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SF Calendar of Events for August 2022

Updated: Aug 27, 2023


AUGUST 2022

SF Calendar of Events!





We are in the final month of summer! So let’s make the most of it. Take on one last adventure with the kids before they head back to school. Or explore it on your own. There’s plenty to do. Here’s what’s happening in the month of August!

From a San Francisco local!

“You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do.” – Jerry Garcia Monday August 1, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

FIRST TUESDAYS - FREE Museum Visits:

Take the day off and drink in some culture for FREE First Tuesdays of the Month museum visits. Participating museums include some of our favorites: De Young Museum, Conservatory of Flowers, & Legion of Honor museum Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Dance outdoors with Rhythm & Motion at the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Follow along in expressive dance and learn moves you never knew you had. Class starts at 11:00 -12:00 pm Register before you go!

Thursday August 4, 2022

FIRST THURSDAY - FREE Day at the Museum of Modern Art. Art enthusiasts 18 years old and younger enter free every day. Now you have no excuse not to visit SOMA to explore the MOMA!!

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Tom Rigney & Flambeau 12:30-1:30pm the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Learn more about this musical duo HERE.

Nightlife at the Academy - 6:00-10:00pm

For those that are 21 and up explore the Academy of Sciences at Night. Enjoy music, cocktails and exploring the museum at night! See what amazing creatures are lurking about when the sun goes down perhaps you’ll make a friend or two along the way. And don’t forget to say hello to the Academy’s star attraction Claude the famous albino alligator and ole Methuselah, an Australian lungfish who is presumed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world at 90 years! Holy mackerel…er or should we say Holy Methuselah! HERE!

Friday August 5, 2022

Outside Lands Music Festival 2022 (Day 1)

Golden Gate Park is going to be packed for this 3-day outdoor festival. Expect large crowds and tough parking, if you dare to drive. If you didn’t get a ticket by now, good luck getting in!

Japanese Tea Garden - GG Park Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Check out the Red Panda Acrobats!.The show starts at 11:00-11:30. Learn more HERE!

Encore show at 12:15-12:45pm

Off the Grid Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party: 5:00pm- 10:00pm EVERY FRIDAY

Swing by Fort Mason located in the Marina District for Off The Grid’s 12th season delighting locals and visitors with 25 unique food trucks, beverages and live music. This is the largest food truck market in California! The grid has been open since April and will continue to entertain until November 11th, every Friday from 5-10pm! For more information visit: OFF THE GRID WEBSITE While at Fort Mason, be sure to explore the Restaurants, exhibits and shops

SF Bike Party (FIRST FRIDAYS) This is a volunteer run event and is open for kids and adults. Every month has a different theme with a different route. Dress up and be silly, explore sf on two wheels! For more details for location and times visit their website HERE. (This is NOT a CRITICAL MASS)

Saturday August 6, 2022

Outside Lands Music Festival 2022 (Day 2)

Golden Gate Park is going to be packed for this 3-day outdoor festival. Expect large crowds and tough parking, if you dare to drive. If you didn’t get a ticket by now, good luck getting in!

De Young museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents . Legion of Honor Museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Check out jazz singer Paula West! The show starts at 1:00-2:30pm. Learn more HERE!

Nihonmachi Street Fair - Japan Town - Explore the event HERE!

Sunday August 7, 2022

Outside Lands Music Festival 2022 (Day 3)

This is the final day of the 3-day festival in historic Golden Gate Park! If you didn’t get a ticket by now, good luck getting in!

“Golden Gate Park Band'' FREE concert from 1:00pm - 2:45pm

This is not the common four piece group, this is a 30 piece symphony! They have been playing since 1882, and this is their 140th season! No need to fine tune these instruments, these pro’s have been entertaining us for more than 100 years and counting! Now that’s music to our ears. The concert starts at 1pm and ends around 2:30 at the Spreckles Temple of Music in the music concourse between the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. Learn more HERE!

Stern Grove Concert in The Park - Musical guest: Taj Mahal

The Stern Grove festival began on June 12 and ends August 14th. Ticket reservations open up on Tuesdays, two weeks before the event. You will need this ticket to get into the venue and even that won’t guarantee you a seat! So get there early. This SFmusic festival is FREE, unless you prefer a table which will cost ya! Check it out HERE! Monday August 8, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Tuesday August 9, 2022

2ND TUESDAY FREE Admission (for non residents): SF Botanical Garden. A perk for being a resident of San Francisco, the admission to the gardens is free! Just show proof of residency.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Poetic Tuesday

Observe the reprieve of taking in poetry in the park from 12:30-1:30pm. Learn more HERE!

