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Saturday, September 23

2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Bay Area Blues Festival | East Bay

Perfectly set in Historic Downtown Martinez, the 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival is a lively weekend filled with authentic blues music, beautiful art and craft booths, gourmet food from local restaurants, bistro-style seating areas, craft beer, fine wines and more. Please note the festival ...

2017 Lord of the Ringer: Horseshoe Tourney & Skate Jam | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to skate and to watch horseshoes. $10 to enter the horseshoe tournament.
| Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Courts
2017 Lord of the Ringer: Horseshoe Tourney & Skate Jam | Golden Gate Park
The SF Horseshoe Pitching Club is back with the 7th “Lord of the Ringer” horseshoe tournament and skate jam in Golden Gate Park. Please note this event is on Saturday, September 23, 2017, not Sunday, as was originally listed. That’s right, Golden Gate Park has a ...

Sunday, October 1

2017 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2017 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Autumn Moon Festival: Sunday | Chinatown

Celebrated in Asia for more than 1,000 years, the 27th Annual Autumn Moon Festival will be held in Chinatown over two days filled with arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food and multiple parades along historic Grant Avenue between California Street and Columbus Avenue.  2017 Autumn Moon ...

Sunday, October 15

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Sunday, October 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Friday, November 17

2017 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2017 Winter Fireworks & Free
Enjoy a winter fireworks display, and a special free Disney on Ice performance which takes place on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza during Embarcadero Center’s 31st Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 15,000 lights illuminate the San Francisco skyline. 2017 Embarcadero Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 17, 2017 Justin ...

Wednesday, December 13

2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2017 Geminid meteor shower are expected mid-evening December 13 until ...