Category Archives: Events

Apple Days in Springville

Springville Apple Festival Images

Springville Apple Festival

Western Sierra. The sleepy foothills town on Hwy 190, Springville California, holds their annual Apple Festival near the Tule River & the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy apple burritos, apple pies, apple tamales and apple cobblers!

Craft and food vendors, costume contest. 5k & 10k runs (Apple Run) Celebrating 40 years on this local event.

Annual event; October
One day event
559-202-6904

SPRINGVILLE CA

springvilleapplefestival.com

 

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Wildflower Century Ride

Butte County Bicycle Ride
Chico Wildflower Century Ride

Bike riders can enjoy the hilly Wildcat 100 & 125, the traditional Wildflower 100 & 65, the Flatflower 60 & 30, and the Childflower 12. Wildfest pre-ride party.

Annual event: April

Chico, CA

wildflowercentury.org

IMG_1625L Chico Velo cycling club

California Central Coast Bike Event:
San Luis Obispo County also has a cycling race / ride called the Wildflower Century SLOBC held in March

wildflower

califrepublic

Oakdale Rodeo

Oakdale Rodeo

Cowboy Capital of the World

Oakdale hosts a large rodeo annually.

In 1954, the Oakdale Saddle Club held its first professional rodeo, keeping the name the Oakdale Clover Round-Up. By, 1957 the name of the rodeo officially changed to the Oakdale Rodeo.

Barrel Racing, Rodeo Dance, Oakdale Rodeo Parade on Saturday morning.  The parade features, a grand marshal, horses, local businesses, bands, classic cars.

 Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo Grounds
1624 East F Street
Oakdale, CA 95361
209-847-4083

Annual event: April
4 day event

OAKDALE, CA

oakdalerodeo.com

Out of the Chute

 

Burney Basin Days

Burney Basin

Held in the hills above Redding in the mountain town of Burney. The impressive volcanic Lassen forests, with small town events like Burney Basin Days draws tourists from near & far.

Parade, fireworks, craft fair, breakfast and lunch, car show, bed races, horseshoe throwing competition and a cornhole tournament. Plenty of great camping all around this location. The few local motels fill up fast during summer months.

Annual event; July

530-335-2111

BURNEY CA

burneychamber.com

Chamber members display 2017 Burney Basin Days TiShirts

Burney Falls
Burney Falls is a popular California State Park.

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Friendly Giraffe

Kinetic Grand Championship

since 1969

Ferndale to Arcata – 50 mile route
Humboldt County, California

Kinetic Sculpture Race is an organized contest of human-powered amphibious all-terrain works of art. The original cross country event, the World Championship Great Arcata To Ferndale Cross Country Kinetic Sculpture Race

Also called the “Triathlon of the Art World” because art and engineering are combined with physical endurance during a three-day cross country race that includes sand, mud, pavement, a bay crossing, a river crossing and major hills.

Annual event: May
Memorial Day weekend

Arcata, CA
Ferndale, CA

kineticgrandchampionship.com

Kinetic Sculpture Race - And They're Off

California Antique Farm Equipment Show

White Cabover with Cattle Trailer in Tulare

Antique Farm Equipment Show

Visit agriculture’s past by learning about tractors, engines, equipment, and more. Antique Equipment Auction will be held south of Farm Credit Dairy Center. Tractor & truck parade. Kids Tractor Pull, Pony rides, Tractor rides.

International Agri-Center
4500 S. Laspina Street
Tulare, California 93274
(located right off Highway 99)

Annual event; April
559-688-1030
800-999-9186

antiquefarmshow.org

Aultman Taylor 30 60

Jeep FC-150 Forward Control truck

Aloha Festival

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Bay Area Aloha Festival

Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer talents in music & dance during this 2-day festival of arts. Entertainment highlights include Pacific Islander music as well as Polynesian dance. The festival will also feature arts & crafts vendors, island cuisine, educational exhibits and workshops, and games for the kids! Located at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Annual event; August

San Mateo, CA

pica-org.org

 

Hawaii

Borrego Double Century

borrego bike race

Borrego Double Century Ride

Anza Borrego desert annual bike event, riding from the desert to the coast and back. North San Diego County

500 rider limit
Total Mileage: 193 miles
Total Elevation: 14,400 feet

start & ends @
Stanlunds Inn
2771 Borrego Springs Rd.
Borrego Springs, California 92004
760-767-5501

Lunch at the beach – Oceanside, CA

Annual event; May

Borrego Springs CA

mtnhighcycling.com/Borrego_Double_Century

race lunch

Adams Avenue Street Fair

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Adams Avenue Street Fair

One of the largest FREE music street fairs in California. Over 90 live music acts on 7 stages, 4 beer gardens, Giant Carnival rides and 300 craft & food vendors.

Two day Music Festival covers many blocks of Adams Avenue, only a few miles from downtown San Diego. Held in late summer near 35th Street to 32nd Street. Adams Ave Street Fair is Southern California local fun.

Annual event; September

San Diego, CA

adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-street-fair

Adams Avenue Street Fair

Adams Ave San Diego

Jan Alexander took this image in 2007, when he visited San Diego & Jeannie.

Abbot Kinney Festival

ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL 2011 (09.24.11)

Abbot Kinney Festival
Venice Beach Street Fair

35 years running, held each year on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, in between Main Street and Venice Boulevard. Promotes the vibrant creativity that makes the funky community of Venice Beach so unique. The long running street festival is best known for an array of local artisan crafts, live music, DJs, good food and entertainment. Activities and areas are designed to complement the eclectic, cutting-edge mix of over 100 boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, bookstores, design firms, coffee shops, clubs, salons, and much more along the famed bohemian-chic shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Annual event; September
One day event
310-570-7059

Venice, CA

abbotkinney.org

 

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ABBOT KINNEY FESTIVAL 2011 (09.24.11)

Los Angeles - Venice: The Brig Venice - Abbot Kinney Festival

Banana Festival

Healthy Banana and Friends!

Sac Banana Fest
Sacramento Banana Festival

Held in Sacramento @ William Land Park

5k run/walk on Saturday and a Kids Banana Split Eating Contest. Enjoy a day filled with fun, food, live entertainment, and exhibits. The event benefits the National Academic Youth Corps, which provides art and educational programs for young people in Sacramento, as well as over a dozen other worthy local charities.

Annual event: August
916-800-3478

Sacramento, CA

facebook.com/BananaFestival

Community Drummers

Kids Banana Split Eating Contest

Asparagus Festival

Deep-fried Asparagus

Stockton Asparagus Festival
San Joaquin Asparagus Fest

A 3-day, multi-event, food, and entertainment festival, which celebrates asparagus. Live music, cooking, wine, beer, crafts. Bring your family and friends and enjoy Asparagus Alley, Deep Fried Asparagus & Asparagus Ice Cream, Craft Beer and a Wine Pavilion, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, monster truck rides, vendors, and much more.

San Joaquin County Fairgrounds
1658 S Airport Way
Stockton, CA 95206

Annual event;  May
916-370-3647

visitstockton.org/events/san-joaquin-asparagus-festival

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Big Bear Renaissance Faire

Big Bear Ren Faire

Big Bear Lake’s Renaissance Faire

Three weekends of fun, music and merriment. An authentic re-creation of an English Summer Faire. Visit an exciting, vibrant village where you can experience a joust, strolling entertainers, stage performances, beautiful handcrafts, delicious food and drink, children’s area and the spirit of the days of William Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

Meadow Park
41276 Park Ave.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Annual event; August
909-237-0448

BIG BEAR, CA

bigbearrenfaire.org