Experience fun weekend events with amazing ‘Indian Summer’ weather!
We absolutely love festivals and strive to display the largest Bay Area list of outdoor activities.
Get out and enjoy live music, arts, food, dancing with your friends and family and date!
Which one are you going?
- Tip! Get free sunblock at their information or volunteer booths. Apply on your face before you start walking around. 🙂
- Note: As with all things in the pandemic era, everything here is subject to change. Double check locations, dates, times and COVID precautions before you go. [sources: mercury news and eastbaytimes].
First let’s start off with Latino music at a festival!
Beer City Fest: 12 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15, Alameda Point, 1801 Ferry Point Road, Alameda.
This beer festival will feature more than 30 local and regional beers, ciders, kombucha and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The day includes the Alameda Pint 10k/5k and an afternoon of live music, games and circus performers on the waterfront. $51-$70. beercityfest.com/alameda/
Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-16, Main Street, Half Moon Bay.
Get yer orange on! The 50th annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival features a spectacular display of heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of stellar live music, the Great Pumpkin Parade, stunning harvest-inspired art and fine crafts, delectable food and drinks, expert pumpkin carving, pie-eating and costume contests, the Great Pumpkin Run, an organic and green products showcase and more. Free admission. miramarevents.com/events#pfest
Monterey Beer Festival: 12:30-5 p.m. Oct. 15. Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey.
The festival will showcase a wide array of new craft brews, plus live music and food booths. Find details at WhatsupMonterey: bit.ly/31JhFps
Campbell’s Oktoberfest: OCT 15, 2022 – 10AM-6PM | SUNDAY, OCT 16, 2022 – 10AM-5PM.
The festival includes live music, beer, local wines, Bavarian pretzels, German food, the chicken dance and stein holding and costume contests. Campbelloktoberfest.com
Festival of Globe’s India Day Festival: Oct 15, 10 am – 7pm. 41717 Palm Avenue, Fremont.
FREE ENTRY & FREE PARKING. Art & Craft Vendors, Food, Kids Zone, Fashion Show, Bollywood & Classical Dance Performances, Dazzling Parade, Kids’ Masti Corner and MORE. Celebrate Diwali in the heart of Fremont. www.fogsv.com.
Pleasanton Harvest Festival: October 28-30th, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
The autumn-themed event typically includes craft booths and food and drink stalls. Tickets are $4-$9. Find updates at https://harvestfestival.com/pleasanton
The Fab Four — the Ultimate Tribute: 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., San Francisco.
This tribute band is known for its note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics. $44.50 to $69.50. thefabfour.com
San Mateo Harvest Festival: Last year’s festival was held in November at the San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo.
The event typically includes craft booths and food and drink stalls. Tickets are $4-$9. Find updates at harvestfestival.com/san-mateo
Napa Valley Film Festival: Last year’s festival was held in November in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.
The festival typically includes more than 100 new independent films screened alongside awards-season contenders at venues throughout Napa Valley. Attendees enjoy interactions with visiting filmmakers and celebrities, film Q&As, culinary demonstrations and wine tastings and an array of parties and winemaker dinners. Find updates at NapaValleyFilmFest.org
Christmas in the Park: The 2021 holiday festival in San Jose ran from Thanksgiving through the beginning of January.
It typically includes more than 500 decorated Christmas trees, animated displays and an inflatable beer and wine garden along with nightly entertainment. In addition, Blinky’s Illuminated Holiday is a mile-long drive-through at San Jose’s Lake Cunningham Park with 12 themed areas, 100,000 synchronized lights and a custom holiday soundtrack. When the date nears, find specifics for 2022 at Christmasinthepark.com.
Great America Winterfest: The 2021 festival ran from December through New Year’s Day at 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.
In addition to the usual rides, the festival typically includes holiday attractions, such as a chance to send letters to the North Pole, Santa’s workshop, cookie baking in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and ice skating. Find updates at cagreatamerica.com/events/winterfest
Fairy Winterland: Last year’s festival ran the last two weeks of December at Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.
It included twinkly lights and culturally-diverse holiday displays, a Black Santa and a Festival of Lights Parade with treats for the kids. childrensfairyland.brushfire.com/fairyland/518645