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Art and flowers

June 1 - 7, 2020
3 miles west
Bouquets to Art pairs flower arrangements and floral art, and it offers optional lectures, luncheons, and a flower demonstration at the de Young Museum.

Jazz festival in Sonoma County

June 1 - 7, 2020
(begins May 29)
69 miles north
Healdsburg Jazz Festival showcases jazz legends, new talent, and local favorites in the wine country.

Film festival

June 4 - 18, 2020
S.F. movie theaters
DocFest is a documentary film festival focusing on politics, music, social issues, and youth-oriented subcultures, and holds after-parties.

San Jose arts festival

June 5 - 6, 2020
48.9 miles south
Discover Silicon Valley’s underground arts scene at SubZero, which has an art walk and outdoor stages of live music and performances on S. First Street (from E. San Carlos Street to E. Reed Street). Free.

Asian night market

June 5 - 7, 2020
36.2 miles SE
Shop from hundreds of vendors selling food, crafts, and merchandise at the 626 Night Market: Bay Area [formerly NorCal Night Market], with music, games, and performances at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Held on specific weekends from May to August. No pets.

Cherry festival

June 6, 2020
20.7 miles SE
Beginning with a parade at 10 a.m., San Leandro Cherry Festival has entertainment on stage, a farmer’s market, food vendors, arts & crafts, and carnival rides in San Leandro. Yelp reviews. Free.

Race in San Jose

June 6, 2020
56 miles south
San Jose Giant Race includes 5-mile and 5K races through Kelley Park, beginning at San Jose Giants Excite Ballpark.

Beer festival in Sonoma County

June 6, 2020
59.2 miles north
Beerfest: The Good One promises unlimited samples from 60 craft breweries and cideries, with food for sale on the lawn at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa for age 21+.

Union Street Fair

June 6 - 7, 2020
1.6 miles north
Union Street Fair features live music (jazz, blues, country, indie), arts and crafts booths, food vendors, and beverage gardens on Union Street (from Gough to Fillmore). Free.

Street painting in San Rafael

June 6 - 7, 2020
17.9 miles north
Watch 100 artists cover the street with amazing artwork at Italian Street Painting Marin, with live music, food trucks, beer, wine, inventions, and a children’s area at Fifth Avenue & A Street in San Rafael. Free for children age 12 and younger.

Art & wine festival

June 6 - 7, 2020
26 miles NE
The Art and Wine Festival features art and crafts vendors, music, a kids’ zone, food, beer, and wine at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Free.

Festival in Sunnyvale

June 6 - 7, 2020
40.1 miles south
Shop from 350 artists, hear live music, eat, and drink margaritas, wine, and beer at Sunnyvale Art Wine & Music Festival on Historic Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale. No pets. Free.

People in the street

June 7, 2020
(Sunset/Golden G.Park)
San Francisco neighborhoods
Walk, bike, or roller skate on a city street when most cars are banned for Sunday Streets, which are held about once a month from March to October.


June 7, 2020
2.6 miles NW
The Sunday Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon includes a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the St. Francis Yacht Club, an 18-mile bike ride, and an 8-mile trail run through Golden Gate Recreational Area. The Saturday & Sunday Fitness Festival at Marina Green is free to all.

Historical music festival

June 7 - 14, 2020
13.7 miles NE
Hear Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music, and visit the vendor marketplace at the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition. This event is held in even numbered years.

Concerts in the park

June 7 - Oct. 4, 2020
(Sundays 1 p.m.)
3 miles west
Golden Gate Park Band plays a variety of music (classical, marches, opera, swing, and show tunes) at Spreckels Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park. Held Sundays plus July 4 and Sept. 7. Free.

East Bay rodeo

June 12 - 14, 2020
45.5 miles SE
Livermore Rodeo has steer wrestling, bareback & bull riding, roping, wild cow milking, and barrel racing at Robertson Park in Livermore.