Wednesday August 10, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival - Dance outdoors with Rhythm & Motion at the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Follow along in expressive dance and learn moves you never knew you had. Class starts at 11:00 -12:00 pm REGISTER before you go!

Thursday August 11, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Torchestra Gold from 12:30-1:30pm 1970’s funk music led by Mariam Diakite! Learn more HERE!

Blues in the City - Work-In-Progress & Discussion with Marus Shelby & Dr. Nicholas L. Baham. Listen and then discuss the blues. From 6:30pm-8:00pm Learn more HERE! Nightlife at the Academy - 6:00-10:00pm

For those that are 21 and up explore the Academy of Sciences at Night. Enjoy music, cocktails and exploring the museum at night! See what amazing creatures are lurking about when the sun goes down perhaps you’ll make a friend or two along the way. And don’t forget to say hello to the Academy’s star attraction Claude the famous albino alligator and ole Methuselah, an Australian lungfish who is presumed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world at 90 years! Holy mackerel…er or should we say Holy Methuselah! HERE!

Friday August 12, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Off the Grid Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party: 5:00pm- 10:00pm EVERY FRIDAY For more information visit: OFF THE GRID WEBSITE While at Fort Mason, be sure to explore the Restaurants, exhibits and shops

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Caterpillar Puppets (kids show) Joe Leon’s entertains kids and adults with his puppets. Learn more HERE! From 11:00am-11:30am.

Encore show at 12:15pm-12:45pm

Saturday August 13, 2022

Jerry Day! Visit Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park and celebrate the music of a San Francisco local, the amphitheater's namesake, Jerry Garcia. A post party will take place near his home at 6pm. Properly called “Jerry Night.” Learn more HERE! Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Pistahan

Celebrate Philipino culture through dance, music and crafts from 11:00am-4:00pm. Learn more HERE!

De Young museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents . Legion of Honor Museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents.

Nihonmachi Street Fair - Japan Town - Explore the event HERE! Sunday August 14, 2022

“Golden Gate Park Band'' FREE concert from 1:00pm - 2:45pm

This is not the common four piece group, this is a 30 piece symphony! They have been playing since 1882, and this is their 140th season! No need to fine tune these instruments, these pro’s have been entertaining us for more than 100 years and counting! Now that’s music to our ears. The concert starts at 1pm and ends around 2:30 at the Spreckles Temple of Music in the music concourse between the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. Learn more HERE! (7, 14, 21th) Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Pistahan

Celebrate Philipino culture through dance, music and crafts from 11:00am-4:00pm. Learn more HERE!

Stern Grove Concert in The Park - Musical guest: Phil Lesh (The final performance for the season!)

The Stern Grove festival began on June 12 and ends August 14th. Ticket reservations open up on Tuesdays, two weeks before the event. You will need this ticket to get into the venue and even that won’t guarantee you a seat! So get there early. This SFmusic festival is FREE, unless you prefer a table which will cost ya! Check it out HERE! Monday August 15, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Tuesday August 16, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Yerba Buena Garden Festival - Yerba Buena Gardens Public Art Tour from 11:00am-12:00pm Learn more HERE! Wednesday August 17, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Dance outdoors with Rhythm & Motion at the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Follow along in expressive dance and learn moves you never knew you had. Class starts at 11:00 -12:00 pm REGISTER before you go!

Thursday August 18, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Romero Lubambo & Chico Pinheiro from 12:30-1:30pm

Listen to Brazilian music! Learn more HERE!

Javier Navarrette’s Socially Distant Friends Listen to Latin jazz! from 6:00pm - 7:30pm Learn more HERE!

Nightlife at the Academy - 6:00-10:00pm

For those that are 21 and up explore the Academy of Sciences at Night. Enjoy music, cocktails and exploring the museum at night! See what amazing creatures are lurking about when the sun goes down perhaps you’ll make a friend or two along the way. And don’t forget to say hello to the Academy’s star attraction Claude the famous albino alligator and ole Methuselah, an Australian lungfish who is presumed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world at 90 years! Holy mackerel…er or should we say Holy Methuselah! HERE!

Friday August 19, 2022

De Young museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents. Legion of Honor Museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents.

