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.
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.
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.
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.
Golden Gate Park hosts the annual event that combines gourmet food, music and arts in August. Over 200 food and beverage venues from the Bay region offer guests samples of their delights while the most popular bands in the country play on. Local craft artists also present exhibitions of their creations.