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Friday, March 10

2-for-1 Ice Cream Day at Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop | Pier 39
Friday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2-for-1 Ice Cream Day at Dryer's Grand Ice Cream Shop | Pier 39
What better way to celebrate than with ice cream? On Friday, March 10, you can buy one scoop and get the second scoop free* at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop or the Waffle Cone Shop. *Second scoop must be on same cup or cone. One offer ...
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 ...

Saturday, March 11

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill Residents
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill 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 ...

2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose

Bring your pet (yes, pets are allowed) to the Bay Area Pet Expo with pet friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, live demonstrations in obedience training and pet care, a costume contest, giveaways and more. Bring your dog, bird or even lizard – just make sure you have proof ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

Sunday, March 12

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina 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 ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | San Jose

Bring your pet (yes, pets are allowed) to the Bay Area Pet Expo with pet friendly exhibitors and rescue groups, live demonstrations in obedience training and pet care, a costume contest, giveaways and more. Bring your dog, bird or even lizard – just make sure you have proof ...

Tuesday, March 14

2017 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2017 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Jump over a bonfire (or watch others do it) in the ritual of “Chahr-Shanbeh Souri” as the Persian Center celebrates Nowruz, or Persian New Year to say goodbye to the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring.  2017 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping Tuesday, ...

Wednesday, March 15

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Sailing tickets are $47 a head and $39 for ...

Friday, March 17

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, March 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa 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 Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, March 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, March 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at 5 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Saturday, March 18

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill 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 ...

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade | Dublin
Saturday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dublin Civic Center
2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Parade | Dublin

Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. The parade gets going at 9:30 am at Amador Plaza, and the St Patrick’s Day Festival is held from 10 am to 5 ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, March 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

Sunday, March 19

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, March 19 – 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 ...

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Dublin
Sunday, March 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Dublin Civic Center
2017 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | Dublin

Where else but Dublin would you want to celebrate St Patrick’s Day? Come out for a free, memorable and authentic Irish experience. The parade gets going at 9:30 am at Amador Plaza, and the St Patrick’s Day Festival is held from 10 am to 5 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF
Sunday, March 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party 2017 Season Kick-Off | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Sunday, March 26

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

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

Friday, March 31

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, March 31 – 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 ...

Saturday, April 1

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 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, April 2

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and ...

Wednesday, April 5

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, April 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, April 6

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, April 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 ...

Friday, April 7

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, April 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: ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, April 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 ...