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Saturday, June 4

2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events and launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. Join more than 100,000 attendees in the heart of the historic shopping and residential district of Cow Hollow. 40th Annual Union Street Festival ...

OminoDay 2016: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
OminoDay 2016: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF
OminoDay is a free day-long outdoor music festival which provides a social, musical, artistic, and cultural celebration for the families and youth of San Francisco. The event features some of the Bay Area’s hottest DJs, special guest performances and live mural/graffiti painting. 2016 Omino Day Music ...

2016 Soy & Tofu Festival: Live Music & Silly Mascots | Japantown
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 in advance. $15 at the door.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2016 Soy & Tofu Festival: Live Music & Silly Mascots | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 6th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest and silly mascots, Tofu Panda and Tofutti Cutie.  6th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event ...
2016 Summer Artisan Food Festival | Nob Hill
Saturday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cheese Plus
2016 Summer Artisan Food Festival | Nob Hill
Enjoy food samples from Bay Area food artisans at the 11th Anniversary Summer Artisan Food Festival at Cheese Plus on Saturday, June 6, 2016. This free outdoor food festival features all things delicious from Bay Area’s finest food artisans. 2016 Participating Artisans: Tara’s Organic Ice Cream McQuade’s Chutney Roanti Ranch Olive ...
Oaklavia “Love Our Neighborhood Day” Car-Free Block Party | East Bay
Saturday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Pablo & Ashby
Oaklavia
Golden Gate/Southwest Berkeley neighborhood invites you to participate in the open streets event, Love Our Neighborhood Day. This block party will give people a chance to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way. San Pablo Avenue will be closed to traffic and car-free from Ashby to Stanford, ...
Pride 2016: 4th Annual County Pride Celebration | San Mateo
Saturday, June 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Pride 2016: 4th Annual County Pride Celebration | San Mateo
Join the 4th annual San Mateo County Pride Festival on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm at San Mateo Central Park. Enjoy a fun-filled day of live music, family friendly activities, local art and merchandise, entertainment, and local resources. This is a ...
2016 Polish Heritage Festival | Belmont
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*Adults - $5. Children below 12 - FREE
| Belmont Twin Pines Park
2016 Polish Heritage Festival | Belmont
Get a taste of Poland at the Polish Heritage Festival with Polish food, beer, pierogi, kielbasa, live jazz and live entertainment all day on two stages in Twin Pines Park in Belmont from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Featuring the Dixie Band ...
107th Annual Cherry Festival & Parade | San Leandro
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Leandro
107th Annual Cherry Festival & Parade | San Leandro
The San Leandro Cherry Festival is a long-standing San Leandro tradition celebrating the city’s past, present and future. The Cherry Festival offers attendees the option to partake in food, a beer garden serving local craft beers, live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, a special Kids Zone with ...
35th Annual Art and Wine Festival | Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Heather Farm Park
35th Annual Art and Wine Festival | Walnut Creek
Are you a SummerAti? Come out and join the celebration of The Annual Art and Wine Festival in Walnut Creek. This year, everything gets kicked up a notch! True to tradition, the midway will be filled with wines, beers, and food choices that have made the ...
Win Tix: Union Street Festival: Beer & Wine Sampling Ticket | SF
Saturday, June 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Union Street
The Union Street Festival has been an institution for over 40 years. And like every year, they are hosting the Beer and Wine Tasting event to end all tasting events. They have cordoned off five blocks and devoted them to the very best Bay Area ...

Sunday, June 5

Mountaintop “Planetary Dance” Sunrise Ceremony | Mt. Tam
Sunday, June 5 – 5:20 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but parking costs $8 per car
| Mt. Tam Peak
Mountaintop
Greet the day atop Mt. Tamalpais in a sunrise mountaintop ceremony that is also a celebration of legendary dancer and activist Anna Halprin. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, arrive at 5:20 am at the peak parking lot, which is 45 minutes from the Stinson Beach exit off ...
2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Sunday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events and launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. Join more than 100,000 attendees in the heart of the historic shopping and residential district of Cow Hollow. 40th Annual Union Street Festival ...

36th Annual Planetary Dance | Mt. Tam
Sunday, June 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santos Meadow (Mt. Tam)
36th Annual Planetary Dance | Mt. Tam
Join the dance legend Anna Halprin for a free, participatory Planetary Dance dedicated to peace among people and peace with the Earth on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Mt. Tamalpais State Park. The main community event will take place at 11 am. People of all ages and abilities, ...

Saturday, June 11

2016 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

10th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival: 11 Band Extravaganza | SF
Saturday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
10th Annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival: 11 Band Extravaganza | SF

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 134th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Sunday, June 12

2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

Thursday, June 16

Total Wellness Fest 2016: Mind, Body & Spirit | Embarcadero Center
Thursday, June 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Three Embarcadero Center
Total Wellness Fest 2016: Mind, Body & Spirit | Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center will host the 13th Annual Total Wellness interactive health festival featuring health screenings, fitness demonstrations, health-related booths, a blood drive, raffle prizes, and more. Total Wellness Festival 2016 June 16, 2016 | 11 am to 2 pm Street Levels of Two, Three and Four Embarcadero Center FREE Incorporating all facets of ...
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Friday, June 17

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, June 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Saturday, June 25

22nd Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
22nd Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come) You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come) – Jan & Dean Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the ...
2016 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2016 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
On Pride Saturday, the Main Stage brings the best of local musical talent and cultural performances to the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco Pride is home to over 20 community-run stages and venues. They are a unique feature of the festival and a ...

Sunday, June 26

2016 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 26 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2016 San Francisco Pride Parade
Art meets politics in a fleet of floats, vehicles, and marchers along Market Street during the San Francisco Pride Parade, one the nation’s largest LGBT events, starting at 10:30 am on Pride Sunday. Bring a rainbow flag and come cheer on dykes on bikes, bears in straps, trannies in gowns, and ...
2016 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2016 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
On Pride Sunday, SF Pride will once again offer exciting, up-and-coming cutting edge talent, world renowned performers, and the best of local entertainment from the Bay Area.

Saturday, July 2

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

Bodega Bay | July 3rd “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2015
Saturday, July 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Westside Regional Park
Bodega Bay | July 3rd
Keep your Independence Day celebration going; celebrate the next day too and enjoy fireworks in Bodega Bay on July 2, 2016. The Bodega Bay fireworks display is fairly small, so we would not recommend driving out there just for this event alone, but we suggest you planning a ...

Sunday, July 3

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito
Sunday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic from 5-7 pm July 4, 2016 – the main festival day, there is a full lineup of music plus ...

Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| Craneway Pavilion
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day a day early at the Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views of the San Francisco skyline on July 3, 2016. This free event is fun for the whole ...

Monday, July 4

4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016
Come spend the day in the Fisherman’s Wharf District at Pier 39, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park and Beach, and Ghirardelli Square. In addition to the street performers and local attractions there is also live music at both Aquatic Park and Pier 39. After a day of ...