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Monday, August 20

Every Free Rooftop Event at Salesforce Park This Fall
Monday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Every Free Rooftop Event at Salesforce Park This Fall

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4 acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018 with a grand opening block party. Afterward, the park will host a ton of free events. All events listed below are free and open to the public ...

Tuesday, August 21

Free Tai Chi on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Tuesday, August 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Tai Chi on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Perfect this martial art to improve balance, concentration, and self-awareness. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Free Rooftop Tai Chi in the Park Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 30, ...

Thursday, August 23

“Faun Fables”: Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Faun Fables": Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist ...
“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 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 fifth 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. Off the Grid ...

Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: “Best in Show” | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Sundown Cinema Outdoor Movie Night: "Best in Show" | SF

SF Parks Alliance, DoTheBay, and Alamo Drafthouse host Sundown Cinema, an outdoor movie series spread across four iconic San Francisco parks. Expect food, drinks, music, neighborhood fun, and film selections that both cinephiles and casual moviegoers will love. Sundown Cinema will not only celebrate the unique ...

Friday, August 24

The Treasure Island Sunrise 6K Run | SF
The Treasure Island Sunrise 6K Run | SF
It’s that time again… Lace up that one fast pair of shoes you own and get ready to race in the most officially unofficial race in the Bay Area hosted by The November Project, who host fun (and free) workouts all over SF and Oakland. Free ...
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Crosspulse (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse performances are designed to enchant children with an international array of rhythms, instruments and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a ...
“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 15th to August 31st. 2018 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 31, 2018 | 7 to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street and Neal ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night “School of Rock” | Pier 39
Friday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Free Outdoor Movie Night "School of Rock" | Pier 39
Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 on Friday, August 24th for Outdoor Movie Night, featuring the film, “School of Rock”. Before the show, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of their 14 full-service restaurants. In a hurry? Swing by an ...

Saturday, August 25

RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for September: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

A’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Garfield Park
A's "Play Ball" Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland

The Oakland A’s invite the community to join the local parks throughout the summer to play sandlot-style baseball games. Kids, adults, and families can play a pick-up style baseball game alongside the A’s Street Team, the A’s mascot Stomper, and the Hall of Fame Racers, and ...

Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane
Saturday, August 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations encouraged but not required
| San Bruno Mountain Watch
Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane

David Schooley, the founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch, has devoted most of his life to preserving the mountain and sharing it with others through his tireless work leading hikes, speaking, and organizing. His deep knowledge of the mountain and his love of nature will ...

San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park
Saturday, August 25 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Alta Plaza Park
San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park

Do you want to spend some time with fellow Shih Tzu parents out there? Well, this is the perfect group for you. Come and join the San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group. San Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group Every 4th Saturday | 11:30 am Alta ...

Alpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Alpha Rhythm Kings: Energetic & Jazzy Vibe | Live! in the Castro
Rob Dehlinger, composer, performer, and recording artist, leads this swingin’ group of top musicians with his blazing trumpet and entertaining vocal stylings. Specializing in swing, vintage lounge, boogie woogie, and jump blues, the Alpha Rhythm Kings bring an energetic, jazzy vibe which is 100% fun ...
Award-Winning Vietnamese Musician: Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Award-Winning Vietnamese Musician: Vân Ánh Võ & The VA’V | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
While Vân Ánh (Vanessa) Võ is one of Vietnam’s most celebrated traditional artists, she revels in the freedom she’s found in the various musical styles surrounding her in the Bay Area. An award-winning traditional performer and virtuoso on 16-string dan tranh (zither), she’s also an Emmy Award-winning ...
Film Night in the Park at Washington Square Park | “Lady Bird” (2017)
Saturday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Washington Square Park
Film Night in the Park at Washington Square Park | "Lady Bird" (2017)

The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation (SFNTF) produces the popular Film Night in the Park outdoor film series. The 2018 season includes two films in Dolores Park, one in Union Square and one in Washington Square Park. Films are free of charge in beautiful park settings and ...

Sunday, August 26

Free Outdoor Yoga at Ocean Beach | SF
Sunday, August 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Java Beach
Free Outdoor Yoga at Ocean Beach | SF
With the rising rent in San Francisco, it has become even more crucial that yoga be made accessible to yoga students regardless of financial status. Therefore, Yoga teacher Tony Eason invites you step out of the comfort zone of a yoga studio and join a fun free outdoor yoga class ...
Pianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live in the Castro
Sunday, August 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Pianos in the Plaza ft. John Steven Morgan | Live in the Castro
Join us every Sunday in August for Pianos in the Plaza. John Steven Morgan is an American composer and pianist. He has performed at the 54th and 56th Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey First City Festival, The Wattis Room at SF Davies Symphony Hall, and toured internationally

Tuesday, August 28

Free Tai Chi on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Tuesday, August 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Tai Chi on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Perfect this martial art to improve balance, concentration, and self-awareness. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Free Rooftop Tai Chi in the Park Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 30, ...

Wednesday, August 29

“Superfest Under the Stars” Outdoor Disability Film Showcase | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood City Courthouse Square
"Superfest Under the Stars" Outdoor Disability Film Showcase | Redwood City
Join in “Under The Stars” for an outdoor Superfest Showcase. Enjoy a night “out” at the movies at the first-ever outdoor Superfest Showcase. Bring candy, food, drinks, blankets, & friends. There will be limited chairs and tables, so feel free to bring your own seating arrangements. All entertainment ...

Thursday, August 30

La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, August 30 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
La Patronal: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Hailing from the Peruvian capital of Lima, La Patronal is a singular brass band rooted in the tradition of fiestas populares (town fairs) common in rural villages across Latin America. Direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, the members of La Patronal combine their first-hand knowledge of ...

Friday, August 31

Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, August 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Ka-Hon (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm. What’s in that box, you ask? In the hands of Ka-Hon, a gentle spring shower, a flamenco troupe, a galloping stallion and a rumba circle. Drawing on a pan-American array of rhythms, the high-energy ensemble displays the astounding versatility of the ...
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton
Friday, August 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Public Eye | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 15th to August 31st. 2018 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 31, 2018 | 7 to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street and Neal ...

Saturday, September 1

Mark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Mark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live! in the Castro
Etheredge studied jazz performance at De Anza College and San Jose State University. On his musical journey he absorbed a wide spectrum of genres including jazz, pop, classical, rock, gospel, blues, R&B, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian styles.
Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Disco fever wasn’t just an American epidemic. In the late 1970s, those lithe, funk-inflected bass lines, slinky keyboards and punchy horns spread around the globe, finding a particularly receptive audience in the Philippines. Manila Disco Fever celebrates the Manila Sound, a hugely popular movement that ...

Sunday, September 2

September Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
September Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

“Sunset by the Lake” Beatles Tribute Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pleasant Hill City Hall
"Sunset by the Lake" Beatles Tribute Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill

Family friendly and popular concert series by the Lake at City Hall. Features some of the top bands from around the East Bay Area including many local favorites. There will be Food, beer & wine sales at every concert. The event will be held every other Sunday ...

Tuesday, September 4

Free Tai Chi on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Tuesday, September 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Tai Chi on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Perfect this martial art to improve balance, concentration, and self-awareness. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Free Rooftop Tai Chi in the Park Every Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Oct. 30, ...

Wednesday, September 5

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday | 2 pm to 5 pm Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE ...