Food Events in California - August 2015

These events I found online.  

The information is current but I have no control should these events change without my knowledge. ~Jesse


Festival of Arts 
Date: June 6 – August 30, 2014 
Location: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
Phone: (949) 494-1145 
URL: www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 

 Description: Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts returns! Explore this juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstrations, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. There are even daily art classes for kids! Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all. 

Fiesta Days Date: Friday to Sunday Aug 1-3, 2014 Time: Friday, August 1 – 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2 – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Frazier Mountain Park, Frazier Park, CA 93225 Email: fiestadays@live.com Phone: (661) 431-8260 URL: http://www.frazierfiestadays.com/ Description: This year will be the 47th Annual Fiesta Days. Fiesta Days is the longest running celebration in the Mountain Communities with people from all over the U.S. flocking to the mountains to participate in the three day festival. Enjoy live music all weekend long. Wander through the artisan booths. Try your hand at one of the many family games such as watermelon eating, potato sack races or log sawing competitions. Show off your pets in the Pet Show. Display your abilities in the Art Show or Talent Show. Come watch the Parade. Enjoy the Carnival. Attend the VFW Pancake Breakfast. Toss some horseshoes. Try to catch the tagged fish at the Fishing Derby. There is something for everyone! Come to Fiesta Days to see old friends, make new friends and keep building your Mountain Memories. 

La Habra Corn Festival Date: August 1-3, 2014 Times: varies Address: LaHabra, CA Phone: 562-697-1704 URL: http://lahabracornfestival.com/ Description: Dancing, and corny things happen in La Habra during this festival. Proceeds benefit local youth and school organization. 

Monterey Bay Strawberry Festival! Date: August 2-3, 2014; 8/1/15-8/2/15 tentatively (usually the first full weekend of August) Times: 10am to 6pm Address: Downtown Watsonville Beach and Main Streets Watsonville, CA Phone: (831) 728-6183 URL: http://www.mbsf.com/ Description from their site: "Strawberry lovers will unite for one of Watsonville's premier outdoor events at the Annual Monterey Bay Strawberry Festivalin the historic downtown plaza. The multi-faceted celebration will serve up a menu of delectable strawberry delights, non-stop live community entertainment for young and old on two stages, gooey contests for berry lovers of all ages, arts and crafts, a special children's area with strawberry projects, Strawberry Carnival, and much, much more. From fresh strawberries to strawberry tamales, you'll be able to satisfy your strawberry appetite. Other food items available include tacos, pepper steak sandwiches, Falafels, Greek delicacies, barbecued sandwiches, pizza, sausage, kettle corn and hot dogs." 

SF Aloha Festival Date: August 2-3, 2014 Times: 10am to 5pm Address: San Francisco Email: info@pica-org.org Phone: 415-281-0221 URL: SF Aloha Festival Description: Pacific Islander music and Polynesian dance are the entertainment highlights of a weekend celebrating the cultures and traditions of the Pacific Islanders. The festival also features arts, crafts, island cuisine, educational exhibits for the kids. 

"Hot Rods for Heroes" Date & Time: August 3rd (Saturday) 9:00 am till 3:00 pm Location: Liberty Station (parking lot I) @ Historic Decatur and Roosevelt Street, San Diego CA 92106 Email: johnjerd@sbcglobal.net Phone: 760-743-5223 or mobile 760-271-3633 URL: http://woundedwarriorhomes.org/ Description: Classic car/motorcycle show with street fair vendors. food and live music onstage with the Walrus Radio 105.7 FM hosts Nolan & Kim Vendor contact info: johnjerd@sbcglobal.net 760-743-5223 or mobile 760-271-3633 Attendance: 5,000 to 10,000

Fremont Festival of the Arts Date: August 2-3, 2014 Time: 10am - 6pm Location: Central Fremont: Paseo Padre Parkway and Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA Email: cbonior@fremontbusiness.com Phone: (510) 795-2244 URL: http://fremontfestival.net Description: The Fremont Festival of the Arts hosts a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the entire family; over 700 top-quality artisan booths delight the most discerning shoppers, music lovers enjoy continuous music featured on three stages, children are thrilled with the many games and activities found in “Kid City”, and Gourmet Marketplace offers gourmet specialties for the discerning cook. The best news of all, admission to the Festival is free. Vendor Contact information: fmtcc@fremontbusiness.com 

