Memorial Day Weekend Guide
Celebrations
Memorial Day Weekend Guide
Loads of fun things to do on your three-day weekend all over the Bay
San Francisco Carnaval
Celebrations
San Francisco Carnaval
The colorful 37th annual festival & parade takes over the Mission
Eastlake Music Festival
Fairs & Festivals
Eastlake Music Festival
Over six hours of live music on the lakeside

Saturday, May 23

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Over 100 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders in the state on the famous Steamer Lane ...

2015 Small Business Week Final Day: Sidewalk Sales | SF
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2015 Small Business Week Final Day: Sidewalk Sales | SF

Find your must-haves and more on sidewalks throughout San Francisco. In 2015, there are over 20 neighborhoods participating on two weekends: May 16, 2015 and May 23, 2015.
Check out the 2015 sidewalk sale full schedule.
May 16, 2015 Sidewalk Sales

Glen Park Merchants Association – District 8
Haight Ashbury Merchants …

2015 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2015 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Golden Gate Park

Join the annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest in Golden Gate Park to enjoy the sun, learn to yo-yo, and be witness to some of the world’s best players as they compete in the yo-yo championship in Spreckels Temple of Music Bandshell. Over 100 of the top ...

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Saturday | Mission

The 2015 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 23-24, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland of food, music, dance, art, crafts. The 2015 theme is Agua Sagrada, which is Spanish for “sacred water.” It symbolizes the universal reverence for the most basic element ...

Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Ocean & Faxon Avenues
Bungalows of Westwood Park: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Craftsman, English Tudor, Spanish Revival, Colonial Revival… you’ll see all these styles and more strolling through this west side neighborhood of 650 cozy bungalows built for middle class San Franciscans in the early 20th century.
This tour is offered in May and October only.
Location:
Meet at Ocean & …

“Insidious: Chapter 3 – Into The Further” 4D Experience | SF

Experience the world of Insidious through the “Into The Further 4D Experience,” a free, fully-immersive experience that will take you physically and virtually into the world of Insidious: Chapter 3. Elise Ranier (Lin Shaye) will be your guide on an intense 4D oculus rift experience that will ...

Free History Lecture: Pacific Peace, Pacific War | Treasure Island
Saturday, May 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
Free History Lecture: Pacific Peace, Pacific War | Treasure Island

The Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939-1940 was San Francisco’s last great public celebration prior to America’s entry into World War II. The theme of this “Pageant of the Pacific” was “Pacific Unity.” How did the deepening international crisis affect the fair, particularly America’s ongoing …

Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Point Reyes
Point Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay

The epic and oh so very relaxed coastal beauty of Point Reyes—located 35 miles north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge—reveals yet another dimension to be appreciated when the ceramicists, photographers, sculptors, painters, printmakers, and other local artists who live and work there ...

Bike Courier Challenge & Alley Cat Race | Mountain View
Saturday, May 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Bike Courier Challenge & Alley Cat Race | Mountain View

Can you beat a bike courier? Pit yourself against an expert bike messenger from Cowgirl Bike Courier, and see if you can complete a delivery manifest faster.
Or, take the challenge just for fun, and join their No Rider Left Behind group. If you speak bike …

Brews & Baseball: Anchor Tap Takeover | SoMa
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend and $35 (save $20) for all-you-can-drink with Funcheap code
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Brews & Baseball: Anchor Tap Takeover | SoMa

America’s first and oldest craft brewery, Anchor Brewing, takes over six taps at SoMa Streat Food Park with their most delicious award-winning craft beers from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Get unlimited beer VIP tickets for just $35 with promo code FUNCHEAP. (Regular …

The Dept. of Cautionary Warning: Parody Street Sign Art Creation | SF
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | StoreFrontLab
The Dept. of Cautionary Warning: Parody Street Sign Art Creation | SF

StoreFrontLab welcomes the absurd and uncanny world of The Department of Cautionary Warning, a playful parody where public works meets provocateur. On May 16, 17 and 23, the Bureau of Signifiers and Poetics will accept applications for poetic markers for public space. If approved, the ...

2015 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2015 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland

Boogie down at The Eastlake Music Festival at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland which features local music, dance, indie arts and crafts, micro-brews and food trucks.
2015 Eastlake Music Festival
Saturday, May 23, 2015
– Day Festival: 2-8:30 pm (All Ages)
– Evening Venues: 6 pm to 2 am
Lake …

2015 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre & Air Accordion Championship | San Jose
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 admission (after that all plates are $6 or less)
| History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
2015 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre & Air Accordion Championship | San Jose

Celebrate tacos at the San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation – a feast day filled with tastings, art, music, Lucha Libre, and a curated selection of over 20 food trucks from all over the Bay Area serving their best rendition of a taco all day. Taco ...

