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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***

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***

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

Santa Cruz Burger Week
February 23 through March 1, 2022

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***

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

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

North Bay Brewers Weekend
March 18-20, 2022

Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
March 19 & 20, 2022

Alameda Restaurant Week
March 25 through April 3, 2022

Downtown Santa Cruz Beer March
March 26, 2022

April

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

San Francisco Chocolate Salon
April 2, 2023***

Northern California Cherry Blossom
Festival, Japantown-San Francisco

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

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

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

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

April 1-10, 2022

Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Martinez
April 9, 2022

Taste Mendo at the
Berkeley Country Club, El Cerrito

April 9, 2022

HalalFest, Silicon Valley
April 23 & 30, 2022

Nikkei Matsuri, Japantown-San Jose
April 24, 2022

San Francisco Cider Summit, Presidio
April 2022 – CANCELLED

May

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

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

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

Foodie Land Night Market, San Mateo
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***

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

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk
May 1, 2022

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival, SF Union Square
May 7, 2022

Bay Area Black Restaurant Week
May 13-22, 2022

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

May 13-21, 2022

June

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

San Leandro Cherry Festival
June 3, 2023***

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

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

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

Black Food & Wine Experience, Oakland
June 7-11, 2023***

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

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

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

Fairfax Festival
June 11 & 12, 2022

Montclair Village Beer,
Wine & Music Festival, Piedmont

June 18, 2022

Juneteenth Food & Music Festival, East Palo Alto
June 18, 2022

North Beach Festival
June 18 & 19, 2022

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week
June 19-26, 2022

Walnut Creek Uncorked
June 22, 2022

Lakefest Oakland
June 25, 2022

Willow Glen Restaurant Week
June 27 through July 3, 2022

July

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

SF Bastille Day Festival
July 15, 2023***

Clayton BBQ Cook-Off
July 9 & 10, 2022

Pleasant Hill Blue & Brews Festival
July 15 & 16, 2022

San Jose Dine Downtown
July 21-31, 2022

Gilroy Garlic Festival
CANCELLED for 2022 (Click above link for info about some alternative events in Gilroy.)
In June, it was announced that a new California Garlic Festival will be held in Stockton in August 2022; click that link for information about all the Central Valley festivals.

August

Foodie Land Night Market, Berkeley
August 4-6, 2023***

Foodie Land Night Market, Berkeley
August 11-13, 2023***

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

Watsonville Strawberry Festival
August 5-7, 2022

Outside Lands, San Francisco
August 5-7, 2022

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
August 6, 2022

Mindful Eating Film & Food
Festival, San Rafael

August 6 & 7, 2022

Nihonmachi Street Fair, SF-Japantown
August 6 & 7, 2022

Gala in the Garden at Fioli, Woodside
August 12, 2022

Silicon Valley Brewers Weekend
August 12-14, 2022

Midsummer Night’s Dinner at
Calera Wine, Hollister

August 13, 2022

Berkeley Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival
August 13, 2022

Ludwig’s German Table Craft
Bier Festival, San Jose

August 13, 2022

Pistahan Parade & Festival,
Yerba Buena Gardens

August 13 & 14, 2022

Foster City Summer Days Festival
August 19-21, 2022

Italian Family FESTA, San Jose
August 20 & 21, 2022

Assyrian Food Festival, San Jose
August 20 & 21, 2022

Lumpia Lands, District Six SF
August 20 & 21, 2022

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
August 20 & 21, 2022

Family Winemakers of California
SF Bay Area Tasting, BLOC15 Oakland

August 21, 2022

BeerAdvocate Exteme Beer Fest, Richmond
August 26 & 27, 2022

Lexus Culinary Classic, Sausalito
August 26-28, 2022

Access Martinez
August 27, 2022

Bay Area Lebanese Festival, Redwood City
August 27, 2022

Heritage Day Festival,
China Camp State Park

August 27, 2022

Extreme Beer Fest, Richmond
August 27, 2022 – CANCELLED

SF Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival
August 27 & 28, 2022

SF Waterbar OysterFest
August 28, 2022

September

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

Berkeley Vegan Food Fest
September 3, 2023***

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

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

San Francisco Rum Festival
September 16, 2023***

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

Summer Beer Bash, San Jose
September 2, 2022

Scottish Highland Gathering &
Games Whisky Tasting, Pleasanton

September 3 & 4, 2022

Belmont Greek Festival
September 3-5, 2022

Bizerkely Vegan Food Festival, Berkeley
September 4, 2022

Diablo Ballet Gourmet Gallop, Walnut Creek
September 8, 2022

Santa Cruz Greek Festival
September 9 & 10, 2022

Larkspur Wine Stroll
September 10, 2022

Bay Area Chuseok Festival, Presidio Lawn
September 10, 2022

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
September 10, 2022

Mariquita Farm Lavender
Labyrinth Walk, Watsonville

September 10, 2022

Capitola Art & Wine Festival
September 10 & 11, 2022

Negroni Week
September 12-18, 2022

Santa Cruz County Fair, Watsonville
September 14-18, 2022

Downtown Los Altos Beer Stroll
September 16, 2022

Ludwig’s German Table
Oktoberfest, San Jose

September 16 & 17 AND September 23 & 24, 2022

The Whole Pie Farm Feast &
Fundraiser, Pie Ranch, Pescadero

September 17, 2022

Martinez Martini Shake-Off
September 17, 2022

Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
September 17 & 18, 2022

California Soul Food Cookout & Festival, Pleasanton
September 17 & 18, 2022

Northern California Renaissance Faire, Hollister
September 17 through October 23, 2022 – Various Theme Weekends!

