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Sunday, September 29

Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley
Sunday, September 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Town Square
Acoustic Music in the Square | Noe Valley

Enjoy the afternoon every last Sunday of each month and listen for a free acoustic music in the square. Acoustic Music in the Square Last Sunday of each Month | 1 pm to 3 pm Noe Valley Town Square, 24th St. & Sanchez St, San ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 1

Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma
Tuesday, October 1 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Strfkr | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Wednesday, October 2

Free Rooftop Bluegrass Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Bluegrass Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 3

CityDance 2019: Free Mambo, Merengue & Cumbia Dance | San Jose
Thursday, October 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Free Mambo, Merengue & Cumbia Dance | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Friday, October 4

Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, October 4 – 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

Come experience the 3rd Annual Sculpture on Wheels Car Show at the MAH as a stop on the First Friday Art Tour, beginning August 2, 2019. Event Highlights: Check out all the sickest cars and coolest low riders up in Abbott Square and down Cooper ...Monthly

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Friday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

“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

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...Monthly

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...Monthly

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, October 4 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale
"Wrapped in Plastic" Jazz Quartet | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...Monthly

Saturday, October 5

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Saturday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

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 Castro Street Fair | SF
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Castro & Market
2019 Castro Street Fair | SF
A huge daytime costume party, the Castro Street Fair is once again filling the streets of the Castro with several stages of entertainment, unique costumes, art, and food. Bring a little of your inner freak to the festivities and experience a full day of live music, ...
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019: Sunday | Golden Gate Park

2019 brings San Francisco the 19th 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 2019 Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4, Oct. ...

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

The Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2019 | SF
Sunday, October 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
The Final "Golden Gate Park Band" Free Concert of 2019 | SF

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 137th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 ...

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, October 6 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

Monday, October 7

Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma
Monday, October 7 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Caroline Rose | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room
Monday, October 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Make-Out Room
Free Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room

Every first Monday of the month, The Make-Out Room presents a free concert with several local bands showing off the cutting edge of jazz and improvised music. Expect progressive sounds with a mix of anything from jazz, folk, rock to electronic music. – Updated 8/19/18 – ...Monthly

Tuesday, October 8

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | Final Month
Tuesday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas
Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Final Month

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, ...

Wednesday, October 9

Free Rooftop Brazilian Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Brazilian Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Salesforce Park, SF’s newly-reopened 5.4 acre park on top of the Transit Center hosts a ton of free events every week highlighted by free weekly after-work outdoor rooftop concerts curated by People in Plazas. So close your laptop and open your soul with after-work jams ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 10

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, October 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly

Friday, October 11

Salesforce Park’s Final Rooftop Salsa Dance Party of 2019 | SF
Friday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Salesforce Park's Final Rooftop Salsa Dance Party of 2019 | SF

Latin Connection Dance will spice up the park with a mix of Salsa and Bachata dance lessons every second Friday. All levels welcome. Food/adult drinks for sale. Salesforce Park Salsa Dance Party Second Fridays, July – October 2019 July 12, August 9, September 13, October ...Monthly

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...Monthly

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019
Friday, October 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2019

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 ...Monthly

Saturday, October 12

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, ...Monthly

Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia
Saturday, October 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia

Benicia Art Walk 2019 returns for the 8th season, 2-7 PM, at 11 amazing galleries on First Street in downtown Benicia. Galleries have special activities going on including live entertainment, small sips, and more. Grab the Galleries of First Street Art Passport, then stop by ...Monthly

Sunday, October 13

Presidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, October 13 – 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

2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Sunday, October 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
2019 Italian Heritage Parade | North Beach
Come to one of the city’s oldest celebrations of heritage and the longest-running Italian-American parade in the nation – a bright and colorful San Francisco institution since it was established in 1868. Featuring Italian and Italian-American dignitaries, music, performances, floats, and representatives of Italian and Italian-American organizations ...

Monday, October 14

Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
Monday, October 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music
Fleet Week High School Band Challenge | Golden Gate Park
The annual San Francisco Fleet Week High School Band Challenge is returning to Golden Gate Park’s Band Shell, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. The event, co-hosted by Recruiting Station San Francisco, 12th Marine Corps Recruiting District and the San Francisco Fleet Week Association provides top Bay Area ...