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Outside Lands – August 5-7, 2016

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 2016 to experience it for yourself!



July 16 + 17 @ Fort Mason Festival Pavilion


Hey, San Francisco!  We’re thrilled to bring the best in modern craft and design to The Fort Mason Center’s stunning Festival Pavilion this summer!  Enjoy spectacular views of the Bay, as you discover stunning handcrafted jewelry, clothing, art, decor, and anything your heart desires from over 300 makers and artisans.

While you’re at it, stop by the mezzanine and check out vintage treasures from Born to Roam & Maude (did we say solar powered, eco-friendly mobile boutique located inside of a hand-restored 1962 Shasta Travel Trailer?),  or take part in a glass-making demonstration with Bullseye Glass Co., attend a live poetry courtesy of White Cotton Rose, and commemorate the festivities with an instant portrait by  Magbooth!

We’ve mixed up the perfect recipe for a fantastic weekend with an assortment of exciting  food and beverage options, including tasty bites and treats by Kokio Republic, Tante’s, Post Street CreameryFour Barrel Coffee, Verde Vivo Tea, and a full bar, along with music by DJ REDLite.

Our friends at Time Out San Francisco will raffle off a goodie bag worth over $1,000, full of handmade products from the Fair’s makers! The winner for the raffle will be chosen at random following the Fair.


July 16 + 17, 2016


11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123


Plan your route here.


Check out our Press Release here to learn
about exciting festivities, performances
and workshops!


We encourage you to walk, bike, or take public transit to the Fair!

Need a ride? UBER has provided a code for a free $15 ride for all 1st time users, for ALL 2016 RCF Events! The code is RCF2016 and can be used for all Fairs!


Street parking is available yet limited. Parking is not guaranteed.


Only service animals are allowed in the pavilion.


Renegade is a celebration of DIY spirit and for each Fair gathers new and seasoned independent Makers alike.

Take a peek at our roster lineup below!


2016 will mark our 9th year in SF!


The Fair will be held indoors, and as always it’s free to attend!


Summer Blockbusters – 10 Must-see Exihibitions at 9 SF Museaums This Summer

San Francisco offers an amazing array of museum adventures this summer. I am partial to the Bill Graham exhibit having known the impresario and been to many of his concerts. But Pinocchio will be a wonderful nostalgic return to our childhoods and an introduction to one of Disney’s best movies and the Asian Art exhibit promises to be exquisite. It has been many years since I visited Beijing and other Chinese cities but I remember marveling at the porcelain and delicate paintings I saw there. And if you love the sea as much as I do, the Ocean after Nature exhibit promises to be enlightening. Pick your favorites, consider joining a museum and let me know which exhibit(s) you loved best.

San Francisco is known for its cable car rides and waterfront views, but if you haven’t checked out the arts scene, you’re missing out. Whether you’re a resident of the Golden Gate city or just visiting, our summer selection of exhibitions has something for everyone.

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Asian Art Museum (June 17 – Sept. 18, 2016) 
Get a glimpse of some of the rarest Chinese paintings and ceramics as they go on display at the Asian Art Museum. This is the first time these pieces are being exhibited in the United States. This exhibition focuses on the nine Chinese emperors who ruled from the 12th to 20th centuries, and features more than 150 pieces, including the celebrated “Meat-shaped stone”.

Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio, The Walt Disney Family Museum (Through Jan. 9, 2017)
If you’re a Disney fanatic or a fan of old-school animation, this Walt Disney Family Museum exhibition is a can’t-miss. See pictures of the production process and the artists at work as you get an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at how this animated classic was made. Discover a new appreciation for the planning and detail that goes into hand-drawn animation.

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, de Young Museum (July 16 – Oct. 9, 2016)
The settlement of the Great American West was a turning point in America’s history. This 99-piece exhibit at the de Young Museum, featuring works from artist Ed Ruscha will give you a new appreciation for the role the West has played in our culture, both past and present. This is also a companion exhibition to Wild West: Plains of the Pacific shown at Legion of Honor from June 18 to Sept. 11,

Grace Jones Project and Dandy Lion. Museum of the African Diaspora (Through Sept. 18, 2016)
Stop by MoAD to see both of these exhibitions that explore the influences of actress and singer Grace Jones, and the everyday life of urban cis-gender black men. The Grace Jones Project features works from the likes of Xaviera Simmons and Jacolby Satterwhite, while Dandy Lion includes both films and photographs that challenge the “thug” narrative so often imposed on the black community.

Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen, Exploratorium (Through Sept. 5, 2016)
“Strandbeest” is Dutch for “beach animal,” and if you look long enough, the sculptures in this exhibition may just seem like they’re coming to life. Artist Theo Jansen uses mostly PVC tubing to construct these large kinetic sculptures. This is the first time the Strandbeests have been seen in North America, and this Exploratorium exhibition gives you an inside look at what goes into creating these fantastic beasts, including concept sketches, video and live demonstrations.

