Festivals

Stern Grove Music Festival

06/22/2014-08/24/2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Noe Valley, 24th Street
San Francisco 

It’s going to be a lot of fun on the Stern Grove Music Festival this Sundayin Noe Valley! The event is featuring amazing live music performances, an instrument petting zoo, Orchestra, art workshops, and more!  The event takes place every Sunday starting from 6/22 until 8/24.

For more information: (415) 252-6252, www.sterngrove.org

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Concert at the Cove

07/11/2014-08/08/2014
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Concert at the Cove
Alameda  CA - California

 

Its’ going to be a very special way to spend your Friday night by attend the Concert the the Cove!  Imagine that you enjoying beautiful music alongside the picturesque bay, isn’t it nice? on 7/11 and 8/8, bring your family and friends to Alameda to enjoy this amazing concert, don’t miss out!

For more information: (510) 544-3187, www.westalamedabusiness.com

 

 

 

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Jambano Family Festival

07/13/2014-10/26/2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Park Chalet
San Francisco 

 

Come rock out with your family at the Park Chalet  Sunday afternoon from 3-5pm all Summer long!  The concert takes place on 7/13, 8/17, 9/28/,10/26.

For more information: (415) 425-0372, www.jamjamjam.com

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Picnic at the Presidio

07/13/2014-10/26/2014
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presidio
San Francisco  

Picnic at the Presidio brings you an amazing food extravaganza.  During this event, you can enjoy all kinds of delicious food from different restaurant, farm produce and baked goods, games, live music entertainment, craft and soul, all in one place!  Don’t miss this great opportunity to check out your favorite local gourmet food vendors!  The event take place every Sunday until 10/26. 

For more information: www.presidio.gov

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Girl Power Summer Camp

07/21/2014-08/15/2014
All Day
Bothwell Arts Center
Livermore  

June 16-20, 10am-4pm (ages 10-14), July 7-11, 10am-4pm (ages 13-19)

Girl Power offers two summer camps covering the Girl Power Program with fun experiential activities like yoga, guided visualization, free dance, a photo shoot, meditation, creating dream boards, drawing personal gremlins (no experience necessary), painting, acting, enjoying videos and more, all geared to raise self-esteem, encourage and enlighten with themes around the power of choice, being your own kind of leader, etc.

Teens are asked to bring a bag lunch and snacks.

Two additional afternoon only camps will be held June 23-27 (AGES 15-19) and August 11-15 (AGES 10-15) geared toward uplifting self-esteem building through art. Please see www.girlpower4life.org for info.

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Movie on the Square

07/24/2014-09/25/2014
All Day
Courthouse Square
Redwood City 

 

“Movie on the Square” will be held at Redwood City Courthouse every Thursday starting from 7/24 – 9/25.  People can come and enjoy watching movies at the event site. Here’s the detailed schedule:

7/24: Saving Mr.Bank, 8:45pm

7/31: Gravity, 8:30pm

8/3: Oz, 8:30pm

8/14: Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 8:15pm

8/21:The Coords, 8:45pm

8/28: The Mounments Men, 8pm

9/4: Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 8pm

9/11: Spaceballs, 7:45pm

9/18: Captain America: Winter Soldier, 7:30pm

9/25: Muppets Most Wanted, 7:30pm

For more information: (650) 780-7000, www.redwoodcity.org

 

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Lego Fun with BrainVyne

07/31/2014
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Shops At Tanforan
San Bruno 

On Thursday, 7/31, bring your kids to Lego Fun with BrainVyne at the Shops of Tanforan. This event is for children age 5+, children will have a chance to play with Lego around 1pm.

For more information: (650) 873-2001, www.theshopsattanforan.com

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Nihonmachi Street Fair

08/02/2014-08/03/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Japantown
San Francisco  

The 41th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair takes over San Francisco’s Japantown for another exciting weekend of cultural and artisanal showcases on 8/2-8/3. The fair celebrates the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities here in the Bay Area, and has established itself as a summer time tradition in the City. This event offers a wide variety of activities including ethnic food booths, a broad assortment of arts and crafts vendors, and even a Children’s World activity area, where kids can learn and play Asian crafts and games.

For more information: www.nihonmachistreetfair.org, 415-771-9861

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Puti Meditation Day

08/03/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Puti Meditation Day
Milpitas 

Come and join for the celebration of the first official ”Puti Meditation Day” of the City of Milpitas.

On the 23rd anniversary of the Puti Meditation, the event will celebrate this commemoration day with the subject of spine health。

More than 100 Bodhi senior healers will use magic healing energy to help improve your vertebral problems.

“Puti Meditation Day” celebration highlights (Milpitas Mayor will attend):

Afternoon: Spine health lecture and healing session
Fees: Free including free vegetarian lunch and day care.

