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Saturday, September 23

Outdoor Project Block Party at 21st Amendment | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission, Bring cash for drinks
| 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
Outdoor Project Block Party at 21st Amendment | SF
Outdoor Project’s Block Party will fill your day with outdoor adventure inspiration, gear demos, giveaways, live music, games, food trucks, and beer. This event is open to all ages, furry friends and is free. The event will be hosted with 21st Amendment and will benefit Big City ...
Middle Eastern Spice Mixes and Blends Workshop | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Meeting Room
Middle Eastern Spice Mixes and Blends Workshop | SF
Learn how to make your own Middle Eastern Spice mixes and blends. The blends will contain spices that are familiar and exotic, lesser known ingredients. Recipes and all ingredients will be provided. Participants will take home a sample spice mix.

Middle Eastern Snack Trials | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Portal Playground
Middle Eastern Snack Trials | SF
You may know pita and hummus…now let’s get adventurous and try some of the other tasty snacks of the Middle East. All ages are welcome.

Sunday, September 24

Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire | Historic Downtown
Sunday, September 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire | Historic Downtown
Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 31st Annual Petaluma Antique Faire this fall on Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. Admission is ...
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Autumn Moon Festival | San Mateo
Autumn Moon Festival | San Mateo
Looking for Fun Activities for the Family? Come celebrate San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival with them.The Festival comprises of 2 main components: Generation Walk for Wellness. It’s free for children under 10 and seniors 65 and above; otherwise, $20 is requested. Live Performances and activities that include ...
2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cole Valley
2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF
2017 is the 15th annual Cole Valley Fair. As always, the fair will feature local art and fine crafts, delicious food, live music, a display of historical Cole Valley photographs, a full block of vintage automobiles owned by neighborhood residents, children’s events (bouncy house, balloon animals, ...
2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Sunday | Pacifica
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palmetto Street
2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Sunday | Pacifica

Say goodbye to summer with a weekend of sun, sand, and surf at the 32nd annual Fog Fest in Pacifica featuring live music, art, food and activities. Fog Fest 2017 September 23-24, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Palmetto Street, Pacifica FREE The Fog ...

2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay

Perfectly set in Historic Downtown Martinez, the 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival is a lively weekend filled with authentic blues music, beautiful art and craft booths, gourmet food from local restaurants, bistro-style seating areas, craft beer, fine wines and more. Please note the festival ...

2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
TI Flea celebrates the start of Fall with seasonal cocktails and brews, 30+ food trucks, live DIY painting workshops, a collection of vintage trailers and of course our 400+ curated vendors to shop. RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner ...
2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

2017 UC Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale | Berkeley
Sunday, September 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
2017 UC Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale | Berkeley
Fall is a great time to plant. And it’s the perfect opportunity to convert to a waterwise garden. Shop in the wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including a large selection of California natives. They also have the exotic and unusual. You’ll find rare ...
2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 34th 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. 2017 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 11 ...
7th Annual Marina Family Festival & Puppie-Palooza | SF
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
7th Annual Marina Family Festival & Puppie-Palooza | SF
The Marina Family Fest returns for its seventh year on Sunday, September 24th. Hosted by the Marina Community Association (MCA), this unique family-friendly event will be held on the historic Marina Greens. A portion of the event proceeds will be used to benefit SF Boys ...
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | Pier 48
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Get $10 tickets with code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 48
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | Pier 48

The 18th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

Win Tix: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | Pier 48
Sunday, September 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | Pier 48
Just across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park you’ll find a little slice of Munich. Every year San Francisco’s massive Pier 48 gets turned into a Bavarian beer hall for “Oktoberfest by the Bay” and you’re invited. Get Tickets Friday (5p to Midnight) – Get $15 Tickets ($10 off) Saturday Day (11a to ...
2017 Downtown Redwood City Oktoberfest | Final Day
Sunday, September 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: $18*
*$18 in Advance for Adults & $10 in Advance for Kids
| Courthouse Square
2017 Downtown Redwood City Oktoberfest | Final Day

For the fourth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating; lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more. Opening with ...

