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Monday, September 5

2016 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
2016 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Come shake it at the 8th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJ Walt Digz and DJ José Ruíz, and SambaFunk’s King Theo as Master of ...

Wednesday, September 7

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, September 7 – All Day | 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 ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Music in the Park: Speakeasy Jazz with “Cosmo Alleycats” | Albany
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Music in the Park: Speakeasy Jazz with

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2016 concert series will be the 13th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Friday, September 9

Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival
Friday, September 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2016 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

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 ...

Starlight Movies in the Park “Inside Out” | Alameda
Friday, September 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Leydecker Field
Starlight Movies in the Park
June 24: The Smurfs – Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field July 22: Aladdin – Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field September 9: Inside Out – Leydecker Field
59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Friday | SF
Friday, September 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Friday | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture the 59th annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival. The festival features live music and Armenian folk dancing, shish-kebab dinners for purchase, a beer and wine garden, and a kids zone. 2016 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood ...

Short, Short Film Festival at the Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Friday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Red Oak Realty
Short, Short Film Festival at the Outdoor Movie Night  | Oakland
Join them for the Oakland Short, Short Film Festival. These 10 films are focused on life in Oakland. Filmmakers will be in attendance as the shorts are shown outdoors on a fifty foot screen. The film fest is free to the public and is family-friendly. The film festival ...

Saturday, September 10

44th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
44th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 44th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

2016 Show ‘n Shine Car Show | San Mateo
Saturday, September 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Spectator admission is free.
| College of San Mateo
2016 Show 'n Shine Car Show | San Mateo
Come to the 6th annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show, featuring 1976 and earlier American Classics, Streetrods, and Muscle Cars at this family-friendly event from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Get a chance to see great cars from yesteryear and enjoy an authentic Kimochi teriburger ...
45th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
45th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 45th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 10 am ...

2016 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2016 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 26th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2016 Autumn Moon ...

Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2016 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

2016 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts Area & Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
2016 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts Area & Food Fest | Oakland
The 3rd Annual Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme. Get a taste of tradition, and not just with black-eyed peas in various forms, from Hoppin’ John to salsa, but also in the form ...
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. $10 mole tasting kits available for purchase.
| Santa Cruz Mission Adobe
2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival: Live Music & Mole Tasting | Santa Cruz
Come to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a day of mole tasting, a traditional Mexican sauce, sometimes made using chocolate, for festival-goers to sample. There will be live music, dance, activities for kids, craft vendors and more. Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite mole prepared ...
4th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
4th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
The 4th Annual Kids’ Festival – Features The Not-Its, JAM with Charity Kahn, plus magic shows and nature programs, There will be 4 Hours (11am- 3pm) of art, music, magic, science, hikes and dance and much more. Fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Playground Kick-Off Celebration | SF
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Redding Elementary School
Playground Kick-Off Celebration | SF
Join the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project and Supervisor Mark Farrell at Redding Elementary School, on Saturday, September 10th from 11 am to 1 pm for an exciting kick-off event marking the grand re-opening of the schoolyard. This event will include fun activities for the whole ...
SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration: Live Music & Driving Demos | San Mateo
Saturday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County Event Center
SamTrans 40th Anniversary Celebration: Live Music & Driving Demos | San Mateo
Come join them and help SamTrans celebrate four decades of bus service on the Peninsula. Families will be treated to live music, bus-driving skills demonstrations, a vintage bus display, memorabilia exhibit, speeches, children’s entertainment, food trucks, information on employment opportunities and free giveaways.
Fiery Performances, Food Trucks & Art Demos: The Crucible’s Open House | Oakland
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| The Crucible
Fiery Performances, Food Trucks & Art Demos: The Crucible's Open House | Oakland
The Crucible industrial art school‘s open house, Tools to Table, is a celebration, demonstration and exploration of the tools and techniques of making, creating and consuming food, drink and flames. Admission is free and there will be discounts on Crucible art classes, and a Crucible-style picnic basket ...
59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: $5 | St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Saturday | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture the 59th annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival. The festival features live music and Armenian folk dancing, shish-kebab dinners for purchase, a beer and wine garden, and a kids zone. 2016 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood ...

10th American Indian Heritage Celebration | San Jose
Saturday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but parking is $5.
| Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
10th American Indian Heritage Celebration | San Jose
The American Indian Alliance presents the 10th American Indian Heritage Celebration, a day of Native American food, crafts, culture and traditions. 10th American Indian Heritage Celebration Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 12 pm Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San Jose FREE The 10th American Indian Heritage Celebration featuring traditional Big Time, ...
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, September 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 at the door.
| 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 ...

3D Printing & Princess Cassie Pop-up Books | Marin City
Saturday, September 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin City Library
3D Printing & Princess Cassie Pop-up Books | Marin City
Project Daffodil mixes pop-up books and electronics for a fun, innovative way to literally make your story light-up. Come meet Princess Cassie, Sparkie, and their friends and see how they save the day. It’s an afternoon of princess engineers, electrical dragons, 3D printing, and learning basic circuitry.
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, September 10 – 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.

Library MakeArt: Pressed/Stamped Metal For Your Wall | SF
Saturday, September 10 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Potrero Branch Library
Library MakeArt: Pressed/Stamped Metal For Your Wall | SF
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, explore the folk craft of pressed/stamped tin. Use traditional motifs as well as modern, to made a 3-dimensional art piece for your wall. Free but an RSVP is required. This program is for kids 4-14 years of age.
Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Kids Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Sunday, September 11

Mini Horse Show | Walnut Creek
Sunday, September 11 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | Heather Farm Park
Mini Horse Show | Walnut Creek
Mini Horse Schooling Shows will be on Saturday. The show will be free admission and it is open to all. Come and watch these darling little horses and their handlers. Their Snack Shack will be open. This is perfect family fun getaway. Registration will start at 8:30 ...
45th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
45th Annual Art & Wine Festival: Salsa Sunday | Mountain View

More than 200,000 arts lovers gather in Silicon Valley’s epicenter on Castro Street in Mountain View for this vibrant multicultural celebration. 45th Mountain View Art & Wine Festival Saturday, September 10, 2016 | 11 am to 7 pm Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 10 am ...

42nd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Solano Avenue
42nd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival. The mile-long festival features over 500 vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a 75 entry ...