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June 12-July 7, 2024
San Diego County Fair
Del Mar, California

June 14-July 7, 2024
Alameda County Fair
Alameda County Fairgrounds, California


JULY 4, 2024  4TH OF JULY
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list.

July 5-7 & 12-14, 2024  626 Night Market - Arcadia, California
Santa Anita Park.  July 5-7; 12-14; August 23-25; Aug 30-Sept 1, 2024.  The iconic Californian festival features 250+ food, merchandise, crafts, artists, games, live concerts, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages. 626 Night Market aims to unite and empower the community by serving as a platform for showcasing local talent including performers, chefs, and entrepreneurs.

July 6, 2024 - Wine in the Pines - Pine Mountain Club, California
Mark your calendars for the 2nd Saturday of June each year for Wine in the Pines in Pine Mountain Village. From 1pm to 4 pm (with VIP entry starting at noon), taste exciting wines from throughout California’s top wine-growing regions. If you need a break from fine wines, there will be many craft breweries to choose from. And then there’s the food: some of Kern County’s, Santa Clarita Valley’s, and our own local favorite restaurants will be on hand to serve you everything from classic European finger food and gourmet pizza to good-ole western barbeque.  Live music—loud enough to set the mood, but smooth enough not to ruin it. Wine-themed art will also be on display to round out the afternoon.


July 8-10, 2024  Cattle Industry Summer Conference
San Diego, California
Features meetings of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, American National CattleWomen, Inc. and National Cattlemen's Foundation. Here cattle industry members will meet in both NCBA Policy committees and subcommittees, as well as Joint committees and subcommittees to discuss current developments, to work on initiatives developed at Convention and to make plans for the upcoming fiscal year.

July 11-21, 2024  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 12-14, 2024  Riverside Home & Backyard Show
Riverside, California
The Riverside Convention Center.  Celebrating nearly thirty years of success, the Riverside Home & Backyard Show could be considered our ‘home’ Home Show! Come join us in picturesque downtown Riverside for three days of the latest in home improvement and remodeling.

July 12-26, 2024  dine L.A. Restaurant Week - Los Angeles, California
dine L.A. Restaurant Week is a 15-day dining event that showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer.  Enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at more than 400 restaurants. There are no tickets or passes required. Simply dine out at a participating restaurant, ask for the dineL.A. Restaurant Week menu, and try a new dish or enjoy an old favorite. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

July 12-28, 2024  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 13, 2024  Slice of Chico - Chico, California
Known throughout the community as a summertime tradition, downtown Chico's merchants invite the community for a day filled with great shopping and free slices of ice cold watermelon.

July 13-14, 2024  45th 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 13-14, 2024  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 19, 2024  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 19-20, 2024  24th 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 20, 2024  Beachside Wine Festival - Santa Barbara, California
This is CWF’s signature wine event. 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. Taste artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates and more! Live Music.

July 21, 2024  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 22, 2024  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 22, 2024  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 25-26, 2024  PMA Foodservice Conference - Monterey, California
International Fresh Produce Association.  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 25-28, 2024 - Plumas Sierra County Fair - Quincy, California

July 26-28, 2024  626 Night Market - Bay Area - Pleasanton, California
Alameda County Fairgrounds.  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 27, 2024  Whiskies of the World - San Diego, California
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

July 27-28, 2024  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 28, 2024  50th Pear Fair - 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.

July 28, 2024  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.

July 29-August 1, 2024  Annual NBJ Summit
Rancho Palos Verdes, 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 31-August 11, 2024  Ventura County Fair - Ventura, California
The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair was enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The tradition continues with the 140th Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air”.  We look forward to making lasting memories with you and your family.

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

July -, 2023  Annual Santa Barbara French Festival
Santa Barbara, California - EVENT CANCELED WILL RETURN IN 2024.
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 1, 2023  San Diego International Beer Festival
San Diego, California
The San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the top beer festivals and competitions in the U.S.! Last year, more than 12,000 beer lovers joined in on one of our five tasting sessions, sipping their way through their choice of nearly 400 varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more!  Each year, the SDIBF represents an international collection of more than 400 beers from more than 15 countries, in the format of a public tasting event and private competition.  Where else can you taste award winning beers, ride the Ferris wheel, chomp on a turkey leg, explore award-winning exhibits and attend a concert all in the same day?  Your ticket to the San Diego International Beer Festival also includes admission to the world-renowned San Diego County Fair, the 4th largest fair in the nation! Festival attendees are encouraged to enjoy the rides, exhibits, games, animals and entertainment of the Fair  before, during and after the Festival.  Attendance: 12,000+.

July 1-2 & 15-16, 2023  626 Night Market Mini - Milpitas
Milpitas, California
The Great Mall in Milpitas.  A MINI Version of The 626 Night Market, the largest Asian night market in the U.S. featuring local restaurants, food vendors, entrepreneurs, merchandise vendors, artists, musicians, and non-profit groups.

July 11, 2023  Stone Sour Fest - San Diego, California
Stone Brewing.  Join us for another installment of the ultimate celebration of tart and tasty ales! Whether you’ve been to every SourFest or this is your first, start your Sunday in our beautiful gardens with a mouthwatering selection of sour beers from around the world.

July 15-16 & 29-30, 2023  626 Night Market - Santa Monica, California
A MINI Version of The 626 Night Market, the largest Asian night market in the U.S. featuring local restaurants, food vendors, entrepreneurs, merchandise vendors, artists, musicians, and non-profit groups.

July 22, 2023  Sip & Surf: White Wine & Seafood Fest
Livermore Valley, California
3 Steves Winery, Almost Famous Wine Co, and McGrail Vineyards are excited to announce the Livermore Valley Wine Communities' first-ever white wine celebration.  White wine will flow as seafood lovers rejoice while watching the sunset over the pacific west coast.  $40 Ticket includes: GoVino Glass, 2 Tastes from each Winery (3 Steves, Almost Famous, & McGrail), 15% discount on all glasses/bottles purchased, Live Music, and  Free Parking.

July 29-30, 2023  Barrel Tasting at Foursight Wines
Anderson Valley, California
Sample the 2022 Pinots Noirs right out of barrel! Learn about the vintage, chat with the winemaker and enjoy a gorgeous afternoon relaxing in our outdoor tasting space.

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

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 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.

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

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 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



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