Watsonville Strawberry Festival

Saturday, Aug 3 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Sunday, Aug 4 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kick-Off Dance Party
Kick-Off Dance Party: Friday, August 2 from 5:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. in the Beer Garden Area (Romo Lot). The evening will consist of music, craft beers and food trucks. Admission is free!

Outer space festival, Novato

August 4, 2019  –  25.7 miles north

Meet astronauts, see lunar module and lunar rover replicas; view a real space suit, and explore airplane and rocket exhibits at the The Space Station Museum. Free.

August 3, 2019  54.4 miles north


Sonoma Coast Veg Fes
t features delicious food, knowledgeable speakers, drinks, vendors, cooking demonstrations, and free samples in Santa Rosa.

Jazz festival in San Jose

August 9 – 11, 2019   48.4 miles south

See 120 shows on 11 stages around Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, including jazz, blues, R&B, funk, Latin, New Orleans, and zydeco.

Beer in the Park

August 10, 2019  (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Redwood City

Buy quality beers and ciders on tap from local breweries, and meals from food trucks at Pub In The Park
 with lawn games and a live band playing bluegrass and Americana in a Redwood City park. Bring a blanket or chairs. Free
 
June 15- Mezes Park
July 20 – Red Morton Park
August 10 – Mezes Park 
September 7- Red Morton Park

Hawaiian festival

August 10 – 11, 2019  21.2 miles south

Enjoy Hawaiian food, music, dance, workshops, and vendors at the Aloha Festival at San Mateo County Event Center.

Admission is free but not parking.

Car show

August 23 – 25, 2019   36.2 miles SE

See 3,000 American hot rods, customs, muscle cars, classics, and trucks at the Goodguys Westcoast National,
 which includes 200 vendors and a swap meet at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

Sidewalk art + chocolate tasting

August 24, 2019  14.5 miles NE

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival offers chocolate samples for sale, sidewalk chalk for sale (or bring your own), and live music (jazz, bluegrass, violin), at Shattuck Avenue & Vine Street in Berkeley. Free entry.

Santa Cruz Festival

August 24 – 25, 2019   75 miles south


Tequila & Taco Music Festival [sound] has live music, gourmet tacos, and beer, plus tequila sampling on Saturday and margaritas on Sunday.

San Lorenzo Park. Children age 12 and younger are free.