Festival of Lights at The Mission Inn - Riverside, CA - Jan 18 to Jan 7, 2024
Holiday light collection at The Misison Inn Hotel
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.
Cinecon - Burbank, CA - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2023
A classic film festival in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend.
Rocktoberfest - Huntington Beach, CA - Sep 1 to Sep 16, 2023
Biergarten, bands, full bar and food, festival hall
Long Beach Greek Festival - Long Beach, CA - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Enjoy a taste of Greece, from authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping and live dancing
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.
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.
Beaumont Oktoberfest - Beaumont, CA - Sep 15 to Sep 15, 2023
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 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.
Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest - Lake Arrowhead, CA - Sep 16 to Oct 29, 2023
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!
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+.
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”.
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!
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.
Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2023
An outdoor, family friendly global music experience.
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.
Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Pomona, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 21, 2023
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.
Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art - Long Beach, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Redlands Oktoberfest - Redlands, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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).
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.
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.
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina Island, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 22, 2023
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 12 to Oct 15, 2023
50th annual. Experience the Korean culture with live performances, shopping and food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Holiday Opening House and Pier Lighting - Manhattan Beach, CA - Nov 15 to Nov 15, 2023
Manhattan Beach Pier
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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