Top Choice Music in Greater Palm Springs

Coachella Music & Arts Festival

Held at Indio’s Empire Polo Club over two weekends in April, this is one of the hottest indie-music festivals of its kind featuring major headliners and the stars of tomorrow. Get tickets early or forget about it.
Top Choice Performing Arts in Laguna Beach

Pageant of the Masters

Hey, did that painting just move? Welcome to the Pageant of the Masters, in which elaborately costumed humans step into painstaking re-creations of famous paintings on an outdoor stage. The pageant began in 1933 as …
Top Choice Culture in Santa Barbara

Old Spanish Days Fiesta

The entire city fills up for this long-running – if slightly overblown – festival celebrating Santa Barbara’s Spanish and Mexican colonial heritage. Festivities include outdoor bazaars and food markets, live music, …
Top Choice Festival in Santa Barbara

Summer Solstice Celebration

Kicking off summer, this wildly popular and wacky float parade down State St feels like something out of Burning Man. Live music, kids' activities, food stands, a wine-and-beer garden and an arts-and-craft show happ…
Top Choice Music in Monterey

Monterey Jazz Festival

One of the world’s longest-running jazz festivals (since 1958) showcases big-name headliners over a long spring weekend.
Top Choice Music in Quincy

High Sierra Music Festival

On the first weekend in July, quiet Quincy is host to this blowout festival, renowned statewide. The four-day extravaganza brings a five-stage smorgasbord of art and music from a spectrum of cultural corners (indie …
Top Choice Cultural in Sacramento

Second Saturday

Look no further for evidence of Sacramento's cultural revival. Galleries and shops in Midtown draw crowds to the streets on the second Saturday of each month for open-air music, openings and cultural events.
Parade in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Tournament of Roses Parade

Presented annually since 1890, this parade along Colorado Blvd through downtown Pasadena calls itself 'America's New Year Celebration.' The highlight: masterfully decorated floats covered entirely with flowers and p…
Parade in San Francisco

Dyke March

For more than 25 years, 50,000 to 100,000 lesbian, bisexual and transgender women have rallied in Dolores Park the Saturday afternoon before the Pride Parade. The march starts with a roar from the Dykes on Bikes mot…
Film in San Francisco

Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival

Here, queer and ready for a premiere since 1977, San Francisco's Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival is the oldest, biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer film fest anywhere. Binge-watch up to 150 films fro…