2018 Labor Day Weekend in Bay Area

Here’s best ways to enjoy Summer’s last weekend in our Bay Area!

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers to the U.S. economy. It is also meant to give workers a well-earned day off.

Labor Day marks end of the summer season. It’s the last chance to get out and take a vacation before summer is gone. Please be safe and enjoy the 3-day weekend.

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Total number of events: 31
Last update: 8/29 at 7pm.

 

Friday, August 31st.

 

Salsa Festival on the Fillmore. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2018 | 6-10 pm. 1475 Fillmore St., San Francisco. FREE.

The annual dance event will take place from 6 pm until 10 pm nightly (Friday & Saturday) at the Fillmore Center Plaza, located on Fillmore & O’Farrell Street. This is a free and very fun dance party that will keep you coming back every year with dance lessons, a DJ and live entertainment — this is fun for all. Click here for information!

 

 

Saturday, September 1st.

 

48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Car Show, Live Music & Rides | Sept 1-2
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” Celebrate the “The Last Blast of Summer” with massive crowds expected for a world-class lineup of music, art, food and mardi gras-style fun.

 

Salsa Festival on the Fillmore. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2018 | 6-10 pm. 1475 Fillmore St., San Francisco. FREE.

The annual dance event will take place from 6 pm until 10 pm nightly (Friday & Saturday) at the Fillmore Center Plaza, located on Fillmore & O’Farrell Street. This is a free and very fun dance party that will keep you coming back every year with dance lessons, a DJ and live entertainment — this is fun for all. Click here for information!

 

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Saturday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE* | Jack London Square

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 …

 

19th Annual Rail Fair: Unlimited Train Rides & Farmyard Activities | Fremont
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: $12* | Ardenwood Historic Farm

Bring your family to Ardenwood Historic Farm on Labor Day weekend for the 19th Annual Rail Fair! Everyone will enjoy a day of fun at this celebration of trains. There will be unlimited train rides all three days pulled by “Katie” the diesel locomotive. For this …

 

2018 Lebanese Festival: Music, Dance & Food | Redwood City
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Redwood City

Enjoy a full day of Lebanese culture and cuisine in a great atmosphere with music, dance, games, and other entertainment for the whole family.

 

48th Annual Belmont Greek Festival | Belmont
Saturday, September 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $2* | Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross

Savor delicious Greek food and experience the rich culture of Greece at the 48th Annual Belmont Greek Festival in the mid-Peninsula, Labor Day weekend. Join the annual Belmont Greek Festival, in its 48th year in 2018, when the San Francisco Bay Area celebrates a Labor …

 

“Festac” Labor Day Weekend Art & Culture Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | Old Oakland Corridor.

The festival, “FESTAC”, will celebrate the diversity and pride through performances, artisan “studios on the streets” and more. The festival will also launch a campaign to promote Oakland city policies.

 

Manila Disco Fever: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Saturday, September 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Disco fever wasn’t just an American epidemic. In the late 1970s, those lithe, funk-inflected bass lines, slinky keyboards and punchy horns spread around the globe, finding a particularly receptive audience in the Philippines. Manila Disco Fever celebrates the Manila Sound, a hugely popular movement.

 

2018 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Sept 1-3
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists.

 

Shakespeare in the Park: “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” Mashup | Berkeley.
Saturday, September 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | John Hinkel Park.

“Noises Off!” meets Shakespeare in Actors Ensemble’s inventive adaptation of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” playing free at 4 pm weekends in the John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre through September 3rd. Theater in the Park: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare”.

 

Sunday, September 2nd.

 

2018 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | Casa de Cultura

Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. Click here for info!

 

2018 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods | Peninsula
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates more than 50 …

 

2018 Millbrae Art & Wine Festival: Car Show, Live Music & Rides | Final Day
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Millbrae

The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the 48th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown Millbrae into the “Big Easy.” Celebrate the “The Last Blast of Summer” with massive crowds expected for a world-class lineup of music, art, food and mardi gras-style fun.

