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Summer in the City: June's Must-Attend Bay Area Events

June in the Bay Area is warming up, making it the perfect time to attend various events. This weekend and the next, the Bay Area has a series of exciting activities waiting for everyone. Whether you want to taste fine wines, enjoy free concerts, explore local craft markets, or spend time with your family enjoying classical music outdoors, these events will allow you to experience the unique culture and enthusiasm of the Bay Area. Whether you're a food lover, music fan, art enthusiast, or someone who enjoys lively atmospheres, there’s an event here for you. Let's take a look at these wonderful events!


Taste of Sonoma

  • Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 22

  • Location: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa

  • Details: Sample wines from over 100 wineries, enjoy complimentary food trucks, and relax at themed lounges. Additionally, there will be a walk-around wine tasting, guided winery tours, garden tours, a beer garden, and premium wine experiences.

  • Tickets: $190 to $240

Stern Grove Festival

  • Time: June 23 to Aug. 25

  • Location: Sigmund Stern Recreation Grove, San Francisco

  • Details: The Stern Grove Festival is the nation’s longest-running nonprofit festival, celebrating its 87th year in 2024 with a lineup featuring Tegan and Sara, Chicano Batman, the San Francisco Symphony, The Commodores, and more.

  • Tickets: Free, but reservations are required at

Culture Night Market

  • Time: 4 p.m., June 22

  • Location: 33 S Cragmont Ave, San Jose, CA 95127

  • Details: Culture Night Market offers a community gathering where people can celebrate San Jose's distinct culture through food, art, and music. This event particularly highlights the LatinX, Asian, Black, and POC communities, aiming to support small businesses, local entrepreneurs, and artists by keeping income within the community. Family and pet-friendly.

  • Tickets: Free

Meet Me on Main

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 22

Location: Downtown Martinez

Details: Head to Downtown Martinez to explore over 100 local vendor booths offering locally made treasures and vintage gems, while enjoying live music, local restaurants, and a lively atmosphere.

Tickets: Free

Good Medicine Stand-Up Comedy

  • Time: 7:30 p.m., June 22

  • Location: Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek

  • Details: The smash-hit all-Native stand-up show Good Medicine, which has sold out venues across the country, comes to the Bay Area for a one-night performance featuring acclaimed A-list Native comedians.

  • Tickets: $20 to $50

Lakefest Oakland

  • Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 22

  • Location: Lake Merritt, Oakland

  • Details: This annual festival celebrates East Bay culture and community with an artisan marketplace, tasty food vendors, a beer and wine garden, a tech pavilion, a kids fun zone, and live music.

  • Tickets: Free

Classical on the Square

  • Time: 7 p.m., June 22

  • Location: Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City

  • Details: Enjoy a family-friendly classical concert outdoors as the talented local musicians of the Redwood Symphony perform some of the greatest music ever written.

  • Tickets: Free

Opera in the Vineyard

  • Time: June 23 and Aug. 18

  • Location :Garré Vineyard & Winery, 7986 Tesla Road, Livermore

  • Details: Spend a relaxing evening with Livermore Valley Opera, filled with beautiful voices and captivating melodies in a picturesque vineyard setting, best enjoyed while sampling some of Garré’s award-winning wines.

  • Tickets: $80

From fine wines and music to crafts and food, each of these events showcases the Bay Area's rich culture and diversity. These activities not only provide entertainment but also create bridges for community interaction. They embody the Bay Area's core values of embracing diversity, supporting local businesses, and promoting the arts. Bring your family and friends to explore these events and enjoy the beautiful summer days! Remember to book your tickets in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on these exciting events. We hope you all find joy and create wonderful memories this weekend!


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