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.
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.
Though not necessarily held on May 5th, the event represents the grandest Cinco de Mayo festival on the planet. Live entertainment, food, competitions and many other family orientated activities take place on a 24-square block location.
Spend a May weekend in a "state fair like atmosphere filled with animals, exhibits and entertainment that includes the historic frog jumping contest. Now an American tradition, the fair offers food and fun for the entire family.
- Strawberry Meadows at College Park Oxnard, CA 93030 in OXNARD, CA
Every May, strawberry growers and lovers come together and enjoy one of the most popular fruits in the country. The 75 acres of College Park hosts the event that offers eating contests, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations and dozens of food vendors all centered around the luscious red fruit. The festivities also include live entertainment and rides.
Memorial Day celebrations include this Sacramento event that features over 125 bands performing everything from jazz and blues to country, rock and Latin. Enjoy live street performances, music in small, intimate settings and concerts at the Convention Center.
The five day event celebrates the arts at Lake Skinner in the middle of July. Enjoy contemporary art through a variety of genres spanning from paintings to massive sculptures. Dozens of musicians offer live performances and interactive exhibits encourage guests to bond in a mutual appreciation of creative ex<x>pression.