Bay Area Festivals and Fairs
Art + Soul Oakland – Music, dance, food, art and family fun. July 28-29. Downtown Oakland.
Berkeley Kite Festival – High-flying fun with kites of all shapes and sizes. July 28-29.
Gilroy Garlic Festival – Garlic ice cream, kids’ activities and food demonstrations. July 27-29.
Pedalfest – A celebration of cycling including a kids’ bike rodeo and stunt shows. Oakland.
Bricks by the Bay – LEGO displays and discussions for all ages. July 12-15. Santa Clara. .
Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival – See the work of chalk artists and enjoy chocolate tastings, live music and more. Aug. 25. Gourmet Ghetto on N. Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.
Santa Clara County Fair – Family fun as well as livestock, arts and crafts, and more. Aug. 2-5. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose. 408-494-3100.