60+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Solstice, Father’s Day, Festivals, Warriors Celebration, Solstice, Concerts, Parties, Beer & Wine, & More | June 18-21, 2015

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It’s going to be another great weekend in San Francisco and even Obama and Hillary will be town. There are tons of Bay Area events including the Dolores Park Re-opening Party on Thursday, SF City Hall Centennial Celebration on Friday, the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade & Rally on Friday, many Solstice events, Father’s Day events, and Pride is next week! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: June 18-21, 2015

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Bay Area Weekly Events:

  • Thursdays: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)
  • Thursdays: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)
  • Thursdays: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)
  • Thursdays: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)
  • Thursdays: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)
  • Fridays: Oakland – Dancing Under The Stars @ Jack London Square | Free, Dance Lessons & Party, 8:30-10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)
  • Fridays: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate @ The Ferry Building On the Embarcadero | Music, Roller Skating, Free, 9PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Berkeley – Flash Back Friday Movie Night @ Hotel Durant | Unique Hotel Setting, Complimentary Soda & Popcorn, 8PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Queer Fridays @ El Rio | Live Music Series, Free, 10PM (more info)
  • Fridays: Hunny Bunny & Her Hot Toddies @ Skylark Bar | Free Burlesque & Variety Show, Drinks, Dancing, DJs (more info)
  • Saturdays: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Berkeley – Laugh Function @ Pappy’s Bar & Grill | Live Comedy, 8:30-10:30PM (more info)
  • Saturdays: Yoga In The Park @ Big Rec Baseball Field In Golden Gate Park | 11AM (mo
  • Sundays: Divisadero Farmers’ Market @ Grove Street | Year-Round Market, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market @ Parking lot of the Glen Park BART Station | March 29-Nov 29, 10AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio @ Main Post Lawn | March 1-Nov 1, Great Views of the Bay, Food Carts, Drinks, Music (more info)
  • Sundays: Lindy in the Park @ Golden Gate Park | Free Swing Dance Party, Year-Round, 11AM-2PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Skatin’ Place @ 6th Avenue & Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park | Free, Family-Friendly Roller Skating, 12-5PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Benders Bar & Grill | Free Burgers, Stiff Drinks, 2-7PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Free BBQ @ Molotov’s | Free food, Drinks, Retro Pinball, 3PM (more info)
  • Sundays: Electric Squeezebox Orchestra @ Doc’s Lab | Free Big Band Concert, 6PM (more info)

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All Weekend: Free San Francisco Walking Tours: Golden Gate Park, Castro, Chinatown, Excelsior, City Hall, Fisherman’s Wharf, & More
City Guides is a non-profit organization with more than 200 trained volunteers who lead FREE history and architectural walking tours in San Francisco. Walk along the streets, sidewalks, and byways of America’s most beautiful – and fascinating – city! More info.

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All Weekend: San Francisco Pride Welcome Wagon | Travels Around SF
Join us in sharing the love with all who celebrate Pride, and showing the world that San Francisco is the most welcoming city! Our Welcome Wagon will be wheeling through town, hosting activities where you can create your own moments of welcome. Enjoy some coffee, fresh juice, and cookies with new friends. Get creative at one of our workshops and share a thoughtful handmade gift with friends and strangers. More info.

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June 18: Oakland – The Smart Culture Show @ 3rd St. Warehouse | Free Admission & Pizza, 3rd Thursdays
Art themed comedy show held in a warehouse space in the Jack London section of Oakland. Each month, they bring you some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, who will not only tell you jokes, but hilariously dissect the theme at hand. More info.

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June 18: YCBA: Converge Monthly Art Gathering | Free, Music, Art, Performances, Cocktails, Part of Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena
The YBCA:ConVerge series is a free monthly public gathering featuring creative and generative social art practices. ConVerge is where community and innovative multi- and inter-disciplinary arts practices come together in our free and public spaces in a fluid, interactive, experimental format designed to engage audiences. More info.

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June 18: Oakland – Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Free, Art Walk, Third Thursdays, 6-9PM
Every 3rd Thursday of the month we invite you all to come out to the Ave to join us in supporting local artists, local independent businesses and community fun. Piedmont Ave. Stroll is in restaurants, stores, cafes and more with art, music, events and more. More info.

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June 18: Color Of Life NightLife @ California Academy Of Sciences | Science Exhibit, Live Animals, Art Workshop, Food & Drink, 6PM
There’s more to color than meets the eye—see why in the Academy’s brand new, eye-popping exhibit Color of Life. Come decked out in your favorite colors (the brighter the better!) and discover a world of dazzling live animals and shimmering scientific specimens.More info.

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June 18: French Meet-Up @ Bissap Baobab SF | Conversation, Snacks, Happy Hour, Free Admission
Bissap Baobab hosts a French Meet-Up and Happy Hour. Come and enjoy French music and meet other Francophones in a relaxed environment at this tasty Senegalese restaurant.More info.

