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Sunday, October 9

Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Sunday)
Sunday, October 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Airshow + Full Schedule (Sunday)

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival which is back in 2022 Although there is a full week of events, the epochal ...

“Redline Redefined” Oakland Launch Party by Thingamajigs
Sunday, October 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
"Redline Redefined" Oakland Launch Party by Thingamajigs

Thingamajigs presents a new project called Redline Redefined that explores the history of redlining in  through the lens of 8 East Bay artists to explore the discriminatory practices of redlining and their effects in our neighborhoods. Thanks to the generous support of California Arts Council ...

Monday, October 10

“21st Amendment” Oktoberfest in San Francisco (Oct. 10-16)
Monday, October 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21st-amendment-oktoberfest-2022-tickets-420673394447
| 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant (SF)
"21st Amendment" Oktoberfest in San Francisco (Oct. 10-16)

Put on your lederhosen and grab your friends, the Oktoberfest countdown has begun! 21st Amendment Brewery is celebrating Oktoberfest 2022 at both our San Francisco Brewpub and our San Leandro Taproom! Come down to either location to enjoy Polka music, hearty German cuisine, the release ...

SF’s Indigenous Peoples Day Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens (2022)
Monday, October 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Main)
SF's Indigenous Peoples Day Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens (2022)
Free. Outdoors. Fresh. | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Join us in celebration of San Francisco’s Indigenous Peoples Day at Yerba Buena Gardens with Native American art, music and vendors. The program highlights the vastly diverse and talented community of Indigenous artists in the Bay Area, California ...

Tuesday, October 11

Win Tix: Oakland’s 2022 “Autumn Lights Festival” (October 13-15) Art and nature enthusiasts will flock to Oakland’s Lake Merritt to immerse themselves in the Autumn Lights Festival, a one-of-a-kind interactive art experience that is always the talk of the town. Celebrate our 11th Anniversary over three spectacular nights October 13-15, 2022. Prepare to be dazzled, mesmerized ...

Wednesday, October 12

Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022
Wednesday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022

Best Burrito? Best Dive Bar? Best Bookstore? Vote now at 48hills.org The 47th annual Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll is live. This special local tradition has been going strong for almost half a century.  Vote to honor your favorites, from Best Drag ...

Thursday, October 13

Oakland’s 2022 “Autumn Lights” Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 13-15)
Oakland's 2022 "Autumn Lights" Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 13-15)

Fill your Instagram feed with photos of this gorgeous annual light festival Immerse yourself in the 11th Anniversary Autumn Lights Festival. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed at this magical outdoor fundraiser where you’ll experience 60+ spectacular lighted art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland’s ...

Oktoberfest Celebration at Zeitgeist (SF)
Thursday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bayern Maiden Performing - No Cover
| Zeitgeist
Oktoberfest Celebration at Zeitgeist (SF)
Get ready for a super fun Oktoberfest band w/ beer stein specials, apfelwein (spiked hot cider), and German food Bayern Maiden is an Oktoberfest themed rock band playing a mix of classic German pop, rock, folk, disco, and American classics. More at bayernmaiden.com Specials: Free Oktoberfest draft beer with ...
“Bayern Maiden” Oktoberfest Patio Party at Zeitgeist (SF)
Thursday, October 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
"Bayern Maiden" Oktoberfest Patio Party at Zeitgeist (SF)
Oktober 13th, 7-10pm is the return of Bayern Maiden. Those of you who know, know that this will be the most insane Oktober Fest party. Absolute insanity!!! We will have a ton of special Oktoberfest beers and food. This will be one of the biggest ...

Friday, October 14

Win Tix: VIP Passes 2022 Breakaway Music Festival Bay Area (Oct. 14-15)
Friday, October 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| Oakland Arena Grounds

Set for Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15, Breakaway Music Festival is debuting in the Bay Area at the Oakland Arena Grounds in Oakland, California. The west coast Breakaway will feature live music from Gryffin, Louis The Child, Big Wild, Said The Sky, Tycho ...

