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Ultimate Music Festivals

From High Sierra mountains to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park; from wine country splendour to dramatic deserts, California’s music festivals take place in wow-worthy places. And the music gets a thumbs-up too. Whether you’re into electronica, vintage jazz, boot-stompin’ country, indie tunes, or good ole rock ‘n’ roll, it’s here. Plus, many events jazz it up with food trucks, pop-up restaurants, and serve quality California wines and craft beers. In between sets, peruse art exhibits, or just people watch for serious festival styles—sometimes even better than what’s on stage.   

May

Rock rolls into the wine country with this three-day event in Napa that features 2019 headliners Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, and Mumford & Sons. With more than 80 performers in the May 24–26...

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December

Combine top performers, top skiing and snowboarding, and New Years Eve, and you know you’re in for a one-of-a-kind happening. This South Lake Tahoe outdoor blowout is an annual three-day...

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