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San Francisco Bay Area Festivals – 2023

The San Francisco Bay Area is world-renowned for offering excellent foodie experiences, and its chock-full calendar of food and beverage events probably won’t surprise you. And, now you have a handy list to help you enjoy them!

"Pace Yourself" sign at San Francisco Street Food FestivalLike so many California travel destinations, the Bay Area is embraced by what one could call an epicurean trifecta — the Pacific Ocean’s varied seafood offerings, a variety of vineyards and, finally, amazingly fertile farmlands — and it’s also blessed with thoughtful men and women dedicated to making the most of those assets.

In fact, a main purpose of many of the festivals you’ll discover in the list below is to showcase and celebrate their talents.

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 shows predominantly 2022 festival dates but more 2023 dates will become available after the new year, and we’ll update the list then. When added, 2023 dates are ***noted with a triple asterisk*** to avoid any confusion.

Many of these events are held annually and often scheduled to occur around the same time every year, so if a 2022 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

Concord Comfort Food Month
January 1-31, 2023***

SF Chinatown Lunar New
Year Flower Market Fair

January 14 & 15, 2023***

Whisky Dinner, San Jose
January 18, 2023***

ZinEX (Zinfandel Experience)
January 26-28, 2023***

Bay Area Brew Fest, Fort Mason
January 28, 2023***

San Francisco Fungus Fair, Pleasant Hill
January 29, 2023***

Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
January 2023*** – various dates

February

Cheese 101, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
February 3, 2023***

Sausalito’s Souper Bowl
February 4, 2023***

Sausalito Herring Festival
February 5, 2023***

YMCA Sip & Savor, Fort Mason
February 9, 2023***

Cheese + Chocolate, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
February 10, 2023***

San Francisco Beer Week
February 10-19, 2023***

Taste TV Chocolate & Wine Cruise, SF Bay
February 11, 2023***

Martinez Wine & Chocolate Stroll
February 11, 2023***

Whisky Dinner, San Francisco
February 17, 2023***

Sazon Latin Food Festival, San Francisco
February 19, 2023***

Santa Cruz Burger Week
February 22-28, 2023***

Cheese & Charcuterie, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
February 24, 2023***

Taste Tri-Valley (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin & Danville)
February 24 through March 5, 2023***

Black Vines Festival, Berkeley
February 25, 2023***

Crab & Tri-Tip Feed, Walnut Creek
February 25, 2023***

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Clam Chowder Cookoff & Festival
February 25 & 26, 2023***

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Public Tasting, Fort Mason

February 2023*** – CANCELLED due to COVID-19; expected to return in 2024

March

California Dreaming, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
March 3, 2023***

Spanish Cheese & Wine, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
March 10, 2023***

Oakland Restaurant Week
March 16-26, 2023***

Fremont Restaurant Week
March 17-26, 2023***

Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
March 18 & 19, 2023***

Spring Sparklers & Cheese, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
March 24, 2023***

Perfect Pairings, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
March 31, 2023***

April

Bay Area Springfest, Concord
April 1, 2023***

San Francisco Chocolate Salon
April 2, 2023***

Bioneers Conference, Berkeley
April 6-8, 2023***

626 Night Market Mini Milpitas
April 8 & 9, 2023***

Northern California Cherry Blossom
Festival, Japantown-San Francisco

April 8 & 9 and April 15 & 16, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

April 14, 2023***

San Francisco Restaurant Week – Spring
(Fall is in October, part of eatdrinkSF)

April 14-23, 2023***

Calera Legacy Dinner, Hollister
April 15, 2023***

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez
April 15, 2023***

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk
April 22, 2023***

626 Night Market Mini Milpitas
April 22 & 23, 2023***

Contra Costa College Food & Wine
Festival, San Pablo

April 23, 2023***

Nikkei Matsuri, Japantown-San Jose
April 23, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

April 23, 2023***

Walnut Creek Uncorked
April 26, 2023***

Clayton Art & Wine Festival
April 29 & 30, 2023***

May

Great Chefs and Wineries, Richmond
May 6, 2023***

Bolinas Art Museum 40th Birthday Celebration
May 6, 2023***

Lamorinda Appellation Anniversary, Lafayette
May 7, 2023***

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk
May 7, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

