One of the best aspects of summer in the East Bay is the variety of outdoor festival and events happening around the region celebrating food, music, art, wine, beer and the season. Here are a few Berkeley Hills Realty suggests to get your summer started out with fun in the sun and a chance to engage with your family and the community.
Where: 2700 9th Street, Berkeley
When: Saturday June 3, 2-5 pm
Drink beer and save animals! Sample a selection of 80+ craft beers from 20+ local breweries while benefiting Berkeley Humane. Meet small, local craft brewers, cider makers and artisanal winemakers and sample a wide mix of unique brews. Don’t miss a great range of food from local food trucks and vendors. Enjoy live music and bring your crowd-friendly, leashed dogs.
Where: Downtown San Leandro -320 W Estudillo Ave San Leandro, CA
When: Sunday June 3, 11 am – 6 pm
Entertainment: The Mango Kingz Band 3:30- 4:30 pm and The Romantics: 5-6 pm
Upwards of 30,000 people attend the Cherry Festival to partake in food, a beer garden, live entertainment on two stages, a hands-on Arts & Innovation space, artisan goods, a special Kids Zone with rides and games, Farmer’s Market with lots of cherries, community and City resources, parade, and a cherry store selling everything cherry!
What: Bay Area Book Festival
Where: Downtown Oakland
When: Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4 10 am- 6 pm
The Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you’re a fan of science fiction or history, of fiction or memoir, of poetry or food writing, of children’s literature or science, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet! Check out the Family Fest Zone an interactive family zone including children’s authors!
Cost: $15 for the weekend for indoor events.
When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon – 6 pm
Where: MLK Jr. Civic Center Park
Concert, Farmer’s Market, Colorful Crafts
When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 from noon – 9 pm
Where: People’s Park at Telegraph Ave. at Haste St.
The meadow provides a natural amphitheater for world class music. There’s dancing, lounging in the sun, a crafts village and opportunities for face painting, bubbles and artistic expression.
What: FIGMENT Oakland
When: Saturday June 10, 2017 from 10 am-5 pm
Where: Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster Street, Oakland
FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy! FIGMENT Oakland is a free, outdoor interactive art event that brings community together. FIGMENT inspires all ages in the creation and celebration of a culture where everything is possible! Bring a picnic, water, snacks, hoola hoop, smiles, and your FRIENDS!
NO TRANSACTIONS: One of our goals is to create a social and creative experience without commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. FIGMENT does not sell anything at the park, and does not allow commerce of any kind.
When: Sunday June 11, 2017 from noon- 6 pm.
Where: Telegraph Ave, btwn 41st to 51st Streets, Oakland
Come see amazing tricks at the Kinetic Arts Center Circus Stage and new to this year’s festival – Salsa in the Street live music and dancing featuring Rumbache and DJ Antonio Chavez. Enjoy the sounds of Grand Avenue Soul, Clean and Willow Steps.
Musical favorites John Brothers Piano Company will be return with Three Times Bad for some lively street sounds. Bring the kids for the Fun Zone and carnival rides.
When: Saturday June 24 from 10 am- 6 pm and Sunday 25, 2017 from 10 am- 5 pm
Where: Montclair Shopping District, Mountain Avenue at La Salle
The Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival is in its 42nd year and celebrates art in the outdoors when more than 65 artists from the Bay Area and beyond will be displaying their wares against the scenic backdrop of Montclair Village and the Oakland Hills: Take home fresh produce and delectables from La Salle’s wonderful farmer’s market stalls from 9am-1pm.
If you have events that you would like us to share with the East Bay community we serve, please send the information to us! And if you want to learn more about the lifestyle and homes in the East Bay, please contact us today!