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Here’s What to Do in the Bay Area This Summer

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Roland Holmgren takes a selfie with family members, Isaac, Olive and Yvonne, during a kickoff event for Bay FC, the Bay Area’s first team in the National Women’s Soccer League, at the Presidio in San Francisco, California on June 3, 2023. (Kori Suzuki/KQED)

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor excursion, a quiet art gallery to wander through or a rousing show for an evening’s entertainment, KQED’s Arts & Culture team has got you covered. From festival dates to soccer schedules, the 2024 Summer Guide has recommendations in the Bay Area covering every interest and price point. We’ll get a temperature check on how the region’s arts and culture ecosystem is faring and hear from reporters about what they’re looking forward to this season.


Gabe Meline, senior editor, KQED Arts & Culture

Nastia Voynovskaya, editor and reporter, KQED Arts

David John Chávez, theatre critic; author of the theater portion of KQED’s summer arts preview

Alan Chazaro, arts and food reporter, KQED; also a poet and educator


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