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2013 Aloha Celebrity Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2013 Aloha Celebrity Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz

Celebrate the aloha spirit at the Santa Cruz Wharf at the 21st annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
At 9 am, the action starts in the water with a series of outrigger canoe races designed for first-time paddlers. Awards will be …

3rd Annual San Francisco Ping Pong Festival | Chinatown
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
3rd Annual San Francisco Ping Pong Festival | Chinatown

Come out for a day of ping pong and family fun at the 3rd annual Ping Pong Festival and Tournament from 9 am to 4 pm on August 18, 2013.
Cheer on your favorite ping pong teams and enjoy the festival’s bounce house, kids’ arts and …

Chrome Bag’s Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free event, but bring cash/credit for purchases
| Chrome (SF)
Chrome Bag's Anniversary Party: Free Beer, Food & 20% Off | SF

Chrome Bags are turning 18 and they want to celebrate with their friends, cupcakes, and beer. This Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013 they’re having a party and you’re invited. Come by their San Francisco location (580 4th Street) for some free grub and free ...

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free. Yes, all 10,000+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of ...

2013 Sonoma County Bicycle Expo: Bike Swap, Stunts & Market | Santa Rosa
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Santa Rosa
2013 Sonoma County Bicycle Expo: Bike Swap, Stunts & Market | Santa Rosa

Part festival and part bike “swap meet,” the 2013 Sonoma County Bicycle Expo features a bike rodeo and stunts, a ride-about-town, cargo bike races, plus vendors (from hobbyist to major industry players) all in downtown Santa Rosa from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August …

San Jose Arts & Crafts Fair | San Pedro Square
Sunday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
San Jose Arts & Crafts Fair | San Pedro Square

The San Jose Arts & Crafts Fair takes place the third Sunday April through September from 10 am to 4 pm at the New San Pedro Square Market located Saint John & North San Pedro Streets. The fair gives local and out of town artists ...

Free Pastry Day | Divisadero Farmers’ Market
Sunday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Divisadero Farmers' Market
Free Pastry Day | Divisadero Farmers' Market

Get a free pastry from Beckmann’s Bakery for the first 25 people to sign-up for the market newsletter at Divisadero Farmers’ Market on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
That means, get there early – they start at 10 am.
The Divisadero Farmers’ Market is a great place to …

2013 Festival of India & Bollywood Extravaganza | Fremont
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2013 Festival of India & Bollywood Extravaganza  | Fremont

Festival of India Schedule | Sunday, August 18, 2013
10 am to 6:30 pm: Mela (Fair)
10-11 am: Cultural Program
Noon to 2 pm: Parade
2-3 pm: Gala Awards Celebrations with Grand Marshal and Invited Dignitaries
3-6:30 pm: Cultural Program & Bollywood Musical Extravaganza

2013 Dahlia Show: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
2013 Dahlia Show: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

The Dahlia Society of San Francisco will hold the annual Dahlia Show at the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2013, and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 18, 2013. The ...

Festival of the Chariots 2013 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2013 | Golden Gate Park

The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More then 3,000 people attend each year in San …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way from 11 am to 6 pm, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from June 9 to September 22, 2013. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything ...

“Sunday Streets” Block Party: Free Bhangra, Breakdance & Bike Rental | Tenderloin
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets: Tenderloin Activities | Sunday, August 18, 2013
Programs Subject to change
Golden Gate Between Hyde and Leavenworth
• TIE (This is Embarrassing)
• Serve the City: Free Phone Calls and Social & Legal Aid at 12 pm
• Serve the City: Dog Washing at 12 pm
• The Domesticated …

“Urban Air Market” Waterfront Pop-Up with 150+ Vendors | Pier 70
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 70

For the first time ever in one of the awesome old buildings in San Francisco’s Dogpatch Historic District, Urban Air Market will be held at the Pier 70 Waterfront on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Shop from 150 local vendors selling clothing, jewelry,artwork, home decor, and natural beauty …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting
| Lombardi Sports
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are ...

Free Professional Barber Shaves & DJs | America’s Cup Park
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Shaves are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
| Puma Yard (America's Cup Park)
Free Professional Barber Shaves & DJs | America's Cup Park

Get a free shave by a professional barber at the Gillette Shave Station hosted by Puma with Oracle Team USA in the Puma Yard from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18, 2013.
Credentialed barbers will be using traditional Gillette razors and products to do the …

2013 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Assyrian Church of the East
2013 Assyrian Food Festival & Parade: Sunday | San Jose

Eat, mingle and learn about the people whose ancestral homeland is known in history as “the cradle of civilization” at the 21st annual Assyrian Food Festival, a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Assyrians on August 17-18, 2013. Each year, the Assyrian Church of the East, ...

Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required by August 15 by email to: kevin@foottours.com
| Secret Location (SF)
Drugs, Thugs, Crimps & Pimps: Historic Walking Tour | SF

Join Foot Fun walking tours for a trip through the dark underbelly of San Francisco’s past. Free, but an RSVP is required by email to: kevin@foottours.com to receive the meet-up location. Space is limited. This fun and fact-filled walking tour explores sin-tillating tales from the Barbary Coast era, ...

Children’s Authors Reading Extravaganza | SF Library
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Children's Authors Reading Extravaganza | SF Library

Celebrate 25 Years of Chronicle Books Children’s Publishing at their Summer Readers’ end-of-summer party from 11 am to 2 pm on August 18, 2013 on the Fulton Street steps of the Main Library.
If you’ve completed your summer reading hours, bring your Golden Ticket and as a …

Lindy in the Park: 17th Anniversary Dance Party | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: 17th Anniversary Dance Party | Golden Gate Park

Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop swing dance event in the San Francisco Bay Area, is turning 17. On Sunday, August 18, 2013 come celebrate 17 years of free swing dancing in Golden Gate Park with a special Anniversary edition of Lindy in …

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, August 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Free Mimosa Sunday at Rickshaw Bags | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free mimosas until they run out.
| Rickshaw Bagworks
Free Mimosa Sunday at Rickshaw Bags | SF

Join Rickshaw Bagworks every third Sunday of the month from April to August 2013 for Mimosa Sunday – a leisurely sip-while-you-shop experience. They’ll have free, delicious fresh juice provided by Sow and bubbles from Yield Wine Bar. Sipping starts at noon and goes on until they ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2013: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2013: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF

Want free reserved seating, reserved parking and free beverages and snacks during a Stern Grove event this summer? All you have to do is volunteer! Volunteer positions include ushers, information booth staffers, bike valet, donation collectors, greeters, set up/take down experts and much more. Sign ...

Cardboard Create-A-Thon Day | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SFAC Galleries
Cardboard Create-A-Thon Day | SF

Join the SFAC Galleries for a free, family friendly event with Cardboard Institute of Technology (CIT) collective member, Mike Murnane, on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Free, but an RSVP is required to aimee.leduc@sfgov.org or (415) 554-6080.
Murnane will lead activities at cardboard creation stations where participants can let their …

2013 Black Tie Beach Party | Ocean Beach
Sunday, August 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach Parking Lot
2013 Black Tie Beach Party | Ocean Beach

Fight the bitter cold summers of SF by throwing on your classiest outfit and spending a fun afternoon at Ocean Beach from 12:30-4:30 pm on Sunday, August 18, 2013.
Bring your sporting equipment, board games, water toys, sandcastle tools, kites, or anything you think would be …

Every Sunday

The Free Book Store | East Bay
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Free Book Exchange
The Free Book Store | East Bay

Visit the Bay Area Free Book Exchange (open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm in El Cerrito) and take home up to 100 books for free.
Yes, all 10,000+ books on all the shelves are available to the public, free of charge. …

Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Rooftop Yoga Sundays | Lombardi Sports

Under the beautiful skies of San Francisco, join the Lombardi Sports for a Rooftop Yoga Class, a 60-minute all-levels yoga class designed to promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.
During Rooftop Yoga, you’ll do standing, seated, and balancing postures, as well as inversions. The classes are designed …

Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based Yoga, pay whatever you can - Rain may cancel
| Dolores Park
Sunday Yoga in the Park | Dolores Park

Enjoy Yoga on Sundays in Dolores Park at 11 am, provided by the teachers of the Purusha Yoga community.
Come and play outdoors in nature. Enjoy inverting, reverting and melting into the ground. Join up for a rejuvenating morning flow and meditation for body, mind, and …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| Golden Gate Park
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Meet at 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender’s Bar & Grill
Every Sunday – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you'll have to buy your drinks.
Free Dive Bar BBQ | Bender's Bar & Grill

Since Sundays are the only day of the week that their kitchen’s closed, consider this Bender’s gift to you. Every Sunday from 3 till 7 pm, they’ll treat the public to a free BBQ with burgers, veggie options, or whatever else the bar’s in the …

Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight
Free Sunday BBQ | Lower Haight

Finish off the weekend at Molotov’s and enjoy an afternoon of free food (usually around 3 pm) every Sunday between games of pool, retro pinball, and some serious punk rock ‘tude. While it’s usually burgers and hot dogs, occasionally the bar mixes it up with …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock
Every Sunday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bring cash for drinks & food
| Comstock Saloon
Honky Tonk Sundays: Americana & Old Crusty Vinyl DJ Night | Comstock

Comstock Saloon, SF’s throwback saloon on the edge of the Financial District hosts Honky Tonk Sundays.
In the spirit of the wild west, get your cocktails shaken with tunes from DJ Blaze Orange’s old- crusty vinyl collection of 20th century American country music, plus Western Swing and …

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