Fairs and Festivals Around the Bay

Silicon Valley

Campbell Summer Concert Series - Charismatic bands lined up throughout the summer. Aug. 1: Country Cougars. Aug. 8: The Houserockers. 6pm. FREE. Orchard City Green, Civic Center Drive at Central Avenue. 

Children's Theatre in the Park - Peninsula Youth Theatre present fairytales and other children’s stories every Fri. through Aug. 16. 3-6pm. FREE. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts Park Stage, 500 Castro St.

Magical Bridge Summer Concert Series - A concert for kids every Fri.  6pm. FREE. Magical Bridge Playground, Mitchell Park, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto.

Santana Row Summer Music Series - Live music every Tue. 6pm. FREE. Park Valenica, 377 Santana Row, San Jose. 

Starry, Starry Night - Montalvo Art Center’s nighttime summer art and astronomy festival, with an overnight camping option, featuring live performances, glow-in-the-dark games, and family-friendly movie and more. Fri., Aug. 9. 6:30pm. $10-65. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.

Shakespeare in the Park - As You Like It, as performed by the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Aug. 2-4. 7pm. FREE. Memorial Park Amphitheater, Stevens Creek Blvd at Mary Avenue, Cupertino. 

Twilight Concert Series 2019 - Aug. 3: The Boys of Summer, playing hits by the Eagles. Local food trucks and vendors will be present. 6:30pm. FREE. California Avenue, Palo Alto. 


East Bay

Crab Cove Fish Festival – First-come, first-served fishing lessons, fishing games and activities, fishy crafts and a Fish-on-a-Bicycle Parade. Sat., Aug. 31. 10am-4pm. FREE. Crown Memorial State Beach, Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda. 510-562-7275. 

Laurel Street Fair World Music Festival – This is an all-ages celebration of art, cuisine, dance and music from around the globe. Sat., Aug. 10. 11am-7pm. FREE. 35th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland.

Pleasant Hill Summer Concerts by the Lake: The Big Jangle - Enjoy live music by the lake before it’s over – this is one of the last two concerts in the series. Sun., Aug. 4. 6-8pm. FREE. City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. 925-67-5270.

Point Richmond Summer Concert Series: Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora – Listen to this Americana, country and folk show. Enjoy face painting and dancing in the street. Fri., Aug. 9. 5:30-6:30pm. FREE. Park Place and Washington Avenue, Point Richmond.

San Ramon Summer Concert in the Park: East Bay Mudd – This soul and R&B show is the last concert in the series. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic or purchase food from Food Truck Mafia. 5:30pm. FREE. San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. 925-973-2500.

Walnut Creek Summer Concert Series: Best Shot: The Pat Benatar Experience - This concert is part of a summer concert series Thursday nights throughout the month. Thu., Aug. 1. 7-8:30pm. FREE. Broadway Plaza, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek.


Marin, San Francisco and Peninsula

Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show – Experience the Redwood City Improvement Association 's 3-D video mapping light show. The Magic Lantern 3-D Light Show is designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa, and projects weekly onto the San Mateo County History Museum. Tuesdays, 9pm. 2200 Broadway, Redwood City.

Mill Valley Concerts in the Plaza – Shows are held Sundays at 2-3:30pm and 4-5:30pm. Check website for lineup. FREE. Downtown Plaza. 415-383-1370.. 

Outside Lands – Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, the Lumineers and blink-182 are among the headliners in this musical. Aug. 9-11.  $155 day pass. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Pistahan Festival – Experience the best of Filipino dance, music, art and food. The event kicks off with a parade. Sat., Aug. 10, 11am- Sun., Aug. 11, 5pm. FREE. Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., San Francisco. 415-820-3550.

Sand Sculpture Contest Categories include children (14 and under), families, adult individuals and adult groups. Three prizes will be awarded along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included. Sun., Aug. 25. 9am-3:30pm. FREE for participants and spectators. Drakes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, Inverness. 415-464-5146.



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