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2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz’ Hawaiian connections continue to this day via the 25th annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. 2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival Sunday, August 20, 2017 | Festival: 11 am to 5 pm; Races: 8 am Santa Cruz Wharf FREE The Polynesian Festival gives a taste of the tropic ...
2017 San Francisco Ping Pong Tournament Festival | Chinatown
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 San Francisco Ping Pong Tournament Festival | Chinatown
The Mayor’s Chinatown Ping Pong Tournament is coming up again on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Mayor Lee will demonstrate his skills by playing with some of you to kick off the tournament. Come out for a day of ping pong and family fun. Cheer on your ...

Trader Joe’s 50th Anniversary Celebration | Freebies, Tastings & 50¢ Deals
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's 50th Anniversary Celebration | Freebies, Tastings & 50¢ Deals
Trader Joe’s is marking its 50th anniversary milestone by saying thank you to its customers with in-store customer celebrations on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20, 2017. Festivities will include: special product tastings, giveaways, and 50¢ deals that may vary by store (and by time) ...
“American Idol” Auditions Come to the Bay | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Do you have what it takes to become the next singing superstar? American Idol is coming to one city only in California – Oakland. Jack London Square will be hosting the open auditions at the foot of Broadway on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Many of the Jack ...
2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley

Caltopia is an annual free two-day campus festival at the start of the UC Berkeley school year that’s free for the entire community – you don’t have to be a student to get in on the action and giveaways. 2017 Caltopia August 20-21, 2017 | ...

2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Avenue
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula

Come out to the annual Burlingame On The Avenue, one of the Peninsula’s most anticipated summer festivals, featuring hundreds of artisans showcasing hand-crafted products, delicious foods and beverages, and exciting performances. Plus, throughout the day there live entertainment which boast a variety of unique musical and ...

8th Annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House | Free Admission Day
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food and beverage for purchase.
| Pacific Bus Museum
8th Annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House | Free Admission Day
Join them for a fantastic day of food, fun and friendship at the eight annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House on Sunday August 20, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. Watch out for antique and modern buses on display. There will also be a bus ...
“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
Come and explore the historic Tenderloin Distric. Enjoy car-free fun in the heart of the Tenderloin, with fun, free activities for the whole family to enjoy all along the way. Activity Hubs will be located on Ellis and Golden Gate Ave with dozens of free activities ...
“Summer Sessions” Sunday Streets Brunch | Hayes Valley
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Please bring money for food and drinks
| Timbuk2 (Hayes Valley)
“Summer Sessions” Sunday Streets Brunch | Hayes Valley
Get your calories in before a day of riding around Golden Gate Park, at the shop. There will be bevvies and breakfast items, enough to keep you fueled for the day. Everyone is welcome. Free but an RSVP is required.
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Volunteer at Stern Grove 2017: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Stern Grove
Volunteer at Stern Grove 2017: 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 ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Maria Teresa’s Kitchen | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Maria Teresa's Kitchen | Jack London Square
Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Maria Capdevielle of Maria Teresa’s Kitchen featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive oil,” a ...
St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
St. Stephens Day: Hungarian Music Celebration | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

“Brazil in the Gardens” Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
For 20 years California Brazil Camp has brought eager musicians together with some of Brazil’s greatest musicians and composers under the redwoods of Cazadero. In celebrating this milestone year, Brazil in the Gardens brings together an all-star faculty cast, including Spok, a saxophonist, arranger and orchestra ...
“Brazilian Girls” Outdoor Concert in the Park | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Hailing from New York City, Grammy-nominated group Brazilian Girls are a dance floor-friendly and eclectic blend of electronic dance music reflecting styles as diverse as reggae, jazz, bossa nova, reggae, and lounge. Explosive horn and percussion trio Moon Hooch first gained a following busking in the ...
Ben Basic’s Acoustic & Electronic Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Sunday, August 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Ben Basic's Acoustic & Electronic Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Join them for a pre-eclipse celebration on Sunday, August 20th at 2 pm featuring a cosmic performance from Ben Basic. Ben is a producer and aspiring street performer residing in Oakland, California. His production technique melds acoustic and electronic instruments through self-sampling and effects synchronization. His ...

Every Sunday

“Heart of the City” Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
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 | Skatin' Place
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.
| 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 …

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
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 …

Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club taught by Jade Ford.
Juggling Club
Most Sundays | 5-8p
Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF
Free, …

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