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Not everything fun has to take place in San Francisco! Here’s our picks for affordable fun events in Oakland, Berkeley and the rest of Alameda and Contra Costa counties

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Kiteboarding Competition: Big Air, Freestyle & Slalom | East Bay
Sunday, June 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Food and beverage available for purchase.
| Riverview Park

Come witness the second annual Delta Board Meeting, June 24th & 25th, 2017 in Pittsburg, California. Watch as Kiteboarders compete in the disciplines of big air, freestyle, and slalom in the more...

All DayMontclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland  FREE
10:00 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square   FREE
11:00 am2017 Outdoor Summer Art & Maker Fair | Alameda   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmSummer Solstice Drum Circle and Craft Fair | SF   FREE

Monday, June 26, 2017

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
7:30 pmWomen’s Only Dodgeball with RAD League | Oakland  $5*
*$5 per person for 1.5 hours of unlimited dodgeball
8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley  $5
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pmMonthly Salsa Party & Dance Class | Berkeley  $5*
*Door cover: $5 (Cash Only.)


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
6:00 pmThree Short Documentaries Free Screening | Berkeley  FREE
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Classic Rock & Roll Concert | Orinda  FREE
7:00 pmTry Improv for Free at All Out Comedy Theater | Oakland  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
7:30 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Food Drive Day | 2017 Alameda County Fair

Get into the Alameda County Fair for free when you donate four non-perishable food items to the Feed The Need Food Drive at the entrance until 5 pm. All carnival rides will more...

10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Traditional Cuban Music | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmFree Ice Cream Social: Make & Sample Homemade Ice Cream | Hayward   FREE
6:30 pmCoastal Snapshot: What Lives On the Docks? | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmPride Poetry Palooza | Oakland   FREE*
*Door donations are highly encouraged.
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, June 29, 2017

All DayFree Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair  FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Dirty Cello | Walnut Creek  FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Jackson 5 to Maroon 5 | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: House Party | Concord  FREE
8:15 pmSummer Movie in the Park: “The BFG” | Orinda  FREE

Friday, June 30, 2017

Oakland A's $5 Night vs. Atlanta Braves | 2017
Friday, June 30 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Amy Posner via WikipediaOakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza more...

12:00 pm“Imagine America” Art Exhibit | Oakland  FREE
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Soul & R&B | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:30 pmBeach Boys Tribute Concert in the Park | Alamo  FREE
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Big Lebowski” | Paramount Theatre   $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: Paramount Movie Classics: The Big Lebowski | Paramount Theatre   WIN
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Samba Party | Jack London Square   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: “The Soiled Dove” Wild Barbary Coast Circus Theater | Alameda   WIN*
*$45 for 9pm Show. $117 for Dinner & Show

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 amTennyson All America Festival: Food, Refreshments & Free Entertainment | Hayward   FREE
10:00 amPt. Pinole Regional Shoreline BioBlitz Citizen Science | Richmond   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:30 pmSF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
2:00 pmLaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmOakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2017   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” Preview | Pleasanton   FREE

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank more...

10:00 am$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
10:30 amLafayette | Buddhist Pre-4th of July Mountain Pilgrimage | 2017   FREE
11:00 amHayward | 4th of July Family Festival & Picnic | 2017   FREE*
*Outdoor celebration is free.
2:00 pmSongs of Love & Protest On the Bay for 4th of July Celebration | Albany   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
2:00 pmLaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet | Pleasanton   FREE
1:30 pmSF Mime Troupe 2017 Opening Weekend | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted

Monday, July 3, 2017

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Monday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park

Photo | WorldOne El Cerrito hosts the 19th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2017. July 3, 2017 – Kupaoa, Hawaiian Mele & Hula 4 pm: Circus Imagination 5-7 more...

5:30 pmRichmond | Waterfront Family Festival, Concert & Fireworks | 2017   FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
6:00 pmFireworks & Dinner Aboard WWII Ship | Richmond   $50*
*Includes dinner, entertainment, tours
6:00 pmWatch Fireworks Aboard Historic WWII Ship | Richmond   $35*
*$35 covers admission, $50 includes admission, dinner and a free drink
6:30 pmRichmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2017   FREE
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Independence Day Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill Park

Pleasant Hill hosts a full day of Fourth of July fun with events ranging from a traditional patriotic parade through the downtown Crescent Drive area, family fun and games in Pleasant more...

All DayMartinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Pancake Breakfast | 2017  FREE
All DayMoraga | July 4th Fireworks | 2017  FREE
All DayConcord | 4th of July Parade, The Bell Brothers & Fireworks | 2017  FREE*
*Festivities are free but the 5k run participation fee is 30$
8:30 am4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules  FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $25 to register in advance for the run.
9:00 amDanville | 4th of July Parade | 2017  FREE
All DayEl Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2017   FREE
All DayFremont | Watermelon Seed Spitting & Tug Of War 4th of July | 2017   $10*
*$10/adults, $8/seniors (62+), $5/children (4-17), under 4 years free.
10:00 amClayton | Independence Day Parade | 2017   FREE
10:00 amFremont | 4th of July Parade | 2017   FREE
10:00 amAlameda | Mayor’s 4th of July Parade | 2017   FREE
10:00 amOrinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2017   FREE
10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters   $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
All Day2017 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton   $12*
*General adult tickets cost $12, senior/children $8 in advance, otherwise it's $15 adult and $10 for senior/children during the fair.
All DayAntioch | 4th of July Fireworks, Festival & Parade | 2017   FREE
11:00 amPiedmont | Small Town 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2017   FREE
All DayBerkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2017   FREE
12:00 pmOakland | 1900s Old-Timey Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2017   $15*
*$15 for adults includes BBQ other treats; $5 for children 5-11 years; free for those under 5
12:00 pmAlbany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2017   FREE*
*Most activities are free, but a kid's Fun Band is $5 and gets you unlimited activities. Registration cost may apply to enter contests, but they are free to watch.
All DayOakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2017   FREE*
*Free festival, but bring money for food and drinks.
All DayAlameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2017   $20*
* $20 for Adults, $10 for the youth (until June 5) afterwards it's $25 for Adults, $15 for the youth. The event is free for children 5 years old and under.
3:00 pmAlameda | 4th of July Family Festival and Concert | 2017   FREE
5:00 pmSan Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2017   FREE
6:30 pmFree 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Dance Party & Show | East Bay   FREE
6:45 pm1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
8:00 pm“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland   $5
9:30 pmLivermore | “Red, White & Boom” July 4th Fireworks & Block Party | 2017   FREE*
*Free, but bring money for parking

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

$1 Admission & $1 Rides All Day | Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, July 5 – All Day | Cost: $1*
*$1 admission and $1 rides
| Alameda County Fair

On July 5, the Alameda County Fair will be offering a one day only $1 admission and $1 rides all day long, until 5 pm.

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters   $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek   FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE