subZERO Festival 2019 in San Jose
Dates: 6/7 & 6/8
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: 6/8 & 6/9
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.
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 in downtown Mill Valley. Buy your tickets early as they increase as as the event date approaches.
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.
SF Pride Parade & Festival
Dates: 6/29 & 6/30
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, 29th and Sunday, 30th 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.
Healdsburg Jazz Festival
Dates: 5/31 – 6/9
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.
Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival
Dates: 6/28, 6/29 & 6/30
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.
Dates: 6/22 & 6/23
Danville is about 30-45 minutes east of San Francisco and a beautiful city to visit when you are on vacation and looking for something different from the big city hustle and bustel. Danville has everything you want without being crowded and busy. That is why so many people enjoy the Danville Summer Fest every year.
There will be live music, arts and crafts and a car show during this lively two day event. There is an emphasis on kids events so bring the whole family and have a great day or two!
East Bay Open Studios
Dates: 6/1, 6/8 & 6/9, 6/15 & 6/16, 6/22 & 6/23
The East Bay Open Studio tour is one of the biggest of the SF Bay Area events in June. This two weekend event features more than 200 studios, and artists, as they show their work in different parts of the East Bay. Enter their world and learn from the artists as they explain their vision and how they make their art. It is best to plan ahead as there are so many exhibits and studios to choose from each year.