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Friday, June 23

2017 Trans March | Dolores Park
Friday, June 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2017 Trans March | Dolores Park
The San Francisco Trans March has been inspiring all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where they are safe, loved, and empowered for 14 years. Starting in Dolores Park, the march spotlights the rich and diverse transgender community of our city and lets their voices ...
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, June 23 – 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, June 24

National Trails Day: Hillside Natural Area Bio-Blitz Tour | El Cerrito
Saturday, June 24 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Hillside Natural Area
National Trails Day: Hillside Natural Area Bio-Blitz Tour | El Cerrito
Please note, this event is happening on Saturday, June 24, 2017 and not on June 3rd as originally listed. Celebrate National Trails Day at the Hillside Natural Area in El Cerrito for a fun day of hiking and bio-blitzing. This citizen science project will be a great ...
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 ...

SF Dyke March & Rally 2017 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2017 | Dolores Park
The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march of upwards of 50,000 members of the LGBTQ community  on Pride weekend to bring SF’s dyke communities together with a strength of voice and remain politically conscious and visible. Dyke March programming will begin at Dolores ...

Sunday, June 25

Nature in the City Walk: Exploring Twin Peaks Bioregion | SF
Sunday, June 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Suggested Donation of $10-$20 goes to support local nature programs
| Glen Park BART
Nature in the City Walk: Exploring Twin Peaks Bioregion | SF
Join Nature in the City Founding Director Peter Brastow for a trek up and over Twin Peaks. This adventure will lead through Glen Canyon Park, up to Twin Peaks, and down the other side through the Mount Sutro forest. Trekkers will see Islais Creek in Glen ...

Tuesday, June 27

Free Mission District Food, Mural, & Architecture Walking Tour | SF
Tuesday, June 27 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tour Is Free*. Tips welcomed & encouraged (rent is expensive in SF :)
| Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours & Rental
Free Mission District Food, Mural, & Architecture Walking Tour | SF
Explore the heart of the Mission District on this free food, mural, and architecture walking tour of the 24th Street Cultural corridor. Led by longtime Mission residents who know all the most authentic, off-the-beaten path spots, hidden history (with an extensive historical photo archive), and the ...

Wednesday, June 28

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Friday, June 30

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, June 30 – 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 30 – 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, July 1

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, July 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 ...

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 ...

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 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 ...

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

Tuesday, July 4

San Francisco | 7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| All Over San Francisco
San Francisco | 7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2017
Looking for something to do before the fireworks start lighting up the night sky? San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. 2017 July Fourth Free Walking Tours 11:00 am – Japanese Tea Garden – 11AM 11:00 am ...

Wednesday, July 5

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

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, July 6

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

Saturday, July 8

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 ...

LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Come and join a walk with Matthew Britten (Fort Point Guide). Fort Point in San Francisco was built by the US military between 1853 and the 1860’s as a seacoast defense site. At the same time, construction was taking place of what was to become Fort ...

Sunday, July 9

LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Gray and Harvey ...
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 240 Second Street
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day ...

Wednesday, July 12

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 ...

Guided Hikes: Birds & Bird Art Treasure Hunt | The Presidio
Wednesday, July 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Main Post (Presidio)
Guided Hikes: Birds & Bird Art Treasure Hunt | The Presidio
Join them for a two-mile, family-friendly guided hike led by volunteer Presidio art docents, Presidio trail ambassadors, and Audubon birders to view birds in the Presidio and enjoy chalk art created by local nature artists. Free but an RSVP is required.
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 14

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

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, July 14 – 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, July 15

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...