The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival
Eat & Drink
The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival
Cups, cones, floats, and pops. Ice cream non-stop from your favorite shoppes.
Dolores Park's Pink Flamingo Party
Only in San Francisco
Dolores Park's Pink Flamingo Party
A fun flashmob 2.0 - dress like a pink flamingo for big photo in the park
HBO's Official
Get Out: Events
HBO's Official "Game of Thrones" Party in SF
Sit on the Iron Throne & check out rare Game of Thrones costumes and props

Saturday, August 19

City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF’s Skyscrapers | Union Square
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch, rappelling requires fundraising.
| Hilton SF (Union Square)
City Skyline Challenge 2017: Rappelling Down SF's Skyscrapers | Union Square

Outward Bound California’s 2017 City Skyline Challenge features two days of Bay Area civic leaders, local celebrities, entrepreneurs, students, educators, and individuals from all walks of life rappelling Spiderman-style from the Hilton San Francisco Union Squares roof, before cheering onlookers and a vast online audience. ...

2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; bring cash for purchases.
| Hyde Street Pier
2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF

Bring the whole family to the 2017 Festival of the Sea. This year, the festival’s theme is “High Tech on the High Seas: The Evolution of Maritime Culture and Technology.” Learn about capstans, the 1907 Hercules’ powerplant, and other “engines that made a difference” while …

2017 Civil War Living History Day | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
2017 Civil War Living History Day | SF

See how soldiers and civilians lived in the West’s largest Civil War fort right here in San Francisco.
Find out why California was important in the Civil War, and how the fort protected San Francisco. Re-enactors and rangers will give tours, demonstrations, perform stirring flag ceremonies …

BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF
BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF

Join the BCBG Sample Sale Extravaganza with over 2,000 dresses, tops, skirts, sweaters, or find the perfect cocktail dress – with sizes 0-12, all up to 70% off (additional 10% if you pay cash).  Labels include BCBG and Herve Leger.
BCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza
Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 10 am to 4 pm
Fort …

Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale: Final Day | 80% Off Everything
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money to buy books.
| Chronicle Books HQ
Chronicle Books Summer Warehouse Sale: Final Day | 80% Off Everything

The 2017 Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale is here again with 80% off everything in the store for three days only, from August 17-19, 2017. Stock up on your winter reading with cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle and home, arts and crafts, art and design, photography, travel, pop culture, ...

2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Saturday, August 19 – 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 ...

2017 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Event is open only to members of the Shire of Cloondara and their guests
| Golden Gate Park, Archery Field
2017 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park

The Shire of Cloondara (the San Francisco branch of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, who re-create the customs, combat, and courtesies of the Middle Ages) throws their annual “DeBARDchery,” their annual archery and bardic tournament.
>> Please note, due to permit restrictions, this event is open only to …

Summer of Love Film Fest | South SF
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Summer of Love Film Fest | South SF

Dive deeper into the changing social ideals of the era with a selection of films that capture different aspects of life in the sixties.

10:00 a.m. Woodstock – An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation …

TurnOUT for Inclusion: Improve Habitats of Wildlife | Muir Beach
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Beach
TurnOUT for Inclusion: Improve Habitats of Wildlife | Muir Beach

Turn up with TurnOut at Muir Beach. In order to celebrate diversity and build community with the staff, volunteers, and visitors, they have teamed up with TurnOut, an organization dedicated to connecting volunteers to LGBTQIA+ causes.
Join them to help restore and improve vital habitat for …

2017 Veterans Alley Block Party | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Veterans Alley
2017 Veterans Alley Block Party | SF

Join the second Annual Veteran’s Alley block party. This is a family friendly event with a BBQ, mural painting, and live, local bands. Create art on everything from side walks to faces. Feel free to come down and set up an easel or get jiggy …

Habitat for Humanity’s ReUse Fair | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's ReUse Fair | Oakland

Join Habitat for Humanity for family-friendly fun that invests in your home, your community, and your planet.
If you’re looking at the rest of your summer calendar and filling in the blanks, be sure to reserve Saturday, August 19th, for the Oakland ReUse Fair. Whether you’re …

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Tacolicious | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 19 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Tacolicious | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting the upcoming festival Eat Drink SF.
Texas native chef Quinten Frye came of age feeding on Austin’s Tex-Mex, but it was a summer traveling through …

99th Annual Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
99th Annual Italian Festival

The SF Italian Athletic Club once again welcomes you to North Beach for the annual Festa Coloniale Italiana to celebrate the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations.
Expect everything Italian – food, wine, live music, dancers, a pizza toss and more. It’s fun …

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF

Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a …

Creative Family Fun Craft Making: Build Your Bridge | The Presidio
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun Craft Making: Build Your Bridge | The Presidio

Do you know the length of the Golden Gate Bridge?
Come learn the answer and other fun bridge facts as you design your very own San Francisco bridge.

