2019 fairs and festivals — your guide to fun in the Bay Area – Times-Herald


Fair and festival season has arrived in the Bay Area. Here’s a rundown of events through Labor Day and and beyond. If you want to have your festival included in the online listing, email lherendeen@bayareanewsgroup.com.

May 13-19

Savannah Shorter loads her large stuffed giraffe into a train ride during opening day of the Contra Costa County Fair in Antioch on May 17, 2018. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group archive)

Contra Costa County Fair: Noon-9:30 p.m. May 16-19. Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Rides, undead roller derby, K-9 Kings flying dog show, Xtreme sports zone, games, live music, arts and agriculture pavilion, contests, food and drink. Admission, $5-$8; fair wristbands, $25; contracostafair.com/

Maker Faire Bay Area: 1-5 p.m. May 17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19. San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. A celebration of invention, creativity and curiosity, featuring demonstrations in food, electronics, tools, robotics and more. makerfaire.com/bay-area/


Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension’s Titanes dancers perform at the Oakland Greek Festival in Oakland on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group archive)

Oakland Greek Festival: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 17, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 18 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 19. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. Homemade food, Greek dancing and live music. www.oaklandgreekfestival.com

Walnut Creek Art on the Main: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19. North Main Street, from Civic Drive to Mount Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. More than 100 artists, food, wine, beer and live music. www.thewalnutfestival.org/art-on-the-main.html

Boogie — Campbell’s Music Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 18 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19. East Campbell Ave., downtown Campbell. A day of music, live entertainment, arts and crafts, community booths, food and beer and wine. Free. campbellchamber.net

A kite flyer launches an 88-foot octopus kite at the Fremont Kids ‘n’ Kites Festival on May 28, 2005. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group archive)

Kids ‘n’ Kites Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18. Central Park, 40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont. Kite-flying demonstrations, games, performances, food. Free kites for first 3,000 kids. fremont.gov/1109/Kids-n-Kites-Festival

Himalayan Fair: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 18 and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 19. Live Oak Park, 1300 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. More than 80 vendors, live music and dance, arts and crafts, kids zone and food. Free. himalayanfair.net

Visitors cross a koi pond bridge at Hakone Gardens during the Hakone Matsuri Japanese Festival in Saratoga, Calif., on Sunday, May 14, 2015. Hakone Gardens is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Hakone Matsuri Japanese Cultural Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19. Hakone Estate and Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. Yosakoi dancing, live music, martial arts demonstrations, kids activities, Japanese food, beer and wine. $5, kids under 4 free. www.hakone.com.

Pokémon Regional Championships: 8 a.m. May 18-19. Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara. Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players compete for up to $50,000 in scholarships and prizes, including the title of Pokémon Regional Champion and championship points that count toward a potential invite to the 2019 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. http://bit.ly/2vQD7Fv

May 20-26 (Memorial Day weekend)

Sliders and sides at the annual Burger and Brew Fest in Fremont on May 26, 2018. (Joseph Geha/Bay Area News Group archive)

Fremont Burger & Brew Fest: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25. Liberty Street between Capitol and Walnut in downtown Fremont. Craft breweries, burgers and sliders, gourmet food vendors, art and crafts, live entertainment and burger cooking competition. BurgerandBrewFest.com

Session Beer Festival: 1-5 p.m. May 25. Jack London Square, Oakland. More than 30 local craft brewers,live music, food vendors, games and prizes, homebrewing demonstration, plus free bike valet. $35. http://bit.ly/2Lnk4gD

Bay Area KidFest: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 25-26 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27. Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord. Games, rides and activities geared to children up to age 12, including Alaskan racing pigs, appearances by Spider-Man and Olaf, food booths. Admission, $6 with canned food donation. www.KidFestConcord.com

Mardi the Mushroom poses with children while walking through the vendor booths at the Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival run in Morgan Hill on May 27, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group archive)

