Bay Area festivals 2016 applaud wine, beer, 4th of Jul and more

May 13, 2016 - garden totes

From open to fall, a Bay Area plays horde to festivals of all sizes. Here is a sampling, listed by week.

May 9-15

  • Le Festival: 8 p.m. May 12 and May 14. Mountain View Center of Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. Festival of French exemplary music. $45 adults, $35 seniors, $25 students, $10 ages 8-12. www.mountainview.gov.

  • Chalk Festival: Noon-3 p.m. May 14. The Block during Pacific Commons, 43484 Boscell Road, Fremont. Features life-size marker murals, Kids Chalkland and girl marker contest. 510-770-9798; http://pacificcommons.com/.

  • Fine Art in a Park: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 14-15. Lincoln Park, 199 University Ave., Los Altos. Open atmosphere art uncover with food and entertainment. http://Rotaryartshow.com.

  • Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair: Noon-6 p.m. May 14. San Lorenzo Park, Duck Pond Stage, 134 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz. Presented by a Northern California Bluegrass Society. Free. www.scbs.org.

  • Hakone Matsuri: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 15. Hakone Japanese Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga. Japanese informative celebration. Free. www.Hakone.com.

  • Silicon Valley Bikes: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15. History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose Bicycle festival and uncover and attempt riding, food trucks, qualification splash and kids area. $5, giveaway 2 and under. http://bit.ly/1S8avfe.

    May 16-22

  • Bacchus-Fest: 6-9 p.m. May 19. Bargetto Winery, 3535 N. Main St., Soquel. Capitola Art Wine Festival kick-off. $40. www.Capitolachamber.com.

  • Garagiste Festival — Northern Exposure: 6-9:30 p.m. May 19, Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland. Taste some-more than 100 domestic wines poured by workman “garagiste” wineries from Northern California, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County. $60-$75. http://californiagaragistes.com.

  • Oakland Greek Festival: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 20-21 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 22. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of a Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. 44th annual festival with music, dancing, food and booze tasting. $6, giveaway kids 12 and under. Free acknowledgment 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20 and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. May 22. www.oaklandgreekfestival.com; 510-31-3400.

  • Saint John Vianney Parish Annual Community Fiesta: 5-10 p.m. May 20, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 21 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 22, 4600 Hyland Avenue, San Jose. Beer, wine, food booths, games, bingo and entertainment. $20 book of float tickets. www.dsj.org/event/st-john-vianney-fiesta-2016-2/.

  • Maker Faire: 10 a.m. May 21. San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo. A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness for tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, scholarship clubs, artists, students, and blurb exhibitors.

  • Norcal Session Beer Festival: 1-5 p.m. May 21. Broadway during Jack London Square, Oakland. More than 30 internal qualification brewers, food from internal vendors, live song and splash preparation from internal brewers. To squeeze tickets: https://bikeeastbay.org/sessionfest.

  • Burger Brew Fest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21. Liberty Street between Capitol and Walnut avenues, Fremont. Beer sampling from qualification breweries, wine, burgers and sliders from internal food vendors and restaurants, live entertainment, and bistro character seating areas. Admission is free; splash tasting tickets are $30-$35. http://Burgerandbrewfest.com.

  • Beer Festival: 5-10 p.m. (brewmasters) and 7-10 p.m. (general public) May 21, Fort Mason, San Francisco. $75 ubiquitous includes total splash samplings in a 4-ounce commemoration mug, total food samplings, and internal music. S175 Brewmasters embody all-night entrance to a Brewmaster lounge, featured orator eventuality with Mark Colburn, commemorative swag bag and Brewmaster’s badge with 90-minute tasting before eventuality with name brewers and restaurants. http://sfbeerfest.com/.

  • Chocolate Festival: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 22. Junction of Highway 120 and 108 during Wood Park, Oakdale. Unique humanities and crafts, Chocolate Avenue (fudges, truffles, chocolate ice cream, chocolate cheesecake) food, specialty merchandise, classical automobile show, party and fun run. http://bit.ly/1VWx4X4.

  • Himalayan Fair: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 21 and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., May 22. Live Oak Park, 1300 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Himalayan art, music, dance and food. giveaway admission, www.himalayanfair.net/.

  • Boogie on a Avenue: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 22. E Campbell Avenue and N 1st Street, Campbell. Arts and crafts, food, beverages and party with live performances. Free acknowledgment and parking. http://Downtowncampbell.com.

  • International BBQ Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21-22. Calaveras and S. Milpitas boulevards, Milpitas. Local wines, food, automobile show, party and kid’s activities. Free. http://milpitaschamber.org/BBQ.

