Around the Bay in August 2018

The third annual World Dog Surfing Championships will take place on Saturday, August 4 at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica.

Published: August, 2018


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The third annual World Dog Surfing Championships will take place on Saturday, August 4 at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica. Top dog surfers as well as happy amateurs are invited to compete to bring home the Golden Surfie, as the event brings together the best in local and international dog surfing talent. The event offers a number of activities, including the surf competition, dog beach fashion contest, dog adoptions, partner tents and other activities. Entrants can also help fundraise for animal charities, including the Peninsula Humane Society and Rocket Dog Rescue. For more information, go to



Paws for a Cause

It’s time to move your paws for a cause at Napa Humane’s seventh annual Walk for Animals, a summer morning stroll along Napa’s Riverfront (with or without your pooch) on Sunday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in support of companion animals throughout the Napa Valley. More than 400 walkers will strut their stuff at this dog- and family-friendly morning fundraising event. Beginning and ending at Oxbow Commons on Napa’s McKinstry Street, registered walkers receive an official Walk for Animals t-shirt and goodie bag, and enjoy a morning full of music, contests, fun games, pet-centric activities and more as they come together to raise funds for Napa Humane. Walk for Animals is a fun-filled family event and everyone is welcome to participate with their dogs or in honor of or memory of a beloved pet, with all proceeds benefiting Napa Humane’s lifesaving programs and services for Napa Valley pets and the people who care for and about them. Advance registration is $35 ($45 on the day of the event). Information and registration details are available at



Blues Cruising on the Potomac

Two different musical performances will take place on the famous Presidential yacht Potomac in August. On Sunday, August 5 from 3 to 5 p.m., enjoy blues on the water with a two-hour cruise and wonderful live blues music from the Delta Rockets. Then on again on Sunday, August 19 enjoy the music of blues band Cut Loose. Beer, wine and nibbles are available for purchase. Tickets are $55 per person. All proceeds from this event support educational programs for East Bay children. Visit for tickets or call (510) 627-1215 for more information.



55th Annual Benicia Peddlers Fair

The Benicia Peddlers Fair is one of Northern California’s oldest and most popular antique and collectibles street fairs. For over 50 years, customers and vendors throughout the region have come to enjoy Benicia’s wonderful weather and beautiful waterfront setting. This outdoor event began in 1963 with a few collectible and antique stores displaying their items on tables outside St. Paul’s Church. It has grown into 300 select antique and collectible dealers from all over the country and more than 20,000 loyal fans. The fair now spans the entire 11 blocks of First Street, with beautiful views of the Carquinez Strait. The show offers connoisseurs and new collectors alike an opportunity to examine and purchase items that include period furniture, decorative antiques, vintage textiles and fashion, pottery, porcelain, pink and blue Depression glass, paintings, prints, jewelry, clocks, watches and much more. This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located from J Street to the waterfront. No pets are allowed at this event.



Napa Time Machine

Step back in time and experience the days of cars of distinction. Come see pre-1976 classic cars and hot rods at Napa’s Main Street Reunion, which takes place over two days with two amazing events. See 150 vintage cars at the Show and Shine event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17 at the corner of Pearl and Soscol Streets. Then see 400 antique cars at the Main Street Reunion Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 18 on Main and Third Streets. Those interested in showing a pre-1976 car can download a registration form at, as pre-registration is recommended. Admission is free for both events, so bring your family and friends to Napa and take a trip back in time.



Cops vs. Outlaws in Motorcycle Competition

The Inaugural Moto Bay Classic will join Super Hooligan Racing and the International Police Motor Skills Competition as it returns to the iconic Pier 32 under the shadow of the Bay Bridge Thursday through Saturday, August 16 to 18. The world-renowned motor skills competition is expanding to include Saturday’s RSD Moto Bay Classic, a full-blown motorcycle circus from RSD that includes iconic punk rock music, Super Hooligan flat-track racing on a closed course, a custom motorcycle show, motorcycle art gallery, beer garden, food and more. The International Police Motor Skills Competition is one of the most challenging law enforcement skills competitions in the world. The competition allows officers to showcase the amazing skills utilized when policing on a motorcycle. Officers from a number of local and international law enforcement agencies will compete against each other in the timed obstacle course for the right to be named this year’s champion. The competition begins with practice rounds on Thursday, August 16 followed by qualifying and class championships on Friday, August 17. The event culminates on Saturday, August 18, with the final competition for “Top Gun” and the “Last Man Standing” challenge. Saturday’s Moto Bay Classic will include a series of live musical acts with notable punk rock bands including headliners Eagles of Death Metal. Highlights on Saturday include the final round of the “Top Gun” motor skills competition and the sixth round of the Super Hooligan National Championship, once considered a sport traditionally for outlaws. This authentic flat-track race will be the first ever in the Bay Area and feature hundreds of riders, including law enforcement teams competing for top honors on an asphalt oval. Thursday and Friday’s events are free to the public, while tickets to Saturday’s events begin at $30 for general admission. For more information on the event, please visit



Movie Night at PIER 39

Grab your blankets and head to PIER 39 on Friday, August 24 for Outdoor Movie Night featuring the film School of Rock. Before the show, don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of the 14 full-service restaurants.  In a hurry? Swing by an eatery to pick up quick and convenient to-go meal to enjoy screen-side. Also, be sure to take advantage of special giveaways and discounts from the PIER 39 table. At 8 p.m., settle in for the free screening at the Smartwater Stage. Seating is first-come, first-serve. We recommend wearing warm clothes and bringing a blanket.


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