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Wednesday, June 20

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Foster Kids Clothing Drive Day | 2018 Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, June 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission when you donate one clothing item
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Foster Kids Clothing Drive Day | 2018 Alameda County Fair
Get into the Alameda County Fair for free when you donate one clothing item at the fair. All carnival rides will be $1 until 5 pm.
Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone: Andre Thierry (Zydeco) | Union Square Live 2018
Wednesday, June 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone: Andre Thierry (Zydeco) | Union Square Live 2018
Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although ...

Thursday, June 21

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
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 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 ...

Friday, June 22

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Friday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
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.
Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
There’s no need to pay to get into AT&T Park just to see the fireworks. As soon as the San Francisco Giants hopefully defeat the Padres in AT&T Park on Friday June 22, 2018 (game ends approx. at 10:15 pm), enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the ...

Saturday, June 23

24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come) You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come) – Jan & Dean Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the ...
Win Tix: Italian Street Painting Festival | Marin
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*$10 adult, children 12 and under, free.
| Downtown San Rafael
Italian Street Painting Marin, Northern California’s premiere street painting event will return to the streets of San Rafael to present another incredible year of brilliant street art. This year’s theme, Wonders of Space & Time, offers infinite possibilities for attendees to experience the past, present, ...
SF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park
Join  the rally at Dolores Park and then a march through Castro Street back to Dolores Park. Enjoy the speeches, camaraderie, and the music of our many talented artists who will perform on the day. The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march ...
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more. Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, ...
1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland: Kid’s Town, Artisan Market Place & Local Brews | Lake Merritt
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boating Center
1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland: Kid’s Town, Artisan Market Place & Local Brews | Lake Merritt
Join the 1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland, presented by a passionate and talented team of organizers who have a love for producing large, Free, public events in the City of Oakland. Many of the Oakland natives who grew up in Oakland, attended Oakland schools, and want ...
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Saturday | Civic Center

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – ...

Sunday, June 24

TreasureFest’s Summer of Love | Treasure Island
Sunday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
TreasureFest's Summer of Love | Treasure Island

The TreasureFest (formerly Treasure Island Flea) is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and ...

2018 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2018 San Francisco Pride Parade
The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 10:30 am to 6 pm Market Street, San Francisco FREE Forty-eight ...
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-10 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2018 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – ...

Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018
Sunday, June 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues/Rock Concert: The Nitecaps Blues Band | Union Square Live 2018
The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always ...

Wednesday, June 27

Free Admission & $1 Rides: Feed the Need Food Drive | 2018 Alameda County Fair
Wednesday, June 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Just 4 non-perishables will get you FREE Admission
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission & $1 Rides: Feed the Need Food Drive | 2018 Alameda County Fair
Get into the Alameda County Fair for free when you bring 4 non-perishable food to the Fair. All carnival rides will be $1 until 5 pm.
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live 2018
Wednesday, June 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live 2018
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations ...

Thursday, June 28

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
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.

Friday, June 29

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Friday, June 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a free day for your beloved seniors on selected Fridays, until 5 pm.

Saturday, June 30

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Saturday
Saturday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Saturday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

2018 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Saturday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Free tote to the first 500 in attendance.
| St. Mary's Cathedral
2018 Soy & Tofu Festival | Japantown
Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 8th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest. 8th Annual Soy & Tofu Festival Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 11 am to 5 pm Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center 1111 Gough St. (at Geary Boulevard), ...
“Summer Saturdays on Waverly” Street Festival: Y/Our Chinatown | Chinatown
"Summer Saturdays on Waverly" Street Festival: Y/Our Chinatown | Chinatown
It’s arts and crafts day with local community artists and crafters, as well as partners including the San Francisco Public Library. Y/Our Chinatown Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 11:00 am to 2:30 pm Waverly Place, San Francisco FREE The exterior wall of the Willie Woo Woo Wong Playground Clubhouse on ...
Russian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2018
Saturday, June 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River "Big Rocky Games" | Monte Rio | 2018

Monte Rio, along the Russian River, hosts its annual two day “Big Rocky Games” with fun kids games and contests. Activities include inner tube races, a rubber ducky contest, rock skipping, a water balloon toss, an ice cream eating contest, canoe and swim races, and ...

Sunday, July 1

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Sunday
Sunday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2018 | Sunday

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy Streets. ...

2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Sunday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Japan Day Festival: GenRyu Arts, Music, Dance, Tea & Art | Japantown
Celebrate the Japanese cultural heritage of Japantown. Enjoy the GenRyu Arts production of Japanese artists from Tokyo, Chicago, and the Bay Area. Experience Japanese cultural arts, music and dance. 2018 Japan Day Festival Sunday, July 1, 2018 | 11:30 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and ...
Russian River “Big Rocky Games” | Monte Rio | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River "Big Rocky Games" | Monte Rio | 2018

Monte Rio, along the Russian River, hosts its annual two day “Big Rocky Games” with fun kids games and contests. Activities include inner tube races, a rubber ducky contest, rock skipping, a water balloon toss, an ice cream eating contest, canoe and swim races, and ...

Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) | Union Square
Sunday, July 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) | Union Square
Sun July 1: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association If you know tango, get to know Lagrimas Y Sonrisas. The trio offers an astonishing range of emotion, style and sound for your next affair.
Russian River | Parade of Floats, Water Curtain & Fireworks Show | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Monte Rio Public Beach
Russian River | Parade of Floats, Water Curtain & Fireworks Show | 2018
Every year, the Monte Rio beach is crowded with people who come from all over to enjoy the spectacle of fireworks over the Russian River along with a Water Boat Parade & Carnival, “Water Curtain” and fireworks starting at dusk. Sunday, July 1, 2018 Dusk: Water Carnival ...
Bodega Bay | July 1st “Fireworks Over the Bay” | 2018
Sunday, July 1 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Westside Regional Park
Bodega Bay | July 1st "Fireworks Over the Bay" | 2018
Start your Independence Day celebration early; celebrate three days early and enjoy fireworks in Bodega Bay on July 1, 2018. The Bodega Bay fireworks display is fairly small, so we would not recommend driving out there just for this event alone, but we suggest you planning a full day in ...