Mushroom Mardi Gras: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 25 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26. Downtown Morgan Hill Amphitheater grounds and Depot Street. Mushroom dishes and other food, educational exhibits, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, wine and beer, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. Free. https://www.mhmmg.org/home.html

Civil War Battles: May 25-27. Roaring Camp Railroad, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton. Visit encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers, witness historic battles reenacted and chow down on a chuck wagon barbecue. $28-$37; Night in the Encampments, May 26, $23-29. www.roaringcamp.com

San Ramon Art & Wind Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26-27. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. Kite-making workshops, kite-flying demos, professional kite flyers, children’s activities, arts and crafts, food booths. Free. https://bit.ly/2jzqXuI

Carnaval San Francisco: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 25-26, with parade at 9:30 a.m. May 26. Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets, San Francisco. Global cuisine, international music including May 25 headliners Los Tigres del Norte, dance, arts and crafts. Free. www.carnavalsanfrancisco.org/

Myanmar New Year Water Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 26. Kennedy Park, 1333 Decoto Road, Union City. Burmese food, community booths, entertainment, cultural ceremony, traditional dances, water play activities. http://bit.ly/2HaNfzl

May 27-June 2

Healdsburg Jazz Festival: May 31-June 9. Downtown Healdsburg and Santa Rosa. Performances by world-renowned musicians in diverse settings, including Raven Theater, Hotel Healdsburg, and several boutique restaurants and wineries. Lineup includes Ralph Towner, Joey DeFrancesco, Carla Bley, Regina Carter. Free-$75. healdsburgjazz.org

RockSoberFest: May 31-June 2. Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Highway 128, Boonville. Experience sober fun with 11 bands and three comedians. Also camping, meditation, recovery, meetings, fellowship. $10-$25. www.cleanandsobermusicfest.org

The Polemistes dancers perform at the San Jose Greek Festival on June 5, 2016 at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group archive)

San Jose Greek Festival: 5-10 p.m. May 31, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. June 2. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis St., San Jose. Greek food, music, dancing, entertainment, arts and crafts. Admission, $5 adults, $3 students/seniors, kids under 12 free. Sanjosegreekfestival.org

Berkeley World Music Festival: June 1-2. Mix of music from noon-8 p.m. throughout Telegraph Avenue neighborhood. Main information booth at Telegraph and Haste. Featured concert in People’s Park with crafts fair June 1. Sunday Streets plaza at Telegraph and Haste June 2.  Free. www.berkeleyworldmusic.org/

Union Street Music Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m June 1-2. Union Street from Gough to Steiner, San Francisco. Music, arts and crafts, food, beer and wine. Free. www.unionstreetevents.com/

Redwood Mountain Faire: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. June 1-2. Roaring Camp, 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton. Live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, food, beer and wine. $20-$30, $35-$55 two-day-pass, kids under 12 free. www.redwoodmountainfaire.com

A large crowd fills Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek during the 33rd annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 2. Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Music, entertainment, art, food, beer, wine, kids zone. Free. www.artwinefestivalwc.com

San Leandro Cherry Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1. Downtown San Leandro. Parade at 10 a.m., San Leandro Boulevard. Arts and crafts, food, children’s zone, entertainment. https://bit.ly/2HrI1ky

Bonny Doon Art, Wine & Brew Festival: 1-7 p.m. June 1. Equestrian Park, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, Bonny Doon. Wine and craft beer tastings, local food trucks, live music and live auction benefiting the Bonny Doon Community School Foundation. Ages 21 and over only. $55-$75. www.bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com

Heirloom artichokes for sale during the 2016 Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center on June 5, 2016. (Vernon McKnight/Herald archive)

Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. Showcasing dozens of artichoke dishes, cooking demonstrations, artichoke eating contests, field tours, wine and beer garden, live entertainment, arts and crafts. $5-$15. http://artichokefestival.org/

