It’s February in California which means one day is 70 degrees and amazing outside and the next day is pouring rain and cold. Because of the changing weather there aren’t too many outdoor events this month. We usually don’t plan our weekends until we have a solid idea of what it’s going to be like outside. If the weather cooperates, make sure to take a look at this list of cool family festivals happening around our state.
Sacramento and Surrounding Areas
Almond Blossom Festival
When. February 20-22, 2015
Where. Ripon, CA
The almond tree is one of the first trees to bloom each year. This event is one of the first events around the state celebrating almonds. Activities include a run, parade, food, carnival, crafts and more.
Phone: (209) 599-7519
Capay Valley Almond Festival
When. February 22, 2015
Where. Events include the towns of Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey, CA
A multi location event the festival celebrates the almond trees that dominate this region. This event includes food, entertainment, crafts a car show and much more.
Phone: (530) 787-3242
Bar Area and Beyond
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
When. February 13-16, 2015
Time: Fri. noon–10 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where. Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, 1 Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale, CA
Each year the Citrus Fair is celebrated on President’s Day weekend. The fair includes a carnival, wine competition, food, music, crafts and more.
Phone: (707) 894-3992
Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off
When. February 21, 2015
Where. Santa Cruz, CA
$9 kit to sample 5 clam chowders. Teams of chowder chefs come from all over the West Coast to compete for the prestigious award of “Best Clam Chowder.” Whip up your favorite recipe for red or white chowder or just come and sample the delicious variety of chowder and fun at the Boardwalk. Admission free.