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Saturday, September 23

Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering Clean-Up Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free food & beer on Saturday evening
| McLaren Park
Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering Clean-Up Day | SF

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to reroute trails, decommission trails and cut a new trail. All with beautiful vistas on ...

2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
On September 23, 2017, 13 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. Listed are the community gardens that will be open that day with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities They will also be a Garden ...
Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

2017 Moraga Pear Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Moraga Middle School
2017 Moraga Pear Festival | East Bay
The annual Moraga Pear Festival will be held on the last Saturday in September at the orchard next to Joaquin Moraga Middle School. Please note the festival is on September 23, 2017 not on September 30th as was listed on moragaparks.org The Moraga Park Foundation organizes the harvest ...
2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Palmetto Street
2017 Pacific Coast Fog Fest: Saturday | Pacifica

Say goodbye to summer with a weekend of sun, sand, and surf at the 32nd annual Fog Fest in Pacifica featuring live music, art, food and activities. Fog Fest 2017 September 23-24, 2017 | 10 am to 6 pm Palmetto Street, Pacifica FREE The Fog ...

2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay

Perfectly set in Historic Downtown Martinez, the 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival is a lively weekend filled with authentic blues music, beautiful art and craft booths, gourmet food from local restaurants, bistro-style seating areas, craft beer, fine wines and more. Please note the festival ...

2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 different categories, all for $1-3, at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The Big Book Sale is free ...

Budweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
Budweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
This event supports their 32nd year, in house non-profit charity, Families Helping Families. Last year there were classic cars, live music, DJ, beer garden, silent auction, food & vendors and of course, brewery tours. See what they have in store for you this year.
The Exploratorium’s Free Saturday | Pier 15
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
The Exploratorium's Free Saturday | Pier 15
The Exploratorium hosts a free community day on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Please note that the free day is Saturday (not Sunday) was previously listed in the Funcheap email.
2017 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 445 Church Street
2017
Join the Children’s Council of San Francisco for games, arts/crafts, and other fun educational activities for the whole family. Live music and dance performances, photos with Elmo, food vendors, and a fire truck. Plus free tote bags, books and bags of fresh produce for the first ...
“Finding Christopher Park” Festival: Doggie Fashion Show, Puppets & Live Music | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free and donations are very much welcome
| Christopher Park
The purpose of this, first time ever Christopher Park Festival, is to raise awareness about this gorgeous and hidden park in Diamond Heights. There will be entertainment and activities for everyone. Schedule: 10:00am – Storytime and Puppets with Charlie’s Corner & Little Folkies Children’s Music 11:00am – Doggie Fashion Show ...
2017 Christopher Park Festival | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | George Christopher Playground
2017 Christopher Park Festival | SF
The 1st festival held in Christopher Park of Diamond Heights will raise awareness for this beautiful hidden park and build community. Don’t miss a chance to be a part of history as this is intended to be a community tradition on Saturday, September 23, 2017. 2017 Christopher ...
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for other purchases
| Santana Row
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to San Jose | Santana Row
Hello San Jose. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Santana Row on Saturday 9/23. Come say hello to them across from Sino between 10am-8pm and pick up some super cute treats, while supplies last.
Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Flea
TI Flea celebrates the start of Fall with seasonal cocktails and brews, 30+ food trucks, live DIY painting workshops, a collection of vintage trailers and of course our 400+ curated vendors to shop. RSVP on Facebook (Click “Going”) to enter to win a $100 spree. Winner ...
50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: 50¢*
*Suggested Donation to benefit our youth programs
| Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
The 50 Cent Tabernacle is a series of open, mixed-level dance classes with some of the Bay Area’s foremost masters of the craft. This month’s Tabernacle is inspired by YBCA’s fall Transform Festival, composed of prolific and experimental performances built around the urgent question: Why Citizenship? ...
Autumn Moon Festival: Fruit Carving, Tai Chi Demos & Lion Dancing | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks
| Clement Street
Autumn Moon Festival: Fruit Carving, Tai Chi Demos & Lion Dancing | SF
The Autumn Moon Festival will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017, on Clement Street between 5th and 8th Avenues, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This festival is organized in collaboration with Clement Street Merchants Association, Richmond District Neighborhood Center, Community Youth Center, the Office ...
2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2017

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Robin | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, September 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Robin | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. A California native, Chef Adam Tortosa is the chef/owner of the Hayes Valley’s hippest sushi bar, Robin. After earning an international business degree from the University of ...
Farmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
Farmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

2017 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
2017
Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities for a rejuvenating day of peaceful activities for all ages and backgrounds. Peace in the Park Festival Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Golden Gate Park Bandshell, near de Young ...
$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF
$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF

The 18th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

2017 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Saturday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown
Japantown is pleased to host “Osaka Matsuri,” an event to celebrate their oldest sister city relationship with Osaka, Japan. This year, San Francisco is celebrating its 60th year of its relationship with Japanese sister city Osaka by hosting “Osaka Matsuri.” Enjoy Japanese music and dance performances at ...

Every Saturday

Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley
Every Saturday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free Community Yoga Class | Berkeley

Grab your yoga mat and come to Sports Basement Berkeley for some relaxing weekend yoga. Community classes take place every Saturday.
Please BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle. All levels are welcome.

Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks.
Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the front …

Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland
Every Saturday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vessel Gallery
Saturday Stroll Art Walk | Oakland

Love art, but find the Murmur to be more like a scream? Then the Saturday Stroll might be just what the artist ordered.
The Saturday Stroll is quieter and more focused on the art in the galleries that participate in Oakland’s highly popular Art Murmur, luring in art enthusiasts who prefer …

“The Setup” Underground Comedy Show | SF
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 online with discount code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, it's $10.
| The Basement

The Setup is an underground stand-up comedy show in the heart of San Francisco. This venue used to be the green room for the legendary Blackhawk jazz venue where Miles Davis used to play. Now, it’s a comedy show that features established comedians from around the …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show | Oakland
Every Saturday – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for weekly shows happening every Saturday.
Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, this event is BYOB.
All this goodness is brought to you …

Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore
Saturday Night Jazz Show | Fillmore

Come relax in the Heritage Lounge of 1300 on Fillmore and listen a free jazz performance during Saturday Night Live Music.
The band lineup will change weekly and they do take some Saturdays off so make sure to check the schedule to see who’s performing.
There is no cover …

Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm.
5 Play will perform a fully improvised 45 …

The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF
Every Saturday – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | PianoFight
The God Damn Jam: Watch or Take Part in Improv on Stage | SF

Sid Singh hosts the craziest show in the city where you get to see standup, improv, and then you get on stage to do improv.
If you want, you can also just sit and laugh at the other people doing improv. No one is here to make …

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