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Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, October 1 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

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 ...

2017 World Veg Festival | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 regular admission, $5 students and seniors.
| County Fair Building
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 ...

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, ...
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 ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

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 ...
Win Tix: Lucha Libre Breakfast Burrito Battle | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | SoMa StrEat Food Park
It’s a rumble in the urban jungle at SoMa StrEat Food Park, where luchadores and 10 food trucks will each battle for the title of Best In The Bay. The contest starts at the food trucks with hand-crafted, craving-slaying, breakfast burritos. > Get Tickets – $5 Adv ...
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 ...

2017 Pet Pride Day Festival: Costume Parade & Pet Tricks | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Animal Care & Control
2017 Pet Pride Day Festival: Costume Parade & Pet Tricks | SF
Dress up your pet and head to the annual 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 Pet Pride Day Sunday, October 1, 2017 | Noon to ...
Jazz Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Jazz Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park Band, under the direction of Michael L. Wirgler, presents the 135th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years The weekly concerts take place most ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

For the 35th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Forbidden Island’s 12th Annual Parking Lot Sale | Alameda
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
Forbidden Island's 12th Annual Parking Lot Sale | Alameda

The most anticipated event of the year is here. Featuring the largest assortment of vintage collectibles, mid-century decor, classic artwork, ceramics, and retro-fashions this side of paradise. Due to popular demand, it’s a two-day event this year. Sept 30th and Oct 1st from 2 pm to ...

All Ages Drawing Session & Artist Talk | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Gallery 16
All Ages Drawing Session & Artist Talk | SF
Gallery 16 is pleased to present an all-ages drawing session and conversation with artist Tucker Nichols and writer Dave Eggers. Schedule: 2–4 pm: Gallery 16 invites grownups and kids to spend the afternoon drawing and making art with Tucker Nichols and Dave Eggers. This is not solely a ...
2017 Orinda Czech Festival Closing Concert
Sunday, October 1 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
2017 Orinda Czech Festival Closing Concert
You are invited to a concert of Czech composers at Orinda’s Library Auditorium, where a small symphony from the East Bay will play.
“Then They Came for Us” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Oakland
Sunday, October 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
“Then They Came for Us” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Oakland
In 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans for the duration, an act now understood as a massive abuse of civil rights. The film explores this history and its relevance today, in the face of threats of a Muslim registry and imposition of a ...

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 …

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 …

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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