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Saturday, September 6

2014 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
2014

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is kicking off its First Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival from 8 am to noon on Saturday, September 6, 2014. 
Ranger-led walk begins 9:30 am. Meet behind the Maritime Museum, 890 Beach Street, at the water’s edge.
Stroll through …

43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 6-7, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm Castro Street, Mountain View FREE The two-day festival ...

2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown on September 6-7, 2014. For two days, historic Grant Avenue will be filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food, corporate sponsors, and multiple parades along ...

Sunday, September 7

43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View
Sunday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
43rd Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 6-7, 2014 | 10 am to 6 pm Castro Street, Mountain View FREE The two-day festival ...

2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2014 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 24th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown on September 6-7, 2014. For two days, historic Grant Avenue will be filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food, corporate sponsors, and multiple parades along ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Saturday, September 13

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 13 – 11:00 am | 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, September 14

2014 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2014

If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 34th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The biggest single-day comedy event of the …

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, September 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Thursday, September 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 18 – 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 in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, September 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

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. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...

Saturday, September 20

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | 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 Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Sunday, September 21

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 …

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, September 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

50% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2014 | Unlimited Tastings & Sideshow
50% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2014 | Unlimited Tastings & Sideshow

Sample over 100 different brands of spirits and booze at the 2014 Craft Spirits Carnival  a huge festival at the Fort Mason Center on September 20-21.
And Funcheap has an exclusive code for you to get your tickets for 53% off tickets.

Try and Buy over 100 …

Friday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park

October 3rd through the 5th marks the 2014 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country: San Francisco’s own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Three days, six stages – over 750,000 attendees and 90+ bands Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, ...

Saturday, October 11

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 11 – 11:00 am | 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 ...

Thursday, October 16

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, October 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 in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, October 17

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

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. The monthly event will feature pop-up galleries, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, a special children’s ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...

Saturday, October 18

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, October 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival at Pier 15, but admission charge required to enter the museum.
| Exploratorium
Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15

Exploratorium Market Days is a series of free, open-air, mini-festivals that bring together scientists, artists, and educators to present an abundant bazaar of new ideas and activities to the Exploratorium’s public plaza at Pier 15 from 11 am to 3 pm on the third Saturday of each month from ...

Saturday, November 15

Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose
Saturday, November 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (San Jose)
Vintage Paper Fair | San Jose

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. There are over a million items for sale. Enjoy free admission.

Friday, November 21

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...