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Sunday, September 11

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

Inner Sunset Flea Market & Family Fun Day | SF
Sunday, September 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea Market & Family Fun Day | SF
They are pleased to announce the return of the Inner Sunset Sundays Neighborhood Flea Market featuring fabulous finds, yummy food and family fun. Come and connect with your neighbors, peruse the treasures and engage in the numerous activities being offered on a car-free Irving Street.

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2016
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2016
Oakland will once again host a Pride Parade kicking off at 10:30 am and an all-day Pride Festival (tickets are $10) from 11 am to 7 pm in Downtown on Broadway. The Festival once again features four stages of live music, DJs and entertainment, plus community and family friendly activities. R&B artist, Deborah ...
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Joseph of Cupertino
Live Music, Art Making & Family Games | 2016 Cupertino Carnival

The Cupertino Carnival is a free, three-day festival featuring live music, entertainment, real amusement rides, jump houses/inflatables, games for kids of all ages, arts and crafts, a wide variety of food and more; it’s perfect for families with young children. 2016 Cupertino Carnival Friday, September ...

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Western Addition
Sunday, September 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Western Addition

Sunday Streets (April – November 2016) 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 an ...

4th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
Sunday, September 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
4th Annual Kids Festival: Art, Music & Magic | McLaren Park
The 4th Annual Kid’s’ Festival – Features The Not-Its, JAM with Charity Kahn, plus magic shows and nature programs, There will be 4 Hours (11am- 3pm) of art, music, magic, science, hikes and dance and much more. Fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, September 11 – 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 ...

Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2016 | Japantown
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2016 | Japantown

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown. Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace ...

59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Sunday | SF
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free on Sunday; $5 admission on Friday and Saturday
| St. Gregory's Church (Brotherhood Way)
59th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival: Sunday | SF

Celebrate Armenian food and culture the 59th annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival. The festival features live music and Armenian folk dancing, shish-kebab dinners for purchase, a beer and wine garden, and a kids zone. 2016 Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival St. Gregory Church, 825 Brotherhood ...

2016 Fiestas Patrias “El Grito” Mexican Independence Day Festival | San Jose
Sunday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Guadalupe River Park
2016 Fiestas Patrias
The outdoor Fiestas Patrias “El Grito” Festival brings families and friends together to enjoy a fun-filled day in San Jose celebrating Mexican Independence Day from 12:30-9 pm on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  The Festival features live music and entertainment, multi-cultural food vendors, as well as cultural, local community service ...
Free Music Classes & Jam Sessions for Kids & Adults | Mission Dist.
Sunday, September 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Free Music Classes & Jam Sessions for Kids & Adults | Mission Dist.
Community Music Center welcomes all to the Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free on CMC Sunday on September 11, 2016. This CMC Sunday, sample some of CMC’s brand new group classes, such as Percussion or Guitar for Kids, or Tango ...
Music Classes & Demonstrations For All Ages | SF
Sunday, September 11 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Music Classes & Demonstrations For All Ages | SF
Community Music Center welcomes the public to their Mission District Branch to try out an instrument or a class for free on CMC Sundays. Activities for kids include a demo music for children, an instrument petting zoo, and demo piano lessons. Adults can join an open rehearsal ...

Wednesday, September 14

Music in the Park: Puerto Rican “La Mixta Criolla” | Albany
Wednesday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Music in the Park: Puerto Rican

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2016 concert series will be the 13th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Thursday, September 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 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 by the East Bay Express, ...

Friday, September 16

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro Residents
Friday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro 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, September 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 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 ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, September 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 (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, September 16 – 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 ...

Movies in the Park: “The Good Dinosaur” | Burlingame
Friday, September 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Snacks available for purchase.
| Washington Park (Burlingame)
Movies in the Park:

Enjoy a fun night out with family or friends watching a great movie under the stars on their 30′ inflatable movie screen. The Movies in the Park series is brought to you by the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Putnam Subaru. All movies begin at ...

Sing-along Cinema & “Mary Poppins” Costume Party | Jack London Square
Friday, September 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Sing-along Cinema &

Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Bring blankets and chairs. Please note that start times may change based on ...

Saturday, September 17

2016 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2016 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Check out all the cute chicks and get some exercise at the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, taking place from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 17, ...
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro Residents
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro 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 ...

2016 Sunset District Festival: Electric Car Test Drive, Pop-Up Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Sunset Playground
2016 Sunset District Festival: Electric Car Test Drive, Pop-Up Vendors & Live Entertainment | SF
The annual Sunset Community Festival celebrates 22 years of bringing together hundreds of residents from the Sunset District to celebrate the community from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 17, 2016. They are partnering with Sunset Mercantile, which will be “popping-up” at the Sunset Community ...
21st Annual International Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boating Center
21st Annual International Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Lake Merritt
On Saturday at noon, do not miss the opening ceremonies with the traditional blessing of the festival boats ceremony, a traditional Chinese ceremony accompanying dragon boat races all over the world for thousands of years. Dignitaries from the community will help awaken the dragons and bless ...
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, September 17 – 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 ...

Freight Family Open House: Live Music & Petting Zoo | Berkeley
Saturday, September 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Freight & Salvage
Freight Family Open House: Live Music & Petting Zoo | Berkeley
Join them for their Family Open House. This family-friendly edition features free performances and activities for folks, kids, and folks with kids. In addition to two concert sets (Asheba at 11:15am and Rudy Trubitt & Hiram Bell at 1:00pm) there will be a musical instrument petting ...
Taste Buds: Cooking Class for Kids 10 & Up | South SF
Saturday, September 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*An RSVP is appreciated but not required.
| South San Francisco Main Library
Taste Buds: Cooking Class for Kids 10 & Up | South SF
Do you enjoy learning, cooking and tasting new recipes? If you’re 10 years of age or older, join them and learn how to make Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups from scratch. The class is designed to teach young children very basic cooking skills such as, what are ingredients, ...

Sunday, September 18

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro Residents
Sunday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Castro 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 ...

21st Annual International Dragon Boat Festival: Sunday | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boating Center
21st Annual International Dragon Boat Festival: Sunday | Lake Merritt

The 21st Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival is a free weekend of world-class dragon boat racing with cultural performances, and kid-and-adult-friendly games at the largest competitive dragon boat festival in the U.S. This year, they would like to introduce their Dragon Land –  a large pavilion filled ...

2016 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival & 50+ Craft Vendors | SF
Sunday, September 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Center for the Book
2016 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival & 50+ Craft Vendors | SF
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 13th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors and more. 2016 Roadworks Street Fair Sunday, September 18, 2016 ...