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March 8-April 28, 2024
Knott's Boysenberry Festival
Buena Park, California


April 5-7, 2024
626 Night Market
San Diego, California
626 Night Market is back and bigger than before in San Diego's Mission Valley Mall, California. The iconic Californian festival features 100+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages. Join us and make memories this season!

April 5-14, 2024  Spring SF Restaurant Week - San Francisco, California
SF Restaurant Week is a celebration of San Francisco’s world-class dining community. Nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners.

April 6, 2024 - Lodi Wine Festival - Lodi, California
The Lodi Wine Festival features wine tasting from up to 40 wineries pouring over 200 varietals. This is a unique opportunity to explore the Lodi wine region has to offer all in one place.

April 6-7, 2024  Tequila & Taco Festival - San Diego, 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!

April 7, 2024 - Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco, California
Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas. The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate Show on the West Coast takes place at the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon.


April 11, 2024  Sustainable Wine Dinner Series - Los Angeles, California
LA Zoo.  March 7, April 11, May 9, 2024.  $175 per person, $165 members.  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 four-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Eileen Aguilera.

April 12-14, 2024  San Joaquin Asparagus Festival - Stockton, California
San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.  San Joaquin Asparagus Festival offers everything from food to fun. Bring your family and friends and enjoy Asparagus Alley, Health & Wellness Fair, Color Run, the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival Parade, Car Show, Asparagus Eating Competition, Craft Beer and Wine Pavilion, Kids Zone with carnival rides and games, Petting Zoo and so much more!  Join us for the BIGGEST Asparagus Festival in the West!  Attendance: 80,000.

April 13, 2024  Hall Cabernet Cookoff - St. Helena, California
Professional chef teams and amateur home cooks will serve up dishes paired perfectly with HALL Cabernet Sauvignon and compete to win money for their favorite Napa Valley non-profits. Taste each dish, vote for your favorites and enjoy incredible wines!

April 13, 2024  Taste of Hillcrest - San Diego, California
Over 35 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights. This is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego. Sample bites such as pad Thai, sashimi, Italian antipasto to classic American comfort food. Your taste buds are going to go wild on this culinary journey throughout Hillcrest, plus the weather will be perfect.  Tickets are on sale for $30 and will be $35 on the day of the event.

April 13-14 & 20-21, 2024  57th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival - San Francisco, California
The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms.  Throughout the two weekends, the streets of Japantown becomes a live stage where you will have the opportunity to see Japanese dancing, singing, martial arts demonstrations, as well as taste traditional and nontraditional Japanese delicacies.  Attendance: 220,000.

April 18, 2024  Annual Grape Day - Temecula, California
Grape Day is a one day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management.

April 19-20, 2024  California Wine Festival Dana Point
Dana Point, California
Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.  Beachside Wine Festival, Sea Terrace Park.

April 19-21, 2024 - OC Spring Home & Garden Show
Anaheim, California
Largest Home Show in both LA & Orange Counties!   Expected attendance:  Over 10,000 people.

April 19-21, 2024  Annual California Antique Farm Equipment Show
Tulare, California
One of California's largest gatherings of antique farm equipment with more than 900 antique trucks, tractors and farm equipment exhibits.  Tractor Pull, Antique Auction, Parade, & Kids Events.

April 19-21, 2024  California Poppy Festival - Lancaster, California
The California Poppy Festival kicks off spring in the Antelope Valley with a glorious array of celebrated performers, unrivaled events, and mouth-watering delicacies designed to delight, enchant, and amuse people of all ages.

April 20, 2024  Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Days
Petaluma, California
Celebrating the region’s rich agricultural history as one of the premier dairy regions in the country. Together with The Petaluma River, eggs and dairy products turned Petaluma into one of the most prosperous communities in the state in the early 1900’s.  Attendance: 25,000.

April 20, 2024  California Nut Festival - Chico, California
Get ready to celebrate the California Nut Festival, an agriculture-focused culinary event not to be missed. Guests will spend the day sampling and savoring nut-inspired dishes by local restaurants, caterers and chefs and sipping local wine, beers, coffees and juices, while listening to local musicians on two stages and enjoying art and special activities.

