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
3:00 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

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

Stern Grove Music Festival

08/04/2014-08/24/2014
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

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

Palo Alto Festival of Arts

08/23/2014-08/24/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Palo Alto
Palo Alto 

If you love arts & crafts, then don’t miss the Festival of Arts on the weekend of 8/23 – 8/24 in Palo Alto! The event brings outstanding crafts and exhibitors, entertainment, gourmet food and lots of fun to the downtown Palo Alto area!  Free admission!

For more information: (831) 438-4751, www.mlaproductions.com

San Jose Italian Family Festa

08/23/2014-08/24/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Guadalupe River & Gardens Park
San Jose 

 

This has been the 34th year for the Italian Family Festa. Enjoy a fun day with friends and family, with great authentic Italian foods, fantastic live entertainment, and strolling the many wonderful arts and crafts merchant is “La Vita Dolce Italiana.”

For more information: (408) 293-7122, www.italianfamilyfiestasj.org

Oakland Chinatown StreetFest

08/23/2014-08/24/2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oakland Chinatown
Oakland 

Join KTSF on August 23rd and 24th for the 2014 Oakland Chinatown StreetFest! Enjoy a fun day of ethnic performances, arts and crafts, delicious foods, bargain shopping, kid’s activities, and much more!  Plus, don’t forget to stop by the KTSF Booth since we’ll be giving away lots of great prizes!  Visit www.oaklandchinatownchamber.org for more information.

Film Night in the Park

08/23/2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mission Dolores Park
San Francisco  

Film Night in the Park presents a movie “Bullitt” this Saturday at the  San Francisco Union Square.  If you’re interested in attend this event, bring your chair and be there this Saturday night at 8.

For more information:  www.savvycities.com

Sunday Street Health Walk

08/24/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday Streets Inner Mission District
San Francisco  

Returning activities include the ever-popular bike programming: free bike rentals offered by Bike & Roll, Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours and Blazing Saddles, bike safety courses presented by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Presidio YMCA’s Y Bike Program, as well as bike maintenance programs and adult bike education. This Sunday on Mission District, there will be a safe, fun, car-free place for all the bikers, walkers, runners and their families to enjoy the new roadway, get out and get active in the neighborhoods. Plus, there will be free activities and  live performances on site as well.

For more information:   www.sundaystreetssf.com

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

Antique Faire and Flea Market

08/31/2014
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fremont’s Historic Niles District
Fremont 

50th Niles Antique Faire and Flea Market will bring you back the memory of childhood. In this event, you will find lots of the vintage items and reminisce with stories from the old times.  Niles is known for as a place for shopping and silent film vintage. For those of you who is interested in attending this event, you can come as early as 5am to try their popular pancake breakfast.

For more information: www.niles.org, (510) 468-9444

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.

2014 CCM Artist Enangelistic Meetings

09/06/2014-09/07/2014
All Day

 

Hong Kong Artist Wong Cho Lam, Leanne Li, Anson Li will be joining the 2014 CCM (Chinese Christian Mission) Artist Enangelistic Meetings on 9/6 and 9/7.  You will have a chance to hear their personal story while enjoying a amazing and humorous stage performance.

9/6(Saturday): 3pm & 7:30pm. San Francisco Nourse Theater,  275 Hayes Street.

9/7 (Sunday): 3pm. Hayward Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd.

To purchase tickets, please call 707-762-1314  or  415-398-5457.

SF Moon Festival Street Fair

09/06/2014-09/07/2014
All Day
San Francisco Chinatown
San Francisco  

Join KTSF to celebrate the Autumn Moon Festival this weekend at San Francisco Chinatown! Enjoy a fun day of ethnic performances, arts and crafts, delicious foods, bargain shopping, kid’s activities, and much more!  Plus, don’t forget to stop by the KTSF Booth since we’ll be giving away lots of great prizes!  See you there on September 6th & 7th!

