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
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)
Ghirardelli’s Chocolate Festival
Chocolate lovers need no prompting for this legendary 2-day sweet event held at the famous Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, CA. Entrance fee includes chocolate tasting; Pay double for your entrance ticket and enjoy wine tasting too.
Annual event: September
San Francisco, CA