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Friday, September 14

2018 Mariachi Festival | East Bay
Friday, September 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Chamber of Commerce
2018 Mariachi Festival | East Bay
Join us for a fun night of Mariachi music. Live music will be brought to you by a variety of amazing Mariachi Groups. 2018 Mariachi Festival Friday, September 14, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main St, Hayward FREE There will also be food ...
61st Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar | SF
Friday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5 | St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
61st Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture at the 61st annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar. 61 years of Authentic Armenian Cuisine, Dancing, Music, and Art. 2018 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco Friday, September 14 | 6 pm to ...

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

Saturday, September 15

2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Aquarium of the Bay
2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
The Aquarium of the Bay will once again host an annual beach cleanup at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf in partnership with SF Maritime National Historical Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is required. You need to bring the signed waiver for this cleanup event. Make sure ...
Oakland “Creek to Bay” Volunteer Day | 2018
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Oakland "Creek to Bay" Volunteer Day | 2018
Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world – when thousands of volunteers beautify and clean trash from shorelines and waterways across California, the nation and in about 100 countries. 2018 Oakland Creek to Bay ...
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Check out all the cute chicks and get some exercise at the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, taking place from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 15, ...
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9 am to noon All Over California FREE Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, ...
2018 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
2018 "Pier to Pier" History Walk & Festival | SF
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 5th Annual “Pier to Pier” Walk & Festival. The aim of this event is to promote outdoor exercise for adults 50+ and adults with disabilities, but everyone is welcome to this family event. Wheelchairs and walkers are welcome. 2018 “Pier ...
2018 Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Bayfront West
2018 Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day
The Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day is an annual waterway and land cleanup held on the third Saturday of September. It overlaps with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, which is the largest volunteer event that brings the community together in removing trash from the waterways and ...
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2018 Italian Festival “Festa Coloniale Italiana” | North Beach
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
2018 Italian Festival "Festa Coloniale Italiana" | North Beach
Come and enjoy continuous live music, authentic Italian cuisine, wine tasting, the Ricco Italian Dancers directed by Toni Bava, and an expert pizza toss by 12 time World Champion and restaurateur Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana of North Beach. Enjoy browsing through the Italianissimi inspired ...
23rd Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Bring extra for drink purchase.
| Downtown Lafayette
23rd Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 23rd annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, one of the largest festivals in Contra Costa County held the 3rd weekend in September. In past years, over 80,000 people strolled among the stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying quality ...

2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | San Jose
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Backesto Park
2018 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | San Jose
At the annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival artists of all ages and disciplines will be chalking up the pathways of Backesto Park in San Jose. Enjoy live art, music, dance, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a children’s area, and more. 11th Annual Luna Park Chalk ...
2018 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda County Fair
2018 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton

The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair features more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters in attendance, with over 2000+ adoptable dogs, cats & small animals. It is the largest pet adoption fair in the state. Enter your pooch in the Splash Dogs ...

23rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Omni Commons
23rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland

Anarchists, socialists, card-carrying members of the ACLU, radicals and assorted ne’erdowells will descend on the Oakland Omni Commons for the 23rd Annual Anarchist Book Fair. The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is one of the largest annual radical gatherings in the world with thousands of ...

2018 “Bark in the Park”: Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*$5 donation per dog encouraged
| William Street Park
2018 "Bark in the Park": Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Bark in the Park San Jose, the largest dog festival in the United States, will be on held at William Street Park in downtown San Jose on Saturday, September 15, 2018. 2018 Bark in the Park Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm William Street ...
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF
Saturday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators.
| St. Francis Yacht Club
2018 Rolex Big Boat Yacht Racing | SF

Come watch the St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series, an annual September event celebrating its 514th year on the San Francisco Bay from September 13-16, 2018. 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series September 13-16, 2018 | 11 am St. Francis Yacht Club FREE This ...

2018 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts & Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Technical High School
2018 Black-Eyed Pea Festival: Live Music, Crafts & Food Fest | Oakland
The 2018 Oakland Black-Eyed Pea Festival is a celebration of African and African American culture using a cherished foodway as its theme. The Festival typically features traditional musicians, artists and storytellers, art and craft vendors, health information, community resource booths with health screenings, a children’s crafts area, and ...
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Saturday | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Saturday | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

61st Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar | SF
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: $5 | St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
61st Annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture at the 61st annual Armenian Food Festival & Bazaar. 61 years of Authentic Armenian Cuisine, Dancing, Music, and Art. 2018 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco Friday, September 14 | 6 pm to ...

2018 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica
2018 Rancho Day Fiesta: 1840s Music, Food & Crafts | Pacifica
The Sanchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s at a family day that will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California. The Rancho Day Fiesta is held annually on the third Saturday in September. 2018 Rancho Day Fiesta Saturday, ...
2018 Spirit & Soul Festival: Outdoor Bazaar & Live Music | East Bay
Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Richmond
2018 Spirit & Soul Festival: Outdoor Bazaar & Live Music | East Bay
The 10th annual Spirit & Soul Festival in downtown Richmond features great live music from two stages, an outdoor bazaar showcasing local restaurants and food trucks, wine tastings, and unique artisan shopping from 1-5 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The 2018 festival will feature: Live music from 1st Avenue Revue, ...
2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

“Undiscovered” SF’s Filipino Night Market | SoMa
Saturday, September 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with suggested donation of $5 to help keep the event running smooth every month.
| 401 Minna St. (SF)
"Undiscovered" SF's Filipino Night Market | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s new SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. UNDSCVRD goes down every 3rd Saturday of the ...

Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown
Saturday, September 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Champions Meet & Greet | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

23rd Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Bring extra for drink purchase.
| Downtown Lafayette
23rd Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 23rd annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, one of the largest festivals in Contra Costa County held the 3rd weekend in September. In past years, over 80,000 people strolled among the stalls of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying quality ...

2018 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda County Fair
2018 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton

The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair features more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters in attendance, with over 2000+ adoptable dogs, cats & small animals. It is the largest pet adoption fair in the state. Enter your pooch in the Splash Dogs ...