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Sunday, October 6

Grace Cathedral’s Dog-Friendly Church Day & Pet Blessings | 2019
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Bring your pet to be blessed on the plaza of the magnificent Grace Cathedral in honor of St. Francis, patron saint of San Francisco. This isn’t just for dogs – people bring all sorts of pets and it is a great family event. For the safety and comfort of ...
Blessing of the (Stuffed) Animals at St. Francis’ Church | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free - donations accepted.
| St. Francis Episcopal Church
Bring your furry, feathered, and scaly friends for the St. Francis’ Feast and Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 6, 2019  at the 8 and 10 am services. Invite friends and neighbors for a frolicking menagerie and lively worship. For your pets’ safety and those ...

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part I | SF City Guides
Sunday, October 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Powell & Market
Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last half ...
Vallejo “Waterfront Weekend” Festival & Lucky Ducky Derby | 2019
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Vallejo Waterfront

Enjoy a two-day festival celebrating the City of Vallejo, Historic Mare Island, and Solano County along Vallejo’s vibrant waterfront. Taking place on October 5 & 6, 2019, this free, fun-filled celebration of the Bay is a collaboration of activities and events for the entire family. ...

Impactful Sunday: Serve Thousands of Meals to the Homeless | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 9:15 am | Cost: FREE | St. Anthony Foundation
The St. Anthony’s Young Professionals Council (SAYPC) for our quarterly service day at the St. Anthony’s Dining Room. SAYPC is a creative and passionate group with a diverse background that volunteers time and skills to extend the mission of St. Anthony’s. We choose to use our ...
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Nob Hill & North Beach
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences

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 ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Target Free Sundays Typically the first Sunday of the month Asian ...Monthly

Final Day: Tiny Living Festival California 2019 | Richmond
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*$15 online; $20 at the door
| 25th St & Barrett Ave (Richmond)

The 2019 Tiny Living Festival California will be a 2-day event from 10 am to 6 pm, and they are making it as big and as exciting as their 13 other tiny house festivals held since March 2016. As with all the events, the 2019 ...

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

4th Annual Filipino Barrio Fiesta | Livermore
Sunday, October 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bankhead Theater
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center and Livermore Fil-Am will honor Filipino American History Month with the Fourth Annual Filipino Barrio Fiesta – a free, family-friendly community event on Sunday, October 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 4th Annual Filipino Barrio Fiesta Sunday, October 6, 2019 | ...
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
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, ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 Three days, seven stages, ...

2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza

The popular 1st Sundays Block Party returns for the 2019 season. This free family-friendly event features games and activities for all ages – don’t miss the petting zoo, recreational activities, selection of street food offerings curated by Off the Grid, music with San Francisco KMVQ 99.7 ...

2019 Oktoberfest: German Beers, Beer Belly Contests & Live Music | Mountain View

Steins Beer Garden and the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, is bringing an authentic German experience to Mountain View’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. The huge 7000 sq. ft. Oktoberfest beer tent will keep you shaded while you enjoy a variety of German Beers and socialize with ...

The Taste Of The Bay: Seafood & Soul Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: $12.50*
*$12.50 includes general admission; $20 reserved seat
| Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park
Enjoy the soulful music from multi- platinum recording star Maxine Jones former singer from the legendary Bay Area group EnVogue; plus from the popular Escovedo family Paris Escovedo, with special guest the super band Sun (Sun Is Here). Also visit the exhibit booths from Bay Area ...
4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 4th Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October, 6 2019 where nearly 25,000 people attended last year. 4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival Sunday, October, 6 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm Little Italy San Jose, 323 W ...
2019 Art, Jazz & Wine Festival | Pleasant Hill
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks purchase.
| Downtown Pleasant Hill

The Pleasant Hill Chamber’s Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Fest is Pleasant Hill’s premier event and takes place the first weekend in October. 2019 Art, Jazz & Wine Festival October 5, 2019 | 10 am October 6, 2019 | 11 am Downtown Pleasant Hill, 40 ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

84th Annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saint Peter and Paul Church

The festival of “La Madonna Del Lume” (also known as “The Blessing of the Fishing Fleet”) is a Sicilian tradition of protecting fishermen that have been practiced in San Francisco for 84 years. The 84th annual blessing and fishing boat parade is an annual procession from ...