Awesöme Orchestra Classical Jam: Wagner’s 202nd Birthday | Berkeley
Saturday, May 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but to participate, you must sign up on the Google form: http://goo.gl/forms/isWByoxNfs
| Firehouse Art Events Hangar
Awesöme Orchestra Classical Jam: Wagner's 202nd Birthday | Berkeley

In collaboration with the Northern California Wagner Society, Awesöme Orchestra will be celebrating Wagner’s 202nd birthday with German food, beer, artwork of his operas by Cal Pedranti, and, of course, lots of great bombastic orchestral music.
Repertoire and schedule are as follows, with David Möschler, conductor …

2015 “Cardinal Cup” Freestyle Hacky Sack Tourney | Stanford
2015

The First Annual “Cardinal Cup” freestyle competition and jam will be hosted by Stanford Footbag Club from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is appreciated even if you’re attending (even if just as a spectator).
For those of you who don’t now the …

Maség Typhoon: Shakespeare-Inspired Dance Theater | SF
Saturday, May 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Maség Typhoon: Shakespeare-Inspired Dance Theater | SF

A bitingly satiric reimagination of Shakespeare’s immortal dreamscape The Tempest, Maség is gorgeous dance theater creation by three of the Bay Area’s most respected artists: Philippine dance choreographer Jay Loyola, composer Florante Aguilar, and Kularts’ Artistic Director Alleluia Panis. Set in the Philippines in the …

The Dept. of Cautionary Warning: Parody Street Sign Art Closing | SF
Saturday, May 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | StoreFrontLab
The Dept. of Cautionary Warning: Parody Street Sign Art Closing | SF

StoreFrontLab welcomes the absurd and uncanny world of The Department of Cautionary Warning, a playful parody where public works meets provocateur. On May 16, 17 and 23, the Bureau of Signifiers and Poetics will accept applications for poetic markers for public space. If approved, the ...

The History of Silent Film in San Francisco: Rare Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, May 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Pacific and Kearny
The History of Silent Film in San Francisco: Rare Walking Tour | SF

From iconic locations to back alleys, San Francisco served as the backdrop for literally hundreds of silent films from as early as the 1890s, featuring stars like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Lon Chaney and Rudolph Valentino.
Join us on a 90-minute walk through the …

Fog City Movie Night: Big Hero 6 | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rossi Park
Fog City Movie Night: Big Hero 6 | Richmond Dist.

The Richmond District hosts its very first outdoor movie series in Rossi Playground with family films shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all. Come early with your blankets, picnic basket ...

Warriors vs. Rockets: Game 3 | 2015 NBA Playoff Watch Party
Saturday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Warriors vs. Rockets: Game 3 | 2015 NBA Playoff Watch Party

Food Truck Lineup

Bacon Bacon: The name says it all
Firetrail Pizza: Brick oven baked Neapolitan pizzas
Lil Burma: Traditional Burmese cuisine
Gyros on Wheels: Mediterranean Shish Kebab Gyros
Calpe Paellas: A taste of Spain…the Best Paella in Town!
Tonli Dumpling House: Specializing in Dumplings and an Asian twist on ramen and curry rice …

Fantasy Art Market League Award Ceremony | Tenderloin
Saturday, May 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space
Fantasy Art Market League Award Ceremony | Tenderloin

League of F.A.M.E. Season Two (April 23 – May 23)
The competition is back with League of F.A.M.E season two. This installment of L.O.F. is sure to take Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasm to the next level. League of F.A.M.E. (Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasts) is a fantasy …

Win Tix: “This Charming Band” The Smiths Tribute | Slims
Saturday, May 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Slim's

For a night of bands paying tribute to your favorite bands look no further than this show. Headlining this night of sincere flattery is This Charming Band a The Smiths/Morrissey tribute band. Hear your favorite song by Morrissey and The Smiths as part of a …

Win Tix: Carnaval Meets Non-Stop Bhangra Dance Party | Public Works
Saturday, May 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Public Works

This year, see two cultures collide when you experience Non-Stop Bhangra on Carnaval weekend. Enjoy the same fun Indian Bhangra performances and dances now with an added Latin American flair thanks to Carnaval. Bienvenidos a Non-Stop Bhangra!

Sunday, May 24

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, May 24 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents (more likely seen ...

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015
Sunday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Over 100 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders in the state on the famous Steamer Lane ...