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SF street fairs


There’s never a dull moment in the Bay Area, with all the festivals that take place here throughout the year. Not to be missed are:

  1. Uncorked Wine Festival

    The annual Uncorked Festival brings you the best of Northern California and San Francisco wine. Sample as many as 50 wines and meet other wine lovers. The festival also features wine-tasting workshops, cooking demonstrations, and live music.

  2. Carnaval

    This two-day festival, traditionally held in May, culminates in the Grand Parade, which features colorful floats with multicultural themes. Listen to international music, sample global cuisine, and buy arts and crafts at the festival grounds along Harrison Street. Carnaval brings you a fun-filled event with dozens of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

  3. Union Street Festival
    Union Street gets closed off each year for this festival. Wander in and out of bars with friends, meet new people, and listen to live music. The festival also includes fashion shows, featuring the work of local designers. Other highlights include over 100 vendors and restaurants selling food, craft beer, wine, and original works of art.

    USF takes place in the Marina District each summer. It’s the biggest open-air neighborhood festival in SF, and anyone who comes here is guaranteed to have a good time.

  4. Haight-Ashbury Street Fair

    Over 200 vendors gather at this iconic street each year to showcase their wares. Ransack the booths for artisanal goods and original works of art. Catch live performances at one or both stages, located at Stanyan and Masonic, respectively. SOUL Band, The Silk Road Truckers, and No Exit are just some of the musical acts that have performed at the street fair.

  5. SF Pride

    Celebrate diversity at San Francisco Pride, the largest gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and allies in the US. Join the parade or any of the pride-themed activities that take place over the last weekend of June, including Frameline, a renowned LGBT film festival, and a series of VIP parties.

  6. Fillmore Jazz Festival

    Running for over 34 years, this annual festival takes place on Fillmore Street. It’s the largest jazz festival in the West Coast, attracting 100,000 attendees each year.  Aside from great music, you can look forward to amazing food, with vendors selling everything from Cajun to Asian cuisine.

  7. Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

    The young and the young-at-heart will have a great time at the kite festival, where you can join kite-making and kite-flying lessons. Children will also enjoy the bounce houses and the petting zoo on the grounds. Don’t have your own kite? No need to worry, as organizers sell kites on the day of the festival.

    The Berkeley Kite Festival often takes place in July and has been making attendees smile for over 30 years.

  8. SF Shakespeare in the Park

    This festival has been making Shakespeare available to SF residents for over 35 years. Their stage performances and education programs continue to instill a deep appreciation for the Old Bard and his works. Watch your favorite Shakespearean plays come to life and get the chance to interact with the actors.

Being an SF resident gives you access to all these amazing events. If you want to live here, call Bernie and Mike Homes at 415.906.6000.