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Sunday, May 6

2018 Backyard Chicken Coop Bike Tour | Alameda
Sunday, May 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Chicken Tour
2018 Backyard Chicken Coop Bike Tour | Alameda
Find out where the eggs are in Alameda on this informative annual self-guided bike tour of backyard chicken coops as you enjoy a bike ride around “The Island.” Alameda Backyard Chicken Coop Bicycling Tour Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 1-4 pm (sharp) All over Alameda FREE Alameda’s urban chicken coops range from ...

Friday, May 11

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, May 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Saturday, May 12

Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...

30th Annual “May Madness” Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade | North Bay
Saturday, May 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
30th Annual 
The checkered flag drops for May Madness, the longest running car show and parade in Northern California, which welcomes the finest rods, customs, classics, art cars, utility vehicles, modified and other cool vehicles to Downtown San Rafael. 30th Annual May Madness Rock & Rollin’ Car Show & Parade Saturday, May ...
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, May 12 – 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, May 13

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2018 | SF
Sunday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2018 | SF
All mothers and especially Mamás latinas and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. Exhibit Schedule: Noon–3 pm Making Paper Flowers with Irma Ortiz 1 pm- ​Cuicacalli and Mariachi Juvenil La Misión 3:30 pm Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano  
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, May 13 – 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 ...

Friday, May 18

Saturday, May 19

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...

Skyjam Family Fest: Dance, Live Music & Craft | El Cerrito
Saturday, May 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5 | Trinity Evangelical Free Church
Skyjam Family Fest: Dance, Live Music & Craft | El Cerrito
Submitted by the Event Organizer Join them on May 19, 2018 for the 8th annual Skyjam family festival. This year it will be held at Trinity Church in El Cerrito, different place but same happiness. Fun activities includes: Puppet show, Live Music & Dance, Carnival games, Arts & ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, May 19 – 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 ...

Kitten Nursery Shower: Feeding Program & Workshop | Peninsula
Saturday, May 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA
Kitten Nursery Shower: Feeding Program & Workshop | Peninsula
Join and watch volunteers syringe-feed tiny kittens, ask the Nursery “mom” about the life-saving work, learn about volunteer opportunities, and ask the staff “kitty whisperers” about cat behaviors. Shower gifts for the kittens are appreciated. Kitten Nursery Shower: Feeding Program & Workshop | Peninsula Saturday, May 19, ...

Friday, May 25

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, May 25 – 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 ...

Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF
Friday, May 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF

Has it been a long day? Week? Lifetime? Or do you and your kids just have some energy you need to get out of your system? Then come shake your tail to the best family-friendly jams amidst the glowy balloons and sparkly lights of their ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, May 25 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Saturday, May 26

RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 26 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Friday, June 1

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, June 1 – 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, June 1 – 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: ...

“Non-Stop Bhangra” Bollywood Dance Party: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, June 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
There’s no reason kids can’t dance like they’re in a Bollywood epic. Featured every month at Public Works in the Mission, Non-Stop Bhangra brings the party to the Gardens, offering a unique experience that celebrates the beautiful and vibrant spirit of this traditional Punjabi folk ...
“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, June 1 – 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, June 1 – 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, June 2

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...

5th Annual Environmental Show on Climate Change | Final Day
Saturday, June 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sun Gallery
5th Annual Environmental Show on Climate Change | Final Day

In an effort to put into visuals the sense of urgency surrounding the issue of climate change, over 20 artists have submitted work for this year’s show ranging from photos of the disappearing Arctic (and Iceland) to the human response to environmental degradation. The Sun ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, June 2 – 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, June 3

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Sunset & Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Tuesday, June 5

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, June 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...

Wednesday, June 6

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, June 6 – 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 ...