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Weekend Planner: September 8


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, September 8



2017 California Rum Festival

 SOMArts, San Francisco

2 PM, Ages: 21+


California Rum Festival will offer a variety of experiences to all attendees during the main event Sept 8th, 2017. In addition, the Rum Bazaar will take place on Sept 9th, 2017

Experiences at the event:

The event is divided into two days.

Day #1 “MAIN EVENT has 2 Sessions: (1) Spirit Industry (2) Rum Aficionado “General Admission”

The Spirit Industry Session, which consists of a 2 hour program (2pm-4pm), offers industry professionals a chance to:

  1. Access to arts and crafts area

  2. Network with brand representatives, distributors, and importers

  3. Access to tasting room

  4. Attend brand seminars (RSVP only as space is limited. More details soon)

  5. Mingle with industry colleagues

  6. Take home 1 signature cup

Price: Early Bird: $35.00 (Limited quantity) Week of event: $45.00 (Limited quantity)

The Rum Aficionados “General Admission” Session, consists of a 4 hour program (5pm -9pm), offers the attendees a chance to:

  1. Access to arts and crafts area

  2. Access to tasting room

  3. Attend to brand seminars (RSVP only as space is limited. More details soon)

  4. Enjoy pleasant music

  5. View mixology demos by brands

  6. Take home 1 signature cup

Price: Early Bird: $70.00 (Limited quantity) Week of event: $90.00 (Limited quantity)

Day #2 has 1 Session:

The Rum Bazaar consists of a 5 hour event (12-5pm) where attendees will enjoy

  1. Great tropical rum cocktails made from the rum brands that are participating in the event + elaborated by some of SF best bartenders (Drinks not included with covercharge)

  2. Arts & craft by local vendors

  3. Great retro/surf music

Price: Early Bird: $5.00 (Limited quantity) Week of event: $10.00 (Limited quantity)

Other events: Please visit site for more information.


NO PETS | NO REFUNDS | ALL SALES FINAL | Managment reserves right of admision.

Tickets: After completing your purchase on Eventbrite, you will receive an email confirmation with your attached PDF ticket(s). You MUST print and bring your PDF tickets AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFICATION to be admitted for the event.

Ticket Transfer Policy: You may gain entry to the event even if your name is not on your ticket ONLY so long as the barcode is scannable. California Rum Festival &/or its associates are not responsible if ticket(s) cannot be scanned and the order is under a different name than the person presenting the ticket.

Ticket Reminder: To ensure your satisfaction, California Rum Festival&/or its assosciates cannot guarantee tickets purchased from unauthorized third party resellers (individuals or brokers).

Photo and Video Release: By purchasing a ticket to the event you agree and acknowledge that the California Rum Festival &/or its associates plan to take photography and video at the 2016 California Rum Festival and reproduce them in news, educational and/or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media including California Rum Fest &/or its associates websites.

California Rum Festival &/or its associates recommends that you purchase tickets directly through,, our authorized partners, and the venue box offices.

For question, click here.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes a Legal ID. Must be 21 Years or over to attend.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Best option: Lyft

For parking option: Visit the following link (Be responsible, don’t drink & drive.)

Dress code requirements?

It’s late summer, so please come relaxed yet ready to go to another venue afterward if you so choose. Got some Tiki garb? Wear it!

Which session should I attend?

Both sessions will be great and fun for any type of beverage enthusiast! We can gladly help with further questions, simply contact us



Huge Outdoor Roller Disco

Pier 39, San Francisco

4 PM, All Ages


Pier 39 is rolling it back to the year they opened – 1978 – with a free ’70s Roller Disco Party.

Head to The Pier for an evening of fun, music, and roller-skating in the Pier 39 Entrance Plaza from 4-10 pm. Bring your own roller skates or rent a pair for free.

Update: Pre-registration has reached capacity. Limited day-of registration may be available based on actual event attendance. It’s recommended arriving one hour or more prior to desired skate time.

  1. Please present the registration confirmation at the check-in tent to receive your wristband.

  2. Check-in is open on September 8 from 3-8 pm or until capacity is reached.

  3. Online registration does not guarantee access or skate time. There’s limited availability, on first-come, first-served basis.

  4. They recommend arriving one hour or more prior to desired skate time.

  5. Skating sessions may be timed depending on number of skaters.

  6. Skaters must be ages 5 and older; all minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  7. Please note, event is weather permitting and subject to change without notice


Saturday, September 9



22nd Annual Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 47th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.”

This free Mardi Gras-style celebration features two sun-splashed days of live music on stage and street throughout downtown.

The dynamite music lineup includes Zepparella, East Bay Mudd, Boombox, Cisco Kid – War Tribute, Sang Matiz, Lumberyard, Loudin’ Cleer, John Clarke, Bob Culbertson and HeartStrings Music.

Check out a juried show with 250 professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, festive food and drink, premium wines, microbrews and margaritas, artisan specialty food, a microbrew tasting tent, an organic and green products showcase, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays and the “Classically Cool Car Show.”

Plus there’s tons of fun for kids with the Streets Filled With Talent Music & Dance Showcase plus an ultra thrilling zip-line, wild and wacky roll-on-water Waterballerz, carnival-style rides, and an abundance of amazing amusements in Playland.



Orinda Classic Car Show

63 Orinda Way, Orinda

10 AM,  All Ages


Enjoy gawking at over 200 American and European cars ranging from the 1920s, to the classics of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as modern exotics at the 13th annual Orinda Classic Car Show from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

At 1 pm, there will be a visit of vintage and modern Ferraris – including a 1965 275 GTB Competition – driving into the middle of the show.

The event is free, but those who make a donation of $10 will have an opportunity to ride in one of the cars during the “Drive” at the close of the show.

Kids and grown-ups alike, it’s an event for the whole family to enjoy. Come join in the fun and witness vintage and modern exotic cars and motorcycles, food, music and more.


Sunday, September 10



Oakland Pride Parade & Festival

Broadway & 14th, Oakland

10:30 AM, All Ages


Oakland kicks off their annual Pride celebration with a Pride Parade at 10:30 am. The celebration continues in Uptown Oakland for the Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm.

The Pride Parade starts at Broadway & 14th Street (Oakland City Hall) and ends at Broadway & 20th Street at the Oakland Pride Festival Main Entrance.

This year, Oakland Pride welcomes Grammy nominated R&B vocalist Andra Day (‘Rise Up’) who will perform with her full live band. Joining Andra Day on the Main Stage this year is the incredible Alex Newell from the hit series Glee plus Frenchie Davis (American Idol, Rent, The Voice) who is just returning from another run on Broadway in ‘The View Upstairs.’ Jane Wiedlin (GoGo’s) & Peter Straccia introduce their new band Elettrodomestico. Additionally, local sensation Princetonation returns to the stage, plus the men of SWAG, The Drag Queens of the East Bay and so much more.

Also Oakland Pride is delighted to welcome the hilarious and talented Latrice Royale (RuPaul’s Drag Race) who will be onstage to keep us all guessing.



Off The Grid: Presidio Picnic

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.

Season-long amenities – Free yoga every Sunday 11am-12pm with Lubbdubb (bring your own yoga mat) – Free bike valet with The New Wheel.

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.

  1. 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

  2. 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

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