Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day Weekend fairs and family fun

50th Annual Kings Mountain Art Fair: Kings Mountain Community Center and Firehouse Woodside, CA. Labor Day weekend brings a few festivals to the Bay Area, including The Kings Mountain Art Fair (August 31, September 1 – 2, 2013), which presents juried artists exhibits in a glorious setting among the redwoods.

Kids have their own dedicated space at the Art Fair: Kiddie Hollow, located down the hill from the Cookie Booth. Don’t miss the world’s largest cookies – peanut butter, toffee, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin – at the Cookie Booth just around the corner from The Cookshack (a great spot for breakfast or lunch).

Local residents started the Art Fair in 1963 as a fundraiser to help create a volunteer fire company for the remote Kings Mountain community. The first fair, held in a red barn, featured mostly local artists and raised $50. It is now ranked as one of the Top Five Fine Art Fairs in California, and in the Top 50 in the nation. - Art Fair SourceBook 2011. Saturday, Aug 31, September 1 and 2, 2013. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sausalito Art Festival: This annual event, spanning more than 60 years, draws tens of thousands of art lovers to the North Bay with promises of food, wine, art and live music. With The Psychedelic Furs, Lisa Marie Presley and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, until 5 p.m. Monday. $5-$25. Marinship Park, Sausalito.

San Francisco Zine Fest 2013: The 12th annual SF Zine Fest will host over 140 DIY & small-press creators in two huge exhibition halls; the fest is FREE to all public attendees.

There will also be events including spotlights on artists Justin Hall, Roman Muradov, & Sophia Foster-Dimino, as well as workshops & discussions of all things DIY.
The SFZF Reading Room & Zine Library will also return. This collection of over 200 comics and zines showcases some of the finest creators in the Bay Area and beyond.

San Francisco County Fair Building - Hall of Flowers, San Francisco, CA. Aug 31st + Sept 1st 2013. 11a.m. -5 p.m.

America's Cup: Art in the Park: America's Cup hosts an Art in the Park day at America's Cup Park. The whole event is free and open to the public! Local artists of all ages will paint "en plein air" landscape images of America's Cup on the San Francisco Bay. The public can watch the artists at work, enjoy other live performance art, and participate in art activities.

America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29. San Francisco, CA. Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 43rd annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival transforms downtown into the “Big Easy” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 31 and September 1, 2013.
This free Mardi Gras-style festival features live music, a juried art show with professional artists and craftmakers showing their latest handcrafted wares, a microbeer tasting tent, home and garden exhibits, an organic and green product showcase, a classic car show, and more.

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