Give summer in the Bay Area a proper send-off with these rad events going down all September long.


Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

Sep 16, 10:00 AM — Sep 17, 6:00 PM

Downtown Lafayette

Held a block away from the Lafayette BART station, this two-day festival features four stages with 20 live bands, over 250 exhibiting artists and vendors, a kid zone, and more.


37th Annual Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park

September 17, 12:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park

Comedy Day is the original, longest-running, free outdoor comedy festival in the world. This year’s celebration features sets from 40 of today’s top comedians from around the Bay Area.


Urban Air Market: Hayes Valley Fall

September 17, 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Patricia’s Green, San Francisco

Urban Air Market returns to Hayes Valley with over 130 local vendors, live music, and interactive art.


Big Book Sale

Sep 20, 10:00 AM — Sep 24, 6:00 PM

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

The largest used book sale on the west coast! All items are $3 or less, and everything drops down to $1 on the last day of the sale (9/24). So, not exactly free, but pretty darn close.


Eat Real Fest

Sep 22, 3:00 PM — Sep 24, 6:00 PM

Jack London Square, Oakland

Eat Real combines a street food festival with a block party to create a celebration of good eats. The festival is free to attend and includes music, workshops, demos, and more, with food from $1-$8.


Peace in the Park Festival

September 23, 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park

This free annual festival in Golden Gate Park celebrates the U.N. International Day of Peace. The lineup features inspirational speakers, live music, poetry, Tai Chi, yoga, kids’ activities, and more!


Pacific Coast Fog Fest

Sep 23, 10:00 AM — Sep 24, 6:00 PM

Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica

This two-day festival celebrates sun, sand, surf, and the beautiful Pacific Coast. Enjoy over 200 arts and craft booths, three stages of live music, a Saturday morning parade, a “Fog Jog,” and more.


Film Night in the Park: The Breakfast Club

September 23, 7:05 PM — 9:00 PM

Dolores Park, San Francisco

BYOB (bottle and blanket) to Dolores Park to watch the classic ’80s film under the stars.


Exploratorium Free Community Day

September 23, 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Exploratorium, San Francisco

Get your science fix for free at the Exploratorium’s free community day. Be sure to arrive early to guarantee entry!


Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival

Sep 23, 10:00 AM — Sep 24, 5:00 PM

Lake Merritt

Cheer on a fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums. The two-day festival also features tasty food, crafts vendors, and kid-friendly activities.


SF Music Day 2017

September 24, 12:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Veterans Building

Back for it’s 10th year, SF Music Day features 35 ensembles on four stages in the War Memorial Veterans Building downtown, with local food truck vendors parked outside the hall all day.


Folsom Street Fair

September 24, 11:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Folsom Street (between 8th-13th streets), San Francisco

The world’s largest leather and fetish event returns! The quintessentially San Francisco event brings together more than 250,000 fetish enthusiasts to mix, mingle, drink, and engage.


Free Outdoor Movie: The Iron Giant

September 30, 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

The Hive

The New Parkway will host a free outdoor screening of The Iron Giant in the Hive parking lot, and Drake’s Dealership will have food and drinks available for purchase.