You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend! Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.
Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, August 30th
Marinship Park, Sausalito
All Weekend, All Ages
The Bay Area’s Biggest Celebration of Artistry
The Sausalito Art Festival brings world-class art, music and wine together on the Sausalito Waterfront for a Festival like none other.
Experience 260 fine artists from around the world and three days of live music on two stages. Enjoy beverages from some of the best wine and spirts makers in the country and for the first time, check out the intersection of art and technology at our new Art Tech Pavilion.
THE SAUSALITO ART FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
Let’s Get this Festival Started: August 30, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Join us for the biggest art party of the season, the Preview Party.
Mix with 260 artists from around the world. Enjoy an open wine and Champagne bars, Californian BBQ and by McCalls Catering. Be amazed by live art performances, art tech performances, DJ and more.
Festival: August 31-September 2: Sat/Sun, 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM, Mon, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Artists Representing 14 Categories Selected from 41 States and 12 Countries
Experience the creativity of regional, national and international artists exhibiting at one of the top outdoor fine art festivals in the country. With 14 categories of art represented, we have what you’re looking for.
3 Days, 2 Stages, 19 Bands, 1 Festival
Experience three days of live music on the beautiful Sausalito waterfront. From national headliners to your favorite cover bands this lineup has something for every music lover. Blues Traveler, ZZ Ward, Blood, Sweat & Tears and more.
The Best Wineries and Spirits Keep the Party Going
The art of food, wine and spirits is on full display with many of the best beverages in the country to heighten your Festival experience.
The Intersection of Art and Technology
Be amazed by the world of art and technology at the new Art Tech Pavilion. Engage in virtual reality exhibits, augmented reality art demonstrations and try the new tools of the trade. The future of art is here.
The Art of Transportation
Come experience the beauty of Jaguar Land Rover Marin, Chris Craft and Airstream as we exhibit some of their finest creations. The beautiful of functional art is on full display here.
LIMITED QUANTITY! Our VIP Ticket includes 2 drink tickets, premiere seating at our Stella Artois Main Stage, a private VIP bar, VIP bathroom, and premiere seating at our John Varda Mosaic Stage.
Got Kids? Bring Them.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum will hold their Messy Art Festival at the Sausalito Art Festival. There will be no rules and no clean up (we’ll handle that part!). There will be total permission to get messy and endless ways to have fun for children of all ages.
Kids aged 12 and under enter Festival for free.
Pier 3, San Francisco
8:30 PM, Ages: 21+
We are so excited to announce the launch of the hottest new late night party on the Bay – Rock the Yacht! Come aboard and kick off your weekend right with dancing, drinks and night time views of the city! Grab a cocktail and some light bites as you cruise under the Golden Gate and past the city lights of San Francisco’s epic skyline. Take advantage of views outside with plenty of opportunities or hit the dance floor where our DJ will be playing top hits. Head down to Pier 3 on the Embarcadero to board the only late night party you can’t find on land! This is a 21+ event.
Two-hour yacht party cruise in San Francisco
Local DJ spinning top 40’s
Unbeatable San Francisco views including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and McCovey Cove on game nights
Cocktail seating – Limited, non-guaranteed seating. First come, first serve.
Beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase
Small bites available to purchase (no food included with ticket)
Date: Friday, July 12th, 2019
For other dates this season, check out this event
Boarding Time: 8:30 PM
Cruise Time: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Boarding Location: Pier 3, Hornblower Landing, San Francisco, CA 94111
Saturday, August 31st
Presidio Main Post, San Francisco
2 PM, All Ages
This summer, the Festival presents As You Like It: a new musical. With 9 original songs by The Kilbanes, this musical treat will be a Festival first that you won’t want to miss!
In As You Like It, it’s love at first sight for Rosalind and Orlando who meet in the corrupt court of Duke Frederick; but both must flee their separate ways into exile before they have a chance to explore their budding romance. They cross paths once again in the Forest of Arden, but Rosalind is disguised as a boy named Ganymede. Will Rosalind-as-Ganymede find a way to renew the love between Orlando and Rosalind?
Join us in the park to find out. In this festive comedy, Shakespeare explores the enduring questions of love, exile, and community.
Learn more about As You Like It at our fun-for-all-ages Green Show, 30 minutes before showtime.
Bring your family and friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy professional theater at no charge in a beautiful park setting. It’s a great way to enjoy Labor Day Weekend!
Tickets are not required at the performance.
The Ferry Building, San Francisco
10 AM, All Ages
WELCOME TO “THE TOWN”!
Explore what National Geographic says is one of the top cities in the world to visit! Let us take you on the only San Francisco Food Tour where you’ll explore the food, history, art and culture of the great – and surprising – city of Oakland.
On this tour, you have the option of starting your journey in either San Francisco or Oakland:
San Francisco Food Tour Option
For guests joining us for the San Francisco food tour portion, your guide will meet you at San Francisco’s Ferry Building where you’ll start your tour with a flavorful and filling taste of an award-winning Oakland original. You’ll then continue across the Bay on board the San Francisco Bay Ferry, enjoying breathtaking views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco Bay, Ferry Building Marketplace and Bay Bridge.
