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Wednesday, August 14

Final $1 Family Movie Day of 2019 | Milpitas
Wednesday, August 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| Great Mall of the Bay Area
Final $1 Family Movie Day of 2019 | Milpitas

From May through September, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or ...

Free Summer Street Concert: R&B | Sunnyvale
Wednesday, August 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. No advance tickets required.
| Downtown Sunnyvale
Free Summer Street Concert: R&B | Sunnyvale

The Summer Series Music & Market is here. Every Wednesday, starting June 12, through August 28, 2019 (Except July 3rd) there will be dancing on Historic Murphy Avenue from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Enjoy free street concert along with outdoor market. Stop by vendor ...

Free Movies on the Beach: “The Goonies” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, August 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seating is first-come, first-served.
| Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "The Goonies" | Santa Cruz

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. Each ...

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 ...

Friday, August 16

Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: 10,000 Maniacs | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 14 ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, August 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Saturday, August 17

“Starlight Cinemas” Free Outdoor Movie Night | San Jose
Saturday, August 17 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE | St. James Park (San Jose)
"Starlight Cinemas" Free Outdoor Movie Night | San Jose

Starlight Cinemas in San Jose return to St. James Park in 2019, for a free outdoor and awesome movie night. All movies begin at dusk in the park. Typically about an hour before the film are movie-related fun & games. As part of the city’s ...

Wednesday, August 21

Free Summer Street Concert: R&B | Sunnyvale
Wednesday, August 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission. No advance tickets required.
| Downtown Sunnyvale
Free Summer Street Concert: R&B | Sunnyvale

The Summer Series Music & Market is here. Every Wednesday, starting June 12, through August 28, 2019 (Except July 3rd) there will be dancing on Historic Murphy Avenue from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Enjoy free street concert along with outdoor market. Stop by vendor ...

Friday, August 23

Music in the Park 2019 Finale: Hip-Hop “J Boog” | San Jose
Music in the Park 2019 Finale: Hip-Hop "J Boog" | San Jose

Groove to tunes at Music in the Park, a summer tradition concert series at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park in the heart of downtown San José. Produced by the San José Downtown Association, this favorite downtown music event jams from 5:30-9 pm. Early bird tickets ...

Free Beach Concert: Former Journey Lead Steve Augeri | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Former Journey Lead Steve Augeri | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 14 ...

Saturday, August 24

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Saturday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

Dilli Haat Food Festival 2019 | Cupertino
Saturday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)
Dilli Haat Food Festival 2019 | Cupertino
Did you miss going to India this Summer? Dilli Haat transports you to the magical world of Indian art and heritage presented through a fascinating panorama of craft, cuisine and cultural activities. Ethnic clothing fresh from India. Mindblowing regional delicacies from India. Handicrafts (handwoven), cotton bedsheets, ...

Sunday, August 25

2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay
Sunday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free.
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Silicon Valley Pride Festival & Parade | South Bay

The 44th annual Silicon Valley Pride (formerly San Jose Pride) is the largest LGBT event held in the South Bay. This annual parade and festival celebrates the diversity of the community and promoting outreach and awareness while having a lot of fun as well. 2019 Silicon Valley Pride ...

Monday, August 26

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...Monthly

Tuesday, August 27

Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose
Tuesday, August 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
| The Tabard Theatre Company
Nerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose

Calling all Silicon Valley nerds – Nerd Nite is back with some fresh faces and some seriously nerd-tastic speakers in San Jose every last Tuesday of the month. Nerd Nite is a celebration of nerdom at its finest with all the essential components: brains, booze, and banter; curiosity, cocktails, and ...Monthly

Friday, August 30

Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Beach Concert: Papa Doo Run Run | Santa Cruz

Every summer, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk casts its net and drags in a host of Top 40 bands from the ’70s, ’80s, and early ’90s to play free concerts right on the beach every Friday night. Friday Night Bands on the Beach  Every Friday, June 14 ...

Friday, September 6

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, September 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Saturday, September 7

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, September 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Santa Cruz
Saturday, September 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Santa Cruz

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Sunday, September 8

2019 San Jose Mini Maker Faire
Sunday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*Tickets are $12 in advance for adults and $8 for children. Kids under 3 are free.
| History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
2019 San Jose Mini Maker Faire
Check out some of the coolest inventors, innovators, exhibitors, creators, tinkerers, hobbyists, crafters, artists and young Makers in Santa Clara Valley at the 2019 San José Mini Maker Faire. What is a Maker Faire? Part of the global Maker Faire network created by Make magazine, Maker ...
Final Day: SF Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Santa Cruz
Sunday, September 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| San Lorenzo Park
Final Day: SF Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Santa Cruz

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

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 ...

Sunday, October 6

4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 4th Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October, 6 2019 where nearly 25,000 people attended last year. 4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival Sunday, October, 6 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm Little Italy San Jose, 323 W ...

Tuesday, October 8

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
Tuesday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...