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Saturday, April 21

Cal Day 2018: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Cal Day 2018: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley

On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the campus, its students, and the school’s programs.
Plus, there’s free admission all …

2018 Earth Day Cleanup & Free Snacks | Albany
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Albany Beach
2018 Earth Day Cleanup & Free Snacks | Albany

Celebrate this Earth Day by cleaning up the Albany Waterfront, plus enjoy refreshments with fun activities for kids on April 21, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided for nourishment as you work hard to clean up the environment. Wear sturdy …

Earth Day 2018: Wildcat Creek Cleanup & Snacks | East Bay
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Verde Elementary School
Earth Day 2018: Wildcat Creek Cleanup & Snacks | East Bay

The Watershed Project invites you to celebrate Earth Day in Richmond’s Wildcat Creek by picking up litter and taking an inventory of the types of trash that is contributing to the pollution of the creek on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Free snacks and refreshments will be provided …

Oakland Earth Day 2018 | Volunteering Day
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Oakland Earth Day 2018 | Volunteering Day

Earth Day is Oakland’s largest annual volunteer cleanup and beautification event. Volunteers will be working at approximately 100 sites across the city. Join in to clean and green Oakland’s parks, creeks and streets.
2018 Oakland Earth Day Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9 am to …

Earth Day 2018 Beach Clean-Up | Pacifica
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Linda Mar State Beach
Earth Day 2018 Beach Clean-Up | Pacifica

Join in for the annual Earth Day of Action in Pacifica for a citywide day of action 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 with have volunteering actions happening along the beautiful coastline from Mussel Rock …

2018 Earth Day Kick Off Excavation Season | The Presidio
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
2018 Earth Day Kick Off Excavation Season  | The Presidio

Spring is here, and that means the archaeological field season is just beginning. Join the team as they get “Back into the earth” and kick off our 2018 excavation season.
2018 Back into the Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 9 am to Noon
Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 …

14th Annual EcoFest Earth Day Celebration | Pacifica
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Volunteers are welcome.
| Pacifica StateBeach
14th Annual EcoFest Earth Day Celebration | Pacifica

Join on April 21st, hosting its 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration, the largest Earth Day cleanup in the entire Bay Area. With the help of over 7,500 volunteers and 150 community groups, the organization will be cleaning up areas all along the San Mateo Coast …

EdRev Expo: Celebration of Learning Differences & Community Day | AT&T Park
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| AT&T Park
EdRev Expo: Celebration of Learning Differences & Community Day | AT&T Park

Join the 10th EdRev Expo for an event of a unique focus on the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention differences, their teachers and families.
The day combines education sessions, resources and consultations with a celebratory community day at the ballpark, where attendees will …

Free Admission Day at UC Botanical Garden | Berkeley
Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at UC Botanical Garden | Berkeley

Celebrate Cal Day at the UC Botanical Garden at their annual open house. Admission to the garden is free all day with free shuttles running every 15 minutes from campus Evans Hall stop.
Cal Day at the UC Botanical Garden Open House| Berkeley
Saturday, April 21, 2018 …

Record Store Day 2018
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Record Store Day 2018

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 …

Surfrider Earth Day Beach Clean Up & Block Party | Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach, Stairway 17
Surfrider Earth Day Beach Clean Up & Block Party | Ocean Beach

The Surfrider Foundation is hosting its annual Earth Day cleanup at Ocean Beach. This year’s Earth Day will be partnering up with their friends at Hook Fish and City Surf Project to facilitate a beautiful day at the beach and community.
Ocean Beach Cleanup
Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 10am …

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2018
Free National Parks Day for

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

2018 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Avenue
2018 Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival | Menlo Park

The 36th Annual Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival will celebrate spring in downtown Menlo Park on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, 2018 from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. This free family festival features an array ...

2018 Bug Day at Randall Museum | SF
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission; Low-cost Activities
| Randall Museum
2018 Bug Day at Randall Museum | SF

2018 Bug Day at the Randall Museum invites kids and adults to have fun learning about all kids of bugs from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
See live exotic insects, view insects through microscopes, learn about the language of insects, watch beekeepers at work, compete …

Historical Railway Society Train Show: Saturday | San Leandro
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged, but not required.
| San Leandro Historical Railway Society
Historical Railway Society Train Show: Saturday | San Leandro

The San Leandro Historic Railway Society is hosting a Spring Open House taking place at the 118-year-old Southern Pacific Depot where visitors can walk through the train museum or watch trains running on their HO Scale model of the Southern Pacific Overland Route with over 4,000 feet ...

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the magnificent Great Blue Herons and their brand new chicks using spotting scopes, as naturalists show you these magnificent birds and explain their behavior over nine Saturdays during the spring nesting season in April, May and June. These exciting 4′ tall birds with 6′ wingspans fly in and ...

Earth Day Beach Cleanup & Raffle Aquarium Tickets | Aquatic Park
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Aquatic Park
Earth Day Beach Cleanup & Raffle Aquarium Tickets | Aquatic Park

The Aquarium of the Bay will host an Earth Day beach cleanup at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf on April 21, 2018.
Dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem.
What to bring: this signed waiver, Comfortable clothes, …

2018 Spring Family Parade & Park Festival | Mountain View
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pioneer Park (Mtn View)
2018 Spring Family Parade & Park Festival | Mountain View

The 40th Annual Downtown Spring Family Parade comes to Mountain View from 10 am to 1 pm on April 21, 2018.
The parade will begin at 10 am on Castro Street at Villa Street and continue all the way into Pioneer Park for crafts, games, music and fun. Food trucks and …

9th International Children’s Festival | San Jose
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
9th International Children's Festival | San Jose

International Children’s Festival is organized as a flagship event by Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing together children from different world cultures and communities in the Bay Area. More than 3000 people attend the festival that includes traditional dances, performances, arts and crafts, children’s …

Alcatraz Landing Earth Day By The Bay | SF
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 33
Alcatraz Landing Earth Day By The Bay | SF

Alcatraz Cruises, the official concessionaire providing ferry service to the island, Invites you to find your park during their 7th annual Earth Day by the Bay. The 2018 Earth Day by the Bay is a day of free, family-friendly activities. Alcatraz Cruises is partnering with …