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January 1-31, 2018
California Restaurant Month
Statewide, California
January’s California Restaurant Month puts the state’s amazing bounty on rich display. It makes feasting even more accessible than usual, with a legion of participating restaurants in cities and regions across the state offering deals and special menus at various times during the month.  And this year, more regions and cities are participating than ever. From San Diego to Sonoma, Tahoe to Temecula, the month of January overflows with sunny deliciousness. Here’s how it works: Participating cities and regions have their own restaurant week—lasting anywhere from a week to 10 days—during the month of January. During each weeklong celebration various restaurants offer special deals, such as affordable prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner, or sizably discounted meals.

January 7-February 2, 2018  Taste of Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, California
Prominent winemakers showcase their vintages at Yosemite National Park, with wine tastings, seminars and gala dinners.  Jan 7-10; Jan 10-12; Jan 21-24; Jan 28-31; Jan 31-Feb 2, 2018.

January 12-14, 2018  44th Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
Santa Cruz, California
The annual event will be sponsored by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, expanding the understanding and appreciation of mycology (study of mushrooms). The Fair is a popular event for the entire community.

January 12-15, 2018 - 7th Annual Napa Truffle Festival
Napa, California
World class cuisine meets cutting edge truffle science!  Featuring black truffles, cultivation and culinary programs, leading truffle scientists, a truffle orchard excursion and epicurean marketplace, fabulous food and wine pairings, and world-famous Michelin Star chefs.


January 12-21, 2018
Vacaville Restaurant Week
Vacaville, California
Vacaville Restaurant Week was created by Visit Vacaville to highlight the diversity of the Vacaville dining scene! Restaurant weeks in San Francisco and Sacramento have seen great success while showcasing their broad diversity. Now it’s time for Vacaville restaurants to come together with the community and celebrate a week of fabulous dining. Restaurant Week gives all local foodies and families the opportunity to enjoy special pricing & specialty menus from participating restaurants throughout Vacaville.

January 13-14, 2018  26th Annual Winter Wineland
Sonoma County, California
140+ wineries offer wine, art, and education. Some wineries will have food pairings and others will have tours.

January 13-14, 2018  37th Asian American Expo 2018
Pomona, California
The largest Asian Trade Show. Celebrating the Lunar New Year festivities, building dialogue between the booming Asian and U.S. markets, offering joy, fun and happiness to all!

January 13-14, 2018  San Diego Travel & Adventure Show 2018
San Diego, California
The Country’s Most Exciting Travel Show Returns to San Diego.  The Annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is where travel lovers come for travel inspiration, expert information and fun, cultural interaction.  It’s where you’ll discover thousands of authentic travel experiences and speak directly to the travel experts who can get you there, give you the inside scoop, and save you money on exclusive travel deals.

January 19-28, 2018  19th annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival 2018
Mendocino, California
Mendocino County’s rugged coastline has been home to generations of fishermen who harvest the bounties of our cold, clear Pacific Ocean—and this includes delicious Dungeness crab. And, every January, Mendocino County celebrates this delightful crustacean and locally grown and produced wines and beers with a Festival that delights foodies, oenophiles, and beer lovers alike!

January 21-23, 2018  43rd Winter Fancy Food Show 2018
San Francisco, California
The Winter Fancy Food Show is the West Coast’s largest specialty food & beverage trade show, held annually in January. Discover 80,000 on-trend and best-in-class products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 1,300 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and 35 countries and regions. Attendance: 17,000.


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January 1-31, 2017 - Sonoma Valley Delicious! - Sonoma, California
Sonoma Valley has partnered with Visit California for the month of January to celebrate all things epicurean. Guests will enjoy special offers, including prix fixe menus, special food & wine pairings, signature dishes and cocktails, and more at restaurants, tasting rooms, and wineries!

January 6-8, 2017  Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference - Grass Valley, California
Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will once again bring together a diverse panel of speakers, farming related businesses and organizations, for a weekend full of informative lectures, a food and farming exposition, plus numerous workshops for all levels of farming and ranching.

January 8-13, 2017  Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena
Pasadena, California

January 9-15, 2017  Santa Monica Restaurant Week
Santa Monica, California

January 12-22, 2017  Dine Downtown Sacramento
Sacramento, California

January 13, 2017  Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar & Orchard Tour - Napa, California
Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar.  For Prospective Truffle Growers.  • Come and find out:  • How truffles are 10x more profitable than grapes.   • Why are many vineyards starting truffle orchards.   • How do you train dogs to find truffles.   • And much more…

January 13-15, 2017  Paso BlendFest on the Coast
Paso Robles, California
BlendFest is back, this time behind the locked gates of the Hearst Property in Old San Simeon Village!  The annual event will bring 30 renowned wineries of Paso Robles to the coast, each showcasing three distinct blends. Guests will enjoy spectacular wines, only surpassed by the stunning ocean views. Stay in Cambria or San Simeon and SAVE $10+ on each ticket to Saturday's event. Kick off your weekend at a Winemaker Dinner at Robin's Restaurant in Cambria with four Paso Robles winemakers. After tasting blends at Saturday's Grand Tasting, try your hand at blending wine during Sunday's Blending Seminar at Harmony Cellars. It's a full weekend of fun in store! Visit for tickets and more details.

