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Saturday, October 6

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Saturday, October 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Sunday, October 7

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2018 brings San Francisco the 18th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over the three-day musical extravaganza in beautiful Golden Gate Park. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018 Three days, seven stages, over ...

“Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes” Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2018
Sunday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park
"Bark at the Park: K9 Heroes" Military, Police & Fire Dog Demos | Fleet Week 2018
The annual “Bark at the Park” honors our K-9 heroes and their human friends during San Francisco Fleet Week Watch and learn about working K-9s. Each year is different but expect to see demos of doggies that work for the coast guard, SFPD, the fire department, ...
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Sunday, October 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show

Look up in the sky when you hear the roaring of jet engines and head down to SF’s northern waterfront and Dogpatch for San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week airshow and festival. 37th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 1 – 8, 2018 San Francisco FREE ...

Monday, October 8

2018 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Half Moon Bay
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | I.D.E.S. Grounds (Half Moon Bay)
2018 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 their 45th 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 ...
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
The United States Marine Corps Band kicks off this event with a stirring performance of patriotic songs and a musical celebration. The thrill of the music continues as select Bay Area high school bands then take the stage, competing for prize money to support their ...

Thursday, October 11

Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Thursday, October 11 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Rice Kings: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
A multifarious duo created by two of the Bay Area’s most creative young jazz musicians, Rice Kingschannel original electronic jazz directly from the future. Keyboardist and self-described nerd Erika Oba, a Berkeley High alum and Oberlin Conservatory grad, is a rising force on the Bay Area ...
Litquake 2018: San Francisco’s Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20
Thursday, October 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
Litquake 2018: San Francisco's Literary Festival | Oct. 11-20

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 ...

Saturday, October 13

Facebook’s “Truck Yeah” Fair: Country Music, Line Dancing & Rides | Menlo Park
Saturday, October 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's "Truck Yeah" Fair: Country Music, Line Dancing & Rides | Menlo Park
Join Facebook for a fun day for their Truck Yeah fair. They’re hosting a parking lot party at their headquarters that’s a full-blown country fest with lots of trucks and yeah, you can Touch-a-Truck. There will be live Americana, country and bluegrass bands. Plus, it wouldn’t be a country fair ...
2018 “Yerba Buena Night” Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Saturday, October 13 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena District
2018 "Yerba Buena Night" Outdoor Arts Festival | SoMa
Come out and see, hear, and experience the Yerba Buena district come alive with music, video, art and dance at the annual Yerba Buena Night. 2018 Yerba Buena Night Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Lane, the Yerba Buena Center of ...

Sunday, October 14

Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2018. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a ...

Sunday, October 28

18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, October 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
18th Annual “Halloween Hoopla” Festival & Costume Parade | Yerba Buena Gardens
The 18th annual Halloween Hoopla features interactive performances and games for kids under 10 and their adults happening on Sunday, October 28, 2018, and the return of the Yerba Buena Pumpkin Patch display. The program culminates in the eagerly awaited Halloween Costume Parade, where everyone is ...

Wednesday, November 7

Annual “Diwali” Festival of Lights | SF
Wednesday, November 7 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Annual "Diwali" Festival of Lights | SF
Join for a festive Satsang in celebration of Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”), an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) every year. Spiritually, the festival signifies the victory of light over darkness.  Traditionally, before Diwali night, people clean, renovate and decorate their ...

Sunday, November 11

Final “Inner Sunset Flea” of 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, November 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Final "Inner Sunset Flea" of 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2018. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a ...

Friday, November 16

2018 Winter Fireworks & Free “Disney on Ice” Show | SF
Friday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
2018 Winter Fireworks & Free "Disney on Ice" Show | SF
Kickstart the holiday season with awesome winter fireworks and enjoy a special free Disney on Ice performance on the outdoor ice rink in Justin Herman Plaza. After the performance, be sure to stick around for Embarcadero Center’s 32nd Annual Building Lighting Ceremony when more than 17,000 lights illuminate the ...

Monday, December 31

San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Midnight | 2018/2019
Monday, December 31 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero
San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks at Midnight | 2018/2019
Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the 2019 new year with 200,000 fellow bundled-up San Franciscans for an annual tradition as the city once again hosts a free waterfront midnight fireworks show on New Year’s Eve. San Francisco New Year’s Eve Fireworks Saturday, December 31, 2018 ...

Wednesday, December 31

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Wednesday, December 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...