July 1 — UEFA Euro 2012 Championship Final, Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. Who will take home the Euro 2012 Cup? Kick-off at 19:45 BST. Watch European Football Championship Final on TV in the U.S. at 11am PT/2pm ET More Info on UEFA Euro 2012 Final
July 1 — Sunday Streets in San Francisco—Mission Route (Valencia Street from 14th to 24th and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire, S.F. Enjoy a day outside... walking, jogging, biking and more with NO traffic! 11am-4pm. Subject to change More on Sunday Streets in San Francisco
July 1-4 — Marin County Fair "Golden Gate Bridge - Celebrating 75 Years" in San Rafael. Come along and celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary at the Marin County Fair. Fireworks take place every night of the fair at 9:30pm. More Info on Marin County Fair
July 1-8 — Wimbledon,
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Wimbledon is the premier tennis tournament in
If you can't be there in person, enjoy watching the matches
Ladies' Singles Final - Saturday, July 7th
Mens' Singles Final - Sunday, July 8th
Check for local TV listings in your city. More Info on Wimbledon
Lawn Tennis Championships
July 1-8 — 2012 Alameda County Fair "100 Years", Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Centennial Parade on June 23rd @ 9:30am on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. Fair includes fun carnival rides, livestock exhibits, baking contests, horse-racing, kids activities, petting zoo... and more! One Free Concert nightly at 7pm. Fun for the whole family! Closed on Mondays. 925-426-7600 More Info on Alameda County Fair
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 — "75th Anniversary" Stern
Grove Midsummer Music Festival,
Stern Grove (19th Ave and Sloat Blvd), S.F. Free Sunday concerts
featuring live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater.
Concerts begin at 2pm.
More Info on Stern Grove Midsummer Music Festival
July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 & 29 — "Jewels in the
Square" — Annual Festival of Free outdoor performances in Union Square,
S.F. During Spring, Summer and Fall (April
thru' October), enjoy "Jewels
in the Square" — live music, dance, outdoor movies and other entertainment
at Union Square. Wednesdays at
12:30-1:30pm and 6-8pm, Sundays at 2-4pm. Free admission. More
Info on Union Square & Jewels
in the Square
July 1-29 — Fun Cooking & BBQ
Classes in Sonoma Valley, Ramekins Sonoma Valley Culinary
School, Sonoma. Demo Classes, Kids Cooking Classes, Hand-on
Classes, Chef's Tables, Winemaker Dinners, Culinary Tours, Private
Cooking Class Parties and Team-Building Events.
info on Ramekins Cooking Classes
July 1-Aug. 25 — The Festival of Arts 2012 "Pageant of the Masters", Laguna Beach, So. Orange County, CA.
Launched in August 1932, today The Festival of the Arts "Pageant of the Masters" is one of the Top 10 Festivals in the nation. The museum-quality exhibition features over 140 of South Orange County's award-winning local artists in an open outdoor gallery setting. July 1-4 (10am-6pm); July 5-Aug 31 (10am-11:30pm), Aug 25 (10am-3:30pm). Visit Festival of Arts web site for admission fee info.
800-487-3378 More Info on The Festival of Arts "Pageant of the Masters"
July 1-Sept. 27 — S.F.
Giants LIVE at AT&T Park, San Francisco. Don't
miss your chance to see the San Francisco Giants LIVE at AT&T Park — one of the best stadiums in the nation.