  • BunnyFest: 11 a.m.4 p.m. May 22. IBEW Meeting Hall, 2125 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose All things rabbits benefitting The Rabbit Haven. $5, move your bunny. http://Therabbithaven.org.

    May 23-29

  • FanimeCon: May 27-30. Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St., San Jose Anime convention. $40-$75. www.Fanime.com.

  • Boulder Creek Festival: 7-10 p.m. May 27 (kickoff concert, no exhibitor booths), 10 a.m.-10 p.m., May 28 and 29 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m., May 30. Downtown Boulder along a Boulder Creek corridor, from 9th to 14th streets (west to east), between Canyon Blvd, Boulder Creek. Arts and crafts, performances, music, satisfactory rides, food and beverages vendors, rubber steep race. http://bit.ly/1VmDvEl.

  • Taco Festival: Noon-7 p.m. May 28. History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose. Food trucks, music, lucha libre wrestling, vendors and booths. $10, $3 underneath 11. www.sjtaco.com.

  • Future Roots Festival: May 28. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 194 S. Market St., San Jose Asian and Pacific Islander birthright celebration. www.facebook.com/FutureRootsFestival.

  • Civil War Battles and Encampment: May 28-29. Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton. Visit encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers and declare ancestral battles. Contact a stay for schedules. $23-$30. www.roaringcamp.com.

  • American Music Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 28-29. Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd., Aptos. $65-$120. http://Santacruzamericanmusicfestival.com.

  • Olson’s 29th annual Cherry Festival: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 28-29, 348 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale. Cherry pancakes, cherry orchard tours, live music, cherry pit-spitting contest, cherry pitting foe and locally grown fruit. Free. 408-736-3726.

  • Bay Area Kidfest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 28 and 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 30. Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St., Concord Entertainment, activities and games, petting zoo, food booths and exhibits. www.KidFestConcord.com.

  • Mushroom Mardi Gras: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 28 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 29. Community Center, 17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill. Music, food and beverages, children’s activities, humanities and crafts. Free. http://mhmmg.org.

  • Carnaval San Francisco: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., May 28-29. Harrison Street between 16th and 22nd streets, San Francisco. Art, crafts, dance, food, beverages and live entertainment. Parade starts 9:30 a.m. May 28 during 24th and Bryant streets, move to West Mission Street. Free. www.carnavalsf.com.

  • Longboard Invitational: May 28-29. Steamer Lane, 701 W Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz. 32nd Annual SCLU Longboard Invitational. www.santa-cruz-longboard-union.com.

  • Art and Wind Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 29. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. Hand-crafted equipment including paintings, photographs, jewelry, clothing, pottery, toys, entertainment, puppet shows, kids’ activity areas, food booths, kite drifting demonstrations, http://bit.ly/TyBqaV.

    May 30-June 5

  • Art and Wind Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 30. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. Hand-crafted equipment including paintings, photographs, jewelry, clothing, pottery, toys, entertainment, puppet shows, kids’ activity areas, food booths, kite drifting demonstrations, http://bit.ly/TyBqaV.

  • Civil War Battles and Encampment: May 30. Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad, 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton. Visit encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers and declare ancestral battles. Contact a stay for schedules. $23-$30. www.roaringcamp.com.

  • Chocolate Chalk Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m May 31 (rain date Jun 7), North Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Prizes awarded for best drawings. Eat chocolate by purchasing a parcel of tickets (20 for $20) 510-548-5335, http://bit.ly/1gcbuGr.

  • Contra Costa County Fair: 11:45 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Jun 2, noon-10:30 p.m. Jun 3, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Jun 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jun 5. Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Live music, rides, games, contests, food and drink. Contact for sheet prices. http://contracostafair.com.

  • 45th Annual Foster City Arts and Wine Festival: 5-11 p.m. Jun 3 carnival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jun 4 booze festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun 5 booze festival. Shell Boulevard (closed from E. Hillsdale Blvd. south to Balclutha) Foster City. The festival includes humanities and crafts, food, booze and beer, entertainment. Free. http://bit.ly/1RLPrYO.

  • Greek Festival: 5-10 p.m. Jun 3-5. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1260 Davis St., San Jose Be Greek for a day with food, song and dancing. $5, $3 seniors, giveaway underneath 12. www.sanjosegreekfestival.org.

  • Country Summer Music Festival: Noon Jun 3-5, Sonoma County Event Center during a Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Featuring 14 republic song entertainers. $79-$99. 800-514-3849, www.countrysummer.com.

