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Saturday, July 21

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “The Sandlot” | San Jose
Saturday, July 21 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "The Sandlot" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Final Night: 24th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 24th Annual Brainwash Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2018 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to. The festival kicks off with drive-in nights on July 13-21, 2018 at Nimby (8410 Amelia St, Oakland). A must see again this year, ...

Sunday, July 22

Menlo Summerfest 2018: Sunday | Menlo Park
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but some activities may have a fee.
| Downtown Menlo Park
Menlo Summerfest 2018: Sunday | Menlo Park

The long, laid-back, lovely days of summer are upon us and the Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season is in full swing. For a sun-splashed weekend featuring two days of stellar live music, world-class art by 200 of America’s top artists, fabulous food and drink, artisan ...

2018 Obtainium Cup: Steampunk Festival & Art Car Rally Race | Vallejo
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Mare Island
2018 Obtainium Cup: Steampunk Festival & Art Car Rally Race | Vallejo

The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally is a free festival featuring motorized and pedal powered art vehicles, including disability scooters, held on historic Mare Island on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 11 am – 6 pm. This event features a Steampunk Festival with vendors and food ...

SF’s 1st Charcoal Food Fest: “50 Shades of Charcoal” | SoMa
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 GA and Kids 10 and under are Free
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
SF's 1st Charcoal Food Fest: "50 Shades of Charcoal" | SoMa
Charcoal is definitely the new black. Come taste the dark side at SF’s first Charcoal Food Fest – 50 Shades of Charcoal. It lights your fire, but shouldn’t be confused with the briquettes in your BBQ. Equal parts intriguing and delicious, charcoal has jumped off the ...
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, July 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

2018 Mario Woods Remembrance Day | SF
Sunday, July 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Donations are encpuraged.
| Bayview Playground/MLK Pool
2018 Mario Woods Remembrance Day | SF
Join the 3rd Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day. Many of you will remember a beautiful event last year, full of community feeling. 2018 Mario Woods Remembrance Day Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 11 am – 5 pm Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 5701 3rd Street, San Francisco FREE (Donations are encouranged) This ...
2018 Obon Festival & Bazaar: Japanese Dancing, Taiko & Exhibits | Mountain View
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Buddhist Temple
2018 Obon Festival & Bazaar: Japanese Dancing, Taiko & Exhibits | Mountain View

The Mountain View Buddhist Temple celebrates its annual Obon Festival, a mid-summer Buddhist holiday, on Saturday, July 21, from 2 to 8 pm and Sunday, July 22, from 12 noon to 8 pm. On Saturday, there will be a “Maui Bon Dance” performance at 6:30 ...

2018 “Ginza Bazaar” & Bon Odori Japanese Dance | SF
Sunday, July 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of San Francisco
2018 "Ginza Bazaar" & Bon Odori Japanese Dance | SF

The Ginza Bazaar is a 80 year Japantown tradition offering two days of games, entertainment, Japanese food, bingo shopping, camaraderie, and more at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco. The highlight of the weekend will be the 87th Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese Bon Dancing at ...

Win Tix: 1st Annual “Paella Fest” with Jazz Mafia | The Great Northern
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$35 (includes three, 4oz servings) $50 (All You Can Eat Paella)
| The Great Northern
Paella Lovers… this one’s for you. Treat your taste buds and eardrums for a day party at The Great Northern, as a guest at the first annual PAELLA FEST. Jackrabbit will be serving up a variety of paella creations, from traditional to modern, seafood and meat ...

Monday, July 23

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free The Soul Rebels Concert | Petaluma
Monday, July 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free The Soul Rebels Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, July 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, July 24

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Tia Carroll & Her Awesome Blues Band | Concord
Tuesday, July 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Tia Carroll & Her Awesome Blues Band | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza and champagne? Well, welcome to the North Beach Comedy Thing, a monthly showcase, featuring ...

Under the Stars Movie Night At A Winery: “The Wedding Singer” | St. Francis Winery
Tuesday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Francis Winery and Vineyard
Under the Stars Movie Night At A Winery: "The Wedding Singer" | St. Francis Winery

Pack a blanket and join on the lawn of their beautiful Sonoma Valley Tasting Room for a film under the stars. Back for its 9th year, the  Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Festival begins with a pre-show concert at 7pm followed by the featured ...

Wednesday, July 25

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day: 50% off Ghirardelli Sundaes | Bay Area
Wednesday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: 50% off*
*50% off hot fudge sundays on July 25, 2018 only.
| Ghirardelli Square
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day: 50% off Ghirardelli Sundaes | Bay Area
Ghirardelli Chocolate will be celebrating National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. Today only – July 25, 2018 their World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae will be 50% off at all Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shops. This year is no different, for one day only all Ghirardelli Ice ...
Movie Night on the Green: “101 Dalmations” | Marin
Wednesday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “101 Dalmations" | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart at 6 pm on Wednesdays, June 20 – August 29, 2018. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Summer Outdoor Movie Night at the Pier: “Down Periscope” | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pier 45
Summer Outdoor Movie Night at the Pier: "Down Periscope" | SF

Movies at the Pier is a film series presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association in the Triangle at Historic Pier 45. Admission is free of charge and includes complimentary popcorn. Drink tickets are available for purchase; no outside beverages are allowed. Attendees ...

Thursday, July 26

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

Get hungry folks. The good folks at the Alite Outpost will be serving up hot grilled cheeses and cold brews every last Thursday of the month. Swing by for a bite to eat and enjoy in-store discounts as well as some helpful advice from the ...

Shanghai Kelly’s Customer Appreciation Party: Free Food & Cheap Booze | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover. Free food while supplies last and for paying customers only
| Shanghai Kelly's
Shanghai Kelly's Customer Appreciation Party: Free Food & Cheap Booze | SF
Russian Hill dive Shanghai Kelly’s hosts a customer appreciation party on Thursday July 26, 2018 with free food (while supplies last, of course), cheap booze and “good times.”
Summer Sounds Outside: T Sisters | Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: T Sisters | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Classic Piano Rock Hits | East Bay
Thursday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Classic Piano Rock Hits | East Bay

On Thursday evenings, head for the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Zepparella | Concord
Thursday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Zepparella | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Friday, July 27

2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | First Day
Friday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: $18*
*$18 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $20 at the door.
| Christmas Hill Park
2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival | First Day

Come to the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival and celebrate 40 years of family fun—along with great garlicky food, live entertainment, and more. 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival July 27-29, 2018 | 10 am to 7 pm Christmas Hill Park, 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy Tickets: $18 online ...

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

2018 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason
Friday, July 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2018 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason

Join thousands of runners and spectators at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Race Expo and experience the best in running, health, and nutrition. Over 27,500 runners and over 80,000 spectators will fill the city on race day. The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon is more than ...

2018 Blues Fest Friday Night Party | Redwood City
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2018 Blues Fest Friday Night Party | Redwood City

The 2018 Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League) Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features wonderful live music from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, a family area, and food and drink vendors. This event helps support PAL’s educational and recreational summer programs for ...

’80s Movie Night: Popcorn & BYOB | Hayes Valley
Friday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Peak Design Flagship Store
'80s Movie Night: Popcorn & BYOB | Hayes Valley

Peak Design has a gigantic 4K cinema screen in their store, and they’ll be damned if they don’t use it to its full extent. On the last Friday of the month, that means one thing: 80s flicks. Here’s the scoop: ’80s Movie Night: Popcorn & ...

Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...