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Bay Area Summer Festival Guide 2021 (Updated)

Updated June 18, 2021: A list of 30+ San Francisco + Bay Area summer festivals and their status for 2021
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Things are feeling close to back to normal, so that means that many traditional summer fairs and festivals are returning for the first time in more than a year. Here’s our upcoming list big fun events to look forward to!

2021 Summer Festivals / Bay Area

Updated 6/18/21

June 2021

  • San Mateo County Fair (San Mateo) – Live music, carnival rides, pig racing and fair food. $5 day on Wed. June 9  – June 5-13, 2021
  • Pride (SF) – Mostly Canceled for 2021 – No parade, expo or big festival for 2021, but smaller one-off events like movie night at Oracle Park still taking place June 11-12, 2021
  • Union Street Music Festival (SF) – Likely Canceled for 2021 – Typically in June, but website is dead.
  • Haight Street Fair (SF) – Likely Canceled for 2021 – Typically in mid-June, but no mention at all of date change, or cancelation for 2021
  • Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival (Berkeley) – Sidewalks along Shattuck and Cedar in North Berkeley – FREE – Saturday, June 19, 2021 (10a-4p)
  • Stern Grove Festival (SF) – Annual outdoor Sunday summer music festival- FREE  – June 20 – August 29, 2021
  • Craneway Craft Fair (SF) – Outdoor market w/ 130+ artists at SF’s Pier 70 – FREE – June 26-27, 2021
  • NEW Yerba Buena Gardens Festival (SF) – Outdoor music and arts festival in the park w/ 20+ events – FREE – June 26 – Aug 28, 2021
  • West Coast Craft Market (SF) – Outdoor market with 80+ makers at Fort Mason – FREE – Saturday, June 26, 2021 (10a-6p)
  • Urban Air Market (SF) – Curated summer vendor fair w/ 50+ makers in Hayes Valley – FREE  – Sunday, June 27, 2021 (11a-6p)
  • A la Carte & Art (Mountain View) – Canceled for 2021

July 2021

August 2021

  • Jerry Day (SF) – Unknown for 2021 – Website for annual tribute to Jerry Garcia at McLaren Park  says “Stay tuned for for info on Jerry Day 2021” – FREE
  • Santa Clara County Fair (San Jose) – Unknown for 2021 – Facebook says it’s taking place in person, website says it’s mostly virtual for 2021. – July 30-August 6, 2021
  • Napa’s Oxbow Riverstage Festival – Riverfront summer concert series w/ Billy Idol, Widespread Panic and Death Cab for Cutie – August 14-October 9, 2021
  • Hot San Jose Nights / Airport Day (San Jose) – Air show, cars on display, aircraft on display, live music at Reid-Hillview Airport – FREE – Saturday, August 28, 2021 (10a-3p)

September 2021

  • BottleRock (Napa) – SOLD OUT – Big 3-day music and food festival w/ Guns ‘N’ Roses, Foo Fighters and Stevie Nicks – Labor Day Weekend – September 3-5, 2021
  • Kings Mountain Art Fair (Woodside) – Outdoor art market in a redwood forest – FREE – Labor Day Weekend – September 4-6, 2021 (10a-4p)
  • North Beach Festival (SF) – Typically in mid-June, but this year’s dates are rescheduled for September 18-19, 2021 – FREE
  • TreasureFest (San Rafael) – Two day outdoor festival of music, art, food and hundreds of indie craft and vintage vendors – Marin Center – September 18-19, 2021
  • NEW Flower Piano (SF) – Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden turns into alfresco concert hall – Sept. 17-21, 2021 – FREE for SF Residents
  • West Coast Craft Indoor Festival (SF) – Huge craft fair w/ 275+ makers – FREE – Fort Mason Festival Pavilion – September 18-19, 2021
  • Sunday Streets (SF) – Neighborhood festival taking over 1-4 miles of streets slated to return “this fall” but dates and locations are still TBA – FREE – Fall 2021
  • Sausalito Art FestivalCanceled for 2021

October 2021

  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (SF) – Unknown for 2021 – On 6/9/21 organizers said they will provide updates on 2021 “in the coming weeks.” Original plans were to hold it October 1-3, 2021
  • Urban Air Market (SF) – Curated fall vendor fair in Hayes Valley FREE – – Sunday, October 3, 2021 (11a-6p)
  • 20th Street Block Party (SF) – Noise Pop’s free indie music festival on 20th btwn Bryant and Harrison – FREE – October 16, 2021
  • Outside Lands (SF) – Golden Gate Park festival w/ The Strokes, Lizzo, Tame Impala – Halloween Weekend – October 29-31


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