2018 Summer Festivals in Bay Area

2018 Summer Festivals in Bay Area

Woohoo, Summer is here, a favorite time of the year for many!

It’s time to wear our shorts and sandals, absorb the beautiful Bay Area sun, and chill with friends and family. Oh, and let’s not forget the wine and beer to pair with those fabulous foods!

Excerpt: San Jose Mercury news

Sept. 10-16

 

Silicon Valley Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15. Memorial Park,10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino.

Multicultural family festival of games, education, food and entertainment. http://cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=1088

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept.15 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 16. Downtown Lafayette.

Summer of Love-themed festival with 250 arts and crafts booths, entertainment, children’s activities, food, wine, beer, and exhibits. Free. http://lafayettefestival.com

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 16. Central Park, 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. 16. Almaden Lake Park, corner of Almaden Expressway and Coleman Avenue, San Jose.

Food and wine, entertainment, silent auction and children’s zone. www.almadenwine.org

Santa Cruz County Fair: noon-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12-16. County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.

Carnival rides, livestock, food, merchants, races, music performances, art and children’s activities. www.santacruzcountyfair.com

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15. Backesto Park, San Jose.

Artists, students and chalk enthusiasts create over 250 pieces of art throughout the park’s pathways. Arts and crafts, food trucks and live music. Free. http://bit.ly/2pzWVZ8

Bark in the Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15. 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. www.barksanjose.org

 

 

2017 Summer Festivals in Bay Area 1

 

Sept. 17-23

Monterey Jazz Festival: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22-23, Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. The 61st annual festival, with 500 artists performing on eight stages. Tickets and information: www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Bay Area Blues Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22-23. Downtown, Martinez. Blues music on two stages, food, craft beer and wine, arts and crafts, community booths, kids activities, chalk art. Free. https://martinezbluesfestival.com/

Antique Autos in History Park: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 23. History San Jose, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. Festival of antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, plus antique crafts and collectibles, live music and food. Admision, $5. www.scvmtfc.org
Sept. 24-30

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

 

 

2017 Summer Festivals in Bay Area 2

 

Sept. 17-23

Monterey Jazz Festival: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22-23, Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. The 61st annual festival, with 500 artists performing on eight stages. Tickets and information: www.montereyjazzfestival.org

Bay Area Blues Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22-23. Downtown, Martinez. Blues music on two stages, food, craft beer and wine, arts and crafts, community booths, kids activities, chalk art. Free. https://martinezbluesfestival.com/

Antique Autos in History Park: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 23. History San Jose, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. Festival of antique autos, fire equipment, bicycles, motorcycles, plus antique crafts and collectibles, live music and food. Admision, $5. www.scvmtfc.org
Sept. 24-30

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

 

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