Hard to believe the kids will be back in school in just a few short weeks. There’s still plenty to do this month. If you’re looking for events in San Francisco this August be sure to check out the list below. Don’t forget that National Night Out is August 7th, a great excuse to get out and meet your new neighbors.

Events in San Francisco this August

American Craft Show
When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018
Where: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco. CA

Join us for three days of festivities celebrating all things handmade at the American Craft Show in San Francisco at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. Come shop craft like you’ve never seen before from more than 250 of the country’s top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists.

Plus, meet the country’s top emerging artists! Stop by our Hip Pop Emerging Artists’ booths on the show floor to see their contemporary pieces ranging from sophisticated elegance to cutting-edge.

Nihonmachi Street Fair
When: August 4thand 5th, 2018
Where: Japantown
Post Street between Laguna and Fillmore Streets
San Francisco, CA

The Nihonmachi Street Fair considers itself the original “melting pot” of street fairs, with many aspects of Asian-Pacific American life—and San Francisco’s cultural life—expressed through performance, tradition, art, music, food, and community outreach and service.

Continually evolving to reflect the city it celebrates while staying true to its original idea: to use this event as a platform to mentor Asian-Pacific American youths and foster their leadership and communication skills through volunteerism and community service. The Fair is produced, staffed, and organized by volunteers, thus providing practical, hands-on experience in collaboration, entrepreneurship, and problem solving.

San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest
When: August 4thand 5th, 2018
Where: Discovery Meadow
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA

Food, fun and jousting!! What could be more fun than stepping back in time to the Renaissance! Crafts, games, music, dancing and artists will all be there to entertain and amaze!

Jerry Day
When: August 5th, 2018
Where: Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
45 John F Shelley Drive
McLaren Park, Excelsior District
San Francisco, CA

Jerry Day is a civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his childhood roots from the Excelsior District of San Francisco. By uniting the diverse communities of San Francisco through Jerry’s music, we are creating something extraordinary for Jerry’s childhood neighborhood – the Excelsior District, McLaren Park, and the City and County of San Francisco.

Outside Lands
When: August 10th– 12th, 2018
Where: Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

Come along and live outside with Ranger Dave. Every August, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park transforms into an otherworldly celebration of music, food, wine, beer, art and comedy. Take a tour through Outside Lands with this video and then join us in 2018 to experience it for yourself!

Hillwide Garage Sale
When: August 11th, 2018
Where: Various Locations

Time to sort through the kids’ toys, clean out those closets and kitchen cupboards and organize the garage so that you can finally get the car in there.

Set out your wares, pull up a chair and make a day of greeting your neighbors and treasure hunters as we have our annual, neighborhood-wide flea market!

Botanicals and Brews
When: August 17th, 2018
Where: Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA

Discover the unique tropical plant collection of the Conservatory through the lens of craft brews. Some of the Bay Area’s finest craft brew masters will set up shop on the third Friday of the month in our Victorian greenhouse, telling the tall tales of botanical brewing and proffering their delicious elixirs.

Golden Gate Swim
When: August 18th, 2018
Where: Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco, CA

This 3K (approx. 1.15 mi) race begins at the ocean side of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge near Ft. Point Beach and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge past the north tower and finishes at Finger Point Rock. This is a rare opportunity to swim one of the most thrilling open water, world class competitions ever near a legendary historical landmark with unique currents from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, and over the bay’s deepest point at over 340 feet!

This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help. Feel free to submit your pool or open water mile times, or previous race results, for consideration before registering by contacting us.

Polk Street Blues Festival
When: August 18thand 19th, 2018
Where: Polk Street – California to Post Streets
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is known for its love of the blues. After years of producing our Blues Festival on Polk Street, approximately 5 years ago, we needed to move the event to Martinez, CA. and change the name to the Bay Area Blues Festival.  We are excited to be bringing the festival back to Polk Street!

If people are looking to escape the crowded downtown San Francisco chain stores and want to enjoy a warm, friendly neighborhood atmosphere, Polk Street is the place. Polk Street runs from Ghirardelli Square at Beach Street at the northern end, south to Market Street near City Hall and the Civic Center. Located on the west side of upscale Nob and Russian Hills, the neighborhood is in a San Francisco micro climate relatively immune to foul weather, especially during Summer.

The FREE Festival will feature two main stages, a merchant marketplace, arts and crafts, food booths, cafe seating areas, and much more.

Eat Drink SF
When: August 24th– 26th, 2018
Where: 2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA

Eat Drink SF is San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants.

Do you dream of caviar bumps and foie gras laybacks? Are you committed to eating your way through the Essential 38? Does a really good meal bring you a deep level of nearly indescribable satisfaction? Fancy yourself a light-weight food critic or devour the musings of the pros? Keep tabs on which kitchen to find the top Bay Area chefs? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, it sounds like you, friend, are our people.

Don’t miss out. Eat Drink SF is the best food and drink festival in San Francisco. Period. Full stop.