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Sunday, August 3

2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2014 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, ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

Candlestick Park Farewell Party & Free Stadium Tours | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP on Eventbrite Required
| Candlestick Park
Candlestick Park Farewell Party & Free Stadium Tours | SF

Candlestick Park won’t be demolished until 2015, but here’s your last chance to say and up close goodbye.
SF Rec and Park hosts a Free Community Day at Candlestick Park, part of the “Last Summer at the ‘Stick” series of farewell events on Sunday, August 3, …

Summer Fest: Art Making in Nature | Presidio
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Summer Fest: Art Making in Nature | Presidio

Summer is an amazing time to explore all the natural wonders the Presidio has to offer. The third Summer Fest of the season presents the perfect opportunity from 11 am to 2 pm on August 3, 2014.
As part of the Create with Nature series, bring …

2014 “Art + Soul” Festival: Funk & Latin Dance Party | Oakland
Sunday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2014

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2014 Art & Soul Festival in downtown Oakland from noon to 6 pm on August 2-3, 2014. The 14th annual festival features a performance by aerial dance group Bandaloop, and a Blues ...

Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | SF
Sunday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Cayuga Playground
Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | SF

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino
Sunday, August 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Cupertino)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Cupertino

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Tuesday, August 5

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, August 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

Wednesday, August 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, August 6 – 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 ...

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Fairfield
Wednesday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10:00 am.
| Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Fairfield

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August 2014. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 ...

Summer Concert Series | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park
Summer Concert Series | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June 18 to August 13, 2014. Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, and of course there is ...

’80s Dance Party & Starlight Movie Night: “Pretty in Pink” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
'80s Dance Party & Starlight Movie Night:

Take advantage of San Jose’s warm, summer nights and enjoy a movie under the star-studded sky from June 14 to August 20, 2014. Admission is free. Pre-show entertainment begins about 7 pm and movies start at dusk. Please note, no outside food or drinks are allowed ...

Thursday, August 7

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, August 7 – 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 ...

Free Movies in the Park | Pleasanton
Thursday, August 7 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park | Pleasanton

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July 10 – August 14, 2014, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled before the start of the films. All films scheduled are rated PG. All films will be shown ...

Movies on the Square | Redwood City
Thursday, August 7 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June to September in 2014. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of chairs and ...

Friday, August 8

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 ...

2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City
Friday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2014 Summer Concert Series | Foster City

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July 11-August 15, 2014. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2014 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July ...

Saturday, August 9

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 9 – 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.

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, August 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, August 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Green Saturdays Clothing Swap | Bernal Heights
Saturday, August 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but feel free to bring your gently used clothing to exchange with neighbors.
| Bernal Heights Branch Library
Green Saturdays Clothing Swap | Bernal Heights

It’s out with the old and in with the new at this monthly all-ages clothing swap where you can refresh your wardrobe in a free and eco-friendly way from 3-5 pm every second Saturday of the month at the Bernal Heights Branch Library. Bring your ...

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Redwood City
Saturday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2014: The Taming of the Shrew | Redwood City

For the 32nd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present The Taming of the Shrew, a feast of wit, outrageous clowning, and crazy plot twists in Renaissance-era Padua, Italy, as Kate and Petruchio meet, fight (a lot), and eventually negotiate their way through a “subversive and ...

Sunday, August 10

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...