Things To Do In The Bay Area This Week

Santa Rosa Marathon and Beer Fest
Photo credit 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 – 2511 a.m. – 4 p.m.SoMa StrEat Food Park428 11th Street, San Francisco

Saturday, August 2411 a.m. – 8 p.m.Todos Santos Plaza, Downtown Concord

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 – 25Races 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

Sunday, August 256 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 – 25Saturday, 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