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San Francisco Bay Area Festivals – 2024

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 2023 festival dates but more 2024 dates will become available after the new year, and we’ll update the list then. When added, 2024 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 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

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***

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

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***

Santa Cruz Burger Week
February 21-27, 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***

Fairfax Brewfest
March 16, 2024***

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

March 16 & 17, 2024***

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

March 17, 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***

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

April

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

April 5-14, 2024***

San Francisco Chocolate Salon
April 7, 2024***

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

Northern California Cherry Blossom
Festival, Japantown-San Francisco

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

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

May

Bay Area
Bay Area SpringFest, Concord

May 4, 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***

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

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

Foodie Land Night Market, Daly City
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

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk
May 7, 2023

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

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

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

May 14, 2023

Oakland Greek Festival
May 19-21, 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

Marin Greek Festival
May 27 & 28, 2023

June

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

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

San Jose Beer Fest
June 1, 2024***

King of the Country
BBQ & Music Festival, Martinez

June 14-16, 2024*** – UNCONFIRMED

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

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

Union Street Festival
June 3 & 4, 2023

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

San Mateo County Fair
June 3-11, 2023

San Rafael Dining Under
the Lights Block Party

June 9, 2023

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

Fairfax Festival
June 10 & 11, 2023

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

Black Food & Wine Experience, Oakland
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

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***

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

Taste of Richmond
July 15, 2023

Tiburon Caviar Crawl
July 16, 2023

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

July 20, 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

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

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

Family Winemakers of California
SF Bay Area Tasting, BLOC15 Oakland

August 13, 2023

Downtown Walnut Creek Moveable Feast
August 16, 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

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

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

San Francisco Good Food Mercantile
September 27, 2024***

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

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

Pub in the Park, Redwood City
September 9, 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

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

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

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

SF Waterbar OysterFest
September 24, 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

Novato Harvest Festival & Grape
Stomp at Trek Winery

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

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

Oaktoberfest, Oakland
September 30 AND October 1, 2023

October

Champagne, Chocolate & Blues, Benicia
October 1, 2023

Fremont Street Eats
October 6, 2023

San Mateo County Health Foundation Gala
October 6, 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

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

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

Biketoberfest at Marin
Museum of Bicycling, Fairfax

October 14, 2023

Brews on the Bay on the SS Jeremiah
O’Brien, SF Pier 35

October 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

Alameda Beer Fest
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

Edible Garden Fundraiser at
Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross

October 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

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week
October 18-25, 2023

Livermore Valley Wine Experience
October 19-22, 2023

Fremont Street Eats
October 20, 2023

A Toast to Sausalito
October 21, 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

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

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

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

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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