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Saturday, August 19

Braids & Beats: High Energy Dance Class & Free Headbands | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Athleta (Fillmore St)
Braids & Beats: High Energy Dance Class & Free Headbands | SF
This is your year: to start a new adventure, to support your friends, to be stronger than ever, and to reach for the stars. Join them for a high energy dance class taught by Rae Studios instructors Crystal Proffitt and Allie Gavan. After, get your hair braided ...
Dandelion’s Extended Retirement Tour for Back-to-School Season | San Bruno
Saturday, August 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tanforan Target
Dandelion’s Extended Retirement Tour for Back-to-School Season | San Bruno
If you didn’t get a chance to say farewell to Dandelion when his retirement was announced back in March, you’re in luck – Crayola just extended the beloved Crayola Crayon’s Retirement Tour. Right in time for the back-to-school season, Crayola is sending Dan D. to 50 ...

2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free; bring cash for purchases.
| Hyde Street Pier
2017 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Learn Seafaring Skills | SF
Bring the whole family to the 2017 Festival of the Sea. This year, the festival’s theme is “High Tech on the High Seas: The Evolution of Maritime Culture and Technology.” Learn about capstans, the 1907 Hercules’ powerplant, and other “engines that made a difference” while ...
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Avenue
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula

Come out to the annual Burlingame On The Avenue, one of the Peninsula’s most anticipated summer festivals, featuring hundreds of artisans showcasing hand-crafted products, delicious foods and beverages, and exciting performances. Plus, throughout the day there live entertainment which boast a variety of unique musical and ...

2017 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Event is open only to members of the Shire of Cloondara and their guests
| Golden Gate Park, Archery Field
2017 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park
The Shire of Cloondara (the San Francisco branch of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, who re-create the customs, combat, and courtesies of the Middle Ages) throws their annual “DeBARDchery,” their annual archery and bardic tournament. >> Please note, due to permit restrictions, this event is open only to ...
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area

The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, August 19th and 20th, showcases over 50 vendors, from crafts to food, while volunteer musicians provide all day live entertainment, including Rock’n’Roll, bluegrass, and folk, and features the “Only in Pescadero” fan favorite, the South Coast Children’s Services comedy ...

$1 or Less Book Sale & Dance-a-Thon | San Jose
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, most books cost $1 or less
| Hillview Branch Library
$1 or Less Book Sale & Dance-a-Thon | San Jose
The Friends of Hillview Library will be hosting a book sale to celebrate back to school. Gently used children, teen and adult books will be on sale for a $1 or less. Come stock up on your fall reading materials and support your local library. All ...
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The ReUse People of Oakland
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Join them on August 19th for a day of food, music, and family fun. Hosted by The ReUse People of America, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, along with event co-sponsors StopWaste.Org andSCRAP-SF. The first ever Oakland ReUse Fair is shaping up to be a pretty exciting new event for the ...
Win Tix: The 4th Annual San Jose Reptile Show | South Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
The San Jose Reptile Show is a family friendly event showcasing thousands of live reptiles, amphibians, and other creepy crawly critters. Reptile breeders, clubs and education groups will be on hand to help you learn about reptiles and their care requirements. > Get Tickets – Get ...
Habitat for Humanity’s ReUse Fair | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's ReUse Fair | Oakland
Join Habitat for Humanity for family-friendly fun that invests in your home, your community, and your planet. If you’re looking at the rest of your summer calendar and filling in the blanks, be sure to reserve Saturday, August 19th, for the Oakland ReUse Fair. Whether you’re ...
99th Annual Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
99th Annual Italian Festival
The SF Italian Athletic Club once again welcomes you to North Beach for the annual Festa Coloniale Italiana to celebrate the rich Italian and Italian-American heritage that has existed in San Francisco for generations. Expect everything Italian – food, wine, live music, dancers, a pizza toss and more. It’s fun ...
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

