Here’s a short list of seasonal outdoor events in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.
The free 56th annual event features arts and crafts, a celebrity pizza toss, live entertainment and Assisi animal blessings both days.
The 41st anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade includes more than 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues — all for free.
The 25th annual free open-air festival of the arts features live jazz, R&B, rock and party music, arts and crafts, health and wellness displays, a green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, food and drink and a kids fun zone.
The sixth annual free event features the best local blues musicians — Ron Hacker, Rusty Zinn’s Roots Reggae Band, Mark Hummel with Nathan James, Alabama Mike and 3rd Degree and Johnny Rawls among them — as well as 40 artist booths. A barbecue cookoff competition is new this year.
The South Bay’s biggest summer event boasts more than 100 acts — headliners include George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Mavis Staples and Ramsey Lewis — on 10 stages transforming downtown with grooves, food and family fun.
[Main stage, Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, Market and San Fernando streets, San Jose, jazzfest.sanjosejazz.org]
The international festival of Filipino culture and cuisine is the largest Filipino celebration outside of the Philippines. The free, 18th annual event features a parade, Filipino-American jazz festival, cooking contests, art, dance and a cultural pavilion.
The 29th annual family event dedicated to the popular squash features food tasting, arts and crafts, rides and live music.
The 21st annual free event features home-cooked cuisine celebrating local farmers, handcrafted artisan goods, live entertainment and a Kids Korall.
More than 200 booths offer international cuisine, arts and crafts, educational and community resources, live entertainment on four stages and Cultural Village activities coordinated by the Oakland Museum of California