Top Bay Area Festivals This Summer


The city of San Francisco is one of the most exciting and cultural cities in the United States. This is particularly true during the summer months when there are dozens of different festivals taking place in San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area. There are several festivals in particular that people in the area should head to this summer (

Fillmore Jazz Festival
On July 1 and 2 this year, the Fillmore Jazz Festival will be one of the focal points of the city. This is the 33rd straight year that the city has hosted this festival, and it seems to get bigger and better each year. This year, the city expects more than 100,000 people to attend the festival and it will be full of a variety of food, drink, and entertainment options including dozens of top jazz bands that will be heading to the city for the fest.

Oakland Art + Soul Festival
Towards the end of the summer, another popular event will be the Oakland Art + Soul Festival. This event occurs every August and is a great way for people to enjoy one of the last warm summer weekends. The festival normally has dozens of different musicians, dancers, and other performers that will have the chance to impress thousands of fans. This festival is unique in the Bay Area because the majority of the artists are from the local area and are still considered up and coming.

ID10T Music Festival + Comica Conival
The ID10T Music Festival + Comica Conival is one of the top music festivals in San Francisco each year. This festival will take place over July 24 and 25 and will feature a number of popular bands and DJs. This year, the headlining bands will include Weezer and the Crystal Castles, but there will be a range of smaller and local bands as well. This is normally a great event for younger adults. Due to the proximity to Silicon Valley, it attracts plenty of young professionals in the tech industry.