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Saturday, July 29

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 the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Sunday, July 30

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 the giant creature kites as big as houses, to the free kite making and ...

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, July 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 ...

2017 Kinky “Up Your Alley” Fair | SoMa
Sunday, July 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2017 Kinky
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music… If rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In their own words, you won’t find a filthier event in the States. 2017 ...
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 ...

Wednesday, August 2

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, August 2 – 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 ...

Sunday, August 6

Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 15th 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 ...

Friday, August 11

Early Bird Shopping Specials | Pier 39
Friday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Early Bird Shopping Specials | Pier 39
Shop early and receive special discounts* at participating businesses from 10 am-noon. Check back to see the full list of discounts. *Restrictions apply. See discount list for more details.

Saturday, August 12

23rd Annual Pistahan Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
23rd Annual Pistahan Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 23rd 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 13

Second Day of Pistahan: A Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Second Day of Pistahan: A Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 23rd 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 ...
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...

Wednesday, August 16

Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations ...

Friday, August 18

Reverse Happy Hour | Pier 39
Friday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Reverse Happy Hour | Pier 39
Head to The Pier for Reverse Happy Hour* at participating businesses from 8 pm-close. Check back to see the full list of discounts. *Restrictions apply. See discount list for more details.

Saturday, August 19

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party: Food & Music Fest | SF
Get ready to party with 15,000 summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically 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 ...

Sunday, August 27

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, August 27 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 30

Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Wednesday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Fil Lorenz Orchestra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. Come dance to the swingin’ music of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, a star-studded “little BIG ...

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

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 ...

Sunday, September 10

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF 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 ...

Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair

The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a block party, a festival, and a street fair. The whole neighborhood is invited to create a public space where everyone can all enjoy their community, food, family fun and more. 2017 Inner Sunset Flea Second Sundays May to Sept ...

Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Rock Concert: Crosscut | Union Square Live
Crosscut, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, plays a unique mix of blues, rock, and original music to create a sound that is all its own. Their musical influences include early Delta Blues, Memphis and Chicago Electric Blues, Soul from STAX and Motown, R&B, ...

Sunday, September 17

2017 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2017
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 37th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Wednesday, September 20

Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | Union Square
Wednesday, September 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing in the Square: Lost Dog Found with Rachel Sierra | Union Square
Come and listen to live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie. With a uniquely modern take on retro Americana genres including blues, swing, rock, and soul, ...

Friday, September 22

Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tastings, Live Music & Discounts | Pier 39
Friday, September 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 online, otherwise it's $25 at the door.
| Pier 39
Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tastings, Live Music & Discounts | Pier 39
Round up your friends and head to The Pier for an evening of beer, music and fun at the PIER 39 Fall Beer Pour on Friday, September 22, 2017. Stroll The Pier and stop by participating businesses to enjoy beer tastings, exclusive discounts, and live music ...

Sunday, September 24

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, September 24 – 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 ...

2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 34th 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. 2017 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 11 ...

Thursday, October 5

Fleet Week 2017 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Although it’s not the full airshow later in the week, you should be able to look up into the sky on Thursday and see the Blue Angels buzzing the city and over the waterfront doing their annual Survey Flights of San Francisco. Blue Angels Survey Flights: 1-5 pm

Friday, October 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2017 brings San Francisco the 17th 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 2017 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Fleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels

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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...