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San Francisco Bay Area Festivals – 2024

The San Francisco Bay Area is world-renowned for offering excellent foodie experiences, and this massive calendar of the region’s food and beverage events probably won’t surprise you. Whether you’re looking for something to do in Santa Cruz this weekend or assembling a plan for a future trip and searching for food and wine events in Livermore, this list can help you find them.

"Pace Yourself" sign at San Francisco Street Food FestivalReveling in what one could call an epicurean trifecta — the Pacific Ocean’s varied seafood offerings, a variety of vineyards and, finally, amazingly fertile farmlands — the Bay Area is also home to many thoughtful men and women dedicated to making the most of those blessings.

In fact, a main purpose of many of the festivals you’ll discover in the list below is to showcase and celebrate their talents, and we hope you can come celebrate them with us.

The list is arranged by month, and you can easily determine what’s planned during your visit. For each entry on the list, you’ll find the date(s) it’s scheduled to occur, the hosting city, plus a link to a website that provides additional details.

At present, the list still shows some 2023 festival dates but more 2024 dates are added regularly. To avoid confusion, the 2024 dates are ***noted with a triple asterisk***.

Many of these events are held annually and often scheduled to occur around the same time every year, so if a 2023 event looks interesting you may want to click through to see if the organizer’s website now provides the new date. Also, if you plan to attend an event, we strongly recommend that you make note of the website and recheck it closer to the actual date.

If you’re unsure about the location of any of the list’s SF Bay Area cities, the map in this article may be of assistance.

The list is quite extensive — the San Francisco Bay Area loves to celebrate food — so you may want to grab a beverage before looking through it. If you already know when you plan to visit the Bay Area, however, you can use these jump links to advance to a specific month’s events quickly:

January ### February ### March ### April ###
May ### June ### July ### August ###
September ### October ### November ### December

January

Dine Downtown Benicia
January 2024***

Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
January 12-14, 2024***

HARAJUKU Foodie Fest, Benicia
January 20, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Wine
Passport Kick-Off, various wineries

January 20, 2024***

ZinEX (Zinfandel Experience), San Francisco
January 27, 2024***

February

94965 Goes Big, Sausalito
February 2, 2024***

Oakland’s SOOOO Chocolate Festival
February 2, 2024***

Calistoga Wine Experience in SF,
Fort Mason Center for the Arts & Culture

February 3, 2024***

Benicia Soroptimist Winter & Wine
February 3, 2024***

Taste of Richmond
February 3, 2024***

SF Chinatown Lunar New
Year Flower Market Fair

February 3 & 4, 2024***

San Francisco Beer Week
February 9-18, 2024***

Taste TV Chocolate & Wine Cruise, SF Bay
February 10, 2024***

Martinez Wine & Chocolate Stroll
February 10, 2024***

Sausalito’s Souper Bowl
February 10, 2024***

Valentine’s Day Bonbon Experience at
Mon Rêve Chocolate Art Studio, Mill Valley

February 10, 2024***

Valentine Truffle Making Workshop at
West Marin Culture Shop, Point Reyes Station

February 10, 2024***

Valentine’s Day Bonbon Experience at
Mon Rêve Chocolate Art Studio, Mill Valley

February 11, 2024***

Tea Tasting, Blending, Chocolate & Cheese
Pairing Workshop at Sips Global, Alameda Marketplace

February 11, 18 AND 25, 2024***

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Public Tasting, Fort Mason

February 17, 2024***

Fermenting Veggies 101 Workshop at
West Marin Culture Shop, Point Reyes Station

February 18, 2024***

YMCA Sip & Savor, Fort Mason
February 22, 2024***

Taste Tri-Valley (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin & Danville)
February 23 through March 3, 2024***

Black Vines Festival, Berkeley
February 24, 2024***

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Clam Chowder Cookoff & Festival
February 24 & 25, 2024***

March

Crab & Tri-Tip Feed, Walnut Creek
March 2, 2024***

Wild Fermented Beverages! Workshop at
West Marin Culture Shop, Point Reyes Station

