Trio of Fantastic Summer Events
On our little blog we like to take time to highlight all of best things happening around the Bay Area so that you, dear traveler, can make sure to experience the best that this beautiful and vibrant area offers. But there are problems. As we move closer and closer to summer, the number of “must-see” events like festivals, concerts, marathons, art fairs, film festivals, and parades becomes staggeringly high. It seems that each month there are more and more things to take part in, and not a single one of them is dismissible.
In order to keep current, and in order to try and stay abreast of all the fabulous things happening in and around San Francisco, today we are going to depart from our standard format of focusing on one specific event. Instead, we are going to use this time to share, not one, but three fantastic and upcoming summer highlights.
Boldly claiming the title of the biggest, broadest, and oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world, Frameline is the place to go in order to see the best of what is emerging in queer cinema. There will be new films, old films, short films, documentary films, and subdivisions upon subdivisions of styles to choose from. The 42nd Annual Frameline (aka, Frameline42) will take place from June 14th until June 24th at numerous theaters throughout the bay area.
Stern Grove Festival
Free outdoor concerts return to the beautiful Sigmund Stern Grove, situated at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. From June 17th until August 19th, every Sunday at Stern Grove will feature free music by internationally acclaimed artists performing in a wide variety of musical styles and genres. From the classical to rock ’n roll, the Stern Grove Festival will hold a little gem for everyone as the summer progresses. Visit their website for a full calendar of events as well as other pertinent information.
San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade
The 47th (not-so) straight year of the marvelous, colorful, flamboyant, and life-affirming LGBTQ+ celebration and parade will return on June 23rd and 24th at the Civic Center. The highlight, of course, is the parade which will happen on the 24th, beginning at 10:30 in the morning at Market Street and Beale and ending whenever the last member of the cavalcade reaches the intersection of Market Street and 8th.
There are so many more things to share with you, but let’s take a rest for now and begin filling in our calendars with what we already know.