SF Lights Up for Pride
Celebrations
SF Lights Up for Pride
City Hall, SFO, Conservatory of Flowers and more all show their pride.
Summer Solstice: The Longest Day of the Year
Celebrations
Summer Solstice: The Longest Day of the Year
How to get the most out of nearly 15 hours of sunshine on the longest day of the year
Stern Grove 2019: June 16 - August 18
Fairs & Festivals
Stern Grove 2019: June 16 - August 18
Pack a picnic! The 82nd season of free summer concerts is here

Thursday, June 20

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a Kids Free Day & $2 “Bites of the Fair” samples on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.
BJ’s Free Pizookie Day: Ice Cream Cookie Sundae | 2019
Thursday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: $9.95*
*Valid for dine in or take out only.
| All Over the Bay Area
BJ's Free Pizookie Day: Ice Cream Cookie Sundae | 2019
BJ’s hosts Free Pizookie Day on Thursday, June 20, 2019. You’ll receive a free Pizookie with a $9.95 food purchase. A Pizookie is BJ’s famous, hot and freshly baked cookie topped with two scoops of ice cream and served in its own deep dish. Find a BJ’s ...
Women’s World Cup: USA & Sweden Outdoor Watch Party | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sue Bierman Park
Women's World Cup: USA & Sweden Outdoor Watch Party | SF

Looking for a way to kick off summer? The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is hosting free, live FIFA Women’s World Cup viewing parties this June and July. Held in partnership with the San Francisco Parks Alliance, this event will feature USA versus Sweden on ...

Marcus Shelby Quartet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Marcus Shelby Quartet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

Between May and October in 2019, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs. 2019 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May 4 – October 27, ...

Novela’s 6 Year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP required.
| Novela
Novela's 6 Year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser | SF
On Thursday, June 20th join for an indoor evening garden party to Celebrate Novela’s Anniversary. This June marks Novela’s 6th year serving cocktails with character to the beautiful City of San Francisco. To say thank you, Novela will host an Anniversary Fundraiser in honor of Shel ...
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF
Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can spend an evening in their beautiful building enjoying the galleries, fun talks, ...Every Thursday

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Tequila 3rd Thursdays & Grilled Street Tacos | Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP requested only to help insure they don’t run out of tequila and guacamole
| Ruth Bancroft Garden
Tequila 3rd Thursdays & Grilled Street Tacos | Walnut Creek
Unwind on Thursday evening as the sun sets in the Garden. They’ll have music and free tequila samples, plus wine/beer and yummy freshly grilled street tacos available for purchase. Grab your family and friends for this chance to celebrate summer evenings in the Garden. Garden admission ...
Cine Francisco: San Francisco in Film & Memory | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Cine Francisco: San Francisco in Film & Memory | SF
Bivoulab presents Cine Francisco, a filmic lecture/tour through half-forgotten sites of San Francisco, including the destroyed Embarcadero freeway, Playland-by-the-Beach, the Cliffhouse, Fort Point, and corners of the Mission District. Presenters David Cox and Molly Hankwitz reveal how the cinema screen turns San Francisco’s iconic features into ...
Summer Pop-Up Meditations w/ Remi Voltaje | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Muddy Waters
Summer Pop-Up Meditations w/ Remi Voltaje | SF

This Summer 2019 Kadampa Meditation Center is working with local businesses to bring basic meditation and more peace and clarity into what can often seem like a crazy and overstimulated world. Please join at one of the many locations around San Francisco for a 15-20 ...

Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, June 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward

The 2019 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 20th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 20, July 18, and August 15 with live bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, and kids’ rides for the whole family. A free family fun with ...

5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF
5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special 5-Course Tasting Menu with 2-for-1 fresh-fruit tropical drinks on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Read the awesome review of this $39 tasting menu in the Chronicle. Francesca’s has ...Every Thursday

