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Saturday, September 20

World Record Attempt: 42nd Annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Rally & Show | Cupertino
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | De Anza College
World Record Attempt: 42nd Annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Rally & Show | Cupertino

Wanna watch a Guinness world record? Come to Cupertino for the longest Electric Vehicle (pure EV only) parade at 8am on Saturday, September 20, 2014. (If you have an EV car , learn how to join the EV car rally) 
This is also the 42nd Annual Silicon …

Win Tix: 58th Annual Arts Festival in a Redwood Grove | Mill Valley
58th Annual Arts Festival in a Redwood Grove | Mill Valley

Celebrate the magic of fall and discover unique works of art in the redwood grove of Old Mill Park during the 58th annual Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival on September 20-21, 2014.
The juried works include prints, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, photography and sculpture from over 140 fine artists …

2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Lafayette
2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 19th annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is one of the largest festivals in Contra Costa County and takes place on September 20-21, 2014. In past years, over 80,000 people strolled among the stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying ...

2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Treasure Island
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dragon Boat Festival Grounds
2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Treasure Island

The 19th Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing in the shadow of the new bay bridge, cultural performances, and family activities at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S. The festival features upwards of 130 dragon ...

2014 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2014

Part street food festival, part county fair, and part block party, the 2014 Eat Real Festival transforms Jack London Square into an epic food festival for three full days of food-centric fun and epicurious education, September 19-21, 2014. But eating is only part of the fun; they ...

12th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | Berkeley
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
12th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | Berkeley

Up to twenty string bands will compete at MLK Jr. Park as part of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Most of the bands will be fiddle-banjo combos, but there are always some that push the old-time envelope: jug bands, Greek …

2014 Ocean Avenue Arts & Culture Festival | SF
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food, drinks and some kids' activities.
| Ocean Avenue
2014 Ocean Avenue Arts & Culture Festival | SF

The Ocean Avenue Arts & Culture Festival celebrates the diversity of the OMI (Ocean View, Merced, and Ingleside) district of San Francisco through arts and craft vendors, food, music, dance, non-profit, schools, churches, and local businesses.
2014 Ocean Avenue Arts & Culture Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 11 …

Exploratorium Homespun Market: Art & Science Fest | Pier 15
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Homespun Market: Art & Science Fest | Pier 15

Get a feel for handmade traditions at Market Days: Homespun.
Meet with artisans and entrepreneurs carrying forward crafts such as spinning and Mexican papel picado as well as vintage techniques for making hats and paints.

2014 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Giant Puppets | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2014 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Giant Puppets | Santa Cruz

Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, mariachi bands, “Mojiganga” puppets, folklorico dancers, Mexican art and crafts, tortilla-making, piñatas and more for kids of all ages.
Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared for you by local chefs (tasting …

$5 Off Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2014 | SF
$5 Off Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2014 | SF

The 15th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

2014 Greek Food Festival: Saturday | SF
2014 Greek Food Festival: Saturday | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco on September 19-21, 2014. Free when you print out a ...

2014 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica
Saturday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 suggested donation. Additional charge for food and crafts.
| Sanchez Adobe
2014 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica

The Sanchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s at a family day that will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California.
The Rancho Day Fiesta is held annually on the third Saturday in September.
2014 Rancho Day Fiesta
Saturday, …

2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Music once again spills out from all corners of Berkeley during the first ever Fall Equinox event in the 11th season of the Berkeley World Music Festival at Telegraph and Haste which serves at the main hub for two days of continuous music showcasing Bay ...

Sunday, September 21

2014 National “Drive Electric” Car Festival & Test Drives | Marin
Sunday, September 21 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Marin County Civic Center
2014 National

Test drive the Nissan LEAF, Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric, BMW i3, and many other electric cars, as well as Brammo and Zero electric motorcycles, plus enjoy food, fun, and prizes at Marin County Civic Center from 8 am to 3 pm on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
Free, but an …

2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Lafayette
2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 19th annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is one of the largest festivals in Contra Costa County and takes place on September 20-21, 2014. In past years, over 80,000 people strolled among the stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying ...

2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Sunday | Treasure Island
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dragon Boat Festival Grounds
2014 International Dragon Boat Festival: Sunday | Treasure Island

The 19th Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing in the shadow of the new bay bridge, cultural performances, and family activities at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S. The festival features upwards of 130 dragon ...

2014 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2014

Part street food festival, part county fair, and part block party, the 2014 Eat Real Festival transforms Jack London Square into an epic food festival for three full days of food-centric fun and epicurious education, September 19-21, 2014. But eating is only part of the fun; they ...

2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa

The 31st Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 400,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair.
2014 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 11 am …

2014 “Art in Nature” Festival in the Woods | Oakland
Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Redwood Regional Park
2014

Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, experience art in nature, and delve into the nature of art throughout 12 themed areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts, …

Free Jam Session | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Free Jam Session | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

11 am to 12:30 pm: Jamming hosted by hosted by W.B. Reid & Bonnie Zahnow.
Free admission to the jam session, but tuition is $25 per class if you want to take a workshop.

$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2014 | SF
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2014 | SF

The 15th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

2014 “Bark & Meow” Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Humane Society
2014

The Second Annual Bark (& Meow) Around the Block is an Adopt-A-Thon and family-friendly Street Fair.
In addition to the many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that Berkeley Humane will adopt out for free to loving homes, the event will feature a dozen other rescues from …

2014 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with coupon. Otherwise $5.
| Annunciation Cathedral
2014 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco on September 19-21, 2014. Free when you print out a ...

2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Music once again spills out from all corners of Berkeley during the first ever Fall Equinox event in the 11th season of the Berkeley World Music Festival at Telegraph and Haste which serves at the main hub for two days of continuous music showcasing Bay ...

Secret Picnic | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Secret Picnic | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Join other old time music lovers at a secret picnic and potluck somewhere in the East Bay and most likely in Berkeley from 1-5 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Free to attend, but you must email picnicATberkeleyoldtimemusic.org to find out the location. Please bring a dish …