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Saturday, September 23

2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Budweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield
Budweiser 8th Annual Car Show | Fairfield

This event supports their 32nd year, in house non-profit charity, Families Helping Families.
Last year there were classic cars, live music, DJ, beer garden, silent auction, food & vendors and of course, brewery tours. See what they have in store for you this year.

Sausalito’s 39th Annual Chili Cook Off | Dunphy Park
Saturday, September 23 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enter, $12 for unlimited chili.
| Dunphy Park
Sausalito's 39th Annual Chili Cook Off | Dunphy Park

For the 39th consecutive year, the City of Sausalito is hosting its legendary Chili Cook Off. This local event features live music & all the chili you can eat for $12. Last year, margaritas, beer, and wine, as well as hotdogs and hamburgers, cooked by …

Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Presbyterian Church (San Rafael)
Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael

A gospel workshop for all ages and experiences – from beginner to advance. Please join us with the Artistic Director, Terrance Kelly of the award-winning Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Be prepared to be uplifted and filled with hope through song and fellowship.

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “X-Men ” | North Bay
Saturday, September 23 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:

The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you watch a flick on a 30-foot screen, tune your radio to 88.3, and drink in your car. There is no grass, so you’ll either want to sit in your car, or bring ...

Sunday, September 24

Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire | Historic Downtown
Sunday, September 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Historic Downtown Petaluma
Annual Petaluma Fall Antique Faire | Historic Downtown

Antique and collectible lovers throughout the Bay Area are welcome to come, browse and shop the 31st Annual Petaluma Antique Faire this fall on Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8 am to 4 pm set in one delightful and relaxing setting in downtown Petaluma. Admission is …

2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jelly Belly Candy Company
2017 Candypalooza: Free Tastings, Tours & Candy Samples | Jelly Belly Factory

The annual Candypalooza at the Jelly Belly Factory is a free festival of all things sweet featuring free tastings, live music and free tours of the factory. Enjoy local musical acts, craft vendors from all over Solano County and beyond, and carnival attractions, rides and midway games for kids ...

Saturday, September 30

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017

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. Yosemite park waves their ...

100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are happily accepted.
| Everywhere
100 Thousand Poets for Change | Oakland

Join other poets, musicians, and artists around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration to promote peace and sustainability and to call for serious social, environmental and political change.
On September 30, 2017 poets, musicians and artists around the world will be organizing poetry …

Napa Valley Harvest Celebration with Candela’s Musical Performance | CIA
Saturday, September 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | CIA at Copia
Napa Valley Harvest Celebration with Candela's Musical Performance | CIA

Get ready for a rocking evening with Candela to celebrate the harvest. Candela’s repertoire combines dancing styles like Mambo, Cha-Cha-Chá, Merengue, Bolero, Bachata, Timba, Cumbia, and much more.
Enjoy their musical stylings in their outdoor amphitheater, as they serve up delicious Latin cuisine.

Tuesday, October 3

Live at Lagunitas: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears | Petaluma
Tuesday, October 3 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, October 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover new games or socialize with other gamers. ...

Wednesday, October 4

Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day
Wednesday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bay Area Discovery Museum (Fort Baker)
Bay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Museum is the only children’s museum in the U.S. to be located in a national park and is known for its emphasis on creativity through ...

Thursday, October 5

2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco
Thursday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC on October 5, 2017.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Hunters Moon because …

Friday, October 6

“One Mountain-One Tam” Opening Reception | Ross
Friday, October 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Art & Garden Center

One Tam and the BayWood Artists are partnering for the second year in a row, exhibiting over 100 original oil and watercolor paintings by 10 artists.
The show will exhibit over 100 new watercolor and oil paintings of views, trails, and the natural environment in and …

Blind Scream Haunted House Adventure | Rohnert Park
Friday, October 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Ticket prices range from $15 to $35
| Blind Scream Haunted House
Blind Scream Haunted House Adventure | Rohnert Park

Two terrifying Haunted Houses are now open to scare the h*ll out of you.  The all new bloody big top of terror, carnevil and the slaughter shack.
Back by popular demand are Zombie Paintball Shooting Gallery and the Last Ride. Blind Scream Haunted Houses will be horrifying the North …

Saturday, October 7

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 7 – 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 ...

Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands
Saturday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Point Bonita YMCA
Healthy & Free First Saturdays | Marin Headlands

On First Saturday, from 11 am to 12:30 pm every month, Point Bonita YMCA will be hosting a free program that promotes health and different dimensions of wellness including environmental, physical, intellectual, occupational, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. All ages are welcome and they encourage you ...

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, October 7 – 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 ...

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2017
Saturday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2017

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., …

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “Dawn of the Dead” | North Bay
Saturday, October 7 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:

The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you watch a flick on a 30-foot screen, tune your radio to 88.3, and drink in your car. There is no grass, so you’ll either want to sit in your car, or bring ...

Sunday, October 8

October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, October 8 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
October Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...