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May 6-July 31, 2022
18th Annual Lavender Festival
Cherry Valley, California


July -, 2022
Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
Santa Barbara, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Oo la la! Where AMERICA celebrates FRANCE! Food, music, dance.  Dozens of chefs prepare everything from crepes to Cajun. Beer, wine. Non-stop entertainment on 3 stages.  Huge Eiffel Tower. Cancan. Poodle Parade. Free admission.  Attendance: 20,000.

July -, 2022  Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival - Gilroy, California
The Festival will be creatively reimagined. There will be a variety of events held throughout the year. See website for details.

JULY 4, 2022  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 9-10, 2022 - 43rd Annual Arts & Wine Festival
Los Altos, California
Join us in beautiful downtown Los Altos. The festival features the work of artists from across the Western U.S., wine from a half dozen of the region’s finest vintners and a wide variety of food. Free concerts throughout the day, rides and activities in the Kidzone.

July 9-10, 2022  11th Annual Clayton BBQ Cook Off - Clayton, California
Annual CBCA (Clayton Business & Community Association) BBQ Contest is now a KCBS sanctioned "Competition Series" Event. 

July 11-12, 2022  Annual Artichoke Food & Wine Festival
Castroville, California
Thistle Be Fun!  Agro Art Competition, Parade, Live Music, Children's Activities.  Artichokes fried, sauteed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh and creamed in soup. Cooking Demos, Wine Tasting, Farmer's Market, Arts & Crafts, Field Tours to the artichoke patch.

July 14-17, 2022  Taste Our Terroir - Livermore Valley, California
Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair spans four delectable days. Annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence has 18 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award! Friday through Sunday wineries across the region host eight food and wine events including cooking classes, wine seminars, vineyard tours and more.

July 15, 2022  Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting
Santa Barbara, California
California Wine Festival Event.  Chase Palm Park Carousel House, 6:30-9pm.  This romantic evening of rare wine tasting begins with a champagne reception under the stars at Santa Barbara’s charming old-world Carousel House. Extremely limited reserve level wines are matched with gourmet appetizers from top local chefs, artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, olive oils and more while live music keeps things super cool.

July 15-16, 2022  Annual Marysville Peach Festival
Marysville, California
The Annual Marysville Peach Festival is going to be an exciting event with a wide variety of new and returning craft vendors, food vendors cooking for every taste bud, several delicious choices of peach related foods, and great entertainment for all ages!  Attendance: 30,000.


July 15-16, 2022  Beachside Wine Festival - Santa Barbara, California
California Wine Festival Event.  This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine oenophiles  will find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.

July 15-31, 2022  California State Fair - Sacramento, California
The 17-day fair is a robust celebration of the State of California, its industries, agriculture and diversity of its people. Among the highlights are  concerts, wine garden, midway rides, demonstration farm (with most crops grown in the state), livestock pavilion, fine arts competition, harness racing, and nightly fireworks. Tastes of the fair include exotic foods from around the world, plenty of healthy & nutritious options, as well as many deep-fried foods: zucchini, Twinkies, funnel cake, chicken, avacado, cheesecake, and more.  Attendance: 940,000.

July 21-31, 2022  Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week
San Jose, California
Explore Downtown’s culinary diversity. For 10 days only, more than 20 restaurants participate in this incredible dining event offering special three-course prix fixe dinner menus. Discover a new restaurant or rediscover an old favorite.

July 23-24, 2022 - Tequila & Taco Festival - Ventura, California
Award Winning Margaritas and great live music!  Enjoy an afternoon sipping on an assortment of Margaritas and eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great lineup of live music!

July 23-24, 2022  Taste the Future: Barrel Tasting at Foursight Wines
Anderson Valley, California
Sip four barrel samples of the 2021 vintage Pinot Noirs, plus a library wine for contrast! Chat with the winemaker and enjoy a food pairing to accompany the wines. This weekend is typically the Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend, so join us to celebrate a new vintage to-come, learn about the winemaking process, and purchase futures at a fantastic price!

July 24, 2022  USA Spirits Ratings - San Francisco, California
South San Francisco Conference Centre.   For domestic and international distilleries looking to gain wider recognition within the U.S. marketplace, the USA Spirits Ratings event is a fantastic opportunity to get in front of the industry’s most influential tastemakers.

July 24, 2022  USA Beer Ratings - San Francisco, California
South San Francisco Conference Centre.  For breweries, the USA Beer Ratings competition represents the perfect opportunity to get in front of influential judges, tastemakers and commercial buyers.

July 25, 2022  USA Wine Ratings - San Francisco, California
The new Wine Ratings looks to set a new benchmark for award-winning wine by assessing them for their quality, value for money, and what they look like with their packaging and design.

