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2017 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Davidson Summit Cross
2017 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
San Francisco’s grandest Easter morning tradition gets under way at 6:30 am on Sunday, April 16, 2017 for the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross. The 2017 citywide celebration atop the city’s highest peak marks the 95th anniversary of the event. Check out early movie footage ...
FULL: Easter Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, April 16 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
FULL: Easter 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 ...

Watch The Creation of Sky Steps Installation | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Watch The Creation of Sky Steps Installation | Grace Cathedral
Internationally exhibiting artist Sukey Bryan, who specializes in large work inspired by the cycles and elements of nature, will create an installation for the cathedral’s Great Steps in celebration of Earth Day. Join them for their beautiful Easter services taking place on the same day: 8:30 am: Choral Eucharist 11 am: Choral ...
26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | SF
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)
26th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration | SF
The Annual Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade is not your average street fair or formal parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic ...
2017 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
2017 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 38th Easter Sunday in the Park at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park. There’s a family-friendly children’s Easter celebration at 10 am, but the real fun follows after the kids head home with adult-friendly fare like ...
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

15 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2017
Sunday, April 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
15 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2017
Take some time on Easter Sunday to learn something new about the city you love on a guided walk around San Francisco on Sunday, April 16, 2017. 2017 Easter Sunday Walking Tours 10:00 am – Cow Hollow 11:00 am – Castro: Tales Of The Village 11:00 am – Mission ...
Mikoshi Carriers in the Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Nihonmachi Terrace
Mikoshi Carriers in the Cherry Blossom Festival Grand Parade | SF
This year they are celebrating the carrying of the Mikoshi for the 50th year in the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival grand parade. Picture yourself carrying a huge 2,000-pound Japanese shrine with a beautiful golden phoenix atop nine barrels of sake through the streets of San Francisco’s ...
Free National Parks Week 2017: Opening Weekend | April 15-16
Free National Parks Week 2017: Opening Weekend | April 15-16

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

2017 Easter Food Truck Brunch & Bottomless Mimosas & Sangria | SoMa
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No cover with Facebook RSVP - Just pay for your food and drink. yum.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2017 Easter Food Truck Brunch & Bottomless Mimosas & Sangria | SoMa
SoMa StrEat Food Park and FuncheapSF are having a special Easter Sunday Brunch starting at 11 am with fun picnic-style seating. Several vendors will be serving egg-cellent brunch specials. Grownups can unwind with $20 bottomless mimosas (11am to 4pm). The Details – Easter egg hunt (recommended for kids 7 and ...
Easter Concert: The Magik*Magik Orchestra & Choir | Davies Symphony Hall
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Davies Symphony Hall
Easter Concert: The Magik*Magik Orchestra & Choir | Davies Symphony Hall
Come celebrate Easter at Davies Symphony Hall with City Church San Francisco featuring The Magik*Magik Orchestra and The City Church Choir on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Since its inception, The Magik*Magik Orchestra has become the Bay Area’s go-to orchestral group for rock bands looking to transform ...
Off the Grid: Easter Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Easter 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 ...

Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance Party | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance Party | 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 ...

2017 Berkeley Old-Time Music “Spring Situation”: Folky Music, Jams & DIY | Freight & Salvage
Sunday, April 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Freight & Salvage
2017 Berkeley Old-Time Music
Fiddles galore, Tex-Mex music, jug band jams, and even a make-your-own tin can banjo workshop for kids? The Berkeley Old Time Music “Spring Situation” is a full afternoon of concerts, workshops and jam sessions, with old-time music styles ranging from fiddle and banjo to Cajun. 2017 Freight & ...
Golden Gate Park Sculpture Scavenger Hunt | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pittsburgh Pub
Golden Gate Park Sculpture Scavenger Hunt | SF
On April 16, 2017, you are invited to join for an Easter-egg-hunt-style tour of approximately 50 sculptures interspersed throughout Golden Gate Park. Participants are encouraged to dress in their Sunday’s finest attire, but it’s not required. In a safari-style (and self-dubbed “performedy”) excursion, the duo will lead ...
Golden Gate Park Easter Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Sunday, April 16 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
Golden Gate Park Easter 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 ...

Coachella 2017: Live Streaming | Justice, Kendrick Lamar
Sunday, April 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Everywhere
Coachella 2017: Live Streaming | Justice, Kendrick Lamar

Couldn’t make it down to SoCal for Coachella but still need your concert fix? YouTube is live streaming three different channels from multiple stages of music from Coachella 2017 for free on April 14-16, 2017 including headliners Radiohead, Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar. > Watch Coachella 2017 streaming ...

“Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race 2017 | Potrero Hill
Sunday, April 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; but $5 to $10 donations are requested to race.
| 20th and Vermont
What’s that sound kids? It’s the sound of Big Wheels rolling! Watch dozens of contestants at Bring Your Own Big Wheel 2017 (BYOBW) risk humiliation and serious injury racing their big wheels (those giant plastic tricycles from when we were kids – no rubber wheels allowed) down ...

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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