Since 1882, there has been a celebration for the social and economic achievements of all you hard working Americans. For the past 134 years, on every 5th of September, we continue this celebration by treating ourselves to a fun-filled long weekend.
With this weekend’s forecast set in the high 60’s, it’s the perfect time to go out and enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer. So this weekend I raise a glass to you all. It’s been a long week and you all deserve to have some fun! Now without further ado, here is this week’s edition of #SFGuide Weekend Guide.
Friday, September 2nd:
Photo: Oakland First Fridays, sf.funcheap.com
BLOCK PARTY!! → Kick off your weekend strong at the Oakland First Fridays Festival! Festivities start at 5PM in Oakland’s Koreatown Northgate neighborhood. Jam packed with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets, this block party is definitely the place to be.
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party // Telegraph Ave. from W. Grand to 27th St., Oakland, CA 94612 // Friday 5:00 – 9:30 PM
FREE MUSIC → Located on Haight street, Amoeba Music, an independent local music retailer is hosting REVOLUTION, a DJ series, tonight featuring Mrs. Voorhees. A native of San Francisco, Mrs. Voorhees’s rock and pop songs have been featured in various horror movies over the years. This event is free for all ages, so feel free to go check them out and enjoy some good music and great vibes.
Rock & Pop DJ Music Mini Concert: Mrs. Voorhees | Amoeba SF // 1855 Haight St. San Francisco, CA 94117 // Friday 4PM
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM → Captivate and engage your minds at the museum tonight during the after-hours event, Friday Nights at the de Young. This event will host a mix of live music, dance, theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. The museum’s café offers specialty cocktails and a delicious fixed menu.
Friday Nights at the de Young: Large Scale Drawings & California Surf Music & | SF // 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 // Friday 5:30-8:45PM // Admission: Free
Saturday, September 3rd:
CAST AWAY → There are only 2 days a year where the Dept. of Fish & Games allow the general public to fish without a fishing license with “no catch”, and this Saturday is one of those days! Visit San Francisco’s 14 prime fishing locations and “reel” in some good old fashion fun in the sun.
Free Fishing Day 2016 | SF // San Francisco, CA // Friday: All Day
WINE & ART → The 46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival is the Bay Area’s largest Labor Day event. Dubbed “the last unofficial weekend of summer”, this festival is the best place to end your summer with a bang. Guaranteed fun for the whole family, enjoy this festive Mardi Gras-style celebration from Saturday to Sunday. There will be a micro-brew tent hosting breweries: Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, Karl Strauss Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Pyramid Hefeweizen, Alpine Duet IPA, Calicraft Coast, Drake’s 1500, Heretic Evil Cousin, Anchor Steam Mango Wheat, Full Sail Session Lager and Crispin Original Cider. There will also be a Classic Car show, artisan-produced food vendors, and a playland for kids.
46th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival // Broadway Avenue, Millbrae, CA // Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00 PM // Admission: Free
Sunday, September 3rd:
Photo: SoMa StrEat Food Park, Facebook
#SUNDAYFUNDAY → Who doesn’t love brunch? This Sunday the SoMa StrEat Food Park, will be hosting Bottomless Sangria Sunday. Enjoy your Sunday this Labor Day weekend with a live DJ, food truck brunch specials, and of course, bottomless Sangrias! Entry into the event is free when you RSVP on Facebook, but tickets for all-you-can-drink can be found on Eventbrite ranging from $30 (Early Bird) to $35. Tickets for all-you-can-drink are good from 11AM-4PM.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND – BOTTOMLESS SANGRIA SUNDAY! // 428 11th Street, San Francisco, CA // Sunday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM // Admission: Free // Drink tickets: $30-$35
ROCK OUT → Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch Journey, Santana, Miller Band, The Doobie Brothers and Tower of Power at the beautiful AT&T Park in what may be the greatest homecoming concert ever! These iconic Bay Area bands will rock your Labor Day weekend here in San Francisco this Sunday starting at 3PM. Ticket prices range between $55-250 and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.
AT&T Park San Francisco Fest // 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107 // Sunday: 3:00PM // Admission: $55-$250
Monday, September 5th:
GAME ON → If you think you have what it takes to be the very best, this Monday, local bar Soda Popinski will be hosting “Super Trashed Bros. No.21”, a Super Smash Brothers tournament with drinking rules. Enjoy getting sloshed, playing games, accompanied with comedy performances by Justin Gomes and Tirumari Jothi! You can sign up to enter the tournament at http://challonge.com/stb21, and prepare to play the game that will ruin even the closest of friendships.
Super Trashed Bros No.21! Tournament w/ Drinking Rules // 1548 California St, San Francisco, CA 94109 // Monday: 7:30PM-10:30PM