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 7
Piers 30-32, San Francisco
9 AM, All Ages
The Mens & Womens AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to San Francisco. One of four tournaments held in the state of California, the San Francisco event is unlike the others.As opposed to the deep sands on the natural beaches in Southern California, this competition takes place on a pier with the scenic Bay Bridge looming overhead.
Although last year’s event ended a six-year hiatus from San Francisco, the past three years have all been won by players who have competed in the Olympics. In this event, the cream of the crop always seem to rise.
Other seating/VIP options range from $75-$600. Tickets will be available on-site based on availability at the AVP Box Office.
Thursday, July 6 – Qualification Tournament Open to the public; no Premium Tickets available for sale
Competition 8 am – 6 pm. Venue Open 7:30 am – 7 pm.
Friday, July 7 – Main Draw Tournament Opening Rounds
Competition 9 am – 6 pm. Venue Open 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Saturday, July 8 – Main Draw Tournament Elimination Rounds
Competition 9 am – 6 pm. Venue Open 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Sunday, July 9 – Main Draw Tournament Final Rounds
Competition 9 am – 3 pm
Semi-Finals 9 am – 1:30 pm
Finals 1:30 pm and 3 pm
8 – 10 am – AVPFirst “Community Corner” Clinic In an effort to ensure all children have access to the great sport of volleyball and a healthier lifestyle, AVPFirst will partner with local community organizations in underserved neighborhoods across the country as part of the Community Corner Program.
Venue Open 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
**All Competition times are subject to change
All tickets to the Main Draw sessions include admission to the ultimate beach volleyball festival featuring interactive activations, athlete appearances, vendors and more. Tickets will be available on-site based on availability at the AVP Box Office during the above event hours.
Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
5 PM, All Ages
Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street.
Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJs, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events.
Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat great food, enjoy live music, and stroll through the amazing, eclectic city of Oakland.
One of the cultural partners of Oakland First Fridays is Oakland Art Murmur, a collection of galleries and mixed-use venues many of which are open First Friday evenings. The range of artistic exhibitions is inspiring.
Most of the venues are open from 6–9 pm. Many of the galleries are adjacent to the Telegraph Avenue site of Oakland First Fridays on 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Streets going east toward the hills.
Directions to Oakland First Fridays Parking is a breeze! Here is a list of parking garages in the area. There are limited parking meters on side streets along Telegraph Ave. Make sure to bring quarters! Feeling lazy? Take BART to 19th Street and stroll a few blocks down to 23rd Street and Telegraph Ave.
Saturday, July 8
40451 Albrae St., Fremont
12 PM, All Ages
Head to the 5th Annual Halal Food & Eid Festival in California featuring a wide variety of different cuisine from around the world including Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern, Arab, Mediterranean, African as well as American.
There will also be a large bazaar featuring vendors selling a wide variety of items such as clothing, jewelry, gifts, toys and artwork from around the world.
What is “Halal”? Basically, like what “Kosher” food is for Jews, “Halal” food is for Muslims. It means the meat has been blessed and is considered pure and lawful for Muslims to consume.
At this year’s Halal Fest, you will no longer need food tokens. All food vendors will be accepting cash/credit directly from the public. Admission is $5; children 10 and under are free.
The Convent Arts Collective, San Francisco
1 PM, All Ages
Join The Convent Art Collective, in collaboration with Amateur Hour SF for a roof top day fest filled with zines, prints, small art objects for sale and/or trade as well as live poetry and music for one day only.
Kyle and Her Bitches
Gray Tolhurst and the Early 90s
The Good Boxes
Zines/ Art/ Etc
Ruvianne Torres Fetsco
Sunday, July 9
SoMa StrEat Food Park, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
Sundae, Sunday, Sundae! Cups, cones, floats, and pops, Scooped, dipped, swirled, and topped, Non-stop from your favorite shoppes!
Celebrate America’s favorite dessert at SoMa StrEat Food Park’s 3rd annual Ice Cream Sunday Showdown! With fun, summer festivities for the whole family and mountains of the Bay’s best ice cream – soooo much ICE CREAM!!!
EVENT DETAILS Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 11am to 5pm SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street, SF Ice cream beer floats Ice cream eating contest and other fun games & activities Ice cold DJ’d music $5 Adult Festival Admission, Kids 10 & under FREE All ages, dogs welcome, rain or shine with plenty of covered seating & heaters – Check out our event page for updates HERE
ICE CREAM VENDORS AND SPECIALTIES* Frozen Kuhsterd Trader Jim’s Dole Whips Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice Cookie’s n Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches Post Street Creamery Gourmet Scoops Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos Tara’s Organic Ice Cream Bliss Pops Gourmet Natural Popsicles Lobos Ice Cream Doughp Cookie Dough Twisted Chill Gourmet Local Ice Cream Hookt Gourmet Mini Doughnuts – more coming soon! –
SAVORY VENDORS* Firetrail Pizza Kokio Republic Torraku Ramen Gyros on Wheels Nuch Empanadas No No Burger The Sarap Shop
*Lineup subject to change
Main Post Lawn, San Francisco
11 AM, All Ages
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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.
San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. 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
Food Trucks / Pop-Ups The list may change throughout the season, but expect to see 30+ vendors like Bi-Rite Creamery, Nopalito, Senor Sisig, Wing Wings, Del Popolo, Hookt Doughnuts, Dum Indian Food, the Grilled Cheese Guy and tons more.
Getting There Use the FREE shuttle: The PresidiGo operates a route from downtown San Francisco to the Presidio and two routes within the park.
The Downtown express route picks up from the Transbay Terminal, Embarcadero BART, and Union Street/Van Ness Avenue before dropping of at the Presidio Transit Center. > Maps & Departures
The Around the Park routes run two-continuous loops within the Presidio. Both routes originate at the Presidio Transit Center and connect with MUNI and Golden Gate Transit at several locations. > Maps & Departures