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The Great Reno Balloon Race (Sept. 10-12)
Saturday, September 11 – 5:00 am - Ends at 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

The Great Reno Balloon Race captivates its many spectators during the 40th anniversary event this Sept. 10 through Sept. 12 at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, Nev. This internationally recognized event and beloved tradition remains the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning festival and ...

20th Anniversary of 9/11: Bay Area Events & Memorials (2021)
Saturday, September 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
By Astrid Casimire Bay City News Foundation Around the Bay Area, various cities, police and fire departments will commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday with service events, flag ceremonies and memorials. The events will honor the thousands of people who died during the attacks, including ...

Honoring 9/11 Heroes: Climb 110 Flights of Stairs (SF)
Saturday, September 11 – 6:00 am - Ends at 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*There's no cost listed, so it looks like it's free
| 1705 14th Ave (Inner Sunset)
In their memory- Honoring 9/11 Heroes. 0600 until we are done. 110 flights of stairs for the stairs climbed that day. 343 Push ups for each firefighter who lost their life. Carry weight, don’t, do it all or what you can- show up and celebrate the freedom, community and ...
9:00 amDiamond Heights Median Project Cleanup  FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
9/11 Day Of Service And Remembrance Baker Beach Cleanup (SF)
Saturday, September 11 – 9:00 am - Ends at 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
| Baker Beach
Help us with Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy clean up Baker Beach, visit this event page (https://www.parksconservancy.org/events/baker-beach/9-11-day-service-and-remembrance-beach-cleanup) for more details. Meet at Baker Beach parking lot at the end of Battery Chamberlin Road. All supplies provided. Sign up on this Google Form (https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA) or email ...
9:00 amNob Hill Monthly Street Sweeps  FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
9:00 am“The Market” New Farmers Market at Parkmerced (SF)  FREE
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

9:30 am“Hickory Dickory Dock” at Children’s Fairyland (Sept. 11-Oct. 24)  $20*
*Adults $20 | Children $18 | Ages 0-12 months FREE (no ticket required) | $15 for Fairyland members!
Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

10:00 am2021 Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival (Sept. 11-12)  FREE
10:00 amFriends of Alta Plaza Park Cleanup (SF)  FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
10:00 amPotrero Hill Trash Pick-Up Day  FREE*
*Sign up at https://forms.gle/TdSM6vANtyB1KwRMA
10:00 amSecondhand Saturday Presented by Sunset Mercantile  FREE*
*Free Admission
Rockridge “Rock-N-Stroll” Music & Art Community Celebration (Oakland)
Saturday, September 11 – 10:00 am - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Rockridge District - College Avenue Shops,

The Rockridge District in Oakland welcomes you and your family to Rock-N-Stroll, a community celebration on the Second Saturday of each month starting in August. Retailers, restaurants and service providers will be offering big sales, live music, art and entertainment as you shop, eat, and ...

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, September 11 – 10:30 am - Ends at 11:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

This event series has ended – Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily ...

“The Crossing” SF’s New Huge Beer Garden: Grand Opening Weekend (Sept. 10-12)
Saturday, September 11 – 11:00 am - Ends at 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*food and drink available for purchase
| The Crossing at East Cut

It’s finally here! The Crossing at East Cut, a highly anticipated new community pop-up with food tucks, beer garden, entertainment, ground murals and recreation offerings, will officially open Friday, September 10, 2021 at the former Temporary Transbay Transit Terminal. Please note we’ve had reports that the ...

SF’s Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival Returns Sept. 11-12
Saturday, September 11 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown

Plagued by the pandemic, xenophobia, and crime, Chinatown has had one rough year. Nonetheless, tourists are starting to return and things are beginning to return to normal. To enliven their spirit, the community can look forward to its traditional annual Autumn Moon Festival. Once again, ...

