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Weekend Planner: September 4


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, September 4



Old Sacramento, Sacramento

6:00PM, Ages: 21+


Mark Twain called Sacramento City the “City of Saloons” and it seems like nothing’s changed.  The legendary Gold Rush Beer Crawl returns on Friday of Labor Day weekend to Old Sacramento, September 4, 6 p.m. to midnight.  For just $10, get craft beer samples (6-9 oz pours) at nine of Old Sac’s legendary bars:

  1. River City Saloon

  2. Laughs Unlimited

  3. The Other Office

  4. O’Mally’s

  5. Vega’s Underground

  6. Sports Corner Bar and Grill

  7. La Terraza Mexican Restaurant

  8. Fanny Ann’s Saloon

  9. Coconut Grove Sports Bar and Grill

Note:  Must have valid 21 and over ID to participate and enter bars.  Drink responsibly and choose a designated driver, walk or cab it home!  Dress code enforced at some bars.  Participating bars and featured beers subject to change.

Buy your tickets in advance.  This event has sold out in the past.

Tickets also available in advance at participating bars.  Redeem online ticket vouchers at the Beer Crawl booth at 2nd and K Streets between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, September 4.



Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

5 PM, All Ages

Free or Donation

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 springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, 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. An economic impact report shows that the Oakland First Fridays has a major, positive economic impact on the KONO community. To learn more, download the economic impact report by Victoria Swift.


Saturday, September 5



Marinship Park, Sausalito

10AM, All Ages


The Sausalito Art Festival is the top-rated event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your Labor Day Weekend. Meet over 260 artists, and have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more.

Enjoy non-stop musical entertainment from top headliners on three stages, gourmet delights, and fine wines and champagne.

The festival is located along the beautiful Sausalito Waterfront.

General Admission ticket includes one-day entry into the Festival and all Entertainment. Food, Beverages, and Parking are not included in the ticket price.

All ticket sales are final.  No refunds, no exchanges.


There’s a lot to enjoy at the Sausalito Art Festival, but one of the most anticipated features are the artists on the two performance stages at the festival.  We have had the pleasure of hosting legend after legend on the Stella Artois main stage and this year is no different.

This year, to kick things off with a bang, we have the 50th anniversary performance celebration of Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and the San Francisco Sound.  To commemorate this occasion, the one and only Jefferson Starship will light up the main stage.


Main Stage

MC:  Dan Healy (audio engineer for the Grateful Dead)

noon – 1:15pm: THE DUKE OF NEW YORK – (DJ set)

1:30-2:00pm: TOM CONSTANTEN (rock)

2:00-3:00pm: QUICKSILVER (rock)

3:15-4:15pm: JAZZ IS DEAD (Instrumental Grateful Dead tribute)

4:30-6:00pm: JEFFERSON STARSHIP (rock)

Artist Stage

11:00-12:30pm:  Vardo Gypsy Jazz (gypsy jazz)

1:00-2:00pm:  Audry Shimkas (jazz)

2:30-3:30pm:  The Dixie Giants (Dixieland jazz)

4:00-5:30pm:  Swing Set (swing/jazz)



Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose

12PM, All Ages


BACON, BEER, WRESTLING & (BACON) S’MORES return to Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Labor Day Weekend 2015. Join 15,000 of your closest bacon friends at the 3rd Annual Bacon Festival of America!

3rd Annual Bacon Festival of America Plaza de Cesar Chavez Labor Day Weekend September 5th & 6th, 12 pm to 7 pm $10 pre-sale, $12 at the door All plates are $6 or less!

More info at SJBACON.COM

*Festival held rain or shine *Sorry, only service animals allowed. *Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferrable via email.




Wente Vineyards, Livermore

11AM, All Ages


Join Wente Vineyards for the sixth annual The Front Porch Music Festival. This music festival features nationally acclaimed artists from around the country. Sip world class wines from Wente Vineyards and The Winemakers Studio. Purchase food from various vendors in shaded picnic areas and enjoy bands performing on two stages in a beautiful setting.

No outside food or alcohol permitted.

The Front Porch Music Festival 2015 lineup


11:30-12:30 PM  Garage Band Academy

1:00 – 2:00 PM    Elliot Randall & The Deadmen

2:30 – 3:30 PM    Andre Thierry

4:00 – 5:00 PM    Kingsborough

5:30 – 6:45 PM    Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters

7:15 – 8:45 PM    Jackie Greene


12:25-1:05pm     Rachel Rolleri

1:55 – 2:35 PM    Michael McNevin

3:25 – 4:05 PM    Night Harvest

4:55 – 5:35 PM    Suzanna Spring & The Surly Jack@sses

6:40 – 7:20 PM    The Carolyn Sills Combo


Sunday, August 30



Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco

10AM, All Ages


Run, walk, and swirl through a spectacular 5k road course. Energize at Motivation Stations. Invigorate your finish with 75′ misting tunnels. Savor a cup of Easy Breezy FroYo to benefit the American Lung Association in California.

Each ticket includes a fully loaded goodie bag! DryFit running hat, mirror shades, race bib & pro timing, gym tote bag, fab finisher medal, & custom cup of Easy Breezy FroYo at the finish festival. It’s time to Treat YoSelf.

For more swirls & details visit



Main Post, San Francisco

11AM, All Ages


Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience.

Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed

In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience.

Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello.

The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post.

Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

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