California State Fair
It’s not summer without a state fair, and the California State Fair is one of the best. For more than two weeks, Bonney Field at Cal Expo is taken over by a whole crowd of food vendors, carnival rides, farm animals and more. During the day, you can wander around and munch on funnel cake, sip a wine slushy, pet adorable baby animals, ride the monorail and explore the county exhibits. Come nighttime, take in the headlining artists and fireworks shows.