Weekend Events In The Bay Area-Totally Awesome

2018 Fremont Festival of the Arts

August 4-5, 2018 | 10 am to 6 pm-Downtown Fremont-FREE

With nearly 400,000 guests, the annual Fremont Festival of the Arts is “the largest free outdoor festival west of the Mississippi,” covering more than four walking miles.

The festival features over 700 top-quality artisan booths delight the most discerning shoppers, music lovers enjoy continuous music featured on three stages, children are thrilled with the many games and activities found in Kid City.

From paintings and drawings to jewelry and clothing, to household decorations and furnishing, every piece of beautiful art sold at the Fremont Festival of the Arts is a unique or rare find with many being one-of-a-kind pieces.


3rd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships

 Saturday, August 4, 2018 | 9 am to 2 pmLinda Mar Beach, Highway 1 and Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica-FREE to watch; $10 to $25 to enter your puppers

A portion of proceeds go to dog, surfing and environmental non-profits

The Dog Surfing World Championships takes 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. Dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold.


Jerry Day 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018 | 11 am-6 pmJerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park) | 50 John F Shelley Dr, SF-FREE

The 16th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots. The all-day concert and festival take place at the appropriately named “Jerry Garcia Amphitheater” in McLaren Park. Jam out to live music from an eclectic mix of performers including several who played with the Jerry Garcia Band in the ’80s and ’90s at 11 am on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

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