Food & wine at Pebble Beach – April 5 – 8, 2018 – The picturesque gated community of Pebble Beach Resort is the site of hedonistic Pebble Beach Food & Wine, which offers epicurean events featuring 250 wineries and 100 chefs.
Wine tasting – April 7, 2018 – More than 30 Mendocino wineries and food producers are headed to San Francisco to give you a Taste of Mendocino in the Gallery 308 building at Fort Mason.
Craft fair – April 7 – 8, 2018 – Renegade Craft Fair has indie crafts, artisan food, and workshops in the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center. Repeats in July and Nov. Free.
Scottish fair in Fremont – April 7 – 8, 2018 – Celebrate Scotland at Tartan Day Scottish Fairwith music, dancing, bagpipes, handmade crafts, historical re-enactments, a children’s area, and meat pies at Ardenwood Historic Farm. Kilts welcome but no dogs.
Cesar Chavez festival – April 14, 2018 – Cesar Chavez Holiday celebrates the life and work of the famous Mexican-American civil rights activist and union organizer with a parade leaving Dolores Park at 11 a.m. and ending at a street fair on 24th Street (from Treat to Bryant). Free.
Japanese festival & parade – April 14 – 22, 2018 – Northern California Cherry Blossom Festivalincludes food booths, performances, martial arts, a pop-culture area, and live bands, plus a 1 p.m. parade Sunday from City Hall to the festival in Japantown. Free.
Waterfront beer festival – April 19, 2018 – SF Maritime Beerfest has unlimited beer tasting, entertainment, food vendors, and views from Pier 45 near the submarine at Pier 45.
Asparagus festival – April 20 – 22, 2018 – San Joaquin Asparagus Festival (formerly Stockton Asparagus Festival) has asparagus dishes to eat, an asparagus parade, a craft fair, a petting zoo, and carnival rides at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds.
Earth Day street fair – April 21, 2018 – Earth Day San Francisco has live music, keynote speakers, organic food vendors, an eco fashion show, and an eco kids’ zone at the Civic Center Plaza. Free.
Chocolate festival – April 21 – 22, 2018 – Watch chocolate-making demonstrations, taste samples, meet the makers, and enjoy wine and beer pairings at the International Chocolate Festival at San Mateo Event Center.
Festival in Sebastopol – April 21 – 22, 2018 – Celebrate the blooming apple trees at Apple Blossom Festival, which includes an old-fashioned parade on Saturday, live blues on Sunday, and a street fair with food and craft vendors both days in Sebastopol.
Bird festival – April 27 – 29, 2018 – Choose from 60 field events, including nature walks and workshops, during Point Reyes Birding & Nature Festival at Point Reyes National Seashore and surrounding counties. Some events sell out early.
Petaluma festival – April 28, 2018 – Petaluma Butter & Egg Days features a noon parade, arts & crafts booths, contests, live music, a beer garden, and a kids’ area in downtown Petaluma. Free.
Berkeley book festival – April 28 – 29, 2018 – Attend a wide variety of author talks and panel discussions at the world-class Bay Area Book Festival, which includes hundreds of exhibitors, a children’s area, and film screenings in downtown Berkeley. Free.
Japanese festival in San Jose – April 29, 2018 – Enjoy Japanese music, dance, martial arts, handmade arts & crafts, flower arranging, and authentic food at Nikkei Matsuri in San Jose’s Japantown.