Let’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Jesús Díaz | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Let's Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Jesús Díaz | SF
Jesús Díaz arrived in the United States from Cuba as part of the chaotic 1980 Mariel exodus, seeking freedom and opportunity. Since settling in the Bay Area some three decades ago, the percussion virtuoso, songwriter, vocalist and educator has taken full advantage of both, performing ...
2019 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights
2019 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights
The Bernal Business Alliance invites you to the 9th annual Summer Solstice Stroll on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Start your summer off right with friends and neighbors. Celebrate sun, fog and the neighborhood’s diversity. There will be drinks, music, tasty treats and great gifts.
Rare Digital Art Feast: Dinner, Art, Blockchain Talk & Giveaways | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Code & Canvas
Rare Digital Art Feast: Dinner, Art, Blockchain Talk & Giveaways | SF
Join in for dinner where you can watch what you eat while you eat. What’s Rare Digital Art Feast? Rare Digital Art Feast is a food and drink-centric digital art exhibit and event for San Francisco creators, art collectors and art lovers. Learn how digital art can actually ...
Free Pride Museum Crawl: Jewish Museum, CA Historical Society & MoAD | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Museum of the African Diaspora
Free Pride Museum Crawl: Jewish Museum, CA Historical Society & MoAD | SF
The Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), California Historical Society (CHS) and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) launch a new progressive gallery talk. Educators and curators examine work in each museum’s exhibitions in connection with Pride. The group will begin at MoAD at 6pm, spend 20 minutes ...
33rd Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series Kickoff | Palo Alto
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
33rd Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series Kickoff | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 32nd Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | Pier 15
Beyond the skin we live in, clothing and accessory is a ubiquitous human visual identity. It can be a strong marker of culture, values, and resources. It can define how we see ourselves or how we want to be seen. Get your hands on contemporary ...
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Skin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife gets under your skin, exploring the shape-shifting, color-changing, and ever-evolving nature of this complex organ and celebrating the opening of our new exhibit.
2019 San Mateo’s Summer Music Series Kick Off | June 20 – Aug. 15
Thursday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
2019 San Mateo's Summer Music Series Kick Off | June 20 - Aug. 15
The Department of Rock is an “all dance rock” smoking hot rock tribute,  performing hits from Petty to Prince to Bono and Benatar. TDOR delivers a non-stop, high energy show featuring three lead vocalists, rock solid rhythm section, tight harmonies and a playlist that appeals to all ...
2019 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night | SF
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $45 | Pier 27
2019 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Night | SF

Designers of all disciplines are united by the drive to solve problems, advance aesthetics, and re-think the future. The increasing global collaboration among visual designers, industrial designers, strategists, writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and artists has created a community of purpose in today’s complex world. 2019 ...

Free Author Talk: Stacy Adimando’s “Piatti” | Omnivore Books
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Stacy Adimando's "Piatti" | Omnivore Books
The Executive Editor of SAVEUR magazine, author Stacy Adimando draws from her Italian heritage and her love of Italy’s traditional abundant antipasti spreads to create 75 recipes for easy, generous plates and platters meant for grazing and sharing. Filled with advice on how to easily ...
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
| Oakstop
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland

June’s Lineup: Ryan Goodcase (Cobbs, Punchline, Rooster Ts, SJ Improv) Julie Ash (Hella Funny, Cobbs, Punchline) Dave Nihill (Winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition, Punchline, Cobbs, The Set-Up) Hosted by: Arjun Banerjee, Jonah Pollack, & Max Eddy Monthly

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “A League of Their Own” | Oakland
Thursday, June 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "A League of Their Own" | Oakland

This month they’re showing A League of Their Own shot in 1992. Based on a true story, this film takes place during the mid ’40s when men hadn’t yet returned from war, and the sports entertainment industry attempted to fill a gap and raise morale by ...Monthly

2019 Summer Movie in the Park Kickoff: “Mary Poppins Returns” | Orinda
Thursday, June 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
2019 Summer Movie in the Park Kickoff: "Mary Poppins Returns" | Orinda

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, June 21

14 Hours of Sunshine: Summer Begins Today | SF
Friday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
14 Hours of Sunshine: Summer Begins Today | SF
June 21, 2019 is the longest day of the year and officially the first day of Summer.  With the sunrise at 5:48 am and sunset not until 8:34 pm in San Francisco that gives us a full 14 hours, 46 minutes and 54 seconds of daylight ...
5th Annual International Yoga Day | SF
Friday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
5th Annual International Yoga Day | SF
Join in celebrating the 5th annual International Yoga Day, with full day of free programs on Friday, June 21, 2019 6:00 am–9:00 pm. All are welcome.
Make Music Day: Arts of Music & Performances | San Jose
Friday, June 21 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs
Make Music Day: Arts of Music & Performances | San Jose
Celebrated internationally, Make Music Day is a free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21.  San Jose joined the celebration in 2017 with performances taking place citywide from sunrise to sunset. Make Music Day Thursday, June 21, 2019 | 6 am to 9 pm Citywide, ...