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Summer Events a Go Go! 

What to do, all summer long


Through September/October: Giants Baseball Season Pacific Bell Park. For schedule information: (415) 972-2000.

Through September/October: Oakland A's Baseball Season Oakland Coliseum. For schedule information: (510) 638-4900.

Through December 31: Boyz in the Woodz Club Sunday Hike Join the SF Bay Area Gay & Bi Men"s Hiking & Social Club for brunch, a hike, fun events, or dinner. (415) 457-3993.

Through December 31: Critical Mass Reclaim the streets with other cyclists the last Friday of every month for a tour of San Francisco (free). Justin Herman Plaza.

June 28: Double Dipsea A 13.7-mile trail run from Stinson Beach to Mill Valley and back. Stinson Beach parking lot. (415) 978-0837.

June 28: International Gay Rugby Tournament San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club hosts The International Gay Rugby Association"s rugby tournament and festival. Polo fields, Golden Gate Park (free). 8 a.m.

June 29: Pride Run 2003 5K and 10K. Golden Gate Park. (415) 978-2429.

July 6: Alcatraz Challenge Aquathon & Swim A 1.5-mile swim and a 12-kilometer run. San Francisco. (650) 359-3773.

July 19: 17th Annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour A 60-, 37-, or 23-mile route. (800) 648-9922.

July 27: Chronicle Marathon Also a 5-kilometer run. Golden Gate Bridge. (415) 284-9953.

July 27: Tiburon Triathlon A 1/2-mile swim, 9-mile bike ride, and 2-mile run. Belvedere.

August 3: 10th Annual Chronicle Tour de Peninsula A 33-mile bike ride through the San Francisco Peninsula, with 17-mile and 21-mile shortcuts, rest stops, food and drinks, tech support, and expo. Redwood City. (415) 759-2690.

August 10: Festival of Chariots West end of Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park. (415) 649-8619.

Aug. 31: Ana Cablecar Chase & 5K Amble This 5.67-mile run & 5K "amble" hits its 20th anniversary. Aquatic Park. (415) 868-1829.

Festivals/Fairs/4th of July

Through June 29: San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival A showcase for some of the world"s finest films from and about the GLBT community. Various locations throughout San Francisco.

Through August 17: Stern Grove Midsummer Music Festival Free performances amid the trees by a variety of artists, including the San Francisco Symphony, Afro Celt Sound System, and WAR. Stern Grove, San Francisco. (415) 252-6252.

Through July 6: Alameda County Fair Pony rides, music, and comedy ($6-9). Pleasanton. (925) 426-7600.

June 28-29: Russian River Blues Festival Etta James, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Lonnie Brooks, and others ($40-90). Guerneville. (510) 655-9471.

June 28-August 9: Stanford Jazz Workshop & Festival More than 100 jazz artists in 33 concerts and special events ($5-38). Stanford University, Palo Alto. (650) 736-0324.

July 2-6: Marin County Fair Carnival rides, fireworks, art, music, and a petting zoo ($9-11). Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael. (415) 499-6400.

July 3-6: High Sierra Music Festival Steve Winwood, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Michael Franti, and more ($14-150). Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy. (510) 420-1529.

July 4: San Francisco Fireworks Over the Bay with great views from Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, and the Wharf.

July 4: Oakland Fireworks All day festival of crafts and music at Jack London Square, culminating in pyrotechnics.

July 4: San Jose Fireworks God bless us all at the America Festival, San Jose's multicultural fete in downtown Discovery Meadow.

July 4: Redwood City Fireworks Shot above the Port of Redwood City, this year's works will be choreographed to music.

July 4: Marin Fireworks Sausalito's celebration will start with a parade and family fun at Dunphy Park, then move to Gabrielson Park for the show.

July 5-August 2: Robert Mondavi Summer Festival Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Harry Belafonte, India.Arie, and other artists in five outdoor performances ($42-75). Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville. (888) 769-5299. www.

July 5-August 9: Peaches Christ's Midnight Mass The sixth year of this playfully irreverent film series kicks off with an obligatory showing of the fabled Elizabeth Berkley (career-stalling) vehicle Showgirls. Midnight Saturdays at the Bridge Theater. 3010 Geary Blvd ($8).

July 5-6: Fillmore Street Jazz Festival The largest free festival of its kind on the West Coast. San Francisco. (510) 970-3217.

July 10-12: Sonoma County Wine and Food Showcase Fireworks, dancing, San Francisco Symphony, wine tasting, tours, luncheons, and dinners ($50-225). Various Sonoma locations. (800) 939-7666.

July 11-20: Solano County Fair Horseraces, livestock shows, a carnival, live horse racing, and James Brown ($4-8). Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo. (707) 551-2000.

July 11-13: Montclair Village Fine Arts Festival The 28th annual showcase of local artists. Oakland. (209) 296-1195.

July: 11-20: California Rodeo Bull riding, roping, carnival rides, the largest freestyle bullfight in the country ($1-18). Rodeo Grounds, Salinas. (800) 771-8807.

July 12-13: Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival Artists' displays and craft demos from glassblowing to clay pot throwing (free). Palo Alto Art Center. (650) 329-2366.

July 12-13: Oakland Scottish Highland Games Highland dancing, sheepdogs, caber tossing, haggis, and more ($8-$12). Dunsmuir Historic Estate. 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct. (510) 615-5555.

July 12-13: Obon Buddhist Festival Featuring a bazaar, games, food, entertainment, and an obon dance (free). Japantown, San Jose. (408) 293-9292.

July 22-August 4: Sonoma County Fair Rodeos, horse races, Bob Eubanks, the Bacon Brothers, Chuck Mangione, and more ($5). Sonoma County Fair Grounds. (707) 545-4200.

July 25-27: Gilroy Garlic Festival Garlic ice cream, anyone? ($5-$10). Christmas Hill Park. (408) 842-1625.

July 26-27: Berkeley Kite Festival Demonstrations, competitions, food, music, and children's events. Cesar E. Chavez Park/Berkeley Marina. (510) 235-5483.

July 27: Up Your Alley Fair South of Market street fair by and for leather enthusiasts. Dore Alley.

July 28-August 10: Cabrillo Music Festival Modern music gathering mixing theater, chorus, orchestra, dance, and video (free-$40). Various Santa Cruz locations. (831) 426-6966.


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