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San Francisco events June 2018

San Jose arts festival

June 1 - 2, 2018
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.

Silent Film Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
1.6 miles SW
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival screens important titles from the silent era, often fully restored and with live music, at the Castro Theatre.
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Greek festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
48.3 miles south
Enjoy authentic Greek food, drink, music, and dancing at the San Jose Greek Festival at St. Nicholas Church in San Jose.

Jazz festival in Sonoma County

June 1 - 10, 2018
69 miles north
Healdsburg Jazz Festival showcases jazz legends, new talent, and local favorites in the wine country.

Film festival

June 1 - 14, 2018
S.F. movie theaters
DocFest is a documentary film festival focusing on politics, music, social issues, and youth-oriented subcultures, and holds after-parties.

Fillmore summer festival

June 2, 2018
(12 to 5 p.m.)
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.

Beer festival

June 2, 2018
(2 p.m., VIP 1 p.m.)
1.8 miles NE
A ticket to San Francisco Beer & Music Festival gets you unlimited samples of 100 craft beers, with bands, DJs, and food for sale at Terra Gallery for age 21+.

Scavenger hunt

June 2, 2018
(10 a.m.)
2 miles SE
Travel by bike, bus, or feet around the city solving riddles during The SF Hunt, which begins at 1225 Owens Street and ends at 7 p.m. with an after party. Install the app on your cellphone. Photos.

Union Street Festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
1.6 miles north
Union Street Music Festival features live music (jazz, blues, country, indie), arts and crafts booths, food vendors, and beverage gardens. Free.

International festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
(party June 1)
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.

Art & wine festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
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 2 - 3, 2018
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.

Music festival in the forest

June 2 - 3, 2018
75 miles south
Redwood Mountain Faire presents 22 bands on two stages, a kids’ area, arts & crafts vendors, and local food, beer, wine, and cider at Roaring Camp in Felton. Children age 12 and younger are free. Bring a blanket or low chair and hat. No pets.

Artichoke festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
117 miles south
Most of America’s artichokes are grown in Monterey County. Castroville Artichoke, Food & Wine Festival celebrates the green vegetable with food, music, art, chef demos, and a wine & beer garden at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

People in the street

June 3, 2018
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 3, 2018
2.6 miles NW
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features 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 Fitness Festival at Marina Green is free to all.

Union Square entertainment

June 3 - Sept. 26, 2018
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.

Concerts in the park

June 3 - Oct. 7, 2018
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. Free.

Jazz festival

June 5 - 17, 2018
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 on June 5.

Art + technology nights

June 6 - 7, 2018
(6 to 11 p.m.)
3.6 miles SE
See a dozen immersive, interactive installations and performances on Wednesday and Thursday nights during Art+Tech Festival at The Midway. The full conference including workshops begins on Monday.

Design Week

June 7 - 15, 2018
San Francisco Bay Area
Attend 60 studio tours and 200 events during SF Design Week, with subjects that range from fashion and human-centered design to international architecture and tech inventions.

Comic book convention

June 8 - 10, 2018
12.1 miles east
San Francisco Comic Con is an annual convention for fans of comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, and popular culture at Oakland Convention Center.

India Day

June 9, 2018
(11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
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.

Free folk music

June 9, 2018
(noon to 10 p.m.)
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.

Visit modern homes

June 9, 2018
(11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
22 to 44 miles south
Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour is a drive-yourself visit to five peninsula houses, from Palo Alto to Cupertino.

Festival of Portugal

June 9, 2018
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.

Beer festival in Sonoma County

June 9, 2018
(1 to 4:30 p.m.)
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+.

Spirits tasting

June 9 - 10, 2018
1.1 miles NE
Taste “handcrafted ultra-premium spirits from around the world” at the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival at City View at Metreon for age 21+.

Stylish craft fair

June 9 - 10, 2018
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. Free.

Festival in Fairfax

June 9 - 10, 2018
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.

East Bay rodeo

June 9 - 10, 2018
45.5 miles SE
Livermore Rodeo has steer wrestling, bareback & bull riding, roping, wild cow milking, and barrel racing at Robertson Park in Livermore.

Hot-air balloon festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
64.3 miles north
Wake up early to see balloons up close, watch them launch, and take tethered rides at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic, which also has food and craft booths, and a kids’ area at Keiser Park in Windsor. Schedule.

Monterey Wine Festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
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.

San Mateo County Fair

June 9 - 17, 2018
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.

Haight-Ashbury fair

June 10, 2018
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.

