Street fairs and festivals: Have more fun outside this summer 

 

Here’s a short list of seasonal outdoor events in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.

North Beach Festival, June 18-19

 

The free 56th annual event features arts and crafts, a celebrity pizza toss, live entertainment and Assisi animal blessings both days. 

SF Pride, June 25-26

The 41st anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade includes more than 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues — all for free.  

Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, July 16-17

The 25th annual free open-air festival of the arts features live jazz, R&B, rock and party music, arts and crafts, health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, food and drink and a kids fun zone.

  • Santa Cruz Avenue, between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park
  • (650) 325-2818
  • www.miramarevents.com

Redwood City PAL Blues Festival, July 22-23

The sixth annual free event features the best local blues musicians — Ron Hacker, Rusty Zinn’s Roots Reggae Band, Mark Hummel with Nathan James, Alabama Mike and 3rd Degree and Johnny Rawls among them — as well as 40 artist booths. A barbecue cookoff competition is new this year.

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, Aug. 12-14

The South Bay’s biggest summer event boasts more than 100 acts — headliners include George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Mavis Staples and Ramsey Lewis — on 10 stages transforming downtown with grooves, food and family fun.

[Main stage, Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, Market and San Fernando streets, San Jose, jazzfest.sanjosejazz.org]

Pistahan Festival, Aug. 13-14

The international festival of Filipino culture and cuisine is the largest Filipino celebration outside of the Philippines. The free, 18th annual event features a parade, Filipino-American jazz festival, cooking contests, art, dance and a cultural pavilion.

Hayward Zucchini Festival, Aug. 20-21

The 29th annual family event dedicated to the popular squash features food tasting, arts and crafts, rides and live music.

Pescadero Art & Fun Festival, Aug. 20-21

The 21st annual free event features home-cooked cuisine celebrating local farmers, handcrafted artisan goods, live entertainment and a Kids Korall.

Oakland Chinatown StreetFest, Aug. 27-28

More than 200 booths offer international cuisine, arts and crafts, educational and community resources, live entertainment on four stages and Cultural Village activities coordinated by the Oakland Museum of California

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