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Wednesday, August 7

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, August 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, dancing, food trucks, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and free prizes. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live ...

Thursday, August 8

Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” | Jack London Sq.
Thursday, August 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" | Jack London Sq.

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites every other Thursday evening on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. The movie will begin at sundown. Arrive early for pre-film festivities, good eats, and to save your spot. 2019 ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Country to American Rock | East Bay
Thursday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Country to American Rock | East Bay

On Thursday evenings, head for the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Late 60’s Rock Legend | Concord
Thursday, August 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Late 60's Rock Legend | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Outdoor Movie Block Party: “Monterey Pop” | Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, August 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Outdoor Movie Block Party: "Monterey Pop" | Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) in partnership with the Downtown Berkeley Association (DBA) presents “It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll”, a series of free summer movie matinees on the museum’s massive outdoor LED screen at Addison street. On the second Thursday ...

Free Movies in the Park: “Incredibles 2” | Pleasanton
Thursday, August 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park: "Incredibles 2" | Pleasanton

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August at 8:30 pm, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared ...

Friday, August 9

Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda
Friday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Crown Beach Free Concerts at the Cove | Alameda

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

Point Richmond Concert: Americana/Country/Folk | East Bay
Friday, August 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Americana/Country/Folk | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm. Local restaurants ...

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, August 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda

The Second Friday Artwalk is a ad-hoc group of galleries and businesses in the Alameda/Jingletown arts districts to promote art and culture in the community. Select studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to support the local arts from 6-9 PM. Exact locations change month ...Monthly

Free Moonlight Movies “Incredibles 2” | Danville
Friday, August 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movies "Incredibles 2" | Danville

Family-friendly film shown in a picturesque outdoor setting under the stars. Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to make it complete. There are the movie themed arts and craft from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm and its sure to be a good time ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 9 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Point Richmond Concert: World, Latin & Cuban | East Bay
Friday, August 9 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: World, Latin & Cuban | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm. Local restaurants ...

2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton
Friday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 7th to August 30th. 2019 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Every Friday, June 7 to Aug. 30, 2019 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, August 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

2019 Movie Under the Stars | Alamo
Friday, August 9 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Livorna Park
2019 Movie Under the Stars | Alamo

The Alamo Parks and Recreation Summer ‘Movie Under the Stars’ features films for the whole family and provide an excellent opportunity to enjoy films in a beautiful park setting. Bring blankets, chairs, flashlights, snacks, family and friends. 2019 Alamo Movie Under the Stars Movie starts ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free popcorn and wine will be served for every audience member. Show is free with RSVP, there is ...Monthly

Saturday, August 10

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

A walking tour of a Victorian-era district adjacent to modern office towers. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — ...

Sunday, August 11

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019
Sunday, August 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019
In 2019, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see 50 meteors per hour  – as ...

Tuesday, August 13

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu
Tuesday, August 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas
Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, ...

Summertime Outdoor Funk/Soul Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Funk/Soul Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park on most Tuesday nights. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2019 Concert Schedule (6:30 ...

Wednesday, August 14

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Thursday, August 15

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019
Thursday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Legendary Music of Santana | Concord
Thursday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Legendary Music of Santana | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Friday, August 16

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Lakeside Roof Garden (formally known as the Kaiser Roof Garden) free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 14 – September 13, 2019. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland
Friday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Lakeside Roof Garden (formally known as the Kaiser Roof Garden) free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 14 – September 13, 2019. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s ...