Art & Garden Fest; County Fair; Foodwise Summer Bash: NorCal Weekend

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — Patch has rounded up fun, interesting and fun happenings throughout Northern California — from the beaches of Santa Cruz, through the South Bay, East Bay and Peninsula, to the high points of the North Bay and wine country.

Some are free. Some have a fee.

Whether you choose an activity close to home or a mini day trip, see what’s in store this weekend from Saturday 9th July to Sunday 10th July.

Check back with event organizers to confirm dates, times, and locations in case activities have been updated since being posted on Patch.


Improvisers in Space: A Spontaneous Starship Adventure: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Live music on the patio featuring the EB Grooveline Band: Elevation LVK, Livermore

Live Music with McFunky Band: Rosa Fierro Cellars, Livermore

Meredith McHenry and Jeff Bordes: Almost Famous, Livermore

Nosotros: Concord Historical Society, Concord

Rory Snyder Songwriting Group: Livermore Jazz Society, Livermore

Ryan Hamilton: Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek

Singer-Songwriter Sessions: Almost Famous, Livermore

Sip to Sunset: Virginia Roddy and Stan Houston: Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Livermore

Speaker Series: Jose de Jesus Vallejo, First Administrator of Mission San Jose: Mission San Jose, Fremont

Sunset Concert with The Refugees: McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Livermore

The Marsh Berkeley Presents Adam Strauss Is Not Unhappy: The Marsh Berkeley, Berkeley

“Wives”: Aurora Theatre, Berkeley

Your Zero Waste Home: A Waste Audit and Waste Alternatives: Center for Ecology, Berkeley


Author Book Fair: Berger Center, Santa Rosa

Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco Dance Class: Footloose Dance Center, Rohnert Park

Dee Bell and Marcos Silva and the Silva.Bell.Band: Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley

Family Day: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato

Producers Market: Mill Valley Lumber Yard, Mill Valley

Napa Valley Beer Fight and BBQ: Tre Posti, St. Helena

Petaluma Art and Garden Festival: Downtown Petaluma, Petaluma

Petaluma Elks Classic Car Show: Elks Lodge 901, Petaluma

Renegade Orchestra: Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia

Wagner’s Greatest Concert!: Empress Theatre, Vallejo

Tower of Strength: Rodney Strong Vineyards, Healdsburg

UC Master Gardeners: Helpful Tips for Conserving Water in Our Drought Environment: Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg


ACGA Clay and Glass Festival: Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto

Gray Whale Cove Trail Hike: McNee Ranch State Park, Montara

Party in the Park: Burton Park, San Carlos

Second Saturday Hike: Butano State Park, Pescadero

St. Peter Blood Drive: St. Peter Parish, Pacifica


24th Street Cleanup: Temo’s Cafe, San Francisco

Bosworth and Lyell Cleanup: Bosworth and Lyell Streets, San Francisco

Castro Cleanup: Eureka Valley Recreation Center, San Francisco

Climb to the Top MS: Oracle Park, San Francisco

Erie Bazaar: Public Works, San Francisco

Foodwise Summer Bash: Ferry Building, San Francisco

Great Freeway Park Cleanup: Black Bird Bookstore and Cafe, San Francisco

Lower Haight Cleanup: Her Urban Herbs, San Francisco

“The Matrix”: Root Division, San Francisco

Merola Opera Program Presents A Celebration of American Song: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco

LOVE Litter Pick Up Day: The Benches Garden, San Francisco

Nob Hill Monthly Street Cleanup: Le Beau Market, San Francisco

NOPA Cleanup: The Mill, San Francisco

Rihla Exhibition Opening Night: Refugee Eye Gallery, San Francisco

Secret Improv Society: Shelton Theatre, San Francisco

SFDanceworks Season Five: ODC Theatre, San Francisco

“SINGULARIS” Exhibition: CHUNG | NAMONT, San Francisco

Stranger Things: The Experience: Skylight at The Armory, San Francisco

The Empire Strips Back: A Burlesque Parody: The Great Star Theatre, San Francisco

The Marsh presents “Going Out”: The Marsh San Francisco, San Francisco


Boomeria Organ Extravaganza: Bonny Doon Redwoods, Bonny Doon

Cascada de Flores: Santa Cruz Public Libraries – Downtown Branch, Santa Cruz

Community Blood Drive: Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Sandhills Tour: Santa Cruz Sandhills, Felton

West Cliff Outdoor Market: Lighthouse Point Park, Santa Cruz


American Institute of Architects Silicon Valley presents Home Tours: Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Atherton

Weird! Gilroy Choir Camp for Kids: First Baptist Church, Gilroy

Flor De Mari Pop-Up Shop: Palapa Lounge Beachwear, Los Gatos

Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival: Main and State Streets, Los Altos

Santa Clara Parade of Champions Dinner and Auction: SES Portuguese Hall of Santa Clara, Santa Clara

Victorian Oddity Market: Camron-Stanford House, Oakland

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