Tofu festival

June 13, 2020
0.7 miles NW
Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival offers product samples from vendors, food trucks, live performances, games, and a soy and tofu dessert competition at the event center at Saint Mary’s Cathedral.

Philippine festival

June 13, 2020
1 mile NE
KalayaanSF Festival & Free Concert includes street performers (music, dancing, martial arts), food booths, and craft vendors, plus a full-length concert at 4:45 p.m. on the main stage in Union Square. Free.

Free folk music

June 13, 2020
1.4 miles SW
San Francisco Free Folk Festival is a full day of music and dance workshops, concerts, crafts, and vendors at Everett Middle School. Free.

Smart talks

June 13, 2020
2.1 miles NW
A ticket to One Day University includes three classes taught by expert professors from different schools at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Moved from April 4 to June 13.
  • America in World War I
  • Future of Lying: New Rules of Deception & Trust
  • Memorable Musicals That Changed Broadway

Beer festival

June 13, 2020
2.3 miles north
A ticket to San Francisco International Beer Festival gets you unlimited beer samples from 100 brewers, unlimited food samples, spirit tasting, and live music at Fort Mason Center for age 21+. This event has moved from April 18 to June 13.

Golden Gate Bridge Swim

June 13, 2020
5.5 miles NW
Watch 50 swimmers dive into the Pacific Ocean at Fort Point Beach and swim 3K to the north side of the Bay at the Golden Gate Bridge Swim. Free.

Festival of Portugal

June 13, 2020
58.3 miles south
Enjoy Portuguese food, music, dancing, children’s activities, a museum, and a parade at Dia de Portugal Festival at Kelley Park in San Jose. No pets. Free.

Caribbean dance show

June 13 - 14, 2020
multiple locations
Cuba Caribe Festival presents Cuban social dances at Brava Theater, plus a reception with artists at Museum of the African Diaspora.

Stylish craft fair

June 13 - 14, 2020
2.3 miles north
Shop from artists and designer craftsmen “inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle” at West Coast Craft in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center. Held in June and November. Free.

Festival in Fairfax

June 13 - 14, 2020
20.7 miles north
Fairfax Festival has a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, three music stages, craft and flea-market vendors, food, beer, wine, and a children’s area. No dogs.

Monterey Wine Festival

June 13 - 14, 2020
118 miles south
Take a road trip south for fine wine, food, music, and views at Monterey Wine Festival. Saturday adds chowder, and Sunday adds calamari, mussels, cheese, and charcuterie.

Ethnic dancing

June 13 - 21, 2020
2.6 miles NW
Witness music and dance from diverse ethnic communities at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival at Presidio Theatre.

San Mateo County Fair

June 13 - 21, 2020
21.4 miles south
You’ll find carnival rides, a petting zoo, pig races, fried food, and music acts (with lines) at the San Mateo County Fair at San Mateo County Fairgrounds.

Oakland street fair

June 14, 2020
11.4 miles NE
Temescal Street Fair promises “live music on three stages, great food from popular Temescal eateries and mobile food vendors, craft beer, and scores of artisans” plus a kids’ zone on Telegraph Avenue (41st to 51st Street). Free.

Free concerts

June 14 - Aug. 16, 2020
5.2 miles SW
Arrive early to hear concerts at Stern Grove Festival at Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove. Free unless you reserve a table.

Design Week

June 16 - 25, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area
Attend 170 events during SF Design Week, with subjects that range from fashion and human-centered design to international architecture and tech inventions.

Film festival

June 18 - 28, 2020
multiple venues
Billed as the nation’s oldest LGBTQ film festival, Frameline screens diverse high-quality films at theaters in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

South Bay BBQ

June 19 - 20, 2020
50 miles SE
Watch competing teams cook pork ribs, pulled pork, chicken thighs, and brisket at the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships, which has food for sale, live music, and craft vendors at Central Park in Santa Clara. No pets. Free except parking.

