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Sunday, August 20

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 ...
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 ...

“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 ...
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, August 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay

Looking for a-one-of-a-kind treasure? Come out and check out the Concord Antique Faire & Collectibles held at the Concord Todos Santos Plaza park from 9 am to 4 pm on third Sundays from April to October in 2017 . Admission & parking is free.

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 ...

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 | ...

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Sunday, August 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Today’s Lineup: 11:15-11:45 TBD 12:00-12:45 Jack and the Hitchhikers 1:05-1:50 Mariachi Los Cachorros 2:05-2:50 Pathetic Honey 3:05-3:35 S.C.C.S. Fashion Show 3:55-4:50 The D. B. Walker Band 5:10-6:10 The Gary Gates Band      
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 ...
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 ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Sunday, August 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 20 – 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 ...

Monday, August 21

2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 21 – 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 | ...

Poco Dolce’s 7th Annual Chocolate Tasting Week | SF
Monday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Poco Dolce Chocolates
Poco Dolce's 7th Annual Chocolate Tasting Week | SF

Come join the 7th Annual Tasting Week from August 21 to 26, 2017. They are always testing out new flavors and recipes at Poco Dolce Chocolates & Confections. They are a local confections kitchen that specializing in handmade bittersweet chocolates. The 7th Annual Tasting Week ...

Tuesday, August 22

$5 Mini Golf Day: Subpar Miniature Golf’s 5th Anniv. | Alamada
Tuesday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Subpar Miniature Golf
$5 Mini Golf Day: Subpar Miniature Golf's 5th Anniv. | Alamada
This super sweet Bay Area-themed 18-hole indoor mini golf course in Alameda with loads of DIY charm turns five years old – and to celebrate they’re having $5 rounds of mini golf all day on Tuesday. It’s open from 11am to 10pm.

Wednesday, August 23

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Thursday, August 24

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

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Movies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

Music in the Park 2017 Finale: ’60s Funk Legends “War” | San Jose
Music in the Park 2017 Finale: '60s Funk Legends

Music in the Park is back in San Jose for Summer 2017 with another round of top notch headliners entertaining the neighbors and visitors of Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park from 5:30-9 pm. Individual general admission tickets are just $10 until the day of the show, ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Mezzanine
Pancakes & Booze Art Show: All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes & Body Painting | SF

LA’s famous “Pancakes & Booze” Underground Art Show has made a home in SF with a night of emerging and underground artists and, duh… pancakes. For a $10 cover charge (cash only) expect to see the works from over 100 underground and emerging artists, live body painting, DJ music, live performances, ...

2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Casablanca” | Menlo Park
Friday, August 25 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Casablanca” | Menlo Park

The 2017 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies in Downtown Menlo Park on the Chestnut Paseo. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the ...

Saturday, August 26

2017 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2017 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past, it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the West ...

30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 30th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on two ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

First Annual Family Fair: Swag Bag, Live Music & Dancing | Antioch
Saturday, August 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Somersville Towne Center Mall
First Annual Family Fair: Swag Bag, Live Music & Dancing | Antioch
Excalibur Business Solutions is hosting the first annual Antioch Family Fair on August 26th from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Somersville Towne Center Mall outside parking lot. The event will feature live performances, children’s activities, vendors and much more. Children’s activities include trackless train ...
Bay Area Pignic: A Picnic For You & Your Guinea Pigs | Novato
Saturday, August 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5 | Marin Humane Society
Bay Area Pignic: A Picnic For You & Your Guinea Pigs | Novato
The Bay Area Pignic is a picnic for guinea pigs and their owners, or other guinea pig admirers and fans. They meet in the park where guinea pigs can socialize in communal cages (after passing a health check). 2017 Bay Area Pignic Saturday, August 26, 2017 | ...
2017 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Weber Point Events Center
2017 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Dancing & Beer Garden
The annual Stockton Pride Celebration brings the LGBT community a lively blend of food vendors, as well as an arts area, a variety of food, family area, beer garden, and a load of dancing. 2017 Stockton Pride Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Weber Point Events Center ...