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Friday, August 28

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Blues, Art, and BBQ Festival, Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, ...

Saturday, August 29

2015 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, August 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
2015
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 2nd Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival. The aim of this event is to promote outdoor exercise for adults 50+, but everyone is welcome to this family event. 2015 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival Saturday, August ...

Art Association Summer Art Show & Sale | Concord
Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free - No registration required - Open to public.
| Concord Public Library
Art Association Summer Art Show & Sale | Concord
The Concord Art Association is hosting its Summer Art Show and Sale on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th at the Concord Public Library at 2900 Salvio Street. Treat yourself and your home to a beautiful work of art and support your local artists! Everyone ...
Indonesia Day Festival 2015 | Union Square
Saturday, August 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Indonesia Day Festival 2015 | Union Square
Indonesia Day is an annual event that aims to celebrate, commemorate, and introduce the diversity and heritage of the Indonesian culture through the showcase of Indonesian art, dance, music and food. Indonesia Day 2015 Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 10 am to 5 pm Union Square, SF FREE 2015 Featured ...
“Farm To Fork San Francisco” Expo | SF
Farm To Fork San Francisco is gathering advocates and lovers of food in an effort to raise awareness around sustainability issues and showcase the best farms, artisan food producers, breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries in the Bay Area. At the free-to-attend expo, you can view demonstrations, engage ...
Win Tix: Circus Vargas “ArleQuin!” | East Bay
Saturday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Circus Vargas - Southland Mall
Spectacular! Spectacular! No words in the vernacular can describe this great event, but I’ll try anyway. Step right up to the magnificent, the awe inspiring, the full of friendly-and-not-evil clowns, Circus Vargas for ArleQuin, a night of big topped entertainment. Will the trapeze artists slip out ...

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 ...

Friday, September 11

Youth Talent on “Fleek!” Showcase | SF
Friday, September 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club
Youth Talent on
Future Youth Leaders is a new youth focused education program aimed at connecting San Francisco youth to education, community service and leadership opportunities. We’ll be hosting our first event titled, “Youth Talent On “Fleek! Showcase Show,” on September 11th, 2015. This talent showcase will feature ...

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 ...

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, September 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
| 20th Street Corridor
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a cooking ...

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 ...

20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
20th Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 20th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2015 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, September 26, 2015 Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 2015 details have yet to be announced, but expect a full day of ...
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 ...

Tuesday, October 6

NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | SF
NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | SF

The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy is up close and personal and in its native habitat. NewCo is a mix between a business conference and artist’s open studio with the vibe of a music festival. San Francisco’s most innovative companies will open ...

Wednesday, October 7

NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | SF
Wednesday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must register to attend NewCo. All sessions have limited capacity.
| All Over San Francisco
NewCo 2015: Tech & Innovation Festival | SF

The best way to experience and learn about the innovation economy is up close and personal and in its native habitat. NewCo is a mix between a business conference and artist’s open studio with the vibe of a music festival. San Francisco’s most innovative companies will open ...

Thursday, October 8

Fleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Although it’s not the full airshow later in the week, you should be able to look up into the sky on Thursday and see the Blue Angels buzzing the city and over the waterfront doing their annual “walk through” of San Francisco.

Saturday, October 10

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

Fleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. Fleet Week 2015 October 6 – 12, 2015 Northern Waterfront, SF FREE Much more than just the Blue ...

Sunday, October 11

Fleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. Fleet Week 2015 October 6 – 12, 2015 Northern Waterfront, SF FREE Much more than just the Blue ...

Thursday, October 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, October 15 – 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 ...