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SF's Free Summer Market Street Concert SeriesSF’s Free Summer Market Street Concert Series
By - posted 7/4/2018
Fairs & Festivals

People in Plazas This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July 5 to October 3, 2018 more...

Getting Home from 4th of JulyGetting Home from 4th of July
By - posted 7/4/2018
City Insight

Getting To and From the Fireworks Caltrain | 2018 Extra Late Night Southbound Trains Caltrain will operate on a Sunday schedule on the Fourth of July and will provide extra capacity after the fireworks ceremony. Special post-fireworks trains will operate from San Francisco to San Jose making all weekend local stops. The last more...

4th of July Fireworks Guide4th of July Fireworks Guide
By - posted 7/2/2018
Celebrations

Get ready to celebrate Fourth of July 2018 in the Bay Area! Here’s a list of over 100 different Fourth of July events (including 57 different fireworks shows within a few hours drive) with listings for the major fireworks shows in San Francisco, Berkeley, Mountain View and San Jose, plus tons more...

The Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay AreaThe Biggest Fireworks Shows in the Bay Area
By - posted 7/1/2018
Celebrations

Photo | David Yu San Francisco As long as the fog stays away, this is an awesome synchronized fireworks show that’s set off from two barges north of Pier 39 and Aquatic Park. Watch from Coit Tower, Tank Hill, Bernal Heights or the piers at the end of Fort Mason. July 4, 2018 more...

Where to Buy Fireworks in San Francisco Bay Area | 2018Where to Buy Fireworks in San Francisco Bay Area | 2018
By - posted 7/1/2018
City Insight

CC0 Public Domain Don’t let the rocket’s red glare get you this Fourth of July weekend by not doing your homework on state and local regulations concerning legal and illegal fireworks. Though the state of California allows for the sale of so-called “safe and sane” fireworks (like cone fountains, hand-held sparklers and more...

Free Monthly Museum DaysFree Monthly Museum Days
By - posted 7/1/2018
Get Out: Events

Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days are often crowded, but if more...

The Bay Area's Complete Outdoor Movie Night GuideThe Bay Area’s Complete Outdoor Movie Night Guide
By - posted 6/30/2018
Get Out: Events

San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation Summer means the weather (usually) gets a little warmer in the Bay Area and all the outdoor movie screens pop up. So get ready to bring a blanket, pack a picnic (and smuggle in a bottle of wine) and watch a movie under the stars. San Francisco Balboa more...

The Fillmore Jazz FestivalThe Fillmore Jazz Festival
By - posted 6/29/2018
Fairs & Festivals

Fillmore Jazz Festival 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. 2018 Fillmore Jazz Festival June more...

SF's Epic New 40-Strong Sculpture Garden is HereSF’s Epic New 40-Strong Sculpture Garden is Here
By - posted 6/26/2018
Artsy Fartsy

SF Arts Commission Civic Center Plaza To Host Major Installation By Celebrated Artist Zak Ové Coming this summer, Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness is a monumental installation of 40 identical figurative sculptures that speak to contemporary issues of race, politics and identity. The San Francisco Arts Commission, with funding from the Office more...

Drag Races Against the Cops? Yup!Drag Races Against the Cops? Yup!
By - posted 6/24/2018
City Discoveries

sonomaraceway The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 30th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 14, 2018. Top The Cops: High school students will drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers when the popular Top the Cops program returns as part of Sonoma Raceway’s weekly Wednesday Night Drags program, April more...

SF's Soy & Tofu FestivalSF’s Soy & Tofu Festival
By - posted 6/24/2018
Fairs & Festivals

Soy and Tofu Festival Come discover the “joy of soy” at the 8th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival with live entertainment, a tofu eating contest. Cooking Demonstrations • Soy & Tofu Vendors • Soy & Tofu Dessert Competition • Live Performances • Soy Samples • Raffle • Food Trucks • Soy more...

San Francisco Pride GuideSan Francisco Pride Guide
By - posted 6/24/2018
Celebrations

David Yu Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup. 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 11 more...

Stern Grove 2018: Free Ziggy Marley ConcertStern Grove 2018: Free Ziggy Marley Concert
By - posted 6/24/2018
Fairs & Festivals

Scott Wall via Stern Grove The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 81st 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 park setting watching free performances more...

SF's NOW FestivalSF’s NOW Festival
By - posted 6/23/2018
Fairs & Festivals

NOW! SF Facebook Come on out June 22-24, 2018 to co-create the best possible version of the panhandle community for one extraordinary week as the NOW Summer Festival takes over the neighborhoods around San Francisco’s iconic Panhandle (plus a few others all over the city). Join in for free events like build-your-own-boat race, flowers crowns, more...

Oakland's LakeFestOakland’s LakeFest
By - posted 6/22/2018
Fairs & Festivals

Civic Design Lab Join the 1st Annual Lake Fest Oakland, presented by a passionate and talented team of organizers who have a love for producing large, free, public events in the City of Oakland. Many of the Oakland natives who grew up in Oakland, attended Oakland schools, and want to keep Oaklanders more...