Festivals

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more. Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has been designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family. With over 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and...
Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show 2016

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show 2016

Silicon Valley Bikes! Festival and Bicycle Show May 15, San Jose Come join Silicon Valley racing, road, recreation, cruiser, vintage, fixed gear, lowrider, mountain biking, recumbent, cargo biking, BMX, bike polo playing, bike partying and cool urban lifestyle cyclists and their families for a day of celebrating bicycling and its history at this 2nd annual event. Enjoy a day of family fun, great food trucks, craft beer, a kids’ space, thrilling BMX stunt rider shows, music, amazing exhibitors, free bicycle valet parking, local artists, artisans and craft persons and a spectacular bicycle show. The kids’ area features games, prizes, face painting, helmet giveaways and room nearby for parents to take a breather while they enjoy food truck fare and craft beer. Enjoy talks about the Valley’s rich bicycling history, and check out the Cargo Bike Village, Artists Colony, bike repair clinics, roller racing and more. Admission is $5.00, $5.00...
Feather River Festival to Run September 25-27, 2015

Feather River Festival to Run September 25-27, 2015

Feather River Festival // September 25-27,2015 // chicopaddleheads.org California’s largest whitewater festival celebrates its 25th anniversary and raises funds for American Whitewater. Plenty of river competitions at the Feather River Fest. Feather River Festival is California’s biggest whitewater festival, and is held annually on the fourth weekend in September to coincide with the Rock Creek Dam scheduled release. The event originated in 1991 as a party celebrating the dam release, and has grown exponentially over the years. Originally run by the Chico Paddle Heads, Feather River Fest is now presented by both the Chico Paddle Heads and American Whitewater, raising funds for the latter – a non-profit organization that works to conserve, restore, and enhance recreation opportunity on rivers. American Whitewater represents whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and over 100 grassroots paddling clubs across the United States. The 2015 festival takes place September 25-27 at the Indian Jim elementary school...
Popular Annual Bicycle Festival and Brewfest Returns To Fairfax Saturday, October 17, 2015

Popular Annual Bicycle Festival and Brewfest Returns To Fairfax Saturday, October 17, 2015

Biketoberfest Marin // Saturday, October 17,2015 // biketoberfestmarin.com Highlights include bike expo, brewfest and live music featuring MOJO Rising. Recognized as one of the Top 5 Cycling Events by Singletracks.com! FAIRFAX, CA – With twenty breweries tapping 35 different beers, exceptional live music, cargo bike racing and over 70 exhibitors, the annual Biketoberfest Marin will attract cyclists and West Coast brewers alike in a combined bicycle expo and brewfest on Saturday, October 10, 2015. As Marin County’s premier social bicycle event, Biketoberfest Marin raises funds for the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC) and Access4Bikes (A4B). Held in Fairfax—the birthplace of mountain biking—this family-friendly one day event draws over 5,000 brew and bicycle enthusiasts from throughout Northern California. This fall festival has raised significant funds for MCBC and A4B in their work to continue improving on and off-road bicycling conditions and access in Marin county. Biketoberfest takes place at Fair-Anselm Plaza...
Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival celebrates fat tires and dirt at new venue

Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival celebrates fat tires and dirt at new venue

Renowned community fundraiser offers bike demos, skills clinics, aerial jump bag, expanded kids’ area, contests and more in downtown Santa Cruz April 11-12, 2015 Festy fun with Sweetlines’ Kat Sweet (third from left) and Liv Ladies AllRide’s Lindsey Voreis (far right) at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (Michele Lamelin). The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (SCMBF) — presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) and FOX — returns to its roots in the city of Santa Cruz. Now in its sixth year, the festival will run in San Lorenzo Park on April 11-12, 2015, the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey. This all-new venue is situated in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz along the San Lorenzo Park Riverway multi-use path. From the venue, it’s a relaxing 1.5 mile pedal to the popular Emma McCrary Trail built by MBoSC and appropriate for all...
Event Profiles: Spring / Summer 2015

Event Profiles: Spring / Summer 2015

A sneak peek at some of the season’s best upcoming events Festy fun with Sweetlines’ Kat Sweet (third from left) and Liv Ladies AllRide’s Lindsey Voreis (far right) at the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival (Michele Lamelin). Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival April 11-12, Santa Cruz This eco-conscious, family-friendly event was created as a Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) fundraiser to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, with proceeds benefiting local bike projects. Growing year after year with the generous support of its sponsors, volunteers and community, the festival is a testament to the depth of the mountain bike culture in Santa Cruz County. The 6th annual event takes place at San Lorenzo Park the weekend before the Sea Otter Classic in nearby Monterey. Activities include bike demos, skills clinics, an all-new poker ride, the popular aerial jump bag,...
Summer 2014 California Festival Guide

Summer 2014 California Festival Guide

New Monsoon playing at Guitarfish Music Festival 2013. Photo: Susan J Weiand. We’re proud to introduce Guitarfish Music Festival as our featured festy this year! Learn more at guitarfishfestival.com. Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard & Ocean Festival June 7 • Santa Monica Ocean swim, paddleboard, SUP and dory races, plus hula dancing, live music, speakers, surf and paddleboard VIPs, a giant waterman’s history exhibition and a board and gear expo. santamonicapier.org/pier-paddle Beerfest The Good One! June 7 • Santa Rosa Microbrew and food tasting benefit for Face to Face, and features more than 50 of Northern California’s best microbreweries and gourmet food from Sonoma County. f2f.org/beer_fest2012.html Zoo Brew June 7 • Santa Barbara Tastings from a whole herd of breweries out of the Central Coast region and hosted by the Santa Barbara Zoo, with special animal encounters. Ticket price includes admission, a commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited tastings. sbzoo.org/zoo-brew Truckee...
Draft Beer Festivals On-Tap

Draft Beer Festivals On-Tap

Oregon Brewers Fest. Photo: Timothy Horn June 1 — Beerfest, Santa Rosa — A festive microbrew and food tasting event with more than 50 of Northern California’s best microbreweries and gourmet food from Sonoma County. www.f2f.org/beer_fest2012.html June 1 — Zoo Brew, Santa Barbara — Tastings from a whole herd of breweries out of the Central Coast region and hosted by the Santa Barbara Zoo. Enjoy special animal encounters at the hilltop, too! Ticket price includes zoo admission, a commemorative tasting glass, and unlimited tastings from participating brewers. www.sbzoo.org/zoo-brew June 8 — Truckee Brew Fest, Truckee — The 8th Annual Truckee Brew Fest at Truckee Regional Park goes from 1-5pm. Tickets are $25 advanced/$30 at the gate, all benefiting youth programs in Truckee. Live music by Drop Theory. truckeeoptimist.com/truckbrewfest.htm Photo: Timothy Horn June 15 — Monterey Beer Fest, Monterey — The greatest assortment of beer ever assembled on the Central Coast....
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