Ready to have some fun this summer? Here are some suggestions for you and your family and/or friends.
Dates: 6/1 – 6/3 Comedy Central Presents Colossal Clusterfest
If you are looking to laugh all weekend long, one of the best SF Bay Area events in June is the Colossal Clusterfest. This festival starts on June 2nd and ends on June 4th. This is the biggest, and the best, comedy festival in San Francisco this year. If you want a break from the comedy shows, there are bands playing and wine and beer and loads of food trucks.
Dates: 6/2 & 6/3 subZERO Festival 2017 in San Jose
This two-day festival starts at 6 pm and lasts until midnight each night. This festival is a bit different than most festival since it is more of an experimental event where geek meets street. There are outdoor stages, performers and artists among other exhibits. This festival is free so check it out and enjoy an event unlike any you’ll see anywhere else.
Date: 6/23 & 6/24 Italian Street Painting Marin
Just north of San Francisco, the stunning city of San Rafael holds the Italian Street Painting Festival every June. This two-day event is a must visit if you enjoy chalk art street painting and seeing artists producing their artwork live and in person.
Over 100 Modonnari come from all over the United States and will make sure to impress you with their realistic, and 3 Dimensional, pieces of art. There is also live music, lots of delicious food options and events for the kids. Kids can even design their own street painting and see how they compare to the pros!
Date: 6/9 & 6/10 Livermore Rodeo
The Livermore Rodeo is one of the only SF Bay Area events in June where you will get up close and personal of some real cowboys and buckin’ broncos! This two-day event, located in the East Bay city of Livermore, is always a rip roaring time for the whole family. Not only are the more roping and riding events than you could imagine, there are also a Cowgirl Luncheon, Family night, a Princess and Queen competition. If you want to kick up your heels, there is also live music.
Date: 6/3 The Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting
The Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting is an epicurean delight. This one-day event is known as a highlight of the Marin area for all things food and drink. There are more than 65 wineries, lots of top notch craft beer from more than 10 breweries, and food from more than 40 restaurants and merchants. It runs from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Depot Plaza in Mill Valley. But your tickets early as they increase as as the event date approaches.
Dates: 6/7 – 6/10 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway
I am not sure there will be a better place to getaway and enjoy some smooth jazz than the Napa Valley wine country. For five days, starting on the 6th and continuing through the 10th, you will get a musical experience you will enjoy like no other. Performances are at different venues, and artist from all over the world will be playing different types of jazz.
There is also top quality food, craft brews, cigar events and, of course, incredible wines from across Napa Valley. There are numerous different tickets, and passes, so make sure to choose what is right for you.
Date: 6/10 Temescal Street Fair in Oakland
Oakland’s Temescal Street Fair is located in one of the upcoming and coming ares of the city. It has a lot of local flavor and there is so much for kids, and kids of all ages, to experience when they go to this fair. The street is closed down so you can walk around and check out everything it has to offer including lots of local bands, a low rider bicycles showcase, and over 150 booths featuring all the arts and crafts you could ever imagine. Starting Noon, this 10 block festival will allow your family to enjoy yourself almost all day long.
Dates: 6/23 & 6/24 SF Pride Parade & Festival
This two-day event is one of the most famous, and attended, parades and festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday, 24th this year. The parade, which is always full of color, lively action, and lots of positive energy, is on Sunday starting at 10:30 am at the corner of Market and Beele Street. Make sure to get to the parade early to get a great view of the festivities.
The festival is unlike any you’ve seen before with lots of bands, lots of food, and lots of drinks. People are out celebrating their LGTBQ pride and this is a true can’t miss San Francisco event.
Dates: 6/1 – 6/10 Healdsburg Jazz Festival
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a 10-day event. You will find music at venues throughout the quaint town of Healdsburg. It’s the perfect stop that any music lover will enjoy and treasure their experience. Some of the top local, and world, talent come to Healdsburg every year. This is also an exploration of different types of jazz as they regularly have smooth jazz, Latin jazz, and swing type jazz.
Dates: 6/23 & 6/24 Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival
Montclair is a town located on a hill above Oakland and is a secret Bay Area gem. There will be more than 60 artist, live music, and loads of arts and crafts for you to choose from and enjoy. There are also special areas for the kids to play and give you some time to chill out and check out the gorgeous view overlooking Oakland. If you don’t know this area, make sure to put this festival on your list.