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Friday, September 30

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

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 ...

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
11 am–10 pm: OMCA Store Flash Sale with discounts from 25% to 50% off, open to Members only on Friday 5–10 pm: Half-off gallery admission for adults, free for ages 18 and under 5–10 pm: All Museum galleries open late 5–10 pm: Gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid featuring the best in local cuisine: get ...
Night Games Party | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Friday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gallery 308 (Fort Mason)
Night Games Party | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Screen on the Green: Outdoor “Inside Out” Movie Night | Los Gatos
Friday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Meadow Park
Screen on the Green: Outdoor
Join the Los Gatos community at Oak Meadow Park for an evening of family fun and movie time on a giant 25′ inflatable movie screen featuring Inside Out. The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad snack bar will be open from 6:30-8:30 pm selling snacks, beverages and BBQ favorites ...

Saturday, October 1

1st Annual “Bay Day” Celebration & Outdoor Fun Extravaganza | SF Bay
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
1st Annual
Bay Day is like Earth Day – for San Francisco Bay. It is one official day every year for the entire Bay Area to come together and celebrate the Bay. Don’t be fooled by the bridges, levees, and city skylines—the Bay is wild and alive. In fact, ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

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 | Presidio
First Day to RSVP: Fort Point Candlelight Tours | Presidio

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

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seaport Court (Redwood City)
2016 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Tiki Bar | Redwood City
PortFest, an all-day waterfront festival, features free boat rides, waterfront tours, live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. 2016 Redwood City PortFest Saturday, October 1, 2016 | 10 am to 3 pm Port of Redwood City Waterfront FREE PortFest celebrates Redwood City’s working deepwater port and gives ...
SF Maritime Fun Day: “Walk the Plank” & Historic Sail Contest | Bay Area
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SF Maritime National Historical Park
SF Maritime Fun Day:
On September 3 and again on October 1, 2016, from 10 am to 2 pm, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is trying something new—a “Family Fun Day” to encourage kids and families to get moving and get active outdoors in the park. Participants will be ...
WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam Walking Tour | Sausalito
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
WWII in the Shadow of Mt. Tam Walking Tour | Sausalito
From 1942–1945 Sausalito was home to a bustling wartime shipyard called Marinship. Innovations, ingenuity, and inspiration all played a part in the day-to-day routine. Join Ranger Joanne on a 2-mile walking tour of the area surrounding the Bay Model to experience what life in the ...
Farm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | McClelland Dairy
Farm Discovery Tour: Milking Cows & Hay Mazes | Petaluma
Come see firsthand what makes Organic Valley farms and farmers like none other. The McClelland family will be on hand to welcome you to their farm. There are roughly 1,500 acres of pasture and cropland to manage, cows to milk, calves to take care of ...
Healthy Parks Healthy People Family Day | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Maritime Museum
Healthy Parks Healthy People Family Day | SF
Get active along with your whole family at their maritime-themed game day on Saturday, October 1st at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Join park rangers and staff for relay races, team building activities, and an obstacle course. Come prepared to get your body moving, and ...
Day in the Park/Derby | City of Brisbane
Saturday, October 1 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Brisbane Community Park
Day in the Park/Derby | City of Brisbane
Taking place on the first Saturday in October every year, the Day in the Park/Brisbane Derby is, together, probably the most widely-attended annual Community event.  The day starts at approximately 8:00am with the Derby races down a hay bale-lined San Francisco Ave. alongside the Community ...
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 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 ...
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 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 ...

North Richmond Shoreline Festival: Healthy Lunch & Nature Walks | Richmond
Saturday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
North Richmond Shoreline Festival: Healthy Lunch & Nature Walks | Richmond
Come and spend your afternoon bird watching with the Audubon Society, fishing, and riding a pony for the kids. There will be live music, nature walks, kids’ activities, zumba, and free books for the kids. They will also provide a healthy lunch(until supplies last), so come early.
Urban Exploration Games Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Saturday, October 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Urban Exploration Games Day | 2016

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a sixth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening all over San Francisco. 2016 Come Out & Play Festival September 24 – October 8, 2016 All over San Francisco FREE (festival ...

Free Outdoor Movie Night “Zootopia” | Ingleside
Saturday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ingleside Branch Library
Free Outdoor Movie Night

Supervisor Norman Yee is partnering with the Greater West Portal Neighborhood Association, Ocean Avenue Association, Stonestown Family YMCA, San Francisco Public Library, OMI-Cultural Participation Project, Parkmerced, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Recology and Five Sweets to present free outdoor movies under the stars for ...

19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo
Saturday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free on Weekend 1. The following events are $10-$15.
| Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival: Opening Night | Vallejo

Thingamajigs presents the 2016 edition of the sound-art festival that started it all. A power-pack of musical works of homemade instruments, found objects, and alternate tunings by some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. The 19th Annual MFP&T festival is a step further in ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, October 2

Learning Bird Language | Oakland
Sunday, October 2 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*$20 Suggested Donation. Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| Rotary Nature Center
Learning Bird Language | Oakland
Come celebrate Oakland’s nature and learn about the Lake Merritt wildlife refuge and the many species that call it home. Through quiet observation, mapping, and group discussions led by trained naturalists, you will learn to decipher the different calls of bird language and behavior. Once you begin to recognize territorial calls, alarm calls, and juvenile begging calls, the ecology of Lake Merritt and other Oakland open spaces will ...
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents

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 ...

Gamble Garden Free Community Day | Palo Alto
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gamble Garden
Gamble Garden Free Community Day | Palo Alto
Join in for a fall day filled with fun children’s activities, a gorgeous plant sale, horticultural resources, displays, garden demonstrations, food, entertainment, and of course…digging for worms. This event is free of charge and is open to the community. Everyone is welcome. Throughout the day, neighbors, ...
Last Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
Last Day to Enjoy The Swings: Interactive Musical Installation | San Jose

For two months, The Swings installation will be activated in the heart of downtown San José at Plaza de César Chavez. Created by Montréal-based interaction design studio Daily tous les jours, The Swings is a free interactive art installation in which each swing emits the ...

2016 Filipino-American History Celebration | Asian Art Museum
Sunday, October 2 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2016 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. This year’s theme of “Movement” focuses on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word and art of the Philippines. Celebrate Filipino American history and culture at the ...
2016 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Contests & Live Music | Mountain View
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Steins Beer Garden
2016 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 ...

‘Round the World Festival: Music, Masks & Exhibit | Alameda
Sunday, October 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Families can pay what they wish.
| Rhythmix Cultural Works
'Round the World Festival: Music, Masks & Exhibit | Alameda
Rhythmix cultural works presents performances by Chinyakare ensemble, Gamelan sekar jaya, and Tezkatlipoka aztec drum and dance, and Capoeira demos by Sumido of Capoeira mandinga. Alameda Education Foundation artists Pam Chang and Jenna Freck will offer hands on mask-making workshops from 12-2 and a travel photography ...
Y Bike Learn to Ride Program: Free & Safe Bike Lessons | The Presidio
Sunday, October 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Main Parade Ground
Y Bike Learn to Ride Program: Free & Safe Bike Lessons | The Presidio
Get your kids riding on two wheels with free, safe, and friendly instruction from the Presidio Community Y. Bikes and equipment are provided. All ages are welcome and reservation is not required.