March 3, 2024***

Mrs. Roper Romp Bar Crawl, Martinez
March 9, 2024***

Oakland Restaurant Week
March 14-24, 2024***

Whisky Dinner, San Francisco
March 15, 2024***

WINeFair (women making natural wine) at
the Haight Street Art Center, San Francisco

March 16 & 17, 2024***

Sausalito Herring Festival
March 16, 2024***

Fermenting Veggies 101 Workshop at
West Marin Culture Shop, Point Reyes Station

March 17, 2024***

Sausalito Restaurant Week
March 18-24, 2024***

Spring Fling Taste & Toast, Walnut Creek
March 20, 2024***

Berkeley Restaurant Week
March 21-31, 2024***

Fremont Restaurant Week
March 22-31, 2024***

West Coast Taco &
Beer Festival, San Jose

March 23 & 24, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains
Grand Wine Tasting, Saratoga

March 24, 2024***

Urban Foodscape Tour, East Bay
March 27, 2024***

Bioneers Conference, Berkeley
March 28-30, 2024***

Eataly Spring Festa, San Jose
March 29, 2024***

April

Greens Chef Series: A Global Celebration of Vegetables
with Azalina Eusope, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

April 3, 2024*** – Tickets available one month prior to event.

San Francisco Spring Restaurant Week
(Fall is usually in November, part of eatdrinkSF)

April 5-14, 2024***

Golden State Olive Oils Tasting Event
at Rockridge Market Hall, Oakland

April 6, 2024***

San Francisco Chocolate Salon
April 7, 2024***

Great Chefs and Wineries Gala at the
Fort Mason Pavilion, San Francisco

April 13, 2024***

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez
April 13, 2024***

Golden State Olive Oils Tasting Event
at Rockridge Market Hall, Oakland

April 13, 2024***

Northern California Cherry Blossom
Festival, Japantown-San Francisco

April 13 & 14 and April 20 & 21, 2024***

Luxury Wine Weekend at the
Purple Orchid, Livermore

April 19-21, 2024***

Peninsula Restaurant Week (restaurants in Los Altos, Menlo Park,
Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley,
Redwood City, San Carlos & Stanford)

April 19-27, 2024***

Bay Area Brew Fest, Fort Mason
April 20, 2024***

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk
April 20, 2024***

Fermenting Veggies 101 Workshop at
West Marin Culture Shop, Point Reyes Station

April 21, 2024***

Nikkei Matsuri, Japantown-San Jose
April 21, 2024***

Portugal Restaurant Week at select
San Francisco Bay Area restaurants

April 22-28, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabrillo
Culinary & Wine Showcase, Aptos

April 27, 2024***

Brews & Blues, Pacifica
April 27, 2024***

Clayton Art & Wine Festival
April 27 & 28, 2024***

Lamorinda Wine Fair, Lafayette
April 28, 2024***

May

Greens Chef Series: A Global Celebration of Vegetables
with Tanya Holland, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

May 2, 2024*** – Tickets available one month prior to event.

POC Food & Wine Festival, various locations in
San Francisco and Berkeley

May 2-5, 2024***

Fremont Street Eats
May 3, 2024*** – AND every subsequent Friday through October 18, 2024!

CabFranc-A-Palooza, Livermore
May 3-5, 2024***

Tri-Valley Craft Cocktail
Competition, Livermore

May 4, 2024***

Historic Vineyard Society in
The City at Fort Mason

May 4, 2024***

Bay Area SpringFest, Concord
May 4, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Vineyards in the Sky, Los Gatos
May 10, 2024***

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival,
SF Union Square

May 11, 2024***

Indie Food Fest at
Rockridge Market Hall, Oakland

May 11, 2024***

Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival
May 11, 2024***

Mother’s Day Tea at Sam’s Castle, Pacifica
May 12, 2024***

Wild Fermented Beverages! Workshop at
West Marin Culture Shop, Point Reyes Station

May 12, 2024***

A Taste of San Rafael
May 15, 2024***

626 Night Market, Alameda
May 16-19, 2024***

Oakland Greek Festival
May 17-19, 2024***

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week, Oakland and San Francisco
May 17-26, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Weekend
May 18, 2024***

