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Sunday, October 27

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 ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Parkmerced & Parkside
Sunday, October 27 – 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 ...

2019 Fiesta On The Hill | Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cortland & Bocana
Join the 2019 Fiesta on the Hill on Cortland Avenue with over 7 blocks of arts, crafts, local goods/services and food vendors. 2019 Fiesta on the Hill Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 10 am to 4 pm (Free Yoga Class at 9 am) Cortland and Bocana Avenues, San ...
25th Annual Halloween Carnival: Trick or Treating, Live Music & Games | Palo Alto
Sunday, October 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Blossom Birth
Come start off your Halloween celebrations on California Ave: Palo Alto’s most popular Halloween event for the whole family on Sunday October 27, 2019 at 10 am. Entertainment and activities are especially geared towards 0-12 year olds. Highlights: Trick or Treating at businesses on California Ave (between El Camino Real ...
CANCELLED: High Winds – TreasureFest: Halloween Market | SF
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
| TreasureFest (Treasure Island)

Due to extreme weather conditions on the Island (high winds) we will not continue our event today (Sunday 10/27/19) for everyone’s safety. Please help spread the word. Good news though, If you bought a ticket for this weekend and have not attended yet, we are going ...Monthly

Community Science Day: Explore DNA & CRISPR | Berkeley
Sunday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Energy Biosciences (UC Berkeley)
Step into the (close-toed) shoes of a scientist and explore biology at this community-wide science event! Come to the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) on Berkeley campus to experience a range of activities designed for visitors of all ages. Discover the fascinating power of DNA, the instruction ...
Goorin Bros. Fall Sample Sale + $15 Hats | SoMa
Sunday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Hat prices start at $15.
| 1890 Bryant Street Studios

Find some real treasures at our SF Sample Sale with hats starting at $15. Also check out local artists partnering with ArtspanSF for open studio tours. Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27, 2019 | 11am to 6pm

SF Open Studios 2019 | Noe Valley, Diamond Heights & Bernal Heights
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

19th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The 19th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch display. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is welcome to show off their Halloween ...
The First-Ever Lower Haight Halloween Block Party | SF
Sunday, October 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Waller and Haight
The Lower Haight is bringing the neighborhood its first-ever Halloween Block Party. We’re doing this for the kids, but we’re gonna make sure the adults have fun as well.  There’ll be games, arts & crafts, live music, art, pumpkins, special activities, and of course…candy. This event is ...
1st Annual Alameda Harvest Celebration | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Almanac Barrel House, Brewery & Taproom

Join us on October 26 and 27 from noon to 9 pm for the inaugural Alameda Harvest Celebration hosted by Almanac Beer Co and Admiral Maltings! We’ll be celebrating the bounty of Alameda’s craft community by featuring delectable offerings from over a dozen of our ...

“The Office” Free Spooktacular Trivia | SF
Sunday, October 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with $2 Raffle Ticket.
| Panhandle Park (Clayton & Fell)
Come out for The Trivia Collective’s seventh ‘The Office’ trivia event at The Panhandle, Golden Gate Park on Oct. 27th. Teams of 2-5 are welcomed and there’s no cover charge. All I ask is you respect the city park rules and regulations. Three customized Dundees will be ...
“Halloween Hoopla” Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2019 | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Between May and October in 2019, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens. Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs. 2019 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival May 4 – October 27, ...

Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, October 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

Lichen Walk in Golden Gate Park | SF
Sunday, October 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; donations happily accepted. Please RSVP.
| Golden Gate Park (Stanyan St. & Hayes St.)
Is life feeling a bit tedious and dull these days? Do you feel a general sense ennui, angst, or other existential pain? Does it all seem to be a bit too much? Most likely, the problem is that you’re not looking at enough lichens. Lichens are ...
SF Urban Hike: Pirates, Parrots & Pints | SF
Sunday, October 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gotts Restaurant
Meet outside in front of Gott’s Restaurant at the Ferry Building. If you wanna dress as a pirate, no one will stop you, or we just talk like pirates, and look for pirate ships. After proceeding along the Embarcadero to the Filbert Steps, the stairs are ...
Rethink Recycling Day: Free Compost, Clothing Swap & Workshops | San Carlos
Sunday, October 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Carlos Library
Join RethinkWaste on October 27, 2019 for Rethink Recycling Day. Find out how recycling can be more than using the blue cart. This event will be held rain or shine. This free event includes: Clothing Swap: Been meaning to clean out your closet? Bring your clothes to ...
2019 Pumpkin Carving Party, Free Cider & Cookies | SF
Sunday, October 27 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring your own pumpkin.
| Sunnyside Conservatory
The Sunnyside Conservatory invites you to their annual Pumpkin Carving Party on Sunday, October 27, 2019, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm. Carve, chat, and enjoy complimentary hot cider and Halloween cookies. Bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools will be provided, including tools for older children. San Francisco’s ...
“Reindigenize” Bay Area Culture Sharing: Indigenous Art & Culture | SF
Sunday, October 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 24th St. & Mission Bart
Dance Mission Theater presents Reindigenize: An afternoon of Bay Area culture sharing hosted by Dancing Earth, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, and Bernadette Smith. An afternoon of indigenous art and culture sharing with a focus on the acorn and its harvest. Presentations/Activities Include: Acorn Grinding Demo NEST Native Eco Building Traditional Dancers BAAITS ...
ARF’s Howl-O-Ween Party: Cute Pets, Witchy Crafts & Ghoulish Games | East Bay
Sunday, October 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation
Celebrate Halloween at ARF’s free Halloween Party for children under 10. Come in your costume to play ghoulish games, make witchy crafts, and meet ARF’s furry friends. No registration necessary. Parent supervision is required. No pets, please.
Coin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, October 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 50+ pinball and video games, plus a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of ...Monthly

1st Annual Howl-O-Weenie Pawrade, Pawty & Costume Contest | Crockett
Sunday, October 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alexander Park
After a week when the ground shook, the air was filled with smoke, and we were kept hostage in our homes, we are hoping a very lively and oddly satisfying event of costumed dogs parading down to a lovely park might lift the spirits of ...
“The Most Famous Symphony Ever Written” Free Main Stage Concert | Berkeley
Sunday, October 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
Join Music Director Ben Simon and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra for a guided tour of classical music’s greatest hit, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. This revolutionary work has thrilled audiences since its premiere in 1808. Find out why and deepen your understanding and appreciation of ...
Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
| Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (Oakland)

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour. This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them. Rockridge ...

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“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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