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September, 2000 Events for San Francisco.
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Special Note: If you are coming to San Francisco during September or October, you have picked the best time of the year for weather. During September the wind direction generally changes from blowing from the Ocean to Inland to blowing from the Inland to the Ocean. There is no fog from the Ocean blowing over San Francisco, and the weather gets warmer with lots of clear days. You don't have to worry about rain during this time of the year either.

9/2 - 10/15/00 Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Nut Tree, Vacaville, (800) 523-2473
A journey back to 16th century England with 1,500 brilliantly costumed performers, jousting knights, rare handmaid crafts, theater, dance, food and drink. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weekends only.

9/2 - 9/6/00 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Baily Circus
Cow Palace, (510) 762-BASS.

9/2 - 10/1/00 San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Golden Gate Park, (415) 422-2222
Relax in a tranquil environment and enjoy Shakespeare's classics. Starts on Labor Day and runs every Saturday and Sunday through October 3. Shows start at 1;30 p.m. but locals arrive by noon for a seat. Free.

9/2 - 9/4/00 Absolut A La Chart, A La Park
Golden Gate Park, (510) 762-BASS
Featuring over 40 of San Francisco's most highly regarded restaurants and chefs, a delightful selection of wines and more than 20 craftbrews, Absolut A La Carte, A La Park has become one of the Bay Area's most popular Labor Day weekend events.

9/2 -9/4/00 Blues & Art on Polk
Polk Street, (415) 346-9162.
One of San Francisco's biggest blues festivals unfolds with great blues music, food, drinking and dancing.

9/2 9/4/00 Sausalito Art Festival
Sausalito, (415) 332-3555.
Top-rated fine arts festival on the West Coast with more than 200,000 original artworks; music and food.

9/7/00 - 9/17/00 San Francisco Fringe Festival
Exit Theater and other downton venues, for information (415) 931-1094; for tickets (415) 673-3847.
A non-juried, non censored marathon of 260 performances by 50 local, national and international theater companies in several locations in downtown San Francisco, with a broad spectrum of classic theater, performance art and outragous comedy.

9/9 - 9/10/00 Festival of the Culinary Arts
Polk and Turk Streets, (415) 249-4640.

9/9 - 9/10/00 Autumn Moon Festival
Grant Avenue between California and Pacific Streets, (415) 982-6306.
Municultural entertainment, traditional lion and dragon dances, Chinese costumes and children's activities.

9/9 - 9/10/00 Festival of the Sea
Hyde Street Pier, (415) 561-6662.
Re-live San Francisco's seafaring past with a tugboat rodeo, free boat rides, hands-on activities, a boat-building contest, hands-on crafts demonstrations and much more.

9/9/00 Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Ghirardelli Square, (415) 775-5500.
A chocolate lovers dream. Attendees sample various chocolate treats including chocolate covered strawberries, brownies, chocolate cheesecake and more. Proceeds benifit Project Open Hand.

9/16 -9/17/00 Viva Las Americas!
Pier 39, (415) 705-5500.
Hispanic Heritage is the focus of this event, featuring music and dance performances commemorating the artistry of Mexico, Central America and South America.

9/17/00 Latino Summer Fiesta
Mission District, (415) 826-1401
Latin American food and arts festival celebrating Latin American independence days. 9/22 - 9/25/00 San Francisco International Arts Exposition
Fort Mason Center, Herbest and Festival Pavilion (312) 587-3300.
100 fine art galleries will exhibit, representing the work of 1500 artist in painting, drawing, sculpture, prints and video art. $10 general admission; $7 student & seniors

9/23 - 9/24/00 San Francisco Blues Festival
Great Meadow at Fort Mason, (415) 979-5588. tentative
The oldest blues festival in America presents some of the best blues musicians in the world.

9/24/00 Folsom Street Fair
Folsom Street, (415) 861-3247.
One of the City's most popular and exotic street fairs bustles with arts and crafts, entertainment and food. **********************************************

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