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Saturday, May 23

San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street
San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission

The 42nd San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District. 42nd Annual San Francisco Carnaval & Parade – Festival: May 23, 2020 | 10 am to 6 pm – ...

The Bay’s Huge “626 Night Market” is Back for 2020 | May 23-25
The Bay's Huge "626 Night Market" is Back for 2020 | May 23-25

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, this iconic Californian festival named after the 626 ...

Sunday, May 24

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
Sunday, May 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
On May 24th, 2020 at 9:30 am, the 2020 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on Mission Street travels north to 15th Street. Watch a brilliant procession of contingents, most of ...

Monday, May 25

152nd Anniversary Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
Monday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
152nd Anniversary Memorial Day Commemoration & Parade | Presidio
The Presidio Trust, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the City of San Francisco invite you to the official City and County of San Francisco Memorial Day Observance. The ceremony will honor the one million Americans killed while serving in the U.S. armed forces and will ...
2020 Memorial Day Commemoration | Oakland
Monday, May 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2020 Memorial Day Commemoration | Oakland
Join Mountain View Cemetery to honor all veterans at the 2020 Memorial Day Commemoration at 10 am on Monday, May 25, 2020. There will be a Presentation of colors, salute to the fallen, and guest speakers.

Friday, May 29

Bay to Breakers Expo 2020: Friday | Pier 35
Friday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
Bay to Breakers Expo 2020: Friday | Pier 35

The 2020 Bay to Breakers Expo will be held at Pier 35 and features the very latest in fitness technology, gear and nutrition. Runners will be able to pick up their race packets at the Expo. The Expo is open to the public. Bay to Breakers ...

Saturday, May 30

Bay to Breakers Expo 2020: Saturday | Pier 35
Saturday, May 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
Bay to Breakers Expo 2020: Saturday | Pier 35

The 2020 Bay to Breakers Expo will be held at Pier 35 and features the very latest in fitness technology, gear and nutrition. Runners will be able to pick up their race packets at the Expo. The Expo is open to the public. Bay to Breakers ...

Sunday, May 31

Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know
Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know
Early Bird Discount Tickets / Street Closures / Course Map / Muni & BART Info / Best Places to Watch / Volunteer / Crazy Costume Photos

Thursday, June 18

Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, June 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward

The 2020 Downtown Hayward Street Party will be a hit with everyone on June 18, July 16, and August 20. Enjoy live bands, street entertainers, and kids’ rides. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.

Friday, June 19

“Last Day of Spring” Free Walking Tours | SF
"Last Day of Spring" Free Walking Tours | SF

Look for something interesting before the season ends. Join the free guided walking tours as the summer, fall winter and spring seasons come to its end. San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San Francisco. Be a tourist in your ...

Saturday, June 27

50th Annual San Francisco Pride Festival | 2020
Saturday, June 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-$5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
50th Annual San Francisco Pride Festival | 2020

Celebrate  “Generations of Hope” at the 2020 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2020 – Parade – Sunday at 10:30 am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, June 28

2020 San Francisco Pride Parade
Sunday, June 28 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Market Street
2020 San Francisco Pride Parade
The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. 2020 San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 10:30 am Market Street, San Francisco FREE Fifty years strong, the ...
2020 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center
Sunday, June 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $1-5 donation is requested.
| Civic Center Plaza
2020 San Francisco Pride Festival: Sunday | Civic Center

Celebrate  “Generations of Hope” at the 2020 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. 50th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28, 2020 – Parade – Sunday at 10:30 am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE ...

Friday, July 3

FoodieLand Summer Night Market | July 3-5
Friday, July 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Summer Night Market | July 3-5

Mark your calendars for FoodieLand Night Market 2020, happening in two exciting locations with a great selection of dates to choose from including the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. FoodieLand Night Market 2020 is going to take you to a new level of ...

Monday, July 27

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, July 27 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2020
Like the Eta Aquariids in May, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower July 27, 2020 | Approximately around 2 am (3 am Daylight Saving Time) FREE to watch – just look up These faint ...

Monday, August 10

Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, August 10 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. 2020 Perseids Meteor Shower August 11, 12 & 13, 2020 | Late Evening to Dawn Predicted Peak: The night of ...

Saturday, August 22

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday
Saturday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Saturday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

San Francisco Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, August 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SF County Fair Building
San Francisco 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 – ...

Sunday, August 23

2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday
Sunday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | University Avenue (Palo Alto)
2020 Palo Alto Festival of the Arts | Sunday

The festival-celebrating its thirty-ninth year, the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts takes place annually on tree-lined University Avenue in beautiful downtown Palo Alto, featuring 300 talented artisans and crafters from all over the country, as well as throughout the Bay Area, bringing hundreds of one-of-a-kind art ...

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, August 23 – 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 – ...

Tuesday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2020 | National Park Service Birthday
Tuesday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over California
Free National Parks Day 2020 | National Park Service Birthday

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 ...

Saturday, September 26

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2020
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 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 ...

Wednesday, October 7

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, October 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is expected to peak at nightfall or early evening on October 7, 2020, though under a moon-drenched sky. The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the ...

Tuesday, October 20

Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
Tuesday, October 20 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent ...

Sunday, October 25

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF
Sunday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2020 | SF

San Francisco’s largest community picnic, the Presidio Picnic, will return for its much-anticipated ninth season beginning Sunday, March 29 and running through October 25, from 11 am – 4 pm. The weekly picnic combines the best of the international food scene with the best of ...Every Sunday

Monday, October 26

Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2020 | Ends Oct. 31
Monday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Week of Ocean Beach Bonfires for 2020 | Ends Oct. 31
Although it’s the final few days of the legal bonfire season for Ocean Beach for 2020, watch out for spare the air days and we hope you take into consideration those reeling from the North Bay fires.

Saturday, October 31

Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2020 | Until March 1st
Saturday, October 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Rings are first come first served
| Ocean Beach Fire Pits
Final Ocean Beach Bonfire Night of 2020 | Until March 1st

For the first time in four months, it’s finally legal again to have a bonfire at Ocean Beach. During the “No Burn” Season (which runs from November 1 to the end of February), bonfires are not allowed, but starting March 1, 2020 bonfires are back ...

Wednesday, November 4

South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 4 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
South Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the expected peak night of the South Taurid shower happens when a waning gibbous moon lights up the sky almost all night long. Peak viewing is just after midnight, though under the glaring light of a bright waning gibbous moon.

Wednesday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2020
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 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 ...

North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
Wednesday, November 11 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
North Taurids Meteor Shower | 2020
In 2020, the slender waning crescent moon – rising in the wee hours before dawn – won’t seriously intrude on the peak night of November 11 (morning of November 12).