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11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun- day. Prepare to
eat your heart out at the Italian Family
Festa. Enjoy two days filled with
authentic Italian food, live entertainment
along with culinary demos,
wine, bocce ball, a grape stomp, face
painting and more. Free. History
Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose.
43rd Annual Silicon Valley Pride.
Aug. 25-26, times vary. Silicon Valley
Pride kicks off with a Trans and
Friends Rally follow by a Night Festival,
and then takes it to Plaza de
Cesar Chavez Park in downtown San
Jose. Join in the fun and festivities and
celebrate the LGBTQ. The theme this year is
“Unity. Diversity. Strength.”
Tequila and Taco Music Festival. Aug.
25-26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa Cruz. This
fiesta showcases top-shelf tequila and gourmet
tacos in a sunny setting. Enjoy live music,
margaritas, craft beer and bespoke shopping
from art vendors. Proceeds from the event
will benefit deserving college-bound student
athletes. Tickets $10-$60. San Lorenzo Park,
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Aug.
26, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Collectors worldwide
compete at this luxurious pageant of cars
on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach
Golf Links. The rolling Pacific Ocean serves as
backdrop as automobiles are judged for style
and technical merit, as well as the accuracy of
their preservation or restoration. Tickets $325.
The Lodge at Pebble Beach, 1700 17-Mile
Drive, Pebble Beach, 877/693-0009.
OysterFest 2018. Aug. 26, 12-3
p.m. Savor and slurp to your heart’s
delight at the 10th Annual OysterFest,
a celebration of sustainable oysters, food
and fun. Enjoy briny bivalves on a bayside
patio surrounded by sweeping views
of the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island and the
city skyline as oyster enthusiasts “unhinge”
the slippery delicacies. Tickets $90. Waterbar,
399 The Embarcadero South, San Francisco.
Monterey County Fair. Aug. 30-Sept. 3,
times vary. Celebrate Monterey County’s history
and heritage, from aquaculture to produce
and wine. Rousing family entertainment,
carnival rides, games, live music, art exhibits
and food keep this beloved fair thriving year
after year. Tickets $4-$25. Monterey County
Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground
Road, Monterey. 831/372-5863.
Millbrae Art and Wine Festival. Sept. 1-2,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Let the good times roll at
the 48th annual Art and Wine Festival of
Millbrae. The festive spirit and flavor
of the Big Easy infuse this sunsplashed
The Revolution, Stern Grove Festival,
Aug. 19, Stern Grove, San Francisco
Mardi Gras-style event that includes
live music, work by 250 artists and craftspeople,
food and drinks and a microbrew tasting
tent. Free. Broadway and Meadow Glen Avenue,
Kings Mountain Art Fair. Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Set among towering redwoods, this
art fair features the works of 135 artists and
craftspeople. Their work ranges from fine
art to handcrafted wooden toys. One
of the fair’s tastiest traditions is eating
the humongous chocolate chip
cookies. Free. Kings Mountain Community
Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd.,
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival.
Sept. 8-9, 12-5 p.m. Indulge at this
family-friendly event where attendees
sip and savor samples from local
wineries and gourmet dessert venues,
learn about the chocolate-making
process, watch chef demonstrations
and witness the hilarious “Earthquake”
ice cream sundae-eating contest.
Tickets $20-$40. Ghirardelli
Square, 900 N. Point St., San Francisco.
Mountain View Art & Wine Festival. Sept.
8-10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Sunday. This vibrant multicultural celebration
features 600 professional artists and
craftspeople. Treat yourself to festive food and
drink, artisan specialty food purveyors, home
and garden exhibits and live music including
the new Saturday Sunset Concert. Free. Castro
Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn
Avenue, Mountain View. 650/968-8378.
The Giant Race. Sept. 9, 7 a.m. Lace up your
sneakers for a scenic run along San Francisco
Bay during the eighth annual Giant Race Half
Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Race/Family
Relay. The event benefits Project Open Hand,
a nonprofit that provides nutritious meals to
seniors and the critically ill. Tickets $30- $118.
AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco.
KMEL Summer Jam. Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. Presented
by Bud Light, the KMEL Summer Jam
returns for its 30th anniversary in 2018. This
popular summer concert features Post Malone,
Wale, Dej Loaf, Ella Mai, Jaquees, Hood-
Celebrityy, and A. Chal. Tickets $47-$896.
Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland.
Montalvo Arts Center Food & Wine Classic.
Sept. 9, 4-7:30 p.m. For one afternoon
only, Montalvo’s historic Villa and gorgeous
gardens morph into a gourmet paradise.
Sample savory and sweet fare from some
of the Bay Area’s most celebrated restaurants
and enjoy tastings from the region’s
finest wineries and bid on luxe offerings
during the live and silent auctions.
Tickets $250-$375. Montalvo Arts
Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga.
Bark in the Park San Jose. Sept. 15,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This tail-wagging
event is touted as the largest convergence
of canine festivities in the U.S. Dog lovers and
their best friends partake
in games, contests and
more. Dog/owner lookalike
contest, anyone? William
Street Park, S. 16th
Bria Skonberg, Monterey
Jazz Festival, Sept. 21–23,
Monterey County Fairgrounds