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Tuesday, August 4

National Night Out 2015 | Neighborhood Block Parties
Tuesday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
National Night Out 2015 | Neighborhood Block Parties
National Night Out is all about strengthening your immediate community, so we encourage you to ask your neighbors and check out your city website to find a party. No parties in your town? Start building community yourself and host your very own party. Once you register, you’ll receive the NNO Organizational Kit ...
Night Out for Safety and Liberation | Oakland
Tuesday, August 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Night Out for Safety and Liberation | Oakland
Join the Ella Baker Center on Tuesday, August 4th for our Night Out for Safety and Liberation at Oakland’s Lake Merritt Amphitheater. Our free program will include activities for kids, collaborative art-making, music and dance performances, and food. We will also honor victims and survivors ...

Saturday, August 8

Win Tix: The Summer Crystal Fair | Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Funcheapers pay just $6 (that's $2 off the regular price of $8) Tickets good for admission both days.
| Civic Park Community Center (Walnut Creek)
The Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. It takes place six times a year in two different locations. With around 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices. Vendors from ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 8 – 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 ...

Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 22nd annual Pistahan features several art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products for ...

Sunday, August 9

Win Tix: City Horse Kids Carnival | Berkeley
Sunday, August 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Golden Gate Fields
Back to school season is upon us yet again. City Horse is here to help you celebrate with their Kids Carnival. Give the young’uns one last thrill before shuffling them off to boarding school (or wherever they happen to go to be tortured) with table ...
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Fil-Am Arts, Culture & Trade Expo | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 22nd annual Pistahan features several art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products for ...
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 9 – 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 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Saturday, August 15

57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
Come one, come all to the biggest Try & Buy spirits event yet. Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 150 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2015 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the Fort Mason Center on August 15-16. Funcheap ...

Sunday, August 16

Burning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show & DJ Party | SF
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mighty
Burning Man
Prepare for the Playa by shimmying to DJs as you shop for your Burning Man Festival get-up at Mighty’s 9th Annual “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show, which highlights over 30 local, independent designers selling duds perfect for the desert from noon to 7 pm on Sunday, ...
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 16 – 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 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers
Come one, come all to the biggest Try & Buy spirits event yet! Celebrate the craft spirits movement with a grand selection of over 150 ultra-premium spirits from around the world at the 2015 Craft Spirits Carnival – a huge festival at the Fort Mason Center on August 15-16. Funcheap ...

Thursday, August 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 20 – 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, August 21

The Final “Jack’s Night Market” of 2015 | Jack London Square
Friday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
The Final

Jack London Square invites locals and visitors to spend the third Friday of the summer months on the waterfront for a captivating evening of merriment and verve, at Jack’s Night Market. This special evening lights up the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic mix of artisans, ...

Sunday, August 23

Festival of the Chariots 2015 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2015 | Golden Gate Park
The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San Francisco ...
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 23 – 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 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Sunday, August 30

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 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 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Saturday, September 12

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 12 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 17

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 17 – 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 18

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 18 – 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, September 19

2015 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Lindley Meadow
2015
Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2015 stops in San Franicsco with live music, strange bicycle mayhem, lots of beer, and lots of recycling and composting. 2015 Tour de Fat Saturday, September 19, 2015 ...
2015 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
2015
Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. Peace in the Park Festival Saturday, September 19, 2015 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young Museum FREE, ...

Sunday, September 20

2015 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2015
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 35th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Saturday, September 26

2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Continuing the merger of two great festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, get ready for a big two-day street party in Martinez – the 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival. 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival Sat-Sun, September 26-27, 2015 ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Pear Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Pear Festival | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Sunday, September 27

2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2015 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Continuing the merger of two great festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, get ready for a big two-day street party in Martinez – the 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival. 2015 Bay Area Blues Festival Sat-Sun, September 26-27, 2015 ...

2015 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2015 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 32nd 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. 2015 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 27, 2015 | 11 am to ...

Friday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Friday | Golden Gate Park

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Hellman ...

Saturday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Hellman ...

Sunday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

October 2-4 marks the 2015 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country. Be one of 750,000+ at San Francisco original own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015 Three days, seven stages, over 100 artists Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015 Hellman ...