FESTIVALS

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JANUARY (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

3rd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
BLYTHE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Colorado River Fairgrounds

591 Olive Lake Blvd., Blythe, CA 92225

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FEBRUARY (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
QUEEN MARY SCOTSFESTIVAL

Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

4th WEEKEND (FRDAY-SUNDAY
FIDDLING FROG DANCE FESTIVAL

Pasadena Masonic Temple

200 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY
THE RIVERSIDE DICKENS FESTIVAL

3585 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501

951-781-3168

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MARCH (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1ST WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
LAGUNA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

Call Miriam for gate clearance:  949-680-9946 or 949-770-7026 (home)

Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
OLD TOWN TEMECULA BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Old Town/ Front St., Temecula CA 92590

MARCH (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
SONORA CELTIC FAIRE

Mother Lode Fairgrounds

Sonora, CA 95370

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
ARIZONA SCOTTISH GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES

Steele Indian School Park

300 E Indian School Rd., Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85012

APRIL (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL

California Lutheran University

60 W Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

3rd WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)

SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL

Melody Ranch ™ Motion Picture Studio

24715 Oakcreek Ave, Newhall, CA 91321

APRIL (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
KERN COUNTY SCOTTISH GATHERING AND GAMES

Kern County Fairgrounds

1142 South P St., Bakersfield CA 

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY– SUNDAY)
SACRAMENTO VALLEY SCOTTISH GAMES & FESTIVAL

Yolo County Fairgrounds

1125 East St, Woodland, CA 95776

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
TARTAN DAY SCOTTISH FAIRE 

Ardenwood Historical Farm

34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont, CA 94555

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
LAS VEGAS CELTIC GATHERING & HIGHLAND GAMES

Floyd Lamb Park 

9200 Tule Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89131

4th WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Empire Polo Club

81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201

4th WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
MERLEFEST

Campus of Wilkes Community College

1328 S Collegiate Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

MAY (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
OJAI STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Ojai Arts Center

113 S. Montgomery St., Ojai, CA 93023

Presented by Performances to Grow On

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
RAMONA BLUEGRASS AND OLD WEST FESTIVAL

421 Aqua Ln., Ramona, CA 92065

3rd WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SATURDAY)
LOS ANGELES OLD-TIME SOCIAL

Thursday:

1642, 1642 Temple Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Friday:

The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Saturday:

American Legion Hall Post #206, 227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park, CA 90042

3rd WEEKEND (SUNDAY ONLY)
TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST AND FOLK FESTIVAL

Paramount Ranch

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Presented by Topanga Banjo Fiddle Concert

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL

Doheny State Beach

25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
CAJUN & BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rancho Santa Susana Community Park

5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93063

MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
GATOR BY THE BAY (ZYDECO, BLUES AND CRAWFISH FESTIVAL)

Spanish Landing Park

North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SCOTTISH FEST

Orange County Fair and Event Center

88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

LAST WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
CLAREMONT FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Presented by Folk Music Center

MAY (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
PARKFIELD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Vineyard Canyon Rd. and Cholame Rd., Parkfield, CA 93451

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
PRESCOTT HIGHLAND GAMES

Watson Lake Park

Hwy 89, Prescott, AZ

3rd WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SATURDAY)
CALIFORNIA AUTOHARP GATHERING

St. Nicholas Ranch

38526 Dunlap Rd., Dunlap, CA 93621

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (FRIDAY-MONDAY)
NORTHWEST FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Seattle Center

305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109

JUNE (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKENDS (SATURDAYS ONLY)
SAM HINTON FOLK HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Old Poway Park

14134 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064

Presented by San Diego Folk Heritage

3rd WEEKENDS (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

Rainbow Lagoon

East Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

FATHERS DAY WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
HUCK FINN JUBILEE

Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park

800 Archibald Ave., Ontario, CA 91764

FATHERS DAY WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Live Oak Camp

4600 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

FATHERS DAY WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)
THE BIG IRISH FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL

El Dorado Regional Park III

7550 East Wardlow Dr., Long Beach, CA 90815

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SAN DIEGO SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING OF THE CLANS

