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Saturday, October 9

Volunteer to Build New Nature Exploration Area @ Heron’s Head Park (SF)
Saturday, October 9 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | Heron's Head Park
A Nature Exploration Area is coming to Heron’s Head Park! Help us bring this project to life. Volunteers are needed to complete the finishing touches: Saturday, 8:30PM – 12:30PM Location: Heron’s Head Park, 32 Jennings St. San Francisco, CA 94112 Tasks: sanding, mulching, planting Learn More: https://sfchildrennature.org/heronshead/ Registration Required: https://sfchildrennature.org/herons-head-volunteer/
Rockridge “Rock-N-Stroll” and “Rock-N-Hunt” Scavenger Hunt (Oakland)
Saturday, October 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*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. Retailers, restaurants and service providers will be offering big sales, live outdoor music, and art as you shop, eat, and enjoy a beautiful, ...

FOG Festival of India and Diwali Celebration (Fremont)
Saturday, October 9 – 9:00 am | Cost: $5*
*Online special $5
| 39639 Paseo Padre Parkway,
Fun and food event. There will be Indian dances and food throughout the day.
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

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

“K9 Heroes” in the Park: Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos (Fleet Week 2021)
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
Whether in the field or in the home, military and civilian working dogs save and change lives. Fleet Week celebrates these K9 Heroes. In the center of San Francisco at Duboce Park, regional and national K9 services bring their stars to demonstrate their abilities, including therapy ...
Polk Street Family Festival & Free Bouncy Obstacle Course (SF)
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Helen Wilis Park

The City of San Francisco has chosen Discover Polk to be one of their main partners for their official Fleet Week celebration. Enjoy military bands in the heart of our district, classic car collections will be on display, a family party at Helen Wills Park ...

Free Fleet Week Ship Tours 2021 (Pier 30/32 + Pier 35)
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Ship tours are free and open the public. Masks and security checks required
| Pier 30/32 + Pier 35
Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Port of San Francisco to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Ship tours are free and ...
Ghirardelli’s Brand New Ice Cream + Chocolate Factory Outlet (Tracy)
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Food & treats available for purchase
| Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Factory Outlet (Tracy)

Calling all East Bay and Central Valley chocolate lovers – Ghirardelli has just opened a brand new Ice Cream and Chocolate Factory Outlet in Tracy in October 2021. So now you can get the chocolate experience you love from Ghirardelli Square right in Tracy. The ...

Bay Area “Barbie Malibu” Truck Pop-Up Tour (Walnut Creek)
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Items available for purchase
| Broadway Plaza

Barbie and Malibu Barbie fans of all ages, this one’s for you: The Barbie Pop-Up Truck has had a complete makeover and is cruising up to The Bay Area with sunshine and 70’s beach vibes. The 2021 Barbie Malibu Truck Tour is heading to The ...

Rockridge “Rock-N-Stroll” Music & Art Community Celebration (Oakland)
Saturday, October 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*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, October 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum

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 life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

ArtWalk Livermore 2021
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Livermore Downtown,
Join us at ArtWalk – the Tri Valley’s premiere one day art festival. Over 200 artists display their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Art works range from contemporary ...
2021 “Oaktoberfest in the Dimond” Open-Air Beer Festival (Oakland)
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| 3400 Dimond Ave

The 14th Annual Oaktoberfest in the Dimond. Saturday, October 9, 2021 ~ 11AM – 7PM Bavarian Beer Hall Edition: Craft Beer ~ German Food and Music ~ Outdoor Dining ~ Beer Hall Seating Reserve YOUR table and Purchase Food and Beer online at Oaktoberfest.org Located in ...

“Clean Air Day Bike Ride and Party” w/ DJ, Prize & Free Food (East Oakland)
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to attend the bike ride, creek clean up, or party.
| Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline
Come and join the East Oakland Collective as we celebrate the 4th Annual CA Clean Air Day. California Clean Air Day is built on the idea that shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health. By joining together for a unified day ...
SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru December 2021)
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | 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

6 Free Outdoor Concerts for Fleet Week 2021 (SF)
Saturday, October 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Free Concerts – October 4-11, 2021 We are incredibly grateful for the participation of the Navy and Marine Corps bands each year as part of San Francisco Fleet Week! We are also incredibly proud of Fleet Week’s Neighborhood Concert Program, which gives ...

$5 Tickets: Golden State Warriors Open Practice (Chase Center)
Saturday, October 9 – 11:30 am | Cost: $5 | Chase Center
The Golden State Warriors will host Open Practice, presented by Chase, at Chase Center on Saturday, October 9, at 11:30 a.m., giving fans a rare, behind-the-scenes look at a Warriors team practice. All tickets are $5, with proceeds benefitting the Warriors Community Foundation. Get $5 Tickets To ...
Fleet Week 2021: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Saturday)
Saturday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2021 after a year off. New for 2021 – The ...

Youth Art Show, Mural Unveiling + Old Oakland Block Party
Saturday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | E14 Gallery
The Our Diverse Voices youth art showcase brings together over 40+ Bay Area K-12 youth artists who have created with art in response to the artist prompt: “What does learning about diversity mean to you and your own education as a well rounded person and ...
2021 SOMArts’ Día de los Muertos Exhibit Opening
Saturday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center

Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars ...

SOMA “Second Saturdays” Folsom Street Queer Art Fair (Last One of 2021)
Saturday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations requested
| San Francisco, CA

We’re taking it to the streets again! The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District, Folsom Street, and SOMA West CBD are partnering to bring you the third SOMA Second Saturdays!, a Vendor, Art, and Artisan Fair. The final SOMA Second Saturdays of 2021 is October 9. ...Monthly

“National Coming Out Day” Hangout + Celebration w/ Free Food + Drinks (SF)
Saturday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required via Eventbrite
| 1540 Market St, Suite 100,
Event: Impulse SF: Community National Coming Out Day Celebration & Filming Hangout Who: You! + Impulse SF. Bring friends, allies, etc. (all welcome)! What: FREE Day Hangout + FREE food, drinks, photobooth, Impulse SF swag! If desired, share your coming out story for compilation of Impulse SF’s ...
Fleet Week “Discover Polk” Block Party & Parklet Festival
Saturday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Polk & Van Ness from California to Broadway

The City of San Francisco has chosen Discover Polk to be one of their main partners for their official Fleet Week celebration. Enjoy military bands in the heart of our district, classic car collections will be on display, a family party at Helen Wills Park ...

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, October 9 – 1:00 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

“Shrimp ‘N Lobster” Outdoor Art Party at SF Botanical Gardens Join Us On Saturday, October 9 At 1Pm At The San Francisco Botanical Gardens With Author Charlotte Rygh For An Afternoon Of Drawing And Fun Celebrating Shrimp ‘N Lobster: A San Francisco Adventure! Join us for a drawing lesson from author and illustrator Charlotte Rygh of the hit Shrimp ‘n Lobster Adventures! Learn about this crustacean duo and ...
SF’s 20th Annual Monster Drawing Rally + Block Party
Saturday, October 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*Early bird tickets (through 10/1) are $15. Regular tickets are $20.
| Southern Exposure
Over 100 Bay Area artists will come together to create one-of-a-kind artworks as part of Southern Exposure’s 20th annual Monster Drawing Rally. Attendees will watch artworks go from idea to completion and then race to purchase them before someone else does.Combining the energy of a ...
Cupertino’s “Free Shakespeare in the Park” 2021 Festival (Oct. 8-10)
Saturday, October 9 – 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 ...

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