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Sunday, October 21

PaddleSplash Festival: Free Paddleboard Demos | Alameda
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join and demo a paddleboard. Other activities require paid tickets
| Encinal Yacht Club
PaddleSplash Festival: Free Paddleboard Demos | Alameda

PaddleSplash is a 3 day festival held in Alameda on October 19-21, 2018. The first day are a set of clinics to get beginners on the water and help those that have paddled before the basics about racing. Day two is the festival at the ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Potrero Hill
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Portola + Potrero Hill
For the weekend of October 19-21 residents of Bayview-Hunters Point, Bernal Heights, Dogpatch, Excelsior, Ingleside, Mission, Outer Mission, Portola, Potrero Hill, Visitacion Valley get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences thanks to the “Neighborhood Free Days” promotion. Zip Codes: 94107, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134

Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley
Sunday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crowden Music Center
Music Carnival: Instrument Petting Zoo & Live Music | Berkeley
Crowden’s annual musical carnival is a day-long celebration for the entire family. Community Music Day is Crowden’s annual musical carnival for all ages. Join Crowden, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Girls Chorus, and East Bay Music Together for musical fun throughout the day. Festivities include: Instrument Petting ...
2018 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: $19*
*Tickets are for advanced purchase and will increase on the day of the event.
| Studio One Art Center
2018 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
The East Bay returns for its 9th Year in 2018 on October 21. The East Bay Mini Maker Faire follows the “big” Maker Faire model of celebrating invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, but is smaller in scale (170+ makers vs. 1200 makers; 6,000+ people on one day vs. ...
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
| Historic Downtown Campbell
2018 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell

Join the two-day Bavarian-themed of the 24th 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 ...

2018 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Danville
2018 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Celebrate the Danville FallFest 2018, formerly known as the Danville Fall Crafts Festival, on tree-lined Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville from 10 am to 5 pm on October 20-21, 2018. 2018 Danville FallFest October 20-21, 2018 | 10 am to 5 pm Historic Downtown Danville FREE ...

Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

3rd Annual Free Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair | East Bay
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pine Valley Middle School
3rd Annual Free Bay Area Kids' Book Fair | East Bay

The 3nd Annual Free Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair is happening this weekend, October 20-21, 2018. The event will be indoors and open from 10 am–3 pm with free admission and free parking. The first 200 families will get a free book bag. Attendees are ...

The Final Presidio Picnic of 2018 | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
The Final Presidio Picnic of 2018 | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...Every Sunday

Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration: Free Yoga + Live Music | Final Day
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley BART Plaza Opening Celebration: Free Yoga + Live Music | Final Day

The new BART Plaza will be having its grand opening celebration at 4 pm on Thursday, October 18. Kick off the weekend with a celebration and ongoing programming in at the new plaza. Mayor Jesse Arreguín will lead the ribbon cutting on opening day, followed ...

24th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $19.95*
*Free for OMCA members. $19.95 adult admission / $10.95 students & seniors / $6.95 youth
| Oakland Museum of California
24th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California
Join as OMCA comes alive for the 24th annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. The Days of the Dead Community Celebration tickets include Museum admission. Advance ...
Jazz in the Square “Djangology” | Noe Valley
Sunday, October 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Jazz in the Square "Djangology" | Noe Valley
Bring friends and family to listen and relax at the Noe Valley Town Square for a free afternoon music this Sunday, presents Jazz in the Square, featuring “Djangology.” Jazz in the Square “Djangology” Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. ...
Free Circus Family Day 2018: Workshops, Acrobats & Storytime | Palo Alto
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Art Center
Free Circus Family Day 2018: Workshops, Acrobats & Storytime | Palo Alto
Join for an afternoon packed with circus-themed activities for the whole family, including hands-on art-making projects, circus acrobats, juggling workshops, and a dance performance. The Palo Alto Art Center’s free Circus Family Day takes place on Sunday, October 21 at the Art Center. The event also ...
Otsukimi 2018: Harvest Moon Telescope Viewing Party & Japanese Music | Oakland
Sunday, October 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free party and moon viewing; pre-reserved dinner is $15 ($10 for members of OFSCA)
| Lakeside Park Garden Center
Otsukimi 2018: Harvest Moon Telescope Viewing Party & Japanese Music | Oakland
Join in for the 52nd Annual Otsukimi Moon Viewing Party, held during the full harvest moon each October in the Gardens at Lake Merritt. The Harvest moon is a symbol of blessing and abundance for many cultures. Moon viewing parties are occasions for sharing food and stories ...

Tuesday, October 23

Great American Read Top-10 Countdown Party w/ Live Music & Raffle Prizes | MIll Valley
Tuesday, October 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Sweetwater Music Hall
Great American Read Top-10 Countdown Party w/ Live Music & Raffle Prizes | MIll Valley
It’s the Book Oscars at the Sweetwater Music Hall. Join the Mill Valley Public Library and friends to celebrate PBS’ The Great American Read and discover which book America voted as their #1 favorite. Great American Read Top-10 Countdown Party Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm Sweetwater Music ...