Pleasant Hill Art & Wine Festival
May 18 & 19, 2024***

Downtown Livermore Street Fest
May 18 & 19, 2024***

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk
May 19, 2024***

Foodie Land Night Market, Daly City
May 24-26, 2024***

Marin Greek Festival
May 24-26, 2024***

Carnivale San Francisco, Mission District
May 25 & 26, 2024***

Mushroom Mardi Gras, Morgan Hill
May 25 & 26, 2024***

Bay Area KidFest, Concord
May 25-27, 2024***

San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
May 26 & 27, 2024*** – UNCONFIRMED

June

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
June 1, 2024***

Juneteenth on the Waterfront, SF Ferry Plaza
June 1, 2024***

Outstanding in the Field at Everett
Family Farm, Soquel (near Santa Cruz)

June 1, 2024*** – Tickets on sale March 19!

Black Food & Wine Experience
Grand Tasting at the Bridge Yard, Oakland

June 1, 2024***

Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Fest
June 1, 2024***

Burger & Brew Fest, Fremont
June 1, 2024***

San Jose Beer City Fest
June 1, 2024***

San Leandro Cherry Festival
June 1, 2024***

Watsonville Wine, Beer & Art Walk
June 1, 2024***

San Mateo County Fair
June 1 through 9, 2024***

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
June 1 & 2, 2024***

Union Street Festival
June 1 & 2, 2024***

Greens Chef Series: A Global Celebration of Vegetables
with Steve Joo, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

June 2, 2024*** – Tickets available one month prior to event.

Outstanding in the Field at Sea to
Sky Farm, Davenport (near Santa Cruz)

June 8, 2024*** – Tickets on sale March 19!

Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music
June 8 & 9, 2024***

Fairfax Festival
June 8 & 9, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Surf City Wine Walk, Santa Cruz
June 9, 2024***

KQED Check, Please! Taste & Sip at
the SF Design Center Galleria

June 10, 2024***

Outstanding in the Field at the Sausalito
Waterfront with Heath Ceramics, Sausalito

June 12, 2024*** – Tickets on sale March 19!

Savor Paso at Paypal Park, San Jose
June 13, 2024***

King of the Country
BBQ & Music Festival, Martinez

June 14-16, 2024*** – UNCONFIRMED

Juneteenth Celebration, Livermore
June 15, 2024***

Whisky in the Park, San Jose
June 15, 2024***

Benicia Wine Walk
June 15, 2024***

North Beach Festival
June 15 & 16, 2024***

Walnut Creek Uncorked
June 20, 2024***

Lakefest Oakland
June 22, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir in a Glass, Aptos
June 22, 2024***

July

Marin County Fair, San Rafael
July 3-7, 2024***

Hops & Creek Brew Fest at Civic
Park, Downtown Walnut Creek

July 6, 2024***

Foodie Land Night Market, San Jose
July 12-14, 2024***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
July 13, 2024***

SF Bastille Day Festival
July 13, 2024***

Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival
July 13 & 14, 2024***

Foodwise Summer Bash, SF Ferry Plaza
July 14, 2024***

Farm Dinner at The Fork,
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

July 18, 2024*** – Reservations open June 2!

Greens Chef Series: A Global Celebration of Vegetables
with Francis Ang, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

July 18, 2024*** – Tickets available one month prior to event.

Pleasant Hill Blue & Brews Festival
July 19 & 20, 2024***

Mt. Harlan Unveiled
at Calera Winery, Hollister

July 20, 2024***

Crockett Sugartown Festival
July 21, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Exceptional Wines of the Chaine D’Or, Cupertino
July 25, 2024***

626 Night Market, Alameda
July 26-28, 2024***

Benicia Waterfront Festival
July 27, 2024***

Gilroy Garlic Festival – CANCELLED for the indefinite future
This has been replaced by the California Garlic Festival, and it was announced in April 2024 that it was moving from Stockton (where it had been held during the prior two years) to Los Banos; click the link for information about that and all the other fabulous Central Valley festivals.