Brengle Terrace Park

1200 Vale Terrace Dr, Vista, CA 92084

JUNE (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)
SCOTTISH DAYS & HIGHLAND GAMES

Thanksgiving Point Electric Park

3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
NEWPORT CELTIC FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES

Lincoln County Fairgrounds

880 NE 7th Street, Newport, Oregon 97365

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SAN FRANCISCO FREE FOLK FESTIVAL

Presidio Middle School

450 30th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
PROSSER SCOTTISH FEST&HIGHLAND GAMES

Port of Benton Wine and Food Park’

Prosser, WA

FATHERS DAY WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
CBA FATHER'S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Nevada County Fairgrounds

11228 McCourtney Rd Grass Valley, CA 95949

4th WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
THE KATE WOLF MUSIC FESTIVAL

Black Oak Ranch

50350 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA 95454

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SALEM WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL

Riverfront Park

200 Water St., NE, Salem, OR 97301

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
FLAGSTAFF FOLK FESTIVAL

Coconino Center for the Arts & Pioneer Museum

2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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SCOTTISH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Santa Cruz, CA

JULY (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SANTA BARBARA FRENCH FESTIVAL (FREE)

Oak Park

300 West Alamar Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93105

THURSDAY EVENINGS
CULVER CITY SUMMER SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL

City Hall Courtyard

9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
NOHO MIDSUMMER NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

ARC Center

6456 Whitsett Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91606

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
SANTA CLARITA AMERICANA FOLK FESTIVAL

Rivendale Park

24675 The Old Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Presented by L.A. SummerFest at Rivendale

JULY (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND (THURSDAY– SUNDAY)
HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Plumas County Fairgrounds

204 Fairground Rd, Quincy, CA 95971

2nd WEEKEND (THURSDAY - SUNDAY)
CALIFORNIA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nevanda County Fairgrounds

11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley 95945

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)
YAKIMA VALLEY FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

Yakima Valley Museum and Franklin Park

Yakima, WA

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
ATHENA CALEDONIAN FESTIVAL

Athena, Oregon

2nd WEEKEND (WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY)
WOODY GUTHRIE FESTIVAL

Okemah, OK 74859

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)
PAYSON SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

250 North Main St., Payson, UT 8465

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)
PORTLAND HIGHLAND GAMES

Mt. Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SKAGIT VALLEY HIGHLAND GAMES

Edgewater Park

Mt Vernon, WA 98273

3rd WEEKEND (THURSDAY - SUNDAY)
NORTHWEST STRING SUMMIT

Horning's Hideout

North Plains, OR

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
BAINBRIDGE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Battle Point Park

Bainbridge Island, WA

AUGUST (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

THURSDAY EVENINGS
CULVER CITY SUMMER SUNSET MUSIC FESTIVAL

City Hall Courtyard

9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

1st WEEKENDS (SUNDAY ONLY)
SEA CHANTEY FESTIVAL

Star of India

1306 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA

1st WEEKENDS (SATURDAY-SUNDAY
LONG BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

Rainbow Lagoon

(400-403) Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

3rd WEEKENDS (FRIDAY-SUNDAY
SUMMERGRASS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083

AUGUST (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
PICKATHON

Pendarvis Farm

Mt. Scott (close to 16581 SE Hagen Rd, Happy Valley, OR, 97086)

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY - SUNDAY)
MONTEREY SCOTTISH GAMES AND CELTIC FESTIVAL

Monterey County Fairgrounds

2004 Fairground Rd., Monterey CA 93940

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY)
SPOKANE HIGHLAND GAMES

Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

404 N. Havana St. . Spokane, WA 99202

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY - SUNDAY)
COLORADO SCOTTISH FESTIVAL

Highland Heritage Park

9651 S. Quebec, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

2nd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
GOOD OLD FASHIONED BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

San Benito County Fairgrounds - Bolado Park

9000 Airline Hwy, Tres Pinos, CA 95075

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL

La Plaza Park

Cotati, CA 94931

4th WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
SANTA FE BLUEGRASS AND OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL

