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Friday, August 17

2018 Free “Teen Science Night” | California Academy of Sciences
Friday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. The event may fill up, so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.
| California Academy of Sciences
2018 Free "Teen Science Night" | California Academy of Sciences
End summer with science: Immerse yourself in the natural world at the California Academy of Sciences’ sixth annual Teen Science Night, a teen takeover night at the museum. Bay Area youth (ages 13 – 18) are invited to come relax and explore the world of ...
San Jose Bike Party: The Donut Disco Dance Ride
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party: The Donut Disco Dance Ride

  San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s ...

Saturday, August 18

Family Access Day: Special Child’s Free Day | Children’s Creativity Museum
Saturday, August 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE but an RSVP is requested
| Children's Creativity Museum
Family Access Day: Special Child's Free Day | Children's Creativity Museum
Come by the Children’s Creativity Museum and have it to yourselves for the first hour. Plus, guests are welcome to stay as long as they like to explore all of the exhibits at the museum on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Family Access Day at the Museum Saturday, ...
2018 Fremont’s Festival of India | August 18-19
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2018 Fremont's Festival of India | August 18-19

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food, and is attended by over 150,000 people every year for the past 25 years. Don’t miss the glorious Grand Parade, celebrating India’s Independence Day with vibrant culture, dance and ...

“Red Bull Conquest” Video Game Battle | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Esports Arena Oakland
"Red Bull Conquest" Video Game Battle | Oakland
Fighting game contenders from across the nation will come together to battle for ultimate bragging rights at Red Bull Conquest, a brand new fighting game tournament circuit empowering competitors to represent the local San Francisco fighting game scene and embark on the journey to Rise. ...
Free S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Saturday, August 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Free fun, creative, and challenging hands-on science and art activities, geared toward kids aged 4-9. Free S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays Every Saturday at 10:30 am | August 18 – October 27, 2018 Salesforce Park (Children’s Play Area), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE

2018 “AugustFest” Beer Festival | 21st Amendment
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free but food and drinks are for purchase.
| 21st Amendment (San Leandro)
2018 "AugustFest" Beer Festival | 21st Amendment
Join and celebrate the 21st Amendment anniversary with Augustfest, a free festival of beer, music, games, food, and good times emceed by Renee & Irish Greg’s Pop UP. There will have a $21 VIP hour from Noon to 1 pm that will include food/beer pairings, meeting ...

Sunday, August 19

2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | August 19-20
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | August 19-20

The largest college lifestyle event in the nation will be held on the UC Berkeley campus, Sunday, August 19 and Monday, August 20. Celebrating it’s 16th Anniversary, the two-day interactive festival will introduce 30,000+ Cal students to brands of all sizes aligned with the Cal ...

2018 Festival of India & Grand Parade | Fremont
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2018 Festival of India & Grand Parade | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food, and is attended by over 150,000 people every year for the past 25 years. Don’t miss the glorious Grand Parade, celebrating India’s Independence Day with vibrant culture, dance and ...

2018 Hot Summer Sundays: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hartz Ave (Danville)
2018 Hot Summer Sundays: Hot Rod & Classic Car Show | Danville

In its 24th year, Danville’s Hot Summer Sundays features hundreds of hot rods and classic cars along Hartz Avenue along with vendor booths and awards for the favorite collector vehicles. Expect to see rare one-of-a-kind collector cars, custom designed cars, and classic and muscle cars from the ...

2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival | Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz’ Hawaiian connections continue to this day via the 26th annual Aloha Outrigger Races and Polynesian Festival. 2018 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival Sunday, August 19, 2018 | Festival: 11 am to 5 pm; Races: 8 am to noon Santa Cruz Wharf FREE Outrigger Races – 8 am to Noon Polynesian ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's "Presidio Picnic" Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

“Sunday Streets” Block Party: First New Route in 5 Years | SoMa
Sunday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Folsom Street
"Sunday Streets" Block Party: First New Route in 5 Years | SoMa
Sunday Streets is excited to announce the first new route in five years, spanning Folsom Street from Essex to 10th Street. Map Home to the Leather & LGBTQ and SOMA Pilipinas Cultural Districts, as well as the East Cut, SoMa West (coming soon) and Yerba Buena ...

Monday, August 20

2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2018 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley

The largest college lifestyle event in the nation will be held on the UC Berkeley campus, Sunday, August 19 and Monday, August 20. Celebrating it’s 16th Anniversary, the two-day interactive festival will introduce 30,000+ Cal students to brands of all sizes aligned with the Cal ...

Drag Queen Cooking Showdown | Campbell
Monday, August 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PY Kitchen + Wine Garden
Drag Queen Cooking Showdown | Campbell
Celebrate Silicon Valley Pride Week by joining the first ever Drag Queen Cooking Showdown. Alina Maletti Galore and WooWoo Monroe will be trading in sequins for spatulas as they whisk away their own fabulous recipes in creating and plating the super top secret ingredient. Drag Queen Cooking ...
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Amateurs are encouraged to join the Super Smash games. Signups start at 7:30 pm, tourney starts at 8 pm.

Tuesday, August 21

Free Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Tuesday, August 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Join Toddler Tuesdays in the Children’s Play Area weekly on Tuesdays at 10 am for fun in the sun with rotating activities entertainment like storytime, magic, and games. Free Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 23, ...

Thursday, August 23

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...

Friday, August 24

City-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany
Friday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
City-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany
Ahoy matey. This event brings more than a hundred Albanians together for a vigorous hunt around Albany. This year’s list will be more challenging and as always you’ll get bonus points for creativity. Can you find all the items before Davvy Jones catches up with ye’? ...
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
| Alley Cat Books
Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF

Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are ...

Saturday, August 25

38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Saturday | San Jose

The 38th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2018 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 25, 2018 ...

The Crucible’s Open House: Ocean Cleanup Project & Demonstrations | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| The Crucible
The Crucible's Open House: Ocean Cleanup Project & Demonstrations  | Oakland
Join for a fine and industrial arts inspired by aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource at the end of the summer. Nineteen of the art departments, including Neon, Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and more, will be celebrating water with the fire arts, raising ...

Sunday, August 26

37th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Sunday, August 26 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Drakes Beach
37th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes
Build your sandy masterpiece at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s annual Sand Sculpture Contest. The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. 37th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest Sunday, August 26, 2018 | 9 am to 3:30 pm Drakes Beach FREE Registration begins ...
2018 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | East Japan Center Mall
2018 Origami-Palooza Festival & Paper Airplane Challenge | Japantown
At the annual Origami-Palooza, watch origami experts fold paper into seemingly impossible shapes, and enter your creations into a contest (if you’re an experienced origami artist, of course). Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can learn to create amazing things with paper. ...
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
38th Annual Italian Family Festa: Sunday | San Jose

The 38th Annual Italian Family Festa will take place in History Park San Jose. Enjoy authentic Italian food, arts and crafts, a wine garden, family fun, bocce ball contests, culinary demos, a grape stomp, and other entertainment. 2018 Italian Family Festa – Saturday, August 25, 2018 ...

Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, August 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin-Op's "Free Play" Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

Monday, August 27

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, August 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brewcade
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Brewcade. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and push ...

Tuesday, August 28

Free Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Tuesday, August 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Join Toddler Tuesdays in the Children’s Play Area weekly on Tuesdays at 10 am for fun in the sun with rotating activities entertainment like storytime, magic, and games. Free Toddler Tuesdays on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 23, ...

Wednesday, August 29

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

Thursday, August 30

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...