Lemon Festival Date: August 3, 2014 Times: 11am to 7pm Address: Between E and G Streets in Third Avenue in Chula Vista Phone: (619) 422-1982 or info@thirdavenuevillage.com Email: info@thirdavenuevillage.com URL: http://www.thirdavenuevillage.com/ Description from their press release: "The Third Avenue Village Association will squeeze a day of fun into your schedule by celebrating its Annual Lemon Festival on Sunday, August 10th, from 11a.m. to 7p.m. The event celebrates the heritage of Chula Vista as the city was once self-proclaimed "Lemon Capital of the World" in the 1920’s. Every year, the festival increases in popularity attracting many visitors to the beautiful and redeveloped Third Avenue Village; bringing 40,000 festival goers who enjoy a full day of entertainment, arts, shopping at specialty shops, learning more about Chula Vista at the Heritage Museum, and enjoying dozens of delicious food options. The free event taking place between E and G Streets in Third Avenue, promises to feature live entertainment on two stages, art displays, a beer garden, a rock climbing wall, community dance performances, lemon contests, a kids’ fun zone, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, and much more!." 

Festival of the Chariots Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014 Time: 11 am to 7 pm Address: Where Windward Ave. meets "the Boardwalk" in Venice Beach Phone:310-836-4342 Email: karunadharini@ca.rr.com URL:www.festivalofchariots.com Description:Three forty-foot authentic chariots from India are hand pulled for two miles by the spectators themsleves Santa Monica to Ocean Front Park. At the end of the parade is a huge festival site with three stages for entertainment, classical Indian dance performance, popular "Bhakti-Fest" kirtan music performers, and dramatic arts. Five food booths will offer a variety of healthy vegetarian and vegan treats. There is a tent for children to enjoy arts, crafts and music, and a "lunch on the house" booth which serves 10.000 plates, first come, first serve. 

The Annual Woodland Tomato Festival Date: August 9, 2014 Address: Heritage Plaza 600 Main St. in Woodland, CA Email: woodlandtomatofest@yahoogroups.com Phone: (530) 666-5335 URL: http://www.woodlandtomatofestival.com/ Description: A fun day for the family in the heart of tomato land! Look out for Green Zebras. 

Gold Country Brews and Blues Date:August,9 2014 Time: 10am to 10pm Location: Eldorado County Fair Grounds Placerville Ca Email: Admin@localbrewsandblues.com Phone: 916 517 9969 URL: www.localbrewsandblues.com Description: Brews, Blues, BBQ and Vendors Galore 

Annual Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival Date: August 9-10, 2014 Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm Location: Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road Scotts Valley CA 95066 Email: svartandwine2014@gmail.com Phone: 831-438-1010 URL: Call to Artists Webpage http://svartandwinefestival.zapevent.com Description: Art and Wine Festival 

  California Beer Festival - Santa Cruz Date: August 9-10, 2014 Time: 12:30pm - 5pm Location: Aptos Village Park, Santa Cruz, CA Email: info@californiabeerfestival.com Phone: (805) 323-5691 URL: http://californiabeerfestival.com/ Description: The California Beer Festival (CBF) is back! CBF is proud to educate the public on the Craft Beer movement, celebrate great beer and raise money for local charities! Live music, great local food, and sampling of over 60 craft beers! This is the event of the year for any beer enthusiast! Tickets available online at www.californiabeerfestival.com. Event is 21 years of age or older with Valid ID. Vendor Contact information: 

  Japanese Food & Cultural Bazaar Date: August 9-10, 2014 Address: Sacramento Buddhist Church 2401 Riverside Blvd. at X Street Sacramento CA Phone: (916) 446-0121 URL: http://www.buddhistchurch.com/ Description: Learn about Japanese food and enjoy the bazar at this event that started in 1947. 

  ECUADORIAN Festival & Parade Date: Sunday August 10, 2014 Time: Noon-6pm Location: Placita Olvera: Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Email: njmedina@pacbell.net Phone: 213 361-6008 Description: More than 10,000 Ecuadorians & 2,500 Latinos from other countries will celebrate at La Placita Olvera with Ecuadorian Food, Ecuadorian Arts & Crafts, Ecuadorian musical groups, Commercial Products, free health screenings, lots of free gifts, Carnival Games and a variety of products, services and information provided by all type of exhibitors. 

