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Friday, May 4

2018 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
2018
Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event. Two Free Lunchtime Performances by LINES Dance Center students and LINES Education Programs. 2018 Heart of Market Dance Fest Friday, May 4, 2018 | Noon to ...
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

Union Square Live Season Opening | SF
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Union Square Live Season Opening | SF

The 2018 Union Square Live festival presents dozens of free events like live music, swing and tango dance lessons, film nights, circus arts, and more in Union Square Park starting from May to October. Union Square Live | 2018 Friday, May 4, 2018 | Noon ...

2018 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Friday, May 4 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Taverna Aventine
2018 Aventine Cinco de Mayo Block Party | Financial Dist.
Taverna Aventine is once again closing off Hotaling Alley and packing it with outdoor bars, live DJs, and food trucks for their annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party. Join the Scavenger Hunt around North Beach for a Free ticket. Come eat at Aventine in person to grab ...
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Live Music, Tequila and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Friday, May 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: Live Music, Tequila and Salsa Dancing | Cadillac Bar & Grill
Come enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Cadillac Bar & Grill. 2018 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Friday-Saturday, May 4 to 5, 2018 | 5 pm Cadillac Bar & Grill, 44 9th St, San Francisco FREE Stay tuned for the entertainment line-up and celebrations for ...

Saturday, May 5

Sports Basement Annual Coastal Clean Up & After Party | SF
Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Presidio)
Sports Basement Annual Coastal Clean Up & After Party | SF
Lend a helping hand in the Annual Beach Clean Up at East Beach from 9 am-12 pm. Join with other volunteers on tackling the trash and cigarette butts littered along East Beach. After the beach, head back to the Presidio Sports Basement for the appreciation after ...
Free Comic Book Day 2018
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Comic Book Day 2018

Free Comic Book Day is an annual tradition, held the first Saturday in May each year, where participating comic book shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. Major publishers such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, ...

2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2018 San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an annual all day family-friendly celebration held as a block party with live music, cultural performances, and more. This year, there will be music and entertainment on two stages, kids zone, food and exhibitor booths, beer garden, fun for all ages. 14th Annual ...
SF Botanical Garden 51st Annual Spring Plant Sale | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers
SF Botanical Garden 51st Annual Spring Plant Sale | Golden Gate Park
The San Francisco Botanical Garden’s 51st Annual Plant Sale offers over 2,500 different kinds of plants that thrive in the Bay Area’s frost-free fog belt featuring many plants that are not found at other regional plant sales or commercial nurseries on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This sale ...
96th Annual May Fete Children’s Parade & Fair | Palo Alto
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Heritage Park
96th Annual May Fete Children's Parade & Fair | Palo Alto
Celebrate spring with all of your friends at the annual May Fete Children’s Parade, held each year on the first Saturday in May. This Year’s theme is “Children of The World.”  96th Annual May Fete Children’s Parade Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 10 am Downtown Palo Alto – University Avenue ...
2018 Free Comic Book Day: Princesses, Magic Show & Cosplay | Santa Clara
Saturday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Illusive Comics
2018 Free Comic Book Day: Princesses, Magic Show & Cosplay | Santa Clara
Free Comic Book Day comes to Illusive Comics, the self-proclaimed “Geek Heaven for Santa Clara and the Silicon Valley,” to spread a love of comics, an awareness of literacy, contribute to an important local charity and enjoy some great cosplay They’ve ordered in thousands of comics that are made ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View
Saturday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2018 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 22nd anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. 2018 ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 5 – 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 nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...

Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day
Saturday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

2018 Free Comic Book Day: DIY Comics, Potraits & Discounts | Berkeley
Saturday, May 5 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early as supplies of the official free comics are limited.
| Escapist Comic Bookstore
2018 Free Comic Book Day: DIY Comics, Potraits & Discounts | Berkeley
Escapist Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day with free comics, their own in-store comic, lots of discounts and guest appearances. Special Sales: 25% off on graphic novels 50% off recent back issue bins 15% off vintage back issue comics 25% off action figures This year they feature once again a trio of ...
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay
Saturday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Marin Open Studios 2018 | North Bay

Did you know that per capita, more artists live in Marin than in any other county in the United States? Marin Open Studios is an annual, free, self-guided art tour held the first two weekends in May. Artists open their doors to show their work spaces and ...

