Stern Grove Festival’s Big Picnic 2023

Jay Pritzer, Annie Gaia, Kosha Dillz, Greg Lupus and Adam Swig (All photos by Katie Ravas and Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography)

The Big Picnic marked the 86th annual summer concert series finale and featured a live show by the Flaming Lips. McCalls Catering & Events partnered with chef Charles Phan from Slanted Door to create a picnic-esque menu for revelers to enjoy. The concert drew about 10,000 people, while the entire season saw more than 90,000 participants.


two people at the Stern Grove Festival
Mary Zhu and Amay Agarwal


four Stern Grove attendees
Phil Ginsburg, Emily Ginsburg, S.F. Mayor London Breed and Matthew Goldman


The Flaming Lips on stage
The Flaming Lips


a couple attending a music festival
Lisa Goldman and Doug Goldman