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.
Four venues around the community feature various films from around the world during this 11-day festival in January. The festival begins and ends with gala events. During the week celebrities arrive for a black tie awards ceremony. Talking Pictures events bring top name stars and directors together with entertainment journalists in live interviews that often include audience participation.
- 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.
- Downtown Main Street Fallbrook, CA 92028 in 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.
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.
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.
For an entire weekend in July, the SNWMF provides the rare opportunity for people to gather together in a harmonious environment that celebrates world peace and unity. Musicians originating from many different countries play "conscious music", a genre with a message. Vendors present International foods and kids enjoy special attractions.