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5 Awesome August SF Events for the Design Lover

What better way to waste away your summer day than taking a stroll in San Francisco’s bustling neighborhoods and stumbling upon a great street festival in Noe Valley? Or scoping out some fabulous art pieces in downtown’s Union Square? We've rounded up  five thrilling can't-miss San Francisco events for the month of August!

OutsideLands
Sure, this is one of the summer's most anticipated events thanks to the killer music line-up. But for those who are as passionate about the festival as they are about going green, you won't want to miss Ecolands, a special attraction featuring Urban Gardening Workshops in addition to a wide number of eco-friendly initiatives. August 10-13; $225 for 3-day pass, $95 for a 1-day pass; Golden Gate Park, SF

Image courtesy of 1 AM Gallery

The ART of Graffiti 1.0 Class 
Street art is huge within the San Francisco area and is often celebrated rather than frowned upon in this great city. Thanks to the people over at 1AM SF Gallery, you can get a tutorial on creating stunning graffiti with the help of one of their artists. In a gallery that extols urban and street art, getting a lesson from one of these guys should be quite rewarding. First Amendment Gallery; August 11, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; $55 per person; 1000 Howard Street, SF

First Thursday Art Walk
If there’s one thing you need to know about the people of San Francisco is that they love two things: art and walking. The San Francisco Art Dealers Association are happy to bring back their art walk for this month. This local tradition has been happening since the early 90s and only continues to expand with more vendors and galleries.  Several well-known galleries in Union Square and South of Market areas open their doors later for participants to stroll in and take a peek at the works of the abundant artists they have on display. August 4; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; various locations throughout the city

 

Image courtesy of the San Francisco Botanical Garden


San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Presents the 15th Annual Summer Gardening Fair
Get outside at the city's famed Botanical Gardens located in Golden Gate Park. Gorgeous plants from around the world, from South America to Australia and Africa, thrive in this tucked away region and will all be on display the 15th Annual Summer Gardening Fair. Join dozens of plant experts and enthusiasts as they take you on a stimulating journey through the world of gardening and landscaping. August 4; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park, SF

 

Image courtesy of Steven Restivo


The 2nd Annual Noe Valley Wine Walk
Who doesn’t enjoy a great glass of wine? Whether it be a vintage Merlot or a crisp Pinot Grigio, vino is one of the Bay Area's passions. The 2nd Annual Noe Valley Wine Walk is set to commence and it looks to be a real treat. With the purchasing of a wristband, you’ll be handed a single wine glass and will be able to enjoy wine from several wineries from around the way. And just in case you get a little hungry, nearby restaurants will be offering finger foods and samples for you to feast on. August 23 from 4 - 8 p.m.; $30 per wristband.

 

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