The Five Best Places to Party Outside This Weekend

Partying inside is so overrated, especially with the streak of beautiful weather the Bay Area is experiencing. It’s the perfect time to get outside and there are plenty of party options as the weekend approaches.

Sept. 19: Mad Decent Block Party
Greek Theatre, Berkeley
Diplo’s Mad Decent record label takes over the Greek Theatre in Berkeley with Cashmere Cat, Dillon Francis, Fatboy Slim and more. The party starts at 6pm and tickets start at $49.50.

Sept. 20-21: Beyond Wonderland
Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View
Beyond Wonderland brings two days of EDM to Shoreline with some of the biggest names in dance music. The festival features four stages throughout the venue with whimsical themes and costumed characters populating ‘Wonderland.’ Expect plenty of raver eye candy, as well, with headliners Kaskade, DJ Snake and Paul Oakenfold provide the soundtrack. Photos from last year.

Sept. 21: Folsom Street Fair
Folsom St., SoMA
San Francisco’s connoisseurs of kink, leather and fetishes hit the streets for a day party in SoMA with nearly every flavor of the sexual rainbow on display. The party is on Folsom Street from 8th to 13th streets and features live entertainment, dancing, vendors and public displays of affection like none other (think public whipping and flogging). Leave the kids at home for this one. Photos from last year.

Sept. 21: The Do-Over SF Block Party
Utah St., near Mighty
Popular LA party the Do-Over returns to the Bay Area for its annual San Francisco Block Party with a full lineup of mystery DJs on the street in front of Mighty nightclub. DJs won’t be announced before they perform, but attendees can expect a well-curated lineup. Last year surprise guests included Biz Markie, Salva, Vinroc and Rich Medina, among others. Tickets start at $25. Photos from last year.

Sept. 21: As You Like It Picnic
Elk Glen Meadow, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco nightclub party collective As You Like It takes the party outside for a free dance music picnic with Jason Kendig, Rich Korach, Bells & Whistles and Nackt.