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Festivals in Grass Valley, CA.
Festivals, Music Festivals

Featured Events

May 15 - August 30, 2024

californiawelcomecenter.com/callforart

(760) 365-5464
California Welcome Center - Yucca Valley, CA Or Online at

The California Welcome Center in Yucca Valley is now accepting applications for the 6th annual State Wide Art Festival Contest! Winners will have their art seen by tens of thousands. One winner from each of the 4 categories plus a “People's Choice” will be chosen to showcase and sell their artwork in the California Welcome Center for 12 months. CA Residents only, must be 18 years of age. Wall-hung art only. The theme is “California”. Categories in competition are: Paintings, Photography, Mixed Media, and People's Choice.

July 14 - 16, 2024

pacificfinearts.com

(209) 267-4394
Boatworks Mall lawn - Tahoe City, CA

Tahoe City Boatworks Mall is a marvelous host to our 14th annual event. Held off Hwy 28 (N. Lake Blvd.) on lawn area beside Boatworks Mall with stunning lake views & adjacent to customer parking. Spaces: a few 4'x15', most 10x10/10x20 on grass, some on dirt. Half of the spaces have a slant to them. Overnight security. Evening set-up available the day prior to event start. No electricity. No overnight parking. Up to 35 artist spaces.

July 19 - 20, 2024

CCRenFaire.com

(805) 441-4711
Laguna Lake Park - San Luis Obispo, CA

Step into the year 1585 Queen Elizabeth I was England's magnificent monarch. This is the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, and a host of famous Dukes, rogues, and scoundrels whom you'll see about the village. Remember to remove your hat as Her Majesty parades through the streets of Tilbury with her stunning Royal Court, accompanied by her handsome foot soldiers and handmaidens.

July 26 - 28, 2024

pacificfinearts.com

(209) 267-4394
Kittredge Sports - Mammoth Lakes, CA

Experience the spectacular Sierra Mountains at this 50th annual Open Air Arts & Crafts Fair. The beautiful landscape and simplicity of life are what draw tourists back each year providing good sales for this event. Spaces are 10x10 or 10x20 on pavement. Afternoon set-up available the day prior to event start. No security. Limited electricity. Overnight parking for van-sized vehicles within the site. 40 artist spaces.

July 27 - 28, 2024

eckerstromproductions.com

(530) 347-8040
Downtown - Alameda, CA

Located in downtown Alameda on Park St. it is well attended and beloved by the community. Great music, food, kid's area, and arts & crafts.

August 3 - 4, 2024

sloartinthepark.com

(805) 440-8318
Santa Rosa Park - San Luis Obispo, CA

Very first large art show ever presented in the City of San Luis Obispo. 130 fine artists and craft designers. Free Admission and free parking for over 300 cars on site. We also produce Morro Bay Art in the Park and Paso Robles Art in the Park in San Luis Obispo County.

August 10 - 11, 2024

rotaryartshow.com

(650) 941-1907
Lincoln Park - Los Altos, CA

The Rotary Club of Los Altos presents Fine Art in the Park. This annual showcase of artists from Los Altos and around the country is considered one of the most prestigious art shows in the state. This year the Rotary's annual fundraiser will highlight more than 150 fine artists and craftworkers. More than 60 new artists for two days of sunshine and festivities, including live music, food, wine, and beer. Vendors check back after February 1st of 2024 for updated applications. Over $500,000 in art sales each year.

August 24 - 25, 2024

pacificfinearts.com

(209) 267-4394
Downtown - Palo Alto, CA

This high-quality multifaceted art celebration in downtown Palo Alto along University Avenue features 250 fine art and contemporary craft displays, Italian Street Painters, Kids' Art Studio, sculpture plaza, stage and street entertainment. As you stroll the event enjoy some tasty foods, fine wines and micro-brews. Public transit and free parking make visiting the free-admission festival easy and convenient.

September 14 - 15, 2024

mvfaf.org

(415) 577-2277
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. Well attended by locals as well as Bay Area residents.

September 21, 2024

(714) 906-9630
Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church - Anaheim, CA

Craft fair outside booths. Ample parking, clean facilities and handicapped accessible. You will need an EZ Up type of cover. For app. please send email, with link to your work. This show does not have mulit-level marketing vendors. It is a craft and vintage event. Email us any question that you might have. We look forward to working with you, at this great event! All spaces are not filled for the 2024 event. Please stop on by to enjoy the shopping and food.

September 21 - 22, 2024

eckerstromproductions.com

(530) 347-8040
Mount Diablo Boulevard - Lafayette, CA

Art & Wine Festival in downtown Lafayette. One of our top events. Amazingly, this is our 27th year. Voted Best of the East Bay by Diablo Magazine for many years, this show boasts good attendance in an affluent area which makes this an outstanding event by all accounts. This event continues to draw significant amounts of fine art, in addition to a variety of quality arts and crafts. It is a favorite among artists and attendees alike!

