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Saturday, August 24

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
TreasureFest: Dog Days of Summer | SF

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

2019 Concord Taco Fest | East Bay
Saturday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: $15 | Todos Santos Plaza
2019 Concord Taco Fest | East Bay
Coming to Todos Santos Plaza on August 24, 2019, The Concord Taco Festival features two dozen taco vendors, luchador wrestling, chihuaua races, and more. It’s only $15 and every ticket includes (2) $3 tacos. Kids and seniors over 65 enter for free (but no free tacos ...
Dilli Haat Food Festival 2019 | Cupertino
Saturday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)
Dilli Haat Food Festival 2019 | Cupertino
Did you miss going to India this Summer? Dilli Haat transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities. Ethnic clothing fresh from India. Mindblowing regional delicacies from India. Handicrafts (handwoven), cotton bedsheets, ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Downtown Berkeley BART
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.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Sunday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2019 | National Park Service Birthday
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day 2019 | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2019 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-eighth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

SF’s Huge Summer “Dog Days” Festival | TreasureFest
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)
SF's Huge Summer "Dog Days" Festival | TreasureFest

TreasureFest is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s typically 35+ food trucks, live local music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails and local wines and brews. The two-day ...Monthly

KUSF’s Rock ‘n’ Swap Record Fair | USF
KUSF's Rock 'n' Swap Record Fair | USF

KUSF’s Rock-n-Swap is a Giant Music Lover’s Fair where about dealers and vendors come from all over to sell music related items in various formats and genres along with hard-to-find rarities including a huge amount of vinyl as well as memorabilia in this 6,000+ square-foot venue. ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2019 – January 5 & 6 – ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 25 – 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

Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Ukranian Music & Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...Monthly

Monday, August 26

Live at Lagunitas: Shannon and the Clams | Petaluma
Monday, August 26 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Shannon and the Clams | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, August 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about ...Monthly

Thursday, August 29

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Exploratorium After Dark: Bottom of the 9th | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Bottom of the 9th | Pier 15
Do you know the science behind America’s national pastime? Why is a ball stitched, what’s inside, and how does its makeup affect the physics of throwing the ball? How does a pitcher throw a curveball or a knuckleball, and how can a ball be either ...

Friday, August 30

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, August 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

More than 30 food vendors, with a full bar and bands and DJs? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market. Discover everything from Beijing-style crisp-fried crepes (Jianbing) and Filipino desserts, to handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and Haitian pork griot – along with sheltered ...Every Friday

Live On The Square: Oakland Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Oakland Dance Party | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | 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 ...

Saturday, August 31

SF’s “Museums for All” Summer of Free Museums | Final Weekend
SF's "Museums for All" Summer of Free Museums | Final Weekend

The city of San Francisco is starting a brand new program to provide free summer admission to 15+  local museums and cultural institutions for all San Francisco residents who receive public benefits. Thanks to the SF Chronicle for the tip-off. Museums with free admission include ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | The Presidio

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

SF Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 31 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Peacock Meadow
SF Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Golden Gate Park

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.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Sunday, September 1

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

2019 Architecture & the City Festival Kick Off | SF
Sunday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2019 Architecture & the City Festival Kick Off | SF

The 16th annual month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design and planning process. This years festival theme, “We the City”, aims to explore how cultural diversity and connectivity inspire and inform ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 1 – 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

American Bon Dancing: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Sunday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
American Bon Dancing: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A joyous celebration of departed ancestors, Bon is a Japanese Buddhist festival that’s been marked for more than five centuries with a traditional dance known as Bon-Odori. Held in conjunction with the 16th World Buddhist Women’s Convention across the street at the Marriott Marquis, American ...
Free Labor Day Symphony Concerts in the Park | Sept. 1-2
Sunday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Free Labor Day Symphony Concerts in the Park | Sept. 1-2

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...