This list of Northern California Festivals for 2014 can help you plan out your Spring Break and summer plans. Whether you like trying new foods or exploring local arts and crafts booths, these festivals will give you a vast range of options to choose from.
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival
Northern California Festivals
April 12 | Banff Street Festival in Redding:
This Street Fair has it all: rock climbing, outdoor recreation groups, local outfitters, and various vendors all out on the streets in front of the Cascade Theatre where the Banff Mountain Film Festival is held. Admission is free. April 19 | California Nut Festival in Chico:
for the California Nut Festival! This Northern California festival is perfect for foodies of all kinds with food and beverage tastings. Admission is $25 in advance (online) or $30 at the door. May 31 - June 1 | Summer Arts & Music Festival in Benbow:
This arts and music festival, located among the beautiful California Redwoods
, is the perfect weekend getaway. Camp nearby
and enjoy great music, food, and local crafts. Admission is $15 a day or $25 for both days
. May 15-16 | Arts Festival in Arcata:
Hosted during Humboldt State's graduation week, this is the perfect festival to attend as a new graduate! It features art exhibits, local crafts, and food provided by local businesses. Admission is $10 for adults $5 for kids with free parking.
Flickr-Daphne June 6 | Oyster Festival in Arcata:
Love Oysters? Then you have to check out this festival that's ranked seventh out of the top ten food festivals in the world. That's saying a lot of this small town in Northern California! There is lot to see and do during this festival so make sure to check out their sweet website
. Admission is free.
Oyster Festival June 15 |Fish Festival in Trinidad:
Ever wanted to go inside a real lighthouse? Attend the Fish Festival in Trinidad and you can! You'll also be able to eat all the fish you can at discount prices! Admission is free. June 14-August 3 | Lavender Farms in Mt. Shasta:
Rows upon rows of beautiful lavender, lavender products, and a scent you'll never want to leave! Not quite a festival but something you'll definitely want to plan on seeing if you're in Northern California.
Flickr-slicedgeek July 4-6 | Artisan Market and Street Fair Mt. Shasta:
Every 4th of July Mount Shasta hosts a walk/run celebration and parade coupled with a Street Fair the rest of the weekend. Plan your visit to walk or run in the morning enjoying live music and vendor goodies and then visit the Street Fair after. Admission to the Street Fair is free. Check out the Mountain Runners website
for registration info for the walk/run. July 26-27 | Westhaven Blackberry Festival in Trinidad:
Pick up some blackberry jam or a pie while enjoying live music. Or you can enjoy a hamburger at this even to benefit the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department. September 20-21 | Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival in Guerneville:
Admission is $50 with two day passes available for $80
. Find events you're interested in? Did we miss one? Let us know in the comments below! Source: California's Redwood Coast Events Cover Photo from Flirckr-Humbolt Sate University