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Saturday, August 5

2017 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2017 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival features over 500 top-quality art and craft booths, a Gourmet Marketplace, live music on two stages, street ...

Dilli Haat Food & Fashion Festival: Shop To Your Heart’s Content | Sunnyvale
Saturday, August 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchase.
| Sunnyvale Baylands Park
Dilli Haat Food & Fashion Festival: Shop To Your Heart's Content | Sunnyvale
Here comes the Dilli Haat Food & Fashion Festival. This year, it is bigger, better and greener. This year’s fest also comes with a kids play Area, shades, tons of seating, open area and lots of parking. Dilli Haat 2017 on Aug 5th sure looks ...

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, August 5 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...

“Sledfest” All-Day Concert: Boards, Bikers, Bands & Booze | SF
Saturday, August 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $10 | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Sledfest is a celebration of water, pavement, snow, dirt, and the sleds they use to ride them. They’re filling the day with live bands, great grub, and tasty drinks where you can chat motorcycles, surf, and all things boards with the communities of radical people ...
Dolly Parton Hoot: Live “Dolly” Set, Lip Sync Battles & Look-a-likes | El Rio
Saturday, August 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | El Rio
Dolly Parton Hoot: Live
How do we love Dolly? Come out to El Rio and count the ways at the 9th annual Dolly Parton Hoot with live performances, country jams, lip sync battles, look-a-likes, and trivia. Grab your wig and rhinestones and head to El Rio’s happiest event of the year. Come at ...

Sunday, August 6

2017 Street Soccer USA Cup | Union Square
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
2017 Street Soccer USA Cup | Union Square

Street Soccer USA will host the third and final leg of its 2017 Cup Series with an exciting weekend of competition in San Francisco throughout the weekend of August 5-6, 2017. All proceeds from the Cup series benefit Street Soccer USA’s programs throughout the year, ...

2017 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2017 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles. The festival features over 500 top-quality art and craft booths, a Gourmet Marketplace, live music on two stages, street ...

“Doggie World” Festival & Parade | 44th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown
The 6th annual Doggie World will be a gathering place for the four-legged members of the community during the  Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco, California from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Local animal experts and adoption agencies will also be on ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

22nd Annual National Wiener Dog Race: “Bay Area’s Top Dog” | Santa Clara
Sunday, August 6 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; parking is $5.
| Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
22nd Annual National Wiener Dog Race:
See the fastest wieners in the West. The Bay Area’s finest dachshunds will dash to the finish line at the Santa Clara County Fair North Lawn for the annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals qualifying race. These hopeful hounds are competing to be crowned the Bay Area’s Top ...
2017 Summer in the City | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Precita Park
2017 Summer in the City | Mission Dist.
You’re invited to the 10th Annual Summer in the City on Sunday, August 6, 2017 from noon to 4 pm. Come enjoy free food, raffles, face painting, games, jumpers, youth performances, and youth DJs. This is a youth led event that is for everyone in the community. ...
Summer Reading Celebration: Magic Show, Art & Architecture Tour | Oakland
Sunday, August 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5.
| Oakland Museum of California
Summer Reading Celebration: Magic Show, Art & Architecture Tour | Oakland
Don’t miss the 13th annual Summer Reading Celebration at the Oakland Museum of California with the Oakland Public Library from 12-4 pm. Held in OMCA’s lush gardens, activities will highlight this year’s theme, Explore, Connect, & Grow. Enjoy a magic show by Dan Chan Presents, ...

Monday, August 7

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, August 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Tuesday, August 8

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...

Thursday, August 10

2017 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville
Thursday, August 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hartz Ave (Danville)
2017 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville

In its 23rd year, Danville’s Hot Summer Nights features hundreds of hot rods and classic cars along Hartz Avenue along with vendor booths and awards for the favorite collector vehicles. Expect to see rare one-of-a-kind collector cars, custom designed cars, and classic and muscle cars from the ...