Oakland’s 2022 “Autumn Lights” Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 13-15)
Oakland's 2022 "Autumn Lights" Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 13-15)

Fill your Instagram feed with photos of this gorgeous annual light festival Immerse yourself in the 11th Anniversary Autumn Lights Festival. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed at this magical outdoor fundraiser where you’ll experience 60+ spectacular lighted art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland’s ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)

California’s largest recurring street food festival is back for its 12th season. , 25+ food trucks will roll into Fort Mason’s parking lot and surround live bands, a full bar and a brand new wine garden. (Sadly, the communal fire pits are not returning ...Every Friday

The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)
Friday, October 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 adult/$3 youth (5-11)
| 1435 Webster Street, Alameda CA
The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Peculiar Pop Up (Alameda)

It’s a Mini-Menagerie of Oddities & Curiosities, Bizarre Art, and Acrobats! Join us during Webster Street’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll at the al Fresco Dining Park for a Peculiar Pop Up Residency this summer with special performances from SkyHigh Odditorium & other entertainers. The show ...Monthly

Saturday, October 15

50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Historic Main Street (Half Moon Bay)
50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its Golden Anniversary 50th Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16, 2022, with a smashing lineup of heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically-fun Great Pumpkin Parade, and tons more. Enjoy harvest-inspired art and ...

Reuse” Pop-Up w/ Free Fashion Photos + Free Reusables (20th St. Block Party)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 20th Street Block Party
Reuse" Pop-Up w/ Free Fashion Photos + Free Reusables (20th St. Block Party)

Hey San Francisco! Want your own FREE high-fashion photo and chic reusable mug or reusable bag? Don’t miss the most glamorous (and environmentally friendly) fashion event of the year. You’ve probably seen the local advertising campaign for REUSE all over the city. Now you can ...

Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party 2022 (SF)
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. General admission is free and open to the public. Suggested donation at gate.
| Valencia between 18th and 21st
Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party 2022 (SF)
Noise Pop’s 20th Street Block Party is back and taking over the Mission in a new location with live music, food trucks, local vendors, and more on October 15, 2022. The event is FREE with RSVP, but you can snag Headliner Experience passes if you ...
2022 Breakaway Music Festival Bay Area (Oct. 14-15)
Saturday, October 15 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $99*
*Single day tickets start at $99.
| Oakland Arena Grounds
2022 Breakaway Music Festival Bay Area (Oct. 14-15)

Set for Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15, Breakaway Music Festival is debuting in the Bay Area at the Oakland Arena Grounds in Oakland, California. The west coast Breakaway will feature live music from Gryffin, Louis The Child, Big Wild, Said The Sky, Tycho ...

Oakland’s 2022 “Autumn Lights” Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 13-15)
Oakland's 2022 "Autumn Lights" Festival at Lake Merritt (Oct. 13-15)

Fill your Instagram feed with photos of this gorgeous annual light festival Immerse yourself in the 11th Anniversary Autumn Lights Festival. Prepare to be dazzled and amazed at this magical outdoor fundraiser where you’ll experience 60+ spectacular lighted art displays sparkling and beaming throughout Oakland’s ...

North Beach Farmers Market
Saturday, October 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | North Beach Farmers Market
North Beach Farmers Market

The North Beach Farmers Market is a community market that brings the Bay Area’s best farms and craft food purveyors to our neighborhood. Started by volunteers, the market is one of the only independent farmers markets in San Francisco. Each Saturday, join us to shop ...Every Saturday

“FOG Diwali” Festival of Lights 2022 (Fremont)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No cost
| Mission San Jose High School, Fremont
"FOG Diwali" Festival of Lights 2022 (Fremont)
You are invited to attend FOG Diwali Fair with thousands of attendees on Oct 15 from 10 am to 7 pm at Mission San Jose high school, Fremont, California. The Entry is Free. Enjoy dazzling parade with Ramayan Characters at 2 pm led by Hollywood ...
Outer Sunset “Second Hand Saturdays” 2022 (May-November)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission for All
| 1994 37th Avenue at Ortega, San Francisco
Outer Sunset "Second Hand Saturdays" 2022 (May-November)