County fair in Pleasanton

June 19 - July 12, 2020
39 miles SE
Brave the crowds and heat to enjoy carnival rides, fair food, farm animals, music concerts, and horse races at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Car show in Tiburon

June 20, 2020
8.2 miles north via ferry
See classic automobiles built before 1975 at the Tiburon Classic Car Show in Tiburon near the ferry boat landing. Free.

Public day at the yacht club

June 20, 2020
13.7 miles east
Summer Sailstice offers boat rides, speakers, food vendors, demos, seminars, contests, exhibits, and pool activities at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda. Free.

Jazz in a San Jose park

June 20, 2020
48.2 miles south
Hear non-stop blues, soul, gospel, and zydeco from around the world at the Fountain Blues & Brews Festival at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San Jose.

North Beach Festival

June 20 - 21, 2020
1.8 miles NE
North Beach Festival features arts & crafts booths, food vendors, beer & wine gardens, entertainment, street painting, and a kids’ chalk area (cost) at Columbus & Grant Avenues. Free entry.

Pirate festival

June 20 - 21, 2020
29.4 miles via ferry
Take a ferry to the Vallejo waterfront for the Northern California Pirate Festival, with entertainment, food & craft vendors, and family fun. Children age 12 and younger are free. No pets.

BBQ festival in Martinez

June 20 - 21, 2020
36 miles NE
King of the County BBQ Challenge & Music Festival promises live music, professional BBQ, an amateur BBQ challenge, beer, wine, vendors, and kids’ games at Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline in Martinez. Free.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 21, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area
OpenTable lists Bay Area restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day music

June 21, 2020
31.5 miles south
Hear 50 musical groups perform a variety of genres (jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, choral, and dance) in closed streets and plazas on Palo Alto World Music Day. Free.

San Jose music day

June 21, 2020
55 miles south
Make Music San Jose “is a free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice with performances and music-making events happening citywide from sunrise to sunset.” Click a location on their map. Free.

Polynesian festival

June 27, 2020
2.5 miles north
Celebrate the Pacific Islands at Aloha Poly Fest, with entertainment, craft booths, cultural demonstrations, food vendors, and a kids’ zone at Marina Green. You can bring blankets, low-back chairs, sun umbrellas, and picnics. Free.

South Bay country music

June 27, 2020
(2 to 10 p.m.)
76 miles south
Hear six country music artists at Boots & Brews Country Music Festival, with beer and food for sale at Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center.

Pride celebration & parade

June 27 - 28, 2020
0 miles
Celebrate LGBT San Francisco Pride with performances and exhibitors at Civic Center Plaza both days, a giant Pride Parade Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Market Street (from Beale to 8th), and a VIP Party at City Hall.

Fitness expo

June 27 - 28, 2020
48.3 miles south
See martial arts, power lifting, strongman, and wrestling competitions plus 300 vendors of fitness products and services at TheFitExpo San Jose at the San Jose Convention Center.

Car show

June 28, 2020
64.2 miles south
See beautiful cars at the Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance, including Alfa Romeos, Pierce Arrows, Duesenbergs, Packards, Jaguars, Woodies, and Bugattis, plus classic trucks and motorcycles at Coyote Creek Golf Club in Morgan Hill.

Shakespeare in the park

June 2020
multiple locations
Watch King Lear by William Shakespeare in a park outdoors. Locations include Cupertino, Pleasanton, Redwood City, and San Francisco (McLaren Park & the Presidio). Free.

Comedy festival

June 2020
0.1 mile east
Watch 80 top artists perform at Clusterfest, “an unhinged extravaganza of comedy, music, podcasts, drag queens and more” at Civic Center Plaza & Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

Jazz festival

June 2020
0.4 miles SW
Attend more than 40 big-name shows during the San Francisco Jazz Festival at five venues in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, beginning with the free annual block party.

