Fairfax Festival and Parade
The colorful weekend fest in Marin’s last/best funkytown starts with “The Lego Movie” family film night on Friday, 6/12, in the Ballfield. After the 10am Saturday parade, enjoy great local music on three stages, crafts and flea markets, beer and wine tasting, food booths, an expanded kid’s area and an Ecofest area. Saturday and Sunday, 6/13-14, 11am-6pm.
Presidio Kite Expo
Nothing says summer more than a sunny day, a grassy field, and a big beautiful kite flying high in a blue sky. The festival features a kite making pavilion, a gallery walk of master kite makers, a team kite ballet choreographed to music, giant 100-foot animal kites, taiko drumming and of course food trucks. Saturday, 6/13, noon-5pm, Presidio Main Parade Ground.
North Beach Festival
One of the most “San Franciscan” of all the city’s neighborhoods is host to its 61st annual fest that’s both low-key and celebratory. Wander down Grant and Columbus and visit more than 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 food booths and two stages of live entertainment, as well as beverage gardens, Italian street painting, a kid’s chalk area and the blessing of the animals at the national shrine of St Francis of Assisi. Saturday and Sunday, 6/13-14, 10am-6pm.
Stern Grove Season Kick-off
The celebrated Stern Grove Festival opens its 2015 season of free summer concerts with the Doobie Brothers and opening act The California Honeydrops. Picnickers have been enjoying free concerts here since 1938, and the early bird gets the best spot since the park fills up fast. Or reserve a picnic table for a fee. Sunday, 6/14, 2pm, 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd, SF.
Haight-Ashbury Street Fair
Just like the neighborhood, the Haigh-Ashbury Street Fair is a wild, rollicking good time. Two stages are set up at both ends of Haight with a full-slate of bands scheduled, as well as numerous food and craft vendors. Sunday, 6/14, 11am-5pm.