Friday, June 5, 2015

Free & Cheap Festivals and Events June 6th & 7th in San Jose, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Leandro, Oakland and Alameda

I love this time of year, summer is just around the corner. I’m getting out the sundresses, shorts and sandals. I plan on going to free music in the parks, festivals, and children activities with my granddaughter. I put together twelve events and festivals going on in the Bay Area June 6th & 7th. Also a link for other events that you may enjoy. So dust off those summer clothes and get out there and enjoy!

National Trails Day 2015: Volunteer Outdoors Saturday, June 6 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE* | San Francisco Bay Area
Celebrate National Trails Day, the nation’s largest celebration of trails and the outdoors, in the Golden Gate National Parks on June 6, 2015. The Trails Forever Team and partner organizations, One Tam, REI, and American Hiking Society, will host a series of trail and habitat service projects.
2015 Sand Castle & Sand Sculpture Contest | Alameda Saturday, June 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park
Start your creative juices flowing and get ready to bring your shovel and buckets to the beach to create a unique piece of art at the annual Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Contest on Alameda’s Robert Crown Memorial State Beach.

2015 Union Street Festival June 6th & 7 All Day | SF
The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events and launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. Join more than 100,000 attendees in the heart of the historic shopping and residential district of Cow Hollow.

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Saturday, June 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | San Francisco Bay Area
Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month.

2015 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley Saturday, June 6th & 7th – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book and taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 300 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices.

Noodle Mania Zine-Making Workshop Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Oakland FREE Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Celebrate the art of sound. Megapolis Audio Festival is happening in Oakland. Come be part of my collaborative zine, Noodle Mania.
Workshop Description:
Make a zine, share a true story, and eat noodles! Noodle Mania is a DIY audio documentary art project that provides a forum in print, online, and in person for people to share true stories about their lives and practice art making.


Omino Day 2015: All Day DJ & World Music Festival SF Saturday, June 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saturday, June 6, 2015 | 9:30 am to 4 pm Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren Park)
Omino Day is a free day-long outdoor music festival which provides a social, musical, artistic, and cultural celebration for the families and youth of San Francisco.


106th Annual Cherry Festival & Parade: En Vogue Live | San Leandro Saturday, June 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Leandro
The San Leandro Cherry Festival is a long-standing San Leandro tradition celebrating the city’s past, present and future. The Cherry Festival offers attendees the option to partake in food, a beer garden serving local craft beers, live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, a special Kids Zone.


2015 Sub ZERO Festival: Outdoor Music & Art Festival | San Jose
Saturday, June 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
Come check out the annual Sub ZERO Festival, a DIY, artistically bent, hi/lo-tech mashup focused on emerging and present subcultures thriving in the region, where street meets geek in San Jose’s SoFA District on the first Friday and Saturday of June.


Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party Sunday, June 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Main Post Lawn 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.

La Peña 40th Anniversary Party: Puerto Rican Dance & Afro-Cuban Drums | Berkeley Sunday, June 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
La Peña Cultural Center celebrates 40 years of art and activism in the Bay and beyond throughout the month of June, kicking off with an open house, a facility-wide art exhibit, free music and dance classes, and more. “La Pena” means gathering place.

San Francisco International Arts Festival: Final Day Sunday, June 7 – 2:15 pm | Cost: FREE* | Fort Mason Center
The Eyes and Ears Foundation present the annual San Francisco Arts Festival featuring two weeks of art programs, exhibits and performances happening at the Fort Mason Center. The theme for 2015 is Bearing Witness: Surveillance in the Drone Age and the events and exhibits.


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