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Three days of German "oompah" with over 800 kegs of authentic Munich beer
Free Exploratorium Saturday
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Free Exploratorium Saturday
A rare free day at The Exploratorium - Saturday, September 22nd
Free National Parks Day
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Free National Parks Day
This Saturday it's National Public Lands Day - one of just four free national parks day for 2018

Friday, September 21

PARK(ing) Day 2018
Friday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
PARK(ing) Day 2018

An annual worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, PARK(ing) Day happens every year on the 3rd Friday in September.
EVENT UPDATE – Please note that it appears that Park(ing) Day now is just an open source …

Fort Point Oktoberfest Beer Garden | SF
Friday, September 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food & beer available for purchase.
| San Francisco Ferry Building
Fort Point Oktoberfest Beer Garden | SF

Fort Point is celebrating Oktoberfest with an extended Ferry Building beer garden for four Fridays this fall. Come hang out in the sun and taste some of the special limited releases alongside the classics. The beer garden will be popping up on the Embarcadero promenade in ...

2018 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF
Friday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annunciation Cathedral
2018 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF

Whether you dream of visiting the Acropolis in Athens, or swimming off the shores of sunny Mykonos, you can get a taste of Greece at Annunciation Cathedral’s own A Taste of Greece, the only Greek festival in San Francisco. Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Spanokopita – all of your ...

Schroeder’s 125th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Friday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 125th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF

Schroeder’s is kicking off Oktoberfest in true Bavarian Style with their annual block party. It’ll be a lively bash with live music by Polkalicious, lots of Weltenburger beer, Jager shots, sausages, pretzels, prizes, beer games, beats by DJ Jerry Ross, and, of course, the Chicken …

San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018
Friday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2018 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. 2018 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival – Sept 21, 2018 | 3 pm-11 ...

$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | SF
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
| Pier 48
$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | SF

The 19th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

16th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Reception | Los Gatos
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Los Gatos High School
16th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Reception | Los Gatos

Come experience the amazement of over 3,500 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School. The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch brings together Bay Area glass artists who feature their 3500+ glass pumpkins, all handmade for show and sale on the expansive front lawn ...

“Chinatown at Twilight” Friday Night Festival | SF
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Culture Center
"Chinatown at Twilight" Friday Night Festival | SF

You are invited to join for a fun, family-friendly event on Friday nights with Chinatown at Twilight. Experience a different side of Chinatown. Friday Nights w/ Chinatown at Twilight Sept. 7 & 21, 2018 | 5 pm to 8 pm SF Chinese Culture Center, 750 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, September 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

every friday More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs 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 ...

“Verasphere” Art Opening: Colorful Upcycled Costumes | SF
Friday, September 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Photography Center
"Verasphere" Art Opening: Colorful Upcycled Costumes | SF

Come and celebrating the 25 years of collaboration with a vast array of photography costumes and paintings by collaborative artists David Faulk (“Mrs. Vera”) and Michael Johnstone.
Featuring the Mrs. Vera’s Daybook with series of photographs that examine everyday life, alienation, magic, and long-term, survival, Verasphere …

Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Friday, September 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Swing Dance Class on SF's Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s brand new 5.4-acre park on top of the new Transit Center, opens on August 11, 2018, with a grand opening block party. Free Swing Dance Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park Friday, Aug. 17 & Sept. 21 | 7 pm to 9 ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Monthly Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

Monthly San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Saturday, September 22

2018 Harvest Festival and Sukkot: Table Demo, Sukkah Demo & Nature Crafts | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2018 Harvest Festival and Sukkot: Table Demo, Sukkah Demo & Nature Crafts | SF

Celebrate the local fall bounty at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with seasonal crafts, cooking demos, and other fun all-ages activities presented by CUESA and JCCSF. Stop by the CUESA Info Booth to pick up a map of all the day’s harvest-inspired offerings.
2018 Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 22, …

Volunteer Outdoors for “National Public Lands Day” 2018 | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| All Over San Francisco
Volunteer Outdoors for "National Public Lands Day" 2018 | SF

Help the Parks Conservancy celebrate their priceless open space on National Public Lands Day by lending a hand on projects ranging from habitat restoration, weeding and vegetation management to growing plants in one of our native plant nurseries. Enjoy some time in the Golden Gate National Parks …

Smithsonian’s 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 14th Annual Free Museum Day | 2018

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. 2018 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 22, 2018 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (downloads begin at midnight on ...