Santa Cruz Pride Festival and Parade: June 2, 11 a.m. parade, noon-4 p.m. festival. Parade follows Pacific Avenue and Church Street, festival between Cathcart and Cedar and Lincoln, Santa Cruz. Vendors, food trucks, music and children’s activities. http://santacruzpride.org

June 3-9

Dia de Portugal Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8. History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. Portuguese heritage celebration with parade, food, carnival, live entertainment, cultural displays. Free. http://diadeportugalca.org/festival

Matthew Mather, 7, performs with Watsonville Taiko at Mission Park Plaza in Santa Cruz on Saturday afternoon during the Japanese Cultural Fair. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Japanese Culture Fair: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 8. Mission Plaza, 103 Emmet St., Santa Cruz. Japanese music and dance, crafts and food. Free. http://jcfsantacruz.org

Temescal Street Fair: Noon- 6 p.m. June 9. Telegraph Avenue between 41st and 51st streets, Oakland. Music, art, carnival rides, food, craft beer. Free. http://temescalstreetfair.org/

Filoli Summer Jazz Series: 1 p.m. selected Sundays June 9 through Aug. 25. Filoli Historic House and Garden, 86 Canada Road, Woodside. Jazz musicians from Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet to The John Santo Sextet. Complimentary snacks and beverages. Order a boxed lunch in advance, bring a picnic lunch or visit Quail’s Nest Cafe. $65-$85, series ticket packagtes available; https://filoli.org/jazz/

June 10-16

Broadway Under the Stars: 7:30 p.m. June 14-Sept. 8. Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road. Glen Ellen. Series of concerts and stage performances, with a live orchestra. Presented by Transcendence Theatre Company. $35-$99. transcendencetheatre.org.

A pig clears a hurdle during the ‘All Alaskan Racing Pigs’ races at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton on June 15, 2018. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group archive)

Alameda County Fair: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday from June 14-July 7 (July 4 gates close at 3 p.m.), carnival hours noon-close Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m.-close Friday to Sunday and July 4, concerts nightly at 8 p.m. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. A cattle drive down Main Street will mark opening day. Rodeo, horse racing, monster truck events, demolition derby, carnival, fair exhibits, food and drink. Concert performers include War, Ashanti, Sammy Kershaw, Loverboy, Sheila E., Trace Adkins. Admission, $8-$12 online and $10-$15 regular, parking, $8 online and $10 regular; check website for discounts, family passes and premium seating for concerts: http://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/

65th annual North Beach Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-16. North Beach district, San Francisco. Authentic Italian summer celebration featuring circus performances, Italian street painting, blessing of the animals, live entertainment, arts and crafts and food. Free. www.sresproductions.com/events/north-beach-festival/

Contestants brush secret sauce on their ribs during the annual King of the County BBQ and Music Fest on June 17, 2017, at the Martinez Waterfront Park. (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group archive)

King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 16. Martinez Regional Shoreline Park, 1 Ferry St., Martinez. Live music, arts and crafts, finger-licking food. Free admission and parking. https://countybbq.com/

Pirate Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15-16. Vallejo Waterfront Park, 298 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Pirate encampment, swimming mermaids, treasure hunts, costume contests, colorful sea folk, children’s area. General admission, $12; free for ages 12 and younger. http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/

Vallejo’s 31st annual Juneteenth Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Vallejo, behind JFK Library. Entertainment, food, beverages, crafts, family health resources and more. www.vallejojuneteenth.com

Richmond Juneteenth Parade & Festival: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 15. Nicholl Park, 32nd and MacDonald, Richmond. Parade at 10 a.m. through four Richmond Neighborhood Communities.  Entertainment, food, contests and children’s activities. www.ci.richmond.ca.us/427/Festivals

Berkeley Juneteenth Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 16. South Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor. African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae music, exhibits, health screenings, two-on-two basketball tourney, art and crafts, food. www.berkeleyjuneteenth.org

A performance during the Stern Grove Festival of Performing Arts in San Francisco on June 19, 2005. (Joanna Jhanda/Bay Area News Group archive)