Movie in the Park - India Basin Shoreline Park: Encanto! Begins at sundown at 6:00pm - 10:00pm HERE!

Off the Grid Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party: 5:00pm- 10:00pm EVERY FRIDAY For more information visit: OFF THE GRID WEBSITE While at Fort Mason, be sure to explore the Restaurants, exhibits and shops Saturday August 20th, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Dance Day! From 10:00am-3:00pm Dance outdoors with Rhythm & Motion at the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Follow along in expressive dance and learn moves you never knew you had. REGISTER before you go!

Sunday August 21, 2022

Sunday Streets - SOMA Explore the South of Market!

Sunday Streets is a moving festival that takes part throughout San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods. Get ready to check out a closed off street stretching over a mile full of entertainment, from live music, food vendors and unique artisan booths. The event begins at 11:00 - 4:00pm Learn more HERE!

“Golden Gate Park Band'' FREE concert from 1:00pm - 2:45pm

This is not the common four piece group, this is a 30 piece symphony! They have been playing since 1882, and this is their 140th season! No need to fine tune these instruments, these pro’s have been entertaining us for more than 100 years and counting! Now that’s music to our ears. The concert starts at 1pm and ends around 2:30 at the Spreckles Temple of Music in the music concourse between the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. Learn more HERE! (7, 14, 21, 28th)

Tuesday August 23, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Yerba Buena Gardens Public Art Tour from 3:00pm-4:00pm - Learn more HERE!

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Wednesday August 24, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Dance outdoors with Rhythm & Motion at the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Follow along in expressive dance and learn moves you never knew you had. Class starts at 11:00 -12:00 pm REGISTER before you go!

Lunch Breaks & Beats - 12:00pm-3:00pm

Join DJ studio Fingersnaps Media Arts with founder DJ Lamont and take in some lunch break tunes! Learn more HERE!

Thursday August 25, 2022

Japanese Tea Garden - Free Admission for one hour! Grab your free ticket within the hour and spend all morning exploring! Snag the freebie Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00am. Learn more HERE.

Nightlife at the Academy - 6:00-10:00pm

For those that are 21 and up explore the Academy of Sciences at Night. Enjoy music, cocktails and exploring the museum at night! See what amazing creatures are lurking about when the sun goes down perhaps you’ll make a friend or two along the way. And don’t forget to say hello to the Academy’s star attraction Claude the famous albino alligator and ole Methuselah, an Australian lungfish who is presumed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world at 90 years! Holy mackerel…er or should we say Holy Methuselah! HERE!

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Lalin St. Juste from 12:30pm-1:30pm Check out the tunes of self taught musician Lalin, who lives right here in the bay area. Learn more HERE.

Friday August 26, 2022

Off the Grid Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party: 5:00pm- 10:00pm EVERY FRIDAY For more information visit: OFF THE GRID WEBSITE While at Fort Mason, be sure to explore the Restaurants, exhibits and shops

Saturday August 27, 2022

Festa Coloniale Italiana

North beach - This is the only Italian Street Festival in SF! Located near Washington Square Park. Just follow your senses, especially your nose and ears you will find it. Italians are all about family so bring everyone and listen to live Italian music, enjoy pizza from famed Tony Gemignani of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana! Take part in crafts and much more! Explore the event HERE.

Aloha Poly Festival

Swing by the Marina Green to experience some Hawaiian Aloha. Learn about the Polynesian culture through dance, food and crafts! A family fun adventure of the South Pacific right in San Francisco. Learn more HERE!

De Young museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents . Legion of Honor Museum (EVERY SATURDAY) FREE admission ticket for Bay Area Residents.

Sunday August 28, 2022

“Golden Gate Park Band'' FREE concert from 1:00pm - 2:45pm

This is not the common four piece group, this is a 30 piece symphony! They have been playing since 1882, and this is their 140th season! No need to fine tune these instruments, these pro’s have been entertaining us for more than 100 years and counting! Now that’s music to our ears. The concert starts at 1pm and ends around 2:30 at the Spreckles Temple of Music in the music concourse between the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. Learn more HERE!

Tuesday August 30, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Yerba Buena Gardens Public Art Tour from 11:00am-12:00pm - Learn more HERE!

Wednesday August 31, 2022

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival - Dance outdoors with Rhythm & Motion at the Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens. Follow along in expressive dance and learn moves you never knew you had. Class starts at 11:00 -12:00 pm REGISTER before you go! ….SEPTEMBER!


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