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Friday, October 5

Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Friday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

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. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Saturday, October 6

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Saturday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

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. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 7

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

“Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes” Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2018
Sunday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
"Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes" Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2018
The annual “Bark at the Park” honors our K-9 heroes and their human friends during San Francisco Fleet Week Watch and learn about working K-9s. Each year is different but expect to see demos of doggies that work for the coast guard, SFPD, the fire department, ...
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Sunday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

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. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Monday, October 8

2018 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)
2018 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Want to see a pumpkin that weighs almost as much as a Smart Car? World Pumpkin Capital Half Moon Bay will present their 45th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is offering a special $30,000 mega-prize for the world record breaking ...
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
The United States Marine Corps Band kicks off this event with a stirring performance of patriotic songs and a musical celebration. The thrill of the music continues as select Bay Area high school bands then take the stage, competing for prize money to support their ...
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...

Saturday, October 13

SF Open Studios 2018 | Five Weekends of Art (Oct. 13 – Nov. 11)
Saturday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Five Weekends of Art (Oct. 13 - Nov. 11)

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

2018 “Yerba Buena Night” Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
2018 "Yerba Buena Night" Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2018 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of ...

Wednesday, October 17

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Saturday, October 20

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Saturday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Sunday, October 21

Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to possibly overcome the strong moonlight. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come ...

Sunday, October 28

18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 18th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 28, 2018, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch display. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is ...

Wednesday, October 31

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day
Wednesday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Opening Day

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Thursday, November 1

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday
Thursday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Friday, November 2

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday
Friday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Saturday, November 3

2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday the 4th, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
2018 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Saturday, November 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Balboa)
2018 Leap Sandcastle Classic | Ocean Beach
Northern California’s largest sandcastle building event, the 36th annual Leap Sandcastle Contest is a spirited competition between teams of architects, engineers, contractors, designers and local elementary school students at Ocean Beach (just below the Cliff House). There’s also a community castle for everyone to join in to build. Please ...

Sunday, November 4

$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason
Sunday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center
$1 Book Day: The 2018 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason

At the end of October, Friends will fill up the Festival Pavilion Pier at Fort Mason for the 54th Big Book Sale, an iconic San Francisco tradition. The big sale will be open to the public from the 31st, Halloween, through November 4th. On the ...

Sunday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018

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 entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Wednesday, November 14

2018 “Top the Cops” Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops Finale | Sonoma Raceway
2018 "Top the Cops" Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops Finale | Sonoma Raceway

The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 30th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 14, 2018. 2018 “Top the Cops” Insane (But Legal) Drag Races vs. Cops Most Wednesdays, March 14 – Nov. 14, 2018 |  4 pm to 10 pm (Gates ...

Wednesday, December 5

Walt Disney Museum’s Annual Free Day | 2018
Walt Disney Museum's Annual Free Day | 2018
Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year. Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum ...

Wednesday, December 31

Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Wednesday, December 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Circle of Palms Plaza
Downtown Ice Skating Opening Ceremony & $5 Ice Skating | San Jose
Enjoy the opening ceremony for Downtown Ice at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 17. Please not that unfortunately Kristi Yamaguchi won’t be performing at the 2017 opening. Best of all, on opening day from 5 pm to midnight, skating will be just $5 including skates.