Stern Grove Festival: 2 p.m. Sundays June 16 through Aug. 18. 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco. Performers include Digable Planets, Los Van Van, Galactic, Mitski, Toots and the Maytals, Psychedelic Furs, Pink Martini, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, more. Free. www.sterngrove.org

Palo Alto World Music Day: 3-7:30 p.m. June 16. University Avenue, Palo Alto. Fifty professional and amateur musical acts perform a variety of genres at outdoor venues on University Avenue. Free. http://pamusicday.org

June 17-23

Northern Nights Music Festival: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 19-21. Cooks Valley Campground, 83950 Road 442 East, Piercy. Three-day overnight/camping music festival allowing recreational cannabis dispensing and use on-site. Featuring bands Big Wild, Desert Hearts, Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds and more. Also includes cannabis vendors and activities. $89-$399, including passing and multi-day passes. http://bit.ly/2PV9UT8

Clusterfest: 4 p.m. June 21, 1 p.m. June 22-23. Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco. Comedy and music festival featuring comedians and musicians performing across multiple stages. Lineup includes Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Sinbad, John Mulaney, Leslie Jones, Patton Oswalt, Colin Jost, the Roots, Courtney Barrett, more. Themed food and drinks, explore set recreations, original props, games and other activities. $109-$294.50 single day, $295.50-1,250 three-day. www.clusterfest.com

People dance during the Silicon Valley BBQ competition championship on June 23, 2018 at Central Park in Santa Clara. (Maritza Cruz/ Bay Area News Group/archive)

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 4-10 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 22. Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. More than 70 competing barbecue teams plus live music, food, drinks, business/art and crafts vendors. Free admission, $10 parking. www.svbbq.com

Danville Summerfest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22-23. Downtown Danville, Hartz Avenue. Live music, fine arts booths, wine and food booths, children’s activities, fundraising dunk tank, plus a classic car show on Sunday. Free. www.danvillesummerfest.com

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach set the background to hundreds of vintage woodie cars at the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Saturday during the 21st annual Woodies on the Wharf car show. (Kevin Johnson/Santa Cruz Sentinel archive)

Woodies on the Wharf: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 22. Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. The 25th anniversary celebration features more than 200 classic surf wagons (pre-1952 wood-bodied cars), plus music and 3:30 p.m. parade of cars. Free admission. http://bit.ly/2vKizyt

38th annual San Jose Fountain Blues & Brews Festival: Noon-8 p.m. June 22. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 170 South Market St., San Jose. Main stage performers include Charlie Musselwhite, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, JC Smith Band and Lady Bianca. Also featured are family friendly activities, craft and vendor fair, beer and food. $20-$75. http://fountainblues.com/#

June 24-30

People dance in the annual LGBTQI Pride Parade on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade: Noon-6 p.m. June 29. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 30. Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. 20 stages and venues. More than 200 exhibitors featuring artists, food and beverage vendors and more. $1-$5 donation at gate. Parade 10:30 a.m. June 30 down Market Street. www.sfpride.org

Halal Fest: Noon to 10:30 p.m. June 29. Town Fair Plaza, 39100 State St., Fremont. Food vendors serving Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Arab, Mediterranean, African and American dishes, plus global arts vendors. Details, online tickets: www.halalfest.com

Midsummer Art & Cultural Celebration: Noon to 7 p.m.June 29. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. Works by 60 artists, performances, demonstrations, and also food trucks and live music from cultural groups. Free. www.tritonmuseum.org/Events.php

July 1-7

Note: A separate roundup of July Fourth municipal fireworks, parades and events will be published closer to the holiday.

Livermore Shakespeare Festival: July 3-Aug. 4. Wente Vineyards Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore. Performances of “Othello” (July 3-21) and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised)” (July 18-Aug. 4). Food trucks serving wood fired pizzas and more plus beer, wine and other drinks on hand at each performance. $18-$58; 925-443-2273, livermoreshakes.org.

