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Wednesday, October 1

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, October 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Paws on the Square: Doggie Musical Chairs & Puppy Pampering | Oakland
Wednesday, October 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
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 ...

Thursday, October 2

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation: Final Days | October
Thursday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
El Presidio Archaeology Excavation: Final Days | October

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate El Presidio de San Francisco, the Spanish-colonial archaeological site buried just below the ...

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Friday, October 3

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Friday, October 3 – 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 ...

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Opening Night | East Bay
Friday, October 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda High School
2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Opening Night | East Bay

Meet some of the best  jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, object manipulators, artistic athletes, acrobats, and performers of all kinds on the west coast and watch in awe as they ply their craft at the 2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival. Whether you’re a master manipulator, or are ...

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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, October 4

2014 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Shark Tank | Redwood City
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seaport Court (Redwood City)
2014 PortFest: Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Shark Tank | Redwood City

PortFest, an all-day waterfront festival, features free sailboat rides, a shark tank, waterfront tours, live music, food and drinks, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more.
2014 Redwood City PortFest
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 8 am to 5 pm
Port of Redwood City Waterfront
FREE
Port Fest celebrates Redwood …

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Saturday, October 4 – 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 ...

40th Annual Black Cowboy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
40th Annual Black Cowboy Parade & Festival | Oakland

Dust off those cowboy boots and celebrate the 40th annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade, the only parade and celebration of its kind in the United States, on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
This historic parade begins at 10 am at DeFremery Park at 18th St and Adeline. …

2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda High School
2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Meet some of the best  jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, object manipulators, artistic athletes, acrobats, and performers of all kinds on the west coast and watch in awe as they ply their craft at the 2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival. Whether you’re a master manipulator, or are ...

2014 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2014 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

“Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” is Oakland’s family-friendly Oktoberfest craft beer festival featuring live music, DJ battle, dance performances, a skate jam and contests, kids’ activities, and of course a biergarten.
2014 Oaktoberfest in the Dimond
Saturday, October 4, 2014 | 11 am to 6 pm
MacArthur Blvd. and …

2014 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mint Plaza
2014

Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to Mint Plaza for its HeART of Market: Dance, Create, Connect, a free, participatory and family friendly event, from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Learn some Bollywood dance moves, take a West African funk class, or …

2014 India Day: Bollywood Dance, Music, Fashion Show & Chef Demos | Santana Row
Saturday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
2014 India Day: Bollywood Dance, Music, Fashion Show & Chef Demos | Santana Row

Santana Row celebrates India Day and Diwali, the ancient Hindu festival that 
signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair celebrated from noon to 7 pm on October 4, 2014.
The entertainment program includes chef demonstrations, Bollywood …

Pete Seeger Tribute: Singer-Songwriter Concert | McLaren Park
Saturday, October 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Pete Seeger Tribute: Singer-Songwriter Concert | McLaren Park

Enjoy a singer/songwriter showcase featuring A Tribute to Pete Seeger, with songs and music by Karney, Rocker T, Katie Garibaldi, Ray Vaughn, The Devil’s Chord and Pete Kronowitt.

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| San Francisco 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 5

California Academy of Sciences: Free Day | Sunset & Parkside Residents
Sunday, October 5 – 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 ...

2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda High School
2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Meet some of the best  jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, object manipulators, artistic athletes, acrobats, and performers of all kinds on the west coast and watch in awe as they ply their craft at the 2014 Bay Area Circus Arts Festival. Whether you’re a master manipulator, or are ...

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2014 | Japantown
Sunday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2014 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown.
Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace Plaza.
Photo Credit: Joseph …

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 5 – 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 ...

Tuesday, October 7

Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day
Tuesday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
Cartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day

The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection; a complete volume research/library facility is located on the ...

Wednesday, October 8

Paws on the Square: Doggie Musical Chairs & Puppy Pampering | Oakland
Wednesday, October 8 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
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 10

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 ...