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Saturday, August 12

60th Annual Benicia Peddlers Fair
Saturday, August 12 – 8:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Benicia
This outdoor event began in 1963 with a few collectible and antique stores displaying their items on tables outside St Paul’s Church. It has grown into 300 select antique and collectible dealers from all over the country and the thousands of loyal fans. We now ...
Bernal Heights “Hillwide Garage Sale” 2023 (SF)
Saturday, August 12 – 9:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights
The Bernal Hillwide, arguably San Francisco’s largest and most famous single day garage sale. Each year over 100 households participate to exchange trash for treasure. This bargain bonanza only happens once each year and is an annual Bernal Heights tradition. Records, vehicles, water toys, collectibles and even ...

Back to School Superhero-Themed Makers Market (Downtown Vallejo)
Saturday, August 12 – 9:00 am - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend! Wear a favorite superhero costume for raffle entry
| 300 Virginia Street
Come join us in Downtown Vallejo on August 12th for a superhero themed makers market, featuring guest characters, face painting, market DJ and drop-off school supplies to enter the market giveaway! ️ We can’t wait to see you back in Vallejo on our return of 2nd ...
SF’s 2023 Hillwide Garage Sale (Bernal Heights)
Saturday, August 12 – 9:00 am - Ends at 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bernal Heights (the whole neighborhood!)
The Hillwide Elves are doing the Happy Dance as they getting ready for this year’s Hillwide Garage Sale, possibly the most infamous and beloved Garage Sale in our fair city of San Francisco. If you have a garage in Bernal, get yourself on our map and ...
9:30 amRussian Hill Neighbors Cleanup  FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/420632/
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Free BART Tickets to Outside Lands (Aug. 12-13)

After Caltrain suspended service between San Francisco and Millbrae Stations during the weekend of Outside Lands, BART is coming to the rescue. On Friday morning, BART announced that they’ll be providing free roundtrip BART tickets to Caltrain riders at the Millbrae Station on Saturday and ...

2023 Bay Area Aloha Festival (San Mateo)
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; Onsite parking $18; Street parking available; and accessible by public transportation
| San Mateo County Event Center
The Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA) returns with its annual and extremely popular Bay Area Aloha Festival, featuring a full day of fun and family-friendly activities, food and entertainment featuring FREE admission, arts & crafts, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander food vendors, community booths, Lei-making workshops, ...
SF’s “Clean up The City” South Mission Cleanup (w/ Free Food + Drinks for Volunteers)
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sisters Coffee Shop

Who’s ready for a clean up! Join the Civic Joy Fund, RefuseRefuseSF, Shine On, SF Public Works, and TogetherSF for a friendly neighborhood cleanup! Volunteers will meet at Sisters Coffee Shop (920 Valencia St), clean for a bit, then enjoy free food & refreshments after ...Every Saturday

10:00 amArt Expo: Downtown San Bruno (Aug. 12-26)  FREE
2023 Bay Area Aloha Festival (San Mateo)
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission; Parking $18; street parking available, public transportation encouraged
| San Mateo County Event Center
The Pacific Islanders’ Cultural Association (PICA) returns with its annual and extremely popular Bay Area Aloha Festival, featuring a full day of fun and family-friendly activities, food and entertainment featuring FREE admission, arts & crafts, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander food vendors, community booths, Lei-making workshops, ...
SF Tomato Week 2023 (Aug. 7-13)
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

The Golden Gate Restaurant Association is excited to announce a new summer promotion highlighting tomatoes. Restaurants throughout San Francisco will offer special tomato focused dishes from August 7th-13th. We will be sharing images and details over social media leading up to and during SF Tomato ...

Civil War 1860s “Living History Day” at SF’s Historic Fort Point (2023)
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point National Historic Site
See San Francisco’s Civil War era fort come alive with military and civilian reenactors as they portray life in the 1860s. Tours, exhibits, and music of the period will take place all day. Learn about California’s role in the Civil War, and about cooking and ...
Bay Area’s 50th Gravenstein Apple Fair (Aug. 12-13)

Sonoma County’s beloved annual Gravenstein Apple Fair will be celebrating its Golden Anniversary on August 12 – 13 at Ragle Ranch Regional Park in Sebastopol, CA. This year’s 50th celebration is expected to draw 15,000 adults and children throughout the weekend. The Fair is an ...

