San FranciscoFestivals 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 FairJapantown
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 DayThe 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 FestivalGolden 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 FestivalChinatown
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.
San Francisco Fringe FestivalVarious Locations
This annual theater festival is a marathon of 40-plus shows with low price tickets and a wide variety of alternative, classical, comedy, cabaret and new theater open to all performers on a non-curated basis.