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Festivals

Party time! Chowhounds discuss the best food festivals (and festivals with food) around the country. Weigh in on your favorites and give advice about travel and more.

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

Music festival food has come a long way since the first few, like 1967’s Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain where the only thing anyone ate was LSD dropped on the crowd by the Grateful Dead’s “personal...
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Old Fisherman's Wharf 176th Birthday Party, Oct 10, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

When: Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Wharf (GPS to 101 Washington Street, Monterey, CA) More details about the family-friendly activitie...

8th Annual Egyptian Festival, Oct 9 & 10, Redwood City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

"Authentic Egyptian cuisine, Egyptian art & bazaar, Arabic music, Kids corner, Face painting & Bounce house" Archangel Michael & St. Mercurious Coptic Orthodox Church 401 Hudson Street Redwood...

Oaxaca by the Sea, Sunday Aug 8, Seaside

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"The City of Seaside says it will be hosting a traditional Oaxacan celebration called "Oaxaca by the Sea" this coming Sunday. This is the first time the City has held the event, and it is set to...

Encuentro Multicultural de Pueblos Indígenas (Multicultural Encounter of Indigenous Peoples), Sunday Aug 8, Napa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Este domingo 8 de agosto. ¡Los invitamos al evento del Encuentro Multicultural de Pueblos Indígenas! Vengan a presenciar danzas, a probar de rica comida, y música buena! •El evento será de 11...

Salinas Juneteenth Celebration, June 19, 1pm to 4pm

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Salinas Time to Shine! Food, Vendors and Music Rodeo Grounds Salinas 1PM to 4PM Masks and COVID Guidelines Enforced" https://www.instagram.com/salinasjuneteenth/ 1034 N Main St, Salina...

Seaside Juneteeth, June 19, Laguna Grande Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Monterey Peninsula College UMOJA and A2MEND are co-sponsoring Seaside's Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, starting at 1:00 pm at Laguna Grande Park Juneteenth celebrates African-American's cl...

Santa Cruz Juneteenth, June 19

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Saturday, June 19th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Laurel Park Enjoy music, poetry, dance, delicious soul food, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest, and the annual sack race! Our line-up currentl...

Juneteenth Los Altos, June 19

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Los Altos Juneteenth Learn and Celebrate Freedom Food - Vendors - Wine - Music - Poetry - Auction - Speakers - Art June 19th Saturday 2021, 1- 5pm 199 University Ave - Lincoln Park, Down...

5th Annual Marin City Juneteenth Festival, June 19

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"THIS SATURDAY COME CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH AT MARIN CITY’S 5th ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL!! 11am - 6pm Theme: IT TAKES A VILLAGE Collaboration between old school and new school organizers to b...

40th Annual Juneteenth in the Park, June 19, San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"This is the African American Community Service Agency's 40th year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival in San Jose. For over 39 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley h...

Juneteenth on the Waterfront, June 19, San Francisco Ferry Building

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Join us for Juneteenth on the Waterfront this Saturday, June 19 from 8am-2pm! Celebrate local Black-owned businesses and commemorate this historic holiday with a day of community and delicious ...

Juneteenth Black Liberation Walking Tour & Flint's BBQ, June 19, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

"Come celebrate Juneteenth with us! Tomorrow's menu: Sliced BBQ Beef Links, BBQ Baked Beans, Green Beans, and a slice of bread! Event is from 11am - 4pm 1st come 1st serve!" Juneteenth, June ...

Celebrating Passover 2021: March 27-April 4...

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by gutreactions 7 months ago

How will it be different than it was last year? My family zoomed it last time. Will you be preparing traditional specialties at home, or will you order take-out? Where do you like to shop for the b...

'Year of the Ox' Celebration kicks off 2/12...

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by gutreactions 9 months ago

The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration starts on Friday, Feb. 12th and runs for a week. It is the 'Year of the Ox' this time around. If you are an intrepid cook, it's a fine time to get your old wo...

12/9 to 13 Halal Fest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

America's largest Halal restaurant week and Eid festival started yesterday featuring restaurants across the SF Bay Area with dining discounts. Good selection of participating restaurants (see l...

Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Nov 16-22

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches it...

Fair Food Frenzy, 11/6 to 11/8, Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

"Join Cloverdale Citrus Fair, Extreme Food and Beverage, Dynamite Kettle Corn and The Sleek Greek this weekend to get your Fair Food Fix! This drive thru event runs Friday-Sunday from 11am-8pm. On ...

Food Justice Film Festival, Sept 24-27 (free online)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Join us for a free #FoodJusticeFilmFestival with award-winning films and panel discussions with the filmmakers, farmers and activists. Featured Films: Gather (Sep. 24) Invisible Vegan (Sep...

Bastille Day, July 14th: time to think French...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Will you be marking the day with some French favorites from your kitchen? Perhaps a meal out at a French bistro? I do enjoy the French culinary and we will be visiting a popular Gallic spot in our ...

California Olive Oils

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The California State Fair & Food Festival, a 166-year tradition, has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. To help support the agricultural companies that normally enter the competition, the fai...