2011 Wine and Art Festivals in Northern California

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Below is a taste of what is happening in northern California for art and wine during the month of June.

Foster City Wine and Art Festival


When: Saturday, June 4, 2011 – Sunday, June 5, 2011 (11am – 7pm)
Where: Leo Ryan Park, Foster City, California
Info: The annual Foster City Arts & Wine Festival in Leo Ryan Park is free (June 4-5, 2011) and features live entertainment, a talent show, arts and crafts, fun festival food, wine and beer, and walks along the lagoon. In the evenings the event continues with carnival rides. Last year the Foster City Chamber of Commerce sold discount carnival ride tickets in advance of the event.

Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival


When: June 4 – 5, 2011
Where: Downtown Sunnyvale, Ca.
Info: The event is one of the largest free festivals in the Silicon Valley. Each year more than 125,000 people crowd downtown Sunnyvale and the newly-renovated Murphy Avenue to experience some of the region’s finest artisans, craftspeople, entertainment, a wide variety of food, and, of course, a grand selection of wine and local microbrews. This year we are kicking it up a notch with Margaritas on the menu too!

San Jose Greek Festival


When: Friday (June 3, 2011) – Sunday (June 5, 2011)
Where: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, San Jose, Ca.
Info: The 40th Annual Greek Festival  will be celebrating their 40th year!
Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live music, art and crafts and much more.
Bring the whole family!
Free Tickets and more info…

30th Annual Walnut Creek Art and Wine Festival


When: Saturday (June 4) and Sunday (June 5)
Where: Heather Farm Park
Info: Capturing the festive tradition and spirit of Mardi Gras, the 30th Annual Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival transforms Walnut Creek’s Heather Farm Park into New Orleans’ French Quarter and Bourbon Street, Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5. Sparkling with the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras, Heather Farm Park will sizzle with green, purple, and gold – feathers, masks, and beads – art, wine and food – kicking off summer fun under Walnut Creek’s sunny skies. Read More Here…

Story Road Tamale Festival


When: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Where: Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose, Ca.
Info: Please join us for a day that celebrates all things associated
with Tamales. Our Tamale Festival pays homage to the rich heritage of civilizations like the Myans, who revered
the essence of tamales, corn as part of their culture.
Website: Story Road Tamale Festival

Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival


When: June 3 – 5, 2011
Where: Lake Skinner, Winchester, CA 92596
Info: The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival offers top-name entertainment, wine tasting in the Wine Garden, Kids Faire, Arts & Crafts and Commercial exhibits and the Food Court. Wine tasting features different premium wines from numerous Temecula Valley wineries as well as others from Southern California.
More Info Here…

Novato Festival of Art, Wine, and Music


When: June 11 – 12, 2011
Where: Grant Ave between Redwood Hwy and Seventh Street, Novato, Ca.
Info: Community event designed to wine, dine and entertain the public while raising funds to support Chamber programs.
Audience includes a vast majority of the Novato Community as well as Marin County residents and tourists from outside the county and state. Approximately 90,000 attendees total; estimated 55,000 on Saturday and 35,000 Sunday. Approximately one third of attendees come from outside of Marin County. Read More here…

Haight Ashbury Festival


When: Sunday, June 12, 2011
Where: Haight Street, San Francisco
Info: The 34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair will be taking place on Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11 am until 5:30 pm.  A variety of activities will be taking place including three stages offering live entertainment; a six-block Vending Area featuring arts & crafts, food and other merchandise; an area dedicated to the entertainment of families with children; and an opportunity to celebrate with many other like-minded people. Read more here…

Taste of Mendocino


When: Monday, June 13, 2011
Where: Fort Mason Festival Pavillion, Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94109
Info: Sample, sip and enjoy the pure Mendocino vibe at Taste of Mendocino. Here you will find the best of the region’s wine, food, beer, travel, lodging, activities, arts and adventure. With Mendocino County only an hour and a half from San Francisco, this event will surely inspire you to come visit one of world’s most pristine places on earth.
More Info: Taste of Mendocino

The 37th Annual North Beach Festival


When: Saturday and Sunday, June 18 – 19, 2011
Where: North Beach District, San Francisco, Ca.
Info: The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco’s Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets and the beautiful Washington Square park in the heart of the district.


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