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In 1983, San Francisco hosted its first annual Shakespeare Festival. In its inaugural year, the festival featured free performances of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park.
The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair is returning (of course) this year for a day full of art, music, dance, costumes, laughter, and food. Taking place on Sunday, June 11th, the HASF begins at 11 in the morning and runs until 5:30 in the evening; plenty of time for you and your family/friends to fill yourselves with the magic of the neighborhood.
The Union Street Festival is back, bigger and better than ever before, ready to thrill you and fill you with great food, marvelous handmade crafts, delicious beer, and so, so much more. In order to show just how much more than just a street fair this year’s Union Street Festival will be, the organizers have even rebranded the entire event as the Union Street Music Festival. This means that in addition to all the usual offerings that one can find at the festival, this year’s production will also include some of the Bay Area’s best musicians performing at numerous small stages all around the event’s location.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer Of Love. 1967 was a high point for the counterculture movement of the Boomer generation. San Francisco became an outpost for the youth of the day, a place where they could come together and let their feelings on the world be known. Most of this exploration came in the form of music. So it’s only natural that San Francisco is looking to celebrate its historical and cultural importance with a large variety of events around the city this year. Here’s some information on the places you need to be out and about this summer.
Whether you are a car collector, car enthusiast, or a fan of car racing, the 2017 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will fulfill your desire to gape at beautiful vehicles in beautiful surroundings. Hosted from June1st to June 4th, the 2017 Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival is the latest addition to a popular event that takes place yearly at the Sonoma Raceway.
Napa Valley is known world-wide for its breathtaking beauty and for its fondness for the grape. Wine and song are certainly important to the area. That’s why, the BottleRock Festival will have it’s 5th annual incarnation this year. The festival runs from May 26-28 2017. You can view the lineups and the packages here. It promises a lot to offer for music fans of any stripe. Rock and pop fans will get their fill from big name acts like Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, and Maroon 5. Rap artists include rap legends The Roots, Warren G, and House Of Pain. The line up is vast and varied, but don’t think that music is the only draw the festival provides.
Cinema and San Francisco are no strangers to one another. Many of the world’s best and brightest filmmakers, stars, and enthusiasts hail from this great and wonderful city, and many continue to call it home. Perhaps it is the picturesque bay, a great counterpoint to the heat and sand of LA, or perhaps it is simply the rich culture that San Francisco fosters that attracts these movie magicians. Either way, when it comes to film, San Francisco has its finger on the pulse.
March in San Francisco is the month where things in our great city start to really heat up. Festivals, wine tours, and spring extravaganzas of all stripes begin to unfold as the residents of the Bay Area celebrate Spring.