Stern Grove Festival: Classic R&Bers Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings kick off the 74th season of the Stern Grove Festival on Sunday with a Motown sound revival, along with special guest, French soul crooner, Ben L'Oncle Soul. Bring a picnic and get there early! It's bound to be packed.
Bicycle Music Festival: Pedal over to Golden Gate Park on Saturday for a day- and night-long 100-percent bicycle-powered festival featuring a diverse range of musical genres, including jazz, opera, folk rock, Latin rock, hip hop, Bhangra rock, and more. Also featuring pedal-powered smoothies!
Juneteenth Parade and Festival: The two-day long 61st Annual Juneteenth Festival takes over the Fillmore District with live entertainment, food, a Classic Car and Motorcycle show, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, 3 on 3 Basketball, Skate park, Games2u, and more. Sunday morning's parade starts at Civic Center Plaza.
Bring Your Own Dog: Footloose Productions presents a family and dog-friendly event featuring live performances, contests, games and socializing with dogs and their people at Mint Plaza on Saturday. The live show, which is hosted by celebrity drag queen Heklina, brings theater, music, dance, and comedy to the urban stage in a performance about an alien who "needs to program his robotic dog crew so they can bring joy to his homeland."
North Beach Festival: Lots of sun, beer, and drinking will take place all weekend in North Beach, along with bands, poetry readings, food, arts and crafts, and did we mention beer?
Native Contemporary Arts Festival: Spend Father's Day at Yerba Buena Gardens for this 14th annual event showcasing traditional and contemporary Native American music and dance, including Washington-based virtuoso violinist/storyteller Swil Kanim, traditional Su-Nu-Nu Shinal Pomo Dancers (Stewarts Point); hoop dancer Eddie Madril (Yaqui); hip-hop artist Ras K’Dee & Audiopharmacy; Chicanindia dancer Gina Pacaldo; and The All Nations Singers and Medicine Warrior Dancers, plus free craft activities for the kiddies. Picnics welcome.
Picklewater Free Circus Festival: Mingle with the tourists at Union Square on Sunday, featuring performances by clowns, jugglers, and contortionists from Circus Bella, Circus Finelli, Pi, and The Physical Comedy Troupe, which promise to be "filled with danger, excitement, laughter and awe." Free circus lessons will also be provided.