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June 18: Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena | Free, Downtown Art Walk
Third Thursdays in Yerba Buena: a monthly night of art, performance, food and drink in San Francisco’s arts and culture district in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. Free and discounted museum and gallery events, live performances, and extended happy hours throughout the neighborhood. More info.

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June 18: Chinatown Walking Tour | Guided Tour, 2-4:30PM (more info)

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June 18: I Look Up @ WeWork | Film Premier & Film Challenge Launch, Free, 6-8PM
Join for the premiere of the short film, “The Making of An Architect’s Story: Chris Downey” and to celebrate the launch of the next phase of the “I Look Up” campaign. Hear from the visionary minds behind this ground-breaking film series, connect with like-minded creators and be the first to register to participate in the Look Up Film Challenge. More info.

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June 18: Dolores Park Re-opening Party & Silent Disco | Free, 3PM
The date has been set, the flowers are in, the grass is down, the cement is set and we are ready! Thursday, June 18 the “all -spiffed -up” North half of Dolores will be turned over to the people and yes Lord we are ready. Rec and Park has organized a fun Silent Disco jam to start us off right, so reserve your headphones today! More info.

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June 18: Jenny Lind Concert @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12:30-1:30PM

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June 18: Azúcar Con Aché @ Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 6-7:30PM

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June 18: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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June 18: Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio | April 2-October 29, Food Trucks, Live Music, Cocktails, Cabanas (more info)

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June 18: Mission Community Market @ Bartlett & 22nd | Open-air Marketplace, 4-8PM (more info)

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June 18: Trivia Night @ The New Parkway Theater | Free, 7:30PM (more info)

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June 18: Berkeley – Bear Country Funk @ The Starry Plough | Live Soul, Hip Hop, & Latin Dance Party (more info)

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June 18: I Look Up @ WeWork | Film Premier & Film Challenge Launch, Free, 6-8PM
Join for the premiere of the short film, “The Making of An Architect’s Story: Chris Downey” and to celebrate the launch of the next phase of the “I Look Up” campaign. Hear from the visionary minds behind this ground-breaking film series, connect with like-minded creators and be the first to register to participate in the Look Up Film Challenge. More info.

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June 19: The Kinda Late Show with Broke-Ass Stuart @ Doc’s Lab | 8:30PM, $15
San Francisco’s only live “late night” show! Imagine all the late night shows you’ve ever seen but with a distinct SF slant. There are unbelievable live performances, famous musicians, titilating interviews, and hilarious video sketches. Plus Broke-Ass Stuart is there in a suit, behind a desk, talking shit as usual. Then after we perform it live, we’re gonna throw it up on the internet! More info.

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June 19: Oakland – Oakland Athletics Fireworks Nights
Jaw dropping displays of color set to themed music highlight A’s Fireworks Nights during the 2015 season. Following each Fireworks game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the sky high show. More info.

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June 19: Santa Cruz -Eddie Money Free Concert | Free Friday Night Bands On The Beach (more info)

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June 19: San Francisco City Hall Centennial Celebration | Music, Food Trucks, Light Show, Acrobats, Circus Performers, Marching Bands
San Francisco’s City Hall celebrates its 100 year anniversary this Friday with live music, food trucks, and light wand acrobats, a burlesque revue, magicians, circus performers, marching bands, a huge light show, and more! More info.

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June 19: Oakland – Jack’s Night Market @ Jack London Square | Free, Artisans, Music, Food, Street Performers
This special evening lights up the Oakland waterfront with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. From local crafts and designers to area fruit purveyors and street performers, this vibrant outdoor bazaar will celebrate all that is Oakland. More info.

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June 19: Oakland – Golden State Warriors Victory Parade & Rally | Map & Info
The Golden State Warriors have announced the victory parade route & schedule for this Friday. The parade starts at 10AM at Broadway & 11th with a rally to follow at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center! More info.

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June 19: Red Panda Acrobats (2 Shows) @ Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 11-11:30AM

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June 19: Anna Jones’s A Modern Way To Eat @ Omnivore Books | Book Event, Free, 6:30-7:30PM (more info)

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June 19: San Jose – San Jose Bike Party | Free, Group Bike Ride, 8PM, Third Fridays (more info)

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June 19: The U.S. Conference of Mayors 83rd Annual Meeting | President Obama & Hilary Clinton In Attendance (more info)

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June 20: Midnight Mystery Ride SF Chapter | Free, Group Bike Ride Every Third Saturday
Participants are expected to a) meet at a local bar, b) depart for a ride at midnight, c) bring provisions for sharing at ride destination, and d) be awesome. Ride start location will be posted to our website the day of the ride. Only the ride leader knows where we’re going so bring your sense of adventure. Rides are strictly no rider left behind and generally around 5 miles. More info.

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June 20: Bixiga 70 + Loco Bloco @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 1-2:30PM

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June 20: Warren Bobrow’s Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails @ Omnivore Books | Book Event, Free, 3-4PM (more info)

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June 20: The Queen is Dead @ Milk Bar, Haight St | $5, Third Saturday Dance Party
A monthly tribute party for the music of Morrissey and The Smiths every third Saturday at Milk Bar! More info.

