San Francisco hosts the Huichica Music Festival and Indie Mart June 14-16
San Francisco will be hosting two food, wine, beer and music festivals June 14-16.
San Francisco will host two food and drink events this weekend, The Huichica Music Festival and the Indie Mart.
The Huichica Music Festival brings together music, food and wine in none other than wine country. This year the event will take place at Gundlach Bunschu Winery on June 14-15. Restaurateurs and food purveyors include Bunk Sandwiches, Salumeria, Namu Gaji, Rancho Gordo, and more. Estate grown Sanoma wines from Gunlach Bunschu include 2010 Mountain Cuvee, 2011 Pinot Noir, 2012 Gewurztraminer, and 2010 Merlot.
The Indie Mart will take place on June 16 at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers. This will mark the seventh year and the creators are switching things up by hosting several smaller shows in addition to a larger show that will take place in August. The event on June 16 will be the first of the smaller shows and will focus on locally made beers.
Several taps will be set up throughout the Brewery, Taproom and special beer garden. There will also be several food pop-ups and trucks that at the event. Docs of the Bay, Voodoo Van and Kung Fu Tacos are among the confirmed food vendors. More than 60 artisan vendors will also be at the event.
For more information about the Indie Mart visit their Facebook event page.
Note that the official website for Huichica Music Festival says that there isn’t much shade in the general admissions area.
Memorial Day in California: Festivals, Events, Things to Do
There's no better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by gathering with friends and family with some good music and chilled drinks in the golden state of California.
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This holiday was created to commemorate U.S. Service Members who died while on active duty and also serves as a day for personal remembrance for lost loved ones. However, Memorial Day is also a three-day holiday weekend that signals the start of the summer season.
DogFest, Dance Week, and more: What to do in San Francisco this weekend
FILE — Michael Rios, center holds his dogs Hoochie, right and Pancho in their sombrero hats at the DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012.
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16 of 30 FILE — Biscuit brings a tissue to her owner to use at a dog talent competition and grabs the fist prize during DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Biscuit is a first prize winer at a dog talent competition for her talent to bring the tissue and dispose of it in a trash bin after it has been used. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
17 of 30 FILE — A dog lies in the spectator side as a dog competition takes place at the DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
19 of 30 FILE — Kimie Sako, right, pads her dog Kuma, 15 months old, as he sits on his elephant costume at a DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
20 of 30 FILE — Dog Kuma, 15 months old wins the hearts of spectators in a bonus costume competition as he wears his elephant costume at a DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
22 of 30 FILE — "I want you to paint one of my eyes black, just one" says Ruby Anne Halsted, 8 years as she sees herself in the mirror. Her mom and volunteer at the face painting table, Katie Biard, smiles at DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
23 of 30 FILE — Sadie, 8 years old, dressed as a Punk Rocker for the competition at the DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
25 of 30 FILE — Dog Biscuit, awaits her first prize at a dog talent competition during DogFest for her talent to bring a tissue to her owner and dispose of it in a trash bin after it has been used. DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
26 of 30 FILE — Dogs and owners stay in front of the jury and the crowd to get their prizes in a costume dog competition at the DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
28 of 30 FILE — Anna, 4 years old, hula hoop at the DogFest in a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
29 of 30 FILE — People gather before the dog competitions start at the DogFest is a celebration of dogs and kids in benefit to SFUSD and McKinley Elementary School in Duboce Park in San Francisco, Calif. on April 14, 2012. Siana Hristova/The Chronicle Show More Show Less
If you're not too exhausted from last weekend's packed schedule of blazing it, honoring the Earth, and riding big wheels down the windiest street in San Francisco, we have good news: It's another beautiful spring weekend in the Bay Area, and we know exactly how you should spend it.
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 27, all day
San Francisco Bay Area
More than 400 bookstores nationwide participate in Independent Bookstore Day, a celebration where you can cop limited edition books and art pieces. In San Francisco, check out City Lights, Books Inc., Charlie's Corner Bookstore, and especially BookShop West Portal, which for some reason is celebrating with a llama petting zoo. Find your local indie book store here.
Bay Area Dance Week
Friday, April 26 to Sunday, May 5
San Francisco Bay Area
With over 400 hundred free events, Bay Area Dance Week might be just what you need to stay entertained for the next 10 days. Whether you stop by the Oakland Dance Festival at Jack London Square or Dancing in the Park at Golden Gate Park this weekend, you can take lessons and watch different styles of dance including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, and more.
12th Annual DogFest
Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Duboce Park, San Francisco
Border collies, golden retrievers, and chihuahuas gather round: DogFest is here to celebrate each and every pooch. This dog- and kid-friendly event benefiting McKinley Elementary School will feature a variety of dog show competitions you can enter your mutt in, from Best Ears to Best Trick to Best Bark.
King's Day Festival
Saturday, April 27, noon to 5 p.m.
Murphy Windmill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
The biggest national celebration in the Netherlands is King's Day, marking the birth of King Willem-Alexander. However, you don't have to set foot across the pond to celebrate this Dutch holiday &mdash find it right here in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy traditional Dutch games, a flea market, Dutch food, beer, music, and a chance to see one of the park's windmills in action.
North Beach Farmers Market 2019 Season Opening
Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Piazza Pellegrini, San Francisco
Prepare your kitchen for fresh strawberries, asparagus, artichokes and oranges: the North Beach Farmers Market opens this weekend. Celebrate the 2019 kick-off with fresh produce, live music, and more.
