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Sunday, October 9

Free 7-Eleven Coffee Week | Final Day
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free cup of coffee or espresso, but 7-Elevent app is required.
| 7-Eleven (SF)
Free 7-Eleven Coffee Week | Final Day

Seven days, seven free cups of coffee. 7-Eleven, Inc. didn’t think one day was enough to thank their customers, so the convenience retailer is having a weeklong coffee party. 7Rewards Free Coffee Week runs from Monday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 and includes ...

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, October 9 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Guides
Sunday, October 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth
Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Guides
Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last half ...
Sunday Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2016
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 80
Sunday Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2016

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Isabel Allende: Women, Feminism & Social Justice | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 9 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Isabel Allende: Women, Feminism & Social Justice | Grace Cathedral
Join Dean Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Isabel Allende, the activist and world’s most widely-read Spanish-language author, on feminism, social justice, politics and home in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
2016 World Veg Festival: Cooking Demos, Talks & Live Entertainment | GG Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 17th annual World Veg Festival featuring an exciting lineup of speakers, cooking demos, exhibitors, entertainers and food vendors. SFVS is a non-profit and all-volunteer run organization whose mission is to promote a plant-based lifestyle for healthy, ethical & sustainable living. ...

2016 Day on the Bay: Free Kayak Rides, Food & Pumpkins | South Bay
Sunday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Alviso Marina County Park
2016 Day on the Bay: Free Kayak Rides, Food & Pumpkins | South Bay
The annual Day on the Bay Festival is a free family event has something for everyone including free kayak rides, free hamburgers (veggie too), live entertainment on two stages, free pumpkins for kids, and to prep for the winter, free flu shots. 6th Annual Day on the Bay Sunday, ...
Free Admission Day For Military | Aquarium of the Bay
Free Admission Day For Military | Aquarium of the Bay

In celebration of Fleet Week, from October 6-9, all past and present military personnel will receive one free Aquarium ticket and $5 off for their family and guests. The discount is only available at the aquarium with a ticket purchase. *Military ID is required for ...

2016 Mission Dolores Fiesta: Live Music, DJ, Craft Vendors & Beer Garden | SF
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores
2016 Mission Dolores Fiesta: Live Music, DJ, Craft Vendors & Beer Garden | SF
The annual Fiesta at Mission Dolores returns with live entertainment, a DJ, international food and drinks, a beer garden, a bounce house, a photo booth, arts & crafts, a vendor alley, prizes and a a $2,000 grand raffle. 2016 Mission Dolores Fiesta Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm Mission ...
Humanitarian Village Final Day: Fleet Week 2016 | Marina Green
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Humanitarian Village Final Day: Fleet Week 2016 | Marina Green

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Litquake 2016: Free Sunday Events | Oct. 9
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Litquake 2016: Free Sunday Events | Oct. 9

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area – including the world’s largest literary pub crawl. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, ...

97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Filbert & Powell St.
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Sunday | North Beach

The annual Columbus Day Bazaar is a lively and fun North Beach tradition hosted annually during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The weekend event celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage featuring iconic American, Italian, and Asian foods; an abundance of games and activities; plus great entertainment and community engagement. Head ...

EV Week 2016: Electric Vehicle Festival & Expo | SF
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 27
EV Week 2016: Electric Vehicle Festival & Expo | SF

Test-drive the latest electric vehicles as EV Week 2014 kicks off with a free two day festival and expo at Pier 27 on October 8-9, 2016. Come and celebrate electric vehicle innovation – from solar charging solutions to the latest EVs, including the new fuel cell vehicles, ...

Very Vegan Oktoberfest | SoMa
Sunday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Very Vegan Oktoberfest | SoMa
By popular demand, Funcheap and SoMa StrEat Food Park are continuing a tradition for the rest of 2016 – Very Vegan Sundays! We’ll have lots food trucks & popup vendors, Vegan Mimosas, lots of Vegan specials, and all you can drink German beer! Join up with ...
Poetry in Parks 2016 & Mountain Top Literature Festival | Mt. Tam
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*A shuttle service is free but an RSVP is required.
| Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre
Poetry in Parks 2016 & Mountain Top Literature Festival | Mt. Tam
Poetry in Parks 2016 is a free, daylong festival in the historic Cushing Memorial-Mountain Theater in Mt. Tamalpais State Park, on the occasion of Quiet Lightning’s 100th show and as part of the Art in the Parks initiative celebrating the centennial of the National Parks ...
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Block Party & Free Humphry Slocombe | SF
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District
The monthly art stroll offers neighborhood residents and tourists alike the opportunity to experience the cultural vitality of Calle 24’s Latino community. Attending any of the Paseo events on the schedule will allow visitors to receive a “Paseo Badge” + voucher that allows for exclusive, one-day ...
2016 Rockridge “Out & About” Street Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rockridge
2016 Rockridge
From a business district to a festival, nearly a mile of College Avenue in Oakland will be transformed into the Rockridge Out & About Festival featuring gourmet food and drinks from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, wellness activities, kids’ activities, and a chef stage. 2016 ...
2nd Annual Mexican “Celebrando Comunidad en la Placita” | Berkeley
Sunday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2nd Annual Mexican
Live entertainment, dancing, salsa tastings, children’s games and activities, crafts vendors and food booths — everything that you might find in a town square in a Mexico or Latin American country. Community organizations will be present to share information important for the empowerment of the Latino ...
148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade & Bazaar | North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
148th Annual Italian Heritage Parade & Bazaar | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. The parade is part of the Columbus Day celebration in North Beach which also includes the ...
Autumn “Bikes to Books” Literary Adventure Ride | SoMa to North Beach
Sunday, October 9 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm.
| Jack London St
Autumn
Celebrate both the literary and the adventurous spirit of San Francisco at the 2016 Autumn Bikes to Books tour on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The 7.1-mile tour, which takes between two and three hours to complete, is admittedly not for the faint of heart nor those lacking gears ...

Every Sunday

“Heart of the City” Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, …

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over.
Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor …

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels.
The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you …

Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights

See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. You’ll see some steep streets and …

Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 4th through August 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages.
The series features a …

Salsa Sundays: Free Festive Salsa Lessons & Music | Emeryville
Every Sunday – 2:20 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Salsa Sundays: Free Festive Salsa Lessons & Music | Emeryville

Bay Street is set to spice things up with the return of Salsa Sundays, a music series featuring a live salsa band and plenty of room to dance every Sunday in May.
Everyone is invited to turn up the heat and enjoy free festive salsa lessons …

Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights

Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon.
Jamming happens from 4-7 pm every Sunday at 453 Corland Avenue.
Yodelai-hee-hoooooo…
Photo credit: Bernalwood

The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Starry Plough
The Starry Plough Sunday Matinee Concerts | Berkeley

The Starry Plough in Berkeley hosts a weekly all-ages matinee concert series from 4-7 pm every Sunday.
The show is free, but donations are welcome. The pub opens at 2 pm. There is a large selection of beers and full kitchen with satisfying pub staples like …

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