July 25-27, 2022  U.S. Grains Council 62nd Annual Board of Delagates Meeting - Sacramento, California

July 25-28, 2022  Annual NBJ Summit - Carlsbad, California
Nutrition Business Journal. The NBJ Summit attracts over 300 of the nutrition industry’s brightest minds and most influential power brokers for unparalleled education, strategic thinking and discussion on the progress, opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

July 28-29, 2022  PMA Foodservice Conference & Exposition
Monterey, California
Connect with 1,700+ attendees from across the supply chain, gather insights, spark dialogue and experience innovations at the premier event dedicated specifically to fresh produce in foodservice.

July 30, 2022  Monterey Beer Festival - Monterey, California
Come to the Monterey Fairgrounds for the greatest assortment of Beer ever assembled on the Central Coast. Sample varied styles of Ales, Lagers & Ciders from over eighty (80+) breweries with hundreds of beers to taste.

July 30-31, 2022  Oxnard Salsa Festival - Oxnard, California
Celebrating all things salsa - the food, the music, and the dance! Highlights include Salsa and Latin Jazz bands, a large salsa tasting tent, an eclectic vendor marketplace, international foods, kids korner attractions, a salsa recipe contest and much more.  Admission and parking are free!

July 31, 2022  A Taste Of Camarillo - Camarillo, California
Wine Auction Gala Dinner and Wine & Food Festival.  Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held on the grounds of the historic Adolfo Camarillo Ranch House.

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 9-September 5, 2021  626 Night Market - Arcadia, California
Santa Anita Park.  July 9-11 & 16-18; August 27-29 and Sept 3-5, 2021.  The 626 Night Market is the largest Asian night market in the U.S. featuring over 150 local restaurants, food vendors, entrepreneurs, merchandise vendors, artists, musicians, and non-profit groups.

July 10, 2021  Paso Robles Olive Festival and Central Coast Lavender Festival (Combined!) - Paso Robles, California
Olive oil and olive product sampling from producers all over California, culinary row with great food, wine & beer tasting, cooking contest and free olive oil ice cream.  Lavender Festivies: Free to the public, meet with the lavender producers from across the Paso Robles region, learn of its many uses, enjoy free samples, and much more!

July 25, 2021  Annual Pear Fair 2021 - Courtland, California
Celebrating Courtland as the "Bartlett Pear Capital of the World" with live music, Wines of the Delta Parade, fun run, children's area, classic car show, beer & wine garden and a variety of pear related foods.

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 16, 2020  Sustainable Wine Dinner Series
Los Angeles, California
Four evenings on April 16, May 14, June 10, and July 16, 2020, 6 to 9 pm, at the Zoo.  $150 per person.  Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability.  We’ve partnered with four local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom five-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Brad Robertson

July 18, 2020  Annual Breastfest Beer Festival
Marin Center, San Rafael, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  One of Northern California's most prestigious tasting events. It is a day to help raise funds for non-profit health center, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, which supports economically challenged women in their fight against cancer.  Sample over 70 breweries, several cider houses and wineries.  Menu includes chili, BBQ ribs, salad, sanwiches, garlic fries, fried pickles, Three Twins Ice Cream, Pop Chips and more. Ticket price includes live music, food, unlimited tasting and a Breastfest commemorative cup.


July 18, 2020
Westside Food, Wine & Spirits Festival
Los Angeles, California
JOIN US for the 6th Edition & Annual Westside Food & Wine Summer Festival Benefiting Westside Food Bank (3-7pm) at West LA College in Culver City showcasing some of LA’s best culinary talent, wines, spirits, vendors and sponsors in Southern California.  With approx 50+ total vendors/sponsors including about 15-20 food vendors & 15-20 wine/spirit purveyors and drinks providing scrumptious samples, you are in for a treat from this event! Plenty of other Sponsors, Vendor Booths selling unique products. We had over 60 vendors and over 400 attendees for our last festival in October 2019.

July 23-24, 2020
Comida ¡EXPO
Los Angeles, California
The original and California’s largest annual Hispanic food and beverage industry trade show next takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring tasting tents, demonstrations, and workshops.  Make Comida ¡EXPO! 2020 your office for the day and enjoy wi-fi in our lounge, food and coffee concessions, demos, education y mas!

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 18, 2019  Hop-Con 7.0 - San Diego, California
Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.

July 19, 2019 - 4th Annual Polk Street Summer Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores Polk Street from Sutter to Filbert, 4pm to 8pm.

July 26, 2019  Chaminade Resort & Spa Farm to Table Wine Dinner Series - Santa Cruz, California
July 26th TBD.  Chaminade Resort & Spa, a Benchmark Resort, has announced the dates for its highly acclaimed Farm to Table Wine Dinner series that take place May through October.

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 6-15, 2018  Downtown Chico Restaurant Week - Chico, California
Save the dates for the first Annual Downtown Chico Restaurant Week!  This week will be an opportunity for dozens of Downtown Chico restaurants and eateries to show off their special menus - offering customers something special that can only be enjoyed this week!

