Thursday, March 28, 2013

All Your 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Food, Wine, and Music Festivals — 2013 Spring and Summer Edition

Tomatos at The Berkeley Bowl

Here’s our annual list, somehow with even more Bay Area festivals than last year — 128 to be exact. There are the usual art and wine festivals, but this year I’ve also found a “rod & gun” picnic, hot air balloon rallies, and a car caravan tracing De Anza’s expedition into the Bay Area.

Happy festivaling.

(Looking for September-February festivals? Check out our Bay Area Festival guide for Fall/Winter 2012 & 2013.)

APRIL

 

Crossroads Irish American Festival, March 9-April 26 2013, San Francisco, CA

Splashomania: Bollywood Rain Dance Holi, April 6 2013, Sunnyvale, CA

Tartan Day Scottish Fair, April 6 2013, Fremont, CA

Whiskies of the World Expo and Artisanal Spirits Festival, April 6 2013, Pier 3 Embarcadero, SF

Trailing the De Anza Expedition, April 7 2013, Multiple Locations via Car Caravan, Bay Area, CA

Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade, April 8 2013, San Francisco, CA

 

CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music, April 12-28 2013, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival, April 13-14 & 20-21 2013, Japantown, SF

 

Alameda Earth Day Festival, April 20 2013, Alameda, CA

California Nut Festival, April 20 2013, Chico, CA

Kelseyville Olive Festival, April 21 2013, Kelseyville, CA

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival, April 20-21 2013, Sebastopol, CA

Sheep Shearing Day, April 21 s013, Ardenwood Historic Farm, CA

 

Stockton Asparagus Festival, April 26-28 2013, Stockton, CA

Dutch Queen’s Day, April 27 2013, Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park, SF

136th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival, April 27-28 2013, Woodland, CA

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, April 27-28 2013, Bodega Bay, CA

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival, April 27-28 2013, Cupertino,CA

Petaluma Butter and Egg Days, April 27 2013, Petaluma, CA

San Francisco International Beerfest, April 27 2013, San Francisco, CA

Glen Park Festival, April 28 2013, Glen Park, SF

How Weird Street Faire, April 28 2013, Downtown, SF

Nikkei Matsuri: Japanese American Cultural Festival, April 28 2013, San Jose, CA

 

MAY

 

Selma Raisin Festival, May 1-5 2013, Selma, CA

Audobon Society’s Heron Days, May 4-5 2013, Lakeport & Clearlake, CA

San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 4 2013, Dolores Park, SF

Endangered Species Faire, May 4 2013, Chico, CA

Norway Day, May 4-5 2013, Fort Mason, SF

The Great Lake County Balloon Adventure and Classic Car Show, May 4-5 2013, Lower Lake, CA

 

Bottle Rock: Music + Food + Wine + Comedy +Beer, May 9-12, Napa, CA

Alameda Spring Festival, May 11-12 2013, Alameda, CA

Barryessa Art and Wine Festival, May 11 2013, Barryessa, CA

Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa, and Beer Tasting, May 11 2013, Petaluma, CA

Roseville BerryFest, May 12-13 2013, Roseville, CA

 

Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and Festival, May 15-19 2013, Oakland, CA

Rowell Ranch Rodeo, May 15-19 2013, Castro Valley, CA

Uncorked! San Francisco Wine Festival, May 18 2013, Ghirardelli Square, SF

Oakland Greece Festival, May 17-19 2013, Oakland, CA

Asian Heritage Street Celebration, May 18 2013, Civic Center, SF

Campbell Boogie on the Bayou, May 18-19 2013, Campbell, CA

Castroville Artichoke Festival, May 18-19 2013, Castroville, CA

Galt Strawberry Festival and Classic Car Show, May 18-19 2013, Galt, CA

Himalayan Fair, May 18-19 2013, Berkeley, CA

Cowboys and Chocolate: Oakdale Chocolate Festival, May 18-19 2013, Oakdale, CA

Uncorked! The San Francisco Wine Festival,May 19 2013, Ghirardelli Square, SF

Hakone Matsuri Festival, May 19 2013, Saratoga, CA

 

Vacaville Fiesta Days, May 20-27 2013,Vacaville, CA

Sacramento County Fair, May 23-27 2013, Sacramento, CA

California Festival of Beers, May 24-25 2013, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sacramento Jazz Festival, May 24-27 2013, Sacramento, CA

CJ Olsen Cherry Festival, May 25-26 2013, Sunnyvale, CA

Carnaval Festival, May 26-27 2013, The Mission, SF

Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras, May 25-26 2013, Morgan Hill, CA

Larkspur Flower and Food Festival, May 26 2013, Larkspur, CA

San Ramon Art and Wind Festival, May 26-27 2013, San Ramon, CA

Healdsburg Jazz Festival, May 31-June 9 2013, Healdsburg, CA

 

JUNE

 

Patterson Apricot Fiesta Craft and Commercial Street Fair, June 1-2 2013, Patterson, CA

San Jose Greek Festival, May 31-June 2 2013, San Jose, CA

Vibe: The San Jose Soccer and Music Festival and Tamale Contest, June 1 2013, San Jose, CA

Union Street Festival, June 1-2 2013, Union Street, SF

Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival, June 1-2 2013, Sunnyvale, CA

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, June 1-2 2013, Walnut Creek, CA

 

Fairfax Festival, June 8-9 2013, Fairfax, Marin County, CA

Portugal Day, June 8 2013, San Jose, CA

35th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, June 9 2013, SF

 

