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Saturday, August 15

Summer Beats Free Concert: ’60s Pop & Soul | Alameda
Saturday, August 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert: '60s Pop & Soul | Alameda
Pride & Joy plays timeless pop and soul music from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

Sunday, August 16

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
The Sunday Streets route includes Mission St between Theresa/Avalon and Geneva Ave. The Excelsior Arts and Music Festival will take place in conjunction with Sunday Streets, so there will be plenty of activity! Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event. Stay tuned for details on all ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 16 – 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, ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 16 – 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 | Pleasanton
Sunday, August 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Centennial Park (Pleasanton)
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Pleasanton

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 ...

Thursday, August 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, August 21

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 10 am to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live ...

Pi Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Pi Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns. A company dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes. They embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, theater, acrobatics, juggling, and improvisation, the Pi Clowns deliver delightful and original clown vignettes. ...
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at ...

Saturday, August 22

Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Port Costa
Saturday, August 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Port Costa
Aesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Port Costa

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 ...

Library MakeArt Workshop | Mission Bay
Saturday, August 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Mission Bay Branch Library
Library MakeArt Workshop | Mission Bay
This activity is quite literally “Hands On!” Join the Museum of Craft and Design at the Mission Bay Library for an afternoon of creating art with hand prints. This is our first activity at this library branch, so please stop in to check it out! Presented ...
Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 22 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Sunday, August 23

Festival of the Chariots 2015 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2015 | Golden Gate Park
The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities through out the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San Francisco ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 23 – 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, ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 23 – 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 ...

Tuesday, August 25

Free National Park Day | 2015
Tuesday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Park Day | 2015
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 on August 25.

Wednesday, August 26

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “The Avengers” | San Jose
Wednesday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Pedro Square Market
Free Outdoor Movie Night:

Bring the family and invite your friends to enjoy the summer weather, market eateries, and some of our favorite movies on the big screen under the San Pedro Square Market sign. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and see you at dusk. 2015 Outdoor Movie Nights ...

Friday, August 28

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 28 – 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 Night Market at UN Plaza | SF
Friday, August 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF

Held every fourth Friday through October, the Night Market in the iconic UN Plaza is the place to spend your Friday night. Night Market provides live music and entertainment, making the UN Plaza the liveliest spot in the city. The Night Market is a free ...

Saturday, August 29

Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...

Summer Beats Free Concert: Beach Boys Tribute | Alameda
Saturday, August 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert: Beach Boys Tribute | Alameda
California Beach Boys play music from everyone’s favorite surf rock band.

Sunday, August 30

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 2

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, September 2 – 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 ...

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, ...

Thursday, September 3

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, September 3 – 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, September 3 – 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, September 4

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, September 4 – 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: ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 4 – 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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, September 4 – 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 ...