For more information:  (415) 982-6306, www.moonfestival.org

Mid-Autumn Festival at Millbrae Library

09/06/2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Millbrae Library
Millbrae 

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the “Moon Festival”, is an important holiday in many Asian cultures. Come celebrate it with family, friends and the community at both Millbrae Library on Saturday, September 6.

Enjoy Asian storytelling, music, dance, and lots of children’s activities, including lantern making & origami. There will be demonstrations of paper, lino, and woodblock cutting, along with paintings and drawings from the Chinese folktale, Chang’er. A special treat of moon cakes from Kee Wah bakery and a tea ceremony will end the day on a high note.

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

Harvest Moon Festival

09/06/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland 

 

Oakland Asian Cultural Center is excited to invite all of you to our Harvest Moon Festival in September. The event will be an excellent way to enter the Fall season with an abundance of exhilarating performances.

Harvest Moon will feature three mesmerizing tales of love, loss, and enchantment revolving around the mystique and beauty of the moon.

The show will include performances by Mahea Uchiyama, Kompiang Metri-Davies, and OACC’s Artist in Residence Seibi Lee. The festival will feature dance and storytelling from the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, and North India.

Ticket start at $10 and can be purchased at http://oaccharvestmoon14.eventbrite.com/

If you would like to volunteer for Harvest Moon, you can do so by signing up to volunteer at http://tinyurl.com/oacchmoon.

If you have any questions about Harvest Moon, please contact Steven Cong at stevencong@oacc.cc.

Foster City Mid-Autumn Festival

09/07/2014
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Foster City Library
Foster City 

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the “Moon Festival”, is an important holiday in many Asian cultures. Come celebrate it with family, friends and the community at Foster City Library on Sunday, September 7.

Enjoy Asian storytelling, music, dance, and lots of children’s activities, including lantern making & origami. There will be demonstrations of paper, lino, and woodblock cutting, along with paintings and drawings from the Chinese folktale, Chang’er. A special treat of moon cakes from Kee Wah bakery and a tea ceremony will end the day on a high note.

New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Annual Event

09/13/2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
De Anza College, Visual & Performing Arts Center
Cupertino 

 

This event is organized by the New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation.  Attendees will have a chance to enjoy several amazing performance, and learn more about cancer therapy and treatments.  If you’re interested in attending this event, please call 408-609-3338 or 1-866-326-1520, or www.newhopecancer.org to get the tickets.  Donations are welcome.

 

 

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

 

Gem Faire in San Rafael

09/19/2014-09/21/2014
All Day
Marin Center/Exhibit Hall
San Rafael 

Fri. 12pm-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm.

San Rafael Gem Faire is featuring fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.

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

Dragon Boat Festival

09/20/2014-09/21/2014
All Day
Treasure Island Great Lawn
San Francisco  

 

Come join us for the 2014 San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival! The event is coming up on September 20-21 at Treasure Island.  There’re over hundreds of dragon boat teams and thousands of dragon boat paddlers racing the 500 and 300 meter course in this festival. Recreational and competitive teams practice year-round and hail from all over the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands.  KTSF will have a dragon boat team in this event as well as a booth, and we will be giving away a lot of prizes! We really hope to see you there!

In addition to the exciting dragon boat racing, the Festival features many fun cultural activities: an entertainment stage with live dance and music performances, the Dragon Land children’s activity pavilion, the NEW Raytheon MathMovesU Pavilion, and a variety of food, arts & crafts, and other vendors.

For more information: http://www.sfdragonboat.com

Dublin Wine and Art Festival

09/20/2014
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emerald Glen Park
Dublin  

Experience the unique food, wine and creative culture of the Tri-Valley at “splatter…not your ordinary food, wine and art festival” on Saturday, September 20 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin.

“Splatter” features a food & wine Tasting Pavilion, food & beverages, a marketplace, live entertainment…and fireworks at dusk.

General admission is free….Tasting Pavilion Passports are $30.00 in advance.

For more information: www.dublinsplatter.com 

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