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Saturday, August 1

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Saturday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

Space Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Space Station Museum
Space Fest 2015: Apollo 15 Astronauts, Virgin Galactic & Lunar Rover | North Bay
The Space Station Museum in Novato holds its free annual Space Fest 2015 where you’ll get to meet legendary astronauts and see a lunar module and a lunar rover from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The event is free to the general public ...

2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2015 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 showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2015 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 1-2, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

“Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic, Croquet, Live Music & Dancing | East Bay
Saturday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Park
Don’t be late for this very important date – a  free “Alice in Wonderland” themed Victorian picnic, live music, dance and croquet games at Lincoln Park in Alameda. 2015 “Alice in Wonderland” Victorian Picnic Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 10 am to 4:30 pm Lincoln Park, 1450 High St, Alameda FREE In ...
Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual “Lammas 2015:” | Golden Gate Park
Magic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual
Celebrate the Pagan Lammas ritual in the Magic Meadow of Golden Gate Park at 1 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2015. This ritual includes a feast and sharing of “first harvests.” Please bring inspiring food (finger food works best) or non-alcohol drinks to share. 2015 Lammas Day If ...
Saturdays Unplugged: Free Hot Buttered Rum String Band Show | SF JCC
Saturday, August 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Saturdays Unplugged: Free Hot Buttered Rum String Band Show | SF JCC
Saturday, August 1 3:00 pm: Activities DIY Summer Salads Paper Airplane Making Family Yoga East Bay Vivarium Beer Tasting with Drake’s Brewing Ukulele Jam with Emily Bonn Storytime with PJ Library Beyond Bubbe Cookie-Off with Reboot 4:30 pm: Hot Buttered Rum String Band All Afternoon: Game Gatherings Drop-in Mah Jongg Parlor Board Games Garden
2015 Lammas Harvest Ritual & Potluck in Tilden Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lone Oak Meadow, Tilden Park
2015 Lammas Harvest Ritual & Potluck in Tilden Park | Berkeley
After an 8-year hiatus, an East Bay Lammas Ritual is back in Tilden Park on August 1, 2015. Come and celebrate on the land where you live and the first fruits (and veggies) of the harvest in a time of drought, honoring the land and the ...
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Oakland
Saturday, August 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| deFremery Park
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Oakland

A merry band of actors will pull up in a FluxWagon, unfold their stage before your very eyes, and perform for you and yours their wildly delightful adaptation of Aesop’s Fables, with live original music, plenty of pratfalls, and all sorts of silliness. Free, but donations are ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, August 2

20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but parking is $10 (cash only).
| San Mateo Event Center
20th Annual Aloha Festival: Sunday | San Mateo

Get a feel for the islands at the 2015 Aloha Festival with music, dance, food, and culture from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and all over the Pacific. The Pacific Islanders of the San Francisco Bay Area offer their talents in music and dance during this free ...

2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2015 Fremont Festival of the Arts | 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 showcases the work of 700 artisans, 30 food booths, 8 fine wine and specialty beer booths, ...

2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2015 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City

Ready to see some stars and sample some sisig? Then come out to Union City for the Annual Adobo Festival. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2015 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 1-2, 2015 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

An Awesome One-Day Lego Camp for Kids | SF & Marin
Sunday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code FUNCHEAPSF (normally $39)
| Make School
An Awesome One-Day Lego Camp for Kids | SF & Marin
Why waste time playing with Legos, when you can learn how to do it right! This special event for kids 6-13 will teach special engineering techniques from a Lego Master builder (yeah we didn’t know there was such a thing either). But it’s not about ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

World’s Best Acrobatics Circus Show | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
World's Best Acrobatics Circus Show | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Travel the globe with a showcase of the world’s best acrobatics this summer with three performances a day, Sunday through Thursday, July 6 through August 13 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Circus of Nations July 6-August 13 | Sundays-Thursdays FREE shows at Noon, 3 pm ...

2015 “Art + Soul” Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2015

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2015 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 15th annual festival features a Saturday performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues & BBQ Blowout on Saturday and Sunday, along with ...

2015 Summer in the City: DJs, BBQ, Hip Hop Class & Despicable Me Minion | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Precita Park
2015 Summer in the City: DJs, BBQ, Hip Hop Class & Despicable Me Minion | Mission Dist.
The DJ Project will host the 8th annual Summer in the City free BBQ and DJ showcase in Precita Park in the Mission from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, August 2, 2015. This is a family friendly event that will have free BBQ, Live DJs, ...
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Noe Valley
Sunday, August 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
| Noe Valley Town Center
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Noe Valley
Please note, this event is taking place on 8/2, not 8/1 as previously listed.
“Undercover Stratego” Game Launch | SoMa
Sunday, August 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation
| Secret Location (SF)
Join in for the premiere of a newly designed game of incognito stealth and subterfuge: Undercover Stratego. Each of you will prowl a highly trafficked public place, looking for agents from the opponent team and using your scouting, bombing, or assassin powers to defeat them to ...

Wednesday, August 5

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, August 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Thursday, August 6

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, August 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

Friday, August 7

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, August 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Crosspulse Body Percussion Show | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse Body Percussion Show | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs, and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse Ensemble performances are designed to entrance children with an international array of rhythms, instruments, and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinaryartists versed in body percussion and a diverse array ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, August 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, August 8

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.