Fiesta Hermosa Beach

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Fiesta Hermosa

Hermosa Beach Street Fair

This long running beach block party event is held 2 times in the summer months. Once on Memorial Day weekend in May & the other is Labor Day in late summer. 3 days of live music, art, food & fun.

Bi-annual event; May & September

HERMOSA BEACH CA

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Hermosa Beach, California

Adams Avenue Street Fair

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Adams Avenue Street Fair

One of the largest FREE music street fairs in California. Over 90 live music acts on 7 stages, 4 beer gardens, Giant Carnival rides and 300 craft & food vendors.

Two day Music Festival covers many blocks of Adams Avenue, only a few miles from downtown San Diego. Held in late summer near 35th Street to 32nd Street. Adams Ave Street Fair is Southern California local fun.

Annual event; September

San Diego, CA

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Adams Avenue Street Fair

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Jan Alexander took this image in 2007, when he visited San Diego & Jeannie.

Tulare County Fair

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Tulare Fair

Tulare is located in the California Central Valley (the “bread basket”) – so summers can still be quite warm even in September. Big county fair for this farming region. Agriculture shows, auctions, destruction derby, exhibits, competitions, 4H livestock, parade, rodeo, tractor pull and much more. Don’t miss the delicious Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler Cook-Off and the Tri-Tip Cook-Off. Carnival rides and carnival games too.

Annual event; September

Tulare County Fair
215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Tulare, CA 93274
559-686-4707

tularefair.org

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Tulare County

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Alturas BalloonFest

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Alturas BalloonFest
& Migratory Bird Festival

Northern California’s forgotten northeast corner, very rural Modoc County holds the annual Alturas Hot Air Balloon Festival. Migrating birds are also part of the celebration. Colorful hot air balloons lift off from Sharp’s Field at the end of East 4th Street, and they fill the early morning skies around Alturas with a breathtaking aerial splendor.

Annual event; September
530 233-4434

Alturas CA

alturaschamber.org/balloon-fest

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Monterey Jazz Festival

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Monterey Jazz Fest

MJF stands for Monterey Jazz Festival: One of the most popular, well known, Jazz Festivals in California. This special one on the Monterey Bay has been going on near 60 years. And we’re not kidding on the popularity of this event.

Annual event; September

MONTEREY CA

montereyjazzfestival.org

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Los Angeles County Fair

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LA County Fair

Los Angeles County Fair is held several miles from downtown LA; at the Pomona Fairgrounds (off Interstate 10). Concerts, carnival rides & games, exhibits, horse shows, home & garden shows, arts & crafts. Big event for the county of Los Angels. Too much to list!

Annual event; Sept
909-623-3111

Los Angeles CA

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Davis Ranch Gourd Festival

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Davis Ranch Festival
Folsom Gourd Festival
Folsom Gourd & Arts Fest

More than a few gourd festivals near Sacramento. This event is now called Davis Ranch Gourd Festival. Artists display their craft works.

Annual event; September

Davis Ranch
13501 Jackson Road
Sloughhouse, CA 95683
916-682-2658
530-503-9292

Folsom CA

folsomgourdfestival.com

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Gourd Festival

Gold Country Fair

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Auburn Gold Country Fair

California Gold Country Fair

Auburn is home to the Gold Country Fair every September. 4-day event w/ parade, pony rides, carnival rides & games, entertainment. Location: 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95604

Annual event; September
530-823-4533

Auburn CA

goldcountryfair.com

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Grape Festival in Lodi

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Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair

Located in the California Central Valley farming region in Lodi, California. Carnival games, rides, entertainment, livestock & animals, wine tasting, square dancing, arts & crafts.

Annual event; September
209-369-2771

LODI CA

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Intermountain Fair

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NorCal Intermountain Fair

90 years running. Intermountain Fair is held annually at McArthur Fairgrounds, east of Fall River Mills, CA. Small town parade, exhibits, livestock, motocross, demolition derby, carnival rides and games. If you are looking for a small hometown fair inside California, this one is choice pickins.

The Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds is located in the northeastern tip of Shasta County on Highway 299E in the town of McArthur, CA. McArthur is located in the Fall River Valley – along with neighboring communities of Fall River Mills, Glenburn, Pittville, and Dana. All are farming communities with a total population of about 2,000 people @ 3400′ elevation.

Annual event; August & September

Fall River Mills, CA

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Jazz on the River

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Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Near 40 years of Russian River music festivities! Jazz on the River is an annual jazz event held in Guerneville CA on the beautiful Russian River on Johnson’s Beach. The Beach offers canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent, as well as beach umbrellas. Camping nearby and great camping all around this redwood destination in NorCal.

Annual event;  September
949-360-7800

Guerneville CA

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Russian River Jazz Festival

Monterey Bay Birding Festival

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Monterey Bay Birding Festival

Experienced guides lead participants to their favorite bird watching spots on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with special outings, workshops and presentations. Come witness this fall gathering of locals and visitors.

Annual event; September

WATSONVILLE CA

montereybaybirding.org

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Greek Festival Cardiff

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Cardiff Greek Festival

San Diego holds a couple of Greek Festivals during the year & this one is located in the North County Coastal area of Cardiff. Greek food, live music, dancing and marketplace. Saints Constantine & Helen Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave. Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Annual event; September
760-942-0920

CARDIFF CA

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Greek Festival in Cardiff, CA.

Draft Horse Classic

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Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair

The annual Draft Horse Classic, is combined with a Harvest Faire & Taste of the Gold Country in Grass Valley California. Held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, off Highway 49.

Annual event; September
530-273-6217

GRASS VALLEY CA

nevadacountyfair.com/draft-horse-classic/

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Tracy Bean Festival

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Dry Bean Festival

Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival

This one is a big deal for the region. Tracy Dry Bean Festival is now officially called the “Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival”- but many still use the old name.

For over 20 years this annual festival is the highlight of late summer in downtown Tracy California, located in the Central Valley. Show and Shine Car show, cooking demonstrations, eating competition, BBQ Rib cook-off and a Chili cook-off. The event hosts over 100 arts & crafts, food vendors, dancers, plus live music.

Annual event; September
209-835-2131

Tracy, CA

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Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Festival

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Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Festival

Downieville Downhill

The very busiest weekend to visit the Downieville – Yuba River canyon region, so consider yourself warned.

Bicycle Expo & Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday. Live music & dancing. Big Air River Jump, plus, race cross country style or the infamous Downieville Downhill. Shuttle service available.

One of the biggest mountain bike events on the west coast. Located deep in the heart of Northern Gold Country, along the Yuba River & historic Highway 49. Camping options available in every direction. The small historic hotels book up well in advance.

DOWNIEVILLE CA

downievilleclassic.com

Annual event; July

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