The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission; free for kids 10 and under. Ice cream is available for purchase.
| SPARK Social SF
The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social

Cups, cones, floats, and pops. Scooped, dipped, swirled, and topped. Ice cream non-stop from your favorite shoppes.
Celebrate America’s favorite dessert at the San Francisco Ice Cream Festival. Head to the giant astroturf field for sweet treats and summer festivities for the whole family. Get ready …

HBO Hosts Official “Game of Thrones” Costume Party in SF
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | AT&T (Union Square)
HBO Hosts Official

Winter is here.
Sit on the Iron Throne, check out actual costumes from the set of Season 7 and immerse yourself in the world of Westeros as HBO’s Game of Thrones Fan Experience takes over AT&T’s Flagship store in San Francisco. On Saturday, August 19, join …

“Slurpee” Day: Bring Your Own Cup | 7-Eleven
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1.50*
*Bring your own cup
| 7-Eleven (SF)

It’s “Bring Your Own Cup Day” at 7-Eleven from August 18-19 from 11 am to 7 pm. Fill your cup your way for just $1.50. The rules: Cup cannot be larger than 10″ in diameter Cup must be food-safe clean Cup must be watertight One ...

2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2017

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 17th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2017 ...

2nd Annual Latino Festival: Salsa Dancing, Latin Food & Cars | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2nd Annual Latino Festival: Salsa Dancing, Latin Food & Cars | Oakland

Come and witness this year’s Latino Culture Festival and feat your eyes on El Taino, a 1980 Toyota Corolla named after an Indian from Puerto Rico. Or its Puerto Rican chief, Cacique, a 1974 Toyota Corolla from noon to 4 pm on August 19, 2017.
Surround yourself in …

“The San Francisco Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF

Yes, we see scooters all over the place these days, but we’re talking about vintage scooters like Vespas, Lambrettas and Piaggios… the type of things you saw the Mods riding around on in the late ’60s. In celebration of this two-wheeled heritage, San Francisco’s “Black ...

Bluestem Brasserie’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Bluestem Brasserie'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. This demo will highlight an artisan producer who sells in our market.
Chef John Griffiths’ earliest food memories are of his Southern grandmother’s cooking in his childhood. …

“City Skyline Challenge” Viewing Party: Watch People Rappel Skyscrapers | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Urban Tavern

Come join the party from 12 pm to 7 pm on August 19th at Urban Tavern (333 O’Farrell Street, SF). Watch as folks rappel from the 46th story of the San Francisco Hilton Union Square.
Cheer them on, watch the live stream and join their adventure …

Jack London Square Block Party: Cheese Fest 2017 | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Just bring cash for food & drinks.
| Jack London Square
Jack London Square Block Party: Cheese Fest 2017 | Oakland

The Jack London Square Block Party series continues with a 4 in 1 freak show on August 19th from 12pm-6pm. All of the food vendors participating will be offering either grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheesesteak, or all three. They’ll also have tasty beers to …

SF’s Anti-Facism Rally | Justin Herman Plaza
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
SF's Anti-Facism Rally | Justin Herman Plaza

Put your Beliefs into Action!
Join us as we answer the call from The Movement for Black Lives for a Day of Action on August 19.
We’ll will meet at Justin Herman Plaza, a location that represents the presence of white supremacy in our daily lives here …

Saturday Acoustic Soul Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Acoustic Soul Concert in the Park | McLaren Park

Acoustic Soul Fest – Vol.3 celebrates the brilliant Soul Culture of the Bay Area, featuring San Francisco native and McLaren Park neighborhood resident, Martin Luther McCoy and his great R&B review.

Daymé Arocena & Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Daymé Arocena & Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens

The sensational young Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena introduces her gorgeous new album Cubafonía to Yerba Buena Gardens. A former member of the extraordinary Jane Bunnett & Maqueque sextet, Arocena is rapidly gaining international attention as a solo artist.
Still in her mid-20s, she’s been recording …

Pink Flamingos Take Over Dolores Park | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Pink Flamingos Take Over Dolores Park | SF

In typical San Francisco fashion someone is trying to turn Dolores Park into a giant “performance art” project; they’re trying to re-enact the photo above and invite you and your friends to dress in your best (or worst) pink flamingo costume.
Pink Flamingos Take Over Dolores Park
Saturday, …

2017 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Fort Mason
Saturday, August 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Used code FUNCHEAP for exclusive $15 tickets.
| Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
2017

Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat stops in SF with live music, lots of beer, brewing education and lots of recycling and composting.
2017 Tour de Fat
Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 4 pm
Fort Mason …

Opening Day: “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” Very-nearly-Shakespeare in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Opening Day:

“The Knight of the Burning Pestle” was written by the accomplished Jacobean playwright Francis Beaumont and first performed around 1607. In the play, the audience interrupts the (apparently rather dull) Elizabethan drama “The London Gentleman” and insist the players perform a different play (made up ...