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Music Festivals in California 2021–2022.

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Ojai Nest Fest

April 17 - 18, 2021

heretohelpvets.org

(360) 339-4215
Libbey Park - Ojai, CA

Book before Dec 31st and get a 10% discount. This is a 2 ½ day festival filled with comedy and music starting on Friday night, the 16th from 5pm to 10pm then Saturday and Sunday, the 17th & 18th from 10am to 10pm. No vendors on Friday. Estimated Total Attendance: 8000+

Mission Federal Artwalk San Diego

April 24 - 25, 2021

missionfederalartwalk.org

(619) 615-1090
Streets of Little Italy Area - San Diego, CA

Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego's largest and longest-running art and music festival celebrates both visual and performing arts. The 36 year tradition takes place on the streets of San Diego's hippest artistic community Little Italy. 300+ fine artists including a large installation of Mexican artists. The festival attracts more than 100,000 affluent well-educated art lovers each year.

Art on the Main

May 15 - 16, 2021

thewalnutfestival.org

(925) 935-6766
Downtown - Walnut Creek, CA

We invite you to apply, and join us in one of the East Bay's Premier Juried Fine Art Shows. Art On The Main is a 30 plus year tradition that is an annual celebration of the arts. The Walnut Festival Association is the sponsoring non-profit organization, made up of dedicated volunteers. Early registration $250 by March 1, 2021!

Great American Craft Fairs

June 26 - 27, 2021

greatamericancraftfairs.com

(702) 265-1699
Truckee River Regional Park - Truckee, CA

The Great Truckee Artisans Fair will feature a limit of 120 Juried vendors, 4 food booths and live music. It is the only Arts & Crafts Fair in Downtown Truckee.

Carlsbad Art in the Village

June 27, 2021

kennedyfaires.com

(760) 945-3758
State and Grand Streets - Carlsbad, CA

Art in the Village features local and regional fine artists in the beautiful coastal Village of Carlsbad. Media include oil painting, watercolors, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculpture, as well as jewelry making, woodworking, pottery, hand-painted clothing and accessories. Enjoy live acoustic music, artist demos & instruction throughout the day!

Graeagle Arts and Crafts Fair

July 17 - 18, 2021

greatamericancraftfairs.com

(702) 265-1699
Town Park - Graeagle, CA

Our booths feature only quality, handmade crafts and fine art by the exhibitors. Nothing is imported! While your at the fair, you can relax to the sounds of live music, and enjoy an assortment of food and beverages at the nearby specialty booths. Be sure to mark your calendars, and make our family tradition a part of yours!

Alameda Art & Wine Faire

July 24 - 25, 2021

eckerstromproductions.com

(530) 347-8040
Downtown - Alameda, CA

Art & Wine Festival with beer, wine, music.

Artwalk @ Liberty Station

August 7 - 8, 2021

artwalksandiego.org/libertystation

(619) 615-1090
Arts District @ Liberty Station - San Diego, CA

Celebration of visual arts featuring the region's top artists. Visit with the artists and learn about their work while purchasing original works of art. The beautiful grassy park setting and festival atmosphere make this a most inviting event. Free admission and the many galleries and artist studios at the ARTS DISTRICT at Liberty Station attract thousands to spend the weekend at the festival. Abundant free parking in the district.

U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Expo

September 4 - 6, 2021

USsandSculpting.com

(619) 994-3752
Downtown San Diego Waterfront Pier - San Diego, CA

Top 8 Labor Day Weekend event in U.S. (CNN Travel), Top 20 Seaside Festivals in World (Amex), Top10 (USA Today)...International sand sculpting competition and dimensional art expo...9th annual...20 amazing sand sculptures...50 leading fine art exhibitors (hand-made wood, metal, glass, acrylic, ceramic, fabric, jewelry, more)...live music, entertainment...food and beverages...kid zone with huge sandbox and rides...

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

September 18 - 19, 2021

mvfaf.org

(415) 383-3470
Historic Old Mill Park - Mill Valley, CA

Long-running, prestigious art festival in a beautiful setting among redwood trees with musical and children's entertainment. Artist apply through Zapplication exclusively. Well attended by locals as well as Bay Area residents.

