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.
- Community Center Ripon, CA in 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Strawberry Meadows at College Park Oxnard, CA 93030 in OXNARD, CA
[2022 Festival Cancelled, Returning on 2023] 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.
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.