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Sunday, October 3

Annual “Blessing of the Pets” at Grace Cathedral (SF)
Sunday, October 3 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Advance registration requested
| Grace Cathedral
Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with the blessings of your pets on the plaza following the 8:30 am, 11 am and 6 pm services on October 3. Though he was born into wealth, St. Francis rejected and gave up this life upon a pilgrimage to ...
San Jose’s “Indigenous People Days” Market (Oct. 1-3)

La Cultura Cura will present Indigenous People Days, is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. Indigenous people day celebration will feature speakers, artist and live art, live music, culture entertainment, marketplace, Aztec Dancers, and a safe ...

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

2021 Palo Alto Great Glass Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 2-3)
Sunday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission
| Palo Alto Art Center

Who doesn’t love glass pumpkins? California’s largest glass pumpkin patch boasts more than 10,000 unique glass pumpkins for purchase. The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch pumpkins come in all sizes, colors and shapes. Free admission. Proceeds to benefit the artists, the Bay Area Glass Institute and ...

10:00 amHoliday Faire at Allied Arts Guild (Melon Park)  FREE*
*Free for everyone!e
10:00 am“Fog City Flea” at The Ferry Building (Every Sunday)  FREE
10:00 amMeditations for World Peace: In Person + Live-streamed Meditation Class  $8*
*General Admission. Pay at door or Register online @ https://www.meditateinsanfrancisco.org/pages/sundaymorningclass
16th Annual Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival
Sunday, October 3 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza (Millbrae)
Celebrate the growing diversity and unique cultures of Millbrae and its surrounding communities on the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula. This annual non-profit event provides family friendly entertainment and activities for children and adults. Join the fun and enjoy good food (including beer and sake), live ...
“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
| JFK Drive Lindy Hop Spot

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. This in person event resumed ...Every Sunday

San Francisco Chinatown Car Weekend Car Show (Oct. 2-3)
Sunday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Chinatown

Are you looking for a cool event to go to? Look no further than the Chinatown Car Weekend Car Show presented by TPS Motorsports, ImaginAsian, and Chinatown Merchants United Association of SF. Not only will there be amazing cars but it’s held in historic Chinatown ...

Urban Air Market: Fall 2021 w/ 60+ Indie Artists (Hayes Valley)
Sunday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Patricia's Green
The ever popular Urban Air Market is back in Hayes Valley Oct 3rd, 11-6pm! UAM’s unique focus on sustainability allows shoppers the opportunity to browse over 605+ independent designers and artists. It’s a showcase for local fashion, jewelry, accessories, body products, home decor, furniture and art, ...
11:00 am“Live Burning” in the Paxton Gate SF Store (Mission Dist.)  FREE*
*Mention this Fun Cheap ad and get 20% off any purchase
SF’s “Castro Street Fair” is Back for 2021
Sunday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Castro & Market
Although the Fair may look a little different this year, pending potential guidance from SFDPH, the Castro Street Fair returns in person on Sunday, October 3, 2021. 2021 Fair details are still forthcoming. The Fair is always the first Sunday in October from 11 am to ...
11:00 amNoe Street Outdoor “Art Mart” in the Castro (Every Sunday)  FREE
Outdoor Performance “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” in Just 90 Minutes (Thrive City)
Sunday, October 3 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)
Fast, funny, and fabulous describes this sharp, agile, and hilarious take on the works of the Bard featuring three actors, performing 75 characters, from 37 plays at 90 minutes (give or take). Part Marx Brothers, part Three Stooges, part poetry, and part vaudeville, ‘The Complete ...
“The Nooner” Free Outdoor Concert + Meet Chickens & Goats (The New Farm)
Sunday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Farm

THE NOONER: Free music and fun at the New Farm every first Sunday beginning at NOON and presented by Maracuja! 12-4pm 10 Cargo Way, SF. Oct.3/ Nov.7/Dec.5 Psychedelic music and arts and crafts. So much San Francisco culture and community every weekend at the New ...Monthly

12:00 pmLight Saber Fighting Class (SF)  $20*
*$20 requested; pay what you can.
SF’s Fall Open Studios 2021 w/ 100 Artists (Oct. 1-3)
Sunday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 1890 Bryant Street Studios

The artists of 1890 Bryant Street are excited to welcome the public back into the building for our Fall Open Studios, in person! Held in participation with ArtSpan’s citywide San Francisco Open Studios, 1890 Bryant Street Open Studios is your chance to view some of ...

2021 Free Summer Circus Festival in the Park (SF)
Sunday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All Shows FREE. To support, consider making a suggested donation of $20.
| NOW Hunters Point

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 ...

Castro Valley “Corntoberfest” Cornhole + Beer Festival
Sunday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to spectate. Entry fees vary per division
| Castro Valley Moose Lodge
Beer and cornhole in October, but make it for a good cause! The Castro Valley Cornhole Association is bringing together your favorite backyard pastimes – cornhole, casual competition and beer – for Corntoberfest. This first-ever event will help raise funds for the Moose Heart Charity ...
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, October 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place

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 ...Every Sunday

SF’s Sunday Brunch Comedy Show (Mimosas + Bloody Marys)

The Brunchline has ended. Sorry about that! Like to laugh? Like to brunch? (of course you do). Welcome to The Brunchline (like Punchline, genius we know) for San Francisco’s best new brunch-time comedy show. The Brunchline: SF’s Sunday Brunch Comedy Show Get $5 off Tickets ...Every Sunday

“Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” 2021 Live Stream Virtual Festival (Final Day))
Sunday, October 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch online

Unfortunately there’s no Golden Gate Park Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival for 2021, but they’re trying to do the next best thing. A three-day virtual music festival with 27 sets, 8 hours a day of back to back performances. All live-streamed on hardlystrictlybluegrass.com, facebook.com/hardlystrictlybluegrass, and youtube.com/user/hsbfest. Tune in October ...

“Golden Gate Park Band” Free Symphony in the Park 2021 Finale
Sunday, October 3 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 141st season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this 30-piece symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park since 1882. For 2023 there are 25 free weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, ...Every Sunday

2:00 pmFree Espresso Liquor Tasting (Pacifica)  FREE*
Cupertino’s “Free Shakespeare in the Park” 2021 Festival (Oct. 2-10)
Sunday, October 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Memorial Park (Stevens Creek)

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 ...

Golden Gate Park’s Free “Reggae Sunday” Bandshell Concert
Sunday, October 3 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

Live music will return for its third season at the Golden Gate Bandshell’s iconic stage with another series of free outdoor concerts in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the arts nonprofit Illuminate announced today. The series, Illuminate Live, which ...

5:00 pmPsychedelic Blues Rock Meets Gomer Punk (Crockett)  FREE
Classic Simpsons Trivia Night w/ Themed Food, Drinks (SF)
Sunday, October 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $11*
*Please note that bowling is NOT included with your ticket price
| Mission Bowling Club
Hey hey! Wouldn’t you know it, the Everything Ecstatic Classic Simpsons Trivia night is back! And this time, it’s at SF’s very own version of Barney’s Bowl-A-Rama, Mission Bowling Club! And it’s not just a night of trivia, we’ve also got a very special themed ...
$5 Off Tix: Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

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