Los Angeles Times' Grunion “Fishtival” Book Festival is a great way to kick off the holiday season. This annual event celebrates the migration of gray whales from Alaska to Mexico with a variety of activities for the whole family. Enjoy carnival attractions, artists, a petting zoo, animal shows, demonstrations, exhibitions and a wide selection of fairground food. Knott's Berry Farm's Boysenberry Festival is another great family-friendly event.
This annual food and wine festival celebrates mulberry with a variety of dishes ranging from savory foods with a touch of blackberries to one-of-a-kind desserts and specialty beverages. You can also find a variety of wines and craft beers that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time event. The Santa Barbara County Fair is another great option for families in Southern California. This fair offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including carnival attractions, artists, a petting zoo, animal shows, demonstrations, exhibitions and a wide selection of fairground food.
For those looking for something more romantic, there are tons of magical and whimsical lights all over Southern California for couples to enjoy on Valentine's Day. With its nostalgic and modern rides and attractions, the flickering lights and hums of the San Diego County Fair along the midway draw thousands of visitors from all over Southern California to enjoy the magic of summer.