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January 2, 2019

San Francisco Festivals and Events in August

American Craft Council San Francisco Show

Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 612-206-3100
www.craftcouncil.org
This is the largest juried craft event west of the Rockies, featuring more than 225 of the nation's top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor artists.  

Nihonmachi Street Fair

Japantown and Japan Center, 415-771-9861
www.nihonmachistreetfair.org
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. 

Jerry Day 

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, 40 John F. Shelley Dr.
www.jerryday.org
The Excelsior District celebrates native son and Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia with an outdoor concert and family fun.

Concord Jazz Festival

Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Rd.
www.visitconcordca.com/jazz
This annual event in Concord celebrates all things Jazz. Prior to the concert, attendees can sample wine and beer on the Pavilion's concourse. 

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

Golden Gate Park
www.sfoutsidelands.com
This huge event 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

Waverly Place, 415-986-1822
www.cccsf.us/chinatown-music-festival/
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 as well as art. 

Noe Valley Wine Walk

24th Street from Diamond Street to Church and Castro streets
https://www.facebook.com/events/noe-valley/noe-valley-wine-walk/
Merchants offer wine samples, finger foods and special treats; attendees who wish to sample purchase tasting wristband prior to event and receive wine glass and map with all tasting locations. 

Eat Drink SF

Fort Mason Center, 415-781-5348
www.eatdrink-sf.com/
Chefs, wine and spirits are celebrated in this interactive urban food and wine festival featuring local talent and regional ingredients in a series of tastings, classes, dinners and events.

Glide Bridge to Bridge Run

Golden Gate Bridge to Bay Bridge, 415-995-6868
www.bridgetobridge.com
Participants run from the Bay Bridge to the Golden Gate in this seaside 12K and 7K race.

AfroSolo Arts Festival

Various venues, 415-771-AFRO (2376)
www.afrosolo.org
The 24th annual event features celebrity and emerging African American artists in various performances such as a jazz concert, visual art exhibit, solo performances, a youth performance extravaganza and more. 

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