2018 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Children's Day Festival | Japantown
On the May 5, 2018, San Francisco joins Japan and China to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to celebrating children – Kodomo No Hi or the Children’s Day Festival. 2018 Children’s Day Festival | Japantown Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm Japantown Peace Plaza FREE This year marks the ...
2018 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission: Comics & Art
2018 Comic Book Day & Family Fun | Mission Dist.
Come by the store on Saturday, May 5th between 11 am to 8 pm and get your free comic books. They’re going to have family friendly activities all day. There will be an annual fundraiser for the 826 Valencia, a children’s writing center nonprofit located right here in the ...
2018 Cameron Festival: Dragon Dances, Games & Performances | Chinatown
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to the public.
| Donaldina Cameron House
2018 Cameron Festival: Dragon Dances, Games & Performances | Chinatown
The 2018 Cameron Carnival features fun for all ages and offers a wide variety of activities throughout the day. Admission is free and all are welcome. Chinese Cameron Carnival Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 11 am to 7 pm Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA FREE to the public Featured Activities: Original ...
Silicon Valley Artists’ Open Studios: Saturday | South Bay
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All over South Bay & Peninsula
Silicon Valley Artists' Open Studios: Saturday | South Bay

Silicon Valley Open Studios is an opportunity to experience a wide variety of art and talk with local artists in the comfort of their own studios from 11 am to 5 pm during the first three weekends in May. 2018 Silicon Valley Open Studios First Three Weekends ...

Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Leland Avenue
Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo. The focus is on the valley’s commerce, transportation, and development, including a foray through Little Hollywood and ending at Silvestri’s log cabin. Visitacion ...
2018 Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
2018 Bluegrass Pickin' Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Bring a blanket (and an instrument if you like) or just kick back and watch some of the Bay Area’s top bluegrass, country and folk performers as they get together for an impromptu concert jam. Pickin’ Picnic in Golden Gate Park Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Noon to 6 ...
2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley
Saturday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2018 Hip Hop in the Park: Dance Cypher, Live Music & Food Trucks | Berkeley
The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festival run by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal in People’s ...
2018 Kite Day: Giant Kites, Snow Cones & Hotdog Lunches | Menlo Park
Saturday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedwell Bayfront Park
2018 Kite Day: Giant Kites, Snow Cones & Hotdog Lunches | Menlo Park
Come out to Kite Day and enjoy kite flying, spin art, snow cones, rock wall and a hot dog lunch on Saturday, May 5, 2018. 2018 Kite Day Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Noon to 3 pm Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road, Menlo Park FREE Kite flying Snow cones Hot dog lunch Picnicking in ...
2018 Cinco de Mayo Urban Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 Cinco de Mayo Urban Dance Festival | Jack London Square
TURFinc is pleased to present the 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Festval in partnership with Jack London Square on May 5th, 2018. 2018 Cinco de Mayo Urban Dance Festival Saturday, May 5, 2018 | Noon-7 pm Jack London Square, Oakland FREE The Festival features Turf Battles hosted by Chuy Gomez, Randy ...
2018 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Saturday, May 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sebastopol & West (Santa Rosa)
2018 Cinco de Mayo Festival: Live Music & Dancing | Santa Rosa
Come out to Santa Rosa for the 13th annual Roseland Cinco de Mayo Festival featuring stages of music, dance, and demonstrations. In the previous years, musical entertainment included Tercer Nival, El Sello de Mexico, Los Grandes de La Banda and pop/rock. Come and see what they have in store for you this ...

Sunday, May 6

Bike San Leandro: Fun, Free & Family Friendly Bike Day | San Leandro
Sunday, May 6 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. But registration is required.
| Casa Peralta
Bike San Leandro: Fun, Free & Family Friendly Bike Day | San Leandro
Currently in its 9th year BikeSL has over 150 bicycle riders make the family trek to the San Leandro Marina and back or the advanced trek to Lake Chabot and back. BikeSL (Bike San Leandro) will take place on Sunday, May 6th from 9 am to ...
A La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
A La Carte & Art Festival 2018 | Mountain View

Enjoy a sun-splashed weekend strolling through artist booths, listening to live music and gawking at a classic car show at Mountain View’s 2018 A La Carte & Art spring art fair and officially kicks-off at this big 22nd anniversary celebration of the arts in Silicon Valley’s epicenter. 2018 ...

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day
Sunday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...