Chacho’s 3nd Annual Taco Festival | San Jose
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $20*
*Admission is $20, Children under 12 are free,
| St. James Park (San Jose)
Chacho's 3nd Annual Taco Festival | San Jose
Chacho’s Taco Festival, Home of the Official Sanctioned MLE Taco Eating Contest, comes to San Jose, St. James Park on August 19, 2017 from 11 am to 8 pm. The restaurant group behind Chacho’s Restaurant, and downtown San Jose’s newest hotspot Deluxe, is spearheading its third annual ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission; free for kids 10 and under. Ice cream is available for purchase.
| SPARK Social SF
The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social
Cups, cones, floats, and pops. Scooped, dipped, swirled, and topped. Ice cream non-stop from your favorite shoppes. Celebrate America’s favorite dessert at the San Francisco Ice Cream Festival. Head to the giant astroturf field for sweet treats and summer festivities for the whole family. Get ready ...
Creative Family Fun Craft Making: Build Your Bridge | The Presidio
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun Craft Making: Build Your Bridge | The Presidio
Do you know the length of the Golden Gate Bridge? Come learn the answer and other fun bridge facts as you design your very own San Francisco bridge.
RAD Softball Game & Potluck | Berkeley
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring your mitts and a dish to share.
| San Pablo Park Community Center
RAD Softball Game & Potluck | Berkeley
Come out to San Pablo Park in Berkeley on Saturday for a friendly game of baseball organized by your friends at RAD League. First pitch will be at 12:30pm and you’ll all eat together after. Please bring your mitts and a dish to share.
Win Tix: 17th Annual “Art + Soul” Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland on August 19-20. > Get Tickets – $12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free The 17th annual festival features ...
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon Dance-A-Thon | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Sundance Saloon Dance-A-Thon | Jane Warner Plaza
They’re doing it again. Enjoy another fun afternoon of outdoor dancing. Sundance Saloon returns to Jane Warner Plaza in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco for some more two-steppin’ and line dancin’ fun. This is a great opportunity to show off your diversity: ...
Saturday Acoustic Soul Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Acoustic Soul Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Acoustic Soul Fest – Vol.3 celebrates the brilliant Soul Culture of the Bay Area, featuring San Francisco native and McLaren Park neighborhood resident, Martin Luther McCoy and his great R&B review.
Build Your Own Back to School Lunch | SF
Saturday, August 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Whole Foods Market (Noe Valley)
Build Your Own Back to School Lunch | SF
This Back to School season, join Whole Foods Market for their Back to Routine event. At this event, you and your child can create their back to school lunch, learn more about the wonderful kid-friendly items they carry in-store, and see how Whole Foods Market ...
Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Nacho Libre” | San Jose
Saturday, August 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night:

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2017. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City
Saturday, August 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Sunday, August 20

2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz’ Hawaiian connections continue to this day via the 25th annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. 2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival Sunday, August 20, 2017 | Festival: 11 am to 5 pm; Races: 8 am Santa Cruz Wharf FREE The Polynesian Festival gives a taste of the tropic ...
2017 San Francisco Ping Pong Tournament Festival | Chinatown
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 San Francisco Ping Pong Tournament Festival | Chinatown
The Mayor’s Chinatown Ping Pong Tournament is coming up again on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Mayor Lee will demonstrate his skills by playing with some of you to kick off the tournament. Come out for a day of ping pong and family fun. Cheer on your ...
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Avenue
2017 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula

Come out to the annual Burlingame On The Avenue, one of the Peninsula’s most anticipated summer festivals, featuring hundreds of artisans showcasing hand-crafted products, delicious foods and beverages, and exciting performances. Plus, throughout the day there live entertainment which boast a variety of unique musical and ...

Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Sunday, August 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Today’s Lineup: 11:15-11:45 TBD 12:00-12:45 Jack and the Hitchhikers 1:05-1:50 Mariachi Los Cachorros 2:05-2:50 Pathetic Honey 3:05-3:35 S.C.C.S. Fashion Show 3:55-4:50 The D. B. Walker Band 5:10-6:10 The Gary Gates Band      
8th Annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House | Free Admission Day
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food and beverage for purchase.
| Pacific Bus Museum
8th Annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House | Free Admission Day
Join them for a fantastic day of food, fun and friendship at the eight annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House on Sunday August 20, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. Watch out for antique and modern buses on display. There will also be a bus ...
“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 20 – 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 ...