Events in San Francisco this June

Events in San Francisco this June

Events in San Francisco this June

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It’s summer in San Francisco and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy all the wonderful events in San Francisco this June. Whether you’re celebrating Dad, grads, or pride – there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in San Francisco. Check out the list below for all the great events taking place this June in San Francisco.

Events in San Francisco this June

San Jose Arts Festival
When: June 1stand 2nd, 2018
Where: SubZero
South First Street between San Carlos & Reed Streets
San Francisco, CA

Focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in our region, SubZERO is a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno mashup where street meets geek. Come downtown on June 1st & 2nd to San Jose’s SoFA District from 6pm ’til midnight for an inspired evening of arts & culture. In addition to the South FIRST FRIDAYS monthly art walk you’ll find outdoor stages of entertainment plus artists, performers & musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit!

San Francisco International Arts Festival
When: June 1st– 3rd, 2018
Where: Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA

SFIAF has been celebrating the arts by bringing together a global community of artists and audiences since 2003. The 2018 Festival is dedicated to 50 years of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

This year 40 artists from the Bay Area and 7 other countries will share their work on the Festival’s stages. Do not miss the opportunity to join the Festival family and get involved!

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San Francisco Comic Con
When: June 8th– 10th, 2018
Where: Oakland Convention Center
550 10thStreet
Oakland, CA

San Francisco Comic Con is a comic book convention located in Oakland, California, and previously San Francisco, California. San Francisco Comic Con is Oakland’s and San Francisco’s largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the San Francisco Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.

2018 MA + DS Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour
When: June 9th, 2018
Where: Various locations in Silicon Valley

With more than 60 events celebrated, The Modern Architecture + Design Society’s Modern Home Tours are the longest running and most prestigious home tour series in North America, having visited over 25 cities coast to coast over the past 10 decade.

The international event series was created to introduce modern architecture, living and design to people across the United States and beyond. Today, almost 10,000 architects, designers, volunteers and tourgoers gather each year to view some of the most exciting examples of modern living imaginable!

HOW IT WORKS: The self-guided tours offer a remarkable look at amazing architecture, and a chance to learn from the creative minds who designed them. The all-day events are set at your own pace and provide a space to share with like-minded design lovers. Day-of tickets are $50, and pre-sale discounted tickets are available in advance. Children under 12 are free.

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
When: June 9thand 10th, 2018
Where: Keiser Park
700 Windsor River Road
Windsor, CA

Tethered Rides – We have multiple balloons that will be offering rides during the event and run until it is too breezy or too warm to safely carry passengers. Get in line at the balloon you wish to ride and you can pay with cash or credit card when you arrive at the front. The ride lasts ~10 minutes and is $20 for adults and $10 for children (under 10 years old). Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Instant Sponsorship – Part of an instant sponsorship includes a full ride in a hot air balloon. Wave to thousands of your new closest friends as you lift off during the event. You can even help out the crew when you land if you wish. Availability in the balloons is very limited so listen for the announcer to say how many spots have opened up; the first people to the sponsor booth near the stage will be able to take the spot. Instant sponsorship is the same price as a normal commercial balloon ride, $250. Cash and credit card accepted. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit so your cash donation is likely tax-deductible.

San Mateo County Fair
When: June 9th– 17th, 2018
Where: 1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA

The San Mateo County Fair is the Peninsula’s premier community event for Bay Area family fun and entertainment. The 2018 fair runs June 9 and runs through June 17. The San Mateo County Fair strives to provide a diverse experience through education, inspiration and entertainment. The annual Bay Area fair represents a celebration of our community’s talent, interests, innovations and rich agricultural and artistic heritage. The 2018 fair is themed “We Build the Fun.”

Haight Ashbury Street Fair
When: June 10th, 2018
Where: Haight – Ashbury
San Francisco, CA

On April 29, 1978, the first Haight-Ashbury Street Fair was held to celebrate of the re-emergence of The Haight.  The primary focus of this event was to draw an awareness & appreciation to the cultural, political & social contributions this neighborhood provided to the American landscape during the 1960’s.

But it was also to proclaim that after a dark economic & social downturn following “The Summer of Love”, the community had been able to rebound stronger than ever.  New retail businesses began occupying formerly boarded up storefronts; local Arts projects such as murals, after school programs & musical presentations began making a positive impact to residential pride & a surge of political awareness to the historical importance of The Haight gave the community the will to once again solidify its identity.

It was the late San Francisco District Supervisor Harvey Milk who provided support & guidance to a group of community citizens to organize a festival to celebrate the neighborhood’s re-birth & reclaim its importance in San Francisco history.

Thus, on a sunny April afternoon at the corner of Haight Street & Ashbury Street in 1978, thousands of people gathered to re-affirm the Counter Culture’s mantra of “Peace, Love & Happiness”.

Since then, the annual event has been held on the second Sunday of June & has endured for more than 40 years.  During its existence, HASF has been awarded numerous “Certificates of Honor” from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the California Senate & the Bay Guardian’s “Best of…” citations.

San Francisco Wine Festival
When: June 16th, 2018
Where: City View Metreon
135 4thStreet #400
San Francisco, CA

Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back to SF for its Spring Champagne and Wine Festival.  For this one there will be over 60 wineries, music and more.

You must be 21 or over to enter the event.

Juneteenth
When: June 17th, 2018
Where: Fillmore Street Between Turk & Sutter Streets
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, June 17th, 2017 marks the 67th Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, the largest gathering of African-Americans in northern California. It is a popular event among the more than 440,000 black households in the Bay Area because of its historical significance to the community.

The Juneteenth festival offers a Parade. Health Fair. Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 3 on 3 Basketball, and of course live entertainment, food vendors, Arts & Craft vendors, and Community Information booths.

About the author:

Dr. Janna Fond lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. When not seeing clients, playing with her kids or working on her latest manuscript, she enjoys cycling, yoga and relaxing on the beach.

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