April 21, 2024  Fallbrook Avocado Festival - Fallbrook, California
Charming setting in Historic Downtown, 350 booths, 2 covered beer gardens with live bands, community stage, contests, avocado everything, pony rides, free parking, free shuttles, free admittance, 2 food courts, Farmer's Market with local produce and natives, avocado trees for sale, avocado education.  Attendance: 100,000.

April 25-27, 2024 - Hospice du Rhône 2024 - Paso Robles, California
A biannuall event.  Celebrate the exceptional 22 Rhône varieties at the next installment of Hospice du Rhône.  Three-days in the late spring have been reserved for an exclusive weekend surrounding all things Rhône. A palate provoking weekend embracing the enchantment, history and tastes of the Twenty-two Rhône varieties. Throughout the weekend, tip your glass with worldly Rhône wine producers, journey through the largest international collection of Rhône variety wines and savor Rhône exceptional cuisine all while taking in the inspiring and spirited Rhône community.

April 26-May 5, 2024  5th Annual Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
Santa Barbara, California
All participating restaurants will be presenting exciting pre-fixe menus priced at $35, $45, $55. Don’t miss your chance to try special menu items at some of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara. With an abundant amount of restaurants to choose from in Santa Barbara, the possibilities are endless for exceptional dining experiences from prime steak to fresh local seafood, from classic American fare to international cuisine.

April 26-May 5, 2024  Sacramento Beer Week - Sacramento, California
Sacramento Beer Week (SBW) celebrates our rich Sacramento beer culture with hundreds of beer events throughout Sacramento! Dozens of new craft beer focused bars and restaurants have opened in Sacramento, while existing ones added new taps, new bottles and embraced the craft beer wave. If you are a beer fan, this is your week to explore a cornucopia of fine food and beverages. If you are beer curious, you have an overwhelming number of options to wet your palate and try something new every day. Local breweries, brewpubs, alehouses, restaurants, grocers and homebrew stores are waiting for you to come in and enjoy yourself!

April 27, 2024  23rd Taste of Claremont - Claremont, California
Rotary Club of Claremont fundraising event.  Enjoy Claremont’s finest cuisine, wine, and spirits as local establishments dish up their very best.  More than 35 local restaurants, wineries, and breweries provide samples of their wares. Live music, an art exhibition, and raffle prizes.  Attendance: 1,100+.

April 27, 2024  Lodi Beer Festival & BBQ Championship
Lodi, California
The Lodi Beer Fest and State BBQ Competition will be a great celebration of craft beer. Join us and find a new favorite beer, toss a game of cornhole with friends and taste samples of the best BBQ around.

April 27, 2024  Annual Riverside Tamale Festival - Riverside, California
Join us for our annual Riverside Tamale Festival celebrating family hertitage. Enter our best homemade tamale contest or our tamale eating contest. Bring your chairs or blankets and spend the day eating delicious food and listening to good music.

April 27-28, 2024  Cherry Blossom Festival - Monterey Park, California
Planned and coordinated by community volunteers, the Cherry Blossom Festival strives to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of community.  So take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a first-hand experience of watching traditional Japanese dancing, hearing the resounding beats of the taiko drums, observing the mastery and various skills of martial arts, participating in the ancient art of the tea ceremony, or buying hand-made crafts or food with an Asian flair. Other highlights of the Festival include games & crafts for children, and numerous cultural displays.

April 27-28, 2024  CBCA Clayton Art and Wine Festival
Clayton, California
Stroll along historic Main Street enjoying luxury varietals from California's wineries and popular premium brewed beers. Browse among over 125 fine artisans and unique craft exhibits.  Youngsters will love Kiddieland with lots of games and fun. Listen to non-stop live entertainment while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes from the International Food Court. Take a few minutes to visit the fascinating Clayton Historical Society on Main Street. It's a fun day that the whole family can enjoy and the event is free.

April 27-28, 2024  Sacramento Grilled Cheese Festival
Sacramento, California
In honor of one of the world’s greatest comfort foods, we’re celebrating everyone’s favorite… grilled cheese! Vendors from all over northern California and the surrounding area will be showcasing their talents with both standard and non-traditional grilled cheese recipes. If you over 21, help us kick off the festival with the grilled cheese and craft beer pairing on Saturday!  This event is organized and presented by the Xoso Sport & Social League.