Opening Day on the Bay Boat Parade
Sunday, April 28, noon
View from Crissy Field to Pier 39, San Francisco
Free to watch
To mark the official start of the San Francisco boating season, the decorated boat parade will sail close to the shore for spectators this Sunday. This year's theme is "Holidays on the Bay," featuring over 105 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classic and contemporary craft.
Festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area
About the Bay Area
From the 1960s hippie counterculture to the innovative tech scene, San Francisco's Bay Area has always been a hotbed of new ideas, diversity, and inspired arts. Rife with sporting events, celebrated wine countries, a cutting-edge music scene, and world-class cuisine, the Bay Area plays host to an eclectic lineup of festivals year-round. From laugh-out-loud comedy festivals like SF Sketchfest, to massive block parties like the Folsom Street Fair, the SF Bay Area has something for every kind of festival-goer.
While there are certainly hundreds of thousands of festivals to explore in the Bay Area, we&rsquove narrowed it down to our favorite festivals. These Bay Area festivals are our baes, and many are winners of our Fest300 List, so you know you&rsquoll have a good time! Check them out below.
The Best Bay Area Festivals
The music, food, and venue together make Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival one of the leading music festivals in the Bay Area. Held annually on the western side of San Francisco&rsquos Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands draws in massive crowds with its incredible lineup. Notable past acts have included Metallica, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Zedd, Lana del Rey, and Porter Robinson (just to name a few). Spread across four primary stages, this diverse, stacked lineup has something for almost everyone. Plus, attendees can enjoy delicious grub from some of San Francisco&rsquos most popular restaurants, eateries, and food trucks. Every year, Outside Lands announces well in advance which food vendors will be available at the festival so you can plan all the great eats you&rsquoll be having to fuel your weekend. (And, yes, food lineups are a thing.)
Bay to Breakers is an annual footrace held in San Francisco on the third Sunday of May. As the name suggests, this 12k footrace starts on the bayside and runs west through the city to the other side, where breakers (breaking waves) from the Pacific Ocean crash onto Ocean Beach. But Bay to Breakers is more than just a marathon it&rsquos one helluva party. In eclectic tradition, runners come decked out in festive, funny, or just plain silly costumes. We&rsquove seen runners dressed up as unicorns, in animal floaties, as Elvis Presley, traffic cones, Ghostbusters, and fruit&mdashjust to give you some wild ideas. Bars and eateries along the route often have parties on their porches and patios to keep the fun going all the way to the finish line!
SF Pride weekend is the largest LGBT celebration in the nation. Every year, nearly two million people, donning gaudy and elaborate costumes, descend into the small city of San Francisco to let their freak flags fly and fly their pride flags all throughout the city. Saturday kicks off the annual celebration in the Civic Center, where Harvey Milk famously became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office. The Castro, a historically and world-renowned LGBT neighborhood, is at the heart of all the weekend festivities with fun events like Pink Saturday, a can&rsquot-miss block party. While many contingents occur over the weekend, such as the famous Dykes on Bikes, the hallmark of SF Pride will always be the SF Pride Parade. Despite how risqué this wild and colorful parade can be, the prominence of each year&rsquos theme speaks volumes to the world&rsquos current state of affairs. SF Pride is as loud as they are proud&mdashand they&rsquore certainly smart while doing it.
Every year, BottleRock Napa kicks off the summer in the Bay Area with its annual three-day festival in Napa Valley. The perfectly warm weather, remarkable lineup, and amazing food and drinks draw in hundreds of thousands of attendees each year. Napa Valley is one of the best wine countries in the nation, so expect extraordinary wine tastings at BottleRock from throughout the region. Plus, there are more Michelin star restaurants in Napa Valley per capita than any other wine country in the world. It&rsquos no surprise then, that with great wine, there&rsquos great food. Napa&rsquos best restaurants and eateries will serve up some delicious eats at BottleRock to perfectly pair with your favorite glass of wine or craft brew. BottleRock takes wining and dining to a whole new level with this incredible Bay Area festival!
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is perhaps America&rsquos best free music festival. Held every October in San Francisco&rsquos Golden Gate Park, this festival has had an impressive lineup of bluegrass and country favorites since its inception. Some of SF&rsquos best food vendors are available on the festival grounds, but most attendees like to bring a blanket and have a picnic. While no alcohol is served at the festival and no hard liquor is permitted, festival-goers can bring their own wine and beer. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass strives to be a zero waste festival, so be sure to pick up after yourself!
California Roots Music & Arts Festival is named after its founder&rsquos clothing line, California Roots by Jeff Monser. Held annually in Monterey, this music and art festival features reggae, rock, folk, hip-hop acts, and even live painting onstage. The psychedelic-looking posters have featured past headliners such as Damian and Ziggy Marley, SOJA, 311, Rebelution, Steel Pulse, Tribal Seeds, Nahko, and Medicine for the People, to give you an idea of what&rsquos in store. But California Roots is more than just a music festival it&rsquos a movement inspired by the counterculture of California in the late 1960s. Think good vibes, peace, love, and happiness. Flower children, rejoice.
This annual, two-day music festival is one Bay Area festival you don&rsquot want to miss! Aptly named after Treasure Island, California, where the festival was originally held, Treasure Island Music Festival provides an experience like no other. The lineup certainly doesn&rsquot disappoint with big-name acts like Deadmau5, Azealia Banks, Glass Animals, Purity Ring, James Blake, Outkast, and Duke Dumont. It&rsquos certainly an eclectic mix, but with only two stages, you never have to worry about missing anyone. Bring on the island fever!
