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Friday, September 28

Aventine’s 10th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Friday, September 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
| Taverna Aventine
Aventine's 10th Anniversary Block Party | SF
Join Taverna Aventine in celebrating their tenth anniversary with a block party. Join for fresh cocktails, music from awesome DJs, and a great time celebrating this beautiful city.  Aventine will be hosting an Around the World-themed event with 6 bars serving specialty drinks from various countries – ...
Screen on the Green: Outdoor “Hotel Transylvania” Movie Night | Los Gatos
Friday, September 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Screen on the Green: Outdoor "Hotel Transylvania" Movie Night | Los Gatos
Join the Los Gatos community at Oak Meadow Park for an evening of family fun and movie time on a giant 25′ inflatable movie screen featuring Hotel Transylvania. The fun will begin at 6:00 pm with children’s activities followed by showtime at approximately 7:30 pm when the ...

2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival Kick Off: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” | Hayes Valley
Friday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy
2018 Proxy Fall Film Festival Kick Off: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" | Hayes Valley
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children ...

Saturday, September 29

Capitola Beach Festival: 5k Fun Run & Nautical Parade | 2018
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free. You do need to register if you want to participate in some events.
| Capitola Village
Capitola Beach Festival: 5k Fun Run & Nautical Parade | 2018

This fall, Capitola would like to introduce a new annual event, the Capitola Beach Festival, to be held at the end of September. Locals and visitors alike look forward to the weekend-long event that will include a number of events and activities held all over ...

2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2018 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

2018 Thunderbirds on the Wharf: 1955-66 Classic Car Show | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2018 Thunderbirds on the Wharf: 1955-66 Classic Car Show | Santa Cruz
Come down to Santa Cruz for the 21st annual Thunderbirds on the Wharf from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018. A collection of classic 1955-1957, the 1958-1965 vintage and the retro, 2002-2005 Thunderbirds will be displayed by owners from central and northern California.
52nd Annual Harvest Festival | Palo Alto
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse
52nd Annual Harvest Festival | Palo Alto
Come to shop, hear music, browse their book sale, and eat lunch at the 52nd Harvest Festival. The specialized boutiques (including an international bazaar, treasured collectibles, jewelry and plants), and huge rummage and book sale, guarantees there will be something for everyone.
2018 Strutt Your Mutt: Local Food Trucks, Family & Pet Activities | Marina
Saturday, September 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are accepted.
| Little Marina Green
2018 Strutt Your Mutt: Local Food Trucks, Family & Pet Activities | Marina
Join Best Friends Animal Society and their partner rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations for Strut Your Mutt in San Francisco. 2018 Strutt Your Mutt Fundraise Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 9 am to noon Little Marina Green, 800 Marina Blvd, San Francisco FREE (Donations are accepted) You can ...
2018 Pacific Coast Fog Fest | Pacifica
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palmetto Street
2018 Pacific Coast Fog Fest | Pacifica

Say goodbye to summer with a weekend of sun, sand, and surf at the 33rd annual Fog Fest in Pacifica featuring live music, art, food and activities. Fog Fest 2018 September 29-30, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm Palmetto Street, Pacifica FREE The Fog ...

83rd Annual “La Madonna del Lume” Fishing Boat Parade | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fishermen's Chapel on the Wharf
83rd Annual "La Madonna del Lume" Fishing Boat Parade | SF

The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” (also known as “The Blessing of the Fishing Fleet”) is a Sicilian tradition of protecting fishermen that have been practiced in San Francisco for 83 years. The 83rd annual blessing and fishing boat parade is an annual procession from ...

Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party. As always, they’ll be celebrating with funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. 2018 Annie’s Fall Planting Party September 29 & 30, 2018 | 10 ...

23rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
23rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch: 10,000+ Pumpkins | Palo Alto

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch® at the Palo Alto Art Center returns for its 23rd consecutive year as the largest glass pumpkin patch of its kind in Northern California Sept. 29 and 30 with a wide selection of handmade glass pumpkins, glass-blowing demonstrations, family-friendly activities, ...

Budweiser 9th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
Budweiser 9th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
This event supports their 32nd year, in house non-profit charity, Families Helping Families. Last year there were classic cars, live music, DJ, beer garden, silent auction, food & vendors and of course, brewery tours. See what they have in store for you this year.
2018 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 445 Church Street
2018 "City Kids" Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF
Join the Children’s Council of San Francisco for games, arts/crafts, and other fun educational activities for the whole family. City Kids Family Fair Activities: Photos with Elmo Free tote bags, a children’s book and fresh produce for the first 500 families Live music and performances, including DJ Hey Love, ...
Farmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley
Saturday, September 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
Farmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

2018 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2018 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

Figment 2018: Interactive Arts, Music, Game & Craft Festival in the Park | Oakland
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
Figment 2018: Interactive Arts, Music, Game & Craft Festival in the Park | Oakland
Figment is a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities, attracting tens of thousands of participants each year. Now in its second year in Oakland, come for a day in Mosswood Park full of interactive art, games, costumes, music, crafts, activities and workshops. Figment is ...
Russian Festival: Ethnic Slavic Food & Music | Saratoga
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*Adults $5 Seniors $3 Children 12 and under $3
| St Nicholas Orthodox Church of Saratoga
Russian Festival: Ethnic Slavic Food & Music | Saratoga

Bring your friends and family and join us for some great food, dancing, hand-crafted vodkas, music and more. Sample and pique your palate with a host of flavorful ethnic Slavic foods. Pelmeni, Piroshki, Borsch, Shashlyk, Beef Stroganoff, Kasha, Lobio, Myedovik, Baklava, Russian Wedding Cake Cookies, ...

Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Great Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Join Shark Stewards and the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary celebrating sharks and the ocean. Activities, live music, food and shark fun for all ages. Prizes for the best shark or ocean costume.
1st Annual Free Kids Carnival at Palace of Fine Arts | SF
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palace of Fine Arts
1st Annual Free Kids Carnival at Palace of Fine Arts | SF
Step right up to the First Annual Free Kids Carnival at the historic Palace of Fine Arts atrium. Non Plus Ultra is excited to bring you a carnival themed day that will be fun for all ages. Prepare for acrobat performances, stilt walkers, zip-line, carnival games, face painting, paint station, ...
Mission to Presidio 2018: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Dolores
Mission to Presidio 2018: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
The Presidio’s Park Rangers and Mission Dolores’ Ohlone friends invite you along on a day of exploring San Francisco’s cultural past. Beginning in the Mission District, hike back in time along the old mission road and learn a little history as you follow the path from ...
2018 Salsa Festival: Tastings & Salsa Dancing | Redwood City
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there will be fees for tasting.
| Courthouse Square
2018 Salsa Festival: Tastings & Salsa Dancing | Redwood City
Redwood City is fired up for its 11th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from noon until 8 pm. The city is going to be sizzling with a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for ...
Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (SF)
Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF

For over 20 years Saint Nicholas Church has provided the San Francisco Bay Area at large entertainment during their two day annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Their Middle Eastern Food Festival showcases the different flavors of the Middle East. All food prepared is home made, fresh ...

2018 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Saturday, September 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japan Center
2018 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Japantown Chounaikai and the San Francisco Osaka Sister City Association is proud to sponsor the 3rd annual Osaka Matsuri, celebrating San Francisco’s oldest sister city relationship. There will be musical and cultural performances from all over the bay area and selling Osaka-style street food, like ...
Bottomless Oktoberfest: Food Trucks & Epic Brews | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with Eventbrite RSVP. $36 Bottomless Oktoberfest Beers
| SPARK Social SF
Bottomless Oktoberfest: Food Trucks & Epic Brews | SF
Join SF’s newest beer garden for Oktoberfest. Bavaria’s boozy celebration of good friends, great food, and epic brews. “PROST!” so-long to a summer well-spent with a foamy stein of Bavarian beer held high. Bottomless Oktoberfest German Beer Festival – Saturday, September 29th, 2018 | 12pm to 4pm (park ...
2018 SVIEF ” Converge & Exchange ” | Santa Clara
2018 SVIEF " Converge & Exchange " | Santa Clara

SVIEF is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between U.S. and Asian-Pacific. It is a leading venue in the high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for talent, technology and resources exchange. The past seven SVIEFs ...

14th Annual San Francisco Black Family Day | SF
Saturday, September 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hamilton Park
14th Annual San Francisco Black Family Day | SF
Join for a day of fun, family, and fellowship at the park on Saturday at noon. 14th Annual San Francisco Black Family Day Saturday, September 29, 2018 | Noon to 5 pm Hamilton Park (Aquatic Center), 1900 Geary Blvd, San Francisco FREE Enjoy games, health resources, reentry support services, raffles jumpers, ...
2018 Beat Museum Poetry Festival | North Beach
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Past years have been free and there is no cost listed for this year's event.
| Beat Museum
2018 Beat Museum Poetry Festival | North Beach

You’re invited to the 11th Annual Beat Museum Poetry Festival on September 29-30, 2018 from 1 pm to 6 pm featuring a two day of poetry and music. View 2018 List of Readers  The Beat Museum Poetry Festival began in 2008, as part of a ...

Forbidden Island’s 13th Annual Parking Lot Sale | Alameda
Saturday, September 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
Forbidden Island's 13th Annual Parking Lot Sale | Alameda

The most anticipated event of the year is here. Featuring the largest assortment of vintage collectibles, mid-century decor, classic artwork, ceramics, and retro-fashions this side of paradise. Due to popular demand, it’s a two-day event this year. Sept 29th and 30th from 2 pm to 7 ...

100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland
Saturday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are happily accepted.
| Everywhere
100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland
Join other poets, musicians, and artists around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration to promote peace and sustainability and to call for serious social, environmental and political change. On September 29, 2018, poets, musicians, and artists around the world will be organizing poetry readings, ...