San Jose’s Christmas in the Park
Annual event: December
San Jose, CA
Opening Night is in late November and the events go multiple nights through Christmas; held in downtown San Jose at Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The tree lighting will kick things off in style. Ongoing for over 30 years, this is a family fun holiday fest in the South Bay!
Kelseyville Pear Festival
Pear Fest Lake County
Main Street in Kelseyville comes alive,w/ this family-focused event to showcase the areas history, agritourism, local businesses, craftsmen and community services. This is a fun filled day that starts off with a home town parade. Festivities include three stages with musicians, dancers and cloggers; horse demonstrations; antique car, engine and tractor shows; quilt shows; art shows and an entire pavilion devoted to all things ‘pear.’ Food vendors offer an array of scrumptious selections. Wine and beer tasting along with pear margaritas round out the choices. Pear pies and desserts always sell out.
Annual event; September
(one day only)
Sebastopol Renaissance Faire
Much Ado About Sebastopol Festival
Much Ado is become the regional Renaissance Faire in Northern California. A quality, family-friendly event in wine country that is entertaining and educational, as well as a long-term fundraiser for local Sebastopol public schools.
Wander around and interact with a myriad of villagers from 1578, make herbal soap or try your hand at weaving while listening to a wandering minstrel. Enjoy ice cold lemonade while watching the falcons and learning about their role in Renaissance farming. Sit back and take in a short Shakespeare performance while feasting on a hearty, rustic lunch.
Annual event: September
Bay Area Aloha Festival
Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer talents in music & dance during this 2-day festival of arts. Entertainment highlights include Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. The festival will also feature arts & crafts vendors, island cuisine, educational exhibits and workshops, and games for the kids! Located at the San Mateo County Event Center.
Annual event; August
San Francisco CA
Fairfield’s Tomato Festival
Big weekend event in Downtown Fairfield. Festival on Texas Street (Pennsylvania Avenue to Union Street)
Farmers Market, Tomato Alley, Tomato Eating Contest, Free Tomato Sampling, BBQ, car show, arts, crafts, live music, tons-O-food and plenty street vendors.
Annual event; August