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Wednesday, September 18

Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Bollywood Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live

The 2019 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park from May through September. Union Square Live | 2019 May to September Union Square Park, SF ...

Thursday, September 19

SF’s “Culture for Community” Festival | Yerba Buena District
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to participating Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions
| Yerba Buena District
SF's "Culture for Community" Festival | Yerba Buena District
Culture for Community is a unique group of Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions who have joined together to open their doors for free. Yerba Buena Culture for Community Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 7 am to  9 pm Yerba Buena District, SoMa, San Francisco FREE On Thursday, September ...
2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
2019 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 ...

2019 National “Drive Electric” Car Festival | Richmond
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Richmond Civic Center Plaza
2019 National "Drive Electric" Car Festival | Richmond
On Thursday, September 19, 2019 from noon to 3 pm connect with local resources to assist with purchasing vehicles and equipment, leasing, rebates and low cost programs. Meet local Electric Vehicle owner. Free charging at the onsite EVgo DC Fast Charging Access Hub Discover the latest e-mobility ...
Oakland Cocktail Week 2019 Kick-Off Party | $7 Craft Cocktails
Thursday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Cocktails for purchase Must be 21+
| Latham Square
Oakland Cocktail Week 2019 Kick-Off Party | $7 Craft Cocktails

Oakland Cocktail Week, September 20-29, 2019, 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 special craft ...

CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Friday, September 20

PARK(ing) Day 2019
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
PARK(ing) Day 2019
Started in 2005 by the San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement for revisioning urban public space. The AIASF Mentorship Committee supports the project’s mission to reclaim a small portion of the city for the public realm ...
2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annunciation Cathedral
2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22

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 ...

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 20-22
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.
| Alameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton Ave.)
NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 20-22

NorCal Night Market, the largest night market featuring food, merchandise, and arts in the Bay Area is back for its second year. Enjoy all the nighttime sights, sounds, and flavors in a spacious, picturesque location. Imagine strolling through rows of merchandise, games, and crafts booths ...

2019 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | Sept. 20-22
Friday, September 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
2019 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | Sept. 20-22

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2019 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. 2019 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival – Sept. 20, 2019 | 3 pm-11 pm ...

Win Tix: 2019 NorCal Night Market | Alameda County Fair
Friday, September 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Single Day Pass $5 / 3-Night Weekend Pass $12 / Kids under 3 are Free
| Alameda County Fair
The largest night market food, merchandise, and arts festival in the Bay Area enjoy all the nighttime sights, sounds, and flavors in a spacious, picturesque location. NorCal Night Market is inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, where people of all ages come ...
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF
Friday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 35
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF

The 20th 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 ...

Oakland Museum of California: Hella Big 50th Birthday Party | Free Night
Friday, September 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California: Hella Big 50th Birthday Party | Free Night

Cheers to 50 years. On this day 50 years ago, the Oakland Museum of California was established as the “Museum of the People.” We’ve been learning, reflecting, creating, dancing, and bringing people together ever since. Enjoy free admission until 10 pm. Explore the Museum’s 110,000 ...Every Friday

Oakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Sept. 20-29
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE entry; $7 cocktails; Must be 21+
| All Over Oakland
Oakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Sept. 20-29

Oakland Cocktail Week, September 20-29, 2019, 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 special craft ...

Saturday, September 21

2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Saturday | Oakland

The Montclair Village Fall Art Walk returns to Oakland Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd. Sponsored by the Montclair Village Association, this free event showcases works from more than 40 artists and crafters who will line the sidewalks displaying a wide array of handcrafted ...

24th Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Bring extra for drink purchase.
| Downtown Lafayette
24th Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 24th 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 ...

2019 Fiesta de Artes: Art & Wine Festival + Live Music | Los Gatos
2019 Fiesta de Artes: Art & Wine Festival + Live Music | Los Gatos

The annual Fiesta de Artes is returning to Civic Center in downtown Los Gatos on September 21 & 22, 2019 at 10 am. All your favorite features will be there, including artist booths, food, wine, beer, and live music. And bring the kids and treat ...

2019 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF
Saturday, September 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| The Maritime Museum
2019 "Pier to Pier" History Walk & Festival | SF
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is hosting its 6th 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. Bring a friend, family ...
2019 “Bark in the Park”: Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with $5 donation per adult. Children and dogs get in free.
| William Street Park
2019 "Bark in the Park": Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose
Bark in the Park San Jose will celebrate the largest dog festival in the United States, to be held at William Street Park in downtown San Jose on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 2019 Bark in the Park Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10 am to 5 pm William ...
Win Tix: SF’s Fall Ball + Black & Gold Party: Daybreaker | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*$15 Party / $35 Yoga + Dance
| St. Gregory's Church (De Haro)
Daybreaker is hosting a Saturday morning dance party that’ll kick off your weekend right. Get ready for yoga and a sober dance party at one of SF’s most stunning, ethereal spaces (St. Gregory’s Church in Potrero Hill) for our Fall Ball. > Get Tickets $15 $20 party (10am-Noon) with exclusive ...
Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you wish on Community Days.
| Exploratorium
Transportation/Transformations Community Day | SF
You’re invited to walk, bike, or take public transit to Pier 15 on September 21! This festive Community Day wraps up Transportation/Transformations, a week exploring the future of sustainable transportation. On Saturday, September 21, pay what you wish, get a peek at new transportation technology, experience more than ...
25th Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Sunset Playground
25th Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF
The annual Sunset Community Festival celebrates 25 years of bringing together hundreds of residents from the Sunset District to celebrate the community from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019. With help from community partners, for every year since 1995 Sunset Youth Services ...
Farmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley
Saturday, September 21 – 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 ...

2019 Oakland’s “Eat Real” Street Food Festival | September 21-22
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2019 Oakland's "Eat Real" Street Food Festival | September 21-22

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 admission is free; ...

2019 National “Drive Electric” Car Festival | SF
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| West Sunset Playground
2019 National "Drive Electric" Car Festival | SF
As part of the Sunset Community Festival, we will be hosting a Ride and Drive. Come and learn about electric vehicles and test drive them. Talk to current EV drivers about their experience and get practical insights and tips from them. Free, but an RSVP and a ...
$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF
$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF

The 20th 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 ...

$5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | Sept 21-22
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Oakland Museum of California
$5 Day at Oakland Museum of California: 50th Birthday | Sept 21-22

Celebrate OMCA’s 50th birthday with us all weekend long! Visit on Saturday and Sunday for $5 admission to OMCA’s galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences. Please note, $5 admission likely applies only to the general admission galleries and does not include admission into ...

San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2019

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2019 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. 2019 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival – Sept. 20, 2019 | 3 pm-11 pm ...

2019 Vallejo Greek Festival
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
2019 Vallejo Greek Festival

Enjoy the live band with delicious Greek food, including our tasty pastries, in our outdoor picnic area, and a Taverna (imported beer and spirits). 2019 Vallejo Greek Festival Sat, September 21, 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm Sun, September 22, 2019 | Noon to ...