April 27-28, 2024  13th Annual KHTS Home & Garden Show
Santa Clarita, California
Free to the public and feature over two hundred local vendors. Most are local businesses involved in our valley for many years. They have a commitment to making certain you get the best possible advice and guidance. We urge you to take advantage of their expertise and eagerness to assist. Discover the latest in solar energy, pool and backyard design, kitchen remodeling and other home improvements.

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April 22-23, 2023  Passport to the Great Out There
El Dorado, California
22 wineries tucked into high elevation vineyards, along the famed Apple Hill region and in rustic historic towns, greet Passport to the Great Out There holders with the region’s unique brand of hospitality. Winemakers and winery owners bring out limited releases, unique & obscure grape varieties, food pairings and daily surprises.

April 23, 2023  Taste of Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, California
Featuring delectable tastes from local restaurants and catering companies. Add in unlimited sips from your favorite wineries and breweries, along with live entertainment  – and you have the perfect mix for a great day of food, fun and friends!  Attendance: 3,000.

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April 1-2, 2022 - 9th Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ - Arcadia, California
With the stunning San Gabriel Mountain range set as the backdrop and the thrill of thoroughbred horse races all afternoon, this is a BBQ contest like no other. Hearing the crowd of more than 14,000 cheering race (& BBQ) fans, as well as the sounds of the human and equine athletes, make this the most exciting BBQ contest ever. This contest is not JUST a BBQ festival, it’s a  Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned four meat Championship Series event, a Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw) an American Royal Invitational Qualifier, as well as a Team of the Year (ToY) event for KCBS.  Attendance: 14,000.

April 9, 2022  Taste of Mendocino - Berkeley Country Club, California
1:00pm - 4:00pm.  A Rare Opportunity to Savor the Bounty of Mendocino County.  Hosted by Mendocino winegrowers Inc and Visit Mendocino, this annual swirl through the region’s diverse showcase of fine wines, artisanal foods, enchanting destinations and unique experiences is sure to please your palate.  Take a deep dive into our epic Pinot Noirs, robust reds, crisp whites and bring-it-on bubbles at this intimate celebration of the people and products who define the Mendocino difference.

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April 14-15, 2021  39th Annual Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting - Mill Valley, California
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.  Sponsored by  Mill Valley Market since 1981, this special North Bay event brings together all the best aspects of California living into one exciting afternoon set against the backdrop of beautiful Mill Valley. The Mill Valley Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting features wine from 65 premium wineries and food from 30 food purveyors and 12 local restaurants and chefs.  15 breweries featuring fine craft beers will also participate. Known for a wide selection of hard to find wines, this event is not to be missed by anyone who is a fan of fine crafted beverages and foods.  Complimentary valet bicycle parking.  Proceeds go to the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce and Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation.

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April , 2020  VinDiego Wine and Food Festival - San Diego, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  A Wine and Food Lovers dream come true! Over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diego’s very best Chefs come together to create San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience! Come sip, sniff, swirl and taste over 300 amazing wines.  Award winning Wineries will be pouring their world-class wines from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Lodi, Washington State, The Santa Lucia Highlands, and Temecula.  Top chefs will be serving delicious food samples for you to enjoy.  The ever-popular VinDiego Silent Auction takes place during the event. All proceeds will benefit our partner Charities.

April 4, 2020 - 8th Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
Join us for our Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival!!! The Festival will be held at Reyes Winery from 12pm-4pm VIP entrance at 11am .  The wine festival features numerous wineries and local wine makers offering tastings of their best wines.  There will also be gourmet food and specialty items sampling, handmade crafts from local artisans, live music, live auction and lots of fun for a great day.

April 4, 2020  Bacon and Beer Classic - San Jose, California
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.  All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.

April 4, 2020  7th Annual Mendocino Sparkling Wine Fest
Hopland, California
Attention Sparkling wine lovers! Enjoy an afternoon of tasting some of California's premier bubblies at the Annual Mendocino Sparkling Wine Festival at Terra Sávia from 1 to 4pm. Participating wineries from Mendocino and Lake counties will pour their award-winning wines.  Fresh Tomales Bay oysters will be the classic match for these fine fizzy friends along with other select, delicious morsels. Admission includes tastings from all participating wineries plus all the food you can enjoy! Tickets are $55 online and $65 at the door.

April 10, 2020  4th Annual Polk Street Spring 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.


April 16-19, 2020 - 13th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine
100 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assemble to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime. Enjoy lunches, dinners and wine tastings. Educate yourself with cooking demonstrations. Experience the most legendary grand tasting the California coast has ever seen.

