What’s Happening Around the Bay | December 2017

Jack London Square Tree Lighting
December 1, 2017
Experience holiday magic on the Oakland waterfront with the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree adorned with 5,000 sparking white lights and 600 colorful ornaments. Enjoy live music, an appearance by Santa and more. Learn More

Tiburon Holiday Festival
December 2, 2017
Join Tiburon’s Mayor and Santa Claus as they kick off the holiday season by lighting the town’s Christmas tree. Enjoy photos with Santa, snow play, horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament making, gingerbread house decorating and more. Learn More








Sonoma Snowmen Festival
December 2, 2017
The Annual Lighting of the Snowmen has become a Sonoma Valley holiday tradition. This year, the Lighting of the Snowmen kicks off with a festival featuring music, kids’ crafts, gourmet food wine and more, all benefiting fire victims and relief efforts. Learn More

Mill Valley Winterfest
December 3, 2017
Enjoy Mill Valley’s annual celebration of the holiday season featuring snow sledding, Santa Claus in an antique fire truck, fun games, great music and entertainment, and tree lighting. You won’t want to miss one of Mill Valley’s hallmark events. Learn More








Santana Row Holiday Soiree
December 5, 2017
Help give back to the Second Harvest Food Bank as you enjoy wine tastings, carolers, holiday treats, photos with Santa and much more. Bring a donation of canned food on the night of the event and be entered to win $250 Santana Row gift card. Learn More

Winterland at Children’s Fairyland
December 15, 2017
Give back to the Second Harvest Food Bank and enjoy wine tastings, carolers, holiday treats, photos with Santa and more. Bring a donation of canned food on the night of the event and be entered to win $250 Santana Row gift card. Learn More









The Nutcracker in Silicon Valley
December 16-24, 2017
Get into the holiday spirit with the classic holiday tale of the nutcracker. See the full company of Russian dancers from Moscow accompanied with a live orchestra by the Symphony Silicon Valley. Learn More

Walnut Creek Hanukkah Celebration
December 17, 2017
Join the Jewish Gateways’ HandsOn Holidays series for children and enjoy Hanukkah songs, dancing, holiday projects, Hanukkah treats, the lighting the menorah and more at the East Bay Jewish Community Center. Learn More









The Little Ice Rink Holiday Ice Skating
December 2017
Join the Alameda South Shore Center and ice skate this holiday season at the Little Ice Rink with weekly performances every Friday by the Oakland Sharks on Ice. Learn more

New Year’s Eve on Santana Row
December 31, 2017
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with stylish flare. Join Santana Row in welcoming 2018 with the best the Bay Area can offer including gourmet food, drinks and entertainment. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | November 2017

Swan Lake
November 2, 2017
The Russian Grand Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium featuring the rarely seen Waltz of the Black Swans combining pure romance and tragedy in a magical tale. Learn More

Luna Mexicana
November 3, 2017
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, with Oakland Ballet Company’s Luna Mexicana filled with festive dancing, colorful costumes, and vibrant music, including traditional Mexican folk music and witty electronic fusions. Learn More








Stinson Beach Film Festival
November 3, 2017
Help the Stinson Beach Community Center at the Fourth Annual Stinson Beach Film Festival showcasing the best documentary films of the year with an Opening Night Gala featuring live music and delicious “Tastes of West Marin.” Learn More

Gourmet East Bay
November 4, 2017
Join Diablo magazine and Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek for tastings from more than 20 local restaurants, pours from 10 wineries and breweries and live music, all benefiting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Learn More








Sonoma Wine & Food Affair
November 4-5, 2017
Northern Sonoma County presents its annual premier event, a full weekend of wine and food pairings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys featuring restaurant favorites. Learn More

Los Altos Holiday Stroll
November 11, 2017
Kick off your Holiday shopping at the Los Altos Holiday Stroll featuring local shopping, strolling carolers and musicians and fun for the whole family sponsored by the Los Altos Village Association. Learn More









Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
November 23, 2017
Start your Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. There’s something for all members of the family including the 5K and 10K runs or walks, the Kids Fun Run and more. Learn More

Winter Wonderland
November 24, 2017
Experience the San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland celebration featuring live entertainment, a tree lighting ceremony and the celebrated Parade of Lights with Santa. Learn More









Aladdin the Musical
November 2017
Don’t miss Disney’s Aladdin at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. This thrilling new production is filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle where three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Learn more

Picasso Showcase
November 2017
Get inspired by these Modern Masters at Room Art Gallery in Mill Valley. Room Art Gallery is proud to be the only art gallery in the Marin area to exhibit these Masters, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Rembrandt, Chagall and more. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | October 2017

October 1, 2017
Don’t miss the 10th Annual Oaktoberfest, Oakland’s Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival, in the Diamond District. Enjoy free admission, family friendly fun, live performances and more between Fruitvale Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. Learn More

AT&T Moon Festival
October 1, 2017
Experience the 27th Annual AT&T Autumn Moon Festival, presented by the Chinatown Merchants Association. Enjoy cultural exhibits, food, non-stop entertainment, attractions, arts and crafts booths, children’s activities and more. Learn More








San Francisco Fleet Week
October 1-9, 2017
Enjoy San Francisco Fleet Week in the skies above the San Francisco waterfront, this annual air show attracts over a million people from around the Bay, featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels and Canadian Snowbirds. Learn More

