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Sunday, September 23

18th Annual Antique Autos: Late 1800s to 1945 Vehicle Display | San Jose
18th Annual Antique Autos: Late 1800s to 1945 Vehicle Display | San Jose
For antique auto enthusiasts, the streets of History Park will be covered with up to 200 vehicles from the late 1800s to 1945 for the 18th Annual Antique Autos. This year the featured vehicle is Packard. Some other rare antique autos will be on display in ...
2018 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2018 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Sunday | Oakland

The Montclair Village Fall Art Walk returns to Oakland. Join this event and in addition to finding fabulous “Firsts,” take the opportunity to shop for lovely samples and imperfect pieces. All of the artists will be on hand to visit with patrons while some will ...

2018 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival | SF
Sunday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Center for the Book
2018 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival | SF
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 15th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors and more. 2018 Roadworks Street Fair Sunday, September 23, 2018 ...
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | Pier 48
Sunday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*Get $10 tickets with code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 48
$10 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | Pier 48

The 19th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

Win Tix: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | Pier 48
Sunday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | Pier 48
Just across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park you’ll find a little slice of Munich. Every year San Francisco’s massive Pier 48 gets turned into a Bavarian beer hall for “Oktoberfest by the Bay” and you’re invited. Get Tickets Friday (5p to Midnight) – Get $15 Tickets ($10 off) Saturday Day (11a to ...
Final Day: San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018
Sunday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
Final Day: San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2018 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. 2018 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival – Sept 21, 2018 | 3 pm-11 ...

Travel Backyard Dance Group at Presidio Picnic | SF
Sunday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Travel Backyard Dance Group at Presidio Picnic | SF
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic, Presidio Picnic, returns to the Main Post with the ultimate Sunday spread: blending the national park setting with the cuisine reflective of the diverse Bay Area cultures. This season, Picnic introduces a Cultural Dance Series performance one Sunday of the month. ...
2018 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF
Sunday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annunciation Cathedral
2018 Greek Food Festival: Sunday | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

1st Annual San Rafael PorchFest: 50 Bands on 18 Porches | 2018
Sunday, September 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gerstle Park Neighborhood
1st Annual San Rafael PorchFest: 50 Bands on 18 Porches | 2018
Bring a friend, a chair, ride a bike and join the roving audience in and around San Rafael’s beautiful Gerstle Park for an afternoon of live music, fun and community On September 23, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m., the Gerstle Park Neighborhood in San Rafael ...
2nd Annual Romanian Festival SF Bay Area | Hayward
Sunday, September 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Holy Resurrection Romanian
2nd Annual Romanian Festival SF Bay Area | Hayward

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Romanian Festival. At the event, you will have the opportunity to experience the different wonderful aspects of Romanian Culture. 2nd Annual Romanian Festival Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 | Noon to 9 pm Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 | Noon to 7 ...

Jazz/Blues Concert: Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Jazz/Blues Concert: Little Charlie's Organ Grinder Swing | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 23: 2-4pm — Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing (Jazz/Blues) Little Charlie’s Organ Grinder Swing plays a mix of swingin’ jazz and greasy blues that is sure to please the hippest ears. Featuring Little Charlie Baty
2018 Oakland Peace Lantern Ceremony | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 23 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP on Facebook
| Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2018 Oakland Peace Lantern Ceremony | Lake Merritt
Join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) and partners to celebrate the International Day of Peace. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 2018 Oakland Peace Lantern Ceremony Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 4:30 to 7:30 pm Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt ...
Oakland Cocktail Week 2018: $10 Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Final Day
Sunday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE entry; $10 cocktails; Must be 21+
| All Over Oakland
Oakland Cocktail Week 2018: $10 Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Final Day

Oakland Cocktail Week, September 15-23, 2018, celebrates Oakland’s unique cocktail heritage and community from its loyal patrons to business owners to bartenders and newcomers alike. Over 50 bars and restaurants in Oakland, Alameda and Emeryville will craft a love letter to Oakland through $10 special ...

Wednesday, September 26

Free Rooftop Swing Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Swing Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

every wednesday Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in Plazas. Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Swing/Blues/Jazz Concert: Lavay Smith & her Swingtet | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Blues/Jazz Concert: Lavay Smith & her Swingtet | Union Square Live
Wed Sept 26: 6-8pm — Lavay Smith and her Swingtet (Swing/Blues/Jazz) – Season Finale Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s.
2018 Matatu Festival Kickoff w/ Saul Williams | Oakland
Wednesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Tickets are $20 in advance otherwise it's $35.
| Grand Lake Theater
2018 Matatu Festival Kickoff w/ Saul Williams | Oakland
Saul Williams returns to kickoff the 2018 Matatu Festival of Stories. Part film, part performance, everything is on the table in this conversation with one of the world’s most prolific artists – of all time. Matatu is a platform for conversation, experience, and expression that helps ...

Thursday, September 27

2018 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
2018 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC 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 ...

Rock the Bike: Hummus-Making Workshop | Richmond
Thursday, September 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Richmond Public Library
Rock the Bike: Hummus-Making Workshop | Richmond
Join the celebration of SWANA as we make hummus and listen to music from Southwest Asia.
CityDance 2018: Free Mambo, Merengue & Bachata Dance | San Jose
Thursday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2018: Free Mambo, Merengue & Bachata Dance | San Jose
This Thursday, Sandy & John from Mambo Groovin’ Latin Dance Theatre are here to guide you through some merengue & bachata dance moves along with live band Carlitos Medrano & Sabor De Mi Cuba. Wind down with drinks from our wine/beer garden, courtesy of Gordon Biersch Brewing Company and Barefoot Wine & ...
Win Tix: VIP Festival Pass: Women Sports Film Festival | SF & Oakland
Thursday, September 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Gray Area/Grand Theater
Women Sports Film Festival uses the power of documentary film to celebrate female athletes and the filmmakers who bring their stories to the screen. From legendary champions to girls on the local playing field, Women Sports Film Festival promotes films and conversations that explore how sport ...

Friday, September 28

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 28-30
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 28-30

NorCal Night Market aims to bring the electric spirit of night markets and taste of international cuisines to Northern California. Suitable for all ages, the festival will feature 200+ food and merchandise vendors, games, art and live music for two weekends. Attendees can munch on ...

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 – ...

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 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 ...

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.
Win Tix: Portola Garden Tour | SF’s Garden District
Saturday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | San Francisco's Garden District
Come see the gardens of the San Francisco Garden District. More than 20 public and private gardens will be on display with an after-party at Ferment. Drink. Repeat. (FDR) Brewery at 2636 San Bruno Avenue immediately following the tour. Taste ultra-local beer made from hops ...