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Sunday, July 3

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito
Sunday, July 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic from 5-7 pm July 4, 2016 – the main festival day, there is a full lineup of music plus ...

Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Sunday, July 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| Craneway Pavilion
Richmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016
Celebrate Independence Day a day early at the Craneway Pavilion, inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond with floor to ceiling windows and amazing views of the San Francisco skyline on July 3, 2016. This free event is fun for the whole ...

Monday, July 4

4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fisherman's Wharf
4th at the Wharf: Fireworks Display & Live Entertainment | 2016
Come spend the day in the Fisherman’s Wharf District at Pier 39, Old Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park and Beach, and Ghirardelli Square. In addition to the street performers and local attractions there is also live music at both Aquatic Park and Pier 39. After a day of ...
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016

El Cerrito hosts the 18th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live reggae, dub and world music, plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2016. July 3, 2016 – WorldOne Stone Soul Picnic from 5-7 pm July 4, 2016 – the main festival day, there is a full lineup of music plus ...

Vallejo | 4th of July Parade & Waterfront Fireworks | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Vallejo Waterfront
Vallejo | 4th of July Parade & Waterfront Fireworks | 2016
The 163rd Annual Vallejo July Fourth Parade starts off at 10 am on July 4, 2016. It begins at Broadway and Tennessee, then turns left on Sonoma Blvd, then right onto Georgia through downtown. The parade is filled with floats, classic cars, and even giant puppets. Then you ...
Half Moon Bay | Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade | 2016
Monday, July 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay | Ol' Fashioned 4th of July Parade | 2016
Half Moon Bay celebrates Independence Day 2016 and its classic small town spirit with the popular Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade down historic Main Street on Saturday, July 4, 2016. Starting at noon, the delightful, home-spun parade features a charming array of creative floats, marching bands, equine ...
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016
The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July Fourth celebrations around featuring a great lineup of bands, free dragon boat rowing, a kids’ carnival, live pony rides, mini-train rides, giant slides, and Afro-Cuban drumming, all culminating in the grand fireworks at 9:35 pm over the ...
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2016
Celebrate 2016 Independence Day with live music and entertainment all day in front of Pier 39 on July 4, 2016. At approximately 9:30 pm, visitors will be treated to The City of San Francisco’s spectacular fireworks display over the Bay. 2016 Fourth of July Entertainment July 4, 2016 ...
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Angel Island | 4th of July Fireworks Viewing Party | 2016
Leave the crowds on the mainland behind and enjoy the fireworks from the Bay’s best seats, Ayala Cove on Angel Island, on July 4, 2016. Before the fireworks, enjoy more live music, beer and garlic fries at the July 4th beer garden. Once on the island there’s also delicious barbecue ...

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. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Friday, July 15

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, July 15 – 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, 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 ...

Saturday, August 20

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Saturday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General admission is free and open to the public.
| 20th Street Corridor
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food + Music Festival | SF
Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noisepop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and a cooking ...

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 ...

Friday, September 30

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Saturday, October 1

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Sunday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2016 brings San Francisco the 16th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Saturday, October 8

Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 35th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 3 – 10, 2016 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 9

Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 35th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 3 – 10, 2016 San Francisco FREE ...

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 ...