  • The Bay Area Book Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 4 and 5, downtown Berkeley. A giveaway book festival and travel satisfactory presenting 150 local, inhabitant and general authors. www.BayBookFest.org.

  • Cherry Festival: 10-6 p.m. Jun 4. Downtown San Leandro. Arts and crafts, food, kids zone, performances, march (10-11 a.m.) and floats. cherryfestival@sanleandro.org.

  • Art, Wine Brew Festival: 1-6 p.m. Jun 4. Equestrian Park, 3675 Bonny Doon Road, Bonny Doon. Wine and qualification splash tastings, internal food trucks, live song and wordless auction benefitting a Bonny Doon Community School Foundation. 21 and over only. $39-$69. http://bonnydoonartandwinefestival.com.

  • Polish Heritage Festival: 11 a.m.-6 pm. Jun 4, Twin Pines Park, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Listen to a accumulation of Polish bands, feast on a accumulation of Polish delicacies, splash alien Polish beer, watch folk dancing, humanities and crafts and more. www.polcafestival.com.

  • Cherry Festival: 10-11 a.m. (parade) and 11-6 p.m. (festival) Jun 4. Downtown, San Leandro. Arts and crafts, food, kids zone, performance, march and floats. cherryfestival@sanleandro.org.

  • California Beer Festival: 12:30-5 p.m. Jun 4 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 5. Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato. Craft beer, live party and food. $10-$70. Kids 12 and underneath are free. Purchase tickets during http://californiabeerfestival.com/marin/.

  • Redwood Mountain Faire. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jun 4-5. Roaring Camp, 5355 Graham Hill Road, Felton. Event will embody music, humanities and crafts, children’s activities, food and beverages. $20-$45, kids underneath 12 free. www.redwoodmountainfaire.com.

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, Jun 4-July 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • 40th Annual Union Street Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m Jun 4-5. Union Street from Gough to Fillmore, San Francisco. Arts and crafts, kid’s activities, live music, waiters’ race, conform shows, food, splash and wine. 800-310-6563, http://bit.ly/1M4aIkD.

  • Japanese Culture Fair: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 4. Mission Plaza, 103 Emmet St., Santa Cruz. Free. http://jcfsantacruz.org.

  • Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jun 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 5. Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek. Food, live song and entertainment, beers and microbrews, wine, humanities and crafts, children’s activities. www.artwinefestivalwc.com.

  • Art and Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 4-5. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Live music, food, artists and kids rides. Free. www.svcoc.org.

  • Pride Festival and Parade: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jun 5. Pacific Avenue between Cathcart to Church Street, Santa Cruz. http://santacruzpride.org.

  • Classic Car Show: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun 5. Capitola Village, Capitola. Free admission. http://capitolacarshow.com.

    June 6-12

  • Classic Car Show: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jun 6. Capitola Village, Capitola. Free admission. http://capitolacarshow.com.

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, Jun 4-July 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • St. Christopher’s Parish Festival: 5-10 p.m. Jun 10, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Jun 11 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jun 12. 2278 Booksin Ave., San Jose. 58th annual festival with barbeque, carnival, rummage sale, wordless auction and booths. www.stchrisfestival.com.

  • Dia de Portugal Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 11. History Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose. Portuguese birthright celebration. Free admission, $6 parking. www.diadeportugalca.org/festival.

  • Juneteenth in a Park: Noon-5 p.m. Jun 11. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. 25th year in Laurel Park commemorating a signing of a emancipation proclamation. www.cityofsantacruz.com.

  • World Music Festival: Noon-9p.m. Jun 11-12. Telegraph Avenue nearby Haste Street, Berkeley. Crafts Bazaar Village: Noon-6 p.m., People’s Park. African sculptures, Tibetan request flags, outpost handicrafts; African kalmias gourd rattles, engineer receptacle bags, song and more, http://www.berkeleyworldmusic.org/the-festival.

  • Temescal Street Fair: Noon-6 p.m. Jun 12. Temescal District, 4937 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Music, internal artist, businessman booths, food and drinks.

    June 13-19

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Plein Air Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun 14-18. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Four days of outside portrayal culminates with an muster Jun 18, with song and kids activities. www.lgpleinair.org.

  • Alameda County Fair: Jun 15-July 4. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Features rides, contests, equine racing, rodeo, beast lorry events, dispersion derby, exhibitions and demonstrations, performances, food and drink. Concert performers embody Tony, Toni, Tone, Great White, Eric Burden and a Animals, Tower of Power and more. Admission $8-$10, parking $8. A accumulation of passes, including reward seating for concerts, are available, prices vary. http://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/.

