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Weekend Planner: July 5th

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, July 5th



Foodieland Night Market

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

All Weekend, All Ages


Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location.

FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the city’s hottest summer playground. Make it a dream date, a summer night out with friends, or a class reunion to remember.

FoodieLand Night Market is the perfect outdoor evening event for everyone. A must-attend for foodies, this exclusive festival overlooking the San Francisco Bay is inspired by the night markets of Asia. Bring your friends together for some evening and late-night sounds, tastes, and scents where you can experience a street festival this summer in the Bay Area. Enjoy authentic multicultural street foods, and many enticing beverages and desserts to please your palette. Don’t miss the bar by Golden Gate Fields for your favorite alcoholic beverages. Stop by to participate in a variety of carnival games, and take in live musical performances by some of your favorite artists and DJs. Shop dozens of vendor booths for everything from jewelry to artistic paintings and home decor.

Located at the beautiful Golden Gate Fields – North Lot with a shoreline view of the San Francisco Bay. The entire event will be on asphalt pavement – no dirt lots.

Designated Lyft/Uber Drop Offs are available through the Buchanan St. entrance. It is highly recommended to use rideshare services or carpool to get to the event. Vehicle parking is available for $10 (cash only) at both the Buchanan Street and the Gilman Street entrances.



Free Swimming Friday

East Bay

All Day, All Ages


Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. The Park District has planned a number of special events and programs including free swimming at all of their regional parks.

Park entry and other fees will be waived every Friday in 2019 from April to December to celebrate the Park District’s 85th Anniversary. Park entrance and fees for day use parking, swimming, dogs, horse trailers, boat launching, and fishing permits will all be waived.

There are plenty of swimming opportunities for you with six open-water lakefront beaches, three chlorinated lagoons, two pools, and two bay shoreline beaches.

Swimming Locations include:

  1. Castle Rock Recreation Area

  2. Contra Loma Regional Park

  3. Crown Memorial State Beach

  4. Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

  5. Del Valle Regional Park

  6. Don Castro Regional Recreation Area

  7. Little Hills Picnic Ranch

  8. Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline

  9. Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area

  10. Roberts Regional Recreation Area

  11. Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area

  12. Temescal Regional Recreation Area

  13. Tilden Regional Park

Read more about the Park’s Rules & Regulations. Before heading out, check out the Park’s Swimming Facilities information page for locations, opening hours, lifeguard hours, and great information about the specific location like whether it has a sandy beach, warm water, or sheltered from the wind. Some swimming facilities are open year round.


Saturday, July 6th



Corduroy: Pearl Jam Tribute

The Chapel, San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages


Corduroy – A Pearl Jam Tribute Band, formed in 2016 in the Bay Area, Corduroy pays tribute to one of the biggest Rock n Roll bands of all times PEARL JAM, playing their best hits from 1991 to present.

Flannel is the Bay Area’s premiere ’90s Alternative & Grunge Tribute Band and covers ’90s favorites from Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt, Weezer, 4 Non Blondes, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more! Turn your next show, private party, corporate event, or festival up to 11 with FLANNEL!



The Vampire Tour of San Francisco

San Francisco

8 PM, All Ages


VAMPIRES – THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR HALLOWEEN ANYMORE! The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is a very unique walking tour of the beautiful Nob Hill neighborhood. The stops are: Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Café, Huntington Park, the Pacific-Union Club, the Fairmont Hotel, and the Mark Hopkins Hotel. The script contains about 85% true San Francisco history, with fun vampire lore and humor mixed in. It is not dark or gory, and is suitable for all ages. Because there are no hills involved, it is a very easy walk and is wheelchair friendly. The cost is $25.00 per mortal. Undead are admitted free, but proof of status is required. Nob Hill gets pretty chilly at night, so please dress warm. If rain is predicted for the evening you want to attend, please call me by 3:00 pm the day of the tour to see if it is going to be conducted. If you would like to add to the fun, your Hostess, Mina Harker, encourages you to come in costume.


Sunday, July 7th



Presidio Picnic: Easter Sunday

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

  1. A rotating lineup of 30+ international mobile food creators representing the best of San Francisco’s multicultural food scene curated by Off the Grid

  2. Free Yoga class from LubbDubb every Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon

  3. Free Presidio Y Bike learn-to-ride lessons for kids every 1st Sunday of the month. Bicycles and helmets provided

  4. 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.



Fillmore District, San Francisco

All Weekend,  All Ages


Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend on Fillmore Street in San Francisco between Jackson and Eddy streets.

From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages.

Asian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is not to be missed.

Jazz Festival Lineup 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

California Street Stage Jazz Stage

  1. 10:30 am to Noon: California Jazz Conservatory: Never Weather (Dillon Vado)

  2. 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Kristen Strom

  3. 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Mario Alberto Silva

  4. 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Kim Nalley

Sutter Street Stage Beyond Stage

  1. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Erik Jekabson Sextet feat. John Santos and Dave Ellis

  2. 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Paula West

  3. 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Ray Obiedo Group

Eddy Street Stage Eddy Street Stage

  1. Noon to 1:30 pm: David Parker Sextet

  2. 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm: Wiley Coyotes (Reggae Jazz)

  3. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Darlene Coleman

Sunday, July 7, 2019

California Street Stage Jazz Stage

  1. 10:30 am to Noon: California Jazz Conservatory: Lumama (Marshall Williams)

  2. 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Michael Zilber’s Originals for the Originals

  3. 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Marcus Shelby Orchestra feat. Tiffany Austin

  4. 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Kim Nalley

Sutter Street Stage Beyond Stage

  1. 11:30 am to 1:00 pm: Le Boef Brothers

  2. 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Neely’s Rhythm Aces

  3. 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Element Brass Band

Eddy Street Stage Eddy Street Stage

  1. Noon to 1:30 pm: New Blue Soul Jazz

  2. 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm: Groove Riders

  3. 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Terrie Odabi


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