Monterey Jazz Festival is&mdashwell, of course, all that jazz. As a winner of our 2017 Fest300 List, the Monterey Jazz Festival is only surpassed by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival here in the US. And as the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, the Monterey Jazz Fest has featured nearly every world-renowned jazz artist at least once. Over the course three days, more than 500 jazz artists perform, many workshops are held, and panel discussions educate attendees on all things jazz.
Free Bay Area Events For Families This Weekend (6/25-6/26)
Free and fun family-friendly event choices abound throughout the Bay this weekend. From jazz and folk festivals, flea markets and health fairs to African-American and Mexican heritage celebrations, we have you covered. For more event ideas, be sure to check out CBS SF’s Events section.
Bay Area ensemble Jazz Mafia Sympony will fill Stern Grove on Sunday afternoon with the sounds of their “genre-defying fusion of jazz, funk, hip-hop, electronica, and symphonic music,” while presenting the world premiere of their delightfully named new work, Symphony No. 2, The Emperor Norton Suite celebrating San Francisco’s legendary eccentric. Also featuring Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli fame.
The 35th Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival
June 25-26, 2011
Noon to 10 p.m.
Presidio Middle School
450 30th Ave
Head to San Francisco’s Richmond District for a folk extravaganza this weekend, featuring two full days of music and dance workshops, concerts, dance parties, crafts, vendors, formal and informal music-making, and “just plain fun for the whole family”. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in any and all events and workshops they fancy — or just listen and stomp your feet and clap your hands!
8th Annual SF Pride Family Garden 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Noon 5 p.m.
Larkin and Grove Streets
San Francisco (The south playground at Civic Center)
San Francisco will be dominated by a slew of Gay Pride events this weekend, and on Sunday, families can enjoy their very own little space amidst the festivities, featuring art activities, face painting, and a playground. Last year, the playground was reportedly overflowing with families.
Treasure Island Flea
June 25 – 26, 2011
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island
Take the kids on a big treasure hunt on Treasure Island at the second edition of the new Treasure Island Flea. There are one-of-a-kind gems to suit every taste at this event, which features new, vintage, and handmade merchandise, indie designs, home decor and garden, antiques and collectibles, specialty foods, and crafts.
Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
Sunday, June 26, 2011
10 am to 6 pm
Adeline Street, from Alcatraz to Ashby
The main stage at Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival incorporates the best of the African American experience: African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae, showcasing local talents along with up and coming acts. Additionally, novice entertainers will grace the community stage. The festival also features art activities for children, a health fair, a basketball tourney, and historical exhibits.
Mexican Arts Festival
Saturday, June 25th
Noon to 5 p.m.
San Geronimo Community Center
6350 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Music and dance, make-your-own tortillas, hands-on arts and crafts, and jumpee castles are among the many fun and low-cost activities for kids at this bilingual celebration of Mexican culture. There will be live entertainment from Los Cenzontles, along with performances by local community members involved in San Geronimo Community Center’s new Revivir la Cultura Mexican arts program. Bring a blanket and have a picnic!
Festival in the Park
Saturday, June 25
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hellyer County Park
985 Hellyer Avenue
In addition to learning about health, safety, and green living, kids can take part in a Teddy Bear Clinic, Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding on the lake and 30&rsquo climbing wall, along with live entertainment, face painting, jump houses and a watermelon-eating contest. There will also be lots of free giveaways, including water, water bottles, juice bars and reuseable grocery bags while supplies last.
Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival – Monterey
Kilts, Celts and kings! Celebrate all things Celtic at this fair in Monterey. Kids will love the sheep dog demonstrations and athletic competitions that likely involve throwing a large object as far as possible. Bagpipers and other musical entertainment keep the event lively.
Dates: August 1-2
Times: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Pre-sale tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and kids 9-15 kids under 9 are free.
Monterey County Fairgrounds
2004 Fairground Rd
Gravenstein Apple Fair – Sebastopol
If you want to check out some music, local vendors and of course, apples, then head up to Sonoma County for the Gravenstein Apple Fair. This down home country fair is in its 42 nd year and boasts sweet tasting fun for the whole family. Live music is a big draw as well the life-on-the-farm tent where you can learn about the history of apple farming in the area.
Dates: August 8-9
Times: Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $15 adults 13 and over $12 seniors and veterans $10 kids 6-12 kids 5 and under are free.
Ragle Ranch Park
Bricks by the Bay – San Jose
If your house is riddled with LEGO bricks as far as the eye can see, then you likely are living with a LEGO addict. LEGO fans of all ages will love the two ballrooms full of LEGO display at Bricks by the Bay. The public exhibit is a great opportunity to check out huge displays of national landmarks, superhero villages, train displays and more – all made out of LEGO bricks. Leave the strollers at home as they are not allowed in the exhibit area. This event is geared towards kids who can look but not touch.
Date: August 9
Times: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last admission at 3 p.m.)
Cost: $11.95 in advance or $15 at the door
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, Ca
Which summer festival is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
How to Eat Chocolate All Weekend, and More Food Events
Eater SF does a weekly roundup featuring the best food and drink events in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Every week, our editors sift through emails, tips, and listings for the most interesting food festivals, pop-ups, guest chefs, special dinners, cooking classes, cookbook signings, and more. Every event here is a personal recommendation from an Eater editor. It’s the stuff we’d actually attend or send a friend to. They’re selected because of an intriguing menu, truly delicious delicious dishes, or the involvement of an exceptional chef or restaurant.
