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Saturday, August 18

Free ‘UrbanKick’ Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free 'UrbanKick' Fitness Class on the Rooftop | Salesforce Park

Get fit for free al fresco with classes provided by FitnessSF in Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center.
This energetic, equipment-free class blends sports conditioning and kickboxing.
Best of all, there’s no pre-registration or membership required – just …

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2018 | SF

Get ready to party with 20,000+ summer lovin’ people at this delicious summer feast and street party over three blocks, typically with two stages of alt-indie bands and DJs curated by Noise Pop, and food and drinks from some of the neighborhood’s top restaurants, businesses, and artisans and …

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

DJ Afrodjiak will be the DJ for the afternoon festival and will be spinning from Noon – 5 pm.
Please note that the date has been moved to 8/18 and not 8/11 as previously posted.

2018 “AugustFest” Beer Festival | 21st Amendment 2018 "AugustFest" Beer Festival | 21st Amendment

Join and celebrate the 21st Amendment anniversary with Augustfest, a free festival of beer, music, games, food, and good times emceed by Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP.
There will have a $21 VIP hour from Noon to 1 pm that will include food/beer pairings, meeting …

Summer Beats Free Concert Kick Off: Pride and Joy | Alameda
Saturday, August 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Summer Beats Free Concert Kick Off: Pride and Joy | Alameda
“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10
"Cat People" Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland

8/18 Lineup: 

Jennifer Dronsky
Luigi Diaz
Juan Medina

& a surprise headliner

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

8/18 Lineup:

Eddie Della Siepe (JFL Comedy Festival, Barely Friending)
Anica Cihla (Portlandia, All Jane Comedy Festival)
Justin Lockwood (Comedy Rocks at Rock Wall Winery)
Leslie Small (Purple Onion)

Sunday, August 19

Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, August 19 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | August 19-20
Sunday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley
2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | August 19-20
2018 Polk Street Blues Festival | SF
Sunday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Polk Street Blues Festival | SF
2018 Festival of India & Grand Parade | Fremont
Sunday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Festival of India & Grand Parade | Fremont
2018 Dahlia Show: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Dahlia Show: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
2018 Hot Summer Sundays: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville
Sunday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Hot Summer Sundays: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Sunday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz’ Hawaiian connections continue to this day via the 26th annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival.
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival
Sunday, August 19, 2018 | Festival: 11 am to 5 pm; Races: 8 am to noon
Santa Cruz Wharf
FREE

Outrigger Races – 8 am to Noon
Polynesian …

52nd Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
52nd Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park

You are invited with family and friends to participate in this 52nd “Ratha Yatra” in San Francisco.
The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in …

“Kidchella 2018” Kids Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Kidchella 2018" Kids Music Festival: The Hipwaders | Redwood City
9th Annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House | Free Admission Day
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food and beverage for purchase.
| 37974 Shinn St. (Pacific Bus Museum bus facility)
9th Annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House | Free Admission Day

Join  for a fantastic day of food, fun and friendship at the eight annual Pacific Bus Museum Open House on Sunday August 19, 2018 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Watch out for antique and modern buses on display. There will also be a bus memorabilia …

San Francisco’s Nude “Summer of Love” Parade | Castro
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
San Francisco's Nude "Summer of Love" Parade | Castro

All body freedom lovers are invited to the Nude Summer of Love Parade from the Castro to the Haight.
Body freedom and psychedelic activists is about to launch a new social movement that is long since overdue. It’s the movement to legalize psychedelic medicine worldwide.
Nude “Summer of Love” Parade
Sunday, …

The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*$5 admission; free for kids 10 and under. Ice cream is available for purchase.
| Spark Social SF
The San Francisco Ice Cream Festival | Spark Social

Cups, cones, floats, and pops. Scooped, dipped, swirled, and topped. Ice cream non-stop from your favorite shops.
Celebrate summer’s favorite dessert at the San Francisco Ice Cream Festival. It’s a party at SPARK and on the giant astroturf field with sweet treats and summer festivities for …

“The San Francisco Classic” Vintage Scooter Rally | SF "The San Francisco Classic" Vintage Scooter Rally | SF

On Sunday at 11 am, meet at Cento or grab yourself breakfast next door at the Lil Skillet and then it’s off for a mellow wind down ride through The City and ending at Mountain Lake Park where Tony Kitz from Black Sheep Scooter Club …