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Oh, Hey May! Events Coming This Month to California

BeachLife Festival. Photo by J.P. Cordero.

BeachLife Festival

May 3-5

On the shores of Redondo Beach, Sting, Incubus and My Morning Jacket will headline this year’s weekend-long music celebration. Devo, ZZ Top, Seal and other favorites will also make appearances.

Old Town Cinco de Mayo

Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo

May 4-5

Old Town San Diego is the perfect destination for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in style. The charming neighborhood is steeped in history and culture, with brightly colored buildings, lively street performers and delicious Mexican cuisine at every turn. From the moment you step foot in Old Town, you’ll be transported to a world of festive fun and celebration.

Photo courtesy of Mill Valley Music Fest

Mill Valley Music Festival

May 11-12

This two-day outdoor arts and culture event features a diverse, multi-genre mix of national acts and local delights, coupled with world-class food, drink and art. Headliners include Fleet Foxes and Greensky Bluegrass.

Paso Wine Fest

Paso Wine Fest

May 16-19

For over 40 years, Paso Wine Fest has been the marquee showcase for Paso Robles wine. Experience 100+ wineries, live entertainment, artisans, winemakers, distilled spirits, VIP exclusives and elevated brand experiences at the Saturday Grand Tasting. Continue your Paso Wine experience at 100+ individual winery events throughout the weekend.

California Strawberry Festival

California Strawberry Festival

May 18-19

The California Strawberry Festival is back at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Located beachside with stunning views, Ventura’s lively downtown is blocks away, offering dining, hotels and nightlife. Indulge in your favorite strawberry treats like build-your-own shortcakes, chocolate-covered delights and refreshing strawberry beer. With over 40 food vendors, a Ninja Nation Obstacle Course, live music and a plethora of arts and crafts booths, there’s something for everyone. 

Stone Temple Pilots will perform on May 17th.

Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival

May 19-21

The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival continues to give Festival goers a fun and unique experience, offering three days of exquisite local wine, craft beer and top-name entertainment. The Main Stage will bring concert goers to their feet with Stone Temple Pilots and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Bring a blanket or low backed chair to kick back and enjoy—or get close and up front in the VIP Lounge. Balloons fly above Lake Skinner in the cool, early morning only.

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