Memorial Day: Your 3-Day Weekend Guide
Celebrations
Memorial Day: Your 3-Day Weekend Guide
Surf contests, yo-yo battles, Carnaval parades, BBQs, free concerts, and more
San Francisco Carnaval
Fairs & Festivals
San Francisco Carnaval
One of SF's most colorful street fairs and parades is coming this weekend, May 26-27
How to Score "Live at Lagunitas" Free Concert Tix
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How to Score "Live at Lagunitas" Free Concert Tix
Here's exactly how (and when) to RSVP for tix to this epic free summer concert series

Thursday, May 24

Free “National Scavenger Hunt Day” Game: Free Food & Ice Cream | SF
Thursday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but download the free Handstand Hunt app (iPhone or Android) to play
| All Over San Francisco
Free "National Scavenger Hunt Day" Game: Free Food & Ice Cream | SF

May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt Day and SF Hunt is celebrating with a free hunt. It’s all about “Hunting and Gathering,” so you’ll be tracking down free food – free grilled cheese and free ice cream. Plus there will be prizes for the winners.
You can start …

The Dogon Lights: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, May 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The Dogon Lights: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

West Oakland meets West Africa in Dogon Lights, a bumpin’ combo that combines influences from hip-hop and electronica, funk and reggae, rock, trance and far-flung international traditions from Brazil to Mali. What makes this band so arresting is the electro-acoustic blend. Evan Fraser supplies the …

Oakland’s Free Summer Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2018
Oakland's Free Summer Carnival: Free Games, Popcorn & Churros | 2018

Come one, come all to this free carnival event for kids and adults on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and 19th and Broadway.
Enjoy crafts, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, fun house mirrors and a balloon artist. Don’t miss this free afternoon of fun for all ages.
The Carnival …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, May 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. Off the Grid ...

Warriors vs. Rockets Game 5 on 50-Foot Screen | Emporium SF
Thursday, May 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry. Bring Your Own Food. Drinks for purchase
| Emporium SF
Warriors vs. Rockets Game 5 on 50-Foot Screen | Emporium SF

Catch every game on Emporium’s 50-foot movie screen with sound. Bring your own food (Little Star, anyone?) and buy a drink at the bar for one of the best (and biggest) views in SF for the playoffs. Warriors vs. Rockets at Emporium SF Game 1 ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Pier 17

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Win Tix: SF’s “Dinosaurs of Comedy” with Johnny Steele | Punch Line
Thursday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Punch Line

Long-time San Francisco comedians Michael Meehan, seen on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Comic Standing, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, who has appeared twice on Late Night with David Letterman.
> Get Tickets – $18.50
Also performing with “Dinosaurs of Comedy are Johnny Steele from “Hey …

Free Spring Comedy Night at Cobb’s | SF
Free Spring Comedy Night at Cobb's | SF

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

AT&T Park Fireworks Show for 2018 Graduates | SF
Thursday, May 24 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the statdium
| AT&T Park
AT&T Park Fireworks Show for 2018 Graduates | SF

Following the graduation ceremony for San Francisco State University at AT&T Park, there will be a concluding fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm.
The graduation ceremony starts at 5 pm and is intended for guests and graduating students, so if you’re up for just the fireworks …

Friday, May 25

2018 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Solar4America Ice
Friday, May 25 – 6:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Solar4America Ice at Fremont
2018 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Solar4America Ice

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Solar4America Ice at Fremont from May 25-27, 2018. The 2018 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 60th year. It has become an ...

Win Tix: The San Francisco Open: World’s Best Disc Golfers | Gleneagles Golf Course
Friday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Gleneagles Golf Course

This coming Memorial Day Weekend, fans can watch the world’s best disc golfers compete to be the SFO Champion. The action will unfold at Gleneagles Golf Course in McLaren Park.
> Get Tickets – $10
More than just a tournament, this will be a full-scale festival with …

Brand New Antioch BART: Free Train Rides & Ribbon Cutting Party | Antioch
Friday, May 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Antioch BART Station
Brand New Antioch BART: Free Train Rides & Ribbon Cutting Party | Antioch

The wait is almost over for East County residents. The new BART extension to Antioch BART station will open for passenger service on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
To celebrate, BART will hold a community ribbon-cutting celebration on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11 am at the new …

Win Tix: BottleRock 2018: Sold Out Passes | Napa Valley
Friday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Napa Valley Expo

