Category Archives: January

Snow Goose Festival

BIRDERS unite under the Pacific Flyway


19 years running, the Snow Goose Festival’s mission is to increase public awareness, understanding, appreciation and conservation of the diverse wildlife and unique habitats of the northern Sacramento Valley.

Workshops and field trips; advanced reservations online

Annual event; January


Sonoma Valley Olive Festival

California90 Olives - another month it will be ripe

Sonoma Valley Olive Festival

Celebrating the Season of the Olive

Less than an hours drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma is the most-down-to-earth slice of heaven around, its lush farmlands, rolling vineyards and historic towns lost in a time all their own. Given our Mediterranean climate and rich agricultural roots, our culinary and wine-making legacy, our bohemian artists and small artisan food producers, we can’t think of a better place to “all hail the olive.”

The vibrant heart of old Sonoma–the historic Mission, the Sonoma Barracks and tree-lined Plaza–provides a central backdrop for key Olive Season events. For more than a century, local olive and grape harvests have been blessed and celebrated in this location, and we’re happy to carry on the tradition.

Annual event; two months long, January & February

Sonoma, CA

DSC24903, Viansa Vineyards & Winery, Sonoma Valley, California, USA

Go Green Expo

The Go Green Expo will change not only the public’s perception of environmentalism (but also how events like this are produced and managed). Inviting companies large and small to showcase what they are doing to reduce their respective carbon footprint, consumers will have hands on experiences with “eco-friendly” alternatives to current everyday products and services.

Annual Events in L.A.

Business-to-Business & Business-to-Consumer Expo


Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Anza Borrego Desert State ParkThis annual meteor shower peaks in early January, right after the New Years celebrations. Look in the northeast part of the nights sky for these shootings stars, up to 40 per hour – if you can handle the chilly nights. Pre-dawn viewing is always best for meteor showers.

Most California deserts are prime star gazing spots. This photo is open camping on back roads, in Coyote Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Plenty hiking near here; Desert wildflowers start as early as February, depending (of course) on the seasonal rains.

Annual event; January

How to best view a Meteor Shower

California Desert Destinations
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