What's Happening August 3-5
SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. Times Vary
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival screens a variety of mixed media about Jewish history, culture, and identity.
2018 American Craft Show Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. Times Vary
Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the American Craft Show in San Francisco at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion.
45th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. 11AM-6PM
The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, community outreach and service.
2018 Chinatown Allyways Festival Sat, Aug 4. 12PM-4PM
This free festival brings together San Francisco residents and visitors alike featuring an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary artists.
9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala Sat, Aug 4. 8PM-12AM
The 9th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala welcomes over 800 guests and honors two luminaries with the 2018 Legacy Awards for their social impact on the San Francisco Community and their commitment to GLIDE.
Jerry Day Sun, Aug 5. 11AM-6PM
This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia, one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time. We celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his childhood roots from the Excelsior District of San Francisco.
Events Coming Soon: Les Miserables Fri-Sun, Aug 10-Sept 26. Times Vary 2018 Outside Lands Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. Times Vary Kim Nalley with Houston Person Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. 8PM National S'mores Day Celebration Fri, Aug 10. 4PM-9PM Millenials Ruin Everything: Comedy Show Fri, Aug 10. 6PM-8PM Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. Times Vary
NORTH BAY EVENTS
Sonoma County Fair Fri-Sun, Aug 3-12. Times Vary
Arrive early to avoid crowds at Sonoma County Fair, which has live music, fair food, farm animals, carnival rides, agricultural exhibits, and a flower show in Santa Rosa.
Robert Cray Sat, Aug 4. 8PM
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between Blues, Soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over twenty acclaimed albums.
Corte Madera's Summer Music Series Sun, Aug 5-26. 12PM-2PM
Free to attend, everyone is invited to rock out to live musical performances in the beautiful outdoor setting of Corte Madera's Town Center.
Walk for Animals Sun, Aug 5. 7:30AM-12PM
The event is a morning full of music, contests, a silent auction, raffles, giveaways, and activities for pets as well as people, with 100% of proceeds going to Napa Humane’s lifesaving programs and services.
Novato Space Festival Sun, Aug 5. 10AM-4PM
Meet legendary astronauts and come see our museum’s exhibits along with numerous space organizations showcases and activities!
Events Coming Soon: MotoAmerica Cycle Gear Championships of Sonoma Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. 9AM-4PM Gravenstein Apple Fair Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. 10AM-6PM Painting Bark and Lichens in Gouache Workshop with Lucy Martin Sat, Aug 11. 10AM-3PM Amos Lee Sat, Aug 11. 8PM An Evening with Chris Botti Sun, Aug 12. 7PM
EAST BAY EVENTS
Summer Symphony: Beethoven & Mussorgsky Fri-Sat, Aug 3-4. 8PM
Join in on a great evening of classical music.
The King of Cuba Sat-Sun, Aug 4-19. Times Vary
National Book Award finalist Cristina García, gender-bending comedian Marga Gomez, and Grammy-winning “bongocero” Carlos Caro team up with a full cast of Latinx actors to bring Garcia’s colorful portrait of the Cuban cultural and political landscape to the stage.
Fremont Festival of the Arts Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. 10AM-6PM
The festival features over 700 top-quality artisan booths, music featured on three stages, as well as games and activities.
Taste of Oakland Sat, Aug 4. 7:30AM-5PM
This signature event celebrates Oakland and the Bay Area's unique culture of independent iconic musicians, culinary talents, and innovation in technology.
1901 Edwardian Picnic & Dance in the Park Sat, Aug 4. 11AM-4:30PM
Pack a picnic lunch and join us in beautiful Lincoln Park for a free Edwardian Picnic Dance. The celebrated Bangers & Mash plays an afternoon of beautiful waltzes and other popular Edwardian dances.
Events Coming Soon: Cinderella Trail Run Sat, Aug 11. 8AM 2018 Laurel Street Fair Sat, Aug 11. 11AM-7PM 5th Annual Paper Mache Visions Sat, Aug 11. 8PM 4th Annual City Horse Kids Carnival Sun, Aug 12. 10:30AM-4PM Oaktown Half Sun, Aug 12. 12PM
Santa Clara County Fair Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. Times Vary
Visit animals, eat fair food, watch a pig race or a sea lion show, and take a carnival ride at the Santa Clara County Fair at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.
Midsummer Night's Dream Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. 7PM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the woods outside Athens on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos create an evening filled with love and laughter.
San Jose Renaissance Fair Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. Times Vary
San Jose Renaissance Faire has 800 performers in Shakespeare-era costumes, knights jousting on horseback, 50 artisan vendors, food booths, and three stages of entertainment at Discovery Meadow.
Dog Surfing Championships Sat, Aug 4. 9AM-2PM
The Dog Surfing World Championships take place on the NorCal coast — where the concept for the sport originated with big thanks to the book that started it all – The Dog’s Guide to Surfing – bringing together dog surfing talent for charity.
Crystal Springs Trail Run Sun, Aug 5. 8AM
Run on park trails and dirt roads in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Crystal Springs Trail Run.
Events Coming Soon: San Jose Summer Fest Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. Times Vary Desi Comedy Fest Fri, Aug 10. 8PM-10PM Fiesta de Artes Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. 10AM-6PM 23rd Annual Aloha Festival Sat-Sun, Aug 11-12. 10AM-5PM Facebook Summer Jam Sat, Aug 11. 1PM-6PM
LAKE TAHOE EVENTS
Barracua Championship - PGA Tour Golf Tournament Fri-Sun, Aug 3-5. 7AM-5PM
Held at the Montrêux Golf & Country Club outside Reno, this PGA Tour event also has fan and family activities as well as the opportunity to see star PGA Tour players close to home.
Hops for Huskies Fri, Aug 3. 3PM-8PM
Great networking opportunity at the Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Taproom in Truckee. A portion of the proceeds from every pint sold goes to Tahoe Husky Rescue.
EpicPromise Farm Stand at Northstar Fri, Aug 3. 5PM-7PM
Through Vail Resorts EpicPromise, Northstar California partners with the Tahoe Food Hub to provide organic fresh fruits and vegetables in the Northstar Village.
Virginia City Official Hot August Nights Kickoff Event Sat-Sun, Aug 4-5. 9AM-4PM
The largest classic car festival in the U.S. The Comstock town of Virginia City hosts Hot August Nights’ rumbling engines and nostalgic tunes to kickoff the event’s 32nd anniversary.
Events Coming Soon: Homewood Handcrafted Designs Under the Pines Fri-Sun, Aug 10-12. 10AM-5PM Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance Fri-Sat, Aug 10-11. 10AM-4PM Friday Fun Night at Northstar Fri, Aug 10. 5PM-7PM 2018 Sierra Forage Dinner Fri, Aug 10. 5:30PM-9:30PM Brews, Jazz & Funk Fest at Squaw Valley Sat, Aug 11-12. 2PM-8PM