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Saturday, August 13

California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| California Historical Society
California Historical Society Community Day: Tule Canoes, Talks & All-Day Crafts | Mission Dist.
Community Days at California Historical Society are all-day free events that aim to engage the public in key themes connected to its exhibitions Native Portraits: Contemporary Tintypes by Ed Drew and Sensational Portrayals of the Modoc War, 1872-73. Free, but an RSVP is required. Join this fun event for ...
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, August 13 – 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.

Fog City Movie Night: “Zootopia” | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rossi Park
Fog City Movie Night:

The Richmond District proudly presents the next installment of their outdoor movie series in Rossi Playground with family films shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all. Come early with your ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 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 14

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, August 14 – 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 ...

Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2016: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

Festival of the Chariots 2016 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Festival of the Chariots 2016 | 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 ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 14 – 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. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Wednesday, August 17

Movie Night on the Green: “The Peanuts Movie” | Marin
Wednesday, August 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “The Peanuts Movie” | 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 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 18 – 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 by the East Bay Express, ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay
Thursday, August 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles  | 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 ...

Movie in the Park: “Good Dinosaur” | Orinda
Thursday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Movie in the Park:

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Friday, August 19

Sing Along to Venezuela’s Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Sing Along to Venezuela's Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through ...
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 19 – 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 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, August 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

2016 Summer Concert Series Final Show | Foster City
Friday, August 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2016 Summer Concert Series Final Show | 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 to August 2016. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2016 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July 15th ...

Saturday, August 20

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Sunday, August 21

“Kidchella 2016” Kids Summer Music Festival: Alison Faith Levy | Redwood City
Sunday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

For three summer Sundays each year, kindie (that’s kid indie) rock artist Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square in Redwood City. Kids can rock out and dance in a safe and fun environment and enjoy live ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 21 – 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. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

Wednesday, August 31

Last of the Dramatic 2016 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden
Last of the Dramatic 2016 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very juicy … After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain to ...

Thursday, September 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, September 1 – 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 ...

Friday, September 2

First Fridays “Fun For The Community” | SF
Friday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
First Fridays

On the first Fridays of every month, OACC holds “First Fridays” for the community. Exhibitions, workshops, games, and demos are held that illustrate and explore Asian/Pacific Islander culture and experiences. Each First Friday comes with a different experience, so be sure to come back for ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, September 2 – 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 ...

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 ...