Tournament of Roses Parade
The Tournament of Roses Parade held in Pasadena, has been a traditional event since 1890. Celebrating the beginning of the New Year read more...
Martin Luther King Day Parade and Festival
Still going strong, the Martin Luther King Day Parade and Festival of San Diego is the largest of its kind to remember the one and only Martin Luther King and his legacy. Enjoyed annually by thousands during mid-January, the event features a series of entertaining marching bands, beautifully decorated floats, dancers and exhibits.
The Academy Awards, a highly anticipated event held annually in late February, is one of the most famous events of the film industry. Taking place in read more...
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade
Stated as one of the top ten parades in the world by the International Festivals & Events Association, the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival celebrates Asian culture outside of Asia. Hosted during late February, the parade is well-known for being a night time event and an entirely illuminated parade - one of the fewest of its kind. Join the thousands and enjoy magnificently decorated floats and costumes; typical Chinese "lions"; a 270-foot Golden Dragon that is operated by over 100 people in addition to fireworks to top off the whole event. You can also watch the presentation of the new Miss China USA during the festival.
San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
For one of America's largest garden festivals, take yourself to San Francisco in late March. Popular since the 1980's, the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show not only shows world-class flower displays is also features interesting aspects such as garden seminars, book signings, a popular marketplace with hundreds of vendors selling everything a person would need to be a world-class gardener. This event, apart from beautiful is particularly educational and packed with fun activities for children.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Watch the world's top drivers compete in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Los Angeles, during mid-April read more...
Cinco de Mayo
Held in San Diego, Old Town, just north of the Mexican border, the Cinco de Mayo or Fifth of May event lasts three days and is a fun event marked by plenty of music, food, flamenco dancing and traditional Mariachi music. Commemorating Mexico's independence from Spain, Cinco de Mayo offers plenty of shopping opportunities, tequila sampling areas and typical Mexican cuisine for you to try. Join the large Mexican community of San Diego and get in on all of the fun.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
For the ultimate 4th July celebration, the Fireworks Spectacular hosted in Hollywood, Los Angeles, is the best you'll find read more...
US Open of Surfing
For surfing fans the week-long US Open of Surfing on the West Coast is just for you! Held at Huntington Beach in early September, it welcomes more than 500,000 people annually and is the largest surfing competition in the world. Sit on the golden sand watching surfers go head to head as they tackle giant waves. Even if you're not a surfing fan, you will most definitely enjoy all the thrills and excitement of this event.
Miramar Air Show
Early October, in San Diego, hosts the spectacular Miramar Air Show which is distinguished as one of the top air shows in the world as well as showcasing the largest military show in the country. Expect to see magnificent displays by the Blue Angels, aerobatics by A-10 Thunderbolts, F15 Eagles, F16 Fighting Falcons and F22 Raptor fighter jets. You can also enjoy performances by antique and famous planes like the P51 Mustang, the A1 Skyraider, the F4 Phantom and TBM Avenger. The Miramar Air Show is a terrific event for the entire family.