Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 612-206-3100
This is the largest juried craft event west of the Rockies, featuring more than 225 of the nation’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists.
Celebrate the diversity of the Asian Pacific Cultures at the annual Nihonmachi Street Fair. This year’s event takes place at the Peace Plaza in SF’s Japantown District. All day long, enjoy traditional food, entertainment, and community outreach programs. You can also spoil your dog in Doggie World, entertain your kids in Children’s World, and check out the classic cars at Sounds of Thunder.
Outside Lands is an annual music festival in SF’s Golden Gate Park. It’s one of the largest and most popular festivals every summer. For three days, you can enjoy live music, sample gourmet treats, and quench your thirst with local brews and wines.
Learn more about this colorful district on the free weekly walking tour called Castro: The Tales of the Village. This two-hour tour takes you past the most important locations and attractions in the district. You will learn more about its past and why it is so popular today. It runs every Tuesday morning starting at 11am.
Join other food lovers for this year’s San Francisco Street Food Festival. Heading into its 7th year, this event offers you the chance to sample gourmet goodies from some of the Bay Areas top restaurants. Those signed up already for this year include 4505 Meats, A 16, and Curry Up Now. Others that you can sample include Tacolicious, Three Twins Ice Cream, and Mozzeria. It’s free to enter (although they request a small donation at the door) so you can pay as you sample. You can also buy passports which include pre-paid tickets for a certain amount of food and drinks.
Back by popular demand, the Phantom of the Opera returns to the Orpheum Theater on August 19. This award winning production includes updated scenery, staging, and special effects.
Join the SF 49ers in their first preseason home game for the 2015 season. They play the Dallas Cowboys at Levi Stadium starting at 5pm.