For more information: 408-956-8662, 415-665-5136

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Ice Cream Social/Open House

08/03/2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Quarry Lane School-East Campus
Pleasanton 

Preschool Open House and Ice Cream Social for families with children ages birth to 5 years old. Visit either campus to learn more about premiere preschool in the Tri-Valley Area.  Must RSVP for event at www.quarrylane.org preschool tab.

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Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair

08/09/2014-08/10/2014
All Day
Fort Mason Conference Center, Bldg A
San Francisco 

Come and join the Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair!  You will find a magical mix of crystals, beads, minerals, jewelry and metaphysical healing tools.  Thousands of items will be available at excellent prices, plus you can find gifts and jewels galore.

Over 30 exhibitors will dazzle you with their vast storehouse of brilliant gemstones and shamanic wisdom. They include vendors from around the country and exotic places like Nepal, Bali, Afghanistan and China. Come explore the vast delights and many splendors of the Summer in the Contra Costa Crystal Fair.

8/9: 10am-6pm

8/10: 10am-4pm

For more information: www.crystalfair.com

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Burlingame ArtzFest

08/16/2014-08/17/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Burlingame
Burlingame 

Thousands of attendees are expected to flock to Burlingame on August 16-17  for the annual Burlingame ArtzFest, one of the Peninsula’s most anticipated summer festivals.

The Burlingame ArtzFest features over 150 artisans showcasing original works of art, photography, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, decor and more.

In addition, award-winning musicians will cover an array of musical genres on the main stage, while local performers will display their talents on the community stage.

There are a wide range of activities for everyone as well as delicious festival foods and beverages. Families with children can also enjoy the special Children’s Playland area featuring rides, games, and entertainment for kids.

For more information:   (650) 3441735, http://burlingamechamber.org/artzfest

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Japan Expo USA

08/22/2014-08/24/2014
All Day
San Mateo Event Center
San Mateo  

Time: Friday 2pm-11pm; Saturday 10an-11pm; Sunday 10am-6pm

Japan Expo is bring all things Japanese from traditional all the way to popular culture. More of festival than a convention. Fun for all ages bringing Japan at your doorstep.

Ticket sales varies from different days and full weekend pass is sold in a discounted price.

For more information: www.japan-expo.org

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Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

08/30/2014-08/31/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Broadway
Millbrae 

The Labor Day Long weekend is right around the corner!  Millbrae Art & Wine Festival returns this year with live music, fine Art & Cool crafts, Kid’s play land, Street filled with Talent Showcases, classic car show, and of course, fabulous food & drink plus Asian Specialty food!  There will be 250 professional artists and craft makers showcases their latest handcrafted wares, and you can also choose to enjoy home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays… how could we ask for more? Don’t miss the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival on August 30th – 31st.

For more information: www.miramarevents.com, 650-697-7324

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DIY Ang Pow Lantern

09/04/2014
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portola Branch – San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco  

 

Learn how to make a beautiful decorative lantern with recycled Chinese red envelopes to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. Instruction will be in English and Chinese. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register, please call (415)355-5660 or email to shirley.deng@sfpl.org.

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Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

09/06/2014-09/07/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
On Castro Street
Mountain View 

Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art & Music Festival is a vibrant multicultural celebration featuring 600 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV, festive food and drink with premium wines, microbrews, sangria, mimosas and margaritas, artisan specialty food purveyors, an organic and green products showcase, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the “Mountain View’s Got Talent” Community Stage, and action-packed Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, super cool amusements, carnival rides, fun and games. Admission is free.

For more information: http://www.miramarevents.com, 650-968-8378

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Kimochi “Show ‘n Shine” Car Show

09/13/2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
College of San Mateo
San Mateo  

 

Kimochi, Inc. is holding its 4th Annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show, featuring 1973 and earlier American Classics, Street Rods, and Muscle Cars (sorry, no trailered vehicles)! Come and join this family-friendly event on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10 AM – 2 PM, at the College of San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo [main parking lot across from the Farmers’ Market]. Spectator admission is free!

Founded in 1971, Kimochi, Inc., a San Francisco non-profit senior service agency, recently completed the purchase of a building in San Mateo, which allows us to extend the Kimochi tradition of care to seniors and their families in San Mateo County. Come see great cars from yesteryears, enjoy an authentic Kimochi teriburger, and learn more about the programs and services we will offer from our new San Mateo home-base.

For more information, please visit our website at www.kimochi-inc.org or call (415) 931-2294

 

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Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Fair

10/12/2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Pleasanton
Pleasanton 

Looking for a nice piece of antique or collectible?  Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Fairt has more than 200 booths, and you will see all kinds of antiques, like vintage jewelry, antique furniture, clothing, home and garden decor, collectible art and much more!

For more information:  (650) 242-1294, www.pleasantonantiquefair.com

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