January 13-27, 2017  Redondo Beach Restaurant Week
Redondo Beach, California

January 13-27, 2017  Winter dine L.A. Restaurant Week
Los Angeles, California

January 14, 2017  Dig Truffles? Experience - Napa, California
Are you a foodie passionate about truffles? Then the Dig Truffles? Experience is tailored just for you! Combining an interactive, experiential session with an exquisite truffle lunch and tour at a premier Napa winery and an exclusive tour of the first truffle orchard in Napa Valley, complete with our favorite truffle dogs, this program packs the truffle weekend highlights into one great truffle day.  After learning all about truffles, you’ll be treated to a superb Winery Truffle Lunch & Tour – one of the highlights of the festival weekend – prepared by an award-winning master chef. The lunch, a truffle menu that features fresh black truffles in every course, will be perfectly paired with select wines from the host winery.

January 15-22, 2017  San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego, California

January 16-26, 2017  Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week
San Jose, California

January 18-20, 2017  Sustainable Foods Summit
San Francisco, California
North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit. Focal themes of this new edition are food security & waste, marketing best-practices and new technologies.  The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc.

January 18-29, 2017  San Francisco Restaurant Week
San Francisco, California

January 19-29, 2017  Berkeley Restaurant Week - Berkeley, California

January 19-29, 2017  Oakland Restaurant Week - Oakland, California

January 20-31, 2017  Dine & Discover Oxnard Restaurant Week
Oxnard, California

January 21, 2017  6th Annual Winter Wine Classic
Santa Barbara, California
Tasting nearly 100 classic California wines of this legendary stature at one event is truly a rare chance for fine wine lovers to taste the very best all in one place. The event will include famous names from the wine world like Bernardus, Charles Krug, Lieff Wines and Whitehall Lane as well as artisan gold-medal producers such as Beckmen, Lloyd Cellars and Westerly who will pour their ultra-premium wines and delight of the hundreds of oenophiles in attendance.  A wide variety of delectable wine-worthy gourmet morsels will be paired and offered by some of the region’s most notable chefs in this luxuriant wine and food celebration. Top Santa Barbara restaurants include Blush, VIVA, Chase Restaurant & Lounge, Enterprise Fish Company and much more!

January 22, 2017  Chocolate Infusion - Nevada City, California
Chocolate Infusion is an afternoon of chocolate, wine and jazz. Come sample delicious and decadent chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, as well as wine from local vintners. Savory tastes with chocolate as an ingredient as well as non-chocolate samples available as well. All samples are included in your admission fee, as well as your souvenier wine glass for the first 400 attendees. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available on the website or by calling 530-477-4241. Call for vendor information.

January 22-24, 2017  55th Annual U.S. Sweetpotato Convention
San Diego, California
The United States Sweet Potato Council is the advocate for the economic well-being of U.S. sweet potato growers.
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January 22-28, 2017  Taste of Yolo Restaurant Week - Yolo, California

January 22-28, 2017  Dine Out Escondido! - Escondido, California

January 22-29, 2017  Napa Valley Restaurant Week
Napa Valley, California

January 22-29, 2017  Downtown Ventura Restaurant Week
Ventura, California

January 23-29, 2017  Yuba-Sutter County Restaurant Week
Yuba-Sutter County, California

January 24-26, 2017  Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
Sacramento, California
By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of seminars, the Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the latest information.

January 27-29, 2017  OC Home & Garden Show - Anaheim, California
Largest Home Show in both LA & Orange Counties! Expected attendance:  Over 10,000 people.

January 28, 2017  26th Annual Holtville Rib Cook-Off
Holtville, California
Hosted by the Holtville Athletic Club, this year”s event is scheduled one weekend prior to the Super Bowl and is expected to draw a crowd of 15,000 people.

January 28-29, 2017  Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting
Temecula, California
A new world twist on old world varietals, this two day barrel tasting weekend features your favorite varietals made with Temecula Valley style.

January 29, 2017  Annual Wine Classic - Los Angeles, California
Loyola Marymount University Annual Wine Classic.  Featuring more than 150 wines from 40 boutique California wineries. Silent auction includes specialty wines and products. Proceeds benefit LMU student scholarships.


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January 10-25, 2015  International Restaurant Week
Oxnard, California
Dine out and enjoy fabulous meals at restaurants you've been waiting to try during Oxnard's International Restaurant Week.


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January 18-19, 2014  Los Angeles Times Travel Show
Los Angeles, California
The West’s Largest Travel Show For Consumers And Travel Professionals.


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January 28-29, 2012  Bring Out the Barrel 2012: Good Wine Hunting
Placerville, California
Come out and be the first to taste El Dorado’s finest wines straight from the barrel! You will be treated to a special preview of extraordinary vintages before they are blended or bottled. Each vineyard will be offering wine tastings, light hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to learn more about wine and wine making. As you’re discovering great wines, be on the hunt for other items as part of the winery scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the first 10 to participants to finish.




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