Living in the Bay Area means you will almost always be able to find a fun activity, event, festival, or concert, regardless of which part of the region you live in. Below you’ll find some great online resources that will help familiarize yourself with what’s out there in your neck of the woods. If you’re new to the area, these resources are a great way to get to know some of the many events taking place in your city or neighborhood.



San Francisco

Do The Bay – Find free things to do in and around San Francisco.

SF Travel – San Francisco is a great city to visit or live in—this website tells you why and has listings of upcoming events.

Events 12 San Francisco – A website with a thorough list of events in the city, organized by month.

KRON 4 Local Events – Local events from one of the Bay Area’s top news outlets.

Local Anchor- Fun things to do with kids in San Fransisco


San Mateo

San Mateo/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau – A very exhaustive breakdown of events in San Mateo and Silicon Valley.

City Of San Mateo Calendar – A calendar of events from the official website for the City of San Mateo.

Hidden SF San Mateo – A collection of the best things to do in San Mateo, from events to outdoor activities.

Eventbrite San Mateo – A searchable listing of events from around San Mateo which allows users to submit their own events.



Visit Napa Valley – A great website that will help you explore all that Napa has to offer, from events to restaurants and wineries.

Napa Valley Events – has some great recommendations for those looking for the best upcoming events in the area.

Napa Valley Register – Napa’s daily newspaper lists events for each day of the week—a terrific resource if you need a simple rundown of what’s going on.


Sonoma – Explore the finest that wine country has to offer in Sonoma County with activities and events broken down in several categories. – The official website for tourism in Sonoma County has loads of things to do whether you’re just visiting or plan to move to the area.

Happenings Sonoma County – Find festivals, concerts and things to do around Sonoma County with the local calendar of events. – Websites that focus on tourism are a wonderful place to find what’s happening in the area you live and this one is no exception.


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Marin Visitors Bureau – The local convention and visitors bureau has local attractions broken down into several categories and includes a descriptive write-up of each one.

Marin Mommies – One of the best websites to find Marin County activities for kids and families, as well as articles centered around things to do.

Marin County Events – The official website for Marin County with events from virtually every part of the county, including an easy-to-navigate calendar. Marin Events –  An events page with tons of activities with over 25 different categories to help you find the best of Marin.



Visit California Solano County – This website is great for exploring any part of California for things to do and has some activities in Solano County that you won’t find many other places.

Solano County Events – The official website for Solano County covers most major and recurring events throughout the county.

Solano Open Space – One of the best resource for finding outdoor events in Solano County.

Solano Land Trust Events – Another great website for exploring the outdoors and finding Solano County events.


Contra Costa

Contra Costa Live – An eclectic mix of events from around the county from music to art, wine, restaurants and outdoor fun.

Eventful Contra Costa County – An easy way to find upcoming events ranging from sports to concerts or just a night on the town.

Contra Costa Super Moms – A guide for families with events that appeal to kids and adults alike in Contra Costa County.



Thrillist Alameda County – Find events that are not as widely covered in Alameda County, as well as other parts of the Bay Area.

7×7 Bay Area – A website to research neighborhoods and events from around the Bay, including this selection of the best places to eat in Alameda.

City of Alameda – The official website for the City of Alameda lists major attractions with several guides to point you in the right direction.

Alameda Special Events – The Downtown Alameda Business Association has events, news, and recommendations for things to do downtown.


Santa Clara

Santa Clara 50 Things To Do – If you’re stumped about what to do in Santa Clara, this blog has 50 great ideas that you’ll want to know about.

Visit Santa Clara – Looking for something fun to do or a great place to eat? This website has you covered with endless options.

Eventbrite Santa Clara – Find events posted by others in the county or submit your own—activities abound on this well-used site.

Wikido Santa Clara County – A catalogue of events in Santa Clara County with a category for each major city in the county.