015

March 27-29, 2015
2015 Home & Garden Show

Catch up on the latest and greatest trends in home decoration and gardening while at the Home and Garden Show at the Shasta Fairgrounds in Anderson. The event start time is TBA.

April 2015

April 25, 2015
2015 Run For Schools

The communities of Weed and Edgewood host a half marathon beginning at 8 a.m. and a 10k, and 5k beginning at 9 a.m. – each traversing the dazzling scenery found around Mount Shasta.

April 20, 2015
13th Annual Anderson Family Fun Fest

Enjoy a day's worth of family-friendly activities, booths, live entertainment, and more, held at KC Grove and Anderson River Park in Redding. Event begins at 9 a.m.

April 2015

April 11, 2015
2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Movie buffs are encouraged to visit Cascade Theatre in Redding for a day of exotic and adventurous films. Screening times are TBA.

April 17-19, 2015
94th Annual Red Bluff Round-Up

This ain't Red Bluffs' first rodeo – the Red Bluff Round-Up is a regional favorite and features three day's of some of the PRCA's best riders. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

May 2015

May 13-16, 2015
2015 Redding Rodeo

Pack your spurs and saddles and enjoy three days of bucking broncos, barrel races, and more special events – including Western Heritage Days. The event start times vary by day.

Orange County Events

March 2015

March 7 - 15, 2015
Dana Point Festival of Whales

Celebrate the coming of whale season with this on boat and on land festival. Head out to sea for some whale watching before coming back to a festival of games, entertainment, food, and more.
 

San Diego Metropolitan Area Events

March 2015

March 28, 2015
Ironman 70.3

Swim in the refreshing Oceanside Harbor, bike next to the ocean on your way to and from San Clemente, run on the Oceanside Pier and along The Strand, or just come on out to Oceanside and cheer on the athletes.

June 2015

June 16, 2015 and June 20, 2015
Race Across America (RAAM)

Come on out to the Oceanside Pier and cheer as cyclists begin the 3,000-mile journey to Annapolis, MD in one of the most difficult races in the world.

Central California Coast Events

March 2015

March 28, 2015
2015 Cottontail Day Festival

Join Ventura residents as they celebrate spring's beauty with a day of carnival activities, an egg hunt, prize giveaways, food and treats, and more at Ventura Harbor Village. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.

April 2015

April 25, 2015
2015 Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest

Celebrate Mother Earth with Ventura residents with a day full of live music, eco-friendly exhibits and vendors, arts and crafts, and plenty of beachfront fun. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

April 29 - May 3, 2015
2015 Wine, Waves, & Beyond

The beachfront  communites of San Luis Obispo County hits the waves for a good cause during this five-day event held at several beaches. Events include wine tastings, film screenings, surfing contents, and more.

May 2015

May 2, 2015
2015 Monterey Street Food Festival

A diverse host of food trucks line up at the Monterey Country Fairgrounds for an entire afternoon. The event begins at 12 a.m.

June 2015

June 6, 2015
2015 Morro Bay Music Festival

This family-friendly event showcases an afternoon's worth of talented local musicians, craft beers, arts and craft vendors, and more at Timberland Park in Morro Bay. The event begins at 11 a.m.

July 2015

July 4, 2015
2015 Fourth of July in the Village

Join Arroyo Grande residents as they celebrate our nation's independence with the 4th of July at the Rotary Bandstand's Village Band Concert. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will also feature treats, beverages, and food.

August 2015

August 10 - 16, 2015
Monterey Car Week & Concours D'Elegance

The world-famous Monterey Car Week takes over the whole town. Don't miss car shows and famous rallies, like the Concours D'Elegance.

Desert Region Events

April 2015

April 17-19, 2015
2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

For three days, the town of Indio will become a hub for hundreds of alternative musical acts, artists, and music fanatics. The festival start time is TBA.

California's Inland Empire Events

March 2015

March 28 & 29, 2015
2015 Tough Mudder Run

Join San Bernardino residents as they participate in this very unique 5K, when Glen Helen Raceway turns it dirt race track into a muddy obstacle course. The event time is TBA.

April 2015

April 11 & 12, 2015
2015 California Classic MX

Motorsports fans won't want to miss this two-day event showcasing the speed and skills of motorcross' very best riders. The event is scheduled for a 7 a.m. start time at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

May 2015

May 21-23, 2015
2015 Red Bull Glen Helen National

Catch the top dogs of motocross as they compete for the ultimate prize during the three-day Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Glen National Raceway in San Bernardino. Event times vary by day.

May 2015

May 30, 2015
2015 Toby Keith

Legendary country music star Toby Keith plays all the hits at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. The show starts at 7 p.m.

August 2015

August 29, 2015
2015 Kid Rock & Foreigner

Two iconic rock and roll acts take the stage at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino. The show begins at 7 p.m.

California's Central Valley Events

October 2014

October 29 - April 14, 2015
2015 Sacramento Kings Basketball

Catch the Kings defend home court during the 2014-15 season when they play 41 home games at Sleep Train Arena. Tip-off times vary by day.

March 2015

March 8, 2015
Sacramento Capitol Beer Fest

Downtown Sacramento celebrates the oncoming of spring with this lively festival in the Capitol Mall. Taste over 300 varieties of beers from over 100 breweries

March 28, 2015
2015 Sacramento Food Film Festival

This annual event held at Preservation & Co. in Sacremento includes a screening of the award-winning documentary "Sriacha," as well as beverages, food, and plenty of hot sauce. The event is 21+ and begins at 11 a.m.

March 17, 2015
2015 St. Patrick's Day Bakersfield

Celebrate the Luck of the Irish with Bakersfield residents at the Kern Country Fair – with a day of Celtic-themed activities for the entire family. Event start time is TBA.

April 2015

April 6, 2015
2015 Fleetwood Mac

Catch iconic rockers on their "On With the Show" tour, when it comes to Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The show begins at 8 p.m.

March 5 & April 2, 2015
2015 Food Truck Mania

Hosted every first Thursday until early April, Food Truck Mania features an evening of great food, music, and family-friendly activities. The event begins at 5 p.m.

July 2015

July 23, 2015
2015 John Mellencamp

Don't miss Grammy-winner John Mellencamp perform his array of American classics at the Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. Show time is at 7:30 p.m.

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