Enjoy Your Oakland Food Tour
Once in Oakland, you’ll walk along the East Bay’s waterfront and say “cheers!” to the heritage of Jack London Square, the historic warehouse district and the newly founded Jack London Brewing District. We’ll take you to four stops where you’ll satisfy your tastebuds and enlighten your cultural soul. You’ll not only be immersed with the local food and spirits scene, but also the community of artists that make up the unique flavor of Oakland. They don’t call us the “Brooklyn of the West” for nothing!
Whether you arrive by ferry, Amtrak, BART or car, we’ll guarantee you’ll love Oakland as much as we do and will want to stay and explore The Town. To be honest, no Bay Area excursion is complete without experiencing Oakland and the East Bay.
Sunday, August 32nd
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid.
But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.
Grab a blanket and head to your national park for Presidio Picnic. This great family event takes place on the Presidio’s beautiful Main Parade Ground, a seven-acre lawn with views of the park, the city, and the San Francisco Bay.
Presidio Picnic Every Sunday | March 31-October 20, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm Main Parade Ground, The Presidio, SF FREE
A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid
Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon
Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided
Cultural Dance Performance every 3rd Sunday of the month at noon to 2 pm.
Food Trucks & Pop-Ups
The rotating lineup of 30 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes: (New to Presidio Picnic this year are Off the Grid mobile food creators)
Beans N Barbells: mobile pop café serving specialty coffee beverages Bowl’d Acai: made-to-order juices, smoothies and acai bowls Estas Manos: just-launched artisan coffee roaster proudly based in San Francisco Fruity Moto: organic, all-natural, fruit-centric craft beverages Gio Gelati: traditional Italian gelato made with impeccable California ingredients Horn Barbecue: much-lauded authentic Texas barbecue with a cult following The Base Co: LA-based natural sweetener company serving guilty-free, plant-based beverages in refillable “happiness jars” that feature designs by local artists La Santa Torta: Tacos, tortas, elotes and more that showcase the gastronomy of the Jalisco region of Mexico Lobsterdamus: Southern-California shellfish favorite serving up Maine lobsters on a mesquite grill Mi Morena: La Cocina entrepreneur offering fresh Tacos de Guisado on housemade tortillas Milk & Waffles: authentic Liège waffles topped with imported pearl sugar MOMO Noodle: high octane sauces and toppings on traditional Asian noodles On a Roll – Calcutta Style: Indian kathi rolls fusing traditional and modern flavors Pye: savory meat and veggie pies made in small batches with honest ingredients Spunbyss: classic, made-from-scratch sliders, fries and sides with vegetarian options that include a plant-based burger patty from Impossible Foods Turontastic: crunchy and irresistible Filipino desserts with inventive fillings like ube mochi, and strawberry-Nutella
Participating alums from Off the Grid’s 24-month mobile food incubator in partnership with Google, Instrucktional, include:
Bollocks: Globe-spanning spherical delights from meatball master Greg Spangler. Manjé: Haitian Caribbean cuisine from entrepreneur Dimitri Lilavois.
King’s Mountain Fire Station, Woodside
10 AM, All Ages
For more than 50 years, every Labor Day weekend, a magical transformation occurs in the redwood forest just 30 miles south of San Francisco. Artist booths pop up around the Kings Mountain Fire Station and local beer and wine begin to flow.
The forest becomes an outdoor gallery displaying some of the finest handmade arts and crafts on the West Coast. All art is original and made by the artists who personally exhibit at the show.
The #1 fine art fair in Northern California, featuring 135+ juried artists in a redwood forest with an old fashioned children’s craft and game area.
This is not your average kitschy craft fair. It’s a fine art fair where you can talk to the artists, hang out in a gorgeous redwood forest and enjoy great food and fresh air.
Park along Skyline Blvd. and take a free trolley from marked stops to the main entrance (3 stops, one located about 1 mile north and one located 1 mile south of the fair and one at Kings Mountain and Skyline).
Food & Drinks
All meals are enthusiastically prepared and served by an all-volunteer staff that includes members of the volunteer fire rescue team. Breakfast is available 8 am to 10:30 am. The grill serves a pancake breakfast, including blueberry compote, eggs and sausage, as well as a delicious lunch that includes burgers, corn on the cob, chili, mountain nachos, and more. The volunteers at the cook shack seek out the highest quality ingredients every year, like 100% natural beef. And the Kings Mountain Elementary School has dessert covered with Grandma Jenny’s famous giant cookies, baked by Kings Mountain volunteers.
Proceeds from the Art Fair go directly back to the community, supporting the all-volunteer Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Brigade, which responds to more than 250 emergencies a year. In September of 2017, they worked with Cal Fire to stop the 60 acre local Skeggs Fire from becoming a catastrophe. Proceeds also support the Kings Mountain Elementary School, a 3- room school for grades K-5 with approximately 60 children.
The fair is transforming into a zero waste event. In the past year, out of 3.21 tons of collected trash, it was successfully composted 1.19 tons and recycled 1.46 tons, leaving only a half ton of trash leftover from the three-day event.
The fair takes place around the Kings Mountain Fire Station and Community Center, along California Scenic Corridor Highway 35, six miles south of Highway 92. Most people know the area as a recreational mecca for hikers and bikers; now, come see the art.