Claire Fabrocini, left, and Kim Horst, of Los Angeles, take a selfie with their GoPro camera during day one of the Outside Lands music festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on August 8, 2014.

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What's Happening Around The Bay Area This Week?

Melissa Culross
August 07, 2019 - 2:40 pm

If you're looking for ideas of things to do in the Bay Area this weekend, there are a lot of great events on the calendar, including one of the country's most successful music festivals and a giveaway for fans who attend a San Francisco Giants game. 

OUTSIDE LANDS

Paul McCartney headlines on the Land's End stage during the 6th annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, on Friday, August 9, 2013.
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The Outside Lands Festival returns to Golden Gate Park this weekend with dozens of acts including headliners Paul Simon and Childish Gambino.

August 9 through August 11

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

 

SONOMA COUNTY FAIR

The Sonoma Country Fair runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. "We have a great theme this year," Fairgrounds CEO Becky Bartling said. "It's 'Back to Our Roots in Cowboy Boots'."

August 1 to August 11

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

 

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS FOG GLOBE GIVEAWAY

A general view of inside Oracle Park while Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Washington Nationals in the bottom of the fourth inning at Oracle Park on August 5, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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Snow in San Francisco is very rare, but fog is a longtime city resident. So thousands of fans attending Saturday's Giants game against the Phillies at will get a Giants Fog Globe.

August 10

Oracle Park, San Francisco

 

PRESIDIO KITE FESTIVAL

A kite festival will be held in the Presidio on Aug. 10, 2019.
Presidio of San Francisco

The sky will be filled with kites at the Presidio Kite Festival in San Francisco on Saturday, and the festival includes a giant kite exhibit.

"These things are enormous," Margaret Casey with the Presidio Trust said. "They're the size of a small house."

August 10

Presidio Main Parade Ground, San Francisco

 

HAIRSPRAY

Get the Broadway experience up close with the musical Hairspray running at the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco through Sunday.

July 6 through August 11

Victoria Theatre, San Francisco

 

SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2019

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest
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It's Summer Fest's 30th anniversary with performances this year from The O'Jays, Dianne Reeves, En Vogue, and more.

August 9 through August 11

Downtown San Jose

 

ALOHA FESTIVAL

Enjoy hula performances and workshops, as well as ukulele and lei workshops at this festival infused with the spirit of aloha.

August 10 and August 11

San Mateo County Eveny Center, San Mateo