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Friday, October 4

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, October 4 – 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

FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6
Friday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Friday Movie in the Park Kick Off: “Mary Poppins Returns” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Movie in the Park Kick Off: "Mary Poppins Returns" | McCoppin Sq.

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2019. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

Workshop First Fridays | SF
Friday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Workshop (SF)
Workshop First Fridays | SF

Every first Friday, WorkshopSF hosts an open house, party with DIY, art, fun and community. It’s a chance to preview classes, see the space, and just hang out with neighborhood peeps. All are welcome. Workshop First Fridays Every 1st Friday | 7 pm Workshop, 1798 ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, October 4 – 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, October 5

2019 Day in the Park/Derby Festival | Brisbane
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Brisbane Community Park
2019 Day in the Park/Derby Festival | Brisbane
The 2019 Day in the Park Festival will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 10 am-3 pm with the Derby starting beforehand at 8 am. This year marks the 33rd Annual Day in the Park and the 13th Annual Derby. This year’s festivities will include: ...
“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Free Parks Admission Day: Every 1st Saturday | Marin County
Saturday, October 5 – 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

2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

Berkeley Harvest Festival | 2019
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cedar Rose Park
Berkeley Harvest Festival | 2019
Join and celebrate the bounty of the season at the City of Berkeley’s Harvest Festival at Cedar Rose Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm featuring a Food and Garden Exhibitions in addition to live music and a Kids Zone. This festival ...
Howl-o-ween Block Pawty: Trick-or-treat & Doggy Costume Contest | SF
Saturday, October 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Paw Patch Pastries & Pet Boutique
Howl-o-ween Block Pawty: Trick-or-treat & Doggy Costume Contest | SF
The spell has been cast… Our Howl-o-ween block pawty is going to be a blast. Join the fun on Saturday, October 5th at the bewitching hour of 12:00 p.m. for Mischief, Mayhem, and Munchies. Let’s Eat, Drink, and be Scary together. Come and join our Pet ...
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | SF
Saturday, October 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Visitacion Valley Branch Library
SF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Mask Making w/ The Mexican Museum | SF
On October 5, 2019 at 2 pm, learn about the significance and social purpose of masks from different regions of Mexico and construct your own 2D/3D masks with The Mexican Museum. For ages 5 and older.
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Berkeley
Saturday, October 5 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Berkeley

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

Movies in Creek Park: Chronicles of Narnia | San Anselmo
Saturday, October 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Anselmo Creek Park
Movies in Creek Park: Chronicles of Narnia | San Anselmo

Come to San Anselmo for Movies in Creek Park run every Saturday Night from June 1 until October 26, 2019. Seating begins around 7 pm, with pre-movie slide show, announcements, movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 pm, nightly raffle at 8 pm, with movies starting by ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Sunday, October 6

2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2019 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...

4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Little Italy San Jose
4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose
Come and bring your family to the 4th Annual Little Italy San Jose Street Festival on Sunday, October, 6 2019 where nearly 25,000 people attended last year. 4th Annual Little Italy Street Festival Sunday, October, 6 2019 | 11 am to 7 pm Little Italy San Jose, 323 W ...
Free Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories | Salesforce Park
Sunday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories | Salesforce Park

Enjoy the outdoors with exciting activities including rotating shows, stories, and more at the Central Lawn. All ages are invited!Every Sunday

2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party | SF

The popular 1st Sundays Block Party returns for the 2019 season. Enjoy free family-friendly games, street food, music, a craft market, DIY activities, and interactive art installation. 2019 Civic Center Commons Block Party 1st Sundays, July 7 to October 6, 2019 | 11 am to ...

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid's Sunday Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2019. 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

10th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
10th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Come and see what the Friends of Wagner Ranch has in store for you for its 10th Annual Orinda Olive Festival. Clear your schedule on October 6, 2019, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. for family friendly activities. Enjoy arts, crafts, live music, pond & ...
2019 SF Music Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
2019 SF Music Day: Epic All-day Free Classical & Jazz Concert | SF

SFMusic Day champions a diverse cross-section of the Bay Area’s vibrant musical community in a free, accessible and rewarding atmosphere. From chamber music to jazz, contemporary works to global traditions—the 12th annual SF Music Day brings together virtuoso musicians from across the Bay, with musical sounds ...

FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Final Day
Sunday, October 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Final Day

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

Tuesday, October 8

Brand New “Painted Pianos” Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek
Tuesday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather Permitting.
| Walnut Creek Library
Brand New "Painted Pianos" Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, “Painted Pianos.” Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists on site, in downtown Walnut Creek and the Center for Community Arts’ Shadelands campus courtyard. Artists ...

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
Tuesday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...
Cinema Under The Stars “The Princess Bride” | Napa
Tuesday, October 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No outside food or beverage
| CIA at Copia
Cinema Under The Stars "The Princess Bride" | Napa

Warm summer nights and starry skies will set the scene every Tuesday evening at Copia presenting Cinema Under the Stars, a delightful combination of film, food, and fun in the garden. Bring a blanket and cozy up with friends or loved ones as you enjoy ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 9

Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2019
Wednesday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2019

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. 39th Annual San Francisco Fleet Week  October 6 – 14, 2019 San Francisco FREE ...