SF Pride, Marin County Fair, Fillmore Jazz Festival, 4th of July, Los Altos Art & Wine & much more!

Rachel Portnov  |  June 20, 2023

SF Pride, Marin County Fair, Fillmore Jazz Festival, 4th of July, Los Altos Art & Wine & much more!

1. SF Pride Parade

San Francisco Pride is the United States’ largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, making for a vibrant and memorable day every single June for 53 years. This year’s Pride Celebration will take place on June 24-25, 2023 at Civic Center, and the Pride Parade/March will happen on Sunday, June 25. SF Pride recently announces that the 2023 headliners are rapper and songwriter Princess Nokia on June 24 and singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko on June 25. SF Pride will also welcome Grey’s Anatomy actor Jake Borelli as this year’s Celebrity Grand Marshal.


2. Marin County Fair

The annual Marin County Fair this year is June 30th-July 4th in San Rafael at 10 Avenue of the Flags. The award-winning Marin County Fair is the County’s premier community event with over 120,000 attendees annually. Marin County, just north of San Francisco, is rich in creativity, nature, and community. Frank Lloyd Wright described Marin County as “one of the most beautiful landscapes” he had ever seen, with green rolling hills providing the perfect backdrop for a county fair. The Marin County Fair is produced by the Marin County Department of Cultural Services in partnership with the Marin Cultural Association. Celebrated as the Healthiest and Greenest County Fair on Earth since 2008, the Marin County Fair proudly features a solar powered carousel, solar powered stage, and a 92% waste diversion rate. The Fair offers fresh and healthy food choices, alcohol-free sponsorships, and a smoke-free environment for the enjoyment of all. The Marin County Fair inspires through traditional values — Art. Agriculture. Community.


3. Fillmore Jazz Festival

The largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, The Fillmore Jazz Festival, returns to San Francisco the weekend of July 1-2, 2023. Typically drawing more than 50,000 visitors daily over Independence Day weekend, the Festival blends art and soul in one of the most unique neighborhoods in San Francisco. From sun-up to sun-down, visitors groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages over 8 blocks, browse fine arts and crafts, and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. Find the Festival on Fillmore St, between Jackson and Post Streets.


4. Bay Area 4th of July Events

Whether you decide to join in on the fun of the San Francisco 4th of July Pub Crawl & Hot Dog Eating Contest or if you end up going to Mountain View to enjoy the symphony's fireworks spectacular, there's surely something to do for everyone this 4th of July!


5. Los Altos Art & Wine Festival

Spend the weekend in Los Altos 7/8 - 7/9 for their annual Arts & Wine Festival. This highly anticipated event features unique works from dozens of artists, a large selection of locally produced wines, and a variety of cuisines from local chefs. This family-friendly event also free features live music all day on Saturday and Sunday. This is one of the popular SF Bay Area events in July that is free and open to the public. The festival starts at 10 am each day and ends at 6 pm.


6. Festival Napa Valley

One of the biggest SF Bay Area events in July 2023 is in Napa. From 7/8-7/23, Festival Napa Valley is a 10-day events that features local wineries. All events this year will be outdoors. You can taste wine and enjoy music. Festival Napa Valley presents breathtaking performances in iconic wine country settings, paired with Napa Valley’s unparalleled food, wine, and hospitality. Our programs uplift and inspire, attracting artists and audiences from the world over. The Festival's commitment to celebrating the art of life has transformed Napa Valley into a cultural destination.


7. “America’s best” rose garden blooming in San Jose

Did you know that “America’s Best Rose Garden” is here in the Bay Area? Thousands of visitors are flocking to the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, which has exploded into a vibrant spectrum of pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows. The expansive 5.5-acre garden has over 3,500 plantings in 189 different varieties, and it’s completely free to visit.

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