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Sunday, September 17

9:00 am4.5 Mile Morning Hike at Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve (Los Gatos)  FREE*
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2023
Sunday, September 17 – 9:00 am - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| Sunset Mercantile (Outer Sunset)

Sunset Mercantile’s weekly outdoor market featuring farmers, ranchers, food trucks, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Bring the whole family for free seasonal art activities at the Sunset Mercantile Artship. Enjoy shopping an array of farm fresh produce, artisan goods. Listen to live ...Every Sunday

de Young’s Final Free Museum Weekend of 2023 (Sept. 16-17)

The US Premiere of “Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence” at the de Young Museum received grant from Google.org providing eight weekends of free admission to the exhibition and support for vital public programming, including school and youth curriculum. The Fine Arts Museums of San ...

41st Annual Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival (Sept. 16-17)
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*2-day event - Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 10am- 5pm
| Central Park (Santa Clara)

Santa Clara’s biggest party returns to Central Park. Presented by Silicon Valley Power, this is a two-day festival you will not want to miss. Browse over 160 arts and craft vendors, sip and savor fine wine, craft beer and international food favorites. Enjoy continuous fantastic ...

SF’s “Clean up The City” Lower Nob Hill Cleanup (w/ Free Food + Drinks for Volunteers)
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00 am - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Another Cafe

Who’s ready for a clean up! Known for its views and Nobs, let’s keep Nob Hill uncluttered! Join the Civic Joy Fund, RefuseRefuseSF, Shine On, SF Public Works and TogetherSF for a friendly neighborhood cleanup! Volunteers will meet at Another Cafe (1191 Pine St), clean ...Every Sunday

SF’s Free “Sundays at the Beach” Tai Chi Day (Great Highway)
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Great Highway

Join us for Tai Chi this Sunday! 10am at Judah and Great Highway Park This monthly course is for beginners and experienced students of tai chi alike. Plus, coffee is on us at @javabeachsf after the course. As a reminder, Sundays at the Beach is ...Monthly

“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)
Sunday, September 17 – 10:00 am - Ends at 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
| Manny’s

Tired? Sunday Funday. Wired? Sunday done-day. Make our neighborhood better, brunch with cool people (sorry not sorry, we’re biased), get deals to some fave local spots, and wrap it up before the Sunday Scaries hit with an easy hour of picking up trash around our ...Every Sunday

“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, September 17 – 11:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | 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

SF’s 2023 “Leather Walk” (City Hall to SoMa)
Sunday, September 17 – 11:00 am - Ends at 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Join us on the steps of City Hall at 11 am, and receive your free commemorative LeatherWalk 2023 pin. We step off at 11:30 and expected to reach Eagle Plaza at 2:30 pm, with the flag-raising at 3:00 pm. Full schedule and other details can ...
2023 NorCal Protests to End Fossil Fuels (Sacramento)
Sunday, September 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Old Sacramento

Here are some SF Bay Area events happening as part of the Global Climate Strike weekend happening worldwide ahead of the UN Climate Ambition Summit 2023.  Climate Strikes are happening globally on 9/15, spearheaded by Fridays For Future. The huge international march is in NYC 9/17.  ...

SF’s 2023 “Comedy Day” Festival in the Park w/ 50+ Comics (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Robin Williams Meadow (Sharon Meadow)
San Francisco’s original, longest-running, free, outdoor comedy concert in the world, Comedy Day in the Park is back to celebrate its 42nd anniversary. If you like lounging in the park, laughing your ass off, then Comedy Day might be the best way for you to spend a ...
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2023 (Sept. 15-17)
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Art Explosion Studios - 2425 17th Street and 744 Alabama Street

Sept 15th, 7pm-10pm Sept 16-17, 12-5pm Art Explosion Studios, one of SF’s largest artist collectives is holding its annual Fall Open Studios Sept 15-17. Come and meet artists as they open their studios to exhibit their work. Painters, sculptures, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will ...