Isleton Cajun Festival, June 14-16 2013, Isleton, CA

Ghirardelli Square Kids Bash, June 15 2013, Ghirardelli Square, SF

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, June 15-16, Windsor, CA

Danville Fine Arts Faire, June 22-23 2013, Danville, CA

Marin Art Festival, June 15-16 2013, San Rafael, CA

Norcal Pirate Festival, June 15-16 2013,Vallejo, CA

North Beach Festival, June 15-16 2013, North Beach, SF

 

Berkeley World Music Festival, June 22 2013, Berkeley, CA

Downtown San Mateo Summerfest, June 22 2013, San Mateo, CA

Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival, June 22 2013, Quarry Lakes Recreation Area, CA

Stanford Jazz Festival, June 22-August 10 2013, Stanford, CA

Bonny Doon Art and Wine Festival, June 22 2013, Bonny Doon, CA

SF Gay Pride, June 29-30 2013, San Francisco, CA

Pinot Days, June 30 2013, San Francisco, CA

SF Oyster Festival, June 30 2013, San Francisco, CA

 

JULY

 

worldOne Festival, July 3-4 2013,El Cerrito, CA

Independence Day Balloon Rally, July 4 2013, Tracy, CA

 

Fillmore Jazz Festival, July 6-7 2013, Fillmore Street, SF

 

The Breastfest Beer Festival, July 13 2013, Fort Mason, SF

San Jose Obon Odori, July 13-14 2013, Japantown, San Jose, CA (not confirmed)

 

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, July 18-21 2013, The Castro, CA

Midsummer Mozart Festival, July 18-28 2013, Different locations daily: San Jose, Berkeley, Sonoma, San Francisco, CA

Marysville Peach Festival, July 20-21 2013, Marysville, CA

21st Annual Catalan Festival, July 20-21 2013, Sonoma, CA

 

Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 26-28 2013, Gilroy, CA

J-POP Summit Festival, July 27-28 2013, Japantown, SF

76th Annual Marin Rod & Gun Club Picnic, July 27 2013, San Rafael, CA

Berkeley Kite Festival, July 27-28 2013, Berkeley, CA

Alameda 28th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire, July 27-28 2013, Alameda, CA

Courtland Pear Fair, July 28 2013, Courtland, CA

SF Chefs, July 28-August 4 2013, San Francisco, CA

 

AUGUST

 

Aloha Festival, August 3-4 2013, San Mateo, CA

Fremont Festival of the Arts, August 3-4 2013, Fremont, CA

Fresno Fig Fest, August 2013, Fresno, CA (unconfirmed)

Nihonmachi Street Fair, August 3-4 2013, Japantown, SF

Oakland Art and Soul Festival, August 3-4 2013, Oakland, CA

Watsonville Strawberry Festival, August 3-4 2013, Monterey Bay, Watsonville, CA

 

Outside Lands Music and Art Festival, August 9-11 2013, Golden Gate Park, SF

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, August 10-11 2013, San Jose, CA

Burlingham Artzfest, August 10-11 2013, Burlingham, CA

Fremont Cajun/Zydeco Festival, August 2013, Ardenwood Historic Farms, Fremont, CA (not confirmed)

Gravenstein Apple Fair, August 10-11 2013, Sebastopol, CA

Woodland Tomato Festival, August 10 2013, Woodland, CA

San Rafael Food & Wine Festival, August 10 2013, San Rafael, CA

 

Festa Coloniale Italiana — North Beach Street Festival, August 17-18 2013, North Beach, SF

Cotati Accordian Festival, August 17-18 2013, Cotati, CA

Fairfield Tomato Festival, August 17-18 2013, Fairfield, CA

Hayward Zucchini Festival, August 17-18 2013, Hayward, CA

Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ Cookoff, August 17 2013, Guerneville, CA

San Francisco Street Food Festival, August 17 2013, The Mission, SF

 

Noe Valley Wine Walk, August 22 2013, Noe Valley, SF

Bodega Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival, August 24-25 2013, Bodega, CA

Oakland Chinatown StreetFest, August 2013, Oakland, CA (unconfirmed)

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 24-25 2013, Palo Alto, CA

Taste of Petaluma, August 2013, Petaluma, CA (unconfirmed)

(Looking for September-February festivals? Check out our Bay Area Festival guide for Fall/Winter 2012 & 2013.)

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11 Responses to “All Your 2013 San Francisco Bay Area Food, Wine, and Music Festivals — 2013 Spring and Summer Edition”

  1. do you have a list of Fall 2013 Festivals (specifically, September and October 2013)?

    Thank you.

    Jim LaBrie
    Aptos, CA
    j98765j@gmail.com

  2. Hi Jim! I don’t yet. I usually come out with the Fall festivals list closer to the end of summer. BUT, most festivals happen around the same dates every year, so check out my Fall 2012 list — most links will take you to the 2013 page for any festival (if the planners have updated their sites for 2013.) Let me know if you have any questions about specific festivals, though, and I’ll hunt around and see what I can dig up.

  3. The link for “All Your Spring and Summer Bay Area Festivals” on the homepage goes to 2012 not 2013. to get to 2013 i had to go to All Your Fall and Winter Bay Area Festivals and click on the link there.

    Thanks!!

  4. Great list. It’s missing Novato art and wine festival in June and the Petaluma art snd garden festival in July.

  5. Thanks for the heads up! I’ll add them.

  6. Hi, can someone tell me when the Suisun City Crawfish Festival is?
    Thanks

  7. Hi! I haven’t found a crawfish festival in Suisun City. Their waterfront festival is on October 5th this year, though. Do they have a crawfish festival every year too?

  8. Here is a festival that just passed:

    Sonoma Lavender festival

  9. ManulFest is a new festival (in it’s first year) in Geyserville…

  10. Hi….

    When will the fall festivals be posted?

    Cheers,
    Claire

  11. Hi Claire! Tomorrow! I have the full list ready to go, just need to do some final checks.

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