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Saturday, June 8

2013 Citywide Yard Sale | Palo Alto
2013 Citywide Yard Sale | Palo Alto

Palo Alto’s Citywide Yard Sale is back with over 300 Palo Alto families hosting their yard sale on the same day on June 8, 2013.
Check out their giant list of locations and merchandise to find just what you need.
Part citywide block party, part scavenger hunt and …

2013 Succulent & Cactus Society Show & Sale | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2013 Succulent & Cactus Society Show & Sale | Golden Gate Park

Out to please gardeners looking for unusual plants at prices easy on their garden budget, members of the San Francisco Succulent & Cactus Society will show off the entire range of succulents grown by Bay Area gardeners. The sale will include many vendors from California ...

World Oceans Day 2013: Beach Volunteer Day & Free Aquarium Tickets | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Aquarium of the Bay
World Oceans Day 2013: Beach Volunteer Day & Free Aquarium Tickets | SF

For World Oceans Day 2013, join fellow fans of a healthy San Francisco Bay and healthy oceans in cleaning up San Francisco’s Aquatic Park beach and the surrounding shoreline.
Volunteers will get free coffee and pastries before the cleanup, and afterwards get a free ticket to the Aquarium …

Roaring Camp Railroads 50th Birthday Bash | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission and most activities are free, but some will have fees.
| Roaring Camp
Roaring Camp Railroads 50th Birthday Bash | Santa Cruz

Roaring Camp Railroads in the Santa Cruz mountains celebrates 50 years in 2013 and they’re throwing a Birthday Party on June 8-9, 2013 with heritage events for all ages, including the old town printing press, blacksmith and snake oil salesman shows, live music and panning for gold. ...

43rd Annual Live Oak Park Fair | Berkeley
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Live Oak Park
43rd Annual Live Oak Park Fair | Berkeley

43rd Annual Live Oak Park Fair is a highly anticipated free two-day family event showcasing affordable contemporary art, fine crafts, handcrafted jewelry and accessories, clothing, handmade quilts and baskets, plus sculptural and functional objects in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood from 10 am to 6 ...

2013 Dia de Portugal Festival | San Jose
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
2013 Dia de Portugal Festival | San Jose

The Dia de Portugal Festival takes place annually on the second Saturday in June and one of the largest events in California celebrating Portuguese culture and heritage.
In 2013, the festival will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in History Park San Jose in Kelley Park …

2013 Gesneriad & African Violet Flower Show | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2013 Gesneriad & African Violet Flower Show | SF

Come and learn about how to grow and display exotic houseplants at this show and display hosted by The San Francisco Gesneriad Society and The San Francisco African Violet Society from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Members are growing many plants seldom seen …

Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours | Outer Sunset
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco residents. You must fill out a tour request form ahead of time to join.
| Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant
Oceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours | Outer Sunset

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission invites you to take a free tour of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out how your sewer system works. Free, but an RSVP is required at least two days in advance. Have you ever wondered what happens to the water ...

Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013
Jack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2013

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October for 2013. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. The six-month long tour season ensures ample opportunity to take in ...

Lafayette Park Grand Re-Opening Party & Picnic | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Park
Lafayette Park Grand Re-Opening Party & Picnic | SF

Join District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell, Friends of Lafayette Park, the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department for the grand reopening of Lafayette Park, which has recently undergone a $10 million renovation under the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood …

Reinvention Party: Free Concert & Giveaways | Lombardi Sports
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Lombardi Sports
Reinvention Party: Free Concert & Giveaways | Lombardi Sports

SF born and bred shop, Lombardi Sports is celebrating 65 years of supplying San Franciscans with their favorite sporting goods with a free concert and party on June 8, 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
The free party features a concert by pop star Lauren Ona at 1 …

Win Tix: Travesia: Grey Whale Exhibit | San Francisco Zoo
Travesia: Grey Whale Exhibit | San Francisco Zoo

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the San Francisco Zoo and check out Travesia, a special North American traveling multi-media show making its only U.S. stop in SF.
The exhibit explores the amazing migratory world of gray whales, from the Arctic seas to the Mexican …

2013 Livermore Rodeo Parade
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2013 Livermore Rodeo Parade

Line the streets of downtown Livermore and see horses, stagecoaches and marching bands as part of the opening of the 95th Livermore Rodeo. The parade features nearly 80 entries and heads down 2nd Street from O to J on June 8, 2013.