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Evolution, Contemporary Jewish Museum (Through July 5, 2016)
Get a last look at how Bill Graham changed the rock music industry forever, as this Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibition comes to the end of its run. The exhibit follows his life, from his childhood as a German Jewish refugee to his career as a rock promoter, and how he was able to influence the industry and use music to help those in need.

The Ocean After Nature, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (June 17 – Aug. 28, 2016)
Check out this exhibition at the YBCA and get a new perspective on the sea and its role in today’s international culture. Works by 20 artists from around the globe come together to examine the ocean’s place in our world, from the land-sea divide to ocean travel to the intersection of sea life and humanity and the delicate marine ecosystems. This multi-modal exhibition includes music, sculptures, photographs and various other media.

California and the West, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Through Sept. 5, 2016)
Experience the Wild West like you’ve never seen it before at the SFMOMA. This exhibit walks you through photographs from artists such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and Minor White, and shows how the American West, our perception of it, and photography have all evolved over time. The exhibit begins with works from the 19th century, when the camera was just being invented, and ends in the digital age of the present day.

The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Through Sept. 18, 2016)
Be one of the first to see some of the new works on display at the recently reopened and expanded SFMOMA. On-display pieces include photographs from Diane Arbus, paintings from Jackson Pollock and works from installation artist and sculptor Joseph Beuys. The Media Arts department will be gaining video performances by Ant Farm, Nam June and Lynn Hershman Leeson, and you can also see what innovation and design looks like first hand in the Architecture and Design display.

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine, Legion of Honor (Through Aug. 26, 2018)
See what happens when science and art come together to give you a detailed look at what life was like in Ancient Egypt at the Legion of Honor. High-resolution computed tomography (CT) scans allow scientists, historians and anthropologists to get 3D images of the coffins and mummies inside without damaging these delicate artifacts. This exhibition includes a display of amulets and tomb furnishings, as well as an interactive virtual dissection table.

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Prepare For Taco Overload at These 15 SF Cinco de Mayo Celebrations


Whether it serves as a celebration of rich cultural tradition or an excuse to drink too many margaritas on a weeknight, Cinco de Mayo is an extremely popular holiday for Bay Area locals. San Francisco Eater rounded up 15 special parties, events, and drink deals worth checking out on the big day, ranging from all-day happy hours to elaborate multi-course Mexican feasts. ¡Viva Mexico!

15 SF Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

The 21 Secret Parks of San Francisco

Crocker Galleria Rooftop

Scattered throughout Downtown San Francisco are public plazas, atriums, and roof gardens. Privately Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) hide behind secret elevators, security guards, and stairs. Their elusive trait raises the question: if they are public, then why are they hidden?

In a city where land is scarce, POPOS allocate open space to prevent overdevelopment. The 1985 Downtown Plan mandates developers build and maintain 1 sq ft of public space for each 50 sq ft of commercial space. Yet, developers hide them from the public to keep cost of maintenance low.

SFPOPOS has organized a list of POPOS locals and architecture buffs will enjoy. You’ll find POPOS in a short walk within South of Market, Financial District and the Embarcadero. And, make sure you get lunch to-go.

Here are the 21 public parks you didn’t know existed in San Francisco.

Freshly updated map of what’s going up around town


Interested in what’s happening with new developments in San Francisco? Click the link below to view the interactive map…

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Great Dickens Christmas Fair – December 22, 2013


The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London – an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors and Christmas shops.

It’s a twilight evening in Charles Dickens’ London Town; a city of winding lanes filled with colorful characters from both literature and history. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Cries of street vendors hawking their wares ring out above the bustling crowd. Dozens of lamplit shops are filled to overflowing with Christmas gifts. The Dickens Christmas Fair is a treasured Bay Area tradition since 1970 and a splendid way to celebrate the holidays.

Four weekends including the Friday after Thanksgiving: November 29th through December 22nd, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM PST
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco
General Admission, $25. Student/Senior/Military, $21. Children 5-11, $12. Children Under 5, Free. Groups of 15 or more, $17. Pickwick Club (Fair season pass), $60.

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Union Square Tree Lighting

The 24th annual Union Square Tree Lighting on November 22nd, 2013, featuring Macy’s gift to the City of San Francisco and most recognizable Christmas tree. The 83-foot tall, reusable tree will be dressed with 33,000 energy-efficient twinkling LED lights.

One of the prettiest features of winter and Christmas in San Francisco is the lighting – lights on buildings, on trees and in windows, which look even better as the nights get longer and colder. When the light diplays switch on (starting the week before Thanksgiving) you know it’s the onset of the holiday season.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Union Square, San Francisco – located between Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets

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