15 SF Bay Area Labor Day Weekend Events

This weekend is Labor Day – the official end of summer. With hordes of people fleeing the city for Burning Man, take advantage of the limited crowds and enjoy a last hurrah before closeting your white shoes and pants.

Here are 15 SF Bay Area Labor Day weekend events including art fairs; festivals; live music of every genre; free museums,; zines; lit; drama; mime; and more.

Most events have little or no admission costs.

Friendly reminder: there is no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay the entire Labor Day Weekend so consider an event on your side of the Bay or use these tips courtesy of BART.

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9 Tips for Kings Mountain Art Fair 2015

Kings-Mountain-At-Fair 20159 Tips For Kings Mountain Art Fair 2015. September 5, 6 & 7, 2015

Fall is approaching and with it the end of the fair/festival season. But it’s not over yet.

Nestled in a redwood forest with some of the finest handmade arts and crafts on the West Coast, Kings Mountain Fair is a lot like the grand finale at the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza – one last magnificent burst of wow before it all fades away.

Free admission.

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Liquid Marin Liquidation Sale

liquid marinLiquid Marin Liquidation Sale. August 29, 2015 until all the goods are gone.

After eight deal filled years Liquid Marin is closing its doors. The Liquid Marin liquidation sale is your last chance to shop their great deals That’s right folks no more Liquid Marin pop-up stores, flash sales, or tent sales. Sigh.

Pack your tissues and take out your credit card – prices on everything in the store are low, low, and lower.

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Bella Notte Linens Outlet End of Summer Blowout Sale

Bella Notte Linens Outlet End of Summer SaleBella Notte Linens Outlet End of Summer Blowout Sale. August 27 – 29

Bella Notte Linens Outlet end of summer blowout sale is your chance for great deals on their popular line of vintage-inspired, high-quality eco-friendly luxury bedding. 

The sale includes bedding of every sort (e.g. sheets, duvets, pillow shams, baby blankets, etc.), tabletop linens, apparel, and gifts. Everything in the store is priced 25-50% off their already discounted outlet prices.

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National Park Service’s Free Birthday Admission

Free Entry to Most National Parks in Honor of National Park Services BirthdayNational Park Service’s Free Birthday Admission.August 25, 2015

The Feds are celebrating the National Park Service’s birthday with free entry to most national parks.

Many of the national parks are driving distance from the Bay Area. Muir Woods is in our backyard. Talk about the perfect incentive to experience “America’s best idea” firsthand.

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11 Tips for MasterChef Season 7 Casting Call

MasterChef logoMasterChef Season 7 Casting Call. August 29, 2015.

I unabashedly admit to watching cooking-related reality TV shows. Between the food, the drama, and the unexpected twists, these shows have it going on. So while this is not a “deal” per se, for some fabulous Bay Area amateur chef this post might qualify as a “deal breaker” so here goes…

MasterChef is holding open casting for Season 7 contestants.

If you have fantasized about engaging millions of television viewers with your cooking chops; have a thick skin to weather some snarky criticisms from celebrity judges; and are able to withstand the pressures of ultra competitive (uh, nasty) teammates, then MasterChef Season 7 Casting Call has your name all over it.

Oh yea – the booty last season for the ultimate winner was no small potatoes. Try $250,000, a cookbook deal, and the enviable title of MasterChef.

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SF Etsy Summer Emporium Pop-Up

Heart EtsySF Etsy Summer Emporium Pop-Up. August 23, 2015.

SF Etsy Summer Emporium Pop-Up features 40+ local Etsy sellers, live music, and great eats.

This is your chance to shop and meet the makers of unique handmade, re-purposed, and vintage items.

DIY Bonus: GoGo Craft will host a “How To Make a Bow Tie” workshop. Free!

Free Admission.

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Dogpatch Urban Air Market 2015

Dogpatch Urban Air Market 2015Shop Dogpatch Urban Air Market 2015. August 16, 2015.

Mark your calendar for Dogpatch Urban Air Market 2015. This well curated marketplace has over 100 local, independent, and sustainable vendors of clothing for men, women and children, jewelry, accessories, artwork, home decor, natural beauty products and more.

Besides great shopping enjoy acoustic performances by local musicians, DIY stations, interactive art, and food truck eats. As in perfect: boyfriend, kid, husband lure and distraction.

Think perfect antidote to big box, mass-produced retail ennui.

FREE admission.

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Fabulous Fashionista Summer Sample Sale Extravaganza

Fabulous Fashionista Summer Sample Sale

Fabulous Fashionista Summer Sample Sale Extravaganza. August 15, 2015

The Fabulous Fashionista Summer Sample Sale, LA’s premier sample sale (faka the BCBG Sample Sale), is back @The Fort Mason Center.

You have one sweet day to score up to 70% off designer fashions (plus an additional 10% off if you pay with cash) from designers BCBG, Herve Leger, Aussie Labels, Finders Keepers  & Keepsake. Continue reading

Jeremys SF Closing Sale On Now!

Jeremys SF Closing SaleJeremys SF Closing Sale. August 8 + 9, 2015

Squeezed out by changing demographics, parking woes, and high rents (grrr), Jeremys is closing its San Francisco store but not without a not-to-miss closing sale.

This is your chance to get deals on Jeremys designer clothing and shoes from the likes of Fendi, Valentino, McQueen, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior. Prices are slashed on women’s apparel and women’s and men’s shoes.

Even for this self-proclaimed opportunivore, great deals at the expense of a fab store closing are bittersweet. But in this case all is not lost – Jeremys Berkeley store will remain open and all the goods not sold by Sunday will travel across the Bay.

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