Thursday, October 25

2018 Mission Community Market Halloween | SF
Thursday, October 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
2018 Mission Community Market Halloween | SF
Celebrate the fall harvest at Mission Community Market. Support your Mission Community Market favorites, and get pumpkins and other fall produce, healthy holiday snacks, and locally made sweets for Halloween entertaining. Pick up your Halloween pumpkin at Hale’s Apple Farm’s pop-up pumpkin patch. Enjoy live music with Noe Venable (4-6 ...
Trick or Treat: Special Halloween Game Expo | SF
Thursday, October 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 early bird tickets otherwise it's $10 at door
| Parisoma
Trick or Treat: Special Halloween Game Expo | SF
50 games. 300 players. 1 night. Join the Special Halloween Expo on October 25th. Video games are taking over SF for an all-out Halloween Expo celebrating local developers. Join for an evening of games, pizza, treats and prizes. Costumes are encouraged. Families are welcome – bring your ...

Friday, October 26

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

St. Anne of the Sunset Parish Festival: Chinese Dance, Bingo & Movie Night | SF
Friday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Anne of the Sunset
St. Anne of the Sunset Parish Festival: Chinese Dance, Bingo & Movie Night | SF

Save the dates. Come out and join the fun on whats going for this year’s St. Anne of the Sunset Parish Festival. Expect lots of food, classic carnival games, live entertainment, Bingo with prizes, dance performances, cash raffle, sunday pancake breakfast and more fun. St. Anne of ...

Scaregrove 2018: Halloween Festival in the Park | SF
Friday, October 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Stern Grove
Scaregrove 2018: Halloween Festival in the Park | SF
Scaregrove returns to Stern Grove, on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 3 to 9 pm. An “out of this world” Halloween event, this year’s event will feature a costume contest and parade, haunted houses, hay rides, carnival rides, giant inflatables, food for sale and live entertainment. Scaregrove Friday, ...
2018 Dia de los Muertos: Trunk or Treat, Magic, & “Coco” Screening | Mill Valley
Friday, October 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mill Valley Community Center
2018 Dia de los Muertos: Trunk or Treat, Magic, & "Coco" Screening | Mill Valley
Mill Valley Recreation invites you to attend their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration at the Community Center on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 4 pm. It is a fun, free event for the community where families come to the community center to ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...Every Friday

“Spooktacular” Halloween Twilight Hike | Fremont
Friday, October 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration is required
| Coyote Hills Regional Park
"Spooktacular" Halloween Twilight Hike | Fremont
Spend a SPOOKtacular evening hiking the hills looking for hobgoblins, witches and ghosts during sunset. Find out the ancient origins and modern traditions of Halloween. Don your costume to seek out wandering souls along the trail. Return for treats and a campfire story. Fee is free. Bring a ...
D10 Movie Nights in the Park | SF
Friday, October 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
D10 Movie Nights in the Park | SF
BMAGIC & Parks 94124 leading the BVHP Park Collaborative will host a community movie night for the Southeast neighborhoods in San Francisco.
2018 Spooky Halloween Carnival: Costume Parade & Contest | Japantown
Friday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $7*
*$7 per person
| Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
2018 Spooky Halloween Carnival: Costume Parade & Contest | Japantown
Join for a fun night of Halloween fun featuring fun games and crafts activities, a bounce house, haunted hallway, and costume contest and parade with prizes for: scariest, cutest, most original, best overall and most spirited group/family costumes. Bring out the kids for a fun evening ...
Friday Movie in the Park: “Coco” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Movie in the Park: "Coco" | McCoppin Sq.

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2018. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7:15 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some popcorn and ...

Annual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany
Friday, October 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Annual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, and join the annual Halloween Carnival. Bring the whole family down to the Albany Community Center for games, activities, cookie decorating, and prizes galore. It’s sure to be a scary good time for all. Activities Include: Spooky Arts & Crafts Creepy Cookie Decoration Ghoulish ...
Three Skulls Haunted House: Vast Land of Nightmares | Milpitas
Friday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are greatly encouraged.
| Three Skulls Haunted House
Three Skulls Haunted House: Vast Land of Nightmares | Milpitas
After taking a year off, Three Skulls Haunted House opens its doors once again allowing visitors to come explore a totally new experience. Strange things have been happening at Three Skulls Funeral Home. Although many of the people who visit are lifeless their spirits seem to ...

Saturday, October 27

RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 27 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

St. Anne of the Sunset Parish Festival: Chinese Dance, Bingo & Movie Night | SF
Saturday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Anne of the Sunset
St. Anne of the Sunset Parish Festival: Chinese Dance, Bingo & Movie Night | SF

Save the dates. Come out and join the fun on whats going for this year’s St. Anne of the Sunset Parish Festival. Expect lots of food, classic carnival games, live entertainment, Bingo with prizes, dance performances, cash raffle, sunday pancake breakfast and more fun. St. Anne of ...