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!
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
Lake Oroville Salmon Festival
Salmon Fest in O’ville
Feather River Fish Hatchery, Feather River Nature Center and Riverbend Park
On the Feather River between Historic Downtown Oroville and the Fish Hatchery, the town bursts with fish-flavored activities during the annual Salmon Festival. Friday night starts @ Feather River Nature Center for dinner & dance. Saturday brings on the fun, food, music and vendors on Main Street. Lots of great local info – salmon recipes, water/drought, fishing and environmental issues. Big pancake breakfast, a farmer’s market, live music, a craft fair, clowns, rides for the kids. Hatchery tours. The Bounty of Butte County will be located atop Myers Street, next to the Municipal Auditorium leading into Salmon Court. FREE to attend and tastes sold as desired. There will be food demonstrations, local food vendors, restaurant tastings and so much more.
Annual event; September
Heritage Days of McCloud
Excursion train rides & antique logging equipment demonstrations begin the festivities on Friday. Wood carving demos, big street fair with arts, crafts, antiques, specialty items & displays of McCloud heritage; Homes & business tour, classic car show, antique tractor show, live entertainment, food & activities . Shasta Sunset Dinner Train runs both Friday & Saturday evenings.
Annual event; August