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Sunday, July 23

50¢ Silent Film Festival: “Charlie Chaplin Days” | Fremont
Sunday, July 23 – All Day | Cost: 50¢*
*The festival is free and shorts are technically free, but a 50¢ donation is suggested.
| Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
50¢ Silent Film Festival:

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum presents a weekend dedicated to the inimitable Charlie Chaplin on July 21-23, 2017, celebrating 102 years in Niles. View one and two-reel movies that were actually filmed in the historic town of Niles and be sure to check out the ...

Sunday, August 6

Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2017: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 15th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...

Saturday, August 12

40th Annual Musical Saw Festival: “Saw-Off” Contest & Workshop | Santa Cruz
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parking in Felton is $10
| Roaring Camp
40th Annual Musical Saw Festival:

The 40th Annual Musical Saw Festival will have continuous music, a potluck, a “Saw Off” contest, a Chorus of the Saws, and even a free workshop for those who want to learn to saw (musically, of course), in Felton, CA, located just above Santa Cruz ...

Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2017: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive 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 over ...

Sunday, September 10

“J-Pop” Huge Japanese Pop Culture Festival 2017 | Fort Mason Center

Fort Mason hosts one of the country’s biggest J-Pop culture events of the year with the 2017 J-Pop Summit Festival, a two-day event taking place for more than 30,000 people. J-Pop Summit Festival Sat-Sun, September 9-10, 2017 | 11 am-9 pm – Fort Mason Center J-POP passes ...

Opera in the Park 2017 | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 10 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
Opera in the Park 2017 | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Opera puts on their annual free concert in Sharon Meadow on the east side of Golden Gate Park, just west of Haight and Stanyan. Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert which will feature highlights from the Opera’s fall season and some of ...

Sunday, September 17

2017 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2017
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 37th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Saturday, September 23

2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Friday, November 17

2017 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2017 Winter Fireworks & Free
Enjoy a winter fireworks display, and a special free Disney on Ice performance which takes place on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza during Embarcadero Center’s 31st Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 15,000 lights illuminate the San Francisco skyline. 2017 Embarcadero Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 17, 2017 Justin ...