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Saturday, September 2

2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market St (Embarcadero to 5th St)
Kiosk Fest 2017: Zine Reading, Workshop & Live Music | SF

The Grand Newsstand, San Francisco’s zine stand, is hosting an open-air festival to celebrate zines, art, and printed media. Kiosk Fest takes place around Market Street in San Francisco between 5th Street and the Embarcadero. Kiosk Fest 2017 September 1-2, 2017 | 10 am to ...

2017 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City
2017 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family. 7th Annual Lebanese Festival Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 11 am to 8 pm Downtown Redwood City FREE Start your day with delicious, traditional Lebanese sweets ...
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | Golden Gate Park

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in ...

2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 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. Previous and current ...

Sunday, September 3

2017 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2017 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2017 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 2-3, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features ...

2017 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2017 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. 2017 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 3, 2017 ...
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Woodside

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates 50 years of ...

2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...
“Ciderfest” Seasonal Libations, Delicious Eats & Live Music | Napa
Sunday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but individual food and drink tickets will be available on their site.
| CIA at Copia
Join them for their first annual Ciderfest. They will be featuring fall’s favorite fruit – apples – as they enjoy a day of seasonal libations, delicious eats, and a live band. Spend the afternoon listening to live music in their gardens, courtesy of Le Jazz ...

Monday, September 4

2017 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2017 Begonia Festival: Fishing Derby & Row Boat Races | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 65th annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented ...

Hiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: $19.93 | 3rd and Chestnut
Hiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Rock out on your day hip-hop style during the 6th annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in downtown Oakland. Over 40 artists, DJs and hosts taking over 3 stages for the Annual Hiero Day with non-stop music all day. This is an outdoor festival, concert, ...
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2017 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates 50 years of ...

Tuesday, September 5

The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa

Come and walk the aisles at the “World’s Pure Food Fair”, an event for pure food enthusiasts, the national press, home growers across the country, farmers, school groups and the general public. The Expo is now dubbed the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry. This is a “non-profit” ...

Wednesday, September 6

The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa
Wednesday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa

Come and walk the aisles at the “World’s Pure Food Fair”, an event for pure food enthusiasts, the national press, home growers across the country, farmers, school groups and the general public. The Expo is now dubbed the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry. This is a “non-profit” ...

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

Thursday, September 7

The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa
Thursday, September 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 per day, $25 for three days, children are free
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
The National Heirloom Expo: Demo Gardens & Food Fair | Santa Rosa

Come and walk the aisles at the “World’s Pure Food Fair”, an event for pure food enthusiasts, the national press, home growers across the country, farmers, school groups and the general public. The Expo is now dubbed the “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry. This is a “non-profit” ...

Friday, September 8

70s Roller Disco Party | Pier 39
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
70s Roller Disco Party | Pier 39
They’re rolling it back to the year they opened – 1978 – with a free 70s Roller Disco Party. Head to The Pier for an evening of fun, music, and roller-skating in the Pier 39 Entrance Plaza from 6-10 pm. Bring your own roller skates or ...

Saturday, September 9

45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 45th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
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 ...

46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
46th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 46th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10 am ...

“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

2017 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2017 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 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 ...

Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) is a free annual daytime music, arts and performance festival, celebrating diversity and inspiring community-building in Bay Area communities and beyond from noon to 6 pm on September 9, 2017. 2017 Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) Saturday, September 9, 2017 | Noon to ...
22nd Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Chocolate samples require tickets.
| Ghirardelli Square
22nd Annual Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival: Saturday | SF

From vanilla beans to caramel fillings, indulge in it all at the 22nd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival. Come and experience Chocolate School, Chef Demonstrations, Ice Cream Eating Contests, chocolate vendors, and the popular Ghirardelli Chocolate Lounge. Over 50 vendors generously donate sample-sized portions of their ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

Women Entrepreneurs Vibe Block Party: Interactive Workshops & Fire Truck Demos | Los Altos
Saturday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Los Altos
Women Entrepreneurs Vibe Block Party: Interactive Workshops & Fire Truck Demos | Los Altos
The purpose of the WE Vibe Block Party is to introduce the members of Women Entrepreneurs of Los Altos to the community through this lively, festive, and free downtown public event. They anticipate over 500 attendees to this family-friendly celebration. WELosAltos brings a fresh and innovative approach ...
2nd Annual Brazilian Day Celebration | El Rio
Saturday, September 9 – 3:30 pm | Cost: $12*
*$12 early bird, $15 for the regular ticket and $18 at the door.
| El Rio
2nd Annual Brazilian Day Celebration | El Rio
Come celebrate Brazilian Day with Sang Matiz, Batala, Boca Do Rio. Official Line up for the Event: Boca do Rio 4:30 pm Sang Matiz 5:45 p.m. w/Amor Do Samba Batala 7:20 p.m. Plus Special 4:30 pm: Amor Do Samba (Dance Crew) Paulo Presotto from (Dona Francisca) Diogo Sabre & Angelo Tomandl Special cocktails for ...