Home » Archive by Category

Fairs & Festivals

Friday, August 9

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | 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

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 ...

Sunday, August 11

Inner Sunset Flea 2019 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2019 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from April to November 2019. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors, featuring 30 resident, artisan, nonprofit, and local ...Monthly

Newgrass Concert: Dusty Green Bones Band | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Newgrass Concert: Dusty Green Bones 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 ...

Wednesday, August 14

Americana/Country Concert: Whateverglades | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Americana/Country Concert: Whateverglades | 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 ...

Saturday, August 17

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Spice up your summer! Come hang out and celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music. 20th Street Block Party | ...
Facebook’s “Island Vibes” Reggae Festival | Facebook HQ
Saturday, August 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's "Island Vibes" Reggae Festival | Facebook HQ
Facebook hosts “Island Vibes,” a Reggae festival and summer celebration with 3 different stages that everyone can enjoy. Community Stage: -1:15 pm – 3:15 pm: MUSTACHE HARBOR -4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Rafa Longhorn Stage:  -4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: THRIVE! Kid Stage: -Lori and RJ/Cotton Candy Express Music: 1 pm-2 pm, ...

Sunday, August 18

The Village Artisan Market | Napa
Sunday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Village (Napa)
The Village Artisan Market | Napa

Discover this version of a farmer’s market, but with world-class wine and live music. Focusing on Napa Valley artisans and purveyors of top culinary essentials, The Village’s Artisan Market is your opportunity to meet local artisans, sample specialties and take a piece of Napa Valley ...Monthly

Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | Union Square Live
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Improv/Jazz/Chamber Music Concert: Manring, Kassin, Burr | 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 ...

Stern Grove Festival 2019 Finale | SF
Sunday, August 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2019 Finale | SF

The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 82nd season having presented free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful ...

Wednesday, August 21

Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Eclectic Surf/Rock Concert: Par Avion | 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 ...

Thursday, August 22

Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Season Bookend | San Leandro
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Tech Campus
Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Season Bookend | San Leandro

The San Leandro Improvement Association presents “Truth Thursdays,” returning for the summer on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8:30 pm, occurring every fourth Thursday of the month through August at the San Leandro Tech Campus in Downtown San Leandro. Surrounding the 55-foot tall Truth ...

Friday, August 23

Contra Loma Free Concert in the Park | Antioch
Friday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Contra Loma Park
Contra Loma Free Concert in the Park | Antioch

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 24

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features 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 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

Sunday, August 25

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

SF’s Huge Summer “Dog Days” Festival | TreasureFest
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
SF's Huge Summer "Dog Days" Festival | TreasureFest

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features 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 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

Wednesday, August 28

Latin/Jazz/Salsa Concert: Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz/Salsa Concert: Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel | SF

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 ...

Wednesday, September 4

Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF
Wednesday, September 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Country Blues/Roots Americana Concert: Eric Long | SF

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 ...

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 4 – 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 ...

Sunday, September 8

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2019
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2019
Northern California’s second largest pride parade and festival is on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. Oakland kicks off their annual Pride celebration with a Pride Parade at 11 am. The celebration continues in Uptown Oakland for the Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm with more than six city blocks of ...

Wednesday, September 11

Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa Concert: The Sonando Project | SF
Wednesday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Cuban/Brazilian/Salsa Concert: The Sonando Project | SF

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, September 13

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, September 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | 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

Sunday, September 15

The Village Artisan Market | Napa
Sunday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Village (Napa)
The Village Artisan Market | Napa

Discover this version of a farmer’s market, but with world-class wine and live music. Focusing on Napa Valley artisans and purveyors of top culinary essentials, The Village’s Artisan Market is your opportunity to meet local artisans, sample specialties and take a piece of Napa Valley ...Monthly

2019 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 "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 39th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Wednesday, September 18

Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | Union Square Live
Wednesday, September 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Dark Prince of Swing Concert: Lee Presson & the Nails | 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 ...