It's worth it just to eat their GREAT Garlic Fries! Buy
San Francisco Giants Baseball Tickets
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30— "Flavors of Jazz" Free Summer Music Series @ Santana Row, Santana Row, San Jose. Live entertainment every Tuesday night during July and August at participating restaurant patios. 7-9pm. More Info on Flavors of Jazz
July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 — Dancing on the Square, Courthouse Square, Redwood City. Free dance series takes place on Tuesday evenings at 6-8pm. Show starts with a 30-minute dance demo. Kick up your heels and enjoy Tango, Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Country Western and more! More Info on Dancing on the Square
July — "EarthQuake: Life on a Dynamic Planet" Exhibit and "EarthQuake" Planetarium Show opens at California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F. What better place than San Francisco to see this amazing new exhibit and planetarium show. Find out everything you always wanted to know about earthquakes... and more! Exhibit features a walk-thru' model of the Earth, live baby ostriches, an interactive preparedness arena — and an earthquake simulator resembling an old Victorian home (experience the 1989 Loma Prieta quake and 30 seconds of the 90-second 1906 big quake). Planetarium show takes you through space and time, flying over the San Andreas fault and traveling back in time to experience the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Find out about the latest seismic events happening around the planet. More Info on EarthQuake Exhibit More Info on EarthQuake Planetarium Show
July 4 — 2012
Roswell UFO Festival & Fireworks, Roswell, New Mexico. Over
50,000 visitors are expected to attend this year's Roswell
UFO Festival, which will include lectures, live entertainment, Pet and Alien Costume Contests, Alien Parade, Fireworks... and more! More
Info on Roswell UFO Festival
July-Aug. 19 — The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, de Young Museum, S.F. "The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier" is the first exhibition devoted to the celebrated French designer and his personal themes of "equality, diversity and perversity." See 140 ensembles spanning over 35 years from the designer’s couture and ready-to-wear collections, along with their accessories, and numerous archival documents, fashion photographs, and video clips that spotlight Gaultier’s collaborations with filmmakers, choreographers, and musicians, most notably Madonna. Many of these extraordinary pieces have never before been exhibited.
415-750-3600 More Info on The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
July 4 — Marin County Fair Concerts "The Temptations and Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Marin County Fair, Marin. Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates their 50th Anniversary. Enjoy traditional New Orleans Jazz at 2pm and 4pm. Step back in time and hear your Motown favorites by The Temptations at 7:30pm. More Info on Marin County Fair Concerts
Nathan's July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest — Coney Island
Nathan's Annual 5th of July Intl Hot Dog Eating Contest takes
place on Coney Island. Come and cheer on contestants as they
most hot dogs. World Champion Joey Chestnut (from San Jose, California) defends his title against Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti and top eaters from around the world. Note: Joey's arch rival Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi (of Nagano, Japan) didn't compete last year (or the year before due to a contract dispute). Nathan's
July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest
July 4-5 — San Jose Giants Games & Fireworks, San Jose. Both SJ Giants games will feature Postgame Fireworks Extravaganzas. Tickets available online, over the phone at 408-297-1435, or in person at the Municipal Stadium Box Office (588 East Alma Avenue in San Jose). Note: All seating is reserved for both the July 4 and 5 games. More Info on SJ Giants
July 5, 12, 19 & 26 — "FREE Movies on the Square: Under the Stars" at Courthouse Square,
2200 Broadway, Downtown Redwood City.
See FREE Movies on the Square every Thursday night, beginning at sundown (approx. 8:45pm). Arrive
early for the best seats (limited number of chairs and
tables are available). Outdoor "theater" with
25-ft inflatable screen.
July 5: We Bought A Zoo (PG)
July 12: That Thing You Do (PG)
July 19: The Karate Kid (PG)
July 26: The Lion King (G) More Info on Movie Night at Courthouse Square
July 5, 12, 19 & 26 — SFJAZZ SummerFest "Free Summer
Jazz Concerts", Stanford Shopping Center
(near Palo Alto).
Enjoy a FUN day out with your family and friends — enjoy
everything from Swing to Jazz. Free Thursday night concerts take place at the
gardens of Stanford Shopping Center's Clock Tower Plaza (Near
Info on Summer Jazz Concerts at Stanford Shopping Center
July 5, 12, 19 & 26 Nightlife
at the Academy, California Academy
of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F. Thursday nights, after
the Academy closes, the museum
features "Nightlife" — a weekly evening event blending cutting-edge
science, music (live band or DJ), dancing, cocktails (no-host bar) and food in a unique museum setting. Mingle and have fun exploring
the museum at night. 6-10pm. Adults
ages 21 and over. More Info on Nightlife
California Academy of Sciences
July 5, 12, 19 & 26 — "Central
Park Music Series" FREE Concerts in Central Park,
Downtown San Mateo. Central Park open lawn, south of the Central
Park Recreation Center (with more convenient access to public
parking and restrooms). Free admission. 6-8pm.