BottleRock Napa Valley is an epic 3-day music festival with wine, food & craft brew on Memorial Day Weekend. This year’s lineup includes Muse, The Killers, Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg, Halsey, Thievery Corporation, Billy Idol and countless more. That’s 80+ bands on four stages, celebrity …

More RSVPs Open at Noon: Live at Lagunitas 2018 Kickoff | Petaluma
Friday, May 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
More RSVPs Open at Noon: Live at Lagunitas 2018 Kickoff | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason”: Country Music Night | SF
Friday, May 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason": Country Music Night | SF

At this special Off the Grid on Friday, May 24th it’s “Country Night.” – In addition to all of the great food trucks and drinks, they’ve got free line dancing lessons from Sundance Saloon and live music to show off your steps to from Jinx …

2018 Africa Day Celebration | Oakland
Friday, May 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Oakland Museum of California
2018 Africa Day Celebration | Oakland

Join Africa Day as  Africans Rising for peace, justice and dignity. Enjoy music, food, art and performances.
2018 Africa Day Celebration
Friday, May 25, 2018 | 5 pm to 9 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
FREE with RSVP on Eventbrite
Featuring Priority Africa Network, Gbedu Town Radio, Fua …

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, May 25 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Bike-in Movie Night “Chariots of Fire” & Bike About Town | Albany
Friday, May 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | As You Wish Frozen Yogurt
Bike-in Movie Night "Chariots of Fire" & Bike About Town | Albany

May is Bike Month. Come at the parklet in front of As You Wish Frozen Yogurt for an all-ages and all-abilities Bike About Town – cruise around town as a group while teaching bicycle safety.
Then meet back at the corner of Cornell & Solano Avenue …

Win Tix: Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal) Solo | Swedish American Hall
Friday, May 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Swedish American Hall

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter for the indie rock group of Montreal, part of the Elephant 6 Collective. The band is identified as part of the Elephant 6 collective.
> Get Tickets – $18 Adv / $22 Door
Founded by frontman Kevin Barnes, Montreal’s musical style has evolved …

Artpaul Cartier’s “Linking Arms” World Premiere | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2018
Friday, May 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Artpaul Cartier's "Linking Arms" World Premiere | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2018

SFIAF celebrates the arts by bringing together a global community of artists and audiences. The festival features a slew of visual arts, dance, music and performances over three weeks. San Francisco International Arts Festival May 24 – June 3, 2018 Fort Mason Center Some events are ...

Win Tix: Oh Wonder: British Alt-Pop Duo (Sold Out) | August Hall
Friday, May 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | August Hall

Oh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West. Since releasing their debut album, they have seen international success with their alt-pop singles.
> Get Tickets – $32.50
The album Oh Wonder has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. It has been …

Win Tix: Morrissey Birthday Bash & The Smiths Tribute | Rickshaw Stop
Friday, May 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Rickshaw Stop

Come celebrate Morrissey’s birthday this year at Popscene on Friday, May 25.
> Get Tickets – $13 Adv / $15 Door (18+)
Live set by San Francisco’s seminal Morrissey and Smiths cover band This Charming Band, plus Popscene resident DJs Omar and Aaron Axelsen throwing on lots …

Win Tix: The Official Carnaval Kick Off Party | Public Works

Kick off the 40th Annual Carnaval with J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, Bang Data Soundsystem plus Mom DJs, DJ Julicio, and MC Gina Madrid.
Get $7 Tickets – Use code CARNAVALKICKOFF for $7 $15 tickets – Good only for first 50 people
Let’s get the party started with hip-hop, broken …

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, May 25 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Saturday, May 26

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2018
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2018

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders on the famous Steamer Lane and Cowells over Memorial ...

RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 26 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

2018 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Oakland
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Oakland

Join the annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest in Jack London Square to enjoy the sun, learn to yo-yo, and be witness to some of the world’s best yo-yo players as they compete in the yo-yo championship. Over 100 of the top yo-yo competitors will gather to test ...

San Francisco Carnaval 2018 | Mission
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval 2018 | Mission

The 2018 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 40th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. On May 26th and 27th, the Mission District will transform into an ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center on Saturday, May 26. Come say hello near Cheesecake Factory between 10 am-8 pm, and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last.

TreasureFest 7th Birthday Bash | SF
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest 7th Birthday Bash | SF

Join TreasureFest on their 7th Birthday Bash. Free birthday cake at 1pm each day, the first 2,000 each day get a free TreasureFest tote (arrive early), happy hour 2-for-1 drinks at the bar from 10am to 11am, plus live music, 35+ food stations, 400+ vendors …