Fillmore Jazz Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 6-7. On Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets, San Francisco. Live music from multiple stages, fine art and crafts, food and beverages. www.fillmorejazzfestival.com/

Patrons wait in line to try brews from Monterey’s Peter B’s Brewpub during the 2014 Monterey Beer Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds on June 14, 2014 in Monterey. (Vernon McKnight/Herald archive)

17th annual Monterey Beer Festival: 12:30-5 p.m. July 6. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. Beer, food and entertainment. $45-$65. www.montereybeerfestival.com

Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 7. Studio 23, 2309 Encinal Ave., Alameda. More than 65 artists and featuring live painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration, live music, poetry and performance art. Free. www.alamedaartfair.com/

July 8-14

Festival Napa Valley: July 10-21. Napa Valley. A music, food, wine and lifestyle festival featuring performances in classical music, jazz, theater and dance, food and wine events in Napa Valley settings. Performers include Patti Lupone, Robyn Adele Anderson, Sophia Bacelar, Diavolo, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Seal, and more. Prices vary. festivalnapavalley.org

Mendocino Music Festival: July 12-27. Venues throughout Mendocino. Evenings include orchestra concerts, big band, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and popular contemporary music. Daytime concerts include lecture/recitals at the Piano Series, a performance by participants in the Emerging Artists Program, and small concerts. $15-$55. https://mendocinomusic.org/

A cityscape model at the Brick by the Bay convention inside the Santa Clara Convention Center on July 13, 2018 in Santa Clara. (Maritza Cruz/ Bay Area News Group archive)

Bricks by the Bay: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13-14. Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Lego creations from across the country, People’s Choice contest and Lego vendors. $12-$15. bricksbythebay.com

Stanislaus County Fair: July 12-21. 900 North Broadway, Turlock.  Children’s area, concerts, live entertainment and exhibits. Admission: $7-$12. Kids 6 and under free. stancofair.com

Bastille Day Festival: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. July 13. Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco. Food, outdoor bistro with wine and beer, vintage car show, kids playground, French Quarter tours, waiters race, petanque tournament. Free. www.bastilledaysf.org

San Rafael Hops and Vines Stroll: 2-7 p.m. July 13. City Plaza, 1000 Fourth St., San Rafael. The tasting event will feature new and established) downtown breweries, bars and restaurants and also include San Rafael merchants and businesses offering wine and beer tastes inside their stores. $25-$30. http://bit.ly/2WFdaot

Bay Area Taco & Beer Festival: 3-6 p.m. July 13. San Jose Municipal Stadium, 588 E. Alma Ave., San Jose. Unlimited pours of more than 60 craft beers from local and regional breweries as well as unlimited taco tastings from dozens of restaurants and food trucks. Food trucks will be selling additional food and beverage items. Also featuring vendors, photo booth, lucha libre wrestling, bull riding and more. $39-$89. http://bit.ly/2VNfKeC

Blown glass created will be among the works of art featured at the Clay and Glass Festival in Palo Alto. (Courtesy of ACGA)

Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13-14. Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. More than 130 clay and glass artists, hands-on clay activities, artist demos. Free. https://bit.ly/2HL82Yq

40th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 13-14. Downtown Los Altos, Main and State streets. Fine art, concerts, children’s activities, food, wine and craft beers. Free. http://bit.ly/2YazOoN

July 15-21

33rd annual Art Under the Oaks: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.July 20-21. Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.  Art, wine, food, live music and family fun. Free.  www.aldenlane.com

Elena Gomel considers a painted wood necklace from Wood Images jewelry at the Menlo Summerfest in Menlo Park on July 15, 2017. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group archive)

Menlo SummerFest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20-21. Santa Cruz Avenue, downtown Menlo Park. Live music, 200 artists, “savory city” specialty foods, garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, artisan cocktails, craft beer and premium wine, children’s zone, family fun run. Free. summerfest.miramarevents.com/

