As the most populous state, California is bursting with opportunities and attractions. From the glitz and glamor of Hollywood to the majestic redwood forests, California has something for almost any visitor. Visitors and residents will have no trouble keeping themselves occupied at any time of the year.
- Name of location RIPON, CA
Centered on the blooming of the almond trees, this weekend event in February provides a carnival like atmosphere complete with parades, friendly competitions and rides along with arts and crafts exhibits and a selection of events evolving around almonds.
- Name of location INDIAN WELLS, CA
Every April, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden serves as the location for the ultimate in art fairs. Over 200 artisans covering every art and crafts genre imaginable arrive with unique pieces for sale. Visitors also have the opportunity of viewing live demonstrations. The festival features live entertainment and a variety of gourmet foods.
- Name of location LONG BEACH, CA
The weekend long event in April brings racing fans of all ages face-to-face with an awe inspiring race, exhibitions that include exotic cars and a wide array of entertainment for the whole family. Spectators thrill at the sight of cars racing around the track at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour. The evenings conclude with live concerts.
- Name of location SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Visitors have the chance to experience Japanese culture for two weekends in June at the city's Japantown. View traditional arts and crafts, sample authentic Japanese cuisine and watch live demonstrations of everything from cooking to music and dance along with martial arts. The event concludes with a colorful parade through the community.
- Name of location INDIO, CA
Thousands enjoy starting off summer in front of five stages that play host to almost 200 performers representing dozens of music genres, making the festival a must-see for all ages. The location additionally features an arts studio, carnival, food vendors and record store.
- Name of location FALLBROOK, CA
The festivities take place in April on Main Street in the downtown area of the community. Designed to commemorate the city's agricultural heritage, the event provides the chance for all to come together in celebratory fashion. Events include cook-offs and a variety of family orientated activities. The site hosts hundreds of vendors in addition to an art village and a farmer's market.