Festivals

Alameda Flea Market

02/28/2015-11/28/2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
College of Alameda
Alameda 

Alameda Flea Market has all kinds of goodies waiting for you to discover - Trendy items, Collectibles, Fashion, Custom Jewelry, Beauty Accessories, Home Decor, Furniture, Everything Vintage & Antique, some special unique items, Tools, Electronics, Household goods, Games, and more! For more information:  (510) 999-1431, www.alamedaoutdoormarket.com

Storytelling Workshop for Children

03/01/2015-05/31/2015
All Day
Asian Art Museum (亞洲藝術博物館) Chong-Moon Lee Center
San Francisco 

The Asian Art Museum will be hosting a storytelling workshop every first and third Sunday of each month. The event is particularly designed for children ranged from ages 3 to 6, which assists promoting visual and verbal literacy for families with children. The museum tour also uses plays and stories to access the museum collection and introduce Asian culture to early learners.

For more information, please dial (415)581-3500, or visit www.asianart.org/family .

Japanese Handicraft Festival

04/11/2015-05/09/2015
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland  

日期/時間:4月11日至5月9日,逢星期六早上10時半至12時半
地址:Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland
入場費:免費

A LA CARTE & ART

05/02/2015-05/03/2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Castro Street
Mountain View  CA

19th Annual A La Carte & Art. It’s time to spring into festival season! The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off in Mountain View at this vibrant celebration with two days of stellar live music on stage and street throughout downtown, a juried arts and crafts show with 200 of the west coast’s top artists showing their latest handcrafted wares, artisan specialty food purveyors, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, festive food and drink with premium wine, microbrews, and sangria, a farmers’ market with fresh seasonal produce, a classic car show, plus captivating kids’ amusements in the Tons of Fun Zone. The music lineup features The Hitmen, The Megatones, The Element, The Jesse Charles Band, Fog City Swampers, Old School, Bob Culbertson, John Clarke, Oscar Reynolds, Ancient Winds, and Emerson & The Growiser Band. Festival admission is free. Presented by the Mountain View Central Business Association.

WEBSITE: http://www.miramarevents.com/alacarte

Children’s Day Festival in Japantown

05/02/2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Japantown Peace Plaza
San Francisco 

Join us as we celebrate Children’s Day (Kodomo no Hi) on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Japantown’s Peace Plaza. Participate in cultural arts and crafts, bounce house, games and watch taiko, youth singing, kendo, and much more!

This event is FREE and open to the public. There is a charge for certain games and food.

FREE and open to the public.

For more information about this event:
http://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/special-events/childrens-day-festival/
programsevents@jcccnc.org
415-567-5505

Voice of Roma’s 18th Annual CA Herdeljezi Balkan Romani Music Festival

05/02/2015
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croatian American Cultural Center
San Francisco 

Voice of Roma’s Herderljezi Festival features an evening dance party (8:30 PM) with live music by the Sazet Band from NYC.

A Romani (“Gypsy”) wedding band comprised of musicians from Macedonia. Sazet is renowned for their high-octane, “New York City-style” of music which blends traditional folk and Romani music from the Balkans with influences from classical, jazz, funk, and fusion styles of Western music.

Prior to the dance party, Sazet members will offer workshops in traditional Balkan Romani singing (3 PM) and instrumental music (4:30 PM). An educational panel discussion will take place at 6:15, followed by a 7:30 PM Romani dance workshop led by Voice of Roma’s Sani Rifati.

$20 – $65.

For more information about this event:
http://www.voiceofroma.com
csilverm@uoregon.edu
541-914-9771

Oakland Ballet Company Presents: 50th Anniversary Spring Gala

05/02/2015
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bellevue Club
Oakland 

Oakland Ballet Company presents its 50th Anniversary Spring Gala fundraiser at the elegant Bellevue Club overlooking scenic Lake Merritt in Oakland. The evening is hosted by Cheryl Jennings, ABC7 news anchor, and includes a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception; an informal performance featuring highlights from the company’s 50th Anniversary spring season; a sumptuous dinner catered by the Bellevue Club; and a silent auction offering items such as spa packages, tickets to sporting events, luxury goods, and local services.

Tickets start at $150 ($100 of which is tax deductible).

For more information about this event:
http://www.oaklandballet.org
info@oaklandballet.org
510-893-3132

Inner Sunset Sundays: Let’s Play

05/03/2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Irving Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
San Francisco 

Inner Sunset Sundays is a wonderful event in the street for the whole community. Organized by neighbors and merchants since 2010, come enjoy games, activities, food, and more, right in the middle of the Inner Sunset neighborhood.

