August: Outside Lands and More

Plus, the Petaluma Music Festival and many other summertime events around the bay.

Aug 11 Outside Lands

Green Day might be the headliner but a multi-day music and food fest at Golden Gate Fields includes Post Malone, SZA, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Uzi Vert, and Mitski, among many, many others, through August 13.

Aug Dates TBD Petaluma Music Festival

Jackie Greene and Anders Osborne headline a day of music, food, and fun, with 14 bands on four stages, brews from Lagunitas Brewing and Two Rock Brewing Company, and more. 

Aug 12 Foodieland Night Festival

Over 150 food trucks park on the Alameda waterfront to feed all the families and their friends who drop by to play games, shop and oh, boy oh boy, eat, through August 14. 

Aug Dates TBD Wine Country Distillery Festival

Marin’s Alamere Spirits and Petaluma’s Griffo Distillery are just two of the craft distillers and artisan vendors at a day-long event dedicated to showcasing Northern California’s burgeoning spirits industry. 

Aug 12 Gravenstein Apple Fair  

Sonoma’s heritage apple is at the heart of a community-based fair which showcases local music on multiple stages, food (caramel apples – yes!), arts and crafts booths and specialty and local products from Sonoma’s farmers, through August 13.

Aug Dates TBD Ferry Fridays

The back plaza of San Francisco’s Ferry Building hosts La Cocina businesses every third Friday through September which this month are Marin Country Mart’s @elhuaracheloco and @estrellitas.snacks, which is a regular at the Alemany Farmer’s Market, plus live music, mural paintings and more.

Aug 20 An Andalusian Evening

Jubaea Estate in the Mayacamas mountains hosts one in a series of Great Places / Great Spaces events from the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art to browse the art, architecture, and design in open studios while savoring Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres paired with Jubaea Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Aug Dates TBD Here and There Festival

A roaming festival of songwriters curated by Courtney Barrett includes Japanese Breakfast, Chicano Batman, and Julia Jacklin at Stanford’ Frost Amphitheater. 

Aug Dates TBD Autumn Moon Festival

Grant Avenue between California and Broadway in San Francisco’s Chinatown will be filled with arts, crafts and food vendors (mooncakes!), live music, a special fire dragon and a closing ceremony; nearby Portsmouth Square Park will also host a music festival, presented by the Chinese Culture Center.

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Christina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract PublishingSunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her child’s school, and supports the Marin Audubon SocietyPEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.