Festivals – Where You'll Find Us

JUNE 2014


Sonoma Marin Fair
June 18 - 22
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center,175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952. 

There is something fun to discover around every corner at the Sonoma-Marin Fair! Here are just a few of the highlights – Clo’s Corner Kids’ Park, Funnel Cake Express Eating Contest, Strolling Entertainment, Hypnotist Chris Mabrey, Carnival, Food and Wine Features, Wine Tasting Daily in the Wine Garden and More!

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Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
June 20 - 22
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA

The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival promotes “conscious” music. Conscious music is music with a message of peace, unity and brotherhood, which transcends the divisions of race and culture.
Over the past twenty years we have endeavored to build a community where Conscious music, Roots music, and World music is embraced. Where bringing diverse people from many lands together in celebration yields more than just the sum of each individual present, but something much grander.

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Kate Wolf Music Festival
June 27 - 29
Beautiful Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA United States

The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music. Black Oak Ranch, the Mendocino home to the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow-a circus camp for kids, is three hours north of San Fancisco and two hours south of Arcata.

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High Times Cannabis Cup
June 28 - 29
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA

What is a Cannabis Cup?It’s a two-day trade show/EXPO incorporating vendor booths in a main building with an extended outdoor component for additional vendor booths. This year’s event will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa).

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JULY 2014


Marin County Fair
July 2 - 6
Marin County Civic Center

Concerts, 28 carnival rides, attractions and exhibits are free with gate admission – a family-friendly one-price gate! CONCERTS: (All concerts free with gate admission in Play Fair Pavilion) Wed, July 2 Huey Lewis and the News  7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3 The Wailers  7:30 p.m. Friday, July 4 La Santa Cecilia 3 p.m. MarchFourth Marching Band 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5 Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet 3 p.m. Night Ranger 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6 Elvin Bishop 3 p.m. Joan Jett…

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High Sierra Music Festival
July 3 - 6
Unnamed Venue, Quincy, CA

Music Lineup: Widespread Panic • STS9 • Ms. Lauryn Hill • Beats Antique • Trampled By Turtles • Lord Huron • The Del McCoury Band • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood • Lettuce • Punch Brothers • Greensky Bluegrass • Thao & The Get Down Stay Down • Hard Working Americans • Darkwave (Medeski, Skerik & Deitch) • The Budos Band • Incidental Animals • The Polish Ambassador w/ a special appearance by Wildlight Carolina • Chocolate Drops • The Travelin’ McCourys • Bill Frisell – GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE! featuring Greg Leisz • Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen • Ernest Ranglin & Avila, and many more!

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Wanderlust
July 17 - 20
Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, CA

Wanderlust Festivals are all-out, ecstatic celebrations. We bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts, renowned speakers, exquisite chefs, and  thrilling performers, weaving together an experience that surprises and delights. Whether you’re exploring our multi-day mountaintop adventures or gathering for a daylong urban retreat, Wanderlust events are an opportunity to unplug from the ordinary and discover the extraordinary. These are yoga events that start on your mat and get under skin. It goes in your ears and comes dancing out your fingers and toes.

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Northern Nights Music Festival
July 18 - 20
Cook's Valley Campground, 83950 Cook’s Valley Road, Mendocino/Humboldt Countyline, CA

Northern Nights Music Festival is a 3-day celebration of music, art, food, and culture. The Festival takes place on July 18th – 20th 2014, the third weekend in July. The location, Cook’s Valley Campground, has hosted highly acclaimed music festivals for more than 20 years. Our mission: Producing this annual Festival with passionate support for & strong understanding of emerging underground music industries, featuring sought out producers & DJs from around the globe.

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Reggae on the River
July 31 - August 3
French's Camp, Piercy, CA

On the heels of Reggae On The River’s® sold-out French’s Camp homecoming, the global reggae family is abuzz with excitement, as the Mateel Community Center now gets ready to pull out all the stops in celebration of 30 years of the iconic festival.Recognized as one of the longest running reggae music events in the world, Reggae On The River®is an annual pilgrimage held along the banks of the majestic Eel River in the heart of Southern Humboldt County and fans have flocked here for three decades to experience the best in reggae/ world music and local/ international culture.

