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Wednesday, April 1

42nd Annual “St. Stupid’s Day” Parade | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
42nd Annual "St. Stupid's Day" Parade | SF
The Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade is a celebration of stupidity. On April 1, it’s time for yet another parade in honor of Saint Stupid, patron saint of Civilizations and Parking Meters. 42nd Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | Noon Embarcadero Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco FREE San Fransisco’s ...
1st Annual San Francisco Silly Walk | 2020
Wednesday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 14
1st Annual San Francisco Silly Walk | 2020
Inspired by Monty Python-inspired “Silly Walk“ events around the world to start one here in San Francisco. On April 1st, please join and the rest of whoever is cool and brave (and silly) enough in San Francisco to walk from Pier 14 to Pier 39 ...

Friday, April 3

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and ...Monthly

Saturday, April 4

Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary Celebration + Free Ferris Wheel Rides | SF
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary Celebration + Free Ferris Wheel Rides | SF
San Francisco celebrates the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park with a park-wide Community Day with special activities, entertainment, food offerings, and much more. An illuminated 150-foot observation wheel (free admission on April 2, 2020 – normally $18) boasting sweeping views from the ocean to downtown ...
Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders for the 16th Annual Free Museum Day. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion. 2020 Smithsonian Magazine Museum ...

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

San Francisco War Walk Against Rape | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Women’s Building
San Francisco War Walk Against Rape | Mission Dist.
Join on Saturday, April 4th for San Francisco’s 15th Annual Walk Against Rape. The Walk Against Rape is a 2.2 mile march through the Mission District of San Francisco. We march to Raise Awareness about sexual violence; to Educate the Communities about services for survivors and ...
2020 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day
Saturday, April 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center
2020 Irish-American Crossroads Festival | Final Day
Join the 10th annual beloved event honoring the life histories of participants in The Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area, a project of Crossroads Irish-American Festival. Bring the whole family.

Monday, April 6

Jazz Search West 2020: Semi-Finals | Berkeley
Monday, April 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Plymouth Jazz & Justice Church
Jazz Search West 2020: Semi-Finals | Berkeley

Jazz Search West 2020, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer five competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during February, March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2020. ...

Saturday, April 11

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival: April 11-12 & 18-19 | Japantown

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Sunday, April 12

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival on Easter Sunday | Japantown

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park

The Vintage Paper Fair features one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper. San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair 2020 – January 4 & 5 – ...

Wednesday, April 15

Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland
Wednesday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

Saturday, April 18

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2020
Free National Parks Day for "National Park Week" | 2020

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

2020 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade & Festival | SF
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cesar Chavez San Francisco
2020 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade & Festival | SF

Be a part of the largest event honoring Cesar Chavez in Northern California, honoring the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez on Saturday, April 18, 2020. 2020 Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 11 ...

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Sunday, April 19

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center
Sunday, April 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (Post St.)
2020 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center

Welcome to the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival®, one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Since 1968, the Festival serves to cultivate the continued alliance between Japan and the United States using culture as its bridge. ...

Monday, April 20

420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park
420 at Hippie Hill is a well known San Francisco tradition, bringing tens of thousands of people from all over to Sharon Meadow to celebrate the right to use cannabis. In previous years, this “festival” has been un-permitted and unofficial. It was awesome, but growing larger every ...

Tuesday, April 21

Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, April 21 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Lyrid Meteor Shower | 2020
The annual Lyrid meteor shower lasts from about April 16 to 25. About 10 to 15 meteors per hour can be expected around the shower’s peak, in a dark sky. In 2020, the peak viewing hours is expected to take place in the dark hours before ...

Friday, April 24

2020 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 24 – May 3
Friday, April 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
2020 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 24 - May 3

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 24-May 3, 2020. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 hundred free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, ...

Saturday, April 25

2020 Volunteer at Presidio Earth Day | SF
Saturday, April 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is required.
| 1216 Ralston Ave
2020 Volunteer at Presidio Earth Day  | SF
Join this volunteer day of service is part of Earth Week festivities happening all around the Golden Gate National Recreational Area. This event is free and open to all ages. Registration is required. 2020 Volunteer at Presidio Earth Day Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 9 am to ...

Sunday, April 26

“The California Mille” 1920-’50s Italian Race Car Kick Off Show | Nob Hill
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Fairmont (San Francisco)
"The California Mille" 1920-'50s Italian Race Car Kick Off Show | Nob Hill
The California Mille’s 30th Anniversary will be a momentous journey through some of Northern California’s most picturesque locales. 30th California Mille & Free Car Show April 26, 2020 | 11 am to 6 pm (from 2019) In front of the Fairmont Hotel, Nob Hill, San Francisco FREE Please note, times ...

Tuesday, April 28

Jazz Search West 2020: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2020: Grand Finale | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2020, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer five competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during February, March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2020. ...

Saturday, May 2

2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Valencia St. (21st to 24th)
2020 San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival | Mission Dist.
Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in the Mission with an amazing all day outdoor festival. Family friendly, fun for all ages celebration of Mexican and Latino culture. A full day of music, vendor booths, kids’ zone, and special entertainment. 16th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday, May 2, ...

Sunday, May 3

2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| All Over the Bay Area
2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 22nd anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 24-May 3, 2020. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 hundred free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, ...

2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: $11.11*
*$11.11 Early Bird Presale Magic Pass - $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
| Howard & Main (SoMa)
2020 How Weird Street Faire: 10 Stages of World-Class Electronic Music | SoMa
Join as the tribes once again celebrate peace, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness. There will be dancing in the streets at 10 stages of world-class electronic music, spectacular performances, fantastic ...

Monday, May 4

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, May 4 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020
Set your alarm and get up before dawn to witness the Eta Aquarids meteor shower. In 2020, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on (or near) May 5. However, this shower has a rather broad maximum, so the ...

Sunday, May 10

The Exploratorium’s Only Free Day of 2020: Mother’s Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Only Free Day of 2020: Mother's Day | SF
The Exploratorium celebrates Mother’s Day with a special free admission day for all. Happy Mother’s Day from The Exploratorium. To celebrate, they’re hosting Día de las Madres. All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. To honor ...

Tuesday, May 12

Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Tuesday, May 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
| Haagen Dazs - San Francisco Centre
Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020
Ice cream lovers can enjoy a free mini size scoop of their favorite flavor in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone from 4-8 pm in any participating Häagen-Dazs shop across the country, as Häagen-Dazs celebrates their annual Free Cone Day. Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day 2020 Tuesday, May 12, ...