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Friday, May 29

Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Friday, May 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral
Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious institutions. This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the main plaza entrance ...
San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 29 – 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, May 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. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Saturday, May 30

2015 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach
Saturday, May 30 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London St
2015 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach
Celebrate both the literary and the adventurous spirit of San Francisco at the 2015 Bikes to Books tour on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The 7.1-mile tour, which takes between two and three hours to complete, is admittedly not for the faint of heart nor those lacking gears — ...

Sunday, May 31

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Gudes
Sunday, May 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth
Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Gudes
Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last half ...
Rare Guided Hiking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF
Sunday, May 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size. Rain cancels.
| Mount Davidson Summit Cross
Rare Guided Hiking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF
Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill on this vigorous 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 ...
Startup Geocaching Hike at Fort Funston | SF
Sunday, May 31 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Funston
Startup Geocaching Hike at Fort Funston | SF
Do you think networking events are boring? Meet other awesome startup people while hiking the beautiful area near Fort Funston and searching for hidden geocaches. Bring yourself, some water and download a geocaching app on your phone so you can play. We’ll be hiking Fort Funston’s trails for 3-4 ...
Old South Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 31 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 3rd St and S. Park St.
Old South Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Join a short tour of San Francisco’s first planned community — its ups and downs, fortune, romance, and the infamous ‘2nd Street Cut.’ This tour is offered in May and October only. Location: Meet at the Shell station on 3rd St. between Bryant and Brannan Streets. Public transportation: ...

Wednesday, June 3

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, June 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Visit ...

Thursday, June 4

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, June 4 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 6

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, June 6 – 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 ...

Wednesday, June 10

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, June 12

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, June 12 – 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, June 12 – 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 ...

Saturday, June 13

Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Main Post (Presidio)
Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF

Did you know that the Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures on public view in North America? Join the Presidio Trust for a guided hike that will visit each of park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood ...

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, June 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Thursday, June 18

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, June 18 – 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 in 2012 by the East ...

Friday, June 19

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, June 19 – 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 time ...

Sunday, June 21

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, June 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...

Friday, June 26

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, June 26 – 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, June 26 – 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. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Sunday, June 28

Tree Tour: Cole Valley Neighborhood | SF
Sunday, June 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cole Valley
Tree Tour: Cole Valley Neighborhood | SF
Mike Sullivan, author of Trees of San Francisco (recently released in a completely re-written 2nd edition) will lead this tour through his own neighborhood of Cole Valley. Join us on a walk through one of San Francisco’s most charming neighborhoods, where Mike will point out amazing ...

Wednesday, July 1

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio
Wednesday, July 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio

Hop on the Presidio Trust’s monthly free guided shuttle tour which introduces visitors to the park’s historic areas, wild open spaces, and hidden nooks with an emphasis on projects that are shaping the Presidio today. Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Visit ...

Thursday, July 2

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, July 2 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 4

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, July 4 – 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 ...

Wednesday, July 8

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, July 10

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, July 10 – 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, July 10 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 11

Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF
Saturday, July 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Main Post (Presidio)
Andy Goldsworthy at the Presidio: A Guided Sculpture Hike | SF

Did you know that the Presidio is home to the largest collection of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures on public view in North America? Join the Presidio Trust for a guided hike that will visit each of park’s four installations by the world-renowned artist: Spire (2008), Wood ...