10th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
Come and see what the Friends of Wagner Ranch has in store for you for its 10th Annual Orinda Olive Festival. Clear your schedule on October 6, 2019, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. for family friendly activities. Enjoy arts, crafts, live music, pond & ...
2019 SF Music Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

SFMusic Day champions a diverse cross-section of the Bay Area’s vibrant musical community in a free, accessible and rewarding atmosphere. From chamber music to jazz, contemporary works to global traditions—the 12th annual SF Music Day brings together virtuoso musicians from across the Bay, with musical sounds ...

Free Halloween Market at Mockingbird Lane | Alameda
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda Elks Lodge
Free Halloween Market with 40 curated vendors. A unique event filled with oddities, unique art, and other macabre makings! Located in the beautiful historical Elks lodge in downtown Alameda.
“Skate on Art”: SF’s Epic Pop-Up Roller Rink + Art Party | Final Day

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture presents actions vent ascending frequencies, a participatory art installation and roller rink experience from creative collective assume vivid astro focus (avaf). The artist-designed outdoor roller-skating rink features performances, DJ sets, and special programming from September 13 through October ...

Every Sunday

“Heart of the City” Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza
"Heart of the City" Sunday Farmers Market | UN Plaza
Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza, rain or shine. Nearly 30 local farmers and artisan food vendors provide a wide selection of fresh local produce, ...
Student Hall Sundays at Capital One Cafe | Walnut Creek
Every Sunday – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Student Hall Sundays at Capital One Cafe | Walnut Creek
Hitting the Books? Join the Study Hall Sunday at Capital One Cafe. Show your student ID to an ambassador and receive a complimentary hand-crafted beverage every Sunday when you come to our space to study. Limit one drink per student. Ask an Ambassador for more details. Student Hall ...
Delicious Market Recipes & Free Seasonal Tasting | Jack London Square
Every Sunday – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Delicious Market Recipes & Free Seasonal Tasting | Jack London Square
With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Every Sunday – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot
Lindy in the Park: Free Outdoor Swing Dance | Golden Gate Park
Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. Lindy in the Park | Free Outdoor ...
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Sunday – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Point Bonita Lighthouse
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Meet Point Bonita docents along the lighthouse trail. This hidden, historic setting offers breathtaking views and many stories of what life was like living at the head of such perilous waters. A secret jewel of the Bay Area, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, built in 1855, was ...
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
Every Sunday – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party | SF
There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels. The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for you ...
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
Every Sunday – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| 1801 Bush
Victorian Walking Tour | Pacific Heights
See and learn about the Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb on a guided walk from SF City Guides. Victorian Walking Tour Every Sunday | 2 pm 1801 Bush, 1801 Bush St., SF, CA Free, but donations are accepted. On a walk through the neighborhood of Lafayette Square, you’ll ...
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Every Sunday – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Lucky Horseshoe
Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam | Bernal Heights
Grab that banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, harmonica and autoharp, and head over to The Lucky Horseshoe in Bernal Heights to join in San Francisco’s only Bluegrass Jam on a Sunday afternoon. Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam Every Sunday | 4-7 pm The Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF, CA FREE Jamming ...
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Every Sunday – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Circus Center
Free Sunday Night Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF
Experienced juggler or a newbie looking to learn? Come hang out at Juggling Club and collaborate in a fun, low-pressure environment with an experienced Circus Center instructor. All levels are welcome in this free club taught by Jade Ford. Juggling Club Most Sundays | 5-8p Circus Center, 755 Frederick St., SF Free, ...
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