Festivals

Pier 39 is 39

01/19/2017-10/14/2017
All Day
PIER 39
San Francisco 

PIER 39 is 39 and we’re celebrating with a bang! Beginning in January 2017, join us every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and our famous sea lions. Each week we’ll be serving up something different: from discounts and giveaways to fun special events like Movie Nights, a 70s Roller Disco Party and more. To see the full calendar of events, visit pier39.com/39.

For more information: http://www.pier39.com/home/events/39-2/

Movie Nights at PIER 39

01/27/2017-09/29/2017
All Day
PIER 39
San Francisco 

Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 for outdoor Movie Nights, held the last Friday of every month through September! Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of PIER 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special Movie Night discounts at participating businesses. At sundown, settle in for a free screening of a classic San Francisco film. For more information and to see the monthly movie schedule, please visit http://www.pier39.com/home/events/39. Movie Nights are just one part of PIER 39’s 39-week long anniversary celebration! Learn more at pier39.com/39.

Movie Nights at PIER 39

San Jose Japantown Orchid Show

08/18/2017-08/20/2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
San Jose  CA

Orchid Show with the Rare, Unusual & Exciting!
New Species and Hybrids by Orchid Growers!
@ Wholesale Prices!

Rare & Exotic Orchids at Unbelievable Prices
Book Signing by Bruce Rogers, Best Selling Author of “The Orchid Whisperer”
Admission $7.00 Friday. $5.00 Saturday & Sunday

The Best Parking is in Church’s two parking lots on 6th Street between Jackson and Empire.

Burlingame On The Avenue

08/19/2017-08/20/2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Burlingame Avenue
Burlingame  CA

Burlingame on the Avenue, the peninsula’s favorite FREE summer street fair, is back and better than ever! Hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, Burlingame on the Avenue features hundreds of artisans, amazing entertainment, a Kids Zone with rides and interactive arts and crafts. We also have a community stage highlighting local artists, singers, and performers ranging in age from 5 to 75.

the Avenue Brings Music, Performances, and Hand-Crafted Products to the Peninsula
Free summer street festival offers specialty shopping and family fun

The Peninsula’s favorite summer arts and entertainment festival is returning to Burlingame Avenue, this August 19-20, 2017! Hosted by the Burlingame Chamber of Commerce, this event is Free to the community, drawing more than 7,000 people over the two-day extravaganza.
Burlingame On the Avenue features hundreds of talented artisans displaying hand-crafted products. These artists’ creations include paintings, textiles, jewelry, children’s fabric books, container gardens, photography, and more! Everything is unique, so this is the perfect place to find a special treat or gift for family and friends which you can’t find anywhere else.
Once again, Burlingame on the Avenue is proud to offer three entertainment stages throughout the festival, which boast a diverse mix of musical and dance performances. Bands play music from all different genres, like Americana, Big Band Jazz, Dance Music, Acoustic Rock, Pop, Funk and Blues. At the local stage, Burlingame on the Avenue also features special cultural acts from Japan, Mexico, Hawaii and—new this year—Russia!
This festival caters to the whole family, with our interactive Kids Zone open to children of all ages, offering carnival style rides and family friendly games.

2017 Aloha Outrigger Races & Polynesian Festival

08/20/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Cruz Wharf
Santa Cruz  CA

想不想感受一下太平洋島國風情,周日到Santa Cruz就可以

2017 Origami Palooza

08/27/2017
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Japan Center East & West Malls
San Francisco   CA

Origami-Palooza: Join San Francisco’s Only Paper Party!

Anyone and everyone, from young to old, to beginner to experienced, can join to create amazing things with paper. The Origami-Palooza will feature an exhibit w/ amazing origami, lots of tables w/ instructors, a table dedicated to folding Paper Cranes for the Tree of Hope and contests where you can win amazing prizes.

