Your guide to Summer 2017 in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose

The Bay Area boasts some of the world's most stunning vistas, structures and natural spaces, and it's taking advantage of all its resources for a summer of unforgettable entertainment. With numerous outdoor festivals, fairs and free shows, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose are proving to be the places to be (and see and be seen) this summer. Check out our picks for great Bay Area summer events below. 

Summer festivals and outdoor concerts: From a Kite Festival to the ongoing Union Square Live concert series to an entire Beer Week, Bay Areans love a good festival, whatever that means for them. 

Free summer concerts: Union Square, downtown Point Richmond and the Kaiser Center’s Rooftop Garden will all serve as hosts to some amazing free shows.