Events Calendar: July / August 2022

The calendar tells us it’s the height of summer even when the fog tells us otherwise. Never mind, one can always find sunshine somewhere in the Bay Area—and plenty of wonderful events to enjoy. Haute Living, San Francisco is a proud Media Sponsor of the 16th Festival Napa Valley, “The Best 10 Days of Summer,” an annual event that plays a vital part in building a healthy, vibrant community.  


Sundays at 2 p.m. through Aug. 14
Stern Grove Festival

Beloved since 1938, the annual outdoor music event fills summer Sundays with a program of 10 free concerts set in the natural eucalyptus amphitheater at Sigmund Stern Grove.

“Barack Obama” by Kehinde Wiley @2018 Courtesy of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” by Amy Sherald 2018, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Through Aug. 14
de Young | The Obama Portraits Tour    

Unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in 2018, the nationwide tour of the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Throughout July and August
San Francisco Giants | Oracle Park and Oakland Athletics | Coliseum 

There’s plenty of summertime action on the diamonds. The SF Giants play 14 home games in July and 13 games in August, while the Oakland A’s host 9 games in July and 15 games in August. Postgame Fireworks Night is July 1 at Oracle Park and on the Fourth of July at the Coliseum. and  


Half Moon Bay Fourth of July (courtesy Miramar Events)

Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July | Half Moon Bay

Main Street fills with whimsical floats, marching bands, horses, classically cool cars, decorated trikes and bikes, youth sports teams, dance and theatre troupes, Pumpkin Festival mascot “Gourdy,” American Legion Color Guard, local dignitaries and celebrities for the 51st annual parade.. 12 p.m. start.

9, 14 & 23
SFJAZZ and Stanford Live

Secnd annual series of evening concerts at historic Frost Amphitheater: A tribute to Linda Ronstadt by Tony nominee Anne Hampton Callaway accompanied by Stanford Symphony Orchestra (July 9), GRAMMY winner esperanza spalding (July 14), and a double-bill by GRAMMY-winning artists Eddie Palmieri and Arturo Sandoval (July 23).

14 – 17
Taste Our Terroir |  Livermore Valley Wine Country

Livermore Valley wineries offer 13 events throughout four days in the region’s premier wine and food event: a winemaker dinner in an olive orchid, an electric bike tour, a wine and food pairing competition, and much more.

Photo courtesy of @Festival Napa Valley

15 – 24
Festival Napa Valley

In its 16th season, “The Best 10 Days of Summer” opens with Carlo Ponti conducting Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture performed by Festival Orchestra Napa. Vintner’s luncheons, patron dinners, wine tastings, young artists concerts, arts galas, opera, ballet, jazz, fashion show, Festival Live!…and more. Haute Living, San Francisco is a proud media sponsor.     

San Francisco Marathon

The crack of dawn start is 5:40 a.m. at Embarcadero and Mission for the 45th edition of the San Francisco Marathon. Note: The last northbound runner must get on the Golden Gate Bridge by 7:40 a.m. The east sidewalk reopens at 8:30 a.m. and the west bike path reopens for the general public by 10:00 a.m.

Elusa Winery – Tank Room Exterior and Outdoor Gathering Space – Photo Credit Kim Carroll

Elusa Winery and TRUSS Restaurant + Bar

Winemaker Jonathan Walden begins the evening with a walk in the vineyard and barrel tastings. Dinner follows in the distinctive Tank Room, a multicourse menu from the TRUSS culinary team with pairings from Elusa Winery’s small lot, hand-crafted vintage wines.

30 – 31
Orchids in the Park | San Francisco Orchid Society

Why wait until February for the 70th Pacific Orchid Expo? Orchid lovers mark their calendars for the summer plant sale at San Francisco County Fair Building, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.


6 – 7
29th Art in the Gardens | Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

A Summer Soirée (Aug. 5), live music on the Event Lawn, food & drinks, arts & crafts workshops, art sale and featured local artist Button Quinn.