Info on Central Park Music Series
July 5-26 — "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in London, Regent's Park, London. Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is the only permanent professional outdoor theatre in Britain. It's 1,240-seat auditorium is one of the largest in London. Over 140,000 people attend its four annual productions that run from May-September. Programs change each year — from classic plays and Shakespeare to musicals and family shows. "Ragtime The Musical" is running July 2-31. The theater is located about a 10-minute walk from Baker Street Station in London. More Info on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
July 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Sausalito
Jazz & Blues by the Bay, downtown Sausalito,
CA. Enjoy Free Friday Night Jazz & Blues Concerts. Breathtaking
views of Angel Island and
San Francisco Bay provide the backdrop for this Friday night
celebration at Gabrielson Park in downtown Sausalito.
6-8:30pm. 415-289-4100 More
Info on Jazz by the Bay
July 6 13, 20 & 27 — "Dancing Under the Stars" in Jack London Square, Foot of Broadway, Oakland. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy dancing under the stars. Free Dance Lesson provided by the Linden Street Dance Studio. July 6 (East Coast Swing), July 13 (Bachatta), July 20 (Electric Slide), and July 27 (West Coast Swing). 8:30-10pm. More Info on Dancing Under the Stars in Jack London Square
July 6, 13, 20 & 27— "Music
on the Square" FREE Friday Night Concerts,
New Courthouse Square, Downtown Redwood City. Come and enjoy
Free Friday Night Concerts at Redwood City's Courthouse
Square featuring Rock & Roll, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Salsa,
Country and more! 6-8pm. The area also features
the Century Theaters, outdoor dining, cafes, restaurants and
bars. 650-780-7250 More Info & Photos
- Free "Music on the Square" Friday Night Concerts,
July 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Off The Grid @ Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Blvd (near Marina Green), S.F. Off The Grid features the largest market of Gourmet Street Food on the West Coast (30 Food Trucks and Tents). Live Music. Friday nights 5-10pm. Rain or shine. NOTE: Seasonal market shuts down a week before Thanksgiving and returns in March.
415-779-6684 More Info on Off The Grid See pictures and watch our video
July 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Friday
Nights at the de Young,
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, S.F. "Friday Nights
at the de Young" features a mix of live music, poetry,
films, dance, art-making demos, lectures, docent tours and interactive
kids activities. The entire
museum is open until 8:45pm. Runs mid-January thru'
Thanksgiving. More Info on "Friday Nights at the de Young"
July 6-14 — Running of the Bulls
Festival - Pamplona, Spain
The multi-day fiesta begins with the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
The festival was started in 1591 and made popular by Ernest Hemingway's 1926
novel, "The Sun Also Rises." The event includes Bullfights,
Fireworks, Parades and Music. This is a great festival to attend once in your
life. Opening Ceremony July 6th. The Pamplona Bull Run takes place at 8am every
for more info on the Running of the Bulls from Wikipedia
July 7-8 — Fillmore Street Jazz
Festival, Fillmore Street, S.F. Enjoy the largest free
Jazz Festival on the West Coast. Live jazz music on three stages,
300 arts & crafts
booths, sculpture, gourmet food and fine wine. Arrive early for parking and start
your day with coffee at Peet's or Starbucks. Festival takes place on Fillmore
Street, between Jackson & Eddy Streets. Wear layers — if
the fog is in, it can get quite chilly. 10am-6pm. Free admission.
Rain or shine. 800-310-6563 More
Info on Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
July 7-8 — 17th Annual Fine Art
& Crafts on the Shore at Kings Beach,
Kings Beach State Park, Lake Tahoe. Free outdoor festival takes
place 10am-5pm each day. Watercolors, oil paintings, glasswork,
sculptures, photography and more! 530-546-9000 or 209-267-4394 More Info on Fine Art & Craft on the Shore at Kings Beach
July 8-31 — Mountain
Winery 2012 Summer Concert Series, Mountain Winery,
Saratoga. Plan a fun day out and enjoy one of Mountain Winerys
Summer Concerts. Tickets on sale now thru' October 6, 2012. More on Mountain Winery Summer Concerts
July 10— Baseball
All Star Game 2012; FanFest @ Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
Baseball fans of all ages will get an up close look at the game during this year's All-Star FanFest. From batting in a virtual batting cage to watching authentic baseballs being manufactured to seeing dozens of priceless pieces of history from the Hall of Fame, this is where it all starts during the All-Star Weekend. More Info on 2012 All-Star Game Fanfest in Kansas City
11, 18 & 25— "Music
in the Park" Concert Series 2012, Stafford
Park, corner of King Street and Hopkins Avenue, Redwood
City. Enjoy live music in a beautiful park setting — Zydeco,
Celtic, Motown, R&B, Disco. Wednesday evenings 6-8pm.
