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Thursday, October 8

Fleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Although it’s not the full airshow later in the week, you should be able to look up into the sky on Thursday and see the Blue Angels buzzing the city and over the waterfront doing their annual “walk through” of San Francisco.

Saturday, October 10

History for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society
Saturday, October 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $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 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015: 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 for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. Fleet Week 2015 October 6 – 12, 2015 Northern Waterfront, SF FREE Much more than just the Blue ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, October 10 – 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.

Sunday, October 11

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2015 | SF
Sunday, October 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2015 | SF
The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on Sunday, October 11, 2015 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, October 11 – 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 ...

Fleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2015: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. Fleet Week 2015 October 6 – 12, 2015 Northern Waterfront, SF FREE Much more than just the Blue ...

Thursday, October 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, October 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, October 16

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, October 16 – 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 10 am to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, October 16 – 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 (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Sunday, October 18

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party: Final of 2015 | Mission District
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
The final Sunday Streets of 2015 will take place on Valencia St from 26th St to McCoppin Hub Plaza. Sunday Streets is a pet friendly event. Stay tuned for activities and details closer to the event.
“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Friday, October 23

Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF
Friday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
Friday Night Market at UN Plaza | SF

Held every fourth Friday through October, the Night Market in the iconic UN Plaza is the place to spend your Friday night. Night Market provides live music and entertainment, making the UN Plaza the liveliest spot in the city. The Night Market is a free ...

Friday, October 30

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, October 30 – 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, October 31

Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, October 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...

15th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena
Saturday, October 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
15th Annual
Our 15th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults. Led by the ever-popular Unique Derique, the Hoopla features live music, clowns, a mysterious palm reader, and fun games and prizes. Bring your camera for the Ghoulish Photo ...

Thursday, November 5

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, November 5 – 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, November 6

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, November 6 – 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 7

Saturdays Unplugged | SF JCC
Saturday, November 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Saturdays Unplugged | SF JCC

Come for the play date, stay for the live music every first Saturday at the San Francisco JCC. Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon of fun activities and happy hour (for adults).

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, November 7 – 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, November 8

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, November 8 – 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 ...

Wednesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2015
Wednesday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2015
In honor of Veterans Day, get free admission to all of the National Parks.

Saturday, November 14

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, November 14 – 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.

Friday, November 20

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, November 20 – 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 (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...

Saturday, November 28

Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, November 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...

Saturday, December 5

Saturdays Unplugged | SF JCC
Saturday, December 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Saturdays Unplugged | SF JCC

Come for the play date, stay for the live music every first Saturday at the San Francisco JCC. Unplug and meet up with family and friends for a screen-free afternoon of fun activities and happy hour (for adults).

Sunday, December 6

Exploratorium Free Day: Winter Holiday | Pier 15
Sunday, December 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Winter Holiday | Pier 15
Come visit the Exploratorium on December 6 (Winter HoliDay) when we open our doors to the public for free on Saturday, December 6, 2015.

Tuesday, March 1

First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
First Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge

Come to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge to try your hand at Pier Crabbing in the San Francisco Bay on alternating Saturdays from March through October. In this weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...