Cinecon - Burbank, CA - Sep 3 to Sep 7, 2020
A classic film festival in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend.
Murrieta Lobster Festival - Murrieta, CA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
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.
LA County Fair - Pomona, CA - Sep 4 to Sep 27, 2020
Carnival rides, horse racing, live music, traveling circus and more. Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace. Competitions including BBQ contest, photo contest, and landscaping competition. Since 1922.
Long Beach Greek Festival - Long Beach, CA - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
Enjoy a taste of Greece, from authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping and live dancing
California Lemon Festival - Goleta, CA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
A weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment.
Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Big Bear, CA - Sep 12 to Nov 7, 2020
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.
Old World Village Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach, CA - Sep 13 to Nov 2, 2020
Wednesday through Sunday. 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, beautiful girls, dachshund races, a Herbmeister, and Kidsfest. It is self described as the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. Kinderfest for kids every Sunday. There are dachshund races as well.
LA Fall Beer Fest - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
Sample over 200 beers from over 80 breweries, plus bites from food trucks. Held at LA Center Studios.
Aroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival - Arroyo Grande, CA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
Parade and festival with arts, crafts, games, food and more!
California Avocado Festival - Carpinteria, CA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
One of the largest free festivals in Cali with a great lineup of music and fabulous food.
Pine Cone Festival - Running Springs, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
A free family event with pine cone games / contests, live entertainment and kids’ activities. Free parking and shuttle from Snow Valley Mountain Resort.
Vegan Oktoberfest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
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.
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina Island, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 18, 2020
Lots of jazz with big name entertainers. Headliners include Keiko Matsui, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Ray Parker Jr., and many others.
LA Korean Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
Experience the Korean culture with live performances, shopping and food.
Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2020
An outdoor, family friendly global music experience.
Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals - San Bernadino, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2020
Find a variety of sewing, quilting, needle and craft supply exhibits, plus make n’ takes and door prizes.
Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Pomona, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 24, 2020
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.
Coachella - Indio, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 18, 2020
Due to COVID-19, this popular music festival is canceled for 2020. Initially, it was rescheduled from April to October 2020. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is two subsequent weekends hosted at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. It stems from a Pearl Jam concert in protest of Ticketmaster venues which showed the Polo Club was a good site for large scale events, leading to the first Coachella Festival in 1999, featuring artists like Beck and Rage Against the Machine. While no festival was held in 2000, it has been held continuously since, with slight changes in format, including years where the festival consisted of a single two-day weekend. The festival features popular headliners, reuniting music groups, and new acts. Acts include musical acts from different genres including pop, EDM (electronic dance music), rock, indie and hip hop. Visual arts, including large art installations and statues, are also part of the show each year. The 2020 festival was scheduled to feature the return of headliner Rage Against the Machine, plus Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey, and more. Ticketholders with 2020 passes will have their passes honored at the April 2021 event.
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.
Sherman Oaks Street Fair - Sherman Oaks, CA - Oct 18 to Oct 18, 2020
The largest event in the San Fernando Valley with more than 100,000 guests, 200 vendors and plenty more fall fun.
Stagecoach Country Music Festival - Indio, CA - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2020
Due to COVID-19, Stagecoach and its cousin festival Coachella have been cancelled – initially, they were postponed from April to October, 2020. Beginning in 2007, this country music act features acts from folk, bluegrass, roots rock, mainstream and alternative country. It now follows Coachella as the third consecutive weekend of festival fun held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. The 2020 festival was scheduled to feature talent such as Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bryan Adams, and many more. Ticketholders with 2020 passes will have their admission transferred to the 2021 show, or can request a refund. More information will be sent out via email by the event organizers.
Calabasas Pumpkin Festival - Calabasas, CA - Jan 1 to Oct 18, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Pumpkin patch, professional pumpkin carving, pumpkin pies and more!
Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Jan 1 to Oct 12, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.