August Bay Area Activity Guide

August Bay Area Activity Guide

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Another month, another round of awesome activities to enjoy in SF and beyond! Read on to start planning your August.


1. Test your bravery in the Upside Down at San Francisco’s Stranger Things Experience

Stranger Things 4 has dominated the internet for months now, meaning that it’s never been cooler to be an ‘80s kid. Transport to Hawkins right here in San Francisco at the Stranger Things Experience, which is happening now at SF’s Skylight at the Armory. You’ll have the chance to become your own character during an hour-long storyline that takes you through set recreations including Hawkins Lab, the Byers’ living room, the Palace Arcade, and more. Get tickets here. 



2. Dress to impress at The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Bridgerton, complete with a modiste to complete your outfit, captivating dance performances, countless photo ops, and more. The Queen requests your presence at the 100,000-square-foot SVN West in San Francisco, which has been fully transformed into an exquisite grand ballroom from Regency-era England. Get tickets here. 


3. Step into a holographic art gallery at the Palace of Fine Arts

Imagine stepping into a digital gallery where you can walk around and browse artwork from the most reputable digital artists out there. Verse: The Art of The Future – NFT Exhibit has arrived in San Francisco and it’s here to change your perspective on how we will experience art in the future. See it now at the Palace of Fine Arts – get tickets here.



4. Chinatown’s beloved Autumn Moon Festival will happen

August 27-28

The Autumn Moon Festival is here! Chinatown’s beloved event celebrating the moon and summer harvest goes back to 1991. The 2022 festival will happen on August 27 and 28 from 11am-5pm. This spectacular festival will take Chinatown by storm, with countless food vendors, nonstop entertainment, lion dancing, mooncakes, kids’ activities, and more. The event is free to attend and will happen all along Grant Avenue between Broadway and California Street.


5. Nerd out at SiliCon with Adam Savage – Silicon Valley’s premier Comic Con

Explore the best in pop culture, technology, science, makers, cosplay, gaming, and more at SIliCon on August 27 and 28 at San Jose McEnroy Convention Center. You can meet featured guests including Karen Gillan, George Takei, Christopher Lloyd, and Simone Giertz.


6. Take a spin at the Ferry Building’s roller skate pop-up

San Francisco’s Ferry Building is one of the city’s most iconic buildings, serving as a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. It’s a center for events, pop-ups, a farmers’ market, and countless excellent merchants who sell their wares daily in the building’s many stalls.
  • Saturday Night Skate – 7-10pm August 13
  • Head West Makers Market – 11am-5pm August 7
  • Ferry Fridays – 3-6pm every Friday
  • Fog City Flea outdoor market – 10am-5pm August 14 and 28
  • Gardeneur Plant Market – 10am-4pm August 14
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8am-2pm Saturdays