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Oakland's Brand New 2021 "Town Nights" Parks FestivalOakland’s Brand New 2021 “Town Nights” Parks Festival
By - posted 11/22/2021
East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Oakland, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Police Reform, Uplifting

On Monday, November 22, Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention is kicking off the 2021 Town Nights events at eight locations across the city of Oakland. According to the flyer there will be free food, games, sports, entertainment and more. Town Nights events aim to change community norms around violence through community engagement, more...

SF Launches Brand New Concert Series in 2022SF Launches Brand New Concert Series in 2022
By - posted 11/15/2021
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

San Francisco city officials on Monday unveiled a $2.5 million initiative to help revive the city’s entertainment and music industry, still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. The SF Live Initiative will consist of a series of concerts and live performances presented by local entertainment venues at outdoor parks and plazas happening more...

SF's Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)SF’s Holiday Drive-in Movies are Back at Fort Mason (Dec. 2-4)
By - posted 11/10/2021
Drive-In Movies, Fairs & Festivals, Only in San Francisco

Fort Mason’s popular pop-up drive-in movie theater, Fort Mason Flix, is returning for the holidays. Presented by and housed on Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC)’s historic waterfront campus, Fort Mason Flix is a pop-up drive-in theater showing hits for the holidays, from family favorites and cult classics to more...

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Returns as "Drive Thru Dickens’ London"The Great Dickens Christmas Fair Returns as “Drive Thru Dickens’ London”
By - posted 10/20/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals

Despite the necessity to cancel its customary incarnation of Victorian London within the Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, Red Barn Productions has found a way to bring The Great Dickens Christmas Fair into your car, into your home, and under your tree this holiday season. For three weekends, beginning Saturday, December 4 through Sunday, more...

San Francisco Restaurant Week Fall 2021San Francisco Restaurant Week Fall 2021
By - posted 10/18/2021
Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals, San Francisco

SF Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through more than 160 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Normally held just once a year, more...

20th Street Block Party is Back (Oct. 16)20th Street Block Party is Back (Oct. 16)
By - posted 10/16/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco, Sponsored, What's Closed / What's Open

The 20th Street corridor will once again be transformed into a FREE party to showcase and celebrate a diverse neighborhood that blends modern ideas with community traditions to create a new San Francisco experience. This free, delicious summer feast and dance party will feature some of the City’s best restaurants, local more...

Alameda County Fair Returns Oct. 22-31Alameda County Fair Returns Oct. 22-31
By - posted 10/16/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Forget pumpkin spice lattes, this fall the smell of corn dogs is what’s filling the air as the Alameda County Fair returns to Pleasanton October 22 -31. The 2021 theme “Come Together” celebrates the revival of the Fair and the community reuniting safely after nearly a year and a half more...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2021: Blue Angels + Full Schedule of EventsSan Francisco Fleet Week 2021: Blue Angels + Full Schedule of Events
By - posted 10/10/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

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 which is back in 2021 after a year off. New for 2021 – The Blue Angels are celebrating their 75th more...

SF's 153rd Italian Heritage Parade is Sunday (October 10)SF’s 153rd Italian Heritage Parade is Sunday (October 10)
By - posted 10/10/2021
Celebrations, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, San Francisco

One of the San Francisco’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation returns October 10, 2021. Serving as the Grand Marshall is Graziano Cerchiai, owner of the historic Bimbo’s 365 Club. The legendary nightclub is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. The parade kicks off at 12:30 more...

Fleet Week "Discover Polk" Block Party & Parklet FestivalFleet Week “Discover Polk” Block Party & Parklet Festival
By - posted 10/9/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, San Francisco, Sponsored

The City of San Francisco has chosen Discover Polk to be one of their main partners for their official Fleet Week celebration. Enjoy military bands in the heart of our district, classic car collections will be on display, a family party at Helen Wills Park will take place in the morning more...

Litquake 2021: SF's Literature Festival (October 7-23)Litquake 2021: SF’s Literature Festival (October 7-23)
By - posted 10/7/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Get Out: Events, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s literary festival with author events, poets, activists and performers – 300+ authors at 80+ online and in-person events, with many of the events being free. Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, more...

All 22 Free Outdoor Concerts for Fleet Week 2021 (Oct. 4-11)All 22 Free Outdoor Concerts for Fleet Week 2021 (Oct. 4-11)
By - posted 10/4/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Free Concerts – October 4-11, 2021 We are incredibly grateful for the participation of the Navy and Marine Corps bands each year as part of San Francisco Fleet Week! We are also incredibly proud of Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Concert Program, which gives San Franciscans a chance to interact more...

SF Announces $12+ Million in New Funding for Arts OrganizationsSF Announces $12+ Million in New Funding for Arts Organizations
By - posted 9/27/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Fairs & Festivals, Getting Help, San Francisco

San Francisco just announced over $12 million in general operating support grants to fund arts and cultural organizations. This year’s Grants for the Arts (GFTA) funding is primarily dedicated to the general operating support for arts organizations and also aims to support community parades and festivals to help restore the more...

SF's Folsom Street Fair Returns as "Megahood" for 2021SF’s Folsom Street Fair Returns as “Megahood” for 2021
By - posted 9/25/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

We’re taking you back to basics. Bringing you into the future. Giving you a vision of where we were and where we’re going on this journey of sexual liberation for ALL. The first Folsom Street Fair in 1984 was called MEGAHOOD. Megahood / Folsom Street Fair 2021 Sunday, September 26, 2021 | more...

SF's "Flower Piano" Festival is Back September 17-21SF’s “Flower Piano” Festival is Back September 17-21
By - posted 9/17/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Favorites, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Reopening

San Francisco Botanical Garden and Sunset Piano are excited to present one of the most unique, creative, and innovative events in the Bay Area. After five successful years, and a pause in 2020 due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring back Flower Piano to transform San Francisco Botanical more...