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All Your 2015/2016 San Francisco Art, Music, and Food Festivals — Fall & Winter Edition

Thursday August 20, 2015

And here it is! Our Fall & Winter Festival guide. This year, I’ve rounded up 150 festivals all around the Bay Area (and slightly beyond).

Happy Festivaling!


(A lot of future dates are unconfirmed. I’ll be updating throughout the fall as dates go live.)





Sacramento Greek Festival, September 4-6 2015, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Anime Convention, September 4-6 2015, Sacramento, CA

Gold Rush Days, September 4-7 2015, Old Town, Sacramento

Lebanese Festival, September 5 2015, Redwood City, CA

Belmont Greek Festival, September 5-7 2015, Belmont, CA

Kings Mountain Art Festival, September 5-7 2015, Woodside, CA

Sausalito Art Festival, September 5-7 2015, Sausalito, CA

Millbrae Art and Wine Festival, September 5-6 2015, Millbrae, CA

The 147th Annual Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, September 5-6 2015, Pleasanton, CA

Tejano Conjunto Music Festival, September 6 2015, Sacramento, CA


Wine Country Ukelele Festival, September 10-13 2015, St. Helena, CA

Cloverdale Car and Motorcycle Show, September 11-12 2015, Cloverdale, CA

American Folk Art Festival, September 12 2015, Napa, CA

Ohlone Day, September 12 2015, Santa Cruz, CA

The 17th Annual Sebastopol Cajun Zydeco Festival, September 12 2015, Sebastopol, CA

Mountain View Art and Wine Festival, September 12-13 2015, Mountain View, CA

Coors Light Crawfish and Catfish Festival, September 12-13 2015, Sacramento, CA

Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, September 12-13 2015, Ghirardelli Square, SF

Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival, September 12-13 2015, Guerneville, CA

28th Annual Pittsburg Seafood Festival, September 12-13 2015, Pittsburg, CA

Capitola Art and Wine Festival, September 12-13 2015, Capitola, CA

Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival, September 12-13 2015, Berkeley, CA

Modesto International Architecture Festival, September 12-20 2012, Modesto, CA


Lodi Grape Festival, September 17-20 2015, Lodi, CA

The 57th Annual Newark Days: Country Jamboree, September 17-20 2015, Newark, CA

Contra Costa Greek Food & Wine Festival, September 18-20 2015, Concord, CA

Eat Real Festival, September 18-20 2015, Jack London Square, Oakland

San Francisco Greek Festival, September 18-20 2012, Mission District, SF

American River Music Festival, September 18-21 2015, Coloma-Lotus, CA

Bark in the Park, September 19 2015, San Jose, CA

Rancho Day Fiesta, September 19 2015, Redwood City, CA

Woodland Chili Cook Off, September 19 2015, Woodland, CA

Blazin’ Hog BBQ Competition, September 19 2015, Mariposa County, CA

Hughson Fruit & Nut Festival, September 19 2015, Hughson, CA

Greek Food Festival, September 19-20 2015, Modesto, CA

Napa Valley Aloha Festival, September 19-20 2015, Napa, CA

One Love One Heart Reggae Festival, September 19-20 2012, Sacramento, CA

Glendi International Food Festival, September 19-20 2015, Santa Rosa, CA

Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, September 19-20 2015, Lafayette, CA

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, September 19-20 2015, Mill Valley, CA

Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival, September 19-20 2015, Santa Clara, CA

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, September 19-20 2015, Treasure Island, CA

Sumo Champions Exhibition, September 19-20 2015, Japantown, SF

Autumn Moon Festival, September 19-20 2015, Chinatown, SF

Fifteenth Hakone Annual Chakai, September 20 2015, Hakone Estate in Saratoga, CA


Walnut Festival, September 24-27 2015, Walnut Creek, CA

The 115th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, September 25 2015, Sonoma, CA

Sonoma Valley CRUSH, September 25-27 2015, Kenwood, CA

Oktoberfest by the Bay, September 25-27 2015, Pier 48, SF

Redwood City Salsa Festival, September 26 2015, Redwood City, CA

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival, September 26 2015, Sacramento, CA

Kelseyville Pear Festival, September 26 2015, Kelseyville, CA

Sonoma County EarleFest: A Celebration of Americana Music, September 26 2015, Santa Rosa, CA

Superhero Street Fair, September 26 2015, Mission District, SF

Jelly Belly Candy Palooza, September 26-27 2015, Fairfield, CA

Pacific Coast Fog Fest, September 2015, Pacifica, CA (unconfirmed)

The Polk Street Blues Festival, September 26-27 2015, Polk Street, SF

Petaluma Fall Antique Faire, September 27 2015, Petaluma, CA



Los Banos Tomato Festival & Salsa Showdown, October 1-3 2015, Los Banos, CA

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, October 2-4 2015, Golden Gate Park, SF

Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October 2-4 2015, Santa Rosa, CA

Suisun City Waterfront Festival featuring Art, Wine, and Chocolate, October 3 2015, Suisun City, CA

Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove, October 3-4 2015, Elk Grove, CA

Hoes Down Harvest Festival, October 3-4 2015, Guinda, CA

Lambtown USA, October 3-4 2015, Dixon, CA

Los Altos Fall Festival, October 3-4 2015, Los Altos, CA

Fleet Week, October 5-12 2015, Marina, SF

Union Street Wine Walk, October 8 2015, Union Street, SF


Mill Valley Film Festival, October 8-18 2015, Mill Valley, CA

Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed Fundraiser, October 10 2015, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, CA

Contra Costa Crystal Fair, October 10-11 2015, Walnut Creek, CA

Welcome Back Monarch Butterflies Day, October 11 2012, Santa Cruz, CA

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, October 12 2015, Half Moon Bay, CA

Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 15-18 2015, Santa Clara, CA

Venetia Valley School Fall Carnival and Supply Drive, October 17 2015, San Rafael, CA

Treasure Island Music Festival, October 17-18 2015, Treasure Island, SF

Campbell Oktoberfest, October 2015, Campbell, CA (unconfirmed)


Potrero Hill Festival: A Benefit for Neighborhood House, October 17 2015, Potrero Hill, SF

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival, October 17-18 2012, Half Moon Bay, CA

Firefighter Chili Cook Off, October 19 2015, Sacramento, CA


Danville Fall Crafts Fair, October 24-25 2012, Danville, CA

Brews on the Bay, October 24 2015, Pier 45, SF

Wharf Fest, October 24 2015, Fisherman’s Wharf, SF

Bernal Heights’ Fiesta on the Hill, October 25 2015, Bernal Heights, SF

5th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party & Trick-or-Treat, October 25 2015, Japantown, CA


Yolo Wool Mill’s Annual Mill-In, October 31 2015, Woodland, CA (date unconfirmed)




Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival, November 2015, Fruitvale, CA (unconfirmed)

Dia De Los Muertos, November 2015, Mission District, SF (unconfirmed)

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, November 2 2015, Berkeley, CA


American Indian Film Festival, November 6-14 2014, Mission District, SF

BevMo Holiday Beerfest, November 2015, Marina, SF (unconfirmed)


Napa Valley Film Festival, November 11-15 2015, Napa, CA

San Mateo Harvest Festival, November 13-15 2015, San Mateo, CA

Green Festival, November 13-15 2014, Fort Mason, SF

The 38th Annual International Model Rail Show, November 14-15 2015, Roseville, CA

Pioneer Quilters Quilt Show, November 14-15 2015, Roseville, CA


Sacramento Harvest Festival at Cal-Expo, November 20-22 2015, Sacramento, CA

The 19th Annual Mandarin Festival, November 20-22 2015, Auburn, CA

The 34th Annual Charles Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party, November 21-December 20 2015 (weekends), Cow Palace, SF

Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo, November 2015 – January 2015, Sacramento, CA

Jingle Fest, November 21-22 2014, San Jose, CA

Renegade Holiday Craft Fair, November 21-22 2015, Fort Mason, SF

Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 2015, Ghirardelli Square, SF (unconfirmed dates)


Celebration of Craftswomen: The Largest Women’s Fine Arts Craft Shows in the US, November 27-29 2014, Fort Mason, SF

The San Rafael Annual Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland, November 27 2015, San Rafael, CA

San Jose Harvest Festival, November 27-29 2015, San Jose, CA

The 31st Annual Holiday Open House in Sonoma, November 2015, Multiple Wineries Participating, Sonoma, CA (unconfirmed)

Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair, November 28-29 2015, Fort Mason, SF

Gem Faire (Monterey), November 28-30 2014, Monterey, CA



Noe Valley Wine Walk, December 3 2015, Noe Valley, SF

Union Street Holiday Festivities, December 5 2015, Union Street, SF

Mill Valley Holiday Craft Fair, December 5 2015, Mill Valley, CA

Christmas at the Waterfront, December 2015, Suisun City, CA (unconfirmed)

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade, December 5 2015, Calistoga, CA

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, December 5-6 2015, Napa, CA

Artifactory Holiday Fair, December 2015, Palo Alto, CA (unconfirmed)

Swedish Christmas Fair (and Gingerbread House Decorating), December 2015, St. Mary’s Cathedral, SF (unconfirmed)

Snow Day in the Berkeley, December 6 2015, Berkeley, CA


Holidays on the Ranch, December 12, 2015, Wilder Ranch State Park, CA

Kimochi’s Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire, December 12 2015, San Francisco

