Labor Day Weekend – Bay Area

 September 5, 2015
Posted by jenn

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7

Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal
How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations during Labor Day weekend while they repair a critical section …

2015 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stockton Avenue (Capitola)
2015 Begonia Festival & Boat Parade | Capitola

See some brilliant blooms while boating, baiting and frolicking on the beach over Labor Day weekend at the 63rd annual Capitola Begonia Festival. With over 43 acres and 3 million blooms come late summer, the Begonia Festival is a spectacular sight and a fun, family-oriented …

34th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes

Sunday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Drakes Beach
34th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest | Point Reyes

Build your sandy masterpiece at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s 34th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach from 9 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2015. The event is free for both participants and spectators and prizes will be awarded for all age categories. Registration …

2015 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley

Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | Casa de Cultura
2015 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley

Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. Entertainment includes live Brazilian samba bands, a …

45th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae
45th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Music, Art, Food & Mardi Gras-Style Fun | Sunday

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 45th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” 2015 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival September 5-6, 2015 | 10 am to 5 pm Broadway Ave, Downtown Millbrae FREE This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two …

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

Sunday, September 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Normally $12, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please …

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

Sunday, September 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections …

2015 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park

Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
2015 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden …

2015 Pan African Family Reunion: Yoga, Live Music, Murals & Movie in the Park | Oakland

Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park
2015 Pan African Family Reunion: Yoga, Live Music, Murals & Movie in the Park | Oakland

The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, live art, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. 2015 Pan African Family Reunion Sunday, September …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Sunday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Sunday, September 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE* | JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. Lindy in the Park | Free …

2015 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose

Sunday, September 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $10* | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2015 Bacon Festival of America | San Jose

Celebrate Labor Day weekend and your right to eat lots and lots of bacon at the San Jose Bacon Festival of America on September 5-6, 2015. Previously taking place on July 4th, the festival is now rebooted for Labor Day Weekend with 15,000 people enjoying bacon on …

‘The Great American Song Book’ Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

Sunday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
'The Great American Song Book' Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 133rd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm and are free and open to the public. All concerts feature music of specific …

Asian American Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Sunday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Asian American Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the atomic devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945: A Year of Infamy is an epic new work by percussionist/composer Dr. Anthony Brown and his Grammy-nominated Asian American Orchestra. Combining traditional Asian instruments and forms with the improvisational ethic and sonorities …

Milkcow Free Ice Cream Day | Fremont Grand Opening

Sunday, September 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Milkcow Fremont
Milkcow Free Ice Cream Day | Fremont Grand Opening

Milkcow Ice Cream Parlor invites you to the Grand Opening of their first location in Fremont at 1 pm on September 6, 2015. A lot of their fans have been waiting for this since forever… so, to make it up to them, Milkcow will be giving out free ice …

Win Tix: Circus Vargas “ArleQuin!” | East Bay

Sunday, September 6 – 1:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Circus Vargas – NewPark Mall

Spectacular! Spectacular! No words the in vernacular can describe this great event, but I’ll try anyway. Step right up to the magnificent, the awe inspiring, the full of friendly and not evil clowns, Circus Vargas for ArleQuin, a night of big topped entertainment. Will the trapeze …

Tango With Orquesta Z | Union Square

Sunday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Tango With Orquesta Z | Union Square

Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Our repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos from the 30’s thru 50’s, plus modern and original compositions from the 60’s thru today from around the world. The tangos we …

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

Sunday, September 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their …

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley

Sunday, September 6 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd …

 

Monday, September 7th, 2015

 

Il Giro di San Francisco Bike Race | 2015

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Levi’s Plaza
Il Giro di San Francisco Bike Race | 2015

Il Giro di San Francisco (formerly the “San Francisco Gran Prix”) is an annual bike race around the streets of San Francisco that’s had competitors cruising around the city since 1975. It’s free for spectators to come and watch. Il Giro di San Francisco 2015 Monday, September 7, …

Labor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | All Over San Francisco
Labor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules. Thankfully on Labor Day 2015, the city of San Francisco is going to …

9 Different Free Guided Walking Tours: Labor Day | SF

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | All Over San Francisco
9 Different Free Guided Walking Tours: Labor Day | SF

Looking for something to do on your day off on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015? San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco. Be a tourist in your own city and learn a few bits of history you can …

2015 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station
2015 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Woodside

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates 50 years of …

First Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
First Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute …

Hiero Day 2015: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: $10* | Linden Street Brewery
Hiero Day 2015: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland

Rock out on your Labor Day hip-hop style during the 4rd annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in downtown Oakland. The all day, all ages outdoor festival combines a concert, food, and block party where thousands come to celebrate all that …

2015 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland

Monday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
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Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of …

Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

Monday, September 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band

On Monday, September 7, 2015 at 1 pm, The Golden Gate Park Band will present a wonderful concert of American and Patriotic music to celebrate Labor Day. It will take place at the bandshell in the music concourse of Golden Gate Park, right near the California Academy …

2015 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley

Monday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Blake Street
2015 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley

Come shake it at the 7th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJs Walt Digz and Dark Rum. 2015 Blake Street Salsa Block Party Monday, September 7, …

Final Show of 2015: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Dolores Park

Monday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Dolores Park
Final Show of 2015: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Dolores Park

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 56th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2015 production “Freedomland.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2015 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area …

Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

Monday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Main Post Lawn
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet | The Presidio

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present the first production of Romeo and Juliet since 1992, celebrating Shakespeare’s remarkable genre-defying play which soars to the heights of romantic comedy before plunging into heartbreak. While the doomed lovers will always be remembered for their …

2015 Labor Day Robotics Show | Fremont

Monday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Robotix Institute (Fremont)
2015 Labor Day Robotics Show | Fremont

The Robotix Institute will have an Robotics Open Show where they will bring robots built by their students and competition robot samples for LEGO, FIRST, VEX and BattleBots on Labor Day Monday on September 7, 2015. Free, but an RSVP is required. Also they will bring their humanoid robot NAO and …

13th Annual Cowgirlpalooza Patio Music Festival | El Rio

Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: $10* | El Rio
13th Annual Cowgirlpalooza Patio Music Festival | El Rio

Wear your checkered shirts, boot and hats, and don’t forget your lasso to celebrate Labor Day with a full afternoon of folksy Americana for El Rio’s 13th annual Cowgirlpalooza on Monday, September 7, 2015. Listen to some of the best local alt-country and dance outfits at …

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley

Monday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd …

Live at Lagunitas Bluegrass Situation: Jamestown Revival | Petaluma

Monday, September 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE* | Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas Bluegrass Situation: Jamestown Revival | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will …

9:00 pm Win Tix: Monday Night “Hubba Hubba” Burlesque | DNA Lounge   WIN
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