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Sunday, September 22

3rd Annual Romanian Festival SF Bay Area | Hayward
Sunday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Holy Resurrection Romanian
3rd Annual Romanian Festival SF Bay Area | Hayward

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Romanian Festival. At the event, you will have the opportunity to experience the different wonderful aspects of Romanian Culture. 3rd Annual Romanian Festival Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 | Noon to 9 pm Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 | Noon ...

2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention | Jamming in the Park
Sunday, September 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ohlone Park (Berkeley)
2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention | Jamming in the Park

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 | Napa
Sunday, September 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Napa Valley College
2019 National "Drive Electric" Car Festival | Napa
Current models of electric vehicles (EV) will be on display and their owners available to answer questions between 1 pm and 4 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Napa Valley College during National Drive Electric Week. Learn from EV drivers and enthusiasts about the thrill ...
Win Tix: 2019 San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings
Sunday, September 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets, or buy tickets with up to 50% off with code FUNCHEAP
| Golden Gate Club - Presidio
Come one, come all to the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival at The Presidio. Try up to 75 spirits brands of all tastes, shapes and sizes and from ultra-premium brands from around the world which typically includes Mezcal, Absinthe, Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Grappa … too many ...
50% Off: 2019 Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings
Sunday, September 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $50*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for up to 50% off
| Golden Gate Club - Presidio
50% Off: 2019 Craft Spirits Carnival | Unlimited Tastings

Join the 9th Annual Craft Spirits Carnival, celebrating the craft spirits movement. Enjoy a grand selection of handcrafted ultra-premium spirits from around the world in this two-day showcase. Step right up, grab a friend, and enjoy an afternoon of spirits tasting. Craft Spirits Carnival Sept. ...

NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Final Day
Sunday, September 22 – 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: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Final Day

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 ...

Wednesday, September 25

2019 Downtown Redwood City Oktoberfest | Happy Hour Seating
Wednesday, September 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Adv/$17 Door for Adults & $10 Adv/$12 Door for Kids
| Courthouse Square
2019 Downtown Redwood City Oktoberfest | Happy Hour Seating

For the sixth year, Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest Downtown Redwood City, featuring a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of “family style” bench seating; lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more. 2019 Downtown ...

Free Rooftop World Music Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, September 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop World Music 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

Thursday, September 26

Toolapalooza 2019: Tools, Belt Sander Drag Races & Demos | SF
Thursday, September 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Center Hardware & Supply
Toolapalooza 2019: Tools, Belt Sander Drag Races & Demos | SF
Toolapalooza is Center Hardware’s annual celebration of all things tool and building on Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be in-store specials, swag and prizes all day, including a Belt Sander Drag Race (register your sander here) – you can ...
Green Film Festival Takeover of Piers 15 & 17 | SF
Green Film Festival Takeover of Piers 15 & 17 | SF
Join us as the SF Green Film Festival (September 24-29) takes over the wharf! This unique co-curated evening event will guide guests over a fog bridge across the water and through a labyrinth of interactive eco-art exhibits — with indoor and outdoor screenings of local ...
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Disco Dance & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Disco Dance & 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 27

“Festival of the Impossible” Immersive VR Art Festival | SF
Friday, September 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible" Immersive VR Art Festival | SF

The Festival of the Impossible is the first large-scale immersive art exhibition celebrating artwork that explores the impossible, featuring interactive installations. The 4-day festival will feature a curated collection by several artists that will be creating across many mediums, pushing past the boundaries of reality ...

Cupertino Carnival: Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | Sept. 27-29
Friday, September 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for rides, games and food
| St. Joseph of Cupertino
Cupertino Carnival: Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | Sept. 27-29

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring carnival rides, fun games, food trucks, drinks and lots of entertainment, such as talking birds, magic shows, music, dance, and martial arts performances by community groups. 2019 Cupertino Carnival Friday, Sept 27, 5 pm to 10 ...

San Francisco Green Film Festival Activist Center | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No ticket required.
| 518 Valencia
San Francisco Green Film Festival Activist Center | Mission Dist.
Throughout the festival, a broad network of nonprofit partners and community allies will coordinate efforts at the activist center hub, where audiences can connect their environmental inspirations with local campaigns and causes. The Activist Center will host non-profit Community Ally information tables, educational panels, sustainable art ...

