Things To Do In The Bay Area This Week

Megan Goldsby
August 21, 2019 - 12:03 pm
Santa Rosa Marathon and Beer Fest

Santa Rosa Marathon

There are plenty of events in the Bay Area this weekend where you can explore food, antique furniture and wine country, or celebrate the LGBTQ community.

UBay: SF Ube Fest

Enjoy a food festival of another color in San Francisco – purple to be exact.  The SF Ube Fest celebrates all things purple yam, from macarons to pizza and ice cream.

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 – 25
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SoMa StrEat Food Park
428 11th Street, San Francisco

Concord Taco Fest

Chihuahua racing at the Concord Taco Fest
Concord Taco Fest

Concord celebrates another beloved food with the Concord Taco Fest. It’s “tacos, beer, Chihuahua racing, luchador wrestling and more tacos,” said organizer Chris Ricky.

Saturday, August 24
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Todos Santos Plaza, Downtown Concord

Santa Rosa Marathon and Beer Fest

Santa Rosa Beer Fest
Santa Rosa Marathon

Work off some of those tacos with the Santa Rosa Marathon. Thousands of runners across four different races will get to experience the beauty of summer in Sonoma County where the grapes are nearly ripe. Toast their success afterwards at the Santa Rosa Beer Fest, and no, you don’t have to compete to enjoy the brews.

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 – 25
Races start Saturday at 7 a.m.
Marathon starts Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
Beer Fest: Saturday­­, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Old Courthouse Square, Downtown Santa Rosa

Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market

Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market
Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market

In Fremont, the bargains will be overflowing at the 55th annual Niles Antique Faire. More than 225 vendors will fill the Niles district with their wares, ranging from antique furniture to collectibles, plants, vintage tableware and more.

Sunday, August 25
6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Niles Town Plaza, Fremont

Silicon Valley Pride

It’s Pride time in Silicon Valley where the annual Silicon Valley Pride festival and parade takes over downtown. “We have around 5,000 participants and around 30-40 floats are coming this year,” said organizer Saldy Suriben. And don’t miss the headline performance from Macy Gray.

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 – 25
Saturday, Trans and Friends Rally and Night Festival 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, Parade and Day Festival, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Plaza de César Chávez Park, San Jose