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Saturday, August 28

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (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

Thursday, September 2

SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights (Bay Area Residents)
SFMOMA Free First Thursday Nights (Bay Area Residents)

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for Bay Area locals for three upcoming Thursday evenings in 2021. SFMOMA Announces First Thursdays: Free Admission For Bay Area Residents From 4–8 P.M. On July 1, August 5 And September 2, 2021  First Thursdays at SFMOMA: Free ...Monthly

Friday, September 3

South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)
Friday, September 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk (San Jose)

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. South First Fridays resumes June 4, 2021 – please note the hours depend on the gallery. Facebook seems to have the most updated ...Monthly

Saturday, September 4

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
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)
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

Sunday, September 5

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, September 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 7

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

Located in beautiful Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum founded in 1895. Your visit includes a whirlwind trip around the world as the museum’s collections feature priceless treasures and works of arts from the 17th through the 20th centuries ...Monthly

“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
"Legion of Honor" Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally general admission is $15 for adults, but on the first Tuesday of each month admission ...Monthly

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

Saturday, September 11

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
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

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, September 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
"Benicia Art Walk 2021" Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)

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

Sunday, September 12

Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)
Sunday, September 12 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission and Parking
| Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)

A French Style Street Market…leisurely stroll through Marin’s Outdoor Antique Market now in its eleventh season. This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether ...Monthly

SFMOMA Free Family Day (September 2021)
SFMOMA Free Family Day (September 2021)

SFMOMA has announced free access to the museum for four days in 2021. Join them at an upcoming Free Day for our entire community or spread the love of art with the young people in your life at Free Family Day. Read full details. Tickets ...

Tuesday, September 14

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)
San Francisco Botanical Garden's Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)

Yes! As of 4/13/21 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd size, and ensure enough space for social distancing, the Garden remains free to ...Monthly

Thursday, September 16

‘Live Art Thursdays’ at City Center Bishop Ranch
Thursday, September 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Center Bishop Ranch
'Live Art Thursdays' at City Center Bishop Ranch

Join a captivating art experience with live paintings, artist booths, shopping, and music featuring several talented and recognized local street artists. Visitors will be able to experience the artists’ process, interact with them while they work, and observe as they transform large blank canvases into ...Monthly

Friday, September 24

“Beyond Van Gogh” Immersive Experience Comes to San Jose (Sept. 24 – Nov. 14)
Friday, September 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: $24.99 | San Jose McEnery Convention Center
"Beyond Van Gogh" Immersive Experience Comes to San Jose (Sept. 24 - Nov. 14)
September 24th – November 14th HOURS OF OPERATION Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 10pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm The visit will take around one hour with final entry one hour before close Immerse yourself in the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never experienced before. ...

Tuesday, October 5

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

Saturday, October 9

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
"Benicia Art Walk 2021" Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)

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

Sunday, October 10

Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)
Sunday, October 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission and Parking
| Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)

A French Style Street Market…leisurely stroll through Marin’s Outdoor Antique Market now in its eleventh season. This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether ...Monthly