Festivals

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

Jambano Family Festival

07/13/2014-10/26/2014
3:30 pm - 5:30 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

UN Square Night Market

09/26/2014-10/31/2014
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UN Plaza
San Francisco  

 

Come spend your Friday evening at the new Night Market at United Nations Plaza. In this event, you can enjoy tons of good food, drinks (including beer, wine, and cocktails), fashion trucks, live music and hands-on workshops for all ages.  This family-friendly event takes place every Friday from September until the end of October.

For more information: www.unplazasf.org

OaktoBerFest in the Dimond

10/04/2014
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
OaktoBerFest in the Dimond
Oakland 

OAKTOBERFEST IN THE DIMOND returns for its 7th year of fun, community-building, and festivities. Saturday October 4, 2014 – from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm and is FREE to the public. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan taps the first keg at 10:45 am in a traditional Munich style Oktoberfest kick off. Highlights throughout the festival, include the Bill Brand Biergarten (at Fruitvale Ave. and MacArthur Blvd.) with 40 local craft breweries and the Mad Zymurgist Homebrew Competition hosted in the HopTech Homebrewers’ Alley; Town Park Sk8 Zone; the Rootbier Garten & Safeway Family Stage filled with family fun, games, and crafts – the Farmer Joe’s Main Stage with traditional German and modern Oakland entertainment – AND, plenty of food and vendor booths in-between, including beer-food pairings, German inspired artisan entrees, cooking demos, alongside traditional favorites to satisfy everyone.

This year a Bavarian Big Band takes stage with Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco followed by  headliners Pete Escovedo, Jennifer Johns in a unique collaboration with youth group The  Influence provided by Elevate Oakland.   Street Dancing – Bavarian style with the Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers and some Oakland flavor at the About the Music – Dancing in the Dimond venue, with many other surprises and treats are in store… Plan your weekend around this great Community Festival – with all proceeds benefiting neighborhood improvement.

Drink tickets and reserved seating on sale at www.Oaktoberfest.org

Pleasanton Gem Faire

10/10/2014-10/12/2014
All Day
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton 

10/10, Fri: 12pm-6pm

10/11, Sat: 10am-6pm

10/12, Sun: 10am-5pm

The Pleasanton Gem Faire will takes place on October 10-12.  It’s a great opportunity to search for fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Free hourly door prizes.

For more information: www.gemfaire.com , (503) 252-8300 or email  info@gemfaire.com.

Chinatown Community Health Fair

10/11/2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chinatown YMCA
San Francisco  

Co-organized by Asian Women’s Resource Center and NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, the 19th Annual Chinatown Community Health Fair will take this place on October 11, 2014, Saturday, from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Chinatown YMCA. There will be free health screenings for participants including: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Cholesterol, Dementia, Dental Health, Diabetes, Flu Vaccinations, Vision and Medication Consultation: Please bring Medications for consultation. There will also be lots of free health and human service information at the health fair. There will be a children’s corner, free gifts, and a raffle! Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

For more information: (415)788-6426

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

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

10/18/2014-10/19/2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay  

The 44th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival takes place on October 18-19. The event celebrates its bountiful fall harvest and autumn splendor with a special display of gigantically enormous /heavy weight champion pumpkins, smashing entertainment with three stages of stellar live music.

The Great Pumpkin Parade with six-time Gold Glove winner and all-time San Francisco Giants fan favorite J.T. Snow as Grand Marshal, a bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving for fun, “Smashing Pumpkins: Battle of the Bands”, the Comcast Take 5 Lounge with giant screen TV, ultra-thrilling zip-line and bungee jump, tasty wines and microbrews, pumpkin-infused ales and margaritas, and the Sunday-only “Made on the Coast” local artists block with music, authors, book signings and a haiku contest. Festival admission is free. Presented by the non-profit Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee which has raised several million dollars for community service organizations and civic improvements in its 43 year history.

For more information: 650-726-9652, http://pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com

Tax Tips for Business Owners Chinese Language Telephone Townhall

10/21/2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

 

Join this Chinese Language Telephone Townhall to learn helpful tips for business owners. Learn how to avoid pitfalls, understand how sales and use taxes affect your business, and much more! This event will provide business owners with answers to questions and helpful information about free BOE resources and services.

Be part of the conversation! Those wishing to participate may register online at
www.boe.ca.gov/townhalls by October 20, 2014. If you need assistance with online registration, call 1-844-TAX-TELE (829-8353).

A few minutes before the Telephone Townhall begins, registrants will receive an automated phone call inviting them to join the event.

St. Anne Parish Harvest Festival

10/24/2014-10/26/2014
All Day
St.Anne of the Sunset
San Francisco 

10/24:  3pm-9pm; 10/25: 9am-9pm; 10/26: 10am-3pm

St. Anne Sunset of the Catholic Church will be hosting a Harvest Festival from 10/24 – 10/26.  This is a family-friendly event and it’s featuring lots of family interactive activities, including face painting, jumpy house, talent show, pumpkin patch, silent auction, raffle, food and drink, etc.  The admission is free.

For more information: www.stanne-sf.org

Growing Healthy Kids

11/15/2014
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everett Middle School
San Francisco  

Come and join this family-friendly community health fair to connect with community resources and learn fun and easy ways to improve nutrition and physical activity for young children. Come enjoy free fitness classes, free health and dental screenings, health workshops, and fresh produce and food tastings. Event is easily accessible by BART and MUNI.

For more information: http://www.childrenscouncil.org/for-child-care-providers/health-nutrition/growing-healthy-kids/