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All Your 2016 Spring & Summer San Francisco Bay Area Food, Wine, and Art Festivals

Thursday February 25, 2016

Here’s our annual Bay Area Spring and Summer Festival guide! I’m always amazed a) by the sheer number of festivals in the Bay Area and b) that I still find more and more each year. We are up to nearly 190 festivals this year. And they all look incredible.

Happy festivaling everyone!




San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, February 25-March 8 2016, San Jose, CA

Santa Rosa Tattoos & Blues, February 26-27 2016, Santa Rosa, CA

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Spring Bling, February 27-28 2016, Vallejo, CA

Hakone Lunar New Year Festival, February 28 2016, Saratoga, CA

Crossroads Irish American Festival, March 4-April 3 2016, San Francisco, CA

Unplug SF, March 4 2016, Financial District, SF

36th Annual Black Cuisine Festival, March 5 2016, Bayview, SF

San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, March 5 2016, Fort Mason, CA


San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, March 10-13 2016, Fort Mason, SF

Family Fun Day: The Mad Hatter, March 12 2016, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA

SF Saint Patrick’s Day Festival, March 12 2016, San Francisco, CA

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival, March 12 2016, Sepastopol, CA


Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, March 17-20 2016, Sebastopol, CA

Artisan Cheese Festival, March 18-20 2016, Petaluma, CA

San Francisco Challenge: The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race, March 19 2016, SF

Museum Magic! Napa Valley Museum’s Annual Fundraiser, March 19 2016, Yountville, CA

Fairfax Brewfest, March 19 2016, Fairfax, CA

Goodguys 34th Annual All American Get-Together (antique cars), March 19-20 2016, Pleasanton, CA

Savor Sonoma Valley, March 19-20 2016, Multiple Locations, CA


LUNAFEST, March 24 2016, Yountville, CA

San Mateo Kennel Club Dog Show, March 24-27 2016, Vallejo, CA

7th Annual SF Salsa Festival, March 24-26 2016, Multiple Locations, SF

Whiskies of the World, March 26 2016, Embarcadero, SF (ed: booze not cats)

Union Street Easter Parade and Spring Celebration, March 27 2016, San Francisco, CA


5th Annual Big Spring Book Sale, March 30-April 3 2016, Fort Mason, SF

Yountville LIVE, March 31-April 3 2016, Yountville, CA




Splashomania: Bollywood Rain Dance Holi, April 2 2016, Sunnyvale, CA

10th Annual Fool’s Day Parade, April 2 2016, Occidental, CA

Taste of Yountville, April 2 2016, Yountville, CA

Tartan Day Scottish Fair, April 2 2016, Fremont, CA

A Symphony of Orchids, April 2-3 2016, Santa Rosa, CA


Battle of the Brews, April 9 2016, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, CA

Pop-Up Bubblyfest, April 9 2016, Russian Hill, SF

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival, April 9-10 & 16-17 2016, Japantown, SF

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival, April 9-10 2016, Bodega Bay, CA


San Joaquin Asparagus Festival, April 15-17 2016, Stockton, CA

Art Sip & Stroll 2016, April 16, 2016, Yountville, CA

California Nut Festival, April 16 2016, Chico, CA

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival, April 16-17 2016, Sebastopol, CA


Tiny Dance Film Festival, March 19-20 2016, SOMA, SF


Alameda Earth Day Festival, April 23 2016, Alameda, CA

Santa Rosa Earth Day Festival, April 23 2016, Santa Rosa, CA

Sheep Shearing Day, April 23 2016, Ardenwood Historic Farm, CA

Petaluma Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival, April 23 2016, Petaluma, CA

139th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games and Festival, April 23-24 2016, Woodland, CA

Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival, April 23-24 2016, Cupertino,CA

Glen Park Festival, April 24 2016, Glen Park, SF

Wanderlust 108, April 24 2016, Golden Gate Park, SF

Kelseyville Olive Festival, April 24 2016, Kelseyville, CA

Gem Faire, April 29-May 1 2016, Santa Rosa, SF




Nikkei Matsuri: Japanese American Cultural Festival, May 1 2016, San Jose, CA

How Weird Street Faire, May 1 2016, SOMA, SF

Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley, May 1 2016, Hayes Valley, SF


Selma Raisin Festival, May 4-8 2016, Selma, CA

Audobon Society’s Heron Days, May 2016, Lakeport & Clearlake, CA (unconfirmed)

San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival, May 7 2016, Dolores Park, SF

