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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 are always in magnificent locations. And the music gets a thumbs-up too. Whether you like electronica, vintage jazz, boot-stompin’ country, indie tunes or good old rock ‘n’ roll, it’s all here. Plus, many events make it special with food trucks and pop-up restaurants that 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 is 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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July

Yoga meets alpine wow at this om-filled, 4-day event. Daytimes are filled with workshops and workouts lead by eminent yoga instructors, all taking place in indoor and outdoor settings that...

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December

Combine top performers, top skiing and snowboarding , plus New Year’s Eve and you know you are in for a one-of-a-kind happening. This South Lake Tahoe outdoor blow out is an annual three-day...

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