Golden Gate Park's
Fairs & Festivals
Golden Gate Park's "Festival of the Chariots"
GIant, colorful chariots pulled through SF ending in massive free Indian festival
SFJAZZ at Sutro Baths
Outdoorsy
SFJAZZ at Sutro Baths
A unique, immersive free outdoor performance at Lands End on Saturday
SF's Brand New Filipino Night Market
City Discoveries
SF's Brand New Filipino Night Market
Kicking off August 18th in SoMa - inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia

Thursday, July 27

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 …

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 …

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 ...

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 …

“Drunk On Color” Art Opening Party w/ Wine & Snacks | Sunset
Friday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Avenues Dry Goods

Join in for the opening reception for Drunk On Color, a solo art show by San Francisco artist Lê My. They’ll have wine and snacks, and Lê My will be there so you can meet the artist.
Lê My was born and raised in France. Even though …

“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 ...

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 …

Saturday, July 29

The Last Great Peach Event of 2017: 1/2 Price Flats | Ferry Building
Saturday, July 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: $15 | Ferry Building
The Last Great Peach Event of 2017: 1/2 Price Flats | Ferry Building

Heads up, pie and preserve makers. Bella Viva Orchards will be offering flats of certified organic yellow peaches at half price for one day only at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. – that’s just $15 per flat for 10-12 pounds of delicious peaches.
The Great Peach Event of …

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from giant creature kites as big as houses, to free kite making and free candy drops ...

2017 Mulford Gardens Art & Music Festival | San Leandro
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mulford Gardens Park
2017 Mulford Gardens Art & Music Festival | San Leandro

The 2017 Mulford Gardens Art & Music Festival in San Leandro will feature a full day of bluegrass, folk rock, rock and singer-songwriters, along with folk dancing lessons and artist booths from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Enjoy the whole day or …

Sports Basement’s 4th Annual Yoga Fest | Berkeley
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Sports Basement's 4th Annual Yoga Fest | Berkeley

Join for Sports Basement’s Fourth Annual Yoga Fest at Sports Basement in Berkeley. This event is a free, all-day yoga-thon that consists of five classes.
All attendees will receive a 20% discount for the store. Participants will get their special discount emailed to them right before the …

“Hawaii in July” Treasure Island Flea | SF
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

It’s Hawaii July. Join us for a special Hawaiian Island Flea. From Mai Tai’s and Tiki Bars to a special Hawaiian Food Truck ‘secret menu’, free leis and a tropical vacation give away this is Flea will have you in the Aloha Spirit.
RSVP on Facebook …

2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival | July 28-30
Saturday, July 29 – 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 ...

Washoe Valley Duck Farm’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, July 29 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Washoe Valley Duck Farm's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Tu David Phu is a Vietnamese-American chef and forager. He has worked at some of the nation’s top Michelin-rated restaurants, including: Chez Panisse, Quince, Acquerello, Daniel Boulud, …

2017 Kidsfest “Pirates” Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | FLAX Art & Design (Oakland)
2017 Kidsfest

Join FLAX for their annual Kidsfest, a free day of discovery, imagination, and learning for children and their parents from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
The 2017 theme is Pirates. Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little diver, swimmer, sunfish, mermaid or …

Final Day: 2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
Final Day: 2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge | 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 ...

Dolores Day Fest: Music & Picnic in the Park | SF
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Day Fest: Music & Picnic in the Park | SF

Party in the north half of Dolores Park on the flat grass with live music from local musicians including indie rock bands and singer-songwriters. Come hang out; it’s free.
And don’t forget to pick up after yourselves – if you leave your trash behind on the …

2017 Flagging in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | National AIDS Memorial Grove
2017 Flagging in the Park | Golden Gate Park

Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, hoopers and their supporters.
Flags are available to use or you can just relax and take in the …

Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual “Lammas 2017” | Golden Gate Park
Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual

Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Please bring vegetarian food and drinks to the ritual. In addition, please bring a cup for making toasts.
2017 Lammas Day
Ritual Intention: With our hopes, our fears, and our …

Uke-Splosion: SF Ukelele Summer Jam | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Uke-Splosion: SF Ukelele Summer Jam | Yerba Buena Gardens

The ukulele is truly the people’s instrument, and SF Uke Jam is the Bay Area’s leading force bringing fans of the diminutive instrument together. Whether you play or just enjoy hearing the ukulele being strummed by knowing fingers, come join the SFUJ community for an …