2013 Summer Artisan Food Festival | Nob Hill
Saturday, June 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cheese Plus
2013 Summer Artisan Food Festival | Nob Hill

Enjoy food samples from Bay Area food artisans at the 8th Anniversary Summer Artisan Food Festival at Cheese Plus on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
This free outdoor food festival features all things delicious from cheese to chutney, kombucha to salami, chocolate to marzipan.
Participating Artisans:

Dandelion Chocolate
North Bay Curds …

World Naked Bike Ride: 10th Anniversary | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
World Naked Bike Ride: 10th Anniversary | SF

You may think this is an “only in SF” event, but it’s actually in ten cities. Hundreds of people will strip down and ride bikes throughout the city as part of the 2013 Northern Hemisphere World Naked Bike Ride and it’s the 10th anniversary of the …

Treasure Island History Day: Naval History | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Treasure Island Historic Building One
Treasure Island History Day: Naval History | SF

June 8: Naval Gateway to the Pacific:
In its heyday, Naval Station Treasure Island sent off thousands of sailors and marines per day to help win World War II in the Pacific. But the Navy’s presence here spanned a century, starting in 1898 on adjoining Yerba …

Doggie Fun Faire: Costume Contest & Dog Sign Language Class | Brisbane
Saturday, June 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Brisbane Dog Park
Doggie Fun Faire: Costume Contest & Dog Sign Language Class | Brisbane

Dress up your doggie and come play, fetch, and mingle at the Doggie Fun Faire on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Bring your family (2-legged and 4-legged), friends, and neighbors to share in this community event. There will be vendors, games, and prizes.
The theme for the costume …

Electric Car Festival & Street Fair | Civic Center
Saturday, June 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library
Electric Car Festival & Street Fair | Civic Center

Join the California Center for Sustainable Energy and SF Environment to learn everything you need to know about life with a plug-in electric vehicle. Stay late to experience some of the plug-in electric vehicles hitting the road in 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Free lunch by …

2013 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island
Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
| Angel Island
2013

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War at Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park during their annual “Civil War Days” on June 8-9, 2013. Explore the 1863 Union Army post (10 am-4 pm) and become recruits to the Union Army. Try your hand at ...

Golden Gate Park Band Festival 2013 | Saturday
Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Golden Gate Park Band Festival 2013 | Saturday

There’s a lot of free live music in San Francisco but Golden Gate Park Band has been doing it for possibly longer than anyone else.
In its 131st season, the 30-member band, all clad in their bright red suits, are giving free concerts in Golden Gate Park …

2nd Saturday Kundalini Yoga, Hooping & Kirtan | Dolores Park
2nd Saturday Kundalini Yoga, Hooping & Kirtan | Dolores Park

Hoop the Flow, Invited SF, and Dharam Deep Yoga join forces to present a fun-filled day of hooping, Kundalini yoga, Kirtan, and acoustic jamming in Dolores Park, every second Saturday of the month. This is a free gathering, but donations are accepted to help out ...

Ferry Plaza Famers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Ferry Plaza Famers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF

This waterfront market, run by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), has over 120 food, fruit, and vegetable vendors on Saturdays and the entire Bay as its beautiful backdrop. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market operates year-round from 8 am to 2 pm. On ...

East Bay Open Studios 2013 | June 8
Saturday, June 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
East Bay Open Studios 2013 | June 8

Visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists over two weekends during 2013 East Bay Open Studios. Over 400 artists will participate in 2013, opening their studios to art adventurers across the East Bay on June 1-2, and June 8-9, ...

Free Tote Bag: 2013 World Oceans Day | Rubio’s
Saturday, June 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rubio's (SF)
Free Tote Bag: 2013 World Oceans Day | Rubio's

Rubio’s celebrates World Oceans Day by giving away free canvas, reusable tote bags to help you reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean on June 7-8, 2013. Over the last four years, Rubio’s has given away over 30,000 free reusable tote ...

KOFY TV’s 80s Dance Party & Special 90s Salute | SF
Saturday, June 8 – 11:45 am | Cost: FREE | KOFY TV Studio
KOFY TV's 80s Dance Party & Special 90s Salute | SF

There will be three tapings:

First episode: Be at the station no later than 11:45 am (80s theme)
Second episode:  Arrive before 2 pm (80s theme)
Third episode: Arrive no later than 3:45 pm (90s theme)

The third taping at 3:45 pm is going to be a salute to …

Every Saturday

Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Free Drop-in Zumba Fitness Class | Potrero Hill

Zumba is a 60-minute cardio workout featuring a playlist full of hot Latin/international/pop songs that will have you twirling, shimmying, and forgetting that you’re working out.
If you’re a non-dancer, you’ll find that there’s enough repetition to make it easy to catch on; if you’re a …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Rec Field: Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Come and play outdoors, in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting, and melting into the ground. Join up every Saturday for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and spirit.
Purusha yogis teach free yoga on Saturday mornings in Golden Gate Park at 11 am,  as part of …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13
Free Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13

Sure, Lucky 13′s always loaded with free popcorn and goldfish – but, if you’re looking for something more sustainable with your rockabilly and punk on the jukebox, be sure to drop by their free BBQ on the outdoor patio from 4-7 pm every Saturday from June …

Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide
Every Saturday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to play, but bring cash for drinks.
Saturday Night Bingo: Jell-O Shots & $50 Bar Tab | The Riptide

The Riptide hosts a bingo party, every Saturday, which runs from about 6 pm to just after 8 pm. There are 3 rounds; you can win drinks, prizes, and the final blackout round prize is a $50 bar tab.
When O-69 gets called, everyone playing bingo …

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