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market: 8-9 a.m. July 20 (early admission), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 (general), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. Shop from vintage curators and handmade artisans from across the country. Live music and local food trucks. $25 early admission, $25 general. http://bit.ly/2VR8ONI

PianoSonoma Music Festival: July 21-Aug. 3. Green Music Center at Sonoma State, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park. Featuring artists in residence and other musicians private and public concerts and community workshops in Sonoma County. Prices vary. gmc.sonoma.edu/author/pianosonoma/

July 22-28

Pal Music Festival: Noon-8 p.m. July 27. Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City. Live music, art booths, food trucks and a kids zone. Free admission. Concession proceeds benefit Police Activities League’s educational and recreational summer programs for kids. www.PALMusicFestival.com

Gerry Foisy wears his homemade hat at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on July 27, 2018 in Gilroy. (Maritza Cruz/ Bay Area News Group archive)

Gilroy Garlic Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28 (entrance gate closes one hour prior to event closing time). Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave., Gilroy. Gourmet alley, cooking demonstrations and competitions, arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities. Admission, $12.99-$20; under 9 free; discounts available for online purchases. www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

Berkeley Kite Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27-28. Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. Giant creature kites, free kite-making lessons, team kite flying, food, music, candy drop, children’s zone with crafts, pony rides, more. Free. www.berkeleykitefestival.com

Attendees dance during the Art and Wine Faire in Alameda on July 29, 2017. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group archive)

Alameda Art & Wine Faire: 10 a.m.-6 pm. July 27-28. Downtown Alameda, along Park Street, between Encinal and Buena Vista avenues. Vendor booths, food, arts and crafts, wine, beer, live music, children’s area and carnival rides. downtownalameda.com/Art-Wine-Faire

Benicia Waterfront Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 27-28. Located on the First Street Green. Live music, craft beers, wine, food, vendor village, children’s activity alley. $5-$10, $15 two-day pass. http://bit.ly/2J9ojuj

Members of the group Sistah Iminah and the Afro Divas perform during the 18th annual Art and Soul Oakland festival on July 29, 2018, in Oakland. (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group archive)

Art + Soul Oakland: Noon-6 p.m. July 27-28. Downtown Oakland. Music, dance, artisan marketplace, craft beer, wine, food, fun zone. Performers include Jazz Mafia, Lyrics Born, Pointer Sisters, more. $8-$18. http://artandsouloakland.com

Wanderlust Wellness Festival: July 18-21. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley. Wellness and mindfulness festival includes guides, yoga and meditation teachers, outdoor instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs. $30-$3,850. wanderlust.com/festivals/squaw-valley/

July 29-Aug. 4

Santa Clara County Fair: Aug. 1-4. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. Entertainment and other attractions TBA, check back for updates. www.thefair.org

Mary Queen of the Scots played by Jerri Levers speaks with Lord Argyl, her real life husband Jeff Levers during a historic reenactment of her tour of Scotland following her return from France by The Sant Andrews Guild at the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival on August 4, 2018. (David Royal/ Herald archive)

51st annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 3-4. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road. Music, dance, food, whiskey tasting and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland. $12-$20. Children 8 and under free. www.montereyscotgames.com

Fremont Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. August 3-4. Downtown Fremont, along Paseo Padre Parkway and nearby streets. More than 500 arts and crafts booths, Kid City, live music, food, beer and wine. Free. www.fremontfestival.net/

San Jose Renaissance Faire & Fantasy Fest: Aug. 3-4. Discovery Meadow, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Pageantry, full-combat jousting and other games and demonstrations, artisans, food and drink, crafts, music and dance. $10-$18, under 6 free. www.sanjosefaire.com

Aug. 5-11

Tony Le dances with Lorie Roffelsen to Orquestra Saboricua at the San Jose Summer Jazz Fest 2018 in San Jose on August 11, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group archive)

