As families look for places to go and events to attend for their Summer vacation, we have started compiling some local art and auto shows. These shows are small, intimate events that provide a relaxed atmosphere to languish around a rare, vintage or art deco vehicle or become part of a tour to aid in a charity cause.

Golden Gate Ferrari Festival – Will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Park. If you are a lover of Ferraris, this is your auto show. 400 Ferrari’s on display at the City Hall area in San Francisco – the first registrant is a unique 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series II Scaglietti Spyder!

The event benefits the Greater Bay Area make-a-wish foundation. On the Golden Gate Ferrari website the story is told, “In 2013, Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area drew international attention for granting the wish of five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott to become “BatKid.” With the help of over 20,000 volunteers, the city of San Francisco was transformed into an elaborate production to provide Miles with an unforgettable experience that was documented in the feature film “Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World.”