Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still an abundance of fun and excitement to be had. September is a great month for festivals in California: whether you’re looking to feast on the fall harvests or to catch the last bit of outdoor music fever before it gets too cold, it’s likely happening in this part of the world. Best of all, you can stay at one of our HI USA hostels so you save on accommodation while meeting like-minded revelers before and after the festivities.
Though San Francisco and Los Angeles may be better known for producing California rock stars, Sacramento hasn't been without local-talent-turned-national-chart-toppers.
The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, now in its 35th year, is the "biggest and baddest" jazz festival in the Western United States. More than 100 performing groups come to Sacramento each Memorial Day Weekend to entertain over 70,000 visitors with jazz, blues, big band, swing, gospel, Gypsy, and Latin music.