October 11 - 12, 2024

kaleidoscopeartfestival.com

(661) 267-5611
Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park - Palmdale, CA

Kaleidoscope Art & Music Festival is a free event that celebrates the arts in our high desert community which features diverse artful experiences, to include live music entertainment and a variety of artisan displays. Attendees can have a free painting lesson, enjoy free kids crafts, and see live muralists that will mesmerize audiences as they craft spectacular works of art. Our Fresh Made Market offers tasty bites, locally crafted beer and wine. There's something for everyone.

October 12 - 13, 2024

pacificfinearts.com

(650) 802-4129
San Carlos Avenue and Laurel Street - San Carlos, CA

Sponsored by the City of San Carlos, this Faire attracts huge crowds who come to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of this 32nd 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. 150 artist spaces.

October 19 - 20, 2024

pacificfinearts.com

(650) 726-9652
Main Street Downtown - Half Moon Bay, CA

The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season's big event, drawing hordes to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for a fun-filled festival on historic Main Street. This year's festival hosts fine arts & crafts booths, live entertainment, parade, pumpkin related activities, food, beer & wine. Spaces are 5x10, 5x40, 10x10, 10x20 on asphalt. Overnight security. No electricity. Overnight street parking. 250 artist spaces.

October 19 - 20, 2024

Artist Application

(310) 285-6830
Beverly Gardens Park - Beverly Hills, CA

The Beverly Hills Art Show announces a call to artists. This fun, festive, but serious fair attracts visitors and patrons from throughout Southern California and the nation, as well as from around the world, and is known as a wonderful place to buy art. Selected artists will exhibit in historic Beverly Gardens Park along four famous blocks in the center of Beverly Hills, ideally located next to the downtown shopping area. Ten fine art and fine craft categories are featured, with an emphasis on fine art. New artists are always encouraged to apply. Early Deadline: July 17, 2024 Late Deadline: July 24, 2024

November 14 - 17, 2024

laquintaartcelebration.org

(760) 628-7770
La Quinta Civic Center Campus - La Quinta, CA

#8 Fine Art & Craft Event in the Nation – Greg Lawler Art Fair Source Book 2024 Winner! - Favorite Outdoor Art Festival – Southwest Art Magazine Reader's Choice Award 2023 Come experience the stunning Coachella Valley venue, best in class artists, top shelf bars, Napa Valley wines, the finest in local culinary delights, unsurpassed community support and event staff committed to providing a VIP experience. The lakeside setting is embraced by the Santa Rosa Mountains. Our artists often call it the most beautiful festival site in the country. Join us for a relaxing and inspiring day in La Quinta, the Gem of the Desert.

November 22 - 24, 2024

eckerstromproductions.com

(530) 347-8040
Napa Valley Expo, Chardonnay Hall - Napa, CA

This is the 50th year for Napa's most popular and well-attended Holiday Faire, which features handmade crafts, art, gourmet foods, holiday pieces, & baked goods. Christmas decorations are required for all displays; holiday background music. Parking & admission are free; downtown trolley stops in front of the Expo every 20 minutes.

December 7 - 8, 2024

muirbeachartsfair.com

(415) 595-7411
Muir Beach Community Center - Muir Beach, CA

For over 40 years the MB Holiday Arts Fair, featuring 30-40 artists exhibiting an array of hand-made fine arts and crafts including painting, jewelry, pottery, quilts, candles, children's toys, holiday artifacts, decorations, wreaths & garlands, and the famous Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. logo clothing and hats for adults and kids, as well as home-made delicious edibles has something for everyone. Held annually on the first weekend in December

December 14 - 15, 2024

santashelpers-napa.com

(707) 225-4911
Napa Valley Expo (fairgrounds) - Napa, CA

Terrific Shopping Awaits! Santa's Helpers have been hard at work to create an old time shopping market, with over 100 exhibitors you're sure to find that special something, including home décor, art, antiques, collectibles, Jewelry, crafts, specialty items & gourmet foods! Sip on hot apple cider as you stroll aisle to aisle discovering treasures at each stop. We will have carolers, elves with candy canes and Santa himself. Free entry & parking.

February 27 - March 2, 2025

laquintaartcelebration.org

(760) 628-7770
La Quinta Civic Center Campus - La Quinta, CA

#1 Fine Art & Craft Event in the Nation – Greg Lawler Art Fair Source Book 2024. Winner! - Favorite Outdoor Art Festival – Southwest Art Magazine Reader's Choice Award 2023 Come experience the stunning Coachella Valley venue, best-in-class artists, top-shelf bars, Napa Valley wines, the finest in local culinary delights, unsurpassed community support, and event staff committed to providing a VIP experience. The lakeside setting is embraced by the Santa Rosa Mountains. Our artists often call it the most beautiful festival site in the country. Join us for a relaxing and inspiring day in La Quinta, the Gem of the Desert.

April 18 - 20, 2025

(415) 382-8300
Marin Civic Center - San Rafael, California, CA

Experience renewal while engaging your senses in the very latest in nurturing and sustainably sourced products and services for your body, mind, and soul while becoming part of the New Living Expo Community.

