Weekend Activities in the Bay Area

August 27, 2019 — Source: Compass Blog

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SF Zoo Free Admission Day

Wednesday | Aug 28th | 10:00AM - 3:00PM


The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.

“California Music” Music & Dance Party

Wednesday | Aug 28th | 6:00PM - 7:50PM


From Haight-Ashbury to Compton and all the beaches and highways in between, the multitudes of California living have inspired some of the most legendary songs in music history. The New York Times’ chief pop music critic Jon Pareles and our California Today correspondent Jill Cowan talk about the songs, artists and musical genres that emerged from California.

“Sinatra Under the Stars” Live Music & Whiskey Tasting

Friday | August 30th | 6:00PM-9:00PM


Park Chalet Brewery & Restaurant in San Francisco will host a complimentary “Sinatra Under the Stars” musical performance, plus a whiskey tasting. Guests will be able to enjoy the sounds of Sinatra performed by Perrish D’Andrea and also sample Jefferson’s whiskeys.

The San Francisco Rosé Soirée

Saturday | September 1st | 11:00AM - 4:00PM


Raise your pinky to the sky — The San Francisco Rosé Soirée is back! Labor Day weekend, grab your partners-in-wine, throw on your rosé-colored glasses, and rejoice in la vie en rosé. Endlessly sip 20+ shades of rosés, relish the bottomless house-made rosé sangrias, and indulge in savory eats and decadent treats.

2019 Free Fishing Day

Saturday | September 1st | All Day


Fishing in the City and free fishing day clinics are designed to educate novice anglers about fishing ethics, fish habits, effective methods for catching fish, and fishing tackle. You can even learn how to clean and prepare your catch, so you can enjoy it for dinner that night.


Cinema Under the Stars: "The Three Amigos"

Tuesday | August 27th | 8:00PM - 9:45PM


Every Tuesday night at sundown we’ll be screening a free film as part of our summer series, "Cinema Under the Stars". Screenings will be held outdoors in the Copia Gardens in front of The CIA at Copia, so bring a blanket and cozy up with friends or loved ones!

2019 Sausalito Art Festival

Friday | August 30th | 6:00PM


The Sausalito Art Festival brings world-class art, music, and wine together on the Sausalito Waterfront for a Festival like none other. Experience 260 fine artists from around the world and three days of live music on two stages. Enjoy beverages from some of the best wine and spirit makers in the country and for the first time, check out the intersection of art and technology at their new Art-Tech Pavilion.

Afternoon Adventure Sails on the San Francisco Bay

Saturday | August 31st | 2:15PM -5:00PM


Set sail aboard the traditional Schooner Freda B for an adventurous afternoon tour of the San Francisco Bay. If the conditions are appropriate, we'll sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, along the Marin Headlands, and all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse!

Sports Basement's Cycle Fest 2019

Sunday | September 1st | 9:00AM - 2:00PM


You can't spell recycling without cycling, and you can't find a better place to recycle cycles than at CycleFest. It’s like a swap meet for all things bike! Bikes, bike parts, gear, equipment, and anything else bike-related will be available to buy, sell, or trade. Last year's Cycle Fest was a great success so we are also expanding the event to include in-store vendors and bike demos.

Ciderfest 2019

Sunday | September 1st | 12:00PM - 3:00PM


Go and experience the fun at the CIA at Copia for our Third Annual CIDERFEST! We will be celebrating the beginnings of apple season. Spend the afternoon sampling local and specialty ciders, as you enjoy live music, seasonal eats, and the beautiful Napa Valley weather with friends and family.


California Independent Film Festival

Tues-Sat | Aug 27th-31st | 10:00AM-10:00PM


Return of the fabulous California Independent Film Festival to the charming and historic Orinda Theater, in the heart of downtown Orinda. This one-of-a-kind week-long event (August 23rd - 31st) celebrates independent filmmakers from around the globe and a new generation of amazing talent.

Hot August Skates Art Show

Tues-Sat | Aug 27th-31st | 5:00PM-9:00PM


Please join us for the 1st Rollerskate Art show at Classic Cars West in Oakland. This show will feature Bay Area artists that rollerskate and are actively part of the culture that is very much alive and well.

Bat Monitoring at the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Tues-Sat | Aug 27th-31st | 7:15PM-10:00PM


Stay after hours to help monitor our bat colonies as they emerge from the hills and into the night sky. This program requires walking uphill on terrain transitioning from asphalt to steep, uneven sandstone.

Crab Cove Fish Festival: Free Fishing Lessons & Fish Bicycle Parade

Saturday | August 31st | All Day


Join for a day of free fish fun with fishing lessons, games, activities, fish prints, crafts, and a Fish-on-a-Bicycle Parade.

Concord Vibe Beer Release Pop-up Party

Saturday | August 31st | 12:00PM - 2:00PM


This year, Epidemic Ales, E.J. Phair Brewing Company, and Perching Bird Brewing Company will each create a special fruit-based beer. In addition to debuting the signature craft brews, the event will showcase the local culinary scene and live music. Tickets are $5 per person. Must be of legal drinking age to purchase a ticket.


2019 Cupertino Food & Wine Stroll  

Thursday | August 29th | 5:30PM - 8:30PM



Bring your friends to this food & wine stroll to experience this exciting event! ID's will be checked for all attendees, and there will be businesses such as Koja Kitchen, Lazy Dog Restaurant, Pacific Catch, The Lash Lounge and much more!

The Big Eastside Block Party

Friday | August 30th | 5:30PM - 8:30PM


Event Santa Cruz invites you to The Big Eastside Block Party (The Hawaiian Edition) at the new Pono Hawaiian Kitchen & Tap lot. Bring your kids, uncles, sisters, and brothers because there will be good, music, drinks, vendors, baby goats and more!

Monterey Bay Summer Waves Block Party

Friday | Augt 23 | 6:00PM


R.E.A.L.I.T.Y. LLC is bringing it's first annual summer event to the Monterey Bay! "Monterey Bay Summer Waves Block Party" was created to showcase local and mainstream talent while bringing fun and entertainment to the Monterey Peninsula. Downtown Seaside will be completely fenced off giving exclusive access to adults only! Come enjoy good food, drinks, and live music in the new downtown Seaside to close the summer out the right way.

Sing Tao Expo Cupertino

Saturday | August 31st | 11:00AM - 8:00PM


Want to have a good time in this summer? SingTao Expo Cupertino Carnival on August 31 (Saturday) is the right event for you. There will be lots of good food, drinks and fun! You will get a chance to eat different kinds of traditional Taiwanese and Chinese street food. Red spicy chicken skewers, stuffed pepper, fishball curry, Guilin rice noodles, fried spicy chicken, red bean iced milk and more!

49th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer

Sunday | September 1st | 5:00PM


The 49th Millbrae Art & Wine Festival, The Last Blast of Summer, is the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event with a fantastically fun Mardi Gras-style celebration featuring live music on stage and street throughout downtown, Art Explosion – a juried show with 250 professional artists and craft makers showing their latest handcrafted wares, fabulous food and drink with premium wine and much more!