If you don't yet know about Outside Lands, then fill us in on where you've been lately because you must have an awesome hiding spot! Seriously, it's the
festival of the season with bands like Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs taking the stage. If you don't have tickets yet, get your music-loving-hide in gear and snatch 'em up fast!
Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Golden Gate Park
$249.50 to $545; buy tickets here
First City Festival
In case you missed out on the aforementioned Outside Lands or just want to keep the festival fun going, then take a road trip to Monterey for the First City Festival. Not only will you get to jump up and down to the hits by Passion Pit, MGMT, and Modest Mouse, but you'll also get a thrill out of the carnival rides spinning on the scene.
Saturday, August 24 to August 25
Monterey County Fair and Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road (at Casa Verde Way); 831-372-5863.
$149.50 to $279.50; buy tickets here
Nihonmachi Street Fair
From cuisine to fashion, seriously, what's not to love about Japanese culture? We get to experience it all at this year's Nihonmachi Street Fair that'll be full of performances, food vendors, and (back by popular demand) Doggie World! Because your pups need some summer love, too! The Street Fair will be hosting a doggy pageant and will have pooch professionals at the scene dishing out their canine know-how. That's certainly something to wag our tails about!
Saturday, August 3 to Sunday, August 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Japantown, Post Street (between Laguna and Fillmore streets); No phone.
Photo: Via Facebook/Outside Lands