Weekend Fun Events in the Bay Area: Affordable and Exciting Weekend Events

August 5, 2023

Weekend Fun Events in the Bay Area: Affordable and Exciting Weekend Events
Most Popular Upcoming Events
 
  1. SF’s 2023 Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown (August 5-6)

  2. 2023 World Dog Surfing Championships (Pacifica)

  3. Free National Parks Day: Muir Woods + Yosemite (2023)

  4. SF’s 2023 “Jerry Day” Free Music Festival + Excelsior After Parties (McLaren Park)

  5. “Art Walk SF” August 2023 Block Party (Outer Sunset)

  6. Fleet Week 2023: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Saturday)

  7. “Pier Party” at SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf: Free Summer Concert Series (July 14 – Sept. 30)

  8. “50 Years of Hip Hop – A Cultural Celebration in California” at OMCA (August 2023)

  9. Sunset Fridays at San Francisco Zoo (July 7 – Aug. 25)

  10. SF Symphony’s “Maxwell Night: The Trilogy Show” Summer Concert (2023)

Most Popular City Guides

 

  1. SF Gets Brand New Waterfront Market (Starting August 6)

  2. Free Monthly Museum Days

  3. SF Hosts Four Day “Civic Center Carnival” in August 2023

  4. San Francisco August Festivals & Street Fairs

  5. How to Get the NY Times for Free (Updated for 2023)

  6. Private 394-Acre “Russian River Redwoods” Forest to be Saved?

  7. Bay Area’s Complete Outdoor Movie Guide (Summer 2023)

  8. 150-Year-Old Brewery Back in SF for First Time Since 1920

  9. It’s Peak Dahlia Season in SF!

  10. 6 Awesome Bay Area Swimming Holes (Summer 2023)

San Francisco 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

4:00 pm SF’s “Clean up The City” West SoMa Cleanup (w/ Free Drink for Volunteers)   FREE
7:00 pm “Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2023)   FREE*
7:00 pm “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
8:00 pm “Drunk Theatre” The Wildest Comedy Show in SF   $15*
10:30 pm No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $5*
9:30 am Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
9:30 am Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)   FREE*
All Day Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
11:00 am SF’s 2023 Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown (August 5-6)   FREE
12:00 pm Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party (Chase Center)   $40*
12:00 pm Fern Alley Music Series   FREE
2:00 pm SF’s Valencia Street Saturday Block Parties (July 8-Nov 18)   FREE
2:00 pm CatVideoFest 2023 at The Roxie (SF)   $14
2:00 pm SF’s “Summer of Music” 70+ Free Concerts in Nine Neighborhoods (Saturdays)   FREE
2:00 pm Nobuko Miyamoto’s 120,000 Stories (Presidio)   $30.00*
2:00 pm Meet the Artists: John Osgood & Steve Javiel at Voss Gallery   FREE
3:00 pm The Music Store 25th Anniversary & Summer Music Series (SF)   FREE
6:00 pm “Language of Form,” By Haoyun Erin Zhao & Sofia Shu (SF)   FREE*
7:00 pm SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Saturday)   FREE*
9:00 pm SF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)   $10
10:00 pm Allure Feat. Ryan Lucero   FREE*

Sunday, August 6, 2023

10:00 am Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)   FREE*
10:00 am “Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)   FREE*
11:00 am SF’s 2023 Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japantown (August 5-6)   FREE
11:00 am SF’s Yerba Buena Art & Maker’s Market (First Sundays)   FREE
11:00 am “Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)   FREE
11:00 am “Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
11:00 am Burning Man + Festival Clothing and Accessories Sale (SF)   FREE
11:00 am 15th “Beyond the Fence” Playa Bound Trunk Show w/ 40 Indie Designers (SF)   FREE*
1:00 pm Free Clothing Swap (SF)   FREE*
1:00 pm Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
1:00 pm “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Symphony in the Park (2023)   FREE*
2:00 pm Carnivorous Plants   FREE
2:00 pm Good Fun Day in Monarch Gardens (SoMa)   $12*
2:00 pm “Buddy Guy” 2023 Stern Grove Festival Free Concert in the Park   FREE*
4:00 pm “MAPP” SF’s Free Art, Poetry & Concert Crawl in The Mission   FREE
East Bay

Saturday, August 5, 2023

All Day Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
10:00 am Edwardian Picnic and Dance in the Park (Alameda)   FREE*
10:00 am $5 Guided Tour of Oakland’s 1931 Art Deco “Paramount Theater”   $5
11:00 am Meetup: Movement Ecology & Lessons from the AVA Summit (Berkeley)   FREE
1:00 pm “Go Fish” Celebrating 25 Years of Guillermo the Golden Trout (Richmond)   FREE*
8:00 pm Bluesadelix and Alrighty Then at the Bistro (Hayward)   FREE

Sunday, August 6, 2023

6:00 pm FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)   FREE
11:00 am Oakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)   FREE*
North Bay 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

12:30 pm 
Vardo   
5:00 pm
Karaoke with Larry   FREE
6:00 pm
Hot Summer Movie Night    $15
9:00 pm 
SGT. Splendor    $15
8:00 pm
Stone Salad w/ Earthship, Big Dog, Secret Fire   $10
 8:00 am Maritime Day 2023 w/ Open Boat Tours (Sausalito)   FREE
All Day  Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE*

Sunday, August 6, 2023

2:00 pm  Jack London on the South Seas   $15
5:00 pm
Karaoke with Larry   FREE
12:30 pm  Sharyn Paquette    FREE*
South Bay 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

10:00 am Walking Tour: Pigeon Point Light Station (Pescadero)   FREE*
All Day Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
11:00 am San Jose’s 2023 Italian Family Festa (Aug. 5-6)   FREE*
7:15 pm San Jose’s Final Free Outdoor Movie Night of 2023 “Back to the Future”   FREE

Sunday, August 6, 2023

11:00 am San Jose’s 2023 Italian Family Festa (Aug. 5-6)   FREE

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