May 12, 2023***

Bhangra & Beats Night Market,
Downtown San Francisco

May 12, 2023***

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival,
SF Union Square

May 13, 2023***

Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Fest
May 13, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at Markegard
Family Grass-Fed, Half Moon Bay

May 13, 2023***

No Immigrants No Spice BBQ Without Borders, Oakland
May 13, 2023***

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
May 13, 2023***

626 Night Market Mini Milpitas
May 13 & 14, 2023***

CHOW FUN Asian Dine-Around, San Francisco
May 13-20, 2023***

Mother’s Day Tea at Sam’s Castle, Pacifica
May 14, 2023***

Cheese, Chocolate & Wine Tasting at
Marin French Cheese Company, Petaluma

May 14, 2023***

Cheese & Chocolate, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
May 19, 2023***

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week
May 19-28, 2023***

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

May 19-27, 2023***

Burger & Brew Fest, Fremont
May 20, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field
at Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero

May 20, 2023***

Downtown Livermore Streets Fest
May 20 & 21, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

May 21, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field
at Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero

May 21, 2023***

Foodie Land Night Market, San Mateo
May 26-28, 2023***

626 Night Market, Pleasanton
May 26-28, 2023***

Marin Greek Festival
May 27 & 28, 2023***

Carnivale San Francisco, Mission District
May 27 & 28, 2023***

Mushroom Mardi Gras, Morgan Hill
May 27 & 28, 2023*** – CANCELLED for 2023

San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
May 28 & 29, 2023***

June

Foodie Land Night Market, San Mateo
June 3 through July 2, 2023*** (weekends)

San Leandro Cherry Festival
June 3, 2023***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
June 3, 2023***

Western Weekend, Point Reyes Station
June 3 & 4, 2023***

San Mateo County Fair
June 3-11, 2023***

Union Street Festival
June 3 & 4, 2023***

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
June 3 & 4, 2023***

Whisky in the Park, San Jose History Park
June 4, 2023***

San Rafael Dining Under
the Lights Block Party

June 9, 2023***

Cheese & Charcuterie, The Cheese School in Dogpatch
June 9, 2023***

Foodie Land Night Market, San Jose
June 9-11, 2023***

Novato Festival of Art, Wine & Music
June 10 & 11, 2023***

Fairfax Festival
June 10 & 11, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

June 11, 2023***

KQED Check, Please! Taste & Sip
June 12, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Santa Cruz Community Table

June 14, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

June 16, 2023***

Black Food & Wine Experience, Oakland
June 17, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Everett Family Farm, Soquel

June 17, 2023***

Montclair Village Beer,
Wine & Music Festival, Piedmont

June 17, 2023***

Black Food & Wine Experience
Grand Tasting, SF Ferry Building

June 17, 2023***

North Beach Festival
June 17 & 18, 2023***

Walnut Creek Uncorked
June 22, 2023***

Lakefest Oakland
June 24, 2023***

Marin County Fair, San Rafael
June 30 through July 4, 2023***

July

San Rafael Downtown Eats Passport
July 2023***

Oakland Burger Tour
July 5 through September 4, 2023***

Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival
July 8 & 9, 2023***

San Francisco Martini Week
July 9-15, 2023***

A Very Ferry Birthday Party at the
San Francisco Ferry Building

July 13, 2023***

San Jose Dine Downtown
July 13-23, 2023***

San Rafael Dining Under
the Lights Block Party

July 14, 2023***

Bhangra & Beats Night Market,
Downtown San Francisco

July 14, 2023***

Eataly’s First Birthday, San Jose
July 14, 2023***

Pleasant Hill Blue & Brews Festival
July 14 & 15, 2023***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
July 15, 2023***

SF Bastille Day Festival
July 15, 2023***

Fairfax Brewfest
July 15, 2023***

Taste of Richmond
July 15, 2023***

Tiburon Caviar Crawl
July 16, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

July 16, 2023***

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

July 20, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

July 21, 2023***

Farms, Fish & Flowers, Half Moon Bay
July 22, 2023***

626 Night Market, Pleasanton
July 28-30, 2023***

Parks4All Brewfest at SF Presidio
July 29, 2023***

Clayton BBQ Cook-Off
July 29 & 30, 2023***

Benicia Waterfront Festival
July 30, 2023***

Gilroy Garlic Festival – CANCELLED for the indefinite future
In June 2022, it was announced that a new California Garlic Festival will be held in Stockton; click the link for information about that and all the other fabulous Central Valley festivals.

