California Summer Food Festival Guide

California plays host to numerous foodie festivals up and down the sunshine state. So we've done thr research and we're giving you the all the details on the best California food festivals happening this summer. Stay tuned for our ultimate beer & wine festival guide coming soon.

Lavender Festival

Cherry Valley - June 10th, 11th & 12th

Featuring lavender products, u-pick lavender, live music, food and seminars.

Cajun and Blues Festival

Lodi - June 25th & 26th

A family friendly weekend of Cajun food, fresh crawfish, Zydeco and Blues music.

Central Coast Oyster Festival

Avila Beach - July 9th

Festival featuring a range of prepared oysters, wine and beer surrounded by ocean views. Click here to purchase tickets.

LA Food Fest

Los Angeles - July 8th, 9th & 10th

LA's largest tasting event featuring award-winning restaurants, local chefs, a live culinary stage, DJ and games. So wear your comfortable pants and eat your way through LA!

Annual Citrus Festival

Santa Paula - July 15th, 16th & 17th

Taste locally grown lemons and oranges! Also featuring kids activities, parade, music and more!

Peach Festival

Marysville - July 15th & 16th

Partake in all things peaches...from peach BBQ burgers, peach salsa, peach pie, peach lemonade. peach egg rolls and more! [free admission]

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Gilroy - July 29th, 30th & 31st

The heart of the Garlic Festival is the famous gourmet alley, a giant outdoor kitchen with award-wining chef's cooking up a pyro food display. Another crowd favorite is the garlic ice cream! Get your tickets here.

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Oxnard - July 30th & 31st

Celebrating all things salsa - food, music and dance. Don't miss the salsa tasting tent and salsa dancing lessons. Get your tickets here.

Pear Fair

Courtland - July 31st

Celebrating the Bartlett pear harvest.

Crawfish Festival

Long Beach - August 5th, 6th & 7th

Serving up the best Cajun crawish along with Cajun and Zydeco bands. Billed as the nation's largest Crawfish Festival experience outside of Louisiana.

68th Annual Corn Festival

La Habra - August 5th, 6th & 7th

Enjoy music, rides and hot buttery corn!

Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival

Watsonville - August 6th & 7th

Partake in the celebration of all things strawberry!

Lemon Festival

Chula Vista - August 7th

The lemon festival highlights Chula Vista's reign as the lemon capital of the world with live bands, hundreds of booths and everything lemon.

Woodland Tomato Festival

Woodland - August 13th

Celebrating the Yolo County tomato with salsa and tomato tastings, cooking demonstrations, music and creative tomato cuisine.

Gravenstein Apple Fair

Sebastopol - August 13th & 14th

The sweetest fair in Sonoma County celebrating apples with live music, food, beer, activities, sweets and of course the famous and tasty heirloom Gravenstein apples.

Long Beach BBQ Festival

Long Beach - August 19th, 20th & 21st

Billed as the West's best BBQ Festival!

LA Taco Festival

Los Angeles - August 20th

Featuring LA's most delicious tacos.

Banana Festival

Sacramento - August 20th & 21st

A two day festival celebrating all things Banana in the state's capital.

Annual Sausage & Beer Festival

Cherry Valley - August 20th & 21st

Featuring various beers and sausages and the popular stein holding competition.

Eat Drink SF

San Francisco - August 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th

Eat Drink SF is San Francisco's premier annual food, wine and beer festival featuring four days of foodie events. Get your tickets here.

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival

San Francisco - September 10th & 11th

Celebrate the Bay's most famous chocolate...featuring chocolate tastings, wine, ice cream, chocolate school, chef demonstrations and more.

Lodi Grape Festival

Lodi - September 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th

Featuring local grapes, games, rides, food and concerts from Sammy Kershaw, War and Great White.

To find year round festivals remember to check out our festivals page here.