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Fairs & Festivals
Your Epic Bay Area Summer Events Guide
Here's 52 can't miss events - street fairs, festivals, outdoor movies, Fleet Week and more.
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Wednesday, July 26

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square

Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is an invaluable proving ground for stellar young …

“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (Not all showings are listed for this day yet. Check back soon)
6:20 pmKEDI (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB
7:00 pmBEYONCE’S LEMONADE (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB
8:00 pmDRINK AND DRAW, free on the Mezzanine!
8:15 pmALIEN: COVENENT (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB
8:40 pmIT COMES AT NIGHT (Purchase Tickets Online)IMDB

Emergency Protest for Transgender Rights in the Castro | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro & Market
Emergency Protest for Transgender Rights in the Castro | SF

The event organizers of this emergency protest say, “Donald Trump announced this morning he will be reversing Obama’s policy and ban transgender folks from serving in the military. Please come to this emergency protest to show his administration and the world that San Francisco stands …

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
| Troupe Studio Space
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

Free Family-Oriented Talk on August’s Great Eclipse of the Sun | Oakland
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Family-Oriented Talk on August's Great Eclipse of the Sun | Oakland

Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will give a free, non-technical, family-oriented talk on “August’s Eclipse of the Sun” in the Walters Community Room at the Oakland Main Library.
Fraknoi, the author of a new children’s book on eclipses, When the Sun Goes Dark, will describe how eclipses work, …

LaborFest2017: “Building the Resistance to Trump” Lecture | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017:

At a moment when American democracy is threatened as never before, progressives need models for building an effective resistance. In California, many examples of strategy and tactics live in the hidden history of working people and their struggles for social justice.
This talk will present and …

Thursday, July 27

Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens

Fronted by the incandescent Berkeley-raised vocalist Kimiko Joy, “RUBaDUB Posse” is a testament to reggae’s enduring power, celebrating songs of love, liberation, unity and justice that have inspired people across the globe.
Encompassing classic tunes from the rocksteady, roots and dub eras all the way to …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.
What’s the difference between heat and temperature? You use the terms interchangeably, but they have precise meanings to physicists. How does your thermostat work and how does a Thermos® know to keep a hot thing …

BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
BigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

Be the first to peep the Academy’s fourth annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit and raise a glass to the best in nature and conservation photography.

See the captivating work of world-class photographers and discover how they document some of the most fascinating moments of life on …

“Fake News” & False Conspiracy Theories: Discerning Fact From Fiction | South SF
Thursday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
“Fake News” & False Conspiracy Theories: Discerning Fact From Fiction | South SF

Welcome to the era of technology and information. With easy access to tons of information and resources, it’s hard to determine what is credible and what isn’t.
This development presents a dangerous threat to the society as individuals hear and believe false stories. They’re here to …

Punch Bowl: Showcase of Discovered & Undiscovered Music | SF
Thursday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Z Space
Punch Bowl: Showcase of Discovered & Undiscovered Music | SF

They are thrilled to bring you the next incarnation of the music night Punch Bowl. If you are a Z Space regular you know The Kilbanes from the Z Produced Rock Opera “Weightless”.  Join them for a special set and additional performer include C.J. Alegre, Daniel …

Friday, July 28

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 28-30
Friday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 28-30

Come and join the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts garlic-lovers from around the world. It’s “Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair” with three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28-30, 2017 | 10 am to ...

2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge with presentations and workshops on ways to help improve your health and wellness.  The festival will include workshops with medical professionals, master chefs, nutritionists, master composters, health and beauty ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

DJ SKWRLY D’s Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
DJ SKWRLY D's Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Drop in and tune out with DJ SKWRLY D and his trippy tribute to the Summer of Love on Friday, July 28th at 5pm.
They’ll have special giveaways, prizes, treats, and much, much more all courtesy of their friends over at Rhino.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses’ Kin Performance | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses' Kin Performance | SF

Events and Activities:

Record Revelations: David Katznelson and Andy Cabic (Vetiver) – Vinyl playlist inspired by the music of Lonnie Holley and Revelations: Art from the African American South.
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow
Robert Moses’ Kin – Founded in 1995, Robert Moses’ Kin is considered by many to be one of the …

Win Tix: “Boardwalk Tilt” A Pinball Carnival | Chabot Space & Science Center
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Chabot Space & Science Center