Lots of Activities
- Contribute to World Peace (All day, 12-5P)
- Paper Airplane Folding Working & Test Flight Zone (Opens 12P)
- Origami in Commercials with Linda Mihara (12:30P)
- COME FOLD WITH A MASTER w/ Jeremy Shafer, origami extraordinaire (1P & 2P)
- Paper Airplane Contest (3P)
- Origami Contest (4P)

Free

Presented by Japan Center East & West Malls

Millbrae Art & Festival “The Last Blast of Summer”

09/02/2017-09/03/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Broadway between Victoria and Meadow Glen
Millbrae  CA

HUGE MARDI GRAS-STYLE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, ART, FOOD AND FUN LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Let the good times roll! The festive spirit and flavor of the Big Easy is coming to the Bay Area! The 47th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer coming up September 2-3, is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with huge crowds transforming the city into a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium wine, refreshing sangria, tasty seasonal craft beer, fresh-fruit margaritas, Bloody Mary’s and Honeycrisp Apple Mules – the signature craft cocktail, Forty Creek Whisky sampling lounge, trailer and cornhole game area, Hops Haven microbrew tasting tent, the Classically Cool Car Show, plus artisan specialty food purveyors, tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line soaring over Broadway, wild and wacky waterballerz, exciting thrill rides, 100-foot Super Slide, a rock climbing wall and an abundance of amazing amusements for kids in Playland, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays. The blockbuster non-stop entertainment lineup includes Zepparella, East Bay Mudd, Boombox, Cisco Kid – War Tribute, Sang Matiz, Lumberyard, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson, and HeartStrings Music. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce.
WHEN: September 2-3, 2017. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
WHERE: On Broadway (one block west of El Camino Real) between Victoria and Meadow Glen in Millbrae CA.
INFO-LINE: 650-697-7324
WEBSITE: http://millbrae.miramarevents.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MillbraeArtWineFestival
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/miramarcrew
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/miramarevents

Free Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Hamlet’

09/02/2017-09/17/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presidio of San Francisco, Main Post Parade Ground Lawn
San Francisco   CA

September 2 – 17, 2017/ Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday at 2:00 pm

In 2017, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years as the Bay Area’s acclaimed provider of free Shakespeare performances with a production of “Hamlet”. The play speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during troubled times. Hamlet is torn between revenging his father’s murder and going along quietly with the new regime. He shares his inner turmoil in a series of soliloquies which have become familiar all over the world.

Audiences can further their enjoyment of this production by attending a fun and informative 15-minute Green Show, 30 minutes before the performance.

No tickets or reservations are needed for these complimentary shows.

Free!

Presented by San Francisco Shakespeare Festival.

46th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival

09/09/2017-09/10/2017
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Castro Street
Mountain View  CA

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce presents the 46th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, one of America’s top art festivals, on September 9-10 as a benefit for the Chamber and several community service organizations

The Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, coming up September 9-10, is a festival like no other. An authentic and moveable feast for the senses. The cool, vibrant, multicultural Castro Street vibe. Silicon Valley’s World-Class Art, Music & Food Festival is a spectacularly fun celebration of life featuring 500 professional artists and craftmakers showing exceptional handcrafted wares, stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge with football and baseball on the giant screen TV and Cornhole Corner, fabulous food and drink with premium wines, seasonal craft beer, refreshing sangria, mimosas, fresh-fruit margaritas, classic Bloody Mary’s, and Honeycrisp Apple Mules – the signature craft cocktail, plus the very cool What’s Up Photo Booth, artisan specialty food purveyors, sensational young performers strut their showstopping stuff on the Mountain View’s Got Talent Community Stage, Super Duper Kids’ Park with ultra thrilling bungee jumping, wild and wacky waterballerz, a 24’ rock climbing wall, giant inflatables, super cool henna art, glitter tattoos, face painting, an organic and green products showcase, health and wellness displays and home and garden exhibits. The dynamite non-stop music lineup includes the big Saturday Soul Train Dance Party (5-7 p.m.) featuring the powerhouse Pacific Soul Band, the return of smash-hit Salsa Sunday with Caravanserai and Ruckatan plus a stellar bill with Cisco Kid – War Tribute, the Johnny Neri Band, Blue House, The Element, Emerson & The Growiser Band, Bob Culbertson, HeartStrings Music, John Clarke and Ancient Winds. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.

WHEN: September 9-10, 2017. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
WHERE: On Castro Street between El Camino Real and Evelyn Avenue in Mountain View CA.
INFO-LINE: 650-968-8378
WEBSITE: http://mountainview.miramarevents.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MountainViewArtWineFestival
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/miramarcrew
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/#!/miramarevents

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