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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Indoor Garden Expo

07/26/2014-07/27/2014
All Day
San Mateo County Event Center
San Mateo 

Saturday 12pm-6pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm

The Annual San Francisco Indoor Garden Expo is back this weekend with a new location at San Mateo Event Center!  The event will be showcase over 300 indoor gardening booths, with hundreds of leading international exhibitors, interactive displays, VIP Seminar and Expert Panel, and more!  It’s going to be an amazing event that you don’t want to miss this weekend.

For more information: www.indoorgardenexpo.com

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Vintage Paper Fair

07/26/2014-07/27/2014
All Day
San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden gate Park
San Francisco 

Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

Vintage Paper Fair is featuring lots of Postcards, Trade Cards, Photography, Labels, Brochures, Victorian,Transportation & Sports Memorabilia, and All Manner of Curious, Beautiful and Interesting Old Paper. If you’re a big fan of ancient postcard or things like that, this is the event you won’t want to miss.

For more information: (415) 814-2330, or www.vintagepaperfair.com

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Treasure Island Flea

07/26/2014-07/27/2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Treasure Island Great Lawn
San Francisco  

Come to the Treasure Island Flea on 7/26-7/27  to experience the amazing family fun! The special family-friendly event is featuring a killer lineup full of activities, shopping, food & wine that you won’t want to miss.

- Shop hundreds of local vendors: antiques, vintage, indie, retro, new and up-cycled goods!

- Eat from the best of the bay’s food trucks.

- Do-It-Yourself workshops.

- Live music to enjoy.

For more information: 415-898-0245, www.treasureislandflea.com

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Berkeley Kite Festival

07/26/2014-07/27/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cesar E. Chavez Park
Berkeley  

It’s that time of the year again! Berkeley Kite Festival returns on July 26-27.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the giant creature kites.  There is great Food, Free Kite making, the Kites of Hamamatsu, Team Kite Flying and more. Plus, don’t miss our new KID’s ZONE with Pony Rides, Bounce Houses and Go Carts Galore!

- Free Kite Making

- Free Candy Drop

- Team Kite Flying

- Giant Creature Kite Expo

- Stunt Kite Flying

- Kite Team of Japan

- Rokkaku Battles

- Great Food & Music

For more information: 510-235-5483, www.highlinekites.com

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Gilroy Garlic Festival

07/26/2014-07/27/2014
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Christmas Hill Park
Gilroy 

Gilroy’s annual Garlic festival is featuring garlic cook-offs, garlic themed gifts, as well as kid’s area with games, crafts, and even garlic ice cream.  Interested in taste more differently about garlic? then don’t miss the Garlic Festival 2014!

For more information: 408-842-1625, www.gilroygarlicfestival.com

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Park Street Art & Wine Faire

07/26/2014-07/27/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District.
Alameda 

 

Enjoy the summer sun at one of the biggest and best events of the year in the Bay Area! Located on the island city of Alameda, the 30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire features more than hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, plenty of food vendors, local wine and regional beer sales, live music on two stages, plus a special kids’ area with games and carnival rides. Many of the local businesses will also be offering weekend specials so that you can take advantage of the great shopping deals up and down the street. It’s fun for the whole family!

The street fair is located in Alameda’s historic Park Street Business District. Nearby parking garage and free bike valet.

More info: http://www.shopparkstreet.com/artwine.html

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Free Movie Screening at Oakland

07/26/2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Montclair
Oakland 

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Golden Gate Park Band and the Disney World

07/27/2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Music Concourse Bandshell
San Francisco 

 

Do you love Disney music? If so, then you won’t to miss a special concert this weekend at Golden Gate Park Music Concourse.   The concert is featuring music made famous by the Disney studios, including Disney movies.

For more information: (510) 530-0814, www.goldengateparkband.org

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Cantonese Opera: The Lotus Lantern

07/27/2014
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Chabot College Performing Arts Center
Hayward 

In celebration of the upcoming 18th Anniversary of Oakland’s Red Bean Cantonese Opera, the troupe will be presenting 4 Cantonese opera vignettes and 5 scenes of the mid-length production of the Chinese fairy tale  and legend The Lotus Lantern at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward on Sunday, July 27, 2014, starting at 1:00 p.m.  The 4 vignettes are Princess in Distress, The Flirting Scholar, Mulan Prepares for War, and Battle at White Dragon Gate.  Special guests and professional Cantonese Opera artists from the San Francisco Bay Area are being invited to appear with our cast of Red Bean Opera performers.  Total of 37 talented and accomplished performers will take to the stage for the 4 vignettes and the mid-length production of The Lotus Lantern, accompanied by ten of San Francisco Bay Area’s most preeminent musicians.

For more information: email us at info@redbeanopera.com or call us by phone (510) 663-8216.

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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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Summer Contra Costa Crystal Fair

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

Come to the Summer in 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 San Francisco 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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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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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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