2018 Bay Area festivals and fairs: From county fairs to kids and music festivals


Roughly 20 artists descended on Pacific Commons in Fremont on Saturday forthe second annual Chalk Festival, and created all kinds of colorful imagery on one block of pavement in the shopping and social gathering area. (Photo courtesy of Heath McCue)

MAY 14-20

Contra Costa County Fair: Noon-9:30 p.m. May 17-18, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. May 19-20 (with later carnival hours). Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St., Antioch. Rides, Xtreme sports zone, games, live music, agriculture pavilion, contests, food and drink. Ticket prices: http://contracostafair.com

Maker Faire Bay Area: 1-5 p.m. May 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 20. San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. A celebration of invention, creativity and curiosity, featuring music, art, science, health, robotics and more. https://makerfaire.com/bay-area/

Oakland Greek Festival: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 18, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. May 19 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 20. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Oakland. 45th annual festival with music, dancing, food and wine. www.oaklandgreekfestival.com

Art on the Main: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20, North Main Street, from Civic Drive to Mount Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek. More than 100 artists, food, wine, beer and live music. https://bit.ly/2rbDCar

Boogie: Campbell’s Music Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20. East Campbell Ave., downtown Campbell. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, community booths, food and beer and wine. Free. https://bit.ly/2JtuqWs

Kids ‘n’ Kites Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19. Central Park, 40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont. Kite-flying demonstrations, interactive games, performances, food. Free kites for first 3,000 kids. https://fremont.gov/1109/Kids-n-Kites-Festival

Polish Heritage Festival: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 19. Twin Pines Park, 20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Polish rock and folk music, dancing, food (kotlety, bigos, golabki, pierogi, kielbasa), imported beer and more. Tickets, $5 (ages 12 and under, free). www.polcafestival.com

Roughly 20 artists descended on Pacific Commons in Fremont for the Chalk Festival. (Photo courtesy of Heath McCue)

Pacific Commons Chalk Festival: Noon-3 p.m. May 19. 43440 Boscell Road, Fremont. 20 artists will create life-sized chalk murals. Children will get a chance to create their own chalk masterpieces. www.pacificcommons.com/events/pacificcommons-pacific-commons-chalk-festival

Himalayan Fair: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. May 20 and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 21. Live Oak Park, 1300 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. More than 100 vendors, live music, tarot, children’s crafts, food. www.himalayanfair.net/

Hakone Matsuri Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20. Japanese cultural celebration with martial arts, tea ceremony, food, children’s activities, and more. No parking at Hakone Estate and Gardens, take shuttle from West Valley College Parking Lot No. 5, West College Circle and Admissions Way, Saratoga. Admission, $5. Shuttle …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

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