Berkeley Kite Festival Soars

Berkeley Kite FestivalBerkeley Kite Festival. July 25+26, 2015.

Kite enthusiasts of every age are gathering this weekend in Berkeley for the 30th annual Berkeley Kite Festival. Expect to see everything from sweet and humble homemade kites to fanciful-outrageous–mind-boggling kites.

Bring your own kite, make one for free, or watch the experts display their craft. Plus arts & crafts, food, music, giant bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, free candy drop, free kite making, team kite flying, giant creature kites, kite team of Japan, and kite battles.

Was that your inner child smiling?

FREE Admission.

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Royal Robbins Summer Parking Lot Sale

Royal Robbins Parking Lot SaleRoyal Robbins Summer Parking Lot Sale. Through August 2, 2015.

Royal Robbins Summer Parking Lot Sale has a great selection of men and women’s outdoor and travel clothing reduced up to 50% off retail. Plus redeem the coupon below for an extra 10% off your total parking lot sale purchases and/or 10% off the regular price of shoes and accessories.

Whether your plans call for hiking the Himalayas or traipsing around Twin Peaks, the Royal Robbins Summer Parking Lot Sale has you covered.

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Alessi SF Super Sale|Great Design Great Prices

Alessi Super SaleAlessi SF Super Sale. Through July 26, 2015.

Design maven alert – Alessi SF Super Sale has high-end elegant and functional home goods, kitchenware, furniture, and more, priced to clear at up to 75% off retail.

Many of the top designers of the 20th century create Alessi’s products. Pardon my name dropping but the list includes — Michael Graves, Philippe Starck, Frank Ghery, and Ettore Sottsass.

Tea kettles, citrus juicers, coffee pots, waste baskets, and kitchen timers are just a few of the items in Alessi’s line.

Every kitchen should have something from Alessi especially at up to 75% off regular retail.

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Hero Arts Factory Store Summer Fun

Hero Arts Factory Store Summer FunHero Arts Factory Store Summer Fun. Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays through August 2015. Plus Wednesday Meet-Ups.

Hero Arts Factory store has big savings on high-quality products for scrap booking, card making, stamping and much more. Think DIYer bargain paradise.

Celebrating its one year anniversary the Hero Arts Factory Store is giving us a present — an extra day of shopping. Now through August the store is also open on Thursdays. Plus Wednesday afternoons is a crafters meet-up. This is your chance to create while communing with like-minded folks. #BeInspired #BeInspiring

The Hero Arts Factory Store’s quality craft products at discount prices are a deal worth tracking.

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7 Tips For Norman S Bernie Fabrics Liquidation Sale

Norman S Bernie Fabrics Closing SaleNorman S Bernie Fabrics Liquidation Sale. On now.

Norman S Bernie, the Bay Area’s première designer fabric store is closing its doors and liquidating its inventory. All in-stock fabrics are selling for 50% off retail. Plus find greater discounts on special items and full roll sales.

Even for this self-proclaimed opportunivore, great deals at the expense of a fab store closing are bittersweet. Pack your tissues and head to Norman S Bernie Fabrics Liquidation Sale.

Deal Tracker first dibs: word of this sale has not yet gone to the public. Head over to the Norman S Bernie Fabrics Liquidation Sale ASAP – beat the crowds and  get the best selection.

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9 Tips For Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2015

Renegade Craft Fair Summer 20159 Tips for Renegade Craft Fair Summer 2015. July 18+19, 2015.

San Francisco’s Renegade Craft Fair has a curated selection of over 500 makers. Find unique art, jewelry, ceramics, paper products, clothing, body products, home decor, artisanal foods, and more. Plus enjoy fun DIY activities and workshops as well as delicious eats.

Maybe not definition strict “renegade”  but the Renegade Craft Fair is definitely not your Mother’s craft fair. But do bring her because there is something for everyone.

Free admission!

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Loudmouth Golf Sample Sale

 

Loudmouth Golf BottomsLoudmouth Golf Sample Sale. July 17+18, 2015.

Loudmouth Golf, the lifestyle clothing brand with its roots in golf/sports clothing, is having a sample sale.

Prices are slashed up to 75% off retail on a fabulous selection of women’s and kids’ clothing and accessories perfect for 9 holes, 18 holes, or just hanging around looking stylish.

Fashionistas with a penchant for bold colored clothing be sure to check out the Loudmouth Golf Sample Sale.

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Flower Piano A Pop-Up Musical Feast

Flower Pianos Pop Up

Flower Piano Pop-Up Musical Feast. Now through July 20th, 2015.

A flower piano pop-up awaits you in Golden Gate Park.

For twelve days San Francisco’s Botanical Garden is the city’s own outdoor concert hall. Nestled around the Garden’s 55 lush acres are twelve pianos. On the weekends visitors can enjoy concerts featuring accomplished musicians playing everything from classical to punk. Plus, regardless of your musical talent (!),  you are welcome to play any of the pianos. Pretty irresistible so expect your Garden soundtrack will have amazingly talented regular folks as well as one finger versions of Chopsticks.

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6 Tips for Free San Francisco Symphony Concert at Pier 27

SF Symphony logo like picFree San Francisco Symphony Concert at Pier 27. July 12, 2015.

Classical music aficionado? More of a rock ‘n roller? Somewhere between? Wherever you are on this music spectrum you are sure to have an enjoyable afternoon at Sunday’s Free San Francisco Symphony Concert at Pier 27.

This free waterside concert pairs Bryce Dessner, of the acclaimed indie rock group The National, and electric guitarist Travis Andrews with the San Francisco Symphony for an afternoon of striking contemporary works and old masters.

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8 Tips For Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival 2015

Palo Alto Clay And Glass Festival BannerPalo Alto Clay & Glass Festival 2015. July 11 +12, 2015

Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival 2015 is a not-to-miss fun-filled two-day celebration of clay and glass art.

This is your chance to meet the artists and snap up a gorgeous hand-made art glass or clay treasure. Plus check out hands-on pottery-making and glass blowing demonstrations.

Free admission.

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