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June 20: Pinot Days @ Metreon | Wine Tasting, $75, Noon-5PM
Pinot Days San Francisco is the largest single gathering of pinot noir producers in the world, with scores of small, thematic, intimate events around the Bay leading up to our Grand Festival at the Metreon, City View Room. Love pinot? This is a must! More info.

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June 20: Mountain Lake Solstice Summer Fest | 10AM-Noon, Free
Celebrate the summer solstice by enjoying games, crafts, bird watching, and other fun hands-on activities at one of San Francisco’s last remaining natural lakes. More info.

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June 20: The 39th Annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival | 12-10PM, Free
The festival is a full day of music and dance workshops, concerts, crafts, vendors, and just plain fun for the whole family. All ages and musical interests are welcome. All events and workshops are open to anyone who wants to drop in and participate or just listen. More info.

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June 20: Alameda – Summer Sailstice @ Encinal Yacht Club | Free, 12-8PM
Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sail! Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, cruising, racing, windsurfing and onshore entertainment. More info.

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June 20: Grillin’ in the Mo – Fillmore Summerfest Kick-Off | Free, Music, BBQ, 12-5PM (more info)

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June 20: Natural Presidio Solstice Walk and Campfire | Free, 7-8:30PM
Come explore the natural Presidio on this family friendly evening walk that starts at Rob Hill Campground parking lot and ends with a fun campfire program about plants and animals found in the park. You’ll also hear traditional cultural seasonal stories about the sun and the longest day of the year. More info.

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June 20: Oakland – “Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap @ American Steel Studios | Free, 4PM
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is the world’s largest clothing swap! Also included is a series of DIY craft and sewing workshops through which a community explores creativity and reuse. More info.

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June 20 & 21: Alameda – Neptune Beach Community Celebration | Music, Carnival Rides, Zip Line
This year’s JAM will kick off early, just in time for Father’s Day with Live Music on two stages, more carnival rides, the Zippin’ Zone Zip Line, a Food Truck Pavilion and more. Make The JAM a new Fathers Day tradition of Fun for the Whole Family! More info.

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June 20-21: San Mateo – SummerFest @ B Street Between Tilton & 6th Ave | Free, Street Festival, Live Music, Food & Drinks, Family Activities, 10AM-6PM
Join us for our 3rd Annual Downtown San Mateo SummerFest! Enjoy a variety of fun summertime activities as you stroll through historic downtown: the preferred downtown destination for shopping, dining, working, living, and meeting on the San Francisco Peninsula.More info.

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June 20 & 21: Richmond – KPFA Summer Arts Fair | 200+ Exhibitors Presenting Affordable Art & Crafts
The KPFA Summer Arts Fair showcases the brightest talents in contemporary art and craft, highlighting both experienced and emerging designers who produce one-of-a-kind, handmade and limited edition goods in a wide variety of media. More info.

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June 20 & 21: Windsor – Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic | 25th Anniversary, 5-11AM, $6 (more info)

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June 20 & 21: Vallejo – Northern California Pirate Festival | Music, Cannons, Contests, Family-Friendly
Embrace your inner pirate this Father’s Day Weekend June 20 and 21 2015 and set sail for the biggest playground for all things pirate! Equal parts Mardi Gras, state fair, living history and pirate fan fest. More info.

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June 21: Santa Rosa – Father’s Day Free Admission To Charles M. Schulz Museum | All Fathers Receive Free Museum Admission (more info)

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June 21: Artists Guild Exhibit @ Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 9AM-5PM

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June 21: Native Contemporary Arts Festival @ Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens | Free, 12-3:30pm

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June 21: Circus In The Park With Circus Bella @ Speckles Temple of Music, Golden Gate Park | Free, 1-2:30PM

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June 21: As You Like It Picnic @ Golden Gate Park | Free, Electronic Music, 12-6PM (more info)

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June 21: Palo Alto – World Music Day | Free, Live Music, 3-7PM
Palo Alto World Music Day is a music festival that takes places every year on Father’s DayAll performances are FREE and open to the public.  50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a variety of genres on street corners and plazas: jazz, blues, classical, pop, rock, klezmer, Greek, Balkan, Indian, World Music, choral, dance, etc.  This is a fun and unique family event not to be missed! More info.

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June 21: Free Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour | 3PM, 3rd Sundays
The Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum is a San Francisco Landmark and attracts a peeked curiosity from visiting tourists and Bay Area residents alike. More info.

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June 21: Stern Grove Festival @ Sigmund Stern Grove | Free Concerts In The Park, 2PM, Sundays
This year the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco celebrates its 78th anniversary. The 2015 season lasts from June 14 to August 16. Every Sunday at 2pm, you will find a free concert in the park. The shows usually last two to three hours and are wildly popular. Some of last year’s artists included Smokey Robinson, Patti Austin and the Funky Meters. More info.

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