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San Francisco Bay Area Festivals – 2021 / 2022

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 below is to showcase and celebrate their talents.

For each event entry, you’ll find where and on what date(s) it’s scheduled to occur and a link to a website where you can learn additional details. Given the ongoing pandemic, obviously plans may change. Accordingly, please plan to check again and verify the details closer to an event’s date.

You’ll notice that the list includes many dates for 2022 culinary events and others with 2021 dates. ***Events for which a 2022 date is not yet available are marked with a triple-asterisk.***

Many of these are annual events (in typical times, that is), held around the same time every year. While we plan to update the list periodically, you can of course click through to see if the organizer’s website has been updated to provide a 2022 date in the interim.

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

Finally, if you already know when you plan to visit the Bay Area, 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 2022 – various dates

Alameda Restaurant Week
January 14-23, 2022

Concord Comfort Food Week
January 14-31, 2022

San Francisco Fungus Fair
Orinda Community Center

January 23, 2022

February

San Francisco Beer Week
February 11-20, 2022

Taste Tri-Valley (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin & Danville)
February 18-27, 2022

Santa Cruz Burger Week
February 23 through March 1, 2022

Crab & Tri-Tip Feed – Walnut Creek
February 26, 2022

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Clam Chowder Cookoff & Festival
February 26 & 27, 2022

March

Oakland Restaurant Week
March 18-27, 2022

Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
March 19 & 20, 2022

ZinEX (Zinfandel Experience)
March 25-27, 2022

Downtown Santa Cruz Beer March
March 26, 2022

Berkeley “March Munch Madness” Restaurant Week
March 18-31, 2021***

April

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

April 1-10, 2022

San Francisco Chocolate Salon
April 2, 2022

Taste Mendo at the
Berkeley Country Club, El Cerrito

April 9, 2022

Northern California Cherry Blossom
Festival, Japantown-San Francisco

April 9 & 10 + April 16 & 17, 2022

Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk
April 23, 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

Lamorinda AVA Wine Fair
at Wine Thieves, Lafayette

May 1, 2022

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk
May 1, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Mt. Tamalpais
May 1, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

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

Half Moon Bay Wine & Jazz Fest
May 15, 2022

Oakland Greek Festival
May 20-22, 2022

Burger & Brew Fest – Fremont
May 21, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Pescadero Secret Sea Cove
May 28, 2022 – SOLD OUT

Marin Greek Festival
May 28 & 29, 2022

Carnivale San Francisco – Mission District
May 28 & 29, 2022

Mushroom Mardi Gras – Morgan Hill
May 28 & 29, 2022

Prubechu Whole-Pig Feast
May 29, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Pescadero Secret Sea Cove
May 29, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Outstanding in the Field at Pescadero Secret Sea Cove
May 30, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

June

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
June 4 & 5, 2022

Mill Valley Wine, Beer &
Gourmet Food Tasting

June 5, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Markegard Family Grass-Fed Ranch, Half Moon Bay
June 15, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Outstanding in the Field at Everett Family Farm, Soquel
June 18, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

North Beach Festival
June 18 & 19, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Everett Family Farm, Soquel
June 19, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Outstanding in the Field at Peter Martin Ray Vineyard, Saratoga
June 25, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Boots & Brews – Morgan Hill
June 25, 2022 ***UNCONFIRMED

July

Foodie Land Night Market, San Mateo
July 1-3, 2022

Berkeley Vegan Food Fest
July 3, 2022

Hop ‘n’ Barley Festival, Scotts Valley
July 9, 2022

Livermore Taste Our Terroir
July 14-17, 2022

Gilroy Garlic Festival
CANCELLED for 2022 (Click link for info about some alternative events.)

August

Foodie Land Night Market, Berkeley
August 2-5 and August 12-14, 2022

San Francisco Nihonmachi Street Fair – Japantown
August 6 & 7, 2022

Scotts Valley Art Beer & Wine Festival
August 20 & 21, 2022

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

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

Watsonville Strawberry Festival
August 8, 2021***

Fioli Wine Weekend
August 14 & 15, 2021***

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
August 28 & 29, 2021***

September

Belmont Greek Festival
September 3-5, 2022

San Francisco Rum Festival
September 4, 2022

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
September 10 & 11, 2022

Pittsburg Seafood & Music Festival
September 10 & 11, 2022 – UNCONFIRMED

Negroni Week
September 12-18, 2022

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

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
September 17 & 18, 2022

Foodie Land Night Market, San Mateo
September 23-25, 2022

Bonny Doon Art, Wine & Brew Fest (near Santa Cruz)
September 24, 2022

Mezcal Week
September 8-15, 2021***

San Francisco Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival
September 11 & 12, 2021***

Walnut Creek Walnut Festival
September 23-26, 2021***

Moraga Pear & Wine Festival
September 25, 2021***

San Francisco Greek Food Festival
September 25 & 26, 2021*** (was Grab & Go for 2021)

October

Tiburon Wine Festival
October 1, 2022

San Francisco Sake Day
October 1, 2022

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

Outstanding in the Field at Happy Valley Farm, Santa Cruz
October 5, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Foodie Land Night Market, Berkeley
October 7-9, 2022

SF Water Lantern Festival – Foster City
October 8, 2022

Outstanding in the Field at Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero
October 8, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

Outstanding in the Field at Secret Sea Cove, Pescadero
October 9, 2022 – Tickets on sale March 20!

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

Beer City Fest, Alameda
October 15, 2022

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

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
October 17, 2022

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

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

Mission San Jose Olive Festival – Fremont
October 2 & 3, 2021***

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week
October 20-27, 2021***

November

San Francisco Coffee Festival
November 12 & 13, 2022

San Francisco Plate by Plate Benefit
November 6, 2021***

Mexico In A Bottle
November 7, 2021***

Séka Hills Olive Crush Festival – Brooks
November 13 & 14, 2021***

December

Swedish Christmas Fair – Palo Alto
December 4, 2021***

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

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