San Francisco Festivals and Events in August
American Craft Council San Francisco Show
Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 612-206-3100
This is the largest juried craft event west of the Rockies, featuring more than 225 of the nation's top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists.
Nihonmachi Street Fair
Japantown and Japan Center, 415-771-9861
A celebration of the Asian and Pacific communities in the Bay Area, with an emphasis on the nonprofit organizations that provide vital services. Live musical and cultural performances, Asian artisans, food, information tables, exhibits, and Children's World.
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Dr., 415-272-2012
The Excelsior District celebrates native son and Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia with an outdoor concert and family fun.
San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Golden Gate Park
This huge event in Golden Gate Park has upped the ante on music festivals going green and “leveraged San Francisco’s food, wine, technology and activism cultures,' according to Rolling Stone, “for a one-of-a-kind world-class experience.”
Noe Valley Wine Walk
24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga, 800-310-6563
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores throughout 24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga and on Castro Street.
Eat Drink SF
Fort Mason Center
Chefs, wine and spirits are celebrated in this interactive urban food and wine festival featuring local talent and regional ingredients in a series of tastings, classes, dinners and events.
The Giant Race
AT&T Park, 415-972-1881
The Giant Race features a half marathon, 10K, and 5K distances, that all lead through San Francisco’s historic streets and finish on the field at AT&T Park – home of the San Francisco Giants. Families can participate in the Kids Race and Family Relay.
AfroSolo Arts Festival
Various venues, 415-771-AFRO (2376)
The 23nd annual event features celebrity and emerging African American artists in various performances such as a jazz concert, visual art exhibit, solo performances, a youth performance extravaganza and more.