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Friday, July 28

23rd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
23rd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2017 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 21-29, 2017 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Saturday, July 29

2017 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2017 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda

The 2017 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 300 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 29-30, 2017. Each day offers continuous ...

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from giant creature kites as big as houses, to free kite making and free candy drops ...

“State of the City” Bash: Family Fun Zone & Entertainment | Sunnyvale
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sunnyvale Civic Center
Join the city of Sunnyvale in celebrating the “State of the City” on July 29, 2017. Mayor’s State of the City Address and Community Awards Presentation Kids Zone activities Live Entertainment Local Food Trucks And much more, check their site for update on other activities
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gourmet Alley, Live Music & Cooking Competitions | July 28-30
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival: Gourmet Alley, Live Music & Cooking Competitions | July 28-30

Come and join the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts garlic-lovers from around the world. It is the “Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair” — three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28-30, 2017 | 10 ...

Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, July 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 ...

Fort Ross Festival: 4th Annual Beer Garden & Live American Music | Jenner
Fort Ross Festival: 4th Annual Beer Garden & Live American Music | Jenner
Join them as they celebrate summer at the annual Fort Ross Festival. FRF is an incredibly diverse event that reflects the rich history of Fort Ross. Their skilled volunteers will be working alongside their Kashia, Russian, Alaska Native, and early Ranch communities to offer family-friendly ...
BBQ & Fundraiser for Formerly Incarcerated People | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Formerly Incarcerated People and Family. $20 for others
| Preservation Park
BBQ & Fundraiser for Formerly Incarcerated People | Oakland
Prisoner Reentry Network is hosting its fourth BBQ for formerly incarcerated people in beautiful Preservation Park. Everyone is invited to enjoy the company and some delicious BBQ. They have a lot to celebrate. In the past year: PRN demanded and won system-wide changes within the California Department ...
2017 Kidsfest “Pirates” Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | FLAX Art & Design (Oakland)
2017 Kidsfest
Join FLAX for their annual Kidsfest, a free day of discovery, imagination, and learning for children and their parents from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The 2017 theme is Pirates. Costumes are encouraged, so bring your little diver, swimmer, sunfish, mermaid or ...
ARC Youth Fest 2017: Visual Arts, Fashion & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General Admission - free with food donation or $8 donation requested
| Oakland City Hall
ARC Youth Fest 2017: Visual Arts, Fashion & Live Music | Oakland
ARC Youth Fest 2017 will showcase youth artists in a competitive, fun, safe environment that promotes healthy living, engages attendees with art-driven activities and awards scholarships and prizes that develop artistic skills which takes place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 with some of the hottest aspiring and ...
Final Day: 2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge | Oakland
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
Final Day: 2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge with presentations and workshops on ways to help improve your health and wellness.  The festival will include workshops with medical professionals, master chefs, nutritionists, master composters, health and beauty ...

LaborFest2017: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk | Latham Square
Saturday, July 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square
LaborFest2017: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk | Latham Square
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line ...
Dolores Day Fest: Music & Picnic in the Park | SF
Saturday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Dolores Day Fest: Music & Picnic in the Park | SF
Party in the north half of Dolores Park on the flat grass with live music from local musicians including indie rock bands and singer-songwriters. Come hang out; it’s free. Please check the Facebook event page before heading out as details for events in the park like ...
Festival of Curves: Big, Bold & Beautiful Fashion Show | Emeryville
Saturday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Festival of Curves: Big, Bold & Beautiful Fashion Show | Emeryville
Bay Street is set to partner with Oakland-based Dance-A-Vision Entertainment to host Festival of Curves, an all-new fashion show that will showcase clothing and accessories designed for the full-figured woman. This festival and fashion show will celebrate big, bold and beautiful with clothing designed to enhance ...
Final Night: 23rd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 23rd Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2017 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 21-29, 2017 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Sunday, July 30

2017 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2017 Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda

The 2017 Park Street Art & Wine Faire is Alameda’s biggest event of the year featuring over 300 arts, crafts, and food, local wines and regional beers, live music, and a special kids’ area from 10 am to 6 pm on July 29-30, 2017. Each day offers continuous ...

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships
2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from giant creature kites as big as houses, to free kite making and free candy drops ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | 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 Gilroy Garlic Festival: Live Music & Cooking Contests | Final Day
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival: Live Music & Cooking Contests | Final Day

Come and join the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival that attracts garlic-lovers from around the world. It is the “Summer’s Ultimate Food Fair” — three full days of incredible food, beverages, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and cooking competitions. 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28-30, 2017 | 10 ...

LaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF
The development of technology, including artificial intelligence, automation and platforms like UBER, Lyft, and Airbnb, are making trillions for the tech and media companies that now dominate the world. Growing marginalization of labor and complete deregulation now means that hundreds of thousands of workers are ...
LaborFest2017: “Labor Politics & Architecture of San Francisco” Walk | ILWU
Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Sculpture
LaborFest2017:
Walk with Brad Wiedmaier, SEIU 2015 member & architectural historian. San Francisco has a rich political and labor history that is also connected to its buildings. In this history-by-the-buildings walk, Brad Wiedmaier will outline artifacts and events, and their connections to San Francisco’s past and present. For ...
2017 “Up Your Alley Fair” & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2017
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… Up Your Alley is only for real players, where leather daddies rule the streets of SoMa. If rubber,  biker gear, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In ...
51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park
The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San ...
2017 Circus Festival, Games & 100 Foot Giant Slide | Hunters Point
2017 Circus Festival, Games & 100 Foot Giant Slide | Hunters Point
Bring the family to the 2017 Circus Festival where Circus Bella and Prescott Circus Theatre will delight with fun and acrobatic performances, plus the kids can enjoy a fun slide, arts activities, and games. 6th Annual Circus Festival Sunday, July 30, 2017 | Noon to 4 pm NOW Hunters Point, Jennings ...
2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Fairy Garden Workshop | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $85*
*RSVP is required. Exact location will be provided after payment.
| Secret Location (SF)
2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Fairy Garden Workshop | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 110th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair. All of the events are free and kid friendly unless otherwise noted. ...

2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: The SELFrida Challenge | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Be there with flowers in your hair by 3 pm to register.
| Jessie Square
2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: The SELFrida Challenge | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 110th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair. All of the events are free and kid friendly unless otherwise noted. ...

LaborFest2017: LaborFest Writers & The Issues They Face Today | SF
Sunday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017: LaborFest Writers & The Issues They Face Today | SF
LaborFest Writers explore the issues that you face today within your families, communities and government, whether it’s housing, jobs, ageism, race and sex discrimination, immigration or homelessness. Their work gives voice to what has gone before and why you must continue to fight for your rights. Come hear ...
2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Garden Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $25*
*An RSVP is required. Exact location will be revealed after payment.
| Secret Location (SF)
2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Garden Party | Mission Dist.

Celebrate the 110th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair. All of the events are free and kid friendly unless otherwise noted. ...

Monday, July 31

LaborFest2017: “Stop the War on Workers” Concert | SF
LaborFest2017:
LaborFest closes its annual festival with terrific artists Ann Feeney and Roy Zimmerman. Ann speaks truth to power in her music about the struggles of working people here and around the world. As Tom Morello has said “Few have raised as much hell with an ...

Tuesday, August 1

“National Night Out” 2017: Neighborhood Block Parties | SF
Tuesday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 34th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities around the Bay Area on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Neighborhoods host big block parties featuring cookouts, visits from local police and ...