🗓️2019 Bay Area Festival Season!🌞

There is something to do just about every weekend in the Bay Area during the summer! From art & wine festivals, to music events, and kids activities, there is certainly something everyone can enjoy. Mark your calendars!



Stern Grove Festival – San Francisco

Sundays @ 2pm, June 16 – August 18 – Free Admission & Picnic Tables for Paid Reservation

Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make live musical experiences accessible to all.

Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, a free concert series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.


Monterey International Blues Festival

Saturday, June 29 – 11am – 7:30pm – $35-$125

The Monterey International Blues Festival is back for its third year, as they strive to preserve the Blues, that great American tradition, with a day of fun in the sun for the whole family (kids 10 and under get in for free*) and of course, the best blues in the Bay Area.


Fillmore Jazz Festival

Saturday & Sunday, July 6-7, 10am – 6pm – FREE

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets.


Los Altos Art & Wine Festival

Saturday & Sunday, July 14-15, 10am – 6pm – FREE

Showcases the distinctive works of artists and craftspeople from more than a dozen states, features select vintages from local wineries, wide variety of foods, free concerts and activities and entertainment for children.


Gilroy Garlic Festival

July 26, 7 & 28 – Tickets for Purchase

Great food, live entertainment, cooking competitions, and more!


Fremont Festival of the Arts

Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4, 10am – 6pm – FREE

The Fremont Festival Of The Arts is the largest free street festival west of the Mississippi, attracting nearly 400,000 people annually & has activities and entertainment for the entire family.


20th Annual Laurel Street Fair World Music Festival 

Saturday, August 10, 11m – 7pm – FREE

Rich with rhythms from around the globe and around the corner, the Laurel Street Fair is dedicated to celebrating the cultural roots, community and traditions of Oakland. Attractions include World Music Performances, DJ’s, Community Yoga, Artisan Vendors, Craft Beer Garden, Local Food Court, Kid’s Carnival & Petting Zoo.


Polk Street Blues Festival

Saturday & Sunday, August 17-18, 10am – 6pm – FREE

Polk Street Blues Festival will feature 2 stages of live blues, arts and crafts exhibitors, gourmet food booths, local restaurants, community booths, hands on kids activities and rides, a farmers market, bistro style seating areas, & craft beer and fine wines.


Bay Area Latin Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 17 – $25

The Festival will feature local Latin music ensembles, as well as internationally-renowned artists, merchants, food vendors, artisans, and community organizations.4


San Francisco Fleet Week

October 6-14, 2019

Held annually between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented by United attracts fans from all over the globe. The waterfront event is headlined by The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and is the only air show in the United States with a commercial airliner, the United 777, to perform a fully choreographed act.


*Updated 6/24/2019

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🎼The Bay Area’s Best Live Jazz🎷

What’s better than live music?! Whether you are a live jazz connoisseur or you are just looking for a new and fun experience, this list of restaurants, bars, and music venues throughout the Bay Area offer Live Jazz throughout the week. Enjoy!



The Sound Room

Selected as one of the best places to hear jazz in the world, 4 years in a row! Intimate venue offering seating for 72, reservations recommended.




In the heart of Oakland’s Jack London Square, Yoshi’s offers an an award-winning 310-seat live performance space, earning a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for great Japanese cuisine and jazz music.




Local Edition

Located within the old printing room of The Examiner, in the historic Hearst building. Unique experience!



The Black Cat

Curated mix of the best live jazz in San Francisco. True to its roots, the space combines grit with glam in the city’s historic arts and entertainment district



Club Deluxe

Reminiscent of an old time New York City jazz house. Live music 7 nights a week!




The intimate dining room serving American fare offers all patrons (including our bar guests) a ringside seat to the nightly Jazz



Le Colonial

This themed two-tier French Vietnamese restaurant features two dining rooms on the main floor and live music nightly



Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio

Live jazz every night, craft cocktails, and food till late.





Cafe Stritch

Live Jazz Thursday – Sunday, and Vinyl only DJ night every Wednesday.



Blue Note Lounge – Milpitas

Live Jazz and Karaoke nightly rotation.



Poor House Bistro – San Jose

Cajun restaurant offering live music of varying genres every day.




Savanna Jazz Club – San Carlos

Award Winning Jazz Club! Open 7 nights a week with local, national, and international talent nightly!



B Street & Vine – San Mateo

Italian Wine Cafe & Restaurant, with Live Music Wednesday – Saturday



*Updated 6/22/2019

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