Summer is in full swing and it is the peak of festival season. Be sure to get out there and enjoy all of the wonderful family friendly activities taking place this July in the Bay Area. From Redwood City Music on the Square to the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in the Bay Area.
Events in the Bay Area this July
When: June 30th – July 4th, 2017
Where: Marin County Fair and Exposition
10 Avenue of the Flags S
an Rafael, CA
The Marin County Fair in San Rafael, California, is an award-winning not-your-average fair. The five-day event boasts cute ‘n’ cuddly farm animals, livestock shows, tantalizing exhibits, amusement rides, a global marketplace, carnival games, a film festival, concerts from local acts and national touring bands and a memorable sky-lighting fireworks display.
When: Now through July 9th, 2017
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Get ready for the Best. Summer. Ever. Alameda County Fair is back June 16-July 9 and promises plenty of bang for the buck. The Fair will open on a Friday for an extra-long, 20-day run that includes it’s grand 4th of July celebration.
When: July 7th, 2017
Where: San Pedro Square
1 N San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA
Discover the freshest in local fruits, vegetables and other delights at the outdoor market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays from May to November. Join us starting May 5 on San Pedro Square between Santa Clara and St. John streets.
When: July 7th, 2017
Where: Courthouse Square
Redwood City, CA
Similar to Redwood City Music in the Park, Redwood City Music on the Square provides the city with a free summer-long concert series. Held every Friday from June to August, the performers offer a unique range of musical styles and specialize in everything from jazz and blues to tribute bands to soul to pop.
When: July 8th and 9th, 2017
Where: Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA
The prestigious and popular 25th Annual Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival hosts a fabulous, free, fun-filled two-day celebration of Clay and Glass Art on July 8-9, 2017, at the Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road.
Featuring both fine and functional art, the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival is the largest show of its kind, with 150 juried artists displaying their work. Meet the artists and learn about their art. Enjoy a variety of engaging activities, including hands-on pottery-making and wheel-throwing demonstrations.
When: July 14th, 2017
Where: Capitol Avenue between State Street and Liberty Street
Fremont Street Eats is a weekly food truck event held in downtown Fremont every Friday from May 5th to Oct. 27th. New food trucks every week, monthly beer selections, weekly prize drawings and live entertainment!
When: July 14th – 15th, 2017
Where: Fillmore Center Plaza
1475 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
Salsa Festival on The Fillmore is held on two blocks of Fillmore Street between Eddy and Geary Streets in San Francisco, California. A collaboration between Roy Bennett Productions and the Fillmore Entertainment Corridor businesses, the Festival is an effort to improve the business environment on the Fillmore. With the closure of several key places in the area. People throughout the Bay Area have been deeply affected. Local businesses suffer from lack of patronage since many of the neighboring venues have closed and their usual customers have been forced to move out, leaving the Fillmore community disbursed and disenfranchised. Salsa Festival on The Fillmore brings much needed traffic and publicity to our area, as well as a way for people to interact with each other. New visitors patronize the shops and restaurants and return to the Fillmore after the Festival is over. For the former and current residents, the Festival gives us a sense of the community that has been lost, a sense of belonging that spurs collaborative thinking about ways to bring vitality back to The Fillmore.
When: July 14th – 15th, 2017
Where: Along D Street Between 1st and 7th Streets
The 17th Annual Marysville Peach Festival is going to be an exciting event with a wide variety of new and returning craft vendors, food vendors cooking for every taste bud, several delicious choices of peach related foods, and great entertainment for all ages!
When: July 14th – 30th, 2017
Where: California State Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Boulevard
The California State Fair, held at the CalExpo in Sacramento each July, is a multi-week event that has been taking place for over 150 years. It’s a non-stop exhibition of fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, with activities ranging from thoroughbred racing to corn dog and pie eating contests and athletic events like soccer and motocross as well as engaging educational events for kids. There are also animal shows and competitions, live music from big-name bands and tons of delicious fair food. The State Fair is also the only time of year when people can ride the monorail, one of only two working monorails in California.