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Friday, July 25

2014 Blues Fest Pre-Party | Redwood City
Friday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2014 Blues Fest Pre-Party | Redwood City

The 2014 Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features live blues, gospel, and R&B musicians from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, family entertainment, an arcade for kids, and food and drink vendors on July 25-26, 2014. 2014 PAL Blues, ...

20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Saturday, July 26

30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda

The 2014 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, two music stages, four wine and beer booths pouring local favorites and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on ...

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

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.

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

76th Japanese “Ginza Bazaar”: Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
76th Japanese

The Ginza Bazaar is a 76 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 26-27, 2014. The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional ...

2014 Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival | Redwood City
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2014 Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival | Redwood City

The 2014 Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features live blues, gospel, and R&B musicians from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, family entertainment, an arcade for kids, and food and drink vendors on July 25-26, 2014. 2014 PAL Blues, ...

Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Sunday, July 27

30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda

The 2014 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors, two music stages, four wine and beer booths pouring local favorites and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on ...

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

“Shiny Side Up” Bicycle Festival, Stunt Show & Swap Meet | San Jose
Sunday, July 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5 | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park

Get ready for a festival weekend of bikes at “Shiny Side Up.”
At this annual festival with hundreds of show bicycles of all types (lowriders, BMX, vintage and custom) plus stunt shows, entertainment, food trucks and a swap meet.
Shiny Side Up Festival Weekend Schedule

Saturday, July 26, …

2014 Kinky “Up Your Alley” Fair | SoMa
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2014 Kinky

This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves, folk music or a baked goods; the 2014 Up Your Alley Fair is full of vendors to satisfy your needs – so long as it’s bondage, animal role play, kink, leather straps, whips, paddles, latex outfits …

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

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.

2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF
Sunday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 76 year old San Francisco Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco from July 26-27, 2014. The highlight of the weekend will be the traditional ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

2014 Obtainium Cup: Human-Powered Mutant Vehicle Rally | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $25 registration fee required to race
| Mare Island
2014 Obtainium Cup: Human-Powered Mutant Vehicle Rally | SF

Experience the adventure as dozens of mutant human-powered vehicles race down and up Vallejo’s Mare Island during the third annual Obtainium Cup from 3-9 pm on July 27, 2014.
The road rally is fraught with challenges: Zombies, Flying Monkeys, Mad Hatters, Robots… Can these intrepid heroes survive? …

Thursday, July 31

Final Day: 2014 LaborFest: Environmental Art Show | SF
Thursday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Unitarian Universalist Chuch (SF)
Final Day: 2014 LaborFest: Environmental Art Show | SF

The SF First Unitarian Universalist Church presents art by artists who are union members. The show highlights the fact that some union members are also accomplished artists. Two-dimensional art in various media will be presented.
Several artworks chosen for Extraction will be shown at this venue. This …

Sunday, August 3

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 3 – 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, August 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 9 – 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, August 10

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 10 – 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 ...

Friday, August 15

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd Street (Bayview)

3rd on Third has moved to Friday and will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014, and not on Thursday, August 21 as was originally posted.

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, August 15 – 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, August 16

Exploratorium Market Days: Free Art & Science Festival | Pier 15
Saturday, August 16 – 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, August 17

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 17 – 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 ...