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Sunday, June 12

2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

Thursday, June 16

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 16 – 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 by the East Bay Express, ...

Saturday, June 25

22nd Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
22nd Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come) You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come) – Jan & Dean Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the ...

Saturday, July 2

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday
Saturday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Saturday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

Sunday, July 3

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday
Sunday, July 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2016 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

Saturday, July 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, July 9 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 16

2016 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2016 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over 3 hours and 36 venues. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including Telegraph Beer Garden, ...

Saturday, July 30

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.

Sunday, July 31

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.

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 ...

Sunday, August 14

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 ...

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 ...

Sunday, September 25

2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 33rd 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. 2016 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 11 am ...

Monday, October 10

2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 10 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)
2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Want to see a pumpkin that weighs almost as much as a Smart Car? World Pumpkin Capital Half Moon Bay will present their 43rd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking ...