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Friday, April 17

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, April 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

The Bunny Ride | San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
The Bunny Ride | San Jose Bike Party

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, the bunnies come out on wheels for the San Jose Bunny Bike Party on April 17, 2015.

$5 Tix for “The Business” 6th Anniversary Comedy Weekend | SF
$5 Tix for

One of SF’s top alt-comedy nights “The Business” celebrates six years and they’re bringing back as many alumni as they can from all over the country to perform four shows at their original Mission Street home of The Business: The Dark Room.
Friday & Saturday, April …

Sunset SF & Silent Frisco DJ & Live Music Extravaganza & Free Pizza | SF
Sunset SF & Silent Frisco DJ & Live Music Extravaganza & Free Pizza | SF

Join SunsetSF and Silent Frisco as they celebrate their rebirth of HushConcerts with a huge lineup of DJs and live performers, plus free grub by Presidio Pizza Company.
Free, but advance tickets are required. (RSVP does not guarantee entry so please arrive early. $20 at the door)
Band …

Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park
Friday, April 17 – 10:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks from outside the stadium
| AT&T Park
Free SF Giants Post-Game Fireworks Show | AT&T Park

No need to pay to get into AT&T Park just to see the fireworks.
As soon as the San Francisco Giants defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks in AT&T Park on Friday, April 17, 2015 (game ends approx. 10:15 pm), enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following …

Saturday, April 18

1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 5:12 am | Cost: FREE | Lotta's Fountain
1906 Earthquake Ceremony at Lotta's Fountain | SF

When the earthquake hit in 1906, it did so in the wee hours at 5:12 am. The cast iron Lotta’s Fountain on Market Street became a crucial meeting point and is now known as SF’s oldest surviving monument.
Every year since, city officials and some survivors (and …

Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park
Saturday, April 18 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Golden Fire Hydrant
Golden Fire Hydrant Painting Ceremony | Dolores Park

One lonely working fire hydrant in the Mission District helped saved the city’s churches after the 1906 Earthquake. Every year on the anniversary of the quake, the hydrant receives a fresh coast of gold paint in tribute.
This annual celebration takes place on Friday, April 18, …

2015 Goat Festival | Ferry Building
Saturday, April 18 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2015 Goat Festival | Ferry Building

Enjoy goat-centric cooking demos, talks and samples of goat milk cheeses, yogurts, ice creams and more at the annual Goat Festival – A Celebration of All Things Goat at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
2015 Goat Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8 am to 1 pm
Ferry Building, …

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods

In honor of National Park Week, enjoy free admission to all of the National Parks for the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

Cal Day 2015 | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2015 | UC Berkeley

On Cal Day, the entire University of California, Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs.
Cal Day 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 …

Earth Day 2015: Beach Clean-Up & Festival | Pacifica
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Linda Mar State Beach
Earth Day 2015: Beach Clean-Up & Festival | Pacifica

The annual Earth Day of Action clean up, education and EcoFest festivities are coming to Pacifica for a citywide day of action is dedicated to building community, cleaning up litter and restoring the native landscape of the San Mateo County.
From 9-11 am Earth Day of Action starts with volunteering …

2015 Earth Day on the Bay: Eco Film Fest & Shark Feeding | Redwood City
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Science Institute
2015 Earth Day on the Bay: Eco Film Fest & Shark Feeding | Redwood City

The Marine Science Institute is honoring Planet Earth with the annual “Earth Day on the Bay” event from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
They’re open to the public just once a year and they’ve made sure to bundle as much wonder, fun, and …

2015 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
2015 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade in San Francisco has become a significant event in the Mission drawing a diverse crowd of participants and attendees from different demographics and cultures.
2015 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 am
Dolores Park, 19th Street to Guerrero, …

Record Store Day 2015
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Record Store Day 2015

Major and independent label artists alike have special, vinyl-only limited edition releases available on the third Saturday in April, a.k.a. Record Store Day.
Amoeba, Aquarius, Rasputin, and dozens of record stores in the Bay Area will take part in the celebration. There will some local stores with special events with DJ …

San Francisco Earth Day 2015 Festival & Massive Street Fair | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 22nd & Valencia
San Francisco Earth Day 2015 Festival & Massive Street Fair | Mission Dist.

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco.
The 2015 event takes place in the vibrant Mission District of the city.
Earth Day Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 am to 7 …

John Muir Birthday & Earth Day 2015 Celebration | East Bay
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | John Muir National Historic Site
John Muir Birthday & Earth Day 2015 Celebration | East Bay

John Muir inspired people all over the world to “keep close to nature’s heart.” In this spirit, celebrate John Muir’s birthday and Earth Day, from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Bring the family for fun-filled activities and entertainment. The celebration will …

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. 48th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April 11-12, 2015 | 10 ...

“BotBall” 2015 Robot Battle Tournament | San Jose
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Independence High School

Watch some of the brightest high school geeks in the Bay Area pit their home-made autonomous robots (no remote controls allowed) against each other in the Northern California “BotBall” tournament in San Jose.
2015 Northern California Tournament
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 10 am to 5:30 pm
NASA Ames Research …

2015 Creativity Day: Live Music, DIY Robots, Movies & Kids’ Workshops | SF
2015 Creativity Day: Live Music, DIY Robots, Movies & Kids' Workshops | SF

Join the Children’s Creativity Museum for a celebration of creativity from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Free admission, but an RSVP is required for different parts of the event. Doors open at 10 am. All drop in classes are first come, first served.
The …

2015 Bug Day at Randall Museum | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2015 Bug Day at Randall Museum | SF

2015 Bug Day at the Randall Museum invites kids and adults to have fun learning about all kids of bugs from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
See live exotic insects, view insects through microscopes, learn about the language of insects, watch beekeepers at work, compete …

Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Final Day in SF | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for Hello Kitty goodies of course.
| Japantown
Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Final Day in SF | Japantown

You can now literally binge on Hello Kitty. The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is coming to San Francisco during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. The truck will be selling Hello Kitty cakes, donuts, macarons and other sweets, and of course Hello Kitty swag like ...

$2 Off: The Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair | Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: $2 off*
*Funcheapers pay just $6 (that's $2 off the regular price of $8) Tickets good for admission both days.
| Civic Park Community Center (Walnut Creek)
$2 Off: The Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair | Walnut Creek

The Great Contra Costa Crystal Fair is a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and the healing arts. It takes place six times a year in two different locations.
With around 40 vendors at each show, there are thousands of items available at affordable prices. Vendors …

Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2015
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lawrence Hall of Science
Free Admission: Lawrence Hall of Science | Cal Day 2015

There’s lots to do at UC Berkeley on Cal Day, including visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science for free.
See how the Hall is inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and designers. Have your Science@Cal passport stamped as you explore the wonderful world of science …

DogFest 2015: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park
DogFest 2015: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park

DogFest 2015 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco.
Watch doggies compete for Best Trick, Best Costume, Best Ears, Best Bark and more, with celebrity emcee Daniel Handler, official representative of Lemony Snicket.

Treat your …

2015 “Create-With-Nature” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Saturday, April 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach
2015

Celebrate Earth Day at Stinson Beach by creating art on the beach using found objects at the annual Create with Nature Earth Day event.
2015 “Create-With-Nature” Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 11 am to 3 pm
Stinson Beach (South End), Marine Blvd., Stinson Beach, CA
FREE
Community members, professional artists, …