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Friday, August 1

Park & Pond Carnival Party: Treats & Grown-Up “Face Painting” | North Beach
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park and Pond
Park & Pond Carnival Party: Treats & Grown-Up

Park and Pond will be celebrating their third birthday with a Carnival Birthday Party on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6-9 pm in conjunction with August’s North Beach First Friday event so there will be a lot of activity in the neighborhood that night.
There will be all …

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Saturday, August 2

2014 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Fremont
2014 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, ...

2014 Summer Gardening Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
2014 Summer Gardening Fair | Golden Gate Park

Join the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at its 17th annual Summer Gardening Fair in Golden Gate Park from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, August 2, 2014.
2014 Summer Gardening Fair
Come learn more about plants and gardening by talking to representatives of local horticultural …

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, ...

Record Swap, Poster Sale & Free BBQ | Hemlock Tavern
Sunday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for drinks and shopping
| Hemlock Tavern
Record Swap, Poster Sale & Free BBQ | Hemlock Tavern

Hemlock Record is hosting a Record Swap and free BBQ from 1-7 pm on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Come one, come all for their first stab (after a couple false starts) at what they hope will be a regular deal. Because who doesn’t like buying records with …

Monday, August 4

Green Teen Cookbook & Free Snack Party | Omnivore Books
Monday, August 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Green Teen Cookbook & Free Snack Party | Omnivore Books

The Green Teen Cookbook was created by Pam McElroy and contributing teens, for teens, who know that going green is hard to do, especially when it comes to food. There are acronyms to learn, labels to decipher, seasons to accommodate, and grocery stores to navigate and …

Thursday, August 7

Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Marina
Thursday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Marina)
Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Marina

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for complimentary bubbly drinks, nibbles, and prize giveaways every half hour from 5-9 pm. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take an additional 20% off sale items. 2014 Ambiance Parties August 7 – Marina District (1858-1864 Union ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

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.

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 ...

Thursday, August 14

Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Inner Sunset
Thursday, August 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Inner Sunset)
Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Inner Sunset

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for complimentary bubbly drinks, nibbles, and prize giveaways every half hour from 5-9 pm. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take an additional 20% off sale items. 2014 Ambiance Parties August 7 – Marina District (1858-1864 Union ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, August 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

Saturday, August 16

“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, August 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a nonprofit community clothing swap with a do-it-yourself workshop in which attendees explore the process of reuse and collective creativity together. Every third Saturday of the month (except for May when they’re at the Maker Faire), they host a meetup where they encourage beginners to experts alike to ...

Thursday, August 21

Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Haight
Thursday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Haight-Ashbury)
Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Haight

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for complimentary bubbly drinks, nibbles, and prize giveaways every half hour from 5-9 pm. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take an additional 20% off sale items. 2014 Ambiance Parties August 7 – Marina District (1858-1864 Union ...

Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF
Thursday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Design Center
Design Center Third Thursdays: Free Music, Wine & Bites | SF

Every third Thursday evening, you are invited to shop and sip at the San Francisco Design Center from 5-8pm with live performances, free wine tasting and bites. Admission is free, so come by to wander around, exploring contemporary design, with a glass of wine in ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, August 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, August 21 – 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 ...

Saturday, August 23

“Cars & Croissants” Monthly Exotic Car Show | Santana Row
Saturday, August 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row

Santana Row hosts “Cars & Croissants on The Row,” a monthly gathering for exotic car owners and car enthusiasts. We’re talking up to 50 cars like Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more. Plus we’re told that there is often complimentary coffee and croissants while supplies ...

Thursday, August 28

Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Noe Valley
Thursday, August 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ambiance (Noe Valley)
Ambiance Shopping Party: Free Bubbly, Snacks & Discounts | Noe Valley

Stop by Ambiance’s four San Francisco locations for complimentary bubbly drinks, nibbles, and prize giveaways every half hour from 5-9 pm. You’ll enjoy 10% off regular items and take an additional 20% off sale items. 2014 Ambiance Parties August 7 – Marina District (1858-1864 Union ...

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, August 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...

Saturday, August 30

Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Sunday, August 31

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, August 31 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn
Treasure Island Flea

The Treasure Island Flea is a monthly open-air flea market showcasing hundreds of local vendors ranging from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, makers, bakers, and more plus outdoor exhibits, scavenger hunts, and gourmet food trucks. The two-day flea market, which takes place the last weekend of every ...

Thursday, September 4

Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Thursday, September 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food, drinks & shopping
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Streat Bazaar: Craft & Artisan Pop-Up Food Market | SoMa StrEat Food Park

Looking to discover SF’s best local craft/artisan food vendors and special chef pop-ups? SoMa StrEat Food Park and Funcheap are putting on a new Thursday Night Market called “StrEat Bazaar.” The focus is mostly craft food vendors, special pop-up restaurants, food trucks (of course) and ...