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
October 6-8, 2017
Celebrate local food, wine and beer at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair celebrating the region’s culinary arts, premium wines and micro brews from the region and enjoy the World Championship Grape Stomp. Learn More








Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival
October 6-8, 2017
Experience over a dozen bluegrass bands and solo acts at the Bay Area’s most celebrated jazz-meets-country music festival, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Learn More

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
October 14, 2017
Enjoy the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival in the World Pumpkin Capital on historic Main Street. The season’s signature event, draws visitors from all around featuring your pick of the perfect pumpkin. Learn More









Danville Fall Craft Festival
October 21, 2017
The Danville Chamber of Commerce presents the Danville Fall Festival featuring family-friendly special events and entertainment including the annual Children’s Costume Parade and free admission for all. Learn More

Day of the Dead Celebration
October 22, 2017
Join the Oakland Museum of California for the 23rd annual community celebration honoring Day of the Dead traditions featuring live entertainment, gourmet food, arts and crafts and more. Learn More









California Home & Garden Show
October 27-29, 2017
Find inspiration, tips and ideas needed for your next home project at the California Home and Garden Show in Silicon Valley. Meet contractors, hear from the experts, and see the latest products in home design and construction. Learn more

Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October 28, 2017
Join the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in San Jose to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer by walking with all funds helping groundbreaking research. Learn More



What’s Happening Around the Bay | July 2017

Berkeley 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2017
The Berkeley Marina hosts one of the most anticipated fireworks shows in the Bay Area with live music, carnival rides, gourmet food, magic shows and more for the whole family. Learn More

Danville 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2017
Kick off Independence Day at the Danville 4th of July Parade. Enjoy live music, gymnasts and the grand finale, the 4th of July parade with horses, animals, antique cars and more. Learn More

Moraga 4th of July Dog Parade
July 4, 2017
Don’t miss the highly anticipated Moraga Dog Parade. Bring your special canine and family to enjoy the celebration. Every dog registered for the parade receives a special award and a treat. Learn More


July 7-16, 2017
Experience MAMMA MIA, the story of a young woman looking to discover the identity of her father before marriage. Enjoy this outdoor performance at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland. Learn More

Across the Bay 2017 12k & 5k
July 9, 2017
Join one of the greatest runs in the San Francisco Bay Area beginning in Sausalito, continuing across the Golden Gate Bridge, and finishing in Aquatic Park benefiting the Edgewood Center for Children and Families. Learn More

Hot Summer Nights Car Show
July 13, 2017
Celebrate Summer with classic cars in Downtown Danville. From muscle cars, to hot rods, and vintage rides, there’s something for everyone including live music, dancing, gourmet food and drinks, souvenir booths and more. Learn More

The Roots at Fox Theater
July 14, 2017
See one of the most respected hip-hop acts, live at the Fox Theater in Oakland. You won’t want to miss the four time Grammy award winning group. Learn More

Oakland Wine Festival 2017
July 15, 2017
Enjoy the fine wine and gourmet food showcase featuring celebrated wineries from Napa Valley, Sonoma County and local bay area wineries with all proceeds benefiting local charities. Learn More


Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
July 2017
The Oakland Museum of California presents Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the artist’s gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California. Learn more


The Golden West Beer Tour
July 2017
Get an inside look at three East Bay breweries in Oakland and Berkeley where you’ll taste local craft beers with a professional guided brewery facility tour beginning with Pacific Coast Brewing Co. in Oakland. Learn More

What’s Happening Around the Bay | June 2017

Alameda County Fair
June 2017

The Alameda County Fair is back and  better than ever kicking off it’s opening day with a live Cattle Drive down Main Street in Pleasanton. The fun continues with special attractions during the Fair’s “Western Weekend” themed celebration with live performances by Sugar Ray and other live acts at the 2017 Big O Tires Concert Series. Learn More

Warriors in the NBA Finals
June 1, 2017
Cheer on the Golden State Warriors as they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers live at Oracle Arena in their third straight NBA Finals showdown. Learn More

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
June 1-3, 2017
The Oakland Ballet Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring a cast of 22 dancers in the forest in the realm of Fairyland. Learn More

June 2, 2017
Celebrate Oakland First Fridays and annual Juneteenth celebration, the oldest national celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Learn More


Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival
June 3-4, 2017
Come out for the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Art & Wine Festival and enjoy award-winning local wines and micro brews. Learn More


Bay Area Book Festival
June 3-4, 2017
Don’t miss the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, one of the country’s leading literary events, bringing together tens of thousands of readers. Learn More


Temescal Street Fair
June 11, 2017
Experience the 14th Annual Temescal Street Fair in Oakland featuring live music, salsa dancing and local Temescal eateries with free admission. Learn More


USS Potomac Fashion Show
June 11, 2017
Support the Eleanor’s Dockside Tea Party’s education and preservation programs with a Fashion Show aboard the USS Potomac. Learn More


Danville Summerfest
June 16, 2017
Brought to you by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, the 2017 Summerfest will be a family-friendly, dog-friendly festival with first class shopping. Learn More


Father’s Day Car Show
June 18, 2017
Celebrate Father’s Day this year by taking Dad out for a day of hot rods, muscle cars, and classic autos at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville. Learn more


Monsoon Wedding Musical
June 2017
Witness the highly anticipated musical, Monsoon Wedding, at the Berkeley Rep. See the story of a four-day celebration of an arranged marriage. Learn More