10:00 am“Friends of the Urban Forest” Guided Walk: The Transformation of Dogpatch (SF)  $20
SF’s “Clean up The City” Hayes Neighborhood Cleanup (w/ Free Lunch + Coffee for Volunteers)
Saturday, August 12 – 10:00 am - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gambit Lounge

Haye who’s ready for a clean up! Join the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, the Civic Joy Fund, SF Public Works, RefuseRefuseSF, Shine On and TogetherSF for a friendly neighborhood cleanup! Volunteers will meet at Gambit Lounge (581 Hayes St), clean for a bit, then enjoy ...Every Saturday

10:15 amYoga and Beers at Temescal Brewing (Oakland)  $20*
*Includes class and a drink from the brewery!
11:00 amDirect Action Everywhere Saturday Morning Meetup (Berkeley)  FREE
SF’s 2nd Annual Chinatown Lion Dance Festival (2023)
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
This is the 2nd Annual SF Chinatown Lion Dance Festival hosted by SF Unified Lions Club. Join us on Sat., Aug. 12, 2023, at 11:00 am for a day filled with cultural festivities.  The event will take place on Grant Ave. (between Sacramento & Jackson ...
SF’s “Clean up The City” Lower Polk Neighborhood Cleanup
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane on Larkin

Who’s ready for a clean up! Join the Civic Joy Fund, RefuseRefuseSF, Shine On, SF Public Works, and TogetherSF for a friendly neighborhood cleanup! Volunteers will meet at Jane on Larkin (925 Larkin St), to grab supplies and form a crew, clean for a bit ...Every Saturday

11:00 amMakers Market on the Row (San Jose)  FREE
Pistahan 2023: SF’s Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade (Aug. 12-13)
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The Pistahan Parade and Festival is the largest celebration of Filipino art, culture, dance, food, and music in the U.S, happening on August 12-13, 2023 Don’t miss the Parade on the 12th which will kickoff the festivities! Family-friendly cultural activities, food, and Filipino fun will ...

SF Chinatown Shopping Tour + $5 Dim Sum Lunch
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clarion Performing Arts Center
Join us for a fun and informative shopping tour led by Cynthia Yee, exploring the cultural treasures of Chinatown on July 1st, 2023 at 6 PM! Chinatown could be overwhelming with bustling shops and crowds everywhere. Even if you are a local in San Francisco, the ...
22nd Annual “Laurel StreetFair” World Music Festival (Oakland)
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Laurel District, Oakland
Join us on Saturday, August 12th 2023 as we come together to celebrate the 22nd Annual Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival in Oakland’s beautiful Laurel District. Festival Details: 22nd Annual Laurel StreetFair World Music Festival Saturday, August 12th 2023 MacArthur Blvd. Between 35th Ave – Maybelle Avenue, Oakland CA 11am ...
2023 Tours of the Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park (Aug. 12 + Sept. 16)
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Dahlia Dell at Golden Gate Park

It’s peak Dahlia season in SF! Now’s your chance to see it in Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park! Tours of the Dahlia Dell Saturday, Aug. 12,  11AM -12:30PM Saturday, Sept. 16, 11AM-12:30PM  FREE Guided tours of the beautiful Dahlia Dell (see the map) during ...

SF’s Pistahan 2023 at Yerba Buena Gardens (Aug. 12-13)
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

The 2023 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts a full lineup of free outdoor music, theater, circus, dance, poetry, and children’s programs. The Festival opens on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00pm with John Santos Sextet + The Afro-Peruvian Coalition. Now in its 23rd year, the Festival will ...

MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, August 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora

Join us every Second Saturday for Thrive @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

11:00 amMakers Market in the Yard (Mill Valley)  FREE
9th Berkeley Carillon Festival (Aug 12-13)
Saturday, August 12 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campanile (UC Berkeley)

The 9th Berkeley Carillon Festival will celebrate new and long-standing members of the extended carillon community at Berkeley, with recitals at noon and 2pm on both Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13, 2023. The opening recital on Saturday at noon will comprise music from the Baroque period up to ...

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