Endangered Species Faire, May 7 2016, Chico, CA

Hawaii May Day Festival, May 2016, Pleasanton, CA (unconfirmed)

SF Oysterfest, May 7 2016, Golden Gate Park, SF

Uncorked! San Francisco Wine Festival, May 7 2016, Ghirardelli Square, SF

The Saratoga Wine Stroll Experience, May 7 2016, Saratoga, CA

Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa, and Beer Tasting, May 7 2016, Petaluma, CA

Roseville BerryFest, May 7-8 2016, Roseville, CA

Alameda Spring Festival, May 7-8 2016, Alameda, CA


Carnevale Fantastico! Italian Renaissance and Cultural Festival, May 14-15 2016, Vallejo, CA

Rowell Ranch Rodeo, May 14, 19, 20-22 2016, Castro Valley, CA

Oakland Greek Festival, May 2016, Oakland, CA (unconfirmed)


121st Annual Rose Parade & Festival, May 21 2016, Santa Rosa, CA

Asian Heritage Street Celebration, May 21 2016, Civic Center, SF

San Francisco International Beerfest, May 21 2016, San Francisco, CA

Campbell Boogie on the Avenue, May 21-22 2016, Campbell, CA

Galt Strawberry Festival and Classic Car Show, May 21-22 2016, Galt, CA

Himalayan Fair, May 21-22 2016, Berkeley, CA

Oakdale Chocolate Festival, May 21-22 2016, Oakdale, CA


Vacaville Fiesta Days, May 26-30 2016,Vacaville, CA

Sacramento County Fair, May 26-30 2016, Sacramento, CA

California Festival of Beers, May 27-28 2016, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bottle Rock: Music + Food + Wine + Brew, May 27-29 2016, Napa, CA

Sacramento Music Festival, May 27-30 2016, Sacramento, CA

CJ Olsen Cherry Festival, May 2016, Sunnyvale, CA (unconfirmed for 2016)

Carnaval Festival, May 28-29 2016, The Mission, SF

Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras, May 28-29 2016, Morgan Hill, CA

San Ramon Art and Wind Festival, May 29-30 2016, San Ramon, CA

San Jose Greek Festival, May/June 2016, San Jose, CA (unconfirmed)




Northern California Soy & Tofu Festival, June 2016, Japantown, CA (unconfirmed)

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, June 2-5 2016, The Castro, CA

Patterson Apricot Fiesta Craft and Commercial Street Fair, June 3-5 2016, Patterson, CA

Healdsburg Jazz Festival, June 3-12 2016, Healdsburg, CA

Bonny Doon Art and Wine Festival, June 4 2016, Bonny Doon, CA

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, June 4-5 2016, Walnut Creek, CA

Castroville Artichoke Festival, June 4-5 2016, Castroville, CA

Mill Valley Wine, Beer, & Gourmet Festival, June 5 2016, Mill Valley, CA

Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival, June 4-5 2016, Sunnyvale, CA

Union Street Festival, June 4-5 2016, Union Street, SF

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival, June 2-5 2016, Sonoma, CA

Goodguys 23rd Summer Get-Together (antique cars), June 4-5 2016, Pleasanton, CA


Portugal Day, June 11 2016, San Jose, CA

Fairfax Festival, June 11-12 2016, Fairfax, Marin County, CA

Berkeley World Music Festival, June 11-12 2016, Berkeley, CA

North Beach Festival, June 11-12 2016, North Beach, SF

39th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair, June 12 2016, Haight-Ashbury, SF


Pinot Days, June 18 2016, San Francisco, CA

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, June 18-19 2016, Windsor, CA

Downtown San Mateo Summerfest, June 18-19 2016, San Mateo, CA

Norcal Pirate Festival, June 18-19 2016, Vallejo, CA


Isleton Cajun & Blues Festival, June 25-26 2016, Isleton, CA

SF Gay Pride, June 25-26 2016, San Francisco, CA

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival, June 25-26 2016, San Anselmo, CA

Juanita MORE! Pride Party, June 26 2016, SF





The 22nd Annual Tahiti Fete, July 1-3 2016, San Jose, CA

Fillmore Jazz Festival, July 2-3 2016, Fillmore Street, SF


Phono Del Sol Music and Food Festival, July 9 2016, Potrero del Sol Park, SF

Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival, July 9-10 2016, Palo Alto, CA