The focus is what’s happening this week, but occasionally, we’ll tease upcoming events you might want to buy tickets for stat (before they sell out). Have an event you’d like listed here? Send it our way at [email protected].
Craft Chocolate Experience
March 6 to 8
The Craft Chocolate Experience is a big new festival specifically dedicated to craft chocolate, which means not just the commercial manufacturers, but smaller growers, makers, confectioners, and pastry chefs, who are focused on the bean-to-bar movement. Tastings will feature 95 chocolate makers from more than 21 different countries, and speakers include John Scharffenberger, Gary Guittard, Michael Recchiuti, Lisa Vega from Dandelion, Angela Pinkerton from Che Fico, Avery Ruzicka from Manresa, and Emily Lucchetti from the Big Night Restaurant Group. The opening party on Friday night is $95, a one-day pass for either Saturday or Sunday is $35, and an all-weekend pass is $145.
Bay Area Weekend Events: DogFest2018, Avocado Con
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's going to be a wet weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't get out of the house and have some fun. We teamed up with our partners at Hoodline to bring you the best weekend eats, from sparkling wine tasting, to free donuts and a gourmet all-you-can-eat brunch. Let's start with the good stuff: Millionaire Bacon.
Man's best friend may need to get out and stretch his legs after this latest storm so here's the perfect event. DogFest2018 is this Saturday at Duboce Park. It's one of the biggest dog events in San Francisco.
Enter your canine to win best tail, best ears, best costume or best trick. So time to brush up on your dog's sit, lay down and shake.
DogFest benefits McKinley Elementary School, a public school at Castro and 14th streets.
And your human family members will enjoy the day too. There are obstacle courses, face painting, carnival games, food and you can also go there to adopt a dog.
Click here for more information.
If you're into locally made crafts, you won't want to miss San Francisco's Renegade Craft Fair at Fort Mason Center. There will be over 300 indie craft and DIY artisans featured.
It's free to attend both Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A DJ spinning tunes should put you in the mood to shimmy through the aisles and shop until you drop, or at least until you get hungry. There will be local vendors offering food and drink options, too.
This Sunday, Spark SF is hosting Avocado Con. The avocado festival in Mission Bay will come back for its 2nd year.
Twenty-two street vendors will gather to show off their avocado dishes. And did you know a recent study found folks who ate avocados are healthier than people who avoided it?
Well, they're also delicious.
MORE TO DO: Enjoy the weekend, and don't forget to check out Hoodline's events calendar for more ideas.
LAKEPORT: Wood & Glory Boat Show May 31-June 3, 2018
Konocti Vista Casino Marina 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd.
SANTA MARIA: Santa Maria Elks Rodeo May 31-June 3, 2018. PRCA Rodeo and parade. BBQ and more! elksrec.com
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Black Book Fair June1-2, 2018 sacramentoblackbookfair.com
OAKLAND: Oakland Carnival June 1, 2019, 12-7 p.m.
Mosswood Park 3612 Webster Oakland, CA
Free admission oaklandcarnival.com
World music and performance arts, International Food Court, African Marketplace
FELTON: Redwood Mountain Faire June 2-3, 2018
Music on two stages, juried fine art and crafts, children's activities, and local micro-brews and wines to benefit organizations redwoodmountainfaire.com
BEAUMONT: Cherry Festival May 31-June 3, 2018 Cherry Festival Parade Saturday 10:30 a.m.
MARIN: Planetary Dance for Peace June 3, 2018, 5:15 a.m. Mt. Tam, Marin, CA planetarydance.org
BERKELEY: World Music Festival May 31-June 2, 2019. berkeleyworldmusic.org Telegraph Ave. & Haste
BONNY DOON: Bonny Doon Art and Wine Festival. bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com
BREA: Summerfest May 31-June 2, 2019. Location: St. Angela Merici School Parish School, 575 S. Walnut, Brea, CA. Free, summerfestbrea.org
Celebration of food, family and fun is the largest community event in North Orange County. Admission is always free. Line up: Tijuana Dogs | Zeppelin USA + Queen tribute | Jeff Lyons Foreigner tribute | Adult Lip Sync Contest | Bee Gees Gold tribute | Spazzmatics | Students Lip Sync Contest | ReLove: Reggae Greatest Hits | Matt Mauser's Frank Sinatra tribute | Bruno And The Hooligans, Bruno Mars tribute | DSB, Journey tribute
CARMICHAEL: Community Band Festival June 2-3, 2018. Carmichael Park at the Daniel Bishop Memorial Pavilion. carmichaelpark.com
DEL MAR: San Diego County Fair June 1- July 4, 2018 Theme: How Sweet it Is 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California sdfair.com
DOWNEY: St. George Greek Festival June 2-3, 2018. Location: 10846 Downey Ave. Downey, C stgeorgedowney.org | greek
SAN CARLOS: Biggest Little Air Show June 1, 2019
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA
Free show on museum grounds, hiller.org
MONTCLAIR: Country Fair Jamboree Saturday, June 1, 2019. 12-6 p.m. Alma Hofman Park, 5201 Benito Street.
cityofmontclair.org Annual event includes food trucks, vendors, crafters live entertainment, bands, skateboarding competition, small carnival rides for kids, large carnival rides for kids and adults, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, demonstrations, and community organizations.
