Best Things to Do in the East Bay This September

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in the East Bay? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated five of the top events this month so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Chabot Space and Science Center
chabot during the day
Photo: Courtesy of Chabot Space and Science Center

Hike and Sip

Friday and Saturday evenings in September

Those 21 and older can enjoy a weekend evening two-hour hike with moderate terrain around the Chabot Space Center, followed by wine or beer and a charcuterie board, all served on a private section of the observatory. 

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Kokua Maui Fire Relief Fundraiser

September 3

A constellation of the Bay Area’s bright lights in Hawaiian music and hula are holding a special benefit concert for Maui fire relief at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley. Performers include Mahealani Uchiyama and her Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine dance troupe from Berkeley; Sonoma songbird Faith Ako, who grew up in Kahuku, Oahu; Honolulu-born ukulele artist Steven Espaniola of San Mateo and two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and Berkeley native Patrick Landeza, who will host the event. 

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Dock of Bay Festival

September 9–10

Explore Vallejo’s waterfront, promenade and historic coal sheds while taking in two days of music on two stages. The solid lineup includes 80s fave Morris Day and the Time plus Fantastic Negrito, The California Honeydrops and Con Funk Shon. 

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Lafayette Art & Wine Festival

September 23–24

At one of the largest annual festivals in Contra Costa County, stroll among the booths of art and handmade crafts, enjoy foods from local restaurants, food vendors and food trucks, sip on quality wines and microbrews and pause to enjoy continuous music on four stages.

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Photo: Courtesy of Berkeley Symphony

American Intersections

September 24

Berkeley Symphony’s Chamber Series begins with American Intersections, which explores jazz, blues, funk, folk music and diverse voices from all walks of life expressing the representation of cultural heritage, gender, abilities and influences. 

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