Published Apr 6, 2017 at 5:39 PM | Updated at 10:59 AM PDT on Apr 25, 2017
A festival can fabulously don a number of different hats. Perhaps it is devoted to music, or a particular kind of food, or a neighborhood or district or beverage or theme. But however you like your festival to wear its particular hat, you can count on a bevy of Bay Area and Bay Area-close bashes to dot the warm-weather calendar, convivially and with flair. Here are some of the many festivals coming down the party pike in 2017, with lots of other larks out there beyond what we've shouted out. Note some are ticketed, admission-required deals, some are free, but all should tap into the eats, sounds, and sunny scenes we revel in come summertime.