  • Dancin’ on a Avenue: 2-8 p.m. Jun 18. Lincoln Ave. during Willow St., San Jose. Food, music, dancing, business booths, art and children’s activities. Free. www.willowglen.org.

  • 28 Juneteenth Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 18. City Park, 425 Alabama St., Vallejo. Food, beverages, music, entertainment, humanities and crafts, several vendors, kids’ activities and more. http://bit.ly/1XcZGdc.

  • Dia de San Juan Festival: Jun 18. History Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose. Celebrate Puerto Rican heritage. $25-$30. www.wrprc.org.

  • Summer Solstice Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun 18. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. Midsummer festival with music, performances, art and food. Free. www.tritonmuseum.org.

  • Juneteenth Parade Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 18. At Nicholl Park, 33rd and MacDonald, Richmond. Entertainment, food, contests and children’s activities. 510-620-6793, www.ci.richmond.ca.us/427/Festivals.

  • 4th Annual Street Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun 18-19. Downtown San Mateo, B Street, between Tilton and 5th avenues, San Mateo. Live performances, children’s activities, food and drinks, shopping, internal artists. Free. http://bit.ly/21IptjP.

  • Pirate Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Jun 18-19. Vallejo Waterfront Park, 298 Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Swimming mermaids, black powder cannons, shopping, children’s area, value hunts, dress contests, bandit encampment, colorful sea folk. $10, giveaway children 11 and under. http://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/.

    n Juneteenth Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jun 19. South Berkeley’s five-block Alcatraz-Adeline corridor. African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, stroke and blues, and reggae music, exhibits, health screenings, art and crafts, food. http://bit.ly/1HVFsf1.

  • World Music Day: 3-7:30 p.m. Jun 19. University Avenue, Palo Alto. Performances by 50 song groups. Free admission. http://pamusicday.org.

    June 20-26

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jun 22-Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 4-10 p.m. Jun 24 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jun 26. Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara. 60 competing teams and music, vendors and kid’s section sponsored by The Rotary Club of Santa Clara. Free admission, $10 parking. www.svbbq.com.

  • Fountain Blues Festival. 11 a.m. Jun 25. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 170 S. Market St., San Jose. $20-$75. www.fountainbluesfestival.com.

  • Strawberry Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jun 25. Women’s Center, 303 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz. 27th annual festival lifting supports for a community. Free admission. www.wafwc.org.

  • Woodies on a Wharf: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jun 25. Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. Classic roller automobile show. Free. www.cityofsantacruz.com.

  • San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade: noon-6 p.m. Jun 25 and 26, San Francisco. Celebration eventuality with vaunt hold during a Civic Center. Parade starts during 10:30 a.m. Jun 26 on Market Street. www.sfpride.org.

  • Cajun and Blues Festival: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jun 25-26. E2 Family Winery 9301 HWY 12, Lodi. Zydeco, Cajun and Blues music, Bayou cuisine, food and dancing, http://isletoncajunfestival.net/, 209 993-2335.

  • Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival: 2-7 p.m. Jun 26. Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $6-$20. http://apjcc.org.

  • Cruisin In a Sun: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun 26, Old Town Pinole and Fernandez Park, Pinole. All American made, 1975 and older, classical cars only. Limited to a initial 325. Rain or shine. $35-$40. www.northerncaliforniacruisers.com.

    June 27-July 3

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Fillmore Jazz Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 2-3. On Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets, San Francisco. Traditional jazz, enlightenment and cuisine. Rain or shine. Schedule and info: www.fillmorejazzfestival.com/.

    July 4-10

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Mayor’s 4th of Jul Parade: 10 a.m. Jul 4. Park Street and Lincoln Avenue, Alameda. Equestrians, dance troops, floats, antique cars, a vast accumulation of bands and more. Free. http://bit.ly/1q5XyK7.

  • Jul 4th Family Celebration: 4 p.m. Jul 4. El Portal Soccer Field, 2600 Moraga Road, San Pablo. There will be activities, food, games, party and fireworks. Free. http://bit.ly/1Q5gEo7.

  • Festival of Family Fun: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jul 4. Jack London Square, Oakland. Interactive activities and party for relatives and children. Watch stilt walkers perform, knowledge artistic puppetry and song and suffer treats. Free admission. www.jacklondonsquare.com.

  • Spirit of Watsonville: 2 p.m. Jul 4. Watsonville. Fourth of Jul march and festival. http://cityofwatsonville.org.