ENCINITAS: Annual Encinitas Wine, Spirits & Food Festival. Time: 5 -8 p.m. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course 1275 Quail Gardens Drive encinitaswinefestival.com
FELTON: Redwood Mountain Faire June 2-3, 2018. 22 bands and arts & crafts fair. Roaring Camp Railroads 5401 Graham Hill Road Felton, CA $25-45, roaringcamp.com
FONTANA: Fontana Days Festival May 31-June 3, 2018. Location: Veterans Park, Fontana, CA. fontana.org
FOSTER CITY: cityFEST June 2-3, 2018. Location: Shell Blvd. at E. Hillsdale, Foster City, fostercitychamber.com
FRESNO: Rainbow Pride Parade & Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Parade: 10 a.m., Festival: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. fresnorainbowpride.com | pride
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Huntington Beach Concours d'Elegance June 2-3, 2018 Central Park 7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA hbconcours.org
FERNDALE: Pet Parade June 1, 2019 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Costumed pets parade down Main Street Free, victorianferndale.com
IRVINE: Studio Arts Festival June 1, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m Location: Heritage Community Park 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine, CA. Free, cityofirvine.org
UPPER LAKE: Wild West Days June 1, 2019
Main Street Upper Lake, CA. Food, vendors, music and entertainment in a wild west style along with a terrific community parade. Blue Canyon Gang with their western skits entertain. Costume, beard and bonnet contest, water slide for kids, barbecue, strawberry ice cream social and parade!
JURUPA VALLEY: Jurupa Valley Pro Rodeo June 1-2, 2018. Location: Rick Thompson Arena Jurupa Valley CA $18-20, $5 parking approx. jurupavalleyprorodeo.com | rodeo
LA PUENTE: Puente Valley Community Celebration, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Location: 520 Workman Mill Rd., La Puente, CA. lapuente.org
LONG BEACH: Pacific Islander Festival June 2-3, 2018. Music, dance, and cultural crafts. Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA $30, aquariumofpacific.org
LOS ANGELES: LA Wine Fest June 2-3, 2018 at The Row,
777 S. Alameda Downtown L.A. Los Angeles, CA. lawinefest.com
MARYSVILLE: Yuba Sutter Honor Our Youth Pow Wow June 2-3, 2018, 12-6 p.m. 442 Franklin Ave. | pow wow
McKINLEYVILLE: Pony Express Days May 30-June 3, 2018 mckinleyvillechamber
MONTEREY: Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival June 2-3, 2018. Monterey County Fair & Event Center 2004 Fairground Rd. Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm $15-up, artichokefestival.org
MONTEREY: La Merienda Birthday Party June 1, 2019, 11:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monterey History & Art Association Memory Garden 20 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA montereyhistory.org $55-65
SAN FRANCISCO: Union Street Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3, 2018, San Francisco, CA sresproductions.com
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Valhalla Renaissance Faire June 2-3, 2018 & June 9-10, 2018. valhallafaire.com | renfaires
ORANGEVALE: Pow Wow Days Festival and Parade May 31-June 2, 2019. Free admission! Orangevale Community Park 7301 Filbert Ave Orangevale, CA orangevalepowwowdays.com
PATTERSON: Patterson Apricot Fiesta May 31-June 2, 2019. Downtown Plaza Circle Patterson, CA apricotfiesta.com Admission: Free
PISMO BEACH: Classic at Pismo Beach car show May 31-June 2, 2019 theclassicatpismobeach.com
TEMECULA: Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival May 31-June 2, 2019. Lake Skinner County Park 37701 Warren Rd.
Winchester, CA tvbwf.com Hot Air Balloons, Music, Food and Wine.
SAN LEANDRO: San Leandro Cherry Festival Saturday, June 1, 2019, Parade & Festival Downtown San Leandro
LOS ANGELES: SoRo Festival June 3, 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
2730 Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90034 Free
YORBA LINDA: Celebration of the Arts June 3, 2018, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Hurless Barton Park, and Thomas Losorda Jr. Field House, 4704 Casa Loma Ave. Yorba Linda, CA. facebook.com
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Greek Film Festival June 4-10, 2018 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases cinema from Greece and filmmakers of Greek descent. Egyptian Theatre
SANTA ROSA: Peggy Sue Car Show June 9, 2018 Sonoma County Fairgrounds. cruiseforpeggysue.com
SAN DIEGO: Avolution Fest June 9, 2018, 5-10 p.m.
1301 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
$25 cover, avolutionfest.com
Celebrate all things avocado from art and music to food and drinks.
CHERRY VALLEY: Lavender Festival June 8-10, 15-17, 2018 hsresort.com
HOLLYWOOD: Hollywood Fringe June 7-24, 2018
PINECREST: SoulPlay Festival June 7-10, 2018
Lair of the Golden Bear Pinecrest, CA $30-up, eventbrite.com | SoulPlayFestival.com
4 full days of Dance, Connection and Nature. Well-known facilitators, practitioners and speakers will present 60+ workshops including Contact Improv, Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, BioDanza, Authentic Relating, Tantra, Massage, Meditation, and more!
