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Festivals in the Deserts & Inland Empire – 2022 & 2023

We think visiting a Deserts or Inland Empire travel destination — be that Palm Springs, 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 for which 2023 dates are already scheduled. ***Events for which a 2023 date is not yet available are marked with a triple-asterisk.***

Many of these occur annually and around the same time every year. While we update this list periodically, if you’re planning a future trip and a 2022 event looks interesting click through to see if the organizer has recently provided a date for 2023. 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 Passion 4 Pinot Festival, Rancho Mirage
January 27 & 28, 2023

February

Holtville Carrot Festival
February 10 & 11, 2023

Taste of Jalisco Festival, Cathedral City
February 3-5, 2023

Outstanding in the Field at
Flying Disc Ranch, Thermal

February 5, 2023

Riverside County Fair &
National Date Festival, Indio

February 17-26, 2023

123 Farm Sourdough Bread Festival, Cherry Valley
February 18 through March 19, 2023 – Saturdays and Sundays

March

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival
March 24-26, 2023

123 Farm Sheep Shearing Festival, Cherry Valley
March 25 through April 2, 2023 – Saturdays and Sundays

April

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 23, 2023

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

Oak Glen Apple Blossom Festival
April 23 & 24, 2022***

De Portola Wine Trail Big Red Fest
April 24, 2022***

Dining Out for Life
various Greater Palm Springs restaurants

April 28, 2022***

May

123 Farm Lavender Festival, Cherry Valley
May 5 through July 30, 2023 – Closed Tuesdays

Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
May 19-21, 2023

Tiki Caliente, Palm Springs
May 12-15, 2022***

Big Bear Lake Grill and Chill
May 28 & 29, 2022***

June

Beaumont Cherry Festival
June 1-4, 2023

Upland Lemon Festival
June 9-11, 2023

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week
June 3-12, 2022***

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

Taste of Haven, Rancho Cucamonga
June 11, 2022***

Lavender Bloom Celebration
Fork & Plow Lavender Farm, Aguanga

June 16 through July 2, 2022*** – Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays ONLY

July

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

August

Los Rios Rancho Old
West Days, Oak Glen

August 5-7, 2022***

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

September

123 Farm Lavender Nights, Cherry Valley
September 1 through October 23, 2022***

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

San Manuel Pow Wow, San Bernardino
September 16-18, 2022***

Temecula Valley Crush Wine &
Culinary Showcase, Monte De Oro Winery

September 17, 2022***

Big Bear Oktoberfest
September 17 & 18, 2022 – Opening Weekend
then continues September 24 & 25,
October 28-30 and November 5, 2022***

October

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

Chino Hills Wine Walk
October 8, 2022***

Temecula Greek Festival
October 8 & 9, 2022***

Rooted in Nature Craft
Beer Festival, Wildomar

October 15, 2022***

November

123 Farm Christmas Nights, Cherry Valley
November 4, 2022 through January 8, 2023***

De Portola Wine Trail Harvest Festival
November 6, 2022***

Temecula Valley CraftHop
Self-Guided Brew Tour

November 11-13, 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 Food & Wine Experience
November 19, 2022***

Palm Springs Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival
November 19, 2022***

Oak Glen Apple Butter Festival
November 25-27, 2022***

December

Temecula Valley Chilled Eats & Drinks
December 1-31, 2022***

Indio International Tamale Festival
December 3 & 4, 2022***

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

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