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Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
Saturday, August 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Entering your dog ranges from $10 to $25
| Linda Mar State Beach
Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
The Dog Surfing World Championships take place on the NorCal coast — where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all – The Dog’s Guide to Surfing – bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited to ...
2018 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fremont Festival of the Arts
2018 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 features over 700 top-quality artisan booths delight the most discerning shoppers, music lovers enjoy continuous music ...

1901 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Lincoln Park
1901 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda
Pack a picnic lunch and join us in beautiful Lincoln Park for a Free Edwardian Picnic Dance. The celebrated Bangers & Mash plays an afternoon of beautiful waltzes and other popular Edwardian dances. The leisurely picnic begins at 10 am with formal dancing from 1 ...
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Saturday | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

2018 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Milpitas Library
2018 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas

Once again, the most sought-after Filipino dish, the “Adobo”, is coming your way. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2018 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 4-5, 2018 | 11 am to 7 pm 101 N Main St. between Windsor ...

Mount Sutro’s Hike: Walk & Tours | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve
Mount Sutro’s Hike: Walk & Tours  | SF
Please note that the details for this hike have not been released yet. Please check their website for updates.
Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF
Peet's Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF

Like wine, there are so many varieties of coffee that tasting them all can be somewhat overwhelming. Guided Tastings allow you to experience the flavor characteristics of a particular coffee and compare it to another coffee from the same or different growing region or processing ...

2018 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF
Saturday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2018 Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art | SF
The ninth annual Chinatown Music Festival celebrates an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music performances by locally and internationally recognized talents. The free afternoon music and alleyway festival brings together San Francisco residents and visitors alike and will feature an eclectic and inclusive mix of ...
“Playland-on-Balboa” Music & Art Festival | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, August 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Balboa & 35th
"Playland-on-Balboa" Music & Art Festival | Richmond Dist.
Join RDNC for live music, family activities, local artisans and great food at the 2nd Playland on Balboa Music Festival. The event is free and open to the community. Live music will be held at an outdoor stage as well as within the Balboa Theater, La ...
AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Trumpeter David Hardiman Sr. came up on the Indianapolis jazz scene in the early 1960s when it bristled with brilliant young players like trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and composer David Baker. And like the late Baker, one of jazz’s most revered educators, Hardiman spent decades ...
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Santa Clara
Saturday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| City Plaza Park
The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Santa Clara

Join and be the navigator in the “Shiver We Timbers: A Peripatetic Pick-Yer-Own Pirate Adventure.” The fifth annual summer touring production will be a pirate-themed,participatory play. Sail with the peripatetic players in search of treasure, but avoid cursed gold. What should I expect? Why, expect the ...

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...

2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar. Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration. The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, ...
2018 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Kahlo “HERstory” | SF
2018 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Kahlo "HERstory" | SF

Celebrate the 111th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during Fiestas Fridas, an annual festival taking place at locations throughout the Mission District, and new for 2018, additional venues are participating around the Bay Area. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair. All ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | San Jose
Saturday, August 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| St. James Park (San Jose)
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | San Jose

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Summer Symphony: Beethoven & Mussorgsky | UC Berkeley
Saturday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Summer Symphony: Beethoven & Mussorgsky | UC Berkeley

Join the UC Berkeley Summer Symphony as they close the summer season on Friday and Saturday, August 3-4, 2018, at 8 pm. This 2-day event will be happening at the Hertz Concert Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Free admission, but donations are gracefully accepted. The UC Berkeley ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Film Night in the Park: 2018 Kick-off “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” | Dolores Park
Saturday, August 4 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Mission Dolores Park
Film Night in the Park: 2018 Kick-off "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" | Dolores Park

The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) produces the popular Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series. The 2018 season includes two films in Dolores Park, one in Union Square and one in Washington Square Park. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings ...

Every Saturday

Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose
Every Saturday – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose

Lululemon Athletica invites you to free Summer Yoga sessions every Saturday morning now through September at Park Valencia across from Left Bank Brasserie.
Bring your mat and enjoy a free, outdoor morning workout. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and class begins at 9 am.

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Free Community Yoga Class
Every Saturday | 10 am
Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
FREE
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park
Every Saturday – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Free Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park

Take yourself outside and into the beauty of this city’s heart and soul. Practice yoga under the trees and let the ocean air sooth and invigorate you. This class expertly blends breathing and movement, strength and grace, imagination and form.
You will gain a personal understanding …

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Saturday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands

Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters.
A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

Saturday Roller Skate Party “Disco Down Dolores” | SF
Every Saturday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
Saturday Roller Skate Party "Disco Down Dolores" | SF

This is the newer fresher rollerskate dance scene of San Francisco based in Dolores Park. Meet them from 2pm to 6pm every Saturday at Dolores Park Mulituse Court. They love rollerskates and blades alike.
Disco Down Dolores
Every Saturday | 2-6p
Multiuse Court, Dolores Park, Near Church & …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement
"The Setup" Underground Comedy Show | SF

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store
"Critical Hit" Comedy Show | Oakland

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show
Every Saturday | 8 pm
It’s Your Move Game Store, 4920 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
$5
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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