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Kate Van Brocklin | Photo: Courtesy Union Street Festival | June 6, 2014
Shimmy on down to your neighborhood of choice—chances are there's a summer fair going down.
Chipotle's Cultivate Festival
What: A free one-day food, music and beer festival with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, and a special Chipotle festival menu.
Where: Golden Gate Park
When: Saturday, June 7th
Why: A smash hit of indie pop-rockers including Neon Trees, Andrew McMahon, Charli XCX, Smallpools, and American Authors.
38th Annual Union Street Festival
What: This annual street fair extravaganza is one of San Francisco’s largest free events. In its 38th year, the festival presents each block as a unique “World,” including Fashion World, Culinary World, Tech World, Local World, Craft World and Health, and Fitness World.
Where: Union Street (Gough to Fillmore) in Cow Hollow
When: Saturday-Sunday June 7th-8th, all day
Why: Because what else would you do in Cow Hollow other than attend street fashion shows and sample pairings of gourmet cheeses, nuts, olive oils and chocolates?
2014 Haight Ashbury Street Fair
What: The annual Haight Ashbury Street Fair brings thousands of people to Haight Street to shop over 200 outdoor vendors including food, green businesses, local artists, clothing, crafts, non-profits and more.
Where: Haight Street (between Stanyan and Masonic)
When: Sunday, June 8th, 11am to 5:30pm
Why: Because you need to fit in as many summer festivals into your weekend as you can!
World Oceans Day: Surfrider Cleanup & Free Zoo Tickets
What: The Surfrider Foundation is aligning with the San Francisco Zoo to clean up beautiful Ocean Beach. The first 50 clean-up participants to sign up will receive a free pass to the Zoo on June 8, 2014.
Where: Ocean Beach at Sloat Boulevard
When: Sunday, June 8th, 9am-11am
Why: Because after all that partying at the festivals, you'll need some quality time to realign yourself with nature.
Oakland's First Friday
What: If you've never been to the now-world famous art, culture, and food extravaganza in Uptown Oakland, now's the time to fix that.
Where: Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th.
When: Friday, June 6th, 5 pm-9 pm
Why: Come on. You know why. It's amazing.