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What's Happening August 24-26


Eat Drink SF Fri-Sun, Aug 24-26. Times Vary

Eat Drink SF is a food, wine, and spirits festival that features 160 chefs, local restaurants, bars, distilleries, breweries, and wineries, with tastings, classes, demonstrations, and parties at Fort Mason Center.

Arianna Neikrug Fri, Aug 24. 7PM-8:30PM

Arianna Neikrug, winner of the 2015 Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition debuts her album, "Changes", with pianist, arranger, producer and multiple Grammy award winner, Laurence Hobgood.

Ubay: SF Ube Fest Sat, Aug 25. 11AM-5PM

SoMa Streat Food Park is getting down to our local roots with Bay Area beats and a special lineup of vendors serving mouth-watering, eye-catching, Instagram-worthy ube eats!

Bridge to Bridge Sun, Aug 26. 8AM

Named “America’s most beautiful run” by Sports Illustrated, Bridge to Bridge allows runners to experience a sightseeing tour of San Francisco with historic sights and vistas at every turn.

Origami-Palooza & The Great Paper Airplane Contest Sun, Aug 26. 11AM-4PM

Origami-Palooza celebrates the ancient Japanese art of folding paper, with an exhibit of amazing origami, instructors showing new folds for all ages, a table where you can fold paper cranes for the World Tree of Hope in City Hall, and prizes by age for the best paper airplanes and origami at Japan Center.

Family Winemakers San Francisco Tasting Sun, Aug 26. 12PM

We will feature 60 outstanding California wineries - our events are unique in that most of the wines are poured by the actual winery owners or winemakers. If you are interested in the best wines that California has to offer, this event is for you.

Events Coming Soon: 2018 Salsa Festival on Fillmore Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 2. 6PM-10PM California Independent Film Festival Fri-Sat, Aug 31-Sept 1. Times Vary Architecture+The City Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 1-30. Times Vary Free Shakespeare int he Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream Sat-Sun, Sept 1-9. 2PM The San Francisco Rose Soiree Sat, Sept 1. 11AM-4PM 2018 San Francisco Zine Fest Sun, Sept 2. 11AM-5PM


24th Annual Bodega Seafood Art & Wine Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. 10AM-5PM

The Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is a wonderful, wild party held on a rural ranch, a few miles inland from the stunning Sonoma coast. This festival showcases regional and national fine artists as well as craftspeople, combined with lots of delicious food, a rollicking wine, cider and microbrew tasting, fun kids’ activities, not to mention the three stages of excellent entertainment.

35th Bonsai Show Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. Times Vary

This bonsai exhibition is the largest of its kind in the US. Celebrate the living art of bonsai.

Santa Rosa Marathon Sat, Aug 25. Times Vary

The Santa Rosa Marathon weekend offers over 6,000 runners from across the U.S. and abroad the opportunity to race through the scenic vineyards of the Sonoma County countryside, the City of Santa Rosa, and the Prince Memorial Greenway.

Tour De Fox Sat, Aug 25. 12PM-4:30PM

Riders of all experience levels are invited to a fun day of fresh air and exercise, working together to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the search for a cure to Parkinsons.

Viansa Sonoma Winery & Marketplace Sun, Aug 26. 11AM-1PM

Yelpers are invited to enjoy stunning views, vines, and wines at Viansa Sonoma. Get ready for a leisurely afternoon of picnic bites, fabulous vino, live jazz, and lawn games. Your $15 donation benefits North Marin Community Services which helps empower youth and families to achieve well-being, growth and success.

Events Coming Soon: DjangoFest Mill Valley 2018 Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 2. Time Vary Sausalito Art Festival Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3. Times Vary Festival Gastronomico Salvadoreno 2018 Sun, Sept 2. 10AM-6PM Ciderfest at CIA Copia Sun, Sept 2. 12PM-4PM Intertwined at Healdsburg Center for the Arts Sun, Sept 3. 2PM-4PM


Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Fri-Sun, Aug 24-26. Times Vary

See 3,000 American hot rods, customs, muscle cars, classics, and trucks at the Goodguys West Coast Nationals, which includes 200 vendors and a swap meet at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

King Tut Festival Fri-Sun, Aug 24-26. Times Vary

Come visit the 29th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. There’s fun for the kids too with face-panting, bounce houses and more.