9 – 10
43rd Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival

A popular street festival showcases distinctive works of artists and craftspeople from around the U.S. alongside live music, select vintages from local wineries, a wide variety of food, and a kidzone. Opening night concert 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Harry Potter Celebration (via Broadway SF)

12 – 13
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert | Davies Symphony Hall

The official film concert series is touring major cities worldwide, bringing an experience of the big screen high definition projection accompanied by a full symphony orchestra performing the live musical score.

Courtesy of Frank Family Vineyards

Chardonnay & Lobster Dinner | Frank Family Vineyards

As the sun sets behind the Mayacamas Mountains, there’s live music, bubbles, and hors d’oeuvres prior to a family-style dinner on the front lawn, all paired with Lewis Vineyard Chardonnay and other favorites.

12 – 14
32nd San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Celebrating jazz since 1986, this year sees 100 acts across 10 stages with acclaimed headliners Ledisi, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Durand Jones & The Indications, Stanley Clarke, and others. Main outdoor stage for the three-day festival is Plaza de Cesar.

12 – 21
Monterey Car Week

Said to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, this 10-day event attracts enthusiasts and collectors for 30 signature car events including a road tour, rally, car shows, debuts, races, auctions, arts and lectures.

Photo credit @Pebble Beach Concours

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Automotive excellence on display as 200 rare and antique automobiles adorn the hallowed fairway at the 18th hole. Competing for best of show in a one-of-a-kind beauty contest, this is the culmination of Monterey Car Week, a tradition since 1950.

13 – 14
47th Fine Art in the Park | Los Altos

More than 100 juried California artists displaying paintings, sculptures, textiles, wood and glass work, and jewelry for sale over two days in an open air setting. New wine & beer garden plus music and food under the redwoods at Lincoln Park, Los Altos.

The Big Picnic | Stern Grove Festival

Phil Lesh & Friends headlines a free lunchtime concert and annual fundraiser for Stern Grove Festival. This performance marks the first time a member of the Grateful Dead has performed a free show in San Francisco in over 50 years. Reserve tables available starting Aug. 2.

Barbara Walsh and Patrick Clanton in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! – Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman for Murphy Made (via Broadway SF)

16 – Sept. 11
Oklahoma! | Golden Gate Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical reimagined for the 21st century is the Tony Award® Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway, this Daniel Fish production is “Funny and sexy, provocative and probing.”

Merola Grand Finale | War Memorial Opera House

A triumphant end to a transformative season, the evening features 2022 Merolini young artists of the summer program in a dazzling array of opera’s most brilliant works. Conducted by Maestro Patrick Furrer and directed by 2022 Merola Stage Director Matthew J. Schulz.

(Photos by Sandro Vannini, images courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Left: Funerary mask of Wendjebauendjed, Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21. Gold, alabaster, and glass. Above: Falcon-headed collar and counterweight of Princess Neferuptah Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12. Gold, carnelian, and feldspar. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

20 – Feb. 12, 2023
Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs | de Young Museum

Walk among towering statues, immerse yourself in 21st century technology that tells the stories. This state-of-the-art exhibition features items from the New Kingdom—Egypt’s golden age of the 19th Dynasty. The greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewelry ever to travel to the United States.

18th Annual Flower Power Silent Auction and Luncheon | The Salvation Army

Benefiting San Francisco children served by the charity’s after-school and back-to-school programs in neighborhoods across the city. Silent auction and floral design show, featuring designer John James and Juliette Goodrich, KPIX 5, as emcee at the in-person event. Fairmont Hotel, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Napa Nola | Charles Krug Winery Summer Sessions 

New Orleans comes to Napa Valley, a mini-festival of celebrated Nola musicians paired with classic Creole and Cajun grub. The lineup features Rebirth Brass Band, Raw Oyster Cult (formerly The Radiators), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (Wild Magnolias), John “Papa” Gros and DJ Harry Duncan. 12-5 p.m.

27 – 28 
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts

Three hundred curated fine art and contemporary craft displays, 60 Italian street painters, sidewalk piano virtuosos, kids’ art studio, stage and street entertainment, gourmet food, fine wines and microbrews. University Avenue, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days.