[list] Bay Area Festivals 2023

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

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

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.

Get out and enjoy the weather! Here’s many fun events to check out!




This weekend:


First let’s start with 4 Latin events!


V-TOWN fiesta. Saturday 10am – 2pm.

We bring back our morning fiesta alongside the Vallejo @pcfma farmers market. Enjoy FREE kid activities, local and regional artists, vendors and live music featuring local Ballet Folklorico Dancers.


[free] Boardwalk Fiesta en la Playa @ Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk




[free outdoor] Viva CalleSJ // San Jose


Thursday – Sunday.


Notre Vue Estate Concerts:  5 to 8 p.m.  Friday, Notre Vue Estate, 11010 Estate Lane, Windsor.

Enjoy a glass of wine, small bites — buttermilk fried chicken sliders, caprese skewers and sausage-stuffed mushrooms — and live music on the winery’s Terrace at Block 23. The July 7 concert features soul singer Vickie Guillory and The Sugar Cats, followed by the Second Street Band in August and Dustin Saylor in September. Tickets ($45) must be purchased ahead; www.notrevueestate.com


Saturday and Sunday.


Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. September 9-10.  500 Castro Street. Free.

An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant, multicultural Castro Street vibe. It’s Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art, Music & Food Festival, voted Best Festival by Metro readership for more than a decade.


Creekside Socials’ free block party series.  11am to 3pm Saturday. // 20 Barack Obama Blvd. (San Jose).

Live music by Audiopharmacy and more, bites by Moveable, Maker’s Row vendors, and live mural painting curated by the woman-powered nonprofit Local Color. Ride your bike over and valet it with Good Karma Bikes;


Pub in the Park 2023: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Red Morton Park, Redwood City.

Redwood City’s annual summer Pub in the Park series invites visitors to enjoy bluegrass music, sip delicious local brews and enjoy lawn games. Free admission. bit.ly/PubinthePark2023


Napa Valley’s di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art: opening reception 5pm to 7pm Saturday. // di Rosa, 5200 Sonoma Hwy (Carneros), dirosaart.org

The fabulous museum on over 200 acres of vineyard land unveils two new exhibits this weekend. Lovers of all things over the top will appreciate To the Max! Maximalist Art from the di Rosa Collection, while tinkering types can geek out over Ghost in the Machine.


Fiesta on the Hill. Sunday 10am – 4pm.  515 Cortland in SF. Free.

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) is excited to announce the return of the 32nd Fiesta on the Hill! Fiesta will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2023, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. After canceling Fiesta for three years due to Covid-19, this year, we want to celebrate everything that makes Bernal a thriving, bustling community.


World Arts West Dance Festival: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Presidio Tunnel Tops, 210 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco.

This festival promises exhilarating and diverse dance performances that honor the deep and rich artistry of cultural dance traditions from around the globe. Free admission. worldartswest.org


Oakland Pride Parade. Sunday 11am to 6pm. // Broadway from 14th to 21st (Oakland); for tickets and info, go to oaklandpride.org.

Paint the Town rainbow when the parade kicks off Sunday morning, then stay for the festivities and performances including Grammy-nominated headliner Deborah Cox.


Rodeo’s Chili Cook-off. Sunday 11am – 4pm. Lefty Gomez Field.

Classic Cars, Chili & Salsa Cook Off, Vendors, Music and more!


Windsor’s 10th Annual Chili Cook-off.  Noon to 4pm Sunday. // Market St. at McClelland Street.  ($20/adults), windsorchamber.com.

Twenty smokin’ teams will compete to win over the taste buds of a panel of judges including chef Preety Mistry (and you). Things heat up with live music by The Igniters; proceeds will benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank.


SF Summer of Music: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. various San Francisco venues.

Hear local musicians performing in nine neighborhoods across the city. Free admission. summerofmusicsf.com


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