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AUGUST 2014


Petaluma Music Festival

August 2
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Event Center, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952 United States

Petaluma Music Festival Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 – Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, Petaluma FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS The 7th Annual Petaluma Music Festival will feature: *  14 fantastic bands on 3 stages, including nationally recognized artists *  A shaded seating section for VIP ticket holders and sponsors with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer *  The fine beers of the Lagunitas Brewing Company *  Free drinking water *  A variety of specialty food, merchandise, and local business vendors *  State-of-the-art sound system and staging…

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Beloved

August 8 - 11
Unnamed Venue, Tidewater, OR United States

Through the ages, we have called upon the One for Whom we yearn in countless ways, through myriad names. The term “The Beloved” embraces all of these names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity. Beloved is also a four-day camping, art, and music festival on the Oregon Coast. We intend to present sacred music to help eradicate the illusion of separation from each other, from the earth and from The Beloved. Why Sacred Music? We believe that the…

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Gravenstein Apple Fair

August 9 - 10
Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol, CA United States

The Gravenstein Apple Fair is hosted by Sonoma County Farm Trails and has a long and rich history in Sonoma County. Sebastopol staged its first Apple Show in 1910 on Main Street in a tent across from the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Depot. This small event celebrating the tart but sweet apple called the Gravenstein became an annual bash occurring every August, focused on showcasing apples and apple products during the peak of their season. The fair annually sported…

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Cotati Accordion Festival

August 16 - 17
La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA United States

Join the Fun at the 24th Annual Cotati Accordion Festival! The Cotati Accordion Festival is a non-profit multi-cultural, multi-generational music extravaganza! The festival includes the Jam Tent, the Polka Tent, and Zydeco Dance Party, the arts and crafts vendors, and plenty of food, wine and beer. Sat. & Sun. August 16 & 17, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.


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 Sonoma County VegFest

August 16
Finley Community Center, 2060 W College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA United States

A Celebration of Compassion Welcome to the Sonoma County VegFest, Sonoma County’s first celebration of compassionate, healthy and environmentally responsible living. This exciting day-long event is coming to the lovely Finley Community Center in the summer of 2014. The Sonoma County VegFest will highlight the far-reaching benefits of the national shift towards plant-based food sources and show how easy and delicious it is to thrive on a diet free of animal products. This event will be enjoyed indoor and outdoor…

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Taste of Petaluma

August 23
Downtown Petaluma

The 9th Annual Taste of Petaluma Sponsored by Rocky and Rosie! Sat. Aug. 23, 2014, 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM Downtown Petaluma’s Culinary Journey Embark on a culinary journey of our finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and food purveyors, galleries and shops. Sample everything that Petaluma’s upscale culinary scene has to offer in one afternoon. Over 50 of Petaluma’s finest chefs, food purveyors, wineries and breweries will tempt you with their talents. Let the Fun Begin! Use your Street Map and Menu to…

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Peace in the Park

August 23
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

About Peace in the Park Peace in the Park festival lets you explore a variety of ways to unplug and unwind while living in a fast-paced urban environment. It’s an opportunity of find yourself, feel good and engage with our beautiful community in a fun, inspiring and healthy atmosphere. On Saturday, August 23rd, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this free festival will feature world music, dances, tai-chi, hatha yoga, life-enhancing seminars, kids activities, peace exhibits, and meditation experiences in…

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SEPTEMBER 2014


Bhakti Fest West

September 4 - 7
Joshua Tree

Our Vision Bhakti Fest is a festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice,…

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Sonoma County Heirloom Festival

September 9 - 11
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA United States

The National Heirloom Exposition is a not-for-profit event centered around the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. Our third annual event held mid-September 2013 in Santa Rosa, California drew more than 18,000 people from around the country and beyond. With more than 100 speakers and 300 natural food vendors, the event was the largest gathering in pure food history! The Heirloom Expo has gained incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public–so much so…

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Green Festival LA
September 12 - 14
Unnamed Venue, Los Angeles

About Green Festival Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living. Green Festival…

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NOVEMBER 2014


Green Festival SF

November 14 - 16
Unnamed Venue, San Francisco

About Green Festival Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. Green Festival is America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event. We bring together the world’s most trusted companies, innovative brands, national and local businesses, pioneering thinkers, and conscious consumers in one place to promote the best in sustainability and green living. Green Festival…

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JANUARY 2015


Raw Living Expo 2015

January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91361 United States

Our mission at Best of Raw and the Raw Living Expo is to invite humanity to add more raw, organic plant foods to the diet to increase health, decrease our eco-footprint, and raise our spirits. We fulfill this invitation by promoting the people, places, products, media and eco-initiatives of the plant based raw foods movement, through events, online contests, e-books, and the production of visual media and our radio show, Raw Living Radio.        

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