Looking for some fun stuff to do this summer, and a fun place to do it in?
Go to San Francisco.
The real appeal of San Francisco as a vacation destination is that it has a little something to offer everyone. From families with small children, families with teens, young couples, older couples, gay couples, gay singles, girlfriends on a getaway, etc., etc., etc.
What's happening during the months of June, July and August in San Francisco?
Stern Grove Festival
Sundays, 2:00 p.m.
June 15 – August 17, 2008
For over 70 years now San Franciscans and visitors alike have been treated to free concerts in Stern Grove, located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. This year's concerts include the San Francisco Symphony on June 29, Allen Toussaint on July 6 and Voices of Latin Rock on July 27.
Dolores Park Movie Night 2008
Once a month during the summer
Enjoy free movies in Dolores Park, located in the Mission District at Dolores and 20th St. Future dates are July 10, August 14, September 11, and October 9. As of this writing the future movie titles have not been released, but you can check doloresparkmovie.org later and see if they're up there.
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
From May to October
The Yerba Buena Gardens is a two-block complex bordered by Mission, Folsom, 3rd and 4th Streets, and is a great place to enjoy some free entertainment all summer long, including music, theater, dance, and children’s programs. Parents with children under 10 will enjoy the Children's Garden Series on Fridays and Saturdays in the Children's Garden, Howard and Fourth Streets, near the Zeum Carousel. Programs are approximately 30 minutes, two performances each day. Adults will enjoy the Latin Jazz Series which take place throughout the summer, including Homenagem Brasileira on Thursday, August 7. You can find a more complete schedule at ybgf.org.
San Francisco Pride 2008
June 28 and 29, 2008
This 2-day event is one of the largest lesbian and gay pride celebration in the world, with a festival as well as a parade, which takes place along Market Street on June 24, 2008. The festival takes place in the Civic Center area of San Francisco, starting each day at noontime. The parade begins at 10:30AM. You can get more information at sfpride.org.
4th Annual Pinot Days Grand Festival
June 29, 2008 - 1p to 5p
Do you love pinot noir? If you do (and if you don't, why not?) then you'll have to head on over to Fort Mason in San Francisco to taste some really fabulous pinots. The cost is $65, and you'll be able to sample up to 400 pinots from California and Oregon.
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