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Wednesday, March 1

Free Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | 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. Space ...

Thursday, March 2

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, March 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 ...

Friday, March 3

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: #GirlPower Block Party
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
Oakland First Fridays: #GirlPower Block Party
Join Oakland’s beautiful artists, crafters, musicians, and artisan food vendors in celebrating art and #GirlPower on March 3, 2017 to honor International Womens HERstory Month.

Saturday, March 4

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, March 4 – 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 ...

San Jose’s Amazing Murals: A Guided Bike Tour | South Bay
Saturday, March 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Gardner Community Center
San Jose's Amazing Murals: A Guided Bike Tour | South Bay
Be part of a guided bicycle ride visiting the many murals that celebrate and affirm the history and experiences of San Jose’s neighborhoods on Saturday, March 4, 2017. You will ride at a comfortable pace, taking advantage of calm streets to each location. The ~13 mile ride ...
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, March 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 ...

Sunday, March 5

FULL: March Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, March 5 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
FULL: March Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
This sunrise tour is full and not accepting anymore RSVPs.

Tuesday, March 7

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, March 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Today, it ...

Wednesday, March 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, March 10

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, March 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, March 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, March 11

Edible Weeds Tour of South Hayward | Public Library
Saturday, March 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Public Library (Weekes Branch)
Edible Weeds Tour of South Hayward | Public Library
Discover the edible plants at your feet with UC Berkeley Professor Philip Stark on a tour of South Hayward. Did you know that wild and feral foods can improve nutrition, expand diets, excite palates, save water, reduce waste, increase food security, increase farm biodiversity, and ...

Sunday, March 12

15 Things to do with Extra Sunshine: Free Walking Tours | SF
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
15 Things to do with Extra Sunshine: Free Walking Tours | SF
Take a free guided walk around San Francisco and learn something new about the city you love. Although we lose an hour today, everything stays light an hour later so it’s the perfect day to get outside and explore. 2017 “Spring Forward” Walking Tours Sunday, March 12, ...
Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, March 12 – 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 Sunday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

Monday, March 13

9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Watch Historic Oral Arguments | SoMa
Monday, March 13 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Watch Historic Oral Arguments | SoMa

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Watch Oral ...

Wednesday, March 15

Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Oakland

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Sailing tickets are $47 a head and $39 for ...

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Haight
Wednesday, March 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Barrel Head Brewhouse
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | Haight

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 6pm typically featuring special release ...

Friday, March 17

Cycle For Nature: A Nature Lover’s Ride Through the Bay | SF
Friday, March 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Streets Of San Francisco Bike Tours
Cycle For Nature: A Nature Lover's Ride Through the Bay | SF
Do you enjoy learning about the wonderful native flora and fauna of San Francisco while bicycling through the City? Grab your helmet and bike and join Mr. Science Chris Giorni on an epic bike ride through San Francisco. They will bike through the Panhandle, into historic Golden ...
San Jose Bike Party
Friday, March 17 – 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 ...

Saturday, March 18

SF Bicycle Coalition Women’s History Ride | SF
SF Bicycle Coalition Women's History Ride | SF
Join the SF Bike Coalition celebrates Women’s History Month with their annual women’s history-themed ride through San Francisco on Saturday, March 18, 2017. RSVP is required for all. Free for SFBC members. $10 suggested donation for non-members, but they accept any amount. Get ready to nerd out on women’s history and ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, March 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

“Brides of March” 2017 Wedding Dress Pub Crawl | SF
Saturday, March 18 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Grab a wedding dress and join the brides as more than a hundred people in wedding dress (men, women and in-betweeners) parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores, and drinking in local bars. All you need for this ...

Sunday, March 19

FULL: March Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, March 19 – 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
FULL: March Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
This sunrise tour is full and not accepting anymore RSVPs.
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, March 19 – 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
SF's

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 ...

Tuesday, March 28

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, March 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Today, it ...

Friday, March 31

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, March 31 – 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, March 31 – 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, April 1

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 1 – 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 ...