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Thursday, July 28

Win Tix: Guitarfish Art & Music Festival | Road Trip
Thursday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Cisco Grove Campground & RV Park
Guitarfish Music Festival is a 4 day all intensive musical, camp experience. Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of river swimming, hiking, biking, and camping among the trees near Tahoe. In addition to the summer camping fun, there is one of the freshest, most bestest ...
Market Street Prototyping Festival Open House | SoMa
Thursday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Strand Theater
Market Street Prototyping Festival Open House | SoMa
Join the Market Street Prototyping Festival’s Open House and preview 40 concepts – 30 that will debut during this year’s 3-day festival plus 10 projects from last year that will continue on for a 2-year stay – and offer feedback to the teams. This event brings ...

Friday, July 29

2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge. The two day event will include workshops and a meet and greet with local health and beauty experts, exercise gurus, doctors and nurses, chefs, urban gardeners, nutritionists, yoga ...

22nd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
Friday, July 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $12 | NIMBY
22nd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2016 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. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 22-30, 2016 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Saturday, July 30

2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda

The 2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 300 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 30-31, 2016. Each day offers continuous ...

2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Please note, due to Outside Lands Music Festival, the date has been moved to July 30th.
Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 20,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 15+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | SF
The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off | SF
Experience the biggest Fête du Fromage in San Francisco. More than ten of the best food trucks and pop-up shops will be mixing up mouthwatering mac and cheese specials all day long. Who will be the mac and cheesiest? Cast your vote for the chancellor of ...
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland
Saturday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2016 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening, Cooking & Jazz | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge. The two day event will include workshops and a meet and greet with local health and beauty experts, exercise gurus, doctors and nurses, chefs, urban gardeners, nutritionists, yoga ...

Final Night: 22nd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
Saturday, July 30 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $12 | NIMBY
Final Night: 22nd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2016 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. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 22-30, 2016 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Sunday, July 31

2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda

The 2016 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 300 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 30-31, 2016. Each day offers continuous ...

2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2016 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 31st Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

2016 Kinky “Up Your Alley” Fair | SoMa
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2016 Kinky
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, nearly 15,000 fellow leather men and fetish enthusiasts engage in BDSM play at over 50 adult vendors at the 2016 Up Your Alley Fair. Spanking, punching, whips ...
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Please note, due to Outside Lands Music Festival, the date has been moved to July 31st.
19th Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma
Sunday, July 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Walnut Park
19th Annual Progressive Festival | Petaluma
Activists from all over Northern California join forces to help fight for social change at the annual Progressive Festival in Petaluma. Expect speeches on a variety of social causes, live music and informational booths/tables by many social justice, environmental, labor, and community organizations. 19th Annual Petaluma Progressive Festival Sunday, July 31, 2016 ...
2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | D'Maize Restaurant
2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. There will be a new documentary about Frida Kahlo from Mexico, a ...

Tuesday, August 2

National Night Out At The Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm | Martinez
Tuesday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm
National Night Out At The Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm | Martinez
Residents are invited to meet their neighbors and some of Martinez’s finest as part of National Night Out at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm on Tuesday, August 2. The event will be at the Alhambra Christmas Tree Farm. The event is free, and all are welcome. ...

Friday, August 5

2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Oakland
Friday, August 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sanchez Contemporary Art Gallery (Tertulia Coffee)
2016 Fiestas Fridas: Poetry Slam & Conga Drumming | Oakland

Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. There will be a new documentary about Frida Kahlo from Mexico, a ...

Saturday, August 6

21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
21st Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2016 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2016 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar. Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration. The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, ...

Sunday, August 7

21st Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
21st Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2016 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

Friday, August 12

2016 “Fiestas Fridas” Closing Party, Art Show & 40+ Fridas | Oakland
Friday, August 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios
2016

Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and wear flowers in your hair. There will be a new documentary about Frida Kahlo from Mexico, a ...

Saturday, August 13

2016 Laurel Street Fair: Live Music, Yoga & DJs | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Laurel District
2016 Laurel Street Fair: Live Music, Yoga & DJs | Oakland
The 17th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJ’s, yoga, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks & local chefs in Oakland’s Laurel District. The fair has grown every year in scope, and is now known as one of the biggest and best ...
Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 23nd annual Pistahan features 2 days of 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 ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 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. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Sunday, August 14

Festival of the Chariots 2016 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2016 | 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 ...
Jerry Day 2016: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2016: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 14th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...
Second Day of Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Second Day of Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 23nd annual Pistahan features 2 days of 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 ...
“Superfest” Int’l Disability Film Festival Showcase | SF Main Library
Sunday, August 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Superfest International Disability Film Festival, which is the longest-running disability film festival in the world, is a showcase of juried films held in the San Francisco Bay Area. For nearly 30 years, this annual competition has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its ...