Bay Area Festivals | San Francisco Travel Blog
Ah, the immortal Bard. Few examiners of the human soul have managed to reverberate across the centuries like the pointy bearded poet from Stratford-Upon-Avon, and even fewer have resulted in major events in almost every Western city (and many non-western cities) to emerge as a chance to celebrate their life and work. We are, of course, speaking of the legendary William Shakespeare! And while his barbed quips and saucy jabs might come across as slightly antiquated (what even is a Tewkesbury Mustard?), there is no denying that he holds an unparalleled place in the minds of millions.
Among the most anticipated and exciting events coming up in the next few weeks is the dazzling Cinco de Mayo. While the original event was born in the mid-1800s to celebrate the surprising victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army during the famous Battle of Puebla, the date as it is recognized today (especially in the United States) is treated as a time to honor Mexican and Mexican-American culture throughout the country.
Earth Day celebrations return to San Francisco this April! Celebrating the 49th consecutive year of this major event, Earth Day San Francisco 2018 is an all-ages festival that seeks to raise awareness for our need to take better care of our planet.
San Francisco, with its stunning natural beauty, its long-standing artistic scene, and its unique multi-cultural heritage has become a benevolent home to the film industry. Although it doesn’t trade in the glamorous neon and gold displays of Hollywood, the Bay Area has nevertheless attracted the tastes of those looking for a somewhat less obvious (some might say more refined) film experience.
Fall is coming! For many people, the most magical, restorative, and calming time of the year, Autumn is a season that distributes its unique peace over us even as its colors and temperatures are harbingers of death. Maybe it is its role as the last hurrah before the cold months of winter that gives Fall its appeal, or maybe it’s just the knowledge that the holidays are coming, but either way there is no denying that the season possess something uncanny within its limits.
Our Second Fall Festival Highlight comes to us courtesy ofc House, nestled up at 953 De Haro St., in San Francisco itself. This event is the crown jewel of the Potrero Hill neighborhood’s yearly events, and because of this the residents of this beautiful and famous area of the Bay Area don’t hold anything back when it comes to ensuring that their festival will stick in the minds of its attendees.
Comedy returns to San Francisco’s Sharon Meadow in a big way this weekend as the 2016 Comedy Day in the Park gears up for its annual summer festival of big laughs, big names, and big surprises. Widely considered to be the largest one-day-only comedy event in the Bay Area, Comedy Day in the Park features five consecutive hours of comedy with over 40 different comedians performing on one stage. This means that you can pack a blanket, a lunch, and whatever else you need to have a great time and set yourself up for a long and beautiful day of laughs and fun.
Looking for a great way to enjoy the weekend outdoors, taste some of the country’s best wine, listen to music, and let loose? Then you might just be ready for the Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival that will be returning to Downtown Millbrae this weekend for its 46th year. Few things in this world are as commonly paired as art and wine, but now you have the chance to experience it all while strolling down Millbrae’s picturesque downtown.
The Fremont Festival of the Arts is one of the hottest and most heavily attended arts festivals in the country. Known colloquially as the biggest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi, the Fremont Festival of the Arts covers over four miles of Downtown Fremont with art, music, food, drink, activities for kids, and fun for everyone from the smallest in your family to the biggest.