Must-Attend Annual Events in Elk Grove

One of the best, unexpected experiences in Elk Grove are the exciting events that take place here all year long. From street fairs to festivals, fitness events to concerts, holiday galas to brewfests, there’s always a celebration to explore. Here are a few of our favorite annual events in Elk Grove.


Food Truck Mania – If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck! Taking place on the first Wednesday of every month in Old Town Elk Grove is Food Truck Mania. Enjoy a variety of gourmet food trucks, great music and tons of fun at this free event.

Elk Grove Brewfest

Elk Grove Brewfest

Elk Grove Brew Fest – For all the beer lovers out there, the Elk Grove Brewfest is a must-attend. The annual event features dozens of breweries, cideries, a meadery, local gourmet food trucks, vendors, a cigar lounge, music and entertainment. Come be a part of the ever-growing craft beer scene in Elk Grove!

Elk Grove Western Festival – Every May, the Elk Grove Western Festival comes alive! The two-day event offers a variety of good old-fashioned fun for the entire family. From delicious food to lively entertainment, a parade to a car show, a carnival to an art show, this event has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Amgen Tour of California – Amgen Tour of California is once again making its way to Elk Grove this spring. Known as America’s premier cycling stage race, the event takes some of the world’s top professional cycling teams through California’s roadways, highways and coastlines. This popular event is a fun way to see Elk Grove transform into bike country.

Old Town Elk Grove Chili Festival

Old Town Elk Grove Chili Festival

Old Town Elk Grove Chili Festival – Taste the best chill in town at the annual Old Town Elk Grove Chili Festival every June. Beyond the dozens of chili cooks at the event, there are also several vendors, a kids’ zone, crazy street entertainment and much more!


Salute to Red, White & Blue – Every Fourth of July, the City of Elk Grove celebrates the birth of our nation with a spectacular firework display. The community-wide celebration features vendors, food trucks, a pie-eating contest, a bike and stroller parade, live entertainment and much more!

Strauss Festival – An enchanting, magical and romantic atmosphere is what the Strauss Festival at Elk Grove Regional Park is all about. The event takes place every July and offers visitors a chance to enjoy an evening of dancing and performances to music by the family of Austrian composer Johann Strauss.

Multicultural Festival – Travel the world without leaving Elk Grove! Every August, Elk Grove hosts the Multicultural Festival, a community-wide celebration of diversity. Visitors will learn about other cultures through music, art, ethic food and entertainment.

Fall / Winter

Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival – If you love that fall time feeling, you’ll enjoy the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival. Every October, some of the biggest pumpkins in the world take part in this annual event. Attractions include the World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship, a scarecrow-making contest, a kids’ zone, live entertainment, crafts, pumpkin foods and much more!

Dickens Street Faire – A perfect way to kick off the Yuletide Season is at the Dickens Street Faire! Held every November in Old Town Elk Grove, the old-fashioned event features local retailers, craft vendors, holiday music, delicious holiday foods, Christmas characters and a Festival of Lights Parade.

These are just a few of our favorite annual events worth exploring in Elk Grove. We look forward to celebrating the seasons with you!


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