2016 Events in California

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

22 November 2016

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

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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 Pride Parade and Celebration

25 - 26 June 2016

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

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San Francisco Carnaval

28 - 29 May 2016

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

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Chinese New Year Parade

20 February 2016

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

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Haight Ashbury Street Fair

12 June 2016

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

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North Beach Festival

11 - 12 June 2016

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

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Chinese New Year Festival

13 February 2016

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

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International Beer Festival

21 May 2016

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

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San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

3 - 19 June 2016

The Bay area has been hailed as one of the dance capitals of the country and…

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Academy Awards

28 February 2016

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

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San Diego Comic Con International

21 - 24 July 2016

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

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Knotts Scary Farm

31 October 2016

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

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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

March and April annually

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

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Monterey Jazz Festival

16 - 18 September 2016

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

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