MODESTO: American Graffiti Car Festival June 8-10, 2018 American Graffiti Car Show and Festival
MONTEREY: Ink at the Bay Tattoo Festival June 8-10, 2018 Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA $15-20, inkatbay.com | tattoo
DUNSMUIR: Dunsmuir Railroad Days June 8-10, 2018 dunsmuirdepot.com
WEST HOLLYWOOD: LA Pride Festival June 9-10, 2018 | Parade June 10, 2018, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Festival takes place at West Hollywood Park along San Vicente Blvd. (between Melrose Ave and Santa Monica Blvd) West Hollywood, CA $25-35, lapride.org
GLENDORA: Heritage Day Picnic June 9, 2018, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Centennial Heritage Park, 701 E. Mauna Loa. Butter making, gold panning, hay jump, leather crafts, arrowhead making, adobe brick making, rope making, pump water, live music, funnel cakes, BBQ, pony rides, house tours. Free, ci.glendora.ca.us
JULIAN: The Julian Dance and Backcountry BBQ June 9, 2018, 12-9 p.m. Tickets: juliandance.org
CAMP PENDLETON: (Oceanside): Mud Run June 9-10, 2018 mccscp.com/mudrun
LIVERMORE: Livermore Rodeo June 9-10, 2018 Robertson Park Livermore, CA livermorerodeo.org | rodeos
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: RanchoFest, June 9-10, 2018 cityofrsm.org
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10, 2018. 200 art vendors, bands on multiple stages, food vendors and breweries selling craft beers. Location: Waterfront Park, San Diego, CA. Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Waterfront Park, San Diego General Admission: $12 online | $14 at the door Weekend Admission: $16 online | $18 at the door. sdfestivalofthearts.org
TEHACHAPI: Springtime Faire June 9-10, 2018, galleryngifts.com
100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi, CA.
SAN MATEO: Santa Mateo County Fair June 9-17, 2018. 1346 Saratoga Ave San Mateo CA sanmateocountyfair.com
FORTUNA: Art & Wine in the Park June 10, 2018, fortunarotary.org
WINDSOR Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic June 9-10, 2018, schabc.org | balloons
SANTA CRUZ: Japanese Cultural Fair June 9, 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. jcfsantacruz.org UCSC Judo Club Aikido of Santa Cruz, 306 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA. aikidosantacruz.org
Line up: Chanting | Martial Arts Demonstration | Folk Dance | Storytelling | Bamboo flute |Tea Ceremony | Kimono Workshops | Obon Sejiki Ceremony food offering to spirits and ancestors in Zen tradition | Japanese Swordsmanship
MENLO PARK: Bayou on the Bayfront June 9, 2018, 1-6 p.m.
1 Hacker Way
Parking Lot 16
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Celebrate New Orleans Style with concerts from The Cosmo Alleycats, Chris Cain, Bug Horn Rex, and Los Improviders. Facebook sponsored event includes Southern, Creole & Cajun Cuisines, Cultural Dances, Art & Vendors
CARSON: Philippine Independence Day June 9, 2018, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Veterans Park, 22400 Moneta Ave., Carson, CA Free admission all ages. ci.carson.ca.us
One of the biggest Philippine Independence Day celebrations in Southern California with thousands in attendance. The event features a ceremonial parade around the Veterans Park field with street cultural dancing. A cultural booth, which also serves as venue for different cultural workshops, is also showcased in the event. Come and enjoy non-stop entertainment from great Pinoy talents, a wide array of food choices, various booths and exhibits, a kiddie area, the PWC jeepney, and many others!
CORONA DEL MAR: Balboa Wooden Boat Festival & Parade June 9-10, 2018. free. Balboa Yacht Club, 1801 Bayside Drive Corona del Mar, CA Free, free water taxis throughout the day newportbeachwoodenboatfestival.com| boats
PLYMOUTH: Mother Lode Highland Games & Gathering June 9-10, 2018 Amador County Fairgrounds & Event Center 18621 Sherwood Street Plymouth, CA 95669
motherlodegames.com Dancing | Irish Dancing | Step Dancing | Living History and more. | Scottish festivals
ENCINO: Balboa Strawberry Festival June 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Encino - 17019 Ventura Blvd. (Ventura Blvd. between Amestoy & Balboa Ave.) Tons of strawberry themed food and drink, plus live music, dancing, rides and games. Free admission. balboastrawberryfestival.com
SAN FRANCISCO: Haight-Ashbury Street Fair June 10, 2018, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: Haight-Ashbury District, San Francisco, CA haightashburystreetfair.org
PLYMOUTH: Daylily Days June 9-10, 2018 Amador Flower Farm 22001 Shenandoah School Road Plymouth, CA 95669 amadorflowerfarm.com
DURHAM: Threshing Bee & Country Fair June 9, 2018, patrickranchmuseum.org
LAKE ARROWHEAD: Annual Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show June 9, 2018 rimoftheworldhistory.com
SANTEE: Fido Fest June 9, 2018, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE Admission, Minimal cost for some activities Location: Town Center Community Park East 550 Park Center Drive Santee, California 92071 cityofsanteeca.gov | fidofestsantee.com
FAIRFAX: Fairfax Festival June 9-10, 2018 fairfaxfestival.com
HOLLYWOOD: Playboy Jazz Festival June 9-10, 2018 Tickets: hollywoodbowl.com
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES: Palos Verdes Street Fair, June 9-10, 2018
501 Deep Valley Dr. Rolling Hills Estates, CA
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Crystal Fair June 9-10, 2018. Over 30 booths. Location: Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan) Hours: Saturday 10-6 Sunday 10-4 $12 covers both days, crystalfair.com
OAKLAND: Temescal Street Fair June 10, 2018, 12-6 p.m.
