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Friday, March 17

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 17 – 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, ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, March 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

Saturday, March 18

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade | Dublin
Saturday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dublin Civic Center
2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade | Dublin

Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. The parade gets going at 9:30 am at Amador Plaza, and the St Patrick’s Day Festival is held from 10 am to 5 ...

2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Chai, Colors & DJs | South Bay
Saturday, March 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: $19 | Cardoza Park
2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Chai, Colors & DJs | South Bay
It’s time to celebrate the fun filled festival of colors. RANA(Rajasthan Association of North America) brings you the biggest Holi Festival in Bay Area inspired by the original Rajasthani Holi in India. The Rainbow Holi ticket ($19) is all inclusive of: Vibrant Colors Refreshing Thandai Delicious Rajasthani Food Live DJ Fun ...
2017 Holi Celebration | South Bay
Saturday, March 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Shreemaya Krishnadham
2017 Holi Celebration | South Bay

You’re invited to a one-day Holi Celebration put together by the Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar in Milpitas. 2017 Holi Celebration Saturday, March 18, 2017 Shreemaya Krishnadham, 25 Corning Ave., Milpitas FREE, but bring money for colors, food and drinks. Enjoy a fun-filled day of color, ...

San Francisco’s “Blessing of the Lowriders” & First Cruise of 2017 | SF
Saturday, March 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Potrero del Sol Park
San Francisco's
The San Francisco LowRider Council was founded in 1981 to unite all LowRider clubs & solo riders to promote the art of LowRiding in SF Bay Area. Each year they have a ceremonial blessing “La Benedicion” and then head out for the very first cruise of ...

Sunday, March 19

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Dublin
Sunday, March 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dublin Civic Center
2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Dublin

Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. The parade gets going at 9:30 am at Amador Plaza, and the St Patrick’s Day Festival is held from 10 am to 5 ...

Sunday, March 26

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, March 26 – 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 ...

Saturday, April 1

Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Saturday | Fort Mason
Saturday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Saturday | Fort Mason

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion featuring a curated selection of over 300 best indie-craft and DIY makers and artisans. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco April 1-2, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Fort Mason Center, SF FREE Renegade is a ...

Sunday, April 2

Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Sunday | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Sunday | Fort Mason

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion featuring a curated selection of over 300 best indie-craft and DIY makers and artisans. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco April 1-2, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Fort Mason Center, SF FREE Renegade is a ...

Saturday, April 8

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 8 – 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 ...

Sunday, April 9

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Saturday, April 15

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Sunday, April 16

26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade, Festival & Bonnet Awards | SF
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade, Festival & Bonnet Awards | SF
The Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic ...
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Thursday, April 20

420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
Thursday, April 20 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, at your own risk of arrest and contact high, of course
| Hippie Hill
420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
Let’s file this one under “unofficial.” There’s no permits issued; it’s not really legal, but usually the city tends to turn a blind eye when thousands turn up on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20th each year for a giant smoke out.  Let’s just ...

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, ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, April 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

Saturday, April 29

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...