No weekend is ever the same in San Francisco, but it always leaves you with the same feeling. You always want more. Here's what you shouldn't miss this weekend.

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August 17, 2018
The weekend is finally here.

Things to Do in San Francisco This Weekend

The festivals continue this week with a Filipino Night Market, a blues festival and a beer festival. The best part: they don't cost an arm and a leg to get in. Most of them are free.

2018 U.S. Rowing Masters at Lake Merritt

The 2018 Masters Championships are heading to Lake Merritt, Aug. 16-19. Oakland Rowing Week will also be taking place for the first time. Watch demonstrations, learn to row, and engage in other family-friendly activities. While you're in the East Bay, be sure to check out more summertime adventures that are just a short drive away.

Bay Area Brew Festival Returns to Pier 35, Aug. 18

This sudsy salute includes 70 breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, a DJ and much more. Admission includes unlimited beer samplings. Hours are noon-4 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m.

8th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival, Aug. 18-19

Polk Street Blues Festival returns to its original home in the heart of San Francisco this year. This free two-day event will feature street festival fun and the best of the blues on Polk St., between California and Post streets. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, you'll be able to enjoy live music, kids activities, a farmer's market, and much more.

Undiscovered SF: August Night Market at Old Mint

On Aug. 18, 2018, Undiscovered SF, a curated collection of emerging artists and merchants celebrating the rich heritage of the SoMa Pilipinas district, located in the heart of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, will debut at a new location, 401 Minna St. Slated for the third Friday of every month, the market has 40-plus vendors, including food purveyors representing the “third wave” of the Bay Area’s Filipino food movement.

Funny Business: Desi Comedy Fest

The largest annual South Asian comedy festival in America, Desi Comedy Fest will showcase 40 comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan descent on Aug. 19, 2018 at Marines Memorial Theatre. The festival also includes comedians from other minority groups and the LGBTQ community. “Raw and hilarious,” the comedians have a wide variety of credits in their resumes, from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.


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