San Francisco Fall Festivals – Sept & Oct 2019 Bay Area Events

Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose, CA - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
2019 celebrity guests include Jason Momoa, Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie, Oliver and James Phelps, and more – subject to availability (see event website for details). 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.

Polk Street Blues Festival - Martinez, CA - Aug 17 to Aug 18, 2019
The Polk Street Blues Festival is back! After a brief move to Martinez and a rename to the Bay Area Blues, it’s back on Polk Street for another year, with more free entertainment including two main stages, merchant marketplace, crafts, food and more!

Sausalito Art Festival - Sausalito, CA - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Fine art, music, food, and wine over Labor Day weekend at one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country.

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - Millbrae, CA - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Celebrate the last blast of summer with sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun in the Bay Area.

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival - Mountain View, CA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
You will love the live music, kids park, salsa dance class, pigskin party lounge, drinks, and food.

Pittsburg Seafood Festival - Pittsburg, CA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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.

Strut Your Mutt San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - Sep 7 to Sep 7, 2019
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

California Wool and Fiber Festival - Boonville, CA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
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.

Marin Music Festival - San Rafael, CA - Sep 14 to Sep 14, 2019
Three days of free music, with local live bands, arts and craft booths, food trucks, beer and wine, and kids activities, all along a gorgeous waterfront view at the Marin Rod and Gun Club.

Valencia Corridor Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2019
Merchants will be offering wine samples inside their stores, all along the Valencia Corridor. Participants will receive a wine glass and a map of all the tasting locations, some of which may offer snacks.

Eat Real Festival - Oakland, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Held the 3rd weekend in September, it is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County. Typically attended by over 80,000.

Tam Valley Oktoberfest - Mill Valley, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Bratwurst, German beer, family friendly games, fun house, Bavarian dancers, polka and more!

Piedmont Harvest Festival - Piedmont, CA - Sep 22 to Sep 22, 2019
20th annual. Carnival, farmer’s market, contests, art exhibit, jazz show, and more

San Francisco Green Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 29, 2019
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.

Polk Street Fall Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 27 to Sep 27, 2019
Merchants on Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets will be offering wine samples inside their stores, with free cable car shuttle. Participants will receive a wine glass and map of all the tasting locations, some of whom may offer snacks.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival - Oakland, CA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival by watching teams compete on Lake Merritt in 40-foot long dragon boats.

Mill Valley Film Festival - San Rafael, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 13, 2019
An eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event welcoming more than 200 filmmakers from 50 countries.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
A free concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Santa Rosa, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
45th annual. 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.

Port Fest - Redwood City, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2019
10th annual. Features live music, lots of great food, marching and jazz high school bands, and boat and harbor tours. Don’t miss the annual charity run. Plenty of arts and craft vendors.

Castro Street Fair - San Francisco, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 6, 2019
Lots of activities with live music, entertainers, dance alley, and vendors, craftspeople and organizations. Funds raised go to fund charitable causes and to fund the rainbox flag that flies in Harvey Milk Plaza.

Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition - Riverbank, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual street festival with carnival, arts/crafts, kids rides/games and live music in addition to the wine and cheese.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
The top 5 pumpkins from the giant pumpkin weigh-off are displayed at this epic festival in the “World Pumpkin Capital”.

Wharf Fest - San Francisco, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 19, 2019
A free Fisherman’s Wharf festival with a chowder cook-off competition, exhibitors, and family fun.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - Nov 2 to Nov 10, 2019
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 28 to Dec 2, 2019
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 29 to Nov 30, 2019
Free snow sledding, marketplace with arts & crafts, parade, children’s activities, and more.