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Thursday, August 1

Music & Market Summer Concert: Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute | Concord
Thursday, August 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Chicago & Steely Dan Tribute | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Oakland
Thursday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Oakland

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Friday, August 2

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Event Highlights: Check out all the sickest cars and coolest low riders up in Abbott Square and down Cooper ...Monthly

Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland
Friday, August 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Lakeside Roof Garden (formally known as the Kaiser Roof Garden) free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 14 – September 13, 2019. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, August 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland
Friday, August 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Parties in the Park at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park | Oakland

This summer, Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is going to be LIT. 5 community celebrations will be thrown away, 5 Fridays in a row, and everything is free. Event Dates: Fridays, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, 5 pm to 8 pm ...

2019 Summer “Rock” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2019 Summer "Rock" Concert in the Park | Foster City

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July to August 2019. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes. 2019 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July ...

2019 Summer Concert Kick Off at the Rotary Pavilion | Aug. 2- Sept. 27
Friday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
| San Bruno City Park
2019 Summer Concert Kick Off at the Rotary Pavilion | Aug. 2- Sept. 27

Join this summer at San Bruno City Park, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2019 Concerts at the Rotary Pavilion every Friday from August 2, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at 6 pm. Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring ...

Music on the Square: “Steely Dan & Chicago Tribute” | Redwood City
Friday, August 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: "Steely Dan & Chicago Tribute" | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from May 31-August 30, 2019. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer.  ...

Music at the Grove: Eagles Tribute Band | Newark
Friday, August 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Shirley Sisk Grove
Music at the Grove: Eagles Tribute Band | Newark

The City of Newark Recreation and Community Services Department is proud to announce the 32nd season of free concerts at the Shirley Sisk Grove. Concert Series Lineup: July 19 – Patron Latin Rythms August 2 – Llyin l’s (Tribute to Eagles) All concerts will be ...

Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Y & T | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 14 ...

Concord Jazz Festival: Free Outdoor Jazz Concert | 2019
Friday, August 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Veranda
Concord Jazz Festival: Free Outdoor Jazz Concert | 2019

Concord, California celebrates 50 years of Jazz. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Concord Jazz Festival. In 1969, Carl Jefferson organized the first Concord Summer Music Festival (that later became the Concord Jazz Festival), at an undeveloped 8-acre field next to Concord High ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton
Friday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 7th to August 30th. 2019 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Every Friday, June 7 to Aug. 30, 2019 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street ...

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, August 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Saturday, August 3

2019 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fremont Festival of the Arts
2019 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The 36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Fremont on August 3 & 4 from 10 am – 6 pm. The largest free street festival west of the Mississippi with activities and entertainment for all ages. This year’s festival will have over ...

46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

Pedalfest 2019: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2019: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food and family. Join everyone at Jack London Square for a day of bicycle shenanigans, an amphibious bike race, dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage and the most amazing collection of bicycles to ...
2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas
Saturday, August 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Milpitas Library
2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas

Once again, the most sought-after Filipino dish, the “Adobo”, is coming your way. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2019 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 3-4, 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm 101 N Main St. between Windsor ...

AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
AfroSolo in the Gardens: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
For a quarter century the AfroSolo Arts Festival has played an essential role in nurturing, promoting and presenting art and culture from the African Diaspora through presenting solo performances, the visual and literary arts and community engagement. A production of the AfroSolo Theatre Company, the 25th AfroSolo ...
Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz | Live in the Castro
Saturday, August 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Lisa Gonick & The Damfino Players: Vintage Jazz | Live in the Castro
Come dance and listen to lovely music of a by gone era! Ragtime, Swing, Blues,Vintage- Early Jazz and Novelty tunes to warm the cockles of your soul & burn the soles of your feet. Featuring Cliff Moser on Guitar and Miss Lisa Gonick on Uke and ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Live Oak Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island” The Musical – A Toxic Tale of Corporate Corsairs, Swashbuckling Swindlers, and Big Buck Buccaneers ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Sunday, August 4

2019 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fremont Festival of the Arts
2019 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday

The 36th annual Fremont Festival of the Arts returns to Downtown Fremont on August 3 & 4 from 10 am – 6 pm. The largest free street festival west of the Mississippi with activities and entertainment for all ages. This year’s festival will have over ...

Jerry Day 2019: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Jerry Day 2019: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park
The 17th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all day concert and festival takes place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia ...
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
46th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair | Japantown

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service. Over 30,000 festival attendees have made their way to the ...

2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas
Sunday, August 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Milpitas Library
2019 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Milpitas

Once again, the most sought-after Filipino dish, the “Adobo”, is coming your way. The festival features performances from famous Filipino entertainers, competitions, cook-offs, games and a bazaar. 2019 Adobo Festival Sat-Sun, August 3-4, 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm 101 N Main St. between Windsor ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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 ...Every Sunday

Concert at the Lake: Oakland Municipal Band | Final Day
Sunday, August 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
Concert at the Lake: Oakland Municipal Band | Final Day

The 108th concert season of free performances by the Oakland Municipal Band kicks off on with a July 4th concert and continues on Sundays throughout the summer. The 35-piece band performs music from a variety of genres, including marches, classical, pop, big band, movies, international, show ...