Little Italy, San Diego
Italian Street Festival
San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood holds a street fair or festa. One of the largest 1-day Italian American festivals in the West.
The event welcomes over 100,000+ w/ wonderful foods, culture, music & art. Street paintings with chalk pastels. Stickball Exhibition Game. Cooking demonstrations and contests.
Annual event; October
San Diego California
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
@ Black Rock City, Nevada
for those seeking the wilder side of camping out
Weeklong event; Black Rock Desert NV
Everyone who is anyone has heard of this massive annual desert party by now. The historic wild bon fire event that started in Santa Cruz in 1986 and then moved out to the deserts of Nevada. Way north of Reno! The event is getting bigger by the decades, so expect a mild altering experience with tens of thousands of well-decorated lost souls. Advanced tickets are required. Art cars, construction, costumes, pyrotechnics, live bands, music DJs, the playa dust & summer desert camping w/ 60,000 other freaks in the temporary Black Rock City.
Annual event; August
July 4th in Cali
Crowds are common at beaches all summer long.
go somewhere cool this summer
July 4th marks the busiest summer week in California. It’s mid Summer for most school kids. The golden state has it’s biggest increase of visiting tourist during this month too, along with the local residents traveling on seasonal road trips. Plenty of traffic, be warned.
Camping July 4th means EVERYBODY and their GRANDMOTHER will be outside this weekend. The majority of big family camp-outs and social BBQ events take place — on this very summer holiday weekend. Backpackers and serious car campers are on the road well ahead of time – headed for wilderness destinations.
Stay away from the biggest campgrounds and tourist traps, unless you are into that. Head for the back country for optimal seclusion, flowing creeks and coolest lakes.
- BE FIRE SAFE, always know fire restrictions
- DRINK PLENTY WATER
- DON’T DRIVE DRUNK
- NO FIREWORKS IN FOREST
City Fireworks & Parade Events can be found on various city web sites or chamber of commerce sites, which you can easily access through Total Escape.
Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day, with celebrations in almost every major city & some notable small towns. City parades, firework displays, live music, streets fairs, BBQs, crafts, beach bon fires & in certain beach towns, total utter chaos. Below is only a sampling of popular July 4th events within California:
San Diego county’s Imperial Beach is the home of the biggest & best sand castles on the west coast.
Annual event; July
Imperial Beach CA