August

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
August 5, 2023***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
August 5, 2023***

Future of Food Film Night with
Miyoko Schinner at Rancho Compasion, Nicasio

August 5, 2023***

Watsonville Strawberry Festival
August 5 & 6, 2023***

Italian Family FESTA, San Jose
August 5 & 6, 2023***

Nihonmachi Street Fair, SF-Japantown
August 5 & 6, 2023***

Downtown Walnut Creek Moveable Feast
August 9, 2023***

San Rafael Dining Under
the Lights Block Party

August 11, 2023***

Outside Lands, San Francisco
August 11-13, 2023***

Taste of Calera, Hollister
August 12, 2023***

Pistahan Parade & Festival,
Yerba Buena Gardens

August 12 & 13, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

August 13, 2023***

Downtown Walnut Creek Moveable Feast
August 16, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

August 18, 2023***

Gala in the Garden at Fioli, Woodside
August 18, 2023***

Foster City Summer Days Festival
August 18-20, 2023***

Dinner in a Cherry Orchard, Gilroy
August 19, 2023***

San Francisco Pizza, Bagel & Beer Fest
August 19, 2023***

Watsonville Wine, Beer & Art Walk
August 19, 2023***

Access Martinez
August 19, 2023***

Scotts Valley Art Beer & Wine Festival
August 19 & 20, 2023***

Festival of India & Parade, Fremont
August 19 & 20, 2023***

Assyrian Food Festival, San Jose
August 19 & 20, 2023***

Downtown Walnut Creek Moveable Feast
August 23, 2023***

SF Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival
August 23 & 24, 2023***

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

August 24, 2023***

Bay Area Lebanese Festival, Redwood City
August 26, 2023***

Vegan Street Fair, Oakland
August 26, 2023***

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
August 26 & 27, 2023***

Downtown Walnut Creek Moveable Feast
August 30, 2023***

September

Fremont Street Eats
September 1, 2023***

Scottish Highland Gathering &
Games Whisky Tasting, Pleasanton

September 2 & 3, 2023***

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival
September 2 & 3, 2023***

Belmont Greek Festival
September 2-4, 2023***

Berkeley Vegan Food Fest
September 3 & 4, 2023***

Diablo Ballet Gourmet Gallop, Walnut Creek
September 7, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
September 8, 2023***

San Rafael Dining Under
the Lights Block Party

September 8, 2023***

Bhangra & Beats Night Market,
Downtown San Francisco

September 8, 2023***

Santa Cruz Greek Festival
September 8 & 9, 2023***

Foodie Land Night Market, San Jose
September 8-10, 2023***

Larkspur Wine Stroll
September 9, 2023***

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
September 9, 2023***

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
September 9, 2023***

Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival
September 9 & 10, 2023***

Capitola Art & Wine Festival
September 9 & 10, 2023***

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
September 9 & 10, 2023***

Santa Cruz County Fair, Watsonville
September 13-17, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

September 15, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
September 15, 2023***

San Francisco Rum Festival
September 16, 2023***

Martinez Martini Shake-Off
September 16, 2023***

Benicia Oktoberfest & Marketplace
September 16, 2023***

Downtown Morgan Hill Brew Crawl
September 16, 2023***

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
September 16 & 17, 2023***

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

San Francisco Tourist Club
Oktoberfest, Mill Valley

September 17, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

September 17, 2023***

San Francisco Greek Food Festival
September 17 & 18, 2023***

Negroni Week
September 18-24, 2023***

Redwood City Oktoberfest
September 20-24, 2023***

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

September 21, 2023***

Walnut Creek Walnut Festival
September 21-24, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
September 22, 2023***

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

SF Cheese Fest, Ferry Building
September 23, 2023***

Fall Feast in the Fields
Live Earth Farm, Watsonville

September 23, 2023***

Sausalito Chili Cook-off
September 23, 2023***

Pacific Coast Fog Fest, Pacifica
September 23 & 24, 2023***

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
September 23 & 24, 2023***

Millbrae Mid-Autumn Festival
September 23 & 24, 2023***

Fioli Orchard Days, Woodside
Saturdays and Sundays, September 23 through October 29, 2023***
AND Monday, October 9, 2023***