Come search for vintage treasures every third Saturday, May through November, 10 am to 4 pm, at Second Hand Saturday, an open-air vintage market located in the Outer Sunset at 37th Ave and Ortega. Expect to find some unique additions to the 2022 season. Live ...Monthly

SF’s 2022 “Edge Fest” Volunteer & Ice Cream Social (Ocean Beach)
Saturday, October 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Community Event
| 800 Great Highway
SF's 2022 "Edge Fest" Volunteer & Ice Cream Social (Ocean Beach)
Edge Fest is a tribute to the Great Highway and Ocean Beach community. Sponsored by neighbor MKThink, the architecture design company that moved into the former Wise Surfboard shop, Edge Fest kicks off with a beach clean-up hosted by the Surfrider Foundation (10 am – ...
Berkeley’s 2022 Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
Berkeley's 2022 Harvest Festival
Head to Cedar Rose Park for a day of activities, including live music, a seed swap, food contests, tables to meet City employees across a range of departments, and even an event to learn more about electric bikes, scooters, and cars. Come out for our annual ...
Paws for A Cause w/ Free Goodie Bags for Dogs (Marina Green)
Saturday, October 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: $20.00*
*dog goodie bag given out to those with pets; kid are free
| Dynamo Donut & Coffee (Little Marina Green)
After a long hiatus from in-person gatherings due to COVID, Paws for a Cause is a unique opportunity to celebrate coming together in companionship. While the focus of the event is between humans and their best canine friends, it also reunites relationships between older adults ...
SF’s 2022 “Bearrison” Street Fair w/ DJs, Drag Queens + Wrestling (SoMa)
Saturday, October 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*The fair is most likely free, but donations are always appreciated
| Folsom and 11th Street (Main Entrance)
SF's 2022 "Bearrison" Street Fair w/ DJs, Drag Queens + Wrestling (SoMa)
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc., (SPI) in collaboration with The Bears of San Francisco (BOSF), are thrilled to announce the Second Annual Bearrison Street Fair, returning to San Francisco on October 15, 2022. Set to occur in the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District in SoMa, ...

Sunday, October 16

50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)
Sunday, October 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Historic Main Street (Half Moon Bay)
50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (Oct. 15-16)

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its Golden Anniversary 50th Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 15-16, 2022, with a smashing lineup of heavyweight champion pumpkins, four stages of stellar live music, the fantastically-fun Great Pumpkin Parade, and tons more. Enjoy harvest-inspired art and ...

Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Hangar 1 Distillery
Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)

On the third Sunday of each month from 11a-5p, enjoy browsing through Head West Marketplace’s 50+ local craft and plant merchants at Hangar 1 Vodka’s Alameda distillery, which is a converted WWII-era airplane hangar. Food trucks will be provided by Eat Real, and Hangar 1 will have mini ...Monthly

Alameda Rock & Roll Flea Market 2022
Sunday, October 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. All ages.
| Dashe Cellars/Urban Legend Cellars
Alameda Rock & Roll Flea Market 2022
The Alameda Rock & Roll Flea Market is a gathering of musicians, artists, and small business owners to celebrate community and our common love for all things music and the things that inspire us. This event is FREE and ALL AGES. SALE (All day): 60+ vendors selling ...
“Mexipino” Food Fest at District Six (SF)
Sunday, October 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | District Six (Formerly SoMa StrEat Food Park)
"Mexipino" Food Fest at District Six (SF)
Celebrating Filipino & Mexican Heritage Month! Join us for a day filled with delicious foods, amazing vendors, music by some amazing DJ’s and more! Oct 16th 10a-4pm. Interested in being a vendor? DM District Six San Francisco on IG for info.
4th Annual African Arts Festival at McLaren Park (SF)
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren Park)
4th Annual African Arts Festival at McLaren Park (SF)
Duniya Dance and Drum Company presents the Fourth Annual African Arts Festival, a free, family-friendly celebration of live music and dance performed by nine Bay Area ensembles representing different regions of Africa and the African diaspora. Scheduled to perform are Duniya Dance and Drum Company, ...