  • 4th of July: Noon-10 p.m. Jul 4. Berkeley Marina, 201 University Ave, Berkeley. Live party all day, kid’s journey playground, food, fun and fireworks during 9:30 p.m. Parking price $15. http://bit.ly/1RLOWxN.

  • Chili Cook-Off: Noon-5 p.m. Jul 4. Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Dr., Palo Alto. 35th annual chili conflict and music, vendors and kid’s activities. http://cityofpaloalto.org.

  • worldOne Jul 4th Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 4, Cerrito Vista Park, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. Live entertainment, children’s fun area with satisfactory games, burst houses and rides, humanities and crafts, art uncover and sale, food, and business and use booths. http://www.el-cerrito.org/july4.

  • Firecracker Run: 6:30 a.m.-noon. Jul 4. Harvey West Park, Santa Cruz. Kids 1K, 5K and 10K hosted by a Sunrise Rotary Club. www.santacruzfirecracker10k.org.

  • Jul 4 Dynamite Run, Festival Parade: 7 a.m. festival, 8:30 a.m., Jul 4. 5k run and 10:45 a.m. parade. Refugio Valley Park, 1515 Refugio Valley Rd., Hercules. Awards, refreshments, entertainment, and businessman booths. http://bit.ly/1SsFAI6.

  • San Jose Giants Fireworks: 6:30 p.m., Jul 4-5. Municipal Stadium, 588 East Alma Ave., San Jose. Fireworks will start following a finish of any game. www.sjgiants.com.

  • Rose, White Blue Parade: 10 a.m. Fourth of Jul march starts on Dana Avenue to University Avenue to The Alameda cruise site, , San Jose. www.rosewhiteblueparade.com.

  • Jul 4th Fun Festival: 2-10 p.m. Jul 4. Almaden Lake Park, 15652 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. Kids’ march and dress contest, music, food trucks, humanities and crafts, and fireworks. www.sanjoseca.gov.

  • Rotary Centennial Fireworks: 9:30 p.m., Jul 4. Discovery Meadows, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. Organized by a Rotary Club. Free. www.rotaryfireworks.org.

  • Hot San Jose Nights: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jul 9. Reid-Hillview Airport, 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose. Car and aeroplane show, song and food. Free. www.hotsanjosenights.com.

  • Phono Del Sol: Noon-7 p.m. Jul 9. Potrero del Sol Park, Potrero Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco. Music and food festival. $40-$85. http://phonodelsol.com.

  • Russell City Blues Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jul 9 and 10. Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B St., Hayward. Music, food and vendors. $30 advance, $35 during a gate. 707-647-3962 or 510-472-8800, www.westcoastbluessociety.com.

  • Arts Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 9-10. Los Altos Village, 88 Main St., Los Altos. 37th annual festival with excellent art, music, kid’s activities, food and drink. http://downtownlosaltos.org.

  • Clay Glass Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jul 9-10. Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto. 23rd annual excellent art show. Free. http://acga.net.

    July 11-17

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jul 11-Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Oakland Jazz Festival: Noon, Jul 16. Pioneer Amphitheater, Cal State East Bay, Hayward. Anthony Hamilton, Boney James, Lalah Hathaway, Mike Phillips and more. http://www.kblx.com/events/oakland-jazz-festival.

  • Menlo Summerfest, Hot Fun in a Summertime: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 16-17, Santa Cruz Ave between El Camino Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park. Music Mash, Artsplash, Mobile Eats, drinks and more. 650-325-2818.

    July 18-24

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Obon Festival: Jul 16-17. Mountain View Buddhist Temple, 575 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View. Performances by dancers and drummers, Ikebana flower arrangements, children’s activities, food and beverages. http://mvbuddhisttemple.org.

  • Art on a Square with a Pal Blues Art Festival: Noon-7 p.m., Jul 23. Hamilton Avenue during Courthouse Square, Redwood City. Showcases strange painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, http://bit.ly/1SAfi6h.

  • Padelfest: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Jul 23. Jack London Square, Oakland. Bicycle-themed entertainment, food and exhibits. Live music, bike demos, stunts, pedal powered stage, rides, art and food. Free admission. http://bit.ly/1dZ70Hr.

  • Shakespeare In The Park: Jul 23-24 and 29-31 and Aug. 5-7. Memorial Park Amphitheater, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Free. cupertino.org.

  • Silicon Valley Music Festival: 7:30 p.m. Jun 22-25. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. $35. www.cmsv.org.