July 7, 2018 - Wine Country Big Q - Petaluma, California
Join us at the 8th annual Wine Country Big Q Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) nationally sanctioned bbq festival and competition and ToY (Team of the Year) event at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California.  Everyone loves barbecue and some of the best Pit Masters will be here to serve you up a slice.   Sample great “authentic” barbecued meats, world class wines, award-winning brews, craft cider and spirits while enjoying great rock and blues music.   Bring all of your senses to life as you wander amongst the teams to see, smell and taste mouthwatering barbecue. What is your favorite flavor? Sweet, savory, spicy – we have them all…. YOU be the judge!  Wine Country Big Q is honored to have Sonoma County Vet Connect as our beneficiary again this year.

July 8, 2018 - Taste of Paleo, Food Festival for the Modern Caveman
Yorba Linda, California
CANCELLED FOR 2018.  Taste of Paleo, Food Festival for the Modern Caveman, is taking a break in 2018! We thank you for your patience, as we are in the process of overhauling our services. Be sure to keep your eyes open for more info for 2019. In the meantime, please take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.

July 14-16, 2018  Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival
San Pedro, California
ON HIATUS FOR 2018.  The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival will be taking a hiatus in 2018 and will return in a reimagined form in the future. Preliminary plans are to move it back to mid-September and look at a new site along the LA Waterfront. The Lobster Festival is the largest event of its kind in the world and has won multiple awards, including four Guinness World Records.

July 18, 2018  Little Italy Wednesday Market - San Diego, California
On Wednesday, July 18, The Little Italy Association will launch a brand new weekly farmers' market, the Little Italy Wednesday Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

July 21, 2018  Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Festival
Tehachapi, California
The festival combines virtually unlimited tasting from over 100 craft beer and wines, Dinner from top local restaurants and Music in the wonderful mountain community of Tehachapi, California.This event is an adult event for people 21 years and older and you must have valid ID for entry. No Dogs Allowed.

Food Festivals, Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

waiting for new dates

July 8, 2017  6th Annual Central Coast Oyster Festival
Avila Beach, California
The Festival will feature a range of amazing oyster preparations, the best wines, brews, exclusive cocktails, and a full lineup of knockout bands to play throughout the day under the most beautiful settings. While sipping on libations, surrounded by ocean views under amazing art installations, ten chefs from across the Central Coast will go head-to-head for the “Best Oyster of the Central Coast” Chef Award, and the audience will be invited to taste their sumptuous efforts and have the opportunity to judge their favorite on the official Central Coast Oyster Festival mobile application to participate in the People Choice Award. Advance tickets for this full-day music festival and foodie experience are $25.

July 22, 2017  Coastal Wine Arts & Music Festival
Costa Mesa, California
Wine aficionados will come together with music and art enthusiasts in Orange County for a unique experience that will excite both your senses and taste buds. Sample premium varietals from wines around the world and enjoy small bites from local chefs plus indulge in a sushi and sake tasting, cupcake pairings and more all while music performers and local artists keep the party lively.

July 25-28, 2017  Academy of Wine Business Research Conference and Education Summit - Sonoma State University, California
The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University is pleased to welcome wine business scholars and researchers from universities and wine regions around the world for the 2017 Wine Business Education Summit and 10th annual Academy of Wine Business Research Conference.

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 15-17, 2016  49th Annual Citrus Festival - Santa Paula, California
Best known as the Citrus Capital of the World. Because of its expansive lemon and orange orchards, the City of Santa Paula celebrates the fruit of California every year with its popular Kiwanis Citrus Festival.

July 17, 2016  Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival
San Rafael, California
6th Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival POSTPONED TILL 2017.

July 23, 2016  Long Beach Grand Cru -  Long Beach, California
The Long Beach Grand Cru is an international wine competition as well as a public food and wine tasting. It was created by the Long Beach office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles to increase awareness and raise funds for legal services for low income people. The competition has grown in size and prestige, attracting wineries from around the world. The public wine tasting and culinary event attracts 1,200 - 1,400 guests

Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
waiting for new dates

July 6-8, 2015  Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2. 2015
Los Angeles, California
Come to our wine tasting event where you can learn about the famous and healthy Hungarian wines!  We will serve wine specialties that you can't taste anywhere else only at one of the locations of Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015.  No matter if you like white wine, red wine or rosé wine, dry or sweet wines.  During the wine tastings, our wine expert will tell you about the thousand-year-old wine culture and the characteristics of the Hungarian wines.

July 13-14, 2015  Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2. 2015
San Francisco, California
Come to our wine tasting event where you can learn about the famous and healthy Hungarian wines!  We will serve wine specialties that you can't taste anywhere else only at one of the locations of Hungarian Wine Roadshow 2015.  No matter if you like white wine, red wine or rosé wine, dry or sweet wines.  During the wine tastings, our wine expert will tell you about the thousand-year-old wine culture and the characteristics of the Hungarian wines.



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