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Sunday, October 1

Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Blessing of the Animals & St. Francis Day Celebration | Grace Cathedral
Bring your pet to be blessed on the plaza of the magnificent Grace Cathedral in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of San Francisco. This isn’t just for dogs – people bring all sorts of pets and it is a great family event. For the safety and comfort of ...
Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis’ Feast Day | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free - donations accepted.
| St. Francis Episcopal Church
Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis’ Feast Day | SF
St. Francis Episcopal Church on Ocean Avenue will be blessing animals (dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc.) during the regular service at 8 am as well as after the service at 10 am.

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Chinatown & Hayes Valley
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Chinatown & Hayes Valley

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2017 | Presidio
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must enter the lottery to win a free reservation spot.
| Fort Point
First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours Winter 2017 | Presidio

Explore the historic Civil War-era Fort Point by candlelight and the stars on an evening tour with a park ranger as your guide. Candlelight tours are available most Saturday evenings typically around 6:30 pm from November to February. Along the way, you’ll be transported to the momentous era of ...

2017 “Sausage & Suds” Music Festival | East Bay
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Leandro
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The annual Sausage & Suds Festival in Downtown San Leandro provides fun free musical entertainment with a beer and wine garden, with a nice variety of wines and an extensive variety of micro brews. Plus there’s food that pairs nicely, including sausages among other choices. 2017 Sausage ...
2017 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| Hall of Flowers
2017 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park

The San Francisco Veg Society hosts the 18th 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. ...

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

2017 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2017 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

2017 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2017 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
It’s that time of year again, when the museum gears up for its annual Filipino American History Month Celebration. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the Asian Art Museum’s annual festival featuring free admission, art displays, music, dance, stories and other performances. 2017 Filipino American History Month ...
12th Annual Japanese Culture Festival | Millbrae
Sunday, October 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Millbrae)
12th Annual Japanese Culture Festival | Millbrae
Millbrae’s Japanese Culture Committee will hold its 12th Annual Japanese Culture Festival in the Civic Center Place in Millbrae on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Please join for a fun-filled event, comprising good food, including beer and sake, live stage performances, exhibits and demonstrations, hands-on participation in tea ceremony, ...
2017 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2017 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
15th Annual Arts & Music Festival | Excelsior
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission & Ocean
15th Annual Arts & Music Festival | Excelsior
The outskirts of the city will share their ethnic flare at the 15th Annual Excelsior Arts & Music Festival coinciding with Excelsior Sunday Streets on October 1, 2017. The streets will be filled with live music, delicious multi-cultural food and a vast selection of entertainment for all ...
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 27th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2017 Autumn Moon ...

2017 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2017 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, in partnership with Tied House and the Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
Come to the 2017 Sunday Streets season finale on October 1st in the Excelsior!.Enjoy car-free fun in the heart of the Excelsior from Avalon/Theresa to Geneva on Mission, with fun, free activities for the whole family to enjoy all along the way. Activity Hubs will be ...
2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 2nd Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 where nearly 10,000 people attended last year. This year they will be expanding and closing down a 2nd street. Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito will be honored ...
Off the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid's

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 ...

2nd Italian Street Food Fest | Alameda
2nd Italian Street Food Fest | Alameda
The time has come to have some Gnocco Fritto again at the 2nd edition of Italian Street Food Fest – this time in charming Alameda. Come join them for a day full of authentic Italian street food, live music, and fun. They have created this event with ...
82nd Annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet: Saturday | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Saint Peter and Paul Church
82nd Annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet: Saturday | SF

The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” (also known as “The Blessing of the Fishing Fleet”) is a Sicilian tradition of protecting fishermen that have been practiced in San Francisco for 82 years. The 82nd annual blessing and fishing boat parade is an annual procession from ...

12th Annual Middle Eastern & Greek Food Festival: Sunday | Milpitas
12th Annual Middle Eastern & Greek Food Festival: Sunday | Milpitas

Come and experience Middle Eastern and Greek culture at annual Middle Eastern & Greek Food Festival at the St. James Orthodox Church. Enjoy your day with a traditional market place, games for the kids, arts and crafts, live entertainment, folk dancing, and most importantly, try some of the delicious cuisines – ...

2017 Animal Care and Control Pet Pride Day | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Animal Care & Control
2017 Animal Care and Control Pet Pride Day | SF
Dress up your pet and head to the annual Animal Care and Control Pet Pride Day featuring on site adoptions, rescue partners, a parade, food, kids activities, pet costumes and, of course, pet tricks at San Francisco Animal Care & Control. 2017 Animal Care and Control Pet ...

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.
Victorian Walking Tour
Every Sunday | 2 pm
1801 Bush, 1801 Bush St., SF, CA
Free, but donations are accepted.
On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll …

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.
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam
Every Sunday | 4-7 pm
The Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF, CA
FREE
Jamming happens …

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 …

Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF

Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club taught by Jade Ford.
Juggling Club
Most Sundays | 5-8p
Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF
Free, …

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