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Saturday, September 28

“Festival of the Impossible”: Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible": Virtual Reality Immersive 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 ...

Oakland’s Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline
Oakland's Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Oakland’s brand new waterfront will host FAM Fest, Fall Arts and Music Festival at the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline on September 28th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Featuring, interactive arts exhibits, local music and performers. There will be food trucks, beer and wine ...

Speakeasy’s 22nd Anniversary Beer Party | SF
Speakeasy's 22nd Anniversary Beer Party | SF
Hometown favorites Speakeasy Ales & Lagers are celebrating 22 years of brewing great craft beer in San Francisco, and your presence is requested. Expect rare and unreleased beers, live music and food pop-ups. 22nd Anniversary at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 2-6pm (VIP ...
2019 Harvest Party: Cheese, DJ & 10+ Wineries | SF
Saturday, September 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $11*
*$11 dollars the first 100 tickets, $30 after
| Press Club
2019 Harvest Party: Cheese, DJ & 10+ Wineries | SF
To celebrate the annual harvesting of wine grapes, Press Club is hosting their annual Harvest Party on Saturday, September 28 from 2 pm to 5 pm where the first lucky 100 partygoers can purchase tickets for $11 ($30 per person thereafter). For the eleventh annual event, ...

Sunday, September 29

2019 Pacific Coast Fog Fest | Pacifica
Sunday, September 29 – 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 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2019 Oakland 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 ...

Final Day: 2019 San Francisco Map Fair | Yerba Buena Gardens
Final Day: 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
Sunday, September 29 – 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 | Final Day
Sunday, September 29 – 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 | Final Day

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 ...

2019 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2019 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 36th Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 250,000+ people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair. 2019 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 29, 2019 | 11 ...
2019 Downtown Redwood City Oktoberfest | Final Day
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: $19*
*$19 Adv/$21 Door for Adults & $102Adv/$14 Door for Kids
| Courthouse Square
2019 Downtown Redwood City Oktoberfest | Final Day

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 ...

African Arts Festival: Traditional Dance & Music | McLaren Park
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
African Arts Festival: Traditional Dance & Music | McLaren Park
Live From the AMP is proud to welcome the Duniya Dance & Drum Company’s African Arts Festival back on stage on September 29th with the dancers and musicians performing the traditional dance and music of West Africa at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. The show is ...
Middle Eastern Food Festival | SF
Sunday, September 29 – 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 ...

“Festival of the Impossible”: Virtual Reality Immersive Art Festival | SF
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Chandran Gallery
"Festival of the Impossible": Virtual Reality Immersive 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 ...

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

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 ...

Monday, September 30

“Tashlique” Jewish New Year Bonfire at the Beach | Ocean Beach
Monday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)
"Tashlique" Jewish New Year Bonfire at the Beach | Ocean Beach
Reset your system with a modern spin on a 600-year-old Rosh Hashanah ritual called Tashlich to get rid of last year’s bad karma and start the new year off fresh, is traditionally enacted by tossing crumbs into the ocean. This year, they will provide birdseed instead ...

Wednesday, October 2

Free Rooftop Bluegrass Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Bluegrass 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, October 3

CityDance 2019: Free Mambo, Merengue & Cumbia Dance | San Jose
Thursday, October 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Mambo, Merengue & Cumbia Dance | 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, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday, October 4 | ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, October 4 – 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, October 5

2019 Day in the Park/Derby Festival | Brisbane
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Brisbane Community Park
2019 Day in the Park/Derby Festival | Brisbane
The 2019 Day in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am-3 pm with the Derby starting beforehand at 8 am. This year marks the 33rd Annual Day in the Park and the 13th Annual Derby. This year’s festivities will include: ...
Tiny Living Festival California 2019 | Richmond
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*$15 online; $20 at the door
| 25th St & Barrett Ave (Richmond)
Tiny Living Festival California 2019 | Richmond

The 2019 Tiny Living Festival California will be a 2-day event from 10 am to 6 pm, and they are making it as big and as exciting as their 13 other tiny house festivals held since March 2016. As with all the events, the 2019 ...

2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

Berkeley Harvest Festival | 2019
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
Berkeley Harvest Festival | 2019
Join and celebrate the bounty of the season at the City of Berkeley’s Harvest Festival at Cedar Rose Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm featuring a Food and Garden Exhibitions in addition to live music and a Kids Zone. This festival ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday, October 4 | ...

Rhythmix ‘Round the World 2019: Music, Dance & Art Festival | Alameda
Saturday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages. RSVP recommended.
| Rhythmix Cultural Works
Rhythmix ‘Round the World 2019: Music, Dance & Art Festival | Alameda
Celebrate world arts and cultures with an afternoon of free family-friendly performances and activities featuring: Aki Kumar’s Bollywood Blues Sekhou Senegal – a Journey through West Africa Ballet Folklorico Flor de Café – Salvadoran folk dance Barbie’s Island Keiki – Young ukulele masters Capoeira Mandinga Alameda Satsuma Dojo – Alameda, Shotokan ...

Sunday, October 6

2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

Final Day: Tiny Living Festival California 2019 | Richmond
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*$15 online; $20 at the door
| 25th St & Barrett Ave (Richmond)
Final Day: Tiny Living Festival California 2019 | Richmond

The 2019 Tiny Living Festival California will be a 2-day event from 10 am to 6 pm, and they are making it as big and as exciting as their 13 other tiny house festivals held since March 2016. As with all the events, the 2019 ...

2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art, and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Friday, October 4 | ...