As with much of California, the City of Calabasas oozes with history, culture and tourist attractions. With it’s proximity to Malibu and Los Angeles, Calabasas promises to be a popular stopover and a tourist attraction in and of itself.
This is in no small part thanks to the efficient, easy and comfy Good Nite Inn Calabasas, providing great value rooms right in the heart of the small city, whilst also promising a broad variety of arts events and cultural festivals for guests to enjoy throughout the year. Whether you’re an artist, filmmaker or American history lover, there’s plenty to enjoy in Calabasas that makes it one of the most unique of the LA districts. Below are just some of the events and attractions that you can enjoy on a visit.
October Pumpkin Festival
Every October, the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and the local authorities stage a pumpkin festival that sees thousands flock from the area. This historic festival is held in Juan Bautista de Anza Park but dates back to the 19th century when it is believed that pumpkin sellers and growers travelled on wagons to show off their wares. The current festival sees live entertainment, carnivals and fairground games and rides take over the area, right in time for pumpkin buying for Halloween!
Fine Arts Festival
Calabasas Fine Arts Centre may have been cancelled this year due to the COVID Pandemic but is usually an arts festival that takes place every early May at the Commons at Calabasas and Civic Centre. The Fine Arts Festival is one of the most popular art events in the area and provides a platform for hundreds of painters, jewellers, potters and sculptures, alongside may more mediums. With exhibitors coming from all over the US and from many different backgrounds, this festival is one of the best ways for guests athotels in Calabasas CA to get in touch with the artists of America.
Fourth of July Spectacular
Everybody loves the 4th of July, just look at the many Good Nite Inn blogs that focus on it, and there’s no better city to celebrate than Calabasas. With fireworks, festivals and lots of entertainment, the city’s transformed to celebrate the USA’s declaration of independence. Celebrations include fun runs, a splash party and a pet show that promises fun for all the family.
Calabasas Film Festival
The Calabasas Film Festival provides a platform for independent filmmakers every year in September and sees Hollywood blockbuster debuts and independent showcases, intermingled with Q&A sessions and workshops for filmmakers. The Calabasas Film Festival is well known for its support for African American movies such as The Equaliser and the 2016 film Birth of a Nation.
King Gillette Ranch
The King Gillette Ranch is one of the most historical sites in California and provides an insight into the early missionary and landowning work that took place in the area alongside parklands that are part of the Malibu Creek State Park. With its historic architecture from Wallace Neff and historic monuments, this estate is a must for those with an interest in US history.