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Saturday, April 18

1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 5:12 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta's Fountain | SF

When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument.
Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and …

Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Saturday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park

One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute.
This annual celebration takes place on Friday, April 18, …

2015 Goat Festival | Ferry Building
Saturday, April 18 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2015 Goat Festival | Ferry Building

Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
2015 Goat Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8 am to 1 pm
Ferry Building, …

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods

In honor of National Park Week, enjoy free admission to all of the National Parks for the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

Cal Day 2015 | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2015 | UC Berkeley

On Cal Day, the entire University of California, Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs.
Cal Day 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 …

Oakland Earth Day 2015 | Volunteering Day
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Morcom Rose Garden
Oakland Earth Day 2015 | Volunteering Day

Earth Day is Oakland’s largest annual volunteer cleanup and beautification event. Volunteers will be working at approximately 100 sites across the city. Join us to clean and green Oakland’s parks, creeks and streets
2015 Oakland Earth Day Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 9 am to noon
All …

Earth Day 2015: Beach Clean-Up & Festival | Pacifica
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Linda Mar State Beach
Earth Day 2015: Beach Clean-Up & Festival | Pacifica

The annual Earth Day of Action clean up, education and EcoFest festivities are coming to Pacifica for a citywide day of action is dedicated to building community, cleaning up litter and restoring the native landscape of the San Mateo County.
From 9-11 am Earth Day of Action starts with volunteering …

Earth Day 2015: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Snacks | Emeryville
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Shorebird Park
Earth Day 2015: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Snacks | Emeryville

In honor of Earth Day, join the Emeryville Community Services Department and help give back to the community by participating in Earth Day in Action on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
The Emeryville Community Services Department has organized three volunteer projects for you to participate in. Meet …

2015 Earth Day Cleanup, Art Making & Free Snacks | Albany
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Albany Waterfront
2015 Earth Day Cleanup, Art Making & Free Snacks | Albany

Celebrate this Earth Day by cleaning up the Albany Waterfront, enjoying refreshments and fun activities for kids on April 18, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Educational activities will be held throughout the day, including a fun and exciting craft project for children – help build a …

San Francisco Earth Day 2015 Festival & Massive Street Fair | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 22nd & Valencia
San Francisco Earth Day 2015 Festival & Massive Street Fair | Mission Dist.

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco.
The 2015 event takes place in the vibrant Mission District of the city.
Earth Day Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 am to 7 …

Record Store Day 2015
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Record Store Day 2015

Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April, a.k.a. Record Store Day.
Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special events with DJ …

2015 Earth Day on the Bay: Eco Film Fest & Shark Feeding | Redwood City
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2015 Earth Day on the Bay: Eco Film Fest & Shark Feeding | Redwood City

The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, and …

2015 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2015 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures.
2015 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 am
Dolores Park, 19th Street to Guerrero, …

John Muir Birthday & Earth Day 2015 Celebration | East Bay
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | John Muir National Historic Site
John Muir Birthday & Earth Day 2015 Celebration | East Bay

John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, celebrate John Muir’s birthday and Earth Day, from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment. The celebration will …

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

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. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April 11-12, 2015 | 10 ...

“BotBall” 2015 Robot Battle Tournament | San Jose
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Independence High School

Watch some of the brightest high school geeks in the Bay Area pit their home-made autonomous robots (no remote controls allowed) against each other in the Northern California “BotBall” tournament in San Jose.
2015 Northern California Tournament
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 am to 5:30 pm
NASA Ames Research …

2015 Creativity Day: Live Music, DIY Robots, Movies & Kids’ Workshops | SF
2015 Creativity Day: Live Music, DIY Robots, Movies & Kids' Workshops | SF

Join the Children’s Creativity Museum for a celebration of creativity from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Free admission, but an RSVP is required for different parts of the event. Doors open at 10 am. All drop in classes are first come, first served.
The …

2015 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Menlo Park
2015 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park

The 32nd Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm. This free family festival features an array of ...

2015 Bug Day at Randall Museum | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2015 Bug Day at Randall Museum | SF

2015 Bug Day at the Randall Museum invites kids and adults to have fun learning about all kids of bugs from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
See live exotic insects, view insects through microscopes, learn about the language of insects, watch beekeepers at work, compete …

Historical Railway Society Train Show: Saturday | San Leandro
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged, but not required.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Historical Railway Society Train Show: Saturday | San Leandro

The San Leandro Historic Railway Society is hosting a Spring Open House taking place at the 116-year-old Southern Pacific Depot where visitors can walk through the train museum or watch trains running on their HO Scale model of the Southern Pacific Overland Route with over 4,000 feet ...

Earth Day Cleanup, Native History & Archaeology Demo | Oakland
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Earth Day Cleanup, Native History & Archaeology Demo | Oakland

Celebrate Earth Day and have fun learning about the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland’s Fruitvale district on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
From 10 am to noon, come by to lend a hand picking up trash, pulling weeds, painting out graffiti, and making our park a …

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2015
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lawrence Hall of Science
Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2015

There’s lots to do at UC Berkeley on Cal Day, including visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science for free.
See how the Hall is inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and designers. Have your Science@Cal passport stamped as you explore the wonderful world of science …

DogFest 2015: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park
DogFest 2015: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park

DogFest 2015 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco.
Watch doggies compete for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Ears, Best Bark and more, with celebrity emcee Daniel Handler, official representative of Lemony Snicket.

Treat your …

2015 “Create-With-Nature” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach
2015

Celebrate Earth Day at Stinson Beach by creating art on the beach using found objects at the annual Create with Nature Earth Day event.
2015 “Create-With-Nature” Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 11 am to 3 pm
Stinson Beach (South End), Marine Blvd., Stinson Beach, CA
FREE
Community members, professional artists, …