Monktoberfest at The Monk’s Kettle
in Terra Linda, San Rafael

September 24, 2023***

Tacolado at Spark Social, SF Mission Bay
September 27, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
September 29, 2023***

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

September 29, 2023***

Oktoberfest at Tap 25, Livermore
September 29 & 30, 2023***

Mid-Autumn Asian Cultural Festival
at Blackhawk Museum, Danville

September 30, 2023***

Hops & Vines Stroll, San Rafael
September 30, 2023***

Bay Area Chuseok Festival, Presidio Lawn
September 30, 2023***

San Francisco Sake Day
September 30, 2023***

Moraga Pear & Wine Festival
September 30, 2023***

Oktoberfest by the Beach
United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco

September 30, 2023***

Walnut Creek Historical Society Oktoberfest
Shadelands Ranch Museum Biergarten

September 30, 2023***

Mavericks Festival, Pillar Point
Harbor in Half Moon Bay

September 30 AND October 1, 2023***

Clayton “Munich Style” Oktoberfest
September 30 AND October 1, 2023***

October

Champagne, Chocolate & Blues, Benicia
October 1, 2023***

Tiburon Wine Festival
October 6, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
October 6, 2023***

San Mateo County Health Foundation Gala
October 6, 2023***

Foodie Land Night Market, Berkeley
October 6-8, 2023***

Bike the Bridges and Brewfest, Benicia
October 7, 2023***

Farm Brunch at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.
October 7, 2023***

Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews, Alameda
October 7, 2023***

Silicon Valley Pig Jig
October 7, 2023***

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

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire
October 7 & 8, 2023***

Filipino Barrio Fiesta at
Bankhead Plaza, Livermore

October 8, 2023***

Taste of Concord
October 8, 2023***

SF Italian Heritage Festival & Parade, Washington Square
October 8, 2023***

Wine & Spirits Magazine
Top 100 Tasting at the Metreon

October 11, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
October 13, 2023***

San Rafael Dining Under
the Lights Block Party

October 13, 2023***

Downtown Los Altos Wine Stroll
October 13, 2023***

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
October 13 & 14, 2023***

Zombie Beer Crawl, Martinez
October 14, 2023***

Los Gatos Fall Wine Walk
October 14, 2023***

San Francisco Food & Wine Experience
October 14, 2023***

Corte Madera Oktoberfest
October 14, 2023***

St. George Greek & Middle
Eastern Festival, Rohnert Park

October 14 & 15, 2023***

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Fest
October 14 & 15, 2023***

Aloha Poly Fest, San Francisco
October 15, 2023***

Foodwise Sunday Supper, SF Ferry Building
October 15, 2023***

Crockett Oktoberfest
October 15, 2023**

Hog Island Oyster Company Turns 40!, Tomales
October 15, 2023***

Bee Experienced at Heidrun Meadery,
Point Reyes Station

October 15, 2023***

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week
October 18-25, 2023***

Livermore Valley Wine Experience
October 19-22, 2023***

Fremont Street Eats
October 20, 2023***

Vine to View Farm-to-Table Dinner
Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz

October 20, 2023***

Novato Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest
October 21, 2023***

Witching Wine Walk, Benicia
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***

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off
October 28, 2023***

Crawloween, SF Halloween Pub Crawl
October 31, 2023***

November

SF Fall Restaurant Week
November 3-16, 2023***

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

November 4, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero

November 4, 2023***

Mexico In A Bottle
November 5, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Hog Island Oyster Co., Marshall

November 8, 2023***

San Francisco Coffee Festival
November 11 & 12, 2023***

Downtown Santa Cruz Fall Wine Walk
November 12, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at Mt. Tamalpais
November 16, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at Sausalito
Waterfront with Heath Ceramics

November 18, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Pie Ranch, Pescadero

November 19, 2023***

San Francisco Fall Chocolate Salon
November 19, 2023***

Beach Boardwalk Winter Wonderland, Santa Cruz
November 23, 2023 through December 31, 2023***

Downtown Benicia Wine Walk & Shop Small
November 25, 2023***

December

Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour
December 1-31, 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***

Walnut Creek Celebrate the Season
December 3, 2022

Livermore Holidays in the Vineyards
December 3 & 4, 2022

Oakland Gumbo Festival
December 4, 2022

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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