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Saturday, August 25

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Sunday, August 26

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2018 – January 6 & 7 ...

Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Reggae/Latin Concert: Ruckatan Latin Tribe | Union Square Live
Sun Aug 26: 2-4pm — Ruckatan Latin Tribe (Reggae/Latin) An ancient game…The winners experience joy, the losers are confounded. Our first move was a successful one, in that we came together from diverse backgrounds and found a common strength. That strength was meeting each other, when ...

Wednesday, August 29

World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
World/Flamenco/Jazz Concert: Barrio Manouche | Union Square Live
Wed Aug 29: 6-8pm — Barrio Manouche (World/Flamenco/Jazz) Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international colective (Spain, Quebec, France, Mexico, Brasil, Colombia and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe. The ensemble has ...

Sunday, September 2

Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dj/Dance Lesson in the Square: Tangonero | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 2: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Tangonero with Claudio Ortega (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Teacher: Christy Cote With members from Russia, Switzerland, Canada, and the US, Tangonero is a San Francisco ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition of Argentine Tango. Michele ...

Wednesday, September 5

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 5 – 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, local restaurants, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live ...

Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Rock Concert: The Well Known Strangers | Union Square Live
Wed Sept 5: 6-8pm — The Well Known Strangers (Americana/Rock) The Well Known Strangers revel in the Americana/country rock genre and feature Mick Hellman (Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival) on drums and hand percussion; Olivia Hellman on vocals; Joshua Zucker (The Jones Gang, Rowan Brothers, Poor Man’s ...

Friday, September 7

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, September 7 – 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 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 highlights ...

Saturday, September 8

Facebook Fiesta: Latin Cultural Fest w/ Live Music & Dancers‎ | Menlo Park
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook Fiesta: Latin Cultural Fest w/ Live Music & Dancers‎ | Menlo Park
Join Facebook for a celebration of Latin food, art, music and dance. Groove to live music featuring Mexican, Salsa, Brazilian, Latin Urban and Pop Bands, plus there will be cultural dance troupes and art exhibits. Facebook Festivals‎ Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 1 to 6 pm Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker ...

Sunday, September 9

Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2018. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a ...

Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Blues Concert: Bitter Blues Band | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 9: 2-4pm — Bitter Blues Band (Blues) Good ole harmonica, keys, guitar blues!

Wednesday, September 12

American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
American Roots/Folk Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wed September 12: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a ...

Friday, September 14

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland
Friday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Friday | Oakland

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 attendance is 100% ...

Saturday, September 15

2018 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 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 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland

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 attendance is 100% ...

“Undiscovered” SF’s Filipino Night Market | SoMa
Saturday, September 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with suggested donation of $5 to help keep the event running smooth every month.
| 401 Minna St. (SF)
"Undiscovered" SF's Filipino Night Market | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the Bay Area’s creative spirit and the rich cultural heritage of SF’s new SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. UNDSCVRD goes down every 3rd Saturday of the ...

Sunday, September 16

2018 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2018 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 15 & 16, 2018. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2018 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2018 "Eat Real" Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland

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 attendance is 100% ...

2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2018 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 28th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2018 Autumn Moon ...

2018 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2018 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 38th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sunday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Traditional Hawaiian Concert: Haopinaka & Hula Dancers | Union Square Live
Sun Sept 16: 2-4pm — Haopinaka & Hula Dancers (Traditional Hawaiian) HAOPINAKA brings the spirit of aloha to the San Francisco Bay Area with Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles, and sweet vocal harmonies. Our beautiful and talented hula dancers are also available to make your special occasion memorable ...

Sunday, September 30

2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2018 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
The 35th 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. 2018 Folsom Street Fair Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 11 ...

Monday, October 1

Free Navy Ship Tours Monday | Fleet Week 2018
Monday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Monday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Tuesday, October 2

Free Navy Ship Tours Tuesday | Fleet Week 2018
Tuesday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Tuesday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Wednesday, October 3

Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2018
Wednesday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Friday, October 5

Free Navy Ship Tours Friday | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 80
Free Navy Ship Tours Friday | Fleet Week 2018

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th 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 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 with the SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” being the first ship under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00am.
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Friday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...