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.
- Downtown Palo Alto University Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94301 in PALO ALTO, CA.
Hundreds of artists demonstrate and offer their masterpieces spanning numerous genres at this annual August event. Italian street painting, a sculpture garden and a special kid's art studio accompany dozens of live entertainers and food vendors that provide fun for guests of all ages.
- Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA 93940 in MONTEREY, CA.
One three-day long weekend every September, hundreds of artists that include the biggest names in jazz, blues and funk come together on the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds for one of the most celebrated musical events in the country. Entertainment also includes films and workshops for younger guests. Vendors offer beverages, food and products.
- LA Convention Center in LOS ANGELES, CA.
For an entire weekend Green Festival offers the festival for all having an interest in sustainable products. Green businesses offer everything from organic beer, wine and foods to unique fashions. Experts in the field also provide a selection of workshops. The event additionally has live music and interactive opportunities.
October means harvest time and this avocado growing region celebrates the time of year by hosting the weekend-long avocado focused event. See the world's biggest bowl of guacamole, enjoy the arts and crafts displays along with a variety of live entertainment and a special kid's block party.
Local philanthropist Warren Hellman started this three-day annual event because of his love of the music. Free to the public, the festival encompasses three days and takes place in October at the Golden Gate Park. Originally a festival for bluegrass performers and fans, the festival expanded to include country, folk and rock with performances offered by numerous celebrity artists.