    July 25-31

  • Vasona Vibrations: 5-7 p.m. Saturdays, by Jul 30. Vasona Lake County Park, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos. A family-friendly outside array featuring acoustic performances by internal artists. Free. SouthBayFolks.org/vasona.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Jun 22-Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Silicon Valley Music Festival: 7:30 p.m. Jun 25. Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. $35. www.cmsv.org.

  • Festival del Nopal: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 26. 176 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz Annual cactus festival with recipe contests, dance, song and vendors. www.festivaldelnopal.com.

  • Garlic Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jul 29-31. Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave., Gilroy. Food fair, cooking demonstrations, humanities and crafts, party and kids area. $15-$20 admission, underneath 6 free. www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.

  • 32nd Art and Wine Faire: 10 a.m.-6 pm. Jul 30-31. Downtown Alameda, along Park Blvd. between Encinal Avenue and Buena Vista. Vendor booths, food, humanities and crafts, wine, beer, live music, kid’s area, and rebound houses. 510-523-1392, http://downtownalameda.com.

  • Waterfront Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 30 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jul 31. First Street Green, Benicia. Live music, qualification beers and wine, foods, businessman village, kids’ activity alley. Performances: Jul 30 — Fog City Swampers, 11:30 a.m.; The Blend, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; In Living Cover, 4-6 p.m. Jul 31 — House of Floyd, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Really Joel, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Tortilla Soup, 4-6 p.m. For sheet cost and info http://bit.ly/1RyYTzB.

  • Berkeley Kite Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Jul 30-31. Cesar E. Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina, Berkeley. Giant Creature Kites as large as houses, kite creation and candy drops for kids. Free. http://bit.ly/1omZCvs.

    Aug. 1-7

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • County Fair: Aug 4-7. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd., Santa Clara. Competitive exhibits for animals and humanities and crafts and satisfactory rides, performances, food and children’s activities. www.thefair.org.

  • Festival of a Arts: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 6 -7. Downtown, Fremont. Kid city, music, humanities and crafts, food, trade uncover featuring Fremont Chamber members, splash and wine, http://bit.ly/1X08nYg.

  • Renaissance Faire: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7. Discovery Meadows, 180 Woz Way, San Jose. $18, $13 seniors, troops and teens, $8 ages 6-12, giveaway underneath 6. $5 parking. www.sanjosefaire.com/.

  • Tamale Festival: Aug. 6-7. Emma Prusch Park, 647 S. King Road, San Jose. Latino birthright eventuality with tamale competition, food, song and performances. www.sjtamalefest.com.

  • Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 6-7. City Plaza, 350 Main St., Watsonville. 22nd annual. Free. http://cityofwatsonville.org.

    Aug. 8-14

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Jazz Summer Fest: Aug. 12-14. Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 170 S. Market St., San Jose. Over 120 performances on 12 stages. Passes start during $80, $15 kids. www.summerfest.sanjosejazz.org.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • California Beer Festival: Aug. 12-14. Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Rd., Aptos. Food and splash foe during 5:30 p.m. Aug 12; qualification splash sampling during 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Aug 13; family day during 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Aug. 14, with entertainment, food and qualification beer. $13-$107. www.californiabeerfestival.com.

  • Kids ‘N Fun Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13. Memorial Park, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Multicultural eventuality for kids. Free. http://tcsa2015.org/813-kff-2016-event.html.

  • Fiesta de Artes: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13-14. Civic Center, 110 E. Main St., Los Gatos. Art and booze festival with song and kid’s area. Free. http://lgfiesta.org.

  • Kids ‘n’ kites Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14. Central Park, 1110 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont. Interactive games, performances, kite drifting demonstrations, food. Free. 510-494-4355, http://bit.ly/1F9Sh96.

    Aug. 15-21

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Greek Festival: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 20 and Noon- 7 p.m. Aug. 21. Church of a Resurrection, 20104 Center St., Castro Valley. Greek cuisine, beer, wine, dance, song and fun. Free. www.cvresurrection.com/.

  • Zucchini Festival: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Aug. 20-21. Kennedy Park, 19501 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. Food tasting, humanities and crafts, kids city with rides and live music. $10, $5 ages 55+, 5-12 years and handicapped, giveaway underneath 5. http://www.zucchinifest.org/.

  • 16 annual Art + Soul Oakland: Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21. Downtown, Oakland. Music, dance, food and family fun, $12, $7 ages 65+ and 13-17, giveaway 12 and under. http://artandsouloakland.com/map.htm.

  • Art, Wine and Beer Festival: Aug. 20-21. Skypark, 361 Kings Village Rd., Scotts Valley. Local artists, food and drink, song and kid’s activities. Free. www.svartfest.com.