San Francisco Tourist Club
Oktoberfest, Mill Valley

September 18, 2022

Contra Costa Winegrowers
Fall Wine Tasting Trolley Tour

September 18, 2022

Redwood City Oktoberfest
September 21-25, 2022

Walnut Creek Walnut Festival
September 22-25, 2022

Sausalito Chili Cook-off
September 24, 2022

Moraga Pear & Wine Festival
September 24, 2022

Fall Feast in the Fields
Live Earth Farm, Watsonville

September 24, 2022

Whiskeys of the World, San Francisco
September 24, 2022

BBQ in the Glen, Willow Glen
September 24, 2022

Hops & Vines Stroll, Downtown San Rafael
September 24, 2022

Pacific Coast Fog Fest, Pacifica
September 24 & 25, 2022

San Francisco Greek Food Festival
September 24 & 25, 2022 (was Grab & Go for 2021; not specified for 2022)

Fioli Orchard Days, Woodside
Saturdays and Sundays, September 24 through October 30, 2022
AND Monday, October 10, 2022

Whiskeys of the World, San Jose
September 25, 2022

October

Tiburon Wine Festival
October 6, 2023***

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

Walnut Creek Historical Society Oktoberfest
Shadelands Ranch Museum Biergarten

October 1, 2022

Mavericks Festival, Pillar Point
Harbor in Half Moon Bay

October 1, 2022

Taste of the County, San Mateo Health Foundation
October 1, 2022

San Francisco Sake Day
October 1, 2022

Corks, Forks, Rhythm & Brews, Alameda
October 1, 2022

Silicon Valley Pig Jig
October 1, 2022

Clayton Oktoberfest
October 1 & 2, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Happy Valley Farm, Santa Cruz
October 5, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Secret Sea Cave, San Gregorio
October 7, 2022 – Tickets on sale September 1!

SF Water Lantern Festival, Foster City
October 8, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero
October 8, 2022

San Carlos Art & Wine Faire
October 8 & 9, 2022

Bee Experienced at Heidrun
Meadery, Point Reyes Station

October 9, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero
October 9, 2022

SF Italian Heritage Festival & Parade, Washington Square
October 9, 2022

Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting, Metreon SF
October 13, 2022

San Francisco Brewers Weekend
October 14-16, 2022

Hello Merlot! Tasting Experience
at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore

October 15, 2022

Oktoberfest by the Beach
United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco

October 15, 2022

Zombie Beer Crawl, Martinez
October 15, 2022

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk
October 15, 2022

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
October 15, 2022

Beer City Fest, Alameda
October 15, 2022

Crockett Oktoberfest
October 15, 2022

Novato Sunrise Rotary Oktoberfest
October 15, 2022

Campbell Oktoberfest
October 15 & 16, 2022

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Fest
October 15 & 16, 2022

626 Night Market Mini Milpitas
October 15 & 16, 2022

Field to Table at
Paypal Park, San Jose

October 15-30, 2022

Cohen Bray Harvest Festival, Oakland
October 16, 2022

Foodwise Sunday Supper, SF Ferry Building
October 16, 2022

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week
October 19-26, 2022

Downtown Los Altos Wine Stroll
October 21, 2022

eat drink SF – includes Fall Restaurant Week!
October 21-30, 2022

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-Off
October 22, 2022

SF Cheese Fest, Richmond
October 22, 2022

626 Night Market Mini Milpitas
October 22 & 23, 2022

Vine to Wine at the
Mountain Winery, Saratoga

October 23, 2022

WhiskeyFest, San Francisco
October 28, 2022

Crawloween, SF Halloween Pub Crawl
October 29, 2022

626 Night Market Mini Milpitas
October 29 & 30, 2022

November

Crucolo Parade and Celebration of
Regional Italian Cooking, Oakland

November 5, 2022

CabFest, San Francisco
November 11 & 12, 2022

Paella Fiesta at Dashe Cellars, Alameda
November 12, 2022

San Francisco Coffee Festival
November 12 & 13, 2022

Mexico In A Bottle
November 13, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Sausalito
Waterfront with Heath Ceramics

November 13, 2022

Downtown Santa Cruz Fall Wine Walk
November 14, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at
Pie Ranch, Pescadero

November 20, 2022

San Francisco Fall Chocolate Salon
November 20, 2022

Beach Boardwalk Winter Wonderland, Santa Cruz
November 24, 2022 through January 1, 2023

December

Sausalito Gingerbread House Tour
December 1-31, 2022

SF Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
December 3, 2022

Gather for the Planet Gala, Swedish
American Hall in San Francisco

December 3, 2022

Menlo Park Wine Walk
December 3, 2022

Swedish Christmas Fair, Palo Alto
December 3, 2022

Walnut Creek Celebrate the Season
December 3, 2022

Livermore Holidays in the Vineyards
December 3 & 4, 2022

Oakland Gumbo Festival
December 4, 2022

Santa Beer Crawl, Martinez
December 10, 2022

Aptos Wine Wander
December 10, 2022

Holiday Tea at Sam’s Castle, Pacifica
December 18, 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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