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Saturday, October 1

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 1900’s 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 ...

Exploration Games Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Saturday, October 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
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 ...

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

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 ...
Monster Family Sunday | SF
Sunday, October 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artist and Craftsman Supply (SF)
Monster Family Sunday | SF
Kick off the Halloween Season at your local art supply store. Activities include: Face Painting Pumpkin Painting Spooky Raffle for a $25 A&C Gift Card Candy Fun for the Whole Family
Family Play Day | 2016 “Come Out & Play” Festival
Sunday, October 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Chapel
Family Play 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 ...

Monday, October 3

The Sound of Silence at the Japanese Tea Garden | SF
Monday, October 3 – 9:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 am.
| Japanese Tea Garden
The Sound of Silence at the Japanese Tea Garden | SF
The Japanese Tea Garden welcomes local author Katrina Goldsaito and illustrator Julia Kuo for an interactive reading of The Sound of Silence. Featured in Brain Pickings, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and many others, the story tells of a little boy who goes ...

Wednesday, October 5

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, October 5 – All Day | 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 ...

Thursday, October 6

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, October 6 – 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 ...

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF
Thursday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Opening Day | SF

Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and disconnected. The Market Street Prototyping Festival aims to bring together people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds for three days of temporary installations ranging from performance spaces to play zones to ...

Friday, October 7

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF
Friday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Friday | SF

Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and disconnected. The Market Street Prototyping Festival aims to bring together people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds for three days of temporary installations ranging from performance spaces to play zones to ...

Glass Pumpkin Patch: Live Glassblowing Demos | San Jose
Friday, October 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The demos are free to view however items for sale begin at $35.
| Santana Row
Glass Pumpkin Patch: Live Glassblowing Demos | San Jose
October 7-9th, the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) will transform Santana Row Central Park into a fantasy garden of hand-crafted glass pumpkins made by local, and nationally-recognized glass artists. This is the second year for this new BAGI fall tradition. This year they have added live ...
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 7 – 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 8

Life is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Life is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
Life is Living is a free celebration of urban life through hip hop, intergenerational health and environmental action presented by Youth Speaks. 2016 Life is Living Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 7 pm Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (DeFremery Park), 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland FREE
Conscious Family Festival: Kids & Adult-Only Workshops | Santa Rosa
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Finley Community Center
Conscious Family Festival: Kids & Adult-Only Workshops | Santa Rosa
The Conscious Family Festival is a free, multi-generational event for families to discover and create new methods and tools for experiencing happy and fulfilling lives. This day-long festival offers a variety of fun and inspirational activities for children, parents and grandparents, as well as adult-only workshops ...
2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival: 6 Stages, 20+ Bands & Live Art | Sunset
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Outer Noriega
2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival: 6 Stages, 20+ Bands & Live Art | Sunset
The world-renowned Noriega Street will be home to the 3rd Annual Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival (formerly Outer Noriega Street Fair). 2016 Ocean Beach Music & Art Festival Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 11 am to 7 pm Noriega between 46th and 47th Ave, SF FREE The event will ...
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saint Peter and Paul Church
97th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar: Saturday | North Beach

The annual Columbus Day Bazaar is a lively and fun North Beach tradition hosted annually during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The weekend event celebrates the neighborhood’s heritage featuring iconic American, Italian, and Asian foods; an abundance of games and activities; plus great entertainment and community engagement. Head ...

Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Market and 3rd Street
Market Street Prototyping Festival: Saturday | SF

Market Street runs through the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and disconnected. The Market Street Prototyping Festival aims to bring together people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds for three days of temporary installations ranging from performance spaces to play zones to ...

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 at the door.
| California Historical Society
History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society

History for Half Pints (the kid kind, not the drinking kind) is a monthly family day at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, featuring music, games and of course, history. The family day takes place every second Saturday of the month and is free ...

Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 35th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 3 – 10, 2016 San Francisco FREE ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, October 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.