San Jose Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 CA Events

Carmel Art Walk - Carmel, CA - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2023
Visit artist-owned galleries and studios and meet local artists who carry on the Carmel art colony legacy.

Big Sur Food and Wine Festival - Big Sur, CA - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2023
All things wine and food to support the Big Sur community

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, CA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
The top 5 pumpkins from the giant pumpkin weigh-off are displayed at this epic festival in the “World Pumpkin Capital”.

Pacific International Quilt Festival - Santa Clara, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2023
Explore quilting arts from around the world, plus competions, special exhibits, workshops, vendor market, and more.

California International Airshow - Salinas, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
This is a “high energy” aerobatics performance over the skies of Salinas during the Annual Airshow and the first in the Spring time at the Salinas Airport. There will be a full line up of other military and civilian performers along with static displays for families to enjoy. The California International Airshow is one of the best “community based” non -profit air shows in the Country that has raised over $8 million for local charities since its inception in 1981.

PortFest - Redwood City, CA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
Features live music, lots of great food, marching and jazz high school bands, and boat and harbor tours. Don’t miss the annual charity run. Plenty of arts and craft vendors.

Taste of Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2023
Held annually at the Carmel Mission Basilical. Enjoy world class dining from local restaurants while enjoying live entertainment

Santa Cruz Mountains Harvest Festival - Boulder Creek, CA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
A day of music, great food, amazing artists, sustainable living demonstrations.

Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Over 130 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world’s best jazz at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Bark In The Park - San Jose, CA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
The largest dog festival in the United States with more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs.

Capitola Art & Wine Festival - Capitola, CA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Lots of fine artists and Mountain wineries plus local dance and performing arts groups, street performers, and live music.

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival - Mountain View, CA - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
You will love the live music, kids park, salsa dance class, pigskin party lounge, drinks, and food, in addition to the art and wine.

Oktoberfest at NUBO - Santa Cruz, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2022
New Bohemia Brewing Co in Santa Cruz, CA is holding an Oktoberfest and they’ll be tapping a Festbier, serving up pours in special NUBO liter steins, offering up traditional German-style beer garden grub and live music! Prost!

Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose, CA - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2022
Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, and more. Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. Children under 5 get in free, child and adult passes are available for a day or the whole weekend, and there are several VIP tiers available.

Crunchryoll Expo - San Jose, CA - Aug 5 to Aug 7, 2022
On pause for 2023. Normally: Taking place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Crunchyroll Expo celebrates anime, manga, games, cosplay, anime fans and so much more! This festival is also doing a hybrid format so you can join in online

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival - San Jose, CA - Sep 19 to Nov 14, 2021
Canceled for 2023. The festival may return in 2024. Normally: The signature fundraising event of the Almaden Valley Women’s Club has been a tradition since 1976. This festival features a large selection of local artisans, entertainment by popular bands throughout the day on our main stage, boutique wines from Northern California vineyards, a variety of food offerings to taste including gourmet food trucks, a Kids-Zone with crafts, carnival games, and rides, souvenir wine and beer glasses, a silent auction, a Community Raffle and much more.

Modesto Oktoberfest - Modesto, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 4, 2019
Come and enjoy thel Modesto Oktoberfest tasting event with a sampling of West Coast micro-brews to savor, along with traditional German fare including bratwurst, sauerkraut, and potato salad. Oktoberfest also offers California Wine tasting and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The live entertainment and exciting midway games are sure to make this event one you won’t want to miss.