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Thursday, June 21

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a Kids free day & $2 sample Bites of the Fair on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.
2018 Moraga Summer Concert Series Kick Off: Classic Rock Night | June 21-Aug. 16
Thursday, June 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
2018 Moraga Summer Concert Series Kick Off: Classic Rock Night | June 21-Aug. 16

On Thursday evenings, head for the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ...

“Movies on the Square”: 25th Anniversary of “Jurassic Park” | Redwood City
Thursday, June 21 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Movies on the Square": 25th Anniversary of “Jurassic Park” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, June 22

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Friday, June 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
The county fair offers a free day for our beloved seniors on selected Fridays, until 5 pm.
“Circus Bella” Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, June 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Circus Bella" Your Favorite One Ring Circus | Yerba Buena Gardens
Circus Bella is back with a brand new original show which follows the journey of a wild and rambunctious musical troupe as it presents an unusual and whimsical concert filled to the brim with tricks and surprises. Set to original music by the ingenious composer/accordionist Rob ...
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Friday, June 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Association as the second largest BBQ championship on the West Coast, the Silicon Valley BBQ Championship is back for another year. 7th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championships June 22-23, 2018 – Friday | 4-10 pm – Saturday | 10 am to 7 pm Central Park, ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
The Summer Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA is back! That means the gardens are open for picnics, live music outside is back, gallery hours are open until 10 pm, and the Off the Grid food truck market expands onto Oak Street. Enjoy half-price admission, ...
2018 Starlight Movie Night Season Opener: “Despicable Me 3” | Alameda
Friday, June 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field
2018 Starlight Movie Night Season Opener: "Despicable Me 3" | Alameda

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at 6:30 pm with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids. The movie begins at 8:15 pm. ...

2018 Alamo’s Summer Concert Series Kick Off: Tom Petty Tribute | June 22-July 27
Friday, June 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Livorna Park
2018 Alamo's Summer Concert Series Kick Off: Tom Petty Tribute | June 22-July 27

Put your dancing shoes on, pack a picnic and enjoy live music with the small community of Alamo at Livorna Park, located at the corner of Miranda Avenue and Livorna Road. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights, snacks, family and friends. Friday concerts start at 6:30 pm ...

2018 “Movie Night Under The Stars” Kick Off & Free Popcorn: “Sing” | Benicia
Friday, June 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Benicia Gazebo
2018 "Movie Night Under The Stars" Kick Off & Free Popcorn: "Sing" | Benicia

Join the Benicia community for a family movie under the stars in front of Benicia’s cute and quaint City Park Gazebo. Movies begin at 8 pm. Bring your pillows, blankets, and lawn chairs. Food and beverages are welcome, so bring your picnic dinner. Don’t worry about snacks ...

Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
There’s no need to pay to get into AT&T Park just to see the fireworks. As soon as the San Francisco Giants hopefully defeat the Padres in AT&T Park on Friday June 22, 2018 (game ends approx. at 10:15 pm), enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the ...

Saturday, June 23

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Central Park (Santa Clara)
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Association as the second largest BBQ championship on the West Coast, the Silicon Valley BBQ Championship is back for another year. 7th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championships June 22-23, 2018 – Friday | 4-10 pm – Saturday | 10 am to 7 pm Central Park, ...

2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival ...
2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 for 1 day; $15 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under, free.
| Fifth & A (San Rafael)
2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael

Held annually in downtown San Rafael, California, the Italian Street Painting Festival showcases approximately 100 master street painters who turn the streets into an amazing gallery. View the world through the eyes of the Madonnari and enjoy this captivating ephemeral experience. 2018 Italian Street Painting Festival June 23-24, ...

Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway | Oakland
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park Recreation Center
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway | Oakland
Celebrate Pride weekend at the Oakland’s Drag Queen and King Story Hour, with face painting, lawn games, craft and science projects, a book giveaway and more. Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10 am to 1 pm Dimond Park, 3860 ...
Win Tix: Italian Street Painting Festival | Marin
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*$10 adult, children 12 and under, free.
| Downtown San Rafael
Italian Street Painting Marin, Northern California’s premiere street painting event will return to the streets of San Rafael to present another incredible year of brilliant street art. This year’s theme, Wonders of Space & Time, offers infinite possibilities for attendees to experience the past, present, ...
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more. Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, ...
Dyke March Playground Brunch | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is requested and donations are appreciated. Bring a dish to share.
| Helen Diller Playground (Dolores Park)
Dyke March Playground Brunch | Dolores Park
Bring the whole family to celebrate the Dyke March at the annual potluck-style brunch at Dolores Park’s fantastic playground. Please bring a dish to share. Please register for accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest. This event is free. Donations through registration or on-site are appreciated. ...
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free. but an RSVP is requested.
| Murdock Park
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park
You’re invited to the Burner family reunion picnic and the last hoorah before they head for the desert at this South Bay and East Bay joint picnic on June 23, 2018. Free, but an RSVP is requested. This is a get-together is for the entire community, and they’re ...
1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland | Lake Merritt
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boating Center
1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland | Lake Merritt
Join the 1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland, presented by a passionate and talented team of organizers who have a love for producing large, free, public events in the City of Oakland. Many of the Oakland natives who grew up in Oakland, attended Oakland schools, and want ...
Creative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Solstice Suncatchers | The Presidio
Celebrate the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer by making beautiful suncatchers to hang up and enjoy. Registration is not required, but preferred.​
“Sunset Mercantile” Open Air Market & Ice Cream Eating Contest | SF
Saturday, June 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bank of the West (Portola)
"Sunset Mercantile" Open Air Market & Ice Cream Eating Contest | SF
Join for some “Fun in the Sun-Portola Style” as Sunset Mercantile pops up in the heart of The Garden District. Sunset Mercantile Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm Bank of the West at Burrows(Parking Lot), 2675 San Bruno Avenue, SF FREE Featuring 30+ local makers, merchants, artists, ...
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF

Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics. In 2018, they celebrate their 10th anniversary season. The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling ...

Win Tix: Godzilla X Fest 2018 | Historic BAL Theatre
Saturday, June 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$10 adult, $5 kids
| Historic BAL Theatre
Godzilla X Fest 2018. Godzilla battles winged creatures called “MUTOs” that are threatening humanity. In the ensuing chaos, cities are leveled and a bomb-disposal expert and his family struggle to survive. Get Tickets – $10 We will have select Vendors Kimono My House and Artist Anthony Martinez creating Personalized ...

Sunday, June 24

2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael
Sunday, June 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 for 1 day; $15 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under, free.
| Fifth & A (San Rafael)
2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael

Held annually in downtown San Rafael, California, the Italian Street Painting Festival showcases approximately 100 master street painters who turn the streets into an amazing gallery. View the world through the eyes of the Madonnari and enjoy this captivating ephemeral experience. 2018 Italian Street Painting Festival June 23-24, ...

“Kidchella 2018” Kids Summer Music Festival: Alison Faith Levy | Redwood City
Sunday, June 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
"Kidchella 2018" Kids Summer Music Festival: Alison Faith Levy | Redwood City

Redwood City is proud to offer the kids music series for a sixth year. Now for four Sundays this summer, the ubiquitous Andy-Z will be the Master of Music and Play by bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square. This series will provide a safe ...

Tuesday, June 26

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Dublin
Tuesday, June 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Dublin

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Fairfield
Tuesday, June 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Fairfield

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...

Summertime Outdoor Blues Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, June 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Blues Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2018 Schedule 6/12 – 3 Day Weekend  6/19 ...

Wednesday, June 27

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Fairfield
Wednesday, June 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2 | Fairfield

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Participating ...