Top Tickets: June 29 - July 5
Shakespeare, Fourth of July, and fun festivals—get ready for a jam-packed week.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
6/29–7/16 A wedding, a play, and plenty of magical mischief abound in Livermore Shakespeare Festival’s production of this Elizabethan-era classic. Watch the production alfresco at Wente Vineyards, and enjoy the magic of a midsummer night. livermoreshakes.org.
Jack London Square’s Fourth of July Weekend
6/30–7/4 The weekend of family fun at Oakland’s Jack London Square starts with a couple nights of Samba and dance-offs, and wraps up with a Fourth of July barbecue and block party. Celebrate the holiday on the waterfront with a weekend full of dancing, food, and fun. jacklondonsquare.com.
Fourth of July at Berkeley Marina
7/4 This all-day event at the Berkeley Marina features live entertainment, food trucks, pony rides, patriotic face painting, and dragon-boat rides. Finish off the night with a spectacular fireworks display over the water. anotherbullwinkelshow.com.
First Wednesdays Street Festival
7/5 With live music, food trucks, and a carnival, Cypress Street in Walnut Creek will be livelier than ever on the first Wednesday of each month this summer. Enjoy a wide range of family activities and food while taking a pleasant evening stroll. walnutcreekdowntown.com.
Food and Drink
7/1 Indie rock bands, including Passion Pit and Kongos, as well as a tasty assortment of oysters and local beers will take over Golden Gate Park for the day. For a fraction of the cost of most music festivals, Oysterfest is a great option for getting your festival fix. oysterfest.me.