Kids Zone, Youth Stage, Artisan Showcase, Community Booths and more. Location: 4521 Telegraph Avenue. temescaldistrict.org
COSTA MESA: OC Night Market OC Night Market June 15-17, 2018 OC Fairgrounds - Costa Mesa, CA ocnightmarket.com
McCLOUD: Fireman's Muster June 16, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. 11am Parade Main Street McCloud 12pm to 5pm Fireman's Relay Races at Hoo Hoo Park, 6pm 10p Potluck BBQ at Hoo Hoo Park. mccloudchamber.com
PASADENA: Pasadena Chalk Festival June 16-17, 2018 pasadenachalkfestival.com | chalk
YREKA: Gold Rush Days June 16, 2018 Miner St., Broadway Lane and 4th St. Yereka, CA
Free yrekachamber.com | visitsiskiyou.org
SAN FRANCISCO: North Beach Festival June 16-17, 2018
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. sresproductions.com
TRINIDAD: Trinidad Fish Festival June 17, 2018, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location (please confirm) Trinidad School 300 Trinity St. Trinidad, CA 95570 trinidadcalif.com Trinidad School 300 Trinity St. Trinidad, CA.
BUENA PARK: Sugar Plum Festival - Summer Show Buena Park, CA
Annual Taste Of Fair Oaks Fair Oaks, CA
Contemporary Crafts Market Pasadena, CA
UKIAH: Redwood Empire Spring Fair Ukiah, CA June 2-4, 2017 redwoodempirefair.com
Country Summer Festival Santa Rosa, CA
Windsor Fine Arts Show Windsor, CA
Ranchofest Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Valley Center Music Festival Valley Center, CA
Craft Fair Cambria, CA
Annual Downey Greek Fest Downey, CA
Hermosa Beach Art Walk Hermosa Beach, CA
Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival Sunnyvale, CA
Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival Avila Beach, CA
Morro Bay Music Festival Morro Bay, CA
Rocklin Brewfest Rocklin, CA
San Mateo County Fair San Mateo, CA
Montrose Arts & Crafts Festival Montrose, CA
Irvine Studio Arts Festival Irvine, CA
Japanese Cultural Fair Santa Cruz, CA
Kiwanis Art Fiesta Sacramento, CA
Vallejo Pista Sa Nayon Vallejo, CA
Santa Cruz Pride Festival Santa Cruz, CA
RB Alive Street Fair San Diego, CA
Celebration Of The Arts Yorba Linda, CA
Glennville Rodeo Glennville, CA
Long Beach Patchwork Show Long Beach, CA
Annual Kings Fair Hanford, CA
Ojai Music Festival Ojai, CA
Timeless Treasures Boutique Huntington Beach, CA
Santa Ana Summer Festival Santa Ana, CA
Raley Field Brewfest West Sacramento, CA
Reggae In The Hills Angels Camp, CA
Springtyme Faire Tehachapi, CA
Barbera Festival Plymouth, CA
Inter-tribal Powwow Oceanside, CA
32nd Novato Festival Of Art, Wine & Music Novato, CA
Hometown Heritage Celebration Dunsmuir, CA
Berkeley World Music Festival Berkeley, CA
Fairfax Festival Fairfax, CA
Ojai Wine Festival Ventura, CA
Taste Of Latin-America Los Angeles, CA
Dia De San Juan Festival Long Beach, CA
Live Oak Music Festival Santa Ynez, CA
Garberville Rodeo Garberville, CA
San Diego International Beer Festival Del Mar, CA
Julian Woman's Club Heritage Quilt Show Julian, CA
Artist To You Festival South Lake Tahoe, CA
The Classic Pismo Beach Pismo Beach, CA
Downtown San Mateo Summerfest San Mateo, CA
Northern California Pirate Festival Vallejo, CA
Big Irish Fair & Musicfest Long Beach, CA
La Jolla Festival Of The Arts La Jolla, CA
Vallejo Juneteenth Vallejo, CA
Rotary Art & Wine Festival Lake Arrowhead, CA
Art & Wine Celebration Carmel Valley, CA
Neptune Beach Celebration Alameda, CA
Father's Day In The Park Hollister, CA
Airshow San Diego El Cajon, CA
San Francisco Pinot Days San Francisco, CA
Summer Solstice Festival Fullerton, CA
Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Berkeley, CA
Flower Festival Lompoc, CA
Sonoma-Marin Fair Petaluma, CA
Music In The Mountains Summerfest Grass Valley, CA
Best Of Humboldt Fair Eureka, CA
Placer County Fair Roseville, CA
Kate Wolf Music Festival Laytonville, CA
Fountain Valley Summerfest Fountain Valley, CA
Artist To You Festival South Lake Tahoe, CA
Bear Essentials Craft & Gift Show Arcadia, CA
San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Tres Pinos, CA
Art-a-fair Laguna Beach, CA
La Prada Banda Festival South El Monte, CA
Riviera Village Summer Festival Redondo Beach, CA
Santa Barbara Wine Festival Santa Barbara, CA
Courthouse Lawn Art Show Quincy, CA
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Ojai, CA
California Beer Festival Novato, CA
Art Around The Lake Chester, CA
Annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering Of The Clans Vista, CA
Penelope Lane Summer Boutique Long Beach, CA
San Francisco Pride Celebration San Francisco, CA
Susanville Bluegrass Festival Susanville, CA
The Catfish Blues Festival Lakeport, CA
ESCONDIDO: Goddess Fest Fantastic music, camping opportunities, inspirational presentations at this lifestyle event. Terra Madre Gardens, 9928 Protea Gardens Rd. Escondido, CA. $22-350, eventbrite.com
APPLE VALLEY: Village Summer Street Fair applevalley.org
LONG BEACH: Rock the Queen Festival
Queen Mary 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, California 90802
$40-100 + $20 parking, queenmary.com | music
NORCO: Horse Town Brew N' Que Festival George Ingalls Event Center - Norco brewnquefestival.com
