These community fairs, festivals and events were voted the Bay Area’s 2022 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival. Features cultural exhibits and performances, Japanese cuisine, Taiko drums, martial arts, traditional Japanese dancers, arts and crafts and more. Cupertino. cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org.
Silver: Christmas in the Park. San Jose. christmasinthepark.com.
Bronze: Gilroy Garlic Festival. Gilroy. gilroygarlicfestivalassociation.com.
Gold: San Carlos Art and Wine Faire. This festival features artists, food, drinks, entertainment and a classic car show. San Carlos. facebook.com/sancarlosartandwine.
Silver: San Carlos Hometown Days. San Carlos. sancarloshometowndays.com.
Bronze: Redwood City Lunar New Year Celebration. Redwood City.
Bronze: Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Half Moon Bay.
San Francisco and Marin
Gold: Marin County Fair. This county fair features concerts and other live entertainment, carnival rides, the Global Marketplace, food and drinks, competitive exhibits, agriculture competitions and fireworks. San Rafael. fair.marincounty.org/2022.
Silver: A Christmas Carol at the American Conservatory Theater. San Francisco. act-sf.org/whats-on/202223-season/christmas-carol.
Bronze: Shakespeare in the Park. Multiple locations. sfshakes.org.
Gold: Alameda County Fair. This year’s fair takes place June 17-July 10 with new rides and food, a full line-up of concerts, live horse racing and more. Pleasanton. annual.alamedacountyfair.com.
Silver: Oakland First Fridays. Oakland. oaklandfirstfridays.org.
Bronze: San Ramon Art & Wind Festival. San Ramon. artandwind.com.