Friday, August 11

2017 Teen Science Night: Dive Into The Reef | California Academy of Sciences
Friday, August 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required and you must be between 13-18 years of age.
| California Academy of Sciences
2017 Teen Science Night: Dive Into The Reef | California Academy of Sciences
End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ fifth annual Teen Science Night, a teen takeover night at the museum. Bay Area youth (ages 13 – 18) are invited to come relax and explore the world of ...
East Bay Bike Party
Friday, August 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Saturday, August 12

2017 Festival of India | Fremont
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2017 Festival of India | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Activities include a health fair on Saturday, a festival on both days, and a parade on Sunday. 2017 Festival of India & Parade August 12-13, 2017 | 10 am ...

2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento
2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento

Sacramento Banana Festival is a two-day family-friendly multicultural celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food. The Banana Festival is multicultural extravaganza, featuring delicious foods from the Caribbean, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Africa and Pacific Rim cultures, as well as traditional ...

44th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair: Old-Time Country Get-Together | Sebastopol
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: $12*
*$12 gen admission, $8 for ages 6-12. Kids under 5 are free.
| Ragle Ranch Park
44th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair: Old-Time Country Get-Together | Sebastopol
Sonoma County Farm Trails’ 44th Annual Gravenstein Apple Fair on August 12th and 13th continues the tradition of celebrating the Gravenstein apple, with live music, great food, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, kid-friendly arts and crafts booths, fun games, farm animals, and so much more. ...
Fun Run Series with Veterans in the Presidio | SF
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
Fun Run Series with Veterans in the Presidio | SF
Take an 8-mile fun run through Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio with a new generation of Bay Area veterans, and honor service, resilience, and health while preparing for the upcoming San Francisco Giant Race taking place on Sunday, August 27, 2017. At each run, ...
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over ...

2017 Chinatown Music Festival & Living Alleyways Celebration | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Waverly Place
2017 Chinatown Music Festival & Living Alleyways Celebration | SF
The eight annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents performing. The 2017 theme is “Living Alleyways” to highlight the main arteries of the community and the vibrancy in the neighborhood through the arts. 2017 Chinatown ...
5th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
5th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
The 5th Annual Kid’s’ Festival is back. Set to perform are The Not-Its, Lindsey Boult & Youth Rock Band. There will also be Tree frog treks, nature programs, magic show with Magician Mike Della Penna and “On the Move” Children’s’ Storybook Theater. Get ready for 4 hours ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, August 12 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Sit in awe on the field as you watch Oakland A’s fireworks after six games in 2017. Following each fireworks game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the dazzling sky high show.

Sunday, August 13

2017 Festival of India & Parade | Fremont
Sunday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2017 Festival of India & Parade | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Activities include a health fair on Saturday, a festival on both days, and a parade on Sunday. 2017 Festival of India & Parade August 12-13, 2017 | 10 am ...

2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento
Sunday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance or $10 at the gate, $6 for Youth 6-17; free for children age 5 and under.
| Shasta Community Park
2017 Banana Festival: Live Entertainment & Art Activities | Sacramento

Sacramento Banana Festival is a two-day family-friendly multicultural celebration of the diverse cultures that use the banana as food. The Banana Festival is multicultural extravaganza, featuring delicious foods from the Caribbean, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Africa and Pacific Rim cultures, as well as traditional ...

City Horse Annual Kids Carnival: Pony & Wagon Rides, Super Slide & Magic Show | Berkeley
City Horse Annual Kids Carnival: Pony & Wagon Rides, Super Slide & Magic Show | Berkeley
City Horse is hosting their second annual “Kids Carnival” on Sunday, August 13th from 10:30 am to 4 pm at Golden Gate Fields racetrack in Berkeley. The event will primarily serve kids 3-11 years old and their families. The carnival will include: Magic Show Pony & Wagon Rides Carnival ...