Island Reggae Festival, July 9 2016, San Jose, cA

The 15th Annual Art & Garden Festival, July 10 2016, Petaluma, CA

Bay Area Playwrights Festival, July 15-24 2016, Union Square, SF

Marysville Peach Festival, July 15-16 2016, Marysville, CA

The Breastfest Beer Festival, July 16 2016, San Rafael, SF

Halal Fest 2016, July 16 2016, Newark, CA

Saratoga Classic Car Show, July 17 2016, Saratoga, CA


Pedalfest, July 23 2016, Oakland, CA

Sonoma County Fair, July 22-August 7 2016, Santa Rosa, CA (closed weekends)

The 24th Annual Bay Area Black Expo, July 23 2016, Oakland, CA


2016 Solano County Fair, July 27-31 2016, Vallejo, CA

Gilroy Garlic Festival, July 29-31 2016, Gilroy, CA

Berkeley Kite Festival, July 30-31 2016, Berkeley, CA

Alameda Park Street Art & Wine Faire, July 30-31 2016, Alameda, CA

Courtland Pear Fair, July 31 2016, Courtland, CA (last Sunday)




Outside Lands Music and Art Festival, August 5-7 2016, Golden Gate Park, SF

American Bach Soloists Festival, August 5-14 2016, Hayes Valley, SF

Aloha FestivalAugust 6-7 2016, San Mateo, CA

Fremont Festival of the Arts, August 6-7 2016, Fremont, CA

Novato Space Festival, August 6 2016, Novato, CA

Nihonmachi Street Fair, August 6-7 2016, Japantown, SF

Oakland Art and Soul Festival, August 20-21 2016, Oakland, CA

Watsonville Strawberry Festival, August 6-7 2016, Monterey Bay, Watsonville, CA


San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, August 12-14 2016, San Jose, CA

Woodland Tomato Festival, August 13 2016, Woodland, CA

Fremont Cajun/Zydeco Festival, August 13 2016, Ardenwood Historic Farms, Fremont, CA

The 22nd Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival, August 13 2016, Yerba Buena Gardens, SF

Gravenstein Apple Fair, August 13-14 2016, Sebastopol, CA

Los Gatos Fiesta des Artes, August 13-14 2016, Los Gatos, CA


Noe Valley Wine Walk, August 18 2016, Noe Valley, SF

Sonoma County VegFest, August 20 2016, Santa Rosa, CA

Taste of Petaluma, August 20 2016, Petaluma, CA

Cotati Accordian Festival, August 20-21 2016, Cotati, CA

Fairfield Tomato Festival, August 20-21 2016, Fairfield, CA

Hayward Zucchini Festival, August 20-21 2016, Hayward, CA

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival, August 20-21 2016, Pescadero, CA

J-Pop Summit, August 22-24 2016, Fort Mason Center, SF

Festa Coloniale Italiana — North Beach Street Festival, August 2016, North Beach, SF (unconfirmed)

Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ Cookoff, August 20 2016, Guerneville, CA

Fresno Fig Fest, August 2016, Fresno, CA (unconfirmed)

San Francisco Street Food Festival, Dogpatch, SF (canceled for 2016)

        Burlingham on the Avenue, August 20-21 2016, Burlingham, CA


Eat Drink SF, August 25-28 2016, San Francisco, CA

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 27-28 2016, Palo Alto, CA

Reggae on the Delta, August 27 2016, Stockton, CA

Oakland Chinatown StreetFest, August 27-28 2016, Oakland, CA

Goodguys 29th Annual West Coast Nationals (Antique Cars), August 26-28 2016, Pleasanton, CA

Beer Mile World Classic, August 2016, Treasure Island, SF (unconfirmed for 2016)

The 6th Annual Pacific Islander Festival, August 2016, Rohnert Park, CA (unconfirmed)

Palo Alto Festival for the Arts, August 27-28 2016, Palo Alto, CA

Bodega Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival, August 27-28 2016, Bodega, CA

Taste of Oakdale, August 30 2016, Oakdale, CA




Looking for September through February festivals? Check out our 2016/2017 Fall & Winter Festival Guide.



Also check out:

Our San Francisco in Three Days Series

A Muir Woods and Napa Valley Tasting Tour

A Russian River Valley Pinot and Syrah Tasting Tour




2 Responses to “All Your 2016 Spring & Summer San Francisco Bay Area Food, Wine, and Art Festivals”

  1. Most of theses are the past events. It’d be nice to see future at least one or 2 months future events. Thanks!


    8/20/2016 at 9:12 am

  2. Hi there! Yes, I’ll be releasing my Fall/Winter list this week (I usually publish it sometime in August). Thanks for reading!


    8/23/2016 at 12:47 pm