Labor Day Weekend: Outdoors in The City

If you're not leaving town for Labor Day weekend, say goodbye to Fogust at one of the many arts events in the Bay Area (full list here) including these outdoor selections.

Shakespeare in the Park Presents “A Midsummer Night's Dream” in The Presidio


This year, the storied SF Shakes troupe presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the beloved farcical tale that is so unlikely it can only be chalked up to a dream. Bring a blanket, a picnic and enjoy. Free. San Francisco’s Presidio, Main Post Lawn:

  • Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 pm – Preview
  • Sunday, September 2 at 2:00 pm – Preview
  • Monday, September 3 (Labor Day) at 2:00 pm – Opening  

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Manila Disco Fever at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival on September 1


MDF celebrates the Manila Sound, a hugely popular movement that blossomed in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Concert starts at 1pm on The Esplanade.  See details.


Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival in Berkeley on September 2


The festivities unfold in Berkeley as a street party and feature a musical procession, cultural demonstrations, live music, Brazilian food and craft stands and a samba circle.  Learn more.

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