San Jose’s Jazz Summer Fest: Aug. 9-11. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 170 S. Market St., San Jose. More than 100 performances on 12 stages in downtown San Jose. Performers include Marcus Shelby, Zydeco Flames, Charlie Hunter, Fred Hersch and many more. $15-$395. Tickets, lineup, schedule: http://Summerfest.sanjosejazz.org

Rosie Rally Home Front Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  Aug. 10. Craneway Pavilion, Ford Assembly Plant, 1414 Harbour Way, Richmond. A family-friendly event with live music, food, costume contests, dancing and more. Free. www.rosietheriveter.org/events/rosie-rally

Aug. 12-18

Polk Street Blues Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17-18. Polk Street, between California to Sutter streets, San Francisco. Live music, arts and crafts, food booths and more. Free. bayareabluesfestival.com

A woman dances during the Festival of Globe India Day Fair and Parade in Fremont on August 19, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group archive)

Festival of Globe’s India Day Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 17-Aug. 18. Downtown Fremont, 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway and nearby streets. Health fair, movie festival, food festival, dance competition. And grand parade runs 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Aug. 18. Free. www.fogsv.com

37th annual Hayward Zucchini Festival: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 17-18. Southland Mall, Hayward. Zucchini dishes, zucchini-growing contest, live music, arts and crafts, children’s rides and food. Admission, $5-$10; kids under 5 free. www.zucchinifest.org

Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 18. Skypark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. Fine art, food, live music, classic cars, dog show, children’s activities, wine and beer. Free. www.svartfestival.com

Aug. 19-25

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 24-25. University Ave., Palo Alto. About 300 arts booths, 60 Italian street painters for the Italian Street Painting Expo (on Tasso Street), sculpture plaza, children’s art studio, food and beer and wine. Free. mlaproductions.com

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m Aug. 24. Along Gourmet Ghetto, North Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Create chalk art and eat chocolate. Prizes awarded for best drawings. Live entertainment, vendors. Free. https://bit.ly/2KrLttm

Visitors grab a bite at the Italian Family Festa at History Park in San Jose in 2016. (Courtesy Ernie Murata/Italian American Heritage Foundation)

Italian Family Festa: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25. History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. Italian food, wine, grape stomp, bocce, Italian flag throwing demonstration, live entertainment, cooking stage. Free. www.italianfamilyfestasj.org

Taco & Tequila Festival: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 24-25. San Lorenzo Park, Downtown Santa Cruz. Gourmet street tacos, beer, margaritas, arts and craft vendors, live music, including Tone Loc. Tequila sampling 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 24 only.Teguila tasting, $40, general admission, $10. https://bit.ly/2rcpXko

Men on the float for Splash, a San Jose nightclub, wave to the crowd during the Silicon Valley Pride parade in San Jose on August 27, 2017. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group archive)

Silicon Valley Pride: 4-10 p.m. Aug. 24 for Night Festival, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 25 for Day Festival. Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park, 1 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. Live entertainment, vendors and feed. Aug. 25 parade time tba, along Market Street. www.svpride.com

Aug. 26-Sept. 2 (Labor Day weekend)

Scottish Highland Gathering and Games: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Caber tossing and other athletic games, traditional music and dance, Celtic heritage events, sheep dog trials, whisky tasting, clan gatherings. Advance tickets, $13-$45. Free for children 11 and under and active military personnel. See website for tickets to grandstand and trackside seating, tastings. www.thescottishgames.com

49th annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Broadway Avenue between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae. Music, art and crafts, food, children’s playland, car show. Free. http://millbrae.miramarevents.com

Artist Maria Schindler works her booth at the Kings Mountain Art Fair in Woodside on September 2, 2018. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group archive)

Kings Mountain Art Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Kings Mountain Fire Station and Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Art, food and beverages, and a children’s craft and activities area. Free. www.kingsmountainartfair.org

