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Friday, May 29

2015 Oakland Indie Awards: Rooftop Garden Party | Oakland
Friday, May 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 in advance; $15 day of the event.
| Kaiser Center
2015 Oakland Indie Awards: Rooftop Garden Party | Oakland
It’s time to celebrate and honor your favorite Oakland-based businesses and artists at the 9th Annual Oakland Indie Awards, a large all-ages party at the Kaiser Rooftop Garden (rarely open to the public) from 6:30-9:30 pm on Friday, May 29, 2015. Enjoy live entertainment and dance, art ...

Saturday, May 30

2015 Family Fun Festival: Skateboard Contest, Science Demos & Puppet DIY | Berkeley
Saturday, May 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2015 Family Fun Festival: Skateboard Contest, Science Demos & Puppet DIY | Berkeley
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets’ annual Family Fun Festival is “a whole day of free fun for the whole family” featuring games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages. 2015 Family Fun Festival Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 10 am to 3 pm Berkeley Farmers Market, MLK Jr St. ...

Marin Home & Garden Expo: Home How-Tos & Cooking Demos | North Bay
Saturday, May 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marin County Civic Center
Marin Home & Garden Expo: Home How-Tos & Cooking Demos | North Bay

Looking for inspiration, tips, or ideas for your next DIY home project? The Marin Home & Garden Expo features free how-to seminars and workshops, cooking demos with Top Chef, Tyler Stone, celebrity designer meet & greet, flower and plant sales and more. 2015 Marin Home & ...

Treasure Island Flea 4th Birthday Party | May 30-31
Saturday, May 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea 4th Birthday Party | May 30-31
Treasure Island Flea is a unique outdoor market that offers great shopping with 400+ curated vendors like antiques & collectibles, vintage, indie designers, Artists plus lots of fun & games – all for just $3 Admission. Treasure Island Flea 4th Birthday May 30-31, 2015 | 10am to ...
Win Tix: PossibL: Indie Health & Wellness Expo | Pier 35
Saturday, May 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Pier 35
PossibL is “The Worlds Fair of Creative ideas for a Sustainable Future” and features two days of idea-into action-seminars featuring real leadership, (not talking heads who do nothing) getting people involved with creating solutions dedicated to a brighter tomorrow in a fun and meaningful way. Possibl ...
Oaklavia “Love Our Neighborhood Day” Car-Free Block Party | East Bay
Saturday, May 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Pablo & Ashby
Oaklavia
Golden Gate/Southwest Berkeley neighborhood invites you to participate in the open streets event, Love Our Neighborhood Day from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015. This block party will give people a chance to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way. San Pablo Avenue will ...
2015 Polish Heritage Festival | Belmont
2015 Polish Heritage Festival | Belmont
Get a taste of Poland at the Polish Heritage Festival with Polish food, beer, pierogi, kielbasa, live jazz and live entertainment all day on two stages in Twin Pines Park in Belmont from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Featuring the Dixie ...

Sunday, May 31

Marin Home & Garden Expo: Home How-Tos & Cooking Demos | North Bay
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marin County Civic Center
Marin Home & Garden Expo: Home How-Tos & Cooking Demos | North Bay

Looking for inspiration, tips, or ideas for your next DIY home project? The Marin Home & Garden Expo features free how-to seminars and workshops, cooking demos with Top Chef, Tyler Stone, celebrity designer meet & greet, flower and plant sales and more. 2015 Marin Home & ...

