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Friday, April 27

2018 BioBlitz: City Nature Treasure Hunt Challenge | Noe Valley
Friday, April 27 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library
2018 BioBlitz: City Nature Treasure Hunt Challenge | Noe Valley
In partnership with the San Francisco Public Library and Bay Nature, come explore the Noe Valley neighborhood and look for nature great and small as part of the 2018 international City Nature Challenge. 2018 City Nature Treasure Hunt Challenge Friday, April 27, 2018 | 3:30 pm to ...
San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, April 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 27 – 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, April 28

2018 BioBlitz: City Nature Challenge | The Presidio
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
2018 BioBlitz: City Nature Challenge | The Presidio
The Presidio is pleased to announce in partnering with the California Academy of Sciences to participate in the 3rd Annual City Nature Challenge, a bioblitz competition between 60 cities worldwide, measuring which cities can make the most observations, find the most species, and engage the ...
Sonoma Spring Farm Tour Weekend: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies | North Bay
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Sonoma Spring Farm Tour Weekend: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies | North Bay

Join in this spring for a weekend along the farm trails during Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, when Sonoma County farmers open their gates and barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet farm animals, cuddle baby animals, watch honey bees ...

Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations encouraged but not required
| San Bruno Mountain Watch
Free Guided Hike of San Bruno Mountain | Brisbane

David Schooley, the founder of San Bruno Mountain Watch, has devoted most of his life to preserving the mountain and sharing it with others through his tireless work leading hikes, speaking, and organizing. His deep knowledge of the mountain and his love of nature will ...

2018 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF
Saturday, April 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Dutch Windmill
2018 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF
Celebrate the great Dutch King’s Day (in honor of the King of the Netherlands) by wearing orange and joining this free group bike ride from Queen Wilhelmina Windmill (Dutch Windmill) to the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park, where a big King’s Day party will be underway ...
Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, April 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels. Meet in front of 400 Sansome Street (at Sacramento). Lots of stairs; ...

Sunday, April 29

Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma
Sunday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*FREE (most locations), but an RSVP is requested.
| All Over Sonoma County
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies: Farm Tour Weekend | Sonoma

Join in this spring for a weekend along the farm trails during Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, when Sonoma County farmers open their gates and barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm. Meet farm animals, cuddle baby animals, watch honey bees ...

Tuesday, May 1

SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2018
Tuesday, May 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2018

San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides add a slate of ...

Thursday, May 3

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

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 | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, May 3 – 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, May 4

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 ...

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | First Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 4 – 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, May 5

Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Season Launch: 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 ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, May 5 – 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, May 5 – 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 ...

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day
Saturday, May 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Second Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Leland Avenue
Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo. The focus is on the valley’s commerce, transportation, and development, including a foray through Little Hollywood and ending at Silvestri’s log cabin. Visitacion ...
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, May 5 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 6

2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day
Sunday, May 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2018 Hillside Festival: Wildlife Bingo, Nature Hikes & History | Final Day

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 5th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. 2018 Hillside Festival May 4 ...

2018 Backyard Chicken Coop Bike Tour | Alameda
Sunday, May 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Chicken Tour
2018 Backyard Chicken Coop Bike Tour | Alameda
Find out where the eggs are in Alameda on this informative annual self-guided bike tour of backyard chicken coops as you enjoy a bike ride around “The Island.” Alameda Backyard Chicken Coop Bicycling Tour Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 1-4 pm (sharp) All over Alameda FREE Alameda’s urban chicken coops range from ...

Wednesday, May 9

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, May 11

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, May 11 – 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 ...

Wednesday, May 16

Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. 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 ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Black Sands
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Thursday, May 17

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, May 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursdays ...

Friday, May 18

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, May 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

  San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s ...

Saturday, May 19

Mt. Davidson Hike: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Sherwood and Myra
Mt. Davidson Hike: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill on this hike through a 38-acre nature preserve to the amazing view and gigantic monument at its 938 ft. high summit. Steep trails which can be windy and muddy. Wear a jacket and sturdy shoes. No ...