Walnut Festival

September 23 - 26, 2021

thewalnutfestival.org

(925) 935-6766
Heather Farm Park - Walnut Creek, CA

Thousands are expected to descend on Heather Farm Park starting Thursday September 23rd through Sunday September 26th, 2021 for the Walnut Festival. The four-day Festival offers family-friendly entertainment, two stages of live music, a large carnival with more than 30 rides, Kid Zone, a showcase of amazing local and regional talent including artists, craftsmen, designers, jewelers, builders, food specialties, craft beer garden, and more

Artwalk Carlsbad

September 25 - 26, 2021

artwalksandiego.org/carlsbad

(619) 615-1090
Armada Drive - Carlsbad, CA

ArtWalk Carlsbad is produce by the same team that brings Mission Federal ArtWalk to Little Italy each April and ArtWalk Liberty Station to Point Loma in August. This festival showcases some of the finest artists from Southern California and throughout the US and Mexico. The venue with its cool ocean breezes and sweeping vistas of the ocean provide a spectacular backdrop for art. music, food and fun in San Diego's affluent North County area.

Pacific Fine Arts Festivals

October 9 - 10, 2021

pacificfinearts.com

(650) 593-1068
San Carlos Avenue and Laurel Street - San Carlos, CA

Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, this Faire attracts huge crowds who come to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of this 30th annual event featuring fine arts and crafts, wine and beer, food, specialty pre-packaged food, live entertainment and a family fun zone. Spaces are 5x10, 5x20, 10x10 or 10x20 on asphalt. Overnight security. No electricity. Overnight parking. 290 artist spaces.

Sonora Victorian Christmas Festival

November 26 - 28, 2021

(831) 345-2006
Mother Lode Fairgrounds - Sonora, CA

A great Christmas festival with a tradition of a Christmas festival held this weekend for over 40 years. The festival is Victorian themed as the public love themed events especially at Christmas. The event focuses on unique high quality artisans with many people doing their entire Christmas shopping at this event and making a post Thanksgiving Christmas Festival a family tradition.

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Farmers Market - November
November 1 - 29, 2020

Farmers Market - November

Farmers Marketplace of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Status: Updated 5/7/2020

There will be Roving Performers with Local talent. The music will be Top Forty/Pop, Old-time, Rock and Variety, and there will be other activities like childrens play area, coloring table, hop scotch, etc.
Simi Valley Certified Farmers' Market - November
November 1 - 29, 2020

Simi Valley Certified Farmers' Market - November

2757 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA

Status: Updated 5/11/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Downtown Farmer's Market at San Pedro Square - November
November 6 - December 18, 2020

Downtown Farmer's Market at San Pedro Square - November

San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA

Status: Updated 5/28/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like cooking demos, contests and games.
Holiday Gifty Art Sale - Virtual
November 9 - December 20, 2020

Holiday Gifty Art Sale - Virtual

Online only at

Status: Updated 10/29/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Swing, Alternative, Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Old-time, R & B/Soul, Folk, Latin, Children's, Classical/Symphony and Variety, and there will be other activities like bronze pour, kids' activities, industrial art demonstrations, art show.
Pilgrim Place Festival - Virtual
November 13 - December 30, 2020

Pilgrim Place Festival - Virtual

Online only at

Status: Updated 3/11/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Folk, and there will be other activities like children's activities, museum tours, crafts & bazaar.
San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing X - Virtual
November 26 - 29, 2020

San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing X - Virtual

Online only at

Status: Updated 5/15/2020

There will be 6 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Swing, Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Rockabilly and Gospel, and there will be other activities like mission bay high school jazz band, pianorama, sunday gospel music.
Parade of Lights and Holiday Festival
November 27, 2020

Parade of Lights and Holiday Festival

Downtown, San Rafael, CA

Status: Updated 10/30/2020

, and there will be other activities like marketplace, multiple Kids activities, parade of lights.
Fillmore & Western Railway
November 28 - December 20, 2020

Polar Express

Fillmore & Western Railway, Fillmore, CA

Status: Updated 11/8/2019

There will be Roving Performers with Regional talent. The music will be Children's, and there will be other activities like train ride.
Christkindlmarkt - Christmas Bazaar
November 29, 2020