August

Watsonville Strawberry Festival
August 2-4, 2024***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
August 3, 2024***

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
August 3, 2024*** – Reservations open July 4!

Fremont Festival of the Arts
August 3 & 4, 2024***

Italian Family FESTA, San Jose
August 3 & 4, 2024***

Nihonmachi Street Fair, SF-Japantown
August 3 & 4, 2024***

Outside Lands, San Francisco
August 9-11, 2024***

Pistahan Parade & Festival,
Yerba Buena Gardens

August 10 & 11, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Midsummer Harvest Dinner, Aptos
August 11, 2024***

Foodie Land Night Market, San Jose
August 12-14, 2024***

Foster City Summer Days Festival
August 16-18, 2024***

Assyrian Food Festival, San Jose
August 17 & 18, 2024***

Fremont Beer City Fest
August 17, 2024***

San Francisco Pizza, Bagel & Beer Fest, North Beach
August 17, 2024***

Festival of India & Parade, Fremont
August 17 & 18, 2024***

Greens Chef Series: A Global Celebration of Vegetables
with Spencer Horovitz, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

August 22, 2024*** – Tickets available one month prior to event.

Farm Dinner at The Fork,
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

August 23, 2024*** – Reservations open July 18!

Crockett Downtown Wine Stroll
August 24, 2024***

Bay Area Lebanese Festival, Redwood City
August 24, 2024***

Vegan Street Fair, Oakland
August 24 & 25, 2024***

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
August 31, 2024*** – Reservations open July 25!

Scottish Highland Gathering &
Games Whisky Tasting, Pleasanton

August 31 and September 1, 2024***

San Francisco Rum Festival
August 31 and September 1, 2024***

Belmont Greek Festival
August 31 through September 2, 2024***

September

Bizerkeley Food Fest
September 1, 2024***

Diablo Ballet Gourmet Gallop, Walnut Creek
September 4, 2024***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
September 7, 2024***

A Blossoming Affair: Dinner in
the Cherry Orchard, Gilroy

September 7, 2024***

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
September 7 & 8, 2024***

Santa Cruz County Fair, Watsonville
September 11-15, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Into the Fog, Woodside
September 13, 2024***

Capitola Art & Wine Festival
September 14 & 15, 2024***

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
September 14 & 15, 2024***

Good Food Mercantile at City View
at the Metreon, San Francisco

September 15, 2024***

Edible Garden Fundraiser at
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

September 15, 2024***

Negroni Week
September 16-22, 2024***

Greens Chef Series: A Global Celebration of Vegetables
with Brandon Jew, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

September 19, 2024*** – Tickets available one month prior to event.

Downtown Los Altos Wine Stroll
September 20, 2024***

Hops & Vines Stroll, San Rafael
September 21, 2024***

Sausalito Chili Cook-off
September 21, 2024***

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
September 21 & 22, 2024***

Alameda Beer City Fest
September 22, 2024***

Walnut Creek Walnut Festival
September 26-29, 2024***

Farm Dinner at The Fork,
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

September 27, 2024*** – Reservations open August 15!

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
September 27 & 28, 2024***

San Francisco Sake Day
September 28, 2024***

Pacific Coast Fog Fest, Pacifica
September 28 & 29, 2024***

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
September 2 & 3, 2023

Santa Cruz Greek Festival
September 8 & 9, 2023

Martinez Martini Shake-Off
September 16, 2023

Benicia Oktoberfest & Marketplace
September 16, 2023

Downtown Morgan Hill Brew Crawl
September 16, 2023

Northern California Renaissance Faire, Hollister
September 16 through October 22, 2023 – Various Theme Weekends!

San Francisco Greek Food Festival
September 17 & 18, 2023

Party on the Pacific Plate, Point Reyes
September 23, 2023

SF Cheese Fest, Ferry Building
September 23, 2023

Bay Area Chuseok Festival, Presidio Lawn
September 30, 2023

Moraga Pear & Wine Festival
September 30, 2023

Oktoberfest by the Beach
United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco

September 30, 2023

Mavericks Festival, Pillar Point
Harbor in Half Moon Bay

September 30 AND October 1, 2023

Oaktoberfest, Oakland
September 30 AND October 1, 2023

October

Bike the Bridges and Brewfest, Martinez
October 5, 2024***

Silicon Valley Pig Jig
October 5, 2024***

Clayton “Munich Style” Oktoberfest
October 5 & 6, 2024***

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
October 12, 2024*** – Reservations open September 5!

