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Sunday, April 30

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

2017 Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Glen Park
2017 Glen Park Festival & Street Fair | SF
One of the earliest street fairs of the season takes place in Glen Park with live music, local artists, vendors, a raffle and the usual street fare vibe right along Diamond Street between Bosworth and Chenery streets, as well as extending down Wilder Street. All proceeds ...

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of Japanese culture, with traditional exhibitions, entertainment and food. 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Memorial Park, 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino FREE Cultural demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment will take place ...

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma

Sonoma County farms are abundant with seedlings and barnyard babies. Pack up the family and head out to the farm to celebrate Spring and see what’s flowering. Tour your way through Sonoma County and visit your choice of nearly 50 farms. Activities include farm tours, ...

2017 Walnut Creek Restaurant Week | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Lunch and dinner prix fixe menus start at $10.
| Walnut Creek Downtown
2017 Walnut Creek Restaurant Week | Final Day

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week is a culinary celebration of spectacular cuisine at incredible prices. Entice your appetite and delight your palate with prix-fixe menus offered at over two dozen restaurants. 2017 Walnut Creek Restaurant Week April 23-30, 2017 | Walnut Creek Downtown With cuisines that encompass American, Italian, Spanish, ...

Treasure Island Flea: Mother’s Day Special | Sunday
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea: Mother's Day Special | Sunday
The Treasure Island Flea is hosting a two-day “Mother’s Day Special” on April 29-30, 2017 so you can get your Mother’s Day shopping done early (for once). There’s 400+ vendors to choose from including Woodsong Herbs (40 varieties of loose leaf teas and 35 varieties of ...
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)
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. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2017 – January 7 & 8 ...

2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center
2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its sixth edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors last year, the 2017 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant ...

Blossom Festival: International Dance Party | SF
Sunday, April 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | CCSF Health and Wellness Center
Blossom Festival: International Dance Party | SF
Participate in a large program of dances from around the world. The first hour will be instruction time for dancers of all ages and experience. Beginners are highly encouraged and basic rhythms, steps and styling will be reviewed. Mixed program including requests will follow until 5 pm. Stay ...
2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol
2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol

San Francisco’s stARTup Art Fair is one of the most unique art shows you’re likely to ever encounter. The entire hotel is shut down for three days, and instead of the hotel’s 47 rooms occupied by tourists, all the rooms are taken over by 50+ hand-picked artists and ...

Monday, May 1

Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay
Monday, May 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale BART
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant Rights | East Bay
Gather Monday, May 1, 2017, at 3 PM at Fruitvale BART station in Oakland for a rally, followed by a march starting at 4 p.m. to San Antonio Park. This is a family and community oriented march to repeal the attacks to the communities. Uplift the people’s call ...

Tuesday, May 2

“Israel’s Independence Day” Beach Carnival | Palo Alto
Tuesday, May 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food, drinks and rides.
| Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Come celebrate Israel’s 69th Independence Day with music, dancing, food and fun for the entire family. Think about Israel for a moment… What sights, sounds, smells and tastes come to mind? What is one of your favorite activities to enjoy with family and friends in this ...

Wednesday, May 3

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, May 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Cinco de Mayo on Cypress Featuring Live Music from Orquesta Bembe (Featuring Grammy Award Winner, Christian Pepin) Live Performances from: Ballet Folklorico Costa de Oro 3 Different Food Truck Varieties3 Different Food Truck Varieties BEER & WINE PROVIDED BY: ØL Beer Cafe & Bottle Shop and Buon Vino

Thursday, May 4

“Shifting Movements” Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Shifting Movements is a multimedia exhibition featuring over 40 artists primarily from Asian American, Black, and Latinx communities, illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary social activist Yuri Kochiyama. The artworks highlight the values and themes which guided her, and the incredibly diverse people, struggles, and ...
Star Wars “May The Fourth Be With You” Movies & Music | SF
Thursday, May 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $4*
*$4 early droid tickets available online
| The Great Northern
Star Wars
Are you ready for the “May the 4th Be With You” a massive Star Wars fest brought to you by SF IndieFest, CyberiaVR and the Great Northern. Expect: BRASS TAX DJs Stormtroopers Lazers Indie Star Wars Films Virtual Reality CYBERIAVR film festival is a virtual community dedicated to using film and technology to connect people from ...

Friday, May 5

2017 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Taverna Aventine
2017 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Taverna Aventine is once again closing off Hotaling Alley and packing it with outdoor bars, live DJs, and food trucks for their annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. 2017 Cinco de Mayo Block Party Friday, May 5, 2017 | 4 pm to 10:30 pm Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San ...
2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Friday, May 5 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sebastopol & West (Santa Rosa)
2017 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Come out to Santa Rosa for the 12th annual Roseland Cinco de Mayo Festival featuring stages of music, dance, and demonstrations. Last year’s musical entertainment included Tercer Nival, El Sello de Mexico, Los Grandes de La Banda and pop/rock. Come and see what they have in store for you this year. 2017 Roseland ...
“We Wove a Net” Documentary Screening | SF
Friday, May 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | NOHspace
Daughters. Sisters. Mothers; Crossing oceans in pursuit of “the American Dream.” What is it like to grow up in a place where survival and success are measured by how much of ourselves we can erase? The documentary “We Wove a Net” looks at the experience ...

Saturday, May 6

2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2017 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year they will also be hosting a Beer Garden for all attendees 21 and over. The festival is attended by an average ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2017 | Mountain View
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2017 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2017 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 21st anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. 2017 ...

2017 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 6, 2017, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. 2017 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza FREE This year marks the ...
Marin Open Studios 2017 | North Bay
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2017 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

29th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
29th Annual 
The checkered flag drops for May Madness, the longest running car show and parade in Northern California, which welcomes the finest rods, customs, classics, art cars, utility vehicles, modified and other cool vehicles to Downtown San Rafael. 29th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
Obscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Each event cost differs but prices range from FREE to $45. An RSVP may be required.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Obscura Day 2017: Discover Hidden Local Gems | SF Bay Area
Obscura Day is an annual celebration of discovery, and a time to visit a hidden treasure in your hometown, or to roam further afield. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Atlas Obscura will be leading more than 200 unusual, curious, and wondrous expeditions in more than ...
2017 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2017 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal, in People’s ...

Sunday, May 7

A La Carte & Art Festival 2017 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2017 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2017 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 21st anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. 2017 ...

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Kick-Off | SF

Between May and October in 2017, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents over 75 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs. 2017 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May – October, 2017 Yerba ...

Spring 2017 “Urban Air Market” Block Party: 130 Designers & Quality Products | Hayes Valley
Spring 2017
Urban Air Market is a curated fashion festival held twice a year in Hayes Valley, typically featuring independent designers of men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, accessories, jewelry and home décor. 2017 Urban Air Market | Spring 2017 Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Patricia’s Green, Octavia ...
Marin Open Studios 2017 | North Bay
Sunday, May 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2017 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and the 18th ongoing historic counter-cultural gathering of How Weird. Once again to celebrate peace, dance in the streets, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of ...