Best Fall Festivals Coming to the Bay Area
Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Bay Area with so many fall festivals. If you are looking for some activities to take advantage of fall, here are the festivals that suit every family, age or interest.
7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival
When: September 23 & 24, 2017
Where: Main Street at Alhambra to Court Streets. Martinez, CA
Official Website: www.sresproductions.com
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. One of the best ways to kick-off Fall in the Bay Area is to head to Martinez for the Bay Area Blues Festival. It features the best Blues musicians performing on two stages. Enjoy the variety of arts and crafts exhibitors, purveyors of quality gourmet food, craft beer and wine makers, kid’s activities and so much more. This event is a must-go to start off an amazing Fall season. This event is for FREE.
Oktoberfest By The Bay
Where: Pier 48 near AT&T Park, SF
When: Sept. 22-24, 2017
Official Website: www.oktoberfestbythebay.com
Get out your dirndls and lederhosen, ladies and gents. Celebrates Munich's famed festival in true tradition and spirit with nonstop music, singing, dancing and the very best in German food and drink. There’s plenty of hearty food and German beer for clinking your mugs and saluting the season with a “Prost!” Get your tickets today!
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
When: September 30 - October 1
Where: Grant Avenue in Chinatown|798 Grant Avenue SF
Official Website: www.moonfestival.org
This festival starts with a parade on Saturday morning. Enjoy two days of nonstop entertainment, food, shopping, dragon parades, cultural events, children activities and more! Starts at 11am to 6pm on both days. For more information, visit the event’s official website.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
When: Oct 6-8, 2017
Where: Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, 100 John F Kennedy Drive, SF
Official Website: www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com
Come out and enjoy three full days of free live music in the open green of Golden Gate Park. This is a family-friendly event and quality festival food will be available for purchase, but not alcohol. You are free to bring picnic coolers, blankets, and low backed chairs. Visit the website for more info.
47th Annual Art & Pumpkin Festival
When: October 14-15, 2017 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Main Street between Mill and Spruce Streets | Half Moon Bay, CA
Official Website: pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com
Celebrate the fall harvest and autumn splendor at the pumpkin capital of the world, Half Moon Bay. You’ll have a “smashing” time feating on all the homestyle foods, rocking out with four stages of amazing live music, participate in pie-eating and costume contests and so much more! Get there early as the roads can get pretty packed.