100+ San Francisco August Events: Festivals, Concerts, Parties, Walking Tours

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August is here & there are lots of fantastic San Francisco and Bay Area events, festivals, & parties all month! We have over 100 in our August calendar here and we are adding more every day. Below are some highlights!


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August, 2015 San Francisco Event Highlights:

All Month: 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.


August 6: NightLife LIVE: August @ California Academy Of Sciences | DJ Sets, Interactive Art Exhibits, Crafts, Food & Drink, 21+, 6PM
This week, NightLife LIVE gets downright dreamy with the catchy lo-fi sounds of Alvvays. Hailing from Canada, the five-piece indie rock quintet will make their first Golden Gate Park appearance of the week, hitting notes from their self-titled debut. Santa Cruz-based GRMLN will open the night with punchy, surf-inspired energy that brings to mind warm and restless West Coast summers. More info.


August 7-9: J-Pop Summit @ Fort Mason Center & Union Square | Japanese Culture Festival, Music, Film, Fashion
By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the J-Pop festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan. In 2014, the festival was held in Japantown and enjoyed 120,000 in attendance in two days. More info.


August 13: Sandbox Playtests @ The GoGame | Monthly Game & Adventure Testing, 7-9PM
Sandbox is a monthly playtesting event. Think of it as an open mic for real world game design, participatory theater, and immersive experiences. Each month we create a space where you can test out your adventures and receive criticism on how to make it better. More info.


August 14: Oakland & Alameda – Art Walk (AKA Estuary Art Attack) | Free, Second Fridays, 6-9PM
The galleries, clubs and restaurants that make Alameda and Jingletown a lively and cosmopolitan destination welcome you! Make time every 2nd Friday of the month to discover the creative life of the area by taking in some of the most exciting, beautiful and challenging contemporary art from the bay area and beyond. More info.


August 15: San Jose – Holi Festival Of Colors @ Evergreen Valley High School | Color Fight, Music, Food & Drink, Noon-4PM
Mantra Bands, Dj’s, Interactive Dance, Yoga, Color Throws, Cuisine, Free Hugs, Lotsa Love. World’s Happiest Event!More info.


August 15-16: SF Street Food Festival @ Pier 70 | Free, Food Tastings, 11AM-7PM
Heading into its 7th year, this event offers you the chance to sample gourmet goodies from some of the Bay Areas top restaurants. We invite you to join over 100 owner-operated food businesses representing the best of the Bay for a free-to-enter celebration of hard work, well made food and the vibrant and inclusive food economy that we all dream of. More info.


August 15: 420 Games @ Golden Gate Park | 4.20 Mile Run, Live Music, Beer Tastings, $42-60, 8AM-5PM
This fun run is at Golden Gate Park and we are “going the extra mile” for cannabis respect. Instead of a typical 5K (3.1 mile) run, this will be a 4.20 mile run! Run starts at 9 am. More info.


August 16: Excelsior Festival | Free, Family-Friendly Art & Music Festival
Every year the Excelsior Action Group presents a free, family-friendly art and music festival. The festival is inspired by an interest in building civic pride and showcasing all that the Excelsior community has to offer. It features exciting live music, delicious multi-cultural food and a vast selection of entertainment for all ages. In addition, the festival strives to ensure that the young never forget the essence of community by offering them lots of dedicated activities by teaching science, arts and crafts, and much, much more! More info.


August 22: San Jose – Wipeout Run @ Santa Clara County Fairgrounds | 5K Obstacle Course
Ever watch the show Wipeout™ and think you can do better? Now’s your chance to prove it! Take on this crashtastic 5K coming to Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. This is an untimed event open to anyone 18 & up of any athletic ability!More info.


August 22: 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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