Woohoo, Summer is here, a favorite time of the year for many people!
It’s finally 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
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:
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/
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/