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Ready to celebrate wine and cheese? When, where, and other fests coming to Modesto region

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Popular community festivals abound in October throughout the greater Modesto region, signaling the start of fall.

Among the larger events are the Riverbank Cheese & Wine Festival, the International Heritage Festival and the All Hallows Fantasy Faire.

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Oakdale hosting its 30th annual Chocolate Festival this weekend

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OAKDALE, Calif. — The Oakdale Chamber of commerce is gearing up for its 30th annual Chocolate Festival being held this weekend at Williams Meyer Park in Oakdale.

This family-fun event will be held May 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a massive amount of sweet chocolate treats to enjoy including fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheesecake and much more.

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Canceled since COVID, popular music fest returns to Modesto; more events planned for May

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Festivals and events will spring up across the Modesto area in May.

Among them will be the return of the popular Modesto Porchfest, which has not been held since the pandemic hit.

During Porchfest, local bands perform outside at host neighborhood homes while people gather to listen, many roaming on foot or by bike.

And just before May begins, there’s another festival set for taco lovers.

Here’s a look at just some of the larger events happening in the Modesto and Mother Lode regions.

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Bay Area festivals and fairs for 2022

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Here are just some of the Bay Area festivals and fairs that await in 2022. The big caveat: As with all things in the pandemic era, everything here is subject to change. Double check locations, dates, times and COVID precautions before you go.

Did we miss your event? You’ll find a submission form at the end of this story where you can submit fair and festival information and updates.


Napa Lighted Art Festival: Jan. 15-March 13, downtown Napa and the Oxbow District. Enjoy eight, spectacular lighted art installations from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday-Sunday, plus artist meet-and-greets, a community art project by Children’s Museum Napa Valley and a one-night music performance by Festival Napa Valley. Check out the schedule at donapa.com/lighted-art-festival.

San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade: Jan. 29-March 6. Festivities include the Flower Market Fair (Jan. 29-30, Chinatown), Chinese New Year celebration and Choy Sun Doe (Feb. 1, Chinatown), a Chinese New Year Parade (Feb. 19, location tba) with floats, ferocious lions, firecrackers and a 288-foot long Golden Dragon, and Community Street Fair (Feb. 19-20, Chinatown) with Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and more. Details: chineseparade.com/

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Soarin’ Over California returns for another limited run during Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

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Soarin' Over California attraction at Disney California Adventure park.

If you didn’t get your fill of Soarin’ Over California last summer you’ll get another chance to hang glide over Napa Valley, Monterey Bay and Redwood Creek when the classic version of the flight simulator ride returns to Disney California Adventure for another limited-time run.

Soarin’ Over California will return Feb. 28 to April 21 during the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at the Anaheim theme park, according to Disney officials. An end date for Soarin’ Over California hasn’t been confirmed yet, Disney officials said.

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