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Thursday, June 21

14 Hours of Sunshine: Summer Begins Today | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 5:00 am | Cost: FREE
14 Hours of Sunshine: Summer Begins Today | SF

June 21, 2018 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 53 seconds of daylight …

Longest Day of the Year: 9 Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer Solstice
Thursday, June 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Longest Day of the Year: 9 Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer Solstice

Enjoy the longest day of the year and learn something surprising about the city you love. Play tourist on your own turf and explore San Francisco the best way possible – on foot with City Guides.
Summer Solstice Walking Tours
June 21, 2018
All over San Francisco
FREE, but donations …

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, June 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair

The county fair offers a Kids free day & $2 sample Bites of the Fair on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.

2018 Civic Center’s Commons Block Party Kickoff: Music & Food Festival | SF
Thursday, June 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza San Francisco, Larkin Street Side
2018 Civic Center's Commons Block Party Kickoff: Music & Food Festival | SF

Enjoy free performances by local bands curated by Another Planet Entertainment, a full bar serving wine, beer and craft cocktails, and a rotating selection of street food curated by Off the Grid, and “beach” volleyball by SF Social.
The June 21st Block Party will feature performances …

2018 Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, June 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
2018 Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward

On June 21, the Bank of the West Stage will feature the West Coast Blues Society Caravan of All Stars, celebrating the upcoming Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival.
Also performing that night will be Shark Punch on the Buffalo Bill’s Stage and The Royal Deuces on the …

2018 “Summer Sounds” Kickoff: Mariachi Mestizo | Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
2018 "Summer Sounds" Kickoff: Mariachi Mestizo | Walnut Creek
2018 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for BBA members
| Bernal Heights
2018 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights

The Bernal Business Alliance invites you to the 8th annual Summer Solstice Stroll on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Taste some treats, sip some beverages, do some summer shopping and say hello to all your favorite neighbors and store peeps as you toss your worries aside for the …

StorySlam’s “Awkward” Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland StorySlam's "Awkward" Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland

This month’s theme is: “Awkward”. Everyone has had an awkward or embarrassing moment, and some are so epic, that they turn into stories.

“Strappy Hour”: Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.
Thursday, June 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. For Adults only.
| Good Vibrations (Valencia St.)
"Strappy Hour": Pride Pizza Party & Free Mini Workshop | Mission Dist.

Strap-ons are sexy. At this free mini-workshop, hot slices will be served and they’ll be featuring their favorite strap-ons, harnesses, and sexy tips for pegging. Everyone gets 10% off shopping and one lucky winner will go home with a harness.
Strappy Hour: Pride Pizza Party at Good …

2018 Waterfront Flicks Kickoff & A’s Night: “The Sandlot” | Jack London Square
Thursday, June 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
2018 Waterfront Flicks Kickoff & A's Night: "The Sandlot" | Jack London Square

Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball film, “The Sandlot.”
Guests will be treated to swag, fun activities, photo opportunities, and more, provided by the Oakland A’s.
Oakland A’s Night
5–7 pm: Stomper visits with fans
5 …

Friday, June 22

NOW Panhandle Festival 2018: Opening Day | SF
Friday, June 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
NOW Panhandle Festival 2018: Opening Day | SF
Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland
Friday, June 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland
2018 Trans March | Dolores Park
Friday, June 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2018 Trans March | Dolores Park

The San Francisco Trans March has been inspiring all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered for 14 years.
Starting in Dolores Park, the march spotlights the rich and diverse transgender community of our city and lets their voices …

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Friday, June 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair

The county fair offers a free day for our beloved seniors on selected Fridays, until 5 pm.

“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Circus Bella" Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens

Circus Bella is back with a brand new original show which follows the journey of a wild and rambunctious musical troupe as it presents an unusual and whimsical concert filled to the brim with tricks and surprises.
Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob …

60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the Space Alien | SSF
Friday, June 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP.
| South San Francisco Main Library
60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the Space Alien | SSF
60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the Space Alien | SSF
Friday, June 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP.
| South San Francisco Main Library
60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the Space Alien | SSF

Our spacecraft has been breached and infected with a hostile alien parasite.
You and your team are special trained forces given 60 minutes to deduce the infected and eradicate the threat. Use clues and solve puzzles for your escape.
60 Minute Escape Game : Escape the …

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Friday, June 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
“Off the Grid” Pride Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason "Off the Grid" Pride Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

Celebrate Pride with Off the Grid at Fort Mason on June 22nd.

Live drag makeovers from Juanita MORE & Powerblouse
DJ Funklor
Live performance by Gringa
Pride Swizzle cocktail feature (Bulleit bourbon, mint, maple, lemon, Peychaud’s bitters)

Rare Street Artist “fnnch” Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix | SoMa
Friday, June 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
Rare Street Artist "fnnch" Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix | SoMa

On June 22nd, fnnch will release 28 new hand-painted multiples, including new honey bears, lips, and cans of LaCroix. These works will be spray paint on plywood or canvas and from limited editions.
Rare Street Artist “fnnch” Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix
Friday, June 22, …