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Events in Grass Valley, CA — upcoming

August 7 - 11, 2024

Nevada County Fair

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 5/8/2024

A State Fair organized by Nevada County Fairgrounds.
This California State Fair will have commercial/retail exhibitors and tba food booths. There will be 5 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 10am-11pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $12.
September 19 - 22, 2024

Art at the Classic (At the Draft Horse Classic)

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 6/14/2024

An Art Competition organized by Nevada County Fairgrounds.
This California Art Competition will have fine art exhibitors and no food booths.
Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair
September 2024 (dates not updated)

Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 4/11/2023

A Family & Kids Festival organized by Nevada County Fairgrounds.
This California Family & Kids Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Thu 4pm-7pm, Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 8am-5pm. Admission tickets are $10 - $85. This event will also include: harvest fair, free musical entertainment, community exhibits, and an art show.
October 11 - 13, 2024

California Worldfest

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 5/1/2024

A Music Festival organized by The Center For the Arts.
This California Music Festival will have crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 17 food booths. There will be 7 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be See Website For Full Schedule. Admission tickets are $100 - $230.
Sugar Pine Music Festival
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Sugar Pine Music Festival

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 9/11/2023

A Music Festival organized by High Sierra Music.
This California Music Festival will have crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 12 food booths. There will be 3 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 12pm-12:30am, Fri 9am-12:30am, Sat 9am-12:30am, Sun 10am-10pm. Admission tickets are $40 - $1000.
Hangtown Music Festival
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Hangtown Music Festival

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 4/11/2023

A Music Festival organized by Hangtown.
This California Music Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information and crafts exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 12pm-Sun 11pm. Admission tickets are $45 - $1000.
Cornish Christmas Celebration - November
November 2024 (dates not updated)

Cornish Christmas Celebration - November

Downtown, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 10/4/2023

A Holiday Celebration organized by Grass Valley Downtown Association.
This California Holiday Celebration will have crafts and fine art exhibitors, and 12 food booths. There will be 3 stages with Local talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-9pm. This event will also include visit with santa.
Country Christmas Faire
November 2024 (dates not updated)

Country Christmas Faire

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 4/11/2023

A Holiday Celebration organized by Nevada County Fairgrounds.
This California Holiday Celebration will have crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 8 food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Holiday Concerts
December 2024 (dates not updated)

Holiday Concerts

Center For The Arts, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 11/2/2023

A Performing Arts Show organized by Music in the Mountains.
This California Performing Arts Show will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 7pm-9pm, Sun 2pm-4pm. Admission tickets are $17 - $50.
Cornish Christmas Celebration - December
December 2024 (dates not updated)

Cornish Christmas Celebration - December

Downtown, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 10/4/2023

A Holiday Celebration organized by Grass Valley Downtown Association.
This California Holiday Celebration will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 3 stages with Local talent and the hours will be .
The Union's Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show
April 2025 (dates not updated)

The Union's Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 4/18/2024

A Home and Garden Show organized by The Union Newspaper.
This California Home and Garden Show will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. This event will also include: demonstrations, presentations, bounce house, build a birdhouse, paint a flower pot, more.
Springtime in the Pines Quilt Show
April 2025 (dates not updated)

Springtime in the Pines Quilt Show

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 2/9/2024

A Fiber Arts Festival organized by Pine Tree Quilt Guild.
This California Fiber Arts Festival will have crafts exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $10 - $15. This event will also include: silent auction, demonstrations, door prizes, country store, opportunity quilt, vendor vill.
Downtown Grass Valley Car Show
May 2025 (dates not updated)

Downtown Grass Valley Car Show

Downtown, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 2/8/2024

A Boat Auto Camping Show organized by Grass Valley Downtown Association.
This California Boat Auto Camping Show will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-2pm.
KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace
May 2025 (dates not updated)

KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 3/13/2024

A Festival organized by KVMR 89.5 FM Radio.
This California Festival will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 17 food booths. There will be 6 stages with International talent and the hours will be Fri 3pm-11pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm. Admission tickets are $45 - $350. This event will also include: jousting, workshops, highland games.
Strawberry Music Festival - Spring
May 2025 (dates not updated)

Strawberry Music Festival - Spring

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 2/21/2024

A Music Festival organized by Strawberry Music.
This California Music Festival will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 2 stages with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be see website for full schedule. Admission tickets are $30 - $450.
Father's Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival
June 2025 (dates not updated)

Father's Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 4/2/2024

A Bluegrass Festival organized by California Bluegrass Association.
This California Bluegrass Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts and fine craft exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 3 stages with National talent and the hours will be Thu 9am-11pm, Fri 9am-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 9am-7pm. Admission tickets are $tba. This event will also include: children's program, workshops, luthiers pavilion.
Grass Valley Thursday Night Marketplace
May - June 2025 (dates not updated)

Grass Valley Thursday Night Marketplace

Downtown, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 5/14/2024

A Marketplace Expo organized by Grass Valley Downtown Association.
This California Marketplace Expo will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be .
Summerfest
June - July 2025 (dates not updated)

Summerfest

Various Locations, Grass Valley, CA

Status: Updated 5/6/2024

A Classical Music Festival organized by Music in the Mountains.
This California Classical Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be . Admission tickets are $10 - $65. This event will also include: family music faire, young composers concert.