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2021 / 2022 Festivals in the Deserts & Inland Empire

We think visiting a Deserts or Inland Empire travel destination — be that uber-happening Palm Springs, laid-back Big Bear Lake, Temecula or wherever you may be headed — is simply more fun when a foodie-type festival is on the agenda. If you agree, the event list below may be useful for your trip planning purposes.

Sign for Avocado Gelato at the Fallbrook Avocado FestivalFor each listing, you’ll find where and when the event is scheduled to occur, plus a link to a website that provides all the event’s details. The list includes dates for 2022 events as well as some with 2021 dates. ***Events for which a 2022 date is not yet available are marked with a triple-asterisk.***

Many of these occur annually (at least in “normal” times) around the same time every year. While we plan to periodically update this list, if a 2021 event is of particular interest you should click through to see if the organizer has recently provided a 2022 date. We also recommend that you verify an event’s details close to your travel date.

You may wonder why the summer schedule here is so light. That’s because festivals of this sort tend to take place at outdoor venues, and summer temperatures here are so warm that most folks don’t want to spend extended periods outside. But that also means you can enjoy gelato in April!

If your travel dates are already set, here are some handy jump links that you can use to advance to a specific month’s events quickly:

January *** February *** March *** April ***
May *** June *** July *** August ***
September *** October *** November *** December

January

Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival, Palm Desert
January 8, 2022

February

Holtville Carrot Festival
February 4-12, 2022

Taste of Jalisco Festival, Cathedral City
February 11-13, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at
Temecula Olive Oil Co., Aguanga

February 12, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at
Somewhere in the Desert Farm, Moronga Valley

February 13, 2022

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn
Sourdough Bread Festival, Cherry Valley

February 19 through March 6, 2022

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival – Indio
February 2022 – CANCELLED

Palm Desert Greek Festival
February 22 & 23, 2020***

March

Citi Taste of Tennis, Indian Wells
March 7, 2022

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival
March 25-27, 2022

April

National Orange Show Fair, San Bernardino
April 20-24, 2022

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 24, 2022

De Portola Wine Trail Big Red Fest
April 24, 2022

Dining Out for Life
various Greater Palm Springs restaurants

April 28, 2022

Taste of Temecula Valley, Old Town Temecula
April 29 & 30, 2022

May

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn
Lavender Festival, Cherry Valley

May 6 through July 31, 2022

Tiki Caliente, Palm Springs
May 12-15, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Temecula Olive Oil Co, Aguanga
May 15, 2022 – SOLD OUT

Big Bear Lake Grill and Chill
May 27-29, 2022

June

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
June 3-5, 2022

Corks & Hops Craft Beer & Wine Festival in Crestline
June 4, 2022

Upland Lemon Festival
June 10 & 11, 2022

Shakesbeer Tasting Event, Upland
June 25, 2022

July

Corks & Hops Craft Beer & Wine Festival in Crestline
July 9, 2022

August

Corks & Hops Craft Beer & Wine Festival in Crestline
August 6, 2022

September

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn
Lavender Nights, Cherry Valley

September 1 through October 23, 2022

Corks & Hops Craft Beer & Wine Festival in Crestline
September 3, 2022

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest
September 17 through October 29, 2022 (weekends)

October

Corks & Hops Craft Beer & Wine Festival in Crestline
October 1, 2022

Temecula Greek Festival
October 8 & 9, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Flying Disc Ranch, Thermal
October 25, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Temecula Olive Oil Co., Aguanga
October 29, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Temecula Olive Oil Co., Aguanga
October 30, 2022

Rotary Club of Temecula’s Taste of the World
Wilson Creek Winery

October 7, 2020***

Temecula Harvest Festival
October 17, 2021***

Tacos, Tequila & Chevalas, Coachella
October 23, 2021***

Imperial Valley Desert Museum Beer Fest
October 23, 2021***

November

Highland Springs Ranch & Inn
Christmas Nights, Cherry Valley

November 4, 2021 through January 8, 2023

De Portola Wine Trail Harvest Festival
November 6, 2022

High Desert Groovy Foodie Festival, Adelanto
November 13, 2022

Hot Air Balloon Festival &
Food Truck Fiesta, Cathedral City

November 18-20, 2022

Palm Springs Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival
November 20, 2021***

December

Indio International Tamale Festival
December 3 & 4, 2022

Palm Springs Wine Fest
December 4, 2021***

Photo of Sign for Avocado Gelato at the Fallbrook Avocado Festival by K M via flickr (Creative Commons).

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