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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

MONTEREY COUNTY

Monterey
First Night Monterey
9 hours of performers and activities
Since 1993

(831) 373 - 4778

FEBRUARY


LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Long Beach
Scottish Festival
Since 1993

(562) 435 - 3511

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Indio
Riverside County Fair and Date Festival
Area is known for the wonderful date palms and date products.
Many festivities including camel racing
(760) 863 - 8247

www.datefest.org

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

San Francisco
Chinese New Year Parade
Gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, exploding firecrackers
Under the lights, largest outside Asia
Started 1860’s

(415) 982 - 3000

SONOMA COUNTY

Cloverdale
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
Citrus fruit costumes, livestock
Since 1892

(707) 894 - 3992

MARCH

ORANGE COUNTY

Dana Point
Festival of the whales
.
Dpfestivalofwhales.com


RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Temecula
Old Town Bluegrass Festival
“Best in U.S.”

(951) - 678 - 0831


APRIL

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Arcata
Godwit Days Migratory Bird Festival
The godwit bird flies to New Zealand to her winter home nonstop a
distance of 4,365 to 7,256 miles without stopping for rest, food ot water.  
The church bells in Christchurch, New Zealand (South Island)
ring to announce their arrival.
Since 1995

(707) 826 - 7050

SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Sacramento
Gold Rush Days
California’s Golden Beginnings – 200 tons of dirt will be dumped “turning 
back to clock” transforming the historic district into the 1860’s. 
This 4 day event features costumed re-enactors,
gun fights, and life as it was lived at that time.
Since 2000

(916) 808 -7777


SAN DIEGO COUNTY

DeMar
Del Mar Antique Show and sale and the Wild West Expo
Fine antiques and country’s best crafters
Since 1960

www.calendarshows.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

San Francisco
Cherry Blossom Festival
Taste of Japanese culture
Since 1976

(415) 563 - 2313


MAY

CALVARERAS COUNTY

Angles Camp
Jumping Frog Jubilee
Mark Twain
heard a tale about a frog which inspired him to write
“The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
It tells about Jim Smiley and his frog, Dan’l  Webster. 
So this county fair includes among its many
festivities a frog jumping contest.

(209) 736 - 2426

www.frogtown.org

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

San Diego
Festival Cinca de Maya
Since 1982

(619) 291 - 4903

SOLANO COUNTY

Vacaville
Fiesta Days
Parade, carnival, contests and more
Since 1957

(707) 448 - 4613

YUBA COUNTY

Marysville
Marysville Stampede
Nations top cowboys.
Since 1933

www.flyingrodeo.org

JUNE

SAN BERNADINO COUNTY

Victorville
Huck Finn Jubilee
Relives life and times of Tom and Huck
Fun activities

(951) 780- 8810

JULY

ALPINE COUNTY

Marleeville
Tour of the California Alps
Death Ride Premier cycling event includes
129 miles with elevations up to 15,000 feet

(530) 694 - 2475

MONTEREY COUNTY

Monterey/Carmel
Bach Festival16 days World class musicians
perform the glorious music of Bach
Since 1933

(831) 624 - 1521

ORANGE COUNTY

Laguna Beach
Festival of the Arts- Pageant of the Masters
An amazing presentation of famous paintings using real life models.
Since 1934

(800) 487 - 3378



SAN BERNADINO COUNTY

Victorville
Huck Finn Jubilee
Relives life and times of Tom and Huck
Fun activities

(951) 780- 8810

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Gilroy
Garlic Festival Started 1975
Great garlic cook-off

(408) 846 - 6886

AUGUST

MONTEREY COUNTY

Monterey
Monterey County Fair
www.montereycountyfair.com


SANTA CRUZ
COUNTY

Capitola
Begonia Festival
Begonia Boat ParadeSand Castle Festival
and much more Since 1953

(831) 475-1511

OCTOBER




SAN BERNADINO COUNTY

Yermo
Calico Days
Stagecoach rides, burro races,
relieve the days of the ghost town
Since 1967

(760) 254 - 1419

NOVEMBER

SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Del Mar
Holidayof Lights
Spectacular

(858) 792 – 4295

DECEMBER

VENTURA COUNTY

Moorpark
Tierra Rejada Ranch
The largest and grandest Civil War event in Southern California and the largest battle reenactment west of the Mississippi
.
http://www.howitzers.com/CW_Alliance/Moorpark.html

SOLANO COUNTY

Vacaville
Festival of Trees
Elaborately decorated trees are available
 for purchase via a silent auction
Since 1990

(530) 541-9024

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