Santa’s Helper Holiday Gift Faire, December 12-13, Napa, CA

San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Show, December 2015, Fort Mason, SF (unconfirmed)

A Holiday Tradition at the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate, December 2015 weekends, Oakland, CA

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair, December 2015 weekends, Berkeley, CA

Light the Menorah at Ghirardelli Square, December 2015, Ghirardelli Square (unconfirmed)

Zoo Lights at the San Francisco Zoo, December 2015, San Francisco Zoo (unconfirmed)



Gem Faire at Santa Rosa, January 8-10 2016, Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, January 2016, Santa Cruz, CA (unconfirmed)


Napa Truffle Festival, January 15-18 2016, Napa, CA

Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway, January 2016, Chico, CA (unconfirmed)


International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo, January 21-24 2016, Sacramento, CA

Gem Faire at San Rafael, January 22-24 2016, San Rafael, CA

Zinfadel Experience, January 22-27 2016, San Francisco, CA

Russian Festival, January 2016, Lower Pacific Heights, SF (unconfirmed)



Union Street Has a Crush on You, Valentine Wine Walk, February 11 2016, Union Street, SF

The 122th Cloverdale Citrus Fair, February 12-15 2016, Cloverdale, CA


San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, February 19-21 2016, Mare Island, CA

The 25th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest, February 2016, Santa Rosa, CA (unconfirmed)

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show, February 19-21 2016, Fort Mason, SF

Santa Cruz Migration Festival, February 2016, Santa Cruz, CA (unconfirmed)

Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair and Festival, February 2016, Chinatown, SF (unconfirmed)

The Annual Spam Fest, February 2016, Isleton, CA (unconfirmed)

Pacific Orchid Exposition, February 2016, Fort Mason, SF (unconfirmed)

Almond Blossom Festival, February 2016, Ripon, CA (unconfirmed)


California Duck Days, February 19 2016, Davis, CA

The 33rd Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival, February 2016, Santa Cruz, CA (unconfirmed)

Almond Festival, February 2016, Capay Valley, CA (unconfirmed)

Noise Pop, February 2016, San Francisco (unconfirmed)

The Great Crystal Fair, February 2016, Fort Mason, SF (unconfirmed)


Looking for March-August 2016? Check out our Spring/Summer 2016 San Francisco Bay Area Festival Guide.)

7 Responses to “All Your 2015/2016 San Francisco Art, Music, and Food Festivals — Fall & Winter Edition”

  1. A true food and wine pairing event featuring some of the best chefs in the Bay Area. Sunday Sept 13 4:30-9:30p at The GlassHouse in downtown SJ
    Each star chef will prepare an appetizer paired with his or her favorite beverage for this fundraising event to benefit Martha’s Kitchen.

    Participating Restaurants:
    Oak and Rye- Chef’s Angelo Womack and Ross Hanson pairing with Firestone 805 and Joyce Vineyards
    The Lexington House- Chef Phillipe Brenneman pairing with Venus Gin
    Chez TJ- Chef Jarad Gallagher pairing with Testarossa Winery
    Sushi Confidential- Chef Randy pairing with Hanson’s Organic Vodka
    The Table- Chef de Cuisine Anthony Jimenez
    Zola- Chef Guillaume Bienaime pairing with Fogarty Wine
    Liquid Bread- Chef John Burkepairing with a beer based cocktail
    Alexander’s Steakhouse- Chef Derek Biazo pairing with Blade Gin
    Dirty Water SF- Chef’s Jason Johnson and Jarad Gallagher pairing with sparkling wine
    Google Cafe’s- Chef Chris Schloss pairing with Michael Martella Wine
    Cadence SF- Chef/Partner Joey Elenterio pairing with hard cider
    SP2- Chef Ben Robin + Chef de Cuisine Jacob Farleigh
    Black Sheep Brasserie – Chef Jeff Fitzgerald pairing with wine


    8/25/2015 at 1:57 pm

  2. Hi Brenda! What is your event called? I’ll add it to our list.


    8/25/2015 at 1:59 pm

  3. Star Chef’s and the Wines & Spirits They Love. This is our 5th year. Thank you for including it on your site.


    8/25/2015 at 2:11 pm

  4. There is a festival in Berkeley,Shakedown Street Festival, This coming weekend; September 12th,13th. This year is their second annual festival.


    9/6/2015 at 10:20 am

  5. Thanks for the heads up! I’ll add it to the list!


    9/6/2015 at 6:24 pm

  6. Can you please add me to your email list.

    Thank you

    Wonderful site


    8/22/2016 at 11:24 am

  7. Will do! Thanks so much for reading!


    8/23/2016 at 12:47 pm