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Sunday, September 24

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Friday, September 29

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF
Friday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Saturday, September 30

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

Sometimes you’ve just got to 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 and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

Live in the Castro: Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, September 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Laura Lackey's Rhythm Revue | Jane Warner Plaza
Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue play all shades of Americana Roots Music. Swing and New Orleans Jazz to Blues, Calypso and Gospel. Playing standards in their own style and many original songs based in the improvisational traditions of jazz and blues, the hot dance floor tunes ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF
Saturday, September 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Sunday, October 1

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) 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 ...

2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 2nd Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017 where nearly 10,000 people attended last year. This year they will be expanding and closing down a 2nd street. Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito will be honored ...
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Wednesday, October 4

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, October 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

Thursday, October 5

Fleet Week 2017 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017 | 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 Survey Flights of San Francisco. Blue Angels Survey Flights: 1-5 pm

Friday, October 6

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, October 6 – 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: ...

Fleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels
Friday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels

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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 30
Free Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017

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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Free Movies in the Park: Star Wars Rogue One | Oakland
Friday, October 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Star Wars Rogue One | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

Saturday, October 7

Fleet Week 2017: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday
Saturday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017: 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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 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, October 8

Fleet Week 2017: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday
Sunday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2017: 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. 36th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 2 – 9, 2017 San Francisco FREE ...

Friday, October 13

Free Movies in the Park: Goosebumps | Oakland
Friday, October 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Goosebumps | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

Saturday, October 14

“Pier 39” Birthday Bash & Fireworks | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Pier 39’s 39-week celebration culminates on Saturday, October 14 with the 39th Birthday Bash. Join for an evening of fun, music, discounts and more. The night will be topped off with a dazzling fireworks display over San Francisco Bay. This is a party you won’t want ...

Sunday, October 15

Saturday Bluegrass Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
Sunday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Saturday Bluegrass Concert in the Park | McLaren Park
The Simply Bluegrass Festival showcases several of your local troubadours at a non-stop afternoon of new and traditional tunes sung and played by The Beauty Operators String Band.
Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, October 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Castro Flaggers | Jane Warner Plaza
Enjoy the bright, beautiful movements of the Castro Flaggers. Watch and learn how to spin. If you have silks- bring them. The Castro Flaggers will share their awesomeness multiple times this season.

Saturday, October 21

Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Below Cliff House)
Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 ...
Illumination: “Summer of Love” Light Art in the Park | Final Day
Saturday, October 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Illumination:

Flowers power the night this summer as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park becomes the canvas for an elegant light art installation to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Illumination: Summer of Love Light Art ...

Sunday, October 22

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Live in the Castro: The Man Dance Company | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Man Dance Company | Jane Warner Plaza
Man Dance Company is the first ballet company of its kind in America, and it prides itself on bringing audiences more than just the experience of great male dancing. Founded in San Francisco, Artistic Director Bryon Heinrich designed MDC for dancers who can express their athleticism, ...

Wednesday, October 25

Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| San Francisco Main Public Library
Final $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library

Starting this April, the San Francisco Public Library host weekly Wednesday Steps Sales, located at the Larkin Street entrance to the Main Library. All books and media are just $1 or less each and all proceeds from Steps Sales benefit the San Francisco Public Library. ...

Saturday, October 28

Dia de los Muertos & Halloween Party | Menlo Park
Saturday, October 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Dia de los Muertos & Halloween Party | Menlo Park
Celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and the Harvest Season. This is sure to be fun for the whole family. Bring the kids in costume for parade, trick-or-treating, and free pumpkin (1 per children – while supplies last). Shop for fall produce, decor & crafts. What to expect: Farmers ...
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Saturday, October 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: Dirty Cello | Jane Warner Plaza
Get down & dirty with the down home blues of Dirty Cello. Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on ...

Sunday, October 29

17th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
17th Annual
Their 17th 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 shows off their Halloween finery.

Saturday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12
Saturday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day Weekend 2017 | November 11-12

Sometimes you’ve just got to 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 and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...