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru December 2021)
Saturday, September 11 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through October December 2021. EVENT UPDATE – Walkway Weekends was unexpectedly canceled early on October 31 Enjoy a ...Every Saturday

2021 Mountain View Art & Wine Festival
Saturday, September 11 – 11:00 am - Ends at 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVPs Required, but Limited tickets will be available at the door, as capacity allows.
| Castro Street (Mountain View)

This year’s 49 1/2 Mountain View Art & Wine Festival, Pint-Sized Edition, The Revival! is “A Festival Like No Other”, more than ever. The festival will be held on Saturday, September 11, from 11am to 7pm. The event is free but RSVPs are required (RSVPs ...

Almanac Lounge’s New 1,000 sqft Beer Lounge Grand Opening
Saturday, September 11 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Almanac Beer
Almanac Lounge in Alameda is opening a brand new 1,000 square foot lounge on October 11, 2021.  The vibes are set, the pillows are fluffed, the electric fireplace is ablaze, all that’s missing is you. Join us this weekend for the official opening of the Almanac Lounge. ...
SF’s Free “Kids Music Festival” at Golden Gate Park Bandshell
Saturday, September 11 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

Performances in Golden Gate Park Announced for 2024 Season. Season 4 will bring 125+ free live performances at Golden Gate Park Bandshell. After several months of renovations, Illuminate is beginning its robust performance season with 125+ diverse free concerts at historic landmark venue, the Golden ...

SF’s “OMI” Free Roller Skate Block Party
Saturday, September 11 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Farallones Street
Come out to the OMI community for a good ol’-fashioned roller skate block party! Hosted by the OMI Cultural Participation Project and the Church of 8 Wheels. Bounce house, games, food, music and free roller skate rentals. OMI = Oceanview + Merced Heights + Ingleside
SOMA “Second Saturdays” Kinky Crafts + Folsom Street Queer Art Fair (SF)
Saturday, September 11 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations requested
| 12th Street between Eagle Plaza and Folsom Street (SoMa)

We’re taking it to the streets again! The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, Folsom Street, and SOMA West CBD are partnering to bring you  SOMA Second Saturdays!, a Vendor, Art, and Artisan Fair. SOMA Second Saturdays 12th Street (between Folsom and Harrison), San Francisco* 12:00 ...Monthly

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, September 11 – 1:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)

The 10th season of Benicia Art Walk kicks off on Saturday, June 12 and continues the second Saturdays of July, September and October 1 – 5 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. After an abbreviated season last year due to the pandemic, we look ...Monthly

2021 “Circus in the Park” at Mission Creek Park (SF)
Saturday, September 11 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All Shows FREE. To support, consider making a suggested donation of $20.
| Mission Creek Park

Circus Bella is excited to announce its triumphant return to the Bay Area Parks from Aug. 26 – Oct. 3, 2021 with its 12th Annual all new, open air, outdoor show: Humorous. A Post-Pandemic Season of Shenanigans! This series of FREE performances, featuring some of the dazzling Circus Talent from the ...

“Radius’ Site-Specific Outdoor Dance & Music Performance (SF)
Saturday, September 11 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| McEvoy Foundation for the Arts,
‘Radius’ is an improvisational performance that uses dance and music to reveal the dichotomies of intimacy and power. Experience the site-specific performance at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts on Saturday September 11 from 2-3pm. Free registration is encouraged for this outdoor event, co-produced with CounterPulse. ‘Radius’ ...
“Broke Ass Stuart” Guest Bartends at Kinky Outdoor Street Party (DNA Lounge Parklet)
Saturday, September 11 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No admission charge, but drinks available for purchase
| DNA Lounge
This Saturday, September 11th, our frenemy Broke Ass Stuart wil be guest bartending at the DNA Pizza parklet for SOMA Second Saturdays, a safe, fun afternoon with queer art, kinky crafts, local artisans, fun vendors, clubs and organizations. He’ll be there from 2pm-6pm. DJ Cip ...
Redwood City’s “Free Shakespeare in the Park” 2021 Festival (Sept. 11-12)
Saturday, September 11 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School Lawn (Redwood City)

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit organization that began in 1983 with Free Shakespeare in the Park’s debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park. Produced every late summer in San Francisco, Cupertino and other cities, Free Shakespeare in the Park provides ...

4:00 pmClassical Revolution Saturdays at Liberties Bar (SF)  $5*
*$5-20 suggested
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