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Wednesday, September 27

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Free Haight-Ashbury & Free Love Movement Tour | AF
Wednesday, September 27 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Oak & Ashbury (Panhandle)
Free Haight-Ashbury & Free Love Movement Tour | AF
The Haight-Ashbury tour is a musical tour, with songs about the Free Love Movement and the hippies of the 60s. The tour explores: The Grateful Dead’s hallowed psychedelic home Rock goddess Janis Joplin’s pink apartment Panhandle Park, hippie haven and concert grounds Famed Haight and Ashbury intersection Tie-dyed street art of ...

Friday, September 29

Muni Bar Crawl 2017: The 22 Fillmore | SF
Muni Bar Crawl 2017: The 22 Fillmore | SF
Instead of crawling on your knees from bar to bar, crawl on Muni! You’ll hit 3 bars in 4 hours, taking the 22 Fillmore between each one. Come celebrate Transit Week, and the transit improvements coming to the 22 Fillmore. Meet and greet other fans of public ...
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Saturday, September 30

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

City Center: Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda Building, the Tribune Tower, and the Art Deco-style Financial Center ...

Portola Garden Tour: See SF’s Hidden Gardens | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but $5 donation per garden is appreciated
| Secret Location (SF)
Portola Garden Tour: See SF's Hidden Gardens | 2017
See the hidden gardens of San Francisco’s Garden District. Once home to flower-growing enterprises and farms, The Portola is known as San Francisco’s Garden District. The garden tour is a self-guided walk through private and public gardens in the sunny Portola neighborhood in San Francisco’s southeastern ...
Mission to Presidio 2017: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
Saturday, September 30 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mission Dolores
Mission to Presidio 2017: History Hike, Dinner & Campfire | SF
The Presidio’s Park Rangers and Mission Dolores’ Ohlone friends invite you along on a day of exploring San Francisco’s cultural past. Beginning in the Mission District, hike back in time along the old mission road and learn a little history as you follow the path from ...
Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge to Final Final Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, September 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lands End Visitor Center
Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge to Final Final Walking Tour | SF
Come one, come all on another awesome urban hike led by Jill Katz. This hike is an A to B which means you aren’t returning to the place you started, so think about that in terms of transportation. Bring a few bucks for a drink at ...

Sunday, October 1

Win Tix: Ghosts, Hoodlums, Harlots, Thieves: A Time Travel Segway Tour | SF Hop on a Segway and explore the haunts of the low and the vile of every kind -the petty thief, the tramp, the whoremonger, lewd women, cutthroats and murderers – and other fine citizens. Follow your time traveler guide as you creep quietly into hidden ...

Wednesday, October 4

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

Thursday, October 5

Castro District Art Walk | SF
Thursday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, bring a friend.
| The Castro
Castro District Art Walk | SF

The first ever Castro Art Walk launches August 2017. Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, October 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

Friday, October 6

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

Saturday, October 7

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, October 7 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...

Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive: 3.8-Mile Loop Hike | SF
Saturday, October 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 14th St. at Market St.,
Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: 3.8-Mile Loop Hike | SF
Join the authors of the hot new SF Guide, Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive, for a 3.8-mile loop hike along one section of 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Walk #14, The Mission. Special Guest, Katharine Holland, realtor, and author of the books’ Victorian Architecture chapter, ...

Sunday, October 8

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, October 8 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Wednesday, October 11

Oakland City Center | Final Free Guided Walking Tour of 2017
Oakland City Center | Final Free Guided Walking Tour of 2017

City Center: Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda Building, the Tribune Tower, and the Art Deco-style Financial Center ...

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

Friday, October 13

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 13 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, October 14

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — in a beautiful ...

SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Saturday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

Lit Crawl 2017 | Mission District
Lit Crawl 2017 | Mission District
The 13th annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District’s Valencia Street corridor, featuring dozens of literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and ...

Sunday, October 15

SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios
Sunday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Hunters Point Shipyard & Islais Creek Studios

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...