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Thursday, August 9

Movies on the Square: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Saturday, August 11

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

Sunday, August 12

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
Sunday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...

Wednesday, August 15

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Thursday, August 16

Movies on the Square: “Coco” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 16 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Coco" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Wednesday, August 22

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 23

Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Lost Boys” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Saturday, August 25

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Sunday, August 26

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Thursday, August 30

Movies on the Square: “Black Panther” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 30 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Black Panther" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Wednesday, September 12

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 ...

Friday, September 14

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

Saturday, September 15

2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

2018 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 38th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2018 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Thursday, September 20

Saturday, September 22

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

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 and free admission ...

Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required(download begins at midnight on August ...

Sunday, September 30

2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 35th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 250,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2018 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 11 ...

Friday, October 5

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 with the SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” being the first ship under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00am.
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Friday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Saturday, October 6

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 ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...