AfroComicCon 2023 (Oakland)
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration
| Frank Ogawa Plaza
AfroComicCon 2023 joint Art & Soul Music Festival for a day of family and fun! Join us on Sunday September 17th, 2023 for a day of music, community, workshops, panels, cosplay, tech and gaming!  This is a family free event and open to all!
SF’s 66th Annual Armenian Food Festival (2023) – Free Sunday
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required, free for children under 5 years of age. Food for purchase
| Armenian Community Center

Craving something truly off the beaten path? Come to the 66th Annual Armenian Food Festival located at 825 Brotherhood Way in San Francisco! Sure, it’s a celebration of delicious food… But there is also much more! Widely recognized as one of the best ethnic food ...

Oakland’s 7th Annual AfroComicCon (2023)
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
The East Bay’s beloved, iconic 21st annual Art + Soul Oakland is teaming up with the innovative 7th annual AfroComicCon to present a combined street fair and interactive comics convention on Sunday, September 17 in downtown Oakland. Free to the public, the one-of-a-kind event blends ...
21st Annual “Art & Soul Oakland” Free Festival (2023)
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Art + Soul Oakland is teaming up with AfroComicCon to present a FREE festival and interactive comics convention blending comics, art, media, technology, fashion, music, and culture. Art & Soul Oakland 2023 Sunday, September 17, 2023 | Noon – 6pm Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, ...
Alameda’s 6th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival (2023)
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Washington Park - Alameda
Alameda’s favorite music festival, Blues, Brews & BBQ, returns for its 6th edition bringing together world-class Blues musicians, a myriad of local craft breweries, and smoking BBQ vendors. Drink packages will be offered so you can sample from over a dozen craft beers plus local ...
Free Irish Culture Day “Golden Gate Park Band” Symphony in the Park (2023)
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm - Ends at 2:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)

The Golden Gate Park Band presents its 142nd 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 2024, 25 free weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm. Concerts are approximately ...Every Sunday

“Emperor Norton Place” Unveiling + Street Party (SF)
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | NW Corner of Montgomery and Commercial Streets
Earlier this year, in April, the City and County of San Francisco added EMPEROR NORTON PLACE as a commemorative name for the 600 block of Commercial — and shortly afterward placed an “Emperor Norton Place” street sign at the northwest corner of Montgomery and Commercial ...
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, September 17 – 1:00 pm - Ends at 5:00 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

2:00 pmFilm: Faith in Blackness: An Exploration of Afrolatine Spirituality (SF Main Library)  FREE*
40% Off Tix to the Stirring World Premiere of “Before the Sword” in SF (3rd Preview)

A legend begins at New Conservatory Theatre Center with the stirring world premiere of Andrew Alty’s drama “Before the Sword” playing Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. “Before the Sword” World Premiere by Andrew Alty Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2023 New Conservatory Theatre Center, 25 ...

2023 San Francisco Greek Festival (Sept. 15-17)
Sunday, September 17 – 2:00 pm - Ends at 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are free. Food/Drink for purcahse
| Annunciation Cathedral

San Francisco’s original Greek Festival, “A Journey of Greek Culture”, returns for its 71st year in 2023 with aromas of fresh made Spanakopita, Moussaka, Gyros and other Greek specialties filling the Mission. Enjoy live Greek music and dancing, delectable Greek treats, wine tasting, shopping, and ...

2:30 pm“Eat the Mama” World Premiere at SF’s Z Below (Sept. 14-17)  $20*
*Tickets normally $30 + fees. Get $10 off general admission tickets with exclusive discount code SUPERNOVA, available for Funcheap readers. Enter discount code at checkout.
3:00 pm“Sweetheart” Sugar & Spice Patio Fair + DJs at Mission Bowling Club (SF)  FREE
26th Annual Int’l Exhibition of Botanical Art: Opening Reception (Marin)
Sunday, September 17 – 4:00 pm - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| Marin Art and Garden Center
Marin Art and Garden Center will once again host ASBA’s Annual International Exhibition of Botanical Art in The Studio, where the 22nd and 24th Annuals have been so successfully displayed.  In The Studio September 16–November 26, 2023 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 17, 4–6 pm Gallery Hours: Fridays & ...
5:00 pmShofar in the Park (Petaluma)  FREE*
FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up 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 takes place in a ...

6:30 pmAn Evening of Poetry for Iran’s Political Prisoners (Berkeley)  FREE
6:30 pmMic Drop Off: The Stand-Up Comedy Reality Show  $5*
*Normally $6, get $1 off with promo code FUNCHEAP
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