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Friday, August 26

“Chelle! & Friends” Party & Mardi Gras Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Led by New Orleans-native Michelle Jacques, a soul-steeped vocalist with a big, bold voice, Chelle! & Friends bring to the Gardens a family-friendly taste of the Crescent City, the cradle of so much essential American music. Featuring some of the region’s most exciting musicians, including blues-steeped ...
Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 26 – 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, ...

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Saturday, August 27

2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past, it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the West ...

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
The East Bay SPCA will host its 8th Annual Adopt-A-Thon at Jack London Square from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2016. More than 350 adoptable animals from the many East Bay pet adoption agencies will be present, including dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, ...
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

SF’s Dog Wedding Ceremonies & Doggie Bar(k) Crawl | Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
SF's Dog Wedding Ceremonies & Doggie Bar(k) Crawl | Treasure Island Flea
Celebrate the “Dog Dogs of Summer” on August 27-28 at the Treasure Island Flea – Northern California’s largest monthly dog-friendly event. There’s a “Doggie Bar Crawl” with special treats for your pups. Plus a “Yappy Hour” of 2-for-1 Salty Dog cocktails before 11am, over 20 vintage ...
Indonesia Day Festival 2016 | Union Square
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Indonesia Day Festival 2016 | 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 a day full of Indonesian culinary. Indonesia Day 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 11 am to ...
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 35th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2016 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 27, 2016 ...

2016 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Drag & Fun-filled Carnival
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Weber Point Events Center
2016 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Drag & Fun-filled Carnival
The annual Stockton Pride Celebration brings the LGBT community a lively blend of music, dance, drag and activities to entertain all ages. 2016 Stockton Pride Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Weber Point Events Center | 221 N Center St, Stockton FREE, but a $5 donation is requested2016 Entertainment ...
2016 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Saturday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2016 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Japantown is pleased to host “Osaka Matsuri,” an event to celebrate their oldest sister city relationship with Osaka, Japan. This summer, San Francisco is celebrating its 59th year of its relationship with Japanese sister city Osaka by hosting “Osaka Matsuri.” Enjoy Japanese music and dance performances at the ...
Facebook County Fair: Pie-Eating Contests, Festival Rides & Live Music | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required on Eventbrite
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook County Fair: Pie-Eating Contests, Festival Rides & Live Music | Menlo Park
Join this family-fun County Fair on August 27, 2016 at Facebook Farmers Market in Menlo Park from 2:30pm to 7pm. Expect fun festival rides, games, fair-inspired foods, pie-eating contests, live animals, music, dancing and much more family fun happening at the Facebook County Fair. Free but RSVP Required ...

Sunday, August 28

52nd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
52nd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay
Niles will be brimming with bargains that spill out onto the streets during this once-a-year multi-block event from 6 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The entire downtown will be blocked off for vendors to display antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food, and more. Traditionally on the ...
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past, it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the West ...

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

Adorable Doggie Wedding at Treasure Island Flea | SF
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Adorable Doggie Wedding at Treasure Island Flea | SF
Celebrate the “Dog Dogs of Summer” on August 27-28 at the Treasure Island Flea – Northern California’s largest monthly dog-friendly event. There’s a “Doggie Bar Crawl” with special treats for your pups. Plus a “Yappy Hour” of 2-for-1 Salty Dog cocktails before 11am, over 20 vintage ...
2016 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free. Festival admission is $10 in advance.
| Almaden and Park
2016 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
The 41st annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of our community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2016 Silicon Valley Pride Festival Sunday, August ...
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 35th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2016 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 27, 2016 ...

International “Go Topless” Day Celebration 2016 | Union Square
Sunday, August 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
International

Have some fun in the sun while demonstrating gender inequality and body positivity for International “Go Topless” Day, a celebration and protest demanding equal topless rights for all started by a hedonistic UFO religious group called the Raelians. Because really, why is it okay for men, ...

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, August 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Win Tix: “Eat Drink SF” Festival 2016: Grand Tasting Celebration | Fort Mason Eat Drink SF, August 25 – 28, 2016 is one of the Bay Area’s premier food, wine, and cocktail festival celebrating our world-class chefs and restaurants. Experience the signature Grand Tasting event at Fort Mason on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy bites from 35 top Bay Area restaurants, unlimited pours ...
Oakhella Day Party: Art, Music & Food | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Bottoms Up Community Garden
Oakhella Day Party: Art, Music & Food | Oakland
Oakhella can be found at the intersection of art, music, and food all presented in a community garden in West Oakland. This month they’ve curated a very special lineup of performers, delicious fresh food, artisan beverages, and live art just for you. Join them for the ...

Friday, September 2

2016 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola
Friday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Esplanade Park
2016 Begonia Festival: Dance Performance | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

Saturday, September 3

46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Saturday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival: Sand Sculpture Contest, Flower Mural & Movie at the Beach | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2016 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 6th Annual Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 3, 2016 | 10 am to 9 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE There will be a line up of professional ...
Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
Saturday, September 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Live Music & Dance Party in the Park | Los Gatos
End your summer with a day at the park enjoying family and friends at the Los Gatos Park Dance, hosted in Oak Meadow Park at the Lyndon Bandstand on Saturday, September 3, 2016. Bring your friends, family, maybe a picnic, and enjoy the day at one ...

Sunday, September 4

2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2016 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 64th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday
Sunday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2016 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 3-4, 2016 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...