July 11: Alma Desnuda— Acoustic Soul Originals;
July 18: Tortilla Soup— Latin;
July 25: Blues.
Free admission. 650-780-7250
More Info on "Music in the Park" Concerts
July 11-22 — Festival
Mozaic 2012 Summer Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA. Festival
Mozaic is five centuries of the world's greatest music — Mozart,
Beethoven... and more — all on California’s beautiful
Central Coast. 877-881-8899 More
Info on Festival Mozaic Summer Festival
July 12-22 — 7th Annual Napa Valley Festival Del Sole, Napa Valley. This fun festival takes place every Summer at various locations in Napa Valley. Enjoy live concerts featuring artists from 16 countries around the world, gourmet cuisine, art exhibits and fine Napa Valley wines. Gala Opening Weekend takes place July 13-15.
Tickets: 1-888-FDS-NAPA (1-888-337-6272) More Info on Napa Valley Festival Del Sole
July 12 & 26 — Free Waterfront Movies @ Jack London Square, Oakland. The movies begin at sunset, but the fun starts at 8pm with contests and delicious treats form local vendors. July 12: We Bought a Zoo and July 26: Ghostbusters. Free admission. More Info on Waterfront Movies at Jack London Square
July 13, 20 & 27 — FREE
Summer Concert Series — "Friday Nights",
Leo J. Ryan Amphitheater, Foster
City (overlooking Foster City
waterfront). Put on your "Dancing Shoes" and enjoy
live music on Friday nights at Leo J. Ryan Amphitheater in
Foster City. Fun family entertainment! Free admission. 6-8pm.
650-286-3380 More Info & Photos - Free Summer
Concerts in Foster City
July 13-Aug. 26 — Lake
Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor State Park, six
miles south of Incline Village on Nevada Hwy 28, Lake
This summer, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival features a comedy — "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." Main Gates open at 5pm. Amphitheater entrance opens at 5:30pm. Shows begin at 7:30pm. 800-747-4697
More Info on Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
July 14 — Barnes Fair, London — 2012 Theme: "Olympic Barnes" at Barnes Green, Barnes, London, U.K. The one-day-only Barnes Fair takes place annually every Summer — on the second Saturday in July. The FUN event features a traditional Grand Parade, carnival rides, arts & crafts stalls, live entertainment, fun activities for kids, faire food, Fancy Dress Competition... and more! 9:30am-5:30pm. Local number: 020-8878-2359 More Info on The Barnes Fair, London
July 14 — Opera San Jose, Santana
Row, San Jose. Artists from the Opera San Jose presents a free one-hour concert of popular arias and ensembles. Concert takes place on stage in Santana Row Park, located across from the Left Bank Brasserie at 7pm.
408-551-4611 More Info on "Opera San Jose"
at Santana Row
July 14 — Bastille Day, Paris, France. Bastille Day (a French national holiday, referred to as La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale) takes place on July 14 every year — to mark the anniversary of the "Storming of the Bastille" in Paris on July 14, 1789. Thousands of spectators join in the celebrations and line the Champs-Elysees to watch the annual Military Parade, followed by fun Street Fairs around the city, and ending in a spectacular Fireworks Display at the Eiffel Tower. Besides Paris, the event is also celebrated in various locations around the world, including New York City, Seattle Bastille Day and Bastille Day London.
July 14-15 — 33rd Annual
Los Altos Art & Wine Festival, Main & State Streets,
downtown Los Altos. The Los Altos Art & Wine Festival is
ranked among the nation’s Top 75 Fine Arts Festivals — it's
our favorite S.F. Peninsula festival. It is also one of the largest
outdoor Arts & Crafts shows in the Bay Area — featuring
over 450 artists. Live entertainment on 3 stages, gourmet foods,
premium wines and microbrews. Childrens entertainment too.