Biketoberfest at Marin
Museum of Bicycling, Fairfax

October 12, 2024***

Zombie Beer Crawl, Martinez
October 12, 2024***

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire
October 12 & 13, 2024***

SF Italian Heritage Festival & Parade, Washington Square
October 13, 2024***

Crockett Oktoberfest
October 13, 2024***

USA Today Wine & Food
Experience, San Francisco

October 19, 2024***

A Toast to Sausalito
October 19, 2024***

Witching Wine Walk, Benicia
October 19, 2024***

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Weekend
October 19, 2024***

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Fest
October 19 & 20, 2024***

Foodwise Sunday Supper, SF Ferry Plaza
October 20, 2024***

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off
October 26, 2024***

Outstanding in the Field at Black Mountain Ranch, Point Reyes
October 27, 2024***

Taste of Africa at Bankhead Plaza, Livermore
October 7, 2023

Mission San Jose Olive Festival, Fremont
October 7 & 8, 2023

Filipino Barrio Fiesta at
Bankhead Plaza, Livermore

October 8, 2023

Taste of Concord
October 8, 2023

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk
October 14, 2023

St. George Greek & Middle
Eastern Festival, Rohnert Park

October 14 & 15, 2023

Aloha Poly Fest, San Francisco
October 15, 2023

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week
October 18-25, 2023

Livermore Valley Wine Experience
October 19-22, 2023

San Francisco Plate by Plate Benefit
October 21, 2023

Bonny Doon Art, Wine &
Brew Fest, Santa Cruz

October 21, 2023

Novato Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest
October 21, 2023

Campbell Oktoberfest
October 21 & 22, 2023

Crawloween, SF Halloween Pub Crawl
October 27, 2023

WhiskeyFest, San Francisco
October 27, 2023

Crawloween, SF Halloween Pub Crawl
October 28, 2023

Crawloween, SF Halloween Pub Crawl
October 31, 2023

November

Beach Boardwalk Winter Wonderland, Santa Cruz
November 28, 2024 through January 5, 2025***

Whisky Dinner at SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant, San Jose
November 2, 2023

Eat Drinks SF Opening Celebration
Dinner at Vault Steakhouse, San Francisco

November 3, 2023

SF Fall Restaurant Week
November 3-16, 2023

Gather for the Planet Gala,
The Haven at Tomales in West Marin

November 4, 2023

Mexico In A Bottle
November 5, 2023

Eat Drinks SF Cocktail Party
at Curio, San Francisco

November 8, 2023

San Francisco Coffee Festival
November 11 & 12, 2023

Eat Drinks SF Closing Lunch
at Scoma’s, San Francisco

November 12, 2023

Downtown Santa Cruz Fall Wine Walk
November 12, 2023

Janet Fletcher at Book Passage, Corte Madera
November 12, 2023

Whisky Pairing Dinner at The Midway, San Francisco
November 18, 2023

San Francisco Fall Chocolate Salon
November 19, 2023

Downtown Benicia Wine Walk & Shop Small
November 25, 2023

December

Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour
December 1-31, 2023

Livermore Holidays in the Vineyards
December 2 & 3, 2023

Swedish Christmas Fair, Palo Alto
December 2, 2023

Santa Beer Crawl, Martinez
December 9, 2023

Holiday Tea at Sam’s Castle, Pacifica
December 10, 2023

Celebrating the Holidays with Tamales
December 12, 2023

SF Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
December 16, 2023

MSSF Annual Fungus Fair, South San Francisco
December 16, 2023

If you know of any other San Francisco Bay area culinary-related events or festivals that should be added to this list, please use our Contact form to let us know. (Thank you in advance!)

Photo of A Word to the Wise at San Francisco Street Food Festival by Gary Stevens via flickr (Creative Commons).

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