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Wednesday, July 31

Free Rooftop Blues Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, July 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Blues 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 ...Every Wednesday

Swing/Big Band Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Swing/Big Band Concert: Fil Lorenz Little Big Band | 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 ...

LaborFest 2019: Closing Party | SF
Wednesday, July 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2019: Closing Party | SF
This is the 26th year of LaborFest! Please join us to celebrate the last day of LaborFest 2019. Bring a contribution of food and/or beverage for potluck, or instrument for the open mic.

Friday, August 2

Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland
Friday, August 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland

This summer, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is going to be LIT. 5 community celebrations will be thrown away, 5 Fridays in a row, and everything is free. Event Dates: Fridays, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, 5 pm to 8 pm ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Saturday, August 3

2019 World Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Entering your dog for $10
| Linda Mar State Beach
2019 World Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
The Dog Surfing World Championships takes place on the NorCal coast — where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all – The Dog’s Guide to Surfing – bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited ...
2019 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fremont Festival of the Arts
2019 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The 36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Fremont on August 3 & 4 from 10 am – 6 pm. The largest free street festival west of the Mississippi with activities and entertainment for all ages. This year’s festival will have over ...

46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

Pedalfest 2019: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2019: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food and family. Join everyone at Jack London Square for a day of bicycle shenanigans, an amphibious bike race, dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage and the most amazing collection of bicycles to ...
2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Milpitas Library
2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas

Once again, the most sought-after Filipino dish, the “Adobo”, is coming your way. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2019 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 3-4, 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm 101 N Main St. between Windsor ...

Oakland Unite Summer Night: Talent Showcase | East Bay
Saturday, August 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Willie Wilkins Park
Oakland Unite Summer Night: Talent Showcase | East Bay

Come on out for Summer Nights at Willie Wilkins. Carnival-style games, basketball, soccer, tie dye, face painting, temporary tattoos, music, food – plus tons of prizes (gift cards, Great America tickets, tablets, and more.) Event Dates: Friday, July 5th Friday, July 12th Friday, July 19th ...

Sunday, August 4

2019 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fremont Festival of the Arts
2019 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday

The 36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Fremont on August 3 & 4 from 10 am – 6 pm. The largest free street festival west of the Mississippi with activities and entertainment for all ages. This year’s festival will have over ...

46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Milpitas Library
2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas

Once again, the most sought-after Filipino dish, the “Adobo”, is coming your way. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2019 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 3-4, 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm 101 N Main St. between Windsor ...

Jerry Day 2019: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2019: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 17th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...
“Doggie World” Parade & Pageant | 46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
"Doggie World" Parade & Pageant  | 46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
The 8th annual Doggie World is a gathering place for the four-legged members of the community during the Nihonmachi Street Fair from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Highlights at this year’s Doggie World: Pet Vendors, Rescues and Adoptions, Ask the Dogtor, ...
SoOakland DayFest 2019 | East Bay
Sunday, August 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10 | SoOakland
SoOakland DayFest 2019 | East Bay
SoOakland brings you the 3rd annual #SoOaklandDayFest: A Celebration of Culture. Join us for a community fun filled day that will include live music, DJs, variety of flavorful food vendors, a vendor market of over 65 vendors, a kid zone and more. Oh and for the ...
Tango in the Square | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango in the Square | 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 ...

Tuesday, August 6

“National Night Out” 2019: Neighborhood Block Parties | SF
Tuesday, August 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
"National Night Out" 2019: Neighborhood Block Parties | SF

Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 36th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities around the Bay Area on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 with more than 300 neighborhood block parties. Neighborhoods host big ...

National Night Out 2019: Neighborhood Block Parties | San Jose
Tuesday, August 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Seven Trees Community Center
National Night Out 2019: Neighborhood Block Parties | San Jose

Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 36th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities around the Bay Area on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 with more than 300 neighborhood block parties. Neighborhoods host big ...

National Night Out 2019: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland
Tuesday, August 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
National Night Out 2019: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland

Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 36th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities around the Bay Area on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 with more than 300 neighborhood block parties. Neighborhoods host big ...

Wednesday, August 7

Free Rooftop Concert Series at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Concert Series 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 ...Every Wednesday

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, August 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live ...

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | 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 ...

Friday, August 9

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove: Jazz Mafia | Alameda
Friday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove: Jazz Mafia | Alameda

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

Saturday, August 10

2019 San Jose Veggie Fest w/ Free Fitness Classes | Martial Cottle Park
Saturday, August 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Martial Cottle County Park
2019 San Jose Veggie Fest w/ Free Fitness Classes | Martial Cottle Park
The San Jose Veggie Fest is coming back. Save the date and join Assembly member Ash Kalra and Veggielution at Martial Cottle Park to celebrate the Valley of Hearts Delight. The 2019 San Jose Veggie Fest is family-friendly (and pet friendly) and open to the public. ...
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The the two-day event ...

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, ...Monthly

5th Annual “Rosie Rally” & Home Front Festival | Richmond
Saturday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Craneway Pavilion
5th Annual “Rosie Rally” & Home Front Festival | Richmond
Thousands will gather at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park for the 5th Annual “Rosie Rally” and Home Front Festival. 5th Annual Home Front Festival and Rosie Rally Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond FREE Don’t miss this ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, August 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Please note, that rainy season is planting season. We request that you call Bay Natives Nursery (415) 287-6755 first before visiting. Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the ...Monthly