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Beach Festivals for 2018 - Plan Your 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! Or maybe you want to avoid excess crowds and traffic by checking here first to see if a big event is going on where you were planning to go.
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Kite Festival Huntington Beach
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.
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Tall Ships Sail Into Oxnard - February 6-13, 2018 Mardi Gras in Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego - February 9-10, 2018 Lunar Year at Seaworld - February 10-25 Scottish Festival - Long Beach - February 17-18, 2018 MARCH - Southern California Beach Events & Festivals
Festival of the Whales - Dana Point - March 3-4, 2018 Beach Kite Party - Huntington Beach - March 10-11, 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival - Hermosa Beach - March 17, 2018 APRIL
Annual Old Town Fiesta Cinco De Mayo - San Diego - April 5-7, 2018 Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals - April 6-8, 2018 La Jolla Concours D'Elegance - April 7-8, 2018 Santa Barbara Kite Festival - April 8, 2018 Del Mar International Horse Show - April 8-12, 2018 Ventura Music Festival - April 12-15, 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - April 13-15, 2018 Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks - April 15, 2018 Newport Boat Show - April 19-22, 2018 Santa Barbara Vintner's Spring Weekend - April 19-23, 2018 California Wine Festival Orange County - April 20-21, 2018 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival - April 21-22, 2018 Santa Barbara Fair & Expo - April 25-29, 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival - April 26-May 3, 2018 Newport/Ensenada Yacht Race - April 27-29, 2018 Founding Day Festival - Santa Barbara - April 28, 2018 Mission Federal Artwalk - Little Italy, San Diego - April 28-29, 2018 Street Faire - Encinitas - April 28-29, 2018 Southern California Woodie Club and Car Show - Dana Point April 28, 2018 MAY - Southern California Beach Events & Festivals
Newport Beach Film Festival - April 26-May 3, 2018 The Village Faire - Carlsbad - May 6, 2018 Gator By The Bay - Zydeco, Blues, & Crawfish Music and Food Festival - San Diego - May 10-13, 2018 Festival of the Arts North Park - San Diego - May 19, 2018 Fiesta del Sol - Solana Beach - May 19-20, 2018 Doheny Blues Festival - Dana Point - May 19-20, 2018 Fiesta Hermosa - Hermosa Beach - May 26-28, 2018 June - Southern California Beach Events & Festivals
Art-A-Fair - Laguna Beach San Diego County Fair - sdfair.com San Diego Festival of the Arts - June 9-10, 2018 Baroque Music Festival, Corona Del Mar - June 17-24, 2018 Summer Solstice Celebration - Santa Barbara - June 22-24, 2018 Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-off - San Diego - June 23, 2018 Long Beach Bayou Festival & Mardis Gras - June 23-24, 2018 Main Street Summer Soulstice - Santa Monica - June 24, 2018 (tentative) Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach - June 29-September 2, 2018 JULY - Southern California Beach Events & Festivals
San Clemente Fireworks Show Fourth Of July Old Glory Boat Parade - Newport Beach Fireworks Spectacular - Dana Point Newport Beach 4th Of July Celebration Huntington Beach Pier Plaza Celebration - Art-A-Fair - Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach Big Bay Boom! - San Diego Moonlight Movies on the Beach - Long Beach 4th Of July Party On The Pier - Long Beach Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach - June 29-September 2, 2018 Fourth Of July Street Fair - Ventura - July 4, 2018 Huntington Beach 4th Of July Fireworks - July 4, 2018 4th Of July Fireworks Extravaganza - Doheny Beach, Dana Point- July 4, 2018 Santa Barbara Fourth of July Celebration - July 4, 2018 Festival of the Arts- Laguna Beach - July 5-September 1, 2018 California Wine Festival: Beachside Wine Festival - Santa Barbara - July 19-21, 201 8 San Clemente Ocean Festival - J uly 21-22, 2018 Long Beach Crawfish Festival - July 27-29, 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing & Beach Games - Huntington Beach - July 28-August 5, 2018 AUGUST - Southern California Beach Events & Festivals
Dana Point Lobsterfest - Dana Point Tiki Beach Festival - Long Beach US Sand Sculpting -- San Diego Taste of Main Street International Food Festival - Encinitas Santa Barbara Greek Festival Moonlight Movies on the Beach - Long Beach Art-A-Fair - Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach Huck Finn Fishing Derby for Kids - Huntington Beach Toni Young Hueneme Beach Festival Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach - June 29-September 2, 2018 Festival of the Arts- Laguna Beach - July 5-September 1, 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing & Beach Games - Huntington Beach - July 28-August 5, 2018 Oceanside International Film Festival - August 1-4, 2018 Old Spanish Days Fiesta - Santa Barbara - August 1-5, 2018 Ventura County Fair - August 1-12, 2018 Art in the Village - Carlsbad - August 12, 2018 SEPTEMBER
Fiesta Hermosa - Hermosa Beach Annual Oceanside Labor Day Pier Swim & Paddle Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point La Jolla Rough Water Swim Taste Of The Town Santa Barbara Surf & Turf Lobster Festival - Redondo Beach Adams Avenue Street Fair - San Diego Sawdust Art Festival - Laguna Beach - June 29-September 2, 2018 Festival of the Arts- Laguna Beach - July 5-September 1, 2018 Harbor Days - Oceanside - S eptember 15-16, 2018 OCTOBER
Sandcastle Contest - Corona del Mar Halloween Festival - Huntington Beach Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach California Avocado Festival - Carpinteria - October 5-7, 2018 Old Hometown Fair - Manhattan Beach - October 6-7, 2018 Little Italy Festa/Solo Italiano - San Diego - October 12-13, 2018 Annual Santa Barbara Seafood Festival - October 13, 2018 Doheny State Beach Annual Halloween Haunt - Dana Point - October 20, 2018 NOVEMBER
WSA Tournament - San Diego Dana Point Turkey Trot Encinitas Fall Festival - November 18, 2018 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 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 Christmas Light Boat Parade - Newport Beach Big Bay Balloon Parade - San Diego New Year's Eve Catalina Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival - Laguna Beach - November 17-December 16, 2018 Annual Parade of Lights - Santa Barbara - December 16, 2018
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Dec 01, 18 10:04 PM
Check this Huntington Beach California vacation guide to plan your stay, whether you camp or stay in the Hilton, body surf or sunbathe.
Dec 01, 18 09:49 PM
Beach town Encinitas California has several beaches, a botanical garden, an annual street fair and a lagoon for bird watching.
Dec 01, 18 09:26 PM
There's lots of fun at the Dana Point Marina, from shopping to dining, boating, fishing and whale watching.
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