The Best Festivals in the Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area is a popular place for visitors from around the world. From the amazing restaurants to the iconic attractions, there are a lot of things to do in the city. All year long, you can find a huge variety of events of all kinds, including concerts, wine events, art shows, pub crawls and festivals.
Festivals are a huge part of the culture in San Francisco. Music Festivals like BottleRock Napa Valley, Outside Lands, Northern Nights, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Noise Pop Festival and more bring bands and DJs from all over the world to perform at a number of different venues. During the summer, Street Festivals take over the city including the Union Street Festival, Haight-Ashbury Street Festival, The North Beach Fair and others. Each neighborhood in San Francisco closes down a few streets for vendor booths, food trucks, live entertainment, fashion shows and other activities.
Wine festivals are another great activity in San Francisco, especially with the close proximity to Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, The San Francisco Vintners Market, Zap Festival, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and other festivals occur throughout the year. Other large festival events include Oktoberfest by the Bay, Crawloween, The Cherry Blossom Festival and the International Film Festival.
The variety of awesome festivals bring visitors to the city all year long. If you are looking for things to do in San Francisco, check out the best upcoming festivals on the CrawlSF San Francisco Festival Guide.