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Sunday, May 3

CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Street (Mountain View)
CANCELED: A La Carte & Art Festival 2020 | Mountain View

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled for 2020. Spring into festival season and honor Cinco de Mayo in style at A La Carte & Art, May 2-3 in downtown Mountain View. The Bay Area’s popular outdoor festival season officially kicks-off at ...

CANCELED:”Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Bayview
Sunday, May 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bayview
CANCELED:"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Bayview
Canceled due to coronavirus concerns In 2020, a brand-new route comes to the Bayview, with open streets for all on Oakdale, Revere, Lane, Keith, Carroll, Ingalls, Bancroft and Arelious Walker. Though the Bayview has been part of Sunday Streets since its inception in 2008, this year ...

Monday, May 4

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020
Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

Tuesday, May 5

First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum
Tuesday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
| Cartoon Art Museum
First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has returned and so has their Pay What You Wish Days. Pay What You Wish Days create affordable experiences for all to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 6

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Saturday, May 9

2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Saratoga Civic Center
2020 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Food Trucks | South Bay
Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival ...
2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park
2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is back and it’s going to be tastier than ever. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture through food, music, performances and fun workshops. You can see elected officials, ...
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 10

The Exploratorium’s Only Free Day of 2020: Mother’s Day | SF
The Exploratorium's Only Free Day of 2020: Mother's Day | SF
The Exploratorium celebrates Mother’s Day with a special free admission day for all. Happy Mother’s Day from The Exploratorium. To celebrate, they’re hosting Día de las Madres. All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and their families are invited to a day of fun at the Exploratorium. To honor ...

Saturday, May 16

Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, May 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, ...Every Saturday

2020 Free Lake Merritt Boat Rental Day | Oakland
Saturday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
| Lake Merritt Boating Center
2020 Free Lake Merritt Boat Rental Day | Oakland
The Lake Merritt Boating Center invites you to National Recreation & Parks Month with free boat rentals and an open house from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020. If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake ...

Sunday, May 17

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, May 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

Thursday, May 21

“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF
Thursday, May 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"MAKE" 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF

Design your night at MAKE. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features ...Monthly

Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF
Third Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF

Bay Area residents and visitors are invited to sip, shop and snack their way through the Bay’s favorite food hall and marketplace during Ferry Building Third Thursdays every third Thursday of the month from 6 – 9 pm. The rotating lineup of performances will include ...Monthly

Saturday, May 23

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 24

48th Annual Muir Beach Firemen’s BBQ | Mt. Tam
Sunday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*$25 parking per vehicle. Donations are appreciated
| Santos Meadow (Mt. Tam)
48th Annual Muir Beach Firemen's BBQ | Mt. Tam
The 48th Annual Muir Beach Volunteer Firemen’s Barbecue Fundraiser is a fun event for the whole family. Enjoy delicious food, groovin’ live music, tasty craft beers, premium wine and a whole lot of fun for the family. Join the celebration on Sunday, May 24 from noon ...

Monday, May 25

2020 Memorial Day Commemoration | Oakland
Monday, May 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2020 Memorial Day Commemoration | Oakland
Join Mountain View Cemetery to honor all veterans at the 2020 Memorial Day Commemoration at 10 am on Monday, May 25, 2020. There will be a Presentation of colors, salute to the fallen, and guest speakers.

Tuesday, May 26

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Tuesday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car. ...

Saturday, May 30

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, ...Every Saturday

Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Join 1,000+ people on the streets of Oakland for our annual Animal Liberation March as part of the Animal Liberation Conference. As a movement rises across the world, revolutionary social and political change is coming for all animals. Every year, activists from around the globe converge ...

Sunday, May 31

SF’s Punk/Metal Flea Market | DNA Lounge
Sunday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge
SF's Punk/Metal Flea Market | DNA Lounge
Come and join an event where all the punks, metalheads or just someone who likes the culture gather under one roof, bringing the Bay Area scene together to have a platform for artist to sell their products. They will be bringing you Records, Comic Books, Zines, ...

Monday, June 1

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020
Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program All Summer Long, valued at over $500 per child. This program is designed by ...

Friday, June 5

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...Monthly

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

Make the MAH a stop on your First Friday Art Tour for three floors of exhibitions, live music, and drop-in craft activities. Visit the Museum for free all-day. Catch up with friends in Abbott Square and grab a bite to eat from one of your favorite ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, June 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...Monthly

Saturday, June 6

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, ...Every Saturday

Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County
Saturday, June 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Marin County
Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County

Come to the “Measure A Days” which offers free access to all parks on the first Saturday of the month. The name is because of the loss in fee revenues will be offset by the Measure A funds approved by voters in 2012. Measure A ...Monthly

Sunday, June 7

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Sunset & Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Sunset & Golden Gate Park
Sunday Street’s longest route runs through the Outer Sunset and parts of Golden Gate Park, following the city’s western edge along the super-scenic Great Highway. Experience the beauty of San Francisco’s coastline through car-free, open streets, making it the perfect route to bring a scooter ...