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Here’s 20+ can’t miss events – street fairs, festivals, fireworks, Pride and more.
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Saturday, May 25

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2019
Saturday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)
Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2019

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against some of the best longboarders on the famous Steamer Lane and Cowells over Memorial ...

Sunday, May 26

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019
Sunday, May 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2019
On May 26th, 2019 at 9:30 am, the 2019 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street travels west on to Mission Street then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street. The theme, Culture Heals, often refers to the ...

2019 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Sunday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2019 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the annual Burmese New Year Water Festival at Kennedy Park in Union City from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2019. There will be Burmese traditional dance performances, foods from various regions of Myanmar, a traditional ceremony of ...

Saturday, June 15

2019 North Beach Festival | June 15-16
Saturday, June 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2019 North Beach Festival | June 15-16

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 65th anniversary in historic North Beach. 2019 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16, 2019 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The Festival site includes numerous ...

2019 Summer Corgi Con: Doggy Beach Party w/ 1,000+ Corgis | Ocean Beach
Saturday, June 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
2019 Summer Corgi Con: Doggy Beach Party w/ 1,000+ Corgis | Ocean Beach
The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco. 2019 Corgi Con Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 10 am to 2 pm Ocean Beach, below Cliff ...
2019 Phono del Sol Music Festival | SF
Saturday, June 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Potrero del Sol Park
2019 Phono del Sol Music Festival | SF
The Bay Area’s beloved Phono del Sol festival returns from a one-year hiatus on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 12pm-7pm at Potrero del Sol Park with one major change – the festival is now free and open to the public. Named San Francisco’s “Best Music Festival” ...

Sunday, June 16

Stern Grove Festival 2019 Kick-Off Concert | SF
Sunday, June 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
Stern Grove Festival 2019 Kick-Off Concert | SF

The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 82nd season having presented free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. If you don’t mind arriving early to spread out your blanket to stake your spot, it’s an excellent way to spend a relaxing Sunday in a beautiful ...

Sunday, June 30

2019 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2019 San Francisco Pride Parade
The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 30, 2019 | 10:30 am to 3 pm Market Street, San Francisco FREE Forty-nine ...

Thursday, July 4

San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2019
Thursday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
San Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2019
Witness the skies sparkle red, white and blue as PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with a day of fun for the whole family. Start your day with live entertainment on Entrance Plaza Stage featuring Mustache Harbor – Yacht Rock Explosion from 3 pm to 6 pm.  At approximately 9:30pm, look to ...

Saturday, July 6

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2019 | July 6-7
Saturday, July 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District
Fillmore Jazz Festival 2019 | July 6-7

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Saturday, August 10

Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2019: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. The the two-day event ...

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 | ...

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 ...

Sunday, September 8

2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Join at the arias al fresco and celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera’s Season and other operatic favorites. 2019 Opera in the Park Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 1:30 pm Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow), Golden Gate Park, SF FREE Featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and stars from ...

Sunday, September 15

2019 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
2019 "Comedy Day in the Park" Free Festival | Golden Gate Park
If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off with the distant smell of pot wafting through the air, then the 39th Annual Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a Sunday afternoon. The biggest single-day comedy event of the ...

Saturday, September 21

The Exploratorium’s Community International Peace Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Community International Peace Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

2019 Oakland’s “Eat Real” Street Food Festival | September 21-22
Saturday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.
| Jack London Square
2019 Oakland's "Eat Real" Street Food Festival | September 21-22

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival admission is free; ...

Saturday, September 28

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2019
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2019

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 ...

Oakland’s Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline
Oakland's Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
This is a brand new festival at the Bridgeyard at Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline, a new park being built in the shadow of the Bay Bridge opening in the Fall of 2019. Read more about the park here. Details about the festival are sparse, expect ...
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