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Thursday, March 30

$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Jack London Square
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Jack London Square

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). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Public Art Tour, Beer & Snacks | SF
Thursday, March 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 199 Fremont St.
Public Art Tour, Beer & Snacks | SF
Holding the belief that art has the power to bring a sense of community to this dynamic downtown San Francisco area, Public Art Tour will have both online and IRL, or in-real-life, components to engage public audiences. There will also be a series of commissioned projects by ...

Friday, March 31

2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF
Friday, March 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF
Got the day off? Take a guided walk around San Francisco and learn something new about the city you love on Cesar Chavez Day, a bank holiday in California. 2017 Cesar Chavez Day Walking Tours Friday, March 31, 2017 All Over San Francisco FREE but donations greatly appreciated San Francisco City Guides Schedule 9:30 ...
Cesar Chavez Day: Free Radical Tour | SF
Friday, March 31 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Castro
Cesar Chavez Day: Free Radical Tour | SF
The funky leaders of walking tours in San Francisco will take you through the Castro and Mission districts to learn about the movements that shaped each neighborhood. Join one of their local guides on a stroll through the stories of San Francisco’s past, present, and future ...
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

Dramatic Bloom of Spring Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden
Dramatic Bloom of Spring Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at the San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very bountiful and beautiful. After four dry years, this winter has brought much needed rain ...

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 ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, April 1 – 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 ...

“Wild and Wonderful” Point Bonita Wildflower Walk | Marin Headlands
Saturday, April 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Point Bonita YMCA
Explore all the beauty that spring has to offer in the Marin Headlands with an experienced naturalist as your guide. Learn about the amazing adaptations that help these spring beauties thrive and discover some of the cultural and medicinal uses of our plant allies. They ...
2017 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District
Saturday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
2017 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District

Join a weekend of of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios. 2017 Spring Open Studios Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm Mission District, San Francisco FREE Preview Reception ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, April 1 – 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 ...

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Sunday, April 2

FULL: April Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, April 2 – 6:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
FULL: April Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
This sunrise tour is now full; they’re not accepting anymore RSVPs.
2017 Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Mission District
Sunday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mission District
2017 Spring Open Studios: Sunday | Mission District

Join a weekend of of collectively cultivating this vital art community and reconnecting with the abundant creativity in the Mission District during the annual Spring Open Studios. 2017 Spring Open Studios Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2, 2017 | Noon to 6 pm Mission District, San Francisco FREE Preview Reception ...

Flickr Spring Flower Photowalk | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Entry is free for all SF residents with a valid ID. For non-SF residents admission is $8.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden
Flickr Spring Flower Photowalk | SF
Flickr is excited to host a Spring photowalk through San Francisco’s Botanical Garden. They’re going to tour the gardens, checking out the biodiversity and capturing the beautiful start to Spring on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Entry is free for all SF residents with a valid ID. ...

Wednesday, April 5

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, April 6

Walk to Work Day 2017: Free Coffee & Free Breakfast Snacks | SF
Walk to Work Day 2017: Free Coffee & Free Breakfast Snacks | SF
San Francisco was the nation’s first city to officially launch Walk to Work Day  – walking just 15 minutes of your commute counts and your efforts be rewarded with some free goodies. Be a part of this fun and festive day of encouragement celebrating the most healthy, ...
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, April 6 – 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, April 7

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, April 7 – 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, April 8

Latino Outdoors Nature Hike | Palo Alto
Saturday, April 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve
Latino Outdoors Nature Hike | Palo Alto
Come join Latino Outdoors and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District for an easy, family-friendly nature hike. View beautiful spring wildflowers and rolling green hills on a hike at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve. This free event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Oakland
Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | 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). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Trekking The Model: Explore & Learn | Sausalito
Saturday, April 8 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
Trekking The Model: Explore & Learn | Sausalito
Join a ranger guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942–2000.

Sunday, April 9

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, April 9 – 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 ...

Tuesday, April 11

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, April 11 – 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, April 12

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, April 14

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, April 14 – 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, April 14 – 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, April 15

$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Weekend | Oakland
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Weekend | 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). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...