  Banana Festival Date: August 10 & 11 Time: open at 10 am close at 7pm Sat. and 5pm Sunday Location: William Land Park at Freeport Blvd, Sacramento Ca Email: sojomuseum@gmail.com Phone: 916-320-9573 URL: http://bananafestival.sojoarts.net/ Description: 2013 Banana Festival the festival will host a variety of local non-profits providing an abundance of resources on health education, health screenings and, of course, the benefit of the banana. Other highlights include two cardiovascular workouts, provided by Tina B. and Soul Line Dancers and Courtney Smith. Tina B. and the Soul Line Dancers will provide Banana Line Dancing on Saturday afternoon from 2:00pm to 2:30pm; and Courtney Smith (24 Hour Fitness Zumba instructor) will provide Banana Zumba on Sunday morning from 10:30am to 11:00pm. We would like to create a flash mob type of environment where everyone is on the stage enjoying exercise and having fun while benefiting from two great cardio workouts. Please encourage friends, family and clients to come out and participate in these exercises and have a Bananarama good time!!! To help the festival promote the education of a healthy environment and the importance of math & science for children/youth in our community, we have invited the Banana Slug String Band from Santa Cruz, California. This band is dedicated to fostering positive attitudes about the environment, providing accurate information about natural history and science, promoting music appreciation, building self- esteem in children, honoring creativity, supporting the arts in education, and inspiring a joyful sense of wonder. We would like for every child in Sacramento to be exposed to this performance. So please take the time to get this information to as many families as you can. And remember, for children 7 and under, admission to the Banana Festival is free! 

  Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival Date: August 14-16, 2015 Time: 12pm to 11pm on July 28 12pm to 10pm on July 29 Address: Rainbow Lagoon, (400-403) Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone: 562-495-5959 Email: roy@oentertainment.net URL: http://longbeachcrawfishfestival.com Description: The Long Beach Crawfish Festival, now in its 19th year, serves delicious Cajun Crawfish dinners, prepared Louisiana-style and spiced to perfection in the world’s largest crawfish steamers. The feast includes succulent red baby potatoes, buttery corn on the cob with creamy, delectable dipping sauce. Dance to rousing Cajun and Zydeco bands and join the Second Line Dancing Parade featuring New Orleans High Steppers. Enjoy the food, beach bars, culture and ambient lifestyle, including a children’s area, at the nation’s largest Crawfish Festival experience outside of Louisiana. General Admission Tickets are $15.00. Food tickets range from $35.00 to $40.00. Children under 12 free, when accompanies by an adult. 

  Toni Young Hueneme Beach Festival Date: August 16-17, 2014 Time: 11 am-6 pm Location: Hueneme Beach Park, located at 550 E. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme, CA 93041 Phone: (323) 655-2010 URL: http://www.huenemebeachfest.org Description from their site: "Don’t miss the hottest beach party in Southern California! We invite you and your family to join us for laughs, fun in the sun, great food and music that will have you out of your seat and dancing till your feet hurt. The Festival will have an expanded children's area with rides, games and attractions for kids of all ages. The festivities will be held at Hueneme Beach Park". 

  Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival Date: Aug 16-17, 2014 Time: 10am - 6pm Location: IDES Grounds- Stage Road, Pescadero Email: info@pescaderoartsandfunfestival.org Phone: 650-879-0848 URL: pescaderoartsandfunfestival.org Description: An old time country fair. A showcase of art, music and community spirit. All day LIVE entertainment, 60+ craft vendors, great local food offerings, 'special section just for kids'. Comedy Fashio Show on Sunday. Situated on the South San Mateo Coast, the weather is mild and the scenery unbeatable! 

  Annual Cajun / Zydeco Festival Date: August 16, 2014 Times: 10am to 7pm Address: Ardenwood Farm Fremont, CA Phone: 510-636-1684 URL: Annual Cajun / Zydeco Festival Description from their web site: “Enjoy some of the best Louisiana French Tradition Cajun-Zydeco music of local artists. This year's headliners direct from Louisiana are T-Broussard & the Zydeco Steppers with Mary Jane Ardoin. The local headliner will be Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band, who we welcome back for the second time. Also enjoy the music of Motor Dude Zydeco, with Edward Poullard, Mark St. Mary, and Andre Thierry - Zydeco Magic. Five bands will perform, dance lessons offered, cajun food sold, plus all the activities offered at Ardenwood Farm for the public to enjoy. Gates open at 10 a.m.; music starts at 11”. 

