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Saturday, August 19

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 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 ...

63rd Annual San Francisco Gem Show & Sale | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: $8*
*Get a coupon on the website to enter for $8. It will be $10 without the coupon.
| SF County Fair Building
63rd Annual San Francisco Gem Show & Sale | SF
The original and most established annual show of its kind in San Francisco, 30 dealers, and more than 60 displays will feature gems, jewelry, minerals and fossils from all over the world. The historic San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society (SFGMS) returns to Golden Gate Park ...
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area

The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, August 19th and 20th, showcases over 50 vendors, from crafts to food, while volunteer musicians provide all day live entertainment, including Rock’n’Roll, bluegrass, and folk, and features the “Only in Pescadero” fan favorite, the South Coast Children’s Services comedy ...

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 ...
Clear the Shelters & Take A Pet Home | Dublin
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | East Bay SPCA - Dublin
Clear the Shelters & Take A Pet Home | Dublin
Nearly 700 shelters across the country, including the East Bay SPCA and other local rescues, are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters—a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 with a mission to help find forever homes for animals in ...
“Clear The Shelters” Nationwide Pet Adoption | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | East Bay SPCA Oakland
Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters—a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 with a mission to help find forever homes for animals in need by waiving all adoption fees. Join the East Bay ...
Win Tix: The 4th Annual San Jose Reptile Show | South Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
The San Jose Reptile Show is a family friendly event showcasing thousands of live reptiles, amphibians, and other creepy crawly critters. Reptile breeders, clubs and education groups will be on hand to help you learn about reptiles and their care requirements. > Get Tickets – Get ...
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The ReUse People of Oakland
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Join them on August 19th for a day of food, music, and family fun. Hosted by The ReUse People of America, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, along with event co-sponsors StopWaste.Org andSCRAP-SF. The first ever Oakland ReUse Fair is shaping up to be a pretty exciting new event for the ...
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 ...
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 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 ...

Chacho’s 3nd Annual Taco Festival | San Jose
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Admission is $20, Children under 12 are free,
| St. James Park (San Jose)
Chacho's 3nd Annual Taco Festival | San Jose
Chacho’s Taco Festival, Home of the Official Sanctioned MLE Taco Eating Contest, comes to San Jose, St. James Park on August 19, 2017 from 11 am to 8 pm. The restaurant group behind Chacho’s Restaurant, and downtown San Jose’s newest hotspot Deluxe, is spearheading its third annual ...
Win Tix: 3rd Annual Silicon Valley Music & Taco Festival | San Jose
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | St. James Park (San Jose)
This great, two-day event features a great mix of Live Music, (Grammy Award Winning artists, festival favorites and top local bands), and HUSH Concerts’ Silent Disco. The event also hosts Chacho’s Taco Eating Contest, an official Major League Eating event, Pro Wrestling Revolution’s live Lucha ...
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 ...
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 ...

Win Tix: 17th Annual “Art + Soul” Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland on August 19-20. > Get Tickets – $12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free The 17th annual festival features ...
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 ...

Sunday, August 20

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 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 ...

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      
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

Solar Eclipse Celebration: Unplug & Do Your Thing for the Sun | SF
Monday, August 21 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free coffee & eclipse sunglasses if you bring your phone plug.
| San Francisco City Hall
Solar Eclipse Celebration: Unplug & Do Your Thing for the Sun | SF
Celebrate the Eclipse by unplugging for the Sun (bring your phone plug) at one of 3 SF locations: City Hall, Polk Street side next to ETrade on Market The Ferry Building They will be offering free coffee and eclipse sunglasses. CPUC. Mayor Ed Lee and CPUC Commissioners Carla Peterman ...
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 | ...

Friday, 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 ...