August Foodie Festivals

Gatherings in L.A., Long Beach, Portland, Calgary, San Francisco, and a big tomato fight in Spain.

  • LONG BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
    Long Beach, California

    New Orleans hits the California coast at the Long Beach Crawfish Festival, which brings in thousands of festival goers hungry for Cajun cooking, Zydeco, jazz and other live music on two stages.

  • BITE OF OREGON
    Portland, Oregon

    Oregon’s finest culinary efforts are for the sampling at the Bite of Oregon, celebrating its 29th year with three days of gourmet sample plates in the $2 - $10 range.

  • TASTE OF CALGARY
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    A global mix including Caribbean, East Indian, Persian and Cajun flavors are to be had the Taste of Calgary. Over 25 restaurants serve the food and drink at the four-day outdoor event with live music.
    AUG 14 - 17

  • FISHERMAN'S FEAST
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston’s Fisherman's Feast dates back to 1910, based on a Sicilian tradition from the 16th century to celebrate Our Lady of Help. A procession of the Madonna through the North End precedes a frenzied street-food scene.

  • SAN FRANCISCO STREET FOOD
    San Francisco, California

    Over 70 food vendors bring the best of the Bay Area to the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Around 80,000 attendees are expected to take in the gourmet food, street-style cocktails from the city’s best bartenders, and roving musicians livening up the scene.

  • L.A. FOOD AND WINE
    Los Angeles, California

    Foodies invade downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival. Celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and lunch specials at local restaurants are part of the four days of foodie festivities.

  • LA TOMATINA
    Buñol, Spain

    The tiny Spanish town of Buñol hosts the world’s largest food fight. A week of festivities to honor the town’s patron saint, San Luis Bertràn, culminates with thousands getting into a two-hour-long tomato war.

  • TASTE
    Los Angeles

    Foodies flock to the back lot of Paramount Studios for the annual Taste on Labor Day Weekend. The three-day event kicks off with a Friday evening cocktail party with the participating chefs and mixologists ahead of daily demonstrations, panel discussions, workshops, tastings and a dizzying array of food and wine samplings.
    AUG 29 - SEP 1

  • QORMI WINE FESTIVAL
    Qormi, Malta

    The picturesque town center of Qormi, inland from the coastal hub of Valletta, turns into a wine-lover’s dream with art exhibitions and music stages accompanying food-and-wine pairings. Admission is free.

  • HAWAII FOOD AND WINE
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    The second annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival welcomes a big lineup of celebrity foodies, with over 50 master chefs, culinary personalities, and renowned producers of wines and spirits assembling in Honolulu. The four-day fest sees wine tastings, seminars and lunches, under the umbrella theme of Taste Our Love for the Land.
    AUG 31 - SEP 7