Sept. 3-8

Hot San Jose Nights: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7. Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose. Classic car show, airplanes on display, S.T.E.A.M. festival for children, live music and food. Free. www.hotsanjosenights.com

Oysters in a half shell are prepared during the Pittsburg Seafood and Music Festival in Pittsburg on September 10, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group archive)

Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7-8. Along the Pittsburg Marina. Seafood booths, jet ski races, arts and crafts, amusement rides, rock wall climbing, live entertainment, wine, beer. Free. www.pittsburgseafoodandmusicfestival.com

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 am.-6 p.m. Sept. 8. Castro Street, downtown Mountain View. Arts and crafts, music, food, wine, beer and children’s park. Free. http://mountainview.miramarevents.com

Solano Avenue Stroll: 10 a.m.-5 pm. Sept. 8. Along Solano Avenue in Berkeley and Albany. Over one mile of entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, mechanical rides. Parade starts at 10 a.m. and travels westbound from Colusa (in Berkeley) to Masonic (in Albany). Free. http://bit.ly/1AvLAHb

Sept. 9-15

Rattlesnake Dave startles the Santa Cruz County Fair crowd with two of his poisonous vipers on September 14, 2018. (Dan Coyro/Santa Cruz Sentinel archive)

Santa Cruz County Fair: Sept. 11-15, noon-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday,  County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. Carnival rides, livestock, food, merchants, races, live music, art and children’s activities. www.santacruzcountyfair.com

Capitola Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15. Capitola Village, Capitola. Art, wine, music, food, kids’ activities. Free. http://capitolachamber.com/art-and-wine-festival

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 15. Central Park, 969 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. More than 175 art and crafts booths, entertainment, food, beer, wine and children’s activities. Free. www.santaclaraartandwine.com

Almaden Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15. Almaden Lake Park, corner of Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue, San Jose. Art, food, beer and wine, entertainment, silent auction and children’s zone. www.almadenwine.org

Sept. 16-22

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept.21 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22.  Downtown Lafayette. More than 250 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, children’s activities, food, wine and beer. Free. http://lafayettefestival.com

Treva Estrada walks her Shih Tzus Ziggy and Pepe, at the Bark in the Park dog festival in William Street Park in San Jose, California, on Saturday, September 15, 2018. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group archive)

Bark in the Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21. William Street Park, S. 16th and E. William streets, San Jose. Dog costume and tail wagging contests, demonstrations of dog agility, vendors for humans and dogs, kids entertainment zone. www.barksanjose.org

Salsa Festival: Noon-8 p.m. Sept. 21. Downtown Redwood City. Salsa music, salsa dancing and salsa tasting (noon-5 p.m.), plus tequila tasting, hands-on art projects, children’s play area, music, dancing, food and more. Free admission. https://bit.ly/1NPKgJ5

Sept. 23-29

Monterey Jazz Festival: 4 p.m. Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28-29. Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2000 Fairground Road, Monterey. The 62nd annual festival, with 500 artists performing on eight stages. Tickets and information: www.montereyjazzfestival.org

A team competes on Lake Merritt during the 23rd annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival in Oakland on September 15, 2018. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group archive)

Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28-29. Lake Merritt, Oakland. Teams from around the world will compete in 40-foot dragon boats at the largest dragon boat festival in the U.S. Food carts, cultural arts performances, kids zone, arts and crafts booths and more. Free. www.sfdragonboat.com

Pacific Coast Fog Fest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28-29. Pacifica, along Palmetto Avenue. Parade and marching band competition, live music, sand sculpture demonstration, 200 arts and crafts booths, food, beverages, plus Family Fun Fest (1-4 p.m. Sept. 30). Free. http://pacificcoastfogfest.com

Oct. 7-13

Silicon Valley Jazz Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. Oct. 12-13. Burton Park, 900 Chestnut St., San Carlos. Event features local school groups, Bay Area musicians and national headliners. Beer, wine and food trucks. Free. www.svjazzfest.com/

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