  • Assyrian Food Festival: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 20-21. Assyrian Church of a East, 680 Minnesota Ave., San Jose. Food, booze bar, music, dancing, humanities and crafts and kid’s activities. www.assyrianfest.com.

  • Aloha Races Polynesian Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21. Santa Cruz Wharf, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz. Canoe races, humanities and crafts, food and performances. www.cityofsantacruz.com/.

  • Caltopia 2016: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug 21-22. UC Berkeley Campus, Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Haul divided giveaway stuff, representation Bay Area cuisine and hang out with friends during a largest experiential college lifestyle festival in a nation. http://caltopia.berkeley.edu/.

    Aug. 22-28

  • Caltopia 2016: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug 22. UC Berkeley Campus, Recreational Sports Facility, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Haul divided giveaway stuff, representation Bay Area cuisine and hang out with friends during a largest experiential college lifestyle festival in a nation. http://caltopia.berkeley.edu/.

  • Jazz on a Plazz: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 24. Los Gatos Town Plaza, W. Main St., Los Gatos. Free outside unison series. http://jazzontheplazz.com.

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays by Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Holistic Health Fair: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug 27. Lincoln St., Santa Cruz. Free. www.cobha.org.

  • Italian Family Festa: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 27 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 28. History Park, 1650 Senter Rd., San Jose. www.italianfamilyfestasj.org.

  • Art, Wine and Jazz Festival: Aug. 27-28. 2565 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood. Art, wine, jazz performances and more. http://bit.ly/1MCmUJl.

  • Festival of a Arts: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 27-28. University Ave., Palo Alto. Art, music, food and beverages. Live marker portrayal and kid’s studio. Free. http://mlaproductions.com..

  • Taco Tequila Festival: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 27-28. San Lorenzo Park, 134 Dakota Ave., Santa Cruz. $40 tequila tasting Aug. 27. $10, giveaway kids underneath 12. http://tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com.

  • Eastlake Music Festival: 1-9 p.m. May 28, outside amphitheater during a south finish of Lake Merritt and Henry J. Kaiser Convention Parking Lot, Oakland. Music and informative humanities festival featuring artists David Hamess, Eyes on a Shore, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and David Gans. http://eastlakemusicfestival.org.

    Aug. 29-Sept. 4

  • Summer Series: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, by Aug. 31. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Jazz Beyond: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale. Free unison series. www.sunnyvaledowntown.com.

  • Begonia Festival: Sept. 2-9. Capitola Village, Capitola. Labor Day weekend tradition facilities parade, silt sculpture contest, fishing derby, concerts and family activities. Free. http://begoniafestival.com.

  • Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend: Noon-10 p.m. Sept. 3-4. Church of a Holy Cross, 900 Alameda during Ralston Avenue, Belmont. Fun section for children, food anhd pastries, song and dancing , drama, humanities and crafts, church tours. 650-591-4447, www.goholycross.org/festival/.

  • 46th Art Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 3-4. Broadway Avenue between Victoria and Meadow Glen, Millbrae. Mardi Gras-style festival of music, art and crafts, food, kids’ playland, automobile show. Free. http://bit.ly/1Jyv2Di.

    Sept. 5-11

  • Begonia Festival: Sept. 2-9. Capitola Village, Capitola. Labor Day weekend tradition facilities parade, silt sculpture contest, fishing derby, concerts and family activities. Free. http://begoniafestival.com.

  • Greek Festival Labor Day Weekend: Noon-8 p.m. Sept. 5. Church of a Holy Cross, 900 Alameda during Ralston Avenue, Belmont. Fun section for children, food anhd pastries, song and dancing , drama, humanities and crafts, church tours. 650-591-4447, www.goholycross.org/festival/.

  • Greek Festival: 5-10 p.m. Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 10 and noon-8 p.m., Sept. 12. Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 223 Church St., Santa Cruz. www.livelikeagreek.com.

  • Art Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11. Capitola Village, Capitola. Art, wine, music, food and an area for a kids. http://capitolachamber.com/art-and-wine-festival.

  • Silicon Valley Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 10. Memorial Park,10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Fine art and food. http://cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=1088.

  • Art Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10-11. 550 Castro St., Mountain View. Arts and crafts, music, food and wine, booths and kid’s park. Free. http://mountainview.miramarevents.com.

  • 32nd Annual Seafood Music Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11. Pittsburg Marina, Pittsburg. Arts and crafts, party rides for kids, stone wall climbing, live entertainment, jet ski races, bathtub races, kite boarding demos, beer, booze and a accumulation of dishes and seafood.http://bit.ly/1RNAqFQ.

  • Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 10-11. Castro Valley Boulevard during Redwood Road, Castro Valley. Arts and crafts, encampment booths and internal entertainment, food.

  • 42nd Annual Solano Avenue Stroll: 10 a.m.-6 pm. Sept. 11. Along Solano Avenue, Albany. Entertainment, food booths, humanities and crafts, state of a art automatic rides, and more. http://bit.ly/1AvLAHb.

  • Almaden Art Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11. Almaden Lake Park, 15652 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. Food and wine, entertainment, wordless auction and kids’ zone. www.almadenwine.org.

  • Antique Autos in History Park: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept 11. History San Jose, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose. Antique autos, Early Day Gas and Tractor Association, antique crafts and collectibles, live song and food. $5. www.scvmtfc.org.

    Sept. 12-18

  • Santa Cruz County Fair: Sept 14-18. County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. Carnival rides, livestock, food, merchants, races, song performances, art and children’s activities. www.santacruzcountyfair.com.

  • 59th annual Jazz Festival: Sept. 16-18, Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey. Featuring 100 performances from jazz artists, educational events, conversations and exhibits on 8 stages, for 30 hours of live song accompanied by 75 vendors offered general cuisine and merchandise. www.montereyjazzfestival.org.

  • Art and Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept.17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 18. downtown, 3535 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Food, entertainment, humanities and crafts, kids activities, wine, beer, and exhibits. Free. http://bit.ly/1JFjYGE.

  • Bark in a Park: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17. William Street Park, S. 16th and E. William streets, San Jose. 20th annual dog festival. www.barksanjose.org.

  • Chalk Art Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17. Backesto Park, N. 13th and Jackson streets, San Jose. Supports a Luna Park Arts Foundation. Free. www.lunaparkchalkart.org.

  • Art and Wine Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept 18. Central Park, 909 Kiley Blvd., Santa Clara. 175 art and crafts vendors, food, splash and wine, kid’s activities and entertainment. Free. www.santaclaraartandwine.com.

    Sept. 19-25

  • The 6th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sept. 24 and 25. Main Street during Alhambra Avenue, Martinez. Blues song on dual stages, humanities and crafts exhibitors, epicurean food booths, internal restaurants, encampment booths, kids activities, Farmer’s Market, qualification splash and wine, and marker art. Free. http://bit.ly/1KQLTHr.

  • Fog Fest: 1- 4 p.m. Sept. 25. Ingrid B. Lacy School field,1427 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica. A far-reaching accumulation of games and activities to foster healthy family play, both rival and cooperative. 650-738-7381 or 650-738-7376, http://pacificcoastfogfest.com/activities/family-fun-fest/.

    Sept. 26-Oct. 2

  • Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2. South Parking Plaza, behind Main Street, Los Altos. Art, music, classical automobile show, kid’s core and more. www.losaltoschamber.org/fall_festival.html.

  • Art Jazz and Wine Fest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct. 1 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2; Saturday dusk unison 6:30-8:45 p.m. Downtown Pleasant Hill. Arts and crafts kid’s zone, booze and splash and entertainment. http://bit.ly/1q3UVI2

    Oct. 3-9

  • Classic Car Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8. Downtown Alameda, along Park Boulevard between Encinal Avenue and Buena Vista. Free one-day eventuality includes some-more than 400 classical cars, from antique roadsters, coupes, prohibited rods, flesh cars, and most more. http://downtownalameda.com.

    Oct. 10-16

  • Oktoberfest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16. E Campbell Avenue and N 1st Street, Campbell. More than 100 humanities and crafts booths, with food, beverages and art during a annual German splash fest. http://campbellchamber.net/oktoberfest.

  • Diwali Festival: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15. Memorial Park, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino. Multicultural music, dance, food, and humanities and crafts. http://cupertino-chamber.org/.

  • Art Pumpkin Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15-16. Main Street, Half Moon Bay. Costume contest, pumpkin parade, cake eating contest, carving, pumpkin patches, pancake breakfast, 5K run, 5K walk, food, pumpkin collect ale, crafts, musicians and more. http://pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com/.

    Oct. 17-23

  • Harvest Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 22. Blackberry Farm, 21979 San Fernando Ave., Cupertino. Games, pumpkin patch, song and animals from McClellan Ranch. http://blackberryfarm.org.

    Oct. 24-Oct. 30

  • CampbellCon: 10 a.m. Oct. 29. 1 West Campbell Ave., Campbell. Second annual cocktail enlightenment jubilee for all ages. $10. http://Campbellcon.com.

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