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Tuesday, July 27

Oakland’s “Local Love Summer Art Festival” at BLOC15 (July 27-Aug 1)
Oakland's "Local Love Summer Art Festival" at BLOC15 (July 27-Aug 1)
The Local Love Summer Art Festival is a six day celebration of Bay Area art and culture that is designed to support the participating local artists. The festival takes place at BLOC15 in Oakland and features a curated 10,000 square foot exhibition of Bay Area ...

Friday, July 30

2021 Gilroy Garlic Festival Final Weekend (July 30 – Aug 1)
Friday, July 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Food starts at $10 and up to $25
2021 Gilroy Garlic Festival Final Weekend (July 30 – Aug 1)

After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID, this week, the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that the festival is returning (with some major modifications, like a drive-thru gourmet alley) for 2021 on two weekends,  July 23rd–25th and July 30th–August 1st. See the latest updates ...

Saturday, July 31

Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, July 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

Storefront Market “Fountain of Youth” Festival (West Oakland)
Saturday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Storefront Records
Storefront Market "Fountain of Youth" Festival (West Oakland)
July 31st Fountain of Youth Festival JULY 31ST | 12 – 5 PM | West Oakland 3431 San Pablo Ave. Oakland, CA 94608 At this month’s Storefront Market, Oakland based, independent record label, Storefront Records welcomes all youth entrepreneurs, businesses owners, vendors, and creatives to participate in the ...
SF’s “Aloha By the Bay” Pop-Up Hawaiian Street Festival (Japantown)
Saturday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
SF's "Aloha By the Bay" Pop-Up Hawaiian Street Festival (Japantown)

Japantown’s Nihonmachi Street Fair returns in 2021. Last year the Nihonmachi Street Fair was cancelled for the very first time in its history, but this year it’s back with multiple events on a few weekends. The biggest change from previous years is that in order ...

LaborFest: Walking Tour 75th Anniv. of Oakland’s General Strike
Saturday, July 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square
LaborFest: Walking Tour 75th Anniv. of Oakland's General Strike
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that spontaneously began with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores, where picket lines were broken ...
LaborFest 3-Hour Maritime History Boat Tour (SF Bay)
Saturday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $60 | Pier 41
LaborFest 3-Hour Maritime History Boat Tour (SF Bay)
Join the best labor maritime boat trip in the world as we go to historical sites on the bay and the Oakland container port. We will hear about our working-class history, and how the SF General Strike helped shape the character of San Francisco and ...

Sunday, August 1

Globe Spinners Record Swap at Harmonic Brewery (SF)
Sunday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harmonic Brewery
Globe Spinners Record Swap at Harmonic Brewery (SF)
Globe Spinners Record Swap Sunday Aug 1st, 12-5pm Some of Northern California’s best record vendors selling music from around the globe, including Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Live DJs Food pop-up from Mezcla SF And tasty beers from Harmonic Brewery
Strangeways Friends Market IV (Oakland)
Sunday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 suggested donation
| 7th West
Strangeways Friends Market IV (Oakland)
Strangeways Magazine presents: Friends Market 4!! Come enjoy the sun at our outdoor day market! Meet new friends, support local creatives, and enjoy curated goods! There will be music Food Handmade jewelry Juices Vegan icecream Vintage goods Local Merchandise Plants and bouqutes!! This is an inclusive and family-friendly market! Dogs are also ok! Come enjoy the fun!
“Handmade Pacifica” Outdoor Local Artist Showcase
Sunday, August 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sanchez Art Center
"Handmade Pacifica" Outdoor Local Artist Showcase
Handmade Pacifica’s First Event Sanchez Art Center will host Handmade Pacifica’s first community event on Sunday, August 1, from 1 to 5 pm. The event will be held outdoors and features works produced by local makers. Handmade Pacifica’s first event is a showcase for local artists and ...

Saturday, August 7

Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair (August 7-8)
Saturday, August 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair (August 7-8)

Japantown’s Nihonmachi Street Fair returns in 2021. Last year the Nihonmachi Street Fair was cancelled for the very first time in its history, but this year it’s back with multiple events on a few weekends. The biggest change from previous years is that in order ...

Sunday, August 8

47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair (Japantown)
Sunday, August 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair (Japantown)

Japantown’s Nihonmachi Street Fair returns in 2021. Last year the Nihonmachi Street Fair was cancelled for the very first time in its history, but this year it’s back with multiple events on a few weekends. The biggest change from previous years is that in order ...

Saturday, August 14

San Francisco Old Car Picnic (Golden Gate Park)
Saturday, August 14 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free for spectators. Vehicles must pay entrance fee.
| Golden Gate Park (West Hellman Hollow)
San Francisco Old Car Picnic (Golden Gate Park)
The 33rd Annual San Francisco Old Car Picnic returns to Golden Gate Park. Join us for this unique San Francisco locals tradition and enjoy automotive culture. All pre1996 cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome with a $40 entrance. Bicycles only $10 and spectators are always free. ...
Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

Saturday, August 21

Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

Saturday, August 28

Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, August 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

Saturday, September 18

TreasureFest 2021 at Marin Center (Sept 18-19)
Saturday, September 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: $12 | Marin Civic Center
TreasureFest 2021 at Marin Center (Sept 18-19)
The best of everything local! TreasureFest celebrates 10 years at the Marin Center in San Rafael on September 18th-19th. We’re thrilled to announce that TreasureFest is back on September 18th-19th, 2021. Tickets are available on June 15th. After countless weekends of good times over the past decade, ...
Alameda’s Official “Haunted Halloween” Open Air Market (The Menagerie)
Saturday, September 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free ALL DAY
| al Fresco Dining Park
Alameda's Official "Haunted Halloween" Open Air Market (The Menagerie)
Greetings Ghosts & Goblins~we invite you to Alameda’s official Halloween Market to celebrate this most delightful Hallowday. Our spooky artists from near and far will fright and delight you with handmade wares and ghoulish collectibles. Find one of a kind tricks & treats including home ...

Sunday, September 19

40th Anniversary “Comedy Day in the Park” | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
40th Anniversary "Comedy Day in the Park" | Golden Gate Park
San Francisco’s original, longest-running, free, outdoor comedy concert in the world, Comedy Day in the Park is back to celebrate its 40th anniversary. If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off, then the 40th Anniversary Comedy Day might be the best way for you to ...

Saturday, October 9

ArtWalk Livermore 2021
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Livermore Downtown,
ArtWalk Livermore 2021
Join us at ArtWalk – the Tri Valley’s premiere one day art festival. Over 200 artists display their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Art works range from contemporary ...

Saturday, October 23

SF’s Inaugural Bearrison Street Fair | SoMa
Saturday, October 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*The fair is most likely free, but details are still to come
| FolSoMa
SF's Inaugural Bearrison Street Fair | SoMa
Join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Bears of San Francisco for the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair. Come as you are or in nothing at all. Everyone is welcome to celebrate who you are or who you want to be as we celebrate body positivity ...