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2017 Events in California


Tournament of Roses © Noe Gold

Tournament of Roses Parade

2 January annually

This festival has been a Pasadena tradition for over a century and is one of…

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Doo Dah Parade Float © Al Pavangkanan

Doo Dah Parade

19 November 2017

Known as the 'other' parade, the Doo Dah Parade began as a parody of the Rose…

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Orca at Morro Bay © Mike Baird

Whale Watching

January to March annually

During the annual migration of the Californian Gray Whale from Alaska to Mexico,…

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San Francisco Gay Pride © Pretzelpaws

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration

24 - 25 June 2017

As the world’s most gay-friendly city, San Francisco celebrates gay and…

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San Francisco Carnaval © JialiangGao

San Francisco Carnaval

27 - 28 May 2017

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mission District hosts San Francisco's version…

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Chinese New Year Parade © David Yu

Chinese New Year Parade

February 2018 TBC

The New Year Parade is the highlight and focus of the two-week Chinese New Year…

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Haight-Ashbury © Isabell Schulz

Haight Ashbury Street Fair

11 June 2017

One of the city's most famous neighbourhoods, Haight Ashbury was the centre of…

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North Beach Festival © advencap

North Beach Festival

17 - 18 June 2017

Every year 'Little Italy' celebrates San Francisco's oldest street festival with…

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Chinatown, Los Angeles © Antoine Taveneaux

Chinese New Year Festival

February 2018 TBC

The greatest annual spectacle in Chinatown is the colourful Chinese New Year…

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Beer Sampler © Quinn Dombrowski

International Beer Festival

TBC

The biggest beer festival in the city is an annual event that features hundreds…

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Academy Awards © Greg Hernandez

Academy Awards

4 March 2018

The annual presentation of the Oscars is the biggest movie-related event in the…

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San Diego Comic Con © Jason Scragz

San Diego Comic Con International

20 - 23 July 2017

San Diego Comic Con is the place to be if you're a geek, fanboy, Trekkie, Twihard,…

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Knotts © Robert Bejil

Knotts Scary Farm

31 October 2017

Although Knott's Berry Farm is a year-round family attraction in Los Angeles,…

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Cinco de Mayo Dancers © dbking

Cinco de Mayo

5 May annually

Although it is actually a Mexican national holiday, Cinco de Mayo (5 May) is…

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. © RobBertholf

The Flower Fields

March and April annually

Every March and April, San Diego enjoys the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch as…

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McCoy Tyner © Gisle Hannemyr

Monterey Jazz Festival

15 - 17 September 2017

The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the oldest and most famous annual jazz festivals…

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2017 Events in California


Tournament of Roses © Noe Gold

Tournament of Roses Parade

2 January annually

This festival has been a Pasadena tradition for over a century and is one of…

read more


Doo Dah Parade Float © Al Pavangkanan

Doo Dah Parade

19 November 2017

Known as the 'other' parade, the Doo Dah Parade began as a parody of the Rose…

read more


Orca at Morro Bay © Mike Baird

Whale Watching

January to March annually

During the annual migration of the Californian Gray Whale from Alaska to Mexico,…

read more


San Francisco Gay Pride © Pretzelpaws

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration

24 - 25 June 2017

As the world’s most gay-friendly city, San Francisco celebrates gay and…

read more


San Francisco Carnaval © JialiangGao

San Francisco Carnaval

27 - 28 May 2017

Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mission District hosts San Francisco's version…

read more


Chinese New Year Parade © David Yu

Chinese New Year Parade

February 2018 TBC

The New Year Parade is the highlight and focus of the two-week Chinese New Year…

read more


Haight-Ashbury © Isabell Schulz

Haight Ashbury Street Fair

11 June 2017

One of the city's most famous neighbourhoods, Haight Ashbury was the centre of…

read more


North Beach Festival © advencap

North Beach Festival

17 - 18 June 2017

Every year 'Little Italy' celebrates San Francisco's oldest street festival with…

read more


Chinatown, Los Angeles © Antoine Taveneaux

Chinese New Year Festival

February 2018 TBC

The greatest annual spectacle in Chinatown is the colourful Chinese New Year…

read more


Beer Sampler © Quinn Dombrowski

International Beer Festival

TBC

The biggest beer festival in the city is an annual event that features hundreds…

read more


Academy Awards © Greg Hernandez

Academy Awards

4 March 2018

The annual presentation of the Oscars is the biggest movie-related event in the…

read more


San Diego Comic Con © Jason Scragz

San Diego Comic Con International

20 - 23 July 2017

San Diego Comic Con is the place to be if you're a geek, fanboy, Trekkie, Twihard,…

read more


Knotts © Robert Bejil

Knotts Scary Farm

31 October 2017

Although Knott's Berry Farm is a year-round family attraction in Los Angeles,…

read more


Cinco de Mayo Dancers © dbking

Cinco de Mayo

5 May annually

Although it is actually a Mexican national holiday, Cinco de Mayo (5 May) is…

read more


The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. © RobBertholf

The Flower Fields

March and April annually

Every March and April, San Diego enjoys the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch as…

read more


McCoy Tyner © Gisle Hannemyr

Monterey Jazz Festival

15 - 17 September 2017

The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the oldest and most famous annual jazz festivals…

read more