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Friday, May 20

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, May 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
This series now takes place on the 3rd Friday of each month, and not the 4th Friday as was originally posted.

Saturday, May 21

Wingding Family Fest: A Celebration of Spring & All Things Winged | Los Altos
Saturday, May 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve
Wingding Family Fest: A Celebration of Spring & All Things Winged | Los Altos
Come explore, learn, discover, and share the wonder of nature with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Join in for a day of fun in the beautiful Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve to enjoy the spring and the beauty ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 21 – 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 six Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April and May. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and out of ...

MakerSpace: 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines | South SF
Saturday, May 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
MakerSpace: 3D Printers, Robots & Sewing Machines | South SF

The South San Francisco Public Library will be hosting all ages MakerSpace sessions on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Their MakerSpace and technology learning center will provide the community with the use of a wide range of creative software, 3D printers, a Silhouette Cameo ...

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, May 21 – 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, May 22

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
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 ...

Thursday, May 26

Burning Mensch for Lag B’Omer: Archery, Fire Festival & Live Music | Palo Alto
Thursday, May 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oshman Family JCC (Palo Alto)
Burning Mensch for Lag B'Omer: Archery, Fire Festival & Live Music | Palo Alto
Celebrate the spring holiday of Lag B’Omer with a spectacular fire festival and party, filled with fun, creativity and meaning. This is Lag B’Omer, the Jewish holiday marking the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, the period between Passover and Shavuot, as you’ve never ...

Friday, May 27

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, May 27 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 29

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
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, June 1

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

Thursday, June 2

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

First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
First Thursday

Every first Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a song, a ...

Friday, June 3

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, June 3 – 10:00 am | 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: ...

Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | SF
Friday, June 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Be Amazed With The Red Panda Acrobats | SF
Combining exceptional athletic skills, traditional Chinese music, dazzling costumes, and a fast-paced show sure to amaze viewers of all ages, the Red Panda Acrobats bring the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics into the 21st century with jaw-dropping displays of strength, balance, and dexterity. While founded in ...
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, June 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 ...

Sunday, June 5

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
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 ...

Friday, June 10

Hip-Hop Act For Children | SF
Friday, June 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Hip-Hop Act For Children | SF
Over the past decade the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world comes alive through beats, rhymes, songs, and dances. Free but an RSVP is ...

Saturday, June 11

2016 North Beach Festival | Saturday
Saturday, June 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Saturday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, June 11 – 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, June 12

2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday
Sunday, June 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | North Beach
2016 North Beach Festival | Sunday

Considered one of the country’s original outdoor festivals, the North Beach Festival celebrates its 62nd anniversary in historic North Beach. 2016 North Beach Festival Saturday & Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco FREE The festival site includes numerous quaint ...

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

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Great Highway
Sunday, June 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lincoln & Great Highway

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 ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, June 12 – 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 ...

Thursday, June 16

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 16 – 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, June 17

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, June 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 ...

Friday, June 24

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, June 24 – 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 ...

Friday, July 1

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

Thursday, July 7

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, July 7 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 9

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, July 9 – 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, July 10

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, July 10 – 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 ...