Los Angeles Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 CA Events

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina Island, CA - Oct 10 to Oct 20, 2024
Lots of jazz with big name entertainers.  Headliners include Keiko Matsui, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Ray Parker Jr., and many others.

Redlands Oktoberfest - Redlands, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2024
Head to Sylvan Park for Oktoberfest beers and local craft brews, kids activities, contests for best costume, yodeling, stein holding, and Hammerschlagen; live polka music, food vendors and more! Benefits Redlands Optimists and their work in the community. $10 admission (under 21 is free).

Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Pomona, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 19, 2024
The home of the L.A. County Fair brings you their Los Angeles Oktoberfest with beer, German food, Bavarian music, games and the chicken dance. It’s 21+ only and is held on Friday-Saturday for each weekend.

Beaumont Oktoberfest - Beaumont, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2024
Annual Oktoberfest with live entertainment, authentic food, contests, arts & crafts vendors, weiner dog races, horse show and kids zone. Held at Noble Creek Park.

LA Korean Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2024
Experience the Korean culture with live performances, shopping and food.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest - Lake Arrowhead, CA - Sep 14 to Oct 27, 2024
Celebrate Oktoberfest on weekends in their genuine Alpine village with authentic food and free entertainment. Games include stein holding, sausage toss, beer chug and more. Imported German and European beers on tap. German sausage, pretzels and more. Chicken dance too!

Long Beach Greek Festival - Long Beach, CA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2024
Enjoy a taste of Greece, from authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping and live dancing

Turkey Night Grand Prix - Ventura, CA - Nov 24 to Nov 25, 2023
The 82nd running of the ARP Turkey Night Grand Prix will pay a winner’s share of $10,000

Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Volunteer to help serve the homeless and others in need of a community-based meal this Thanksgiving! Help is needed in the days leading up to the holiday, as well as six shifts on the big day (only for those scheduled). Anyone in need of a meal and some companionship is welcome, and some giveaways are available (clothes etc).

Simi Valley Thanksgiving Day 5K - Simi Valley, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023

Thousand Oaks Turkey Dash - Thousand Oaks, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023

Dana Point Turkey Trot - Dana Point, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving meal calories by running or walking a 5K, 10K, Combo 15K, or Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor.

Long Beach Turkey Trot - Long Beach, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Before you stuff your face at a family feast, run or walk for the Team — the Community Action Team (CAT). The exercise will do your body good and entry fees go to help others right here in the community.

Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run - Torrance, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
This three-mile fun run will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning

Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive - La Cañada Flintridge, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Mile Run has been a local tradition and a community favorite for over three decades. It is also their biggest fundraiser of the year. Held at La Cañada’s Memorial Park

Turkey Trot Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Don’t miss LA’s best Thanksgiving tradition! Run/walk a 5k or 10k before you feast and help fundraise for The Midnight Mission. There’s also an adorable Widdle Wobble for the little trotters (ages 12 and under). Everyone is welcome!

Rancho Park Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Picnic - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Los Angeles’ biggest vegan potluck event of the year, a tradition for more than 25 years. Hundreds of people attend annually. Come share some delicious food, connect with beautiful people, and enjoy the outdoor environment. There will be music, live performances and an open mic. Feel free to bring drums, other musical instruments, a frisbee or a ball to toss. It’s a great place for children. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

Metro LA Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble Fun Run - Lancaster, CA - Nov 22 to Nov 22, 2023
This Thanksgiving, support the Y and get in a great workout so you don’t feel guilty about eating that second helping of turkey and pie! 5K and 10K run as well as a 1K run for the kids.

Miracle on Main Street - Huntington Beach, CA - Nov 21 to Nov 21, 2023
Join the Huntington Beach community for the most wonderful time of the year when the Huntington Beach Downtown Business Improvement District fills the second block of Main Street with entertainment, holiday craft vendors, and free refreshments.

Burbank Winter WIne Festival - Burbank, CA - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
Holiday street fair with vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafters, and a wine walk.

LA Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo - Los Angeles, CA - Nov 17 to Jan 7, 2024
Explore an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more for, a wildlife-centered experience that’s as inspiring as it is breathtaking.

Holiday Opening House and Pier Lighting - Manhattan Beach, CA - Nov 15 to Nov 15, 2023
Manhattan Beach Pier

Farm Sanctuary’s Honoring of the Turkeys - Acton, CA - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2023
For nearly 35 years, Farm Sanctuary has been giving turkeys a seat at the table, not on it—and they continue that tradition this year with the Honoring of the Turkeys event. All are ambassadors for the 68 million turkeys who are raised and killed for food just for the November and December holiday season. Here, they’re guests of honor and cherished members of the Sanctuary family.

Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire - Claremont, CA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
Get your holiday shopping done early as you walk the streets of the Claremont Village lined with over 400+ booths selling unique art, original crafts, and apparel. Get to know all the local businesses and non-profits in the business and organization block located on First Street. Be sure to also stop by the food court for an array of international foods and entertainment. Returning this year is the beer and wine garden on Bonita Ave which will be serving local craft ales, wine and cider from 11 am to 4 pm

Fallbrook Harvest Faire - Fallbrook, CA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2023
Come on down to Main Avenue in Fallbrook for craft and food vendors, pony rides and a petting zoo, pumpkin contests and a pumpkin patch, a pie baking contest and more!

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival - Calabasas, CA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2023
Pumpkin patch, professional pumpkin carving, pumpkin pies and more!

Ride Santa Barbara 100 - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
The Ride Santa Barbara 100 takes place in one of the most beautiful and challenging locations in the United States. They offer four distinct courses to suit every cyclist’’s ability , with each course offering a world class Santa Barbara cycling experience.

Santa Anita Oktoberfest - Arcadia, CA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
Raise your steins and strap on your lederhosen for the grand return of Oktoberfest at Santa Anita, with two weekends packed to the brim with more Bavarian beer, eats, live music & entertainment, and more fun than you can shake a bratwurst at.

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
Enjoy the freshest seafood, maritime exhibits, live entertainment, and more at the annual day-long festival in Santa Barbara’s historic working harbor. Presented by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants. Free admission. Activities for all ages.

Sherman Oaks Street Fair - Sherman Oaks, CA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2023
The largest event in the San Fernando Valley with more than 100,000 guests, 200 vendors and plenty more fall fun.

Bike MS Bay to Bay - Carlsbad, CA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 13 to Oct 29, 2023
Consistently features the most innovative and new original national and international jazz musicians. Lots of exciting venues throughout Los Angeles including at Zipper Hall, Blue Whale, Moss Theatre, LACMA, REDCAT, and more. Since 2008.

Oktoberfest at Nature Friends - Sierra Madre, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2023
A German themed potluck (bring your favorite dish!), dance demonstrations and other fun. $5 suggested donation.

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art - Long Beach, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023

Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Annual Oktoberfest by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. It is the largest outdoor event of the City of Glendale and the Foothills. Contests include stein holding, sausage eating, Master & Little Miss OKtoberfest, best dressed dog and a coloring contest. Games, rides and bingo as well. German bands and dancing, too.

Pine Cone Festival - Running Springs, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
A free family event with pine cone games / contests, live entertainment and kids’ activities. Free parking and shuttle from Snow Valley Mountain Resort.

California Avocado Festival - Carpinteria, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
One of the largest free festivals in Cali with a great lineup of music and fabulous food.

Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2023
An outdoor, family friendly global music experience.

The Main Street Fair - El Segundo, CA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
An annual event with live music, vendors, rides, and five blocks of fun in the historic town of El Segundo. Formerly the Fair on Richmond Street.

Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture Pumpkin Festival - Pomona, CA - Sep 30 to Oct 29, 2023
Celebrate California agriculture at this annual event, featuring pumpkin patch, demonstrations, hay rides, corn maze, food, insect fair, live entertainment, petting farm and more!

California Lemon Festival - Goleta, CA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
A weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment.

St. Martin de Porres Oktoberfest - Yorba Linda, CA - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2023
The annual fall parish festival that brings the entire community together for fun, food, and fund-raising.

Aroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival - Arroyo Grande, CA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Parade and festival with arts, crafts, games, food and more!

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival - Beverly Hills, CA - Sep 27 to Oct 2, 2023
A film, music, and art festival dedicated to celebrating women filmmakers, artists, and musicians and the men who collaborate with them. Voted one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Coolest Film Festivals in the World”.

Old World Village Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach, CA - Sep 17 to Nov 5, 2023
Enjoy Oktoberfest at Old World Village in September and October. Old World is a European themed shopping center that goes all out during Oktoberfest. They have parades, dachshund races, a Herbmeister, and Kidsfest. It is self described as the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. Kinderfest for kids every Sunday, with family friendly (and free) days on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday are ticketed and 21+.

LA Fall Beer Fest - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Sample over 200 beers from over 80 breweries, plus bites from food trucks. Held at LA Center Studios.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Big Bear, CA - Sep 9 to Nov 4, 2023
Weekends. There will be three expanded bier gartens, live music, vendor booths and kids games. Other contests include the beer stein-carrying contest, stein holding, beer drinking contest and log sawing competition. Tickets are available on their website. Food and beer are purchased with Burgermeister Bucks. Complimentary Shuttle will give you a ride home anywhere in the Big Bear Valley.

Original Lobster Festival - Long Beach, CA - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Fresh live Maine lobsters at the Rainbow Lagoon. Dance, enjoy the food court, check out the arts & crafts booths, watch live sports on the big screen, sing some karoake, and more. Formerly called the Murrieta Lobster Festival.

Rocktoberfest - Huntington Beach, CA - Sep 1 to Sep 16, 2023
Biergarten, bands, full bar and food, festival hall

Cinecon - Burbank, CA - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2023
A classic film festival in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend.