Christkindlmarkt - Christmas Bazaar

Anaheim Event Center, Anaheim, CA

Status: Updated 10/29/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional talent. The music will be Ethnic and Variety, and there will be other activities like kids area, german food court and beer garden.
Santa Clarita Swap Meet
December 1 - 29, 2020

Santa Clarita Swap Meet - December

Saugus Speedway, Santa Clarita, CA

Status: Updated 11/2/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Jazz, Blues, Country, R & B/Soul, Reggae and Rock, and there will be other activities like demonstration booths /special themed events.
Sugar Plum Festivals
December 2 - 6, 2020

Sugar Plum Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival

Buena Park Downtown Mall, Buena Park, CA

Status: Updated 7/30/2020

There will be 1 stage with local talent. The music will be Variety.
Villagefest - December
December 3 - 31, 2020

Villagefest - December

Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA

Status: Updated 11/2/2020

There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Swing, Alternative, Top Forty/Pop, Beach, Jazz, Ragtime, Cajun/Zydeco, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Old-time, World, Roots, New Age, Experimental, Funk, R & B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Folk, Latin, Classical/Symphony and Variety.
Cherry Valley Winterfest
December 4 - 5, 2020

Cherry Valley Winterfest

Cherry Valley Grange, Cherry Valley, CA

Status: Updated 5/13/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like hayrides, fire truck rides, mr & mrs santa, jump house, games.
Christmas in the Promenade
December 4 - 5, 2020

Christmas in the Promenade

Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley, Manteca, CA

Status: Updated 11/10/2020

There will be Roving Performers with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
McFarlane Promotions
December 4 - 5, 2020

La Mesa's Holiday in the Village

Downtown, Village Plaza, La Mesa, CA

Status: Updated 4/20/2020

There will be 1 stage with local talent. The music will be Old-time.
Novato Holiday Crafts Faire
December 4 - 5, 2020

Novato Holiday Crafts Faire

Margaret Todd Senior Center, Novato, CA

Status: Updated 11/3/2020

There will be Roving Performers with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
December 4 - 6, 2020

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show - Pomona

Fairplex - Exhibit Hall 4, Pomona, CA

Status: Updated 1/7/2020

There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety, and there will be other activities like demonstrating artists, kidzone activity center, 2-daily drawings for $50 to spend at show.
Simi Valley Certified Farmers' Market - December
December 4 - 18, 2020

Simi Valley Certified Farmers' Market - December

2757 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley, CA

Status: Updated 11/5/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Covina Farmers Market and Family Night - December
December 4 - 18, 2020

Covina Farmers Market and Family Night - December

Heritage Plaza, Covina, CA

Status: Updated 11/4/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Christmas Is For Kids
December 5, 2020

Christmas Is For Kids

Folsom Faire Shopping Ctr, Folsom, CA

Status: Updated 11/18/2020

There will be Roving Performers with Local talent. The music will be Old-time and Variety.
Makers Market/A Crafter's Showcase
December 5, 2020

Makers Market/A Crafter's Showcase

Roosevelt North Parking Lot - Village of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

Status: Updated 1/9/2020

There will be 1 stage with Local talent. The music will be Variety.
Merchant Holiday Open House
December 5, 2020

Merchant Holiday Open House

Historic Downtown Petaluma, Petaluma, CA

Status: Updated 11/10/2020

There will be 2 stages with Local talent. The music will be Children's and Variety, and there will be other activities like kid's area, horse and carriage rides, etc.
Fallbrook Christmas Parade
December 5, 2020

Fallbrook Christmas Parade

Main Avenue, Downtown Fallbrook, Fallbrook, CA

Status: Updated 11/10/2020

There will be Roving Performers with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Americana, Christian, Children's and Variety, and there will be other activities like Santa Claus.
Downtown Burbank Arts Festival
December 5 - 6, 2020

Downtown Burbank Arts Festival

Downtown Burbank, Burbank, CA

Status: Updated 6/11/2020

There will be Roving Performers with National, Regional and Local talent. The music will be Variety.