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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.   

July - August

With a pine-and-peak alpine setting and a relaxed and friendly ambiance, this appealing event in Bear Valley, roughly halfway between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, includes performances by outstanding...

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New Year’s Eve at the Snowglobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe

Combine top performers, top skiing and snowboarding, and a final-party-of-the-year spirit, and you know you’re in for a one-of-a-kind happening at the...

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