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Friday, May 6

Pier 70 Happy Hour: Music, Shopping, Fresh Oysters & More | SF
Friday, May 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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| Pier 70
Pier 70 Happy Hour: Music, Shopping, Fresh Oysters & More | SF
Join them for another free, fun, attraction filled afternoon at Pier 70 the day after Cinco de Mayo. Their next happy hour will feature shopping from dozens of local vendors expertly selected by Wild Feather. The Midway SF Cafe is preparing a special happy hour menu ...
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival
Friday, May 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Opening Night | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

Saturday, May 7

2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2016 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party on Valencia Street with live music, cultural performances, and more. 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Valencia between 21st and 24th, Mission ...
2016 Car-topia: Hot Rod & Custom 1920-60s Classic Car Show | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2016 Car-topia: Hot Rod & Custom 1920-60s Classic Car Show | Jack London Sq.
Jack London Square rolls dozens of classics, retro models and modern muscle cars onto the Oakland waterfront, for a Car-topia auto extravaganza from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Car-topia Classic Car Show Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Jack London ...
UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Street Fair | SF
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF Women's Health Center
UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health Street Fair | SF
The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a festive street fair. The event will begin with a keynote address from Congresswoman Jackie Speier, followed by a day of live music & entertainment, food, fun & games, and more. Tasty ...
Cinco De Mayo: Mother’s Day Fiesta | Oakland
Saturday, May 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
Cinco De Mayo: Mother's Day Fiesta | Oakland
Join them and be a part of their vibrant Fruitvale District for their Cinco de Mayo: Mother’s Day Fiesta on Saturday May 7 from 11am-4pm. This educational and cultural celebration highlights everything local, from the businesses, to the students and families. Celebrate their rich culture with musical performances from ...
2016 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2016 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 7, 2016, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. Since that day falls on a Tuesday, they’re celebrating Children’s Day a bit early on Saturday, May 2nd. Bring along your ...
Win Tix: 17th Annual Oysterfest with Chromeo | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Food and drinks for purchase
| Sharon Meadow
Oysters, the caviar of the sea, well actually caviar is the caviar of the sea, but oysters are also quite fancy and delectable. Celebrate this slimy, succulent, seafood at the 17th annual Oysterfest in Golden Gate Park. > Get $30 Tickets with exclusive code FUN16 – Normally $45. Enjoy ...
Spring Fling School Carnival & Live Entertainment | Alameda
Spring Fling School Carnival & Live Entertainment | Alameda
Lum PTA is holding its inaugural Spring Fling Carnival and you are invited to join in the fun. Enjoy a great day with the whole family while supporting Lum PTA. They’ll have games and activities for all ages, delicious food, live entertainment, and the Spring Fling ...
13th Annual Pagan Festival “Ancestral Wisdom”: Games, Crafts & Storytelling | Berkeley
Saturday, May 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
13th Annual Pagan Festival
Enjoy a unique mix of entertainers, children’s crafts and activities, storytelling, games, and arts and crafts vendors on the 13th Annual Pagan Festival at MLK Jr. Civic Center Park. There will be live music by Irish Singer Shay Black, Musical Theater and Cabaret Artist Carly Ozard, ...
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival
Saturday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

2016 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2016 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal, in People’s ...
Win Tix: 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival | Ghirardelli Square
Saturday, May 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Ghirardelli Square
If you have a true appreciation for exceptional wines, wineries, and wine makers, or just love any excuse to drink and have fun, the 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival is for you. > Buy Tickets – $50 Early Bird / $60 General Admission Enjoy unlimited tastings from ...

Sunday, May 8

45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | Dance & Music Festival
Sunday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are requested.
| Eucalyptus Grove (Stanford)
45th Annual Stanford Powwow & Camping Weekend: Final Day | Dance & Music Festival

Celebrate Native American cultures through traditional songs, dances and events during the three-day Stanford Powwow, held rain or shine, every Mother’s Day Weekend, in the Eucalyptus Grove on Stanford campus. The event is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. There is no pre-registration, ...

Wednesday, May 11

Bay Area’s Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
Wednesday, May 11 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Raffle tickets are for purchase at $10.
| Justin Herman Plaza
Bay Area's Spark Discovery Day: Career-based Projects, Food Trucks & Raffle Prizes | SF
See Bay Area students in action! Spark Discovery Day is an opportunity to discover the creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship of San Francisco Bay Area’s middle school youth. The science fair-style event is open to the public. In attendance will be over 800 people representing all aspects ...
Win Tix: “Ramp It Up” SFMade Week 2016 Maker Experience | Anchor Brewing Co.
Wednesday, May 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets to the benefit party. Regular cost $35-45.
| Anchor Steam Brewery
SFMade Week 2016 is the annual weeklong celebration that champions locally made products, their makers and their people. SFMade Week’s benefit celebration, Ramp it Up, takes over iconic San Francisco company Anchor Brewing and opens up its Potrero Hill factory to fill it with over 20 SFMade companies pairing up for ...

Thursday, May 12

Israel’s 68th Independence Day Street Party | Palo Alto
Thursday, May 12 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Israel's 68th Independence Day Street Party | Palo Alto
Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day at the community-wide annual party. Enjoy a huge street party, Israeli music, children’s activities, artists, great food and a wonderful Israeli-style atmosphere. Yom Ha’Atzmaut Israeli Street Party Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 3:30pm to 7pm – All ages – 7pm to 9:30pm – 21+ Oshman Family ...

Friday, May 13

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, May 13 – 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 (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, May 14

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 14 – 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

Sunday, May 15

Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2016 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...

Thursday, May 19

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, May 19 – 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, ...

Sunday, May 22

Catapalooza 2016: Cat-astic Activities, Pizza and Beer Garden | Novato
Sunday, May 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Festival is free, but Lil BUB event tickets are for purchase.
| Marin Humane Society
Catapalooza 2016: Cat-astic Activities, Pizza and Beer Garden | Novato
Calling all feline Fanatics! Come to the Marin Humane Society on Sunday, May 22 and celebrate the 2nd annual Catapalooza featuring fantastic cat-centric activities! Don’t miss Catapalooza and the chance to meet celebrity cat Lil BUB. The festival is free and includes live music, Cat-astic activities, a Purr-veyors market, ...

Saturday, May 28

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Saturday | Mission

The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 28-29, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for “Mother Earth,” celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the ...

Sunday, May 29

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
Sunday, May 29 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016
On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission

The 2016 San Francisco Carnaval Festival (May 28-29, 2016 from 10 am to 6 pm) transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. The 2016 theme is ¡Viva La Madre Tierra!, which is Spanish for “Mother Earth,” celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sunday, June 5

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 ...

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 ...

“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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...