As the last full month of summer stretches before of us, we may feel a twinge of disappointment. And while that's completely understandable, it's also totally unnecessary, because there are so many events taking place in San Francisco this August. If you're watching your favorite band perform, taking in a Japanese film, and sipping wine in Noe Valley, you really won't have any time to get sentimental!
- AUGUST 7-9
San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Golden Gate Park
This huge event in Golden Gate Park has upped the ante on music festivals going green and “leveraged San Francisco’s food, wine, technology and activism cultures, “according to Rolling Stone, “for a one-of-a-kind world-class experience.”
- AUGUST 8-9
J-POP Summit Festival
Fort Mason Center and Union Square
This one-of-a-kind summer festival that brings the latest of Japanese popular culture to San Francisco. In its seventh year, the J-POP extravaganza will expand to Fort Mason Center as well as Union Square presenting another lively two-day program jam-packed with music, fashion and fine foods.
- AUGUST 8-16
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco
New People Cinema, 1746 Post St.
Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first and only fully dedicated annual Japanese film event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Showcasing the latest in anime, live-action and documentaries straight from Japan, this week-long festival will take place in San Francisco's historic Japantown.
- AUGUST 20-23
Eat Drink SF
Fort Mason Center
Chefs, wine and spirits are celebrated in this interactive urban food and wine festival featuring local talent and regional ingredients in a series of tastings, classes, dinners and events.
- AUGUST 15-16
San Francisco Street Food Festival
http://www.lacocinasf.org/ or http://www.sfstreetfoodfest.com/
La Cocina joins with Noise Pop and Midway to produce a two-day celebration of food, music and drink.
- AUGUST 16
Alcatraz Challenge Swim
1.5 mile swim course begins near Alcatraz Island and finishes at the East Beach of Crissy Field located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Presidio Park.
- AUGUST 20
Noe Valley Wine Walk
24th Street from Diamond to Chattanooga, 800-310-6563
Merchants offer wine samples, finger foods and special treats; attendees who wish to sample purchase tasting wristband prior to event and receive wine glass and map with all tasting locations.
- AUGUST 23
The Giant Race
AT&T Park, 415-972-1800
The Giant Race features a half marathon, 10K, and 5K distances that all lead through San Francisco’s historic streets and finish on the field at AT&T Park – home of the San Francisco Giants.