This event will focus on fun games and activities for ALL ages. Come and see what surprises we have in store!

There will be 3 more Inner Sunset Sundays events this year: September 13th (“The Big Lunch”), October 18th (“Flea Market”), and December 6th (“Santastic”). Visit our website for more information.

For more information about this event:
www.issundays.org

56th Annual SPRING FESTIVAL BAZAAR

05/03/2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
Alameda  CA

Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Events: Live Music, Arts & Crafts Boutique, Games of Kids, Raffle and Cultural Activities for all ages
Menu: Chicken Teriyaki Barbecue, Sushi, Manju, Kal Bi, Lumpia and much more!

Free Parking Available at City Garage on 1416 Oak Street

Downtown Campbell 2nd Saturdays

05/09/2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Campbell
Campbell 

Date and time: 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, every 2nd Saturday of the month, 2pm – 6pm

This family-friendly event will be taking place every 2nd Saturday of the month at Downtown Campbell. Attendees are expected to enjoy different types of live entertainment, arts and crafts, shopping and delicious food from this community event.

For more information: www.downtowncampbell.com

Off Site MakeArt Workshop Design Challenge at Maker Faire

05/16/2015
All Day
San Mateo Exhibition Center
San Mateo  

Visit Museum of Craft and Design’s booth at Maker Faire and make an art card with 3 small objects that are provided + some basic art tools.
Bring your game face and a can-do attitude and let’s create in this fun maker atmosphere.

Free with Admission.

For more information about this event:
http://www.sfmcd.org

Buddha’s Birthday & Sports Fun Game

05/17/2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
Fremont  

Buddha’s birthday celebration
Sports fun games ($10 to register. The fee includes lunch, towel, pedometer, and a t-shirt)

Applications available at Fo Guan Shan Northern California Temples
ABCS San Francisco 415-776-6538
Light of Buddha Temple – Oakland 510-835-0791
ABCS Fremont 510-818-0077
Bodhi Temple – Sacramento 916-689-4493

For more information about this event:
https://sites.google.com/site/bliasfweb/what-s-happening/celebratingbuddhasbirthdaybliafungames

Annual Family Fun Festival

05/30/2015
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Berkeley Farmers Market
Berkeley 

The annual FREE Family Fun Festival is back this year on Saturday, May 30th at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market from 10am-2pm! Once again the event is co-sponsored by the Ecology Center, YMCA, the City of Berkeley, and BART and will feature games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages! Highlights include a farm animal petting zoo, bounce houses, obstacle courses, face-painting, puppet-making, and collaborations with the Berkeley Public Library, Science@Cal, artist Zach Pine, and East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse. For the older kids in your family, the City of Berkeley will host a skateboard contest beginning at 11am.

For more information about this event:
http://ecologycenter.org/events/annual-family-fun-festival/

Inner Sunset Sundays: The Big Lunch

09/13/2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Irving Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
San Francisco 

Inner Sunset Sundays is a wonderful event in the street for the whole community. Organized by neighbors and merchants since 2010, come enjoy games, activities, food, and more, right in the middle of the Inner Sunset neighborhood.

This event is “The Big Lunch”. The aim is to get the whole community to sit down for lunch at the same time! This event last year drew hundreds of people and we’re expecting an even bigger turnout this time. RSVP below to reserve a space.

SCHEDULE
1-3pm: The Big Lunch
11am-5pm: Games and activities

There are two more Inner Sunset Sundays events in 2015: October 18th (“Flea Market”) and December 6th (“Santastic”). Find out more at www.issundays.org.

Inner Sunset Sundays: Community flea market

10/18/2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Irving Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
San Francisco 

Inner Sunset Sundays is a fun street event for the whole family. Organized since 2010, our events feature games, music, food, and more! Come enjoy a great day out in the street in the middle of the Inner Sunset neighborhood.

This event is a Community Flea Market. Come sell your old things or look for bargains. RSVP to reserve a space to sell ($20 per space). You MUST sign up at least a week before the event.

For more information about this event:
www.issundays.org

Inner Sunset Sundays: Santastic

12/06/2015
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Irving Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues)
San Francisco 

Inner Sunset Sundays is a fun street event for the whole family. Organized since 2010, our events feature games, music, food, and more! Come enjoy a great day out in the street in the middle of the Inner Sunset neighborhood.

This event is our popular holiday event: Santastic! Come enjoy holiday-themed surprises such as Santa, live music, carol singing, and more. This will be our last event of the year so come join us!

For more information about this event:
www.issundays.org