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Saturday, October 28

Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula
Saturday, October 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated to benefit Unicef
| Haunted House of Moss Beach
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula

Haunting your souls for nearly two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

Sunday, October 29

22nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Sunday, October 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
22nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 22nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village. 2017 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland FREE Now in its 22nd year, ...

Tricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | Final Day
Sunday, October 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Tricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | Final Day

Kids and families, Tricycle Music Fest at the library returns for a ninth year on October 6 to 29, 2017. Join the San Francisco Public Library for the kickoff event on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Potrero Branch. At the end of every show, one ...

Bay Street Boo Bash: Costume Parade & Free Pumpkin Patch | Emeryville
Sunday, October 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Bay Street Boo Bash: Costume Parade & Free Pumpkin Patch | Emeryville
Celebrate Halloween at the Bay Street Boo Bash with free festivities for the whole family, even the four-legged friends. From parents to children, everyone will enjoy a day of spooktacular fun including pumpkin decorating, face painting, Halloween treats, spooky haunted carriage rides, festive games, a costume ...
17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 17th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the program features: live music from Chelle & Friends roaming shenanigans from the Pi Clowns mysterious palm reader Madam Z eco-conscious craft ...

Monday, October 30

Playcrafting Trick Or Treat: Halloween Game Expo | SF
Monday, October 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use the code FUNCHEAP and enjoy free tickets
| The Google Launchpad
Playcrafting Trick Or Treat: Halloween Game Expo | SF
Video games are taking over The Google Launchpad in SF for an all-out Halloween Expo celebrating local developers. Join in for an evening of games, pizza, treats, and prizes. Costumes are encouraged. Families are welcome – bring your kids to trick-or-treat for candy from booth to ...

Tuesday, October 31

Free Halloween Makeover | South SF
Tuesday, October 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Free Halloween Makeover | South SF
Don’t have a costume for the biggest night of the season? Stop by at the library to get a last minute Halloween makeover at the library.  They’ll have cape and mask making, face painting, makeups, expertise, and limited supply to prepare you for trick or treat.
“Ghostbusters” Immersive Halloween House | San Jose
Tuesday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Albertson Halloween House
On Halloween night 2017, stop by the Alberston Halloween House from 6-9 pm to explore the enormous and elaborate Ghostbusters-themed house. Open for one night only, the house features themed treats, an immersive front yard scene, costumed characters and more. Albertson Halloween House 2017 October 31, 2017 | ...
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula
Tuesday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated to benefit Unicef
| Haunted House of Moss Beach
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula

Haunting your souls for nearly two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

Wednesday, November 1

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, November 1 – 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 ...

SF Zoo Free Admission Day
SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, ...

Thursday, November 2

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

‘Goldfish Ghost” Book Discussion with Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown | SF
Thursday, November 2 – 1:26 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
'Goldfish Ghost
The Goldfish Ghost is Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown’s latest collaboration. Bestselling author Lemony Snicket and illustrator Lisa Brown brings us a fresh and funny take on what happens after your favorite goldfish crosses over to the other side. About The Goldfish Ghost: Goldfish Ghost was born on ...

Friday, November 3

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 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 ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, November 3 – 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: ...

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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, November 3 – 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 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, November 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, November 4

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, November 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Science Discovery Day at The Academy | Berkeley
Saturday, November 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Academy School Berkeley
Science Discovery Day at The Academy | Berkeley
This free, fun, interactive community event will feature games, exhibits, and learning activities with hands-on science projects for children aged 4-13. Featuring community booths from UC Berkeley’s Society of Women Engineers, Cal’s Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and more. Free but an RSVP is required.
How to Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony | SF
Saturday, November 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Subject to availability
| Davies Symphony Hall
How to Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony | SF
A new season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun. Complimentary tickets for the following November Symphony show are now available through the San Francisco Arts Commission. Join in as at Davies Symphony Hall for the 10th anniversary of the Symphony’s Day of the Dead celebration, ...
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, November 4 – 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 ...

Friday, November 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 ...

Saturday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12
Saturday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Presidio Bird Walks | SF
Saturday, November 11 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
Presidio Bird Walks | SF
Enjoy this family walk in the Presidio led by young birder Jonah Benningfield, accompanied by Presidio Trust staff Rebekah Berkov and Diony Gamoso. Enjoyable for birders of any level, from beginners to the pros. We hope to take full advantage of the west coast’s spectacular ...
2017 “Discovery Day” Free Science Festival Extravaganza | AT&T Park
2017
AT&T Park will be transformed into a science wonderland for the 7th annual concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival for a free science extravaganza. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, November 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, ...

2017 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Saturday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 7 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine, however, to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout ...

Sunday, November 12

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, November 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 ...