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Friday, August 17

2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...

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 ...
‘Picnic Flix’ Outdoor Movie Night: “Sing” | Dublin
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park
'Picnic Flix' Outdoor Movie Night: "Sing" | Dublin

Join the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at dusk approximately 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the perfect spot. Consider making a day of it, and make use of the ...

Movie Night & Free Popcorn “Field of Dreams” | Benicia
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Benicia Gazebo
Movie Night & Free Popcorn "Field of Dreams" | 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 ...

Movies Under the Stars “Moana” | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
| Walnut Creek Civic Park
Movies Under the Stars "Moana" | Walnut Creek

Movies Under the Stars is back in Walnut Creek for the Summer 2018 season. Bring your picnic to Heather Farms Park, or try the restaurants in Downtown, then enjoy a movie with your family and friends. Movies begin at sunset. Admission is free, but a $2 donation helps support ...

2018 Movie Under the Stars: The Lego Ninjago Movie | Menlo Park
Friday, August 17 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2018 Movie Under the Stars: The Lego Ninjago Movie | Menlo Park

The 2018 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars. All movies are subject to ...

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, ...
Free UrbanPlay Family Fitness Class in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Saturday, August 18 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free UrbanPlay Family Fitness Class in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Bring the kids to a children’s one hour free fitness class that promotes healthy choices and active lifestyles using a combination of play and education at Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center. All ages are welcome. ...

Free Admission & Sweet Lollipop Crafts | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Free Admission & Sweet Lollipop Crafts | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Celebrate Snoopy’s birthday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm with Snoopy himself. Also from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, enjoy photo ops throughout the Museum and create a sweet lollipop craft to take home. Look for special Year of the Dog activities and collect a different Snoopy ...
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 ...

2018 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Avenue
2018 Burlingame Festival: Diverse Performances, Music & Arts | Peninsula

Welcome to the 26th Annual Burlingame On the Avenue, in the upscale Community and City of Burlingame, located on the Peninsula. The event will be staged on Burlingame Avenue and surrounding streets. The Festival features music of popular genres from some of the best Bay ...

2018 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Maritime Activities | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hyde Street Pier
2018 Festival of the Sea: Music Fest & Maritime Activities | SF
Experience San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s free Festival of the Sea. Enjoying live, traditional music; exploring boats large and small; watching historic riggers splice and worm; and making fun, maritime crafts with your younger crew members – might be the perfect park prescription for 21st ...
2018 SF’s Polk Street Blues Festival | August 18-19
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk Street
2018 SF's Polk Street Blues Festival | August 18-19

The Lower Polk Community Benefit District and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival. For many years, San Francisco has been known for its love of the blues. After years of producing the Blues Festival on Polk Street, ...

2018 “Bark & Meow” Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Humane Society
2018 "Bark & Meow" Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley
Bark (& Meow) Around the Block is an Adopt-A-Thon and family-friendly Street Fair. In addition to the many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that Berkeley Humane will adopt out for free to loving homes, the event will feature a dozen other rescues from the Bay Area, ...
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival
Pescadero Arts & Fun Festival: Live Music & Kids Craft Area

The Pescadero Arts and Fun Festival, August 18th and 19th, showcases over 50 vendors, from crafts to food, while volunteer musicians provide all day live entertainment, including Rock’n’Roll, bluegrass, and folk, and features the “Only in Pescadero” fan favorite, the South Coast Children’s Services comedy ...

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 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Limited to kids and teenagers
| NOW Hunters Point Site
2018 Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway | Bayview
Since 2004, BMAGIC has given away brand new free backpacks filled with essential school supplies to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. Children entering kindergarten to 12th grade are welcome. The event also serves as a community building activity where children, youth and families come together ...
2018 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | SF
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green West
2018 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food | SF

Are you ready for a celebration in the city…island-style? Come join in for great entertainment and fun activities for the entire family at the 6th Annual summertime event on August 18, 2018, in San Francisco. Everyone is welcome to celebrate and learn about Polynesian Hawaii, ...

2018 Umoja African Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lowell Park
2018 Umoja African Festival | Oakland
“Umoja” means “Unity” in Swahilli. Oakland’s annual Umoja Festival is a full day of arts, culture and activities typically featuring daylong musical performances, a colorful array of vendors, the aromas and taste of African cuisine, and the soul satiating sounds and movements of African music and dance. 2018 ...
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Town Fair Plaza Grand Opening | Fremont
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Town Fair Plaza Grand Opening | Fremont

The Town Fair Plaza in Downtown Fremont is finally opening. There will have an Augustfest Celebration for the Grand Opening in August. Grab local craft beers from the beer market, dine & enjoy live music inside the geodesic dome from the food trucks, bring the entire ...

“Brazil in the Gardens”: Pragandaia w/ Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Brazil in the Gardens": Pragandaia w/ Marcos Costa | Yerba Buena Gardens
No city in the Americas boasts a richer and deeper African cultural presence than Salvador da Bahia in northeastern Brazil. And vocalist Dandara Odara’s ensemble Pragandaia serves as a conduit for sounds from this world-shaking musical hotbed. Born and raised in Salvador, she gained early recognition in the ...
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 ...
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Saturday, August 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
The Sundance Saloon Cowboy Dance Party | Live! In The Castro
Sundance Saloon livens up the Castro with two-stepping and line dancing at Jane Warner Plaza from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come and watch, or participate yourself with quick easy novice lessons at 1:30 pm, 2 pm, and 2:30 pm. Sundance Saloon is San Francisco’s world-famous ...
Summer Beats Free Concert Kick Off: Pride and Joy | Alameda
Saturday, August 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert Kick Off: Pride and Joy | Alameda

South Shore Center is hosting Summer Beats at Center Court, next to Trabocco. Enjoy live music from Pride and Joy, Aug 18th, and Sun Kings, Sept 1st, from 5pm-7pm. Henna tattooist and face painting will be offered for the kids. All proceeds from beer and ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Saturday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Coco” | San Jose
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Coco" | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2018. The films, picked from suggestions made by downtown’s Facebook fans, promise evenings of family-friendly fun. All movies are free and begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related ...

Free Outdoor Family Movie Night “Sherlock Gnomes” | SF
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Portal Playground
Free Outdoor Family Movie Night "Sherlock Gnomes" | SF

YMCA of San Francisco- Stonestown Family YMCA Branch, Supervisor Norman Yee’s Office, San Francisco Park and Red and Public Library of San Francisco presents Free Outdoor Family Movie Night for kids and kids-at-heart. Free Outdoor Family Movie Night Every Third Saturday, August 18 – October 20 ...