June 16, 2024
Pipe bands in Pleasanton, a gallery in the mountains

The three-day Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer with some of the Bay Area’s biggest and longest tenured outdoor events, plus a vegan food fest now in its third year:

157th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games: The Bay Area’s largest celebration of Scottish culture features “heavy athletics” contests such as the caber and stone tosses, a Kilted Mile race, heritage exhibits, traditional foods, whisky tastings and music including pipe bands, harpists, fiddlers and Celtic rock. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets must be purchased online at www.thescottishgames.com.

Kings Mountain Art Fair: More than 100 juried artists from the U.S. and Canada will gather to create a fine-art gallery in the redwoods at this 60th annual event. Live entertainment, food and drink booths. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. Free admission. Details: kingsmountainartfair.org

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Annual event with 300 arts and crafts booths, live music, food and wine vendors, a car show and a Kids Zone. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday along Broadway between Victoria and Meadow Glen. Free admission. Details: https://millbrae.com/art-wine-festival/

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Bizerkeley Food Festival: Third annual vegan food festival will feature more than two dozen food vendors plus entertainment, games and a children’s activity zone. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at  2727 Milvia St., Berkeley. Admission details: thebizerkeleyvegan.com/foodfest