SAN DIEGO: Foam Fest sdfoamfest
SAN JOSE: Bay Area YoYo Classic May 26, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA
Over 100 yo-yo competitors
TWO HARBORS: Summer Wine Festival
SAN FRANCISCO: North Beach Festiva Cost: Free North Beach District San Francisco, CA sresproductions.com
PARADISE: Paradise Garden Tour June 3-4, 2017
Subject to change Cost: $20. Tickets: paradisegardenclub.org, call: (530) 877-4242 | gardens
MARYSVILLE: Yuba Sutter Honor Our Youth Pow Wow 442 Franklin Ave. Yuba City, CA
36th Annual Yuba-Sutter Pow Wow Native American Honor Our Youth Pow Wow | pow wow
BALBOA ISLAND: Balboa Island Parade Sunday, balboaislandnb.org
LOS ALTOS: The Sequoia Century Ride
westernwheelers.org/sequoia Sequoia Century:
Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA AIA Santa Clara Valley
One of the most beautifully challenging rides in the San Francisco Bay area. Route: Stevens Canyon and Redwood Gulch past redwood forests and through small towns on the way to the Pacific Ocean with challenging climb up Tunitas Creek. Distances range from 70 to 120 miles while climbs range from 6,700 to 10,000 ft.
WOODLAND: Woodland Hippie Fest Woodland Hippie Fest. Location: Nelson's Grove 15285 County Road 99E Woodland, CA 95695 $10-20, eventbrite.com
SAN DIEGO: Filmout San Diego LGBT Film Festival the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. | film
TEMECULA: California Painters and muralists at Old Town Temecula Street Painting Festival
Families, children, and beginners join in the creative endeavor temeculaca.gov | chalk
AMADOR CITY: Beer & Banjos Festival
FILLMORE: Honey Harvest Festival bennetthoney.com
COSTA MESA: Junk in the Trunk Market June 17, 2017. Junk in the Trunk Market. Location: Piecemakers Country Store (parking lot), Costa Mesa, CA
TAYLORSVILLE: Pioneer Day Taylorsville Pioneer Day Indian Valley Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce Indian Valley Museum Cemetery Street Taylorsville, CA (530) 284-1046 Free
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.
Bay Area Weekend Events: Jazz festival, Oysters, live music and ice Cream
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website to find weekend activities in and around the Bay Area.
You can combine pride with keeping cool this weekend. It's just one of the fun ideas from our partners at Hoodline.
Fillmore Jazz Festival
The west coast's largest free jazz fest will feature two days of fine arts, gourmet food, and plenty of diverse music. Summer of love classics will be reinterpreted from a jazz point of view to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fillmore Jazz Festival. Artists like, Farzad Armand, who's been playing the festival for over twenty years will provide the smooth soundtrack to the weekend.
Oysterfest Music Festival
If you happen to like Oysters with your live music head to Oysterfest Music Festival. It's happening Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park. The lineup includes Passion Pit, Kongos, Sir Sly, and more. There will be Oysters from all coasts, and food trucks for non-oyster lovers too.
'Milkbomb' Brings Ice Cream-Stuffed Donuts To Potrero Hill
Be sure to check out a new ice cream shop in Potrero Hill called 'Milkbomb'.They have a wide selection of gourmet flavors and cones but specialize in the ultimate combination, including ice cream stuffed inside a warm glazed donut.
MORE TO DO: Enjoy the weekend, and don't forget to check out Hoodline's events calendar for more ideas.
Festivals in San Francisco - Your SF Festival Guide
Let your freak flag fly in the city of San Francisco! Or your pride flag. San Francisco, one of the most inclusive and progressive cities in the US, is home to the world-renowned SF Pride festival, one of the largest pride celebrations in the world and the largest in the US. The weekend-long festivities and parade draw in nearly 2 million attendees every year in its most recent years. But San Francisco isn't just known for it's social progression. As the first city in the US to ban non-compostable plastic bags, it's no surprise that the greenest city in America, would also have one of the best festivals to celebrate Earth Day. Every year, Earth Day SF aims to educate and entertain. They have every aspect of Earth Day covered, promoting clean energy, health and nutrition, sustainability, and greener transportation. Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is the city's most popular music festival. Held annually in the Outside Lands area, which has been developed into and known today as Golden Gate Park, the aptly named festival also features a diverse lineup of music, from hip-hop to alternative rock, and even electronic to indie. Attendees can enjoy the live music on the lush layout, while feasting on some of the Bay Area's best restaurants, food vendors, craft beer, and fine wine. And these popular fests just barely scrape the surface of the San Francisco festival scene. With so many richly diverse neighborhoods jam-packed into this small and populous city, be sure to check out some of the other amazing festivals this city has to offer!