Run across the Bay

June 10, 2018
Sausalito to S.F.
Across The Bay 12K begins in Sausalito and goes over the Golden Gate Bridge to Aquatic Park. The shorter 5K does not cross the bridge.

Jewish music festival

June 10, 2018
(2 to 7 p.m.)
52.5 miles south
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to hear live music, shop from food vendors, visit the wine & beer garden, and participate in family activities at the Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival on a field in Los Gatos.

Film festival

June 14 - 24, 2018
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.

Tiny house festival

June 15 - 17, 2018
52 miles south
Explore tiny houses on wheels, van and school bus conversions, and shipping container homes at TinyFest California, with vendor booths at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. Friday has fewer houses and is free (5 to 8 p.m.). Kids age 12 and younger free.

County fair in Pleasanton

June 15 - July 8, 2018
(closed Mon. & Tues.)
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.

Philippine festival

June 16, 2018
(noon to 7 p.m.)
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.


June 16, 2018
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.

Wine tasting

June 16, 2018
(1 and 6 p.m.)
1.1 miles NE
Taste 100 wines at Uncorked: SF Wine Festival, which also features artisanal food vendors and live music at City View at Metreon for age 21+.

Car show in Tiburon

June 16, 2018
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.

Vegan festival in San Jose

June 16, 2018
(12 to 9 p.m.)
52 miles south
Shop for food at 15 booths, visit 100 vegan & lifestyle vendors, attend workshops, and hear speakers and musicians at South Bay VegFair at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.

North Beach Festival

June 16 - 17, 2018
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.

Prayers for pets

June 16 - 17, 2018
(2:30 p.m.)
1.9 miles NE
Blessing of the Animals is held at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, during the North Beach Festival. Free.

Civil War reenactment

June 16 - 17, 2018
(11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
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.

Pirate festival

June 16 - 17, 2018
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 16 - 17, 2018
36 miles NE
King of the County BBQ Fest 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 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
(3 to 7:30 p.m.)
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.

Free concerts

June 17 - Aug. 19, 2018
(Sundays 2 p.m.)
5.2 miles SW
Arrive early to hear concerts at Stern Grove Festival at Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove. Free.

San Jose music day

June 21, 2018
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.

Rooftop tequila party

June 22, 2018
(6 to 9 p.m.)
1.3 miles NE
A ticket to Agave Afuera includes an open bar (specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic), light bites, sweeping views, live entertainment, a DJ, and lawn games in the rooftop garden at Fairmont San Francisco.

Godzilla festival

June 23, 2018
(3 and 7 p.m.)
23.2 miles SE
Arrive early to celebrate the famous atomic monster of Japanese films at Godzilla Night, and then see Godzilla on film at Bal Theatre in San Leandro.

Giant music concert

June 23, 2018
(doors 11 a.m.)
36 miles south
Hear 55 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day when Warped Tour comes to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View for all ages. Food vendors.

Jazz in a San Jose park

June 23, 2018
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.

Pride celebration & parade

June 23 - 24, 2018
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 Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. at City Hall.

Public day at the yacht club

June 23 - 24, 2018
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. Schedule.

Street painting in San Rafael

June 23 - 24, 2018
17.9 miles north
Watch 100 artists cover the street with amazing artwork at Wonders of Space & Time, 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.

Tofu festival

June 30, 2018
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.

Mystical music in the park

June 30, 2018
(12:30 to 7 p.m.)
4.3 miles west
A ticket to All Day I Dream 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.

Islamic food festival

June 30, 2018
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.

Fillmore Jazz Festival

June 30 - July 1, 2018
1 mile west
Billed as the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, Fillmore Jazz Festival offers live music on multiple stages, arts and crafts, and gourmet food vendors on Fillmore Street from Jackson to Eddy. Free.

Punk rock in the park

June 30 - July 1, 2018
10.7 miles east
Hear dozens of indie garage-rock bands at Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park in Oakland. Shop from 10 food vendors and visit the beer garden.

County fair in Marin

June 30 - July 4, 2018
20 miles north
Music concerts and most carnival rides are free with a ticket to Marin County Fair, plus a short-film festival, art show, farm displays, petting zoo, and a nightly 9:30 p.m. fireworks show in San Rafael. Expect lines, and arrive early if you want the best concert seats, or pay extra for premium seats.

Shakespeare in the park

June 30 - Sept. 23, 2018
multiple locations
Watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare in a park outdoors. Locations include Cupertino, Redwood City, and San Francisco (McLaren Park & the Presidio). Free.