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Monday, January 20

MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Every year, the Bay Area celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of festivals, marches and celebrations highlighted by a march and festival near the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Most of the events are organized by the NorCalMLK ...
Youth Poster Contest | San Rafael
Monday, January 20 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
The Osher Marin JCC is pleased to present an exhibit based on the local 2019 Youth Poster Contest. The initiative provides an unprecedented public platform for the thoughts and talents of Marin County young artists. Any local youth, age 12-18, are invited to design a poster ...

MLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules. Thankfully on MLK Day, the city of San Francisco is going to reward ...
MLK Celebration Train: Free Ride to SF Festivities | Peninsula Caltrain The Caltrain NorCalMLK Celebration Train will provide free service from San Jose to San Francisco, with stops in Palo Alto and San Mateo, for those in the Peninsula who wish to attend the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King in San ...
Golden Gate Freedom Ferry: Free Commemorative Service | MLK 2020
Monday, January 20 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Golden Gate Ferry
Take the MLK2020 Golden Gate Freedom Ferry service to the MLK2020 celebration events in San Francisco on January 20th and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through exciting activities for all. This free commemorative service is a program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, ...
Family Game Day | San Carlos
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| All Over San Carlos
Since its inception in 1999, the Week of the Family Committee has designated the Monday of the week as a time reserved for families to stay at home and do something specifically with their family. It is hoped that reserving a set time each week ...
MLK Volunteer Day of Service in the Presidio | SF
Monday, January 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fort Scott
Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by taking care of the Presidio. This event features ecological restoration and landscape stewardship projects in and around the Presidio’s Fort Scott District. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. Registration is required.
MLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at your doorstep and help grow and restore these spectacular parklands. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day, launching a new year in our national parks. Bring ...
2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
Monday, January 20 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. If you have your own pair of gloves please bring them.
| Unity Park Community Plaza
2020 MLK Day Richmond is a day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 MLK Jr. Day of Service & Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Unity Park Community Plaza, Richmond FREE, but an ...
MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

MLK Celebration at de Young Museum | SF NORCALMLK and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present a day celebrating the contributions and stories from the African American community with programming in connection with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the special exhibition Revelations: Art from the African American South. Enjoy free ...
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020

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 ...

Family Day Of Service For MLK Day | San Carlos
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, RSVP not required for most activities.
| Arbor Bay School
Family Day of Service is a day where families can work together to support the community in a series of service projects on Martin Luther King Day. In the morning event, families will assemble easy meal packages and decorate cards and bags for families with kids ...
Sea Lions’ 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with a painted sea lion statue exhibition, Sea Lion Discovery Walks, special discounts and more from January 17-20. 30th Sea Lions’ Arrival Anniversary January 17-20, 2020 | 10 am to 9 pm Pier 39, San Francisco FREE ...

Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Day of Service, providing free admission to the museum and programs throughout the day. Museum of the African Diaspora Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 11 am ...
2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Monday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Participants in groups of ten or more (10+) are encouraged to register.
| San Francisco Caltrain Station
Update: Please be advised that the march starts 11:00 am and not 9:30 am as previously listed. Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2020 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco’s Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King ...
2020 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Every year on the third Monday in January, over 15,000 attendees come to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Gardens to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Join the annual MLK Jr. March at Caltrain, or head straight over to Yerba Buena ...
14th Annual MLK Jr. Day | Oakland
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day-long session of documentary films that capture the life, times, and struggles of the ordained minister, orator, iconic civil rights leader, Nobel Laureate for Peace, and antiwar activist who helped shape freedom in America today. A brief ...
MLK Day 2020: Free Museum Day | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
During the 2020 MLK celebration events, area museums will once again offer free admission and special programs for all ages in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Free MLK Museum Celebrations Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 – Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street Monday, Jan. ...
2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: MLK Monday | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City View at Metreon

The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is a free, three-day festival that celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture ...

North Coast Adventure: Hike, Tide Pools, & Oyster Picking | Bodega Bay
Monday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: $10*
*Cash only at the event
| Shell Beach
This is an all day adventure on the North Coast (Bodega Bay). Wear good hiking shoes and layers, hat and sunscreen. Bring water and snacks to share. Optionally, bring wine and/or condiments for oysters. Bring cash for the organizer’s fee, carpool share, and optionally brunch, ...
Free Muni on MLK Day 2020 | SF Take Muni to the MLK2020 celebration events in San Francisco on January 20 and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through exciting activities for all. These free commemorative passes are a program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, in partnership with San Francisco Municipal Transportation ...
2020 MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Jazz, Spoken Word & Choir Performances | East Bay
Monday, January 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Door opens at 11:30 am. Free with RSVP.
| Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Building
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for 23 years, this year we bring focus to Dr. King’s belief that we must eradicate poverty to achieve justice and create a truly inclusive community. The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and the City of Piedmont ...
2020 Oakland Restaurant Week: Final Day | East Bay

Celebrate the most diverse restaurant week in the region. Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of dining deals from January 9-20, 2020. 110+ Oakland restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40, ...