April 18, 2020
37th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival
San Francisco, California

April 18, 2020
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
Martinez, California
The Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in downtown Martinez began in 2010 to highlight the art and flavor of craft beer in Martinez and surrounding communities. produced by Main Street Martinez, the festival draws 3,000 people to enjoy beer from over 50 microbreweries, live music and food from local restaurants. This year, the event will be held at Waterfront Park on North Court St., a short walking distance from the Martinez Amtrak station and free downtown parking.  Event is 21 years and older only.

April 18, 2020  9th Annual Beer & Chili Festival - Sacramento, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival is a fundraiser for The Sacramento Artists Council and raises money for art programs that assist at-risk children, children of homeless families and fund adopt a school art programs for Sacramento regional schools. Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival features a chili cook off competition (industry and individual) and unlimited beer tastings provide by local breweries. Bike parking will be available along the fence and dogs are welcome.

April 18, 2020  Simply diVine: Food - Wine - Spirits
Stroll McCadden Place while delighting the senses at the Annual Simply diVine!  Nibble on bites from some of Los Angeles' favorite restaurants, and sip on samples from wineries, distilleries, breweries, juicers, and roasters.

April 18, 2020  Sushi and Sake Festival - Temecula, California
While you are enjoying your sake, sushi and beer, take a moment to listen to traditional Japanese music performed by a Taiko drummer. We are also featuring a silent auction to benefit Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity, the charitable beneficiary of this year’s event.

April 26, 2020  Flavors of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Flavors of Los Angeles spotlights premier local restaurants and chefs to create a high-end, exclusive, gourmet experience. We are proud these renowned chefs are working with the American Liver Foundation in our fight to promote awareness and raise money to promote liver health, disease prevention, education and research.

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April 27, 2019  17th Annual San Fernando Valley Food & Wine Festival
Sylmar, California
Presented by Los Angeles Mission College Foundation.  Wine Tasting - Cusine - Live Music.

April 28, 2019  CCC 12th Annual Food & Wine Event
San Pablo, California
Join us for our Annual Food & Wine Event. All proceeds directly benefit student of the Contra Costa College Culinary Arts Management Program

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April 1, 2018 - 27th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration - San Francisco, California
Celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco and features some of Union Street's best restaurants serving attendees in an outdoor bistro setting.  A variety of children's and family activities including; large inflatable bounces, kids' rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children's activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area's best musicians.  Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco. The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars. It's a special event for the entire family. Event 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Parade Begins at 2:00 PM.

April 7, 2018 - Annual Southern California EGGfest - Upland, California
An event dedicated to the world's greatest smoker and grill, the Big Green Egg.  Cooks come from all over to showcase their talents. There are demo Eggs available for people who wish to take an Egg for a test run.

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April 7-9, 2017 - 4th Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend
Santa Barbara, California
Join the celebration of Santa Barbara County’s best chefs, artisans, winemakers and farmers. Now in its second year, the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend showcases the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region while also bringing cutting-edge culinary talent from across the country to Santa Barbara.  The weekend is inspired by Julia Child’s lifelong passion for learning, love of eating well and mission to further gastronomy. It’s designed to marry entertainment and inspiration, celebration with learning.  Event proceeds will benefit The Julia Child Foundation.

April 9, 2017  California Jazz & Wine Fest - Westlake Village, California
An eclectic mix of hot jazz and cool swing performed on two stages and unlimited sampling of over 80 local wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet foods are part of the 6th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest, Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village (2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village). Artisans will also be displaying their wares. Headlining the live entertainment is saxophonist, producer and composer Danny Janklow, known internationally for his soulful and passionate sounds. Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.

April 21-22, 2017  Wine Signature Auction - Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions ( Fine & Rare Wine Auction #5319

April 22-23, 2017  Union's 32nd Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show
Grass Valley, California
The Union's annual Spring Home & Garden Show is Nevada County's LARGEST and ONLY Home Expo, featuring more than 200 vendors with thousands of ideas for your home & garden.  Drawing more than 6,000 attendees on an annual basis, this show features all your home improvement needs at discounted show rates, plus entertainment for the whole family. FREE ADMISSION, wonderful local food & beverage choices, and prizes.  Attendance: 6,000..



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