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

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 entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

2018 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2018 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF

On September 22, 2018, 16 community gardens will be open to the public for enjoyment, education and to celebrate these unique green spaces. These community gardens will be welcoming visitors with each featuring various educational, recreational and social activities.
Highlights include activities such as a pickling workshop at …

The Exploratorium’s Community Free Saturday | Pier 15
The Exploratorium's Community Free Saturday | Pier 15

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

16th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos
Saturday, September 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Kids and pets welcome.
| Los Gatos High School
16th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos

Come experience the amazement of over 3,500 glass pumpkins exhibited and for sale at Los Gatos High School. The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch brings together Bay Area glass artists who feature their 3500+ glass pumpkins, all handmade for show and sale on the expansive front lawn ...

SFMOMA’s Alternative Book Sale of “Misfit” Books: $1-$3 | September 22-23
Saturday, September 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Books are $1-$3
| SFMOMA
SFMOMA's Alternative Book Sale of "Misfit" Books: $1-$3 | September 22-23

Check out a unique experience where misfit books (available for $1–3 each) find new life in creatively curated pairings, and artists transform forsaken tomes at a “Revaluation Station.” Added Value: An Alternative Book Sale September 22–23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. SFMOMA, Public Spaces, 151 Third St., SF ...

2018 Moraga Pear & Wine Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
2018 Moraga Pear & Wine Festival | East Bay

Join with friends and neighbors for entertainment with DJ RyanO, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, community booths, and more.
The Pear Festival features live music, food, children’s activities, and pear recipe contest. Festivities continue from 11 am to 3 pm.

Music by …

Family Day by the Lake: Free Kayaking & Climbing Wall | Lake Merced
Saturday, September 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merced Boathouse
Family Day by the Lake: Free Kayaking & Climbing Wall | Lake Merced

Friends of Camp Mather invite you to a free fun Family Day at Lake Merced.
Friends of Camp Mather and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department present a family event for all ages, with activities, rock climbing wall, canoe rides, Aunt Vicky’s food truck and more.
 

$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | SF
$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2018 | SF

The 19th Annual Oktoberfest by the Bay brings the spirit of Munich, Germany to the city by the bay with tasty German fare, lots of great German beer, Bavarian dancing, and an authentic German “oompah” music from 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band and more. Oktoberfest by the ...

2018 San Francisco Map Fair | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Regency Center
2018 San Francisco Map Fair | SF

The San Francisco Map Fair will be held at The Lodge in the Regency Center on 1290 Sutter St. The fair consists of over 20 antique map, print, and book dealers from all across North America and parts of Europe. Thousands of maps, prints, and ...

San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018
Saturday, September 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | 2018

Celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Moon Festival 2018 at Eastridge Mall. The Moon Garden will a highlight at the festival for families & offer their your children with many crafts & activities. 2018 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival – Sept 21, 2018 | 3 pm-11 ...

“Comfort Women” 1st Memorial Anniversary | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Mary’s Square
"Comfort Women" 1st Memorial Anniversary | SF

Join 1st Anniversary of the “Comfort Women” memorial in San Francisco. Show your support for these women and all victims of sexual violence.
“Comfort Women” 1st Memorial Anniversary
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 11 am to 4 pm
St. Mary’s Square, 651 California St, Bet. Kearny Street and Quincy …

Freight & Salvage’s 50th Anniv. Free Music Festival & Block Party | Berkeley
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Freight & Salvage
Freight & Salvage's 50th Anniv. Free Music Festival & Block Party | Berkeley

Join the culmination of Freight & Salvage’s 50th anniversary year with a free music festival and party on the street in front of the venue with multiple stages, dancing, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.
Freight & Salvage Free Music Festival + 50th Anniversary
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 11 …

Enkutatash: Ethiopian New Year Celebration | SF
Saturday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | International Art Museum of America
Enkutatash: Ethiopian New Year Celebration | SF

Enkutatash is the first day of the Ethiopian New Year and means “gifts of jewels” in the Amharic language. It not only celebrates the start of a new year, but the end of a long rainy season to the start of another where the country is …

Faith and Fashion: Global Interest in American Modest Design | de Young Museum
Saturday, September 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets will be first-come, first-served, and space is limited.
| de Young Museum
Faith and Fashion: Global Interest in American Modest Design | de Young Museum

Consulting curator of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, Professor Reina Lewis, brings her public talk series Faith and Fashion from London College of Fashion to the de Young in conversation with Carmin Muhammad, founder of Al-Nisa Designs.
Carmen Muhammad will join Reina Lewis to discuss the …