Saturday, September 28

53rd Annual Quaker Harvest Festival | Palo Alto
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Friends Meetinghouse
53rd Annual Quaker Harvest Festival | Palo Alto
Come to shop, hear music, browse their book sale, and eat lunch at the 53rd 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.
2019 Pacific Coast Fog Fest | Pacifica
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palmetto Street
2019 Pacific Coast Fog Fest | Pacifica

Say goodbye to summer with a two day festival celebrating the sun, sand & surf. With over 200 arts & crafts booths, three stages of live music, a Saturday morning parade, a Sunday morning Fog Jog and great festival food. Fog Fest 2019 September 28-29, ...

2019 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2019 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Budweiser 10th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
Budweiser 10th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
This event supports their 33rd 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.
2019 San Francisco Map Fair | SF
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: $10 | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2019 San Francisco Map Fair | SF

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. It will consist of three 40 minute lectures followed by a 10 minute Q & A period. The mission of the California Map Society to preserve ...

2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens
2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held in The Forum of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The fair will consist of over 15 antique map, book, ephemera and book dealers from all across North America and parts of Europe. Reputable dealers will be ...

TreasureFest’s Shoptoberfest 2019 | SF
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest's Shoptoberfest 2019 | SF

TreasureFest is the Bay Area’s largest monthly market featuring hundreds of local makers, indie designers, vintage curators, antiques, art, home & garden goods, local bands, seasonal cocktails, games & activities for all ages and great views of the bay. RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter ...Monthly

Cupertino Carnival: Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2019
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for rides, games and food
| St. Joseph of Cupertino
Cupertino Carnival: Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2019

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring carnival rides, fun games, food trucks, drinks and lots of entertainment, such as talking birds, magic shows, music, dance, and martial arts performances by community groups. 2019 Cupertino Carnival Friday, Sept 27, 5 pm to 10 ...

2018 Moraga Pear & Wine Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
2018 Moraga Pear & Wine Festival | East Bay
Join with friends and neighbors for entertainment with DJ RyanO, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, community booths, and more. The Pear Festival features live music, food, children’s activities, and pear recipe contest. Festivities continue from 11 am to 3 pm. Music by ...
Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Special Programs $15/person.
| Great Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
Sharktoberfest at the Sanctuary | The Presidio
Join Greater Farallones Association, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Shark Stewards in celebrating the annual return of the white sharks to the Gulf of the Farallones. Enjoy shark science, shark experts, shark art, shark films, shark conservation, food and live music. Event Schedule (Main Event) 11am: All ...
1st Annual Jibaro de Hawaii Festival | Union City
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration via Eventbrite
| Pruma Center
1st Annual Jibaro de Hawaii Festival | Union City
Join the Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid (PRUMA) for its first annual Jibaro de Hawaii Festival this September 28, 2019 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. There will be a Hula dance performance, live music, and DJing honoring the great Puerto Rican cuatro players of ...
Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (SF)
Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF

For over 20 years Saint Nicholas Church has provided the San Francisco Bay Area at large entertainment during their two day annual Middle Eastern Food Festival. Their Middle Eastern Food Festival showcases the different flavors of the Middle East. All food prepared is home made, fresh ...

2019 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Festival | Japantown
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japan Center
2019 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Festival | Japantown
Japantown Chounaikai and the San Francisco Osaka Sister City Association is proud to sponsor the 4th annual Osaka Matsuri, celebrating San Francisco’s oldest sister city relationship. Please join us and experience Japan and Osaka culture through dance, music, and food.
4th Annual Native American Day: 20-ft Tipi Tour & Free Crafts | Livermore
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bankhead Theater
4th Annual Native American Day: 20-ft Tipi Tour & Free Crafts | Livermore
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host its fourth annual Native American Day at the Bankhead Theater Shea Homes plaza. The family friendly event for all ages, offered in association with Livermore’s American Indian Center, will include a tipi tour of a 20-foot Lakota tipi, ...
Town Love Fest 2019: Pop-up Stores, Beers & BBQ | Oakland
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Good Hop
Town Love Fest 2019: Pop-up Stores, Beers & BBQ | Oakland
Town Love Fest is back! Once again at The Good Hop we are celebrating all things Oakland. We’ll be featuring all the Oakland breweries, both on draft and in cans/bottles. Mexi-Q BBQ will be filling our bellies from 4 pm-8 pm with their scrumptious, East Oakland-based ...
“Southside Festival” SF’s Brand New African-American Cultural District | Bayview
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ to purchase alcohol
| Bayview Bistro
"Southside Festival" SF's Brand New African-American Cultural District | Bayview
Come celebrate the launching of African American Cultural district at Southside Festival #2. We are showcasing talented local musicians with a side of delicious eats and refreshments, we invite you to be part of this historic day. Live performances by: Rob Woods Isaiah Mclane Shynell Girlnxdoor Special Performance by: Stunnaman02 DJ set: ...