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Friday, July 22

Unique Derique: A Prince Among Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Unique Derique: A Prince Among Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode and ...

Saturday, July 23

Fog City Movie Night: “Hook” | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rossi Park
Fog City Movie Night:

The Richmond District proudly presents the next installment of their outdoor movie series in Rossi Playground with family films shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all. Come early with your ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, July 23 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game 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. There’s no need to pay ...

Wednesday, August 3

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, August 3 – 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, August 4

First Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, August 4 – 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, August 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, August 5 – 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: ...

Body Percussion Performance With The Crosspulse Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Children's Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens
Body Percussion Performance With The Crosspulse Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens
Using finger snaps, tight slaps, chest thumps, foot drags, hand rubs, and percussive dance steps, Crosspulse Ensemble performances are designed to entrance children with an international array of rhythms, instruments, and obscure musical practices. With five extraordinary artists versed in body percussion and a diverse array ...

Saturday, August 6

Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
Rock Balancing Art Gathering & Lessons | Crissy Field
Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge. Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures ...

Friday, August 12

Unique Derique: A Prince Among Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Unique Derique: A Prince Among Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens
A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion. Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode ...

Saturday, August 13

2016 Laurel Street Fair: Live Music, Yoga & DJs | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Laurel District
2016 Laurel Street Fair: Live Music, Yoga & DJs | Oakland
The 17th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJ’s, yoga, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks & local chefs in Oakland’s Laurel District. The fair has grown every year in scope, and is now known as one of the biggest and best ...
Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Saturday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan: Have a Peek At Filipino Culture | Yerba Buena Gardens
Celebrating Filipino and Filipino-American arts and culture, the 23nd annual Pistahan features 2 days of art pavilions and stages highlighting contemporary and traditional music, dance, art, crafts, cuisine, and artifacts. A trade expo offers products unique to the Philippines, including foods, books, jewelry, clothes and products ...
Fog City Movie Night: “Zootopia” | Richmond Dist.
Saturday, August 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rossi Park
Fog City Movie Night:

The Richmond District proudly presents the next installment of their outdoor movie series in Rossi Playground with family films shown in high definition on a 26 foot screen under the stars, or under the fog, as it is the Richmond after all. Come early with your ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 13 – 9:05 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. There’s no need to pay ...

Friday, August 19

Sing Along to Venezuela’s Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Sing Along to Venezuela's Songs | Yerba Buena Gardens
Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through ...
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 19 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 31

Last of the Dramatic 2016 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden
Last of the Dramatic 2016 Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very juicy … After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain to ...

Sunday, September 11

“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 ...

Friday, September 23

Final of 2016: Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, September 23 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Final of 2016: Free A's Post-Game 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. There’s no need to pay ...

Saturday, September 24

National Public Lands Volunteering Day | 2016
National Public Lands Volunteering Day | 2016
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands with over 175,000 people volunteering to plant trees, clean up beaches, and maintain trails in National Parks and other public areas.

Saturday, October 8

Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2016: 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 and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 35th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 3 – 10, 2016 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 9

Fleet Week 2016: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2016: 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 and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 35th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 3 – 10, 2016 San Francisco FREE ...

Monday, October 10

2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 10 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)
2016 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Want to see a pumpkin that weighs almost as much as a Smart Car? World Pumpkin Capital Half Moon Bay will present their 43rd Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking ...

Sunday, October 16

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

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 ...

Sunday, October 30

16th Annual Halloween Hoopla: Interactive Performances & Games For Kids | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
16th Annual Halloween Hoopla: Interactive Performances & Games For Kids | Yerba Buena Gardens
Our 16th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween finery.

Friday, November 11

Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2016
Friday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2016

Sometimes you’ve just got 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 including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per ...

Sunday, November 13

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party| Embarcadero
Sunday, November 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero

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 ...