Note: Be sure to check a festival's web site for latest information and dates, as not all festivals are annual or keep their site's updated until the last minute. The Festival by Month page has the festivals listed that are scheduled for the current year – or at least my attempt to list current festivals.
I totally rely on people associated with the festival for their dates and listing information. I do check the festival site periodically for additional information.
For more recent festival listings I've not included the dates as these are moving targets and too hard to keep up with - be sure to check the festival's web page for the most accurate and current dates.
from the Auburn Gold Pan Ukulele Festival web site
The Auburn Area Recreation and Park District (ARD) was established in 1948 and has been providing wonderful parks, recreation and services ever since. ARD offers a variety of recreational and educational activities for all age groups. ARD’s beautiful parks have an abundance of popular facilities, including Sierra Pool, the Ashley Memorial Dog Park and dozens of acres of ball fields. These parks also play host to a number of events and activities including Party in the Park, the Auburn Community Festival, and Pioneer Days. Additionally, ARD is the premier Auburn area location when planning a birthday party, a family gathering or even a company picnic. Our picnic sites, pools and indoor facilities are affordable and well maintained.
400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, California
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 628-2725
Fax: (213) 617-8576
from the L.A. Ukulele Expo web site
The JACCC and its resident ‘ukulele space U-Space present the L.A. Ukulele Expo – with an attempt to break the Guiness world record for the largest ‘ukulele ensemble, and an entire day filled the hottest performers, teachers, films, and vendors from the ‘ukulele community. Workshops will be conducted by award-winning internationally acclaimed artists Daniel Ho, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Sarah Maisel, Steven Espaniola and more.
2135 is the number of people L.A. needs to beat the current world record for Largest ‘Uke Ensemble held by Yokohama, Japan, and this portion of the day’s event is FREE. Grab your ‘uke or purchase one at the Expo and bring a few friends! We’ll begin our world record attempt at 10am, so make sure you come on time! 6-time GRAMMY award winner Daniel Ho will be leading the ensemble with Pineapple Mango.
Chabot College Performing Arts Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, California 94545
from the Northern California Uke Fest web site
The ‘Ukulele Festival of Northern California is the longest running ukulele festival on the mainland. This local event has attracted ‘ukulele enthusiasts from British Columbia (Canada), to the Islands of Hawai‘i, as well as local talent throughout California. Be sure to mark your calendar!
Cerritos Park East Community Center
13234 E. 166th Street (between Carmenita and Shoemaker)
from the Southern California Ukulele Festival (SCUF) web site
The original Southern California Ukulele Festival, or SCUF, was conceived by Susan McCormick, a veteran piano, guitar and ukulele teacher from Cypress, California. Looks like sonething is starting up again.
NTC Liberty Station
San Diego, **CA
CSMA Community School of Music and Arts
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040
from the Ukulele Jams Festival web site
The festival is our way of introducing people to the culture, spirit and sounds of Hawaiian music. The art of playing the ukulele has a major impact on the Hawaiian culture. A culture that transcends across many musical boundaries outside of Hawaii. As such, we are striving to preserve this art and culture through all ages and in our communities. The ukulele is not just an instrument; it’s a way of life.
Physical Address of the Festival:
ASilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
( on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, CA ) Contact Person: - Elaine de Man
from the West Coast Ukulele Retreat web site
Eighty-six hours of ‘ukulele music, instruction, fun, camaraderie, and general ‘ukulele mayhem! Five days and four nights of ukulele bliss at Asilomar on the Beautiful Monterey Peninsula in California. Featuring classes and workshops, jams sessions and jam slams. All ages and abilities are welcome, as are non-ukulele-playing spouses.
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