California is a state that knows how to throw a festival. From street fairs to multi-day concerts, the Golden State knows how to party. The list of places to encounter fall fun is never-ending, but here are a few of our favorite upcoming spots to eat, drink, and have a good time.
If you are a classic film buff and are looking for something to do over the long Labor Day weekend, then you need to head over the Cinecon. For more than a half a century fans have gathered to celebrate the history of Hollywood at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival. This is a place for archivists, collectors, authors and film fans converge over a five day period to catch screenings, special programs and celebrity panelists. The event is dedicated to showing rare and unusual films that are not often shown publically. Loews Hollywood Hotel plays host/headquarters for the festival with all movies presented at the Egyptian Theater.
Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
Millbrae celebrates its 46th Annual Labor Day Weekend Festival with the “Last Blast of Summer.” This year the festival seeks to bring the spirit and flavor of the “Big Easy” to the Bay Area. This Mardi Gras-style festival takes place over a two-day period and features live musical performances, handcrafted work by 250 artists and craft makers, premium wine, seasonal craft beers, a microbrew tasteing tent and a classic car show. There is something for everyone to see and experience at this fun-filled fest.
Mountain View Art and Wine Festival
Voted “Best Festival in the South Bay,” a number of time by readers of Metro, this art and wine festival is marking its 45th year of celebration. This vibrant, multicultural festival features 600 professional artists and artisans, live musical performances by local bands on multiple stages and in the street throughout the festival. For those who might not be interested in the craft aspect of the festival, there is a Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge available as well that features football and baseball games on giant screen TV’s, specialty food booths, and the Mountain View’s Got Talent Community Stage, which features local young performers showing off their talents.