Step right up, folks, for a night at the boardwalk, Chabot style. It’s Coney Island meets the International Space Station as stilt walkers and jugglers roam the grounds, and classic carnival games pop up among the exhibits. Snack on grown-up versions of carnival treats like …

Interfaith Labyrinth Walk: 97 Candles Lit & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted but not required.
| Grace North Church
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk: 97 Candles Lit & Live Music | Berkeley

They light 97 candles around the rim of the labyrinth, dim the lights, and a small band (cello, violin, piano, guitar, and ukulele) leads people in singing quiet, reflective chants from all the world’s religions.
During that time, people are free to meditate, pray, sing, read, …

Robots: Cybernetic Art Reception | SF
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fiction Science Gallery
Robots: Cybernetic Art Reception | SF

Robots are coming. They may already be here, taking your jobs and silently plotting to become your cybernetic overlords.Yeah right. Everyone knows that technology performs poorly in the field.
Instead of taking over, it’s more likely that robots will simply break down and beg you to …

Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz
Friday, July 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Los Lobos | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 16 ...

Win Tix: Fat Tire’s “Tour de Fat” Music, Beer & Circus Festival | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Complex Oakland

Expect to experience the unexpected. We’re bringing the party with Hollis Brown and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs.
> Get Tickets – $12 – …

2017 Festival of Inner Peace Tour: Indialucia Fusion Music & Dance Performance | SF
Friday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| War Memorial Veterans Building
2017 Festival of Inner Peace Tour: Indialucia Fusion Music & Dance Performance | SF

The 2017 Festival of Inner Peace Tour, featuring world-renowned artist of the fusion music band, Indialucia, comes to the Bay Area, in a series of 3 free concert performances, that combined music, dance, and a journey into the subtle realm of your innermost being. Sahaja ...

Noise Pop’s Summer Playroom: Free Drinks & Acoustic Sets | SoMa
Friday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required - subject to capacity
| Hotel Zetta
Noise Pop's Summer Playroom: Free Drinks & Acoustic Sets | SoMa

On Friday, July 28, 2017 Noise Pop and Hotel Zetta will be bringing you the second edition of Zetta Hours. Zetta Hours summer series features unplugged bands (Madeline Kenney and Field Medic) and cocktails to kick off your night. Cash bar open and complimentary drinks, while …

“Twin Peaks” Costume Party & Concert Tribute | The Chapel
Friday, July 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$ if you wear a Twin Peaks Costume - otherwise it's $10
| The Chapel

This Friday 7/28 the Chapel and The Great Northern Hotel Present: The Music Of Twin Peaks & Beyond performed by The Red Room Orchestra.
Celebrate Twin Peaks in all its glory with The Red Room Orchestra, featuring Marc Capelle, Tom Ayres (of Persephone’s Bees), Karina Denike …

Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Mrs. Doubtfire” | Pier 39
Friday, July 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night

Grab your blankets and head to Pier 39 for their Outdoor Movie Night, held the last Friday of every month through September. Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of Pier 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special giveaways and movie night ...

Win Tix: Pop Rock Electronica “Delta Rae” | Great American Music Hall
Friday, July 28 – 8:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Great American Music Hall

We know that pop, rock, and electronica isn’t the only kind of music out there. No, truly, we do. That’s why we’re happy to deliver to you a big ol’ slice of Delta Rae. This six-piece troupe hails from Durham, NC, which they tell me …

Win Tix: Authentic Afro-roots Tunes “Rex Suru” | Slim’s
Friday, July 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's

If you’re in the mood for some truly authentic afro-roots tunes, then you’re in luck. Cuz that’s just want we’re bringing to you. Rex Suru & Cherubim Vibes are an Afro-roots Reggae band from Nigeria. Since 2012, they have wowed crowds around the world with …

Win Tix: Ex Indie Rock Icons Guitarist “Tobin Sprout” | Swedish American Hall
Friday, July 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall

Tobin Sprout, former guitarist/songwriter of indie-rock icons Guided By Voices, has a new album (his first in 7 years), The Universe And Me (Burger Records), out on January 27.
> Get Tickets – $15 – 21+
The Universe and Me takes a deliberately primitive approach that focuses …

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2017
Friday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2017

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from late July to early August.
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
July 27-30, 2017 …