Labor Day may indeed be the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t soak up the last bit of summer fun happening around you. Here’s a guide to a variety of free and ticketed activities scheduled around the Bay Area during the Labor Day holiday.
San Francisco Fest at AT&T Park
Sept. 4, 3 p.m., AT&T Park in San Francisco
Household names will be on full display at AT&T Park on Sunday, but not of the baseball variety. Music legends including Journey, Santana, Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers will be rocking the stage. Tickets for the event are on sale now. For more information, click here.
Oakland A’s Baseball
Sept. 2-5, Various Times, O.co Coliseum in Oakland
If you’re more inclined to enjoy a savory hot dog and sip on a cold beer while watching America’s pastime, head out to O.Co Coliseum for a weekend chock-full of American League action. The Oakland Athletics host one of the AL’s best in the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Saturday and Sunday before welcoming the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Tickets for the weekend’s ballgames are on sale now. For more information, click here.
Scottish Highland Gathering & Games
Sept. 3-4, 8 a.m., Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton
Bust out your kilt and get ready to open your ears to the sweet sound of Scottish bagpipes. The 151st Scottish Highland Gathering and Games features a slew of celebrations and competitions that celebrate Scottish culture. Tickets for the weekend’s event are on sale now or can be purchased at the fairgrounds. For more information, click here.
Shakespeare in the Park
Sept. 3-5, 2 p.m., Presidio Main Post Lawn in San Francisco
It might make you laugh. It might make you cry. Check out San Francisco Shakespeare Festival bring William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” to life. The wide array of music, dancing and personality prove to be a treat for the whole family. Best of all, the shows are free, but make sure to arrive early so you can grab a good seat. For more information, click here.
San Francisco Comic Con
Sept. 2-4, Various Times, San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco
Grab that superhero cape and prep yourself for a heroic adventure. Join other comic book lovers, anime fans, Star Wars lovers and more at this interactive showcase, which also includes celebrity meet-and-greets. Tickets for the weekend’s event are on sale now. For more information, click here.
Sausalito Art Festival
Sept. 3-5, 10 a.m., Sausalito Art Festival in Sausalito
Get outdoors, sip on some wine, and marvel at fine art on display at this waterfront art festival. Gourmet food and live music entertainment will also be on hand as you stroll past work shaped by award-winning artists from around the country. Tickets for the weekend’s events are on sale now. For more information, click here.
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled”
Sept. 4-5, 2 p.m., Dolores Park in San Francisco
School is back in session, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of fun thinking about education. San Francisco Mime Troupe presents “Schooled,” a socially relevant theater presentation that features live music and political satire addressing educational topics. No need to bring any cash because this event is free. For more information,click here.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ “Out of This World”
Sept. 2-5, Various Times, SAP Center in San Jose
Come one, come all! Treat yourself to an intergalactic performance as Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus launch you into an outer space experience. Acrobats will test the limits of gravity and majestic creatures will take center stage in this show dedicated to please the entire family. Tickets for the weekend’s events are on sale now. For more information, click here.