Oakland Chinatown Streetfest Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. 10AM-5PM

Taste Asian food, shop for Asian art & crafts, hear live music (pop, rock, R&B, soul), watch ethnic acts (Chinese lion dance, Japanese taiko drumming, Polynesian dance), and visit the kids’ area at Oakland Chinatown Streetfest.

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival Sat, Aug 25. 10AM-5PM

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival offers chocolate samples for sale, sidewalk chalk for sale (or bring your own), and live music (jazz, bluegrass, violin), at Shattuck Avenue & Vine Street in Berkeley.

Concord Taco Fest Sat, Aug 25. 11AM-8PM

Over a dozen different taco vendors in one place for a day of deliciousness.

Events Coming Soon: In The Heights Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 9. Times Vary The Scottish Highland Gathering & Games Sat-Sun, Sept 1-2. Times Vary Taste of Sonoma Sat, Sept 1. Times Vary 2018 Lebanese Festival Sat, Sept 1. 11AM-10PM 7th Annual Hiero Day Music Festival Mon, Sept 3. 11AM-7PM


ToyXpo Fri-Sun, Aug 24-26. Times Vary

Celebrate pop culture at ToyXpo, which features vendors of collectible action figures, comic-related apparel, and toys, plus seminars as well as celebrity guests at Santa Clara Convention Center.

Burlingame Movies in the Park - Despicable Me 3 Fri, Aug 24. 8PM to 10PM

Join the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department for a free movie under the stars! Despicable Me 3 will be playing on the big screen in Washington Park.

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. 10AM-6PM

Join 150,000 people shopping from 300 artists at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, which includes chalk art, musicians, a kids’ art studio, gourmet food, wine, and beer on tree-lined University Avenue. Free.

Italian Family Festa Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. Times Vary

The Italian American Heritage Foundation promises you “a weekend of fun, music, food, cultural activities, and more” at Italian Family Festa in History San Jose park.

Silicon Valley Pride Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. Times Vary

One of the most colorful SF Bay Area events in August is Silicon Valley Pride. There is loads of live entertainment, food, drinks, dancing, and everything else you can imagine to show pride in Silicon Valley during these two days.

Events Coming Soon: Ninth Annual 50 | 50 Show Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 23. Times Vary Northanger Abbey Fri-Sun, Aug 31-Sept 23. Times Vary Kings Mountain Art Fair Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3. 10AM-5PM Crunchyroll Expo 2018 Sat-Mon, Sept 1-3. Times Vary 48th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival Sat-Sun, Sept 1-2. 10AM-5PM


Truckee Pro Rodeo Fri-Sun, Aug 24-26. Times Vary

The Truckee Professional Rodeo at McIver Arena in Truckee, starts off Friday afternoon with kids day at the rodeo and a BBQ and then performances Saturday and Sunday with a Western Dance Saturdayevening.

Music and Art Festival at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe Fri-Sun, Aug 24-26. 10AM-6PM

Enjoy live local music, art, and specialty vendors in Guitar Plaza. Entry is free on Guitar Plaza.

Reno Aloha Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 25-26. 10AM-6PM

This free event is a cultural showcase, preserving the unique traditions of the Pacific Islands. Experience the Pacific Islands in dance, music and mouthwatering food. Held in the heart of downtown Reno at Wingfield Park along the beautiful Truckee River.

Lake Tahoe Music Festival Concert - West End Beach, Donner Lake Fri, Aug 25. 5PM-7:30PM

Bring a picnic, a blanket or low backed chair, and watch the sun set over Donner Lake as this performance by the Academy Orchestra highlights Shakespearean sonnets.

Lake Tahoe Music Festival Dinner Concert, PJ's at Grays Crossing Truckee Sun, Aug 26. 4PM-7:30PM

A sumptuous dinner buffet is included in the ticket price for the final performance of the 2018 Lake Tahoe Music Festival. 

Events Coming Soon: Tahoe City Labor Day Sidewalk Sale Fri-Mon, Aug 31-Sept 3. 8AM-6PM 29th Annual Foam Fest Sat, Sept 1. 2PM-6PM Thin Air Chili Cook Off at Kirkwood Sat, Sept 1. 12PM-5PM Tahoe Donner Wild West Fest Sat, Sept 1. 3PM-8PM Alpen Wine Fest at Squaw Valley Sun, Sept 2. 2PM-5PM


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