2017 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF
2017 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

The Best of Arab Short Film Screening | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
The Best of Arab Short Film Screening | SF
AFMI Presents: The Best of Arab Shorts, a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short films. This event will feature a collection of outstanding short films from the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) showcasing emergent voices and diverse approaches in cinematic storytelling ...
Win Tix: VIP Tickets: 2017 “City of Trees” Music Festival w/ Blink-182 | Sacramento
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Papa Murphy's Park
Radio 94.7 and Bud Light present City of Trees 2017, a killer all-day summer music festival in Sacramento – that’s 20 bands for under $50. Keep the summer music festival season alive with musical performances by Blink-182, DREAMCAR,  Bleachers (just announced), Sir Sly, Iration, Bishop Briggs, New ...
Win Tix: 2017 “City of Trees” Music Festival w/ Blink-182 | Sacramento
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Papa Murphy's Park
Radio 94.7 and Bud Light present City of Trees 2017, a killer all-day summer music festival in Sacramento – that’s 20 bands for under $50. Keep the summer music festival season alive with musical performances by Blink-182, DREAMCAR,  Bleachers (just announced), Sir Sly, Iration, Bishop Briggs, New ...

Wednesday, September 27

Middle Eastern Culture Celebration | SF
Wednesday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights Branch Library
Middle Eastern Culture Celebration | SF
Join the celebration of Middle Eastern Heritage. With a special performance, craft stations and refreshments, this event has something for all ages.

Thursday, September 28

Night at the Jewseum: Myths, Monsters & Thriller Dance Party | SF
Thursday, September 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with museum admission, $5 after 5 PM.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Night at the Jewseum: Myths, Monsters & Thriller Dance Party | SF
The party for the after work crowd gets a bit mystical with this evening exploration of legends, myths, and monsters amidst the Days of Awe. Enjoy specialty cocktails, performances, gallery games, a Thriller dance party, and more.

Friday, September 29

2017 Orinda Czech Festival Opening Ceremony & Formal Dinner
Friday, September 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Opening ceremony is free, formal dinner requires a ticket which costs $100.
| Orinda Community Park
2017 Orinda Czech Festival Opening Ceremony & Formal Dinner
Help them kick-off the 2017 Orinda Czech Festival at Orinda Community Park.  A limited number of vendors will be present as we host a Rededication Ceremony of the beautiful Linden Tree (the national tree of the Czech Republic). Next, join them for a formal dinner (tickets ...

Saturday, September 30

2017 Thunderbirds on the Wharf: 1955-66 Classic Car Show | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 30 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2017 Thunderbirds on the Wharf: 1955-66 Classic Car Show | Santa Cruz
Come down to Santa Cruz for the 20th annual Thunderbirds on the Wharf from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 23, 2017. A collection of classic (1955-57) and vintage (1958-66) Thunderbirds will be displayed by owners from central and northern California.
4th Annual Yoga Fest | SF
4th Annual Yoga Fest | SF
Sports Basement’s 4th annual yoga fest is a yogis dream. It is a completely free day full of yoga, raffle prizes, and food. They have donated class instruction from community studios such as Mission Yoga, Laughing Lotus, Yoga Garden SF, Integral Yoga Institute, and Yoga ...
2017 Orinda Czech Festival: Free Classes & “Amadeus” Film Screening
Saturday, September 30 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
2017 Orinda Czech Festival: Free Classes &
Come to the Orinda Community Park, Community Center and Library from 9 am – 10 pm for a full day of Czech-inspired fun. They have a jam-packed list of entertainment from morning until the evening. You can check the list of performers here. Aside from the live ...
2017 Moraga Pear Festival | Orchard
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Moraga Middle School
2017 Moraga Pear Festival | Orchard
The annual Moraga Pear Harvest will be held on the last Saturday in September at the orchard next to Joaquin Moraga Middle School. The Moraga Park Foundation organizes the harvest and donates the pears to the county food bank. Every year Moraga donates about 10,000 pounds of ...
Alvarado Fall Fest featuring iBike | Union City
Saturday, September 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free but bring money for food and drinks
| Old Alvarado Park
Alvarado Fall Fest featuring iBike | Union City
The Alvarado Historic District Merchants Association (AHDMA) and Union City Chamber of Commerce present Alvarado Fall Fest featuring iBike – Union City (a custom bike showcase produced by UCCares Union City Community & Recreation Services). There will be Live Performances from Top-rated popular Bay Area bands: ...