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Plan Your Beach Vacation
Or Weekend Fun

These Southern California beach events and festivals can be a great excuse to take a vacation to a particular beach town. Or, if you will already be there, you can add it to your list of fun things to do!

Don't forget to bookmark this page so you can come back again and again throughout the year and find out about great events as we update them.

The events and festivals within each month take place all over the Southern California coast, from Santa Barbara County to Ventura County to Los Angeles County to Orange County to San Diego County. You'll find fun things to do in most of the beach towns, most months of the year.

We will be announcing upcoming Southern California beach events and festivals regularly on our RSS feed. To subscribe, click on the orange button on the navigation bar to the left.

FEBRUARY 

  • Scottish Festival - Long Beach

  • Mardi Gras in Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego

MARCH 

  • Santa Barbara Whale Festival 
  • Festival of the Whales - Dana Point
  • Beach Kite Party - Huntington Beach
  • Doheny Grunion Night - Dana Point
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - Hermosa Beach

APRIL 

  • Surf City Alive Easter Sunrise Service - Huntington Beach
  • Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals
  • La Jolla Concours D'Elegance
  • Doheny Wood - Dana Point
  • Santa Barbara Kite Festival
  • Del Mar National Horse Show
  • Newport Boat Show
  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
  • California Wine Festival Orange County
  • Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
  • Newport/Ensenada Yacht Race
  • Street Faire - Encinitas
  • Seal Beach Classic Car Show
  • Santa Barbara Fair & Expo
  • Annual Santa Barbara Sea Festival

MAY

  • Ventura Music Festival
  • Annual Old Town Fiesta Cinco De Mayo - San Diego
  • The Village Faire - Carlsbad
  • Zydeco, Blues, & Crawfish Music and Food Festival - San Diego
  • Smooth Jazz Festival - Newport Beach
  • Duck-A-Thon - Huntington Beach 
  • North Park Festival of the Arts - San Diego
  • Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point
  • Fiesta Hermosa - Hermosa Beach

June

  • Dana Harbor Boat Show
  • Catalina Island Flying Fish Festival
  • Santa Monica Festival
  • Fiesta del Sol - Solana Beach
  • Contemporary Arts and Crafts Market - Santa Monica
  • Marina del Rey Halibut Derby
  • World Oceans Day - Santa Barbara
  • San Diego County Fair
  • Baroque Music Festival, Corona Del Mar
  • Summer Solstice Celebration - Santa Barbara
  • Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off - San Diego
  • La Jolla Festival of the Arts
  • Long Beach Bayou Festival & Mardis Gras
  • Tall Ships Festival - Oxnard
  • Art-A-Fair - Laguna Beach
  • Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach
  • Pirate Invasion of the Belmont Pier - Long Beach

JULY Beach Events 

  • Art-A-Fair - Laguna  Beach:  June 26-August 30, 2015
  • Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna  Beach:  June 26-August 30, 2015
  • Festival of the Arts- Laguna  Beach: July 5-August 31, 2015
  • 4th Of July Party On The Pier - Long Beach:  July 4-5, 2015
  • Fourth Of July Street Fair - Ventura:  July 4, 2015 
  • Huntington Beach 4th Of July Fireworks: July 4, 2015
  • Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Celebration: July 3-5, 2015
  • San Clemente Fireworks Show:  July 4, 2015
  • Fourth Of July Old Glory Boat Parade - Newport Beach:  July 4, 2015
  • Fireworks Spectacular - Dana Point:  July 4, 2015
  • Newport Beach 4th Of July Celebration:  July 4, 2015
  • Santa Barbara Fourth of July Celebration:  July 4, 2015
  • Big Bay Boom! - San Diego:  July 4, 2015
  • Moonlight Movies on the Beach - Long Beach:  June 22-August 27, 2015
  • California Wine Festival: Beachside Wine Festival - Santa Barbara:  July 18, 2015
  • San Clemente Ocean Festival:  Julay 18-19, 2015
  • Vans US Open of Surfing & Beach Games - Huntington Beach:  July 25-August 2, 2015

AUGUST 

  • Santa Barbara Greek Festival:  August 1-2, 2015
  • Art-A-Fair - Laguna  Beach
  • Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna  Beach
  • Festival of the Arts- Laguna  Beach
  • Old Spanish Days Fiesta - Santa Barbara
  • Ventura County Fair
  • Moonlight Movies on the Beach - Long Beach
  • Long Beach Crawfish Festival
  • Art in the Village - Carlsbad
  • Huck Finn Fishing Derby for Kids - Huntington Beach
  • Toni Young Hueneme Beach Festival
  • Oceanside International Film Festival
  • Dana Point Lobsterfest - Dana Point
  • Tiki Beach Festival  - Long Beach
  • US Sand Sculpting -- San Diego
  • Taste of Main Street International Food Festival - Encinitas

SEPTEMBER 

  • Fiesta Hermosa - Hermosa Beach
  • Annual Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim & Paddle
  • Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
  • La Jolla Rough Water Swim -- cancelled for 2014, come back 2015
  • Taste Of The Town Santa Barbara
  • Surf & Turf Lobster Festival - Redondo Beach
  • Adams Avenue Street Fair - San Diego
  • Harbor Days - Oceanside

OCTOBER 

  • Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach
  • Old Hometown Fair - Manhattan Beach  
  • Sandcastle Contest - Corona del Mar
  • California Avocado Festival - Carpinteria   
  • Annual Santa Barbara Seafood Festival
  • Little Italy Festa - San Diego
  • Doheny State Beach Annual Halloween Haunt - Dana Point
  • Halloween Festival - Huntington Beach

NOVEMBER 

  • WSA Tournament - San Diego
  • Encinitas Fall Festival
  • Dana Point Turkey Trot
  • Surfing Santa at Seaport Village - San Diego

DECEMBER 

  • North Park Toyland Parade - San Diego
  • Seal Beach Holiday Parade
  • Dana Point Parade of Lights - Dana Point Harbor
  • Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights - San Diego
  • Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights
  • Annual Parade of Lights - Santa Barbara
  • San Diego Bay Parade Of Lights - San Diego
  • Christmas Boat Parade - Redondo Beach
  • Naples Island Annual Holiday Boat Parade - Long Beach
  • Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights - Huntington Beach
  • Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival - Laguna Beach
  • Christmas Light Boat Parade  - Newport Beach
  • Big Bay Balloon Parade - San Diego
  • New Year's Eve Catalina

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