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Monday, October 14

2019 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 14 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)
2019 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 its 46th 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 ...
Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2019
Monday, October 14 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Final Day of Free Fleet Week Ship Tours | 2019
Throughout Fleet Week, thousands of visitors climb aboard amphibious carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero to get a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Australian Navy. All ship tours are free ...

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week High School Band Challenge is returning to Golden Gate Park’s Band Shell, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The event, co-hosted by Recruiting Station San Francisco, 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District and the San Francisco Fleet Week Association provides top Bay Area ...
Indigenous Peoples Day Music & Arts Festival | SF
Monday, October 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Indigenous Peoples Day Music & Arts Festival | SF
Join us in celebration of San Francisco’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival with Native American art, music, and vendors. Jonathan Cordero (Ramaytush Ohlone) begins the celebration with an opening and land acknowledgment. The program highlights the vastly diverse and talented community of Indigenous ...
Autotech Council Science Fair 2019 | Mountain View
Monday, October 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Computer History Museum
Autotech Council Science Fair 2019 | Mountain View
Who is leading this industry forward? Judge for yourself! Companies leading the automotive, transportation, and mobility industries into the future are committed to innovation – both to innovating themselves and to partnering with the best innovations available whether those are found in their existing supply ...
Book Discussion: Ghosts of Gold Mountain | SF
Monday, October 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, advance registration suggested.
| The Book Club of California
Book Discussion: Ghosts of Gold Mountain | SF
They came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes working to build the Transcontinental Railroad. These migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert, helping ...

Wednesday, October 16

SF’s Shoreview Park Groundbreaking Celebration | Bayview
Wednesday, October 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shoreview Park (SF)
SF's Shoreview Park Groundbreaking Celebration | Bayview
Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony and community day to celebrate the start of construction on the Shoreview Park renovation project. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the park (1 Lillian Court) and will feature lawn ...
Free Rooftop Zydeco Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Zydeco Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

“No Human Is Illegal” Author In-Conversation | Oakland
Wednesday, October 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
| E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
"No Human Is Illegal" Author In-Conversation | Oakland
When Trump first announced his “Muslim Ban” in January 2017, J.J. Mulligan Sepúlveda was one of the lawyers who protested. His new book No Human Is Illegal: An Attorney on the Front Lines of the Immigration War pulls back the curtain on the ingrained inhumanity ...
“Between Heaven & Hell” Conversation w/ David Talbot | SF
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bird & Beckett Books and Records
"Between Heaven & Hell" Conversation w/ David Talbot | SF
Salon magazine founder David Talbot is not only a bestselling author of books like Season of the Witch and The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government; he’s also a great defender of San Francisco in all its glories ...

Thursday, October 17

Win Tix: Oakland’s 2019 “Autumn Lights” Festival | Lake Merritt
Thursday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$20 Adv / $25 Door. Youth (ages 6-17) - $7 Adv /$10 Door. Free for children below 5.
| The Gardens at Lake Merritt
Imagine yourself immersed in acres of lush gardens illuminated with nearly 50 mesmerizing, larger-than-life art and lighting installations created by Bay Area artists from tiny clay pottery lanterns to massive Burning Man pieces. This enchanting and surreal festival runs three nights only, October 17-19, 2019. > Get Tickets – ...

Friday, October 18

2019 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
2019 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF
The San Francisco LGBT Center and the Trans Employment Program invite you to participate in one of the largest LGBTQ Career Fairs in the Country. Fall LGBTQ Career Fair Friday, October 18, 2019 | 11 am – 5 pm The SF LGBTQ Community Center, 1800 Market Street, SF FREE, ...
SF State’s Astronomy Festival & Telescope Viewing Party | 2019
Friday, October 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco State University (Main)
SF State's Astronomy Festival & Telescope Viewing Party | 2019
Join astronomy enthusiasts from around the Bay to celebrate the 130th year of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), and the outreach work of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SF State University, during an astronomy festival. Enjoy panels, talks, telescope observing, and shows ...

Saturday, October 19

2019 Fall Harvest Festival: Cooking Demo, Pop-up Sukkot & Seasonal Craft | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
2019 Fall Harvest Festival: Cooking Demo, Pop-up Sukkot & Seasonal Craft | SF
Join the JCCSF on the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s back plaza to celebrate Sukkot, a fall harvest festival. Enjoy the harvest bounty with seasonal crafts, cooking demos and other fun all-ages activities. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event that includes a special opportunity to ...
2019 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival & Great Pumpkin Parade | Saturday
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay
2019 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival & Great Pumpkin Parade | Saturday

See a display of gigantic heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of entertainment, and the Great Pumpkin Parade at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. 2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival October 19–20, 2019 | 9 am to 5 pm Historic Main ...

2019 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2019 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 25th Annual Oktoberfest, with events showcasing authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country, and an impressive ...

