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Saturday, September 22

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

The Exploratorium’s Community Free Saturday | Pier 15
The Exploratorium's Community Free Saturday | Pier 15

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. ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF
Saturday, September 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Final of 2018: Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, September 22 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Final of 2018: Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Sunday, September 23

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin
Sunday, September 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Tenderloin

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF
Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | SF

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Wednesday, September 26

2018 Music in the Park Final Day: “The Uptones” | Albany
Wednesday, September 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
2018 Music in the Park Final Day: "The Uptones" | Albany

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2018 concert series will be the 15th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Friday, September 28

Movies Under the Stars “The Jungle Book” | Walnut Creek
Friday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
| Walnut Creek Civic Park
Movies Under the Stars "The Jungle Book" | Walnut Creek

Movies Under the Stars is back in Walnut Creek for the Summer 2018 season. Bring your picnic to Heather Farms Park, or try the restaurants in Downtown, then enjoy a movie with your family and friends. Movies begin at sunset. Admission is free, but a $2 donation helps support ...

Saturday, September 29

RSVPs Open for October: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, September 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for October: 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 ...

Monday, October 1

Free Navy Ship Tours Monday | Fleet Week 2018
Monday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Monday | Fleet Week 2018

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 ...

Tuesday, October 2

Free Navy Ship Tours Tuesday | Fleet Week 2018
Tuesday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Tuesday | Fleet Week 2018

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 ...

Wednesday, October 3

Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2018
Wednesday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 30-32
Free Navy Ship Tours Wednesday | Fleet Week 2018

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 ...

Friday, October 5

Free Navy Ship Tours Friday | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 80
Free Navy Ship Tours Friday | Fleet Week 2018

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 ...

Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
Friday, October 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
Parade of Ships Under Golden Gate Bridge | Fleet Week 2018
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 with the SFFD Fireboat “St. Francis” being the first ship under the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:00am.
Fleet Week 2018 | Fleet Air Show
Friday, October 5 – 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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, October 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 ...

Saturday, October 6

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 ...

Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live in the Castro
Saturday, October 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Parlor Tricks: Roots Rock & Industrial Ragtime | Live in the Castro
Neighborhood favorites, Parlor Tricks play Industrial ragtime in the Plaza. What is industrial ragtime, you ask? Come and find out.  It’s like nothing you’ve heard. You’ll be tapping your feet without even realizing how it happened.

Sunday, October 7

“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, ...
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF
Sunday, October 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
2018 Civic Center Commons 1st Sundays Block Party | SF

Join first Sundays of the month for a block party in Civic Center Commons. This family-friendly event will feature recreational activities for all ages, brunchy food and drinks from Off the Grid, a DJ, an open-air bazaar with one-of-a-kind goods created by local SF Etsy ...

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 ...
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
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, ...

Friday, October 12

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, October 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Saturday, October 13

Free Redwood State Park Days: October 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: October 2018 | 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 ...

Jason Brock featuring Dee Spencer | Live in the Castro
Saturday, October 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Jason Brock featuring Dee Spencer | Live in the Castro
Jason Brock (X-Factor Finalist and 3-Time Bay Area Reporter “Best Male Cabaret Performer” winner) returns to Live in the Castro joined by SFSU Jazz Dept. Founder and esteemed composer/performer, Dee Spencer, on the piano. JASON BROCK Jason Brock is a television, film and stage star. He was ...
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 ...

Sunday, October 14

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior
Sunday, October 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets
"Sunday Streets" Huge Block Party | Excelsior

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...