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Saturday, October 25

2014 “Come Out & Play” Saturday: All-Day Game Festival | SF
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP may be required for some games.
| Civic Center (SF)
2014

The Come Out & Play Festival is back celebrating a fifth year of bringing play to the Bay with new and innovative real-world games happening on Fulton Street between Hyde and Larkin at Civic Center in the heart of San Francisco. 2014 Come Out & ...

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Halley Hill Observatory
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 6:18 pm and the gates close at 10 pm.

Sunday, October 26

Bay Area Science Festival 2014: Free Events | Sunday, Oct. 26
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Science Festival 2014: Free Events | Sunday, Oct. 26

Free Events on Sunday, October 26, 2014

9 am: Wright Canyon Hike - Clayton
9 am: Science @ Farmers Markets - Oakland
10 am: BioBlitzing at Muir Woods -  Mill Valley
10 am: Wetland Tour - Alviso
Noon: Hawk Talk & Banding Demo - Sausalito
Noon: Marin Headland’s Native Plants - Sausalito
1:30 pm: Invented in San Francisco …

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley 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 ...

26th Annual Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cortland & Bocana
26th Annual Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights

Fiesta on the Hill will celebrate its 26th year with live bands, dancing in the street, street artists, pumpkin carving, petting zoos, a wide variety of food and more.
2014 Fiesta on the Hill
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 10 am to 5 pm
Cortland and Bocana Avenues, …

2014 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
2014 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Celebrate the 23rd annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville from 10 am to 5 pm on October 25-26, 2014. Hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce this event features over 200 high quality artisans, entertainment, costume parade, fall-themed ...

Final Day: 2014 Glass Pumpkin Patch & Glassblowing Demos | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cohn-Stone Studios
Final Day: 2014 Glass Pumpkin Patch & Glassblowing Demos | East Bay

The unique art and garden events returns with Cohn-Stone Studio’s 24th and final annual Glass Pumpkin Garden installation, demonstrations and sale during four weekends in October 2014 at the studios’ home in Richmond. Thousands of new, one-of-a kind, handmade works of glass art will fill ...

2014 Pet Pride Day: Costume Parade, Doggie Dancing & Trick Contest | GG Park
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sharon Meadow
2014 Pet Pride Day: Costume Parade, Doggie Dancing & Trick Contest | GG Park

Dress up your pet and head to the annual Pet Pride Day featuring on site adoptions, rescue partners, parade, food, kids activities, pet costumes and pet tricks in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.
2014 Pet Pride Day
Sunday, October 26, 2014 | 11 am to 3 pm
Sharon Meadow, …

2014 Soap Box Derby & Block Party | Sunset Dist.
2014 Soap Box Derby & Block Party | Sunset Dist.

Watch home-made derby cars race down the 400 foot straightaway along 20th Avenue between Wawona and Vicente during the second annual Soapbox Derby & Block Party hosted by The Friends of Larsen Playground from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
This is an “open” exhibition. All …

2014 Presidio Pumpkin Carving Fest | SF
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pershing Square
2014 Presidio Pumpkin Carving Fest | SF

Come to the Presidio carve a free pumpkin and create your own Halloween decor from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014. San Francisco Pumpkin Carving Festival October 25 & 26, 2014 Pershing Square, The Presidio, SF Free, but an RSVP ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio every Sunday through the fall starting on April 6, 2014 (11 am to 4 pm) at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect live music, free games and stands from San Francisco restaurants, food trucks, local ...

2014 Berkeley School Fall Festival | East Bay
Sunday, October 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Berkeley School
2014 Berkeley School Fall Festival | East Bay

For the 2014 Fall Festival, the Berkeley School Family Association celebrates its annual Fall Festival from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
The festival takes place at the University Avenue campus of The Berkeley School.