2019 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
2019 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF
The 30th Annual Potrero Hill Festival takes place on Saturday, at the 20th Street between Wisconsin and Missouri Streets. 2019 Potrero Hill Festival Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11 am to 4 pm 20th Street btwn. Missouri & Wisconsin St, Potrero Hill, San Francisco FREE Come celebrate the Potrero community and ...
2019 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission; children 12 and under are free
| Plaza de Cesar Chavez
2019 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José
Come enjoy this year’s special 10th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival filled with live music, food, local artists, lowrider altars, over 100 vendors, and even Lucha Libre wrestling. Día San José is steeped in tradition, culture and featuring an amazing display of San José’s long history with its Mexican past, ...
2019 Wharf Fest | Fisherman’s Wharf
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but tickets required for annual chowder tasting.
| Fisherman's Wharf
2019 Wharf Fest | Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is excited to announce the return of Wharf Fest, San Francisco’s beloved waterfront festival. Their first-ever open-air benefit concert which includes eight hours of musical performances from four up-and-coming local bands and performers. For the seventh year in a row, Fisherman’s Wharf invites ...

Alemany Farm 15th Annual Harvest Festival | SF
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alemany Farm
Alemany Farm 15th Annual Harvest Festival | SF
This community gathering has become a favorite fall tradition to enjoy the warm October sun before heading into the shorter, cooler winter days. Bring a friend, make new friends, catch up with old friends, and have some fun at the farm on Saturday, October 19, 2019, ...
Win Tix: San Francisco Int’l Tea Festival | Palace of Fine Arts
Saturday, October 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN | Palace of Fine Arts
If you love tea, there’s probably no better event all year to attend. Explore and taste hundreds of teas from over 30 different tea makers. Vendors include established brands and local artisans. The two-day festival takes place October 19-20. > Get Tickets – 50% off – $12.50 $25 – with exclusive promo ...
2019 FOG Diwali “Festival of Lights” & Fireworks | Newark
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 online
| Newpark Mall
2019 FOG Diwali "Festival of Lights" & Fireworks | Newark
In keeping with annual tradition, Federation of Indo-Americans (FIA), Festival of Globe (FOG), and Fremont Hindu Temple are celebrating FOG Diwali and Fireworks – Festival of Lights this year on a grand scale. FOG Diwali “Festival of Lights” & Fireworks Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11 am ...
“Outpost” San Francisco City Market 2019 | The Midway
Saturday, October 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| The Midway
"Outpost" San Francisco City Market 2019 | The Midway
Come join us on October 19, 2019 for a day of exploration at SF’s premier culture fest. We’ll collectively explore the theme of “Creating a Cooler Future”. Immerse yourself in creativity, surrounded by leaders and tastemakers from cool brands, media, and lifestyle spaces. Wander the ...
“OurTownSF” LGBTQ Non Profit Expo & Festival 2019 | Castro
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Recreation Center
"OurTownSF" LGBTQ Non Profit Expo & Festival 2019 | Castro
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, OurTownSF along with the Eureka Valley Recreation Center and TurnOut will host over 100 arts, community, fundraiser, health, legal, political, recovery, service, & spiritual groups serving our community for the 4th Annual OurTownSF Non-profit Expo. OurTownSF Non-profit Expo 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 |  ...
Facebook’s Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ
Saturday, October 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
| Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ
Join Facebook for their Fall Festival featuring a Latin cultural celebration with Halloween activities. Proceeds benefit youth mentoring and sports programs.
2019 Litcrawl Book Fair | The Chapel
Saturday, October 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Gray Area/Grand Theater
2019 Litcrawl Book Fair | The Chapel

San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area. It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area ...

SF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | SoMa
Saturday, October 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP requested to get a free pin. Donations are appreciated.
| 598 Stevenson at 7th Street
SF's Filipino Night Market "Undiscovered" | SoMa
Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered is a free monthly music and food festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of SF’s SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District. Undiscovered SF is Northern California’s only night market dedicated to Filipino-American ...
Win Tix: $50 Gift Card for “Undiscovered” SF’s Filipino Night Market | SoMa
Saturday, October 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: WIN | 598 Stevenson at 7th Street
October is Filipino-American History Month (FAHM) and we’re celebrating at Undiscovered SF Creative Night Market on Saturday, October 19th at 598 Stevenson St. @ 7th in SOMA Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District in San Francisco. The food theme this month is Adobo FLIPPED and participating ...

Sunday, October 20

2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Half Moon Bay
2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

See a display of gigantic heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of entertainment, and the Great Pumpkin Parade at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. 2019 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival October 19–20, 2019 | 9 am to 5 pm Historic Main ...

2019 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2019 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 25th Annual Oktoberfest, with events showcasing authentic, mouthwatering German foods including Bratwurst and other sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and German potato salad, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 fine artisans from all over the country, and an impressive ...