 

19th Annual Rail Fair: Unlimited Train Rides & Farmyard Activities | Fremont
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: $12* | Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Bring your family to Ardenwood Historic Farm on Labor Day weekend for the 19th Annual Rail Fair! Everyone will enjoy a day of fun at this celebration of trains. There will be unlimited train rides all three days pulled by “Katie” the diesel locomotive. For this …

 

2018 San Francisco Zine Fest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers.

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden …

 

2018 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | Mosswood Park.

The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike.

 

48th Annual Belmont Greek Festival | Sunday
Sunday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $2* | Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross.

Savor delicious Greek food and experience the rich culture of Greece at the 48th Annual Belmont Greek Festival in the mid-Peninsula, Labor Day weekend. Join the annual Belmont Greek Festival, in its 48th year in 2018, when the San Francisco Bay Area celebrates a Labor …

 

The Mexican Museum Family Sunday: Art Activities & Exhibit | SF
Sunday, September 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mexican Museum.

Join for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly art activities at The Mexican Museum . Stop by between noon – 4 pm and have fun making your own little piñata.

 

Shakespeare in the Park: “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” Mashup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | John Hinkel Park.

“Noises Off!” meets Shakespeare in Actors Ensemble’s inventive adaptation of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” playing free at 4 pm weekends in the John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre through September 3rd. Theater in the Park: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare”.

 

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, September 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Neck Of The Woods.

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s first ever Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcases, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs.

 

Monday, September 3rd.

 

Labor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE* | All Over San Francisco.

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules.

 

2018 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley
Monday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | Telegraph Ave & Prince St.

Come shake it at the 10th Annual Blake Street Salsa Block Party, the original Berkeley Labor Day Monday salsa block party, with the Bay Area Salsa & Timba All Stars band, plus DJ José A. Ruíz. Monday, September 3, 2018 | 2-6 pm. Click here for information!

 

2018 Kings Mountain Art Fair in the Redwoods: Labor Day | Peninsula
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Kings Mountain Fire Station.

Why pay a fortune to see the art in Sausalito when you can visit the Kings Mountain Art Fair for free? Known for its stunning location among the redwoods and for its unique and varied artists, the Kings Mountain Art Fair celebrates more than 50 …

 

19th Annual Rail Fair: Unlimited Train Rides & Farmyard Activities | Final Day
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: $12* | Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Bring your family to Ardenwood Historic Farm on Labor Day weekend for the 19th Annual Rail Fair! Everyone will enjoy a day of fun at this celebration of trains. There will be unlimited train rides all three days pulled by “Katie” the diesel locomotive.

 

San Francisco Premium Outlets Labor Day Weekend Clearance Sale | Final Day
Monday, September 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Premium Outlets.

Join for extra savings from your favorite brands, like The North Face, Sunglass Hut, True Religion Outlet, Under Armour, Nike Factory Store and more all holiday weekend long. They will have extend hours of operation for your convenience, and select stores will be hosting sidewalk sales.

 

Hiero Day 2018: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: $19.93* | 3rd Street & MLK Jr. Street.

Rock out on your Labor Day holiday during the 7th Annual Hiero Day by celebrating at Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in Oakland. Hiero Day, voted “Best Hip-Hop Festival of the East Bay”, is a one-day music festival combining community, local food, music, apparel,and live art.

 

2018 “Abbots Bromliad” Largest Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 3 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park.

Join the California Revels in a day of good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary experience.

 

48th Annual Belmont Greek Festival | Labor Day
Monday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $2* | Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross.

Savor delicious Greek food and experience the rich culture of Greece at the 48th Annual Belmont Greek Festival in the mid-Peninsula, Labor Day weekend. Join the annual Belmont Greek Festival, in its 48th year in 2018, when the San Francisco Bay Area celebrates a Labor …

 

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | The Presidio
Monday, September 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio).

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the …

 

Shakespeare in the Park: “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” Mashup | Final Day
Monday, September 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE* | John Hinkel Park.

“Noises Off!” meets Shakespeare in Actors Ensemble’s inventive adaptation of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” playing free at 4 pm weekends in the John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre through September 3rd. Theater in the Park: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged”.

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