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Saturday, August 8

2020 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley
Saturday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Aquatic Park (Berkeley)
2020 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley

Decorate free candlelight peace lanterns to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) at this Japanese-style peace event. In Japan and around the world, people will gather in early August to float lanterns in remembrance ...

Sunday, August 9

Stern Grove’s “Best of the Fest” Virtual Concert Series
Sunday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series

The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled. This summer, in place of canceled performances, the ...Every Sunday

Sunday, August 16

Stern Grove’s “Best of the Fest” Virtual Concert Series
Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series

The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled. This summer, in place of canceled performances, the ...Every Sunday

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, August 16 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

Thursday, August 20

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Hayward
Thursday, August 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Hayward

The 2020 Downtown Hayward Street Party will be a hit with everyone on June 18, July 16, and August 20. Enjoy live bands, street entertainers, and kids’ rides. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.

Friday, August 21

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, August 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly

Friday, August 28

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Sunday, September 6

2020 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2020 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Ring in the new season with Opera in the Park, a free outdoor concert dedicated to celebrating community and artistry at San Francisco Opera. 2020 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 6, 2020 | 1 pm to 2 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Opera ...

Friday, October 2

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4
Friday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Kick Off | October 2-4

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Saturday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Sunday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2020 brings San Francisco the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020 Three days, seven stages, ...

Sunday, October 11

2020 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
2020 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. Featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations ...

Saturday, October 24

2020 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal’s Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook
| Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2020 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal's Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Take part in Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event which features a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach on Saturday, October 24, 2020 There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Leap’s 38th Annual ...

Sunday, October 25

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF
Sunday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF

EVENT UPDATE – The start date of Presidio Picnic is postponed until further notice. Please check facebook for updates. San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated ninth season beginning Sunday, March 29 and running through October 25, from 11 ...Every Sunday

Saturday, December 13

15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
Saturday, December 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewery
15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
You are invited to Devil’s Canyon’s 15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, a family friendly extravaganza featuring live bands, food trucks and no cover charge on Friday, December 13, 2019. Hootenanny was an old country word for “party.” Now, most commonly, it refers to a folk-music party and this ...