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Friday, April 21

2017 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off
Friday, April 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco City Hall
2017 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off

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 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, April 21 – 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 (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Saturday, April 22

Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2017 | UC Berkeley
On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs. Cal Day 2017 Saturday, April 22, ...
March for Science 2017 on Earth Day | SF
Saturday, April 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
March for Science 2017 on Earth Day | SF
The “March for Science” has the mission of building public trust in science and to encourage politicians to forum evidence-based public policy for the good of humanity.  There’s a massive San Francisco march planned for Earth Day 2017 from 9am to Noon which we’re told starting ...
2017 Earth Day on the Bay: Live Music & Touch Live Sharks | Redwood City
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2017 Earth Day on the Bay: Live Music & Touch Live Sharks | Redwood City
The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017. They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, and ...
San Francisco Earth Day 2017 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Saturday, April 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Earth Day 2017 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth. Earth Day ...
DogFest 2017: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2017: Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade | Duboce Park
DogFest 2017 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco. 10th Annual DogFest Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Duboce Park, Duboce and Steiner, SF FREE, but pre-registration ($20) is typically required for your dog ...
Turfin’ vs. the World Dance Battle Festival | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Turfin' vs. the World Dance Battle Festival | Jack London Sq.
The turf-dancing phenomenon that started in Oakland’s inner city will take center stage at Jack London Square, as part of an all-new dance battle event, dubbed Turfin vs. the World Dance Battle. Held on the waterfront by the palm trees featuring 20+ diverse vendors, food trucks, ...

Sunday, April 23

Historic 1920s-1950s Italian Race Car Show “The California Mille” | Nob Hill
Sunday, April 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
Historic 1920s-1950s Italian Race Car Show
The 27th annual California Mille will bring 70 historic cars from all over the world to San Francisco to salute Italy’s most famous open road race, the Mille Miglia. See the biggest free car show of its kind in America and meet the drivers. 27th California ...
2017 “Opening Day On The Bay” Boat Parade | SF
Sunday, April 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
2017
The annual Opening Day on the Bay shows off over 100 historic workboats, fireboats, towboats, classic and contemporary craft. This marks the official start of the San Francisco boating season. 100th Annual “Opening Day on the Bay” Boat Parade Sunday, April 23, 2017 | Noon to 2pm or 3pm View from ...

Saturday, April 29

2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures. This the largest event honoring the life and work of the labor and ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 29 – 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 ...

Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

2017 Cesar E. Chavez Street Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
2017 Cesar E. Chavez Street Festival | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures. This the largest event honoring the life and work of the labor and ...

Dutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.
| Murphy Windmill
Dutch
The Dutch community in San Francisco invites you to celebrate King’s Day 2017 near the Murphy Windmill on the south end of Golden Gate Park. King’s Day, the biggest national celebration in the Netherlands, is returning once again to San Francisco. Dutch King’s Day San Francisco will be ...

Sunday, April 30

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 25+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local ...

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 ...

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

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

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. 13th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Valencia between 21st and 24th, Mission Dist., SF FREE The celebration ...
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

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

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 Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and ...

2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
2017 How Weird Street Faire | SoMa
For the 18th annual How Weird Street Faire, SoMa will be filled with art and performances, vendors, tasty food and drinks, and all of the colorful weirdness that San Francisco is famous for. All ages are welcome. 2017 How Weird Street Faire Sunday, May 7, 2017 | Noon to ...

Saturday, May 13

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

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, May 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

Friday, May 19

Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Friday, May 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets are $20, otherwise it's $25 onsite.
| Pier 39
Spring Wine Pour: Live Music & Wine Tastings | Pier 39
Grab your friends and head to the Pier for an evening of wine, music and fun at the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour on Friday, May 19th. Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to enjoy wine tastings, light bites, exclusive discounts, and live music ...

Sunday, May 21

Bay to Breakers 2017 | SF
Bay to Breakers 2017 | SF
Bring your costumed, your semi-naked and your beer (try to be discreet) and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric.” The third Sunday in May brings us “Bay to Breakers,” the crown jewel of San ...

Friday, May 26

Win Tix: Bottlerock 2017: Sold Out 3-Day Passes | Napa Valley
Friday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Napa Valley Expo
BottleRock Napa Valley is an epic 3-day music festival with wine, food & craft brew. This year’s lineup includes Maroon 5, Tom Petty, Food Fighters, The Roots, Modest Mouse, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ben Harper, Fitz & The Tantrums and countless more. That’s 80+ bands on ...

Saturday, May 27

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Saturday | Mission

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate with us at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. 39th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival May 27-28, 2017 | ...

Sunday, May 28

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
Sunday, May 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
On Sunday, May 28, 2017, the 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, ...
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission

The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate with us at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over Memorial Day weekend. 39th Annual San Francisco Carnaval Festival May 27-28, 2017 | ...