Santa Fe County Fairgrounds 

3229 Rodeo Rd.. Santa Fe, NM 87507

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY - SUNDAY)
BITTERROOT SCOTTISH & IRISH FESTIVAL

Marcus Daly Mansion

251 Eastside Hwy, Hamilton, Mt 59840

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY - SUNDAY)
KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL

Quiet Valley Ranch

3876 Medina Hwy., Kerrville, Texas 78028

SEPTEMBER(SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
TOSHIBA TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL

24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629

3rd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
MILLPOND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Millpond Recreation Area

Bishop, CA

3rd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
PASADENA GREEK FEST

Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church

778 South Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena, CA

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
JULIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Menghini Winery

1150 Julian Orchards Road, Julian, CA 92036

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
OLD TIME FIDDLE CONTEST

West Park Auditorium

410 W. D Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561

3rd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
GET SHAMROCKED IRISH FESTIVAL (Celtic Punk & Rock)

Town Square Park

1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
LONG BEACH FOLK REVIVAL FESTIVAL

Rainbow Lagoon

[400-403] Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

4th WEEKEND (SUNDAY ONLY)
THE BIG SQUEEZE: O.C. ACCORDION FESTIVAL

OC Fair & Events Center

88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

SEPTEMBER (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

LABOR DAY WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
TUMBLEWEED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Howard Amon Park

Richland, WA

LABOR DAY WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GATHERING AND GAMES

Alameda County Fairgrounds

4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

LABOR DAY WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GATHERING AND GAMES

Alameda County Fairgrounds

4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566

1st WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL

Nevada County Fairgrounds

11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95949

1st WEEKEND (THURSDAY-SUNDAY)
LONGS PEAK SCOTTISH-IRISH HILAND FESTIVAL

Estes Park, CO

2nd WEEKEND (THURSDAY-MONDAY)
STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Nevada County Fairgrounds

Grass Valley, CA

3rd WEEKEND (WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY)
BERKELEY OLD-TIME MUSIC CONVENTION

Berkeley, CA

1st WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL

Village Green Park

Sisters, OR

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Henningsen-Lotus Park

Coloma, CA (1 hour East of Sacramento)

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
PICKING IN THE PINESBLUEGRASS AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

Flagstaff, AZ

3rd WEEKEND (FRIDAY - SUNDAY)
BLUEGRASSIN' IN THE FOOTHILLS

Amador County Fairgrounds

18621 Sherwood & School Streets, Plymouth, CA

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
CELTIC HARVEST FESTIVAL

Verde Valley School

Sedona, AZ

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
FRESNO HIGHLAND GATHERING & GAMES

Kearney Park

6725 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA 93706

OCTOBER (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant

2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

1ST WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
UNDERWOOD FARMS FOLK FESTIVAL

Underwood Family Farm

3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021

BAKERSFIELD CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL (FRIDAY-SATURDAY)

CSUB Amphitheater

9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311

2nd WEEKEND (SUNDAY ONLY)
GOLETA OLD-TIME FIDDLERS' CONVENTION AND FESTIVAL

Stow House

304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA

2nd WEEKEND (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
SEASIDE HIGHLAND GAMES

Seaside Park - Ventura County Fairgrounds

10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
UNDERWOOD FARMS FALL WESTERN FESTIVAL

Underwood Family Farm

3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA 93021

3rd WEEKEND (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
RAGFEST

Steamers Jazz Club

138 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

714-871-8800

LAST THURDAY
DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL/DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation

1201 W. Malven Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833

OCTOBER (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

1st WEEKENDS (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)
HARDLY STRICTLYBLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park

San Francisco, CA

4th WEEKENDS (SATURDAY-SUNDAY)
ALL HALLOWS FANTASY FAIRE

Mother Lode Fairgrounds 

220 Southgate Dr., Sonora, CA 95370

NOVEMBER (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

4th WEEKEND (SATURDAY ONLY)
LONG BEACH FOLK REVIVAL FESTIVAL

Historic Old Pine Avenue

643 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

NOVEMBER (BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

LAST WEEKEND (FRIDAY –SUNDAY)
TUSCON CELTIC FESTIVAL

Rillito Raceway Park

4502 N. First Ave., Tucson , AZ 85704

DECEMBER(BEYOND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

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