India Day

June 2020
0.6 miles east
Spring India Day promises food booths, fashion, ethnic shopping, cultural performances, health activities, and a kids’ play area in Union Square. Free.

Taste of the Nation

June 2020
0.7 miles north
San Francisco’s Taste of the Nation promises “an unforgettable night of unlimited bites and sips from San Francisco’s best restaurants and drink purveyors” at The Regency Ballroom for age 21+.

Steampunk music festival

June 2020
0.8 miles south
Steampunk Masquerade is a “steampunk meets circus mashup extravaganza” with live bands, DJ music, art cars, fire performances, circus, burlesque, carnival rides, and food & art vendors on Erie Street in front of Public Works. All ages until 5 p.m. and then 21+.

Japanese festival

June 2020
0.9 miles NW
Japan Day Festival features Japanese music, dance, and taiko on two stages at Japantown Peace Plaza, plus the Art of Tea Ceremony in nearby Union Bank. Free.


June 2020
1.1 miles NW
Celebrate the emancipation of slaves with a 10 a.m. parade that begins at 762 Fulton Street, and visit the Juneteenth Festival for food vendors, arts & crafts, a car & motorcycle show, and kids’ activities on Fillmore Street (from Turk to Sutter). Free.

Union Square entertainment

June 2020
1.1 miles NE
Union Square Live is a series of summer concerts and dances that include jazz, blues, folk, Latin, tango, rock, swing, and even Hawaiian. Free.

Art walk

June 2020
1.2 miles NE
Visit 10 art galleries and museums during the free Yerba Buena Art Walk. Additional events include music of India at 1 p.m., a pre-event reception at 2 p.m., and an after party at 6 p.m.

Fillmore summer festival

June 2020
1.2 miles NW
Fillmore Summer Fest Kick-Off includes a free blues concert, a family BBQ with food for sale, and a kids’ zone at Hamilton Recreation Center. Free admission.

Free entertainment

June 2020
1.2 miles NE
Hear music concerts and watch dance performances outdoors at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival from May to October. Free.

Haight-Ashbury fair

June 2020
2 miles west
Find 200 vendors of food and hippie crafts, a kids’ area, and local bands at the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair on Haight between Ashbury and the park. Free.

Beer party - Golden Gate Park

June 2020
2.5 miles west
A ticket to Botanicals and Brews Beer Garden includes one craft beer. Hear live music (7 to 10 p.m.), visit the Conservatory of Flowers (timed entry), and hang out in the Palm Terrace beer garden (until 11 p.m.) for age 21+. Monthly from June to November.

Mystical music in the park

June 2020
4.3 miles west
A ticket to All Day I Dream in the Park includes guided yoga at 12:30 p.m. and then dancing the afternoon away to “mystical melodies” performed by three artists at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park for age 21+. Food trucks, vendors, and after-party. No pets, beverages, or smoking.

Civil War reenactment

June 2020
8.2 miles north via ferry
Take a ferry boat to Angel Island during Civil War Days to visit the park’s historic buildings, tour a Union Army camp, watch cannon firings, and see mock battles (12:30 p.m. both days and 2 p.m. Saturday). Free.

International festival

June 2020
13.4 miles north
Berkeley World Music Festival is a community festival with a world crafts bazaar, food vendors, and music from Africa, China, Cuba, France, the Middle East, New Orleans, and Tibet in the Telegraph Avenue area.

Visit modern homes

June 2020
22 to 44 miles south
Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit to five South Bay houses, from Portola Valley to San Jose.

Godzilla festival

June 2020
23.2 miles SE
Arrive early to celebrate the famous atomic monster of Japanese films at Godzilla X Fest, and then see Godzilla on film at Bal Theatre in San Leandro.

Islamic food festival

June 2020
43 miles SE
Enjoy healthy food from India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East, take carnival rides, and shop at a bazaar at the giant Halal Food & Eid Festival in Fremont.

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