SF Botanical Garden 75th Anniversary Community Day | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
SF Botanical Garden 75th Anniversary Community Day | Golden Gate Park
2015 marks 75 years since San Francisco Botanical Garden opened to the public as a place of beauty, learning and inspiration. To honor this anniversary, they’ve designed a day just for you. Enjoy free admission for all – normally $7 for non-SF adult residents. The celebration features family activities, ...
Treasure Island Flea 4th Birthday Party | May 30-31
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea 4th Birthday Party | May 30-31
Treasure Island Flea is a unique outdoor market that offers great shopping with 400+ curated vendors like antiques & collectibles, vintage, indie designers, Artists plus lots of fun & games – all for just $3 Admission. Treasure Island Flea 4th Birthday May 30-31, 2015 | 10am to ...
2015 Aeolian Day Celebration: Wind Music Installations | Oakland
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2015 Aeolian Day Celebration: Wind Music Installations | Oakland
Come and celebrate the many, magical sounds of the wind as Thingamajig presents their annual Aeolian Day, a free community festival where artists, musicians, children and sound makers come together to showcase instruments and installations powered by the wind. Artists, sound makers, engineers and designers will ...
2015 Oakland Book Festival: 7 Hours, 90 Writers & 40 Events | Oakland
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Hall
2015 Oakland Book Festival: 7 Hours, 90 Writers & 40 Events | Oakland
The inaugural Oakland Book Festival (OBF) is a one-day literary event dedicated to books, ideas, and the pleasures of literacy. The festival features novelists, poets, historians, philosophers, journalists, editors, activists and memoirists. In City Hall, 40 sessions with 90 writers will engage event goers in panels, ...
1st SF Beach Soccer Tournament | Ocean Beach
Sunday, May 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach
1st SF Beach Soccer Tournament | Ocean Beach
San Francisco City Football Club and Isagenix are proud to present the first annual San Francisco Beach Soccer tournament. This event will feature a World Cup Style 3 v 3 soccer tournament taking place at Ocean Beach. Come to play or just watch and enjoy ...

Thursday, June 11

Total Wellness Festival 2015 | Embarcadero Center
Thursday, June 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Center
Total Wellness Festival 2015 | Embarcadero Center
Embarcadero Center will host the 12th Annual Total Wellness interactive health festival from 11 am to 2 pm on June 11, 2015. Incorporating all facets of physical and mental wellness, Total Wellness includes a variety of health screenings, fitness demos, a collection of over 65 health-related booths, ...

Saturday, June 13

2015 Fairfax Festival & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, June 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fairfax
2015 Fairfax Festival & Parade | North Bay

The 38th annual Fairfax Festival, Marin’s premier community celebration, embodies the values that are dear to all Marinites: community, family, social responsibility, sustainability and, of course, a great party from 11 am to 6 pm on June 13-14, 2015. The celebration starts with a traditional Family ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, June 13 – 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 ...

Sunday, June 14

$2 Off: The Great Summer San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason
$2 Off: The Great Summer San Francisco Crystal Fair | Fort Mason
The Great San Francisco 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 ...
2015 Fairfax Festival & Parade: Sunday | North Bay
Sunday, June 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fairfax
2015 Fairfax Festival & Parade: Sunday | North Bay

The 38th annual Fairfax Festival, Marin’s premier community celebration, embodies the values that are dear to all Marinites: community, family, social responsibility, sustainability and, of course, a great party from 11 am to 6 pm on June 13-14, 2015. The celebration starts with a traditional Family ...

Thursday, June 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 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, June 19

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, June 19 – 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 ...

Friday, June 26

Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
Friday, June 26 – 10:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the stadium
| AT&T Park
Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
No need to pay to get into AT&T Park just to see the fireworks. As soon as the San Francisco Giants defeat the Colorado Rockies in AT&T Park on Friday, June 26, 2015 (game ends approx. 10:15 pm), enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the ...

Saturday, June 27

2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
On Pride Saturday, June 27, 2015, the Main Stage brings the best of local musical talent and cultural performances to the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. San Francisco Pride is home to over 20 community-run stages and venues. They are a unique feature of the ...

Sunday, June 28

2015 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2015 San Francisco Pride Parade
Art meets politics in a fleet of floats, vehicles, and marchers along Market Street during the San Francisco Pride Parade, one the nation’s largest LGBT events, starting at 10:30 am on Pride Sunday. Bring a rainbow flag and come cheer on dykes on bikes, bears in straps, trannies in gowns, and ...
2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2015 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
On Pride Sunday, June 28, 2015, SF Pride will once again offer exciting, up-and-coming cutting edge talent, world renowned performers, and the best of local entertainment from the Bay Area.

Saturday, July 11

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 11 – 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 ...

2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out at 30 East Bay venues over 3 hours on July 12, 2014. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including ...

Saturday, August 1

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 1 – 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.

Sunday, August 2

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 2 – 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.

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, October 31

15th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena
Saturday, October 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
15th Annual
Our 15th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults. Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the Hoopla features live music, clowns, a mysterious palm reader, and fun games and prizes. Bring your camera for the Ghoulish Photo ...