Arrive early to get a parking space — the Festival gets
VERY crowded and temperatures heat up later in the day. There
are some great little coffee shops for breakfast. Sat 10am-8pm,
Sun 10am-6pm. Free admission. More Info on Los Altos Art & Wine Festival
July 14-15 — San Jose
Obon Festival, San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, Japantown
area of San Jose. Fun two-day event features Japanese food, taiko
drummers, carnival games and largest Obon dance in Northern
California (over 500 dancers). Temple tours and talks. Free admission.
Saturday 11:30am-10pm, Sunday 11:30am-8pm. 408-293-9292 More
Info on San Jose Obon Festival
July 14-15 — Santa Barbara
French Festival, Oak Park, Santa Barbara, CA. Santa Barbara French
Festival is back again this year. It's usually held during Bastille Day Weekend in Santa Barbara, (at Oak Park), CA. It's the largest
French celebration in the western
U.S. — drawing over 20,000 people every year. The Fête Française features fabulous French food, wine, beer, champagne, live musical performances on three stages... and more! Free admission. 11am-7pm.
/ 805-564-7274 More Info on Santa Barbara French Festival
July 14-28 — Carmel
Bach Festival, Carmel, CA. This is a fun
event when visiting Carmel or Monterey.
Carmel Bach Festival celebrates the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Led by world-renowned Music Director and conductor Paul Goodwin, this year's festival features the theme "Spheres of Influence." Order tickets by phone:
831-624-1521 or online. Group Tickets and Gift Certificates are
also available. More Info
on Carmel Bach Festival
July 15 — National Ice Cream Day, U.S. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day — a big hot fudge sundae sounds good to me! It all started back in 1984 when President Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream month — and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Mark your calendars for next year — National Ice Cream Day 2013 is on Sunday, July 21. What's your favorite flavor and topping? Mine is vanilla with hot fudge, butterscotch and marshmallow toppings — yum! More Info on National Ice Cream Day
July 19 — Primetime Emmy Nominations, L.A. Primetime Emmy Nominations will be announced at 5:40am in Los Angeles on ABC. Announcements by actress Kerry Washington (Scandal) and actor Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation). This year's Emmy host is late-night favorite Jimmy Kimmel. FYI... the Emmy's will take place on September 23rd at 7pm ET. More Info on Primetime Emmy Nominations
July 19-Aug 6 — 31st Annual San
Francisco Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco, Berkeley, the Peninsula and Marin County.
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival — the world’s
first and largest Jewish film festival — takes place in
San Francisco and three other Bay Area cities and draws approximately
30,000 people every year. Enjoy 54 films from 13 countries, shown
in 5 Bay Area venues (over 99 screenings) — exploring the
best in independent Jewish cinema worldwide.
415-621-0556 / Box Office Contact: 415.621.0523 More Info on SF
Jewish Film Festival
July 20-Aug. 11 — Los Gatos
Shakespeare Festival (3 plays), Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos.
Corner of Blossom Hill Rd and University Avenue. Enjoy performances of Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" (July 20, 28, Aug. 5, 10), "Romeo and Juliet" (July 21, 29 Aug. 3,11), and "Alice in Wonderland" (July 22, 27, Aug. 4,9). All performances begin at 8pm. 408-996-0635 More
Info on Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival
July 21-22 — Connoisseurs
Marketplace 2012 " A Feast for the Senses", Santa Cruz Avenue, between El Camino
Real and Johnson Street, Menlo Park. Arts & Crafts, Gourmet
Food, Draeger's Cooking Demo's, Premium Wines and Microbrews,
Live Entertainment, Kid's Zone... and more! 10am-6pm.
More Info on Connoisseur's Marketplace
July 22 — "Sounds of the
Shores 2012", Redwood Shores. "Sounds of the Shores" takes place
every Summer on Sunday nights (between June & August) at Marlin Park (corner of Neptune & Cringle) in Redwood Shores. This month features Jokers & Thieves performing Rock/Soul. Free admission. 5-7pm. 650-780-7250 More
Info on Sounds of the Shores
July 23-August 25 — 50th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park
— "Into the Woods" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York City. "Into The Woods" (July 23-Aug 25) performances begin at 8pm. Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are free (two per person at the Delacorte Theater at 1pm on the day of the show). More Info on Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park NYC
July — Tickets on sale now for "Kids Week in London's West End"
— Free Activities & Tickets to Top London Shows for Kids, London, U.K. Kids Week runs August 1-31, 2012. Children aged 16 and under can see an amazing selection of London's West End Shows for FREE when accompanied by a full-paying adult. You can also purchase up to two extra children's tickets for half price. This once-a-year promotion always sells out, so buy your tickets early. More Info on Kids Week in the West End
July 27-29 — 44th
International Grand Ball Championships, San Francisco
Airport Marriott Hotel, Burlingame. Professional and amateur
competitions in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep,
Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Ramba, Paso Doble, Jive, and Salsa.
