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Saturday, July 20

Brooklyn Raga Massive w/ Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, July 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brooklyn Raga Massive w/ Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens
After Brooklyn Raga Massive’s epic 2017 YBG Festival performance of Terry Riley’s groundbreaking minimalist masterwork “In C,” a genre-bending collaboration with Classical Revolution, the Brooklyn-based collective returns with a new groundbreaking project. Teaming up with Martha Redbone, the celebrated soul-steeped roots singer of Native American ...

Saturday, July 27

2019 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships | July 27-28
2019 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships | July 27-28

You are invited to become part of the Berkeley Kite Festival where the earth, wind, and sky combine to create an unequaled festival experience. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 34th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find ...

SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-Splosion: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, July 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
SF Uke Jam Summer Uke-Splosion: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
The ukulele is truly the people’s instrument, and SF Uke Jam is the Bay Area’s leading force bringing fans of the diminutive instrument together. Whether you play or just enjoy hearing the ukulele being strummed by trained fingers, come join the SFUJ community for an ...

Sunday, July 28

2019 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships | Berkeley
2019 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships | Berkeley

You are invited to become part of the Berkeley Kite Festival where the earth, wind, and sky combine to create an unequaled festival experience. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 34th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find ...

2019 “Up Your Alley Fair” & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa
Sunday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
| Dore Alley
2019 "Up Your Alley Fair" & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa
This is no indie hipster fair with hand-knit scarves and folk music. Up Your Alley is only for real players, where leather daddies rule the streets of SoMa. If rubber, biker gear, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then they’ve got it. In ...

Saturday, August 3

2019 World Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
Saturday, August 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Entering your dog for $10
| Linda Mar State Beach
2019 World Dog Surfing Championships | Pacifica
The Dog Surfing World Championships takes place on the NorCal coast — where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all – The Dog’s Guide to Surfing – bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited ...

Tuesday, August 13

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

Saturday, August 17

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2019 | SF
Spice up your summer! Come hang out and celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music. 20th Street Block Party | ...

Thursday, September 19

Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, September 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Folk Music w/ The Anita Lofton Project | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and the Stooges on their 2007 reunion tour, including a near-legendary show at the Warfield ...

Saturday, September 21

Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 15th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2019 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Friday, October 4

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

Friday, October 11

Fleet Week 2019 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF
Friday, October 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2019 & Blue Angels Air Show | SF

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 20

2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 16th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

Saturday, October 26

2019 Leap Sandcastle Classic: NorCal’s Biggest Sandcastle Comp. | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2019 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 26, 2019. The theme for the 37th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is “Let’s Play” There’s also a community ...

Thursday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2019
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2019
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. In celebration of Walt Disney’s Birthday, they typically offer free admission to our main galleries and special exhibitions 2019 Walt Disney Family Museum Free Day Thursday, December 5, ...