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Wednesday, August 24

Movie Night on the Green: “The Sound of Music” | Marin
Wednesday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “The Sound of Music” | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart from 6-8 pm on Wednesdays, June 8 – August 24, 2016. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Thursday, August 25

Free National Park Weekend | August 25-28
Thursday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Weekend | August 25-28
In honor of the National Parks Service’s birthday, get free admission (and your parking fees waved) at all the National Parks around the United States including Muir Woods and Yosemite from August 25 through 28, 2016.

100 Years Of National Park Service: S’mores & Storytelling | Presidio
Thursday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Parade Ground
100 Years Of National Park Service: S'mores & Storytelling | Presidio
Bring the family out to sing “Happy Birthday” to a friend that is celebrating a special birthday – the National Park Service. “America’s Best Idea” is turning 100 on August 25, and the Presidio – part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area – is hosting ...
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive ...

Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Finale Cover & Dance Band | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Finale Cover & Dance Band | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Friday, August 26

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
5–10 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under 5–10 pm: All Museum galleries open late 5–10 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get the weekly list here 5–9:45 pm: OMCA Store open with great artisan California-themed gifts, apparel, books, toys, and more 5–9:30 pm: Local beer and ...
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Zoovie Night “Ratatouille” | Oakland
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 each for big groups. $7 each is the regular. An RSVP is required.
| Oakland Zoo
Zoovie Night
Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected family movie. Meet some of their education animals and Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo’s costumed alligator mascot. ...
City-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
City-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany
Last year’s event brought more than a hundred Albanians together for a vigorous hunt around Albany. This year’s list will be more challenging and you’ll get bonus points for creativity. Can you find all the items before Davvy Jones catches up with ye? Only one way ...
Movies in the Park: “Inside Out” | Burlingame
Friday, August 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Snacks available for purchase.
| Washington Park (Burlingame)
Movies in the Park:

Enjoy a fun night out with family or friends watching a great movie under the stars on their 30′ inflatable movie screen. The Movies in the Park series is brought to you by the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Putnam Subaru. All movies begin at ...

Saturday, August 27

2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past, it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the West ...

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
The East Bay SPCA will host its 8th Annual Adopt-A-Thon at Jack London Square from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2016. More than 350 adoptable animals from the many East Bay pet adoption agencies will be present, including dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, ...
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Imagination Day: Coding, Storytelling & 3D Design For Kids | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Children's Creativity Museum
Imagination Day: Coding, Storytelling & 3D Design For Kids | SF
Introduce your child, 8-12 years, to coding, storytelling and 3D design in a way that just feels like playing. Join them for a hands-on workshop by your friends from Google on Saturday, August 27. They will hold three 45-minute sessions from 10am-1pm. Free but an RSVP is ...
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
35th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 35th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2016 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 27, 2016 ...

2016 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Drag & Fun-filled Carnival
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Weber Point Events Center
2016 Stockton Pride: Live Music, Drag & Fun-filled Carnival
The annual Stockton Pride Celebration brings the LGBT community a lively blend of music, dance, drag and activities to entertain all ages. 2016 Stockton Pride Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Weber Point Events Center | 221 N Center St, Stockton FREE, but a $5 donation is requested. 2016 Entertainment ...
Indonesia Day Festival 2016 | Union Square
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Indonesia Day Festival 2016 | Union Square
Indonesia Day is an annual event that aims to celebrate, commemorate, and introduce the diversity and heritage of the Indonesian culture through the showcase of Indonesian art, dance, music and a day full of Indonesian culinary. Indonesia Day 2016 Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 11 am to ...
South Bay Expo 2016: Graffiti Art & Breakdancing | San Jose
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
South Bay Expo 2016: Graffiti Art & Breakdancing | San Jose
South Bay Expo 2016 is the exclusive expo-trade show in San Jose and Northern California that is now two years strong in delivering vendors and artists to the general public within the halls of the Santa Clara Fairgrounds. This 2016, expect for the following: Over 100 Different ...
AugustFest: The Bay Area’s Newest Beer Festival | 21st Amendment
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free but it'll be $5 for food and beer tickets.
| 21st Amendment (San Leandro)
AugustFest: The Bay Area's Newest Beer Festival | 21st Amendment
With a 95,000 square foot brewery, world headquarters and production facility (that used to be a Kelloggs Factory) in San Leandro, it was only a matter of time before 21st Amendment launched an annual beer fest worthy of Tony the Tiger and his frosted flakes. ...
3D Modeling & 3D Printing for Kids & Teens | Pleasanton
Saturday, August 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | YoungWonks
3D Modeling & 3D Printing for Kids & Teens | Pleasanton
Come and experience 3D Modeling and 3D Printing and allow your children to unleash their creativity. Kids and Teens will be exposed to 3D Modeling using TinkerCad and will also be demonstrated 3D printing. 3D Modeling is going to be in incredible skill to have in the ...
Facebook County Fair: Pie-Eating Contests, Festival Rides & Live Music | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required on Eventbrite
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook County Fair: Pie-Eating Contests, Festival Rides & Live Music | Menlo Park
Join this family-fun County Fair on August 27, 2016 at Facebook Farmers Market in Menlo Park from 2:30pm to 7pm. Expect fun festival rides, games, fair-inspired foods, pie-eating contests, live animals, music, dancing and much more family fun happening at the Facebook County Fair. Free but RSVP Required ...
Library MakeArt: Stained Glass Lanterns | SF
Saturday, August 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This workshop is for kids 4-14 years of age.
| Mission Bay Branch Library
Library MakeArt: Stained Glass Lanterns | SF
Light up the night with these colorful, Matisse paper-cut-inspired lanterns, perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Using paper instead of paints makes this a kid-friendly activity. This workshop is for kids 4-14 years of age.

Sunday, August 28

“NFL Punt, Pass & Kick” Kids’ Competition | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland High School
East Bay Flag Football is hosting the Official NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, a free event for boys and girls 6-15 years old happening on the Oakland High School Football Field at 9 am on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program is a national skills competition. The top finisher ...
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2016 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 fine artists and crafters whose display booths are placed back-to-back along University Avenue. In the past, it has attracted over 150,000 people from throughout the West ...

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

2016 Streets for People: Car-Free Fun, Live Music & Dance | North Bay
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bolinas Road (Fairfax)
2016 Streets for People: Car-Free Fun, Live Music & Dance | North Bay
Streets for People returns to downtown Fairfax with Bolinas Road (between Broadway and Elsie Lane) transforming into a lively car-free space. 2016 Fairfax Streets for People Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm Bolinas Road (between Broadway and Elsie Lane) FREE Enjoy strolling down the streets, checking out ...
Free National Park Day | 2016
Free National Park Day | 2016

Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per ...