A crowd of festival-goers are pictured at night amid neon lights at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco.
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park

San Francisco
Festivals and Events in August

August is the end of Summer for some, but not in San Francisco. It's the beginning. Here's what you should do.

Nihonmachi Street Fair

Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is 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, Children's World and Doggie World are all a part of the festivities.

Jerry Day

The Excelsior

Jerry Day is a civic and cultural event celebrating one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia, founding member of the Grateful Dead. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his childhood roots in the Excelsior District of San Francisco.

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands 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.” 

Chinatown Music Festival

Chinatown

The free music and alleyway festival brings together San Francisco residents and visitors alike for an afternoon of eclectic and inclusive performances by traditional and contemporary artists and art. 


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