San Francisco Fall Festivals – Fall 2020 Bay Area Events

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - Millbrae, CA - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
Celebrate the last blast of summer with sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun in the Bay Area.

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest - Carmel, CA - Sep 5 to Sep 5, 2020
Noon – 6 PM. Tickets are $20. Children under 12 are free. Under the Beer Garden Tent. Activities include Cracking the First Keg, Live Music & Dancing “The Internationals”, Men’s Beer Stein Holding Contest, Women’s Beer Stein Holding Contest, Miss Oktoberfest 2018 Contest presented by Lugano Swiss Bistro, Miss Jr. Oktoberfest 2018 Contest presented by Lugano Swiss Bistro.

San Francisco Green Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - Sep 10 to Sep 20, 2020
Screen new environmental films, attend discussions and other events that spark green ideas and connections. Takes place at several venues around the San Francisco area, all accessible by public transit. Since 2011.

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival - Mountain View, CA - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
You will love the live music, kids park, salsa dance class, pigskin party lounge, drinks, and food.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival - Oakland, CA - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Enjoy the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival by watching teams compete on Lake Merritt in 40-foot long dragon boats.

Eat Real Festival - Oakland, CA - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
This fundraising event of the Food Craft Institute that features sustainable local ingredients in artisan food craft, street food, craft beers, local wines and cocktails. Held at Jack London Square

Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival - Lafayette, CA - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Held the 3rd weekend in September, it is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County. Typically attended by over 80,000.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
A free concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.

Clayton Oktoberfest - Clayton, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Annual Munich-style celebration set under Mt. Diablo in this picturesque town. Two days of fun with parade, keg tapping, live music, biergarten, German food, California wines, arts and crafts show and carnival / street performers.

Mill Valley Film Festival - San Rafael, CA - Oct 8 to Oct 18, 2020
An eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event welcoming more than 200 filmmakers from 50 countries.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Santa Rosa, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Showcases the grand harvest which results in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. Voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County by The Press Democrat readers.

Sacramento Turn Verein Oktoberfest - Sacramento, CA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
Eat, drink and dance like a German. Outdoor biergarten. Kid friendly activities.

Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition - Riverbank, CA - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Annual street festival with carnival, arts/crafts, kids rides/games and live music in addition to the wine and cheese.

Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose, CA - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, and more. Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. Children under 5 get in free, child and adult passes are available for a day or the whole weekend, and there are several VIP tiers available.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, CA - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
The top 5 pumpkins from the giant pumpkin weigh-off are displayed at this epic festival in the “World Pumpkin Capital”.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - Oct 18 to Oct 25, 2020
Dance films from San Francisco and around the world, including experiemental shorts, live performance capture, dance documentaries, live performances and more.

International Auto Show - San Francisco, CA - Nov 25 to Nov 29, 2020
View the latest in technology and the future of personal transportation at Moscone Convention Center.

San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland - San Rafael, CA - Nov 27 to Nov 27, 2020
Free snow sledding, marketplace with arts & crafts, parade, children’s activities, and more.

Sausage & Suds Music Festival - San Leandro, CA - Jan 1 to Oct 7, 2018
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A free music event attracting more than 8,000 visitors annually to downtown Parrott St. A beer and wine garden pairs nicely with the sausage.

Sausalito Art Festival - Sausalito, CA - Jan 1 to Jan 1, 2021
Taking a break for 2020. Fine art, music, food, and wine over Labor Day weekend at one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country.

Pittsburg Seafood Festival - Pittsburg, CA - Jan 1 to Sep 8, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: An outdoor event for the last 30+ years. Features great food including BBQ, fish, seafood, and plenty of music, arts and crafts, amusement rides, jet ski races, a beer pavilion, and lots more fun.

California Wool and Fiber Festival - Boonville, CA - Jan 1 to Sep 15, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: One of the country’s oldest and largest wool shows, held since 1926. Hundreds of fleeces from across the state are on site for judging, plus fleece sale, spinning contest, vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, used equipment booth, fiber arts show and more. Happens in conjunction with the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show.

Tam Valley Oktoberfest - Mill Valley, CA - Jan 1 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Bratwurst, German beer, family friendly games, fun house, Bavarian dancers, polka and more!