Arts & Crafts Show at the Biergarten at Old World - Huntington Beach, CA - Mar 12 to Dec 17, 2023
Come out to Old World Huntington Beach on select Sundays and shop over 50 unique, hand picked artisans and crafters. Enjoy a day of shopping and viewing the latest designs, collections, products, and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts! While you’re at Old World for the Arts & Crafts Show, don’t forget to stop by The Biergarten for live music and authentic German food and drinks.

Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn - Riverside, CA - Jan 18 to Jan 7, 2024
Holiday light collection at The Misison Inn Hotel

Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot - Burbank, CA - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2022
Thanksgiving morning fundraiser run – 5k, 10k, kids run

Wurstkuche Oktoberfest - Venice, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2022
Every Saturday in October, head on down to Wurstkuche Restaurant in Venice for an Oktoberfest celebration!

Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club - Anaheim, CA - Sep 16 to Oct 23, 2022
2023 events at the Phoenix are on pause as they move from Anaheim to La Brea. Normally: Friday-Sunday starting mid-September, the Phoenix Club will host seven weekends of Oktoberfest fun. Live music, imported German beer on tap, beer drinking and sausage eating contests, costume contest, polka lessons and kids activities including a bounce house.

Orange County Brew Ska Ska - Silverado, CA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
More than 90 craft breweries offer unlimited tastings of 200+ local and imported beers, along with ska and ska punk.

Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair - Ventura, CA - Dec 11 to Dec 11, 2021
Holiday street fair with vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafters, and a wine walk.

Tamale Festival - La Habra, CA - Dec 4 to Dec 4, 2021
Vendors and tamale contest, plus more

Hollywood Christmas Parade - Hollywood, CA - Nov 28 to Nov 28, 2021
Parade down Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd

Santa Barbara Holiday Parade - Santa Barbara, CA - Nov 27 to Dec 23, 2021
For 2021 – In lieu of a single event this year, and with community health and safety in mind, staff has planned a plethora of smaller holiday offerings! Festivities kickoff with Small Business Saturday in November, and include a holiday tree lighting event, outdoor market, concerts, and even community performances throughout the month of December.

Winter Festival - Sierra Madre, CA - Nov 27 to Nov 27, 2021

Fashion Island’s Annual Tree Lighting - Newport Beach, CA - Nov 19 to Jan 1, 2022
Celebrate the holiday season with Fashion Island’s iconic 90-foot white fir tree! Decorated with 10,000 lights and ornaments, the Christmas Tree sparkles during the day and twinkles to life every night through January 1.

Winterlit and Holiday Tree Lighting - Santa Monica, CA - Nov 19 to Dec 24, 2021
Tens of thousands of colorful lights, decor and garland will deck the Third Street Promenade, 2nd and 4th Streets, illuminating convenient shopping and cozy outdoor dining experiences. There will be a Christmas tree lighting and nightly menorrah lightings, musical performances, shopping events, and a visit from Santa.

Illumination – Arcadia - Arcadia, CA - Nov 17 to Jan 2, 2022
California’s largest drive-through light show – Reindeer Road is one mile with millions of lights on hundreds of displays, plus synchronized music. Whiz through mountainous terrain, traverse glacial peaks, explore the northern ice caves and make your way through the northern forests to the heart of it all – Santa’s Workshop – the world’s largest animated toy shop. Be dazzled by reindeer, snowmen, and toys galore

Vegan Oktoberfest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
Canceled for 2022. Normally: LA’s annual unique Oktoberfest celebration. The beer hall at LA Center Studios is in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. It features traditional Bavarian food, live Oompah bands, beer maidens, and of course, refreshing and delicious beer poured to perfection by dozens of great breweries. Come enjoy a taste of Germany while you make new friends and indulge to your heart’s desire. Since all the food and beer is vegan, you can experience a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with a clear conscience. Win prizes for chicken dancing, stein holding, and wearing costumes. Tickets sell out so get yours early. 21+ event.

Palm Springs Oktoberfest - Palm Springs, CA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2021
Jazzville celebrates Oktoberfest in style and fun with the incomparable West Coast Prost! Much more than your average polka band, this group plays polkas, waltzes, dixieland, swing and country/western favorites. They bring an exciting sense of youth to and older tradition of music. This is going to be wúnderbar!

Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and entry into beautiful Elings Park where you can enjoy an afternoon of beer samplings.

Nipomo’s Best Oktoberfest - Nipomo, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 12, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest with Miss Nipomo Pageant, Battle of the Bands, live entertainment, bbq tasting and competition, beer and wine garden and kids activities. Event is outdoors and open to the general public. 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday hours with live music. 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with the second annual Battle of the Bands and a BBQ competition with tasting. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday has pony rides, face painting, bounce house, petting zoo and mechanical rides. There’s also arts and crafts booths and the Dave Dana Memorial car show.

Wirsthaus - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 21 to Oct 31, 2019
Oktoberfest runs on Fridays and Saturdays through the end of October.