There’s nothing like summer in the Bay Area! Here are some fun events taking place near us in Walnut Creek, and further out for your enjoyment:
- St. Mary’s Wine & Beer Fest: Sat., Aug. 12th from 2-5 pm
Saint Mary’s College and the Alumni Association invite you to campus for an afternoon of wine and beer tasting, delicious appetizers, and fun! Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction support student scholarships at Saint Mary’s.
- Marin 2023 Sand Sculpture at Drakes Beach: Sat., Aug. 26th (registration begins at 9 am)
Attendees of all ages are welcome to this free community event located at Drakes Beach. There are different sculpture competition categories, including Children (14 and under), Families, and Adults. Prizes will be awarded in each category and in a People’s Choice category. Bring a picnic and spend the day!
- Palo Alto Festival of the Arts: Sat., Aug. 26th and Sun., Aug. 27th from 10 am – 6 pm
Well-known for showcasing high-quality art, Palo Alto’s Festival of the Arts celebrates its 40th anniversary. Explore this beautiful venue and delight all senses with the festival’s diverse elements including sidewalk piano virtuosos, Italian Street Painting, hands-on kids’ art activities, delicious food selections, and alcoholic beverage varieties.
- Stern Grove Festival: Sun., Aug. 13 & Sun., Aug. 20
San Francisco’s oldest music festival is back! The final two shows feature Patti Smith with Bob Mould on Aug. 13th and The Big Picnic starring The Flaming Lips (with a Neon Indian DJ Set from Alan Palomo) on Aug. 20th. Don’t miss out on the 86th season of free music for all!
- OutsideLands Music Festival: Fri., Aug. 11-Sun., Aug. 13
Huge names like Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Lana Del Ray, The 1975, Megan Thee Stallion, Zedd, Janelle Monáe, and Maggie Rogers headline this annual three-day music festival in Golden Gate Park. It is the 15th anniversary of the festival and tickets are still available at this time.
School is back in session, but it is still summer so get out an enjoy it with some of these fun events.