2014 Spooktacular Halloween Block Party | Japantown
Sunday, October 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2014 Spooktacular Halloween Block Party | Japantown

Dress up in costume and enjoy some good old-fashioned free fun when the Japan Center Malls hosts a Spooktacular Halloween Party from noon to 4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
The party features mall-wide trick for treating and games, decorations, bouncy house, arts and crafts, face …

2014 Halloween Hoopla & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens
2014 Halloween Hoopla & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens

The 14th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the Hoopla features:

dancing to music by Chelle & Friends
eco-friendly crafts courtesy of Trash Mash-Up. Make a mask, medallion, or maracas …

2014 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF
Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own pumpkin.
| Sunnyside Conservatory
2014 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF

The Sunnyside Conservatory invites you to their annual Pumpkin Carving Party from 2-4 pm on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Carve, chat, and enjoy complimentary hot cider and Halloween cookies. Bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools will be provided, including tools for older children.
San Francisco’s Sunnyside Conservatory …

2014 Halloween Extravaganza: Circus & Haunted House | North Beach
Sunday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Joe DiMaggio Playground
2014 Halloween Extravaganza: Circus & Haunted House | North Beach

The Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground invite you to their 7th annual Halloween Extravaganza on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
In 2014 they plan to have Trick or Trunk for all the kids and back by popular demand – a real circus. And for the first time, a …

2014 Family Halloween Folk Concert | The Park Chalet
Sunday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Park Chalet
2014 Family Halloween Folk Concert | The Park Chalet

Dress up in costume and enjoy a free family Halloween party and folk concert with live music by Charity and the JAMband at The Park Chalet in Golden Gate park on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
At each concert, Charity and the JAMband present a magical mix of …

2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Virtual Reality Demo | 2014
Sunday, October 26 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Virtual Reality Demo | 2014

At Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, researchers use virtual reality (VR) to study the behavioral effects of immersive media.
Free, but an RSVP is required. RSVPs are now sold out. Tour is limited to 20 attendees.
Visitors should be prepared to walk a virtual plank, fly around a virtual …

Tuesday, October 28

2014 Bay Area Science Festival: Free Events | Tuesday, Oct. 28
Tuesday, October 28 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Bay Area Science Festival: Free Events | Tuesday, Oct. 28

Free events on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2 pm: Science @ Farmers Markets -  Berkeley
3 pm: Thinking Sound - Berkeley
3:30 pm: SFPUC’s New Sustainable Headquarter Tour -  San Francisco
6 pm: Boy on Ice: Concussion & Sports - Menlo Park

2014 Halloween Spooktakular Trick-or-Treating Party | Santana Row
Tuesday, October 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2014 Halloween Spooktakular Trick-or-Treating Party | Santana Row

Dress up your children in their cutest Halloween costumes for pumpkin decorating, Halloween photos and trick or treating at Santana Row in San Jose from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Families will also enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, music, balloon art, story time and …

Ghostbusters Quote-Along Movie & Costume Night | Menlo Park
Tuesday, October 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free in costume, or $5 without. There will be a special “Fun Pack” for those who RSVP in advance.
| Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Ghostbusters Quote-Along Movie & Costume Night | Menlo Park

Come dressed in character as you act-along and quote-along to our favorite ghost removal service movie (sing it…) – Ghostbusters!
Free in costume, or $5 without. There will be a special “Fun Pack” for those who RSVP in advance.
Quote-along events are presented with a pre-show introduction …

Wednesday, October 29

Final Paws on the Square: Doggie Musical Chairs & Puppy Pampering | Oakland
Wednesday, October 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Final Paws on the Square: Doggie Musical Chairs & Puppy Pampering | Oakland

Pet owners and their pups are invited to enjoy festive, four-legged fun at Jack London Square’s Paws on the Square every Wednesday in October 2014. This month-long series will fill the Oakland waterfront with free tips, tricks and puppy pampering on Wednesday evenings including doggy ...

Friday, October 31

Sneak Peek: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason
Sneak Peek: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason

The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many more – all discounted up to 70% off. On Saturday and Sunday, ...

Halloween at the Brewery: Costume Contest, Live Music & Food Trucks | San Carlos
Friday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Halloween at the Brewery: Costume Contest, Live Music & Food Trucks | San Carlos

Enjoy October Boo Friday from 4-11 pm on Halloween with a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks provided by Off The Grid, and an award winning selection of sustainably handcrafted beer and root beer.
Dress up in costume and bring the little ones for the Children’s …

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...