Craft Beers, Bands & Big Crowds Are Everywhere In Los Angeles, Orange County & San Diego
This is getting ridiculous.
Or is it?
Southern California is being overwhelmed these days by beer and music festivals. In fact, they are as prevalent as the sunshine.
In a two-week period in mid-May, for example, there were no less than seven beer festivals. Two took place the same day a half a mile from each other and a third was held the following week another half dozen miles away from those events.
If you look hard enough, you could probably find as many as 20 such festivals in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego in a single month. In fact, the weekend of May 20, San Diego has two, Fiesta del Sol in Solana Beach and one put on by the fun folks of the Over-The-Line tournament.
Some are simply beer festivals (with a little wine and sometimes some spirits) withe a few hundred people while others combine music with bands – touring, legends or local – on multiple stages that attract thousands of people.
The variety of these events is incredible. They take place at movie studios (Sony Pictures), parks, airplane hangers, even on the beach (Doheny Blues Festival). The cost ranges from $40 to more than $100. There are also unique angles to them, too; for instance, there’s a tacos and beer festival.
It’s nearly impossible for me to keep up with them all, to filter through the best ones to post on PubClub.com. Tho I do try folks, I try (mostly, these are posted in the weekly PubClub Los Angeles Weekend Party Report, which has now expanded to include San Diego).
Fortunately for event organizers, Southern California has the population base to sustain all these festivals, and they are also fueled by the spread-out nature of the area. If you live in, say, Hermosa Beach, you don’t want to haul an hour to Pasadena in order to go to a festival. And vise-versa.
So if you’re looking to drink a bunch of craft beers, mingle with a few hundred or a few thousand strangers (but not strangers for long, right!?), and to hear some good live music, Southern California has you covered and then some.
Oh and there’s a lot of wine and food festivals here, too.