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[list] Bay Area Festivals 2024

June 21 - June 24

free

What’s the best thing to do in Summer? We think it’s Bay Area festivals!

30+ festivals, fairs and things to do this summer.

It’s because in one place you can experience! Arts & crafts, Global food, Wine [like Margaritas, Beer], People-watching, Live bands, Outdoor dancing, Free events, family hangout, and walking in tropical clothes.

See the largest list of festivals in the Bay Area! Get out and enjoy the weather!

 

JUNE:

 

Let’s start with 6 Latin events!

 

[free] Día de San Juan Salsa Fest // San Jose

“Día de San Juan” Salsa Festival // Newark

Windsor Latin Festival

[free] Salsa Music @ LakeFest // Oakland

San Jose Music in the Park 2024: El Tri & Los Van Van

Bombas in Park Car Show // San Jose

 

 

 All weekend festivals:

 

Sonoma-Marin Fair: June 20-23, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma.

Enjoy concerts, carnival rides, fair food, a wine garden, car shows, and unique offerings including the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, a Horse Show and Sheep Dog Trials and at the 2024 “Cow-A-Bunga” Sonoma-Marin Fair. $13 to $25 admission, rides included with admission. sonoma-marinfair.org

 

Taste of Sonoma: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa.

Sample wines from more than 100 wineries, refuel at complimentary food trucks and relax at themed lounges. The lineup will also include a walk-around wine tasting, guided winery tours, garden tours, a beer garden and premium wine experiences. $190 to $240. tasteofsonoma.com/

 

Lakefest Oakland: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 22, Lake Merritt, Oakland.

This annual festival attracted more than 20,000 attendees in 2023. It traditionally features an artisan marketplace, tasty food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a tech pavilion, a kids fun zone and live music. Free admission. lakefestoakland.com/

 

Brew Fest and Wine Fest: 2 to 5 p.m. June 22 and 29, Alameda County Fairgrounds, 2000 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.

This beer festival at the Alameda County Fair horse races includes unlimited beer tastings during the June 22 Brew Fest and wine tastings during the June 29 Wine Fest. Fair admission is $18 for adults, brew and wine fest tickets are $30 per day; https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com.

 

Beaver Festival Saturday, June 29, 2024 10:00 AM 3:00 PM. Susana Park Susana Street & Estudillo Martinez, CA, 94553

Don’t miss our many nature displays, children’s activities, excellent music, silent auction and dynamic chalk mural by Amy Gallaher Hall of Napa. Learn why beavers are “superheroes” when it comes to helping us cope with climate change and why more cities should be teaming up with them like Martinez did.

 

Soy and Tofu Festival Saturday, June 22, 2024 11:00 AM 5:00 PM. Japantown Peace Plaza 1610 Geary Boulevard San Francisco.

The mission of the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival is to educate the public about the health benefits and various uses of soy and tofu. In adhering to these goals, the Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival — an annual fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation — strives to be a vehicle for community-building and leadership development while adhering to the Foundation’s mission of keeping the community connected, informed and empowered.

 

Russian River Rodeo Saturday, June 22, 2024 1:00 PM. 25580 CA-116 Monte Rio, CA, 95462.

 

WEEK 4:

 

Frida Kahlo’s Birthday Tianguis & Community Block Party

Frida Kahlo’s Birthday Tianguis & Community Block Party. Saturday, June 29th, 12:00 PM 6:00 PM. La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley.

🌞 Get ready to celebrate the vibrant spirit of summer at La Peña’s Frida Kahlo’s Birthday Tianguis & Community Block Party! Join us outdoors on Saturday, June 29th, 2024, from 12pm to 6pm, as we transform our street into a lively marketplace bursting with color, culture, and creativity.

 

San Francisco Pride Parade. Saturday, June 29, 2024 12:00 PM & Sunday, June 30, 2024 6:00 PM. Civic Center Plaza SF, CA, 94105

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

 

Apricot STEM Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29, Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

Enjoy hands-on STEM activities that highlight the journey of humans — and apricots — to the Santa Clara Valley and beyond. Learn about steam power from a model train, experiment with the physics behind roller coasters, sun-dry your own apricots and start a new apricot orchard. $0 to $10. losaltoshistory.org/events/apricot-stem-fair-5/

 

Martinez Beaver Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29, Susana Park, Estudillo at Susana Street, Martinez.

This beloved annual event celebrates the beavers who came to Martinez in 2007 with live music, wildlife and conservation exhibits and children’s activities and a wildlife chalk artist completing an onsite mural. Free admission. martinezbeavers.org/

 

It’s The Malt! – Craft Malt Festival: 1 to 5 p.m. June 29, The Rake at Admiral Maltings, 651A W. Tower Ave., Alameda.

This festival celebrates the artistry and tradition of malting with a local craft beer showcase, an International Floor Malting Collaboration, a brewing demonstration, whiskey tastings, live music and a barbecue extravaganza. $50 to $75. tinyurl.com/MaltFest

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