6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day: The People’s March | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
Gather your friends and family. Reach out to your schools, unions, churches and other organizations for the 6th Annual Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy Rally and March. 6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day Monday, January 20, 2020 | Noon – 4 pm Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th Street & Broadway, Oakland FREE Please ...
Final Day: Free Boozy Hot Chocolate for Ice Skaters | SF

After you’ve laced up your skates and enjoyed winter fun at the Union Square Ice Rink, glide over to Tratto Restaurant & Bar (located in The Marker), for the best kind of après-skate treat: free boozy hot chocolate. Free Boozy Hot Chocolate Everyday through January ...

Krispy Kreme’s “Free Mini Doughnut Days” | Every Monday
Monday, January 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free every Monday in January 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Did you know a small cheat is proven to help keep your New Year’s resolutions on track? Krispy Kreme’s New Minis are the tastiest solution for your resolution. Four of your favorites doughnut flavors are now available in mini form – The Original Glazed ®, ...Every Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 91st Birthday Celebration | Hayward
Monday, January 20 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Chabot College Performing Arts Center
Join the Hayward’s 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at the Reed L Buffington Visual & Performing Arts Center at Chabot College. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 91st Birthday Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts ...

Every Monday

Free Dolores Park Morning Workout: Cardio & Strength | Every Monday
Every Monday – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | 19th & Dolores (Dolores Park)
Free Dolores Park Morning Workout: Cardio & Strength | Every Monday
Every Monday, November Project San Francisco meets in Dolores Park for a combination of cardio and strength exercises that are sure to leave you stronger than the day before. Come at 6:30 am; meet at Dolores Park for hugs, sweat and cheers.  The workouts are weatherproof, meaning they’re always ...
$2 Bowling All Day Mondays & Tuesdays | Concord
Every Monday – All Day | Cost: $2 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$2 Bowling All Day Mondays & Tuesdays | Concord
Having a fun night out with family and friends shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer great prices and daily specials on bowling, food, and fun. $2 Bowling All Day Monday & Tuesday Every Monday & Tuesday | 10 am to 1am Diablo ...
Monday Morning Walk By the Bay at Cesar Chavez Park | Berkeley
Every Monday – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cesar Chavez State Park
Monday Morning Walk By the Bay at Cesar Chavez Park | Berkeley
The walk is paved and level so good in any weather! We will not walk if storming but light rain will not scare us away. Come and join the group of 5 – 8 regulars for this lovely stroll of approximately one mile along side one ...
Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour | Marin Headlands
Every Monday – 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 ...
“Motown On Mondays” DJ Night | Madrone Art Bar
Every Monday – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 9pm; $3 after
| Madrone Art Bar
"Motown On Mondays" DJ Night | Madrone Art Bar
Every Monday at Madrone, dance the night away with hosts DJ Gordo Cabeza and Timoteo Gigante and resident DJs spinning originals, exclusive remixes, and close relatives of your favorite Motown songs during M.O.M. Motown on Mondays. Arrive early for Happy Hour featuring $1 off drafts and ...
Circuit Hacking Night: Make Cool Things with Electronics | Mission Dist.
Circuit Hacking Night: Make Cool Things with Electronics | Mission Dist.
Learn to solder and learn to make cool things with electronics. Hang out with cool hardware geeks at Noisebridge’s weekly Circuit Hacking Monday. All ages, all skill levels, and all are welcome at this weekly Monday night event to give you inspiration to hack that project you’ve always wanted ...
“Musical Mondays” Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Every Monday – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Edge
"Musical Mondays" Sing-Along At The Edge | Castro
Start your week singing with Musical Mondays or get over the hump with Musical Wednesdays at The Edge in the Castro, where they play all of your favorite musicals to sing and drink along with a different theme each week from 7 pm to 2 am every ...
Super Smash Bros Mondays: Booze & Video Games | SF
Every Monday – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Detour SF
Super Smash Bros Mondays: Booze & Video Games | SF
One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at Detour SF. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new rules and new gags. Power-up, throw down and ...
North Beach Comedy Night | SF
Every Monday – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Night | SF
Come out to North Beach for a great night of cocktails and laughter. Every Monday, The HellaFunny Comedy Collective will hand-select six of San Francisco’s Best Comedians to rock the mic. Free with RSVP – Otherwise $10 at the Door Comedians performing at this show have been ...
Haight Street Trivia, Gaming, & Karaoke Night | Milk Bar
Every Monday – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Gaming, & Karaoke Night | Milk Bar
Come in for a night of fun with free karaoke, trivia, board games, and comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free video games and board games throughout the bar. From 8 pm-10 pm, enjoy a free trivia (6 people per trivia team) ...
“The Secret Show”: Comedy Show at a Pub | San Mateo
Every Monday – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Swingin' Door
"The Secret Show": Comedy Show at a Pub | San Mateo
Kevin Wong hosts a free weekly comedy night at The Swinging’ Door in San Mateo featuring comedians who have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobb’s, San Jose Improv, and Tommy T’s. If you’re in the Peninsula, come on down to The Swingin’ Door for some free laughs every ...
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