  Vallejo Greek Festival Date: August 17, 2014 Time: 11 am to 7 pm Address: 1224 Alabama St. Vallejo, CA Email: ras1948@aol.com Phone: 707.249.2241 URL: http://www.medsoul.com/gig/ Description: Greek food and music 

  Rohnert Park Warriors Annual Pacific Islander Festival Date: August 21, 2015 Time: 10am – 8pm Address: Rohnert Park City Center Plaza in front of Rohnert Park Police Department 500 City Center Drive Rohnert Park California Phone: 707-843-9175 Email: fundraising@rpwarriors.com URL: http://www.rpwarriors.org/ Description: Come join us for our 2nd Annual Pacific Islander Festival! There will be good food, music, entertainment, activities, various merchandise vendors, raffles and silent auctions. Food booths will feature Polynesian cuisine (teriyaki beef and chicken plates, Kahlua pork, Samoan pagipopo & panikeke, chop sui, etc.) as well as other scrumptious cuisine. Plenty of vendors selling the best merchandise from the islands! Lots of kids activities and island arts/crafts. Great music and dancing all day long! This event is FREE to the public!! 

  Rohnert Park Warriors Annual Pacific Islander Festival Date: August 21, 2015 Time: 10am – 8pm Address: Rohnert Park City Center Plaza in front of Rohnert Park Police Department 500 City Center Drive Rohnert Park California Phone: 707-843-9175 Email: fundraising@rpwarriors.com URL: http://www.rpwarriors.org/ Description: Come join us for our 2nd Annual Pacific Islander Festival! There will be good food, music, entertainment, activities, various merchandise vendors, raffles and silent auctions. Food booths will feature Polynesian cuisine (teriyaki beef and chicken plates, Kahlua pork, Samoan pagipopo & panikeke, chop sui, etc.) as well as other scrumptious cuisine. Plenty of vendors selling the best merchandise from the islands! Lots of kids activities and island arts/crafts. Great music and dancing all day long! This event is FREE to the public! 

  Big Bear Yoga Festival Date: August 22 - August 24. Time: 7:00am Location: YMCA Camp Oakes- Big Bear, California - 47400 Monte Vista Drive - Big Bear, CA 92314 Email: albertorgomezdv86@gmail.com Phone: 909-584-5270 URL: www.BigBearYogaFestival.com Description: Big Bear Yoga Festival full of music, movement, health, food and fun in the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. You can find out more at our website www.BigBearYogaFestival.com. Our festival will take place from August 22 to August 24. We created Big Bear Yoga Festival to bring you incredible yoga teachers, dance, vibrant music, inspirational topics, yummy food and fun activities like a climbing wall and pool – all with the beautiful backdrop of the San Bernardino Mountains. Come join us – it will be a weekend to remember! We want to extend a special invitation to anyone new to yoga, and to encourage and welcome you to join us. We have a special “Beginners Track” just for you. It offers an introduction to yoga, meditation, music and more. Know that you will be welcome, and we understand how it is to try new things – all of your teachers and fellow students are here to support and encourage you!

  Bodega Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival Date: August 29-30, 2015 Times: Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm Address: 16855 Bodega Hwy Bodega, CA URL: Bodega Bay Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival Description from the event organizer : " This exciting festival showcases the best of California's wineries and breweries, artists and craftspeople, as well as featuring outstanding entertainment, and of course a delicious selection of seafood vendors. The new location this year at the Watts Ranch in the picturesque town of Bodega on scenic Bodega Highway. This annual fundraiser, benefiting both the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and the Bodega Volunteer Fire Dept, also has wonderful activities for kids, and environmental exhibits. Enjoy mouth watering barbequed oysters, crab cakes, cedar plank salmon, Maine lobster rolls, albacore wrapped in bacon, or seafood jambalaya, just a few of the entrees served up at the festival. A juried art and craft marketplace of a 100 top quality artisans from throughout California. The wine and micro brewed beer tasting, will feature 25 wineries and a dozen microbreweries. There will be lots of entertainment on 3 stages, including an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, swing, cajun, and latin, as well as jugglers, puppets, and dance."




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