Attire for Saturday evening is formal; Friday and Sunday evenings are semiformal.
attire is dress casual. Tickets available at the door. Call ahead for last minute availability. 650-366-0504
More Info on International Grand Ball Championships
July 27-29 — 34th Annual
Gilroy Garlic Festival, Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy. Calling
all Garlic-lovers! Celebrity Chefs, Garlic Cook-Off Contests,
arts & crafts, food and beverages, live entertainment on three stages, children's area, strolling musicians... and more!. Admission:
Adults $17, Child/Senior (ages 6-12 & 60+) $8, Children under
6 free. 10am-7pm. Tickets are sold at the gate. Gates close at
6pm. Free Parking. 408-842-1625 More
Info on Gilroy Garlic Festival
London Olympics Summer 2012
July 27-Aug. 12 — London 2012 Summer Olympics (XXX Olympiad) in London and surrounding areas. Visit London, host of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Opening Ceremonies take place on July 27, 2012. Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Victoria Park will beam live broadcasts of games on giant outdoor screens for people who don't have tickets. Closing Ceremonies are on August 12, 2012. More Info on London 2012 Summer Olympics
July 28-29 — Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships, Berkeley. Kite-Making and Kite-Flying Lessons,
Taiko Drummers, Free Candy Drop, Giant Creature Kite Expo, Stunt Kite Flying, food, music and fun hands-on activities. The
Festival takes place at Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley
Marina, at the end of University Avenue. Free Admission. Parking is available in the Marina all day for $10; includes shuttle service from parking area to festival. Fun for kids and big kids too! 10am-5pm.
More Info on Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championship
July 28-29 — Treasure Island Flea Market, Outdoors on the Great Lawn, Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, S.F. Treasure Island Flea (the Bay Area's fourth large market) takes place on Saturday and Sunday (the last weekend of each month). Entrepreneurs showcase their products, including handmade bags, jewelry, art, sports collections, furniture, clothing... and more! Specialty foods and gourmet products. Admission $3 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Dogs on leashes are welcome. ATMs on-site. Free parking. Transportation via 108-Treasure Island Muni. 10am-4pm. 415-898-0245 More Info on Treasure Island Flea
July 28-29 — Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival, Benecia. Festival features top Jazz musicians from around the Bay Area and the U.S., fun arts & crafts, fair food, wine and beer, kid's activities... and more! Sat 11am-8pm,Sun 11am-6:30pm More Info on Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival
July 28-29 — The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival, Bridge Street between Donner Pass Road and Church Street, Truckee, CA. Fun arts & crafts (this is the first of three arts and crafts summer events in this location). Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. More Info on The Historic Downtown Truckee Arts & Crafts Festival
July 29 — Petaluma Art & Equestrian Festival, San Francisco Polo Club Ranch 7650 S. Lakeville Highway,Petaluma. Enjoy a demonstration polo match, horse jumping contest, horse breed demonstrations, western dressage and more. Fun arts & crafts, wine and beer tasting, delicious food, live music — and fun events and activities for kids. Tickets available on-line. 11am-4pm 800-937-5799 More Info on Petluma Art & Equestrian Festival
July 30-Aug. 5 — "SF Chefs 2012", Union Square, participating hotels and restaurants,
S.F. Don't miss San Francisco's premier culinary weekend
event — meet top chefs, mixologists, winemakers
and distillers. The Grand Tasting Tent features over 200 of San Francisco's finest restaurants, bars, distilleries, and wineries. Classes, Demos, Seminars, and Special Events. SF Chefs draws over 1500 people
per day. 415-781-5348
Info on SF Chefs-Food-Wine
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