Thursday, August 1, 2013

Late Summer Fun

 August Festivals

 Are you sitting at home on your couch watch television shows, cruising the Internet and thinking “Man I’m so bored?”

Well then, close your laptop, TiVo your favorite shows and come explore all the festivities and events happening around the San Francisco Bay Area in August. There are numerous events going on including Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park, the Origami Festival, and the San Francisco Chef face off in Union Square. 

CHEF SF  (Aug. 4). For five years this culinary event has given chefs a chance to compete and show off their skills and for the public to enjoy a food lover’s paradise. This year will include a cake off!  There will be food and drink vendors galore with the top wines and brews. At the end of the event there will be a cake off and the top chef will take home a Guittard Chocolate Company gift.

If you are looking for visual art that’s challenging then check out the Origami-Palooza Festival (Aug. 10)  in Japan Town. Instructional booths will be set up to show you the proper ways to fold and craft your origami. One particular booth will learn how to fold paper cranes for the holidays. At the end there will be a paper airplane-folding contest. 

Lastly, Outside Lands (Aug. 9-11) offers three day of all-genre music in Golden Gate Park. There are numerous stages across the park with bands that range from “just moving into the music scene” to “well-versed professionals” like Paul McCartney, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Grab your picnic blanket, a ticket and head to Golden Gate Park the second weekend of August to experience it live!

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