Jerry Garcia gets his day around San Francisco

Stu Allen & Mars Hotel perform in San Francisco’s McLaren Park in 2013.
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel perform in San Francisco’s McLaren Park in 2013.

Celebrate San Francisco’s own late, great Jerry Garcia in and around the city where the Grateful Dead started its long, strange trip.

Deadheads and others will be celebrating Garcia’s music and roots throughout August, including at a Tuesday, Aug. 9, concert tribute at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., in Mill Valley. The celebrations culminate with an Aug. 14 Jerry Day concert at McLaren Park at 100 John F. Shelley Drive in San Francisco.

Other events will feature Grateful Dead cover bands and talks about the pioneering musician.

For details, go to www.jerryday.org.

Beer Festival


What: Live music and craft beer will fill the coastal town of Aptos. There’ll be more than 85 craft beers along with tasty food pairings.

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14

Where: Aptos Village Park, 100 Aptos Creek Road

Cost: $10 general admission; $99 three-day VIP Pass; $75 Saturday Craft Beer Heaven; $50 Friday food and beer pairing competition.

Information: californiabeerfestival.com/santacruz

Ragtime Celebration


What: Ragtime music will get its moment in the sun at this daylong celebration of the classic American music style.

When: Show times run from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14

Where: Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium, 51 Main St., and various Main Street venues

Cost: $80 general admission to be purchased via cash or check through Mother Lode Ragtime Society, 11310 Prospect Drive, Suite 10, Jackson

Information: suttercreekragtime.com/2016festival.htm

Plumas Sierra County Fair


What: The Plumas Sierra County Fair offers carnival rides, rodeos and art shows for the entire family to enjoy.

When: Opens at noon Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 14. Closing times vary from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where: Plumas County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Road

Cost: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors; $3 for children 11 and younger

Information: www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net

Great Gatsby Party


What: The Gatsby Festival will bring to life the Roaring ’20s with a two-day festival and a vintage tea party and fashion show.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14; the tea party and fashion show will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14.

Where: Tallac Historic Site, 1 Heritage Way

Cost: Admisson for the festival is free; $65 general admission to Sunday tea party and fashion show; $520 for a table of eight; $650 for a table of 10.

Information: www.tahoeheritage.org/gatsby

All About Apples


What: The Gravenstein Apple Fair will offer live music, fresh apple cider, beer, and artisan food to celebrate the heirloom apple.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14.

Where: Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road

Cost: $12 advance general admission; $15 cash only at the door; seniors and veterans, $12; $10 children ages 6 to 12; children younger than 5 get in for free.

Information: www.gravensteinapplefair.com