Jul 04, 2016

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Tyrell and the Santa Rosa Symphony at Green Music Center

Vocalist Steve Tyrell joins the Santa Rosa Symphony to perform soulful renditions of classics from the American Songbook. A pre-concert lawn festival featuring carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, food and music beings at 4:30. 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park, 866.955.6040, gmc.sonoma.edu 

Jun 17 - Sep 11, 2016

Broadway Under the Stars

Named one of the top outdoor concerts in the country by USA Today, this concert series features established Broadway stars from hits including “Chicago” and “Les Miserables.” Arrive early for a pre-show picnic with pours from Sonoma wineries and food from local vendors. Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, transcendencetheatre.org

Jul 23, 2016


This family-friendly celebration of bikes, cycling and food returns to Oakland’s Jack London Square with live music, daredevil stunts, a kid’s bike rodeo and more. Creative art bikes along with vintage and hand-built bikes will be on display. pedalfestjacklondon.com

Jul 23, 2016


Historic sites, nurseries, greenhouses, farms and a working harbor in Half Moon Bay are open for behind-the-scenes tours not otherwise available to the public. Check the website for ticket packages and the complete list of tours. halfmoonbaychamber.org

Jul 15-24, 2016

Festival Napa Valley

Head up to wine country for this arts and culinary festival featuring more than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants and vintners. Performers include Cirque du Soleil, actors Wayne Brady and Kristin Chenoweth and violinist Sarah Chang. festivalnapavalley.org

Jul 22-24, 2016

J Pop Summit

This annual celebration of Japanese culture showcases the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime and food. Events span three venues: The Regency Ballroom, Fort Mason Center and New People Cinema. j-pop.com

Jul 17-24, 2016

Mex I Am festival

This weeklong multidisciplinary festival showcases the best contemporary arts, music, dance, literature and food from Mexico at venues throughout the city. Since its inception in 2014, the festival has brought together more than 130 artists and speakers and 20,000 people. mexiam.net

Jul 17, 2016

Aids Walk

The annual 10k fundraising walk in Golden Gate Park is the largest AIDS fundraising event in Northern California. Since 1987, Aids Walk SF has raised $86 million for HIV programs in the Bay Area. The walk begins and ends in Sharon Meadows and usually takes about 2.5 hours to complete. sf.aidswalk.net

Jul 02-03, 2016

Fillmore Jazz Festival

San Francisco’s historic jazz district, once known as the Harlem of the West, hosts this weekend-long festival each summer, attracting more than 100,000 revelers in celebration of the Fillmore’s rich tradition of jazz, culture and cuisine. Fillmore St. between Jackson and Eddy sts., fillmorejazzfestival.com

Jul 02, 2016

Opera at the Ballpark

Head to AT&T Park for a free performance of Bizet’s “Carmen” simulcast live from the War Memorial Opera House. Pack a picnic, grab AT&T Park’s famous garlic fries and join 30,000 locals on the field or in the stands for this popular event. 7:30 pm. sfopera.com