Warriors Victory Parade
It’s been 40 years since the Warriors last held the NBA championship trophy, so who knows when the next will be. Which means come out and celebrate a special season with all your favorite Dubs as they roll down Broadway Ave in downtown Oakland. The parade veers down Grand and along Harrison and Lakeside next to Lake Merritt. Comes as early as 5am. Friday, 6/19, 10am, downtown Oakland.
SF City Hall Centennial
Speaking of celebrations, the beautiful San Francisco City Hall building turns 100 this year, and Civic Center Plaza is in full party mode. The event includes two stages of live music, roving circus performers, a free Ferris Wheel, performances by the SF Symphony and Opera, and a children’s wonderland. Don’t miss the City Hall light show at 9:30pm. Friday, 6/19, 6-11pm.
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic
Weekends are usually time for sleeping in. But the early birds will catch spectacular views of 30 colorful hot air balloons launching at dawn during the annual hot air balloon fest in Sonoma County. The day also features tethered rides in hot air balloons, a kids play area, and food and craft booths. Saturday and Sunday, 6/20-21, 5-11am (main launch 6:30am), Windsor.
Solstice Walk, Nature Stories & Bonfire
Summer solstice comes around just once a year, so celebrate the longest day of the year with a family-friendly walk through the Presidio, and hear nature stories about native plants and animals while enjoying a roaring bonfire. Saturday, 6/20, 7-8:30pm, Rob Hill Campground.
Dancin’ on the Avenue
The neighborly downtown of Willow Glen in San Jose is the setting for the 20th annual Dancin’ on the Avenue all-day block party. Enjoy live performances at four stages while strolling tree-lined Lincoln Avenue and the many food vendors, arts and crafts booths, and a kids court. Saturday, 6/20, 1-7pm.