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Sunday, August 14

Festival of the Chariots 2016 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2016 | 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 ...
Jerry Day 2016: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2016: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 14th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...

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 ...
“Superfest” Int’l Disability Film Festival Showcase | SF Main Library
Sunday, August 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Superfest International Disability Film Festival, which is the longest-running disability film festival in the world, is a showcase of juried films held in the San Francisco Bay Area. For nearly 30 years, this annual competition has celebrated cutting-edge cinema that portrays disability in all its ...

Thursday, August 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Friday, August 19

Tony Bennett 90th Birthday Celebration & Statue Unveiling | Nob Hill
Friday, August 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
Tony Bennett 90th Birthday Celebration & Statue Unveiling | Nob Hill
In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett’s contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him by dedicating a statue in celebration of his 90th birthday. Join in for a free public dedication and unveiling of the 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture of Tony ...
“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, August 19 – 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, August 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
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, 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 ...
Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Complementing Music on the Square and the PAL Blues, Art, and BBQ Festival, Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, ...

Saturday, September 10

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 10 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Friday, September 16

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 16 – 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, September 17

2016 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
2016
Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. Peace in the Park Festival Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young ...
2016 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.
| Lindley Meadow
2016
Get ready for another wild, wonky day of bike philanthropy, beer, bikes and bemusement as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2016 stops in SF with live music, bicycle constests, lots of beer, brewing education and lots of recycling and composting. 2016 Tour de Fat Saturday, September 17, 2016 | ...
2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF
2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF
Create your own SuperHero persona for the 2016 SuperHero Street Fair, an electronic music festival dedicated to bringing out the superhero in everyone – interactive challenges, out-of-this-world lighting displays, Tesla Coils and more. It’s an all-day street fair with seven stages of DJs and Buring Man-style ...

Sunday, September 18

2016 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2016
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 36th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

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 ...

Thursday, October 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Saturday, November 5

2016 Bay Area Science Festival Extravaganza | AT&T Park
2016 Bay Area Science Festival Extravaganza | AT&T Park
AT&T Park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival – a free science extravaganza. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. ...