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Saturday, September 23

2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

2017 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
2017
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 23, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young ...
2017 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Japantown is pleased to host “Osaka Matsuri,” an event to celebrate their oldest sister city relationship with Osaka, Japan. This year, San Francisco is celebrating its 60th year of its relationship with Japanese sister city Osaka by hosting “Osaka Matsuri.” Enjoy Japanese music and dance performances at ...

Sunday, September 24

2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

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 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

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 ...
Win Tix: VIP Tickets: 2017 “City of Trees” Music Festival w/ Blink-182 | Sacramento
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: WIN | Papa Murphy's Park
Radio 94.7 and Bud Light present City of Trees 2017, a killer all-day summer music festival in Sacramento – that’s 20 bands for under $50. Keep the summer music festival season alive with musical performances by Blink-182, DREAMCAR,  Bleachers (just announced), Sir Sly, Iration, Bishop Briggs, New ...

Saturday, September 30

2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 27th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2017 Autumn Moon ...

Sunday, October 1

2017 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2017 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 27th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2017 Autumn Moon ...

2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 2nd Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 where nearly 10,000 people attended last year. This year they will be expanding and closing down a 2nd street. Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito will be honored ...
2017 Pet Pride Day Festival: Costume Parade & Pet Tricks | Rescue Row
Sunday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Animal Care & Control
2017 Pet Pride Day Festival: Costume Parade & Pet Tricks | Rescue Row
Dress up your pet and head to the annual Pet Pride Day featuring on site adoptions, rescue partners, a parade, food, kids activities, pet costumes and, of course, pet tricks at San Francisco Animal Care & Control. 2017 Pet Pride Day Sunday, October 01, 2017 | Noon to ...

Wednesday, October 4

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, October 4 – 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, 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 ...

Litquake 2017 | Oct. 6-14
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2017 | Oct. 6-14

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

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 ...

Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 30
Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017

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 ...

Saturday, October 7

22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival | Union Square
The 22nd Annual Arab Cultural Festival moves to Union Square to bring the sights, smells, and sounds of the Arab world to San Francisco with a showcase of the arts, entertainment, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of Arab Americans and of the Arab world. 2017 Arab Cultural ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Saturday | 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: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017: 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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 8

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Sunday | 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: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017: 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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Saturday, October 14

“Pier 39” Birthday Bash & Fireworks | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39’s 39-week celebration culminates on Saturday, October 14 with the 39th Birthday Bash. Join for an evening of fun, music, discounts and more. The night will be topped off with a dazzling fireworks display over San Francisco Bay. This is a party you won’t want ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, October 14 – 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, ...

Sunday, October 15

The Final “Inner Sunset Flea” of 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
The Final

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 ...

Saturday, October 21

2nd Annual BayviewLive Mural, Music & Arts Festival | SF
Saturday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Imprint City
2nd Annual BayviewLive Mural, Music & Arts Festival | SF
On Saturday, October 21st from noon to 7 pm, Imprint.City in partnership with Black and Brown Founders, The Bay Bridged &Mural Music and Arts will launch the second annual BayviewLive Festival. BayviewLIVE, addresses the digital divide by leveraging tech resources to the event while also attracting an ...

Sunday, October 29

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, October 29 – 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 ...